Newsletter 7 July 2017

Hello everyone,

It’s certainly winter. I hope everyone is managing to keep warm. A big thank you to all those who kept things ticking along while I was away for three weeks.

Tickets on sale!

Sumner Bays Union Trust is hosting one night of the Sumner Theatre Group’s 2017 Cabaret Show. Tickets are $25 and bookings are essential. You can book a table (most have 8 – 10 seats and two have up to 12 seats) or purchase individual tickets. Our night is Friday 1 September, with the doors open from 7.15 pm, and the audience to be seated by 7.50 pm. It’s a fantastic event. Book your tickets now!!!  This year it’s a fundraiser for the Bridge2Rocks TimeBank.

Jules Lee and Robin Arnold, our intrepid Bridge2Rocks TimeBank coordinators (and Robin is also our community preparedness facilitator) have arranged to base themselves out the blue prefab which served as the temporary Mt Pleasant Community Centre up until the new building was built. They will be working there until December 2017. The TimeBank’s first soup night was held during June, and this was well attended.

Our Older Persons’ Worker Maree McGovern has been uncovering a much greater level of social isolation among seniors in our area than we had expected. This shows how much our work in the community is needed. On 1 June Maree and a group of seniors had a movie afternoon at Hollywood Cinemas, and it sounds like it was a lot of fun. Maree will be organizing many more of these activities over the next few months.

The Community Response & Resilience project has been making great progress, with our facilitator Robin excited about what’s happening in our communities. On Sunday 25 June a group of people from across the Sumner-Redcliffs-Taylors Mistake area attended a Psychological First Aid course run by Red Cross at the Sumner Fire Station. It sounds like it was a great opportunity to learn about how to respond in a crisis.

Kim Georgine of Cat House Films is in the final stages of producing the videos from our Oral History project which feature the stories of four women who live in Redcliffs.

We’re on the move! Today I found out that the shared community office space at the new Sumner Centre will be ready for us to move into it at the end of July. We will be located alongside other community groups in the space.

That’s all for today – remember, book your tickets for the Sumner Theatre Group show!

Warm regards,

Eddie Hayes