Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Ultimate Scooter and Motorcycle TAG - WIn $1000!!!

Come join us on October 10th, to compete for over $1000 in cash and prizes in the ultimate TAG & Treasure Hunt game – a fundraiser for the Steven Walter Foundation.

What is TAG?
Riders are given a list of targets and you must take a photo of your bike in front of various objects to earn points.
You will also be required to collect stupid stuff along the way.
Points will vary according to difficulty, artistic ability, skill, cunning and danger.

Riders may work in teams or compete as individuals

Cheating is allowed and ingenuity is encouraged.

Creativity and imagination will be essential.

For more information and to register to play, visit www.scootersales.com.au/tag

Are you up for the Challenge?
Forward this email to all your riding friends and form a Team today.

INNER SYDNEY REGIONAL COUNCIL e-NEWS (News from one of our partner agencies)

29th September 2010

In this Issue

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Factory Community Centre Inc. will be held at
67 Raglan St., Waterloo 5.00pm Tuesday 19th Oct 2010. All Welcome. For nomination or membership forms please contact Patrick Russell on 02 9698 9569 or email: info@factorycommunitycentre.org.au
WRAP with LOVE— Clients of Redfern & Inner City Home Support Inc. RICHSS have been coming together on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10am-12pm at The Redfern Centre, 9 Ogden Lane Redfern to knit squares for blankets. These blankets are then donated to ‘Wrap with Love’ and distributed to people in need in Australia and overseas.
If you are interested in finding more about Wrap with Love visit http://www.artsandcraftsnsw.com.au/Wrap.htm  or phone 02 8399 3000.
Join acclaimed playwright Hilary Bell and actor/director Bill Conn to learn about script writing and performance. This is a free community event, open to anyone over the age of 16, and will be held at Level 3, Bowen Library and Community Centre, Maroubra on Saturday 23 October 2010 from 10am to 4pm Lunch will be provided.

Register your interest by 5pm, Thursday 14 October. Forms and details are available from Randwick City Council libraries. For all enquiries, please contact Frida Kitas on 9399 0972 or email Frida.Kitas@randwick.nsw.gov.au.

There are lots of things happening in Redfern and Waterloo, including the preparation of plans for a major renewal project. In this context Housing NSW has initiated a Community Learning and Research Project that involves providing residents with relevant research and information from other projects and supporting residents to participate in and conduct local research.

You are invited to an interactive workshop to discuss and shape up the Community Learning and Research Project on Thursday 7 October 2010 from 9.30am – 3.30pm (lunch provided) in the Redfern Oval Community Room, Chalmers Street, Redfern. Please RSVP by Tuesday 5th October to Tuyen Duong on 02 9268 3492 or by email: tuyen.duong@housing.nsw.gov.au

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Annual General Meeting of....

The Factory Community Centre Inc.

will be held at

67 Raglan St., Waterloo
5.00pm Tuesday 19th Oct 2010

 All Welcome.

Community Development worker position - Factory Community Centre

The Factory Community Centre, a dynamic and unique NGO based in Redfern/Waterloo, is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced Community Development Worker working with social housing residents for a full time position (subject to funding- currently till June 2011).   Salary is under the SACS Award - Community Services Worker Grade 4. For a full job description .email info@the-factory.org.au

Applications should be submitted in writing addressing the Selection Criteria with a copy of your resume. Applications  should be received by 5pm Friday 8th Oct 2010 to: The Chair, The Factory Community Centre,
67 Raglan Street, Waterloo
NSW 2017. or email  to: MShreenan@the-factory.org.au

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Coordinator for Factory!

Congratulations to Mike Shreenan (pictured with Management Committee Chair, Jose Perez and Committee member, Diana Whitworth) on being appointed Acting Coordinator of the Factory Community Centre. Mike will take up the post in early December following the resignation of Patrick Russell who has held the position since November 2000. Patrick, in his ‘retirement’. is looking forward to having more time to engage in his first love, community theatre. He will miss all the drama of Waterloo and the many friends he has made in that dynamic community.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This week @ The Factory

Hola Amigos! - Spanish Community Care

Edith Olivares (pictured with two volunteers)
is the Manager of The Spanish Community Care Association.
They operate an office at The Factory Wed to Fri, and mainly care for elderly Spanish speaking people living in their homes in Sydney. 

For more information:

They share an office with:  
The Colombians in Australia Association 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Event: Lord Mayor Clover Moore   - Waterloo Community Forums- Tomorrow

Description: The Lord Mayor hosts this meeting with Government and non-government agencies and local residents. It is a great opportunity for you to raise any concerns about your local area and find out about the various projects and developments that are happening.

Waterloo - Factory Community Centre – Thursday 16th September 2010, 10 am
For more details contact: Dominic Grenot on dgrenot@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or Phone 9265 9954

Event: - Waterloo Green Neighbourhood Project - Agency Stakeholders Meeting

The Waterloo Green Neighbourhood Project was launched in February of this year by The Hon. Kristina Keneally, MP, Premier and Minister for Redfern Waterloo.

We originally met with local services and stakeholders on the 26 February 2010 to discuss the project and the three new services that would be implemented.

We would like to invite you to a further briefing to update you on the progress of the Project and talk to you about the Evaluation Framework. The briefing will be held on:

Date:    Thursday, 16 September
Time:    1:30pm
Venue:  The Redfern Centre
            9 Ogden Lane
            Redfern (rear of St Saviour’s Church)
RSVP:  9266 3914

Event:  Marg Barry Memorial Lecture Thursday 16th September 2010

Inner Sydney Regional Council is proud to host the Annual Marg Barry Memorial Lecture on September 16th at 5pm at the Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, Alexandria.

The topic for the lecture is The Revival of Social Justice and the main speaker is Associate Professor Eileen Baldry. The event is free and refreshments are provided. Please RSVP on 9698 7690 or reception@innersydneyrcsd.org.au.

This Saturday our humble Redwater Markets will be celebrating their First Birthday, Please come along and support this growing community market, + free entertainment at lunch time supported by the City of Sydney.

Event: - Waterloo NABs – Community Safety Action Group

The next round of meetings for the above group is open to all agencies and residents working on Community Safety projects and issues within the Waterloo area.

For more details contact: Dominic Grenot on dgrenot@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or Phone 9265 9954
WHEN: -, Wednesday 22 September 2pm 2010, Where: Factory Community Centre

Please send apologies and agenda items to Julie Parsons Julie.parsons@rwa.nsw.gov.au or phone 9202 9117

Event: NAB – Waterloo and Redfern Community Events Planning Group

Anyone who is interested in supporting the annual community events that we are planning and hosting over the coming summer months in Waterloo and Redfern, is invited to join us at our initial planning meeting.  This year, like last, we are hoping to again host the ‘Summer on the Green Event’ at Waterloo Green, and Redfern Neighbourhood Day at Redfern High Rises, Waterloo’s Sesquicentenary Festival, and more.  As always, this relies on the good will of our volunteers and partner agencies, sharing expertise and resources. If you would like to help organise these great events come along to our planning meeting or get in touch with us here at the Factory.

When: Friday 24th September at 10:30 at the Factory Community Centre
Call Mike/Patrick on 9698 9569

Event: Annual Asian Moon Festival – Thursday 23rd September 4 pm – 6pm

This annual event takes place at the Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre. All are welcome to come along to the celebration where food and refreshments are provided by our local Volunteers Mabel Chang and her team. Thanks to the City of Sydney , and Redfern Waterloo Authority for their financial support of these culturally important and much valued community events.

EVENT:  Monthly Informal Gathering Friday – 24th September 2010 at 1 pm NEW Venue this month Tudor Hotel Redfern Street/crn Pitt Street

As usual, on the last Friday of the month, we invite agencies and community groups reps and volunteers to come together for an informal lunch time ‘get -together’.  We normally meet at the Norfolk Hotel, however they are closed at the moment; therefore we will be meeting at the Tudor Hotel. (Beer Garden if Dry – indoors if Wet).  It is a great chance to take time out of our busy schedules and catch up with each other, sharing news, and information informally. You buy your own refreshments and lunch and can stay a short or as long as time will allow.