Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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
The Factory Community Centre, a dynamic and unique NGO based in Redfern/Waterloo, is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced Community Development Worker to work 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 job description and application contact Michael Shreenan on MShreenan@the-factory.org.au or ph: 9698 9569. Applications close October 8th.

The Food Distribution Network (FDN) is a community organisation providing fresh fruit and vegetables to people in need in the Sydney LGA. Fresh produce is purchased at the Flemington Markets twice a week and then re-packed by volunteers before home delivery to clients. FDN obtains funding from a number of sources: the main is the Government through the Home and Community Care programme for HACC clients and there is also funding from a number of AIDS organisation for clients living with HIV/AIDS. The remaining funding is from clients who pay a fee of $7 per box plus a delivery fee.

FDN has a number of vacancies for members of the volunteer Management Committee
This role would suit someone preferably living in the Sydney LGA, with a strong interest in community development through this unique service.

For further information please contact Alysia Blackham on Alysia@largestprime.net or Ph:9699 1614.

Pet Day – Surry Hills
The Surry Hills Public Tenants Association and City of Sydney invite you to bring your pet to Ward Park and Northcott Community Centre, Surry Hills for Northcott’s Pet Day on Saturday 16 October 2010 from 11am-3pm. If you don’t have a pet, come along anyway and enjoy the animal action – everyone is welcome.

FREE pet health checks and advice all day (by volunteer vets), FREE microchipping, agility dog demonstrations and beginners classes for you and your pooch, City of Sydney Dog Obedience classes (ring 9246 7625), FREE BBQ, and the chance to win pet gift packs. Also experience the Australian Wildlife Show, a fantastic up close experience with all sorts of native animals, birds and reptiles.

The Surry Hills Public Tenants Association (SHPTA) is holding its inaugural Annual General Meeting as an Incorporated Association on Wednesday October 13th at 2pm at the Northcott Community Centre. All welcome. For nominations forms please contact the duty officer in the Community Centre or phone 9318 1618.

1 Million Women - A campaign of daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers who are committed to protecting our climate, our communities and our future, leading change for the better.

The goal is to inspire 1 million Australian women to take practical action on climate change by cutting 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse pollutant causing global warming. Every woman who joins has a personal goal to cut 1 tonne of CO2 from their daily lives within a year of joining the campaign.

The 1 Million Women website will guide you through ways to cut your 1 tonne, and to track your progress as you go along. You don't have to be an expert on climate change. Just join up and they’ll guide you every step of the way. Find 1 Million Women at www.1millionwomen.com.au

The next South Sydney Interagency will be held on Wednesday 20th October at 2pm in the Redfern Townhall, 73 Pitt St, Redfern. All interested agencies and service providers are invited to attend.

If you have a particular project you wish to talk about at the interagency, please contact Pam at Inner Sydney Regional Council on 9698 7690 or pam.marsh@innersydneyrcsd.org.au to be added to the agenda.


Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development (ISRCSD)
770 Elizabeth St, Waterloo NSW 2017
PO Box 3277, Redfern NSW 2016
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