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October Newsletter 2017

Suzanna Barry - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Welcome to our October newsletter. We have an exciting month ahead.  Our AGM is planned for Thursday October 19, 2017 followed by the  Official Opening of the Opening Doors Project the next day. 

During October we are also preparing for Community Partnership & Philanthropy Week, and will be undertaking filming at the Murray River Tea Rooms during October, which will showcase the outstanding support of the local community. 

Our CLRS videos can all be found on our youtube channel.

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I hope you enjoy reading our latest news.

Suzanna Barry

CEO



Volunteer Newsletter - September 2017

Suzanna Barry - Friday, September 01, 2017

 

Welcome to the September edition of our monthly Volunteer Newsletter, which keeps volunteers informed of what’s happening at Community Living & Respite Services, upcoming events, points of interest, profiles of new and existing volunteers.

Please feel free to provide any feedback, comments and suggestions for improvement.

Read Newsletter Here

If you would like to enquire about volunteering opportunities, I would love to hear from you.

Give Happy, Live Happy!

Liz Rowsell

Volunteer Coordinator

lrowsell@clrs.org.au 03 5480 2388

 

August Newsletter 2017

Suzanna Barry - Thursday, August 03, 2017

We've plenty happening at Community Living & Respite Services.  I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter.

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Congratulations and thank you to the Johnno's Run Team who participated in Run Melbourne on July 31, 2017.  I'm delighted to announce that this has raised more than $70,000  for our Opening Doors Project.

Thanks to everyone who supported Johnno's Run, either as a participant, donor or sponsor.

In other news, I'm very happy to share that Gillian Noelker has joined the CLRS team as my Executive Assistant.  Gill is enjoying meeting CLRS clients, families, staff, volunteers and community sponsors.

Kind regards

Suzanna Barry

CEO



 

 

Volunteer Newsletter - August 2017

Suzanna Barry - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Welcome to the 2nd edition of our monthly Volunteer Newsletter, which keeps volunteers informed of what’s happening at Community Living & Respite Services, upcoming events, points of interest, profiles of new and existing volunteers.

Please feel free to provide any feedback, comments and suggestions for improvement.

Read Newsletter Here

If you would like to enquire about volunteering opportunities, I would love to hear from you.

Give Happy, Live Happy!

Liz Rowsell

Volunteer Coordinator

lrowsell@clrs.org.au 03 5480 2388

 

Volunteer Newsletter - July 2017

Suzanna Barry - Friday, July 14, 2017

 

We have developed a monthly Volunteer Newsletter to keep volunteers informed of what’s happening at Community Living & Respite Services, upcoming events, points of interest, profiles of new and existing volunteers.

Please feel free to provide any feedback, comments and suggestions for improvement.

Read Newsletter Here

If you would like to enquire about volunteering opportunities, I would love to hear from you.

Give Happy, Live Happy!

Liz Rowsell

Volunteer Coordinator

lrowsell@clrs.org.au 03 5480 2388

 

 

 

Murray River Tea Rooms - Our first week

Suzanna Barry - Monday, May 15, 2017

 

Last week we opened the doors of Murray River Tea Rooms, following a busy and rewarding few months of planning, preparation and partnering with our community.

Combining a café in an Op Shop setting, this initiative is a result of a partnership with the households of Echuca Moama who donate items through a weekly kerbside collection program, combined with widespread support from the corporate sector. Volunteers also assist with a variety of aspects of the enterprise, from sorting and pricing items, building maintenance, shop displays and providing retail assistance. Some of our volunteers require support, others work or have previously worked in a variety of sectors, including trades and professional. Combined, our volunteers have a breadth of life experience enriching all involved.

The products from the kerbside collection are sold in the Tea Rooms (and in our Op Shop at 4 Percy Street Echuca), to cover rent and shop outgoings. The scones, cakes and slices are generously donated by local hospitality businesses, who share our vision of an inclusive community and believe in lifting others up. The revenue from the coffee and cake sales enable us to employ Barista staff who are imparting skills and experience to people with disability in a supportive environment. For some this is a dream come true. For some it is the first time they have been able to serve others. One young lady had been so excited to learn how to use an EFTPOS machine, and now is enthusiastically learning how to make lattes. Most just love the interaction with customers from all walks of life.

The Murray River Tea Rooms, Moama’s newest enterprise, promises to be a great addition to our community, building skills and confidence, reducing social isolation, and providing great coffee!

Thank you to all involved, and thanks to everyone who visited the Tea Rooms in our first week. We've been overwhelmed with the support and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

 


 
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