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Rotary community services talk 230712 1


Presented to the Rotary Club of Canberra by Yvonne Luxford on 23 July 2012

Presented to the Rotary Club of Canberra by Yvonne Luxford on 23 July 2012

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  • 1. Community Services 2012 Rotary Club of Canberra -
  • 2. Safe Shelter pilot project for the homeless • ~ 100 sleeping rough homeless in Canberra • Plan to open halls 1 night per week hit problems: OH&S etc • Pilot St Columba’s open Wed 12-4pm • We provide Streetswags: promote dignity and warmth Rotary Club of Canberra -
  • 3. Seniors’ Concert• 18 November Albert Hall• Free to all Seniors• Help needed with transport, marketing, food, logistics• Our Club’s flagship event• 360 attendees Rotary Club of Canberra -
  • 4. FoodbankRotary Club of Canberra -
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  • 10. Our Place • Based on Foyer program from France and the UK • Accommodation for youth at risk of homelessness • Barnados and Anglicare manage • Funding from ACT govt • Mentoring programRotary Club of Canberra -
  • 11. Karinya House• Community based organisation providing supported accommodation, transitionalhousing and outreach services to pregnant and parenting women and their families who are in crisis• Only residential and outreach service specifically for pregnant and parenting women in the region• Sponsor life skills workshops Rotary Club of Canberra -
  • 12. Indigenous Literacy • Only 1 in 5 kids in remote Indigenous communities can read at the accepted minimum standard. By Yr 7, just 15% reached this, 47% behind urban peers & 74% less than non-Indigenous students. • Opportunity for us to sponsor Indigenous authors to create books that will appeal to these kids.Rotary Club of Canberra -
  • 13. Rotaract Club• Mentor a project chosen by the Rotaract Club• Help develop tomorrow’s Rotarians Rotary Club of Canberra -
  • 14. Yuendemu • School kids need clothes – very cold in winter • Collaboration – clothing collected from St Antony’s school • Freight costs to Western DesertRotary Club of Canberra -
  • 15. Wanniassa Koori Preschool Rotary Club of Canberra -
  • 16. Thank YouRotary Club of Canberra -