• Tracey Trueman

Updated programme of activities

Updates from the Manager 20th February 2017

The Board of Governance led by Haydn Park includes a group of community elected participants at Sorrento Community Centre. At the recent Board meeting it was approved to:-

1. Purchase new soccer goals for our “Soccer Blokes” who have met at the centre on Wednesdays nights for the past fourteen years. If you would like to join in this fast paced social game then by complete an enrolment form, pay the ten dollar annual registration fees only$4 when you play.

2. Hold a fundraising sausage sizzle at Bunnings on Saturday 29th April , we would love to see some volunteers help out on the day, join in the and register your interest please. Donations of sausages sauce and soft drinks closer to the date are welcome

3. Complete the shed project and concrete the entrance way into the children’s storage shed

The new team at the Sorrento Early Learning Centre have settled in after two weeks with the families and children at the Occasional Childcare and the Three year old programmes.

We have vacancies in all sessions and can assure the community that we are committed to the programme and ask that you support the centre by spreading the word to friends and new families in the area. We said farewell to a number of families last year with children attending preschool and we hear they are enjoying their time up at Darling Road. We also were sad to see Jemmah move on to full time employment and wish her all the best in the next step up in her career.

Our thoughts go out to Bev Trevorrow who resigned at the end of last year for the Sorrento Preschool as the Director.

The Sorrento Community Centre is a designated emergency evacuation point for our local schools and preschool. This year we had another incident and welcomed over 300 students and staff to our centre on a very hot day. I must congratulate the school staff and our team who coordinated this effort. It was also our pleasure to hear thank you form the children as they headed back to school, we are so lucky to have such wonderful children in our community.

In response to this we were able to identify that our building would able to accommodate all the children, however we need to have bottled water, plastic cups and a bigger first aid kit available. If anyone would like to donate towards setting up an emergency kit that would stay at the centre, in the event of this occurring again, we see this as a truly worthwhile effort to contribute to.

I would like to encourage you to join us on International Women’s day on Wednesdays March 8 at the centre, pop in for a coffee and healthy slice of fruit and also join in the Boomerang Bag project. Headed by Shelle Hepburn we aim to sew recycled bags to be placed in local shops to start the move towards plastic bag free shopping. Kate Smith will also have a display from the Peninsula Wig Centre and is looking for more volunteers too. Margot will be on deck to talk about the projects planned for 2017 in relation to our work with women on the Peninsula. Sewing starts at ten am and coffee at 11 am. Please phone if you would like to participate.

Tracey Trueman Manager 5984 3360

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