NENHN Link  August 2016
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I was delighted to get so much feedback from my last newsletter.  Great to know that you are finding the information useful.  Many people were positive about the idea of a media unit/ creative hub for neighbourhood houses.  There have been some exciting developments since the last edition - read to the bottom to find out more!
Julie Johnston
NENHN Manager

Reflection and Direction Setting
17 August

Catch the train to Allwood Neighbourhood House!  It's about a five minute walk from Hurstbridge station. It's a beautiful train ride in August, particularly through Wattle Glen and Diamond Creek when the wattles are in full bloom. We've already had a number of bookings, make sure your organisation is represented at this important day.   This will be a chance to reflect on where we up to with our current strategic plan and look towards the future.  The session will be facilitated by Maureen McConnell, Networker Community House Association of Outer Eastern Suburbs. Book here.

Committee of Governance Annual Dinner 19 October

It's time to treat your committee members!  Buy them tickets for Annual Networking Dinner for Neighbourhood House Committees of Governance.  It's only $40 for 3 course dinner including drinks.  Please book now, bookings will close on 10 October.  The dinner is at St Georges Restaurant which is a hospitality training facility for Melbourne Polytechnic.  Book here.

NENHN Committee 

NENHN has co-opted Lucie Holden from Watsonia Neighbourhood House onto the Committee of Governance.  Welcome to Lucie!

Child Safe Standards

Did you know that the Victorian Law requires organisations that work with children to meet the Child Safe Standards by 1 January 2017?  Click here for more information.

Pre-employment Program Trainer

Preston Neighbourhood House requires a trainer for a Pre-employment Program.
The course is Pre-Accredited and covers Resume writing, Job applications, addressing barriers to employment, goal setting and more.   Please email Boyd Maplestone  or call 94845806


Sewing for Kids Tutor needed

Contact Leanne at Alphington Community Centre if you know someone who is able to teach sewing for kids on Tuesday 4 - 5:30 for 6 weeks. Email Leanne.

Thank you to Rosanna Fire Station Community House

In the last newsletter I put out a call for help to collect food for diary farmers.  Rosanna responded - if you want to support this campaign contact Jenni for details. Check out Northern Dairy Farmers Relief Drive.

Community Business Management Program

Are you considering doing further study to upgrade your business management skills?  This course has been tailored to neighbourhood house managers.  I did it a few years ago and found it very worthwhile.  More information here.

Training for Volunteers

Reservoir NH and Jika Jika Community Centre are free project based learning program to train volunteers who want to learn more about community services and event management.    Details here.

Free to a good home...

Do you need more places to put stuff?  I'm doing a big clear out of stuff from the NENHN office and will no longer require bookshelves, drawers and other items.  Details here.  First in first served!

Lights, camera action!

A big thank you to Banyule City Council for an equipment grant for a camera, tripod and light kit!  I'm very excited that the media unit concept is gaining momentum.  I have just started working with a production company to make a short video on the neighbourhood house community development process. Watch this space...

Thank you to the members who responded to the last newsletter, cheering me on. It's encouraging to know that we are heading in the right direction.  

I hope to see as many members as possible at the Reflection and Direction Setting Day 17 August.  Don't forget to book so we have enough soup for everyone.  Register here.
Bye for now
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