The Key – 26th May 2014

This week On Monday night we will welcome our Guest Speaker: Mr Nick Terrell, Chief of Staff (aka Office Manager) to the Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh, Member for Fraser. This is part of our exploration of vocational service in the ACT as many Canberrans work directly, or indirectly, as part of the national political process. Nick may be able … Continue reading The Key – 26th May 2014

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The Key – 19th May 2014

This week Monday night will be a Club Assembly and Board Meeting. Last week Last Monday night we held a joint meeting with Aurora Gungahlin Club and we welcomed Shyanne (Anglicare ACT) and Daniel (Northside Community Service) who manage the consortium that runs youth engagement in the North/Gungahlin region, and Alistair (Youth Engagement Team in the Anglicare/Northside Consortium). Their visit to our Club was organised by Sarah Jewell, who was the 2012/13 ambassadorial scholar our District sent to Dublin. Sarah is now the deputy director of the ACT Youth Council. Our speakers explained the roles they play in delivering services to youth in the community. They are confident that their qualified and experienced team are well-positioned to establish and implement programs that deliver services that are proven to work long term and believe that government funding will continue. They spoke of particular groups of youth that can be identified, then targeted appropriately, which may involve something as straightforward as ensuring a stranded young person has a bus ticket to get home, or a situation much more complex which may take months to resolve and require the services of other agencies, such s the Police, schools and health workers. It was interesting to hear of cases that have required workers to seek out local intelligence in order to understand … Continue reading The Key – 19th May 2014

The Key – 5th May 2014

This week On Monday night we will not meet at the Soccer Club for our usual meeting as many members and their guests will be attending the Rotary Peace Fellows’ Dinner at Regatta Point, 6.30 for 7pm. Dinner is $60pp. To register visit http://www.rotaryd9710.org.au. Last week Last Monday members had a very productive Club Assembly and Board Meeting, progressing … Continue reading The Key – 5th May 2014