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WNC 38th Annual General Meeting 2018

 

Dear Neighbourhood Friends

 

 A friendly reminder our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on

Tuesday 18th September.

 

Please find invitation below.

 

 For catering purposes please RSVP on 43531750 or email board@wnci.com.au.

 

Yours in community

 

2017-2018 Management Committee

  

Wyong Community and Business Women's Network August 2018 Breakfast - featuring guest speaker, Sue Liptrott of the Iris Foundation

Tickets are now on sale for our August 2018 breakfast. Last month our Community & Business Women's Network (CBWN) at our sold out, so book early to avoid missing out. 

Guest Speaker this month is Sue Liptrott, Executive Officer of the Iris Foundation.

The Iris Foundation is a local charity working primarily on the Central Coast to help prevent suicide by facilitating awareness campaigns, programs and partnerships which enhance community connectedness and wellbeing.

Sue will give an overview of the Foundation and talk on exciting new initiatives unfolding on the Central Coast this year targeted towards reducing the risk of suicide by working collaboratively.

Connect with other women at our Community & Business Women's Network Events, featuring  inspirational speakers, great food, networking and much more!

CBWN events support Wyong Neighbourhood Centre's "Because We Care" Project. 

 

About the Community and Business Women's Network

Our mission is to cultivate an environment where local women are able to network with confidence and equality, to be enriched through learning, to prosper through connection and friendships and to give back to our Central Coast community through the "Because We Care" Wyong Neighbourhood Centre project.

About the "Because We Care" Project

 

Our partnership with Share the Dignity gives women in our community experiencing disadvantage access to sanitary items. 

We know from our female clients with lived experience of homelessness, financial crisis, domestic violence, entrenched disadvantage, or a combination of, that they experience additional issues associated with “that time of the month.”

Limited access to resources means that many women have to choose between food and sanitary items, and in some cases, some feel that stealing them is their only option.

This issue is largely ignored because society generally continues to find discussing this issue ‘distasteful’. For the women that experience the issue the additional complications can affect well-being and quality of life.

For young girls, it can mean the difference between attending school, or skipping another week.

In 2015 – 2016, more than 100 women accessed our service to make use of this amazing partnership program. 

Here is what one woman, a parent of 3 teenage girls, had to say about her experience:

“There are no words to tell you how grateful I am.. I cant even explain how hard it is with 3 teenage girls and me and never enough money to buy pads and stuff for us all.. I mean, think about it right, we have four times the cost, every month! I always try and make sure the girls are right and sometimes I just make do. Not like I got a choice.

You can find more information about Share the Dignity on their website

 

Share-the-Dignity

 

 


Wyong Community and Business Women's Network May 2018 Breakfast - featuring guest speaker, performer Marney McQueen

Tickets are now on sale for our August 2018 breakfast. Book early to avoid missing out. CBWN events support Wyong Neighbourhood Centre's "Because We Care" Project. Last month our Community & Business Women's Network (CBWN) at our sold out, so don't delay!

 

who will share with us her business journey in creating comedic characters and shows which she has toured across the world. With a special guest appearance from one of her hilarious characters, Rosa Waxoffski, the Russian Bikini Waxer.

Connect with other women at our Community & Business Women's Network Events, featuring  inspirational speakers, great food, networking and much more!

 

Last Month's Community and Business Women's Network breakfast cellebrating International Women's day

About the Community and Business Women's Network

Our mission is to cultivate an environment where local women are able to network with confidence and equality, to be enriched through learning, to prosper through connection and friendships and to give back to our Central Coast community through the "Because We Care" Wyong Neighbourhood Centre project.

About the "Because We Care" Project

 

Our partnership with Share the Dignity gives women in our community experiencing disadvantage access to sanitary items. 

We know from our female clients with lived experience of homelessness, financial crisis, domestic violence, entrenched disadvantage, or a combination of, that they experience additional issues associated with “that time of the month.”

Limited access to resources means that many women have to choose between food and sanitary items, and in some cases, some feel that stealing them is their only option.

This issue is largely ignored because society generally continues to find discussing this issue ‘distasteful’. For the women that experience the issue the additional complications can affect well-being and quality of life.

For young girls, it can mean the difference between attending school, or skipping another week.

In 2015 – 2016, more than 100 women accessed our service to make use of this amazing partnership program. 

Here is what one woman, a parent of 3 teenage girls, had to say about her experience:

“There are no words to tell you how grateful I am.. I cant even explain how hard it is with 3 teenage girls and me and never enough money to buy pads and stuff for us all.. I mean, think about it right, we have four times the cost, every month! I always try and make sure the girls are right and sometimes I just make do. Not like I got a choice.

You can find more information about Share the Dignity on their website

 

Share-the-Dignity

 

 


International Women's Day Breakfast 2018

International woman's day breakfast

Wyong Neighbourhood Centre will be hosting an International Women's Day Breakfast at the Royal Hotel, Wyong.

Our guest speaker, Marney McQueen, is one of Australia’s most versatile performers, starring on stage, film and television.

Newbie Coastie Marney will share with us her inspiring journey juggling a successful career, family and new life here on the Central Coast. There will also be lucky door prizes and raffles to support our "Because We Care" Project (detailed below), supporting women at risk in our community.

Register for the event

 

Share The Dignity and Because We Care:

A partnership empowering and supporting women 

 

We know from our female clients with lived experience of homelessness, financial crisis, domestic violence, entrenched disadvantage, or a combination of, that they experience additional issues associated with “that time of the month.”

Limited access to resources means that many women have to choose between food and sanitary items, and in some cases, some feel that stealing them is their only option.

This issue is largely ignored because society generally continues to find discussing this issue ‘distasteful’. For the women that experience the issue the additional complications can affect well-being and quality of life.

For young girls, it can mean the difference between attending school, or skipping another week.

Our partnership with Share the Dignity gives women in our community experiencing disadvantage access to sanitary items. 

In 2015 – 2016, more than 100 women accessed our service to make use of this amazing partnership program. 

Here is what one woman, a parent of 3 teenage girls, had to say about her experience:

“There are no words to tell you how grateful I am.. I cant even explain how hard it is with 3 teenage girls and me and never enough money to buy pads and stuff for us all.. I mean, think about it right, we have four times the cost, every month! I always try and make sure the girls are right and sometimes I just make do. Not like I got a choice.

You can find more information about Share the Dignity on their website

 

Share-the-Dignity

 


Support us by eating at Grill'd Tuggerah in February 2018

Grill'd Tuggerah

Wyong Neighbourhood Centre is lucky enough to be a February chosen charity at Grill'd Tuggerah in their Local Matters Project. If you're in the area, you can share the love this month and pop your token in our jar. ❤️❤️

Here's a Google Map of where to find them. For more information, visit their Website and check out their Menu.

 


Other things you can explore:

Free school holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 [January 2018]

 

 

school holiday activites 2018

Young people can arrive when they can, and stay as long as they want to. All activities are supervised by qualified youth workers.

If you are, or you work with or care for, a young person with special needs (including dietary requirements) who wants to attend, please get in touch with us so we can cater to you / them as best we can.


When:

 

See events page for more more information.

 
Cost:
 

Free!

 

Location:

 

Phoenix Youth Support Service

Gravity Youth Centre, Off Bannister Drive,

Lake haven

 

(Google map)

 

Questions?

    • Phone: (02) 43 939 555 or 0403 129 920 (if we're not there, leave a message and we'll return your call)
    • Email at: youthsupport@wnci.com.au

Other things you can explore:

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Community Christmas Morning Tea 2017

Dear Neighbourhood Friends

As the year comes to a close we would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to a Christmas Morning Tea in our gorgeous community garden here at the Centre (details below).

This will also be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our new Manager Kylie Hopkins and hear all about 2018 plans for Wyong Neighbourhood Centre Inc whilst celebrating the festive season.

Information about the event can be found here

Cooking and gardening afternoon activities for young people, term 4, 2017

Garden to Plate

A discussion on basic gardening and cooking with home grown fruit, vegetables, and herbs. For guys and girls. 

Term 2, 2017, from 16th October to 11th December 2017.

Thursdays during the school term, at Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven.

No cost. For young people age 12 to 18

Call 43 939 555 for more information.


Other things you can explore:

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School holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 [September/October 2017]

 
 
Free school holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 at Phoenix Youth Support Service:

 

School holiday activities for young people 

 

Young people can arrive when they can, and stay as long as they want to. All activities are supervised by qualified youth workers.
 

 

If you are, or you work with or care for, a young person with special needs (including dietary requirements) who wants to attend, please get in touch with us so we can cater to you / them as best we can.
Cost:

Free!

Location:

Phoenix Youth Support Service

Gravity Youth Centre, Off Bannister Drive,

Lakehaven

(Google map)

Questions?

 

 

 


Other things you can explore:

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[Community news] Exam preparation skills workshop for year 10, 11, and 12 students

At Tuggerah Library, Monday, 10th July 2017, 12pm to 1pm.

Central Coast Council libraries run events like these from time to time. If you miss this one, get in touch with your local library and ask when the next one will be. 

Our youth service, Phoenix Youth Support Service, won't be at the event but if you're aged 12 to 24 and you:

  • are having issues at school or home
  • are having trouble studying
  • need help figuring out what study, training, or work to do after you leave school
  • need help putting together a resume, preparing for job interviews and looking for work
  • need help getting your drivers licens

We can help! Our services are free. Give us a call -- 43 939 555 -- or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram letting us know what you want help with.


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School holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 [July 2017]

Free school holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 at Phoenix Youth Support Service:

 

School holiday activities for young people 

Young people can arrive when they can, and stay as long as they want to. All activities are supervised by qualified youth workers.
 
If you are, or you work with or care for, a young person with special needs (including dietary requirements) who wants to attend, please get in touch with us so we can cater to you / them as best we can.
 
If you're wondering what "fooseball" is it's basically table soccer--you spin the handles to move the ball around (see image and video below):
 
Phoenix Youth Support's fooseball table Video of people playing fooseball

Our Fooseball competition (1vs1 and 2vs2) is on 7th July 2017,

4pm to 8pm, at Gravity Youth Centre. We have prizes for the winners!




Cost:

Free!

Location:

Phoenix Youth Support Service

Gravity Youth Centre, Off Bannister Drive,

Lakehaven

(Google map)

Questions?

  • Phone (02) 43 939 555 (if we're not there, leave a message and we'll return your call)
  • youthsupport@wnci.com.au

 

Other school holiday events for young people on the Central Coast: 

School holiday activities for young people

 

School holiday activities for young people

School holiday activities for young people

 

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre also have some events on--more info at their Facebook page

 


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Phoenix Youth Support office closed on 24 May 2017, 12pm to 5pm

The Phoenix Youth Support office at Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven will be closed on Thursday, 24 May 2017, 12pm to 5pm.

For non-urgent matters, leave a message on our office answering machine and we'll get back to you when we're in on Friday: 

(02) 43 939 555 

Our term 2 afternoon activities will continue the following Thursday during the school term. 

If you would like email or phone updates about our activities, events, and other service updates, please send us a message via Facebook with your name and email and we can add you to our mailing list. Alternatively you can send your details to youthsupport@wnci.com.au

 

 

 

Body image and self-empowerment afternoon activities for young people

Body image and Self-empowerment

 Activities and discussion about body image, views on beauty, peer pressure, and self-acceptance. For guys and girls. 

Term 2, 2017. Thursdays during the school term (except for 25 May 2017), at Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven.

No cost. For young people age 12 to 18

Call 43 939 555 for more information.


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[Survey] Have your say about activities, events, and services in your community

  

The team at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre would like to put on more events and activities for the local community, and continue to improve the services we offer to make sure they’re relevant and useful to you and other members of the Central Coast community. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about what you would like to see in terms of activities, events, and services in your area.  

Can you help us out by filling out our anonymous survey? It’ll take about 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

You can find the survey here: 

 Take our short community survey

If you have any family or friends who might like to fill it out, please forward it on to them. 

Thanks so much!

The Team at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

Watanobbi Community Centre building mural Wyong Op Shop building
Watanobbi Community Centre sign Gravity Youth Centre, the home of Phoenix Youth Support Service

  

 


 

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