Rapt with suc­cesses

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

Be­fore the silly sea­son starts the Tatura Guardian caught up with the team at the Tatura Com­mu­nity House to talk about suc­cesses through­out the year and what the com­mu­nity can ex­pect in the com­ing months.

One of the house’s great­est achieve­ments for the year was the open­ing of the Cof­fee Hub, en­abling staff to con­duct barista train­ing as well as host a place where peo­ple can meet new peo­ple and catch up with old friends.

House man­ager Leeane But­ton said the achieve­ment of the Cof­fee Hub was closely fol­lowed by the team’s suc­cess with grant ap­pli­ca­tions this year.

‘‘With $50k for the GV Part­ner­ships and Path­ways project, $30k for mi­nor cap­i­tal work, var­i­ous grants from Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil, John Wal­lace Foun­da­tion, Com­mon­wealth Bank and Bendigo Bank we have achieved a 100 per cent suc­cess rate,’’ Ms But­ton said.

She said the house’s part­ner­ship with Pri­mary Care Con­nect de­liv­er­ing ex­er­cise pro­grams had also been a great suc­cess.

‘‘The pro­gram is ac­ces­si­ble to all and has proven to be rather pop­u­lar with our fab­u­lous trainer Lyn,’’ Ms But­ton said.

Along with host­ing longestab­lished events this year, the team added a new one to the mix.

‘‘We ran 100 Years of Mar­riage, which was a sell-out. The event was an amaz­ing suc­cess with the vin­tage dress fash­ion pa­rade and an era-in­spired re­cep­tion din­ner,’’ Ms But­ton said.

Look­ing to next year Ms But­ton said the Art Work­shops and Prac­ti­cal Liv­ing Sem­i­nars had proven pop­u­lar and the team were look­ing for­ward to fur­ther de­vel­op­ing the se­ries.

Ms But­ton was also ex­cited that The Cubby Oc­ca­sional Care would be oper­at­ing an ex­tra day next year, re­sult­ing in three five­hour days from 9 am to 2 pm.

‘‘They are cur­rently sur­vey­ing fam­i­lies to de­ter­mine which three days would best meet the needs of par­ents and guardians,’’ she said.

The house Christ­mas Party will be held on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13, from 6 pm at the Tatura Com­mu­nity House.

‘‘Come cel­e­brate the end of the year with us,’’ Ms But­ton said.

‘‘Sit down, re­lax and en­joy a cou­ple of hours with fam­ily and friends with free live mu­sic, kids ac­tiv­i­ties and great food.’’

Want­ing to thank ev­ery­one who played a part in the year that was, Ms But­ton said there were too many to list, but there was a com­pleted list in the 2018 An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing re­port.

‘‘We couldn’t do the work we do with­out the ex­tra­or­di­nary ef­fort put in by our board, vol­un­teers and staff,’’ she said.

‘‘Thank you, we wish you and your fam­ily a very happy Christ­mas and new year and we look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one in 2019.’’

■ For more in­for­ma­tion on The Cubby Oc­ca­sional Care an­nounce­ment or to vote which day would suit your fam­ily, go to www.tat­com.com.au/sur­vey

Fun fit­ness: Tatura Com­mu­nity House’s part­ner­ship with Pri­mary Care Con­nect de­liv­er­ing ex­er­cise pro­grams has been a great suc­cess.

Barista bril­liance: Tatura Com­mu­nity House opened its Cof­fee Hub in April this year. Pic­tured is Che Brown with Brother Pablo and Clock­work Cof­fee owner Scott Parker.

Proud: Tatura Com­mu­nity House man­ager Leeane But­ton and staff mem­ber Tom Boocock tell us about the year that was.

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