Rapt with successes
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.