Many new initiatives
Tatura Community House released its term one program last week, offering the community a diverse range of activities and workshops.
TCH staff member Tom Boocock said the new program has been specially created by the team, inspired by suggestions from the community and demand over the last year.
New to the program is Harvest Swap, giving the community a chance to swap and pick up excess fruit and vegetables in an effort to lower waste.
Mr Boocock said the initiative followed TCH’s ‘Blokes in the Garden’ event, after many of the members mentioned a surplus of harvest items in their own patches.
‘‘We are installing a table out the front of the building that will be available 24 hours a day so people can swap or pick up whenever they like,’’ he said.
Another new initiative is ‘Tat Gathering’ inviting new and old community members to come along and socialise with one another.
‘‘It’s about meeting new friends and just getting to know the people you live with,’’ Mr Boocock said.
The gatherings will be held in the morning on the first Monday of the month and for dinner on the first Friday of the month, led by Carol Ryan and Petra De Kleijn.
TCH will also be holding ‘Active Women’ classes, encouraging all women aged 18-45 to join a supportive exercise group for just $5 a session.
The Tatura Community Cubby House occasional child care centre will now be open three days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
‘‘Come in any day we’re open and have a look, meet the girls and see the facilities,’’ Mr Boocock said.
TCH is also reminding those interested in first aid sessions on February 19 and 26 to enrol ASAP.