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Thank you for a wonderful year at DCH

You are invited to attend our end of year lunch at 11.30am on Tuesday 11th December

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year

A big thank you!

Thank you to all the participants for supporting the house during 2018, the Committee invite you to join us at the end of year lunch on Tuesday 11th December at 11 .30am

If you would like to bring along a small plate to share it would be appreciated. Pop your name on the RSVP list at reception.

Planning for 2019

Planning is underway for 2019 and the house will close on Friday 14th December 2018 and reopen Monday 21st January 2019

Some activities being scribed onto our "butchers paper" in the house will be developed into activities for you all to enjoy, please keep them flowing:

  • Garden gathering

  • Community luncheons

  • Macrame workshops

  • Shibori dyeing

  • Tai Chi

  • Personal development

  • Movie afternoons

  • Low cost exercise options

  • Genealogy

  • Drawing workshops

  • Sewing

  • Mail chimp and more

  • Wix - design a simple web site

  • Vegan cooking

It has been heartwarming to see all the volunteers in full flight, making a real difference to the lives of others, in particular the Fresh Food Program team on Thursdays who display a variety of fresh food from Second Bite and distribute to an average of 35 people per week.

The Boomerang Bag team have made and distributed 450 bags and will be working hard over January to keep our suppliers- Torello Farm Gate and the Dromana Bendigo Bank in supply, they are also supplying bags for the children who attend the centre. We need more hlep on Mondays in 2019 to make a difference and continue to reduce the single use of plastic bags.

Thanks also to our fantastic tutors and leaders for going the extra in delivering great programs that are enjoyed by all and will continue in 2019. Classes will resume in February, the house will reopen the week before so please pop in and enrol early. We are entering all the email addresses in our new data base currently so you should receive the 2019 via email, or pop into the house and pick up in a couple of weeks. ( we need volunteers to distribute, if you can help out please let us know!)

Our Take a Break childcare team and playgroup leader have worked with closely families this year and we can pass their best wishes to those children moving on to pre-school. We will be under a new system next year and will be working hard over January implementing those procedures and marketing the new look Occasional childcare! Thanks to Kate for preparing the fruit platter ( she is being identified by toddler around the town as the fruit lady)and Bakers Delight for providing the scrumptious bun for the playgroup on Fridays.

We will have a fundraiser coming up this week- order your Mince tarts at reception and $2 will go towards the house which we will put to good use.

We also need volunteers for the Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings on Monday 17th December, so those early birds who have done their Christmas shopping may be able to spare two hours! A gentle reminder re OHS - onions on the bread then the sausage on top! ( Not sure they taste the same!)

Thank you to our hard working team of staff and committee also, have a great break and rest up for an exciting 2019

It has been a pleasure to work with you all and enjoy your company at the House

Seasons greeting

Tracey Trueman - Manager and Kerrie Harris - House coordinator

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