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Volunteers’ News – August 2022

Dear readers, it is great to have a bit of sunshine to dry up the damp from the rain. Best wishes and good health to all those affected by the recent floods and still cleaning up. Wishing you all a safe August and look forward to the start of Spring.

Indigenous Science Experience, Redfern Community Centre – Saturday August 20 from 10am-3pm
Part of National Science Week, this is a free open event celebration of both Indigenous and Western science. We have so much to learn from First Nations peoples, including astronomy, medicines and food. There will be lots of hands-on activities including talking with Elders about bush foods and medicines and science projects. Bookings are not required. Just turn up to experience all the day has to offer.

Seniors Social Group, Ron Williams Community Centre 5-11 Kepos Street, Redfern – Wednesdays from 10am-12pm until November 30
A great opportunity for older people to get out, meet new people, enjoy a cuppa, play board games and enjoy conversation. Everyone welcome, and community transport can be organised for residents in the City of Sydney local area. Contact: community social worker Jack Chen on 02 9288 3601 or email Jchen2@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Safe travels to Colin and Mary Ellen
Best wishes and safe travels to volunteer distributors Colin and Mary Ellen, presently in Germany to visit their son Lincoln who is living his dream at the John Cranko ballet school in Stuttgart. Readers may remember the wonderful front-page article and photo of Lincoln from December 2019. Greetings to former SSH volunteer Lincoln from all at the South Sydney Herald.

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
The Bower will soon announce details of its Tiny House construction course for 2022. The course is the only intensive, hands-on, tiny home building experience in the country. The principle of avoiding waste underpins all initiatives undertaken by the Bower and the Tiny House course is no exception. The SSH will keep you informed.

Some dates to consider:
National Stroke Week August 8-14
Tradies National Health Month August 1-31
Father’s Day September 4

Until next time,
Pat Clarke

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NCIE rally urges community consultation

A huge crowd gathered on August 2 to hear from local Elders and others about the closure of National Centre of Indigenous Excellence announced after the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation failed to reach an agreement with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council on the Redfern hub’s future.