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INVITATION for everyone to give us a hand on 16th October from 3pm at Port Kembla Beach!
This is an invitation for every community group in the Illawarra and on the South Coast to join the Surfrider Foundation Australia, UOW Surfrider Club & Society, Project Waves 4 Water, Illawarra Beach Clean Ups, Intrepid Landcare Illawarra, Fishthinkers, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Fair Food Foragers, Responsible Runners and Sea Shepherd Marine Debris in their massive beach clean at Port Kembla Beach, NSW.
Wollongong Council will throw us a plastic free / waste free BBQ after and there will be entertainers and sand sculpture competitions for the family! Lots of prizes from our sponsors VISSLA, BAREFOOT WINE & BUBBLY and PATAGONIA.
Don’t miss out – this is going to be huge!! Please share…..
Family Violence Awareness Dinner
“Where the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident. Where there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy.” Pope Francis proclaiming the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.
In response to Pope Francis’ call, the Diocese of Wollongong, through an initiative led by the Diocesan Schools Council and supported by the Office of the Bishop, CatholicCare and Catholic Education, is hosting Breaking the Silence: Family Violence Awareness Dinner on Thursday 11 August 2016. The dinner will gather people from around the Diocese and beyond to listen to and engage with three amazing keynote speakers who deal with the ramifications of family violence in our community:
- Dr Eman Sharobeem (Australia Day Ambassador and SBS Community Engagement Manager) will give a powerful testimony on her experience of family violence.
- Judge Paul Conlon SC (NSW District Court Judge and Former NRL Judiciary Chairman) will speak on the increasing prevalence and motivating factors of family violence before our courts.
- Mr Michael Austin (Director of CatholicCare Wollongong) will speak on the effects of family violence on family members and the wider community.
Breaking the Silence promises to be an unmissable evening in the diocesan calendar in this Year of Mercy.
Tickets are only $60 per person which inlcudes a three course dinner (drinks can be purchased at the bar). We are encouraging parishes, schools, agencies and communities to get in early and book there table of 10.
WHAT: Breaking the Silence: Family Violence Awareness Dinner
WHEN: Thursday 11 August 2016, 6.30pm
WHERE: The Fraternity Club (11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow)
COST: $60 per person (includes three course dinner)
You can purchase your tickets by clicking the icon below or this link events.dow.org.au.
The 2016 Illawarra Local Government NAIDOC Week Awards are being held in Wollongong this year.
Nominations are still open in a range categories, you can nominate here NAIDOC nom formv05a
Sponsorship of the NAIDOC awards are a great way to get your business or organisation known, you will also be supporting an important annual event in our community NAIDOC sponsorship packagev03