Sista 4 Sista
The new federally funded Sista 4 Sista program is specifically for women born overseas and in Australia and has been developed to empower women to smash cultural stereotypes and take control of finances . Sista 4 Sista includes two streams – ‘Cashed-Up Sista’ and ‘Social Sista’.
Cashed-Up Sista aims to challenge certain cultural norms about women and money. Women will be encouraged to budget, to talk about money, to save, to start a business and to have financial goals. Social Sista will be about women working together to organise events like dinner dances and outings, to connect with other ladies and in the process gain event management skills.
Nambour Community Centre migrant settlement worker Linda Dennis will co-ordinate the Sista 4 Sista program to run for six months starting in April. For more details please contact Linda on 54414600 or email@example.com
Speaking for impact course
The 4 week Speaking for Impact course finished this week with 20 women from multicultural backgrounds now having renewed confidence in public speaking. Some of the things they learned were how to overcome the fear of speaking up, how to communicate and be heard, explain what they do clearly and concisely and understand the power of questions and active listening. The course was delivered by Robyn Pulman and supported by Sunshine Coast Council.
Money Makes the World Go Round
This free workshop held in March was for women of all ages, backgrounds & experiences, to celebrate International Women's Day. Guest speakers included Denise Clark from The Smith Family, Davinia Nieper from Making it Happen and Kaia Hunter from Mortgage Choice. Over 80 people attended the event.
Multicultural and Community Development
Ana Greenfield - Introduction
My name is Ana Greenfield. My role is all about cultural connections and I’m the ‘Community for a Multicultural Society’ or the ‘CAMS’ worker for the Sunshine Coast. I have been in the role since December 2018. I work with people from different cultural backgrounds to create opportunities for connection and to collaborate on projects around identified needs such as celebrating diversity and inclusion, building pathways for migrant employment and to challenge issues like racism.
I love meeting people from all over the world and working with them to build a better community. One of my roles is to facilitate the monthly Sunshine Coast Multicultural Network where I work with community members and organisations toward the vision that the Sunshine Coast region is diverse, inclusive and harmonious. A recent large collaborative project was Harmony Day at Cotton Tree which attracted hundreds of people to celebrate multiculturalism on the Sunshine Coast. At any one time I have several projects on the go including our monthly ‘Place at the Table’ dinner where many cultures come together through sharing food and conversation. I’m open for a chat about project or community ideas, just make an appointment to see me by calling the centre on 54414724 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ‘Voices of Harmony’ event to celebrate the richness of cultural diversity was an awesome coming together of people from all over the world as a part of Harmony Week in March. NCC played a large role in organising the day as a member of the Sunshine Coast Multicultural Network. People showcased their respective cultures on the stage through song, dance and performance. Global village food was sold and community organisations connected with lots of people. Some of the different cultures represented include Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Persia, India, Ukraine and China.
In this land we belong
In this Land we Belong was a project that started at a community conversation hosted in Nambour in 2018. Shine from Korea (our previous multicultural worker), Bruce from Vietnam and Trace from Maleny won $2000 ‘seed funding’ to develop the idea which linked people from multicultural communities with our local indigenous community to share culture and stories of connection to country . Since that time, traditional custodian and Kubi Kubi woman Brianna Hanson has joined the team and together with NCC worker Ana Greenfield, have bought together 20 people from different cultural backgrounds for a walk and sharing conversation circle on Country at Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens. People interested in the project can contact Ana through email email@example.com
Move to the middle
Move to the middle is a project where NCC is calling on different community organisations and groups who might be struggling with numbers, or who want to grow their membership, to offer ‘come and try’ sessions to people from our local multicultural community. The title, Move to the Middle captures the fact both people in the clubs and multicultural community members might need to make a bit of an effort to break down any perceived and real barriers to participation by meeting in the middle.
A great example of what we are seeking happened with Nambas Tennis Club who offered four free come and try tennis sessions to migrants followed by free tennis clinics. Some of the participants have now gone onto regular social tennis at the club. We are calling on all groups, not just sporting groups. So if you are part of a group or know someone who might be interested, please contact the project team through the community centre on 5441 4724.
Volunteer Info Morning - an open invitation
Are you keen to contribute to your local community? Join us on April 11th at 10am for our Volunteer Info Morning.
We're an awesome team and we're on the hunt for more awesome volunteers!
Some of the exciting volunteer roles on offer include Volunteer Coordinator, Receptionists, Computer Assistants, Event Volunteers, Membership/donations coordinator, Gifting Cupboard coordinator, Communal Area Hosts and heaps more.
Enjoy morning tea or stay on for our People's Kitchen Community Lunch.
For more information or to RSVP please call 5441 4724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Profile - Lynette - Document Support
Having enjoyed the benefits of volunteer hours with different community groups, I answered an ad last November to join Nambour Community Centre. I mostly help clients with low cost loan applications however other assistance includes CV/resume preparation, Qld roads and transport renewals, drafting correspondence, and applications for aged care packages. Answering peoples’ questions about their online applications is a rewarding contribution to the community.
l also taught English and Migrant Education with TAFE Brisbane for seven years. This work called for document support skills to help recently arrived migrants with their formatted documents. I moved from Brisbane last year and love living on the coast and enjoying the cafes.
Thriving Families Program
Kaleidoscope - Digital Youth Festival
Monday the 20th, May Thriving Families will be hosting a digital festival, to celebrate, share and build powerful connections among our young people and our town. Every Monday afternoon, Thriving Families holds a valuable space for young people to come together and to voice their desires and needs. The digital festival will be a demonstration of their voices in action.
Kaleidoscope, will showcase what is the kaleidoscope of voices among Nambour's young people digitally. Because, we all consist of a lot of different aspects and parts that make us our unique selves, when we come together, we create a rich colourful and playful connection. So why not explore the connection between ourselves and our town. Using visual media, the festival will create a wall art gallery of images and questions for people to ponder over and emotions that our youth have expressed.
This event will be filled with music, food and a great atmosphere. So keep space in your diary for this event - 3.00pm - 8.00pm Monday 20th, May 2019 @ Nambour Community Centre
International Women's Day Wrap
This years International Women's Day community dance went off with a BOOM. C Square came alive on the 8th March with colour and people showing off their reggae dance skills well into the evening with around 250 people in attendance. Nambour's community came together in the hundreds and celebrated the achievements made to reducing inequalities within our community.
Thank you to all the community members for your support; this kick arse event not only provided an opportunity to celebrate. It was also the launch for our 'From the Ground Up' project that will work to further reduce barriers for women in our community. Watch this space...
Thank you to C Square, Boom Boom Sound System, Kizzy B and all of the businesses that supported the event. Nambour Community Centre very much looks forward to continuing to build community by working together.
A big thank you to Sunshine Mitre 10 in Nambour for our fabulous new cafe tables and chairs which have added some lovely colour to our refreshed open area. Pictured here being used by student Jade Richardson, left, and volunteer Jaime Teraki.
Regular activities and programs
LITTLE SEEDS—BIG TREES
Outdoor playgroup with activities inspired by the seasons pre-school aged kids.
When: Every Monday Where: Lions Park, Yandina Time: 9.30-11.30am
NAMBOUR YOUTH PROJECT
After school hang out place, fun activities and a shared dinner.
When: Every Monday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
5 SENSES COMMUNITY PLAY SPACE
Nature & sensory based community play for big & little people.
When: Every Wednesday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9.30-11.30am
THE WELLNESS NEST
If you’re pregnant or having a new bub, come meet up with other parents at The Nest.
When: Every Friday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9.30-11.30am
After school catch up for families with fun activities, games and adventure based play.
When: Every Friday Where: Alternate parks (check for updates) Time: 3.00pm - 6.00pm
THE PEOPLE’S KITCHEN COMMUNITY LUNCH
Everyone is welcome to contribute in the kitchen or come along and join us for lunch.
When: Every Thursday Where: Nambour Community Centre
Time: 9.00am for cooking and 12.00pm for lunch
Stuck within four walls? Come & join this group for some relaxed conversation, tea, coffee & friendship.
When: Every Wednesday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 10-12noon
HEART FELT COMMUNICATION
Proven to support people to communicate for better relationships in family, community & workplaces.
When: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 10 - 12noon
STRONG WOMEN STRONG COMMUNITIES
Weekly women's space offering social support, wellbeing, community connection and creativity.
When: Every Thursday Where: Usually Quota Park Time: 9.30-11.30am
SCOPE—DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE SERVICE
Personal, confidential counselling and information for adults and children. Bookings necessary.
When: Every Wednesday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9.00am to 2.00pm
WATCHING OUR WEIGHT
A friendly social group who share an interest in good company & keeping an eye on their weight.
When: Every Wednesday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 8.30-10am
Al-ANON FAMILY GROUP
Al-Anon provides support to anyone affected by a relative or friend’s drinking.
When: Every Saturday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 5-7pm
A friendly social group who share an interest in good company & keeping an eye on their weight.
When: Every Thursday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 5 pm start
Balance, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Please bring a cushion and yoga mat.
When: Every Tuesday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 6.30—8.00pm
BLUE CHAIR CONNECTION
A blue chair connection initiative for community wellness and suicide prevention.
When: Every Tuesday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9.30am
TALK 2 FRIENDS
Open to all adults of culturally diverse backgrounds to practice spoken English.
When: Every Friday (except school holidays) Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9-11.30am
SUNCOAST COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE
Providing legal advice & referral for general & family law matters. Bookings required.
When: Every second Thursday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9am to 12noon
Do you need assistance developing a resume, completing forms, writing letters & NILS loans?
When: Every Friday by appointment Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Would you like to learn how to use Google, use email and other basic computer applications?
When: Every Thursday by appointment Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
INTERNET SAVVY SENIORS
Learn how to do internet banking, create documents and keep in touch with family & friends.
When: Every Wednesday Where: Nambour Community Centre Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm