[Offtopic] Community Group Assistance
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sun Apr 18 15:05:18 EST 2010
If you have any connection with an Australian 'Community Group', then
this group and website may be of considerable interest and assistance:
Having no personal association with this group, as far as one can see,
they are certainly well supported & connected with well-respected folk
(eg, the ex Vic Chief Police Commisioner) and, do appear a responsible
and very helpful resource for Aussie community groups indeed ..
They write: (quote)
Building Stronger Communities Through Stronger Community Organizations
Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice
and tools for Australia's 600,000 community groups and schools, and
practical linkages between the community sector and the general public,
business and government."
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community sector. What's coming: www.ourcommunity.com.au/scheduledtraining
Show Your Face: We are now taking bookings for display tables at this
year's Communities in Control Conference, which will be held at Moonee
Valley Racing Club in Moonee Ponds on May 31 & June 1, 2010. (link)
Celebrating Loud-Mouthed Troublemakers: Nominate an individual, a
community organisation or a project to receive a 2010 Westpac Kookaburra
Award. These new awards honour the people, projects and community groups
who spoke out so loudly and so well we couldn't ignore them. (link)
Treasurers' Awards Now Closed: Winners of the 2010 Westpac Community
Treasurers' Awards will be announced later this month. (link)
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name, contact details and a few words about yourself to
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