AGM

Annual General Meeting

The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is happening on Friday 26th of October.

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

 

 

The Centre will be shut for the duration of the meeting!


Bee Friendly Event

Bee Friendly at the SNCC

During the Springwood Growers Market, the Centre will be hosting a ‘Bee Friendly’ morning, with help from the fabulous ‘Amateur Beekeeping Association NSW‘. All are welcome, and the event is FREE.

 


Author Talk – Stephen Gapps

Stephen Gapps – The Sydney Wars

In conjunction with The Turning Page Bookshop, we are pleased to be presenting another author event.

 

Stephen Gapps is a Curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum.  In 2014 he developed the War at Sea – The Navy in WWI exhibition.  He was previously responsible for the collection areas of Environment and Industry.  In 2015 Stephen developed a display showcasing Australian and Indonesian maritime connections.  He has research interests in early colonial Australian history, Pirates and Vikings.

 

Stephen’s book about the Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians – described as ‘this constant sort of war’ by one early colonist – around the greater Sydney region.  Telling the story of the first years of colonial Sydney in a new and original way, this provocative book is the first detailed account of the warfare that occurred across the Sydney region from the arrival of a British expedition in 1788 to the last recorded conflict in the area in 1817.

 

Tickets are available from Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, and The Turning Page Bookshop. ]

 

 

 


New Senior Bus Trips

Senior Bus Trips

The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is once more running Seniors Bus Trips! Spaces always go quickly, so please RSVP as soon as possible to the Centre on 4751 3033.

 

October 12thWildwood Garden – Bilpin

 

October 23rdNepean Bell

 

November 21stArms of Australia Inn Museum

 

December 14th – Christmas Lights Tour

 


Drop-in Lounge and Art

Gorgeous Art Pieces

If you come into our Drop-in Lounge, you will see some fantastic artwork for sale.
All the pieces for sale are created by members of our groups, and 15% of the sale price is donated to the Centre.

So come on in, and check out the art!

 

 

 

 

 


Artscope and Blue Fringe

Upcoming Artcopes

 

 

From 8th of August until 10th of October 2018, Artscope will be open to Blue Fringe participants who desire an open space to create their artworks and bounce ideas off other artists.This will run alongside the usual Artscope activities, at the same cost as Artscope.

 

Artscope itself is open to anyone with a lived experience of mental illness. This can include, but isn’t limited to:

– Stress

– Depression

– Anxiety

 

And more!

 

 

 


Volunteering Opportunities

Call for Volunteers!

Are you looking for something to do time to get involved in your local community’s volunteering efforts?  💜

 

Springwood Neighbourhood Centre currently  on the look out for new volunteers to help us with our various programs.

Things we are looking for include, but are not limited to:

– Volunteer visitors for older or housebound people
– Volunteers happy and able to take isolated people out shopping or for drives
– Volunteers for reception duties at the Centre

And the list goes on!

 

 

If you are interested in helping be involved in your community, come into the Centre or call 4751 3033 to chat about it.

 

 


Timebanking

Volunteering Hours for Trade

Timebanking is a reciprocity-based  system in which hours banked are currency. This enables a person with one skill set to trade hours of work with someone with another skill set, without any money changing hands.

 

It’s as simple as give an hour, receive an hour!

Giving one hour of help to another member, you can earn one hour of time credits which can be used to receive services that are of personal value. These services can be things such as dog walking, ironing, gardening, tutoring, painting, administrative assistance…you’re only restricted by your imagination.

 

If you already volunteer with a neighborhood centre or the like, you can bank those hours!

If you want to sign up, or wish for more information, come into the Centre and ask the lovely volunteers!

 


Winter Food Appeal

Our food cupboard is looking bare!

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again, and we’re looking for donations to help keep our food cupboard stocked during the Winter months. The Centre runs a food cupboard without any government financial aid to keep it stocked, which means we rely on our fantastic community members to help us.

If you are planning to donate some non-perishables, you can drop the items into the Centre itself, or use the donation bin at Springwood IGA.

 

Non-perishables that we are looking for include (but are not limited to!):

  • – long life milks
  • – Cereals
  • – Tinned fish
  • – Pasta sauces
  • – Stir-fry sauces
  • – Pasta and rice
  • – Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate
  • – Spreads
  • – Snack items
  • – Hygiene items
  • – Pet food

 


Face painting and more!

Bug Club

Bug Club is coming up this Sunday! While ‘Spider Appreciation Day’ has been postponed, we will be having lots of fun things on for the kids (and maybe the adults too!).