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!
Upcoming Author Event
In conversation with Tracy Sorensen
Come along and hear Tracy Sorensen in conversation with Alan Crooks from The Turning Page Book shop talk about the story behind her successful first novel! Tracy lives in Bathurst with her partner Steve and dog, Bertie. Tickets available from either: The Turning Page Book shop or online via Eventbrite (see link below). A light supper provided – $10 for seniors & students, $15 for adults (free for children under 6)
Link for more info from publisher: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760552657/
“A fresh and surprising novel – thoroughly Australian, joyful and magnificently original” Charlotte Wood, author The Natural Way of Things…
Facebook Event LINK
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 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!).
Month of May
May is the month where the Centre captures survey data for funding requirements. If you come into the Centre, we may ask you to fill in a very brief generic survey about your opinions on us. Or you may see the forms laying around on our tables. Please, fill them in and return them to the Reception desk!
School Holiday Programs
Stronger Families School Holiday Program
Looking for school holiday programs? Stronger Families is a website that allows you to find what’s happening around the Blue Mountains for kids.
Click HERE for the website.
Ghosts of Gondwana
April Bug Club
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is running Bug Club again on the 22nd of April, during the Springwood Growers Market. The theme will be ‘Ghosts of Gondwana’, and will explore Australian plants and animal life!
VIP is moving venues!
Vision Impaired Persons Support Group
After many years of meeting at Springwood Court, VIP is moving to the Springwood Sports Club. All the other meeting details will remain the same, only the venue has changed.
If anyone has any questions or concerns about the venue change, please call the Centre on 4751 3033 to talk to our lovely volunteers or staff!
International Women’s Day 2018
Our International Women’s Day event took place on March 8th at the Springwood Country Golf Club. SNCC collaborated with Susan Templeman MP and Women With Altitude. We had a full room of around 70 women who enjoyed a lively discussion and the excellent panel of speakers. Thank you to all who attended and for the positive feedback received.
Bug Club Returns!
Bug Club 2018
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is happy to announce that Bug Club is returning from February 25th.
It will be running at it’s usual time slot of 9am til 12.pm during the Springwood Growers Market. Bug Club is a fabulous morning for kids, parents, and adults from all walks of life.