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eNewsletter
August 2018

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Board Profile
New Team Members
Staff Profile
First Aid Course Report
Homelessness Week Luncheon Report
HELP Film Festival Report

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Devonport Library is Moving
Living + Learning Devonport

CEO MESSAGE

It has been an incredibly busy time of year, with Service progress reporting, end of year financial reporting and preparation for our external audit. The YFCC Board of Governance have also had the additional task of reviewing the Organisation’s risk management framework, policies and procedures.

Amongst all of this, we have had the wonderful opportunity of providing a free Community First Aid workshop in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia, made possible through the Devonport City Council Community Grants Program. During Homelessness Week we also held two exceptional events, H.E.L.P Film Festival and the YFCC Homelessness Luncheon with guest speakers Bianca Allford and Roger Jaensch MP, to raise awareness of this ongoing issue in Tasmania. For more information on these events, keep reading (and you simply must view Devonport High School’s winning H.E.L.P. Film entry).

Finally, we welcome Reece High School as a new partner. Reece joins many other local High Schools in working with YFCC to promote and grow health and wellbeing opportunities and increase access to services for its students, parents and broader community.

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. If you would like to contribute in our next edition, please contact us on reception@yfcc.com.au

Regards,

Ros Atkinson
CEO

BOARD MEMBER PROFILE -

ELIZABETH SINGLETON

Name: Elizabeth Singleton
YFCC Service Area: Board Member
Length of time working with YFCC: Since the inception of the merger with C.C. Inc. Burnie
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NEW YOUTH DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKERS - TONY SCHINDLER & ROS BUITENHUIS

YFCC would like to introduce Tony Schindler and Ros Buitenhuis as our new Youth Drug & Alcohol Counsellors.

Both Tony and Ros will be based at the Devonport Junction delivering youth drug and alcohol counselling both onsite and out in the community through our partnerships with schools, colleges and other service providers. Welcome to the team!

Tony and Ros

STAFF PROFILE - FINANCE

Name: Chris Stokes
YFCC Service Area:Finance & Administration
Location: Mix of 62 Stewart Street (being screamed at by Graham) & home (being screamed at by children)
Length of time working with YFCC:
Nearly 9 years (13th longest standing current YFCC employee)
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COMMUNITY FIRST AID COURSE REPORT

YFCC partnered with St John First Aid this month to deliver a Community First Aid workshop at the Junction Hub in Devonport.

First aid report

HOMELESSNESS WEEK LUNCHEON

A successful YFCC luncheon event was held in August to mark Homelessness Week. Over 40 guests attended the luncheon held at the Gateway Hotel in Devonport.

Guests included Leonie Hiscutt MLC, Acting Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff and Mike Gaffney MLC.
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HELP FILM FESTIVAL 2018 REPORT

This year marked the 7th Annual HELP film festival. The prospective film makers were asked to produce a short film that focused on the theme of this year’s HELP film festival: “Stereotypes” in relation to homelessness, alcohol and other drug usage with a focus on positive solutions.

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Devonport Library is Moving

We will reopen on September 3rd in the new library at the paranaple centre.

Our phone numbers will remain the same but over the next three weeks they will be diverted to our Ulverstone Library. The staff at Ulverstone can take messages and pass on to us. We will still be checking email daily so feel free to email us during this time as well.

Devonport Library - Festival of Learning for September

30 days of learning across the city. Visit the Living + Learning Devonport Facebook site for all events. Or Read More to view posters
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