It is with much delight that we welcome Donna Swan to the position of caretaker coordinator. Donna replaces the former coordinator Greg Thorpe who has resigned.
Donna brings a wealth of experience which will greatly benefit our neighbourhood house. She has recently been with Relationships Australia, where her specialty has been family dispute resolution. She also served on the Council of the Ageing in Victoria as a senior policy officer and has worked in cultural development. Donna, of course, has also been involved with other neighbourhood houses and served on primary school councils.
Donna has a heart for the community and is already making great inroads introducing herself to people within the Borough and others associated with our neighbourhood house. It is heartening to see Donna step in and make these great connections in a warm and positive manner.
With Covid19 regulations slightly easing, our neighbourhood house will soon be open for business once again under Covid-normal conditions. It is Donna‘s role to have the community reconnect with our house, to build and establish new programs and to maintain many programs that have been so popular.
Our committee of management is very excited to have Donna on board and we wish her all the best. I highly encourage everyone in our community to support Donna in her endeavours. Please feel free to drop in sometime and say hi. I’m certain she’ll greet you with a tremendous welcoming smile.
Our Term Program is now out!
We encourage you all to keep supporting each other, stay in contact with your family, friends and neighbours, especially the most vulnerable in our community. If you know of someone experiencing personal distress due to COVID19, such as tenancy issues, problems accessing food or unhealthy and debilitating isolation, you can encourage them to contact the QNH Caretaker Coordinator Donna Swan on 5258 3367 for confidential conversation about potential supports and/or referral.
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Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Committee of Management
The Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House was started by a small group of enthusiastic local residents in 1985. Over the years we have been located in a variety of buildings around the town. Since 2010 we have called 3 Tobin Drive home and absolutely love our position facing the bay. The light and the views inspire our ever increasing Art programs. Keep an eye on the Term Flyer for current and upcoming activities.
The Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House fosters a friendly environment that is positive, uplifting and inclusive.
We work with the local community to provide a better quality of life and to build links between individuals and groups.
The Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House receives funding from a range of sources. The State Government Department of Health and Human Services contribute towards the Co-ordinators' salaries and some on- costs.
The Borough of Queenscliffe provides the venue and its maintenance. A range of grants are applied for throughout the year. The Committee of Management is involved in fundraising activities for specific projects and to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.