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Heed the Call Featherston!

Heed the Call Featherston!

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Unite With Your Community! Join With The Heroic Volunteers of the Featherston Community Centre in Service of Our Great Town! Show Your Support and Find Out How You Could Help the Cause!

There are many ways to support the Centre – from joining the Board to providing cover on reception, from building maintenance and working bees to handling communications and promotions. If you have 2-3 hours (or more!) to spare every few weeks, you could make a great difference to our community. Heed the call Featherston! Call Chairman Sonya on 021 302 585, or Comrade Siv on 06 308 8239, come and see us at 14 Wakefield Street, or flick us an e-mail on fsn.comcen@xtra.co.nz, and tell us how you can get involved!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It’s been a big year for the Centre. After spending much of the previous year fundraising, all hands were on deck for the long awaited washroom renovation throughout Autumn and Winter. We were so chuffed when we achieved Code of Compliance! The Centre now sports a brand new disability restroom, improved fire escape and entrance ways, a brand new office and increased privacy in our main meeting room. The improvements were contagious and soon after we also had our trusted boiler and heating system ticking smoothly with some TLC and new fittings. We have been fortunate to access the painting skills by several generous volunteers and amazing community workers, and as a result our Centre has now got a fresh coat of paint in lovely bright colours. And it doesn’t end there – we have even got new trestle tables that are light and easy to set up and use for everyone, and a great big waterproof noticeboard by our main gate.

I would like to say a special thanks to Graham Evans (our Treasurer) and Mary Mason for putting their extra time into ensuring that many of these changes were made.

Once again I would also like to thank all of our generous funders who contributed funding towards the washroom renovation, operational and wages and other improvements in 2014: The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, Wairarapa REAP, Community Organisations Grants Scheme, Trust House Foundation, The Lion Foundation, South Wairarapa Rotary, Prime Community Trust, Thomas George Macarthy Trust, Eastern & Central Community Trust, Featherston’s Own Charitable Trust, South Wairarapa District Council and Featherston Community Board.

We would also like to say a big thank you for in kind donations and services from The Rimutaka Country Music Club, The Friday Craft Group, Des Pugh and JNL Masterton, Bruck Muench and the Colonial Trading Co., Chris Miller, Dick Smith, Julia O’Neale, Reiner Schoenbrunn, Brian Adamson, All Seasons Tree Services, Bruce Greentree, Janice’s Lawnmowing Services Property Brokers, Brett Davis’ Chimney Sweep, and the Featherston’s Menz Shed.

And we would like to congratulate the lucky winners of our Christmas raffle: 1st prize: H Burgess and 2nd prize: Watson

Our Christmas opening and closing hours are: 

The Community Centre will be closed from Wednesday 24 December 2014, through to Sunday 11 January 2015. Should you need to use the Centre between these dates please contact Siv at the Centre by 2pm on 23 December 2014, so that alternative access can be arranged.

The Centre and Board would like to wish everyone in our community a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2015!

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Cleaner Vacancy

Cleaner Vacancy

The Featherston Community Centre (FCC) is seeking a employ a short-term cleaner while we advertise for a permanent cleaner.

The FCC would like to employ a person for 5 hours per week (8.15-9.15 am each week day) for the following dates:

  • 8-24 December 2014
  • 12 Jan-27 February 2015.

The successful candidate would report to the FCC Manager. References required.

For further queries, please contact Sonya Logan, the FCC Board Chairperson ph 021 302 585.

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Volunteer Training – Free Course

Volunteer Training – Free Course

“Community helping community the key to the first 72 hours”

Saturday November 1st Town Centre, Greytown

9:30am – 12:30pm Session One – Personal and Community Preparedness

1pm – 4pm Session Two – Gathering and Communicating Emergency Information

Saturday 8th November Carterton Events Centre

9:30am – 12:30pm Session Three – Providing Comfort in the Community

1pm – 4pm Session Four – Working in a CDC after a large emergency

When completed you will be able to ensure your personal, family and neighbourhood preparedness, share the preparedness message, be able to assist during and after an emergency supporting people, gathering information, and assisting at Civil Defence and Welfare Centre.

The course is free, bring your own lunch.

If you or someone you know in the Wairarapa is interested register by visiting www.getprepared.org.nz  via Connect with your community – volunteers, or alternately contact Kim Whiteman Kim.whiteman@gw.govt.nz  or 027 4465 628

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

NB. You must attend session one first. Other sessions can be attended in any order so if you are available for a session you can pick it up in the next training round.

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Introduction to Video Game Art – Coming Soon!

Introduction to Video Game Art – Coming Soon!

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Introduction to Video Game Art: This course is currently running at Kuranui College in Greytown. If there is more interest from our local community, we hope to be able to offer the course here. Course details: 10-part evening course. Suitable for all ages. To register your interest to do this course next year, or for more information on the course, contact deepwater3d@gmail.com or e-mail the Centre Manager or on 06 308 8239.

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Clean Up Featherston 21 Sept. Be there!

Clean Up Featherston 21 Sept. Be there!

Due to bad weather yesterday Clean UP Featherston is now taking place this coming Sunday 21 September 10am-noon.

Part of the annual Keep New Zealand Clean campaign. Start and/or finish at the Centre, get your hands dirty and Featherston clean; followed by a well deserved cuppa. Tell your friends!

Where: Featherston
Date: 21 September 2014
Time: 10am-noon
Meeting Point: Featherston Community Centre, 14 Wakefield Street
Contact: 021 574 156

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Get Involved with the Community!

Get Involved with the Community!

The Featherston Community Centre (FCC) is looking for new Board members. Come along to our INFO SESSION:

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 7.30 pm – 8pm 

If you want to know what being a Board member involves, come along an information session on the 13th May 7.30-8.00 at the FCC Centre 14 Wakefield Street with the current Board Chairperson or phone Sonya 021 302 585.

The FCC is a great way of getting in involved in the Featherston Community!

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Budgeting and Money Management Course

Budgeting and Money Management Course

Need some help and support to take control of your money? CAP Money offers a money management course at the Centre this month. A CAP Money course can provide you with the right tools to help you manage your finances, and take steps to avoid debts. It has already started but you can still join them for the second session – they will help you catch up!

Course dates & times:
May 14th, 21st, and 28th : 7.30pm – 9pm.

For more information or to register your interest please contact Carole Needham on 06 308 9369 or Jo Gibson on jo.gibson@orcon.net.nz

Food provided.

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