April 2024 Update #2

Hello Members and supporters,

1) Refurbish the SJA Youth venue – materials needed

Putting a call out for some materials that will be needed to
refurbish the SJA Youth venue in Auckland St Bega – the barn .
– this to operate beside ‘Grow the Future’ and the office for SJA Youth
Initiatives Lucy Little .

We will need two windows, able to be opened and about 1.2 m high x 1.2 m
long .
– flexible in size and this is a guide only .
We will need about 1500 bricks to pave the floor . Prefer red but hey
beggars… !

This equates to about 36 sq.m so should someone have paving slabs to
suit this area also would work for us .

Hoping someone might donate the materials as above
donate some funds to purchase same .,
Mb   email  annmickbrosnan@gmail.com

2) The funds for Gypsy’s trip to Japan has reached its goal

Hi everyone

I am very excited to let you know that the funds for Gypsy’s trip to
Japan has reach its goal!! If you could please send this out to your
members and let them know 


I am overwhelmed by the community support and how amazing our community
is, all up we raised a total of $3180.00!! This will be enough to ensure
Gypsy is able to join her classmates on the incredible tour of Japan.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated and supported this.

Warm regards,


currently exploring avenues to support an exceptional young Aboriginal
student from BHS, Gypsy Rigatos, in realising her dream of traveling to
Japan. Gypsy, along with her Year 10 BHS Japanese class and their
remarkable teacher, Miss Teranishi, has been presented with an
incredible opportunity to spend two weeks in Japan. While my Community
Connector funding can contribute $800, and Gypsy’s dedicated mother has
paid the $300 deposit to secure her spot, the family still needs to
raise a total of $4200, leaving a gap of $3100 to fulfill Gypsy’s dream.
Recognizing that such opportunities are often financially challenging
for our Aboriginal youth, I am reaching out to see if any of you have
access to funds that could contribute to this cause. Collaboration can
make a significant impact, and I believe that by joining forces, we can
make this dream a reality for Gypsy.

3) From Bega Multicultural Centre:
I am currently recruiting volunteers for the launch of the Here 2 Help
literacy and numeracy program at Tura Marrang Library in Term 2. We have
two volunteer orientation meet-ups on Wednesday 17 & 24 April from
3.30pm – 5.30pm. Might this be something members of the SJA are
interested in? Please see fliers attached.

There are a number of newly arrived migrants with ESL support needs,
including women and children. We are launching this program at Tura
Marrang, as there are quite a few families in the southern part of the
Shire who need literacy assistance.

If you could pass on this information to anyone you think might be
interested, that would be greatly appreciated. And if you have any
further questions, feel free to contact me directly.


Warm regards,
Cayce Hill
Liaison at Bega Multicultural Centre
Address  104 Auckland Street, Bega NSW 2550
Phone 0425 314 023
Website www.bmc.org.au


Russell Jennings


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People as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work.
We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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