01 Dec An update from Community House
An update from Community House
A big hello and an update from the Camperdown and District Community House team!
Community House now open!
We are thrilled to announce that as of Tuesday 24th November community house has reopened to the public. We still have strict capacity quotas and COVID-safe guidelines in place, but we can have up to three people at any given time pop in for a visit. Come by and pay us a visit, we have missed you!
Camperdown and District Community House is committed to the safety of our public, staff and volunteers. We have a current and up-to-date COVID-safe plan and all of the required precautions.
Our office hours are 9am-4.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays and from 9am-1pm on Fridays.
Remote – Social – Local Community Workshop Launch Success!
The launch of our new community workshop program, Remote – Social – Local, was a tremendous success. We ran two workshops in November with Port Campbell’s Kylie Treble from the Place of Wonder. Our Making Fresh Cheese and Making Sourdough workshops with Kylie had almost 60 people engaged in learning all about making cheeses and sourdough from the comfort of their own homes. Learn more about the magnificent Kylie by visiting The Place of Wonder website.
Remote – Social – Local is supported by the Corangamite Shire’s CASI project and the CIRCLE Effect and as such we were able to provide these amazing learning opportunities and all of the materials required for free to all Corangamite Shire residents who participated.
Remote – Social – Local Workshop in December – Registrations NOW OPEN!
On Friday 27th November we launched the third workshop series as a part of the Remote – Social – Local community workshop program. Camperdown’s own Delyce England will lead a fantastic introduction to the Folk Art style of painting in this beautiful Floral Art Study.
The active workshop period, where you can watch the video demonstrations and create your own masterpiece at your own pace, will run from 8th December concluding with the live zoom catch up with Delyce on the 18th December.
As with the first two workshops, Corangamite Shire residents will be provided with a free workshop kit including all materials needed to complete the workshop, along with the video demonstrations and link to a live zoom session with Delyce.
Thank you to the Corangamite community for the support you have shown this project and the community house. We must give a huge thank you to Anglea Preiss, Kylie Treble and Delyce England for making this new project possible and for being so generous with their skills and time. We must also thank the Corangamite Shire for their support.
Remote – Social – Local Community Workshops in 2021
We will be offering more workshops with Kylie Treble from the Place of Wonder in 2021, along with other workshops with local businesses and talent.
We look forward to offering more engaging content while supporting local artists, businesses and facilitators through Remote – Social – Local community workshops and face-to-face workshops in 2021 and hope you can all join us!
Camperdown Community House Music Group
Another exciting update from Community House is that we held our first group activity post-second lock-down! Our wonderful music group, facilitated by Eileen McKenzie started back on Wednesday 25th November.
Due to the current COVID-safety capacity quota regulations, we have had to relocate the group to a larger venue. Luckily for us the Camperdown RSL Hall is the perfect fit!
We are required to have additional and event specific COVID-safe plans for any activity not held at Community House, so this is all in place and everyone had a wonderful and COVID-safe time. After so many months apart, it really was terrific to get back together.
If you are interested in learning more about our music group, or any of our other activities, please get in touch!
Annual General Meeting and Camperdown Community House Committee
The meeting was held via Zoom, a first for us here at Community House! It was a great success, especially considering the circumstances.
Mark Brennan from South West Primary Care Partnership, our guest speaker, along with a number of guests spoke highly of CCH and how we have been managing this year and continuing to be leaders in the space of community engagement and adaptive responses to COVID-19. It was a good reflection of the hard work Community House has put in to developing supportive partnerships across the community.
The Community House is an not-for-profit incorporated association with a volunteer committee of management at the helm. All members of the committee from 2019-2020 renominated and were successful in securing their place on the committee for the 2020-2021 period. A huge thanks is owed to Belinda Rowbottom (chair), Caroline Nash (secretary), Elizabeth Casey (treasurer), Foster Taylor (vice chair), Kay Devlin (general member), and Lynette Gleeson (general member) for the tremendous work you do as a volunteer committee.
Thank you to all who attended the meeting and for everyone who has supported the Community House over the course of the last year. We look forward to the year ahead!
Now that the AGM has passed, memberships are now due for the 2020-2021 period.
You can print the membership form to complete it of contact us to have a form sent out to you. You can also renew your membership online. Alternatively, pop in to the community house and sort it out with us directly.
Thank you to all who have already renewed!