Friday, 16 December 2005

Christmas Update! + Handicamp Volunteers needed

Hello all,

Thanks to Lauren for keeping you up to date on goings-on in the last couple
of weeks. I disappeared from my duties for a couple of reasons -- an
excellent three-day course sponsored by Rio Tinto Shared Business Services
and extra shifts at work, I hope you've all done your Christmas shopping
because the shopping centres are chaos!


Compliments of the season to all our members and friends of the Rotaract
Club of UWA and best wishes for the new year 2006.

And onto business...

We'll need to have a meeting in early January for those of you who are
around in Perth. This will either be a weekend (Sunday afternoon, typically
Matilda Bay Foreshore and informal) or an evening meeting. E-mail me your
preferences and availability.

Business for that meeting will be planning for the start to 2006, including
Orientation Day (O-Day) plans -- we have received paperwork from the Guild
for this due 23 January, so we have a deadline to meet.

Additionally we have a request for assistance from Handicamp:

"Handicamp is desperately in need of buddies (carers). We need about 10 to
be able to match up with the number of people with disabilities we have
accepted (we also have a waiting list of 10 people with disabilities).

A brief overview:

January 22nd to 28th at Pt Walter Recreation Camp Bicton
18 to 35 years of age
All costs met by Rotary
No previous carer experience required
Must get a Volunteer Police Clearance

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, or require
any additional information."

Basically Handicamp is a week-long leadership camp for people with
disabilities -- lots of activities. I will put you in contact if you are
able to help out.

Check our website for comings and goings over summer at

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA