Motueka is looking forward to welcoming all community workers to the Combined Districts Community & Whanau Meeting on Thursday 5th March 2020. This is a day to connect with workers from Golden Bay, Motueka, Richmond and Nelson and hear from local guest speakers. Please advise Rae if you have specific dietary requirements for morning tea and lunch, and of your attendance so we can make it a joy filled inspirational occasion. Emails to Rae at [email protected] or please ring 03 528 0404 or 021 123 2026. The meeting will open from 9am with an informal meet and greet with formal welcome and introductions at 09.30am. Guest speakers will include Manaaki Tāpoi/Youth Services and Rural Women/Wayne Langford/Grow NZ Women as well as presentations on Age Concern, Family Violence, and Parenting through Separation. The event will include a morning tea (11.15) and lunch (at 1pm) with time built in to network or gather informally until 2.30pm.
Come & meet your community at our Nelson Connects Volunteer Expo on Saturday 7 March 10am – 2pm Annesbrook Church, 40 Saxton Road, Stoke (diagonally opposite PIC’s Peanut Butter). Whether you are a teenager, soon-to-be retiree, able-bodied or challenged, English speaker or learning, this expo is for you! The Nelson Connects Volunteer Expo is Nelson’s first Volunteer Expo and over 30 community organisations will be there to tell you all about the work. they do and ways you can get involved to help them help our community – whether it be in arts and heritage, helping animals, caring for older people or young families or supporting former refugees settle in Nelson. There’s something for everyone. For more information see the attached flyer and get in touch with Volunteer Nelson or Age Concern who are working together on the Nelson Connects Collaborative programme via [email protected]