Tomorrow night (11th January) we are having our first meeting for 2017. It will be a general meeting, and next week (18th January) will be the first Migrant Job Club committee meeting.
January 10th, 2017 · Club meetings
January 4th, 2017 · Main
Our first meeting for 2017 is next week, with the Migrant Job Club committee meeting the following week.
Upcoming dates and locations:
- Wed 11th Jan: Normal meeting (6pm, New Sydney Hotel, Chapel Room)
- Wed 18th Jan: Migrant Job Club committee meeting (6pm, New Sydney Hotel, Chapel Room)
- Wed 25th Jan: Migrant Job Club – Mentor training session (7pm?, Red Cross, Melville Street)
December 7th, 2016 · Club meetings
Tonight we held our annual general meeting and held our elections for the positions for 2017-18.
The election results are:
President: Warwick Pease
Secretary: Christabel Kuypers
Treasurer: Mandy Ochsendorf
Congratulations to everyone in the club for a successful 2015-16. We hope the club prospers and grows for remainder of 2016-17 and into 2017-18.
November 30th, 2016 · Main, Refugees employment project
The Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group (Amnesty) held a forum on Wednesday 30th November at Hotel SOHO to share ideas and to network between individuals and organisations who are supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Tasmania. We heard from two refugees, John Kamara and Haji Alizada, and then we socialised to hear what others are doing and to make connections.
He is a refugee from Sierra Leoni who left in 2004 with no knowledge of Australia. Most of his family were killed. He found languages was a major barrier and TAFE helped him.
One of the major problems he identified as a refugee was contracts. It is easy to not understand when signing contracts (eg telecommunications companies, renting) and then they are liable for unforeseen debts. Another issue was knowing how to budget with our banking system and currencies.
He is a refugee from Afghanistan who left when he was 16 years old, and has been in Tasmania for 3 years. He travelled from Afghanistan to Malaysia to Indonesia and then to Christmas Island. He received a bridging visa and was settled in Tasmania.
He identified education as the key to Australia’s future. Many of the asylum seekers and refugees have skills and experience that would be extremely beneficial to Australian society but so many are denied the ability to effectively use them by restrictions on their visa. Haji also said that sharing stories is an effective way to break down social barriers, and reduce stigma and xenophobia.
November 27th, 2016 · Community activites
This evening the Rotary Club of City Central Hobart and the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay helped sort various personal items into bags for vulnerable women for the Its In The Bag campaign for Share the Dignity. We met at Mathers House for a social get together and to fill bags with personal items for vulnerable women in the greater Hobart area.
The “It’s in the Bag” Christmas campaign idea came to us when we realised that we seem to manage the needs of children at Christmas, ensuring they’re cared for and made to feel special, but the same can’t always be said for those women who put the needs of others before their own. We wanted to make them feel special.
And so the campaign began – we asked Australians to donate a handbag they no longer used, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special and even pop a thoughtful note into the bag to show her that someone cares and that she matters.
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November 27th, 2016 · Main, Refugees employment project
This week we will be having our social event with Red Cross, so there will be no general meeting on the 30th November.
We were going to hold a BBQ on Saturday 3rd December, however this has now been combined with the Red Cross BBQ on Saturday 17th December at Nutgrove Beach.
On Wednesday 7th December we are holding our AGM and elections. This will be at the New Sydney Hotel as normal.
November 20th, 2016 · Club meetings, Refugees employment project
This Wednesday we are have our committee meeting for the Migrant Job Club. This is in our normal venue: New Sydney Hotel, Chapel Room for 6:15pm.
There will be a club board meeting afterwards.
Sunday 27th November- “Its in the Bag”- Mather’s House 6 to 8 pm
Saturday 3rd December- Migrant Job Club BBQ- Nutgrove Beach, midday
Wednesday 7th December- Annual General Meeting and last meeting for the year
Sunday 18th December- Christmas Party- venue TBA (at a restaurant)
October 24th, 2016 · Club meetings
Starting this week our meetings will be held on Wednesday nights, instead of Monday nights. They are still at 6:00 for 6:15pm at the New Sydney Hotel (Chapel Room).
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October 19th, 2016 · Club meetings, Refugees employment project
Tonight we are holding our committee meeting for the Migrant Job Club.
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October 16th, 2016 · Club meetings
On Wednesday night we are having our committee meeting for the Migrant Job Club at the New Sydney Hotel. As a result we are not having our normal Monday general meeting (tomorrow night).
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October 2nd, 2016 · Club meetings, Main
Due to a special meeting on Tuesday there will not be any general meeting tomorrow night.
There will be a Migrant Job Club meeting next Monday, the 10th October.
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September 25th, 2016 · Club meetings, Refugees employment project
Tomorrow night we are having the Migrant Job Club committee meeting at 6:15. There will be a short general meeting following this.
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September 18th, 2016 · Club meetings
Tomorrow night (19th Sep) we are having our normal general meeting.
UPDATE: This meeting has been cancelled. Sorry for the short notice.
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September 11th, 2016 · Club meetings
Tomorrow night (12th Sep) we are having our normal general meeting followed by a board meeting.
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September 4th, 2016 · Main
Due to the number of meeting relating to our project, Migrant Job Club, we have cancelled this coming Monday’s meeting (5th Sept).
We are keen to have visitors, however we strongly encourage anyone who wants to come to RSVP in case our arrangements have changed (such as this Monday). We do not need to provide numbers so you can come at the last minute if you like. RSVPs help us know to keep an eye out for you as well.
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