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S.P.A.C.E NEWSLETTER

THE SITUATION WITH SCOUTS - Summary of the Member Update as issued by Alissa Phillips For
 over
 a
 year
 s.p.a.c.e
 has
 been
 promising
 renova3ons
 to
 the
 hall.
 The
 community
 has
 supported
 us
 by
 fundraising
 money
 to
 make
 these
 developments
 a
 reality.
 But
 why
is
there
s3ll
no
deveopment? In
 2007
 s.p.a.c.e
 was
 formally
 registered
 as
 a
 company.
 In
 2008
 we
 w e re
 m a d e
 a
 c h a r i t y
 a n d
 o u r
 fundraising
 efforts
 began.
 Prior
 to
 f o r m a l i s i n g
 t h e
 o r g a n i s a > o n ,
 nego>a>ons
 were
 made
 with
 Scouts
 Queensland
 that
 the
 two
 community
 organisa>ons
 would
 enter
 into
 a
 sub‐ lease
agreement.
 “I
personally
consider
this
a
worthwhile
 project”
 ‐
 Maurice
 J
 Law,
 Chief
 Commissioner
of
QLD
Scouts

In
November
of
2009
s.p.a.c.e
was
 ready
to
renovate
and
the
final
details
 were
being
convened.
It
was
at
the
 point
that
Scouts
ceased
all
 communica>on
with
s.p.a.c.e
 We
are
yet
to
hear
from
the
Scouts
in
 2010.
We
will

con>nue
to
 communicate
calmly
and
consistently
in
 the
hope
that
a
resolu>on
can
be
 made.
 The
 Office
 of
 the
 Lord
 Mayor,
 the
 Department
 of
 Natural
 Resources,
 the
 Department
 of
 Communi>es
 and
 our
 own
 local
 Councillor
 Margaret
 de
 Wit
 are
 all
 working
 with
 us
 to
 unlock
 the
 issue
 that
 has
 caused
 such
 a
 drama>c
 shiT
 in
 Scout
 demenure.
 They
 are
 in
 support
 of
 our
 con>nued
 use,
 and
 renova>on,
of
the
hall.


To
read
a
more
detailed
member
 update
please
head
to
the
website
and
 follow
the
link
on
the
front
page.
 Thank
you
for
your
support
throughout
 this
>me.
Do
not
hesitate
to
call
or
 email
if
you
have
any
ques>ons
or
 concerns.


Alissa Phillips

“I don’t care what problems we have in this country - they can be solved by people coming together and organising.” - Dorores Huerta

s.p.a.c.e is about activating inclusive communities. s.p.a.c.e is an idea. An ideal even. s.p.a.c.e is a collective of people who believe in working together to achieve an inclusive community. We believe in the possibilities


SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday March 14 s.p.a.c.e Clean Up Day Come
along
to
s.p.a.c.e
on
the
 Sunday
the
14th
of
March
and
 help
us
to
clean
up
our
act
before
 Open
Day.
In
the
past
the
 s.p.a.c.e
working
bees
have
 proven
to
be
LOT’S
of
fun
with
 weeding
compe>>ons,
crazy
hats
 and
ou`its,
BBQ’s
and
a
few
 beers
at
the
end
of
the
day.
This
 year
promises
to
be
no
 excep>on.
There
isn’t
to
much
to
 do
really
other
than
a
spot
of
 gardening
and
a
touch
up
of
 paint
work. Anyone
out
there
have
a
trailer?
 We
are
in
need
of
a
run
to
the
>p
 and
would
appreciate
a
lone.


Contact
Karen
0412300645

2010
marks
the
20th
Anniversary
of
Clean
Up
 Australia
Day
and
we
hope
to
encourage
and
 inspire
thousands
of
Australians
to
take
to
their
 local
park,
beach,
bushland
and
streets
and
ready
 help
make
a
difference
to
their
locaAon
 environment. In
1989
an
'average
Australian
bloke'
had
a
simple
 idea
to
make
a
difference
in
his
own
backyard
‐
 Sydney
Harbour.
This
simple
idea
has
now
become
 the
na>on's
largest
community‐based
 environmental
event,
Clean
Up
Australia
Day. It
is
hard
to
believe
that
this
campaign
began
as
the 
 inspira>on
of
one
man,
Australian
builder
and
solo
 yachtsman,
Ian
Kiernan. Clean
Up
Australia
has
made
a
huge
difference
over
 the
last
20
years.
Last
year,
we
picked
up
over
2
 million
pieces
of
rubbish.
That's
pre[y
amazing
and
 we
want
to
say
‘thank
you'
to
everyone
who
took
 part.

What's
even
more
amazing
is
if
each
and
every
 Australian
picks
up
JUST
1
piece
of
rubbish,
we'll
 pick
up
10
>mes
more
than
last
year.
That's
around
 20
million
pieces. So
for
our
20th
Anniversary,
we're
asking
people
to
 help
make
this
the
best
Clean
Up
Australia
Day
ever
 ‐
by
picking
up
JUST
1
piece
of
rubbish. - Clean up Australia Day Sunday March 7th,

HOT TIP: Run a working bee on the same day as Clean Up Australia Day and have your insurance covered by Brisbane City Council


Despite our success, we are not a selfish people. On the frontier, people got together to raise a neighbour’s barn. Today, our friends and neighbours raise something just as important more than $200 billion per year in charitable donations and volunteer services. - Don Ward, From the book ‘The Heart of a Volunteer’ written by Dan Zandra

“We have to find ways of organising ourselves with the rest of humanity. It has to be everybody or nobody.” - Buckminster Fuller

What
do
you
get
when
you
blend
fun,
fitness,
stamina,
strength,
 coordinaAon,
compeAAon,
mates
and
more?
AcAvate
at
the
space
 community
centre! Ac>vate
was
created
in
response
to
my
own
and
other’s
research
into
 physical
ac>vity:
its
determinants
and
its
benefits.
While
the
media
 promotes
the
long
term
benefits
of
physical
ac>vity
such
as
a
reduced
 risk
of
developing
heart
disease
or
certain
cancers,
I
believe
the
short
 term
benefits
are
more
relatable
such
as
increased
energy
levels,
 improved
sleep,
reduc>ons
in
depression
and
anxiety
 symptomatology
and
increased
social
interac>on.

 Opportuni>es
to
experience
these
benefits
should
be
accessible
to
 people
with
disabili>es
and
essen>ally
this
is
why
I
created
Ac>vate.
I
 combine
educa>on,
skill
building,
teamwork,
compe>>on
and
sport
to
 create
a
unique
program
that
above
all
else
is
good
fun.
In
2010
the
 program
will
see
a
faceliT
with
the
introduc>on
of
Wii
Fit
to
aid
 strength
and
skill
building
exercises,
weekly
‘challenges’
with
rewards
 and
prizes,
take
home
recipes
and
mapped
walking
routes
for
Ac>vate 
 parents.
 Stay
tuned
next
term
to
hear
of
a
FREE
addi>on
to
Ac>vate
for
those
 who
require
a
tailored
health
plan
to
assist
achieving
personal
health
 goals.
Anyone
is
welcome
at
Ac>vate,
the
ac>vi>es
are
specifically
 chosen
to
accommodate
for
all
abili>es
from
par>cipa>on
through
to
 compe>>on.
So
come
along
on
Thursday
aTernoons
from
4:30‐
5:30
 and
check
it
out! Nicole
is
in
her
final
year
of
a
Master
of
Health
Science
majoring
in
 Health
Promo3on
aNer
comple3ng
undergraduate
and
Honours
 degrees
in
Psychology.
 To
contact
Nicole
and
ask
about
Ac>vate
session
>mes
call
her
on
 0421
656
990
or
email
her
at
nicoleborder@hotmailcom


IN THE LOOP Is
social
media
a
 fad
or
is
it
the
 biggest
shiT
in
 thinking
since
the
 industrial
 revolu>on? Welcome
to
the
 revolu>on! Social
networking
 is
connec>ng
 people
all
over
 the
world.
Learn
 how
to
interact
 and
get
the
most
 out
of
your
online
 communi>es
by
 experimen>ng
 with
Facebook,
 Twi[er
and
 Youtube
through
 s.p.a.c.e.
 Log
on
to
the
 s.p.a.c.e
website
 and
click
on
the
 links
to
be
joined
 to
our
social
 networking
 pages.


Friends

Tweets

Subscribers

Facebook
is
a
social
 networking
website
 where
users
can
add
 friends,
send
them
 messages,
and
update
 their
personal
profiles
 to
no>fy
friends
about
 themselves.
 Addi>onally,
users
can
 join
networks
organized
 by
city,
workplace,
 schools
or
even
 organisa>ons
like
 s.p.a.c.e.
In
this
case
 friends
become
‘fans’.

TwiOer
is
a
free
social
 networking
and
 microblogging
service
 that
enables
its
users
to
 send
and
read
 messages
known
as
 “tweets”.
Tweets
are
 text‐based
posts
of
up
 to
140
characters
 displayed
on
the
 author's
profile
page
 and
delivered
to
the
 author's
subscribers
 who
are
known
as
 “followers”.


YouTube
is
a
video
 sharing
website
on
 which
users
can
upload
 and
share
videos
 including
movie
clips,
 TV
clips,
and
music
 videos,
as
well
as
 amateur
content
such
 as
video
blogging
and
 short
original
videos.
 Most
of
the
content
on
 YouTube
has
been
 uploaded
by
individuals.

Network

Message

Watch

s.p.a.c.e
uses
 Facebook
to
share
 stories,
interact
with
 younger
stakeholders,
 build
hype
and
a[ract
 new
volunteers.


s.p.a.c.e
uses
Twi[er
 as
a
catalyst
for
 invi>ng
new
followers 
 to
the
website.
We
 use
that
smidgen
of
 info
to
spark
interest
 in
online
passers
by.

We
want
people
to
 come
and
see
s.p.a.c.e
 for
themselves.
Some
 people
need
a
bit
of
 inspira>on
though.
So,
 the
opportunity
to
use
 music
and
video
to
 teach
people
about
 s.p.a.c.e
is
a
brilliant
 tool
for
fast

 engagement.

Fact

Fact

Fact

Years
to
reach
50
 million
users: Radio
‐
38
years TV
‐
13
years Internet
‐
4
years iPod
‐
3
years Facebook
‐
added
100
 million
users
in
less
 than
9
months!

Ashton
Kutcher
and
 Ellen
DeGeneres
have
 more
Twi[er
 followers
than
the
 en>re
popula>on
of
 Ireland,
Norway
and
 Panama

Youtube
is
the
2nd
 largest
search
engine
 in
the
world.



s.p.a.c.e is a community centre for, but not limited to, members of the community with special needs. We are proud of our weekly calendar and would love for you to check in with out website to check out what we have on offer. In the meantime here are our weekly programs in a nut shell:

Community Centre Programs Term 1 Music Therapy Monday afternoons (Session 1: 4:00 - 4:45) The focus of M.A.D. is to have fun by doing group based music activities. (Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30) This program is a little more advanced than M.A.D., as it has a strong emphasis on song writing. Cost: $100 for a ten week term. Contact Vanessa 0405 715 709

Participants will be supported to speak up and speak out on topics of their choosing. Cost: $100 for a ten week term. Contact Alissa 0403 747 228

Activate Thursday afternoons 4:30 - 5:30 pm What do you get when you blend fun, fitness, stamina, strength, coordination, competition, mates and more? Activate at the space community centre!

Bust A Move Wednesday afternoons 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Cost: $100 for a ten week term Contact Nicole 0421 656 990

Bust A Move was created out of a need for inclusive dance classes for kids, teens and adults with special needs.

Yogini Tuesday - Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 9 - 11 am

Cost: $100 for a ten week term.

Yoga for women. Contact Noush 38789907

Contact Ali 0423 923 851

Shed West Tuesday afternoons 1 - 4 pm Presentations on issues of interest to men including demonstrations of trade skills and hobbies as well as presentations on menʼs health issues and relevant discussions. Contact Graeme 0407 653 013

R.E.P Program Monday evenings 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Nia Dance Friday mornings Dance Movement Classes for Fitness and Wellbeing, Movement for body and soul. Contact Sophie sophie@niaaustralia.com.au Martial Arts Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30 - 8:30. Fun, fitness and disciple through Martial Arts Contact Russel 3202 7581

“Don’t agonise. Organise.” - Florence Kennedy

Guided Meditation Join Ruthie and unwind from your busy week in a powerful group mediation. Meditation is the best way to connect with yourself, gather awareness of the mind, body and spirit. Some of the benefits include? • • •

Accomplishment of a synchronous relaxed and alert mental states Self awareness and inner communication Physiological Effects e.g. Oxygen Metabolism and Respiration, Blood Flow, Autonomic Nervous System, Endocrine, Hormones just to name a few. Incorporates the

Email Ruthie at ruth@ruthiej.com.au Website:

http://www.ruthie-


Want to talk to s.p.a.c.e directly?

Alissa Phillips Founder and Executive Director 0403 747 228 Karen Phillips Facility Manager 0412 300 645

Krista Dislers Volunteer Coordinator 0400 662 479

Geof Alexander Finance 0418 766 578

Nicole Border Program Facilitator 0421 656 990

DO NOT TOUCH This Braille reads ‘Do Not Touch’, yet the only way you know this is by touching. A lovely paradox, and a great example of thinking the opposite.

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