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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Website:
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.
S.P.A.C.E 15 MONDRA ST KENMORE BRISBANE QLD