- Parent Category: Escare History
ACE Aboriginal Women's Learning Group
Escare ran a series of innovative workshops in 2007 to increase participation in Adult Community Education (ACE).
The ACE program is not running in 2008; however, the Aboriginal Women's Learning group will have workshops this year.
Escare gratefully received funding from Lotterywest to purchase a Commuter Bus in January 2008.
Kids Fun Day - Port Authority Park - Sunday 30th March
An estimated 3000 people attended the highly successful Fun Day Out kids festival recently.
The weather provided ideal conditions to enjoy the vast array of activities on offer, with the inflatable rides, workshops, craft activities and water slide all proving popular.
The performances by the Maori and Indigenous dance groups and Barking Gecko’s Skylab show were a perfect finish to the day.
Event coordinator, Michelle Crisp, was delighted with the result, commenting that “the committee’s aim was to have a day with fun and interesting events for the kids and I think we have achieved this. We have had a lot of positive feedback”
The community run event drew on the resources of many local groups and organisations.
More than 120 adults and children volunteered on the Fun Day and a morning tea was held last Sunday at the Esperance Bay Yacht Club to acknowledge their invaluable contribution.
Generous sponsorship made the event possible, and money raised from the entry fee will be put towards the next event of its kind, hopefully in 2010.
Event was sponsored by Escare Inc, Esperance Port Authority, Norilsk Nickel, Shire of Esperance, Portman Mining Ltd, Esperance Community Arts Inc
National Familes Week - 15th May 2008
As part of National Families Week (11-17th May 2008), Escare held a display at the Boulevard Shopping Centre on Thursday 15th May, between 9.30 and 1.30pm.
Escare's National Family Week activity included a free raffle, information on family friendly work places (like Escare), colouring for kids and give aways.
There was also the exclusive launch of the new "Kids Stuff" booklet, a comprehensive resource for all families in Esperance.
Esperance "Kids Stuff" Booklet
A parents guide to services available for families and Children in Esperance Western Australia. This booklet was launched during National Families Week , a project instigated by the Esperance Early Years Network and completed by Escare coordinator Jo Aberle and Community Health Nurse Janette Fletcher.
The initial printing cost were sponsored by the Esperance Port Authority.
New Escare Youth Worker (April)
Donna Sadler joined Escare as the new Youth Worker. Donna is fairly new to Esperance and has previously studied Youth Work in Perth at TAFE, and worked with young people through a program called R.E.A.L. (Recreation, Education, Arts and Life Skills), with young people through different activities and camps.
New Financial Counsellor Appointed (August)
Escare welcomed Jennifer Potae to the Escare team. Jennifer job shares (18 hours per week), with Ellen Moffat to provide a full time financial counselling service to the town of Esperance.
Adult Learners Week Workshops 1-8th September 08
The Adult Learners Week work shops were coordinated this year by the Esperance Library. "Money Matters ; Tips for saving you $" was facillitated by Escare Financial Counsellors on September 4th, between 9.30am- 12.00pm at Esperance Lotteries House.
Return to Work: A Smooth Transition?
If you are currently taking leave or have left your employer to care for children, Escare would like to invite you, on behalf of the University of NSW, to participate in a study that aims to examine what factors are important when parents decide to return to work and what types of support and assistance would make this transition smoother.
Once you complete the Online questionnaire, you will also have the option to enter a draw to win $200 worth of gift vouchers from the store of your choice [expired].
Escare Celebrates 25 years of Incorporation 24th September 2008
Escare Incorporated celebrated its 25th birthday on the 24th September 2008 at Esperance Lotteries House.
Past members, consumers, agencies and members attended a morning tea to celebrate. Archives, past activities photos and tales were shared. Special recycling bags and shopping lists were available as a memento of the occasion.
The Escare AGM was held immediately after and a new committee elected with Tina Newman elected Chairperson; Sue Marsh as Secretary and Erin Pilmer as Treasurer.
New Youth Worker
Donna Sadler left Escare and Melainie Mayfield joined the team as the new part-time Youth Worker.