Sunday 27 November 2016
60 people attended our celebration on Sunday November 27th. A big thank you to Susan and Sue for allowing us to show the documentary film "Susan's Holiday" at our Christmas event. This professionally made short film is about Susan's first trip to the snow in Tongariro National Park that she took with Sue and family in winter 2016. Susan and Sue described the planning and saving involved and noted within the trip a number of additional 'firsts' for Susan such as eating breakfast out in a cafe, and staying a night in a motel. The film was very well received (note enthralled faces glued to the big screen) and many people said afterwards how inspired they were.
Relationships and Valued Roles
Saturday 30 April 2016
Facilitators Jules Garland and Fran Hartnett
As part of the workshop we viewed the short film "Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community" that illustrates one man's community integration through strong community relationships and valued roles. This story was told at the Social Role Valourisation conference in USA in 2015. At the centre of the story is Citizen Advocacy.