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AGM at 5pm, Thu 22 Sep at the Armidale Business Centre.  Join or renew your membership ($5/year) at the AGM.

Perinatal Resilience Mentor Group Meeting.  Anna, Rahkel, Susan and Cathie had our second conversation about building perinatal resilience, spending most of the time building a sense of safety within the group.  

Visioning Workshop 28 Jul and Dinner.  A great turn-out  and lots of ideas, which are being crafted into realistic plans by our hard-working committee.

Extra Admin Support in the office.  Volunteer Anna Vlasoff is now helping out in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.  She can be contacted via the office phone or email her at admin@hcfa.org.au.

Presentation at Armidale Rotary AM Changeover Dinner.  Graham and Cathie attended the Armidale Rotary AM Annual Changeover dinner, where we were presented with a cheque for $1260 towards production of the 2nd edition of the Armidale Families Guide.  Thankyou, rotary!

Award of Volunteers Grant   1 June 2016.  

HCFA was awarded $5000 (the maximum grant available) from the Dept of Social Services to support our volunteers in doing their wonderful work in the community.  We asked for contributions towards volunteer training, a "volunteer home visitors' kit" and fuel reimbursement, but there is flexibility to spend it on other items on an approved list.  We will of course be consulting the volunteers on how to spend the money!

Currently seeking volunteers for

***NEW*** providing occasional support to parents' groups (playing with or reading to children while parents have a cuppa) ... an hour a month; an hour a week ... whatever you can manage

* volunteer home visiting (up to 2 hours visiting the same family in their home or as arranged)

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Fri Sep 16th  10-12 International Women's Support Group at One of a Kind cottage 115 Butler St near hospital (and every 2nd Friday)

Thu Sep 22nd 5pm Annual General Meeting