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Kirrip Newsletter - 29th September 2020
Yaama,

We hope you are managing well. It's been great to see some easing of restrictions such as gatherings of five people outdoors and the removal of the curfew. And it's fantastic knowing that they'll reassess the next stage in three weeks time (rather than four!). 

We do not know when we can meet in person again, but regardless, Kirrip will be holding the annual general meeting (AGM) in November. We'd like to hear what time our members can attend, so please go to this survey and let us know. The survey will only take a minute of your time and will be closed on Monday 5th October.

Read about the AGM and our other services below.

Take care you mob,
 
The team at Kirrip
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation will be hosting an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November. An AGM is a meeting held once a year that all members of Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation are invited to attend.

The purpose of an AGM is to present to our members a report on the activities and finances for the previous year, to allow time for members to ask questions, and to elect members to the board. There will be a number of positions open this year and we encourage our members to nominate themselves if interested. 

The purpose of this survey is to determine the best time and date to hold the AGM. There is only one question so this will only take a minute of your time.

Access the survey here. Please respond by COB on Monday 5th October.
ONLINE PROGRAMS
Kirrip's programs are currently held online via Zoom. You can get the Zoom link from our Facebook events or by emailing us. Give us a call if you need assistance getting on.
RSVP on facebook or via phone or email.

Elders Yarning Circle
Every Tuesday at 10:30am
 
Bingo by Kirrip
Every Tuesday at 1:30pm

Youth in Partnership
Every Tuesday at 3:30pm

Click here for instructions on how to join us on Zoom.
YOUTH IN PARTNERSHIP
Kirrip and Edmund Rice Services Mt. Atkinson have partnered to deliver a new cultural program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth living in the City of Melton and aged 12-17 years of age.
We will meet weekly to create new or build upon existing relationships, increase connection to culture, provide opportunities for leadership development and connect with local elders and Aboriginal professionals who will run cultural activities.

Following current COVID19 guidelines for gatherings, we will commence the program online and use Zoom for participants to get to know each other and have a yarn until we can meet face-to-face in a safe COVID normal environment.

Contact us on 8088 0764 for more information or for an enrolment pack. 
BINGO by KIRRIP
 
We are hosting a weekly bingo session that includes three games with prizes up for grabs. 

When: Tuesdays at 1:30pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: FREE

Call us on 8088 0764 to find out how to join.
THERAPIST AVAILABLE
Do you need someone to talk to? Kirrip now has a therapist available. James Dokona, who worked with Kirrip prior to COVID-19 is back and running sessions through TeleHealth. 

Sessions are FREE and are available to individuals, couples and families. Please call us if you have any inquiries or would like to make a booking.

This is a confidential service.
FOODBANK PACKAGES
Once per fortnight we receive an order from Foodbank. These are packaged up and available for our community to access with a gold coin donation.
The next packages will be available for pick up on Tuesday 6th October. Please contact us if you would like a package - pick up is by appointment only. This is a confidential service.

Read about our Foodbank service here.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Kirrip is able to provide assistance to our community individuals and families when they are experiencing financial hardship. Assistance can be in the form of a gift card or a bill payment. Some conditions and restrictions apply. This is a confidential service.

Read about our Emergency Financial Assistance here.
FACE MASKS
Do you need a face mask? Please let us know so we can help. We currently have a number of disposable face masks available at no cost.
COMPUTERS FOR HOME SCHOOLING
School is about to return with remote learning in place for the next few weeks. 
Kirrip has a number of computers available for families who need technology to assist with remote schooling. 
Please contact us as soon as possible so we can see what we can help you with.
CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: 03 8088 0764
Email: yaama@kirripaboriginalcorporation.org
Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KirripAboriginalCorporation/

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future.

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