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Kirrip Newsletter - 30th October 2020
Yaama,

Behind those face masks are some smiles thanks to the changes in COVID-19 restrictions. We hope you are all safely able to have a yarn in person with your nearest and dearest.

NAIDOC Week is quickly approaching and we have some events planned to help you celebrate. Scroll down below to find out about what is on and how you can take part. 

Reminder that the AGM is being held on Nov 21 and we are accepting nominations for board members. If you are interested in being on the Kirrip Board, please contact us for more information! 

Take care you mob,
 
The team at Kirrip
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation will be hosting an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21st November at 11:30am. 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. We urge any members who are interested in a board position to contact us for a nomination pack.
NAIDOC WEEK

Flag raising and morning tea
Wednesday 11th Nov at 10:30am

Tune into a live stream of a flag raising at Kirrip House. 
Following this, jump on Zoom for a shared morning tea.
Register at eventbrite by Nov 5 to secure your lemon myrtle scone order (free). We are delivering to the Melton area.

Indigenous Outreach Projects Virtual Workshops
Dates to be confirmed
Everyone Has A Story
IOP's Indigenous artists take us on a journey highlighting their trials and tribulations as well as their achievements and discovery of what inspires them. This powerful compilation is a raw insight into the background and lives of our First Nations Artists. Each story covers both their personal and professional journeys to date. 

Dance Project
A project to get you up and moving and providing a safe forum to feel comfortable enough to open up in. With a focus on delivering IOP's motto "no shame, be proud, respect'", encouraging the group to develop a healthy mind, body, spirit and culture. 
WOMEN'S GROUP
Our 2nd Women's Group will be on Wednesday 11th November and we have an activity planned for all participants.
Mandi Barton of Biyala B will be hosting a wellbeing sand art workshop, so please register your interest so we can prepare and deliver your art pack! Register on eventbrite.
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 joining us.
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

Men's Group
Every 2nd Wednesday at 5pm

Women's Group
Every 2nd Wednesday at 4pm


Click here for instructions on how to join us on Zoom.
SUPPORT SERVICES

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 20th October. Please contact us if you would like a package - pick up is by appointment only. 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. Read about our Emergency Financial Assistance here.

Alcohol and other drug support
Kirrip can now refer to an Aboriginal drug and alcohol worker at Odyssey House.

Therapist
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.

Desktop computers
Kirrip has a number of computers to loan to families who need technology to assist with schooling.
Please contact us as soon as possible so we can see what we can help you with.

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.

All of these services are confidential.
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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