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February 2020 Edition

Minute With the CEO

We were very fortunate this month to receive several secondhand items of office furniture from Danny's Desks and Chairs in Maroochydore. A big thank you to the team for their generosity.

Also, if your organisation would like to better harness the power of team building, Clare Edwards from BrainSmart and Kim Taylor from Ultimate Speaker are holding a world-class workshop on fostering an inclusive and collaborative team environment. Don't miss your opportunity to get involved.

Until next month,


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Thank You Danny's Desks and Chairs

We are extremely grateful to Danny's Desks and Chairs for their generosity in donating several items of office furniture to the Volunteering Sunshine Coast office.

Harnessing Team Diversity and Inclusion

We are excited to announce the following workshop:
'Harnessing Team Diversity and Inclusion. From a Team of Champions to a Champion Team!'

Clare Edwards (BrainSmart) and Kim Taylor (Ultimate Speaker) explore how we can harness our individual gifts and strengths and build further on a team cohesion that offers greater meaning and belonging.

This will be a highly practical and interactive workshop to assist teams, their managers and leaders to value different individual perspectives, improve team communication, foster collaboration, develop flexibility and build trust and inclusion.

Date/Time: 12 March 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
Venue: Venue 114 - Ground Floor, 114 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina Qld 4575
Cost: Free to members / $50 GST incl. to non-members

Places are limited to 30 people so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Register here and secure your place.

4 Points of Contact

4 Points of Contact is a free two-day workshop on the Sunshine Coast for truck drivers.

It will train and assess participants in key elements of truck driving such as:

  • Fatigue management
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Load restraint
  • Chain of responsibility (CoR)
This is the ultimate ancillary training course for any truck driver which will give them an added advantage in gaining prospective employment, as well as make our roads safer.

This course would normally cost $995, but is being provided FREE and will deliver invaluable knowledge to truck drivers of all experience levels.
  • Basic level of english required
  • No written assessments.
Applicants may need to be supported to complete the surveys on their smart phone.

When: 8 am - 4.30 pm, 2-3 March 2020

Contact Stella to register your interest and confirm the location of the workshop:
Ph- 0423 298 363

Better Together Social Event

The Better Together program invites interested seniors on the Sunshine Coast to come along and meet new peers. 

Fish, Yarn, Move

Come along, bring your fishing rod and chair, and enjoy a morning together. Morning provided.

When: 10 am - 1 pm, Tuesday 24 March 2020
Where: The BBQ area, near the Powerboat Club, Lamerough Parade, Golden Beach

Please RSVP by 20 March for catering purposes with Darcy Budden on 0459 862 804 or email

Young Onset Dementia Seminar

The young onset dementia seminar is an opportunity to join as a community to discuss, share information and resources to support each other. The seminar is aimed at people diagnosed with young onset dementia (under 65 years of age), friends, staff carers and members of the family

Topics and Speakers
  • Young Onset Dementia;
  • The Caring Role
Lorrae and Vince O'Rourke (Carer's Outlook)
  • Respite: Holidays
Tracey Johnston (Blue Care), David Mack (Adapt Lifestyle Support)
  • Discussion on Resources from Dementia Australia, Alzheimer's Qld, Suncare, NDIS, Adventure With Dementia (Bromilow Community Care), Carinity, Assisted Care Travel, etc.
Time: 9.30 am registration, 10 am - 2 pm
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Venue: CWA Hall, 10 Short Street, Nambour (Central Sunshine Coast)
Cost: Free (morning tea and lunch provided)

Register no later than 11 March by contacting Lorrae on 0418 298 183 or email

Stockland Aura Harmony Day Festival

The FESTURI Multicultural Festival event is a free multicultural celebration which triumphs community, culture and diversity.

Immerse your senses in the vibrant and dynamic myriad of international styles, colours and flavours. Explore the various art forms, interactive workshops, music, dance, street theatre, storytelling and more.

Welcoming many new acts, from Trinidad to Colombia and everywhere in between, you are welcome to come and partake. 

Capturing the essence of many nations coming together as one global community, right here on the Sunshine Coast. FESTURI offers a place to connect, share and celebrate our difference. 

Main Stage, Children's Festival, Art-Maker's Tent, Workshop Zone II and Around the Streets, the program offers something for everyone.

The FESTURI Committee welcomes you to come and be a part of a fun filled day at Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Maroochydore. Embrace the rich and vibrant sights and sounds which make the Sunshine Coast's FESTURI Multicultural Festival a special experience for the whole family. 

When: 10 am - 6 pm, 21 March 2020
Where: Baringa Town Square, Edwards Terrace, Baringa 
Volunteering Opportunities
Contact Volunteering Sunshine Coast to register your interest:
Ph: 5443 8256
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