Annual General Meeting Wrap-Up and Annual Report
09 October 2015
Thursday the 8th of October marked the date for one of SRS’ most important and iconic annual events, its 38th Annual General Meeting, held at SRS’ own Benetook Farm to celebrate its grand opening. Present to cut the ribbon was David Loader, a former long-time board member with SRS since its inception in 1976, and SRS participant Kerry Bolger, who has been receiving support from SRS since 1978 at the age of six years, and still going strong today. Sincere thanks to everyone who attended and helped to make for a fantastic night!
Our annual report for the year is available just below:
Download 2014-15 Report
Mothers Day Raffle
10 March 2015
SRS is putting together a hamper to raffle on Mother’s Day and could use your input!
If you’ve got any donations you could spare towards the hamper or any time to put towards selling tickets, your help would be massively appreciated. The last hamper that was at the Benetook Christmas party was a massive success thanks in no small part to everyone who pitched in last time.
Raffle books are available at 877 reception and cost $2.00 each.
School Holiday Report
10 March 2015
Congratulations to all participants of the January school holiday program for 2015! The group was spotted around Sunraysia enjoying some Summertime Vibes. The respite pool was a hit as always, as was the SRS ten pin bowling tournament. The team enjoyed a scavenger hunt around our fine town and, of course, no Mildura summer is complete without a trip to the Perry Sandhills to see who has improved their sand-surfing/rolling skills ;-) One of our crew even celebrated his birthday during the program. Happy Birthday, James!
A big thankyou to everyone involved and we hope to see you all again for the April program.
Benetook Under the Stars
27 February 2015
Discrimination: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
08 December 2014
The Arts Access Australia Exhibition's "Discrimination: the good, the bad, the ugly!" was recently launched in Sydney at the Arts Activated conference and received a great deal of applause and appreciation.
The video has now been posted to Vimeo for all to see. Highly recommended viewing!
Discrimination: the good, the bad, the ugly from Arts Access Australia on Vimeo.
Closures over Christmas and New Year
05 December 2014
SRS Consulting Suite
The SRS Consulting Suite at 877 Fifteenth Street Mildura will be closing for the Christmas/New Year Break on:
- Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 4:30 PM
The Consulting Suite will reopen on:
- Monday, 5 January 2015 at 9:00 AM
SRS Respite will be closing for the Christmas/New Year Break on:
- Wednesday, 24 December 2014 at 6:00 PM
Respite will reopen:
- Monday, 12 January 2015 at 3:00 PM
- School Holiday Program commences at 10:00 AM
Using fresh produce grown on the farm
17 November 2014
The craft group at Benetook Chooks have been cooking up a storm using fresh produce grown and harvested at the farm to make delicious pizzas. They have been learning how to prepare healthy meals using fresh vegetables and eggs while having lots of fun.
Benetook Chooks exhibition at Red Cliffs Market
17 November 2014
On Sunday 2nd November Benetook Chooks art and Craft participants held an exhibition in a Pop up Gallery at the Red Cliffs Market Day.
There was a fantastic response from the public and we were very excited to sell $290 worth of pieces. 160 walked through the door and it was great to be able to help raise more awareness about the project.
A special thank you to Michael Pederson, Alan Turvey and Tasha Whitton who gave up their Sunday to help man the gallery and promote their wonderful work.
It was a fantastic day and we look forward to doing it again in 2015!
Pizza Cafe tickets sold out
11 November 2014
Seats for tonight's Pizza Café event are now SOLD OUT -- thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. It's shaping up to be a fantastic night!
2013-14 Annual Report now available
03 October 2014
Following last night's Annual General Meeting, our annual report for the 2013-14 financial year is now available.
Annual Report 2013-14
Highlights from this year's report include:
- Program activities, celebrations and achievements throughout the year
- Benetook Chooks' first year and transformation
- Staff milestones
- Fundraising highlights