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
Charity Golf Day postponed
18 September 2014
We're sorry to inform that the SRS Charity Golf Day has been postponed, due to a scheduling conflict with another event:
The Big Aussie Barbie, described as "Mildura Biggest Ever Blokes BBQ Lunch raising support for Prostate awareness" - certainly a very worthwhile cause and event!
You can find out more about the Big Aussie Barbie at their website, www.bigaussiebarbie.com.au.
Pizza Cafe fundraiser - 11 November 2014!
17 September 2014
Come join us for all the pizza and pasta you can eat at 6pm, on Tuesday 11 November at the Pizza Café at the Grand - featuring family friendly entertainment, delicious wood fired oven pizzas, raffles, auctions and door prizes!
Bookings are essential - to book your place, purchase a ticket from our Consulting Suite at 877 Fifteenth Street, Mildura (cash, cheque or bank transfer - no cards, sorry). Prices for this year's event are as follows:
Families - $50.00 [for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years]
Single adults - $20.00 ea.
Single children under 12 years - $10.00 ea.
Proceeds from the evening will go towards SRS' Benetook Chooks project, an exciting new disability training and day program project that will create and manage a hobby farm in Mildura.
Hope to see you there!
New position available: Farm Manager
12 September 2014
Benetook Chooks is a 4.05 ha farm incorporating layer hen production with further development in horticultural crops and marketing.
Must be able to get things done and make things happen to achieve meaningful activities for people with disabilities while increasing production and the growth of the business.
Qualifications and Experience in farming is essential.
Applications close: 29 September 2014.
For more information and a copy of the position description to address Key Selection Criteria, check out our Current Positions page.