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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.

Charity Golf Day - 10 October 2014!

08 September 2014

Charity Golf Day - 10 October 2014 - $25 per person; shotgun start from 12:30; Riverside Golf Club

Training programs a huge success

08 September 2014

Participant Michael Pederson has been making huge progress with his skills and knowledge while undertaking his Certificate ll in Horticulture. Photos show Garb Walding from Murray Mallee Training going through the installation of micro irrigation system with Michael. Michael has taken on an exciting challenge of landscaping the gardens at one of the properties in Eileen Street.

Training programs

Thai-Riffic Fundraiser - 2014

13 August 2014

It was terrific to see so many people at the recent Thai-Riffic fundraiser held on Tuesday the 12th of August. A delicious banquet of Thai food was dished out and everyone walked out very full. A big thank you to all who attended and donated to the night with all proceeds going to our Benetook Chooks farm. We also had a lucky ticket winner Hannah McCullagh, who took home a beautiful bottle of Penfolds Bin 8, kindly donated by Bankmecu.

SRS would also like to thank Qualia Wines for their kind donation of wines and also Thai-Riffic for their beverage donation and wonderful venue.

Qualia Wine Thai-riffic bankmecu

Thai Photos 2014

Community Partnership and TAFE Expo 2014

29 July 2014

Mildura Rural City Council

SRS was successful with a Community Partnership Grant application from the Mildura Rural City Council to assist Benetook Chooks with purchasing equipment - a big thank you to MRCC and their very kind contribution.

SRS at TAFE Expo 2014

SRS also got to show case what we have on offer at Benetook Chooks, Respite and our volunteers program at the recent TAFE Expo. All the people that visited the stand got a first hand account from Tasha and Chloe of how good our facilities are and how wonderful it is to work and visit Benetook Chooks. In fact they were doing such a great job, I wasn't allowed to leave my post, not even for a second. Well done ladies and thank you for all your great help.

- Domenic Carrazza - Marketing Manager

Searching for Solace

25 July 2014

Benetooks Chooks art participants have recently completed an painting titles ‘Searching for Solace’. This piece has been entered into the Arts Access Australia Multimedia Exhibition ‘Discrimination: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly!’ Artists involved in the project included: Tasha Whitton, Paul Taggert, Phil Taggert, Dan Carter, Alan Turvey, Anita Levey, Michael Pederson and Damien Timms.

'Searching for Solace' represents how people with disabilities sometimes do not understand when they are being discriminated against and how they often need to rely on someone else to help stand up for their rights. The hands in the work represent this support. The person shows how sometimes a person can feel alone and isolated and to be standing in the in the dark. The hands represent carers, family and friends who work to protect people with disabilities from discrimination.

We are now waiting to see if our entry will be accepted to join this world traveling exhibition. Fingers crossed!

Benetook Chooks Painting Searching for Solace

Tasha Flies a Kite

15 July 2014
Benetook Chooks craft program recently made kites. In last weeks' windy weather it was a perfect opportunity for participants to learn how to fly them. Lots of laughs were had and it was a fun way for all involved to get some exercise and fresh air on the farm!

Tasha flying a kite
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