Interchange is a Wollongong based service Not for Profit organisation providing flexible family and respite services
Interchange pride themselves on providing Customer driven services
The Illawarra Health Centre is for all women in the Illawarra
It was established 30 years ago in Warilla and supports marginalised women.
Domestic violence is bad and getting worse. On average 3000 women are hospitalised each year and 50 women per year are killed
Our Guest Speaker was Siobhan Christian from WIRES Illawarra. Siobhan is the Education Officer for the local WIRES, and is passionate about the care of all animals , especially our native species
Anita Kenny talked to us about her passion for the Kookaburra Kids Foundation.
This project organises support for kids living In a family affected by mental illness.
Marc Swan, the Venue Manager of WIN Stadium, presented on the back story to the Elton John concert, the biggest night in Wollongong’s entertainment history.
Susie Crick gave an enlightened insight into the problems with plastic waste in our oceans. Apart from large black spots of waste in our oceans that can be seen from space, partially degraded plastic is a constant presence and contaminant for ocean life.
Henry Karpik became a volunteer with Vision Australia in 2014. Henry is a Community Presenter who speaks about his personal experience and strategies of living with low vision to community groups and schools. Henry has Aged Related Macular Degeneration and has been a client of Vision Australia since 2012 when his vision deteriorated rapidly. He now has very limited central vision and relies on his peripheral vision to see what little he can. Before retiring…
Our guest speaker Dr Christian Swan, a Sports Psychology Researcher on “Mental Toughness”, who spoke on the research conducted on high mountain climbers (Mt Everest). The toughness being researched was summed up by the motto “Don’t stop when it hurts stop when you’re done”
Family & friends along to listen to his presentation on their walking trip along the Iarapinta Trail which started & ended near Alice Springs. The trail follows along the MacDonnell Ranges. (They went with Treck Tours Australia). A good looking cheer squad & some amazing photos. L to R cyclists & fellow walkers Pip Aiken & Jan Kerr plus Rowan & Theresa.
Dr Rainer Kurz from Stuttgart/Germany started the initiative “Jobs-for-Refugees” for which he was recently honoured with the Demography Excellence Award for successfully placing academic refugees into qualified jobs.