POSITION VACANT – TULGEEN RIVERSIDE NURSERY

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RIVERSIDE NURSERY CASUAL POSITION – HORTICULTURIST

Riverside Nursery is seeking a qualified Horticulturist with experience in a professional horticulture setting. This is a casual position and will involve some weekend work.

We are looking for someone with outstanding customer service skills, comprehensive plant knowledge, a strong work ethic, initiative and excellent communication skills.

Experience working in disability support or the social sector an advantage. Police and Working with Children checks are mandatory.

Riverside Nursery is an Australian Disability Enterprise.

To apply, download the full application package: 1508-27 Riverside Nursery Casual Recruitment Package

Applications close COB 7 September 2015

For more information about the Riverside Nursery visit www.riversidenurserybega.com.au

Honouring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Future

24 August 2015

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Carol Broadhead and Bob Westmacott, Tulgeen’s patron

On September 3rd, Tulgeen will celebrate a 40th birthday.  It’s the fortieth anniversary since the first meeting of Tulgeen’s original founders – a group of concerned parents and citizens who first dreamed of a place, a service to support families caring for and individuals with disability.  From this meeting, Tulgeen was born two years later in 1977.

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Betty Craze

Founders Carol Broadhead, Vera Kirkness, Betty Craze and Bob Westmacott who is Tulgeen’s current patron recently met at Tulgeen to reminisce about the early days and to contribute to Director, Gae Rheinberger’s History Project.  Gae is documenting the origins and history of Tulgeen.  Sadly, the late Bill Broadhead who was instrumental in the early days was unable to join in.

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Vera Kirkness (left) and Carol Broadhead

We have a current staff member Carrie Ann Halpin who has been here from the first days.  At the time she was only a volunteer.  Carol Broadhead remembers:  “Carrie Ann’s parents wouldn’t allow her to get the dole so I said I could have her for half a day.  Her mum said ‘no Carol, you can have her for the full week.  I don’t want her moping around the house.’ I  thought “what am I going to do with this kid? It was like having another client.”

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Pauline (left) and Carrie Ann in the late 80s

And so Carrie Ann came everyday as a volunteer and later as a staff member.  Clearly, the arrangement worked out!! The years passed and she left, did other things, raised a family of her own and returned.  Carrie Ann is still here today as is one of Tulgeen’s long term clients, Pauline.  Both are thriving which is testament to the difference Tulgeen has made to the lives of so many.

Pauline and Carrie Ann now

Tulgeen wishes to invite all our clients and their families, our staff, friends and supporters to join us for our celebration of Tulgeen’s conception on 3rd September from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Plethora of Postcards exhibition

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A number of Tulgeen’s artists have put their work on display at the Plethora of Postcards exhibition at the Spiral Gallery in Bega.

As the name suggests, all works are the size of a postcard. Tulgeen entered a number of works in this exhibition and the feedback has been extremely positive! Congratulations to Miriam Kydd  who has sold most of her work on display! A fantastic effort!

Despite being scheduled to finish on the 12th of August, the exhibition continues because of it’s popularity! Get in quick before it closes!

TULGEEN’S STUDIO INSYNC ENTERS SHORT FILM AND A DOCUMENTARY IN FOCUS ON ABILITY FILM FESTIVAL

In a mammoth creative team effort, Tulgeen’s fledgling Studio INSYNC has created and entered a short film ‘Off the Wall’ in the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival.  ‘Off the Wall’ is directed by staff member Craig Beale and starring Tulgeen clients Jacinta Robinson, Cornelius Moon, Mitchell Porteous, Colleen Barrett, Wayne Ramus, Beverley Mitchell, Graham Henkel, Bradley Gordon and Shannon Catt.  Many other staff also contributed to the creative and technical processes of the film.

Additionally, the team has also entered a documentary ‘Behind the Scenes – The Making of Off the Wall’ in the short documentary category. 

The pigeon pair of films is simply entertaining, moving and a showcase of both staff and client talent.

Running for the 7th consecutive year the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival is run by NOVA Employment. The competition is aimed at raising awareness of the abilities of people with a disability. With over $100,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won this is a highly contested competition.

The theme for the competition asks film makers to ‘Focus on the Ability’ of people with a disability.

Films will be both judged by a professional judging panel and put through an online voting process, with separate prizes for each category.

“TULGEEN IS ENCOURAGING THE ENTIRE BEGA COMMUNITY TO GET BEHIND US AND VOTE FOR ‘OFF THE WALL’ AS WELL AS THE DOCUMENTARY ‘BEHIND THE SCENES – THE MAKING OF OFF THE WALL ONLINE to support this initiative.

In an effort to make ‘Off the Wall’ go viral, we are encouraging its sharing via all forms of social media” said CEO Pete Gorton.

VOTING ONLY OPEN UNTIL 10TH AUGUST SO PLEASE CAST BOTH YOUR VOTES FOR EACH FILM NOW!!

Please Watch Off the Wall here and VOTE NOW.

a PIX OFF THE WALL

 

Watch the Documentary ‘Behind the Scenes -The Making of Off the Walland VOTE now.

Making of Off the Wall