Media Release

Date: Phone: (03) 5772 0333 Fax: (03) 5772 2291 20 October 2010 Lisa Elward 04/02/11 Immediate Contact Person: File Ref: For Release:

FREE skills workshops proving popular
Workshops that assist volunteer groups and organisations in carrying out the day to day tasks in managing, promoting and supporting their groups will be rolled out across Murrindindi Shire in the coming months. The free Skills Development Workshops are proving extremely popular following a pilot program that assisted groups in preparing grant applications. Murrindindi Shire Council¶s Corporate Services portfolio spokesman Cr Kevin Bellingham said the latest round of workshops would help with event promotion, managing risk and supporting volunteers. ³I would encourage our many volunteer organistions to attend all three workshops as they will provide a range of valuable information,´ Cr Bellingham said. ³The free workshops are available to all community groups, large and small, For Profit and Not-For-Profit groups, sporting and non-sporting ± all are welcome.´ The latest round of workshops are:
SUPPORTING YOUR VOLUNTEERS Yea Alexandra Marysville Flowerdale Kinglake Thursday 28 October 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Thursday 4 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Tuesday 9 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Thursday 11 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Tuesday 16 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Yea Community House Alexandra Bowling Club Marysville RAC Spring Valley Recreation Reserve Kinglake RAC

MARKETING AND PROMOTING YOUR ORGANISATION Yea Alexandra Marysville Flowerdale Kinglake Thursday 18 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Tuesday 23 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Thursday 25 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Tuesday 30 November 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Thursday 2 December 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Yea Pioneer Reserve Alexandra Bowling Club Marysville RAC Spring Valley Recreation Reserve Kinglake RAC

MANAGING YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP RISKS Yea Alexandra Marysville Flowerdale Kinglake Monday 6 December 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Tuesday 7 December 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Wednesday 8 December 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Thursday 9 December 1:00pm ± 3:00pm Thursday 9 December 7:30pm ± 9:30pm Yea Golf Club ± Clubrooms Alexandra Bowling Club Marysville RAC Spring Valley Rec. Res Kinglake RAC

Interest groups must register their attendance by contacting Lisa Elward at Murrindindi Shire Council, phone: 5772 0363 or email: lelward@murrindindi.vic.gov.au The program is being organised by Murrindindi Shire Council and µOur Community¶, and is funded by the Department of Planning and Community Development and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. The program is available at Council¶s website at www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au and will be advertised as workshops are developed.
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