Category Archive: Events

Dec 02

All Abilities Sailing at BYS

A personal story from a CLA Member and Volunteer about the All Abilities Sailing Program at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. We’ve moved from Melbourne to live in Rye since late 2017 and loving it. My adult son, Jamie especially shown his enthusiasm and happiness since being here. Apart from everything else, attending the Sailability Blairgowrie has definitely …

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Nov 27

FREE All Abilities Day next Wednesday 5 December

ALL ABILITIES DAY is happening next Wednesday 5 December from 9.30am – 1.30pm. Come and try a range of sports, dance and art activities as well as a BBQ lunch – all for FREE! Bookings essential and will be closing very soon (the Shire has extended the deadline so make sure you don’t miss out!) …

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Nov 07

Could this have been the best CLA party yet?!!

Table with raffle prizes

Report on our Carers’ Lunch 2018 – our annual event held in carers week to recognise our carers – the unsung heroes in our community – an event to relax, make friends & enjoy the entertainment.   The Morning Star Estate ballroom was buzzing with chatter and song. Chris McConechy even got the crowd marching …

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Oct 10

Family funded independent advocacy is needed now !!

Family Advocacy

We need social justice for all Australians. Please click here for CLA’s submission ‘Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures Plan 2018-2020 – Discussion Paper A‘ (PDF 528kb). To view this document you need the free Adobe Reader which you can download here: #WMHDAY1 #WorldMentalHeathDay #MentalHealthDay

Aug 22

Celebrating Carer’s Week with Lunch & Show

CLA Carers lunch sponsors

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO: CELEBRATING CARERS WEEK LUNCH & SHOW   Date: Mon 15 Oct’18 Time: 10am for 10.30am start – 2pm Venue: Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza _________________________________________________________ FEATURING: Bernadette Mether Vaughan Wilson Piano Beleura Village Choir Chris Mc Conechey (The Master Of The Washboard) HOSTED BY PATRON JUDY BARRET MC Russell …

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Jun 29

Great support at Bunnings Sizzle

CLA Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings

Big thank you to those who popped in for a snag on Wednesday May 23rd and the volunteers who braved the cold weather. You helped us raise a whopping $1,200 – all to go towards supporting carers of children with disability. On behalf of them we thank you deeply! SaveSave

Apr 21

Proud Performance by Beleura Village Chorus

Another fundraising delight organised by the CLA brings in much needed funds for building accommodation for adults with a disability. On Sunday 8th April, 2018, our fundraising team member Carole organised the very successful High Tea & Silent Auction at the Beleura Village Chorus to Blue Hills Rise Village in Cranbourne raising a whopping $1,965 …

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Feb 28

50 Days To Go!

To celebrate 50 days to go to the Games, the Administrator of the Commonwealth Linda Dessau AC hosts Special Olympics Inc. Chairman Tim Shriver, Special Olympics Australia Board and hundreds of athletes, families and supporters at Government House in Canberra. Photo: Peter Muhlbock.

This past weekend only 50 days to the Games with Special Olympics Inc. was celebrated with Chairman Dr. Tim Shriver and hundreds of athletes, familes and supporters at Government House in Canberra. To date they have had expressions of interest for 748 of the 850 volunteer positions required to host the Games – this is an …

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Feb 23

Frolics & friendship at CLA’s Mad Hatters Tea Party

CLA’s Mad Hatters Tea Party

Happy memories were made under the rose arbour of the stunning Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza. Beautiful food and service delighted our guests. Outrageously decorated hats were the theme of the day which brought on tears of laughter. Our independent judges for the “Hats in the Field” competition had a difficult task of choosing …

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Nov 08

Advise from the Clarke-Burrows before moving back to the UK

Alan & Terry fundraising for CLA

My husband Alan and I have lived in Australia for 15 years. We have been very proud to be new Australians and spent many hours of our time volunteering to help improve services for disabled young people and their carers on the Peninsular. Supporting the organisation of CLA has been a privilege because we are …

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