Defence Family Matters : December 2015
DFMDecember2015 9 VIC | EAST SALE FAMILY GROUP We have a range of groups to support Defence families in our area. Regular events include the Little Hoots playgroup, coffee club, stitch and wine craft group, our monthly book club, photography group, and our coffee and dessert club held every second Friday. The group also facilitates health and wellbeing activities such as boot camp and Zumba and there are self-defence and first aid courses in the pipeline. We are hoping to offer some nutrition and healthy eating workshops as well! We have a huge range of craft and sewing supplies at our community centre and a great range of books and magazines to lend. We also have a range of cake tins for hire as well. Playgroup Monday 9.30 to 11.30am Coffee Club Wednesday 9.30 to 11.30am Building 753, Oxford Avenue RAAF Base East Sale 03 5146 6171 email@example.com ACT | GUNGAHLIN DEFENCE FAMILIES PLAYGROUP The Gungahlin Defence Families Playgroup is a relaxed playgroup and, contrary to its name, is not just for Defence families. Our playgroup provides opportunities for children, parents and carers to share ideas, experiences, make new friends and, above all else, have fun! Activities and equipment include indoor and outdoor toys, cubby house, sandpit, nappy change facilities, microwave, DVD and book library. We have morning tea for the adults, off-site excursions, adult dining out nights and seasonal event celebrations. Thursday 9.30 to 11.30am Community House, Kelleway Ave Nicholls (next to Gold Creek Primary School) 0484 936 185 firstname.lastname@example.org SA | WOODSIDE DEFENCE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION The Woodside Defence Families Association provides support to Defence families in many ways, offering a variety of activities, events, information and support. Our association welcomes new and current unit members and their families to the Adelaide Hills area. We hold morning tea and playgroup each Monday and Wednesday and have a different craft activity for the children each week. Our centre is well equipped with an undercover playground area, a range of outdoor and sports equipment and BBQ facilities. We also organise monthly social events and special occasion events for Easter, Anzac Day and Christmas. 0467 805 707 email@example.com www.woodsidedefencefamilies.com.au/ QLD | GALLIPOLI BARRACKS COMMUNITY CENTRE The Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre is a great facility to come to and let the kids play while enjoying a cuppa with friends, old and new. We offer fun activities throughout the week including a Monday playgroup that is run by a qualified educator, a Tuesday craft group, Wednesday pilates sessions and the Mums, Bubs and Bumps group on Thursdays. We also hold monthly events including our Girls Night In and a Food Appreciation Banquet that gives everyone a chance to meet new people and enjoy cuisine from around the world. www.facebook.com/groups/GBCC2013/ firstname.lastname@example.org NSW | SHOALHAVEN DEFENCE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION Kookaburra Retreat is our community house in the Shoalhaven area. The group’s primary focus is to provide a safe, welcoming place for people to relax, form friendships and have fun. We offer playgroup, craft, scrap booking, training courses and pot luck dinners. We also have a crèche run by professional nannies for those who want to take advantage of their ‘me time’. Playgroup: Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.00pm Me time: Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm 02 4421 5766 email@example.com Clockwise from top left: Family members from Kookaburra Retreat took part in this year’s Shoalhaven River Festival. Bridget, 3, plays in her “shop” at Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre. Grayson Worthington, 3, (left) and Toby Young, 4, play at Gungahlin Defence Families Playgroup. Annie Booker, 1, Hannah Wilson, 4, and Calvin Booker, 3, enjoy the toys at the East Sale Family Group. Oliver Booker, 5, and Evelyn Hales, 3, at the opening of the new community centre at East Sale. East Sale photos by Kaylin Booker Photography.