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SIERRA ANASTAS - 2019 KOKODA YOUTH LEADERSHIP RECIPIENT

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Earlier this year, Sierra Anastas was chosen as the recipient of the Woonona Bulli RSL Club 2019 Kokoda Youth Leadership Program to take part in this year’s Kokoda Trek.

The Challenge is aimed at young people at school in the community who are having difficulty in finding their way in society or to encourage young achievers with natural leadership skills.

At the same time, the Kokoda Youth Leadership Program aims to create a greater awareness of the sacrifices of the diggers on the Kokoda campaign among our young people to ensure the traditions live on.

Sierra proved to be an exceptional candidate for the Trek. A Smith Hill Student with a keen interest in the Australian Defense Force and with already four years Cadet Under Officer experience under her belt at the time that she submitted her application.

The Trek took place from the 28th September to the 9th October, 2019. 

To prepare for the Trek, Sierra received extensive personal training from our Woonona Bulli RSL Fitness Centre staff to get physically fit for the Trek as well as doing regular small Treks in her own time.

Completing Kokoda proved to be an amazing experience for Sierra and has helped her in her day to day life as a reminder that her life needs to be the best it can be. Sierra also learned valuable lessons about the value of mateship.

On Remembrance Day this year, we caught up with Sierra when she attended our Remembrance Day Service here at the Club. At the time Sierra had just been confirmed for her Regional Cadet Under Officer position for the New South Wales Australian Army Cadets brigade for 2020.

I’m sure you’ll agree that this exceptional young lady has done the Club and her Community proud and we would like to take this opportunity to wish Sierra all the very best in the future.

No doubt we’ll see great things from Sierra in the years to come!

 

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Living Connected: Free Computer & digital device to help for SENIORS – Now available @
Woonona Bulli RSL

Living Connected is a not for profit enterprise aimed at improving the wellbeing of seniors by assisting them to use digital technology.

Living Connected provides a range of personalised, integrated and continuing services to assist seniors with their IT so that they can reap the benefits of the digital world. They currently operate in the Illawarra and the Shoalhaven regions of NSW.

Should you wish to look into how this program can help you, Helen and Kim from Living Connected are available at the Club on the first and third Thursday of the month from 3-5pm.
Living Connected are running free drop-in sessions for seniors who need help with computers, phone and tablets.

For more information -

Download their brochure here: https://livingconnectedweb.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/living_connected_illawarra2018.pdf

For any enquiries and to check times contact:

Phone: 0409 753 808

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or visit their website: http://livingconnected.org.au

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 Northern Stars Community Afloat

Woonona Bulli RSL Club is proudly working with Northern Stars in 2018 to provide the gift of life
swimming skills to local underprivileged children/families in hardship through the Gift of Life Community Alfloat program.

The scholarships run in a two term structure so children receive 20 swimming lessons instead of 10.
This ensures children's swimming skills are stronger and ready in time for the arrival of warmer weather.

This year, the initiative received a record number of applications proving the success of the initiative and the
need for such a program withn our community.

For more information, contact Northern Stars Swim School on 4285 8700.