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The Bulli Community Centre has a vision to grow safe, resilient, empowered communities for all and to be a hub providing something for everyone, no matter where you come from or your status in society, you are welcome!

The latest plan the Centre is working on, is a Three Phase Project that includes, but is not limited to:

A COMMUNITY GARDEN

It is hoped the garden will significantly affect the general health and wellbeing of community members of all ages in a positive way.
Garden activities in the future may include:

- Fresh food

- A sense of belonging and achievement

- Healthy outdoor exercise

- Companionship

- Opportunities for group excursions and workshops

- Activities as identified by the group

AN ALFRESCO OASIS AREA

The project aims be completed in time for spring, with a grant opening planned for the 28th September 2018. We envisage the project will expand the existing operations of the Bulli Community Centre to the broader community, with disabled access and will also provide opportunities to celebrate community events such as:

- Multi-Cultural

- National Aboriginal & Islander Day of Celebration Week (NAIDOC)

- ‘Bush tucker’

- Activities for Senior’s Week

- Creating a hub for isolated community members.

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A PROFIT FOR PURPOSE COMMUNITY COFFEE HUB

That will function as hospitality training for our youth, disabled or unemployed, to gain transferrable skills enabling preparation of their journey into employment or further study in a nurturing, supportive environment; in conjunction with TAFE and local business. Other benefits will include:

- All profit goes back into the local community

- Not competing with other local small businesses

- Access to a large range of other activities connected to the Centre & the coffee shop.

- A relaxed, non-judgement and informal atmosphere

It is envisaged this Three Phase Project will provide opportunities for:

- Unemployed

- Opportunities regarding Barista & Hospitality training in partnership with local TAFE and local businesses

- Intellectually/physically disabled

- Equitable access to participate in mainstream activities

- Aged

- People with mental health issues

- Youth, young people and families

Other activities Bulli Community Centre has to offer:

- A variety of yoga styles to suit everyone

- Pilates for all levels

- Gentle exercise

- Tai Chi all levels

- Craft & quilting

- Sublime Sound healing

- Meditation

- Meals on Wheels

- Several support groups

- Counselling

- Walkie Talkies

- No-Interest-Loan-Scheme

The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit. Loans are available for up to $1,500 for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines and medical procedures. Repayments are set up at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.

For more information please call Cassandra on 4284 7006

The Board, Staff and volunteers are very sincerely grateful for the support the Woonona Bulli RSL Club has given to this Centre over the past 16 years.
Support for activities and programs include, but not limited to:

- Children’s breakfast program

- Primary & High School Students homework and study support

- Endeavour Day Event

- No Interest Loan Scheme

- Community garden lawn equipment

- Alfresco Oasis.

The Woonona Bulli RSL Club has been a Champion to the Centre, enabling us to continue the much-needed community work, which would not have occurred without their ongoing generosity and preparedness to step in when others could not.

We believe Bulli Woonona areas are extremely fo
rtunate to have a local Club that is so committed and always ready to support its community in particular the most vulnerable.

They are truly making a significate contribution in supporting us, to improve people
s’ lives in the local area and we are very grateful.


BULLI COMMUNITY CENTRE

Address: 328 Princes Hwy, Bulli NSW 2516

Phone: (02) 4284 7006

 

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The Woonona Bulli Men's Shed is a special place for many reasons. Over the years, our local Men's Shed has been providing a welcoming and safe space for men over 18 to come together to share mateship and ideas. All members have a say in how the Men's Shed is governed in an effort to be as inclusive as possible. 

It seems the formula is a huge hit. In ten years, 1000 Men's Sheds have emerged across Australia.
Ireland and Europe are using the Australian Shed experience, and in 5 years, they have opened double this number proving that the Men's Shed is a very viable and supportive initiative.

All sheds are different. The basic rules are mateship and safety. The men not only enjoy using the workshop but enjoy working with other community groups, each others company and benefit from having a very well-equipped workshop and kitchen in which to produce their items.

The Woonona Bulli Men's Shed are also very proud of their outdoor garden space, growing a number of seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs. The gentleman have worked hard to become as sustainable as possible. They are keen recyclers and even create their own special jams and pickles as well as biscuits which they sell.

In recent times, the shed has also run art-classes with great results.

The Woonona Bulli Men's Shed is a great place for members to learn, develop and help others by being involved with other people and with others in the community all the while personally growing in confidence, skills and knowledge.

Woonona Bulli RSL Club have recently been very fortunate to have our new Market Day cart made by the Woonona Bulli Men's Shed. The cart is a wonderful new addition to the raffle. They have done a fantastic job!

If you're looking for a friendly local place to meet other people and become involved with our community in a safe and supporting environment, why not give the Woonona Bulli Men's Shed a call?

They look forward to welcoming you!

The Woonona Bulli Mens Shed would like to extend a special thanks to the members, management and Board of Woonona Bulli RSL for their continued support and opportunities they so graciously provide.

For more information in the Men's Shed, please contact: Ron on 0499 617 433 or John on 0425 229 483

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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.

 

BULLI HIGH SCHOOL WOW PROGRAM

A big shout out to the students and supervisors from Bulli High School WOW program, who have been coming to Woonona Bulli RSL every year for almost four years, to help out around the Club.

They were back at the Club today giving the children's play area seating a new coat of stain.

Their help is always appreciated and we are lucky to have the students from the WOW program helping out each year.

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Pictured above: The sudents from Bulli High School WOW program with supervisors Mitchell Bevan (far left), Merryll (centre), Michael Brennan (WBRSL Generage Manager) and Judi Decelis (far right).

 

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICE AVAILABLE AT WOONONA BULLI RSL

If you require the services of a local Justice of the Peace, Garry May OAM is now available between 9.30am and 12pm Monday to Friday.

Please contact the Club on 4284 1577 within the times mentioned above to arrange an appointment.