Jun 22, 2018

Project Update!

The Bush Dance in 2017!
The Bush Dance in 2017!

Hello everyone! 

Wow what a busy few months - Wollangarra's staff, directors and helpers have been flat out running lots of fantastic Stage One programs for first time Wollangarra goers. 

The weekend before last was the WoodChop weekend, where ample wood stacks were crafted, and other important odd jobs were completed. There was a great turn out despite the Wintry level and the staff really appreciated the help, as will the young people using the wood over the coming months! 

But that's not it for community events - Guess what? Next Friday night (June 29th) is the City Bush Dance, being held at Collingwood Town Hall in Melbourne - if you're around, come along! There will be heaps of great dancing, all led by the Briagalong Bush Band, and plenty of food, drink and excellent company. It's a chance for Wollangarra and Mittagundi supporters to mingle and fundraise so that more young people can have the Woll/ Mitta experience. 

One last piece of news, we have a new fundraising mission! Toilets! The old Rota-Loos are no longer up to standard sadly and Wollagarra needs to purchase some new compostable toilets :) If you are able to donate, it would be so appreciated! And you can experience the outcome up close and personal next time you visit!

Remember, all donations made within Australia are tax deductible :) 

We hope you are enjoying the Wintry weather, and really hope to see you at the Bush Dance!

Tickets Here: 

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=375305

Stage 2's getting some quality track work done.
Stage 2's getting some quality track work done.
Jan 22, 2018

Wollangarra Update - January

Young People camping in the high country
Young People camping in the high country

Hello wonderful Wollangarra supporters and Happy New Year!

2018 is off to a busy start for Wollangarra, with the new staff settling in and beginning their training (they look like an awesome bunch), and the staff team of 2017 passing on all they have learnt along the way to help this change-over process. A huge thanks to the 2017 crew who put in their absolute all, and best of luck to them for settling in to post Wollangarra life. 

December saw a number of great courses; mainly holiday stage 2 and 3 courses for young people who can't get enough of Woll and the mountain/ pioneering life. 

Wollangarra has lots of courses booked in for 2018 - including a few groups from schools who haven't been to Woll before - forging new relationships with schools is always exciting! It will be an action packed year so if you can spare some time to go and volunteer on a program, the staff would love to have you! 

Next weekend (27th and 28th) is the annual Fruit Bottling weekend so if you can, head up and say hello to the new staff and Clare and Jay and Elliot (the directing family), and get your hands dirty with lots of fruit cutting and preserve making. 

Wollangarra is continuing to have a positive impact on so many young lives, interrupting the fast pace of modern life and giving kids time to think, relax and live the simple life. If you are able to donate, please do. All donations are tax deductable, and it makes such a difference if we are continuously supported by people who believe in what we do!  

For more info on the latest goings on - check out the attached newletter. 

Thanks for reading!

2017 Staff
2017 Staff

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Oct 17, 2017

Wollangarra Update

The Open Day Crew
The Open Day Crew

Hello wonderful Wollangarra supporters, 

There has certainly been lots happening since the last project report! 

 The Wollangarra Open Day was in early October and was a huge success with folks coming from all over to join in the annual community weekend. There was dancing, the inevitable cold porridge fight and much mingling of old and new supporters. Thanks to all who came along and who helped make the weekend run so successfully. 

The fantastic staff team have been busy running holiday programs and school courses, and naturally keeping an eye on the beautiful splodgy black and white spring lambs. 

Clare and Jay, the new directors of Wollangarra, and their gorgeous son Elliot, have been settling in extremely well, and facilitating some fantastic courses and community weekends. 

The garden party in September was also a lovely weekend, and a big thank-you to all who helped pull weeds and plant seedlings, all ready for the warmth of summer!

Any donation made through GlobalGiving would be greatly appreciated, and will go towards maintaining the old homestead and running inspiring courses for young people, allowing them to 'meet the mountains'.

Thank -you for your ongoing support, 

Wollangarra. 

Spring Lamb
Spring Lamb

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