Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
The Cann River Community Centre and Neighborhood House is at the heart of the Cann River community enabling people from all walks of life, abilities, backgrounds and ages to come together to meet, share and participate and learn in a supportive environment.
That was the message Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull received when he met with the Cann River Community Centre’s President, Vice President and Coordinator last week to see first-hand the entrepreneurship and innovation that is reshaping the organisation and its positive flow on effects into the wider community.
“There is definite buzz of activity about the Cann River Community Centre and that is a reflection of the commitment of Coordinator Susie Bady and the executive who have seized every opportunity to improve and expand the quality and reach of the services they provide.
“Cann River’s growing population is evidence that it is successfully transitioning from a timber town into a diverse services economy.
“This growth and the future development of Cann River is ably supported by the advocacy and lobbying efforts of the Community Centre and Neighbourhood House, but like the other twelve Neighbourhood Houses in my electorate, their resources are stretched.
“Cann River, for example, needs an increase in its funding from 20 hour to 30 hours per week because without that the volunteers and staff won’t be able to continue to meet their growing community’s needs
“This week I will be tabling in Parliament the Victorian Neighbourhood Houses post card campaign that calls on the Minister for Families, Children and Youth Affairs to deliver on the ALP’s 2014 election commitment to invest in and expand the network of Neighbourhood Houses
“I would urge everyone to call in to their local Neighbourhood House and sign a postcard in support of this campaign.” said Mr Bull.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, promotes the Victorian Neighbourhood Houses post card campaign for increased funding with Sarah Smith, Susie Bady and Debbie Stone at the Cann River Community Centre.
Monday, December 11, 2017