Edition 13: May 2004 Holy Spirit Province
 

Index to Province Stories:

Laura Baugh ... the new “front face” at Westcourt!

Olly gets Latham's support

Helping kids at the margins – Eddy's carpentry workshop

Computer classes at the Edmund Rice Centre, Mirrabooka

Br Peter Faulkner reports on what he's up to in Adelaide

“Westcourt” Receptionist Laura Baugh

“Westcourt” Province Centre

Laura Baugh ... the new “front face” at Westcourt!

ALLOW US to introduce the delightful Laura Baugh – the new “front face” the Province Centre at Westcourt presents to the world. Laura has taken over the front office reception duties and for many of you will be “the voice on the other end of the phone” when you are making enquiries.

For those visiting from afar, the Holy Spirit Province office is located at:

Holy Spirit Province Centre
"Westcourt"
53 Redmond Street
SALTER POINT  WA  6152
[P.O. Box 1129, BENTLEY DELIVERY CENTRE,  WA,  6983]
T: (08) 9365 2800    F: (08) 9265 2814    E: admin@westcourt.wa.edu.au

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Olly’s Wheelchair Workshop

Olly gets
Latham’s support

BR OLLY PICKETT and the Rotary Club of Scarborough certainly know how to publicise Olly’s wheelchair workshop. Recently the newly elected Federal Opposition Leader, Mark Latham, popped in for a visit along with local MHR, Graham Edwards. Along with the Opposition Leader came a throng of local and national media people. (Click on the arrows in the screen at right to see some slides from the day.)

And Wheelchairs for Kids is worth publicising. Peter Thrupp sent us a note to say that Olly’s volunteers are now within sight of having produced 3,500 wheelchairs. Can anyone measure the joy, and mobility, that these must have brought into the lives of so many individuals – and their families?

Congratulations Olly, Bob Sheridan and all the volunteers who have not only been building wheelchairs but self-evidently also been building joy in people’s hearts in so many diverse places around the world. At last count there are people in more than 32 countries who have now benefitted from their endeavour.

Eddy’s Carpentry Workshop

Helping kids at the Margins

PETER THRUPP has sent us heaps of photos which we’ve displayed in the web edition of this newsletter of the activities at Eddy’s Carpentry Workshop. It operates on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for kids at risk in the northern suburbs of Perth. “Thruppy” reports many activities are offered including: recycling furniture, wood work, model building, wood turning, pottery and plaster mould painting.

The workshop is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Kids at risk. From the local area. Clarkson, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka, Nulunga and BEBOP a Children Family services group to name a few.

Peter also reports: “Joondalup Rotary just donated a Dust Extractor to the shop to the value of $500 which was greatly appriciated. Six groups now use the shop and all seem to be enjoying the experience”.

Edmund Rice Centre, Mirrabooka

Computer classes for refugees and families without resources

AT OTHER TIMES OF THE WEEK “Thruppy” can be found over at the Edmund Rice Centre in Mirrabooka helping in the new computer facility there. They are now running nine classes a week for some 130 students. Year 11 students from Mater Dei College also lend their expertise to this valuable enterprise for refugees, migrants and young people who don’t have easy access to computers in their homes.

Peter is assisted by a number of volunteer teachers and they have ten computers.

The program they use is the “First Click” program which is an initiative of the Department of Education and Training.

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Br Peter Faulkner cfc

Ecology, Enviroment and Sustainability

Br Peter Faulkner reports on what he’s up to in Adelaide

FOLLOWING DISSOLUTION of the office he was working in at the Archdiocesan level, Br Peter Faulkner reports that he’s still involved in the ecological, environment and sustainability effort. His current work involves:

(i) Seminars: Lectures to "Singles for Christ" group (and others as requested). Late May: Couple of days with Fr. Denis Edwards on the Cosmology/Creation Spirituality - part of the Qavah program being delivered in Adelaide in early Sept. Creation Retreat in the Flinders Ranges - late Sept.

(ii) United Nations Association Australia (SA): I'm the State Environment/ Sustainability Officer. Work with counterparts elsewhere, esp. WA. (Still 'building') Attend relevant seminars, reviews, consultancies and report back to SA Committee at monthly meetings. (Recently: ARPANSA inquiry into siting of Nuclear Waste Dump) Federal "Sustainable Cities" inquiry.) Have to give key address at AGM, late May.

(iii) Lutheran Community Care: The State Minister for Energy has funded various Church groups (eg, SVdeP) to carry out Energy Audits in the homes of the poor. The Lutherans run the local suburbs, so, after doing a course at the Energy Centre, I joined the LCC as a Home Energy Adviser.

And guess what? If you managed to get this far you've reached the last page of this newsletter. Best wishes 'til next time. Brian Coyne.

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