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October Update
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New iMAGE Laundry build underway

IMPACT's New iMAGE Laundry expansion (new premises) is underway with the slab poured last month!  The social enterprise scale up project to constuct a new commercial laundry is scheduled for completion in March 2018.  As well as creating up to 25 full time equivalent positions, we will have increased capacity for all of Bundaberg's commercial laundry needs.

NEW iMAGE Laundry Services specialises in commercial and linen services throughout Bundaberg and surrounding areas.  New site coming to 4 Inglis Court in 2018!
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Annual Celebration 2017

On Monday October 16, we hosted our Annual Celebration which recognises and thanks our supporters, staff, volunteers, board members and those who help us to maintain our mission of pioneering improved life opportunities.

Check out some photos from the night!

Annual Celebration

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IMPACT's Annual Report 2016-17
Did you see our Annual Report?  It's a fantastic capture of our highlights for the year.  Click the link below to take a look through now!
Annual Report
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Board Members Retire

Recently, board members Cameron Bisley and Anne McWhirter (pictured with Board Chair, David Batt) announced their retirement from the IMPACT board.  We wish to thank them for their time and dedication in helping IMPACT maintain its vision and aim of leading the community and pioneering improved life opportunities.

We wish the best of luck in their future endeavours.

Annual Report
Lou Gatti Memorial Scholarship Awarded

Rhianne Pearce was the recipient of the prestigious Lou Gatti Memorial Scholarship last month.  Rhianne is a Bundaberg local and when she was presented with the scholarship, she had this to say:

"The funding enabled me to pay for my textbooks, equipment required for residential school and set myself up for the beginning of my university studies.
I struggle to find the words to convey just how thankful I am. Perhaps just giving you the knowledge of how much this scholarship was a blessing for me, will be enough to convey my thanks."

We wish to congratulate Rhianne for receiving this scholarship and wish her the best of luck with her continued studies.

The Lou Gatti Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Lou Gatti’s life and achievements. It recognises Lou’s contribution to the Bundaberg community, in particular, his efforts to establish services and programs to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. Lou was a valued staff member of IMPACT for many years and we are proud to be partnered with CQU for this scholarship.

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Celebrating Social Inclusion with a Fun Family Aussie Bush Dance

Join us on Saturday November 25 for a great time including whip cracking, bush poetry, thong throwing, line dancing and more!  The Bundaberg Region Inclusive Communities Committee, which IMPACT is a member of, love to celebrate social inclusiveness and what better way than with something everybody can enjoy!

The FREE event will be held from 5pm at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct and you're all invited.  'Round up' your friends and family and head on down.

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Begin Your New Future

We have our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) commencing on Tuesday 21 November.

We also have a SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality starting next month and CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) commencing in early January 2018!

IMPACT Community Services is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 0115). This means we deliver a range of accredited qualifications which are recognised nationally - take your skills with you wherever you work!

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Business Development Manager joins the team!

Terri has recently joined the IMPACT team as their Business Development Manager. After spending the last two years in the Northern Territory, most recently working with another not-for-profit business, she was an integral part in not only managing the existing client base, but ensuring the business growth in line with the strategic plan. Prior to this she has had over 15 years experience working within the Wide Bay and Central Queensland regions in a variety of roles in both sales and procurement.

With the introduction of NDIS and IMPACT’s purpose built commercial laundry opening in early 2018, Terri looks forward to being part of IMPACTS future growth and development.

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Adopt-A-Family this Christmas

IMPACT will once again be participating in the NewsMail's Adopt-A-Family campaign to help families through Christmas. Please keep an eye out in the NewsMail for their upcoming adverts which will list families.
All you need to do is give us a call, tell us which one you'd like to adopt and then drop off a hamper before the required date.
We love to help people and Christmas is a great time for giving.

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween was a fun day here at IMPACT with people getting into the spirit of it! Not only did the clients and students get involved, but a few staff members did too.

Some of our clients and Disability Service staff walked the halls 'Trick or Treating' and all got their sugar fix and definitely went home happy!  The bar has been set and the challenge is on for best decorated office for next year!

Click on the picture to watch the Halloween video.

 
 
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Staff Bio - Deniese

This month we have our wonderful coordinator for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, Deniese!

Click on the picture to read all about her.

IMPACT Community Services | Call (07) 4153 4233
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