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MatchWorks seeks an Executive Director

We are recruiting exclusively for the role of Executive Director- MatchWorks. This is a vital, senior role for the organisation with a focus on realising business growth. 

 

 

 

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GMHBA helps launch the Lazarus Centre

The long awaited Lazarus Centre housed in the newly renovated Governor's residence at the Old Geelong Gaol will officially be opened at a breakfast launch on Monday, 1st February, before opening up to provide sanctuary for local people living rough.

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Karingal executive recognises high achievers

The stand-out achievements of Karingal employee David Zerafa and achiever Ben Carbonaro were recognised at the recent Karingal AGM.

Karingal Chair Rod Payne and CEO Mike McKinstry personally congratulated David, Employee Award, and Ben, Achiever Award, in front of Karingal members and staff at the Geelong Football Club.

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Another year of progress

Karingal underwent a year of change and development, as the organisation welcomed a new CEO and farewelled long-serving chief Daryl Starkey.

Daryl's tenure with Karingal finished after 15 years, while new CEO Mike McKinstry took the reins in July.

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Barwarre Gardens launches stage 4

Stage 4 of Karingal's Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village was released to the public at an Open Day on Saturday 10 October.  The day was to coincide with the celebrating community theme of this year's Seniors Festival.

Members of the public enjoyed a free BBQ, Devonshire Tea and entertainment while strolling through the display homes and the impressive community centre that was opened last year.

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Big Night Out goes to Bollywood

The annual Karingal Big Night Out event united Karingal corporate business partners, staff, board members, Karingal participants, their family and friends in an all-inclusive celebration.

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Karingal supports GROW initiative

Community organisations, politicians and business leaders gathered at Karingal Kommercial to promote a new initiative which addresses community disadvantage in the G21 region.

Karingal was one of 19 organisations that signed the G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW) agreement which committed them to integrate the GROW philosophy into their own company's values and daily operations.

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Golfers prepare for Hundred Hole Hike

Executive Director of Strategy and Partnerships Michael Wasley will join Karingal Participate's Rod Baer at Barwon Heads 13thBeach Golf Links on 22 January for the Hundred Hole Hike.

The popular golf event helps the Karingal Foundation raise funds for the Eastern Hub (formerly Eastern Geelong Community Centre) and the ABI Club House programs.

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A dream come true for Drisana

For Drisana Thornhill, it was incredibly important that she move into a new home with her dog Roxy, before she loses more of her vision.

Karingal's new shared living home in Marshall officially opened on Thursday 22 October, with Drisana one of seven people who now calls this house their home.

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Upcoming Events

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International Women's Day Come and Try Self Defence Thursday, 10 March, 2016, 10:30 AM Karingal, the City of Greater Geelong, Women with Disabilities Victoria Leadership Network Barwon and Wise Self Defence presents Come and Try Self Defence.
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