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Special announcement: Karingal expands employment services by acquiring ESH Group

Karingal's newly appointed Board Chair Dr Irene Irvine, today announced the acquisition of Employment Services Holdings (ESH) Group, following successful negotiations and the completion of an extensive due diligence process.

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Karingal St Laurence transition moves forward

Since the announcement of the merger of Karingal and St Laurence in August this year, both organisations have been working together on transitioning across to a single organisation - Karingal St Laurence (KSL).

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Nominate to celebrate people with a disability

Nominations for the third annual 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability are now open, with submissions being sought to recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of people with a disability living in the Geelong area.

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Warming up for the HHH

With the warm weather on the way, it's time to start training for the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike 2017.

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Joining forces to restore mental health location

GMHBA workplace volunteers joined forces with program participants and staff to give Karingal Transcend in Marshall a much needed revamp

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KarnivART arrives in Mornington

Mosaics, paintings and drawings surrounded excited guests on Wednesday 5 October at the launch of the inaugural Karingal KarnivART Mornington.

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Nothing fuzzy about Ryan’s talent

From mixing beats on his laptop at home to performing to a room full of people, Ryan "DJ Fuzzy Logic" Schmidtke has come a long way over the past ten years.  Ryan has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair to get around but with reasonably good control of his left hand, his family were able to modify a DJ system to accommodate his needs.

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Register now for Karingal's Hundred Hole Hike

If challenging yourself to six rounds of golf over 15 hours while raising money for a great cause takes your fancy, then it is time to sign up for the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) 2017.

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Karingal and St Laurence merge to form a stronger local voice

Karingal will merge with another leading Geelong-based community service organisation St Laurence following an announcement last Friday August 5.

The announcement came after a vote by members of both organisations late last week, with the new entity to be known as Karingal St Laurence.  The two organisations will now spend time working towards transitioning their businesses into a single entity.  Until this process is completed, Karingal and St Laurence will continue to operate as separate organisations.

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Upcoming Events

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Hundred Hole Hike 2017 Friday, 20 January, 2017, 5:00 AM The Hundred Hole Hike is on! Walk 100 holes of golf in a day to raise money for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or join us for an evening of music at Music to a Tee.
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2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 Nominations are now open for the 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability. Proudly brought to you by Karingal St Laurence and the City of Greater Geelong, the awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.
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2017 VaLiD Having a Say conference Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 The 2017 Having a Say Conference will run from February 8 - 10 at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong. The focus will be on the Six Powers of Strong Self Advocacy.
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