Weekly Update W/E 27/09/2019

grand final for 2019

Wow…what a finals weekend (if you’re into football) but if not, we had a great AGM last week that could be called KNH’s Grand Final for 2019.

On Saturday we are looking forward to a GWS v Tigers Grand Final at the MCG.

Kingston Neighbourhood House Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday 18th of September we held our AGM. We presented our Annual Reports to our Financial Members and guests.

Our Auditor, Richard Jolly, from Crowe Horwath presented our audited financial reports.

We also had the very pleasing opportunity to present a cake to Shirley for her 89th birthday which coincided with the AGM, happy birthday Shirley.

We farewelled our departing Board Members and thanked them for their contribution and we welcomed a new Management Committee.

Our departing Board Members are:-

  • Anne Bewsher
  • Penny Brewer
  • Shirley McCarron
  • Sandy Muir
  • Isla New
  • Eddie Rodgers
  • Lorraine Walker

We welcomed:

  • President – Drew Underwood
  • Vice President – Steve Miller
  • Treasurer – Liz Bertenshaw
  • Salva Dara – Board Member
  • Murray Forbes – Board Member
  • Linda Hill – Board Member
  • Lynette Johnson – Board Member
  • Jackie Organ – Board Member
  • Helen Pitt – Board Member
  • Rachael Walton – Board Member

Please join me in thanking our departing Board Members for their expertise, dedication and selflessness to supporting the work of KNH.

Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (NHT) Conference

The Annual Neighbourhood House Tasmania (NHT) is happening this week in Devonport.
Drew and Linda are attending on behalf of the House and will bring back information from a variety of sessions including Cormac Russell.

Keynote speaker – Cormac Russell

Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development in Ireland, and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago. Over the last 20 years Cormac has worked in over 30 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

Family Fund Day is returning to Maranoa Reserve on Friday 18th October

Watch this space for more information as the events is finalised.

ySPACE Youth Activities Program – Tuesday at 3.00pm

YsPACE Youth Activities returns to KNH this week, hosted by Sarah Johns from Kingborough Council and Karen and Mel (KNH Volunteers).

Tuesday’s activities are creative arts, creating a decorative keepsake box. The program welcomes children aged 10-17 so please tell anyone who may be interested.

Thought for the week

You may not be able to go back and make a brand new start
But you can start now and make a brand new end


Visit the event calendar for a full list of this week’s events.

As always, please feel free to contact us to suggest ideas, raise any issues or discuss concerns – our community values your feedback.

Kingston Neighbourhood House


We welcome people from all walks of life to visit the Centre for support, information, or to participate in the activities we offer.


  • 03 6229 4066
  • 24 Hawthorn Drive, Kingston TAS 7050
  • Opening Hours

    Mon-Thurs 9am to 4pm
    Fri 9am to 3.30pm

  • manager@kingstonnh.org.au
  • board@kingstonnh.org.au
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