CAIRNS YOUTH CENTACARE CAIRNS CAIRNS YOUTH MENTORING SCHEME MENTORING SCHEME Co-Ordinator’s News November 2007 Volume 7 , Issue 6 Hello readers It is nearly the end of the year already. The Scheme has seen many successes this year and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful volunteers and CYMS community for your support. Thank you to all the fantastic mentors who entered the Scheme and who demonstrated how they support the community by encouraging and supporting young people. This year the Scheme has also been extremely success- ful in the fundraising events. A special thank you goes to Peter Goulding who secured a $2000 donation from BDO Kendalls and Karen Roberts who has worked effortlessly on the upcoming fundraiser. This year also saw much change in the Scheme with the funding for administration support finishing and Karen leaving the po- sition. I had to allocate much of my time to administration duties. This meant that there was less time allocated towards the match- ing of mentees and mentors. I appreciate the patience and support from all the men- tees and mentors waiting for a match. However good news came our way when in the last month funding was secured to ap- point a trainee administration person to as- sist the Scheme. The new person ap- pointed is Erna. I hope that over the next few months you will have an opportunity to say hello and make her feel welcome. I am sure she will be a valuable resource to the Scheme and her position will allow usto move towards bigger and better outcomes. It is Celebration and Christmas time again. This month it will be held at the Flexible Learning Centre Basketball courts with spe- cial guests—-some members of the COMING EVENTS CAIRNS TAIPANS! The night will be action November packed with basketball activities, BBQ sau- Tuesday 13th Mentor Skill Builder sage sizzle and of course the celebration ceremony for mentees and mentors who November have completed their 6 month relationship. Wednesday 28th Celebration and Christmas Party I will be on holidays from December 20th to December January the 10th. Wishing you all a joyous Tuesday 4th Major Fundraiser and safe Christmas and New Year. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year. January Tuesday 29th Mentor Training Info Session Kind Regards February Anita Andacic—CYMS Co-ordinator Saturday 2nd Mentor Training Workshop Page 2 CAIRNS YOUTH MENTORING SCHEME It’s time for another Celebration!!!! November 28th will be a combined CYMS Celebration and Christmas Party with special guests from the Cairns Taipans Come for a fantastic night of socializing, basketball activities and BBQ Sausage Sizzle, and be entertained by mentor/mentee couples with presentations of their projects and interesting recounts of their 6-month relationships. DATE: Wednesday 28th November 2007 TIME: 5.30pm to 7.30pm WHERE: The Flexible Learning Centre, Clarke Street, Manunda (between Wilkinson and Hoare Streets) COST: FREE So, whether it’s to socialize with others, meet Cairns Taipan players, participate in Basketball activities, hear about the relationships, or to catch up with others from the CYMS community, it will be a night to remember!! All Welcome! Please RSVP by Friday 23rd November to the CYMS office on 4041 5844 or email@example.com we as need to know for catering purposes. Volume 7 , Issue 6 Page 3 Good Luck Stephen……….. The Scheme last month said good bye and good luck to Stephen Sakach who left Cairns for Albury to follow his dreams of joining the Brotherhood with the Catholic Church. Stephen was a member of the Action Group and was a great assistance with this years celebrations and Fundraisers. We will miss him lots. CYMS would like to thank the following for their support over the past few months: BDO Kendalls for donating $2000. This donation will go towards mentor training and mentor / mentee celebrations; Far North Queensland Volunteers for assisting the scheme with volunteer interviews and mentor recruitment; The Cairns Sun for continual support of the Scheme; Debbie Goschnick and 4CA for allowing CYMS collection tins to be displayed at out- side broadcasts; Mel from Conceptual Graphic Design for the editing of CYMS marketing products; Nicky Jurd from City of Cairns for maintaining the CYMS Website; Troy Hudson— Production Manager from Goodman Fielder Cairns for donating bread for the Bunnings Fundraising BBQ; and The wonderful sponsors of the CYMS Major fundraising event: - Mantra Amphora Palm Cove and FNQ Apartments, Independent Aviation, Quicksilver, Cairns Central and Caleb Wiles, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Buckin Mex, Champagne Balloon Flights, Mercy Ministries, International Hotel and Reef Hotel Casino. With-out your support this event would not be possible. If you no longer wish to receive this Page 4 newsletter please contact the co- ordinator as per the address on this page and your details will be removed Welcome new mentors …. from the relevant listing. PLEASE NOTE that the newsletter is now dis- On November 3rd, 8 new mentors attended the mentor tributed every 2 months and will be training. Congratulations to Neil Robson, Leonie Ella- emailed to all members and mailed to cott , Kimberlee Bernays, Attilio Querin, Kris Darlington, Mentees. In order to protect your pri- vacy, the distribution list that has been Raymond Genn, Jaxson Pleydell and Michael Virgona, for compiled for this newsletter will not be successfully completing the training. used for any other purpose and your name and contact details will not be I forgot to take the camera to the training, thus there is disclosed to any third party. no picture attached. However I hope through other CYMS activities that you all get to say hello to our new CENTACARE CAIRNS mentors and welcome them to the program. I need to CAIRNS YOUTH MENTORING strap the camera to my arm next time! SCHEME We also had a guest from Kuranda High School join our Flexible Learning Centre Clarke Street, Manunda 4870 training day as a learning experience. Kuranda High Postal: hope to establish a school based mentoring program PO Box 201 within the near future. Cairns Qld 4870 CYMS was happy to help and Phone: 4041 5844 hope to continue to support Fax: 40 809 200 Mobile: 0438 413 949 their program through re- Please send info, photos sources and sharing of knowl- edge. and stories for the next newsletter. Any/all items of happenings, what you are doing, what you hope to do, what you missed out on doing. Christmas Break All items are of interest to During the Christmas period the CYMS Office will be other mentors and mentees. closed from 19th December 2007 to January 11th 2008. Email to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or During this time mentors are still required to lodge their activities by email or leaving a message on the phone. contact the office on 4041 Please ensure that Duty of Care is applied and parental 5844. consent is gained before any activity with your mentee is undertaken. If there is an urgent matter that requires addressing please contact the appropriate support service available or Thomas Jia at Centacare Cairns on 4044 0130 during office hours between 02/01/08—10/01/08. If you would like a list of services available please contact the Schemes Co-ordinator. Wishing you a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Year.