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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 10th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 11, 2009 MB NEWS Looking the part Jen Levy, Kerri Jacobsen, Margery Hornibrook and Megan Etheridge at Suited for Work at St Vinnies, Burwood. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP279391 CAN'T find a thing to wear? You're not alone. Some women are worse off than others, which is why Megan Etheridge and Melinda Huggins established the not-for-profit or- ganisation called Suited For Work, which has opened a branch in Burwood. The women, with 60 other volunteers, work hard to help disadvantaged women with their wardrobes. Suited For Work is based on a worldwide model that provides clothing and presen- tation advice to long-term unemployed women who are preparing for job inter- views or other important events. ''There are a whole range of situations that women find themselves in where their confidence is already lacking and if they have nothing decent to wear and feel they don't look the part, they feel they are less likely to succeed,'' Ms Etheridge said. ''The women get a complete outfit includ- ing shoes, bags and jewellery and just seeing the look on the women's faces when they realised they can now look like other women, was great. ''We've got over 30 boxes of clothes, which are donated by individuals, corporations and fashion outlets, which shows how generously people have responded -- they do things such as having clothing drives at work where women are asked to bring in an outfit to help another woman.'' For details or to make a donation go to www.sfw.org.au council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 P: 9748 9999 F: 9764 1034 postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday STRATHFIELD COUNCIL WHAT'S ON Bushcare Maria Reserve 27 June 9am to 12 noon FREE Meet at the end of Elliot St, Strathfield South E: email@example.com W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2127351i iww wk50 First Tuesday of the Month - Ordinary Council at 7pm, Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Second Tuesday of the Month - Planning Committee at 6pm Iron Bark meeting room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush Third Tuesday of the Month - As required • Environmental Committee • Social Committee • Economic Committee Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Mayor's Message I am pleased to announce Council has recently completed a comprehensive Vertebrate Fauna Study of parks and reserves within the Strathfield Municipality. The objective of the study was to provide an assessment of the variety of wildlife in our community and to provide recommendations of how to enhance biodiversity. A key finding of the study found that Mason Park Wetlands and its surrounding vegetation is the most species-rich reserve within the Strathfield area. This result was largely due to the presence of migratory shorebirds that arrive during spring and summer. If you would like further information please contact Council or to view a copy of this fauna study visit Council's website or Strathfield Library. Cr Keith Kwon Mayor of Strathfield STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Draft Economic Plan It is not too late to provide Council with feedback on the Draft Strathfield Economic Development Plan, with the exhibition period ending on June 12. The plan provides the framework for an innovative, sustainable economy and is the culmination of detailed analysis of local economic data and consultation with key stakeholders. The plan can be viewed at Council's Customer Service Centre, Strathfield Library and on Council's website. Website Survey Winner Council congratulates Ray Gillies of Strathfield who won Council's recent website survey competition. Ray was awarded a $100 Westfield voucher for completing an online survey about Council's new look website. Council extends thanks to all community members who participated in the survey and provided valuable feedback. Fitness Classes for Seniors Council is continuing its fitness classes for seniors held every Thursday, except during school holidays at the Strathfield Town Hall from 10.30am. The cost is $5.00 per class. For further information contact Elizabeth Graves of Council on 9748 9999. Strathfield Council Bushcare volunteers recently constructed a small frog pond at Maria Reserve in Strathfield South to encourage local wildlife to the area. 1a Marlborough Street, Drummoyne NSW 2047 Tel 9911 6555 Fax 9911 6550 www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au INFORMATION FROM YOUR COUNCIL Refugee Week event Refugee Week: Freedom from Fear In association with Refugee Week, City of Canada Bay is showcasing a special photographic exhibition and you're invited to the launch event. The exhibition is a visual journey into the lives of 10 refugees. The launch will also feature talks and a film screening of the experiences of refugees. When: Tuesday, 16 June Time: 6.30 - 7.30pm Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord Wine, cheese and light refreshments will be served. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Council's Community Services team on 9911 6523 or email cynthia. firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition will share the stories of people who have fled persecution and will highlight the many achievements and contributions refugees have made to Australia and the world. This is the first ever refugee photographic exhibition to be shown in the City of Canada Bay, and will tour around NSW. The exhibition runs from 15 to 22 June at Concord Library, followed by a week at Burwood Library from 22 June. 'Freedom from Fear' photographic exhibition is a joint initiative with the Refugee Council of Australia, The Smith Family, City of Canada Bay and Burwood Council.
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