As part of our annual Get On-line Week of activities the Charlton Neighbourhood House was again proud to partner with the Good Things Foundation and host an informative workshop on digital and on-line scam awareness and on-line safety. Held in the Rex Theatre’s ‘Green Room’ a group of interested residents learnt some of the tips and tricks to be wary of in the digital world. Guest presenters included Michelle Jenkyn and Jayne Burton from CommBank, Michelle Ride from Bendigo Bank, and Tim Burnham, Community Ambassador, NBN Local.
In a world where more and more of us use on-line banking, shopping and delivery services, participants were informed on the best ways to avoid being taken advantage of or inadvertently passing over their details. Advice or suspicious text messages, small initial deductions from accounts, and phone call from people representing themselves from banks or computer delivery services were also touched on.
With the support of Good Things Foundation attendees received a range of informative handouts further expanding on the discussion and also some handy giveaways. A nice morning tea and chat concluded the mornings activities. If you were unable to attend, the Charlton Neighbourhood House has some information material that may be of value to you still available.
The Charlton Neighbourhood House, in conjunction with Buloke Shire was pleased to be able to have ‘Kites for Kids’ return with their wonderful display of kites. Charlton was indeed fortunate to have Jo and Ricky Baker take time to visit and share their passion for kites with the community. Travelling the world to such exotic places as India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and locations across Australia to fly kites at festivals is a long way from our small rural town. Indeed the following day they were booked to appear in Geelong after previously being in Bondi, NSW putting on a display.
A large number of families attended St Joseph’s Primary School oval and had the opportunity to colour and assemble a free kite kit provided as part of the day. With volunteer helpers on hand for those who needed it, the kites when completed were then able to be enjoyed. While the gusty winds made controlling the giant kites difficult, it wasn’t long before a few great displays were up in the sky.
The Charlton Neighbourhood House was pleased to host a very special free movie session at the Rex Theatre to celebrate our towns wonderful carers and Seniors Week. A crowd of both local residents and others from across the Buloke Shire were entertained with the Doris Day, Howard Keel classic ‘Calamity Jane’. With numerous foot tapping tunes and a terrific cast there wasn’t a disappointed attendee in the house. The Neighbourhood House thanks Carers Victoria for its generous support of this initiative to recognise the contribution of those who care for family members or friends, and our districts older residents who helped forge the community we live in today.
The Charlton Carers Group meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the East Charlton Hotel for a light lunch, fellowship, and a guest speaker. For all enquiries contact the Neighbourhood House on 0473 759 456.