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October 2018

MDAA’s Annual General Meeting

October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 am AEDT

Coming up is the Annual General Meeting on 12 December 2018 to be held at the St Marks Church in Mary St Granville.  There will be an election of new members to the Governance Committee so a call out to members who might want to give back to the community by coming on board to the Governance Committee and help give direction to the organisation.  Please renew your membership so you can vote at the AGM.

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November 2018

MDAA’s Patron

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 2, 2018 @ 4:00 am AEDT
Penrith Westfield, Penrith
Penrith, NSW 2747 Australia
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$50

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. He specialises in hip, knee, trauma and Osseo integration surgery. As well as being an internationally respected surgeon and humanitarian, he has helped many amputees regain their mobility. The Professor is a pioneer towards ensuring and environment where people with disability are independent and enjoy the same rights. MDAA appreciates his commitment and we are privileged to…

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November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 am AEDT

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Florescence of Diversity Fundraising Dinner

November 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm AEDT
$50

MDAA is holding a fund-raising dinner, The Florescence of Diversity, on 23 November 2018 commencing 4pm at Blacktown Workers Club which is also a pre-celebration of the International Day for People with a Disability with our Patron Assistant Professor Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Human Rights Activist and Leading International Orthopaedic Surgeon as guest speaker. please click on link below: Invitation and Registration

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December 2018

AGM

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Governance Committee so a call out to members who might want to give back to the community by coming on board to the Governance Committee and help give direction to the organisation.

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February 2019

#JustDoItGladys #StandByMe #AdvocacyMatters

February 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm AEDT

“We need to have the existing advocacy groups supported and reinforced to build the bridge between this great promise of the NDIS and the reality of people either not understanding or not receiving services”. Comment below ⬇️ and let us know why disability advocacy services are important to you and your family. #JustDoItGladys #StandByMe #AdvocacyMatters

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#StandbyMe

February 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm AEDT

Thanks for joining us in putting pressure on the NSW Government to commit to secure, long term funding for disability advocacy, information and representation organisations in NSW. We look forward to seeing you there!#letsdoitagain #StandbyMe  

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#JustDoItGladys #StandByMe #AdvocacyMatters

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm AEDT

Spot your local member! The #StandByMe Campaign has the support of many politicians from various parties that recognise the vital service that #disabilityadvocacy plays in NSW. Thank you to the following members for your ongoing support. Can’t see your local member? Tag them in this post to see if they support the long term funding of disability advocacy services in NSW.

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May 2019

National Standards for Disability Services Forum

May 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST

You are invited to: National Standards for Disability Services Forum & NDIS Quality Safeguards Commission Session When: Monday 20 May 2019 Where: MDAA Granville 10-12 Hutchinson St Granville NSW 2142 Time: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm Please contact MDAA on 02 9891 6400 or e-mail mdaa@mdaa.org.au to book a place Click here for flier: NSDS Forum Flier

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August 2019

MDAA Annual Consumer Conference

August 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Free

NDIS Challenges MDAA Consumer Conference 2019 Date:  Wednesday, 21 August 2019 Time:  10:00am Location:  The Holroyd Centre 17 Miller Street, Merrylands NSW 2160 AGENDA 10:00 – 11:30am: Speakers from: Legal Aid to discuss NDIS Appeals and Reviews NSW Government and Information Providers to discuss services for non-NDIS participants 11:30 – 12:30pm: Questions and Answers Session 12:30 – 1:00pm: Light Refreshments To book your place please call 1800 629 072 or mdaa@mdaa.org.au Please advise of any dietary requirements. *Interpreters upon request

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October 2019

Diversity-Food For Thought

October 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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$25.00

"Celebrating Diversity and World Mental Health" MDAA invites you to our Annual Fundraising Event. Please join us!! Date: 11 October 2019 Time: 4.pm to 8.pm Address: St Marks Church, 17 Mary St Granville NSW 2142 $25.00 admission fee, includes a delicious multicultural dinner, entertainment and games. Also available on the day is a silent auction and op-shop To register please call 02 9891 6400 or e-mail mdaa@mdaa.org.au by 30th September 2019 All proceeds to NSW Network of Women with Disability.…

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MDAA Future Leaders Training

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
10-12 Hutchinson St Granville NSW 2142, 10-12 Hutchinson St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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MDAA Future Leaders Training- 26 October 2019 We invite people with disability, their families and carers to a free training workshop on: The Roles and Responsibilities of Directors on Boards For more information MDAA Future Leaders flier  

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November 2019

Intercultural Sounds & Movements – Arabic Rhythm & Bellydance

November 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
10-12 Hutchinson St Granville NSW 2142, 10-12 Hutchinson St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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FREE Music & Dance Program for People with Disability & their Carers & Family. Be creative and interact with others through the universal language of sounds and movements. Together we will learn traditional instruments and dance moves in a fun, friendly atmosphere. No previous music or dance experience needed! Next Class: Arabic Rhythm & Bellydance Wednesday 20 November 2019 10am-12pm MDAA Office 10-12 Hutchinson St. Granville For more information or to book your spot please call MDAA Project Coordinator Rhiannon…

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December 2019

Costume Party International Day of People with Disability

December 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Parramatta Leagues Club, 1 Eels Pl
Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia
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International Day of People with Disability- Costume Party Come and celebrate with us International Day of People with Disability. When: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Time: 4.00pm to 8.00pm Where: Pablo's Cantina  - Parramatta Leagues Club Please book a place by calling 02 9891 6400 or e-mail mdaa@mdaa.org.au For more information:  Costume Party flier    

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MDAA AGM 2019

December 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
Free

MDAA Annual General Meeting MDAA would like to cordially invite you to attend our 24th Annual General Meeting When:                        Tuesday, 10 December 2019 Time:                         10.00am arrival and Morning Tea Where:                      Granville Town Hall - 10 Carlton St., Granville NSW 2142 RSVP:                        by 6 December 2019 to mdaa@mdaa.org.au or by calling 02 9891 6400 Please include accessibility, dietary and any other requirements with your RSVP.  

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February 2021

Human Rights Conference 2021

February 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT

Human Rights Conference Flyer

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March 2021

Cyber Crime & Scams

March 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

Cyber Crime & Scams Flyer 09-03-21

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April 2021

Immigration Rights Forum

April 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm AEST

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May 2021

Free Information Session: Individual Advocacy, National Disability Insurance Scheme & Disability Royal Commission

May 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Alpha Park Community Hall, Alpha Street
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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How to Deal with Domestic Violence

May 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Free

How to Deal with Domestic Violence Flyer 11-05-21

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Enduring Power Of Attorney And Wills. My Aged Care.

May 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
Mount Druitt Hub, 9 Ayres Grove
Mount Druitt, NSW 2770
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Seniors Staying Connected

May 26, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST
MDAA, 10 -12 Hutchinson St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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If you would like to improve your knowledge in technology and wellbeing, please join us for our FREE Seniors Staying Connected Activity or Workshop every Wednesday from 9:30am - 12:30pm.

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June 2021

My Aged Care and Planning Ahead for Future Decision Making. [Enduring Power of Attorney and Wills] 4 June 2021

June 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
Campbeltown RSL, 1 Carberry Ln
Campbeltown, NSW 2560 Australia
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MDAA is holding a free event. Friday 04 June 2021 Please see flyer for details of how to register.

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Community Safety & Protecting Vulnerable People 8 June 21

June 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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My Aged Care & Planning Ahead for the Future (Enduring Power of Attorney and Wills) Free Event 17 June 2021

June 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
St Joachim Catholic Church Hall, 2 Mills Street
Lidcombe, NSW 2141 Australia
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MDAA Invites you to a FREE Information Session on My Aged Care and the Carer Gateway on Thursday 17th June 2021

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Men’s Talk Program Consultation

June 25, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm AEST
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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July 2021

My Aged Care & Community Safety (Domestic Violence and Scams)

July 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
Granville Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Granville, NSW 2142, 1 Memorial Drive
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Due to Covid-19 restrictions this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you.

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Active Citizens COVID-19 Consultation Session

July 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am AEST

Hope you have been doing well and are staying safe. MDAA Active Citizens have organised this consultation as there has been lots of feedback about concerns, confusion about information and not being able to access information as well as about vaccinations. We welcome you to join the session to share your thoughts and feedback. Zoom details: Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: COVID-19 Concerns Time: Jul 26, 2021 10:00 Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney Join…

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August 2021

Join us in celebration of the online launch of the Women’s Network COFFEE CLUB Friday 20th August 2021

August 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Zoom

Link to purchase online raffle tickets:  https://www.raffletix.com.au?ref=zm939  

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September 2021

Telehealth and Electronic Prescriptions Zoom Info Session

September 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am AEST

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/95426442333?pwd=THg0MmFWSjYrM0JHV1A5Ui83Tng2Zz09   Meeting ID: 954 2644 2333 Passcode: happy

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October 2021

MOVE for your MATE – Mental Health Matters

October 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEST

MOVE for your MATE- Mental Health Matters For Mental Health Month in October, MDAA will be holding a virtual exercise event. All funds raised will go toward future MDAA activities for Men's Mental Health. This competition will take place from 1st October- 9am, 8th October- 5pm. For all those wishing to participate, you can make an account and then register with running heroes. Running heroes will not need to be used at this present time until the challenge starts on…

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December 2021

MDAA’s Annual General Meeting

December 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
The Holroyd Centre, 1-17 Miller St
Merrylands, NSW 2160 Australia
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Free

Come join us for MDAA's Annual General Meeting. There are limited sports available at the venue, so get in quick with your registration. You can also join online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83588996568?pwd=VW9yNDducEx1RE1pYWp0Y255TS9GQT09

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February 2022

MDAA Strategic Plan Consultation

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm AEDT
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Join our consumer and member consultation for MDAA·s 3-year Plan for 2022-2025 WHEN: 22 February 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm WHERE: St Marks Anglican Church 17 Mary Street, Granville NSW 2142 Your feedback is important to us. Consumer Consultation flyer22.02

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March 2022

International Women’s Day

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Merrylands RSL, 12 Miller St
Merrylands, NSW 2160 Australia
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International Women's Day Celebration Celebrate with us!! Women’s International Day- Break the Bias Date: 8 March 2022 Time: 5.00pm to 8.00pm Venue: Merrylands RSL Club 8/12 Miller St Merrylands For more information: #BreakTheBias - International Women's Day 2022 flier

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Stories Shared

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm AEDT
Merrylands RSL, 12 Miller St
Merrylands, NSW 2160 Australia
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You are invited!! Funded by the Multicultural NSW, ‘Stories Shared’ is a one-day storytelling event that celebrates diversity, promotes cross-cultural understanding, and preserves cultural wisdom. The project is calling people from diverse cultural backgrounds to reflect on shared values and lessons, and share their stories through different ways including poems, chants, rhymes, songs, dance, and more. Following the event, the stories will be compiled into a book that will be distributed to participants and the local community. This event will…

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May 2022

Election Forum

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Granville Diggers, 5 Memorial Drive
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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MDAA Election Forum MDAA would like to invite you to our Election Forum Tuesday 17 May 2022. Please see details below and contact us on 1800 629 072 to register to attend.        

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June 2022

Griffith Community Forum

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Griffith Community Centre, 1/1 Olympic St
Griffith, NSW 2680 Australia
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Griffith Community Forum MDAA Griffith invites you to a Free Community Forum. DATE: Wednesday, 15 June 2022 TIME: 2pm - 5pm VENUE: Griffith Community Centre Unit 1/1 Olympic Street, Griffith NSW 2680 For more information:  Griffith Forum Flier

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Enduring Guardianship and Power of Attorney workshop

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm AEST
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Enduring Guardianship and Power of Attorney workshop Free workshop for legal information about enduring guardianship and power of attorney 28 June 2022 Enduring Guardianship flier

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August 2022

Breaking Barriers Event @ Cabra-Vale Diggers Club on Wednesday 3rd August 2022

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm AEST
cabra-vale diggers club, 1 Bartley St
Canley Vale, NSW 2166 Australia
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Tech Savvy Seniors

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm AEST
10-12 Hutchinson St Granville NSW 2142, 10-12 Hutchinson St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Tech Savvy Seniors Join us at MDAA for Karaoke, Games and Gentle Exercise while you are learning IT skills. This will be an 8 week course on every Tuesday at our Granville office. The first session will be held on: Monday, 8 August 2022 9:30am - 2:00pm Please bring food to share If you would like to register your interest please call MDAA and ask for the Encompass team on 02 9891 6400 Encompass project flyer  

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September 2022

Art Workshop for Disability Royal Commission consumers

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST
St Mark’s Church Granville, 17 Mary St
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Art Workshop for Disability Royal Commission consumers MDAA invites you to an ART WORKSHOP A chance to share your stories as a group for the Disability Royal Commission and a safe group setting for DRC consumers to express your stories through art WHEN: 20 September 2022, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:30pm WHERE: St. Mark's Anglican Church (Community Hall) 17 Mary Street, Granville, NSW 2142 For more information: DRC Art workshop Flier 20.09.22

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Working Together Project for Consumers

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm AEST
Granville Diggers, 5 Memorial Drive
Granville, NSW 2142 Australia
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Working Together Project for Consumers Capacity Building Workshop for consumers Come along and share your ideas to help improve service delivery Date: 30 September 2022 - 9.30am to 1.00pm Where: Granville Diggers Club, 5 Memorial Drive Granville For more information: Working Together Project Consumer Workshop flierSeptember 2022  

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October 2022

Working Together Project for service providers and support workers

October 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm AEDT

Working Together Project for service providers and support workers Disability Awareness & Cultural Competency Workshop for disability service providers and support workers. Learn about consumer's rights and responsibilities under the National Standards for Disability Services Date: 13 October 2022 Where: Merrylands Bowling Club, 65 Newman St Merrylands 2160 Working Together Project Service Provider Workshop flyer  

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Moving Forward for Fun

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
Granville Park, 2 Montrose Ave
Merrylands, NSW 2160 Australia
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Moving Forward for Fun MDAA is holding a fundraising event for Mental Health Month in October 2022 Please sign up to the website below to start your fundraising quest for our MDAA fun run to be held on October 21 2022. For now, all you need to do is follow the prompts at the link below and start promoting the event and to encourage people to sponsor your participation, whether you decide to walk, run or jog, it is completely…

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November 2022

Your Local Services Forum Cabravale

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
Cabravale Leisure Centre, 30 Broomfield St
Cabramatta, NSW 2166 Australia
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Your Local Services Supporting You Cabravale The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association along with SWS Local Health District and EACH, would like to invite you to meet us and learn more about our services while spending the morning relaxing through art and aromatherapy. DATE: Wednesday, 2 November 2022 TIME: 9:30am -1:00pm VENUE: Cabravale Leisure Centre Eric Bedford Room 30 Broomfield St, Cabramatta NSW 2166 For more information: Fairfield Services Forum - 2 November 22 -Flier

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Breaking Free Annual Fundraiser

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Merrylands RSL, 12 Miller St
Merrylands, NSW 2160 Australia
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  Breaking Free - Annual Fundraiser Event 4 November 2022 MDAA is proud to be holding their annual fundraising event, ‘Breaking Free’ and we would be honoured to have your presence at this event. There will be opportunities to win prizes including airline vouchers, participation in a silent auction to win various high-quality packages, as well raffle tickets that are sold online and in person, leading up to the event. MDAA is a tax-deductible gift recipient (DGR) and all donations…

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Your Local Services Forum Campbelltown

November 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd
Campbelltown, NSW 2560 Australia
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Your Local Services Supporting You  The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association along with NSW Department of Education, SWS Local Health District and EACH, would like to invite you to meet us and learn more about our services while spending the morning relaxing through art and aromatherapy DATE: Friday, 18 November 2022 TIME: 9:30am -1:00pm VENUE: Campbelltown Arts Centre Workshop 1 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560 For more information: Campbelltown Consumer Forum and Art Workshop FINAL 18 November 22  

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