The Junee Ex-Services Memorial Club recently awarded $2,000 each to three well deserving local community organisations that provide ongoing service and support to the residents of Junee Shire.
The funding was provided as part of the local ClubGRANTS program, where Category 1 level funding provides support for specific community welfare and social services, community development, health services and employment assistance activities, and other projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
The Board and Management of the Junee Ex-Services Memorial Club were pleased to be able to support these three community organisations with their projects:
Junee Community Open Kitchen
$2,000 for the purchase and installation of a new stove, replacing a 50-year old stove!
The funding via ClubGRANTS will see the replacement of the 50+ year old stove in in the kitchen at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall with a modern dual-fuel stove for the use of Junee Community Open Kitchen. This provide a safer and more efficient environment for the volunteers preparing meals for disadvantaged people in Junee.
The Junee Community Open Kitchen operates every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm during school terms, serving a two course meal to anyone who turns up — every week there is a different offering, and of course warm and welcoming company.
Junee Community Centre
$2,000 towards Digital Literacy for Seniors
The Junee Community Centre’s goal is to improve people’s quality of life with technology. The ClubGrant funding will supplement the $2,500 granted by Be Connected to teach 50 seniors’ digital skills.
A digital tutor will teach local seniors, in a number of small learning groups, how to use a variety of digital skills — including how to use NSW Services and MyGov apps through to social media and photography skills.
When submitting the applications to both the ClubGRANTS and Be Connected, the Community Centre imagined “How much time will be saved if most of Junee’s seniors could scan themselves into venues such as the Club and IGA?”
Cooinda Court Aged Care
$2,000 to Upgrade Dining Room Facilities
Cooinda Court Aged Care has grown from a 12-bed facility in 1991 to a 30-bed facility in 2021. With the addition of the 8-bed Dementia wing there was a need for purpose-built cabinetry for the storage of china, plates, glasses, cutlery, and tablecloths. These items can now be hygienically stored, while remaining easily accessible to staff.
Cooinda Court offers residential aged care in a welcoming and homely setting. Many of the residents have lived a significant portion, if not all, of their lives, in or around Junee, thus allowing them to remain close to family and friends.