MESSAGE FROM ACTING CEO - TEENA FERGUSON
There's exciting news. SASI has its own companion dog and her name is Zanda! (See picture below). Zanda has had 18 months of training through Vision Australia. Unfornately, she didn’t quite make it through to graduation.
But we've been lucky! Vision Australia recently gave SASI the opportunity to adopt her. Zanda will be based at our Gippsland property and live with our Gippsland Program manager Amanda Grumley. Zanda will be a protective, intuitive and fun member of the SASI family down in Gippsland. She'll be the first of many pets running around the property.
In other news, SASI recently held a competition to rename what is currently known as Day Services. We felt the need to reflect the flexible and individualised nature of our services. This was also important for delivery of the NDIS.
The new name is:
SASI Active Choices.
SASI will be launching a new website in October so keep an eye out. Our goal was to create a site with a fresher look. We also wanted to better the navigation and information on the site.
Our youth ambassador Maddisyn Dixon-Whitbourne has been very busy. She's been raising money for our camp for clients. Maddisyn designed, produced and sold t-shirts for Fathers Day. Two local schools and many local businesses supported this cause. The results have been outstanding with just over $5000 raised!
This is a fantastic effort and we are extremely grateful to have Maddisyn as our Youth Ambassador. She is a truly amazing young lady.
Thank you Maddisyn!
Finally, our Executive Assistant Shareen Pearson is moving ‘overseas’ - to beautiful Tasmania! Shareen has been with SASI since 2012. Her hard work has been instrumental in developing our annual Art Show over the last 4 years. This event is very popular now and is coming up again in November.
Shareen has also managed all the maintenance for SASI including overseeing all facility upgrades. Shareen will be dearly missed.
We wish her well in her new life in Tassie!