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SASI Newsletter - September 2016
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WHAT'S NEW AT SASI 

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. 

Drumroll...

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! 

Teena Ferguson

FEATURED EVENT

We welcome all people with a disability to exhibit at this year's art competition. See details at the end of this newsletter. 

FEATURED THIS MONTH


A word from acting CEO - Teena Ferguson

LATEST NEWS


Register Today
Competition Winner Announced
Fun at the Royal Melbourne Show
Travel Fun

PHOTO GALLERY


Time at Kokoda Park
Creativity at Play
Random Fun
Basketball Grand Final
Home Decor & Housekeeping
Enjoying a Picnic
Pet Lovers
Out & About Adventures
Point Nepean & Lake Entrance Adventure
Melbourne Star

SAVE THE DATE


SASI Art Competition

AUTISM NEWS
Gene linked to autism in people may influence dog sociability

LATEST NEWS FROM SASI

THANK YOU MADDY!

INTRODUCING OUR GORGEOUS ZANDA

REGISTER TODAY

Don't forget to register your interest for SASI's popular art competition. 
COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to Carolyn Durose - Eastlynn

Thank you to everyone who submitted a name for the Renaming of SASI Day Services Competition. After careful consideration the Executive has decided upon a winner. 

Congratulations to Carolyn Durose from Eastlynn who submitted ‘SASI Active Choice’s 24/7.' 

The rebranding of SASI Active Choice’s 24/7 (formally 'Day Services') will occur over the few months.  We'll update you on this as it happens. 

MORDIALLIC 

Fun at the Royal Melbourne Show

James was really excited to attend the Royal Melbourne show. According to James, the rides were fantastic and it was a joy to sit at the channel 9 News desk. James also took photos against 'The Block' TV Show's backdrop. 

Written by Herbert Rop and James

EASTLYNN

Travel Fun

The Eastlynn crew got out and about this month to a number of exciting places. These included Werribee Zoo, Melbourne Star & The Ada tree where they met up with the gang from Gippsland. The public transport group travelled around Croydon, Ringwood, Belgrave and Healesville via bus and train. 

PHOTO GALLERY

JO at Kokoda Park

BEACHLYNN

Beachlynn:
Richard Creating Mosaics
Beachlynn:
LEFT: Malcolm at work experience RIGHT: Richard using new sensory equipment
Beachlynn: BASKETBALL GRAND FINAL
TOP: LEFT: Mel B taking a shot RIGHT: Michael taking a shot
BOTTOM LEFT: Adam taking a shot RIGHT: Aaron taking a shot

CHELTENHAM

Cheltenham:
LEFT: Belinda putting a picture of her friends on the wall 
RIGHT: Beliinda and Sam making the bed
Cheltenham:
Picnic lunch at Brickmaker's Park
Cheltenham:
LEFT: Clare with doggy Laura RIGHT: Stasi with Laura
Cheltenham:
LEFT: Ben bushwalking at Bladhill Park RIGHT: Belinda buying new slippers at Chemist Warehouse
Cheltenham:
LEFT: Alison & Belinda on a night out RIGHT: Belinda getting a haircut

DANDENONG HOUSE

Dandenong House: POINT NEPEAN & LAKES ENTRANCE ADVENTURE
Luke went on an awesome adventure

EASTLYNN

Eastlynn 
The Eastlynn crew at Werribee Zoo
Eastlynn 
LEFT: Christos, Brook, Luke & Sonya on Melbourne Star
RIGHT: Dana on Melbourne Star

SAVE THE DATE
SASI ART COMPETITION

Contact SASI

Level 1, 54-58 Wells Street
(P.O. Box 11271)
Frankston Vic 3199

T: (03) 9773 6044
E: enquiries@sasi.org.au

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