Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Community Organisation

Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)
30 Cook Street Howick
11 days ago

Nominations for the Dawn Johnston Koru Award are now open.

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Do you know someone in the local community who has overcome adversity to live a life of serving others?
The Inner Wheel Club of Howick is looking for such a person to present a Dawn Johnston Koru Award to. The inaugural presentation of this award was made last year to Alan Breslau of Half Moon … View more
Do you know someone in the local community who has overcome adversity to live a life of serving others?
The Inner Wheel Club of Howick is looking for such a person to present a Dawn Johnston Koru Award to. The inaugural presentation of this award was made last year to Alan Breslau of Half Moon Bay, who survived a horrific plane crash 56 years ago followed by many years in hospital. The award was based on the Inner Wheel theme for 2017/2018 ‘Leave a Legacy’
The spiral shape of the koru, the emblem of the award, signifies new life, positive change, personal growth, harmony, and above all, hope for the future.
Awardees need to have demonstrated self-awareness, resilience, compassion, and a desire to assist others becoming a full contributor to the community.
This is an Annual Award and the successful recipient needs to be a New Zealand citizen residing in the Pakuranga or Botany electorate area. The award is a Koru Trophy to keep and the book ‘Leaving a Legacy’.
More information can be found at thedawnjohnstonkoruaward.org...
If you knows a person who fits the above criteria and would like to nominate that person, please email Julia Castles at iwhowicksecretary@gmail.com with details.

thedawnjohnstonkoruaward.org/about-the-award/?fbclid=IwAR3PC2z3DbkNBcnBkYVeZ1Gj-7D5L-r83d1rY1bWIdY-zyP6iCFqDsnLhRY

18 days ago

Dance Yourself Happy

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

You're invited to increase your physical-activity and well-being at Dance Yourself Happy.
You'll be reunited with the joy of dancing for fun and exercise to a mix of pop tracks from across the decades. We do it by switching off the lights. With no instruction, it's really just … View more
You're invited to increase your physical-activity and well-being at Dance Yourself Happy.
You'll be reunited with the joy of dancing for fun and exercise to a mix of pop tracks from across the decades. We do it by switching off the lights. With no instruction, it's really just about letting loose and expressing yourself by embracing your inner daggy-dad-dancing — because who can see you anyway?
Frequency: Weekly
Date: Thursday, 6 June 2019 - Thursday, 28 November 2019
Time: 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Location: All Saints' Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick
Cost: Free

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19 days ago

Babysitting for Teenagers course

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

BABYSITTING TRAINING FOR TEENAGERS
A MECOSS capacity-building-course suitable for ages 13 - 17

Foundered in 1993 by Ian and Mary Grant, the Parenting Place supports family to thrive. They're a leader in babysitting workshops and will prepare your teen to become a capable, trusted and … View more
BABYSITTING TRAINING FOR TEENAGERS
A MECOSS capacity-building-course suitable for ages 13 - 17

Foundered in 1993 by Ian and Mary Grant, the Parenting Place supports family to thrive. They're a leader in babysitting workshops and will prepare your teen to become a capable, trusted and in-demand babysitter.

COURSE CONTENT
1). The Babysitter That Gets Booked – Joy Sluiters
Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play, and how to communicate well with parents.
2). First Aid For Babysitters- Sarah Thompson
Sarah will deliver a concise first aid course specifically designed for babysitters, covering child safety and accident prevention, life-saving techniques and emergency first aid.

DETAILS
4.15pm – Doors open
4.30pm to 6.00pm – The babysitter that gets booked – Joy Sluiters
6.00pm to 6.30pm – Dinner break (please bring your own dinner)
6.30pm to 8.00pm – First aid for babysitters– Sarah Thompson

Venue: All Saints' Community Centre
Address: 30 Cook Street, Howick
Day: Friday
Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $50
Certificate issued: Yes

theparentingplace.com/event/babysitting-training-for-teenagers-16/

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20 days ago

Dance Yourself Happy

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Cancel your Thursday night plans.
'Dance Yourself Happy' is returning really soon.

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25 days ago

MECOSS Newsletter

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Our latest free Newsletter has now gone out to all subscribers and we hope you have received yours.
If you’re not a subscriber and would like to have a copy delivered to your inbox, please email admin@mecoss.org.nz

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