When the Easter Retreat was cancelled due to the uncertainty of snap lockdowns, many of the 90 people who had registered expressed their disappointment. The Retreat team put their heads together and came up with a flexible alternative, Volunteer ‘Bees.’
Areas in need of attention such as Dayas, Iron Bark, the Pavilion and Jacaranda were focussed on as individual projects. The ‘Bees’ developed into Volunteer Weekends with the offering of on-site accommodation. Live-streams were added on the big screen at the Hall, topped off with delicious lunches. All this was initiated by volunteers who stepped forward to make it happen.
In October the Peace Education Program commenced on Sunday mornings at the Conference Hall. Read more.
There were new faces as well as regulars who enjoyed the program for the first time. Thank you to the organisers, PEP Facilitators, AV operator and set-up crew who volunteered their time and expertise. PEP will now be held regularly at Ivory’s Rock in 2022.
Ivory’s Rock also proudly hosted some terrific community events. The Murri Cultural Camp for Indigenous Youth - watch video and read more
- was held in September and two networking lunches for local not-for-profits were hosted also in September and in November. Read more
These initiatives took considerable effort from a small group of volunteers. The events were a great success with appreciative feedback from attendees, and will continue next year as a regular part of our calendar.
The goodwill and enthusiasm of our volunteers underpin the work of our Foundation. Thank you to everyone, where-ever you are in the region, who helped make 2021 a stand-out year despite the challenges of Covid.
You can also send a message to Lorraine at HR on the Contact page