September 2017 Newsletter

We held our Annual General Meeting on Monday 18th September. Thanks to our members, clients and guests who joined us to show their interest and support of CARS. Our Year in Review document was presented and is now available. It is a fresh and colourful snapshot of the past year at CARS. Some inspiring client stories appear, along with our …

2016/17 Year in Review

We held our 2017 Annual General Meeting on Monday 18 September, with a fantastic turnout from employees, volunteers, clients, carers and families. To celebrate the year that was, we’ve put together a document that talks about some of the highlights. We hope you enjoy our 2016/17 Year in Review booklet. Click the image below to view the booklet, or use this …

Stacey and Bill at the gym

August 2017 Newsletter

Happy August to all of our wonderful clients, employees and supporters! Last month, we celebrated the success of our Kids! Be You holiday program, and in our excitement began to plan for the next one. NDIS planning has kept us super busy from an internal perspective and has involved hearing experiences and advice from organisations who are rolling the new …

Two children on the roof looking out into space

CARS updated vision and mission: looking to the future with intention

Our annual planning day on Saturday 20th May was such an enjoyable and productive day. I was incredibly inspired by the commitment of everyone who came along and shared their experiences and ideas. This was a critical exercise for CARS. It’s so easy for us to get bogged down in the day-today ‘doing’ activities – the real and important work …

CARS’ 2017 Annual Planning Day Information

Mark down Saturday 20th May, 2017 for CARS 2017 Annual Planning Day. START: 9am FINISH: 3pm WHERE: CARS Office – 1/20 Valente Close Close, Chermside RSVP: Friday 12th May – admin@carsinc.org.au A vital part of our planning day is reconnecting with CARS mission, vision and values and an overview of the strategic plan. If you have not attended a previous …

Juggling at the CARS Hub Passion for Life Open Day

The CARS Hub Passion for Life Program Open Day – fun and learning for everyone!

Back in February 2017, we re-launched the CARS Hub with a fresh new focus on learning, experimenting, socialising, growing and passion. We called it the Passion for Life program, because it’s all about the participants: helping them follow their passions and develop new ones and – most importantly – be part of a program where they belong, can be independent …

CARS holiday program galler

Fun for kids and teens at the summer holiday program

CARS just held their annual summer holiday program where 36 children and teenagers enjoyed an array of Brisbane’s best activities over 4 weeks. Activities included Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Sea World, Paradise Country, Sandgate Aquatic Centre, Bribie Island, Walk About Creek, not to mention train, ferry and bus trips and so much more. In our “home-base” at Geebung Special School, …

CARS Father’s Day Raffle

Congratulations to all the prize winners of our 2016 Father’s Day Raffle! Brad N. won the major prize, a wheelbarrow full of donated goodies. The second prize – a bottle of aged Chivas Regal scotch – was won by Glenn B. An additional prize – a coffee pack donated by Elixir Coffee – was won by Benson. In true Father’s …