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Picnic in the Park Birthday Party Saturday 24 October 2009 Edwards Park, Port Melbourne 1.00pm

1.45pm: Refreshments and Entertainment: Layfield Court Jazz Band Welcome and Speakers Catherine Healion, Chairperson, SPDL Inc Martin Foley, Member for Albert Park Cr Rachel Powning, City of Port Phillip Presentation: Brian J Sutton Foundation Refreshments and Entertainment: Russian Women's Choir Yap Wear & PetLinks parade & competition Close

South Port Day Links Inc. 1988 -- 2009

2.15pm: 2.30pm: 2.45pm: 3.30pm:

Major Sponsors & Donors 2008-2009:

Celebrating 21 Years of Service

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2008: First Sunday Brunch Bar-b-q for SPDL clients initiated by Catherine Healion. SPDL finalist in Leader Newspapers' Business Achievers Award.

New transport scheduling software purchased.

© 2009 South Port Day Links Inc History: Wendy Morris Editing & Layout: Megan Lilly This booklet is part of a project to document the history of South Port Day Links Inc. We gratefully acknowledge the voluntary work done by Wendy Morris to produce the history and the support we have received for the project from the City of Port Phillip's Community Grants program .

Victoria University (VU) project based at SPDL confirms need for weekend access to transport and activities for clients. 2009: Occasional short Sunday trips initiated in response to client requests and VU study, these are in addition to Betty's Bus Trips. Our vehicles get new livery courtesy generous grant for promotional materials from the South Melbourne Community Chest. And we get ready to celebrate...

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South Port Day Links Inc. gratefully acknowledges the funding it receives for its programs from the Australian and Victorian Governments through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program.

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2007 continued: First ever HACC audit scores 20/20 Brian J Sutton Foundation provides funding for replacement of a vehicle in 2007.

From the Chairperson of South Port Day Links Inc

SPDL has always been about community, and this souvenir booklet is a reminder to us all of the dedicated community that has enabled us to survive and flourish for 21 years. Our community includes our dedicated volunteers, our staff, our donors, sponsors and supporters and of course our lovely clients.

Donors who wish to remain anonymous provide funding for replacement of a vehicle in 2008. Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation provides grant for replacement of a vehicle in 2009.

Our thanks must go to the Australian and Victorian Governments for their funding and to the City of Port Phillip which has been a long-standing partner. Catherine Healion

Chairpersons Roll

SPDL Inc acknowledges and thanks the following people for the hard work and leadership they have contributed since incorporation in 1992.

Carolyn Fuller retires.

Megan Lilly appointed as Executive Officer. Trish Hampson appointed as Transport Support Officer.

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1992-1993 -- Heather Barr 1994 -- Anne Maurer 1995 -- Shelley Evans 1996 -- Mavis Curwood 1997-2002 -- Beris Campbell 2003 -- Don Hay 2004-2009 -- Catherine Healion

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Life Membership

Arthur Rowan

2004: ChatMates program moves to DoCare. 2005: Daska Saleeba appointed as PetLinks coordinator.

Gayip Award Recipients

10 Years of volunteer service Betty Harrison John Jacobs Meryll Hansen Bob Ditton Ian Brown

Arthur Rowan Award Recipients

5 years of volunteer service

Meryll Hanson & Bob Ditton share transport scheduling role. 2006: Catherine Healion becomes Chairperson Website: www.spdl.org.au launched.

Alf Smith Betty Harrison John White Kenny Judd John Jacobs Meryll Hansen Renee Edmiston Bill Henry Fred Nicholson Frank Cummins Bob Ditton, Faye McDonald. Sally Corke Margaret Armstrong Catherine Healion Myrtle Hughes

Terry Trimble Liz Bourke Dirk Van Dam Colin Robertson Tony Lion Marguerite O'Hara Lance Forbes Ian Sullivan Matt Rodda Don Hay Graham Cook Lance Forbes Les Sutherland Peter Sutherland Liz Van Dam Christine Paton

18th Birthday celebrated

To be presented at the AGM this year: Doug Lay, Frank Kovacic (posthumously), Ray Monagle, Frank O'Donnell, Brian Sutton

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2007: Mary Kehoe appointed as first fulltime Coordinator of Volunteers

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2000: DayLinks begins occasional weekend activities and participates in the Xmas Day Community Lunch. DayLinks Coordinator joins the Executive of the Victorian Community Transport Association.

Times of significance and achievement in SPDL's history

South Port Day Links Inc (SPDL) was incorporated in 1991, but the organization's foundation was celebrated in 1988 when a DayLinks kit and a set of objectives were produced and launched in July 1989. These were the result of meetings, planning and hard work by a small group of aged care workers, residents and volunteers in the Cities of Port Melbourne and South Melbourne, lead by Beris Campbell, who was then the Senior Social Worker at the City of Port Melbourne. What follows is a summary of the major events and the people who contributed to the development and success of SPDL over the last 21 years. 1988: DayLinks kit and objectives launched

2001: Community transport programs continues to grow.

2002: Beris Campbell retires from the Committee; Don Hay takes on role of Chairperson. 2003: PetLinks ­ Volunteers will, with approval of hospital staff be able to bring pets they are temporarily fostering, into the hospital for short visits with their owner.

1989: DayLinks Coordinator position established and Julie Statkus appointed.

1990: First Information Stall at South Melbourne Market

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1991: South Port Day Links incorporated Liana Thompson employed as administrative assistant

1996: PetLinks launched: Georgie Hearne appointed as Coordinator.

1992:

First AGM held 1993: Launch of the first Community Car. Application for PetLinks program to become part of DayLinks. Walk with Care program highly successful.

Arthur Rowan honoured as first Life Member.

1994: DayLinks receives award for Innovation & Excellence in Primary Health Care.

1997: Julie Statkus leaves to begin `tree change': Carolyn Fuller appointed as Day Links Coordinator.

1998: First Service Agreement with the City of Port Phillip Kate Cleaves appointed to replace Georgie Hearne as PetLinks coordinator.

GardenMates program established. 1999: WalkMates program launched.

1995: Transport had become key component of DayLinks programs.

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