Special Message concerning Recent Telecommunications Issues at East Creek
Please be advised throughout mid-August 2017 and the majority of Setepmber 2017, East Creek had a number of unexpected Telecommunication issues, primarily effecting our Wireless Internet and our Telephony systems. We have resolved the majority of issues, but there is a possibility that a few lingering issues will progress into next month. Please bear with us while we work with out Internet / Telephony Services Provider to fix up any issues. Thanks to everybody who made us aware / worked with us while these issues are being resolved.
Currently known issues being worked on:
None. All contact methods are functional at this stage. Please note, the voicemail service is active, but it has the generic greeting. This will be restored soon.
None. Please contact us as you would normally.
Please stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page to receive updates as they develop. Thank you, and our apologies once again.
Special Message concerning Egg Purchases
Please be advised that as of 17th July 2017, East Creek has lost their supplier for eggs, so egg purchases will be unavailable until further notice. Further notice will be given on this website, in the Centre on notices and the newsletter where applicable. Bread purchases have been unaffected. Please stay tuned for more as it develops.
Special Message concerning Tax Help 2017
Please be advised that for the year 2017, all participants attending Tax Help appointments MUST have the following where applicable;
Failure to bring any of the above that applies to you may result in Tax Help volunteers being unable to resolve your queries. Please keep in mind that each individual must have their own MyGov account if multiple people are present at a single session, and that the Tax Help volunteers cannot do more than 1 or 2 tax returns in total per session.
Special Message if you require East Creek to help you make a MyGov Account
You must have the following with you;
In addition, you must have two the following with you from the following list (although the more you can bring to your session, the better, as it gives us a backup should one of your details not be accepted by MyGov);
A Word from Sally
Spring is coming and so is our Adult Learners open day. This is being held Wednesday September 6th from 10 am until 12 pm. Come along to the East Creek Community Centre and find out about our Community Literacy Program and everything else that happens at the centre. There is a guest speaker from Toowoomba Flexi School talking about their program and a scrumptious morning tea and raffles. Hope to see you there!
The Energy Savvy Program has now finished, big thank you to everyone who was involved especially our wonderful staff Carole, Ashlie, Andras and USQ student Joy. You have all done a fantastic job. Also thanks to Rose from QCOSS for all of your support, there are now many more families in Toowoomba who can manage their electricity bills much easier.
Speaking of help managing electricity bills, there are electricity and gas rebates available for eligible clients. Commonwealth Health Care Card holders and asylum seekers can now apply for the Electricity Rebate through their retailer. Apply by 31 December 2017 to receive a back-dated payment to 1 January 2017. Contact your electricity retailer and have your Health Care Card or ImmiCard number handy. If you would like to know more please go to https://www.qld.gov.au/community/cost-of-living-support/electricity-gas-rebates/
Stroke awareness luncheon is being held on Thursday 28th of September from 11am until 1 pm everyone is welcome. There will be information about stroke, yummy lunch and a guest speaker. To RSVP please call the centre on 46392755
East Creek has joined Red25. Red25 is a unique giving program by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. We unite workplaces, community groups, schools and universities around Australia to save lives through blood donation. Together, Red25 members work towards ensuring that 25% of Australia's blood donations are secured. You can join East Creek and help Red25 achieve this goal. Alternatively you may want to register your own organisation, for more information go to page 9. If you would like to join the East Creek crew, just give us a ring on 46392755.
Read the Current Newsletter Online
The Current Newsletter is now available to be read online by going to this page.
East Creek Older Person's Action Program
The Older Person's Action Program is about providing social support, information and education to vulnerable people over 60. If you would like more information about OPAP please contact Bea at the centre on (07) 4639 2755.
The Current OPAP Newsletter is now available to be read online.
East Creek Community Centre
East Creek Community Centre is a catalyst for community development.
Our dedicated paid and volunteer staff provide services, support, advice, advocacy and professional development.
We work with community groups and individuals throughout Toowoomba.
East Creek's programs are for everyone - children, adolescents, young adults, seniors, people with disabilities, multicultural groups and those who are socially isolated.
We encourage all members of the community to participate.
Become a volunteer, learn a new skill, attend an information session, plant a garden, develop your writing skills or learn to use a computer.
For over twenty years, the Centre has delivered innovative programs that meet the community's changing needs.
Members of East Creek Community Centre are welcomed to attend committee meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of every month, starting at 5.30pm. Please call the centre for more details.
Come and join us.
There's lots to do!
Help us to help others
East Creek Community Centre is there when most needed.
Our Centre provides programs and services aimed at building inclusion and resilience in the community.
Our work increases important life skills, helps those in crisis and reduces social isolation.
Your donation will ensure that we can be there, for the community, every time.
Contact us today to find out how you can help us to help others.