Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Mad March

As Fierce February drew to a close, Mad March approached with speed and vigour. The 1st of March marked International Wheelchair Day, held in Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide and the weather gods were on our side, delivering divine sunshine for a successful outdoor event.


International Wheelchair Day

Kate Collins from Channel 9 News was the MC at the event and her vibrant and enthusiastic personality made for an interactive and fun day.

The day kicked off with live music from the Sisters of Intervention, followed by the Kaurna Welcome to Country and some interesting speeches. The Boccia demonstrations from Boccia SA had many participants and I finally learned how to play, even though the rules weren't very difficult...
Boccia SA demo with Kate Collins







Sisters of Intervention

Rod Farr, our DRSSA Community Support Officer, delivered a talk about his life journey and the path his life took after his injury. His story about his Paralympic days was not only interesting but very inspirational.

 

Rod Farr

It was great hearing from the members of the Red Dust Healers basketball program - Brad, Kat and CJ - and we look forward to partnering with them soon.
Red Dust Heelers CJ, Brad and Kat
Jono Grigg did a live interview with Kate Collins covering all the Push and Power sports and then did a demonstration for us on how to play Powerchair Football and Hockey.


Jono Grigg


Daryl Taylor talked about the wheelchair basketball team and introduced the demonstrations. The wheelchair basketball demonstrations were very interactive and fun. It was great to see many members of the Adelaide Thunder (now known as the Red Dust Heelers Adelaide) basketball team showing off their skills and enthusiasm for their sport.
Red Dust Heelers Adelaide
Dale Elliott, 'sit down comedian', had the crowd in stitches with entertaining stories about life in his chair. He certainly knows how to deliver a talk to a crowd of people and keep them intrigued, it was a great way to wrap up the day.
Want to find out more about Dale and be INSPIRED within the first 20 seconds of being on his website..... click here: http://www.daleelliott.com/




SA Sharks Wheelchair Rugby Wine Tasting Event and Fundraiser







New Drop the DIS Logo

Jane and I are pleased to show off the new Drop the DIS radio show logo. It was fun playing around with all the possible logo concepts but i couldn't resist using the parachute image. I love the feeling of flight as Drop the DIS is about breaking down barriers and taking the DIS from DISABILITY. So why not have a fun and positive logo with a scene of freedom. Join us on Wednesdays from 2-3pm on Radio Adelaide 101.5 fm. 

If you want to be on the show or have any topic ideas for us to talk about, please contact Jane or myself - nicki@drssa.org.au and jane@drssa.org.au

 

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No Handicap Golf Club

On Saturday March 8 our second golf clinic for the No Handicap Golf Club was held at the Adelaide Shores Golf Course.
There were 8 people who attended and our DRS Membership Officer took her two daughters, Brianna & Emily, along as well.


The participants began by working on their teeing off at the driving range. They then moved on to practicing their putting and finished by having a putting competition where they had to put the ball into target zones.
Everyone had fun and it was a beautiful sunny day.

The next golf clinic will be held on March 22. If you'd like to be there contact: jacob@drssa.org.au





Disability Friendly Scheme








The Disability Friendly Scheme is a way for you & your business to acknowledge and support people with a physical disability without committing your time.


100% of your membership fee stays in South Australia & goes directly to helping South Australians with a physical disability. This allows DRSSA to expand our services and activities, which ultimately benefits the entire community.

As the DFS grows, it will enable DRSSA to employ more people with a disability within the Scheme itself therefore providing valuable skills & independence to those who need it more than most.

The Disability Friendly Scheme is designed to broaden the understanding of the wider community to the real life needs of people with a disability and to help change general attitudes towards this sizeable segment of the population.

It’s not always about how wide the doors are or if there is a ramp outside - that’s important of course - but in day-to-day life, it’s not necessarily a major part of the reality of living with a disability for the people who have one & those that live with them.

Businesses or organisations who join the DFS will be able to access information to assist them to make their premises even more disability friendly if they choose...plus the free training on how to interact with people with a physical disability that forms part of your membership.


Push Mobility - Disability equipment dealer and distributor








Who We Are:
Push Mobility is a disability equipment dealer and distributor based in Melbourne, Australia dedicated to providing disability equipment that is fun, exciting and pushes the boundaries of what disability equipment should be.
Why Push Mobility?
With many disability products now in the market, our customers have never had so many options to consider. Our goal is to help improve the quality of life for people that live with a disability and those that they associate with. We aim to offer products that people don’t just like but love. If you love your wheelchair, you will take pride in getting out and using it.
We work with manufacturers that do everything possible to tailor a chair to your desires. Whether it be a small modification or a radical colour concept, it’s all possible. We aim to make our products as affordable as possible, finding ways to bring down the price without comprising on quality or service.
Our Vision:
The vision of Push Mobility is to be a leading dealer and distributor for fun and ground-breaking disability equipment in Australia.
Our Mission:
Push Mobility’s mission is to help improve people with disabilities’ connection with society as a result of product satisfaction. We aim to help facilitate a healthy and more social way of life.
Our Values:
Push Mobility, its Directors, employees, associates and affiliates will conduct business in line with the following values:

  • We will act honestly, ethically and with integrity at all times.
  • We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen, fulfilling our legal, moral and ethical obligations to the community in which we operate.
  • We will constantly seek to improve the quality of our services, products and operations and will create a reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment.
  • We will at all times act within the rule and spirit of the law. We will not tolerate any illegal or unethical conduct on the part of directors, officers, employees, associates or affiliates.
  • We will not compromise our principles for short-term advantage.
  • We understand that the ethical performance of this company is the sum of the ethics of the men and women who work with us, and thus require high standards of personal integrity from everyone involved with Push Mobility.
  • We will seek to avoid exaggerating or disparaging comments of the services and competence of our competitors.
  • We will seek to provide a balance in our personal lives to ensure our personal life will not interfere with our ability to deliver quality products or services to the company and its clients.
  • We will conduct our activities at all times in a manner that prevents harm to the environment or injury to people.
  • Finally, we will not promise what we cannot deliver, remembering that good ethics is good business.
Phone:  1300 721 328
Email:  info@pushmobility.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PushMobility
Website: http://pushmobility.com.au/


Auto Mobility - Leaders in wheelchair access


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With over 10 years of experience in manufacturing wheelchair access vehicles, Automobility offers you the peace of mind that you are dealing with the industry’s best.
Our Team - The team consists of professional mobility consultants, automotive engineers, and the best production and support staff in the industry. Our team is dedicated to supporting our mission and to operate following our core values to ensure that you get the absolute best in your mobility choice.
Core Values - Our core values represent our commitment to you, our customer:
Excellence - “To provide products and services of the highest achievable standards of design, quality and functionality.”
Customer Oriented - “Our customers’ expectations are as important to us as they are to our customers.”
Integrity - “At all times we will ensure that our conduct, advice and recommendations have our customers best interests foremost in our minds.”

Our Mission - Our Mission at Automobility is to be proactive in our planning to ensure we understand our business, our customers and our market implicitly. Continuous improvement practices are the foundation for our systems efficiencies.  Teamwork, standardisation and accountability are vital to our success in being the benchmark for mobility solutions. Communication and integrity form an integral part of our commitment to customer service.
Contact Details:
Automobility Head Office
Unit 3, 63 Canterbury Rd
Montrose, Victoria 3765
PO Box 421
Montrose, Victoria 3765
Phone: 1800 MOBILITY (1800 662 454)
Fax: (03) 9728 1373


 

'Wheelies' Van Rental - Wheelchair accessible vehicle hire

Wheelie van
Specialists in accessible vehicle rentals - Depots in Australia and New Zealand
Wheelies Van Rentals provides a fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles to rent from our depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast, Auckland and Christchurch. Our vehicles make a visit or holiday convenient and easy and we have a range of vehicles and rental plans to suit your needs. We also service the disabled community and respite centres with long term hires as required.Disability hires are our specialty so contact us for your next hire.
Our goal is to provide quality transport options for disabled customers and ensure they can have convenient and safe access to all areas of Australia and New Zealand.
Locations
Wheelies Van Rentals services Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland and Christchurch regions with vehicles delivered to selected airports,collection points and rail stations. Our depots are located at
Sydney -Wheelies Van Rentals Sydney, 80 Roberts Ave, Mortdale, NSW 2223
Gold Coast/ Brisbane -Wheelies Van Rentals Gold Coast, 10 Demand Ave, Arundel, QLD 4214
Adelaide -Wheelies Van Rentals Adelaide, 19 Howards Rd, Beverley, SA 5009
Melbourne -Wheelies Van Rentals Melbourne, 16 Tullamarine Park road,Tullamarine
Hobart -Wheelies Van Rentals Hobart, 26 Tolosa street, Glenorchy
Auckland -Wheelies Van Rentals Auckland,180 James Fletcher drive, Otahuhu, Auckland
Christchurch -Wheelies Van rentals Christchurch, Wairaki Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch
Hires commencing from our hire depots do not have delivery fees and drop fees etc. Airports and rail stations are charged a $100.00 delivery/drop charge. Choose your required city below for detailed information on services
Contact Details
10 Demand Avenue Arundel QLD 4214
Head Office / Reservations
Email Address: sales@wheeliesvanrentals.com.au
Reservations Aus and NZ phone:
AU 1300.352.742
NZ 0800.100.080

 

Campbell Law - Legal Services

 Campbelllaw logo
Legal services we provide:
  • Aboriginal heritage and native title
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal matters
  • Damages claims
  • Debt collection
  • Employment disputes
  • Family companies and trusts
  • Intellectual property (including copyright and patents)
  • Local Government matters (including development approvals, trees, and disputes)
  • Mortgage matters
  • Real estate matters
  • Wills and deceased estates
Contact details
Tim Campbell
Principal
Suite 7, Level 1, 118 Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8227 1223

If you would like to be a part of our Services / Products page and enjoy the benefits of wide exposure on our site, this blog and all of our social media platforms please contact Jacob for more information - jacob@drssa.org.au

This blog marks the end of my DRSSA blog writing days. Jacob will be taking over the blog and social media for DRSSA as I will be focusing on the Drop the DIS radio show and the Disability Friendly Scheme. Thank you for reading my blog posts, I have enjoyed writing each and every one.

Cheers 

Nicki Camac
Drop The DIS
nicki@drssa.org.au



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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Fierce February

 27 February 2014

Fierce February is drawing to a close and many exciting things are awaiting us in March 2014! The past fortnight has been busy and exciting and this blog is the perfect opportunity to share the news.



The love of a family conquering all. 

Let me start by sharing this heartwarming and ultra positive story about the love and strength of a family conquering all. 

As some of you may know, Damian Porter is one of our much loved DRSSA members and plays a big part in our Powerchair Soccer and Push and Power sports. Damien has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism. He’s 97cm tall, the joints of his arms don’t straighten and his hips are permanently dislocated. Damien’s wife, Tamara, has cerebral palsy.

This did not stop Damian and Tamara from starting a beautiful family of five including Tayah, 6, Blake, 4, and Lucas, 6 months.  We are proud to have Damian as a long standing DRSSA member and enjoy sharing his life successes.

News Limited published a story in last weeks Advertiser newspaper. Take a look at the link below for the full story.

Click here for the full story



Damien and Tamara with their children Tayah, 6, Blake, 4, and Lucas, 6 months, at their Burton home. Picture: Matt Turner. Source: News Limited


Websters 1st Birthday 
Our mascot Webster turned one on Tuesday and what better way to celebrate a first birthday than a BBQ and sugar filled cake! I have grown to be quite fond of Webster since commencing work at DRSSA. He is a positive and fun mascot to have represent our organisation and our 'Where's Webster' competition is proving to be very popular with our Facebook followers.  

Take a look Webster cutting his cake. (He's pretty good at cake cutting for a one year old)
 






What do you want to hear on the 'Drop the DIS' Radio show? 

Following on from our last blog, our Marketing Manager Jane Intini and I have commenced our twelve week training course with community radio station, Radio Adelaide 101.5FM. The course is leading us on our way to launch our weekly radio show called 'Drop the DIS' in April 2014. 

Drop The DIS is targeted at people with a physical disability, their friends and family and anyone who likes listening to the radio. It will include interviews, music, comedy, sport, events and activities you can get involved with. This is our show with our content so we want to know what YOU want to hear. 

What topics should we cover?
Who should we interview?
What sports do you want to hear about?
What music do you want hear?

We would like to hear your ideas, thoughts and suggestions. This is a chance to be heard so lets take advantage of this great opportunity and share our views. 

Drop The DIS will air every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00 - 3.00pm starting 2nd April.





Volunteer Minute Taker position available!

 
 
Are you, or do you know someone who is interested in a volunteer Minute Taker position?

Description:
The Minute Taker is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to the DRSSA Board of Directors, CEO and subcommittee (when required) to provide effective organisational scheduling, board and committee agenda preparation and minutes.
Goal: To support the work of the Board of Directors as indicated in the description above.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties of the Minute Taker are as follows:
Prepare agendas for DRSSA Board and sub committees
Attend, record and transcribe minutes of DRSSA Board and sub committees
Format, edit, print, compile and email minutes to the CEO DRSSA in a timely fashion
Maintain meeting schedules and committee compositions
Track and compile decisions of Committees and Board
Maintain privacy and confidentiality policies of DRSSA
Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Experience:

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent transcription, writing and word processing skills
Ability to take detailed minutes
Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
Experience taking and producing minutes in a timely fashion
Administrative ability and experience
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience in a non-profit, membership-based board/committee driven organisation

Contact Mark: mark@drssa.org.au



1000 Instagram Followers 
Before we start ....here's a short description about Instagram:

Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them and share on social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.
A huge thank you to all of our instagram followers! We have just hit over 1000 followers and the momentum is building. Instagram is a great opportunity for us to show photos of events, programs we run and attend or just simply a photo that we want to share. As we all know, a picture says a thousand words, so the reach we can gain is huge. Take a look below at just a handful of pictures we have posted of late. We would love you to join the instagram fun and follow us 





One step closer to bringing Walk On to South Australia.

If elected, opposition leader Steven Marshall will be promising patients to live more independently and cut the costs of the health budget. He wants to bring the Walk On Program here to South Australia by pledging 2 million dollars over 3 years to set the program up.

Here's is a Ten Network story that was aired on the 25th of February. http://tenplay.com.au/news/adelaide/2014/2/25/walk-on



Two Handcycles for sale!

2 x TOP END KNEELER FORCE 10

BOTH PURCHASED IN EARLY 2010

THE SEAT WIDTH OF THE GREEN ONE IS 470MM

THE SEAT WIDTH OF THE SILVER ONE IS 370MM

BOTH ARE ABOUT 1.45M LONG

BOTH HAVE NEVER BEEN USED

LOOKING FOR AROUND $1500 FOR EACH ONE

Please contact Jacob: jacob@drssa.org.au






Disability Products and Service Page

We are striving to be the disability information hub for people to find out anything and everything that is on offer for people with a disability. When I say anything and everything, I mean sport, social and recreation activities and the latest products and services that are on the market today. 

We have decided to add a Services / Products page to our website, so at the click of a button you can find all sorts of things that will make everyday life more enjoyable and that bit easier. 

 

 
As you can see in the above picture we have had three leading businesses join our Product and Service page. Let me introduce them:

Auto Mobility - Leaders in wheelchair access


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With over 10 years of experience in manufacturing wheelchair access vehicles, Automobility offers you the peace of mind that you are dealing with the industry’s best.
Our Team - The team consists of professional mobility consultants, automotive engineers, and the best production and support staff in the industry. Our team is dedicated to supporting our mission and to operate following our core values to ensure that you get the absolute best in your mobility choice.
Core Values - Our core values represent our commitment to you, our customer:
Excellence - “To provide products and services of the highest achievable standards of design, quality and functionality.”
Customer Oriented - “Our customers’ expectations are as important to us as they are to our customers.”
Integrity - “At all times we will ensure that our conduct, advice and recommendations have our customers best interests foremost in our minds.”

Our Mission - Our Mission at Automobility is to be proactive in our planning to ensure we understand our business, our customers and our market implicitly. Continuous improvement practices are the foundation for our systems efficiencies.  Teamwork, standardisation and accountability are vital to our success in being the benchmark for mobility solutions. Communication and integrity form an integral part of our commitment to customer service.
Contact Details:
Automobility Head Office
Unit 3, 63 Canterbury Rd
Montrose, Victoria 3765
PO Box 421
Montrose, Victoria 3765
Phone: 1800 MOBILITY (1800 662 454)
Fax: (03) 9728 1373


 

'Wheelies' Van Rental - Wheelchair accessible vehicle hire

Wheelie van
Specialists in accessible vehicle rentals - Depots in Australia and New Zealand
Wheelies Van Rentals provides a fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles to rent from our depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast, Auckland and Christchurch. Our vehicles make a visit or holiday convenient and easy and we have a range of vehicles and rental plans to suit your needs. We also service the disabled community and respite centres with long term hires as required.Disability hires are our specialty so contact us for your next hire.
Our goal is to provide quality transport options for disabled customers and ensure they can have convenient and safe access to all areas of Australia and New Zealand.
Locations
Wheelies Van Rentals services Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland and Christchurch regions with vehicles delivered to selected airports,collection points and rail stations. Our depots are located at
Sydney -Wheelies Van Rentals Sydney, 80 Roberts Ave, Mortdale, NSW 2223
Gold Coast/ Brisbane -Wheelies Van Rentals Gold Coast, 10 Demand Ave, Arundel, QLD 4214
Adelaide -Wheelies Van Rentals Adelaide, 19 Howards Rd, Beverley, SA 5009
Melbourne -Wheelies Van Rentals Melbourne, 16 Tullamarine Park road,Tullamarine
Hobart -Wheelies Van Rentals Hobart, 26 Tolosa street, Glenorchy
Auckland -Wheelies Van Rentals Auckland,180 James Fletcher drive, Otahuhu, Auckland
Christchurch -Wheelies Van rentals Christchurch, Wairaki Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch
Hires commencing from our hire depots do not have delivery fees and drop fees etc. Airports and rail stations are charged a $100.00 delivery/drop charge. Choose your required city below for detailed information on services
Contact Details
10 Demand Avenue Arundel QLD 4214
Head Office / Reservations
Email Address: sales@wheeliesvanrentals.com.au
Reservations Aus and NZ phone:
AU 1300.352.742
NZ 0800.100.080

 

Campbell Law - Legal Services

 Campbelllaw logo
Legal services we provide:
  • Aboriginal heritage and native title
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal matters
  • Damages claims
  • Debt collection
  • Employment disputes
  • Family companies and trusts
  • Intellectual property (including copyright and patents)
  • Local Government matters (including development approvals, trees, and disputes)
  • Mortgage matters
  • Real estate matters
  • Wills and deceased estates
Contact details
Tim Campbell
Principal
Suite 7, Level 1, 118 Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8227 1223



If you would like to be a part of our Services / Products page and enjoy the benifits of wide exposure on our site, this blog and all of our social media platforms please contact me for more information - nicki@drssa.org.au


This draws our Fierce February blog to a close and I hope you have enjoyed the read. The DRSSA team hopes to see you at International Wheelchair Day tomorrow (Saturday 1 March 2014). Please see the poster below for all the details.

Cheers 

Nicki Camac
Social Media Marketing
nicki@drssa.org.au


 


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