December 5, 2017
Dear Forrest and Districts
DECEMBER ALREADY! Wishing everyone a joyous and safe Christmas and New Year.  
Please See Attached the December Program and some key events highlighted below.
Welcome Renee!
I also take this opportunity to let everyone know that Teresa and I are both finishing up as coordinators at the Neighbourhood House at the end of this year, and we welcome Renee Taylor as the new Coordinator. Many of you would know Renee from her role with us as Youth Coordinator and College of Food. She is a wonderful human being and we are lucky to have her! I will be staying on in a support role to assist with some of the community development initiatives underway. Thank you for all your support, it has been a pleasure. .  
Forrest Wasterwater Project – Community open house informal drop-in session – Designed for community members to come along and learn more about the project ahead of the workshop on Dec 12.
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Forrest Hall
Neighbourhood House AGM – please come and show support for our Committee of Management and organisaiton.  
When: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Forrest Hall
Forrest Wastewater Project – Visioning workshop 
Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire Council would like to invite you to attend a Community Visioning Workshop. The workshop will be independently facilitated by Foundry Associates and will see community members collaborate with one another to better understand the problems surrounding Forrest’s existing wastewater system, how this impacts the community and how a successful project could contribute to the community in the future.
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 5.30 to 8.00pm
Where: Forrest Hall
Forrest Community Christmas Lunch 
Come and join us for a festive Christmas Lunch, to celebrate the year together.
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 12pm
Where: Forrest Neighbourhood House
Decorate Forrest Gratitude Tree & Boomerang Bags 
Please come and join us to help decorate the Forrest Gratitude Tree for the festive season. We are also doing the last batch of boomerang bags in time for the silly season. Your help would be greatly appreciated. No sewing experience required!
When: Thursday December 14, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Outside the Neighbourhood House
Forrest Movie Night – tentative 29 December (TBC)
The Neighbourhood House will be closed from 16 December until 29 January