Self Advocacy quiz night
Ready to test your knowledge and see who reigns as the quiz master?? Come along to the Express Yourself Self Advocacy Quiz Night on Friday 26th October at the Somerton Park Bowling Club, doors open at 6.30pm with the action kicking off from 7pm.
Tickets are just $15 per head, get together your table of 8 - 10 people for a night of quiz mastery and of course, a lot of fun! There are bar facilities at the Bowling Club and you're welcome to BYO a delicious spread of nibbles for your table.
We'd love your help to raise funds for Minda's Self Advocacy program and to allow us to support people with disability to attend the Having a Say Conference in Geelong from 4-6 February 2019.
Self Advocacy helps the people we support to learn how to speak up for themselves and the things that are important to them, as well as developing empowerment to make decisions about their lives.
To book a table at the Quiz Night, contact Deanna King at firstname.lastname@example.org, please book by October 11th.
Somerton Park Bowling Club is located at 18 King George Avenue, Somerton Park.
If you can't make it to the Quiz Night, you can still support the Self Advocacy program by making a donation using the form below. Thank you for your support!!
About the Having a Say Conference
The Having a Say Conference is the largest conference for people with disabilities in Australia, where people can find their voice, speak up, be heard and be respected.
More than 1,000 people attend the conference from across Australia, and Minda is looking to again provide the opportunity for people we support to attend the next conference in Geelong in February 2019.
The number of people who are able to attend depends on the amount of money raised from the Express Yourself Quiz Night and generous donations, so we hope you can support us in our fundraising efforts!
Chris, Brenton, Katelynn and Jessica attended the Having a Say Conference in Geelong in February 2018.
The four self-advocates supported by Minda enjoyed the opportunity to ‘have a say’ about issues that affect their lives and to celebrate ability and achievement.
Jessica and Katelynn say they were really happy to attend the conference, and they both enjoyed meeting new people.
They gave a joint presentation on the second day of the conference to talk about ‘Our life and our community’, which was the theme of the conference.
“We felt like lots of people were listening to us speak,” Katelynn says.
Jessica and Katelynn say they felt good that they got to speak up, and speak about what they do including advocacy at Minda and leadership at MyPATH. They enjoyed the ‘come and try’ activities such as hair and makeup, loved attending the Red Faces and Disco night, and enjoyed exploring Geelong and having dinners out.
“My favourite moment was getting up and speaking during the open mic (on the first day),” Jessica says.
Thank you for supporting people with disabilty to realise their dreams, achieve their potential and lead happy, fulfilling lives.