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  • SPDL Committee of Management Vacancies

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    COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT MEMBERS NEEDED – ARE YOU INTERESTED?

    About South Port Day Links

    South Port Day Links (SPDL) is a community based not for profit organisation, which uses the skills of volunteers to provide transport services, community support programs and community information and advocacy for older people and people with disabilities living within the City of Port Phillip.

    SPDL is incorporated and is a registered charity with the Australian Tax Office and Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.  The SPDL office is located in Port Melbourne.

    We have 3 paid staff positions, approximately 100 volunteers and a volunteer Committee of Management.

    Who are we seeking?

    To assist us to achieve our mission, we are looking for enthusiastic, experienced professionals to join our Committee of Management.

    You will ideally have previous governance or senior management experience, an understanding of the work of the community services sector, ability to work as a member of a team and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

    • Government Relations
    • Community Services/social services
    • Volunteering
    • Marketing
    • Fundraising
    • Legal
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Corporate Relations

    We would particularly like to consider applicants who live in St Kilda and Elwood as we are expanding our transport service into these suburbs and would welcome feedback and ideas on the best ways of engaging with residents and other service providers in these areas.

    Our Committee and small Management team enjoy a very productive working relationship.  Together we are passionate and focused on assuring SPDL’s successful future and in this context, we freely share ideas and work together to achieve our goals.

    How to apply

    If you would like further information or wish to submit an expression of interest, please contact Lea Pope, Chair of South Port Day Links at leapope@bigpond.com

    Further information about the SPDL view Our Team Page or to register your interest view How to Volunteer

    Contact SPDL on 9646 6362.


  • SPDL AGM Friday 17 November 2017

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    SPDL will be holding its AGM on Friday 17 November 2017 

    Guest Speaker: Tricia Malowney OAM

    Tricia is a Disability Advocate and will talk about living and thriving with a disability in the community, using her own experiences and those she has worked with and spoken up for, over her career.

    Order of Business:

    Chair’s Report - Motion to accept Chair’s report

    Treasurer’s Report - Motion to accept Treasurer’s report

    General Manager’s Report - Motion to accept General Manager’s report

    Volunteer Program Coordinator’s Report - Motion to accept Volunteer Program Coordinator’s report

    Election of Committee of Management - Election SPDL Committee 2017/18

    Where: Liardet Community Centre, Main Hall, 154 Liardet St Port Melbounre.

    Time: 12 noon for at 1pm for AGM start (Lunch provided at 12pm)

    RSVP: Monday 13 November 2017 by calling 9646 6362

    For more information see invitation here


  • Blue Illusion Fundraiser Wednesday 25 November 2017

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    SPDL will be holding it Blue Illusion fundraiser on the Wednesday 25 October 2017, the event supports SPDL raise funds for the purchase of its next motor vehicle. There is a $5.00 entry donation and 15% of the sale of cloths purchased will go toward SPDL. 

    The event will be held at Blue Illusion 193 Bay St Port Melbourne, starting at 6 to 8pm.

    To RSVP phone 9646 6362.

    For more information see event brochure


  • Donate to SPDL

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    South Port Day Links is seeking support before the end of the financial year to raise funds toward the replacement of its vehicles in future years. SPDL does not receive additional funding to replace its vehicles and must rely on donations and fundraisers to achieve this goal.

    By donating, you are helping the DayLinks service to maintain its commitment to providing our clients & volunteer drivers with the highest quality community transport.If you are interested in donating you can click here to donate on this website or donate by: -

    1. At any branch of the Bendigo Bank by directly depositing funds in our donation account. BSB: 633 000 Account Number: 150 385 003. Ask for a donation receipt.

    2. Posting a cheque, payable to South Port Day Links. Sending it with your name & address details, so we can post you a tax deductible donation receipt.

    Address to: South Port Day Links, PO Box 199 Port Melbourne 3207 

    Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible

    We thank you for your support

    SPDL has received the Registered Charity tick from the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC). The tick confirms that SPDL is a registered charity and meets the requirements of the ACNC.


  • Thanks to Pod

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    Pod Homewares in Bay St has generously donated an item toward the hamper being created for the raffle to be held as a part of the Bunnings BBQ on Saturday 1 April to raise funds for SPDL.

    SPDL acknowledges the fantastic support provided to SPDL over the years from Pod.

    To visit the pod website click here 


  • Thanks to Port Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital

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    South Port Day Links has received a very generous donation of $200 worth of merchandise toward the SPDL raffle to be held as a part of the Bunnings BBQ from the Port Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital. 

    SPDL takes this opportunity to express its sincere appreciation and thanks for this kind donation.

    For more information about Port Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital click link


  • SPDL Receives ACNC Registered Charity Tick

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    SPDL has received the Registered Charity Tick from the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), the tick confirms that SPDL is a registered charity and meets the requirements of the ACNC in meeting its statutory and reporting requirements as a registered charity.

    Visit the ACNC website for more information click here

    Consider Maling an Online to Donations to SPDL through Give Now


  • Toyota Community Foundation Equipment Grant

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    Through the City of Port Phillip Community Grants (Equipment Fund) sponsored by the Toyota Community Foundation (2017/18 funding round).

    SPDL has been able to purchase a much needed lap top computer to support SPDL undertake presentations in the community and allow team members and volunteers access additional computer stations.  

    SPDL acknowledges the fantastic support of the Toyota Community Fund and the City of Port Phillip Community Grants Program.


  • South Melbourne Community Chest Grant

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    SPDL has received a grant from the South Melbourne Community Chest to support the expansion of service to move from 3 to 5 days per week.

    Once again South Melbourne Community Chest who support many organisations with grants within the City of Port Phillip has demonstrated what a fantastic organisation they are by enabling so many community groups within the local community to deliver much needed projects.

    Lea Pope the new Chair of the SPDL Committee of Management recently commented "this group does an incredible job through raising funds to support the community through its Op Shop in South Melbourne, they really make a huge difference, SPDL acknowledges their fantastic support to the community".

    Anyone interested in supporting South Melbourne Community Chest can donate items at the Op Shop located at 200 Bank St South Melbourne, it is open 10 to 5pm week days, 10 to 2pm Saturdays.

    Contact by phone on 9699 6839 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering or donating goods. The shop does not have a website.


  • Elwood Bendigo Bank Funds the Expansion of DayLinks Service

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    The Elwood branch of the Bendigo Bank through its Community Grants program has again provided a grant to SPDL to support the sustainability of the expansion of service into the southern corridor of the City of Port Phillip.

    The grant will make a big difference as it will help SPDL to grow the service from 3 days per week to 5. It is hoped that the service will be expanded in 2017 and help meet increasing demand for the community transport needs in the Elwood and St Kilda areas.

    To find out more about the great service provided by the Elwood branch of the Bendigo Bank visit their website, see link  Elwood Bendigo Bank Website


  • Community Fund Raiser at The Block

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    SPDL attended the community day held at The Block, the day was very successful as it raised over $700 toward the update of SPDL fleet from a raffle and the sale of soft drinks. It was also an excellent opportunity for SPDL to promote its services to the community.

    Brendan Paynter Chair of the Fundraising Sub Committee commented that "it's always important to promote our service to the community, The Block was a great opportunity to do so, its was great to be involved in an event like this".

    SPDL thanks the volunteers who gave up their time on the day to help host the stall.


  • SPDL Replaces its Fleet with Honda People Movers

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    SPDL has been able to update its vehicles through the Stronger Communities Grants provided by the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development 2016 with the endorsement of Michael Danby MP for Melbourne Ports.

    These grants, along with the support from an anonymous donor, the Brian J Sutton Foundation, Rotary Albert Park and Brighton Honda has enabled SPDL to upgrade its entire fleet to Honda People Movers.

    This will mean SPDL can increase the number of trips that it can offer the community, improve client access and provide volunteer drivers with an improved volunteer experience.

    SPDL acknowledges the support from all these parties in providing SPDL the opportunity to upgrade its fleet and help it to achieve its mission in the community.


  • Rimmi Joins the Team

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    Rimmi Singh has been appointed the new Volunteer Program Coordinator, filling the role left vacant as Mary Kehoe who left the position to retire in mid-August.

    Rimmi who has recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne was working for the Red Cross in her previous role, coordinating programs to support older people in the community.

    The Volunteer Program Coordinator role has been updated to reflect the changing nature of volunteer coordination and recognises the role is  also responsible for coordinating SPDL's companion programs that include WalkMates, PetLinks and GardenMates.


  • Health Expo

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    South Port Day Links through funding from the City of Port Phillip community grants program and in partnership with Inner Southern Community Health, Social Inclusion in Port (SHIP) project held a Health Expo on Tuesday 24 May at the South Melbourne Town Hall.

    The Expo is targeted local residents, who were middle aged or older to give them the opportunity to learn about how to maintain their personal health. The expo included presentations on stroke and warning signs, caring for your kidney’s and a session on the My Aged Care website soon to be the central referral point for aged services in Victoria from 1 July 2016.

    Information booths and Health checks were also a part of the day, they included information about the local Men’s Shed, University of the 3 age (U3A), Heart care and a gentle exercise session was held.

    The event was well attended with over 50 people in attendance and was well received. Our thanks to the City of Port Phillip for the Community Grant funding to hold the event and our partner the SHIP project in helping SPDL coordinate the event.


  • Bunnings BBQ April 2016

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    In April this year SPDL held its annual BBQ at Bunnings Port Melbourne, the event this year made over $2,000 and was well supported by the local community.

    SPDL thanks, Bunnings Port Melbourne, our many sponsors and volunteers who ensured the event was a great success.


  • Presentation to the Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda

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    South Port Day Links (SPDL) in December 2015 marked its appreciation of the support given by the Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda in providing a loan vehicle to SPDL for 3 years. SPDL presented a canvas of photos celebrating the use of the Honda People Mover by SPDL transporting clients as part of their daily service.

    The Honda People Mover provides greater passenger capacity, easier access for clients, improved safety and drivability, supporting SPDL to increase the capacity of the service it can offer to local residents and improve drivability for volunteer drivers who support the DayLinks service.

    Out thanks to The Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda for their fantastic support.

    For more information visit the Honda website: Honda Site


  • Christmas Volunteer Event 2015

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    South Port Day Links (SPDL) held its annual volunteer Christmas event in December at the Port Melbourne Trugo Club to thank our 75 volunteers who allow SPDL to deliver its services to the community. This year's event featured a jazz inspired band and the catering was supplied by the HEAT (Hospitality, Employment and Training) project.

    HEAT is a practical youth re-engagement program delivered from the SKYS Learning Centre in South Melbourne. It is an innovative and practical program that assists young people in developing self-esteem: gaining accredited training qualifications in the hospitality industry, work experience in local businesses and prepares them for the world of work.

    HEAT operates in an informal learning environment and is designed to dramatically improve the lives of many young people who are disengaged from mainstream education. HEAT achieves this through supporting young people to make a positive transition to secure employment, thus avoiding the negative traps of long-term unemployment.

    If you are interested in supporting HEAT by getting them to cater for your next event T: 03 9696 5340 or visit the HEAT Web site Heat Web Site

    The event was a great success and was enjoyed by the volunteers who attended, thanks again to our incredible volunteers who keep SPDL's services on the road.


  • DayLinks Expansion of Service to the Southern Corridor of the City of Port Phillip: - Now Regular Part of the DayLinks Services to the Community

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    The South Port Day Links Committee of Management in October 2015 endorsed the ongoing delivery of the Expansion of Service into the southern corridor of the City of Port Phillip that was commenced in January as a pilot service with a launch at the Elwood + St Kilda Learning Centre, who have been a great support in helping SPDL delivery the expanded service to the community.

    The Expansion of service was launched by Martin Foley, State Member for Albert Park and Minister for Ageing in February 2015.

    The expanded service has slowly grown in 2015 and has provided much-needed transport to residents in the new service areas who can now access the community and attend medical appointments, social activities and meet everyday needs by being able to go shopping to maintain their everyday living and personal independence.

    If you live in the suburbs of St Kilda, St Kilda East, Elwood or Ripponlea you can now access the DayLinks service, for more information contact SPDL on 9646 6362.

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