#meetupalbany connects community

Published: Monday, 25 November 2019 at 9:49:16 AM

Whether its basketball, crochet, photography, learning a new language or dogs, we all have interests and passions that connect us to one another within the community and allow us to develop a sense of social inclusion.

City of Albany in partnership with Albany & Regional Volunteer Service and Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre are launching #meetupalbany, an initiative that aims to grow genuine connections between community members based on a shared interest or passion.

Each meet up is coordinated by a volunteer host who sets the meet up at a time that is convenient to them, as often as they want and for a small group of likeminded individuals such as FIFO workers setting up casual basketball games on the days they are home.

City of Albany Executive Director Community Services Susan Kay said that the meet ups are promoted via a bespoke website at meetup.com and are accessible to everyone.

“The meetup.com platform can be used to promote existing groups and activities as long as they are low cost or free and provide flexibility around participation for those community members who want to get involved and share their knowledge and passion for a particular shared activity,” Ms Kay said.

“We have a diverse community with varying interests and a huge degree of knowledge in particular areas of expertise, and the #meetupalbany initiative allows everyone to grow skills, education and networks through shared interests and come together to support our community.”

#meetupalbany launches at Albany Public Library this Saturday, November 23 at 10am as part of Social Inclusion Week.
To find out more, contact the City of Albany Senior Community Development Officer on 6820 3023 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au.
Alternatively you can contact Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre on 9841 8254 or Albany & Regional Volunteer Service on 9841 3588.

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