In order to allow our hardworking Saturday volunteer and staff team to take advantage of the Easter break, we’re closed on Easter Saturday. Any inconvenience this may cause is sincerely regretted.
We’ve undergone some major staffing changes here at REmida recently, with the departure of former General Manager Dougie Scott and Volunteers Coordinator Josie McGushin (who is currently finishing up a special project).
Our new General Manager is Eden Lennox, who brings a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector to her new role. Eden, who paid tribute to the organisational foundation laid by Dougie, intends to develop the delivery capabilities of REmida with a view to growing our educational markets. That change will see more focus by REmida on the planning, design and delivery of educational products and services.
General Manager Eden Lennox
In order to meet the needs of a larger and more diverse educational customer base, REmida has dedicated more resources to to education-related activities. Paige Gordon, who joined REmida in January, is a education professional with extensive experience in curriculum design and development. Paige will work with Education Coordinator Nadia Rasheed in this exciting new era for REmida.
Education & Volunteers Coordinator Paige Gordon
Say hello to Eden and Page the next time you’re in. They’d love to meet all our members and stakeholders.
REmida WA is looking for a new general manager!
Due to the resignation of popular General Manager Dougie Scott, we’re looking for someone to assume responsibility for the day-day management of REmida operations. For details of the job and how to apply, please see our advertisement on SEEK.
Thank you to everyone in our REmida WA community for your support in 2014. We’ve enjoyed the year and look forward to serving you better in 2015. We’re aiming to improve your REmida Experience and divert even more clean industrial discards from landfill to creative reuse.
Please join us again next year.
Looking for some holiday entertainment? Here are just some of our highlights of 2014:
Are you one of our loyal members who regularly renews and maintains continuity of their memberships? REmida wants to reward you!
Currently there is no loyalty incentive in our fee structure for members who renew regularly. As a consequence we experience high levels of membership turnover, with associated higher administration and processing costs. We intend to address that by way of the following:
• Effective on and from 1st December 2014, a renewal incentive of an additional month’s membership will apply to all membership renewals, provided the renewal maintains continuity of membership.
• Effective from 1st January 2015, we will be introducing a joining fee of $15, payable with any application for a new membership, or where a renewal is not continuous.
So if you want to join REmida or revive a lapsed membership, be quick, because the new fee will apply from 1st January next year.
Two important events took place at REmida on Saturday 8 November.
The special general meeting held for the purpose of obtaining member approval to begin the modernisation of our constitution saw overwhelming support for the proposal to amend Section 8. As a consequence, your committee is now entrusted with the determination of membership subscription rates.
Later in the afternoon, our REboot! Members Exhibition opened in style in the REmida WA Art Space. We have an exciting and eclectic array of art, made mostly with our very own clean industrial discards.
REboot! is a celebration of creative reuse and has been brought about through the efforts of Volunteers Coordinator Josie McGushin, our volunteer team and the contributing artists whose work is showcased. Please drop in for a look if you can. The exhibition continues until 6 December.
Here’s a very quick look at the REboot! opening:
Our October artist-in-residence Claudia Cristiani opened her enchanting installation in style on Saturday 25 October. Claudia, who is visiting from Argentina, seeks to create a captivating experience. Judging by the response from her audience at Saturday’s opening, that’s just what she’s done.
Here’s a quick look at Claudia’s installation and the opening:
REmida WA will be looking for another staff member in the near future.
REmida, a waste education leader in WA, will have a volunteer coordinator/education assistant position available at the West Perth office. The role will be part time Tuesday 10-5pm and Thursday 10-5pm.
More details soon. Please hold your application until the invitation is released.
by Claudia Cristiani
On the 25th of October, Claudia Cristiani, hailing from Argentina & featuring as REmida’s second International Artist in Residence, will be exhibiting in REmida’s art space in West Perth.
Claudia has created an installation for people to walk through, to look at, and to feel emotion towards. To see people connect through intuitive care & compassion is an experience that she finds moving & provided the inspiration for this work.
Please join us for Claudia’s opening of the exhibition on Saturday 25th from 1-4pm
25th October- 1st Nov
At REmida, 1 Prospect Place, West Perth.
The artist says of the theme of the installation:
“… It’s the ability of some people to guess and give others what they need without them having even expressed it. That ability, to anticipate and relieve the needs of others, is something magical.”
“To touch somebody’s soul with my hand… I feel really moved when something like that happens in my life or I can see it around me.”
Claudia Cristiani 2014