HEIA Workshops

2008 Show Judges

On of the highlights of this years Hawkesbury Show judging were some excellent fruit cakes. Pictured here are Susan Gorman (left) and Veronic Cuskelly (right

African Aids Baby Jumper

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION: Only use 8 ply acrylic yarn. No baby pink, blue or white please. Only bright mixed colours as these garments may never be washed. One colour or striped is great, the jumper is knitted in one piece. By request, only use the pattern provided as this style does the job best.

Knitted all in one, 8 ply wool is ideal. Use size 5mm needles (tight knitters), 4.5mm needles (loose knitters). Cast on 44 stitches and work 18 rows in K2, P2 (rib). Work another 30 rows in stocking stitch (row plain/row of purl) Cast on 12 stitches at the beginning of next 2 rows, and at the same time, change to K2, P2 (for the sleeve) Rib for 22 rows in K2,P2 rib Cast off 12 stitches at beginning of next two rows Work 30 rows in stocking stitch Work 18 rows in K2, P2 rib Cast off When you have finished your garment, contact valferris@ozzienet.net to find out your local contact to collect your jumpers for Africa.

Carolyn Bunny

Carolyn started out as a Home Economics teacher, teaching for many years for both secondary schools and TAFE. For the past 13 years, Carolyn has been part of the Community Nutrition Team working with Dietitians on a range of primary health care projects focussing on food and nutrition. Target populations for projects have included preschool age children in care, independent older Australians, Australian Aboriginals and Torrens Strait Islanders, people on low income and those residing in aged care facilities. The skills and knowledge of the Home Economist have allowed Carolyn to make a positive contribution to the Public Health, Community Nutrition Team.

Cheryl Morley

I have been working for Mosman Municipal Council in Aged & Disability Services since February, 1996, after having worked for the Department of Technical and Further Education as a teacher, firstly in Home Science and later in Hospitality, for 25 years.

My work in community food services is very varied and interesting. As the Administration & Food Services Coordinator I am the Team Leader of Food Services which encompasses the Community Restaurant, operating every Tuesday and Friday from 12PM - 2PM and Meals on Wheels, a daily service. My responsibilities are to: * Ensure the effective, efficient and friendly operation of Meals on Wheels and the Community Restaurant. * Promote the services and ensure preparation of appropriate information ie booklets, leaflets, media releases etc. * Design and implement programs, services that reflect the needs of the customer/client. * Contribute to the planning and organisation of catering needs for community and cultural events. * Ensure optimum quality for cost of services through tenders and quotations. * Monitor quality and effectiveness of services through surveys * Ensure highest standards of safe food handling and O.H.&S. are maintained in Meals on Wheels and the Community Restaurant. * Train staff in safe food handling and OH&S as required.

In addition, I supervise the day to day administration of the Aged & Disability Services section i.e. staffing, meetings, rosters, payroll and other daily operational issues.

I have a B.Sc.Degree in Household Economics from the University of Alberta and Certificate IV in Team Leadership from Northern Beaches College of TAFE but knowledge, training and experience in the nutritional needs of the elderly and some of the underlying problems that people face as they age is sufficient for anybody interested in working in this area. It is a very rewarding and interesting field in which to work.