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Introducing Eloise: the highlight of the 2015 Interchange AGM!

29 October 2015 in Interchangers' stories, Stories

It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces (and plenty of new ones, too) at the Interchange AGM on Wednesday, 28 October.

Guests enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and chat over canapes and drinks, but without doubt, the highlight was a speech by Interchange Osborne Park customer and entrepeneur, Eloise Bolam.

Eloise spoke about her experiences including the challenges her disability presents, but also about her small business and time as a Special Olympian. Eloise is a talented photographer, and uses the images she shoots to make and sell large prints and greeting cards.

Eloise pictured with Osborne Park Service Centre Manager, Kathleen Wilson and Key Community Facilitator, Andrew Brown

Eloise (centre) with Osborne Park Service Centre Manager, Kathleen Wilson and Key Community Facilitator, Andrew Browne

Best of all, she used some of the money raised from her business to fund her trip to the Special Olympics last year.  She is such an impressive young lady, and we are privileged to support her!

Guests also heard from Board Chair and WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award winner, Angie Paskevicius, and other members of the Interchange Board.

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15 October 2015

Seven Interchange customers had their work featured in the recent As We Are art exhibition, for people who have an intellectual disability. The exhibition, which featured a record number of entries this year, was held at Central Park in Perth and ran from October 5 to 16. Rockingham customers Matt and Lorica, together with Spearwood… Read more »

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30 Oct 2015

We held a competition for schools to win a school garden starter/booster kit at the joint WAESPAA/AASE National Conference in August, and Gladys Newton School in Balga were the lucky winners! Principal Gemma Bosnjak invited us down to present the prize, which included three mobile planter boxes, a compost bin, a worm farm and a… Read more »

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