Sanctuary Northern Rivers inc

Hello Supporters of the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS)

L.R.R.S. is a committee of Sanctuary Northern Rivers inc, and is working towards resettling refugee families here under a Federal government community sponsorship scheme. More info on that scheme here, and more details on our website soon.

We excited to share the news that our family is arriving next month.
We are inviting you to a meeting on Saturday 22nd, 11.30 at the Sherwood Hotel Molesworth Street, Lismore so we can share this fantastic news.
Our raffle is a fabulous Crystal Castle experience valued at $750. The prize comprises 5 tickets to Crystal Castle and $500 worth of crystals. Get your tickets before the draw on the 22nd.
We are selling a BBQ lunch with Rotary at the Commercial Hotel, 74 Walker Street, Casino this Sunday 16th. The beer garden is a nice relaxing venue to listen to the live music and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch. The Channon Beaumont Trio will be playing the Blues.
We have been busy attending the Markets in our area. We are selling raffle tickets and books and sharing the news of this new way that the Australian Government is allowing Humanitarian Refugees to settle into our regions. The positive responses from citizens has been overwhelming. We do however need a market roster. We need at least 2 people present at the stall especially for set up and pull down. Please offer to help out. If you have books that you would like to donate bring them along on the 22nd.
We are overjoyed that the toe tapping jazz band Acid Bleed will play for us at the Lismore City Bowling Club, Molesworth Street on 11th June, doors open at 1.30pm. Come along for a fantastic afternoon of music and bring all your friends.


Sanctuary invites all members and friends to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26th April at 6pm at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club (High St, Lismore Heights).

Arrival from 5.30pm onwards.

Membership renewals are invited - $30 individual, $15 Concession, $45 family.
Please pay to the Sanctuary bank account, using your name as an identifier on the payment, and notify the treasurer via email when you have made your payment (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sanctuary Northern Rivers
Summerland Credit Union
BSB: 728-728
Account: 25806710
and include your name with the payment.

Reports and updates will be available, and voting on board membership. There will also be an update on the new development with Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), who will be settling a new family in this area next month, all going well. There is a separate email coming regrading LRRS plans and events.

Ian Phillips

You can download, print and complete the membership renewal form: SNR_Membership_Application_Form.pdf.

To our many friends, and members of Sanctuary Northern Rivers, we say thankyou for your support.

It may seem odd to say it, but we are in the pleasing position of having a depleted bank balance!   As I am sure many of you are aware, Sanctuary Northern Rivers primary modus operandi in distributing funds to support refugee settlement, and we provide no-interest loans, such that after settlement into our community, the new arrivals will pay back their loans in full over a period of time that is within their means.

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