Thursday, 27 February 2014

Fierce February

 27 February 2014

Fierce February is drawing to a close and many exciting things are awaiting us in March 2014! The past fortnight has been busy and exciting and this blog is the perfect opportunity to share the news.

The love of a family conquering all. 

Let me start by sharing this heartwarming and ultra positive story about the love and strength of a family conquering all. 

As some of you may know, Damian Porter is one of our much loved DRSSA members and plays a big part in our Powerchair Soccer and Push and Power sports. Damien has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism. He’s 97cm tall, the joints of his arms don’t straighten and his hips are permanently dislocated. Damien’s wife, Tamara, has cerebral palsy.

This did not stop Damian and Tamara from starting a beautiful family of five including Tayah, 6, Blake, 4, and Lucas, 6 months.  We are proud to have Damian as a long standing DRSSA member and enjoy sharing his life successes.

News Limited published a story in last weeks Advertiser newspaper. Take a look at the link below for the full story.

Click here for the full story

Damien and Tamara with their children Tayah, 6, Blake, 4, and Lucas, 6 months, at their Burton home. Picture: Matt Turner. Source: News Limited

Websters 1st Birthday 
Our mascot Webster turned one on Tuesday and what better way to celebrate a first birthday than a BBQ and sugar filled cake! I have grown to be quite fond of Webster since commencing work at DRSSA. He is a positive and fun mascot to have represent our organisation and our 'Where's Webster' competition is proving to be very popular with our Facebook followers.  

Take a look Webster cutting his cake. (He's pretty good at cake cutting for a one year old)

What do you want to hear on the 'Drop the DIS' Radio show? 

Following on from our last blog, our Marketing Manager Jane Intini and I have commenced our twelve week training course with community radio station, Radio Adelaide 101.5FM. The course is leading us on our way to launch our weekly radio show called 'Drop the DIS' in April 2014. 

Drop The DIS is targeted at people with a physical disability, their friends and family and anyone who likes listening to the radio. It will include interviews, music, comedy, sport, events and activities you can get involved with. This is our show with our content so we want to know what YOU want to hear. 

What topics should we cover?
Who should we interview?
What sports do you want to hear about?
What music do you want hear?

We would like to hear your ideas, thoughts and suggestions. This is a chance to be heard so lets take advantage of this great opportunity and share our views. 

Drop The DIS will air every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00 - 3.00pm starting 2nd April.

Volunteer Minute Taker position available!

Are you, or do you know someone who is interested in a volunteer Minute Taker position?

The Minute Taker is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to the DRSSA Board of Directors, CEO and subcommittee (when required) to provide effective organisational scheduling, board and committee agenda preparation and minutes.
Goal: To support the work of the Board of Directors as indicated in the description above.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties of the Minute Taker are as follows:
Prepare agendas for DRSSA Board and sub committees
Attend, record and transcribe minutes of DRSSA Board and sub committees
Format, edit, print, compile and email minutes to the CEO DRSSA in a timely fashion
Maintain meeting schedules and committee compositions
Track and compile decisions of Committees and Board
Maintain privacy and confidentiality policies of DRSSA
Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Experience:

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent transcription, writing and word processing skills
Ability to take detailed minutes
Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
Experience taking and producing minutes in a timely fashion
Administrative ability and experience
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience in a non-profit, membership-based board/committee driven organisation

Contact Mark:

1000 Instagram Followers 
Before we start's a short description about Instagram:

Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them and share on social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.
A huge thank you to all of our instagram followers! We have just hit over 1000 followers and the momentum is building. Instagram is a great opportunity for us to show photos of events, programs we run and attend or just simply a photo that we want to share. As we all know, a picture says a thousand words, so the reach we can gain is huge. Take a look below at just a handful of pictures we have posted of late. We would love you to join the instagram fun and follow us 

One step closer to bringing Walk On to South Australia.

If elected, opposition leader Steven Marshall will be promising patients to live more independently and cut the costs of the health budget. He wants to bring the Walk On Program here to South Australia by pledging 2 million dollars over 3 years to set the program up.

Here's is a Ten Network story that was aired on the 25th of February.

Two Handcycles for sale!








Please contact Jacob:

Disability Products and Service Page

We are striving to be the disability information hub for people to find out anything and everything that is on offer for people with a disability. When I say anything and everything, I mean sport, social and recreation activities and the latest products and services that are on the market today. 

We have decided to add a Services / Products page to our website, so at the click of a button you can find all sorts of things that will make everyday life more enjoyable and that bit easier. 


As you can see in the above picture we have had three leading businesses join our Product and Service page. Let me introduce them:

Auto Mobility - Leaders in wheelchair access

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With over 10 years of experience in manufacturing wheelchair access vehicles, Automobility offers you the peace of mind that you are dealing with the industry’s best.
Our Team - The team consists of professional mobility consultants, automotive engineers, and the best production and support staff in the industry. Our team is dedicated to supporting our mission and to operate following our core values to ensure that you get the absolute best in your mobility choice.
Core Values - Our core values represent our commitment to you, our customer:
Excellence - “To provide products and services of the highest achievable standards of design, quality and functionality.”
Customer Oriented - “Our customers’ expectations are as important to us as they are to our customers.”
Integrity - “At all times we will ensure that our conduct, advice and recommendations have our customers best interests foremost in our minds.”

Our Mission - Our Mission at Automobility is to be proactive in our planning to ensure we understand our business, our customers and our market implicitly. Continuous improvement practices are the foundation for our systems efficiencies.  Teamwork, standardisation and accountability are vital to our success in being the benchmark for mobility solutions. Communication and integrity form an integral part of our commitment to customer service.
Contact Details:
Automobility Head Office
Unit 3, 63 Canterbury Rd
Montrose, Victoria 3765
PO Box 421
Montrose, Victoria 3765
Phone: 1800 MOBILITY (1800 662 454)
Fax: (03) 9728 1373


'Wheelies' Van Rental - Wheelchair accessible vehicle hire

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Specialists in accessible vehicle rentals - Depots in Australia and New Zealand
Wheelies Van Rentals provides a fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles to rent from our depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast, Auckland and Christchurch. Our vehicles make a visit or holiday convenient and easy and we have a range of vehicles and rental plans to suit your needs. We also service the disabled community and respite centres with long term hires as required.Disability hires are our specialty so contact us for your next hire.
Our goal is to provide quality transport options for disabled customers and ensure they can have convenient and safe access to all areas of Australia and New Zealand.
Wheelies Van Rentals services Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland and Christchurch regions with vehicles delivered to selected airports,collection points and rail stations. Our depots are located at
Sydney -Wheelies Van Rentals Sydney, 80 Roberts Ave, Mortdale, NSW 2223
Gold Coast/ Brisbane -Wheelies Van Rentals Gold Coast, 10 Demand Ave, Arundel, QLD 4214
Adelaide -Wheelies Van Rentals Adelaide, 19 Howards Rd, Beverley, SA 5009
Melbourne -Wheelies Van Rentals Melbourne, 16 Tullamarine Park road,Tullamarine
Hobart -Wheelies Van Rentals Hobart, 26 Tolosa street, Glenorchy
Auckland -Wheelies Van Rentals Auckland,180 James Fletcher drive, Otahuhu, Auckland
Christchurch -Wheelies Van rentals Christchurch, Wairaki Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch
Hires commencing from our hire depots do not have delivery fees and drop fees etc. Airports and rail stations are charged a $100.00 delivery/drop charge. Choose your required city below for detailed information on services
Contact Details
10 Demand Avenue Arundel QLD 4214
Head Office / Reservations
Email Address:
Reservations Aus and NZ phone:
AU 1300.352.742
NZ 0800.100.080


Campbell Law - Legal Services

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Legal services we provide:
  • Aboriginal heritage and native title
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal matters
  • Damages claims
  • Debt collection
  • Employment disputes
  • Family companies and trusts
  • Intellectual property (including copyright and patents)
  • Local Government matters (including development approvals, trees, and disputes)
  • Mortgage matters
  • Real estate matters
  • Wills and deceased estates
Contact details
Tim Campbell
Suite 7, Level 1, 118 Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8227 1223

If you would like to be a part of our Services / Products page and enjoy the benifits of wide exposure on our site, this blog and all of our social media platforms please contact me for more information -

This draws our Fierce February blog to a close and I hope you have enjoyed the read. The DRSSA team hopes to see you at International Wheelchair Day tomorrow (Saturday 1 March 2014). Please see the poster below for all the details.


Nicki Camac
Social Media Marketing


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