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MEDIA RELEASE
June 07, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Red Helicopter Flies To Rescue Black Cockatoos


An Australian-first website for families with kids has launched a major project to raise funds of $40,000 in support of the Perth based Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre and to help spread the story of Carnaby’s Cockatoos to children and teachers through 2,000 schools
– at Stories My Nana Tells

The site is the ultimate resource for parents who want to share unique and engaging stories with their children, encourage them to read and help overcome the anxiety of separation.

Children’s author and creator of the website, Lesley Dewar, said the recent launch of the film “On A Wing And A Prayer” had created a highly positive opportunity for parents, schools and P&C groups to join together and use the film for [Read more…]

Kaarakin – More Than A Wing And A Prayer

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Kaarakin Fundraising Project – With DVDs of the movie

“On A Wing And A Prayer”

 

“On a Wing and a Prayer”  follows the incredible life cycle of the Carnaby’s cockatoo through the engaging story of one small cockatoo family. Capturing a remarkable “never filmed before”  journey of life and hope for one of Australia’s most loved, but critically, endangered birds.

Recently screened Australia-wide on the ABC , this inspiring and educational film received rave reviews and will shortly be available on DVD as a fundraising project for Kaarakin.

This project will raise funds to support the ongoing work of Kaarakin, in its mission to protect, rehabilitate and release endangered species of Australian wildlife – including our Black Cockatoos

What are we asking you to do?  Place your order NOW!

 Please buy and gift a copy of the DVD to your local school.

Every school in Australia deserves to have this wonderful film in their own libraries.  To make a gift of a copy to your local school: use this link to email your request>> support@storiesmynanatells.com

As a parent or grandparent,  buy a copy for your own family, to view and enjoy at home.

Every family in Australia can have this wonderful film in their own home.  Every parent will love sharing this inspiring film with their children.  To buy your personal copy: email your request>>. support@storiesmynanatells.com

The DVD is $23.00, including  P&H and will be mailed directly to the school you nominate or your home address. While purchases do not attract a tax deduction as a donation to Kaarakin, all funds received (apart from the costs of P&H) will be used by Karrakin in their work of rescue and rehabilition of our endangered Black Cockatoos. Pre-sales orders are now being taken, with delivery scheduled in about four weeks time.

 

 Project Overview

Objective:

• To raise $25,000+ in funds in support of Kaarakin – Black Cockatoo Rescue and Recovery Centre (Karrakin) – part of which will be paid to support a red tail cockatoo rescue facility at Nannup, which operates under the umbrella of Kaarakin.

Methodology:

• The sale of DVD’s of the ABC TV’s movie “On A Wing And A Prayer” to sponsors (parents and citizens) who will gift the DVD to their local school as an educational resource, knowing  the proceeds of the sale will be donated to Kaarakin.

Project Manager:

Lesley Dewar is passionate about the environment and has been writing about Australian wildlife for many years. The first story members of Stories My Nana Tells receive when they subscribe is about a family of red tailed back cockatoos – called “He Looks Just Like Elvis”  Read about Stories My Nana Tells here: Join Stories My Nana Tells

She will manage this project through Stories My Nana Tells.  She has personally committed  up to $4000 to underwrite the launch of this project. Lesley Dewar is a highly experienced businesswoman with over 40 years experience in sales and marketing. After 26 years as one of Australia’s leading financial planners, she sold her practice in May 2009 to develop a growing career as a writer of stories for children. She is highly experienced in Social Media and Networking and will bring her skills to bear on this project to see it through to a successful conclusion.

 Contact details: Tel: 0417 915502
 Website: Stories My Nana Tells
 Facebook: Facebook: Stories My Nana Tells
 Twitter: Nana Stories on Twitter
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Media Update – Contact Details for WA Govt MLA and MLC

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To assist anyone who wishes to contact various Members of the Western Australian Government regarding issues that concern them, here are some useful links.

When sending emails or written correspondence to Members of Parliament, it is good etiquette to use their correct titles of office and any other suffixes  that are appropriate for them individually.  There are correct forms of address when contacting your (or any) Member of Parliament, depending on their role in the Government or Opposition and in which house they sit.

How Do I Address A Member Of Parliament?

The Premier and the Cabinet.

Each Member has an email address (to their official office) listed along with a link to their individual websites through which you can send a personal message to The Premier and each Cabinet Minister.

Their Office Telephone Numbers and Fax numbers are also listed.
The Premier of WA and Cabinet Ministers

All Members of Parliament

Members of the MLA (Legislative Assembly) are in the lower house and from which Government is formed.  Members of the MLC (Legislative Council) are in the upper house and review of legislative bills put forward.  Members of the current Government are drawn from both the lower (MLAs) and upper (MLCs) and the various Shadow Ministers of the Opposition are similarly sourced.

This list has some excellent options, such as being able to collate:

  • email addresses
  • websites
  • office locations

There is a range of search options available as well as the facility to print off mailing labels.

These links provide valuable information about the processes of Government in Western Australia and we request you respect the offices of our Elected Government Members.

List of All Members of Parliament of Western Australia

 

Why are we providing these links?

Because Stories My Nana Tells is a passionate supporter of conserving our unique native forests and wildlife and this will be a way to help you contact your local Member of Parliament and the Cabinet to express your views.

Channel 10 Perth News Broadcast after interviews at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre in the Perth Hills on Jan 16, 2012

Channel 10 News Items at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre Jan 16, 2012

These links to the offices of Elected Politicians have been sourced from the official website of the Western Australian Government, with the expectation that should any changes occur within the Government of the day, the websites will be updated accordingly and the information should remain current.  Leaving this website to use any links means you accept that this website has no control over the information provided on external sites.

 

 

Media Updates – Logging, Black Cockatoos and Numbats

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Logging is a crime against nature

BETH SCHULTZ  (The West Australian – Opinion – Feb 06, 2012)

The madness of logging our forests. It is anyone’s guess why the State Government wants logging in native forests to continue. Against all the evidence, it claims that logging is sustainable.So let’s turn the question round and ask: why should we stop…’

Logging is a crime against nature

 

Police and protestors clash over Warrup

GERRY GEORGATOS
02 Feb, 2012 10:53 AM

A call out for a blockade went out on Sunday evening and was answered by about a dozen people from Bridgetown group Warrup Forest Friends (WFF) and Busselton Friends of the Forest (BFF), as well as popular children’s writer and social commentator Lesley Dewar, who said she was outraged by the bulldozers in Warrup.  (Donnybrook-Bridgetown Mail)

Police and Protestors Clash Over Warrup

 

Protesters move to protect Warrup

KAREN HUNT, Manjimup-Bridgetown Times   February 1, 2012, 6:00 am

A confrontation is looming between forestry contractors and activists in the Warrup forest between Bridgetown and Manjimup.

Activists have chained themselves across an access road in Warrup and warn they will ‘‘lock on’’ to machinery to continue to prevent logging in what they describe as one of the South West’s last remaining unreserved high-conservation value forests.

Protesters Move to Protect Warrup

Blogging Grandmother Joins Bulldozer Blockade For Black Cockatoos and Numbats

LESLEY DEWAR, Media Release  January 30, 2012.

Outraged by the commencement of logging in the environmentally sensitive Warrup Forest area near Bridgetown, in Western Australia, well known children’s writer, Social Media commentator and blogger, Lesley Dewar has joined the bulldozer blockade.

Blogging Grandmother Joins Bulldozer Blockade For Black Cockatoos and Numbats

The whirr of machinery is music to Manjimup

The machinery is going again as logs are milled. (file)

Rebecca DolleryUpdated January 30, 2012 (ABC South West WA)

It’s a new year and a new beginning as the whirr of machinery breaks the silence at Manjimup’s Deanmill.  For Manjimup shire president Wade De Campo, it is music to his ears.

The whirr of machinery is music to Manjimup

Activists to stand in the way of Warrup being logged

GERRY GEORGATOS
24 Jan, 2012 10:04 AM
ONGOING controversy over the fate of the Warrup forest block near Bridgetown may come to a head this summer after confirmation the area will be logged.Activists have confirmed they will do everything they can to stop the logging.Bridgetown-Greenbushes Friends of the Forest (BGFF) president Richard Wittenoom said the logging in Warrup was imminent.However, he said Arcadia would be logged first.  (Donnybrook-Bridgetown Mail)

Activists To Stand In The Way Of Warrup Being Logged

Blogging Grandmother Joins Bulldozer Blockade For Black Cockatoos and Numbats

Media Release January 30, 2012

For Immediate Publication

 Blogging Grandmother Joins Bulldozer Blockade For Black Cockatoos and Numbats

Outraged by the commencement of logging in the environmentally sensitive Warrup Forest area near Bridgetown, in Western Australia, well known children’s writer, Social Media commentator and blogger, Lesley Dewar has joined the bulldozer blockade. 

“I cannot get to see Bill Marmion in his office, because he has decided to be out of town during this most critical time when logging is commencing after the worst bushfires in years. Emails are piling up in his inbox, because every other politician is flicking all enquires across to his office,” she said.  “So, I will be in the forest when the bulldozers come – doing what he should be doing as the Minister for the Environment: protecting our unique native animals and birds”  [Read more…]

Channel 10 News Broadcast – #BlackCockatoo Starvation

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Channel 10 News Broadcast

On Monday, Channel 10 responded to a Media Release issued by the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA)  drawing attention to the desperate plight of Western Australia’s black cockatoos – who are starving and in some cases, have suffered such degrees of malnutrition that they have to be euthanised. This link will open the Channel 10 News Broadcast on January 16, 2012 – after their news crew came up to the Black Cockatoo Recovery Centre at 322 Mills Road, East Martin in the Perth Hills.  Channel 10 Perth News Broadcast after interviews at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre in the Perth Hills on Jan 16, 2012

 

CCWA Media Release

The CCWA Media Release: Crisis meeting to confront cockatoo starvation was direct:   QUOTE “What: With increasing numbers of starving cockatoos being forced out of their native habitats and into the Perth metro area in search of food, conservation groups from across WA are meeting on Monday for a crisis meeting to discuss what can be done to save these iconic birds. ……….. (cont)

Three key species, the rare Forest Red-tailed black cockatoo and the endangered Baudin’s and Carnaby’s black cockatoos, are starving throughout their traditional habitats and being forced to range further and further in search of food.

Despite this the Barnett Government’s logging agency, the Forest Products Commission (FPC), has released its plans to log thousands of hectares of native forests in 2012, with logging to begin at any moment. This includes the incredibly important habitat of Helms forests, which is one of the last remaining areas of good quality habitat in the fire-ravaged Nannup district and has a proven resident cockatoo population. (END OF QUOTE)

 

The meeting was attended by highly experienced conservationists with many years experience in the management, rehabilitation and release of black cockatoos – including Rob Versluis of the WA Forrest Alliance (WAFA) and David and Dee Patterson who have run the Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre in Nannup in the South West of WA for over 25 years.

The followup Media Release by CCWA included this statement by WA Forest Alliance spokesperson Jess Beckering:

“In the past 15 months escaped prescribed burns lit by the Department of Environment and Conservation have blackened nearly 100,000ha of cockatoo habitat in the Nannup area alone. That’s the equivalent of around 245 King’s Parks. Helms forest wasn’t burnt and is vital to the survival of the cockatoos and other native fauna who are now taking refuge there.

“DEC prescribed burning, continued logging of native forests, clearing of urban bushland and years of drought are combining to have catastrophic results for the cockatoos. We are looking forward to the Environment Minister getting home and giving this serious issue the urgent attention that it deserves.

The first step is postponing all logging and clearing of cockatoo habitat while we work out what can be done to prevent the extinction of these much-loved West Australian icons.”

West Australians concerned about the survival of our unique cockatoo species should contact their local MP AND attend a  Special Environment Matters seminar: Wed Feb 8 (Perth) Why are WA’s rare and endangered cockatoos starving?

 

 

FOOTNOTE:  Lesley Dewar (of Stories My Nana Tells) attended the meeting on Jan 16 and had an extensive tour of the facilities at Kaarakin with Cathie Dewhurst, one of their staff.  She would like to acknowledge the assistance of Channel10 who provided the link to the news broadcast and the excellent support for her earlier article Black Cockatoos Are Starving In Western Australia , which has been distributed through Social Media channels on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Are You A FIFO Parent? We Can Help Support Your Family!

Are Your Kids Missing You?  Are You Finding It Hard

To Be A FIFO Parent? 

Some careers have endured family separations for many years: the defence forces, truck drivers, sailors and even office  managers and “on the road” salesmen. Today, the FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) Parent is getting a lot of media attention and not all of it is good!

Many FIFO  families do not always know what to expect when they first start the FIFO lifestyle.  They do not know how to deal with some of the common issues:

  • How does the parent working away stay emotionally connected and in tune with their partner & children?
  • How effectively do both partners function as a parenting team given the physical absence of one parent?
  • How does the parent working away adjust back into functioning family life on their return?
  • How does the family at home effectively manage and adapt the needs of their household in the patterns of absence and presence?

 

Keeping the conversation going…

When you are away and calling home, kids are not the easiest of people with whom to communicate. The usual questions:

  • how’s school?
  • what did you do today?
  • how’s your Mum and/or Dad?
  • what are you watching on TV?

don’t always generate scintillating conversation between a child and a parent at home.  It is even harder for an absent parent to get a good talk going that gets more than the usual “OK” or “alright” or even “dunno!” as responses.

On the other hand, when you have a new story especially written to engage the imagination of the child and you can share it together, it becomes much easier to talk and explore new ideas.

The topics of Stories My Nana Tells, the pictures and the questions open up all kinds of interesting discussions, which can be revisited over and over again.  Links to good websites can be shared and enjoyed – at home and away.

Stories My Nana Tells helps support the FIFO Family!

 What does Stories My Nana Tells do?

We entertain, engage and educate children,

through storytelling!

That is us, in a nutshell of eight words! But we do a great deal more than entertain, engage and educate children, through storytelling.

 

We do understand FIFO families.  My name is Lesley Dewar and I am a parent and a grandparent. I am the writer and publisher of Stories My Nana Tells and a business writer, blogger, retired financial planner and a networker.

More than that – my family have been part of the mining industry for the past sixty years.  

  • Big Bell, a gold mine with a small town – isolated and remote – was my childhood home.
  • Snowy Mountains – my father was a tunnel miner. We were a DIDO Family in Cooma and Tumut as well as living onsite in a mining camp for families.
  • Geraldton, Bangkok and Kalgoorlie – My hubby, Robbie (Bob) Dewar worked in commercial construction. FIFO and DIDO were a way of life for us.
  • North West of WA and Kalgoorlie – one of my sons surveyed for mining companies  in the NW and the Big Pit and is now in Toronto in Canada.

Online posts from women whose partners work away – maybe on a three week on – three week off cycle – shows the impact the FIFO has on them and their children.  But it is not only those in the FIFO industries that have to cope with these family pressures.  There are many engaged in the DIDO (Drive In Drive Out) workforce, where one partner is away from home for five days or more at a time because they work too far away for daily commuting, whose families also need support..

How Do We Support FIFO Families? 

Stories My Nana Tells is a  family membership site that delivers proven, quality stories every two weeks, to engage 7 to 12yo children in a journey of discovery, fast learning and exploring new things

This is perfect for parents who are away a lot – you can login at the same time as your child and read the new story together over Skype!  You can chat on Facebook or swap emails, discussing and answering the questions with each story – there are so many ways to share the stories. It is also great for parents who are home-schooling. Our interview with Ben on our home page is a great example of how successfully you can use Skype and emails with Stories My Nana Tells.

Here’s a look at some of the story topics coming up in the next few weeks:

  • He Looks Like Elvis
    • he looks just like Elvis. His broad shoulders and slender hips give him balance and style; his garb was all black with an occasional flash of brilliant red, lining his coattails.
  • Starlight… Star Bright …. First Star I See Tonight
    • Sharing the stars with children is a great joy. To lie flat on your back, fingertips touching and to gaze intently into the heavens is an exhilarating experience to share with them.
  • Hooked
    • De Mestral hoped that Velcro® would replace the Zipper, which got its name eighty years after its invention. In 1923, F. B. Goodrich ordered 150,000 for his new product – rubber galoshes – and based on the sound it made -
  • An Expensive Lunch
    • He just throws back his giant head, opens his beak and swallows the little mouse whole. “I wonder if he has got a mouse wheel in his tummy,” I say to Robbie. “There’s going to be lots of running around in there.”
  • Where Have All My Spiders Gone?
    • The pea gravel is wrapped in silk and anchors something. But, what? I stare upwards. Between two red gums, their leaves and flowers tossing like waves at sea, my spider has cast her net.

Subscribe now and you will receive: 

  •  26 stories, one every fortnight, from Stories My Nana Tells for only $AU119 (discounted from the usual $AU132)


Get a twelve month subscription – a new story for your children every two weeks and a Parking Pal Magnet mailed to you when you subscribe – for the special FIFO offer of only $AU119 – a huge saving on the usual combined price of $AU140  

Subscribe HERE NOW!

   Or, read on…….

Stories My Nana Tells are great for busy FIFO parents.

As the mother of three children and a grandmother as well, I know about trekking around taking them to their different activities, especially on weekends.  I have worked on P&C Committees and many Fundraising Events for schools and sporting groups. I raised my family as a single parent for twelve years and it is a joy to see them as adults. Not everything in life went smoothly along the way – it rarely does – but I love my life as a mother and parent. And as a writer!

Conversations with kids, when you are away and calling home, are not the easiest way to communicate. The usual questions:

  • how’s school?
  • what did you do today?
  • how’s your Mum?
  • what are you watching on TV?

don’t always generate scintillating conversation between a child and an absent parent.  On the other hand, when you have a new story especially written to engage the imagination of the child, it becomes much easier.

The topics of Stories My Nana Tells, the pictures and the questions open up all kinds of interesting discussions, which can be revisited over and over again.  Links to good websites can be shared and enjoyed – at home and away.

These stories are a great connection between parent and child, as well as a fun learning experience. We guarantee children will love them. Your registration is a FAMILY account, which means you set up one account that your family can access, because you create your own password, linked to your email address.

This is perfect for parents who are away a lot,  or whose work keeps them away from “family time”  – you can login at the same time as your child and read the new story together over the telephone or by using Skype!

You may be separated by distance and want the story to come “from you” as a way of generating and strengthening contact and your family relationship. It will help build a common link for telephone calls, visits and discussions.

If you are a FIFO or DIDO parent or  you travel a greal deal, it’s simple and easy to share the stories, from anywhere in the world with a child you love.  You can unsubscribe at any time or just suspend your subscription for a short period if needs be.  Being a subscriber at Stories My Nana Tells is very flexible and family friendly.

Don’t miss this chance to introduce your children or grandchildren to a new learning experience with this very special FIFO offer.  

Share your experience with us.

After the delivery of the third story, we will ask you to complete a small survey – so you can share your opinions and ideas with us.  We are passionate about making Stories My Nana Tells the very best it can be.  Your participation in the survey will be voluntary, of course, but we do hope you will share your thoughts with us in a few weeks’ time. First, let’s get started: 

We DO need to confirm your permission to send your stories. We will send you a separate email to the address you used when you completed the subscription request.  Please check your inbox and confirm your subscription.

 

We Can Help You With Your Kid’s Literacy

Stories My Nana Tells is a family friendly subscription service that delivers a high quality story for kids every two weeks – right into your chosen email box – at home or your Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) work site.

Lesley Dewar writes stories for 7-12 yo children that help improve their literacy. Kids love her stories. With simple questions to test comprehension, parents enjoy and love them, too,  as entertainment while they are educational, too. Travel, family, pets, science and quirky ideas make Stories My Nana Tells a great read.

Each story is around 2,000 words, thoroughly researched and finished off with between 10 and 24 questions to encourage young readers to interact with the story.  We have wonderful photographs and illustrations to make them even more interesting – and we guarantee they will spark the curiosity of your children and grandchildren in nature, the environment and the world around them. If there is a reliable online source, Lesley includes direct links to other information on the internet.

Get started today  

This special Stories My Nana Tells offer of $AU119 is just for FIFO Families and is a wonderful gift for a child or grandchild.

Dinosaur Parking Pal Magnet - one of five designs we are giving away

 

PLUS you will receive one of these fabulous Parking Pal Magnets. Designed to be placed on the side of your car,  it will help keep the little kids in place while you load up the shopping or buckle up the baby.

Children love to “Hi Five” their magnet and stay close and safe.

Together, Stories My Nana Tells and Parking Pal Magnets make a great combined subscription that will last all year and more!

Keep your children safe in the parking lot!  Keep your children entertained, educated and inspired with Stories My Nana Tells.

Yes! I want to get the FIFO Families special $AU119.00 offer and the Parking Pal Magnet too. 

We DO need to confirm your permission to send your stories, so please check your inbox and confirm your subscription. To help parents monitor internet safety, logging on to the subscriber section of the site requires both a membership number and a password.   

 

Swan Magazine Special Promotion

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We have a special offer for our Fans

 from the Swan Magazine 


We have a great offer for new subscribers to Stories My Nana Tells by Swan Magazine readers.

My name is Lesley Dewar and I am a parent and a grandparent. I am the writer and publisher of Stories My Nana Tells and a business writer, blogger, retired financial planner and a networker. I also write The Idler column for Swan Magazine every month and Networking With Lesley.

Thank you for visiting our Stories My Nana Tells site. We have a great offer for you.   Subscribe now and you will receive:

  •  One year’s subscription to Stories My Nana Tells for only $AU119 (slashed from the usual $AU132)

  • Your own Parking Pal Magnet (usually $AU8.00 plus P&H)


Get a twelve month subscription – a new story for your children every two weeks and a Parking Pal Magnet mailed to you when you subscribe – for the special limited offer of only $AU119 – a huge saving


Subscribe HERE NOW!

   Or, read on…….

We DO need to confirm your permission to send your stories, before you register your personal Family Login and Password. We will send you a separate email to the address you used when you completed the subscription request.  Please check your inbox and confirm your subscription. To help parents monitor internet safety, logging on to the subscriber section of the site requires both a membership number and a password. 

If you want to subscribe later, that’s fine! Just click here to return to our page on Facebook   Or, read on…….

Stories My Nana Tells are great for busy parents.

As the mother of three children myself, I know about trekking around the suburbs taking them to their different activities, especially on weekends.  I have worked on P&C Committees and many Fundraising Events for schools and sporting groups. I raised my family as a single parent for twelve years and it is a joy to see them as adults. Not everything in life went smoothly along the way – it rarely does – but I love my life as a mother and parent.

These stories are a great connection between parent and child, as well as a fun learning experience. We guarantee children will love them. Your registration is a FAMILY account, which means you setup one account that your family can access, because you create your own password, linked to your email address.

This is perfect for parents who are away a lot,  or whose work keeps them away from “family time”  – you can login at the same time as your child and read the new story together over the telephone or by using Skype!  You may be separated by distance and want the story to come “from you” as a way of generating and strengthening contact and your family relationship. It will help build a common link for telephone calls, visits and discussions.

If you are a busy executive or you travel a greal deal, it’s simple and easy to share the stories, from anywhere in the world, with a child you love.  You can unsubscribe at any time or just suspend your subscription for a short period if needs be.  Being a subscriber at Stories My Nana Tells is very flexible and family friendly.

 

Don’t miss this chance to introduce your children or grandchildren to a new learning experience with this very special offer.  

Is it really special?  YES!  Because you will be a subscriber for as long as you want at this incredible low price of $AU119.00 for 26 stories.  


Share your experience with us.

After the delivery of the third story, we will ask you to complete a small survey – so you can share your opinions and ideas with us.  We are passionate about making Stories My Nana Tells the very best it can be.  Your participation in the survey will be voluntary, of course, but we do hope you will share your thoughts with us in a few weeks’ time. First, let’s get started: 

Subscribe HERE NOW!

   Or, read on…….

We Can Help You With Your Kid’s Literacy

Stories My Nana Tells is a family friendly subscription service that delivers a high quality story for kids every two weeks – right into your email box – at home and on Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) work sites. Lesley Dewar writes stories for 7-12 yo children that help improve their literacy. Kids love her stories. With simple questions to test comprehension, parents love them, too.

Children aged 7 to 12 years old enjoy  Lesley Dewar’s stories as entertainment while they are educational, too. Travel, family, pets, science and quirky ideas make Stories My Nana Tells a great read.

Each story is around 2,000 words, thoroughly researched and finished off with between 7 and 12 questions to encourage young readers to interact with the story.  We have wonderful photographs and illustrations to make them even more interesting – and we guarantee they will spark the curiosity of your children and grandchildren in nature, the environment and the world around them. If there is a reliable online source, Lesley includes direct links to other information on the internet.

Get started today  

This offer is for a limited time – and this special Stories My Nana Tells offer is a wonderful gift for a child or grandchild.

Dinosaur Parking Pal Magnet - one of five designs we are giving away

 

PLUS you will receive one of these fabulous Parking Pal Magnets. Designed to be placed on the side of your car,  it will help keep the kids in place while you load up the shopping or buckle up the baby.

Children love to “Hi Five” their magnet and stay close and safe.

Together, Stories My Nana Tells and Parking Pal Magnets make a great combined Christmas gift that will last all year and more!

Keep your children safe in the parking lot!  Keep your children entertained, educated and inspired with Stories My Nana Tells.


Subscribe HERE NOW!

 

 If you want to subscribe later, that’s fine, too.  Just click here to return to our page on Facebook

Women’s Conference – Perth – July 30, 2011

Dr. Paula Fellingham

The Women’s Information Network (The WIN) is presenting a series of twelve  International Conferences around the world in 2011, through Global Women’s Summits.

The Australian Conference will be held in Perth, at the Good Earth Hotel in Adelaide Terrace, on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

 

TWO FOR ONE TICKET OFFER – SHARE WITH A FRIEND

The ONLY Australian event will be held in Perth  NEXT SATURDAY, July 30, 2011.  Two for One Ticket offer closes Tuesday 26 July 2011

Dr. Paula Fellingham

The  founder of WIN, Dr. Paula Fellingham will be a Keynote speaker at each event as well as Event Co-Ordinator. Dr. Fellingham is an internationally recognised speaker, writer and a passionate activist in progressing issues of humanity.

She is the author of the best selling book, Believe It! Become It! Highly credentialed, Dr. Fellingham has also addressed the United Nations on women’s issues.

Janette Philp - Kokoda Trekker

Her presentation at the Global Women’s Summit will be supported by highly regarded women from Perth and Darwin including Janette Philp, Dr. Charmaine Saunders and Bronwyn Clee.  A panel of well recognized Perth women including Anita Slight (USSA) and Susan Hunt (Perth Zoo) will participate in the interactive discussions and among the five women to be honored for their contribution to their communities are Kath Mazzella (GAIN) and Kathleen Irwin (Darwin – FAST)

When you attend this Summit, you will be part of the global women’s movement because the ideas created at the Summit will later be shared with local and world leaders to implement positive changes relative to women’s issues in their nation and issues regarding education, hunger, poverty and increased peace. You can read Dr. Paula Fellingham’s Story here Global Women’s Summits

 3 Initiatives to be discussed include:

●       “How do we acknowledge similarities between women/communities/nations, and also respect differences?”

●      “How do you want women’s roles to be strengthened for increased peace and development in this community/nation/the world?”

●       “How can we (the women of the world) live in dignity and contribute to the well-being of women and families worldwide?”

Outstanding Leadership Awards 

will honor a woman from Australia in each of these five categories: Family, Business, Leader of an Organization, Community, or Nation.   You can read a brief bio of the FIVE women  who will be honoured at the event here.

“My involvement with strengthening women and families spans decades,” says Dr. Fellingham. “The WIN is passionate about our vision to strengthen women and families worldwide in an effort to eradicate poverty and hunger and help bring about world peace. Without a doubt, this event will increase the momentum of today’s global women’s movement and propel awareness of women’s issues from country to country. What a powerful opportunity you have to let your voice be heard!

 

Leadership Workshop with Dr. Paula Fellingham

In addition, she offers interested  women an opportunity to participate in a one hour workshop on Leadership and Media Training – for an hour before the main conference commences.  For full information on the Global Conferences, go to the website

 

 

 

Red and silver gift bags for our speakers, Honoured Women and panelists means they will be easy to find for networking. Each attendee receives a beautiful business card case.

 

 

With an inspirational red and silver theme, the visual presentation will be well matched by the speakers, the networking and the professional interaction between all attendees and participants.

Every participant receives a beautiful business card case, so everyone is asked to bring plenty of their own business cards for networking and making introductions to others sharing the event.

 

TWO FOR ONE TICKET OFFER – CLOSING SOON

The ONLY Australian event will be held in Perth NEXT SATURDAY, July 30, 2011.

Two for One Ticket offer closes Tuesday 26 July 2011

(c) Lesley Dewar 2011 Lesley Dewar is a well known blogger and workshop facilitator who writes regularly on Social Media, marketing and customer service in the category of Stories My Nana Tells – Business Tips

She was the highly successful Event Director for the Global Women’s Summit – Perth in July 2011, after her six week tour of the US in May/June immediately before launching the GWS amongst her network in Perth. Her free eBook can be downloaded directly at Networking To a Plan Sharing this article is permitted providing this footnote is not deleted – all rights reserved.