RICI is a relatively young charity, willing to learn and grow as we network and focus on building inclusive communities in Rodney.
See our Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive
Our initiatives will cover:
Inclusive Community-building Workshops and Events
Outreach & Networking with local groups/businesses
Creating & Distributing Resources on Accessibility
Initiating Inclusive Creativity Pockets and Social Groups
Support workshops for Disabled people and their whanau
Please contact us if you would like to be involved in our local community projects, or if you would like to offer us an opportunity to connect and share our stories with your group/organisation.
1. Sharing Knowledge/Workshops
Inclusion Hui, Warkworth - with Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono (IACT)
To explore our individual understanding of inclusion, and to identify what actions we can take to create more opportunities for inclusion in our local communities.
EGL Workshops: explaining the new disability funding model - with Care Matters
2. Raising local awareness for Inclusion &
30 October 2022. Groups & Clubs Expo at Warkworth Town Hall
RICI participated to raise public awareness for our Inclusion Hub proposal (read more here), share our promo material & resources, and network with the general public and other local groups & clubs.
Accessibility Planning - Warkworth Museum:
RICI is supporting with our local museum to create a more inclusive space, and accessible destination for Accessible Tourism
Puhinui Warkworth Centre Plan 2022 - proactively contributing to the community engagement process with CommunityThink
3. Speaking Presentations
RICI Committee members are enthusiastic, committed ambassadors for Inclusion in our community. We are happy to consider opportunities to speak at local events and community group meetings - to raise awareness and to share our own stories.
7th September 2022
'What is Inclusion' - RICI Presentation. Ursula Christel - invited speaker at Mahurangi Combined Friendship Club. Mahurangi East Community Centre, Snells Beach
'RICI's Inclusion Hub Proposal' - A short presentation with MahuVision and Womens Centre Rodney - to year 11 students, Horizon School, Snells Beach (for a community study project).
26th July 2021
Ursula Christel - Invited speaker at Kowhai Coast Lions Club, Warkworth RSA