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January 2021 News:
Happy New Year! We hope you are keeping safe and well.
Although there is no event scheduled, if you live locally in Queensland you can still volunteer in person at Ivorys Rock. There are Covid safe measures in place. You can find out more by contacting Lorraine [email protected]
Lorraine has updated the Volunteer Roles website to include some Working Bees. Meet up this Friday 15th for a Campgrounds Working Bee, and also on the last Sunday of every month for the regular Pavilion Working Bee.
Further details here including Virtual roles. ivorysrockvolunteerroles.home.blog
No matter where you live, you can connect and give back either with your time and skills or financial support.
Join the Sponsorship Team
Wishing you a safe and happy festive season! Although there is no Amaroo Event on the horizon, please enjoy this message from team who keep Ivorys Rock ‘Amaroo ready!’ Read the Newsletter
Stay Safe and we look forward to connecting with you in the New Year!
Working Bee: This Sunday 29th Nov. 10am – 4pm
Come along this weekend for the Pavilion Working Bee. We will be continuing with gardening and gurneying. If it gets too hot we can rest in air – conditioned shop 17. There is also a fridge. Bring your lunch, hat and water bottle. Overnight accommodation is available on request. RSVP to Lorraine at HR [email protected]
No matter where you live you can be part of the team by supporting financially. You will enable so much with this fundamental support. Join us and donate here
Thank you to Chris Hamerton who photographed this beautiful native orchard behind the Amphitheatre!
Join the Emergency Team: If you live locally and are physically fit, you might like to consider joining the new Volunteer Emergency Team. Training and equipment will be supplied. Help us to prepare for bush fires and other emergencies. Job Description
Queensland had some wild weather recently however we are happy to report no damage. The brown dry grass has been replaced with green fields and beautiful jacarandas are in bloom! Thank you to volunteer Laurence Browne for the photo.
The Volunteer website is up and running again with new roles for you to check out. To find out more click the picture!
There has been a great response to the call for volunteers. We now have people helping with the Caravan Park, assisting in Accounts and manning Reception.
There was a good turn out to last month’s Working Bee in the Pavilion. If you’d like to help, please meet for our monthly working bee (with sunscreen, water, lunch and hat) from 10am – 4pm on the last Sunday of the month in the Pavilion. Thank you to all our volunteers!
Click on the photo above to view the ‘Creek to Coast’ piece on channel 7 TV.
Thank you to Diana Love for this photo of last month’s hike to Ivorys Rock!
“Traversing up to the base and around the main peaks the trail gives access to wonderful views and many points of geologic interest as well as varying flora and fauna habitats around the cliffs and caves of the peaks.” from Horizon Guides
Have you always wanted to hike up to Ivorys Rock? Here’s your chance!
When: Saturday 26th September 8.30am-1.30pm.
Explore the geological wonders of Ivory’s Rock peak with an experienced trail guide from Horizon Guides:
Join the Team!
Would you like to join the team, either in person or virtually? There are many New roles listed on the Volunteer Page. Especially urgent is the need for receptionists on Monday and Tuesdays to help with the ever increasing calls regarding our new Caravan and Camping site.
Our Caravan and Camping Site is now fully operational and receiving 5 star reviews from happy campers! To find out more, support our Facebook page and keep up to date with this exciting initiative.
The ‘Moving Into Spring’ Amaroo Raffle 2020 is a terrific way to support Amaroo from wherever you are around the globe. At the same time it offers you a chance to win one of four great cash prizes – a big A$3000 first prize, A$1000 second prize and two A$500 third prizes.
Buying a ticket is an easy and fun way to support the work of Ivory’s Rock Foundation. We really appreciate your support at this time! Click here to buy tickets.
If you would like to offer your time and help out, there are opportunities on the volunteer page.
Mike Brown’s video news episode 2 is now available. Highlights include interviews with staff and volunteers, the recent Working Bee, and the successful opening of the Caravan Park. Click on the image.
Welcome back to our Volunteers!
As you may know, Stage 2 of the Government’s roadmap to easing Queensland’s Covid-19 restrictions has been brought forward. Health experts are satisfied risks appear to be reducing at a manageable rate.
Happily this means we can safely welcome back volunteers!
This Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June there is a Working Bee in Green Campground painting the bathroom facilities. We need experienced painters only for the final painting work, but there is plenty of preparation to be done beforehand on Friday which does not require any professional skill.
This is to be ready for the opening of our new Caravanning and Camping site which will be open to the public 27th June in time for the school holidays!
More help is needed in other areas. If you are interested please contact Lorraine at HR. We are also working hard to provide the possibility for overnight accommodation for volunteers while meeting the Covid19 Safe Gov guidelines. Hopefully this will be available soon.
Please email [email protected] for further information.
The ‘Nurture Your Nature’ Amaroo Raffle 2020 is a terrific way to ‘nurture’ and support Amaroo from wherever you are ‘locked down’ around the globe. At the same time it offers you a chance to win one of four great cash prizes – a big A$3000 first prize, A$1000 second prize and two A$500 third prizes.
Buying a ticket is an easy and fun way to support the work of Ivory’s Rock Foundation. We really appreciate your support at this time! A single ticket is only $10, and the more you buy, the cheaper they get. Choose the $31 Bundle, the $65 Super Bundle, $106 Mega Bundle and the $180 Uber Bundle Find out more
*** The Raffle is now closed and has been drawn with the winners being notified by email.
A message from the IRF Board during this time of COVID-19.
Includes a short video of the Amaroo after the rains!
Video News from Ivorys Rock
Mike Brown will be producing regular video updates from Ivorys Rock. We hope you enjoy this first edition.
Easter Retreat UPDATE:
To protect everybody’s health and well-being and due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been decided to cancel the Easter Retreat at Ivory’s Rock.
For those of you who have booked and paid, a you will receive a full refund. Please allow 7 days for the refund to come through.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.
For enquiries or assistance email [email protected]
The Ivory’s Rock Retreat Team
Preparations and improvements happen all year round, offering opportunities to help out for a few days, weeks or even longer. Did you know you are also welcome to stay onsite when you volunteer? Contact Volunteer Liaison Bruce Parmentier email
We now have a terrific new volunteer website. Subscribe and receive notifications Visit
Retreats and Volunteer Weekends
Although there wasn’t an event with Prem last September, approx 100 people came from around Australia and as far afield as Canada, the UK, Israel and New Zealand for 9 days. Volunteers helped out for appox 4 hours a day, and then enjoyed the offerings of yoga, Qi-jong and videos in the afternoons, as well as time to rest and take in the beautiful environment. The days ended with music and good food, with a party at Dayas being the highlight on the final evening. Read more on the Volunteer page
On Saturday 22nd Feb, 78 people attended a Knowledge Review in the beautiful Hall. Afternoon tea was served and followed by the screening of the Madrid Event. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Knowledge Reviews are available by request, through PEAK. More information is available on Prem Rawat’s website https://www.premrawat.com/engage/peak-know-yourself
Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year
The summer wet season has begun with good rainfall recorded at Amaroo. The wallabies and kangaroos are enjoying the fresh green grass, and the koalas are safe in their treetops. The lake is filling.
Many parts of Australia are still in drought, but the terrible fires are now out.
Thank you all for your concern. The team was calm and prepared, having worked very hard putting in place a fire plan. The caretakers were trained, and leaves and debris were cleared from around buildings. The closest fires were 35km away and were being fought with an army of QEFS volunteer firemen. We are grateful to them, and the local community who rallied to support the efforts Read more
We hope 2020 brings the possibility of an event. As always, it depends on Prem’s busy global schedule. You can keep up to date with event announcements through WOPG
We will also keep you posted here and you can also follow us on Amaroo Facebook
Best wishes to all.
Photo by Kim Gunther
Ivorys Rock Foundation Website has more interesting stories – Read More Here