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We are now heading into the middle month of winter so I am hoping that you are rugged up and keeping your clients warm but busy as well. There are plenty of activities and bus outing ideas that can be done in this weather and if your clients cannot leave their facilities there is always the magical enjoyment of some armchair travel so pop into your local travel agent for their discontinued brochures and posters to create a great visual setting. Team it up with activities and games from that country and even some food and you have a entire day planned. 

Don’t forget 

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This month has been extremely quiet at newsletter central I urge any members that are planning on submitting newsletter articles for PD points to get them to the office by June 20th to make it count before the end of the month. Also, members please remember the content of newsletters can only be as good as what our overall membership makes it so please consider submitting other articles not just for PD such as crafts, outing ideas, app suggestions, book reviews, program ideas, recipes and of course pictures we love to see your faces out in print and media.

National Newsletter Editor’s Winter Competition

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This edition has quite a few notices and useful links for upcoming events, two great member articles and very important DRTA links to information of submitting conference papers, excellence award and DRTA Week so please open the links and have a read so you don’t miss out on great opportunities. Also support your newsletter through sending in your articles and also your

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This month we say thank you to Lauretta Kaldor who has decided to retire from her volunteer Book Review position after doing it for many years and we appreciate all the wonderful resources she has recommended us.

We also see information for the upcoming DTRA Conference, Darren’s relentless work in his International Position and Steph’s hard work organising all your education through the workshops.

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Due to our workshop cruise this month newsletter is slightly later then usual but is full of important information. Stay tuned for next month with our usual pieces Journal Watch and Web Watch plus much more…

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I hope everyone has returned and feeling fresh from the Christmas and New Year break.

Over the next few months you will see more changes to the newsletter as we evolve and streamline it further to look similar to other enewsletter formats.

Newsletter is slightly a little late this time round as a number

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As you all wind up your busy Diversional Therapy programs the final edition of the DTA Newsletter has arrived. This month contains a lot of reports from AGM, our usual monthly reports, the start to introducing our new board members, proposed workshop calendar for 2017 and a few extra important pieces of information so please take time to read through.

We would love to see in the January or February edition some of your Christmas and summer activity ideas, programs and photos so please send them in via the office.

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If you are not aware end of September beginning of October is the second most busiest time for the DTA Office for the year the first is always renewals, then conference followed by AGM that’s not to say they are not busy any given month as we always have our workshops to deal with along with all the other wheel turning activities the staff complete to keep us moving along. So if you cannot get through leave an email or phone message and be patient they will get back to you.

The Board will now be preparing for the upcoming AGM along with the office and also recovering from post conference fatigue along with the conference committee that put in a huge effort every year to make sure members and non members have a great educational and

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It Must Be Spring


By May Fenn



Hush, Can you hear it?
The rustling in the grass,
Bringing you the welcome news
Winter's day is past.
Soft, Can you feel it?


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This month brings us to the last month of the cold winter so I hope you are all staying warm. Thoughts go out to any members and their clients that have had to deal with Mother Nature and the harsh conditions she has provided us in many of the states and territories across Australia. August newsletter is jam packed  full of information and opportunities for many DTA members to think about so grab a warm drink and curl up somewhere warm and have a read.

Please make sure you remind your fellow DTA friends and colleagues that membership renewals are due or even encourage someone new to join our wonderful association.

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