New Doors!

No, it’s not a rock band, but this week DNC has finally been able to replace our existing entry and exit doors and glass framework with significantly wider, automated doors to improve accessibility upon entry and exit for those with a mobility disability.

In 2022, DNC saw a significant increase in foot traffic with 4500 visitations for the year.  Many of those visiting have mobility issues or disabilities.  In the context of NDIS, many of the custom-built mobility aids exceed a standard disability door width.  When combined with a door that can only be opened manually, it impacted the accessibility of the Centre and people’s dignity, when they needed to request help to enter.

As a vibrant community centre that offers social connection, learning and gathering opportunities, the DNC must be accessible to all.  A grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program and a very generous contribution from Working Heritage Victoria have enabled us to achieve this red-letter action.

We are delighted that we have been able to take this landmark step to make our DNC more welcoming and accessible to all.


Responsible Serving of Alcohol Course

This course is an official Victorian Liquor Licensing Commission program designed to give participants skills and knowledge necessary to ensure a safe environment in licensed premises.

PLEASE NOTE:  This session is dependent on minimum numbers.  If we do not get the numbers required, any bookings made will be advised and refunded.   All bookings can be made online.

When:  Tuesday 29th August  10am-2.30pm
Where:  13 Camp St., Daylesford


DNC Joke of the Week

A young monk arrives at the monastery.  He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.  He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript.

So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up.  In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

The head monk says, “We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.”  So, he goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn’t been opened for hundreds of years.

Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.  So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him.  He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing, “We missed the ‘R’, we missed the ‘R’ “.  His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.

The young monk asks the old abbot, “What’s wrong, father?” With a choking voice, the old abbot replies, “The word was CELEBRATE!”


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