Neighbourhood centre's new logo, new name unveiled
LISMORE celebrated a transformation of one of the city's vital community services yesterday.
Now known as the Northern Rivers Community Gateway NRCG, the former Lismore Neighbourhood Centre has changed its name and logo to reflect the support it offers the community.
CEO Jenni Beetson-Mortimer said local company Graffiti Designs in consultation with staff, volunteers and the Gateway board devised the new logo.
"We wanted to have a name that epitomised our vision 'Many tracks, one road sustaining community', and that also demonstrated that we were the gateway for community services in the Northern Rivers," she said.
"The blue in the logo represents community, and the rainbow col- ours represent the many tracks that people take to come together as one community."
Mrs Beetson-Mortimer said a key factor in the transformation of the organisation was securing their premises in Carrington St this year.
"A new name and a new vision cements what we do and presents us as a sustainable organisation in the community."
Formed in 1977 and funded by a range of government and philanthropic organisations, NRCG is a not-for-profit organisation.
Services offered include counselling for victims of sexual assault or other trauma, support for homeless Aboriginal people or those at risk of homelessness, and after-school and vacation care at Lismore, Wollongbar and Casino.
The NRCG also has an IT training area for tutoring seniors, and rooms used by the International Rainbow Club and the University of the Third Age.
"We also support volunteers and the management of volunteers in community organisations," Mrs Beetson-Mortimer said.
Bunnings Warehouse Lismore kindly donated blue paint for the building.