April Sundowner co-hosted by Steven Castan, Bendigo Bank and the Southwest Child & Family Therapy Centre.

On the 11th of April the MRCCI was pleased to hold our April Sundowner at the brand new location for the Southwest Child and Family Therapy Centre. Margaret River’s The Larder provided some spectacular food, accompanied by a great selection of wine from various member businesses, including Cullen Wines, Vasse Felix and Robert Oatley.

Our members took in the evening catching up with familiar faces and welcoming those new. We also heard from our hosts – Mediator and Barrister (and MRCCI President) Steven Castan, Southwest Child & Family Therapy Centre founder, Lani Castan, and Neil Martin on behalf of the team from the Augusta and Districts Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.

Steven Castan spoke about the benefits of mediation in a dispute and how it has a significant success rate with far less legal fees compared to other methods of dispute resolution. The centre provides a neutral ground for parties to be able to resolve their disputes amicably.

Neil Martin spoke about how Bendigo Bank has been growing since their opening in 2005 and how their model has resulted in millions of dollars being contributed back into regional communities. Neil expressed his enthusiasm to be working with the local community and other businesses towards new opportunities in the Margaret River Region.

Lani Castan then took the floor to give our members an insight into the important work the Southwest Child & Family Therapy Centre is doing for children and families. Lani specialises in play therapy for children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old, where children express themselves and their issues through set play activities. MRCCI members also got a tour through their impressive new facilities.

MRCCI Sundowners provide a great occasion for member businesses to meet and make contacts within the community. This month was another successful evening of new businesses, new members and new opportunities. Thank you to our hosts Steven Castan, Bendigo Bank and the Southwest Child & Family Therapy Centre.