‘We have been running fundraising events for many years and it has always been stressful. It wasn’t until Paula came onboard at the beginning of 2021 to support our ‘Friends of Fusion’ Gala Dinner that we realised just how hard it had been! We were so impressed we invited her back to work with us on our ‘Sleep in your Car’ awareness and fundraising event in August. Paula took all the anxiety away and we could not believe just how streamlined tasks became. Paula’s connections are amazing and we were so grateful for the sponsorship and support she brought to our events. Paula is currently working with us on our 2022 Friends of Fusion Dinner.’
Business and Communication Manager
Fusion Mornington Peninsula
‘As Chairperson of the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Fit to Drive Association Limited, I would like to pass on my commendation for Paula Creek.
In the last few years Paula has undertaken the role of Event Manager for the Arthur’s Seat Challenge, which is the major annual fundraising event for the association.
In addition to raising funds to support all secondary schools in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas in the provision of the Fit to Drive Program for their students, the event is an important community function.
This dual focus requires extensive, detailed planning and Paula brings high level knowledge and experience in relation to compliance, organisation and management. It also requires the ability to garner community support, and the levels of voluntary involvement and paid sponsorship Paula arranges are a direct consequence of her passion for both the cause, and her work.
As an event manager Paula is creative and solutions focussed, and on behalf of the FMPFDA I am pleased to recommend Paula’s work.’
Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Fit to Drive Assoc Inc
‘It was wonderful to work with Paula. Paula has assisted us in pulling together the iconic Peninsula Film Festival in 2020, 2021 and 2022. She is brilliant at planning and ensuring a project comes together and with her help, my mind was at ease and I was able to concentrate on other elements of the event. It was a relief having Paula on the team, knowing that whatever task she was in charge of would be done to a high standard with minimal fuss. Very happy to recommend Paula.’
Peninsula Film Festival
‘HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies) utilised the services of Functioning Together to run an event for 150 people at Mornington Mazda. We had sponsor tables, BBQ, drinks, and guest speakers.
Paula is fantastic to work with, she had details covered that I didn’t even think of, she made sure all parts of the function ran smoothly, the guest experience was amazing, and the sponsors were well looked after.
I would highly recommend Functioning Together; you are very much in capable hands with Paula.’
‘It is my great pleasure to provide this testimonial for Paula Creek and her business, Functioning Together.
Paula has been organising and running events for the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre for some 9 years, including Christmas Lunches, Community High Teas and Community 65+ Lunches.
Paula organises these events from start to finish. Organising volunteers, registrations, venues, funding, promotion, transport, catering, and evaluation. She always works tirelessly and goes that extra mile to ensure each event is a success.
We are so grateful for her support of our organisation and for her commitment to helping those in our community that are vulnerable and less fortunate than most. She is always coming up new ideas about how we can better serve our local community.
We hope to continue to work with Paula for many years to come.’
Mornington Community Information and Support Centre
‘We’ve worked with Functioning Together for a few years now and the process couldn’t be better. Paula’s knowledge of what it takes to hold a successful event is second to none and she makes the whole process simple and stress-free. This year due to COVID we were not able to run our standard event but she suggested an alternative ‘virtual’ option and the results were fantastic.
I’d recommend Paula and Functioning Together to anyone looking for an event manager.’
Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
‘We initially engaged Paula Creek (Functioning Together) to assist with the organisation of our community event “Eview Group Family Fun Day” in 2015 which was a huge success. The success of the event all came down to Paula as she is absolutely amazing at what she does. We were so impressed with Paula’s professionalism, organisation and implementation skills that we have been running the “Eview Group Family Fun Day” event yearly with Paula at the helm. She makes the whole process of organising such a huge event completely stress free. If you are planning an event, Paula is the person for you!’
Eview Mornington Peninsula
‘I was the Treasurer of the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce in 2020 when we had to organise the Rosebud Kite Festival. At the time we did not have a coordinator to organise or the time as volunteers to run the event ourselves. We contracted Functioning Together to run the event for us, it was a huge success and Paula was great to work with, she organised all the permits and liaised with the Mornington Peninsula Shire, sponsors, suppliers and stakeholders.
The event was well run and as volunteers for the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce Paula made our jobs so much easier, we could not have run it without her and her team.
I would recommend Functioning Together for any event or function.’
Bendigo Bank Rye Branch Manager