THE EURASIAN THE EURASIAN MARCH 2010
VOL 22 ISSUE 2 Special points of interest:
President’s Message Hello members and friends
I hope this Newsletter finds you happy and AGM NOTICE in the best of health. For those who attended our February Sun- EURASIANLYMPICS day Lunch, you will know that it turned out ANNIVERSARY to be a bit of a non-event!! My sincere apologies to those who were inconvenienced by the fact that the Shire Hall at Redcliffe was double booked on the day. Our ever helpful volunteers arrived to set up the hall only to find a church group already in full swing, complete with band and conHeather Fitzgerald gregation!! I spoke to the organisers who assured me that they had a firm booking, as did we! All we could do was make the best of a bad situation. So as not to waste all the yummy food that had already been prepared, we sold the food and cakes as take away meals and were able to make use of a small room to at least serve drinks to our members.
Inside this issue:
Committee Nomination & AGM Notice
As we didn't really have a proper lunch we decided not to have a raffle, Anniversary and not to have the member’s draw. The prizes for the member’s draw Dance will jackpot over to the March lunch. Thank you to all those who helped pack the food for sale and special Anniversary thanks to those members and guests who were so understanding and Dance patient on the day. I CAN MOST DEFFINITELY CONFRIM THAT WE HAVE A BOOKING FOR THE MARCH LUNCH ON 14th!!! Annual Awards On page 3 of the Newsletter you will find the official notice of our coming AGM on April 11th - please remember that this is for financial members only. There is also a nomination form for the Management Committee if you feel you would like to serve the Association. Don’t forget to Members Affairs nominate for the Ida Da Silva, Andrew Clarke and Ivan Richards & Renewal Time! awards as well. The forms went out in last month’s Newsletter but if you need help with this please contact Gerry Carroll on 0416 709 106. Congratulations to the organisers and helpers for another great night Seniors Events for our 21st Anniversary Dinner Dance on February 20th. The grass News skirts, muu-muus and leis were in abundance for our Island themed night, and everyone enjoyed themselves. Huge plans in the Newsletter this month for our first Annual AEAWA YOUTH EVENT! Eurasianlympics after the March Sunday Lunch. Check out the informa- EURASIANLYMPICS tion and get a team together for all the fun. A lot of hard work has gone into planning this event—so please support our young members. DETAILS OF Don’t forget to check out our website—www.aeawa.asn.au. See you at the March lunch. Heather Fitzgerald—President—Tel: 9277 4551 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sunday Lunches are at Redcliffe Community Hall Corner Morgan Road and Field Avenue in Redcliffe, entrance also from Grand Parade.
Tickets given out strictly on a first come first served basis. Tickets will not be given out for those who are yet to arrive. Lunch served from 12 noon. Members bringing guests, please sign in the Visitors Book at the door. Hope to see you there!
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AEAWA Management Committee Vacancies 2010 Nomination Form I wish to nominate (please print)..................................Membership No.......... for the position of President, Committee Member . (please circle the appropriate position). Proposer: ..................................Signature...............................M'ship No.......... Seconder:...................................Signature...............................M'ship No......... Nomination accepted.................Signature..............................Date .................. FORMAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Eurasian Association of WA will be held at 10am on Sunday 11 April 2010 at the Redcliffe Community Hall, Redcliffe. Only financial members may attend and participate. If you are in doubt as to whether your membership is financial please contact Charles Reincastle on 9276 9439 to check your status. The minutes of the 2009 AGM, the agenda for the 2010 AGM and the financial statements (if received back from the Auditor in time) will be sent to members with the April Newsletter. Any member who wishes to put forward a resolution for consideration at the AGM should put that motion in writing, preferably typed, sign it, obtain a seconder and post the proposed motion to the Secretary, AEAWA, PO Box 875 Cloverdale WA 6105 at least 7 days before the AGM . As usual there will be a free lunch for those financial members attending the AGM. To ensure the right number of meals can be ordered please put your names on the clipboards at the March lunch or if you cannot attend the March lunch, please phone Daisy Westerhout on 9456 5435 to let her know of your intention to attend the AGM. One important item of business at the AGM is the election of Office Bearers - the positions of President, (for which one nomination has been received already) and 8 Members of the Management Committee will need to be filled at the AGM. See above for the nomination form for these positions . Please consider nominating for these positions yourself or encouraging other members to do so. Completed forms can be posted to AEAWA as above or given to me at the March lunch. Frank Hedges Secretary AEAWA
21st Anniversary Dinner Dance The evening was well attended by some 160 members and friends. Dressed in colourful attire to suit the Tropical Island party theme and serenaded to the wispy tunes belted out by Time Trax, the crowd were treated to hits from the Beatles to Cha Chaâ€™s and Rock and Roll. DJ Alan Jupp was his usual self and handled the crowd immaculately guiding the eveningâ€™s proceedings. Outgoing President Heather gave her swan song speech and thanked all those who have supported, and continue to support the Association with special mention to the organising Committee. A sumptuous dinner was provided by Red Hen Catering and diners were not left wanting. Door prizes included two $100 vouchers for use at the Burswood Resort, and a bottle of Scotch. The evening came to an end just before midnight and brought to a close another eventful year for the Association. Gary Fernandez
One of the lucky prize winners!
21st Anniversary Dinner Dance Dining and dancing the night away!
AEAWA CLUB GOLF Burswood Golf Course Sunday 7th March $55.00 per person (includes cart) Tee off 9.00 am sharp Sign-in before 8.40 am Members rebate $10.00 Contact: Graeme 0403 336 899
THE EURASIAN AEAWA ANNUAL AWARDS The Ida Da Silva Award for The Arts Ida Da Silva was a founding member of AEAWA and devoted much of her time to continuing the traditions of Portuguese dancing and singing. Ida‟s work is commemorated by this award made to a young member for achievement in any of the artistic fields.
The Andrew Clarke Award for Sport Andrew Clarke was famous for his sporting achievements especially on the Hockey field, and for his encouragement of young people in sport. Andrew is remembered each year by this award for sporting achievement.
The Ivan Richards Award for Community Service We sadly lost Ivan last year, our oldest member at the time. We are pleased to remember his long record of service to the Community by this inaugural award. Unlike the other awards which are applied for, members can nominate another member based on their service to the community. Some Overdue Thank You‟s.... Due to a publishing error in the February Newsletter, part of Thelma Green‟s “Thank You” list was left out of her message following the Children‟s Christmas Party. So here goes... Thanks also to Chad Beins and Chad Junior for the lively Christmas music. Jessie de Mello, Vanessa de Mello and Alison Thomason for the very impressive face painting. Alan Jupp for being a hit with serving the ice cream. It has been a pleasure organizing the Children‟s Christmas Treat 2009. Thelma Green Children‟s Coordinator
THE EURASIAN MEMBERSHIP
AEAWA welcomes the following new members:Victor & Merle Papineau Clive & Janette Quinlivan Please make them welcome when you see them.
BE AN AEAWA MEMBER AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS….
Those of you who have paid and haven’t received your membership card , please let me know. Many of you received your receipt at the last lunch but forgot to collect your card. If you do not know whether you are financial, please see me at the lunches or email, phone or write to me, thanks.
Activities & outings Monthly newsletter Friendship
Only financial members will be eligible to attend the AGM on 11th April.
Fees for 2010 are payable from 31 December 2009. Please post the form below to renew.
Pensioner: Single: Family: Pensioner: Single: Family:
1 yr $15 1 yr $19 1 yr $28 1 yr $15 1 yr $19 1 yr $28
or or or or or or
3 yrs $40.50 3 yrs $51.30 3 yrs $75.60 3 yrs $40.50 3 yrs $51.30 3 yrs $75.60
I WILL BE AT THE SUNDAY LUNCH TO RECEIVE YOUR FEES. Charles Reincastle
Generous REBATES Entertainment HERITAGE
firstname.lastname@example.org MEMBERS RENEWAL FORM
Name (s)…………………………………………………………………………………………… Address……………………………………………………………………………………………. Amount $........................................................ Membership No……………………………. Send this form to AEAWA Members Affairs PO Box 875, Cloverdale WA 6105
SENIORS EVENTS - MARK YOUR DIARY … Not just for Seniors—but for All Members and Friends! Hi All, It’s just unfortunate that I fell and broke my right wrist. What a way to spend 5 nights in hospital! Is that a holiday?
COMING EVENTS Swan Brewery Tour: - has been postponed to a future date. Annual Chinese Dinner: Date:- Saturday 27th. March 2010 Venue:- Wong's Chinese Restaurant ( former Sarawak Delight ) opp. Harbour Town, Wellington Street, Perth Cost:- $ 30.00 pp ($5.00 rebate to Financial Members). Drinks:- B.Y.O. Numbers are filling up so please ring if you want to attend!
PAYMENT FOR THE CHINESE DINNER TO BE MADE BY SUNDAY 14th MARCH (AT THE SUNDAYCLUNCH) Weekend Away:-
Date:- Friday 7th May 2010 to Monday 10th May 2010 Place:- Churchill Park Guest House Busselton Cost:- $210.00 pp Seniors and Pensioners $230 Non-Seniors Includes all meals, air-con and even en-suite rooms. Free : Tea and Coffee Transport:- own
Deposit: $50.00 payable at March lunch or send cheque please A few vacancies are still available, bookings are on a first come first served basis due to limited number of rooms. God bless and keep safe. See you. Seniors Co-ordinator
NEWS ……………. Suggestion Box No suggestions received this month. The Management Committee encourages and welcomes constructive feedback from members. All signed suggestions will be discussed by the Committee and responded to in the newsletter.
Member’s Draw—Be there to win As there was no member’s draw in February the prize of $80 will jackpot to $120.00 for March. The taxi vouchers kindly donated by Philip De Mello to the value of $30.00 together with a bottle of whiskey also donated by Philip will also jackpot for the March lunch.
YOUTH INTERESTS—EURASIANLYMPICS! G‟day everyone— Psssst!…..pass the word around….Sunday 14th March immediately after our monthly Sunday lunch, we will be commencing our—
First AEAWA Family & Friends Games Day - Eurasianlympics! A detailed list of what, how, where etc, etc….follows on pages 10 and 11 of the Newsletter. If you have any questions or queries please call either myself or any of the committee members. But in a nutshell, this is what its all about….. The event is a competitive series of 5 games - badminton, soccer, rounders, chapteh and table tennis Members will form groups of 5 people and must comprise a fair mixture of men, women, youth and children Each team (and each member of the team) will participate in every game in order to score team points These points will be recorded and tallied and a „Champion Team‟ will be announced Rules and regulations apply – please comply with coordinators instructions Lets enjoy our last burst of summer!!! Form a team with family members or friends, bring your shorts and sport shoes, sun cream, sunnies and hat and come and enjoy a great day out! Remember, this is an organised Youth event so please encourage your children and grandchildren to join in. This is also an AEAWA sponsored event and therefore caters primarily to our members and their families however a good friend or two is always welcomed into our community. I have deliberately chosen games we played as children, growing up in our ‘kampongs’. The aim of the event is obviously to have fun with our family and friends and hopefully attract the attention of our youth. I really hope you will make a big…big…effort to support this event by participating….its all in the name of FUN!!!! Cannot wait to see you all there and I’m looking forward to a great time! Cheers all Chad Beins Youth Coordinator 0402 113 897
EURASIANLYMPICS! - HOW, WHAT, WHERE? EURASIANLYMPICS – FAMILY & FRIENDS GAMES DAY Venue: Redcliffe Community Centre Date: Sunday 14th March 2010
Outdoor Games – Field
Indoor Games – Hall
Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm (Immediately after March Sunday lunch)
Prize giving: Final results tally & prize giving 5.30pm to 6.00pm Events: Badminton, Soccer – penalty kicks only, Rounders, Chapteh, Table Tennis Main Adjudicators: Chad Beins, Heather Fitzgerald, Ivan Fitzgerald Teams: 5 members per team – to be registered with adjudicators Includes 1 team captain and should include at least 1 or 2 younger members and have a good mixture of males and females. Can comprise family and/or friends. If insufficient numbers to form team then just join in with any other team/group to make up a team of 5 members.
Drinks: For all participants !
Sausage Sizzle: For all participants!
Final Decision: Event Coordinators to provide result to adjudicators at the end of each team challenge for tabling onto white board. Teams will be given a score at the end of each challenge Events coordinators decision will be final. Champion Team will be decided by the highest score.
RULES AND REGULATIONS BADMINTON Location: Hall 10 minutes time limit or first team to reach 12 points 2 members per team (doubles) for first 5 points then next 2 members (doubles) for next 5 points followed by remaining single member for last 2 points each team serves once (take turns) with NO ‘SERVICE OVER’ Scores to be recorded and reported to adjudicators Team with highest points will be given 5 points, then 4 points, then 3 then 2 then 1 point. All other teams will score 0 points
SOCCER – 5 PENALTY KICKS Location: Field Each team member to take only 1 penalty kick Opposing team to provide 1 goalkeeper At the end of 5 kicks teams swap roles Penalty takers will only kick after the coordinator has blown whistle Only penalty taker and goalkeeper are to be in the playing area. All other team members are to stand away. Goalkeeper will not move off the goal line until the kick has been taken Goals scored to be recorded and reported to adjudicators Team with most goals scored will be given 5 points, then 4 points, then 3 then 2 then 1 point. All other teams will score 0 points. Continued on next page
ROUNDERS Location: Field 10 minutes time limit Winner of coin toss will decide if team will bat or bowl A batter is considered to be ‘OUT’ if opposing team has caught the ball, thrown the ball and ‘hit’ the batter running for the base or hit the base before the batter reaches it. Number of team member who are ‘OUT’ to be recorded and reported to adjudicators Team with least members given ‘OUT’ will be given 5 points, then 4 points, then 3 then 2 then 1 point. All other teams will score 0 points.
CHAPTEH Location: Hall Each team member to have1 go at keeping the chapteh up Only part of the leg/legs from knees down will be recorded as a ‘hit’ Only one member at a time per team Number of ‘hits’ of each team member is to be recorded then totalled as a team score and reported to adjudicators Team with highest number of ‘hits’ will be given 5 points, then 4 points, then 3 then 2 then 1 point. All other teams will score 0 points
TABLE TENNIS Location: Hall 10 minutes time limit or first team to reach 12 points 2 members per team (doubles) for first 5 points then next 2 members (doubles) for next 5 points followed by remaining single member for last 2 points each team serves once (take turns) with NO ‘SERVICE OVER’ Scores to be recorded and reported to adjudicators Team with highest points will be given 5 points, then 4 points, then 3 then 2 then 1 point. All other teams will score 0 points
GET A TEAM TOGETHER AND BE IN FOR A GREAT FUN DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My Calendar 2010 MARCH 2010
7th Club Golf 14th Sunday Lunch and EURASIANLYMPICS! 27th Annual Chinese Dinner 11th Sunday Lunch and Annual General Meeting MEMBERS ONLY PLEASE
2nd Sunday Lunch (Please note—early due to Mother’s Day) 7th—10th Weekend Away
13th Sunday Lunch
11th Sunday Lunch
8th Sunday Lunch
Please contact any YOUR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE one of the President Heather Fitzgerald 92774551 Vice President John Sutton 0437 286 301 Committee if you Frank Hedges 93897105 have any questions or Secretary Treasurer Gary Fernandez 0407 330 612 ideas. We are always happy to hear from you!
Letters to the Editor
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Joan Reincastle Charles Reincastle Daisy Westerhout Thelma Green Margaret Chowdhurie Chad Beins Gerry Carroll Sue James Graeme Mitchell
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