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President’s Message Dear Members I cannot believe that another year is coming to an end. For our Association it has been another exciting and fun filled year thanks to the many volunteers who have generously once again given so much of themselves to ensure that everyone has the opportunity of getting the best out of their membership. In order for the Association to continue its activiGenevieve De Souza ties we need more members to consider assisting in whichever way they can. Some committee members have been serving for many years and would like to have a well earned break. If you can help I would love to hear from you A reminder to all you good members – if you haven’t already renewed your membership and paid your subscription for 2011, please do so by the end of December 2010. Our good and faithful Membership officer Charles Reincastle and his assistants will be available at our December lunch to receive your subscriptions. If you cannot make it to the lunch you can pay by cheque or better still electronically. Please check this newsletter for more details and I hope all of you are reading your newsletters so as not to miss all the latest happenings in the Association. Thank you for your kind co-operation. December is as usual a busy month. Starting with our Children’s party on Sunday 5th of December and thank you to Thelma Green and all her volunteers for making this happen. Our children are so special and Christmas is a magical time for them. Our Christmas lunch on Sunday 12 December will offer all the Christmas favourites and tune up the voice for much caroling with maestro Chad Beins. Please come along to our New Year’s Eve dance and bring in 2011 in style and dance 2010 away to the rhythmic beat of Eurasia. More information in this newsletter.

Special points of interest:


Business Classifieds


Sunday Menu


Kalbarri Dreaming


New Year’s Eve Dance & Anniversary Dance News and



Golf Get to Know Kristang


Members Affairs & Renewal


Seniors Events & Christmas is upon us and the rush is on but please take some Merry Christmas

quiet time to reflect on what this special season is all about . Say ‘I love you’ as often as you can and more importantly show it. Special Events Loving someone unconditionally is the best gift you can give to those around you. I would like to wish all of you every blessing November that this joyful and peaceful season brings Sunday Lunch and may 2011 shine brightly for all of you. Genevieve De Souza —President Tel: 9398 5375 email:





Sunday Lunch Photos


My Calendar



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SUNDAY LUNCH MENU 12th December Traditional Christmas Menu Curry Devil and Rice Ham Feng Pickle No cakes this month— month —gift boxes instead.

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Finlink Finance Julian Long is willing and ready to assist with all your HOME LOAN,REFINANCE, REVERSE MORTGAGE,INVESTMENT, BUSINESS & CAR LOANS. Call Julian on 9443 9660 or 0402 334 538. (FB Licence Number 3197)

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(Menu Subject to Change) ~~~~~ooo~~~~~

Regular 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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KALBARRI DREAMING On Friday 5 November the dream became a reality and 28 rather bleary eyed senior and not so senior members and friends took off for Kalbarri excited and looking forward to a relaxing three day holiday. The approximate seven hour coach trip was comfortable and time soon passed as we enjoyed two movies and lots of chatter and catching up in between nana naps of course. When we arrived Kalbarri at about 5 pm without hesitation we all made our way to the Kalbarri Edge Resort to check out our accommodation. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased to find our lodgings luxurious and well equipped. After a brief rest all thoughts were on dinner and the many food outlets in Kalbarri that could satisfy our raging appetites fanned by the cool ocean breezes. The beach was only a 5 minute walk from our resort . Some of us indulged in the famous fish and chips and others found Findlays BBQ fish shack to be a most delicious and entertaining place to dine. Our host Gary Findlay was not only a good cook but a comic and kept us all entertained with his typical Aussie humour . On Saturday we explored Kalbarri by daylight and booked ourselves on the many tours on offer. Saturday night dinner was a scrumptious 3 course meal at the resort . Good food, good service and great company. On Sunday some spent an enjoyable day at the Gorges, while others relaxed by the poolside listening to yarns generously supplied by our own stand up comedian Dickie Hendroff. Church was also on the agenda in the evening and after a 20 minute walk through a path angels would fear to tread we ensured our halos were once again intact. Cruising the Murchison river was Monday’s activity for some of us and our experienced tour operator was a wealth of information and we learned much about the region. After an early breakfast on Tuesday we made our way back to Perth. The marathon journey took almost 9 hours with a few delays, a busted air conditioner and no movies. But we were all too tired or too relaxed to bother. A wonderful fantastic time. Thanks to Joan Reincastle for once again organising a great outing. Genevieve De Souza


FUNCTIONS NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE Help A.E.A.W.A. to bring in the New Year 2011. Get your tables together for the New Years Eve Dance — 31st December 2010. Place: Beckenham Community Hall. $25.00 pp. Band: Eurasia. Time: 7.30pm - 1a.m. B.y.o. Drinks and snacks. Tickets on sale at Sunday lunch 10th Oct. See you there. Functions co-ordinator Margaret.

22nd Anniversary Dinner Dance Saturday 19th February 2011 From 7pm till Midnight (dinner served at 7.30) at Belmont Sports & Recreation Club Cnr. Abernethy Road & Keane Street Band: Take 3 Tickets: $45pp Strictly no BYO (Fully Licensed Bar) Tickets Available from: Margaret Chowdhurie 93776280. Joan Reincastle 92769439. Robert Harding 94536615 Hellen Tay 94504381 Tickets Available at Christmas Lunch. Get your tables together and support your club!!!


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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— Draw—Be there to win The member’s cash draw jackpots each month if it is not won. You have to be there to win so come along and support AEAWA’s lunches to be eligible for the member’s draw.

A great BIG vote of thanks to Philip De Mello for his generosity in donating many taxi vouchers over the years for our member’s draw. Philip is no longer in the taxi business, so good luck with your new role Philip!!

Get all the AEAWA NEWS— NEWS—Electronically!! If any member would like to receive updates on AEAWA activities by email, please send a short email to our Vice President, John Sutton who is compiling an email distribution list. John will then add you to the list. Emails sent in this way will not reveal your email address to other members on the distribution list. John’s email address is

Would you like a fully functioning, legal computer? Please download an application form from our web site. These are VERY cheap and are supplied by The City of Wanneroo “Men’s Shed” organisation. A big thank you to our Eustace Boudeville for facilitating this great offer. The WebMaster— WebMaster—Alan Jupp

AEAWA CLUB GOLF Dec Golf – 19th to be confirmed.

For further details, please contact — Graeme Mitchell on 0403 336 899


A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISH Happy 94th Birthday to our oldest member Elsie Nonis. We hope you had a very special birthday on the 26th of November and have many more to come !

PAPIAH KRISTANG—SPEAK KRISTANG Taken from Linggu by Margaret Joan Marbeck



Selebrah na dia 25 Disembru. Omi, muleh, bela, belu, krengkrensa tudu gostah mutu isti festa grandi. Falah kung nus kai bos selebrah Natal di bossa kaza.

Celebrated on the 25th of December. Young and old love the Christmas celebrations. Now you tell us how you celebrate this festival in your home.

Teng pie, Feng, Kari debal, Say-Bak, Kalkun, Do you have pie, Curry Feng, Curry Devil, Aros Gorda? Teng binyu, beer, lotto? Pork relish, Christmas Turkey, Portuguese rice? Do you have beer, wine and Bingo? Teng tart nanas, agar-agar, bolu koku, bolu sugee, bajeh, dodol, sesagong? Do you have the Crib and the Christmas Teng krib kung albi Krismas? Ki maipai jah Tree? What presents dah kung bos pra Natal. did your parents give you at Christmas?


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MEMBERSHIP AEAWA welcomes the following new members— Marjorie Williams Please make her welcome when you see her. Those of you who would like to pay your subscription for next year, you can do so at the December Lunch.

Those who wish to pay direct to AEAWA’s Account here are the details:Account Name: Australian Eurasian Association of W.A. Inc. Bank : Bank West BSB: 306 042 Account Number: 082 139-5 Reference: Subs (name) or (membership number)

Fees for 2011 are payable from 31 December 2010. Please post the form below to renew. Pensioner: Single: Family:

1 yr $15 1 yr $19 1 yr $28

or or or

3 yrs $40.50 3 yrs $51.30 3 yrs $75.60


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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 that time of the year again when the birth of Christ is celebrated all around the world and we are getting into the festive spirit. Let’s not forget to give some cheer to the needy, and open our hearts and spread the joy of the true spirit of Christmas. My seniors committee would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. 1.

Mystery Tour on 31st October was a good outing enjoyed by all who participated. Thanks to Bendigo Bank who helped us celebrate seniors week.


Another super outing was the Kalbarri trip. (see article on page 3)


Please mark this date on your calendar - The Annual Chinese Dinner Sunday 5th March 2011 Venue and cost t.b.a. More details in February newsletter


Christmas lights at Mandurah Friday 10th December. Still a few seats available – contact Joan!!! First departure: Altone Sports & Recreation Centre Benara Rd - 4.15 pm Second departure: Belmont Senior Citizens Centre cnr Laurie St, Adjacent to Belmont Shire offices - 5.15 pm

Those who have registered please pay a.s.a.p. or on the day. God Bless and keep you safe Seniors Coordinator Joan Reincastle 92769439/ 0419906719

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Wishing all our members, friends and family a safe and very Happy Christmas May 2011 find you healthier, wealthier and wiser!!!


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March Lunch & Special Events ‘Camp Eurasia’ Unfortunately we are unable to proceed as planned for our camp in January, however we are still researching and costing all possibilities for a weekend camp in the near future. We will keep you posted. In the meantime when you see me let me know if you and the family are interested in coming for the camp so I gauge the interest levels. ‘Eurasianlympics II’ – Family & Friends Games Day Planning and preparation for this has already commenced with 5 new games planned. Once again we will be looking forward to your participation in this event. Last year we had 7 teams of 5 members per team. This year we hope to reach our target of 10 teams. Please mark out your diaries for 2pm on Sunday 13th March 2011. Chad Beins Special Events Coordinator


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NOVEMBER SUNDAY LUNCH Firstly, thank you to the ‘The Golden Arrow Bootscooters’, having not only entertained us but also for teaching us a couple of line dance routines….you ladies were great!!! Thank you also to Mike Valetta for taking the time to share some of his magical experiences as a national cricket player. Please come and join us for our next lunch (12th Dec) where we will be doing a Christmas sing along and a few other things to compliment this festive time of year. Entertainment for the March 2010 lunch will be a “Musical Soiree”. Please let me know if you will be performing when you see me at the December lunch. A register will be started so you can list your name or you can call me. Chad Beins Monthly Lunch Entertainment Coordinator



The Angklung Orchestra

Golden Arrow Bootscooters

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My Calendar 2010/2011 DECEMBER

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5th Children’s Christmas Party 10th Christmas Lights Mandurah Cruise 12th Sunday Lunch 31st New Year’s Eve Dance


No Newsletter or Sunday Lunch



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13th Sunday Lunch 19th - 22nd Anniversary Dinner Dance


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5th March - Annual Chinese Dinner 13th Sunday Lunch and Eurasianlympics


10th Sunday Lunch


13th Sunday Lunch

Please contact any YOUR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE one of the President Genevieve De Souza 93985375 Committee if you John Sutton 0437 286 301 have any questions or Vice President Secretary Frank Hedges 93897105 ideas. Treasurer Gary Fernandez 0407 330 612 We are always happy Seniors Joan Reincastle 92769439 to hear from you! Member Affairs Charles Reincastle 92769439

Letters to the Editor Or write to our PO Box

Catering Children’s Party Functions Special Events Heritage Committee Member Committee Member/Golf

Daisy Westerhout Thelma Green Margaret Chowdhurie Chad Beins Gerry Carroll Sue James Graeme Mitchell


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PO Box 875, CLOVERDALE Western Australia 6105


AEAWA Newsletter December 2010