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THE EURASIAN

VOL 28 ISSUE 3

JUNE 2012

Chad Beins —President email: president@aeawa.asn.au

Hello EA members! The best way to describe our May 6th Sunday lunch is ‘AWESOME’! We had an overwhelming attendance of around 220 people, pack into our hall as we celebrated Mother’s Day in true Eurasian style with music, dancing and yummy food. All mothers and grandmothers (almost 100 of them!!!) were presented with a special gift while a touching rendition of ‘Have I told you lately that I love you’ was sung by the band ‘Klassworks’. A grateful thank-you goes to all our cooks, the band and all who contributed to the success of the day’s activities. A fantastic effort was made by everyone and we had such a wonderful time! Due to the overwhelming and unexpected attendance, about 10 of our members and guests missed out on purchasing lunch. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies for this unfortunate circumstance. We hope to make it up to you when you attend our next lunch……I am so sorry! We implemented a few new practices at our lunch which has turned out to be pleasantly successful :  we gave away a free meal to the over 90’s and a half price meal to the over 80’s for the first time;  the new ‘pre-paying’ of lunch orders saw us clear close to 200 meals in 45 minutes;  the ‘twist’ in the membership draw brought a new challenge for members to make sure they attend our Sunday lunches regularly and  a waiver of the joining fee for 3 months saw 9 new members and 4 renewals into our membership. Please take full advantage of this ‘promotion’ and encourage your friends and family to join our membership as soon as possible before this ‘special offer’ ends.

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The Management Committee (MC) is currently in full swing planning activities and events for the year. We hope to be able to present a calendar of these events in next month’s newsletter so that you can plan and diarise your schedule around our activities. The MC is making every effort to improve your member benefits and will facilitate changes and activities to achieve this end. Your involvement and participation in these programmes will see a corresponding increase in your member benefits. So, please come and join us and I’m sure we will have lots of fun along the way! Our plan for our new ‘Community Service’ role is also taking shape as we hope to build on issues of member support services, children services and health and legal talks to assist our members. This is predominantly a ‘members helping members’ approach and I hope to be able to call on your support and assistance in this much needed area as we attempt to do more, particularly for our more mature, needy and family group members who may need our help. We have our Winter Dance on the 7th of July at the RAAFA hall in Bullcreek where we have organised two bands for your continuous listening and dancing pleasure and a few prize giveaways along the way as well. Tickets are selling fast as we are expecting a good turn out with only $15 for members and $20 for non members. Please see any of the MC for your table bookings or any enquiries. I look forward to catching up with you, your friends and your guests at our next Sunday lunch on the 10th of June and as usual we will have lots planned for your entertainment and enjoyment. I also love to see the children playing outside and having so much fun so remember to bring them along to our very own Sunday session…..a la Eurasian! Till then take care and God Bless!

Chad


THE EURASIAN INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Sunday Lunch

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News and Changes

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Mother’s Day Lunch Photos

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Enjoy lunch with family & friends Sunday 10th June 2012

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Seniors Report

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Members Affairs

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Winter Dance

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Gig Guide

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Golf, Sports & Games

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Quarantine Matters

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Special Mention

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Business Classifieds & Notices

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My Calendar

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Entertainment by Michael & Sabrina

MENU Main Dishes Chicken Rice

Nasi Lemak

Regular Sunday Lunches Venue : Redcliffe Community Hall Corner Morgan Road and Field Avenue in Redcliffe entrance also from Grand Parade.

Soup Kambing

Tickets given out strictly on a first come first served basis.

Mee Goreng

Tickets will not be given out for those who are yet to arrive.

Assorted cakes

Lunch served from 12 noon. Members bringing guests, please sign in the Visitors Book at the door.

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SPECIALS FOR OUR OVER 80s

There’s a new Twist to

Members aged 80 and over from May 2012 will be given 50% off of the cost of their main meal.

the Member’s Draw ...  The first name drawn will win $40 in June.  If that member is not present, we will continue drawing names until someone wins a consolation prize of $30.  The surplus $10 will be added to the next month’s draw which then jackpots to $50 and so on.  In other words, one member will walk away with $30 every lunch, but to win the jackpot, it’s the first name drawn.

Members over 90 years will, from May 2012 receive their main meal free.

WAIVER OF FEES As part of our promotion for our membership drive, the joining fee of $20.00 will be waived for any new members in May, June and July.

So be there to win it!!

PRE-PAID LUNCH VOUCHERS To serve the lunches faster, purchase a pre-paid lunch voucher. This is how it works:

SUGGESTION BOX

 When you arrive you get a numbered ticket as usual.  You then purchase a lunch voucher at the entrance, currently $6 (half price for over 80’s). You may also purchase a side dish voucher.  When your number is called, present your numbered ticket plus the voucher at the kitchen and get your meal.

The Management Committee encourages and welcomes constructive feedback from members. All signed suggestions will be responded in writing.

(N.B: One ticket = one main meal + side dish).

Letters to the Editor

A gentle plea - please have the correct amount handy to save us running out of change.

In the unfortunate event that we run out of all meals, we will refund your money.

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If you have some interesting news or things to celebrate, please write to: P O Box 875 CLOVERDALE WA 6105 OR email : editor@aeawa.asn.au


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Mother’s Day Lunch Sunday 6th May 2012

Klassworks

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Gifts were well received by mums and grand mums & all who attended had a grand time.

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Seniors Report ...not just for seniors … but for all members & friends

Attention Annual Chinese Dinner Raffle Results

Joan Reincastle

Hi everyone, Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day and were pampered all day. The Seniors Committee formulated a calendar of events for the year 2012 to 2013.

Calendar of events 2012 / 2013 1st Outing Place

: The Mains Road Tour

Date

: Thursday 19 July 2012

Cost

: Free — Max 30 people

Saturday Lotto Draw No. 3199 Ticket No. 00001020000002640640029696998 OR Ticket No. 041943040000000165161344034706 Each ticket has won $12.70 Please contact Joan Reincastle on 92769439 or Joan Arklie on 94581053. You will need to collect the money from either as unclaimed monies will go towards future raffles.

Address: 18 Newcastle Street, North Perth Time

For those who attended the Dinner on 10 March 2012, please check your tables free raffle ticket given to you on the night.

: 11.00 a.m. sharp. Meet 15 minutes before tour.

T.B.A. 

Flying Doctors Service

Dinner at TAFE

Summer Outings

Week-End-Away

A notice regarding the Main Roads Tour, will be put up, at the June Sunday Lunch. Please register if you are interested, as we need a minimum of 7 people and maximum of 30 people. It would be on a first come policy.

If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

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Members Affairs Charles Reincastle Please make welcome the following new members Valerie Marsh Dunstan Augustine Mike & Wendy Klass Bibiana & Randolph Francis Valerie Richards & Chris Watt

Keith & Karen Dias Andy Vernie & Melanie Chan Glen & Lynette Scully John & Eileen Hochstadt

To become a new member obtain an application form from the Management Committee or from the net - aeawa.asn.au.

To renew your membership, please post the form below with your cheque.

Payment (either cheque or cash) can also be handed to our Secretary Brian, at the June Sunday Lunch as I’ll be away.

Pay directly to AEAWA 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 2012 became due on 31 December 2011

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

MEMBERS RENEWAL FORM Name (s)…………………………………………………………………………………………… Address……………………………………………………………………………………………. Amount $........................................................ Membership No……………………………. Send this form to AEAWA Members Affairs PO Box 875, Cloverdale WA 6105

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As part of our community service to the association and if you are looking for a good night out why not come and support our talented musicians!

Music By

Klassworks & Xpozay

Fridays Soul Corporation - Moon & Sixpence U2ME - Woodbridge Hotel

RAAFA Bullcreek Drive Bullcreek

Saturdays Soul Corporation - Universal Bar

Date : Saturday 7th July 2012

Sunday 29 May Krystel - Nollamara Sports Club

Time : 7.30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Sunday 3 June Full Circle - RAAFA Bullcreek

Tickets

$15 Members $20 Non-Members

For details of the next round of golf or any up and coming sports, please contact —

Door Prizes

Graeme Mitchell on 0403 336 899

BYO Snacks Drinks : Fully Licensed (Club prices)

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Q UA R A N T I N E M AT T E R S

How many of you have arrived back from an overseas holiday carrying your much loved delicacies only to have them seized by a quarantine officer? In the next few issues, quarantine matters will be discussed in an attempt to enlighten our readers about border protection topics. It needs to be appreciated that Australia, as an island continent, is susceptible to pest and diseases which threaten our $30 billion annual agricultural export industries. Pests and diseases can be carried by people, by animals, in animal products e.g. meat and milk, plants, timber or soil. Therefore, quarantine procedures aim at reducing quarantine risks to a very low level, while also recognising that complete freedom from quarantine risks can never be guaranteed. You may sight similar seized products at the local Asian deli, however, these goods have been imported under an import permit. What arrives at the airport in your luggage lacks an import permit. If you are in doubt, and before travelling, check www.aqis.gov.au and click the ‘ICON’ link – this will give you import conditions for selected products. Avian Influenza (or Bird Flu) A viral disease that affects domestic and wild birds e.g. chickens, ducks, etc. An outbreak in Australia will be costly to the poultry industry with the added risk of humans contracting the disease which has proven to be fatal. Of particular concern are eggs, egg products e.g. egg shells, poultry meat, and feathers which could harbour the virus. All these products must be declared on arrival and are subject to inspection.

Brian Leicester Source: DAFF

The contents used in this newsletter are of an informative nature and do not account to advise anyone. We make no guarantees as to the accuracy, correctness or reliability of the content.

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ERNIE LOPEZ A profile of a past President of AEAWA and a very supportive member as appeared in the May issue of the "SENIORS" monthly magazine.

If you have made a donation to the Heart Foundation in WA, you might have spoken with Ernie Lopez. Ernie, who migrated to Australia from Malaysia in 1992, started supporting the foundation in 1999 after his brother survived a heart attack. In 2002 he began helping out at the Perth office, where he still works on a variety of projects, including making thank you calls to donors and boosting morale with his steady supply of jokes. He also works with Volunteering WA to provide gardening help and one-on-one assistance taking people shopping or to medical appointments, and in 2008 he decided to leave a gift in his will to the Heart Foundation to help fund further research.

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His volunteer work follows an adventurous working life. Mr Lopez grew up in Malaysia and joined the army at age 14, taking part in officercadet training which led him to Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in the UK. In 1964 he was part of a Malaysian delegation to the UN Security Council to protest against Indonesian aggression. After retiring from the armed forces he worked as a marketing consultant in Kuala Lumpur before relocating to Australia. To leave a bequest to the Heart Foundation, phone 9382-5925.


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Our Warmest Thoughts are with . . all of our members and their families who are unwell or grieving. If you know of someone who would like to share their loss, or just need a prayer, please feel free to contact the committee or drop us a line.

INFINITE FINANCE AUSTRALIA Let us assess your current loan to ensure that it isn’t costing you more than it should. Call Troy Quintal 0415 764 672 for all your finance needs. Office ph: 9382 1125 troyquintal@infinitefinanceaustralia.com.au www.infinitefinanceaustralia.com.au D&L LINTELS For all your Structural Steel Solutions. Suppliers of Galvanised, Dimet & Duplex coated. Call David Mikaere 9356 1797 or 0438 661 739 Keith & Angie’s Dance Classes Why not add another dimension to your social life and learn to waltz, rhumba, cha-cha, rnr and slow rhythm. Call 9207 2819 or 0419 907 960. Prepare2Drive – Automatic Driving Lessons Fully qualified, friendly and patient driving instructor. Automatic vehicle with power-steering and dual controls. Price covers one full hour with pick up and return. Call 0418 237483 now to book.

The members express their deepest sympathies to Don & Kathy Mune for their sad loss.

PlaneTorque Australia Pty Ltd An aviation consulting company providing a range of technical, administrative and logistical services. Visit www.ptaaus.com.au Contact Alan Jupp on 93774669 Learn to Dance! Beginner Ballroom and Latin dance course at the Maylands Golf Club commencing Sunday 1 July 2012 from 4:30 – 5:30pm before the band starts!

29th year anniversary of the deaths of Charmaine Aviet and Janice Carnegie 20 June 1983 in Darwin, N.T.

For bookings, call Basil or Clara on 0478 616 766 or at maylandsdance@gmail.com $90 per person for a six week course. Plus get $5 off your meal! Singles welcome. Limited numbers, so book early.

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Aug

Sat 7th 7.30 pm Winter Dance RAAFA

Sun 12th 11 am Sunday Lunch

Sun 8th 11am Sunday Lunch

Venue Change Foster Park Abernethy Road Belmont

Thu 19th 11 am The Mains Road Tour North Perth

YOUR

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Sep

Oct

Sun 9th 11 am Sunday Lunch

Sun 14th 11 am Sunday Lunch

MY CALENDAR 2012

NOTE! (due to renovations at Redcliffe Community Hall)

MANAGEMENT

COMMITTEE

President Vice President Secretary

Chad Beins Kevin De’Souza Brian Leicester

0402 113 897 0400 044 882 0419 944 323

Treasurer Seniors Member’s Affairs

Carol Richards Joan Reincastle Charles Reincastle

0411 812 981 0419 906 719 92769439

Catering Catering Functions

Margaret Chowdhurie Sue James Kay Klass

0403 179 505 93321294 0410 478 334

Sports & Games Sunday Lunch Sunday Lunch

Graeme Mitchell Derrick Holmes Gary Aviet

0403 336 899 0409 119 387 0413 240 429

Please contact any one of the Committee if you have any questions or ideas. We are always happy to hear from you!

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