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THE EURASIAN

THE EURASIAN

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NOVEMBER 2011

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VOL 27 ISSUE 1

President’s Message

Dear Members LEST WE FORGET November – a month to remember! The month is dedicated in so many ways to those who have gone before us – in our own families, our community, our country and our world. We remember our loved ones – parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, children, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends – so many people loved and remembered for the Genevieve De Souza impact and contribution they have made in our lives. We will have an opportunity at the November lunch to pay tribute to these very special people and to those who have given their lives to ensure that we have the freedom to live happy, peaceful lives. Those attending the lunch will be invited to write names of all their loved ones which will be placed in a box of remembrance and a balloon in their memory will be released.

Special points of interest:

NEW YEAR’s DANCE QUIZ NIGHT DANCE PHOTOS CHRISTMAS PARTY Inside this issue:

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New Year’s Eve Yes even our beloved pets. Their unconditional love and companion- Dance ship through good and bad surpasses many a relationship and remembering and honouring them brings great comfort to many of us who have experienced the joy of owning a pet. Hope to see many of you at Papiah Kristang lunch on Sunday 13 November – same time, same place! We have lost many loved members in the past year and in years gone News and by. Their commitment and dedication to the vision of the Association will always be cherished and we hope to try our best to continue their Golf passion of keeping alive our unique culture and tradition. Children’s The Flower Power dance held on Saturday the 15th of October was very Christmas Party enjoyable. A step back in time when children of the revolution believed And Calling All in peace and love and a hope for a better future not forgetting the fash- Cooks! ion that spoke volumes of what they were trying to achieve in the world--the long hair – freedom to express – flowers in your hair – love and Members Affairs peace – big chunky medallions signifying peace - I don’t really know & Renewal what flared pants stood for! Thank you to the functions committee for once again organising a fun Seniors Events night and to the band Passion works and Elvic for the great music. & Quiz Night Thank you to all who attended and being great sports by dressing up so Visit SAFTEA we could all have a great laugh. Peace brother! and We sincerely hope that our membership will give us great support at our coming events that will complete the 2011’s calendar of events – the Thanks to Quiz night on November 26 to raise vital funds for the Children’s Christ- Bobby mas Party – our Christmas lunch – Children’s Christmas Party and New Flower Power Year’s Eve dance. Please check this Newsletter for more information. Dance If you have interesting stories to share with us, please do not hesitate to place your articles in the Suggestion Box or send it to the Association’s Flower Power Post Office box. We will include them in our monthly Newsletters. Till we Dance meet again, take care! Genevieve De Souza —PresidentTel: 9398 5375 email: president@aeawa.asn.au

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SPECIAL SUNDAY LUNCH MENU November 13th 2011 Cha Ta Kueh Lontong Fried Noodles Nasi Lemak Side Dish:

Chi Kueh

Assorted Cakes

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 92072819 or 0419907960. Mt LAWLEY OPTICAL Bulk Bill Medicare and all private funds. Frames to suit all budgets. Call Eric Remedios - 9328 1705. 430 Fitzgerald St. North Perth SAVE ON YOUR PHONE BILLS No costs involved. No contracts. Cheap international rates. Ring your friends for free. Get paid when the phone rings. Call Jean for more info. 9472 5923 Prepare2Drive – Automatic Driving Lessons Fully qualified, friendly and patient driving instructor. Automatic vehicle with powersteering and dual controls. Price covers one full hour with pick up and return. Call 0418 237483 now to book.

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 .

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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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Help AEAWA to bring in the New Year 2012. Get your tables together for the New Years Eve Dance 31st December 2011 Place: The Agonis Corner Albany Hwy and Dorothy St Gosnells Band: KRYSTEL with DJ BRANDON Time: 7.30-12.30 TICKETS $25 per person including novelties B.Y.O. Drinks and snacks Food, tea and coffee on sale Tickets available from Margaret - 9377 6280 Valerie - 0412 572 476, Joan - 9276 9439 and Robert - 94536615

See you there.

Functions co-ordinator Margaret


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PAPIAH KRISTANG From Joan Marbeck’s ‘Linggu Mai’

Pra Nus Sa Krengkrensa Istoria nus na sa korsang, Futura nus na sa mang, Lembransa nus na sa bida, Mas desah nus tudu intindeh, Ki nus misteh dah krengkensa, Ake grandi luz adanza pra futura.

For Our Children Our history in their hearts Our future in their hands Our memories in their lives And hopefully we’ll understand That they must be given a brighter horizon.

Kontu mareh, bentu, tukah Asi pun, bida Kontu dia kabah Lumi sol lo teng basu di mar Bentu mar sufrah, asi pun Krensa lo kriseh, tukah

As the tides change So do our lives As the day ends The sun sets all around The sea breeze blows And everything must change and grow

Nus olah mundu beng mas pertu, Nus olah nus isti ngka mas ensong, Nus olah ungua grandi oputunidadi Fikah jenti-jenti mas bong, Cegah oras fikah juntadu, Konservah nus sa kultura bunitu, Krengkrensa misteh gardah, Nus misteh aguentah tudu

We see the world coming closer We see that we’re not alone We see a change for a renewed identity of our own To live as one in culture that’s unique To preserve it we must focus On the children that will keep

Bontadi nus fasal, Nus kereh tudu jenti sabeh, Nus kereh krengkrensa, Subih, cegah na riba pontu, Olotu misteh lantah Luz Kristang, Ateh mureh, nus sa andasang, Isti nus largah – Lembransa Amor ku Adanza!

Our history in their hearts Our future in their hands Our memories in their lives And hopefully we’ll understand That they must be given a brighter horizon.

Istoria nus na sa korsang, Futura nus na sa mang, Lembransa nus na sa bida, Mas desah nus tudu intindeh Ki nus misteh dah krengkrensa Ake grandi luz adanza pra futura

Our wish is simple, We want everyone to know That the younger generation Must share and reach our goals, We must hope, they’ll promise Forever and ever We must hope, they’ll promise That they’ll always remember Our history in their hearts, Our future in their hands Our memories in their lives, And hopefully we’ll understand That they must be given a brighter horizon


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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.

Sincere Condolences To Robert and May Harding and family on the loss of Robert’s sister Beatrice Mitchell aged 79 who passed away on 03 October in Malaysia, and his sister-in-law Sylvia Harding of Forrestfield aged 64 who passed away on 10 October . May they Rest In Peace.

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 cjsutton@bigpond.net.au

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 For details of the next game, Please contact — Graeme Mitchell on 0403 336 899


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Sunday 4th December 3pm - 6pm Redcliffe Community Centre $15 for members, $25 for non-members Grandparents who are members can bring one grandchild for $15 Registration forms available at the October and November Lunches

CALLING ALL CHEFS AND COOKS!! AEAWA needs YOU!!!! Do you have a special dish that the whole family raves about? Are you passionate about maintaining the wonderful tradition of our very special Eurasian cuisine?? Then why not volunteer to cook for one of our Sunday Lunches? You will be reimbursed for your ingredients (should you wish) and have a chance to share your special recipes. You don't have to cook the whole amount on your own—very often each cook prepares a share of a particular dish. Contact Daisy Westerhout on 94565435 to find out more. Come on and give it a go!!!!


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MEMBERSHIP No new members this month.

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)

A Reminder that 2012 fees are payable from 31 December 2011.

BE AN AEAWA MEMBER AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS…. • Activities & outings • Monthly newsletter • Friendship

Pensioner: Single: Family: Charles Reincastle Members Affairs

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

or or or

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

creincastle@amnet.net.au Tel: 92769439/0404215042

• Community • FUN • Entertainment

Charles Reincastle creincastle@amnet.net.au Members Affairs Tel: 9276 9439

• HERITAGE

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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SENIORS EVENTS - MARK YOUR DIARY … Not just for Seniors—but for All Members and Friends! Hi All, A big thank you to all the cooks, cake makers and all those who helped in one way or another at the October Sunday Lunch, organized by the Seniors Committee. Much appreciated and heartfelt thanks to Bobby Beins, Heather McKenzie, Victor Papino and all the many guest artists who entertained the crowd. Thanks to Robert and May who raised $175 from the raffle. The first prize was won by Maureen Chapman - the cake was donated by Albert Stickney of Regine’s Patisserie in Carlisle. Week-End-Away. Date: 3rd February –5th February 2012 For late enrollment, please check with Robert or myself, regarding availability of Chalets. Annual Chinese Dinner Date: Saturday 10th. March 2012 Venue: T.B.A. Mark these dates on your calendar. More in the next News Letter God Bless and keep you safe. Seniors Coordinator, Joan Reincastle 92769439/ 0419906719

Saturday 26th November 2011 Redcliffe Community Centre

Arrive at 7pm for 7.30 start Get your table of 8 together $10.00 per person Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks on sale Funds raised will benefit the Children’s Christmas Party Donations of prizes for the quiz would be most appreciated. (Please contact Thelma Green for donation of prizes)


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GOING TO KL? - WHY NOT VISIT THE EURASIAN CLUB? The Selangor and Federal Territory Eurasian Association (SAFTEA) has its premises in Jalan Pudu KL and is often referred to as the Eurasian Club. I have been there many times and have always been made welcome, so why not drop in next time you are in KL? Contact details and opening hours etc are as below: Selangor and Federal Territory Eurasian Association [ better known as the Eurasian Club] 167Jalan Pudu 55100 Kuala Lumpur Telephone 603 2148 3107 President: Ms Sheila De Costa General Secretary: Joseph de Souza Operating Hrs Association Office: 11am - 6pm Club House 5pm to 1am normal, Fridays and eve of public holidays till 2 am Regular Functions Every 2nd Sunday Senior Citizens host a Hi Tea from 3pm Every last Sunday Family Lunch from noon Every Friday Night is Band Night Special events Halloween Nov 5th Anniversary Ball Nov 26 Every Saturday in December there are functions in the run up to New Years Eve A useful contact is Derek Surin, Chairman of the Membership Sub Committee, whose hand phone number is: 016 2582801 . Enjoy yourselves in KL! Frank Hedges, Secretary

Our thanks to Bobby Beins who brought along his Karaoke equipment and provided much fun and entertainment at the October Sunday Lunch.


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FLOWER POWER DANCE

As they say...

A good time was had by all!!!

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FLOWER POWER DANCE

PEACE MAN!!


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My Calendar 2011/2012 NOVEMBER 2011

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13th Sunday Lunch 26th - Quiz Night

DECEMBER 2011

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4th - Children’s Christmas Party 11th Sunday Lunch 31st New Year’s Eve Dance

JANUARY 2012

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No Lunch or Newsletter Happy New Year!!

FEBRUARY 2012

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3rd to 5th - Weekend Away at Myalup Beach 12th Sunday Lunch 23rd Anniversary Dinner Dance

MARCH 2012

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10th Annual Chinese Dinner 11th Sunday Lunch

APRIL 2012

8th April Annual General Meeting

Please contact any YOUR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE one of the Committee if you President Genevieve De Souza 93985375 have any questions or Vice President John Sutton 0437 286 301 ideas. Secretary Frank Hedges 93897105 We are always happy Treasurer Carol Richards 0411 812 981 Seniors Joan Reincastle 92769439 to hear from you! Letters to the Editor If you have some interesting news or things to celebrate— Please write to PO Box 875 Cloverdale WA 6105 Or email

editor@aeawa.asn.au

Member’s Affairs Catering Children’s Party Functions Committee Member Committee Member/Golf Committee Member

Charles Reincastle Daisy Westerhout Thelma Green Margaret Chowdhurie Sue James Graeme Mitchell Valerie Whitaker

92769439 94565435 94547251 0403 179 505 93321294 0403 336 899 0412 572 476

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AUSTRALIAN EURASIAN ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PO Box 875, CLOVERDALE Western Australia 6105


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