Year formed 2014/2015 Office-bearers Contact
1972 Chair: Rob Paton
Secretary: Alyssa Biddle
Treasurer: Anthony Koedyk
Alyssa Biddle
Email: [email protected] 

Branch report – October 2014

Welcome to Spring!

I cannot believe how time passes by so quickly, we are now at the tail end of the year and yet there is still so many activities happening within the SSPA Victorian Branch all of which are highlighted below:

Shout Outs……. Sending out good luck…to all of our SSPA friends who are currently undertaking end of year exams.

In most recent news…

At the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch, 2014-2015 committee elections outcomes are as follows:

Chairperson: Rob Paton [email protected]

Secretary: Alyssa Biddle [email protected]

Treasurer: Anthony Koedyk [email protected]

Sports Coordinator: Samuel Millard [email protected]

Social Coordinator: Margherita Coppolino [email protected]

Youth Representative & Shadow Social Coordinator: Ashleigh Hutchins [email protected]

Parent Representative: Fiona Hutchins [email protected]

Committee: Marie Millard, Gail Young, Tom Carney, Leisa Prowd, Meredith Young, Graci Lynch, Megan Lilly and Jane Kingsley.

Upcoming Events…

Fundraiser, Melbourne Aces baseball match – this event still to be confirmed

When: 23rd of November, game starting at 2pm.

Where: Melbourne Ballpark, Merton Street Laverton

Please keep this date free for this event, we are still confirming details and will notify everyone if this is going ahead. The Melbourne Aces have been great supporters of the SSPA Victorian Branch and are happy to offer a percentage of the group ticket sales to us as well as allow us to have a table to promote the SSPA and also use money cans to collect loose change. Not only a great day out for us all but also a wonderful way to fundraise for future activities.

Adult’s Christmas Party

Date: Saturday 29th November Time: 7pm

Venue: The Commune, Cnr Parliament Place and St Andrew’s Place, East Melbourne

Cost: $25 for members & $35 for non-members

Cost includes the private use of The Commune, music from JUMPSTART, as well as finger food. All payments must be received before the date of the party, 29th November.

Dress: Semi formal (no denim)

RSVP A MUST to Social Coordinators: Margherita Coppolino [email protected] or Ashleigh Hutchins [email protected] by Saturday 22nd November, including full payment

How to pay: $25 for members OR $35 for non-members to Short Statured People of Australia Inc.

Bendigo Bank BSB: 633000 Account No: 111096202

***Please make sure you reference your payment with your initials and let Margherita and/or Ashleigh know the date you deposited your money

Children & Teen’s Christmas Party

Date: Sunday 30th November Time: from 12.00pm

Venue: Albert Park Lake, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park. There is a playground, bbq facilities and a Rotunda opposite the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) where we’ll all be gathering.

BYO: There are bbq facilities available for use, or you can bring along a picnic lunch.

Details: Santa will visit at about 1.00pm (please bring along a small gift for your child/ren) and there will be games and activities organised for everyone to participate in afterwards.

RSVP: to Social Coordinators: Margherita Coppolino [email protected] or Ashleigh Hutchins [email protected] by Saturday 22nd November


Stay tuned! Information for these events will be in the next newsletter as they are still being confirmed.

Mid January – Zoo Twilights for new parents

31st January to 1st February – Bendigo weekend away including 2nd Branch Meeting for 2014-2015.

Warmest regards,
Carly Myers on behalf of Alyssa Biddle, SSPA Victorian Branch Secretary


For further information and enquiries about Victorian Branch activities check the Victorian Branch website at

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