|Year formed||2012/2013 Office-bearers||Contact|
|1972||Chair: Sam Millard
Secretary: Carly Myers
Treasurer: Gail Young
(0430) 231 557
Branch report – May 2013
I hope you are all well and enjoying the somewhat cooler weather, in some states very unseasonal weather.
Between the last journal report and this one there has not been a lot of activity within the Victorian branch per se however there has been a lot going on behind the scenes in sporting activities and organising of major fundraising activities, therefore this report is broken up into segments:
Victorian Branch Members
We would like to welcome new member: Monica Ferrie
And welcome back: Tania Huebner (who also happens to be a Paralympian)
As at March 2013, we have 57 Members including 12 children
SSPA Victorian Branch Sports Report
Boccia State Titles
Recently, members: Renee Kosch, Margherita Coppolino, Jim Whitaker, Walter Taylor, Kat Ramos competed in the BocciaState titles. With Jim coming away with the Gold (second year running) and Kat winning Silver, well done!
Call out for a volunteer/s to assist with coordinating SSPA Victorian Branch sporting activities
Our current Sports Coordinators are very busy with organising the Australian team for the World Dwarf Games and would appreciate if someone or some people can put their hand up and assist with organising some fun sporting activities throughout this year. If you are interested in lending a hand, please contact Sam Millard on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Carney at email@example.com
SSPA Vic Branch Chocolate Fundraiser
Thank you to all of those who have taken chocolates to sell to assist with fundraising for the athletes competing in the upcoming World Dwarf Games.
There are still some boxes left if anyone would like to have one or more to sell, the boxes are a variety pack and contain 50 chocolate bars, i.e. cherry ripe, time outs etc. To be sold at $1.00 each. The SSPA will make $20 for every box sold i.e. 50 boxes would net us $1000. Workplaces seem to be a popular place to sell the chocolates as well as family and friends. Of course the trick is not to eat all 50 pieces yourself and pay $50 for the privilege.
Please contact Marie Millard as soon as possible on 0418 147 834 if you would like to take a box to sell. As always this fundraising is to benefit all members of the SSPA. Thank you to Marie for organising the chocolate drive.
Run for the Kids
In support of the Good Friday Appeal, members of the SSPA Victorian Group participated in the annual Run For The Kids on Sunday 24 March.
The results were as follows:
5.5km course: Charlie Lilly: 38min 52sec; Stephen White: 49min 54sec; Leisa Prowd: 50min 3sec
15km course: Leon Lilly: 1hr 25min 45sec; Robbie Paton: 2hrs 6min 39sec.
Well done to all those who participated.
SSPA Victorian Branch Annual “MAGNIFICENT” Trivia Night
To help raise funds for the Australian World Dwarf Games team as well as the 2013 SSPA National Convention the SSPA Victorian Branch will host its annual “Magnificent” Trivia Night on Saturday 18 May. Tables are made up of 10 people but if it’s just yourself or a couple of extras then we’ll just join you up to another table. Our interstate members are more than welcomed to join us.
When: Saturday 18th May 2013
Start Time: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Where: St Mary’s Primary School Hall, via the car park off McCrae St, Dandenong. There will be someone in the carpark area to direct people to the hall.
Cost: $15 per head
BYO Nibbles and Drinks
RSVP is a must: to Rob Paton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations of items for prizes: If you would like to donate items to be handed out as prizes on the night please contact Marie or Robert Millard at: email@example.com
3rd Meeting for SSPA Victorian Branch for 2012-2013
When: Sunday 19th May 2013
Where: Megan, Leon, Samantha and Charlie Lilly’s residence at 1A Elanora Court, Wheelers Hill
What to bring: a plate to share for afternoon tea
RSVP: Please rsvp to myself, Carly Myers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual SSPA Albury/Wodonga Queen’s Birthday Sporting Weekend
SSPA Annual GRAND GALA DINNER
The SSPA Annual Grand Gala Dinner is a highlight on the SSPA social calendar and one event not to be missed. The night assists with fundraising efforts for both Australian World Dwarf Games team and the 2013 SSPA National Convention.
Below is just some preliminary information about the evening an invitation flyer will be sent out closer to the date:
When: Saturday 22nd June 2013
Where: Mulgrave Country Club, Cnr. Wellington & Jells Roads Wheelers Hill
What will be on offer on the night: Vocal and Silent Auctions; Raffles and Door Prizes; Lovely Meal; Light Entertainment and DJ to help those of us to get our boogie on!
Donations of auction items: If you would like to donate items to be auctioned on the night please contact Marie or Robert Millard at: email@example.com as soon as possible so it can be included in the invitation flyer.
We welcome all our interstate friends to come and join us on the night.