Year formed 2015/2016 Office-bearers Contact
1972 Chair: Merry Young
Secretary: Carly Myers
Treasurer: Anthony Koedyk
Carly Myers
Email:  [email protected]

Branch report – May 2016

Welcome to Autumn!

Shout Outs!…….

‘Integrity Award’ for upholding NDIA core values as a staff member. Management said that Ollie as an employee, already exemplifies what the NDIA represents. Congratulations Ollie, we are really proud of you.

Megan Lilly, Marie Millard and Anthony Koedyk all participated in this year’s Royal Children’s Hospital Run for the Kids fundraising marathon. Megan and Marie walked the 16k route, and Anthony ran the 16k’s. Congratulations Anthony, Marie and Megan on a great effort.

Joel Emmett, along with his parent’s Kaye and Robert hosted a sausage sizzle at their local Woolworths in Horsham and raised $390.00 to go towards World Dwarf Games. Well done Joel, it is a great effort.

Margherita Coppolino also hosted a sausage sizzle at the West Footscray Bunnings. West Footscray paid for all of the products such as soft drinks, sausages, sauces so they could made a clear profit of approximately $1,030.00 on the day with the sales from BBQ and raffle. Bunnings also donated approximately $300 worth of products for raffle.

People who help out on the day: Merry, Tom, Gail, Sammy, Anthony and two of Margherita’s friends did the cooking Christine and Jessie. The proceeds will go towards the WDG and the 2016 National Convention. Well done Margherita and everyone who helped, great effort.

SSPA Vic Branch Chocolate Fundraiser: The SSPA Victorian Branch have boxes of Cadbury chocolates to sell to assist with fundraising for the athletes competing in the 2017 World Dwarf Games and also, the upcoming 2016 SSPA National Convention.

Please contact Gail Young as soon as possible at: [email protected] if you would like to take a box to sell. Please note, boxes to sell will be available at the National Sporting weekend in Albury. Thank you Gail for organising!

Coffee Break

The 1st Coffee Break catch up for the year was well attended. The get together allowed new parents to meet each other, as well as one of our Parent Representatives, Jane Kingsley, in an informal environment where they were supported and encouraged to discuss any concerns or queries they may have in relation to their child. Thank you to Jane for organising this event.

Easter Picnic

The Easter Picnic was equally well attended, we had a great turn out with about 8 families coming together at Fawkner Park. Lots of fun playing games such as Pin the tail on the Easter Bunny, Egg and Spoon race and an Easter egg hunt. Thanks to Jane and Ben Kingsley; Merry and Tom; Ashleigh and Kevin for their help on the day.


Vigorella Fundraiser layers for life

The SSPA along with Vigorella invite you to an exclusive fashion event. All items will be discounted by 20% with 30% of the volume of total sales going towards the SSPA to support National Conventions and the 2017 Australian World Dwarf Games team.

When: Sunday 29th May 2016, 2pm to 5pm Where: Shop 3, 283 High St. Ashburton Cost: $25.00 per person (includes a Vigorella top & a glass of champagne). Payable at the door. RSVP: 25th May (RSVP is essential) to Megan Lilly, e: [email protected]

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.

When: Saturday 23rd July 2016

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!

Warmest regards,
Carly Myers
SSPA Victorian Branch Secretary

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