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

Branch report – November 2015

Dear members,

I cannot believe how time passes by so quickly, we are now at the tail end of the year and yet there is still a few activities happening within the SSPA Victorian Branch all of which are highlighted in this report.

Shout Outs…….

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

ó Congratulations…. to Sam Millard, Nina Kersten and Luke Misson who have competed in the Para Badminton World Championships in Stoke Manderville UK. Representing Australia and New Zealand. Further congratulations to Nina who has won silver in the women’s doubles.

Membership: As of September 2015 the SSPA Victorian State Branch has 43 members, most of which are families.

A very warm welcome to our new members in Victoria….

 Dan Burgoine and daughter Emily

 Hong Ten Choo and Hock Zoon Tan and their son Zayden

 Anthea English and her daughter Tori Rae

 Suzanne and Sam Pizzo and daughter Katerina

Jamie Tatarczuk and Keiran Watson Bonnice and their son Theo

 Returning members, Leza Daniels and daughter Meg and son Max (welcome back!)

In most recent news…

At the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch, 2015–2016 committee elections outcomes are as follows:

 Chairperson: Merry Young: [email protected]

 Secretary: Carly Myers: [email protected]

 Treasurer: Anthony Koedyk: [email protected]

 Sports Coordinator: Samuel Millard: [email protected]

 Social Coordinator: Ashleigh Hutchins: [email protected]

 Parent Representative: Fiona Hutchins: [email protected]

 Committee: Rob Paton, Marie Millard, Rob Millard, Gail Young, Tom Carney, Leisa Prowd, Megan Lilly and Jane Kingsley.

Combined Children’s & Adult’s Christmas Party

This year we’re trying something a little bit different and will be combining the Children’s and Adult’s Christmas parties to give people more opportunity to meet. An invitation will come around soon and all details will be up on our Facebook page but here’s some initial information:

Date: Saturday 28th November

Time: 2.00pm onwards

Cost: $10 per person

Venue: Albert Park Lake (opposite MSAC), Aughtie Drive, Albert Park.

RSVP: by Monday 23 November to Ashleigh Hutchins at: [email protected]

There’ll be face painting and magic, dancing, food and lots of fun for all who attend. Santa will also pay a special visit with a little something for your child.

International Day of People with a Disability… Our good friend Ollie Lynch has been working behind the scenes again. So you know what that means! A great opportunity for Short Statured people – this time in basketball.

Venue: Barwon Valley Activity Centre, 1 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont, Geelong

Date: Thursday 26th November

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

RSVP: to [email protected] – No later than Sunday 15 November.

And don’t forget…

ó 2016 SSPA National Convention: Sunday 25 September to Saturday 1 October. Phillip Island Adventure Resort:

ó Coffee Clubs: Keep a look out for the Parent Coffee Catch Ups on Facebook – mum, Jane Kingsley, is busy organising these around the city of Melbourne.

ó Got a question for our Parent Rep – Fiona Hutchins? Fiona is the mum of Ashleigh, who has Achondroplasia. She’s a wealth of knowledge and can be emailed at: [email protected]

Warmest regards,
Carly Myers
SSPA Victorian Branch Secretary

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