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  • Hello my dear members .....

    my family and I went overseas

    straight after the Winter Dance and

    missed our EA Sunday lunch on the

    8th of July. Since my return however, I have

    had some great feedback on both events.

    I will start off by thanking everyone who

    assisted in the organisation and preparation of

    what was officially the new committees first dance for the year, the Winter Dance, on the 7th

    of July. It was fantastic to receive such

    overwhelmingly positive feedback. The venue

    was excellent, the layout and dcor was

    comfortable, the bands Klassworks & Expose

    provided continuous music and entertainment

    and the company of around 250 people who

    were ready to party was fabulous! A good time was had by all! Grateful thanks to our

    Functions Coordinator Kay Klass. You have

    done a sterling job, Kay.

    I understand that the Sunday lunch was an

    equally entertaining event with music provided

    by the very talented duo of Mel Nerva & Roger

    Prior and of course the usual comical antics of

    our Sunday Lunch Coordinator Gary Aviet. The

    food was magnificently prepared and was well

    indulged by approximately 150 plus people

    who attended the luncheon. Thanks to all who

    played a part in the success of the Sunday lunch.

    I believe the talk organised by the Community

    Services team was very well accepted by the 40

    or so people who were in attendance. The

    common feedback is that it was informative

    and members are looking forward to the next

    forum. A big thank you goes to Kevin De Souza

    and his team for organising this event.


    AUGUST 2012 VOL 30 ISSUE 5

    The very popular 3 month promotion of NO

    JOINING FEE for new members has now

    officially come to an end. Over the period we

    received around 50 new and renewed

    memberships. A warm welcome to all our

    new friends and families. I hope you will join

    in on our journey to our milestone

    celebration of our 25th Anniversary in 2014.

    Please remember that our August Sunday

    lunch will be held at FORSTER PARK at the

    corner of Abernethy Road & Keane Street,

    Cloverdale, on the 12th of August. The theme

    will be International Day since the Malaysian, Singaporean and Indonesian

    National Days are all celebrated in August.

    Please come dressed in your best traditional

    or national costumes if you like. There will

    also be music and entertainment and of

    course some wonderful food. So tell your

    family and friends to come along.

    After the lunch on the 12th of August, our

    Sport & Games Coordinator, Graeme

    Mitchell, has organised a ten pin bowling

    session. If any of the previous sessions are

    anything to go by then you wouldnt want to miss it.cause it going to be lots of fun! Check inside the newsletter or call Graeme or

    any committee member for more details.

    I am so glad to be back and looking forward

    to seeing you all at our August Sunday lunch.


    Chad Beins President

  • 2

    Come join us for Sunday Lunch with great food, good friends and great entertainment!

    Sunday 12th August 2012 MENU

    Vegetarian Noodles

    Nasi Briyani

    Nasi Lemak

    Chicken Curry with

    Roti Canai

    Side Dish

    Spicy Chicken


    Assorted cakes

    Regular Sunday Lunches

    Venue : 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. THE EURASIAN

    Sunday Lunch 2

    News and Changes 3

    Winter Dance Photos 4

    Sunday Lunch Photos 5

    Spring Dance, Gig Guide & Sports 6

    Seniors Report 7

    Main Roads Tour Report 7

    Members Affairs 8

    Quarantine Matters 9

    Community Services Notice Board 10

    Business Classifieds & Notices 11

    Our Calendar 12




    To serve the lunches faster, purchase a pre-

    paid lunch voucher. This is how it works:

    When you arrive you get a numbered

    ticket as usual.

    You then purchase a lunch voucher at

    the entrance, currently $6 (half price for

    over 80s). You may also purchase a side dish voucher.

    When your number is called, present

    your numbered ticket plus the voucher

    at the kitchen and get your meal.

    (N.B: One ticket = one main meal + side dish).

    A gentle plea - please have the correct amount

    handy to save us running out of change.

    The Management Committee

    encourages and welcomes con-

    structive feedback from mem-

    bers. All signed suggestions will

    be responded in writing.



    Raffle 1st Prize of $25 - Jade Lim 2nd Prize of $15 - Mervyn Woulfe 3rd Prize of $10 - Dickie Hendroff

    Letters to

    the Editor

    If you have some interesting news or

    things to celebrate, please write to:

    P O Box 875


    email : [email protected]

    Members Draw Specials for our over 80s and 90s

    Members aged over 80

    will be given 50% off the cost

    of their main meal.

    Members over 90 years

    will receive their main meal free

    AND get table service.

    For the first name drawn

    So be there to win it!!

    Julys Lucky Winner - Blanche Gorman


    Friendship at its Best

    Winter Dance

    7th July 2012


    Sunday Lunch

    8 July 2012


    As part of our community service to the association and if you are looking for a

    good night out why not come and support our talented musicians!

    Fridays Soul Corporation - Moon & Sixpence U2ME - Woodbridge Hotel


    Soul Corporation - Universal Bar

    Back to the


    Saturday 22nd September

    7.30pm Midnight

    Beckenham Community Centre

    53-63 Streatham St Beckenham

    Featuring: FLASHBACK &

    D.J. A.G.E.

    For tickets phone: 0410 478 334

    Members $15

    Non Members $20 BYO Drinks & Snacks

    Tenpin Bowling 12 August 2012

    (after Sunday Lunch)

    4pm at Cannington Bowls $13 (2 games and shoe hire)

    Golf Weekend away Golf Sanctuary Golf Resort Bunbury

    14th & 15th September 2012 Golf 10 a.m. on the 15th (Saturday)

    Expressions of interest to PLAY only or PLAY/STAY

    For details please contact Graeme Mitchell (0403 336 899)

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    Hi All,

    Those that went for the Mains Road Tour on the 19th of July 2012 had a very good and

    knowledgeable outing. See report by John


    Dinner at Bentley TAFE.

    Date : 18th October 2012

    Venue : Bentley Pines Cost : $28.00 per person includes

    beer, wine and soft drinks

    Time : 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. start


    If you are interested, please put your name

    down at the August Lunch.

    The Seniors Sub-Committee is busy planning

    more activities, so please watch the

    Newsletter for more information.

    God Bless and see you at the lunch.

    Joan Reincastle THE EURASIAN

    Visit to the

    Main Roads Department Traffic

    Control Centre

    Seniors Report

    ...not just for seniors

    ...but for all members &




    On the morning of Thursday 19th July, 20 AEAWA members and friends, including some school children, visited the WA Main Roads De-partment Traffic Control Centre, in Newcastle

    Street. We were given a very informative and lively introduction to the up to the minute com-puter controlled system which monitors and controls traffic flow in Perth and its surround-ings, said to be the most advanced in Australia. The presentation was given by two great pre-senters, Cass and Christine who will be well known to those of you who listen to radio traffic

    report updates. From the observation deck we looked down on the Operations Room which resembled a scaled down mission control at Cape Canaveral, we saw live traffic flow on Perths freeways and major roads. We learnt that the Traffic Controllers can adjust traffic lights to allow VIPs and ambu-

    lances with seriously ill patients, to have a clear run through traffic intersections, with all lights set to green. This happened at CHOGM, when the Queen and the Heads of Government were given a clear run into the city from the airport. An interesting feature of the system is that if you travel at the speed limit for the road and get a green light at the beginning of the married

    lights you should get green lights all through that section of the system. The sequence of traffic lights was also explained to us. The light sequence changes at different times of the day, to take account of traffic flows, monitored automatically by sensors benea