Tuesday, September 18, 2018

General Meeting and AGM - Sat Oct 6, 2018

Att: Refugee Supporters
As most of you are aware some of the Tamils in Sydney have chosen Port Macquarie as their regional settlement place, something they are required to do to comply with their visa requirements. While most of the people that will be arriving here have lived in Australia for a few years, living in a regional or rural setting is a new experience This also means finding accommodation, jobs, enrolling in schools or tertiary education facilities and getting to know the locals.

This means more work and engagement for our group, we need more active members. We would like to invite you to discuss how to share the load and how you can get involved. Our AGM is coming up on Saturday 6 October 10am at Wauchope Arts Hall, an opportunity to get involved.  The AGM Notice and Nomination Form are attached.

Our regular General Meeting will follow the short AGM and include the following topics:
  • Update on the Tamil Resettlement and support needs 
  • Possible African Resettlement
  • Multicultural Group meeting report
  • Update on assistance to refugee student on Nauru
  • Information about visiting Baptist Minister, Darrell McKerlie, who worked at Curtin Detention Centre from 2010-14
  • Purchasing refugee-made T-shirts
  • Other business
Come and join us for a light lunch after the meeting.
Kind regards,

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hi all. As the President of the Mid North Coast Refugee Support group I'd like to encourage you all to contribute to this blog. Our next meeting is on Saturday 4th August and I'd like to get feedback about whether having our meetings in Wauchope is the best option. Would you like the meetings in Wauchope, Port Macquarie or are you indifferent? Please let me know. All the best Janette