I hope you are all keeping warm through this cold Melbourne winter!
Last Saturday night was particularly cold and wet, but I stayed warm
listening to the great tunes of the Feature Set Orchestra, including
special performances by legendary Australian jazz pianist, Tony
Gould. As many of you know, this concert was a fundraiser for AWA
organised by the community orchestra, Feature Set. Each year
Feature Set puts on a concert and chooses a charity to benefit from the
proceeds of the concert. This year, as the theme of the concert was
American music, the AWA was the lucky beneficiary of these
proceeds! But, the best part of the arrangement for me was being
introduced to Feature Set - their music was fantastic and the night was
an absolute blast. I encourage everyone to attend the Feature Set
concerts each year and enjoy a wonderful night of music for a good
cause. We will continue to post information about the Feature Set
concerts on the AWA website!
This past Sunday was also a great day for AWA as we celebrated and
thanked our Activity Group Leaders at an Afternoon Tea held at Mossgreen
Tea House in Armadale. Thank you to all of the Activity Group
Leaders who attended the Afternoon Tea! Thank you also to Maylynn
Bloom, who just stepped down as the Activities Coordinator, for
organising the tea and for all of her hard work during the past
year. Maylynn - your great work was a true asset to AWA!!! We
welcome Sheila Phelan to the Board as Activities Director. If you
have any questions about Activity Groups please feel free to contact
Sheila going forward.
Speaking of Activity Groups, I'd like to thank everyone who participated
in our recent survey regarding our Activity Groups. Some very
interesting information regarding what our members are most interested in
has come out through the survey results and we will share these with you
I hope many of you are planning to attend one of the AWA 4thof
July Events that will happen this weekend. We are celebrating US
Independence Day in our regional areas, with each region doing something
a bit different. Please check out the AWA website to find out more
about the event being held in your region!
Hope to see you at an AWA event soon!