e Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools values diversity and inclusivity. As a result, our Committee reflects e broader Geelong community. Over e years, teachers, school principals, education support, medical professionals, university students and community members have . We are holding a special meeting of e Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools Inc. on ursday ember 14 at 4:00pm at e Geelong College Middle School 399 Aberdeen Street, Newtown. e purpose of e meeting is to comply wi new Consumer Affairs Regulation and to expand e size of e committee. A partnership between Geelong community organisations linking wi e district of Viqueque on community projects and priorities. Viqueque is an East Timorese district 195 km sou east of Dili. Members of e Geelong Friends of Viqueque Committee include: Christian College. Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools. Geelong Focuses on East Timor In Geelong Friends of Viqueque organized two stimulating events in raising e profile of East Timor. A Forum was held at City Hall where 65 participants heard presentations from e following key note speakers: Dr Glen Guest. ember, . e Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools committee are rilled to announce an exciting new event starting in . ‘Art for Timor’ will be a multi-media art show hosted by e Rachinger Gallery at e Eastern Hub between ember 2nd and ember 28. 20, · In partnership wi Geelong Friends of Viqueque, we've worked to support efforts of e East Timorese in developing eir country and its citizens. rough e Geelong Friends of Viqueque, locals have helped raise funds for e district of Viqueque and o er areas of East Timor, last year contributing more an $ 0,000 for essential education. Geelong's Friendship Heal group is looking for a Water Technician or Plumber who could volunteer eir time on a project in Viqueque. e purpose of e project is to assess problems of water delivery in e town of Viqueque and sub-districts. It is expected at e volunteer would assess e relevant issues and write a Continue Reading →. Cr Granger has put a notice of motion to e council for tomorrow night's meeting, asking fellow councillors to endorse his trip at a cost of about $8000. Cr Granger recently became e new chair of e Geelong Friends of Viqueque committee. In partnership wi Geelong Friends of Viqueque, we've worked to support efforts of e East Timorese in developing eir country and its citizens. rough e Geelong Friends of Viqueque, locals have helped raise funds for e district of Viqueque and o er areas of East Timor, last year contributing more an $ 0,000 for essential education. At e heart of our work has been e establishment of a partnership between Geelong and Viqueque schools. Currently 13 State, Ca olic and Independent schools have paired wi 13 schools wi in e district of Viqueque in Timor Leste. e Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools had its origins in y 2006 when Patrice Hall, Rose y Nugent, Liz Coles and Peter Cannon met as a small working . e Viqueque district comprises e subdistricts of Lacluta, Ossu, Uatolari (formerly called Leça), Uato Carabau and Viqueque. In addition to e official languages of e country (Tetun and Portuguese), e majority of e population speaks Macassai. Geelong Friends of Viqueque. Geelong Friends of Viqueque – City of Greater Geelong (VIC). Geelong Friends of Viqueque – City of Greater Geelong. Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools – City of Greater Geelong. Hume Friends of Aileu – Hume City Council. Indigo-Atauro Friendship Group – Special Committee of Indigo Shire. Kingston Friends of Manatuto – City of Kingston. Macedon Ranges Friends of East Timor (Turiscai. Welcome to Victoria Regional Meeting. We have a centre in West Melbourne, e Victorian Friends Centre and Meetings roughout Victoria.. We have a Regional Meeting Library and Archives at our Centre in William Street West Melbourne.. Please look at our VRM Activities page for upcoming evenst and programs, ese will also be included in e AYM Calendar as needed. Committee for Geelong are a not-for-profit organisation who provide strategic leadership and influence to help advocate for a better future for Geelong. In e foreseeable future, our office be unattended from time to time. You can contact us on +61 3 5227 8075 or [email protected] Old and New Friends It was a meeting of old and new friends at e GVFS year celebration dinner held recently at e Davidson Restaurant. e connection between Geelong and East Timor has resulted in many partnerships and ongoing friendships, and we are incredibly proud of e work being taken up by e schools of Geelong. It has been one year since e City of Greater Geelong signed a municipal agreement to formalise an ongoing relationship wi e District of Viqueque in East Timor, she said. e local community has helped raise funds for e District of Viqueque, which have gone to e development of essential education and heal services, including. Future Proofing Geelong Future Proofing Geelong promotes and supports new and existing initiatives to improve environmental outcomes for Geelong. Keep up to date wi e latest updates. (Mon ly) Geelong Friends of Viqueque Updates, events and information supporting e development of e District of Viqueque, East Timor. (Mon ly). is is chaired by a City of Greater Geelong Council member and comprised of Geelong community organisation representatives who have an active association wi Viqueque. is committee meets regularly wi a lared mission of engaging and involving e Geelong community wi e aim of improving understanding and aeness of Timor-Leste. St y's parish is a member of is committee. e City of Greater Geelong is proud to host and chair e Geelong Friends of Viqueque. We commend e strategic plan as an ambitious yet achievable means of streng ening e relationship between our two communities and we believe it is a valuable contribution tods e development of East-Timor. is is chaired by a City ofGreater Geelong Councilmember and comprised of Geelong community organisation representatives who have an active association wi Viqueque. is committee meets regularly wi a lared mission of engaging and involving eGeelongcommunity wi e aim of improving understanding and aeness of Timor-Leste. Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools, Geelong, Victoria. 245 likes. GVFS is a charity partnering schools in Geelong wi schools in Viqueque, East Timor. Check out our website for more information. 20, · e City of Greater Geelong provides ongoing support for East Timor, particularly e District of Viqueque, rough e ‘Geelong Friends of Viqueque’ community. Chair of e Geelong Friends of Viqueque and City of Greater Geelong Councillor Andy Richards said e flag raising ceremony had strong support. Students from five local schools in e region came to e ceremony as did . Christian College Geelong continues to support and maintain existing programs in Viqueque and surrounds. Some of its wonderful achievements: Five Timorese staff employed to run programs at e Friendship House, Uma Maun Alin. Sinto Soares is e coordinator. Kindergarten (74 x 4 & 5 year old children enrolled), and meeting space. APPENDIX 1: GEELONG FRIENDS OF VIQUEQUE ACTIONS UARY- EMBER . Supply Project 14,000 Provision of English/Tetun word finders to schools by Geelong Friendship Schools 2,000 11 Geelong Friendship Schools Committee members and teachers from 4 schools visit – days 8,800 4 4 Friendship Heal Nurses visit Viqueque – 12 days 3,840. e Friends is a 'non-profit' organisation wi over 300 members enjoying our program of events, including botanical art, tours and functions. Members be able to volunteer eir time or expertise to support e Friends or to do volunteer work at e Gardens. e Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens Incorporated is e Trustee for e Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens Gift Fund. Annual General Meeting, ust 26 Nearly forty members attended e Friends’ Annual General Meeting on 26 ust, to receive e Annual Report, Financial Reports and to confer Honorary Life Memberships. Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools is now registered wi e Australian Charities and not for profit Commission. e committee will now proceed to apply for registration as an organization wi tax deductibility status. Chris Loughnan, Ca ie Maher & Will BIrkett Christian College A group of Year 11 students will visit Viqueque in . Friends of Fai and Light Geelong: April Meeting Cancelled Please note: e meeting scheduled for April has been cancelled due to e COVID-19 pandemic, and later meetings scheduled will be reviewed closer to eir dates. Fai and Light gives to persons wi an intellectual disability e possibility of being recognised as unique persons, and using eir gifts and discovering e joy of. Geelong Gram School. Our focus for e meeting was to look at e streng s, weaknesses, opportunities and reats which we had highlighted at e end of . Many of e opportunities identified had been followed up during e year – particularly, by e many people from Geelong who had visited Viqueque. O er opportunities. It was a meeting of old and new friends at e GVFS year celebration dinner held recently at e Davidson Restaurant. e In ch 8 students supported by Geelong Friends of Viqueque and Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools graduated. It was a very lovely day. We used e re ated Mercado, and even ough ere was heavy. e presentations also highlighted e streng s of a strong Geelong Timor network, which focuses on individual projects but also supports each o er when required. Deakin’s Timor Fellows experiences in Geelong have all been strongly enhanced by e friendship and support offered by Geelong Friends of Viqueque members and school communities. 30, · e City of Greater Geelong Friends of Viqueque Committee has a close relationship wi e people of Viqueque, located 195 kilometres sou east of Dili, Timor-Leste. In Timor-Leste, many women lose eir lives during childbir due to limited resources. Approximately one in twenty children in Timor-Leste do not live to e age of five. Viqueque, East Timor as part of my job as coordinator of e Friendship Heal subgroup, a member of Friends of Viqueque, supported by e City of Greater Geelong. e clo es will go by container and given to responsible people to distribute fairly. Viqueque is a very poor district and clo es are expensive in relation to e very low incomes. Geelong Viqueque Scholarship Holder. e following report is from our Project Officer iano De Silva, whose wife Paulina was e teacher of Auxiladora when she was in Year Nine at 01 Viqueque. Auxiladora is in e picture. BIOGRAPHY AUXILADORA MIRANDA DA CRUZ Auxiladora Miranda, her nick name is Noimada, was born in Viqueque /5/14/2000. Geelong Friends of Viqueque representatives (pictured including Ca ie Maher St John of God Hospital Geelong. were able to have a private meeting wi Allaster It was an opportunity to inform him as to how Geelong supports Timor Leste. Allaster was impressed wi e level of our support and agreed to discuss wi his department as to how. Find groups in Geelong, Australia at host online or in person events and meet people in your local community who share your interests. Make a plan to vote: Here's every ing you need to vote on ember 3rd. Make your voice heard. Geelong Making Friends when you're Over 50 Meetup Group. e Committee for Geelong board members, Corporate Plus Members and Corporate Members. Contact us today, or join online. In e foreseeable future, our office be unattended from time to time. You can contact us on +61 3 5227 8075 or [email protected] Meeting o er Friends groups in an informal and stimulating environment makes attending AAFBG Conferences an enjoyable and memorable experience. e Committee, Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens www.friendsgbg.org.au Geelong. 2 Office bearers Acting President: wick Wright, ANBG. Geelong Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Date: 25 ember - 25 ember Time: 9.30am - .30am. Please note: As per e . Upcoming Events. GFHG Meeting 25, at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm VIRTUAL Meeting until fur er notice Members' Christmas night - short presentations from members followed by supper - please bring a plate.. GFHG Meeting 23, at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm VIRTUAL Meeting until fur er notice No meeting in ember.. GFHG Meeting 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm VIRTUAL Meeting until . Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens, Geelong Victoria. Our website includes information about discovery walks, garden walks, guided walks, Botanic art classes and tutors, e pop-up gallery, Guiding Friends and e growing friends nursery. Also music in e gardens in February and links to o er information about Geelong, Australia. Committee Meeting. Deadline. Fundraiser. General. vintage cars, music and story telling. e Friends of Barwon Park will be available on e day wi in and around e House to answer any questions and be on hand to talk about e history of e building and e garden surrounds. About Geelong. Find groups in Geelong, Australia at host online or in person events and meet people in your local community who share your interests. Start a new group. Log. Sign up. Find a group in Geelong Geelong Making Friends when you're Over 50 Meetup Group. Since 2003, e College working committee, our staff members, students, families and friends have jointly raised approximately $20,000 AUD each year. is money has all been directly used for projects in Viqueque and e surrounding region. Projects In Viqueque. 2004. . Activities and Societies: Melbourne University Alumni 1975 - Lions International 1976 - International Police Association 1976 - Lions Club International 1976 - Neighbourhood Watch Victoria - Board 1998 - 2000 Be any Community Support Geelong - Board - 2001 - 20 Geelong East Timor Friendship Committee (CoGG) - 2003 - Deputy Chair - Friends of Viqueque, (Timor Leste) 2006 - Dawn Title: Community Volunteer. e Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve are a group of volunteers providing support and advocacy for is rectangular, 1.43 km2 nature reserve next to e town of Ocean Grove and 25 km sou -east of e city of Geelong. It contains e only significant remnant native woodland on e Bellarine Peninsula as it was prior to European settlement. e current Committee and Officers of e Geelong Family History Group: President: Michael Menzies Vice President: John Stet Secretary: Susie Zada Treasurer: Bob Jordan Research Officer: John Stet Membership Officer: Susie Zada Pivot Tree Editor: g Frewin Pivot Tree Mailman: David Wilson Committee Members: David Cook, Carl Nelson, Don Mackinnon Webpage Manager: Susie .