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Patron: Professor David de Kretser AC Governor of Victoria



APRIL 2011


Dynamic New Consul General for Chile to Address Annual Cultural Luncheon

Wednesday 27th April

Annual Luncheon



The Angliss Restaurant 550 Lt. Collins St Melbourne

12.15pm for 12.45pm

Tuesday 17th May

Organ Recital & Luncheon

The annual cultural luncheon is a long established event in the Association Calender and will again be held at the William Angliss College of TAFE in Little Lonsdale Street on Wednesday 27th April. Members and guests will be treated to a three course menu of traditional Chilean dishes prepared by the culinary arts students at the college and a stimulating address on the history and culture of Chile by Consul- General Diego Velasco-von Pilgrimm who is a thirty one year career diplomat having served in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philipines, Kenya and Thailand. He is also an accomplished songwriter, poet and musician and enjoys many sports including hang gliding, tennis, horse riding, golf, and scuba diving and is a volunteer firefighter.

Dendy Theatre Brighton

10.30am (details page 2)

The annual cultural luncheon is a popular and well attended event and members are advised to book early on the enclosed booking form to avoid disappointment.

Friday 15th July

‘Thank You Lambis’ Special Breakfast

Salute to Retiring Association Patron, Governor Professor David de Kretser AC

RACV Bourke Street, Melbourne

8.30am to 10.30am (details page 2)

When the Governor of Victoria Professor David de Kretser AC retires from office on7th April his Patronage of the Victoria Branch of our Association will also come to an end. It has been our honour and pleasure to have been associated with Professor de Kretser in his role as Patron and we have appreciated his generous and continuing support during his term of office. A highlight of this support last year was the social event for Regional Group members hosted by the Governor and Mrs. De Kretser at Government House. Along with others in the broader Victorian community we have admired and respected Professor de Kretser’s willingness to engage in discussion on significant community issues such as men’s health and climate change and his passion for a ‘fair go’ for everyone. As we wish Professor and Mrs. de Kretser every success and happiness for the future we welcome and congratulate the incoming Governor the Honourable Alex Chernov AO QC who will be inaugurated as Governor of Victoria on 8th April.

We recognise the ongoing and generous support of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria in the publishing of this Newsletter.

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