Thursday, 19 December 2013
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Lecture - Asylum Seekers and the Rhetoric of Compassion. Need to book.
and therefore I am suggesting we alter our meeting plans slightly to accept
this invitation & do some shopping. Note also the Human Rights Day events
the same afternoon. This is the suggestion:
5.30pm at the Oxfam Shop, Centreway Arcade - 20% off VIP night for us -
community group & uni group & friends.
Followed by a short group meeting (to review recent activities and think
about the next few months).
Then those who would like to have a meal together - I suggest we go to our
usual place, the Royal Oak.
What do you think? Please forward any agenda items to Mrs Ros Lewis.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
The last month was the hottest on record.
The last 12 months were the hottest on record.
The last summer was the hottest on record, breaking 120 records.
And what is our government doing about it?
Tony Abbott and our new Government are already going backwards on climate change. Just this week they slashed jobs at the CSIRO and decided they wouldn't be sending a senior minister to the climate negotiations in Poland. They've already cut the climate department, abolished the Climate Commission, and are getting ready to try repeal a price on pollution and renewable energy funding.
Right now, it is more important than ever before that we make it clear that the majority of Australians want climate action.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Oxfam Lecture replaced by series of short films.
Dr. Helen Szoke is no longer able to join us but we are not cancelling; will still have snacks at 5.50 and then at 6pm we will show a series of short films about Oxfam’s current work in disaster areas as well as with communities in projects with long term benefits.
To those who booked for dinner: I’ll email you as we are still honouring our booking.
See you on Thursday at the School of Architecture,
Please see below a message from Dr. Helen Szoke, CEO of Oxfam Australia
I write to you to ask that you accept my apologies as I have had to cancel my visit with you.
The reason that I cannot be with you is because I am flying out to the Philippines to meet with our rapid response teams on the ground following the Typhoon that has devastated the country. Many of you will have already seen the images that are now coming from the Philippines, and Oxfam has deployed staff to some of the least accessible areas to provide much needed assistance in water, sanitation and emergency shelter. We have launched an Australian appeal and part of this process is for us to be on the ground and able to tell the story of not only destruction but how we are able to help.
I hope you will understand the priority of this visit and forgive my short notice in not coming to visit. I have asked if we can try to reschedule the visit before the end of the year, although I am also most mindful that you too have busy lives and that this may not be possible.
In the meantime, if you are able to help us promote the appeal for the Oxfam Typhoon fund, people are able to give by phoning 1800 034 034.
I hope that we have the opportunity to see each other before the end of the year.
Monday, 11 November 2013
2.00pm to 5.30pm :- 20% (Yes!!! 20%) off almost everything in store.
COME AND GRAB A BARGAIN! With Christmas around the corner and the store which sells gifts that give twice, why don't you and your family and friends drop by this Thursday to support your local Oxfam shop as well as artisans worldwide.
5.30om for 6.00pm :- Dr Helen Szoke (CEO Oxfam Australia) will be conducting a talk on Syria at the School of Architecture, Inveresk. Come along to support and gain some first hand knowledge from Dr Szoke...
Monday, 30 September 2013
The world produces enough food for everyone, yet one in eight still go hungry.
A Uni Oxfam Group event.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hello Oxfam Launceston supporters & members …
We’ll be meeting next Tuesday at 6pm at the Royal Oak.
We are fortunate to have Maria Boersma to speak, show photos and answer questions. Maria is back from 3 years working in Afghanistan. She has a long association with Afghani people in Launceston and a background in Social Work. She currently works with new Afghani settlers in our community. I’m really looking forward to Maria’s insights and her account of her time in Afghanistan.
There will also be a very short time for updates on Oxfam local activities.
Please pass this invitation on to your friends.
Note: Half price vouchers for Royal Oak meals are in Tuesday’s Examiner; I notice today’s is valid till the end of September (earlier ones are out of date).
Ros Lewis 0437 741 677
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Thursday, 1 August 2013
Or, do you want to improve how your bedroom looks like with a bed spread?
Or..., do you need a new set of quilt cover?
Oh, I know, or a new floor mat or a throw rug?
One can also Layby for Christmas. :)
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Monday, 29 July 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Noah's Ark page
Noah's Ark website
Noah's Ark blog
Monday, 1 July 2013
Sunday, 30 June 2013
Change of date: Next Oxfam meeting
Change of date of next Oxfam meeting on Monday, July 8th at 6pm at the Royal Oak.The new date will enable us to meet with Clancy Moore, Campaigns Coordinator. He’s here to lobby politicians and present a workshop at the SOS conference. If you have half price meal vouchers from Tuesday’s Examiner, bring them!
a. Campaign info from Clancy
b. Regular reports & plans, including AGM details. See attached Minutes. Note – since last meeting, Band Night has been cancelled as it is unviable for our group this year. Tas AGM postponed till September.
8, 9 and 12 July – lobbying politicians – If you can join Clancy at 2pm on 8th July to lobby Peter Whish-Wilson, please let me know. Same re Geoff Lyons 9am Tues 9thWe also have an appointment with Andrew Nikolic 11am Friday 12th unfortunately without Clancy. Jeff & Ros possibly available, negotiable. Recommended as a good learning experience.
Thurs 8 August – Bass Political candidates forum on Overseas Aid; details soon. Amanda, Eric and Allison have been interviewed for the short film to set the scene.
Tas. Oxfam AGM Date & details t. b. a.- probably in September – a brief meeting by video conference or Skype; Main business to discuss annual & financial reports & elect new Tas. committee (current members are Mara, Sue & Ros). Possibly Also a short info segment.
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Monday, 10 June 2013
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Friday, 7 June 2013
7.30am Saturday 8 June Community Breakfast
Where do my clothes come from: the inside story of the garment industry in Bangladesh
Organised by City Baptist Church to hear Jeff McClintock talk about. Jeff and Leah worked in community development in Bangladesh for a number of years.
Milton Hall Lounge, 11 Frederick Street (enter via side door in the alleyway)
$4 per person
Jeff McClintock is a youth and church representative for World Vision and former TEAR Australia fieldworker
Enquiries: Guy Barnett 0428 622 333
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Monday, 3 June 2013
Friday, 31 May 2013
That means we can get there early to eat or stay after if we wish; just make sure we deal with the main meeting in that 75 minutes.
NOTE DATE - 11th June.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Monday, 27 May 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Producer Partner Story: MAI Handicrafts
Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts was founded in 1991 and provides assistance to over 1,000 artisans in Ho Chi Minh City. Mai is an income generating and educational project for poor and disadvantaged people in South Vietnam, 70% of whom are women.
Monday, 20 May 2013
On Button Day, Tasmanian volunteers collected donations and handed out
stickers, raising almost $2000 for Oxfam projects around the world.
Last Fair Trade fortnight, the local Oxfam Shop, Uni group and Community group were busy spreading the word about FairTrade.
The next Oxfam Launceston Group meeting is on Tuesday 11th June 2013 at 6pm at the Royal Oak
Topic: Oxfam in Launceston - What, Why and How? This will include a review of our recent activities and planning for the rest of the year. (More details on this Blog next week.)
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
It will help Amanda with catering for drinks & nibbles if she has a bit of an idea how many are coming on Friday 5.30 at the Shop.So would you please let Amanda know by Wednesday on 6331 7760 or email Ros on firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS, Please spread the news that the Oxfam Shop will be having a VIP afternoon for the general public from 12 to 5 on Thursday May 9th.
Friday, 3 May 2013
Thursday, May 9th (From 12noon to 5pm)
- VIP Day at the Oxfam Shop (Centreway Arcade, off Paterson Street, Launceston)
Saturday, May 11th (From 10am to 2pm)
- FairTrade display in the Brisbane Street Mall
- A celebration of the local businesses and schools which support FairTrade
- The Mayor of Launceston will officially open this event at 12noon
Thursday, May 16th (From 3.30pm)
- Uni Bar at University of Tasmania, Newnham
- $15 ticket which includes a drink, chocolate, cake and raffle ticket
- Hosted by the Uni Oxfam Group
- All welcome
(Tickets from Allison 0408 075 863 or the Oxfam Shop (Centreway Arcade 03 6331 7760)
Google map - where to buy FairTrade in Launceston at www.climatelaunceston.org