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Friday, 31 May 2013

Oxfam Launceston June Meeting

From Mrs Ros Lewis:

Next meeting of Launceston Oxfam GroupTuesday 11th June at the Royal Oak, 6 to 7.15 (need to finish because someone else has the room at 7.30)

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. 

Agenda - reports & plans based on the April minutes and future plans (including AGM, possible CEO visit and whether to run a Band night & whether the uni group wants to run one)

NOTE DATE - 11th June.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Something Blue for the House?

New products from Apikri, Indonesia. 

Come and check them out at the shop or online. 

Monday, 27 May 2013

National Reconciliation Week 2013

National Reconciliation Week 2013 (May 27 to June 3)

"Let's build a reconciled Australia!"

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are still not recognised in our Constitution as Australia's First Peoples.

A change needs to happen if we are to build strong relationships between all Australians and remove all discrimination on the basis of a person's race.

Take action and join the movement for change here: Recognition

As a universal language music has the power to break down bariers and unite people - Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians alike. Let's talk Recognition.

You can also support the local Oxfam Shop by buying products produced by the Aboriginal communities and artists to show your support to the commitment to promote reconciliation.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Women for Women Cookbook: Share

Share is a new cookbook. For only $40.00, you are able to enjoy recipes from women living in war torn countries of Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Niegria, Rwanda and South Sudan, as well as renowned chefs, humanitarians and philanthropists.

There is nothing better than bringing people together to share beautifully made food in honour of these women - their day-to-day courage, determination and generosity.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A Mug with Filter

Drinking tea has become easier. MAI Handicrafts' Red Blossom design mug comes with a filter and lid to filter out your tea and keep your tea warm! :)

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

2013 Activities to Present

An update from Mrs Ros Lewis:

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

Winter is Coming

Keep yourself warm with these beautiful scarfs. Gifts for yourself or someone else... It is awesome because we do gifts that give twice - The Oxfam Moto! :)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bolga Basket

New assorted Bolga Baskets in shop now. Come along and check them out at the Oxfam Shop, Centreway Arcade.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

FREE!!! Free chocolate spread.

Free chocolate spread! Go to your nearest local Oxfam Shop to collect your free chocolate spread today. :)

Monday, 6 May 2013

VIP Evening for Oxfam Launceston Group

As a celebration of FairTrade Fortnight, Amanda, our local Oxfam Shop Manager is putting on a special VIP evening for Oxfam Launceston Group members and friends (instead of our usual May meeting), with a drink, some snacks and a guided tour of the shop, with background on some of the products.

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

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

FairTrade Fortnight, May 4 to 19

Below are the activities for FairTrade Fortnight in Launceston. Come and join us!

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

Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Yogurt Cookbook

Something for Mum this Mother's Day?

Written by internationally renowned author and yoghurt expert Arto der Haroutunian, 'The Yogurt Cookbook' offers over 200 recipes ranging from hearty peasant fare to elegant, light dishes. Yogurt is consumed in a variety of ways in many cultures throughout the world. This beautifully photographed book offers readers a history of yogurt, detailed steps on how to make it and explanations on how it is easily used in all kinds of delicious recipes.