Victoria

2023 OAA VICTORIA BRANCH EVENTS

All venues selected by the Victoria Branch for our events are accessible by members and guests of all abilities.

Venues are also easily accessible by public transport from metropolitan and regional areas.

Tuesday February 28:

Doors open 10.30am for 11.00am start, scheduled to finish at 12.30pm.
Venue – Melbourne Town Hall

The Inspiring Australians Oration will be delivered by Chris Leptos AO. Chris was an AM recipient and elevated to AO Australia Day 2022. This event will be a similar format to previous OAA VIC Branch Orations with students from three senior schools invited and the 2013 OAA Foundation recipient Tom Crowhurst will also provide members and guests with an update of his studies, employment, pro-bono experience and community work.

Cost: $10 per person includes GST + booking fee. Light refreshments will be served after the formalities.
OAA Merchandise will be sold at this event.

Members: Order of Australia large medal may be worn at the Oration
Book by February 21 at https://www.trybooking.com/CESXG 

Tuesday March 28: 10.45am sign-in for the Annual General Meeting for financial members at William Angliss Institute.

Lunch at 12noon in the William Angliss Restaurant with speaker Associate Professor Patrick Mahar OAM.

Patrick Mahar is a specialist dermatologist, who holds degrees in medicine, business and law. He is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration the Melbourne Business School. He is a non-practicing lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

July/August on a Sunday – National Gallery of Victoria Winter Masterpieces event; waiting for 2023 exhibition dates. The event will include onsite lecture, exhibition and a lunch option next door in the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Wednesday October 4: 1.00pm at Alex Theatre St Kilda within walking distance of rail and tram services

VIC Branch Reception to welcome January and June recipients who join the Association in 2023; the reception is to say thank you.

Thursday November 23: 6.15pm End of Year Dinner for members and guests at William Angliss Restaurant with speaker Natalie O’Brien AM. Refer to the article on page 16 regarding Natalie.

The VIC Branch will also host one virtual event in July; this allows us to communicate with members who for various reasons are unable to attend face-to-face events.

2023 OAA VIC REGIONAL GROUP EVENTS

Barwon Regional Group

Annual General Meeting – Sunday February 12 – Point Lonsdale

Central Highlands Wimmera

Annual General Meeting – Sunday February 19 – Ararat RSL 12.30pm for lunch at own cost then AGM at 2.00pm.

Eastern Suburbs Regional Group

Annual General Meeting – Thursday March 16 – 5.30pm virtual event with speaker Jaqui Bond General Manager Client & Vision Services at Guide Dogs Victoria

ESRG AGM will commence after webinar

Frankston Mornington Peninsula Regional Group

Annual General Meeting – Wednesday March 22

Gippsland Regional Group

Annual General Meeting Sunday March 19 at Rotary Centenary House Traralgon, High Tea will be served after the AGM

Wednesday October 18 – Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet Oration and dinner in Traralgon

Loddon Campaspe Regional Group

Annual General Meeting – Friday March 17 – Bendigo

Melbourne Central Regional Group

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday March 21 – lunch at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club with Speaker Professor Michael Berk Director Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT)

North Central Suburbs Regional Group

Annual General Meeting – Wednesday March 1 – late morning at Sycamore Tree Café in Heidelberg followed by lunch

North East Victoria and Goulburn Valley Regional Group

Annual General Meeting and 30th birthday anniversary lunch – Sunday March 26 at Lakeside Community Centre Benalla

It’s an opportunity for members to get together for a great celebration. John Brown AO and Pam Robinson AM to lead our celebration as guest speakers, along with a photo display of the last 30 years’ luncheons.

John Brown has kindly donated a bottle of 1993 Brown’s Ruby Cabernet which will be drawn at the lunch with all attendees being put into the draw. A date not to be missed!

Sunday June 25 at Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club

Guest speaker Mr Tony Rinaud AM. Tony is a world-renowned agronomist. More information will follow in 2023.

South Central Suburbs Regional Group

Annual General Meeting – Thursday March 23 at 11.00am then lunch at Marine Hotel New Street, Brighton

Western Suburbs Regional Group

Annual General Meeting Thursday February 16

OAA National Conference – May 18 – 21, 2023 Geelong Victoria
https://theorderofaustralia.asn.au/national-conference-2023/