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.
Reminder members and guests are invited to attend events.
Thank You Reception
Date – Wednesday October 4
Time – 1.15pm
Venue – Alex Theatre St Kilda easily accessible by public transport
Cost – No cost to attend
OAA VIC Branch Reception is to welcome Order of Australia recipients who join the Association in 2023
Booking details – Using the booking link noted on invitation
End of Year Dinner
Date – Thursday November 23
Time – 6.15pm
Venue – William Angliss Restaurant
Speakers – Natalie O’Brien AM – CEO Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and
OAA Foundation 2022 scholarship recipient Alex Nair will update members and guests on her studies, employment and community work.
Booking details – will be available late September 2023
2023 OAA REGIONAL GROUP EVENTS
Barwon Regional Group
Event – Christmas luncheon
Date – Friday November 24
Time – 12.00 pm for 12.30pm sit down for lunch
Venue – Waurn Ponds Hotel
Cost per person with GST included – TBA
Speaker – Warwick Hadfield OAM
Booking details – Treasurer Peter Doak OAM [email protected]
Eastern Suburbs Regional Group
Webinars are open to all OAA members.
To book to attend the webinars contact ESRG Chairperson, Geoffrey Grinton OAM, at [email protected]
Thursday September 14 at 5.30pm Dr Neil Roy AM was a consultant paediatrician at the Women’s Hospital from 1975 to 2007, and a key contributor to the development of NETS, the Newborn Emergency Transport Service, designed originally to safely bring newborns needing specialist care to the Women’s Hospital.
Thursday November 9 at 5:30pm Jenny Graves AC is a renowned Australian Geneticist, a Distinguished Professor within the La Trobe University’s Institute for Molecular Science. Her wide research interests have included mapping the genome of Australian marsupials, and she is particularly well known for her theories of the origin and evolution of human sex chromosomes and sex determining genes. Her many awards include the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.
Gippsland Regional Group
Event – The Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet Annual Dinner & Address
Date – Wednesday October 18
Time – 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Venue – Dal Mondo Restaurant & Function Centre
7 Post Office Place, Traralgon
Cost – $90 per adult and $75 for students GST included for dink and canapés, two course dinner and drinks at bar prices.
Speaker – Professor H. Miles Prince AM
Booking details – www.orderofaustraliagippsland.org
Melbourne Central Regional Group
Event – Regular lunch for members and guests
Date – Tuesday September 26
Time – 12:00pm to 2.30pm
Venue – The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
Cost – $90 GST included for members and guests. Includes two course lunch and drink on arrival
Speaker – Dr Alan Finkel AC on ‘Tackling the hardest economic challenge since the dawn of agriculture’
Booking details – Trevor Clark OAM E: [email protected]
North Central Suburbs Regional Group
Event – ZOOM open to all OAA members
Date – Thursday September 21
Time – 5.30pm
Venue – Virtual
Cost – Not applicable for ZOOM
Speaker – Cinnamon Evans CEO of CERES located in Brunswick East
CERES is an environmental education centre, community garden, urban farm and social enterprise hub spread across four locations, linked by the Merri and Darebin Creeks on Wurundjeri Country, Naarm (Melbourne).
Cinnamon will talk about the history/establishment of CERES and its many programs
Booking details – by 5:00pm Wednesday September 20 to Fred Harrington OAM at: [email protected] The ZOOM link will be provided following the close of bookings.
Event – Social lunch
Date – Wednesday September 27
Time – 11.45am
Venue – Sycamore Tree café 185 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg
Cost – Order off the menu and pay individually
Booking details – by 5:00pm on Sunday September 24 with Irene Harrington OAM on either 0407 865 447 or [email protected]
North East Victoria and Goulburn Valley Regional Group
Event – Lunch in Shepparton
Date – Sunday October 8
Time – 12.00pm for 12.30pm
Venue – The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Shepparton
The venue is close to the Museum of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE) consider a visit beforehand and make a wonderful day of your time in Shepparton
Cost – $60 per person GST included for 2 course lunch (main and dessert, alternate drop) and drinks at bar prices.
Speaker – Dr Pieter Mourik AM will speak on – ‘My 50 years in Medicine; Then and Now’
Booking details – Barb Thomas OAM on 0419 889 804 if you would like to attend.