At 2pm, Wednesday, 22 September at St Mary’s, High Street Kangaroo Flat.
Speaker: Reverend Baw Mu Htoo Bleh Dah Moo
We are very pleased to have the Reverend Baw Mu Htoo Bleh Dah Moo (Baw Mu) as our speaker for the month of July.
Reverend Baw Mu is a Karen refugee from Burma (now Myanmar) and a leader for the large number of Karen refugees now living in Bendigo.
The Karen people are an ethnic minority group who originated from Burma and whose community is continuing to grow in Victoria, Within Burma there are a number of ethnically diverse groups the largest of which are the Burmese. The Karen Ethnic groups are ethnically, logistically, logistically, linguistically and religiously diverse and distinctly different to the Burmese.
Come along and enjoy this afternoon. We throw open our doors each month and hold a Social Gathering just for you! We welcome you and hope you make the most of these Social Gatherings to hear about a wide range of topics and meet up with other members and Committee Members too.
Tea – coffee and bickies are available.
Thank you for being a part of U3A Bendigo.
At 2pm, Wednesday, 23 June at St Mary’s Hall, High Street Kangaroo Flat.
Speaker: Margaret Keech OA
Margaret is a board member of Bendigo Foodshare, they recently organised a very successful fund raising endeavour to build a larger warehouse to accommodate the growing demand of their food relief.
There has been a 40% increase for food relief since the pandemic began and so the necessity for larger premises. Very generous donations from all over Bendigo made the idea of a new warehouse possible.
Bendigo Foodshare works with businesses, philanthropic donors, food manufacturers and retailers, charity partners and volunteers to address food poverty and waste in Central Victoria. Their supporters contribute more than money. Their advocacy, volunteerism and in-kind support helps them collect more surplus food which enables them to expand their services.