By Karen Nunan (ISI 67-68, OG 70-72)
Here’s a photo of our group at our May 14 dinner commemorating EWC Day, held at Jakarta Indonesian Restaurant, Brisbane. From the left around the table: Karen Nunan, Trish Byrne, Jeremy Webb, Iraphne Childs, Ralph Carlisle, Tim McInerny, Edilyn Bajracharya, Bhishna Bajracharya and Peter Nunan.
We are happy to welcome a new member, Tim McInerny, who did the Asia Pacific Leadership Program in 2007, and brings fresh energy to our group.
By Nirendra Maske (ISI ’66-’68)
Kathmandu Chapter Liaison
East-West Center Day was celebrated by the EWCA Kathmandu Chapter on 17 May, 2008, and the occasion marked the formal launching of the sister relationship between the EWCA Brisbane Chapter, Australia, and the EWCA Kathmandu, Nepal Chapter. The Brisbane Chapter celebrated the EWC Day on 18 May, 2008.
The occasion was used by the chapter to visit the “Balbhojan” with food for children, an education program, and to distribute educational kits to about 60 underprivileged and street children. We also visited and helped serve them lunch provided by “Balbhojan.” It was a memorable visit.
By Peter Nunan (ISI ’66-’68)
On Sunday 18 May, the Brisbane chapter celebrated EWC Day with a picnic next to the Nepalese pavilion in South Bank, which was built for the EXPO 88. The place was chosen because we were inaugurating our sister chapter relationship with the Kathmandu Chapter in Nepal. We chose that chapter for this initiative because we have a local member who was born there, Bhishna Bajracharya.
At the picnic and chapter meeting were Bhishna Bajracharya and his wife Edilyn; Karen and Peter Nunan; Iraphne and Ralph Childs; and Pat Byrne, Aline and Jeremy Webb, chapter President.
We plan to exchange brief biographical details with the Nepalese (Kathmandu) chapter, to help us decide what we will do next in this relationship. A meeting in a Nepalese restaurant is planned for late June to discuss our options.