AJDS Annual Dinner – 11th December 2011

AJDS-Peace-Shalom-Salaam-logo.jpgInvitation to AJDS Annual Dinner – 11th December 2011
We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Dinner at Almazett Lebanese restaurant at 208 Balaclava Road North Caulfield 7pm on the 11th of December 2011.
The Annual Dinner is a fantastic chance for all members and supporters to catch up and talk about issues relevant to progressive Jews in an informal setting. We’re very much looking forward to seeing everyone there.
The annual dinner this year will be honouring Steve Brook for his longstanding contribution to the AJDS. Steve’s latest book, “Death by Teatowel”, has just come off the press. We can expect him to say a few words about it.
The dinner will be $40 per person, unfortunately no concessions are possible. This covers a multi-course meal including many vegetarian dishes. It is a BYO and licensed venue with no extra fee for corkage.
Paris Aristotle will be our guest speaker:
Paris Aristotle AM is the Director of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House), a position he has held since he founded the organisation in 1987.
He has held senior positions on government advisory bodies in the refugee resettlement and human service fields over the past 23 years. Among other positions, Paris is currently Chair of the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship’s Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution (CISSR) and a member of both the Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council (RRAC) and the Residence Determination Reference Group (RDRG). Paris has extensive experience in the area of refugee resettlement and the provision of services to survivors of torture and has been a regular presenter and contributor to UNHCR meetings and publications over many years. In 2002 Paris was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal – both honours recognising his longstanding work with refugees, in particular survivors of torture and trauma.
Booking and Payment options:
While this will be an event without set seating, if you wish to arrange tables of 6, 8, or 10 we will be happy to facilitate this.
Each guest attending should make sure they book either through the internet at http://www.trybooking.com/YKL or by phone. Internet bookings are strongly preferred but if you are unable to book through the internet please ring Max on 0423234069 and leave a message with your name, number of places you’re booking, your telephone number and any dietary requirements you may have and your method of payment.
Bookings will close on the 5th of December.
If you are not paying via the internet you may:
• Pay in cash on the night.
• Send a cheque made out to the Australian Jewish Democratic Society to PO box 685, Kew, Victoria, 3101
• Deposit the payment in our bank account: BSB- 063 130 Account number- 1006 2237.
Email or phone Max Kaiser, AJDS Community Organiser at co[at]ajds.org.au Ph: 0423234069 if you wish to arrange a table or with any other questions/ inquiries

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