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Edition 2/2021

AIA-ACT Newsletter - May 2021


Edition 2/2020

AIA-ACT Newsletter - September 2020

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Committee 2020-2021

President: Les Boag
Deputy President Indonesian: Yetty Daly
Deputy President Australian: Phil Domaschenz
Secretary: Bill Rhemrev
Treasurer: Karim Najjarine
Member: Shinta Benilda
Member: Pam Rhemrev
Member: Dr Myriam Amar



All members of AIA (ACT) Inc are advised that the 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 25th September2019.

The planned location is Balai Kartini at the Indonesian Embassy.  As some works are planned there, members will be advised of a nearby alternative location if the works prevent us meeting there.

The AGM agenda will be:

  1. President to Open the AGM for 2019 and seek Acceptance of the Minutes of the 2018 AGM

  2. Presentation of Presidents 54th Annual Report for 2018-2019

  3. Presentation of the Audited Books of Account for the AIA FY 1 Sep 19 to 31 Aug 19

  4. Committee’s proposed Amendment to the Constitution to change the Financial Year to be 1 July to 30 June.

  5. President to stand down and hand over to the Returning Officer

  6. Election of the new Committee for 2019-2020

  7. New Presidents Closing remarks.


President's Reports

54th Annual President's Report (2018-2019)


Sulawesi Fund Raising Dinner 15 February 2019

Dinner speech by Ambassador Kristiarto Legowo

Sulawesi Fund Raising Dinner 15 February 2019

AIA held a dinner to raise funds to support the victims of the Sulawesi disaster of 28 September 2018.  AIA had previous sent $3,000 from AIA Funds and a further $3,000 from funds raised by Indo Café, Ibu Yetty and Ibu Shinta directly to a NGO on the ground who ensured that all the money was spent directly on food and necessities to help the victims. 
The dinner was a wonderful success with 47 attending at Pho Phu Quoc Restaurant in Dickson ACT and raised
$1,893.00 which AIA will send to aid the victims.   
Sulawesi suffered a devastating Tsunami late last year that killed hundreds and left thousands homeless when the epicenter of the Tsunami hit the Donggala Regency and especially the city of Palu with 350,000 inhabitants. This was a major catastrophe and it will take years for the communities to recover.  The aid provided by AIA has made a difference and provided a real positive help to the victims in Palu. 
His Excellency, the Indonesian Ambassador, Bapak Kristiarto Legowo attended with his wife Ibu Caecilia and other senior members of the Embassy. The Ambassador kindly thanked AIA for the effort and the significant contribution to the relationship and understanding between Australia and Indonesia.
This was also another wonderful AIA event with good company and good food.

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Australia Day 26 January 2019

AIA & AIFA Australia Day

Australia Day 26 January 2019


AIA joined with the Australia Indonesia Families Association (AIFA) to hold a joint Australia Day Lunch at Western Foreshore Park Gungalin on the edge of the lake in a beautiful location.
Despite the oppressive heat with temperatures over 41C, the lunch was a wonderful success and enjoyed by 45 attendees.
Unfortunately the Ambassador had to attend the Prime Minister’s Australia Day lunch so could not join us this year but the DCM Pak Derry Aman and other Embassy staffed joined us.
Due to the heat it was decided not to have a bar-b-que and everyone brought along food to share which provided a wonderful mix of delicious Indonesian and Australia traditional foods.
As is standard for AIA Australia Day, both the Australian and Indonesian national anthems were played with toasts to both countries. 
Despite the heat the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all with great company and food.


New Committee for 2019-2020

In accordance with our Constitution, AIA (ACT) uses a Financial Year from 1 September to 31 August and has Committee elections in September of all positions.  The AIA (ACT) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Indonesian Embassy in Balai Kartini on the night of 25 September 2019. 

The President provided a report upon the events during the previous year and the Treasurer provided an Audited financial statement that showed the association remains in a financially sound position and is using our funds in accordance with our Constitution and aims.   

This was followed by the election of the AIA (ACT) Committee for 2019-2020. 

The following members were elected:

  • President: Les Boag

  • Vice-President Indonesia: Yetty Daly

  • Vice-President Australia: Phil Domaschenz

  • Secretary: Bill Rhemrev

  • Member: Shinta Benilda

  • Member: Robin Brown

  • Member: Myriam Amar

  • Member: Jack Matsay

  • Member/Webmaster: Damon Searle


Since the AGM, we have had HE the Ambassador, Bapak Kristiarto, advise that the Embassy nominated members for 2019-2020 are:  Pak Ghofar Ismail, Pak Imran Hanafi and Ibu Fatimah Marilyn.