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Religious Life: Young Old Boys

Dates and Opportunities

The purpose of this window is to let you know about events and activities within the Villa community which you might want to get involved with.

Dates:

Friday 20th May, midday onwards is Mission Day. You are welcome to pop back on the day to: be part of an old boy touch footy team, or to help man a special home-baked food stall. Contact John Holroyd on jholroyd@vnc.qld.edu.au if you would like to pop in.

Friday 10th June, 3.30 pm: Official opening of the Reconciliation mural and garden (outside the Library). We will honour the wonderful project conceived and led by Mackenzie Sarra with this opening ceremony and afternoon tea. Speakers include Rob Barton of the Reconciliation Council of Queensland. Please let John Holroyd know if you would like to know more and/or are keen to attend. This occasion will be a small step towards our wider Reconciliation Action Plan.

Sunday October 16th, Villa Park. The sixth Fair Go Footy event. This humble event, in which we hold out the hand of friendship to some of the less advantaged students in Brisbane, has become Villa’s signature reconciliation event. Come along and help out, or join in with the old boys’ team, or simply support and catch up with friends. Email John Holroyd or facebook Mackenzie Sarra. Leading the fair go support is old boy and ex staff member John Godwin – JohnGodwin@enta.com.au.

Service Opportunities:

Augustinian Volunteers – under the management of Paul Wilson – are developing an opportunity to volunteer for a year working with the Aboriginal community in Cherbourg. Click on their logo to the left to be directed to their website.

Rosies – Why not train as a monthly volunteer, joining a particular team? Contact volunteer@rosies.org.au

Vortcs (SVP refugee tuition program) – If you are over 18 and wish to make a difference to the increasing number of refugee families arriving in Brisbane, for example from Syria, then you can attend a training session and be aligned with a family to help them learn English. Contact Bianca Nisbet (sister of Matt, 2011) at Bianca.Nisbet@svdpqld.org,au

Yourtown mentors

Specialised rugby program @ Easts

AFAS Elders – Under the inspired leadership of Tony  Hinsmarsh  and Fr Peter Wieneke, we are very hopeful of creating a relationship with the typhoon-hit Kinatarcan Island through the social justice program of the Augustinians in  cebu . Subject to a successful  trail  at the end of 2016, we aim to continue to build new homes and amenities over the coming years, visiting either annually or every second year. The old boys,  staff  and parents who travel (no students) would fund themselves and also help to raise the money needed to build strong “turtle” houses for the local families. Download the AFAS Newsletters below.

AFAS Edition 1

AFAS Edition 2

AFAS Elders