Tag Archives: African Australian

Join us for dinner & dancing in May

Join us for dinner – 7.00pm Friday 4 May at Lat Dior in Enmore.
Download flier for more details & how to RSVP (space is limited)
After dinner the plan is to head off to the Keyim Ba gig at 505 – hope you can make it along to that too.

December events

We hope you can join us for a couple of end-of year events.

This coming Saturday, 10 December, we are gathering for our last picnic of the year at Avoca beach on the Central Coast from 1.00pm – 5.00pm. More details below. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates in case of bad weather.

On Saturday December 17 join us for an adults only dinner at the African Feeling Cafe, 501 King St. Newtown from 7.00pm (drumming performance starts at 7.30). Please RSVP to admin@australianafricannetwork.org.au or on Facebook (you will need to joing our FB group first).

Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend AAN’s Annual General Meeting.

To make things easier for everyone we decided to hold it immediately before our next picnic (see below).

In order to vote you must be a member of AAN, so renew your membership or join now. Download membership form. Hope to see you there.

November

Date:
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time:
AGM starts at 12.00
Picnic from: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location:
The waterplay park at Steel Park, Marrickville.

Bring your cossies and some food to share/BBQ. The waterplay park is a family friendly Park with BBQs, playground, soccer field, and it’s right on a bike path along the Cooks river.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. For more information or wet weather plans please call Suzanne on: 0401 869 106.

End of year picnic

Come and join us for our end of year picnic this coming Saturday – 1.00pm – 5.00pm, 27 November at Johnson Park, Dulwich Hill. Bring special celebration food to share. (There are BBQs). If it’s raining we’ll have it at an AAN members home in Dulwich Hill – ring Cornel for the address: 0402 651 563. Hope to see you there!
 
We’ve also planned out our picnics for the first couple of months of 2011:
 
Saturday 15 January – 1.00pm – 5.00pm, bring your cossies to the new waterplay park at Steele Park in Marrickville
 
Sunday 27 February – 1.00pm – 5.00pm, AAN goes back to Central Gardens Reserve in Merrylands

March picnic

The next AAN picnic will be 1.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday 28 March at Central Gardens Reserve Merrylands, Cnr Merrylands Rd & Cumberland Highway.

View Map

Come along and meet new people and families of mixed backgrounds. Bring some food to share, and enjoy good company. The children will enjoy exploring the animal exhibits in the park and there is plenty of room for bike riding or ball games.

If it is raining we will meet at Abla’s Cafe nearby on Sherwood Rd. Please contact Suzanne on 0401 869 106  for more details. Hope to see you there!

New committee

A new comittee was elected 15 November.

Co-Convenor – Suzanne O’Garey

Secretary – Cornel Robinson

Treasurer - Jill Sergeant

Ordinary Committee members

Annie Stopford

Jeneby Matthews

Matshepo Molala

Nicole Yade

Our thanks and appreciation to Liz Tinney and Mohamed Dukuly, who stood down from the committee this year.

Download Annual Report 2009

Come to our Picnic

The next AAN picnic will be

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 2nd May

at Central Gardens Reserve Merrylands

Cnr Merrylands Rd & Cumberland Highway.
View Map 

Come along and meet new people and families of mixed backgrounds. Bring some food to share, and enjoy good company. The children will enjoy exploring the animal exhibits in the park and there is plenty of room for bike riding or ball games.

If it is raining we will meet at a Cafe close by. Please contact Suzanne on 0417 777 131 for more details. Hope to see you all there!

Don’t forget – AAN Party this Saturday!

Don’t forget to come to our African Australian BBQ

Saturday December 6th

2.00 – 5.00pm

Sports Club Hall, Parry Park, Punchbowl Rd, Lakemba

See map

We provide halal meat, marinated African-style, salads and bread. Soft drinks will be on sale. Bring your family, other drinks if you want to, coins for our raffle (fabulous prizes) and your best dance moves.

For more info email admin@australianafricannetwork.org.au or call Jill 0424 853 717 or Suzanne 0417 777 131.

Download the flier and stick it on your fridge so you remember, or email it to your friends.

Our thanks to Canterbury Council for sponsoring this event with a Harmony Day Grant.

AAN survey results

In October 2007 AAN started an online survey. We wanted to know more about the challenges and needs of people in mixed relationships in NSW, and also what kinds of activities they’d like AAN to do. It’s a first that we know of in Australia.

75 people filled in the survey and the key issues that they named as important were lack of connection to African culture and community, cultural issues, and racism and prejudice. They were most interested in AAN doing picnics, and seminars on political and cultural issues.

39 of the people who answered the survey were currently in a mixed relationship and 20 used to be, and the remainder either were “just friends” or did not answer the question.  They represented 18 countries and all regions of Africa, and 24 different language groups.

56 women and 18 men filled out the survey. 21 were of African heritage and 52 were non-African. 36 were the parents of mixed children.

For more detail Download the survey results summary (PDF, 5 pages).

We are very pleased with the response, it has provided useful information which will help us as an organisation. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it in. 

We will be keeping the survey online until the end of year because we are keen to get the views of more men and more African heritage people, so as to get a fuller picture of what people in mixed relationships want & need. So if you haven’t already, please do the survey, and/or encourage your partners and friends to do so too.

Do the survey online or Download the survey (MS Word) and email or post it back to us.

Come to our October picnic

Bring your family and hang out with us at the next AAN Sausage Sizzle.

Saturday 25 October, 1.00pm – 5.00pm.

Johnson Park, Constitution Rd, Dulwich Hill

We will provide a sausage sizzle but you are welcome to bring other food for the BBQ and/or salads etc. to share.

Johnson Park has enclosed play equipment, a basketball court, and plenty of space for bikes and kicking a ball around.

There’s plenty of parking or it’s a short walk from the 425, 426, 428 & 445 Bus routes (get off near Dulwich Hill shops).

If it’s raining the picnic will be cancelled. Call Suzanne on 0417 777 131 if the weather is uncertain.