The British & Commonwealth Association arranges activities and provides information for its members to help them develop social and cultural networks here in Sweden.
* BCA Newsletter January 2016 *
Welcome to a new year with the BCA! Here are the activities/events planned for this year so far:
1. An Australian Evening
This will take place at Opon on Wednesday 17 February, starting at 6.00pm. Opon’s address is Östermalmsgatan 75. The nearest Underground station is Stadion, on the red line. Marie Chipper and Janet Topping, both BCA committee members, are planning this event for us, backed up by other members of the committee. Marie, herself an Australian, has written a few lines about the event:
‘On the 17th February the BCA will be holding an Australian night in celebration of Australia Day. Brace yourselves for an all Australian action packed evening. There will be a quiz with a few special prizes, so you might want to read up and refresh your knowledge on all things Australian. There will be some gourmet vegemite sandwiches to sample and other traditional Australian food and wine. Followed by a presentation on Australia and some famous Australian music. We hope to see many of you brave the snow and cold to come and enjoy this event’.
2. The 2016 BCA Annual General Meeting
This will be held at Opon on Saturday 27 February starting at 2.00pm. (See above for Opon’s address.) This is obviously a very important meeting when the activities and events of the past year (2015) will be reviewed and evaluated and a new committee elected to take the club forward. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this meeting. Refreshments will be served when the main business has been concluded and we will have a Town Meeting (an open discussion) about the BCA generally.
3. Regular Activities
The weekly Morning Coffee at Sturekonditori will continue on Wednesday mornings as last year. We usually arrive around 11.00 and stay until around 12.30 when some of us go off to eat lunch together. This is a ‘drop-in’ activity and people are welcome to come and go when they like. You do not need to sign up for this. Sturekonditoriet is at Sturegatan 40 at the junction of Karlavägen and Sturegatan across the road from Humlegården. The nearest Underground station is Stadion on the red line. We shall be meeting there on the following Wednesdays: 13th, 20th and 27th January.
Some Sad News.
We are sad to announce the death of BCA member Norman Wall who passed away recently. He was probably best remembered for the poetry and song recitals he did together with his son André but some of you may also remember him welcoming you at the door when you attended BCA events at Opon. He also served on the BCA committee.
Norman’s funeral is to be at Domkyrkan in Västerås on Tuesday 19th January at 1.30pm. There will be a reception after the service Kyrkabacksgården which is just opposite the church. Light refreshments will be served and musicians will play some of Norman’s favourite songs.
If you want to attend Norman’s funeral please let me (Peter Dulley) know and I will try to coordinate things so that we can travel together. The BCA will be sending flowers to the funeral and if you would like to contribute please pay the money in to the BCA’s PG account number 559481-7 marking your payment ‘Flowers for Norman’ so that we know what the money is for.
Signing up for BCA events.
Please sign up for the Australian Evening or the AGM with me, Peter Dulley irrespective of how you intend paying. But paying the money into the BCA’s P G account (number 559481-7) before the event is preferable. We are thankful if you do this.
Please let me know if you know of anyone who might be prepared to serve on the BCA Committee during the coming year.
Peter Dulley and the BCA committee.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 21:27