Upcoming Coats for the Homeless Fundraisers in QLD
The Queensland Branch of the Order of Malta has committed to ordering a record 2,000 coats for the homeless this year. To help fund this major commitment, the Branch is holding 2 major fundraising events in the first half of the year:
Coats for the Homeless Breakfast
The latest in our series of keynote speakers will be The Hon. Shane Stone AC PGDK QC, former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and Member of the Order.
Shane is a former school teacher, barrister and Member of Parliament, which included serving as Attorney General. He is now a director of public and private companies in Australia and the UK. Shane is currently Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Chairman of the Federal Government’s Northern Australian Advisory Group. He is a Companion of the Order of Australia and recipient of National Awards from Malaysia and Indonesia.
A great raconteur he will be a lively and interesting keynote speaker.
Date: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Location: The Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Time: 7.15am – 9.00am
Subscription: $60 per head
RSVP: Philippa Paliadelis
ph: 07 3231 149407 3231 1494
Annual Archbishop’s Dinner
Following on from the success of last year’s dinner where The Most Reverend Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane and Magistral Chaplain of the Order delivered a stirring Oration on the spirituality of the Order we are holding another dinner this year.
This year’s guest speaker will be His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland. The Governor is a member of the Venerable Order of St. John of Great Britain, which has links with the Order of Malta as both organisations are members of the “Mutually Recognised Orders of Saint John”. The Venerable Order and the Order of Malta have signed Conventions in 1963 and again in 1987 recognising each other and their mutual co-operation through such projects as the St John Eye Hospital, London.
His Excellency will be accompanied by Mrs Kaye de Jersey, and the Governor will address guests. Archbishop Mark Coleridge will also be in attendance.
Date: Friday 1st April 2016
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Subscription: $200 per head
For further details please contact: Michael Greene
ph: 07 3231 1355