Australian Daugavas Vanadzes 2015 Activity Report
Australia in 2015 had 5 active Vanadzes groups: Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. I can only report on four as Sydney have not yet sent any information. From information on hand we are 149 Vanadzes. Last year 8 Vanadzes passed away from Melbourne 6 and from Canberra 2: Mirdza Stilve, Dzidrar Cekulins, Jadviga Mitrevics, Aina Liepa, Aina Balodis, Regina Zilbergs, Biruta Udris and Aina Mediķis.
All branches, small and large work hard organizing events, taking part in other Latvian events and caring for their elderly members. Active Vanadzes are very few, about 10 in each branch. This is the same for small and large branches.
This year I have contacted the Daugavas Vanagi representative in Latvia to resume Marijas Kenges scholarships. In Australia the Fund has $2,297 and in Latvia €1,501.49. Scholarships were awarded worth €150 to E.Zeltiņa and E.Sakaite. I have asked to award two students every year. I have provided the branches information on Latvian Special Olympics as well to our global leader. Congratulations to Vanadzes on their special anniversaries.
I thank all the Vanadzes that have entrusted me with the Australian Vanadzes management.
Daugavas Vanagi lets respond !.
Australian Vanadzes chairperson.
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