MELBOURNE INC.
                       President’s address to the members

    Hi! Members we are positive that you enjoyed the Programme last year judging
    by its success, your attendance and contribution to the events.

     A warm welcome to the New Members, you will certainly appreciate the social
    events and friendship offered by this Association which is a non-profit

    Well, we have had the floods, cyclones and disasters around the first quarter of
    the year and we sympathise with those that have experienced hardships during
    these inclement weather patterns. We hope the rest of the year will be disaster
    free and the programmes will continue to be a success with your loyal support..

    An abbreviated report of last year’s events is given below.

    God Bless you and your families.

    Herwin Allen

                                Hopper Night - Date
                                Dilys Bartholomeusz

    The Tangasseri Association Hopper Night 2010 proved to be another successful
    event. More than 250 people from all parts of Melbourne, members and non
    members, turned up to enjoy a night of entertainment and good food.

    The night started off with the ever popular game of Bingo. After a few games,
    came the ‘piece de resistance’ of the night, Delicious Hoppers, accompanied
    with a range of curries – Beef Vindaloo, Egg curry and Chicken Korma prepared
    by the talented ‘Master Chefs’ of the Association. Those present thoroughly
    enjoyed the food and compliments were passed with regard to the authentic
    taste of the dishes. After the meal, music and dancing commenced. Music was
    presented by the Tangasseri Association’s own DJ, Nolan Fernandez. Everyone
    had a great time rocking and rolling. This night turned out to be a thoroughly
    enjoyable event.
                       Annual Ball – 8th August 2010
                             Grenville D’Crus

Our Annual Dance was held on 8th August 2010 at the Springvale Town Hall,
Springvale with music provided by two very popular bands -‘NEXT
GENERATION’ and ‘NITE LIFE’ who kept the patrons on their feet throughout
the night. Although the numbers attending the dance were down compared to
the previous years, everyone had a great evening enjoying the music, the
ambiance and the tasty food provided by ABG Catering.

The added attraction and highlight of the evening was the raffle that was held,
with some great prizes donated by our sponsors –

L.J.Hooker, Keysbrough represented by Anthony Brancatella and
Royden McNerney, as also Conrad D’Cunha of KIA Motors –Dandenong,
Terry Fernandez, Clinton Bartholomeusz and Anne Christopher.

A very special thanks to them and also other donors for their continued support
and goodwill that is much appreciated. Our thanks also to all our members
who patronised the dance and look forward to seeing more members attending
the dance in future.

              Annual General Meeting -10th October 2010
                       Philip D’Rozario

The meeting was held on Saturday 10 October 2010 at 7.00 PM at the
Sundowner Avenue Neighbourhood House in Clarinda. The function was
attended by 52 members.

The President informed the Members that our assistance package to our sister
Association in Tangasseri was still continuing successfully. The President also
informed the members that we have started spreading our activities to the
other suburbs. The cricket game was held in Tullamarine and there would be a
forthcoming community activity and also the X’Mas dance will be held in
Sunshine. The President Herwin Allen highlighted the core activities of the
Association and informed members that all our major activities like the Annual
Dance, Hopper Night and X’Mas dance were successful. He informed the
members that the Association’s finances were in a healthy state and there had
been an increase in our operating profit when compared with the previous
He specially thanked our donors for the Annual Dance and also our
Management Team especially the Pink Breakfast Project Team for undertaking
this community project. He appealed to the members to support this project
by donating their time, material and bringing families along to this Pink
breakfast on the 24th of October. He mentioned if the Pilot Project was
successful there were plans to extend it to one Community based project
annually. He congratulated the Members who had completed 10 years with the
Association. He thanked the founder members and the Executive Committee for
their commitment, dedication and for continuing to provide their talents and
time to ensure the success of the Association. He also thanked the members for
their membership, patronage and support that have helped us in our success. A
detailed report on the activities for the year and the accounts were presented
by the Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Queries raised by members were
clarified. The meeting concluded with the President thanking the members for
their attendance and inviting them to join the Committee for dinner.

                     Pink Breakfast – 24th October 2010
                               Jennifer Allen

The Tangasseri-Australian Association of Melbourne held its Fund Raising/Social
Event for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research on 24th October from
11.15am - 3.00pm. The venue for this worthy event was kindly made available
for our use by the Tullamarine Cricket Club. The Association's aim in taking on
this project was to assist National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in its
fundraising for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast
cancer through support of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign.

 A Pink Ribbon Breakfast is a fun get-together of friends, family and the local
community to celebrate the achievements of Breast Cancer Research and
raise funds.

The event exceeded expectation attracting over 150 people, the support was
overwhelming and the Association raised $2,259. The weather turned on a
beautiful day. By 10.30am the helpers had donned their pink ribbons and were
ready to raise the much needed funds for this worthy cause. The Oval was
decorated with pink balloons and banners
A BBQ lunch was provided - thank you to those who donated the meats
and salads. There were games organised such as mini golf, ringing the
bottle, face painting, football, pyramid game, a lapathon for young and old.
There were items donated for sale such as food, CDs, books, pot plants,
bric-a-brac. A big THANK YOU to all our helpers for their tireless work and
those who attended and donated to make this day a success. We thank
the Tullamarine Cricket club for their generous contribution in availing the
Club’s facilities to us for this great cause.

       Family Day and Christmas celebrations 5th December 2010
                            Avelyn Cooper

This is a popular event on the Programme for all the family and this year we
had the highest attendance on record. The weather was fine, a factor that also
contributed to the success of this event.

The BBQ was a hit which was catered by ABG Caterers. The sumptuous and
tasty meats and salads that were laid out were enjoyed by everyone. Since the
BBQ was catered for, it gave the Committee members an opportunity to meet
and greet the members and friends that attended.

Races and Team sports, the next item on the list were well co-ordinated.
There were spills and thrills for everyone. True sportsmanship was displayed.
Congratulations to the winners and better luck next year to all the competitors.
An elaborate Nativity Pageant was displayed thanks to the efforts of Allison
Fernandez and those who assisted.. Lots of interest was shown as the children
dressed as Angels, Kings and Shepherds besides the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph
and Baby Jesus. The Narrator of the Nativity Pageant is also to be
commended. Carol singing was co-ordinated with the Pageant.

The finale’ to the Programme was the arrival of Santa Claus. The delight shown
on the childrens’ faces, as Santa presented them with gifts that were frantically
opened, made our day. Thanks to Santa for his patience and to all the
Members/ Committee Members and Co-ordinators for their support and
contribution to this social event.
                  Boxing Day Dance – 26 December 2010
                            Nolan Fernandez

The 2010 Boxing Day dance was held at St Pauls Community Hall, Sunshine,
for a change of scene. It turned out to be a grand success, with close to 300
people turning up for a night of great music, dancing and good food. Live music
was provided by POWER PLAY, backed up by music by DJ Groovemaster
and, catering by ABG Catering.

There were door prizes given away to the lucky ticket holders.Feedback from
many was that it was an excellent evening. The response being what it was,
especially from non-members, means that we have decided to have the 2011
Boxing Day Dance at the same venue, with possibly a much bigger crowd.
Congratulations to the organisers.

                    Bonbeach/Tangy Cricket Club –2010
                            Mervyn D’Rozario

For the first time in the clubs history we have our firsts, seconds and thirds in
the finals all contesting semi finals this weekend. Our thirds have the
opportunity to take out their second premiership in succession despite having
progressed to a higher grade. The seconds enter the finals brimming with
confidence having completed an improbable outright victory to secure a spot.
The firsts are playing at Murrumbeena Park on Kangaroo Road (Melway ref: 69
B7), against a side they defeated earlier in the year on the same ground.
Murrumbeena have the best performing bowler and batsman in the
competition, yet lack the depth that we feel is our strong point. Our boys have
five bowlers who have taken between 15 and 20 wickets, while our number 8
batsman scored 100 in the seconds last year illustrating that we have the
depth to support the belief that our boys can progress deep into the finals.
                       Mt Carmel Convent - Tangasseri
              A Bastion of Lasting Education - (Kay McKertich)

 A hundred-and-twenty-six years ago, in 1885, Mother Veronica of the Passion, the
foundress of the Congregation of the Carmelite religious order, started Mount Carmel
Anglo-Indian Girls’ High School. It is among the oldest schools in India and is also
top ranked in the State. The mission of the School, then as now, is the
empowerment of women. The present strength of Mount Carmel Convent (MCC) is
4000 students and increasing. Gone are the days when Standard IX presented four
students for the Anglo-Indian High School Examination in 1947. MCC is now
affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. Classes start
at KG and go to Plus 2. In Plus 2 they branch into Information Technology, Science,
and Commerce streams. The original religious order runs the school but is not
involved in active teaching, particularly at the higher levels. Religious education is
confined to the lower classes. Because of the multi-denominational composition of
the students, Moral Science is a part of the curriculum at the lower levels for non-
Catholic students. Catholic religious components like Retreats are unheard of today.
On major feast days, students may attend a School Mass. The House system is
maintained but is no longer named after the Saints, e.g. Little Flower and St. Teresa
of Avila as it was in the distant past. There are now four Houses, Blue, Green, Red
and Yellow. The aim of the House system is to foster competitive spirit and
sportswomanship through the annual Cultural Festival and Athletics. Ongoing
leadership is built through class Monitors, School and House Captains. Not only has
MCC been the fountainhead of education for Tangy girls but many of her daughters
who took up teaching as a career have returned fondly to teach at the old school.
The adventurous even ended up as Principals and Vice Principals of Infant Jesus
Boys’ School. While MCC produced its fair share of teachers for the homefront as
well as export, many operated from their homes in the lucrative tutoring area. In
fact it was a thriving cottage industry which persists to this day under the avatars of
Kindergartens, Spoken English, Broken English Fixers, etc., and, of course Boarding
Houses for the children of the affluent NRIs. Directly and indirectly, MCC has made
and is still making a contribution to the home economy of Tangy. MCC. itself has
responded to the changing needs of India and the world in the breadth and depth of
its curriculum and meeting the pastoral needs of its students. Every Tangy woman
here who is an alumnus of MCC has every right to be proud of her Alma Mater. We
are indeed indebted to Mount Carmel Convent for our sound academic education and
the consolidation of our Catholic upbringing, and all she has been doing down the
ages for generations.
 (Bibliography: Wikipedia & information from a recent graduate of MCC)
                      Health and Well-Being – Cinnamon
                           Add some spice to your life –
               (Extract from Herald Sun - Body & Soul Feb.6th 2011)

Cinnamon the ancient spice admired for the flavour and aroma, is becoming popular
around the world for its healing and health-promoting properties. Here are some
reasons why you should eat more of it.
+Researchers found cinnamon is effective for lowering blood-sugar levels making it
a healthy addition to the diets of diabetics.
+Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines have used Cinnamon for centuries as a remedy
for digestive problems and diabetes.
+Other studies have shown Cinnamon can help to lower LDL cholesterol levels and
+Cinnamon is a good source of the trace mineral Manganese, which is needed for
healthy bones, nerves and Thyroid function. It is also a source of Iron, Calcium and
To reap the health benefits of Cinnamon, try adding a half to one teaspoon of
ground Cinnamon to your daily diet. For a tasty warm drink, try simmering
Cinnamon with soymilk and a little honey.

                           HA! HA! HA! - JOKE TIME!

A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY
handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her.
She asks him why he is staring. He replies: "I have a question to ask, but I
don't want to offend you."
She answers, " My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am
and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear
just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask
that I would find offensive."
"Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me."
 She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that: #1, you have to
be single and #2, you must be Catholic."
 The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic!"
 "OK" the nun says. "Pull into the next alley."
 The nun fulfills his fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush.
 But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.
 "My dear child," said the nun, "Why are you crying?"
 "Forgive me but I've sinned. I lied and I must confess; I'm married and
I'm Jewish."
The nun says, "That's OK. My name is Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween
                                  NEW MEMBERS

We extend a warm welcome to the following new members and we assure you that
you will enjoy the events set out in the attached Schedule and look forward to your

Francis, Thomas & Sonia
Bullmore, Eric & Yvette
Taylor, Derek & Sharlene
Vasnail, Simon & Susan
Allen, Achilline & Elka
Garnett, David & Enid

                                 THANK        YOU

A note of appreciation to all those who contributed their time/talents/efforts and
sponsorship for the benefit of the Association – thanks a million and we look forward
to your continued support! Thanks to all the contributors of articles to this
Newsletter and should you have any appropriate item for our next Newsletter please
forward it to the Secretary – Philip D’Rozario.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made that the material in this Newsletter
was accurate at the time of publication.       The Association accepts no
responsibility for any loss or damage incurred at the time of publication.

Newsletter Committee:
Philip D’Rozario
Avelyn Cooper
Jennifer Allen

     PROGRAMME FOR 2011-2012


    HOPPER NIGHT: 18th JUNE 2011


      A.G.M: 8th OCTOBER 2011




LONG WEEKEND TRIP    To be confirmed

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