Remembrance Day

 Remembering the fallen  

           Least we forget

Seminar: Passport, Citizenship, Visa

The Maltese Welfare NSW organised a community seminar, Wednesday 4th October 2017 at the San George Preca Hall at O,L,Q,O,P  Parish Church Greystanes. Main speaker was Rita  O’Dwyer from the office of the Consulate General of Sydney.This seminar was well attended.

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Cittadanza, Visa u Passaporti

Dan huwa xi tema importanti tal-Kommunita Maltija.
Kun_ informatt, sabiex inti tkun tista t’ghen membri tal-familja.

Happy Father’s Day

Maltese Welfare wish all dad’s

Happy Father’s Day 

Laqgħa importanti oħra fi Greystanes

Saret laggha importanti fis-sala tal-knisja ta’ OLQOP ta’Greystanes meta i-Grupp tal-Anzjani tal-lokalita
ingħaqdu mal-Maltese Welfare ħalli jisimgħu lil Marie Louise Muscat, il-financial adviser tal-Fiducian Financial
Services tispjega l-aħħar tibdil li sar filpensjonijiet u s-superannuation.Dawn il-laqgħat dejjem jiġbdu lejhom
attendenzi kbar għax jolqtu fil-laħam il-
ħaj ta’ kull pensjonat. Għalkemm is-suġ-
ġett hu xi ftit ikkumplikat iżda s-sinjura
Muscat taf tispjega sewwa u titkellem
ma’ dawk li jattendu bil-Malti.
Il-grupp ta’ Greystanes jiltqa’ kull tieni
Tnejn tax-xahar fis-sala San Gorg Preca
bejn l-10 a.m. u nofsinhar. Għal aktar
tagħrif ċempel 0414 863 123.

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Quiet Achievers Award 2017

On Wednesday, 8th March, the Maltese Welfare (NSW) Incorporated held its annual Quiet Achievers – Night of Recognition, as part of Seniors Week NSW. In front of a full hall at the auditorium of the Annunciation Hall at St Dominic’s Home for the Elderly, Blacktown NSW, Twelve  Maltese individuals were awarded a Certificate of Recognition for the volunteering work they perform, and have been performing, right through the years. The help they provide, gratis, is not done exclusively among the Maltese community only, but spread among all the community. Proceedings began on the stroke of 7.30 pm with the MC Nathalie Gatt welcoming everyone and then proceeded to ask everyone to be upstanding for the Advance Australia Fair and l-Innu Malti. Maltese Welfare’s President, Lawrence Dimech was next to take the podium to welcome the distinguished guests and the awardees for the special evening. This year for the first time two special awards were  given to  John Beal and Maltese Elderly Thanksgiving Day Group. He reminded everyone of the importance of volunteering and encouraged the younger generation to continue the sterling work, that the persons who are being given recognition on the evening, have done by contributing their share to society in helping others less fortunate. Entertainer Grace Camilleri  kept the audience spellbound with her rendition of various beautiful Maltese and English melodies. Doris Grima,and Frances Montesin in English and in Maltese respectively, introduced the persons being given recognition to the audience and asked them to come on stage to receive their certificates from Julia Finn MP. Marlene Dimech presented Sr Georgina with a bouquet of flowers as token of appreciation for the help the Maltese Welfare receives each year during the organising of the QA event. Also attending for this prestigious event were hon Alan Cadman MP, Marie Louise Muscat from Fiducian Financial Service, and the President of the Maltese Community Council of NSW, together with many representatives of Maltese organisations in NSW. The President of the Maltese Welfare ( NSW) Inc. Mr Lawrence Dimech OAM MOM JP  ended the proceedings on the podium with a speech where he praised the Maltese Welfare for the work that it does for the benefit of the Maltese community and also thanked the recipients of the award for the good work they perform throughout the year. The evening concluded with light refreshment where everyone intermingled. Photos of the event.This is the 17th year that the Maltese Welfare (NSW) Inc. had organised this event.

It highlights the quiet achievement of a number of Maltese within our community in NSW

Congratulations to all recipients

 

Quiet Achievers 2016

 

 

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Mr. Lawrence Dimech,  during his opening speech.

Another successful night for the QA16

The importance of volunteering was paramount in the minds of the organisers when they presented the 16th Annual Quiet Achievers Night of Recognition at the Annunciation Hall situated at St Dominic’s Age Care Facility in Blacktown NSW.

Eleven more persons from across NSW were honoured for their contribution to the general community as volunteers.  To receive this much treasured award you have to be over 60 years old, not having been honoured before by Government instrumentalities and a resident of NSW.

Lawrence Dimech, the President of The Maltese Welfare (NSW)  while praising governments for their assistance to aged and persons with lifelong disability said certain initiatives fall short and may not be culturally specific enough therefore, some duty of care becomes part of our responsibility.  He made a strong appeal for more volunteers saying “We can make a contribution to lessen the suffering of others; making a contribution and making a difference, they should be linked.  It is something that everyone can do in their own life”.

Assoc Professor Stephen Gatt, the Chairman of the Board of St Dominic’s spoke highly of the contribution of Maltese Welfare to the Maltese community while remembering that when he migrated to Sydney he was the recipient of valuable assistance that was important in a new land for all this family. On behalf of Maltese Welfare he also presented to each and every person honoured on the night with a framed inscription as a memento.

Sister Giorgina Sultana, the superior at St Domenic’s was thanked for her assistance and presented with a bouquet of flowers.

Amongst those honoured was Vittoria Teuma a 90th years old Gozitan that was described as a shining example of perseverance in hardship and resilience, typical of her generation. The others were Josephine Bugeja from Girraween, Felicity Gravina from Kings Langley, Antoinette Mangion from Blacktown, Mary Rose Muscat from Seven Hills, Mary D. Pocock from Kellyville, Liliana Taliana and Edward Vella from Greystanes, Jane Vella from Wentworthville, George Zahra from Glenwood and Jerry J Zarb from Bateau Bay.

Marlene Dimech & Frances Montesin explained to the audience both in English and Maltese why each person was nominated. Nathalie Gatt was the MC reminding all that this annual event is made possible by the assistance received from the Fiducian Financial Service..

The first part of this celebration was taken up by a very entertaining performance by the Choir of the Maltese Cultural Association under the direction of Marisa Previtera singing popular Maltese and English song, very much appreciated by all.

The Quiet Achievers Night of Recognition has now been established as one of the highlights of the crowded calendar of events organized by the Maltese comm

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Mrs. Doris Pocock Receiving her QA award from Assoc,Prof. Stephen Gatt

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Mrs. Lilian Taliana another QA awarder

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Maltese Welfare Committee 2016 Back:Lawrence Gatt, Lino Vella, Emanuel Camilleri Sitting: Natalie Gatt, Marline Dimech, Lawrence Dimech, Frances Montesin, Doris Grima, Rita Kassas

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Maltese Cultural Choir

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Quiet Achiever Award Recipients

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Changes to Age Pension, Aged Care and Superannuation: How will they affect you?

IMG_9264Tibdiliet fil-Pensjoni, il-Kura tal- Anzjani u s-SuperannuationIMG_9254 IMG_9253 IMG_9252 IMG_9251 IMG_9250 IMG_9248 IMG_9247 IMG_9246 Another very successful presentation by Marie Louise Muscat from Fiducian Financial Services on Changes to Age Pension, Aged Care and Superannuation: How will they affect you?:

Part of Maltese Welfare contribution to the community.

Marie Louise Muscat Presenting another year of sponsorship to President Lawrence Dimech

With Nathalie Gatt Vice president of Maltese Welfare NSW  after the presentation.

Marie Louise Muscat lecturing  Changes to Age Pension, Aged Care and Superannuation: