Quiet Achievers 2014

QA 2014 167 On Wednesday, 19th 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 Hostel, Blacktown NSW, fourteen  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 Rita Kassas 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. 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. Entertainers the Mifsud Brothers  Sam and Tony  kept the audience spellbound with his rendition of various beautiful Maltese and English melodies. in between songs they got  into there comedian mode and leaves everyone bursting with laughter. Marlene Dimech and Doris Grima, 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 The Hon Andrew Rohan MP. Nathalie Gatt 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  The opposition leader of NSW the Hon Mr. John Robertson, MP and Marie Louise Muscat from Fiducian Financial Service, who are the sponsors of the Maltese Welfare (NSW) Inc., 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 recipients of the certificates being given recognition on the night were: Joseph and Connie Apap . Lilian Attard. Gerry Carabez .Tony Fenech. Dorothy Gatt. Sam Gatt. Emanuel Grech. Joseph and Elsie Magro. Giovanna Matkovic. Victoria  Mizzi. Fr Carmelo Schiberras. Joseph Zahra. The evening concluded with light refreshment where everyone intermingled. Photos of the event.

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