FUNCTIONS FOR 2019/20
May 12: OAAV Contribution To “මනූසාත් දෙරණ”
Further to our first food relief initiative concluded last week, the OAAV intends on contributing to the “මනූසාත් දෙරණ” humanitarian efforts in Sri Lanka. Most of you would be familiar with this program. It has been far reaching across the breadth and depth of some of the most remote locations, in assisting desperate families with food shortages.
The OAAV intends to re-allocate funds from our scholarship fund for this contribution. A donation of AU$ 5000 (Rs. 550,000/=) will be presented for the supply of dry rations via this program, to long suffering families in rural areas. When circumstances in desperate times demand, we are pleased the OAAV can assist even in a small way from a distance.
Our objective is to remit funds by the 12th May. Please join hands with us in these relief efforts. We will keep you updated with the progress of this initiative in the coming weeks.
'මනූසාත් දෙරණ' Thank you message
OAAV bank account details. Please add the word “Covid-19” with your name if possible so that the donation can be clearly identified
Account: Old Anandians Association of Victoria
BSB No: 083 004
Account Number: 64788 1160
Please contact Dushan(0405 967 874), Tyrone(0417 382 660) or any OBA committee members for more information.
April 8: Assistance to Anandian International students In need
Together, we are facing truly unprecedented times. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our daily way of life. It would be near impossible to locate a single human in the world who has not been impacted or touched in some way or form by this crisis.
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who's been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our prayer are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full speedy recovery.
Further, we're truly inspired by the selfless acts of kindness and compassion, shown by many people from all walks of life across the world, and to all front line workers and support staff working tirelessly to care for people in need.
Our thoughts are now with many old Anandian’s currently on temporary visas studying in Melbourne. We understand that many of them are impacted by this crisis, due to loss of employment and some are looking forward to going home as soon as Sri Lanka opens its borders. In the meantime, the OAAV is keen to ascertain the requirements of these students, so we can facilitate and assist in areas where possible to our utmost ability. If you are aware of any Anandian students who needs assistance, please request them to contact one of the following committee members or the OAAV via our Facebook or any other social media platform. The OAAV respects each individuals privacy and will handle the matter in strict confidence.
In the true sprit of Ananda, many people have indicated their willingness to assist in various ways. We would further like to appeal to our membership during these difficult times to assist us in this endeavour, so that we can help others by what ever means possible. The OAAV is keen to assist where ever possible, when ever possible, so please pass on this information to any Anandian students in need.
In closing, we wish all of our members & their families and friends, good health, peace of mind and the blessings of the triple Gem!
Please contact Ashad(0416 187 600), Chatura(0411 571 972), Dushan(0405 967 874), Tyrone(0417 382 660) or any OBA committee members for more information.
TBA: Maroons Night
Ladies - After Five
Please contact Dushan or any OBA committee members for more information.
Oct 25:Founders Day Alms Giving
EVENTS ALREADY HELD FOR THE YEAR 2019/20
May 1: Covid-19 Food Relief Program
The Covid-19 crisis has been causing profound shock, despair, untold suffering & hardship across many nations and communities. We all have plunged into uncertain times with drastic transformations taking place in our economies and lifestyles. In these unprecedented times, while old alliances are put to the test and new ones formed, as new chapters of history are being written, we all are called to unite and help in a sea of humanitarian efforts across the globe.
As the aftershock of this devastation continues, many families in Sri Lanka have been left vulnerable with no income due to current lockdowns and face immense hardship feeding themselves. As Anandians, In the true spirit of helping, the OAAV has been assisting in a grass roots level Food Relief program in Sri Lanka during the past several weeks. This initiative has focused on providing food rations to disabled and the most desperate families in various areas.
The OAAV has donated Rs. 350,000/= (AU$ 3000) for the supply of dry rations via the
“අත් වැල” charity initiative in Sri Lanka, led by a group of fellow Anandians. Each dry ration pack is estimated around Rs. 700/= and consist of a variation of items including 2-3Kg Rice, 1 Kg Flour, 1Kg Dhal, Salmon Tins, Milk tins, Onions etc. The OAAVs target was to donate around 500 such packs. So far, this first phase has donated:
· 350 dry rations packs on the 29th April in the Katukurunda, Anguruwathota, Meegama and few other areas.
· 10 days of food supplies donated to “Meth Sewa Foundation” in Wellawaya. This childrens home of over 100 children were running out of food.
· Madiwela Children's home where there are about 50 children, with acute food shortages (to be delivered in the next few days)
We are grateful that we have been able to assist in even the smallest way possible, and we continue to focus our efforts on the next phase of relief programs, which we will inform you very soon. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has assisted us in this initiative, and here are a few pictures from the efforts in Sri Lanka.
February 21: Dinner with Arjuna
|Date:||Friday 21 Feb 2020|
|Time:||7:00 pm onwards|
Cinnamon’s- 474, St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
|Music:||Darsh, Milin,PubuduJ & Agasthi|
For further information, please contact Sanjeewa (0452 436 914) or any OBA committee members
February 23: Battle of the Maroons 2020
The annual Battle Of The Maroons encounter will be held on Sunday 23rd February 2020. This is an exciting game of cricket, and a great opportunity for catching up with friends in the spirit of the "Big Match”. Hope to see you all at the match. Please see below for details.
|Date:||Sunday 23rd February 2020|
|Location:||Dandenong Show Grounds, Bennet Street, Dandenong|
For further information, please contact Dushan or any OBA committee members
Bushfire Relief Fund
As we all are well aware, bushfires have been ravaging the country for months, devastating towns, rural communities and livelihoods. With so many Australians suffering devastation and loss from the bushfires ravaging many parts of the nation, we want to help in the smallest possible way with the relief and rebuilding efforts.
The Old Anandians Association Of Victoria (OAAV) are calling on all members, friends, family and associates to support and help those affected. The proceeds of this campaign will be donated to the relief efforts of the iconic Victorian holiday town of Mallacoota.
The OAAV has opened a GoFundMe page to collect donations. Please click on the link below to help with this community cause.
Your kind contributions will be most graciously appreciated by this local community at this difficult time.
Donated - This was an initiative from the OAAV to help during the Bushfire crisis several months ago. We did a fund raiser from the public (Go Fund Me) and raised close $1465, and the OAAV topped it and donated $1500 for the efforts.
Feb 8: Overnight Pirith Ceremony
OAAV would like to invite you all for the overnight pirith ceremony to celebrate the 25th year of the organisation. It will be held on the 8th of February at the Dandenong temple from 8.30pm onwards. This is followed by the heel dane on the 9th of February.
For further information, please contact Dushan, Namal, Tyrone or any OBA committee members
Jan 5: KVA OBA 6 a side cricket
The highly anticipated Sri Lankan Cricket Carnival organised by the Kalutara Vidyalaya OBA will be held
tomorrow (5th of Jan) at the Sweeney Reserve from 8am onwards.
We would like to invite you all for a day full of cricket, food, entertainment and most importantly to cheer on Team Ananda!
1st game willl be against Isipathana College at 10am.
Dec 11, 21 and 28: Dhamma Programmes
උදා වන 2020ක් වු දශ වසරට සුබ පතා හා වික්ටෝරියානු ආනන්දයීයන්ගේ සංගමයේ රිදී ජුබිලි සැමරුමට සමගාමීව, විචිත්ර ධර්ම කතික ගලිගමුවේ ඣාණදීප ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේගේ මූලිකත්වයෙන් සන්විදානය කරනු ලබන ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාව.
සුමදුර ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාව
ඔබ සැමට මෙත් සිතින් ආරාධනා
1. පිංවත් පූජ්ය ගලිගමුවේ ඤාණදීප ස්වාම්න්වහන්සේ විසින් මෙල්බන් නුවර කීස්බරෝ ධම්ම සරණ විහාරායේදී උඳුවප් පොහෝදින 11/12/2019 පවත්වනු ලැබු ධර්ම දේශනාව - https://youtu.be/IOuETivodME
This is the video of the live broadcast from the the first session in the series of Dhamma programmes organized by the OAAV to obtain blessings for the new decade held on 11th December at the Keysborough Temple.
Second and Third sessions of this programme will be held tomorrow at the Dandenong Temple(AM) and Keysborough Temple (PM) tomorrow 21/12.
2. සීල භාවනා වැඩසටහන- ඩැන්ඩිනොන් ධම්ම දීප භාවනා මධ්යස්තානයේදී පෙ.ව. 8.30 සිට
3. ධර්ම දේශනාව- කීස්බරෝ ධම්ම සරණ විහාරස්තානයේදී රාත්රී 8ට.
ඔබ සැමට ආරාධනා !
For further information, please contact Dushan, Namal or any OBA committee members
Dec 7: Christmas Party and Family Night
Our annual Christmas party and Family night will be held on Saturday 7th December 2019. This has always been a fun filled nigh for children and families.
Bring your families and friends to join an enjoyable evening for the kids and adults in the company of Sergei the magician, a special visit from Santa and live band and DJ
If you would like Santa to present your kids with a small gift, please remember to bring your wrapped gift for your child (with their name on it) and hand it over to one of Santa’s helpers, so Santa will make sure to deliver it to them.
Following are the details of the event:
|Date:||7th December 2019 (Saturday)|
|Time:||7:30 pm onwards|
Glen Waverley Community Centre , 700 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley
|Dinner:||Buffet from “V U Delight” (Nirosh Kumbalathara from the 90/91 batch)|
|Price:||Adults - $25
Children (5 yrs – 12 yrs) - $15
Children (Under 5) - Free
Please advise Tyrone (0417 382 660) or Panitha (452 574 343) the number of tickets ASAP. We need to know the
number of adults and number of children (both paying and free) for catering purposes.
Look forward to hearing from you soon
Nov 24:Founders Day Alms Giving
The first major event organised by the new OAAV committee for 2019/2020 is the Annual Alms Giving. This commemorates the Founding Fathers of Ananda College. As a tradition, we continue to celebrate and give thanks to these pioneers over the years. The committee cordially invites you to participate in this annual ceremony.
Please see below for this year’s event details:
Date: 24th of November 2019 (Sunday) Time: 9.00am onwards Venue: Dhamma Sarana Vihara (Keysborough),
329-335 Greens Road, Keysborough
We would love to see you and your family members participate in this meritorious event. Your generous contribution and active participation is solicited. It would also be much appreciated if you could assist in any way with the dane menu by undertaking to provide any of the listed menu items and/or wish to offer a pirikara to the priest, and/or a donation to the temple.
If you are able to participate in this meritorious event and prepare any food items,
please contact Tyrone(firstname.lastname@example.org) , Panitha(email@example.com) or any OBA committee members.
Your generous contribution and active participation is sincerely appreciated.
Sep 25: Blessing for the new committee
The Association will start the new year, with a special Bodhi Pujawa, at the Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple).
All are welcome to attend the Bodhi Pujawa, this Wednesday 25th September at 7.00 p.m., to partake in the religious ceremony, and invoke blessings for a successful year.
Looking forward to your presence and blessings, at the temple.
It would be much appreciate if you could bring flowers and “gilan pasa” to be offered at the temple.
Date: 25th of September 2019 (Wednesday) Time: Please be there by 7.00pm Venue: Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple), 43,Hemmings Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175
Click the picture to view Bodhi Pujawa(2015) Photo Album
Sep 21 : AGM
The Annual General Meeting for the year 2019/2020 will be held on Saturday the 21st of September.
The details of the AGM are as follows,
Date: Saturday, 21st September, 2019 Time: The function starts at 7:00pm with the AGM official proceedings scheduled to start at 8:00pm Location:
Kentro Cafe, 27 – 29 Eaton Mall, Oakleigh, 3166
As per Rule 15 of the OAAV Constitution, the members who are proposing and seconding and the nominees must be financial members of the Association and all nominations must be sent to the Secretary to the address given below at least 14 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.
The formalities will be followed by a social event consisting of dinner and entertainment. Please RSVP by DATE to confirm whether you will be attending the AGM only or AGM and Dinner for catering purposes. The cost of the dinner will be $25
For further information, please contact Panitha Perera or any OBA committee members
EVENTS ALREADY HELD FOR THE YEAR 2018/19
July 27: Maroons Night
OAAV is proudly presenting its flagship event the "Maroons Night 2019" on the 27th July at the Springvale Town Hall.
We are celebrating our 24th anniversary this year and we wish to cordially invite you to join us at our annual dinner dance.
|Date||27th July 2019 (Saturday)|
|Time||7.00pm to 1.00am|
|Venue||Springvale Town Hall, 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale|
"TANTRA" and guest artist from Sri Lanka, Ms. Natasha Rathnayake with DJs Warren & Naana
|Catering||Tantalising buffet by 'WSC Creative Catering'|
Ladies - After Five
|Drinks||Complementary Soft Drinks, Wine and a bottle of Premium Scotch per table of 10|
Please contact Gamini, Kapila or any OBA committee members for more information.
June 16: Poson Sil and meditation program
The OAAV kindly invites you to participate in the Poson Sil and meditation program at Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre in Cranbourne during this Poson season.
The religious program is a whole day event held on Sunday the 16th June commencing at 8.15am. The OAAV will be providing alms for the priests and the participants of the Sil and meditation program.
Food and drinks for the day will be prepared and catered. We kindly request your participation to this program and if you wish, your contribution towards the cost of food and drinks for the day and the Pirikara to the priests. We also appreciate your assistance in serving the food to the Priests and participants of the Sil and meditation program.
We would appreciate your participation and contribution to this meritorious act.
|Date:||Sunday, 16th June 2019|
Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre (Cranbourne Temple),
8.15am – 5.00pm
If you are interested in participating in the programs or undertaking any of the meritorious deeds please contact Gayan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gamini (email@example.com), or any OBA committee members.
We invite you to attend our events. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join. Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.