PDA 10 year anniversary dinner

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who attended the PDA Ten Year Anniversary Dinner that was held at Newman College in February 2015. Thanks also to Newman College, the Jesuit community for hosting this event, those who helped out on the night and those who generously donated auction items. It was a great night and we raised a total of $35,021. You can see a full financial report here…PDA Ten Year Anniversary Financial Report



Event Details:

On February 19, 2015, PDA will be celebrating the occasion with a dinner at the Newman College Dining Room at the University of Melbourne. This will also be a fundraising event to raise funds to establish an indigenous women’s education centre and support the women’s mico-credit bank in Acteal, Mexico. Please come along to help us celebrate the work of PDA and The Bees over the past ten years and help us to raise funds for our work going forward.



Venue: Newman College Dining Room, University of Melbourne 887 Swanston Street, Melbourne




Date: Thursday February 19, 2015

Time: 6:30pm for 7pm start – 10pm

Dress: Smart Casual


Tickets: $100 (Includes 3 course meal, beer and wine, presentation, and fundraising auction), $65 concession,


Funds raised from the event will go directly into building the women’s education centre and into the women’s bank.

Even if you can’t make the event, please consider making a donation to the women’s bank.

See details of the women’s bank


Latest blog information http://www.peaceanddiversity.org.au/womens-education-centre/


Payment Details:

You can purchase a ticket or make a donation online by going to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pda-fundraising-dinner-tickets-14432017553

Please mention your table captain’s name (if applicable) at the time of the booking so that you are allocated to their table.



Items to be auctioned:  


With thanks to Veolia Environmental Services – – :

6 tickets to the Docklands Stadium Medallian Club with 2 car passes and a game of choice in the home and away season.               Value $125 each or package value  $750











1 Veolia skip (10 cubic meter skip bin) for house renovations valid for 2 years      value $500









With thanks to Newman College – – :

6 limited edition prints of Newman College            value $100 each




With thanks to Alex McDonald – – : 

A signed Collingwood Football Jumper













With thanks to James and Beth Sprunt from Sprunt Organic Beef Farm – – : 

A $200 voucher for Organic Beef from the Sprunt Organic Beef Farm











With thanks for the generosity of – – :

7 day holiday in Fairhaven,Victoria, an idyllic beach setting with uninterrupted views along the Great Ocean Road,    value $ 3,000.


7 day holiday in Wanaka, an idyllic setting in the south island of New Zealand  value $ 2,500.




With thanks to Aj and Robyn Gray – – :

7 day holiday at “The Beach Barn”. It is located in the beautiful tropics of Port Douglas, only an hour drive North of Cairns beside the scenic still waters of the Far North coast of Australia.  Value $1600
























With thanks to Peter Gray,   – – :

7 day holiday at the wonderful “Coral Breeze”. Luxury at its best and only one block from 4 mile beach. A contemporary large 3 bedroom house with all the mod cons such as large private pool with mineral aqua therapy water, alfresco dining, 2 lounge spaces, and privacy set amongst a lush tropical garden oasis.                             value – $2500





















With thanks to Paul, Luke and Carolyn from the Wye Beach Hotel,   – – :

2 nights accommodation at the famous Wye Beach Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Wye River. Enjoy an uninhibited view of the ocean in quiet and comfortable motel-style accommodation.                                                        Value  $300




















With thanks to Gav Evans and family,   – – :

3 nights accommodation at the picturesque Johanna Seaside Cottages, located in Johanna, just off Victoria’s Great Ocean Road between Apollo Bay and Twelve Apostles. Enjoy a weekend for 2 people staying at one of the beach cottages and breathe in the natural surrounds that a rural and seaside setting offers.                                                         Value  $1000































With thanks to Kristie and Chris McInerney  – – :

A golf voucher for 4 people to play 18 holes at the Lang Lang Golf Club. Surrounded by scenic forest landscapes and native wildlife, you will experience a unique golf setting in the Westernport Region.                             Value $100


















With thanks to Tracy and the gang at Santelmo, Argentinian Bar and Restaurant – – :

A $200 voucher towards a mouth watering dinner at Melbourne’s new and exciting restaurant and bar, inspired by a love of Argentinian food and wine, and Argentinian’s vivacious lifestyle and rich culture.





With thanks to Adrian and Lynda from La Luna Bistro, Carlton  – – :

A wonderful “Chef’s Feast “ dinner for 4 people serving contemporary Australian Cuisine with a Mediterranean influence.  Matched wines included.               value – $600


















With thanks to Glen and Alistair Thomson for arranging a voucher to El Habanero Mexican Restaurant – – :

A $100 voucher towards a mouthwatering feast of authentic Mexican food in the heart of Melbourne’s bay, Port Melbourne.

















With thanks to Eryn Coffey and Arturo – – :

A $80 voucher towards dinner for 2 at the Los Amates Mexican Restaurant located in Fitzroy’s Spanish District. Enjoy authentic cuisine and signature margaritas and be entertained by live music.                  Value $80




















With thanks to Dave Branniff from Corryong  – – :

Excellent handcut wood (a trailor load) from Snowy River Country, Corryong. The perfect firewood in time for winter by the fire.                                  Value:  $200
















Raffle / silent auction items

Reserve Wines – to be announced on the the night.

Kino Cinema passes


A hamper of goodies made up especially for the night.       value $130

A leather handbag





We are looking for additional auction items so if you can help out by donating something,                                                                         please email: peacediversityaustralia@gmail.com


“I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical, so it is humiliating. Goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other and learns from the other.” Eduardo Galeano