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AN INVITATION TO JOIN QUARTERLY LUNCHEONS OF CATHOLIC BUSINESS MINDS & CHURCH LEADERS
ASSEMBLY OF CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS 2014
In 2014, the Assembly of Catholic Professionals will be a
forum for business women and men interested in Catholic life
to come together as a business community to get to know
each other and the leaders of the Church in the Newcastle,
Maitland and Hunter region.
The Assembly will meet quarterly, over lunch. There will be
time for networking and to hear local and international guest
speakers. All luncheons will begin at noon and have a firm
ending time of 2pm.
Guest Speaker for the Feb 27 luncheon will be the Director
of CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, Lisa Short.
You will hear and meet her teams who offer a wide range of
services for the care, support, assistance and education to all
families and individuals regardless of age, gender or religion.
You will be taken on an inspection tour of the new
CatholicCare centre at Mayfield.
Sponsors will be offered the opportunity to present their
products and services to attending key business, community and
Church leaders. You will be acknowledged on all promotional
material prior to and on the day of the event. Contact Mark Lees on
4979 1124 or email@example.com
JOIN ONLINE TODAY!
2014 Membership Fees cover cost of all lunches, a Christmas reception and
includes food and beverage. Visit us on online for 2014 luncheon dates.
• Full Membership $499 + GST
• Guests attending a luncheon only $99 + GST
AS GUESTS OF THE NEW
oin our quarterly luncheons call 4979 1124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN OF THE WESTERN DESERT TO
BY TRACEY EDSTEIN
The theme of this year's Project
Compassion, the Catholic Church's
annual Lenten fundr aiser, is "Have life
and have it to the full". That's not ea sy
if you're suffering from kidney disease in
centr al Austr alia and have to leave your
community in order to undergo dialysis .
For centr al Austr alia's Indigenous people,
whose rates of kidney disease are higher
than those of the gener al population,
seeking treatment in the form of dialysis
of ten meant leaving traditional country,
family and community and tr avelling to
Alice Springs. Almost ten years ago now, a
cr eative group of individuals addressed this ,
providing the fir st remote renal dialysis
clinic in Central Austr alia at Kintore.
Wester n Deser t Nganampa Waly tja
Palyanjaky Tjuataku (WDNWPT)
Aboriginal Corpor ation now provides
dialysis facilities in five remote communities.
The organisation's name loosely tr anslates
to "making all our families well" which
sounds a lot like "having life and having it
to the full". The mission of WDNWPT
reflects a desire to minimise the extent
to which kidney disease threatens the
health, dignity and well being of individuals,
as well as to preser ve walytja or the
connectedness of extended family.
You can lear n more about this mission
when three members of WDNWPT
Corpor ation visit Newcastle in March.
Marlene Spencer Nampitjinpa, Sar ah
Brown and Deanne Wano will visit the
diocese under the auspices of Caritas, the
international aid and development agency
of the Catholic Church in Australia and
the 'umbrella' of Project Compassion. The
women will be honoured guests at the
diocesan launch of Project Compassion on
Shrove Tuesday, 4 March.
Amongst other insights, the speakers will
be sure to tell you about Alice Springs'
Purple House, suppor ted by Caritas to
provide dialysis and vital social suppor t,
allowing more and more to "Have life and
have it to the full".
All members of the community
are invited to witness Bishop
Bill Wright launch Maitland-
Newcastle's Project Compassion
at St Mary's High School, Pacific
Highway Gateshead at 11.00am on
Tuesday 4 March.
That evening, the women of the
Western Desert will speak at a
Project Compassion Dinner at the
Victor Peters Suite, 843 Hunter
Street West, Newcastle, 5.30 for
6.00pm. To learn more or to book
a place or a table, please P Sharon
Murphy on 4979 1111 by 28 February.
Sarah Brown with patient and Papunya Tula artist Patrick Tjungarryi from
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