April this year sees the Ryder-Cheshire fraternity assemble in Ballarat for their Biennial Conference.
The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Victoria Ballarat Support Group is hosting the Conference. The Ballarat members feel honoured to be undertaking this task and are eagerly looking forward to the fruits of their work.
It is a weekend packed with presentations, workshops, historical movie, guest speakers and the celebration of the work of Ryder-Cheshire ‘for the relief of suffering.’
Delegates are coming from all over Australia and from India, Timor-Leste and New Zealand.
The delegates will be welcomed to Ballarat on the Friday by the Mayor of Ballarat, Cr Des Hudson, at a Civic Reception hosted by the City of Ballarat in the Town Hall.
The Timor-Leste Ambassador, Sr Abel Guterres, will formally open the Conference on Saturday morning.
The Ryder-Cheshire Australia National President, Mr Peter Newton, will deliver his Biennial Conference address.
Klibur Domin, the Ryder-Cheshire Health Facility, in Timor-Leste is being represented by their Director Sr Joaquin Soares.
Raphael, Ryder-Cheshire Home in India, is being represented by their CEO Brigadier Arun Bhatnagar.
Ms Carolyn Tapley is representing the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation of Canterbury, New Zealand.
All Australian Ryder-Cheshire Homes will be represented; Victoria Homes at Ivanhoe, Singleton Home NSW and Mt Gambier Home SA.