We had the great pleasure in hosting Australian Turkish Business Council’s 14th Iftar dinner at Seven Hills Restaurant.
Joining us for our Iftar Dinner were: Maria Vamvakinou MP; Former member for Wills, Kelvin Thomson and Liberal Candidate for Wills, Kevin Hong. Our special guest for the evening was Mary Elizabeth Calwell, daughter of Arthur Calwell who was Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 1960 to 1967.
Thank you to all our parliamentarians, Community Leaders, ATBC members and friends of ATBC that attended.
Thank you also to our Valued member Osman Ozcakmak for providing a gift to all our guests containing tulip bulbs.
What a brilliant day, we could not have anticipated a better turnout. The 2016 ATBC picnic was held at Jack Roper Reserve and it was favourably embraced by all those that attended.
There was plenty delicious barbecued meat, salads, dips, bread and cold drinks. There was a great atmosphere and it was wonderful to see our community enjoying themselves.
The children received Commonwealth Bank showbags and many gifts were presented with out Annual Raffle.
The ATBC would like to thank our sponsors: Commonwealth Bank, Bross Panels, Grand Foods, Ardent Concepts, Tek Foods, East Street Upholstery, Selvi Psychological Services, Australasian Corporate Services and the Turkish Bread Factory.
The ATBC hosted a very informative Economic Seminar at the Sofitel Hotel. Many of our members attended to hear CBA Chief Economist Craig James deliver an insightful, financial lecture.
Our members enjoyed a three course dinner and drinks whilst being enlightened with up-to-date economic knowledge and trends.
This year our members were given a great pleasant surprise. At the end of the Seminar, the attendees were entertained with vibrant song and music performed by Turkish band ‘DeJaVu’.
After the music was over, our members were happily socialized before heading home.
The morning weather began a bit chilly but the ATBC Board and their helpers arrived early to set up for the Annual Picnic at Greenvale Reservoir, knowing full well that the crowds would pour in.
Banners and flags were unfolded, tables were set, barbecues were lit, barbecue aroma filled the air, salad and dips were displayed; and then a continuous, long, steady stream of guests arrived to enjoy the day.
ATBC members were privileged to attend an informative Economic Seminar with Tom Piotrowski, who is the Chief Market Analyst and Economist for Commsec. Our members were educated and informed about the Share Market whilst dining on a delicious 3 course meal at the RACV House.
A free Legal and Taxation Seminar organized by the ATBC, was held on Thursday 14th June, at Moreland Council in Coburg.
ATBC were very pleased to sponsor the Turkish Pazar Festival, which was held at the Victoria Market on the 25th March, 2012.
It was a beautiful day and lots of people attended the festival.
We were delighted to see many ATBC members and friends at the festival. Many members stopped by the ATBC stand to say hello and it was wonderful to see them.
The 2012 Premier’s Gala Dinner was held on the 17th of March, at the Crown Palladium Ballroom. The Dinner celebrated the 10th Cultural Diversity Week along with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
ATBC President, Mr Huseyin Mustafa, is a Commissioner at the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Huseyin is a very passionate and committed Commissioner, who is always keen to promote Multiculturalism. Huseyin Mustafa, also being the General Manager at the Commonwealth Bank, happily sponsored the Gala Dinner.
The ATBC Board arrived early morning at Greenvale Reservoir to set up for the picnic. We began the day by placing out the signs, flags and banners.
Some friends from the ATUSA board arrived before lunch to lend a hand with the preparations.
It was a dark, cold and wet Friday evening, but the weather did not stop our guests from promptly arriving to enjoy a special evening with the Victorian Premier, the Honourable Ted Bailllieu.
Once seated inside Gardenhurst Receptions, our attendee’s quickly shrugged off the cold. The atmosphere within the Reception was one of excitement and warmth, as the guests anxiously awaited the arrival of the Victorian Premier.