Dear friends and colleagues,
Welcome to our second Indigenous Alumni Network Newsletter.
We've lots of news to share, as much has been happening at ANU and with our alumni members.
Our Indigenous alumni social networking event for 2017 will be held at 5pm on 3 August at the Great Hall, University House. The invitation is included in the newsletter and a personal invitation will be emailed to you by our Alumni Office.
This social networking event combines in partnership our ANU Indigenous Alumni Network, the ANU Students Association Indigenous Department (ANUSA) and the ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA). We are grateful to Makayla Brinkley (ANUSA) and Darcy Jackman (PARSA) for initiating this link between us and for their organisational efforts in preparing for this celebration.
For those of you who can attend we would love to see you.
This brings me to announce some wonderful news regarding the growth of our Indigenous Alumni Committee. We are delighted to welcome Frank Gafa onto our Committee, and I am grateful to him for volunteering to take on the role of our Chair for the next exciting phase of our Network's growth.
Frank has extensive ties to ANU, having been both a student and staff member in a number of positions over the years. Included in this newsletter is a welcome and introduction from Frank.
With Frank now leading our Committee, I and other Committee members will concentrate on much-needed updating of our membership contact address (email) list. We will attempt to contact all Indigenous Alumni by phone over the next 6 months to update contact/email addresses and confirm membership of our Alumni Network.
In other administrational matters, we continue to seek member volunteers to join our Indigenous Alumni Committee. The more hands on deck we have, the more exciting events and functions we can organise.
Finally, a thank you to our Committee members, the ANU Alumni Office (Heidi Dreyer), staff members and everyone who has helped put this newsletter together and emailed to you all.
Yours in culture!
On behalf of the ANU Indigenous Alumni Committee