Monday, March 17, 2008

Photography exhibition to raise funds

Di Lucas and Pen Tayler will hold a photography exhibition in the Watson Art Centre, Canberra which will raise funds for BMETS. The exhibition will be held from the 10th to the 13th of April. We invite anyone who is interested, to attend especially from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday the 12th of April when we will have a celebration and hear more about the work of the Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters project.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Successful fundraising

BMETS has had a very successful fundraising period raising over $6,500.
Penelope Wells, A Lounge Singer from Sydney, accompanied by Peter Bailey, put on a concert at The Carrington in Katoomba, raising almost $2,500 as well as giving the audince alot of joy listening to superb music.
Our first Garage Sale at Gail's in Blackheath attracted our usual crowd and more and raised $3,435
Pat and Col Jennings had a Art Exhibition in Springwood and raffled one of Col's paintings of the beach in Baucau, donating $500 to BMETS
All of this money will support our projects - paying monthly salaries for our sister organisation in Timor Leste (APSC-TL), scholarships for young women and the publication of a book of stories of women in the clandestine resistance movement 1975to 1999.

Our next meeting is March 10th at 7.00.
Our Annual Book Sale - a not to be missed event will be held on May 31st at the CWA Hall in Leura.