Saturday, June 28, 2008

Next BMETS Garage Sale

The next Blue Mountains East Timor Garage sale will be on saturday July 26th from 9.00am to 3.00pm at 66 Wentworth St, Blackheath. We are collecting donations from now - you can drop things off on the verendah of the house at any time.
These sales are great community events. They are a major fundraiser support a number of community capacity building projects in East Timor including scholarships, agriculture and weaving co-operatives and community development. BMETS is a major sponser of the third national Women's Congress to be held in Dili later this month.
For more information about the Garage Sale, ring Gail Clifford on 4787 6310 or Jude and Mary on 4757 4478.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Two Years in Timor: A Close-Up Perspective on Timorese Development

A public talk to hear more about what's happening in East Timor:
Local residents / East Timor volunteers Dan Gilfillan and Beth Rushdon will be doing a talk on their recent experiences in Timor:
The BMCC delegation will also report back on their trip to Dili for the Friendship Relationship Conference in June.
Gearins Hotel Katoomba on Wednesday, June 25th 2008 from 7.00pm - All welcome.
Jointly organised by Blue Mountains City Council East Timor Friendship Committee
and Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters Project
Contact 4757 4478 for more information.

Book Sale success

The Book Sale was a great success raising nearly $6,000.
It was a wonderful day and a great testment to the co-operativness of the BMETS team!
The whole event went smoothly and was lots of fun.
We sold zillions of books, the pack- up was a well oiled operation
and the community of the Blue Mountains is settled in for a good read by the fire. Thanks for Ruth, Jenny and Wendy for all their co-ordination!