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Feb 2013


Welcome to the first ACC Newsletter of 2013.

 ACC Dinner Dance 
Fiesta publicity

More details coming soon but you can pencil in the date, start telling your friends and getting a table together!
 Latin American Festival 
For those with Latin American connections or just lovers of the culture, the annual Bondi Latin American Festival will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on Sunday 10th March from 1.00pm to 8.30pm.


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Adoption reading
The Adoption Institute is an American organisation which publishes research-based reports on adoption issues as well as a regular E-Newsletter. Reports featured recently include one on the internet's impact on adoption and one on adoption by gays and lesbians

Sponsor a child

"Small change for us, big change for the kids"
It costs less than a dollar a day to sponsor a child through ACC and give that child a chance for a better future.  

Click here  for more information.
ACC Raffle

 The ACC Raffle raises funds to support children in orphanages in Bolivia, Colombia and India (and gives you the chance to win up to $1000!) Tickets are $20 but only 200 will be sold in total and prizes will be drawn on 1st May. 

You can obtain individual tickets or books of five to sell by emailing Charlie at
We need everyone to get involved and buy as well as help sell some tickets 


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Mid Year Lunch


Date: Sunday, 23rd June 2013 

Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm (lunch will start at 12 noon)


Location: Villa Maria Church Hall, Mary St, Hunters Hill


Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child - including Sausage Sizzle lunch. (BYO Drinks.)


RSVP: 10th June. Prebooking is essential: download your booking form here.  

Volunteers will be needed on the day.


Please consider making a donation to ACC, and bringing a gift for the children in the orphanages. (These are sent with families when they travel).


Any queries, please contact:

Kathy Blanter at  or 0418 403 122

Sue Hancock at or 0452 627 227

Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser


On February 2nd this year, Cardiff RSL  was awash with frangipanis, loud Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts.


Sixty two people (including 16 children) came along to the Hawaiian Luau night to benefit the orphanages supported by ACC. There was lots of eating, drinking and dancing, as well as a game of 'Pass the coconut' for the smaller guests, with all children displaying wonderful sportsmanship (and enjoying their chocolate consolation prizes!).


All up we raised $1294.09 on the night. 


A huge round of applause to everyone that came along and supported the event. Special thanks to Steve and Pat Stacey for donating their $200 'lucky hundred' prize money back to ACC; also thanks to Marianela O'Brien (Intercountry adoptee, Nicaragua), Kerri Ford, and Fran and Neil Miller, for helping to set up and pack away. Thank you to Ben Pitham (Port Hunter Cranes) for sponsoring the cost of the helium tanks for the balloons.


Lynda Miller

Luau fund raiser  

Luau fund raiser  

Luau fund raiser  


NB: Lynda's next venture combines fund raising with weight loss! Visit the Cash For Kilos page at the GiveNow site to find out all about it!

Sue Thomas


It is with deep sadness that we share news of the death of Susan Thomas. Sue was a devoted wife to Maurie and a loving and dedicated mother to Michael and Ben. Our thoughts are with the family through this difficult time.

  Thomas family


Duncan Moar
Newsletter Editor
Australians Caring for Children

P.O Box 7182
Bondi Beach NSW 2026  

Ph: 9389 1889 Fax: 9388 0226