SJA June Update #2

ALL WELCOME at our 2024 Annual General Meeting
Thursday 27 June 2024 at 4.30 PM
CWA Rooms 1/24 Toallo Street Pambula 2549.

Guest speakers Lucy Little (Convenor) and Jack Ewan Grey of the SJA Youth Initiatives Sub-Group.
Refreshments provided.
All positions will be declared vacant: Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Nominations for positions close 5 PM 26 June, via email to
Or post to PO BOX 352 Pambula 2549. Only current financial members are eligible to nominate.
**All members please note that memberships are due at the end of June each year.
We value your membership and ask that you ensure you remain paid up members. (Still only $5 and takes only
three minutes.
**Members benefit from receiving regular emails which keep you up to date with SJA goings-on. You can renew
via our web page…..

Working Bee
What Can I do? How may I help?
SJA Friends of Potoroo Palace
Saturday June 29 9.30-11.30 am
Continue working on front entrance area
Bring gloves, secateurs, shovels, hedge trimmers, pruning saws, trug tubs.
BYO water and snacks. We have a morning tea at the café afterwards.

Upcoming Event**
SJA Youth and Environment have combined to bring you this event at Pambula Town Hall

Get Tickets:

Bega LALC (Local Aboriginal Land Council) is organising a community fun day for NAIDOC celebrations on 12 July
at Bega Uniting Church from 11am – 4pm.
They want it to be an inclusive event for all the community and request support. SJASC is offering $200 to help
with expenses but would also like to provide volunteers to assist with running their activities. Some of the
activities for the day are:
* Hot food selection of curries & soup
* Boomerang painting table
* Photo booth
* Jewellery making table
* Face Painting
* Lucky draw
* Traditional dance performance
* Language card games & bath bomb making with Ellen Mundy & Emma Stewart
Bega LALC youth training cafe will serve coffee & drinks.
If you’d like to assist with any of the above, or if you can contribute any other activity, or would like further
information please contact SJA Indigenous sub group convener: Olwen Morris email
Otherwise just come along and enjoy the day!

Hi folks, 
We cannot directly help those living in and around Yambali in the highlands of PNG.
But I am writing to create interest around the possibility of extending / continuing our local support for some of
those children living in the twelve settlements in and around Port Moresby.
Historically, as with our first SJA overseas support work in Kenya refugee 
areas, PNG was chosen because of actual physical on the ground in person actions.
Part of the basis as to why we at SJA have always supported BVATL. (Bega Valley Advocates for Timor
I have just returned from PNG where I have been engaged in housing and settlement sanitation works since
2009 every year until 2020 – something happened then to interrupt like disastrous fires and COVID!
Now I am keen to resume support.
With friend and collaborator Mark Smith, I visited a settlement again last week which I first helped in about
The We Care Foundation has been a constant supporter.
NOTHING has changed except for a trebling of numbers of children being helped.
I have developed a plan and budget to build a toilet block and shower in this settlement where the community
is operating an early learning centre. 
— 165 children, NO water, NO power, TWO drop toilets, NO washing facilities.
I was very fortunate to have Mark Smith with me who is interested in helping with this build.
The last one I had to partially sub contract which had its own problems.
This one together with local labour and skills we will build ourselves.
BUT I am seeking some funding to build this basic essential infrastructure.
May I humbly ask for financial HELP towards the budgeted $26,000 that this project which works to develop
both education and health will cost.

The main two costs ( about $14,000 ) are the connection to the water main and running water 140 m to the
small facility AND the enviro cycle septic unit . 
I have photographs, a background paper and sketch to offer.
Once I have the budget covered, work can commence immediately!!!!!
The site is ready 
please consider extending our previous support folks.
As I will continue to work through We Care Foundation, donations can be made directly to an account listed
Receipt for all donations – advise details and formats please 
Acknowledgment of all donations will be made.
 – RESPOND directly and immediately in your own way for the children of PNG. 
Please mark clearly for PNG and mark clearly for receipt details for Taxation use.
BSB. 633000 
ACC. Please see original email or message
Glynn Early Learning Centre – PNG 
Mick Brosnan
NB – not related to the devastating land slip in the highlands.