Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Alumni Newsletter November 2015

A link to the latest newsletter can be found here

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fundraiser by Katherine Fox - Losing our locks for children with medically associated hair loss...

 From Alumni member Katherine Fox:
I've decided to lose my locks and donate my hair to Variety charity that provides wigs for children with medical related hair loss.  11yr old Amity from Longreach has joined me and we’ll both be losing our locks before Christmas – just a bit of cross-State scheduling to be undertaken.

We are grateful for any donations toward this worthy cause - all funds will go toward making a wig from the [just shy of] 1.5m of hair we donate between the two of us.  Please go to the link above and select the ‘give now’ button to make a donation.  If for some reason it does not go straight to our donations page, use the search function (top right) to search for ‘losing our locks’.

Thank you for considering.

Katherine and Amity

PS: or visit our FaceBook page: where we’ll eventually have some ‘after’ pics!

Alumni Reception 2015

Dear Member of the Alumni Association


It is with much pleasure that the Clerk and the Alumni Board of the Department of the House of Representatives invite you to the
8th Alumni Reception on Friday, 27 November 2015, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Formal Gardens opposite the House of Representatives Entrance, Parliament House.  (If the weather is not suitable the Reception will be held in Parliament House).

Come and share memories of life in the Department in years gone by, and catch up on recent occurrences over a drink and finger food in the beautiful gardens.  What a lovely way to spend a summer Friday evening!

Please confirm your attendance by emailing (preferred) or by contacting Marion Bartlett, Director, People Strategies on 02 6277 4454 by no later than Friday, 20 November 2015.

Yours sincerely

Michael Salkeld                                                                                                    Carolyn Scheetz

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Alumni Newsletter - May 2015

A link to the latest Alumni newsletter can be found here

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Alumni Reception 2014

The Clerk hosted the 7th Alumni Reception on Friday, 21 November 2014, on a beautiful warm evening in the Formal Gardens.
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Member Activities

Fellow Alumni Members

It seems a long time since our successful Alumni function in November last year.  What an enjoyable evening it was!  At that event and at previous Board meetings we discussed organising some activities to bring past and present colleagues together more often.

To kick this off we are arranging a couple of visits to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

New Exhibitions and lunch

There are a number of current exhibitions including:

·         Behind the Lines – The year’s best political cartoons from 2014
·         Menzies – by John Howard.

The Museum also offers a 45 minute tour of the Building.  Some of you could run this tour!  Full details are available on the website

We would follow this with lunch either at the OPH Café or other local café.

Date:  Saturday 30 May
Time: 10 am
RSVP: by 16 May
Carolyn Scheetz
            0421 612 078

Australian Prime Ministers Centre Seminar 2015

Members’ Dining Room
Friday 19 June 2015
1.30 to 7pm (including refreshments from 6pm)

The Australian Prime Ministers Centre Seminar 2015 presents highlights from the museum’s annual research program on prime ministers, and other leading work on prime ministers by invited guests.

Discover how former prime ministers view each other, hear what leading historians and political scientists make of our leaders, and share the insights of journalists George Megalogenis and Karen Middleton, speechwriter Michael Cooney and many more.

The seminar will be held in the Members’ Dining Room and includes refreshments in the Members’ Bar.
A copy of the event program with a full list of speakers and times is available on the website for the Museum
The event is free of charge but subject to booking.  We have reserved 20 places so first come first served!
To reserve your place please contact Carolyn by 23 May:
Carolyn Scheetz on 0421 612 078 or by email
We are also planning a lunch at the Yacht Club in July and will send an invitation once we have a date.
The next Board meeting will also be in July.
Hope to catch up with many of you at these functions.
Warm regards

Carolyn Scheetz

Michael Salkeld