October 2013 - Sri Lankan Girls' Education Dinner
Loreto College Coorparoo generously donated use of the Mary Ward Centre to hold a fundraising dinner for girls' education in October. A wonderful night with Sri Lankan dancing, circus performances from Ashton Circus, a Sri Lankan feast from Fire & Spice and wine from Clovely Wines raised $5,300!
July 2013 - Girls' Education Dinner
Over 100 generous supporters attended a wonderful dinner at the Tibetan Kitchen, Spring Hill to raised funds for girls' education. When you educate a girl, you educate the next generation - and we are very proud to have raised enough funds from this dinner to support 24 years of girls education!
June 2012 - Cambodia Dinner
Another sold out dinner event raised more than $5,500 to help fund a school library in Cambodia. We heard amazing stories of courage and survival from our two speakers who had lived through and managed to escape the Pol Pot regime.
June 2012 - Namaste India
With the support of two great yoga partners, the Brisbane Chapter participated in Room to Read's global Namaste India event which raised more than $35,000 around the world for girls' education in India. Thanks to the generosity of the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga, and the Fusion Hot Yoga Centre, Brisbane contributed over $1,000 to the overall total raised.
5 December 2011 - Chapter End of Year Celebration
On International Volunteers Day, Brisbane celebrated the achievements of Room to Read in 2011. Our Guest Speaker was Teresa Dyson, 2011 Qld Woman Lawyer of the Year. We enjoyed the hospitality of Blake Dawson and the opportunity to reconnect with our fellow Room to Read supporters and volunteers, and raised funds with our Christmas Wishlist Challenge.
September 2011- Brisbane Writers Festival
Tristan Banks, fabulous Room to Read Ambassador, hosted a session at the Brisbane Writers Festival. Students from the Qld Academy of Creative Industries shared folk stories from a number of countries in which Room to Read operates as part of the session, and spoke about why they are inspired by the work of Room to Read. A great example of students sharing the Room to Read story with other students.
August 2011 - Australian & NZ Chapter Leaders Conference
LA & Lawry attended the Australian conference in August. A great opportunity to share ideas, gain inspiration and learn from other Chapter Leaders across Australia and NZ. And drink red wine.
August 2011 - Sydney City to Surf
A small group of committed Brisbane chapter members and their supporters joined the Zak Pack for the Sydney City to Surf. 14 kilometres, and a few sore muscles later, they helped put Room to Read in the top 10 fundraisers for the day!
August 2011 - Visit from Erin Ganju
Brisbane was pleased to host Room to Read CEO, Erin Gangu, for two fabulous events during August.
A public presentation at the State Library of Queensland, where Erin shared the Room to Read story to an audience of around 70. Thanks to SLQ for sponsoring the session, with food and drink to share after.
Lunch at Blake Dawson Waldron the following day, Erin's inspiring presentation engaged a large group of corporate individuals, keen to hear and support the Room to Read story.
June 2011 - A successful fundraiser held at the Bulimba Ceylon Inn, for the Girl's Education Program.
March 2011 - John Wood visits Brisbane! Three very successful events during John's 2 day visit to Brisbane, contributed to him leaving with over $100,000 in donations.
September 2010 - Tristan Banks launches Zak the Yak at Coaldrakes Bookshop, Paddington.