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Record Crowd enjoy presentation by The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC at recent Friends of Maccabi Luncheon

Posted: 28-May-2013 by Maccabi VIC

It was wonderful to see so many Friends at the recent Friends of Maccabi luncheon. It was an absolute privilege to have the Honourable Jeffrey Kennett AC, as the Special Guest Speaker at the luncheon. His inspirational and humourous presentation covering football, politics & his passion for Beyond Blue, left us all wanting for more. Jeffrey was also most gracious in taking the time to chat with our ‘friends’ and sponsors throughout the luncheon. 

Maccabi Victoria President, Joe Dorfman was delighted to welcome Danny Lustig from Lowe Lippmann and Fella Harbig, Sharon Hamilton & David Hamilton and Michael Webb from Fella Hamilton, and to acknowledge their support as sponsors of Maccabi Victoria and the Friends of Maccabi Luncheon. Sincere thanks to all at Lowe Lippmann and Fella Hamilton whose ongoing generous support of Maccabi Victoria is most appreciated. Joe also welcomed David Southwick MP, Member for Caulfield and Kevin Ekendahl, Liberal candidate for Melbourne Ports.

A highlight of the function was the Thank You tribute & plaque presentation by Friends of Maccabi Committee Member, Sylvia Gelman AM MBE to Les Kausman & Joe Krampel, in appreciation of their outstanding contribution, professionalism and tireless dedication to the Friends of Maccabi Victoria and the Manuel Gelman Bequest Fund over the past 6 years. Joe Dorfman announced that Hall of Fame Member twin sisters, Judy Kohn & Raie Moss have now joined Sylvia and Howard Kiel on the Friends Committee and wished them well.

We are also most grateful to Allen Garb of the Good Guys - Dandenong, Contours, Caulfield South, Cranbourne Golf Club, The Fruit Box, The Chocolate Box, Fress & Rebel Sport for kindly providing the fantastic prizes for our popular raffle. We gratefully thank everyone for supporting the raffle by purchasing raffle tickets.

A sincere thank you also to Judy and Malcolm Bulafkin of Handcrafted Flowers who continue to make our luncheon venue look fabulous with their generous contribution of the beautiful floral table centrepieces and flower arrangements for the stage which is most appreciated, and of course to Unger Catering for the delicious lunch. In the spirit of helping each other, please support our sponsors, event supporters and raffle prize donors who have generously contributed to the Friends of Maccabi luncheon.

Watch this space for the details on the next ‘Friends of Maccabi’ luncheon to be held in November. A ‘Hold the Date’ e-mail will also be sent out shortly to all Friends of Maccabi. If you would like to be added to the Friends of Maccabi mailing list, please call/e-mail the office on 9563 5885/

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