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A Full and Happy House as Friends of Maccabi Luncheon Returns after a Two Year Break

Posted: 01-Dec-2016 by Maccabi VIC


It is hard to believe that it has been 2 years since the last Friends of Maccabi Luncheon while focussing on our 90th Anniversary Celebrations and 4th Induction to the Hall of Fame Events.

And our Friends of Maccabi returned in full force to their much loved bi-annual Luncheons and this event as always was a wonderful event, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

It was a  privilege to have newly appointed Maccabi Victoria Director of Coaching and Player Development/Senior Coach of the AJAX Football Club, Mark Williams  as the Special Guest Speakers at the luncheon. Mark’s engaging, inspiring and most humourous presentation left us all wanting for more. Mark was  most gracious in taking the time to chat and pose for pics with our ‘friends’ and sponsors throughout the luncheon. 

Maccabi Victoria President, Brian Swersky was delighted to welcome Maccabi Victoria sponsors, Danny Lustig and Joe Kalb from Lowe Lippmann and acknowledged all Maccabi Victoria sponsors – Scott Winton, Antler, Bensons, and Metricon -  whose ongoing generous support of Maccabi Victoria is most appreciated.

We are also most grateful to  Corporate Table supporter Jaffe Consulting, and to all the Raffle supporters Chemist Warehouse, Genesis Fitness Caulfield, Cranbourne Golf Club, Rebel, Classic Cinemas Elsternwick, Mat-Tastic, Limors Dana RosenDR Designs , Continental Kosher Butcher and the Shook 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 which is most appreciated, to Trialia Foods for generously donating the wines for this luncheon 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’ event to be held in 2016. 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/

About Mark Williams:

A member of one of South Australia's leading sporting families, Mark joined Collingwood from SANFL club Port Adelaide and played 135 games for the Magpies between 1981 and 1986. He was captain of Collingwood from 1983 to 1986.

He then joined the Brisbane Bears where he played a further 66 games between 1987 and 1990.

Williams was appointed coach of Port Adelaide in 1999 and coached the club for 274 games over 12 seasons, including the 2004 premiership, the club's first in the AFL. After leaving the Power, Mark served as an assistant coach with Greater Western Sydney and Richmond.  

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