November and December are busy months for AJP Victoria, with plenty of events to appeal to all our members and supporters. Why not join us for a fun night out, whilst helping the party reach its fundraising goals at the same time?
Our BIG fundraiser for the year is the Concert for the Animals, on Saturday 28th November at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre. This concert is for lovers of musical theatre, classical music and cabaret. It promises to be a night of fun and laughter with star performers such as Debra Byrne, Bernadette Robinson, Jonathon Welch, Judi Connelli and Suzanne Johnston just to name a few. Tickets can be purchased via theconcert website, and you can keep up to date with the latest news on our Facebook event page. This concert is not to be missed! Please spread the word far and wide on social media and with your friends and family.
On Friday 6th November we have an evening with renowned author and animal behaviour expert, Dr Jonathan Balcombe at the Balwyn Library. This will be a fun and casual night, and guests are encouraged to wear their favourite animal-themed t-shirt. Jonathan’s topic is: The Lives of Animals – Notes from a Vegan Biologist. In addition to his eye-opening presentation, followed by a Q&A session, Jonathan will be on hand for personal signings of his books, which will be available for purchase. Come for dinner, as we’ll have all-you-can-eat vegan pizza from Veggie Choice pizza, nibbles on arrival, with Smoozes and other sweet treats for dessert, all included in the entry price. Tickets can be purchased via the event’s Facebook page and are selling fast.
On Tuesday 2 December, our next AJP Cinema will present the classic documentary “Speciesism”, which challenges the assumption of human superiority over our animal friends. If you haven’t yet seen this insightful and entertaining documentary, this is a night not to be missed. Join us at Longplay Bar & Cinema in North Fitzroy. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased via the event’s Facebook page.
Save the date on Saturday 5th December for the annual AJP Victoria end-of-year get-together. We’re joining forces withCoalition for the Protection of Racehorses this year for a night that promises to be anything but serious. Come along and help us celebrate an eventful year. Tickets will go on sale soon, so make sure you’re free on Saturday 5th December and that you are subscribed to receive notifications of AJP events!
To keep up to date with AJP Victoria events, visit our Facebook page and click “subscribe”. We have plenty more planned for 2016 – an election year – and would love to see you at future events. Attending AJP fundraisers is a great way to support the party, and as all AJP Victoria events are open to the public, we’d also love our members and supporters to invite all their friends and family, share events far and wide, and consider getting involved in organising a fundraiser of your own. If you have great ideas or would like to help, please feel free to call Vanessa - our Fundraising Manager – on 0425 809958.
Next regular member's meeting - Thursday 26th November
Our next monthly meeting is Thursday, 26 November at 6:30pm, Ross House at 247 Flinders Lane in the CBD. Don't worry, we will remind you again before the meeting!
Also, a reminder that each of eight Regional Groups hold monthly meetings, one in your area! If you want to know where and when, check out the Victorian website (ajpvic.org.au) or contact us on [email protected]
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