Kiwanis and Vera Deacon

On Monday the 4th July 2011, during the regular monthly Coal River Working Party meeting, a presentation was made by the East Maitland Kiwanis Club to Vera Deacon and the University Foundation.

Vera with the Kiwanis (l-r Rae Pidgeon, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of East Maitland, Libby Rodgers-McPhee, Vera Deacon, Melanie Patfield)

The cheque represents the proceeds of the Amazing Race event that was held earlier in the year to raise funds for the University’s Vera Deacon Regional History Fund and Lifeline.

The Presentation was made by Rae Pidgeon, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club and Melanie Patfield of East Maitland to Vera Deacon and Libby Rodgers-McPhee of the University Foundation at Monet’s Cafe located on the historic James Fletcher Hospital, site of the original Government Domain dating back to 1804.

For more info: https://coalriver.wordpress.com/
For more on the James Fletcher: http://governmenthousebarracks1804.wordpress.com/
To donate to the Vera Deacon Fund: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/foundation/

Amazing Racers marshalling out the front of Maritime MuseumAmazing Race 2011 PosterAmazing Racers prepareAmazing Racers signing upAmazing Racers - Wally as we goAmazing Racers
Amazing Racers - The Bio WizardsAmazing RacersAmazing RacersAmazing Racers - The Robert SmithsAmazing Racers - The BunnysAmazing Racers
Amazing RacersAmazing Racers - The Amazing FaceAmazing RacersAmazing Racers ready to goAmazing Racers ready to goVera thanks the Amazing Racers
Amazing Race beginsVera Deacon launches the Race with bellAnthony and his friends came 1st in the Amazing Race 2011Anthony and his friends came 1st in the Amazing Race 2011Anthony and his friends came 1st in the Amazing Race 2011The Amazing Face - came second in the Amazing Race 2011

The Amazing Race 2011, a set on Flickr.

On the 2 April 2011 the National Trust Heritage Festival 2011 was launched with the Amazing Race.

The East Maitland Kiwanis organised the Amazing Race to raise funds for our University Foundation’s Vera Deacon Regional History Fund and Lifeline.

Teams solved clever clues and face fun challenges while navigating the urban Newcastle landscape on foot. It was a scavenger hunt, with all the thrills of the amazing race, mixed with trivial pursuit and a dash of cat-and-mouse.

We sincerely thank all the organisers and competitors on the day, especially the winning teams: Anthony and his friends, The Amazing Face and the Family.

We also thank the sentimental favourites, The Bio Wizards, The Where’s Wallys and The Robert Smiths.

We love you all!


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