The Anglo Indian community enjoys an evening of fun and gaiety
By Vish Viswanathan
The Australian Residents Anglo Indian Association Inc. (ARAIA) held a special event, the ‘Gangsters & Dolls Ball’ on July 25 at Plumpton, in which guests enjoyed an evening of live music, dancing and dinner. Organised by ARAIA Board of Trustees led by Glynnis Soans, the event was sponsored by Audrey Murton, an industrialist. Representatives from various associations were also invited to attend the vibrant event, which showcased the activities of the association
Guests included Trevor and Leslie Myers, Chairman of the International Reunion Organising Committee and his Executive members Gerry Perry, John and Arlene Crouch, Noel Scott, Colin Ayo and Carolyn Martin, Vice President of the Anglo Indian Association, Sydney; John Kennedy – President United Indian Association; Stanley and Beryl D’Cruz –Founders of the Manglorean Association and Vice President of the Council of Indian Australians; Joe and Charmaine Bailey, President of the Anglo Indian Association, Canberra; and Tony Colaco, President, Goan Association and his team.
The ARAIA was formed in Sydney in September 1995, and hold regular social, sporting and other interactive events where members can meet and enjoy time together. ARAIA’s leading policy is ‘Charity at Home’, to assist its members who are ill, aged and vulnerable, to provide support for those in need, and to fund their own real estate for the elderly.
The organization also held a May Queen Ball in collaboration with other community groups, giving young women the opportunity to showcase their talent. The winners were Ashley Sutton, Miss Australasia 2015; Caitlin Lopez, second runner up Crown; Tiffany Soans, Miss Teen Vitality Crown and Colleen Tauro, finalist.
The Anglo Indian Association of Sydney will host an international meeting in January 2016, to promote solidarity and unity in the Australian Anglo Indian community. For more info visit: http://www.araia.org.au