South Australia’s 2017 Terri Daktyl Memorial APHEDA Dinner
South Australia’s annual Terri Daktyl Memorial Dinner was held on Friday 26th May. This popular Union Aid Abroad APHEDA fundraising event sold out weeks ahead of time.
The dinner raised over $5,000 towards Union Aid Abroad APHEDA’s work on vocational skills training and movement-building with disability groups in Vietnam. Five new Union Aid Abroad APHEDA members joined on the night.
Guests heard from some great speakers! Kathleen Galvin talked about her work on trade union education in South-East Asia, including with APHEDA partner organisations; and Paul Inglis gave a moving description of APHEDA’s disability rights project in Vietnam, and showed the short film about the project that he and his wife Celeste Lustosa produced when they visited in 2015.
Ian Steel reprised his role as auctioneer – the big ticket item this year was a signed copy of Kevin Rudd’s famous apology speech to the Stolen Generations. Australian Services Union assistant secretary Abbie Spencer made the winning bid.
The South Australian APHEDA activists have big plans for next year’s event, which will be a milestone: the tenth anniversary of the first Terri Daktyl Memorial Dinner. We’re excited already!