About Burmese Association of Western Australia
Burmese Association of Western Australia Burmese Association of Western Australia 1 - Mission Statement To promote facilitate and achieve better understanding, closer relationships and mutual appreciation, advancement and co-operation among the Burmese, and other Australian communities by Social, Cultural, Welfare, Charitable and Educational activities and programs. 2 - Background: The Association has a membership of approximately 300 persons which is the largest such membership in Western Australia. With the support of these members we are able to advise Government and other agencies for the community?s benefit. It is therefore desirable that the Burmese community be united with one voice in order to gain the maximum standing among the wider Australian society. The membership support is one way of increasing our community?s standing. The Association is governed by a Constitution and managed by 11 elected management committee members who are all volunteers. Committee members meet monthly to discuss the Association?s business and other activities. Our main activities include a monthly Burmese food fete which is a very lively and tasty event. At these events all members of the community including first, second and third generation Burmese-Australians can be seen there socialising. Social events and gatherings such as dances are held in community halls throughout the metropolitan area. The Association is widely recognised by Government and other bodies and is regularly consulted on matters of migration, multicultural affairs and in times of natural disaster assistance in Burma such as the Cyclone Nargis devastation of 2008.
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