ACCF attended shopfront’s 2020 junior ensemble production “Never, Ever!”

Monica Chu (ACCF Chairman) and Tury To (ACCF Funds & Grants Assessment Commttee) attended ‘Never, Ever!’ – Shopfront’s 2020 Junior Ensemble Production on 20 November 2020. Shopfront was a successful applicant of our Community Project Funding Programme in 2019 for their project ‘Removing Barriers to Participation for Young Chinese-Australians’ which aims to run a year’s worth of creative, drama-based workshops in local schools for culturally and linguistically diverse young people. It was a most enjoyable play put up by the children ages between 8 to 13. ACCF is very happy to be involved in this wonderful project.

ACCF CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING 2020 – ONLINE AUCTION – WINNING BIDDERS

On behalf of the management committee of ACCF, we would like to extend sincere thanks to our members, friends and supporters of the Foundation in taking your time on Sunday to participate at our inaugural online Christmas Auction. Your community spirit has touched us deeply.

The winning bidders of the inaugural ACCF Christmas FUNdraising 2020 – Online Auction held on the 15th November 2020 are as follows:

Winning Bidder:

Gloria Cheung – $880

Winning Bidder:

Faith Tan – $1200

Winning Bidder:

Samuel Chu – $1010

Winning Bidder:

Dominic Pak – $600

Winning Bidder:

Florence Chau – $170

Winning Bidder:

Dominic Pak – $170

Winning Bidder:

Rosanna Ng – $210

Winning Bidder:

Joanna Yeung – $125

Winning Bidder:

David To – $160

Winning Bidder:

Gloria Cheung – $100

Winning Bidder:

Dominic Pak – $200

Winning Bidder:

Faith Tan – $100

Winning Bidder:

Ruby Teng – $100

Winning Bidder:

Cherie Kam – $80

Winning Bidder:

Monica Chu – $80

Winning Bidder:

Victor Tsang – $60

Winning Bidder:

Gloria Cheung – $118

Winning Bidder:

Monica Chu – $140

Winning Bidder:

Heidi Han – $60

Winning Bidder:

David To – $50

Winning Bidder:

Jason Cheng – $50

Winning Bidder:

Jason Cheng – $50

Winning Bidder:

Viola Tam – $80

Winning Bidder:

Ricki Deng – $50

Winning Bidder:

Victor Tsang – $40

Winning Bidder:

Maggie Lo – $55

Winning Bidder:

Lillian Lu – $35

Winning Bidder:

Gloria Cheung – $35

Thank you again and may we wish you and your family a Merry and COVID safe Christmas.

ACCF CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING 2020 – ONLINE AUCTION

To Our Dear Friends, Members, Sponsors and Donors,

I hope you and your family are keeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the Foundation’s 30-year service to the community.  Unfortunately, all celebrations and activities have been cancelled due to the pandemic.  Like other community or charitable organisations around the nation, it’s been a difficult year for all.  Our future funding resources have been seriously affected and more so with low interest rates in recent years.  We rely on our annual fundraising activities to subsidise the annual Funds & Grants distribution.

Towards the end of last year NSW bushfires was burning out of control on outskirts of Sydney, other regional areas and certain parts of Queensland.  ACCF launched a Disaster Appeal to help communities affected by the devastating bushfires across the nation and more so in New South Wales and Queensland.  We received a number of gifts for both the charity auction and raffles that were scheduled for the annual Chinese New Year event on 8 February 2020.  I would like to acknowledge and thank the generosity of all the gift donors.  Regrettably the event was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  As Christmas is fast approaching, we have put together these items and the inaugural ACCF Christmas FUNdraising 2020 – Online Auction will become a reality on 15 November 2020.  Below are the catalogues for the morning session and afternoon session.  May I urge you to participate in this event for a bit of fun, Christmas shopping and at the same time be involve in a charitable cause.

2020 Annual General Meeting

Following the Annual Meeting of Patrons & Trustees and Annual General Meeting of Members on 2 August 2020, a new Management Committee and Council Board for 2020/21 was elected as well as appointment of the external auditor.

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions that became effective as of 24 July 2020, the meetings were conducted via webcast as well as physical attendance of limited number of members (who carried proxies on behalf of those who were not able to attend).  The two meetings were being recorded by Zoom.  All members of ACCF and interested parties can access the official video via the following website:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ce7uyutwy42g02l/AAAHG9l9irRz2q6nxHAhoAzka?dl=0

For the full list of our elected Management Committee and Council Board for 2020/21, please head to our Media Release section of the website below:

Congratulations to The hon cr philip ruddock ao and mr phuoc THANG tran oam

On 8 June 2020, the Governor-General announced the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List, recognising the achievements of some great Australians.  ACCF is very proud and delighted that two important members of our Foundation was on this honour list.

Congratulations to our Honorary Vice-Patron, The Hon Cr Philip Ruddock AO, Mayor of the City of Hornsby

The Hon Cr Philip Ruddock was awarded the Officer of the Order (AO) for his distinguished service to the people and Parliament of Australia, and to local government.  The Hon Cr Philip Ruddock has been a strong supporter of ACCF for more than 20 years.  He has always taken time out of his busy schedules to support ACCF.  In recent years – 2004 Tsunami Appeal, 2013 Sichuan Earthquake Appeal, 2105 Deb Bailey Foundation Inc, 2018/19 “We Stand as One with Local Farmers – Dilly Drought Drive” Fundraising Appeal and so on. 

Congratulations to Mr Phuoc Thang Tran OAM

Mr Phuoc Thang Tran was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition for his service to the Community, especially in elderly service and his achievements in the development of traditional Chinese medicine.

Mr Tran’s achievements are as follows:

  • A Trustee of ACCF since 1990 and is a Council Board Member of the Foundation from 2009 to date;
  • In 2001, Mr Tran was one of the founders of the Indochinese Elderly Hostel and has now changed its name to Indochinese Aged Care Services.  Since its inception Mr Tran has been actively involved in the organisation – he was the Vice-Chairman (2004-2005, 2019), Chairman (2012-2013),  Mr Tran was on the Board of Directors since 2016 and  a Fundraising committee member & a committee member of the elderly group from 2005 to date;
  • Honorary President of the Chinese Medicine Industry Council of Australia from 2009 to date; and
  • In 1985 he and his business partner opened the first Chinese Medicine Shop in Sydney named Chinese Ginsengs & Herbs Co (中華蔘茸國藥行).

ACCF wishes to extend our best wishes to both the Hon Cr Philip Ruddock AO and Mr Phuoc Thang Tran OAM and may their good work continue to flourish.