Thanks Geraldine!!!! Your organising allocation and arrangements were great and got things working!!!

Thanks for placing your confidence in the group, to express themselves and talent to the best of their ability!!!!.

Keep up the good community spirit! God Bless!!!!

Have a great season!!!!

Cheers!!!! GOD BLESS

Alan D'Cruz

Dear Rodney, thank you for organising the Carol singing celebration. Des and I enjoyed every minute of it.
We appreciate all the hard work that went into producing this beautiful event.  Thank you to all the participants who gave their time and talent to entertain us and fill our hearts with Christmas cheer. In the current Pandemic situation it helped to lift our spirits as well.

Des and Dimpy Hickman

Thanks Rodney.
To all the participants my gracious appreciation.  The story of Christmas enacted in members' backyards: sheds,  basic backyard furniture - the young and the old - depicts the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas.
The singers and the musicians were good.
Kind regards,
Catherine Michael

Thank you so much Rodney and Team workers for putting together an Amazing Christmas Carols and Concert for viewing on UTUBE,  it was Awesome and definitely brought The Spirit of Christmas to our Homes, lifting our Spirits.  May you All be richly rewarded for your thoughtful and caring ways and hard work, it was well worth it, You All can be very Proud of Yourselves. 

Patricia Fitzgerald

Dear Geraldine,
Thank you for sending through the link. What a great success and a true testament to what can be achieved with a little thought. Well done.
Kind regards
Steve Dimopoulos 
State Member of Parliament for Oakleigh 
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier 

Hi Geraldine
Thanking you and the Committee for your generous gift card I do appreciate your friendship and hospitality towards me and Suzie.
Both Joey and Myself enjoyed the function on Sunday
Take Care and Best Wishes
Glaxton ( Glaxon )

Hi Geraldine and the AI Assn Committee and Volunteers
Thanks for inviting me to be part of the YouTube Christmas presentation on 5th December 2020.  It made a big difference to us musicians who have had no live events/gigs to perform due to COVID.  Thank you for the voucher too.
Warm regards
Joe D’Rozario

Dear Geraldine and the AI Assn
It has been a pleasure and many sleepless nights J getting the YouTube presentation organized amidst COVID restrictions but we did it successfully. 
My sincere thanks to all the performers and volunteers and especially to the Dept of Premier and Cabinet for the MFE Grant received to organize this event.
The number of viewers climbing past the 17,000 mark is a cause for great celebration and truly in tough times to think that we the Anglo-Indian Australasian Association  in Melbourne can reach all corners of the earth is an amazing achievement.
Yours sincerely
Montel Thomas

Dear Members, Volunteers and friends of the Anglo-Indian Australasian Association  
Thank you for the generosity and community spirit you have shown by informing family and friends through social media all over the world about our YouTube presentation.
Our Annual Carols Dinner Dance would have had 200 people attend but this virtual celebration has brought us to the fore-front with 17,000 + viewers.
We remain thankful and will continue with great gusto what Rodney Almeida started 50 years ago, one man, one dream to keep our community connected through music, dancing, sport and recreation.

The Anglo-Indian Australasian Association of Victoria

Lovely Comments from some of our members on the Kangaroo Island Tour
Lovely Poem From Ken and Maria D'Souza for their Alice Springs Trip

Dear Rodney

On behalf of our group, we thank you very much for the fun and memorable tour of Kangaroo Island. 

We enjoyed every moment, from the time we boarded the coach last Saturday, until we returned last night. 

We saw everything we wanted to see plus all the added surprises you gave us!!

5 days of touring with you was very special to us all, and we appreciated your guidance and suggestions. 
We had a great group on the coach, and everyone contributed to the food, fun, and laughter.

We look forward to more future trips with you and thank you once again for all your hard work. 


Celine & Benny Fernandesz

Hi Rodney

Thank you very much for the fun-filled  memorable tour of Kangaroo Island.  

We enjoyed every moment. Thanks for  all the added surprises you gave us!! 

We had a great group on the coach, and enjoyed the food, fun, and laughter. Looking forward to the next trip. We have Broome on our bucket list.Cheers
Charmaine & Colin Rodrigues

Hi Folks,

Shanti and self would like to endorse Celine’s sentiments. Was a very enjoyable trip.

I acquired additional knowledge by memorising the McDonalds menu and am now an expert on their product range.

Look forward to meet up with the group in the near future.

Stay safe and well.
Dalston & Shanti Beling

To Rodney and the entire “Kangaroo Island” group, 
We have no hesitation in echoing the many heartfelt and sincere sentiments so well expressed by many, already. 
Can’t wait to launch into the next exciting trip with a similarly cohesive group!
Delreen and Carlyle Cramer 

Lovely Comment from Pri Fernando and Eileen Darby about their trip to Lakes Entrance for Third Carols Trip on 14th and 15th Dec 2019

The Lakes Entrance trip surpassed all our expectations. Clockwork precision organising for pick up with senior citizens mostly was very impressive and the way meals were planned both voluntary items as well as catered for was exceptional. The music was fantastic and we enjoyed and had a lot of fun. The coach was very comfortable and the driver got 10 out of 10 for his safe driving and manner.

So all in all a very well organized tour and hope there are many more like that.


Pri Fernando and Eileen Darby

Lovely Comments for Our 49th Annual Virtual Carol Singing