Newsletter - Edition 14-2015

News from the GFA

What better way to celebrate the hype and excitement of the footy finals on our doorstep than at the GFA Footy Finals Luncheon. This will be the feeling resonating amongst the 350+ people out there today at Etihad Stadium, in what will be yet another sensational event and a great fundraiser, for the GFA. I do look forward to sharing with you the Footy Finals Luncheon highlights in the next College Newsletter.

Looking forward and into Term 4 we have the following BIG plans for the GFA:

GFA Golf Day

GFA Golf Day will be held on Friday 9 October – this is a fantastic opportunity to play at a premier golf course with other Dads, friends and business associates. A great day out for both men and women, and you don’t even have to be a regular golfer to have a great day! A light lunch will be provided, with drinks and finger food at the 19th hole and BBQ dinner to follow. Golf only, Golf and Dinner or Dinner only options will be available – places are limited, so ensure you book online now.

GFA Annual General Meeting

The GFA Annual General Meeting, to be held on Wednesday 14 October at 8.00pm in the Wardell Theatre – I look forward to seeing you all at our AGM, guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening, a chance for us to summarise the year that was and explore new opportunities. We will also be looking for volunteers to support and lead our events in 2016.

GFA Year 10 Father/Daughter Weekend

The GFA Year 10 Father/Daughter weekend is on 16 to 18 October – new for 2015. It is a guaranteed fun-filled weekend that will strengthen the bond between you and your daughter; further details and bookings opening soon.

GFA Wine Appreciation Evening

The GFA Wine Appreciation evening is on again on Friday 30 October – a fun and informative evening with the GFA’s very own Stan Gawel, who will share his insights into how we can better understand and appreciate the wines we drink, coupled with great food to match. Look out for further information and bookings opening early Term 4.

Year 5-6 Father/Daughter Bowling and Laser Skirmish

The Year 5-6 Father-Daughter bowling and laser skirmish is on Sunday 1 November – don’t miss this great event with your daughters! Get fired-up for an action-packed afternoon of bowling and laser skirmish, with nibbles and drinks provided. This is a great event to spend some one on one time with your girl and other Gen Dads. Bookings opening soon.

Final GFA Meeting

The final GFA meeting for 2015 is on 11 November at 7.00pm in the Wardell Theatre. This event will feature a special presentation on 'Enhancing Positive Mind Growth of our Girls', to be delivered by Clare Panetta from the College Performance Psychology Centre – an evening that will impact on all Fathers of the GFA.

GFA Thank You BBQ

The GFA Thank you BBQ on the evening of 13 November – an opportunity for us to thank all the dads for their tireless generosity in assisting with our many GFA run events and our continued support of the College throughout 2015. We look forward to seeing many dads on the night.

On behalf of the GFA, I wish you all a safe and enjoyable time as we come to the end of Term 3 and ready ourselves for some family down time over the September holidays.

Let us always remember that to be a father is a gift, and to be a Gen Dad is a rare privilege that we celebrate by Loving, Laughing and Making a Difference…

Rob Bischof
President, Genazzano Fathers' Association