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Easton Shield Presentation Picnic and SGM

After the final round of the Easton Shield, after the Manticores take on the Unicorns and the Muggles face off against the Basilisks, the winners of the Easton Shield will be crowned! Come along to our Presentation Picnic after the matches, where the premiers of the Easton Shield will be presented, along with MVP and Top Goalscorer.

The VQA will be putting on a sausage sizzle, so bring along a gold coin donation. The proceeds will be split between the VQA and the Leukaemia Foundation. Are you a baking expert? Bring down some cupcakes, maybe some cakes or some awesome procrastibaking. If you aren’t, nip in to the 7/11 on the corner of Toorak and Punt Rds and grab some Doritos and salsa. If everyone brings something, there’ll be plenty for everyone. BYO water, soft drink, beverage of choice.

During the proceedings, we’re also going to hold our SGM, to vote on the constitution. At the AGM earlier this year, the VQA decided that it wanted to pursue incorporation to allow the VQA to become more officially recognised within Victoria and to allow itself to better operate. After adopting the proposed constitution the next step in this process is having the association’s Secretary (Luke Nickholds) can apply to the relevant government department to have the VQA incorporated. We need to have a vote to put these things into motion to help the VQA grow.

The agenda for the SGM is here

The proposed constitution can be found here

It will be held at 12pm, after Round 12 of Easton Shield, at Fawkner Park, South Yarra.

VQA Supports Leukaemia Foundation With Easton Shield

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For those who don’t know, Easton Shield is going to be a platform to raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. The VQA is excited to release their official Leukaemia Foundation fundraising page. We are aiming to raise $1,000 over the next fourteen rounds of the tournament. The page can be found here.

When talking, reading, or hearing about severe illness, many of us will comment “I can’t imagine what it would be like if this happened to be, or one of my loved ones.” For some, this is their reality, but we can help. The Leukaemia Foundation provides personalised and practical support for patients and families living with: Leukaemias, Lymphomas, Myeloma, Myelodisplastic Syndromes (MDS), Myeloproliferative Disorders (PRV, ET, MF), Waldenstroms, Amyloidosis, and Aplastic Anaemia. This support is provided by the extensive team of highly trained Support Services staff who are there to help through every step of the journey. All services are provided free of charge to patients and families and are available in metropolitan, regional, and rural areas across Australia. More information about the Leukaemia Foundation can be found here.

So please give generously to this worthy cause, in honour of Nic Easton, who was strong, witty, and an inspiration to many. You can read more about Nic’s journey through his Twitter account @cancertweetment