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Jan 292014
 

The Lions Club of Camp Hill / Carindale were hosts to the local Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on the weekend.

Held at Carina’s Belmont Services Bowls Club, the event started with singing by Cathy Spalding and a flag procession by the Mount Bruce Scouts.

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Cr Adrian Schrinner presenting the Australian citizenship certificates.

Cr Adrian Schrinner presenting the Australian citizenship certificates.

The event was emceed by Glenn Millar, a Camp Hill – Carindale Lions member and a sponsor of the Belmont Services Bowls Club.

The presiding officer was Cr Adrian Schrinner, Deputy Mayor & Councillor for the Chandler Ward, who gave the opening and closing addresses. Other local politicians also spoke to group; Ross Vasta (Federal), Steve Minnikin (State) and Ryan Murphy (council).

Alberto Lunadini, owner of Lunadini Espresso Company, addressed the audience, congratulating the new Australians.

Alberto Lunadini, owner of Lunadini Espresso Company, addressed the audience, congratulating the new Australians. With (L-R) Cr Adrian Schrinner, Glenn Millar, Ross Vasta MP, Steve Minnikin MP, Cr Ryan Murphy and Mt Bruce Scouts members.

After singing Advance Australia Fair, the formalities were concluded. Then guests mingled and received their native trees and lamingtons thanks to the Lions Club.

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Ruwanthi, ‘Ru’ to her friends, is from Sri Lanka.

She’s been in Australia for 7.5 years. She studied at Queensland University of Technology and is now a site engineer.

Ru now lives in Morningside.

Pictured here, following the ceremony, enjoying a lamington.

 

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Simon arrived in Australia 4 years ago from South Africa for a job opportunity.

He curently works in a logistics role and lives in Morningside.

Following the ceremony, Simon enjoyed a beer with friends and family at Belmont Bowls Club bar.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

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