Mehera with Avatar Meher Baba

PHOTO: Avatar Meher Baba (second from right) at Meher House, Sydney, Australia, August 1956, with Adi K Irani and Eruch Jessawala
on the left and Meherjee Karkaria and Dr. Nilu behind Baba.


Mehera's Birthday

Friday 22nd December 2017

Mehera Irani with Meher Baba

3pm – 5pm Afternoon tea at the Meeting Hall followed by Songs and Stories.
Please bring your favourite Mehera stories and songs and a plate to share.
Coordinator: Leigh Rowan 5442 3228.


Avatar’s Abode 60th Anniversary 2018

The 60th Anniversary of Beloved Baba's four day stay at Avatar's Abode will be celebrated over seven days from
Tuesday 5th till Monday 11th June 2018.

ACCOMMODATION

Approximately 70 people from overseas have indicated an expression of interest in attending. If you are planning in joining in the celebrations it is not too soon to explore your accommodation options.

Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge

The Planning Committee has booked out the Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge, primarily for overseas guests, but it is possible that a room or two may become available in March and April.

Sebel Twin Waters

3 bedroom 2 Bathroom Beach House at Sebel Twin Waters. Fully furnished on a lake next to the beach. 3 Restaurants and a Pub nearby. Sleeps 6 people – $392 per night, $50 for an extra person per night. Bedding provided. Please note it is approximately 20 minutes drive to Avatar's Abode – a hire car will be needed.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Our special guests to the 60th Anniversary, at this stage, include Peter and Debbie Nordeen from America and also performers from Mumbai.

PRE-ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF BABA PLACES

Before the Anniversary, Charmaine Foley is privately organising a tour of Baba places of interest in Sydney (including Meher House) and Melbourne and general sightseeing. At this stage Charmaine envisages 8 - 12 days, possibly including Canberra. Although this is mainly for our interested overseas guests everyone is very welcome to participate. If you wish to be kept informed please contact Charmaine direct chsfoley@gmail.com or 0411 880 375.

INVITATION & REGISTRATION

The Anniversary Planning Committee anticipates circulating an Invitation to the 2018 Anniversary in January 2018 which will have details of how to register your upcoming attendance. Registration beforehand will be much appreciated because the resources of the Abode will be at their limits for what is shaping up to be the biggest celebration ever.

UPDATES & CONTACT

Updates will appear in the Meher Baba Australia newsletters and will be progressively entered on the Avatar's Abode website.

The 60th anniversary email address is aa2018anniversary@westnet.com.au

Bernard Bruford and Denis Carmody
Co-chairs of the 2018 Anniversary Planning Committee

31 October 2017.

Meher Baba at Avatar's Abode 1958

PHOTO: Avatar Meher Baba at Avatar's Abode, June 1958.

Call for Expressions of Interest from
Overseas Visitors

To assist us with our early planning, the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee is calling for expressions of interest from Baba Lovers around the world who may be wishing to attend.

Your possible interest in attending can be conveyed by clicking this link http://avatarsabode.com.au/surveys/aaa2018eoi and answering some questions. This form also provides some additional information.

Your expression of interest will of course be in no way binding, but will help us to foresee the infrastructure requirements, as we anticipate significantly larger numbers from overseas. To those who respond we look forward to being in continuing closer contact.

Bernard Bruford and Denis Carmody.
8 August 2017.


Regular Activities on Avatar's Abode

Monday Gathering

10.00 am every Monday

Readings, discussions and Baba stories and games at the Meeting Hall.

Lorraine Brown 5446 8005

Wednesday Discussion

6.30 pm every Wednesday

Informal reading and discussion of Meher Baba's message at the Bookstore.

 

Saturday Film Nights

1st Saturday night of each month, 7.00 pm

Films of Meher Baba and other classics in Baba’s House.

Jim Frisino 0417 112 668
David Hobson 5442 1220

Baba’s House Flowers

Tuesday and Saturday Mornings – Twice weekly

You are invited to decorate Baba’s Room with roses – contact Maria for payment and roster details.

Maria Oakhill 5442 2548


Caring for Avatar's Abode

Working on Avatar’s Abode

Volunteers able to assist please contact:
For Grounds: Felix Schmid 5442 2570 / 0402 735 625 or Bernard Bruford 5442 1487
For Buildings maintenance: Greg Rimmelzwaan 0402 676 888

Anniversary Committee

Meetings held regularly in Library through to June. All welcome to join in the planning and organising. Minutes kept in Reception Centre for all to read. Plenty to do and fun doing it!
Joint Chair 2015: Bernard Bruford 5442 1487 and Denis Carmody 0415 313 471

Avatar’s Abode Trust

Meeting of Directors at 10:30am on the 3rd Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Management Committee

Meetings at 9am on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The Trust Management Committee meets monthly to maintain the property.

Baba’s House Care Group

Meeting dates are advised by email. This group looks after Baba’s Room, Baba’s House and His belongings. The Baba community is encouraged to assist the Baba's House Care Group.
Contact: David Hobson 5442 1220