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.

Download your Invitation here [PDF] » [Updated 27 March 2018]

Register your attendance by 4 May in the Online Registration Form here »

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.

Motel Accommodation with Free Commuting to Avatar's Abode

The Planning Committee has booked out the Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge primarily for overseas guests who will be given preference for bookings until March / April.

If you are interested in having accommodation there please contact the Anniversary Planning Committee by an email to aa2018anniversary@westnet.com.au

If the Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge is filled, people will be directed to the Red Bridge Motor Inn. From both these motels a free shuttle bus will be provided for travel to and from Avatar's Abode several times a day.

SPECIAL GUESTS

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

INVITATION & REGISTRATION

Download your Invitation here [PDF] » [Updated 27 March 2018]

Please use the Online Registration Form » by 4 May to register your attendance at the 60th Anniversary.

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.

CONTACT

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

Bernard Bruford and Denis Carmody
Co-chairs of the 2018 Anniversary Planning Committee
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Expressions of Interest from Overseas Visitors - now closed.

Please use the Online Registration Form » by 4 May to register your attendance at the 60th Anniversary.

Meher Baba at Avatar's Abode 1958

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

UPDATE 29 APRIL 2018

  • We are pleased to share that dear Shridhar (Chairman of the AMB Indian Trust) from Meherabad will be joining in the Anniversary celebrations.
  • The Registration Form asks for possible interest in evening child minding being provided. After each evening dinner, interested parents are welcome to roster a system of care at the Reception Centre which will be available for this use. No formal child minder is being employed.
  • For the first day after the 11.30am Flag Raising, lunch will be available ($10). The Registration Form does not give this option when filling out the meals you may require on the Abode.
  • We have set a due date for the receipt of your Registration Form. It would help us for planning to receive it by 4 May. (No acknowledgement is being sent out, but on completion of the form a pop-up will appear saying how your preferences have been successfully recorded.)
    See http://avatarsabode.com.au/surveys/aaa2018 for the form. Thanks to the many who have already submitted it.

Jai Meher Baba

The 60th Anniversary Planning Committee aa2018anniversary@westnet.com.au

 


PRE 60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF BABA PLACES

Before the 60th 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.


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 Book Reading

4:30 - 5:30 pm every Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon book reading meeting – an 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