Off topic: End-of-year picnic in Perth, WA
Thread poster: Patricia Will

Patricia Will  Identity Verified
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German to English
Nov 17, 2009

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to join members of AUSIT WA and other local T&I associations for a picnic in Kings Park on Friday 4 December (details below). No charge, just bring your chair/picnic rug and a plate of finger food to share.

AUSIT WA End-of-Year Picnic
Friday 4 December 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kings Park, near Zamia Café (Synergy Parkland)

Come along and join your colleagues for an end-of-year celebration!
Bring your own chairs, picnic rugs etc. and a plate of finger food (sweet or savoury) to share. Look out for the AUSIT banner and familiar faces in the vicinity of Zamia cafe!
Find out about our plans for next year’s conference in Fremantle and take the opportunity to make your own suggestions for next year’s PD and networking programme.

RSVP to Trish Will by Monday 30th November ( or tel. 9403 5809/0417 943835).

Venue location

2010 AUSIT Biennial National Conference Fremantle, WA – November 5-6

Best regards
Trish Will
German-English translator

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Nicole Y. Adams, M.A.  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:08
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German to English
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... Nov 17, 2009

Hi Patricia,

That sounds great. I would love to join you again but I don't think I can make it this year.

Maybe next year though, once we're settled in Oz!



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Kemal Mustajbegovic  Identity Verified
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Great idea but... Nov 17, 2009

Great idea, great location.. everything is great but....

I just wonder if you have taken into consideration that not all professional translators and interpreters are free-lancers, working from home...

Just to remind you that there are a number of serious T/I practitioners who might like mingling around with other colleagues and exchange thoughts over a picnic but unfortunately not everyone is free on Friday.

I really like the idea but Friday .... no, thank you, I'm busy.

Is it possible for you to reconsider timing?

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Patricia Will  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:08
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German to English
End of year picnic in Perth - timing Nov 17, 2009

I'm sorry Kemal, you have made this point before but for those of us with busy families the weekends are off-limits as this conflicts with all our family commitments. Like myself, most of the colleagues I know do work from home full-time, or are interpreters with some flexibility between assignments. I understand you are an AUSIT member but we didn't see you at our recent AUSIT open day which was held on Saturday September 26 and was attended by around 60 people. Why not organise some event yourself for some Saturday and invite people to attend? I don't have the monopoly on organising events in Perth, and if you were to organise something for members I would certainly make the effort to attend. Why not think about organising a powwow some weekend? I would be happy to help advertise the event via the contacts I have in the industry.

With best regards

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Kemal Mustajbegovic  Identity Verified
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Hi Patricia Nov 17, 2009

Unfortunately that weekend I wasn't in Perth - "family commitments", you know.

You see, I have "family commitments" over the weekends as well but I always can make plans to make everyone happy.

Anyway, it doesn't matter.

Enjoy the picnic!

Kind regards!

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Geraldine Oudin  Identity Verified
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I'll be there Nov 17, 2009

The September event was very nice, and I will most likely be there on the 4th, unless something unexpected happens.
See you soon!

PS: I was actually thinking of organising a powwow sometime, but at the moment I am a bit busy.

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