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The Burmese Association of WA (BAWA) is the oldest and largest Burmese community organisation in Western Australia. It was formed in 1965 and incorporated in 1969 to assist new migrants and refugees who had arrived from Burma.

The main focus of the Association is to conduct charitable fundraising activities in support of the orphanages which we sponsor in Myanmar. Our strategy here is to enable and empower these establishments to become self-sufficient, rather than the simple provision of a cash donation which in most cases would result only in a short term gain. Accordingly; we have provided funds and achieved success in establishing livestock, poultry and agricultural farming projects which remain viable and productive. We have also established sewing skills training through the provision of resources which has resulted in the graduation of qualified seamstresses. Our charitable activities are not limited to Myanmar as we have also donated to worthy causes here in Australia as well as other countries.

The BAWA is extremely active in the area of senior’s activities and interests. We hold get-togethers and luncheons every month, together with regular outings which include extended trips away within the state. We have a dedicated senior’s support group which manages all matters associated with senior’s interests.

Social functions such as dances are regular events throughout the year; the mainstays being New Year’s Eve and the annual Anniversary. In addition to these we usually have one or two more dance/social events as well as dedicated Country Hoedowns.

Food is a very important element in the Myanmar culture; hence we hold a monthly food fete at our premises. These fetes are very popular and attract a very large number of repeat and new patrons who come along to enjoy an extensive variety of Myanmar cuisine while taking the opportunity to catch up with old friends or to meet others with common interests.

Financial membership of the organisation has grown over the years due to the very reasonable membership fees together with substantial benefits. Full details of this and other matters are elsewhere on this website.

Finally; due to our strategic placement, we are a focal point for advice and guidance for the local community as well as government and other organisations.


Michael Hutton
President


 


On behalf of the Burmese Association of Western Australia, we offer our sincerest and deepest sympathy and condolences to Connie Allmark and her family for the sad loss of their beloved Keith Allmark who passed away on the 27/10/16.


Keith, together with his wife Connie who was the Founding President from 1969 - 1972 were originating members of BAWA. Keith was an active member of the Association with many years of dedicated service on the committee. He provided his valued assistance to many of our migrant community and the border refugees of late; often at his personal cost.

Keith continued throughout all these years to support the Association and those in need.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

 


 

New Membership Benefit

BAWA and YNot Natural an Australian manufacturer of Natural Skincare and Sports Medicine Product are giving BAWA members and their friends discounts of 50% on all YNot Natural products and 40% discount on 'Genome' hair loss and prevention products.

See our Membership page for more information on this exciting new promotion.


 

 




Accommodation Feasibility Study

We have received the Executive Summary Report to the Burmese Association of WA (Inc) AGM on the Accommodation Feasibility study that was undertaken by Jill Cameron & Associates and Peter Alexander.

A copy of this Executive Summary can be downloaded in PDF format from this link: Executive Summary Report



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Come dressed in your best and join us for an evening Christmas carols, dinner and dancing on Sunday 11th December 2016. See our Events page for more information.

The June 2016 issue of the BAWA Newsletter can now be viewed or downloaded from our Newsletter page.

Our New Years Eve Dance will be held on Saturday 31st December 2016. See our Events page for more information.



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See our Events page for a list of up coming events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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