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What's New

Download the latest Newsletter for February 2021 here.

See the Our Committee page for contact details of our new Management Committee.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Burmese Association of Western Australia deeply concerned at Myanmar coup

The Burmese Association of Western Australia is saddened and shocked by the news and events unfolding in Myanmar.

The Management Committee and all our members are praying for peace and safety for the People of Myanmar.

Sincerely Yours,

Management Committee
The Burmese Association of WA (Inc.)
2nd February 2021



Food Fete event cancelled for Saturday 8th May 2021

Dear Members and Patrons,

Concerning the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Management Committee has decided to cancel our monthly Food Fete event for Saturday 8th May 2021.

The Association has a duty of care to ensure the safety and health of all our members, and supporters at all our events. The Management Committee is working together to ensure all our normal business functions are operational.

For more details, please contact us on 0492 972871 or email: admin@bawa.org.au

 

Sincerely Yours,

Management Committee
The Burmese Association of WA (Inc.)
Monday 3rd May 2021



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.



President


ShopRite sale for BAWA members.

ShopRite is having a Super Sale for BAWA members on 24th April 2019. The first step is to register with ShopRite. Click on the ShopRite logo on the left to register. For more information please download the flyer.

 

 


 

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.


 

   



Acknowledgement of Country

The Burmese Association of Western Australia (Inc.) acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.



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