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MulticulturalNT December 2008 20 October 2008: a date to remember, a time for renewal. At the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia (MCSCA) Annual General Meeting, held in the Uniting Church Hall, a larger than usual audience gathered, pressing at the door to sign their membership form. The meeting proceeded very well. First, amendments to the constitution were made, and second, the annual report was presented. Copies of the annual report are available at the MCSCA office. The report contains acquittals from the Settlement Grant Program, the Susu Mama Play Group and the Seniors Program, as well as the outgoing chairpersons report and the financial statement by the bookkeeper. The AGM concluded with the election of a new committee. The new MCSCA committee is strong and well represented. Eleven members now form the Governance of MCSCA, of whom nine are from cultural and linguistic diverse backgrounds and seven bring new blood to the growing association. It reflects the renewed interest of the broader community in the various expressions of multiculturalism in Alice Springs. The road is open for a better and brighter future for MCSCA - the single association in Central Australia that brings together the colourful contingent of various countries in our community events, and that advocates for all cultural and linguistic diverse people in our town. We would like to thank the outgoing committee members for all their effort and energy in the past year. To the new committee, we wish all the best for the upcoming year. The new committee is made up of the following people: MCSCA Management Committee Chair - Eva Sarr Deputy Person & Public Officer - Michele Castagna Secretary - Paul Gatwetch Treasurer - Patricia Daranjo MSCSA Committee Members Lindsey Wright Anne Kenny Kamile Georgius Theodora Yaneva Carolyn Lopes Sally Hodson Isam Khalid Elhasen Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia AGM Congratulations from the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Territorys Local Hero of the Year is Islamic leader Chowdhury Sadaruddin who is working to set up a centre for the Muslim community in Palmerston.