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Wimmera Filipino group formalised in Horsham

Wimmera Filipino-Australian Club vice president Donald Gragasin, president Marivic Vix and secertary Maria Janeth Rebarbas at the club's  inauguration as an incoporated association and officer oathtaking at St Michael's Parish Centre in Horsham. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Filipino-Australian Club vice president Donald Gragasin, president Marivic Vix and secretary Maria Janeth Rebarbas at the club’s inauguration as an incorporated association and officer oath taking at St Michael’s Parish Centre in Horsham. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER


A Wimmera Filipino Australian Club has undergone an official inauguration at Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Parish Centre.
Under the leadership of club president Marivic Vix, the organisation creates an opportunity for people of all ages who have come from the Philippines to meet and socialise.
Mrs Vix said the club was a family friendly social group based in Horsham.
“The growing numbers of Filipino migrants across the Wimmera region has encouraged our founding officers to form this group.
“We believe that through this, we can help each other as we embrace the culture in what we now called ‘new home’ while practicing our own.
“We are Filipino-Australians. We chose to be here and we are grateful to be here. We are proud to be part of the Wimmera community and will always will be.”
Saturday’s meeting featured music, dance and songs from Wimmera Filipino-Australians.
Committee members were sworn in and Emily Telfer, from Wimmera Development Association and Cr Mark Radford from Horsham Rural City Council were speakers and handed out various awards.
The club has a membership of more than 150, with members from across the Wimmera including Donald, Stawell, Nhill, Warracknabeal and Horsham.

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Posted on May 16 2018

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