Centenary Lunch April 2021
It was such a pleasure to finally be able to celebrate Medical Mission Aid’s Centenary after Covid restrictions postponed last year’s festivities. There was a wonderful turnout, with about 120 supporters and friends enjoying lunch, reconnecting after many months and remembering the incredible work of the volunteers in the past, honouring those who have been significant in changing lives of those less fortunate over the years.
Meryl McEwen, secretary of MMA, started the formal proceedings with a brief history. This was followed by wonderful, fascinating recollections from Jill Wilson, Dorothy Prentice, John Morshead, Ruth Judd, and current president Jenny Bock. The special guest speaker, Mary Lewis, gave us a powerful and thought provoking speech. MMA are so grateful to Mary and her husband Owen for flying from South Australia to join the celebrations. They are vital contributors to MMA’s work with our partners in Nepal and South Sudan.
It was also an incredible privilege to have two of our previous presidents, Jill Wilson and Ruth Judd (celebrating her birthday on the day!!) present, both of whom are such an inspiration to us all.
Thank you to Jenny Bock and Meryl McEwen for organising this amazing event and to the wonderful staff and community at St Thomas, Burwood for welcoming us at their beautiful church.
Now to prepare and look forward to seeing what can be achieved in the next 100 years 🙂