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Feb 26, 2012

The André Rieu Victorian Friendship Group

The André Rieu Victorian Friendship Group got together this past week. Val sent me a picture of their Group and a letter telling a little of what they did and who was there. Looking at all the happy faces and reading about it, just reminded me ... again ... how many friends have been made all around the world through André and his music. I thought I would post the picture here on the Parlor with a little of what Val wrote when she sent it ...
Once again, it is with much joy I thank you all for attending yesterday at the Knox Tavern for the monthly get- together of André Rieu's Victorian Friendship Group.
It was a special day yesterday, as we welcomed Margaret Sansom (Mother Superior) from Newcastle, N.S.W. For Margaret to come to Melbourne to spend time with our Group is fantastic, to come with recorded memories of André's visit to Melbourne last May was even better. We can't thank you enough Margaret. 
We also welcomed a new "André" friend to our group - Shirley Morris, dare I say "recruited" from the last CinemaLive presentation at The Cameo Theater, Belgrave! It was great to meet you Shirley, I hope you enjoyed your day with us and we look forward to seeing you again. 
Special thanks also, to Maria & Hendrik Matson for their wonderful presentation on Disc, of the "André Rieu Concert - Vrijthof Maastricht - 16th July 2011." Wonderful memories for those who attended Maastricht, and for the rest of us, who witnessed it "live" at The Cameo Theater and other parts of Australia. Gloria Spinks provided a special poster from Queensland of André, which was presented to Maria & Hendrik. 
Attendance at the Tavern was fantastic and included, Helen & Richard Gray, Val & Graham Thompson, Maria & Hendrik Matser, Berys McEvoy, Dale Quinn, Margaret Heald, Willy Thomassen, Gloria Spinks, Margaret Connell, Chris Mellor, Graeme Wilson, Eileen Gowans, Margaret Sansom, Shirley Morris and Tony & I. Apologies were received from Mrs. Ed and Lois & Eric Little. 
Once again, thanks to you all for your support and friendship. We have created a wonderful Group of Friends, with more things in common than "André"!! ........  Val

The picture of the Certificate was sent to me in the beginning of January. It was such a sweet gesture and I thank all of the Victorian Friendship Group! I have it framed on my wall over my desk ...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How special is that certificate Sue, a beautiful gesture that's for sure .. and to think most of us would never have crossed paths if not for one man and his dream, we are so lucky!!

Dee

Anonymous said...

Wow! I know so many members of this Victorian Friendship Group personally (I met them in Maastricht and during our Australian holiday in 2008)that they feel like family. I look forward to the 2012 Maastricht concerts,to meet Lois and Berys...
Wonderful fiends down under!!

Val said...

Dear Sue, thanks so much for putting the photo of our wonderful group on the H.P. As Dee says, we would not have met each other without Andre and his music, and of course without Jann Trevaud's encouragement to get a Victorian Group going, we may never have met each other.
cheeRIEU Val & Vic Friendship Group :)

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