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Homecoming 2018

Friday, August 24-Sunday, August 26

$30.00 – $50.00
Class of 1987 honour year reunion at Homecoming 2017

Welcome to Homecoming, the largest Avondale Alumni event of the year

Homecoming is the largest Avondale Alumni event of the year. All alumni and friends of Avondale, and their families, from all years and classes are welcome. The heart of Homecoming: the honour year reunions.

If you studied or worked at Avondale in 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998 or 2008, 2018 is your honour year.

Register to attend Homecoming 2018 by purchasing a Homecoming Pass.

REGISTER!

Program

Friday, August 24, 2018
Registration
4-7 pm, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Park in the P1 car park. See Lake Macquarie campus map.

Dinner
5.15-6.15 pm, Cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus)
$15 or prepaid.

Opening Reception
7 pm, Ella Hughes Chapel
Features: Devotional by Professor Ray Roennfeldt, President, Avondale College of Higher Education. Includes: Presentation of citations for the 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978 and 1988 honour years; live music from alumni including Rodney Cooke (1968), Barbara Fisher (1968), Dr David Heise (1968), Dr Lyell and Gaylene Heise (2008), John Pocock (1988), Bronwyn Reid (1988) and Christie Venegas (2008); and light refreshments. Hosts: Dr John Hammond (1968) and 2017 Alumnus of the Year Dr Wilf Pinchin (1968).

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Registration
9-11 am, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Park in the P1 car park. See Lake Macquarie campus map.

Worship service
11 am, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Features: Sermon (“A Place to Call Home?”) by Dr Kendra Haloviak Valentine, Professor of New Testament Studies, HMS Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University; Avondale Singers and Avondale Chamber Orchestra. Includes: Presentation of the Alumna, Alumnus and Young Alumnus of the Year awards and citations for the 1998 and 2008 honour years. Hosts: Avondale Alumni; Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church; and Avondale Conservatorium.

Lunch
12.30-2 pm, Cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus)
$20 or prepaid.

Class of 1968 Honour Year Reunion
12.30 pm, Ella Hughes Chapel
Open to all 1960s alumni. Includes: Lunch. $20 or prepaid. Host: Dr John Hammond (1968).

Class of 1948 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Kressville Activities Centre, Avondale Lifestyle Community (Cnr Freemans Dr and Central Rd, Cooranbong)
Open to all 1940s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea.

Class of 1958 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Kressville Activities Centre, Avondale Lifestyle Community (Cnr Freemans Dr and Central Rd, Cooranbong)
Open to all 1950s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea.

Class of 1978 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Foyer, Administration Building
Open to all 1970s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea.
Host: Mike Dye (1978).

Class of 1988 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Family Room, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Open to all 1980s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea.

Class of 1998 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Cafe Rejuve
Open to all 1990s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea.
Host: Lynnette Lounsbury (1998).

Class of 2008 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Cafe Rejuve
Open to all 2000s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea.
Host: Joshua Moses (2008).

Dinner
5.15-6.15 pm, Cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus)
$15 or prepaid.

Concert: Jaime Jorge
7-9 pm, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
A performance of inspirational and fine music by violinist Jaime Jorge as part of the 2018 Avondale Concert Series. Features: Meet the Artist at 6.40 pm. Hosts: Avondale Alumni and Avondale Conservatorium. $20 (Single), $30 (Double), $50 (Family—Two adults and any number of children aged 17 years and under).

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Australian Domestic Sprayers Reunion
10 am, Cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus)
Open to all alumni employed by Australian Domestic Sprayers. Includes: Brunch. $15 or prepaid. Host: Calvin Stewart.

(re)connect: STRONG WOMAN
10.30 am-1.30 pm, Ella Hughes Chapel
When did we stop talking to each other? When did we start using social as the only to connect? (re)connect at this pop-up mini conference. $50 (Single). Includes: Brunch, two keynote speakers and a gift bag. strongwomanofficial.com Host: Shauna Ryan, Founder, STRONG WOMAN.

Details

Start:
Friday, August 24
End:
Sunday, August 26
Cost:
$30.00 – $50.00
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Organizer

Avondale Alumni
Email:
alumni@avondale.edu.au
Website:
http://www.avondale.edu.au/alumni

Venue

Avondale College of Higher Education
582 Freemans Dr
Cooranbong, NSW 2265 Australia
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Phone:
+61 2 4980 2222