Big year for the PMA
The Pilbara Multicultural Association holds a family bring and share as part of a meet and greet on the first Friday of every month.
However, last Friday was a little different and a bit more significant as it was the Annual General Meeting for PMA.
“The night signified the end of my first year of office and the rest of the committee members as well,” president Anand Subramoney said.
“The AGM gives everyone a brief outline of what PMA has done throughout the year, then the whole committee will dissolve, an election will take place for a new committee.”
In January the PMA started off with a pool party, they then moved onto Harmony night at St Luke’s College where they had lots of activities for kids with a wide variety of different cultural groups attending.
Mother’s Day was next where mothers were able to relax and share the afternoon with them in Dampier.
They had an island trip where people were invited to join them on the islands with Mr Subramoney saying those who went had a good time.
They then got into the Samba Workshops which they performed in Cossack as part of the Twilight Tunes, at the Reggae night in Dampier as part of the REAF festival and our their finale was the outing the Karratha Community Celebration.
“That is where we only outshone Thirsty Merc,” Mr Subramoney laughed.
“This year has been huge, in previous years we haven’t taken on as much.
“Everyone has done really well, this year we only had six members and trying to put together all the events, its has been hard but everyone worked well.
“I like what we are doing, I don’t want something like this, which I feel is such a great thing, to stop.
“To me, the PMA initially gave me a step into learning a bit about different people, through that I have made quite a lot of friends and have got to know people from various backgrounds.”
After the election, Anand Subramoney took on the position of president, Jose Kittle vice president, Mamta Singh treasurer, Krishnee Latchmanan secretary and Sergio de Guzman, Judy Wright and Lynne Cartwright as committee members.