ARPA E-News June 2017

ARPA Conference 2017: Auckland 25-27 August

Thank you to all members who have registered along with their award entries. Please consider booking your accommodation in June for the conference hotel. It is helpful for ARPA’s block booking arrangements. Booking accommodation at the Rydges Hotel - Auckland: You only need to put the check-in and check-out dates and click book now. You don’t need to put any code or promo code.

ARPA is pleased to work with our GOLD SPONSOR:

CBM Australia

One of the major events that CBM undertakes is Miracles Day. This special appeal in conjunction with Christian radio stations and churches throughout Australia raises funds and awareness for sight-saving cataract surgery in the world’s poorest places. Although cataracts are generally straightforward to treat, they often lead to permanent vision loss for people living in the world’s poorest countries, who cannot access affordable eye-care and surgery.

Miracles Day for 2017 will be held on 17 August.

From 10-20 August 2017, representatives from five of the largest Australian Christian radio stations will travel to the Philippines to witness life transforming cataract operations, and meet some of the people involved in CBM’s work. The stations will broadcast their morning shows live from Bacolod the week of Miracles Day, culminating in the Miracles Day event on Thursday 17 August. The stations that will travel to the field include: Light FM, Hope FM, Sonshine FM, Family FM, Vision Christian Radio and the Luke & Susie Show (broadcast on stations around Australia). Twenty one other Christian radio stations will be on-air talking about Miracles Day and encouraging their listeners to donate a $32 Miracle.

Over the last four years compassionate Australians have raised more than 82,000 Miracle gifts of sight – providing sight-saving operations to those in need. A $32 donation sponsors a 12-minute operation which enables a cataract to be removed and sight to be restored. You can support CBM by promoting the contact number 131 226 and website in your social media: and #makemiraclespossible (used online/social media as hashtag, used without # where appropriate)

ARPA Social Media Survey

Have you undertaken the social media survey yet? Please help as the feedback will provide the details that ARPA needs to develop the next stage of ARPA’s communications. Any questions please contact Sophia Sinclair, our Communications Officer.

ARPA Executive (Contact details please see the ARPA directory) 

President: Peter Bentley

NZ Vice-President: Justin St Vincent

Australian Vice-President: Mark Brolly

Treasurer: Allan Sauer

Communications Officer: Sophia Sinclair

Executive Officer: Elizabeth Harris.