Human Rights Day - 10 Dec 2015

  Zonta International organised the Human Rights flag raising ceremony on 10 Dec 2015 at the Village Green.

   The audience pledged to end domestic violence with Mayor Paul Antonio who is also a White Ribbon Ambassador. The keynote address  on Human Rights was given by TIMS President Mrs Gitie House.  Zonta District 22 Lieutenant Governor Ms Ans Van Erp condemned domestic violence. 

The Chronicle covered the event:

To download a copy of the keynote address click here.


Photo left - courtesy - The Chronicle




ABC - The Moral Compass - Learning from Toowoomba's Refugee Experience


Sunday 1 November 2015 6:30pm on ABC

This special episode is broadcast from Toowoomba as part of the ABC’s On the Road week. Geraldine Doogue is joined by guests  Professor Lorelle Burton, Psychologist from the University of Southern Queensland, Gitie House, President Toowoomba International Multicultural Society, Dr Mark Copland from the Catholic Social Justice Commission, and former refugees, Moses Ali and Prudence Melom. They discuss what Australia can learn from Toowoomba’s experience of helping to settle refugees who have moved into the area.

For the full episode and transcript click here.


Outstanding Volunteer Award - Daphne Fung

Outstanding Volunteer Award 2015 - Daphne FungCongratulations to Daphne Fung, TIMS Vice-President on receiving the Outstanding Volunteer award on 22 August 2015 by Multicultural Affairs Queensland. Pictured on the left Dpahne, Minister Shannon Fentiman and Gitie House, TIMS President. Daphne has given thousands of hours of her time over 8 years to organise the Chinese New Year celebrations, the Health & Wellness Expos, assisted with the Toowoomba Languages & Cultures Festivals and other TIMS projects and activities.


Radio interview on Daphne's story with ABC's David Currow


TIMS Wins Australia Day Community Group of the Year 2015

TIMS is very honoured to be awarded the Toowoomba Australia Day Community Group of the Year 2015. The presentation will be on 26 January at Picnic Point at 9.00 am.  All members, families and friends are invited to presentation.



National Volunteer Week - Certificate of Appreciation - Qld State Govt

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to TIMS Vice-president Daphne Fung for receiving the

National Volunteer Week - Certificate of Appreciation - from the Queensland State Government



Minister Hon John McVeigh and Mr Trevor Watts MP presented the awards on 2 May 2014



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