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Archive for July 31st, 2009

The Craig Senger Indonesia Memorial Fund

Posted by Vietnam Swans on July 31, 2009

The email sent out by AusCham

AusCham has just sent the email below to its members and the Australian community re the Craig Senger Indonesia Memorial Fund and next weekend’s tribute match between the Vietnam Swans and Lao Elephants.

To Members and the Australian Community,

It is with great sadness that Austrade lost one of their colleagues and friends, Trade Commissioner, Mr Craig Senger in the recent bombings in Jakarta. For those who knew Craig, he was the ultimate professional, dedicated and passionate about his job but also an extremely generous and warm guy who touched many he worked with.

To recognise the positive impact Craig had in his life on others, his wife Kate has set up the Craig Senger Indonesia Memorial Fund with the assistance of Westpac Bank. The Fund has been established to receive donations from the public in commemoration of Craig’s life. I understand that the Fund will support one or more charities in Indonesia, depending on the amount of contributions received. It also provides a means by which grieving friends, colleagues and members of the public can make donations, in lieu of flowers, at the funeral and the memorial service.

Craig was close to the Austrade team here having recently visited Vietnam for a mining mission in May and he was also involved in Australian Rules Footy playing for the Jakarta Bintangs. To help celebrate Craig’s life, the Vietnam Swans will play a memorial match against the Lao Elephants on Saturday 8th August in Hanoi honouring Craig and other victims of the Jakarta Bombings.

Austrade would like to support the Craig Senger Indonesia Memorial Fund by holding a raffle in conjunction with the Vietnam Swans vs. Lao Elephant’s memorial match in Hanoi on Saturday;

Prizes so far include;

  • 2 x Return Domestic Jetstar Flights anywhere within Vietnam.
  • A CBA VND bank account at CBA’s HCMC branch amounting to VND equivalent of USD200
  • 2 x Cases of Australian Wine
  • 1 x 4.5 L bottle of Jim Beam
  • Books signed by Authors close to Craig; LA 911 by Senior Trade Commissioner Tony Burchill and The Airport Economist, by Austrade’s Chief Economist, Tim Harcourt
  • 1 x Dozen Frozen Pies from Culi Café in Hanoi

Tickets are 100,000VND each and will be drawn at the Vietnam Swan’s After Match Party at Jafa’s in Hanoi at 6pm on Saturday 8th August with all proceeds going to the Craig Senger Indonesia Memorial Fund. Winners who cannot attend will be notified the following week by details provided on ticket.  Please contact if you have other prizes you wish to donate or if you would like to buy some tickets in support of the fund.

In HCMC, tickets can be bought at Austrade, 5th Floor, 5B Ton Duc Thang St, D1 and will also be sold at AusCham’s coming Tim Harcourt luncheon on Thursday 6th August.

In Hanoi tickets can be purchased through , both at the Embassy and at the upcoming Tim Harcourt luncheon through AusCham on Friday 7th August, or through the Vietnam Swan’s at Jaspa’s Hanoi on Friday night or at the Aussie Rules Game on Saturday August 8th.

For details and registration for AusCham’s Tim Harcourt events in Hanoi and HCMC please contact Khanh Phuong at .

For further details on the Vietnam Swans v Lao Elephants memorial match contact

Kind regards

The AusCham Team

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