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Adelaide Eesti Selts e-news
September 2015 edition

Upcoming Events

Adelaide Estonian Family History Club
Tuesday 29 September 2015
Remember to schedule them in your diary - meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every odd numbered month.
Eesti Maja | Estonian House
Contact: Martin

Deadline - Logo Comp
Australian Estonian Festival | Eesti Päevad

Friday 16 October 2015
Supply a logo - Winner to receive $250 prize!
See details in main stories
Contact: Relika Williams

OktooberEST Esto Pub Night
Saturday 17 October 2015
7pm til late
Eesti Maja | Estonian House
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Annual General Meeting - ‘Our Home Co-op Society Ltd’
Sunday 25 October 2015
2pm (Entry & registration at the door from 1:30pm onwards)
Eesti Maja | Estonian House
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Amber Aged Care AGM
Sunday 25 October 2015
58 Avenue Road | Paradise SA 5075
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Deadline - Esto Greeting - in Virgats
Tuesday 24 November 2015
For just $5 you can support the local Estonian community and send your own warm wishes to everyone for Christmas. Cheaper than a few boxes of Christmas cards!
View info (in Estonian only)

Estonian Christmas Party 2015
Sunday 6 December 2015
2pm | Free entry
Food | Coffee | Cake | Drinks - Available to purchase
Details to come.
Please book any kids attending by emailing Silvi
Eesti Maja | Estonian House

Estonian Language Classes
Watch this space for upcoming dates!
If you have friends or relatives in Estonia...
If you have fallen in love with Estonia or an Estonian boy/girl...
If you just think that Estonian is the most beautiful language in the world...
Then this is the right time to join our classes.
Eesti Maja | Estonian House
Contact Eve - 0477 905 281 or email

Estonian Movie Afternoons
Watch this space for upcoming dates.
Eesti Maja | Estonian House
Contact Relika

Eesti Päevad - Estonian Festival 2016 - Adelaide
27-31 December 2016
Check out the facebook page

Bar Nights

Bar nights at Kalev on Jeffcott continue to be a great success due to those who attend.
When is the bar at Kalev on Jeffcott Open?
Thursday night from 9:00pm till 11:59pm
Friday night from 6:00pm till 11:59pm
Sunday night from 4:00pm till 10:00pm
Bar Prices – Are we cheap or what?
Come and visit Kalev on Jeffcott for some of the cheapest alcohol prices in Adelaide.
Some of the drinks available:
Coopers Light | Saku Kuld | Plus a range of 20 beers
Soft drinks | mixers | juices
House red | Travis Earth red | Rose, Reisling, Chardonnay, red & white sparkling available
Estonian vodka | beers | ciders | liqueurs

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Logo comp - win $250!

The committee for the XXVI Australian Estonian Festival in Australia has EXTENDED the deadline for the logo competition. The NEW deadline is 16th October 2015.
The logo should reflect Estonian characteristics, symbolising Estonian Festivals in Australia, incorporating the blue-black-white of Estonian colours. The design should be suitable for a badge, as well as general advertising and decoration purposes, lending itself to enlargement. The design should incorporate the following information:


Submission should preferably be in a PDF or JPG format, maximum 5 MB, minimum resolution 300DPI

Postal entries are also acceptable. There is no limit to entries.

Designs will be judged by a jury selected by Festival Executive Committee.

The Prize for the winning entry is $250.00

Designs to be submitted by 16th October 2015 to Relika Williams; or posted to 4 Windsor Avenue, Magill SA 5072
Relika Williams, Secretary

Estonian Bassoon Virtuoso: Martin Kuuskmann to perform in Adelaide

By Miriam Butler
US based, Estonian born bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann is coming to Australia to give a series of masterclasses this October.

Martin has an impressive list of recordings including the Grammy Nomination, Best Contemporary Composition Bassoon Concerto by David Chesky with the Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rossen Gergov.

His Nonstop ground-breaking solo album includes the 
world premiere recording 
of a Bassoon Sonata by Daniel Schnyder, Arvo Pärt’s luminary work, Spiegel im Spiegel, as well as an unedited live version of the Sequenza XII by Luciano Berio. Constantly pushing the boundaries for new artistic and technical possibilities, Kuuskmann has premiered over eight bassoon concertos, all written and dedicated to him.

Martin has recently been invited to teach at the Manhattan School of Music in addition to his teaching studio in Seattle. The Australian tour classes will be open to ADRS members and it will be a one off opportunity to meet and learn from a quite unique and breathtaking player. Check him out on You Tube – his accuracy and technical ability are amazing!

The tour starts in Perth on October 19 and finishes in Hobart (yes – we finally make it to Hobart!) on the 24th, via Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Read the full article

Watch a YouTube clip about Martin

Yes, he'll be in Adelaide! Secure your place at his masterclass

Tuesday 20 October
ASO Grainger Studio | 91 Hindley Street | Adelaide

4.00-5.00pm: Trade Stand – try new bassoons
5.00-7.00pm: Kuuskmann Masterclass / Q&A
7.00-7.45pm: Break / Trade Stand
7.45-8.15pm: Kuuskmann Recital
8.15pm-late: Reception sponsored by the Adelaide Estonian Society – all welcome

Participants $50 ADRS members $40
General Admission $10 ADRS members $5

Eesti Selts are helping out by supplying nibbles and drinks.

Visit to find out more & book

Pub Night - OktooberEst

Saturday 17 October 2015
7pm til late

Join us at Estonian House for a great night!
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The AGM will cover important options for the future directions for Amber Aged Care.

Sunday 25 October 2015 | 2pm

Over the last 5 years, we have acquired a number of adjoining properties to cater for future expansion. At the AGM, there will be discussion about whether this should be in the direction of independent living, or aged care, or both.
Over the last 2 years, we have transitioned from what used to be low care, into full service aged care. Our services now extended to round the clock nursing care, dementia care and palliative care.

We have important long term and short term issues to plan, and your contribution at the AGM would be valued and appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Adrian Graziano | Manager                   
Margota Pukitis | Chairperson

Amber Aged Care 
58 Avenue Rd | Paradise SA 5075

AGM - Our Home Co-Op

The AGM for the Co-op, along with the selection of the Board is coming up on:

Sunday 25 October 2015
2pm - Entry/registration from 1:30pm.

Nominations for the position of director are invited from interested members.  If more than the required minimum nominations (3) are received, a ballot will be held in accordance with Rule 40.  Details of eligibility for directorship and lodgment of nominations are overleaf. Please note that current rules do not allow for proxy voting; you must be present to vote.

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Eesti Maja | Estonian House
200 Jeffcott Street | North Adelaide

Eesti Selts Membership – outstanding fees
We are just a small volunteer-run organisation. There are still some people who haven’t paid their fees for 2015 - but you are still a member and thus have been receiveing Virgats.

It really helps our committee to stay on track financially if you can make payment of these fees annually.

If you think you owe your fees, please catch a committee member at one of the upcoming events or email us now.

If you’re not a member, but would like to join, please speak to us at the next event.

Sõrve Registrations Now Open

To all the Sõrve Family

To book your accommodation at Sõrve 2016 our Registration completion date will be 30 November 2015.

Camp commences 3 January 2016.

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Estonian Relief Committee | Eesti Abistamise Komitee

28 August, 2015

Dear Members, Friends and Colleagues

Welcome to what we hope will be a regular newsletter to all of our Estonian connections, whether they be original Estos, Esto kids or Esto friends. Today, I would merely like to invite you to visit our Web site at:

to see what we, as an organisation have been up to lately and what our plans are for the future.  This is also a reminder that our next Annual General Meeting is being held at Taara Gardens on Sunday 18th October - see you there for an 11.00am start.

In the meantime, we look forward to your comments and/or quesstions regarding all matters ERC - send me an email!

Mart Rampe Chairman
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