Dear Members and Friends:

Welcome to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for 15 - 31 October 2013.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Elizabeth Bailes, our new Communications Advisor, recently appointed through Australian Volunteers International. Elizabeth has worked as a journalist, editor, publications manager and public relations consultant. She has extensive experience in writing, editing, professional design and marketing services. During her career Elizabeth worked for Tasmanian Life and several other magazines in Australia. Feel free to contact Liz at <[email protected]> if you need any assistance with communications issues.

At the same time, we are sad to say goodbye to her predecessor Mr. Arthur Hanlon. He has spent last 18 months working tirelessly to improve our communications tools, update our website, moderate mailing lists and strengthen our relationships with all partners. We will miss his infinite enthusiasm, good nature and admirable team spirit. Dear Arthur, thank you for everything you have done and stay well!
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) has moved their office to a new location from 7th October 2013. The new location is at:

Level 3, Unit C, La Thanh Hotel, 218 Doi Can, Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Their telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.
There are two Working Group meetings scheduled for the second half of October 2013:

  • Disability Working Group meeting, on Thursday 31st October, at 2:00 PM;
  • Disaster Management Working Group meeting, on Thursday 31st October, at 2:00 PM.

Both meetings will take place at Trung Tu Diplomatic Compound, 6 Dang Van Ngu, Hanoi. The Disability Working Group meeting will be at the Save the Children's meeting room, Building E3, and the Disaster Management Working Group meeting will be held at the NGO Resource Centre (new) office: Room 201, Building E3.

Please check the 'Calendar of Events' section on our home page for the latest updates and possible changes.

Warm greetings from the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's Team!