At ASL’s annual golf day in March 2017 we raised $40,000 with all proceeds again going to the charities ASL supports:
CUFA operates with the goal of helping people lift themselves out of poverty in the Asia Pacific region.
Backtrack helps young people, who have lost their way, re-connect with their education and training, to become work ready, find jobs, lead happy and productive lives and participate fully in the community.
Sands provides support to all bereaved parents and families who have suffered the death of a baby anytime from conception through to 28 days after birth.
Network Kokoda honours the war time legacy of our Kokoda veterans and the PNG wartime carriers through agriculture, education, health and leadership initiatives by partnering with the villagers along the Kokoda Trail.
CareFlight’s mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community by providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care.
On auction this year was a Helicopter Joy Flight provided by Careflight; a set of Calloway Golf Clubs and Bag provided by ASL; a catered AFL game at the SCG provided by ASL; a bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage 2006 donated by PEXA and four Northbridge Golf Vouchers donated by Northbridge Golf Club. Of course, we couldn’t achieve such a great outcome without the strong support of our Members and suppliers for which we are truly grateful.
The 2017 annual CEO's Innovation Forum was held at Doltone House Sydney on Jones Bay Warf. Executives and staff from Banks, Building Societies and Credit Unions were provided with valuable insight and information on the economic environment and digital innovations in the financial industry and taken on a global journey by a suite of international and local presenters.
Mr Glenn Maguire from VISA opened the discussions with an economic analysis.
Mr Adrian Lovney followed up with an update on the NPP including a preview on the marketing campaign for Osko and PayID.
This was followed by Carsten Ahrens, of Giesecke & Devrient Mobile Security, who provided a global perspective of trends in digital banking and the app economy.
A discussion panel, facilitated by the ASL Chair, Mr David Lawler, saw Australian industry experts provide insight into innovations within the financial sector as well as address questions from those in attendance. The discussion panel consisted of; John Banfield, Group Chief Executive Officer at BPAY; Wendy Booth, Director Financial Services at EY; Dr. Leila Fourie, Chief Executive Officer at Australian Payments Network; Lindsay Boulton, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Leslie Martin.
A second panel of international speakers, facilitated by Jens Butler, Director of Services and Sourcing at Tech Research Asia, delved further into Australia’s place in the world of innovation. The panel consisted of; Guy McIntosh, Solution Consultant at FIS; Dee McGrath, Managing Partner at IBM; Ralf Wintergerst, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Giesecke & Devrient Mobile Security; Fook-Sun Ng, Executive Vice President of Financial Services at Wirecard and Chris Foskett, Head of Corporate & Business Development at First Data.
Formal proceedings were concluded with a rousing key note address by Darryl Lovegrove on the importance of perseverance and “Hitting the High Notes” in business and in life. The day was then rounded off with a dinner hosted by ASL that including a show stopping performance by The King and The Fab Four!
In September 2016 over twenty walkers consisting of our Members, suppliers and associates took up ASL CEO David Jay’s challenge to ‘Walk with Me’, and trek the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. Led by the Hon Charlie Lynn OL, a Vietnam veteran who has guided trekkers in the area for over 25 years, it was not only about the fundraising and the personal challenge, but also the unique relationship the Kokoda Trail has forged between Australia and PNG.
The campaign raised over $200,000 for ASL charities. The 140km trek took eight days, immersing the walkers in the unique jungle environment of the Owen Stanley Ranges and giving them a first-hand experience of village community life. Beginning at Owers Corner, near Port Moresby, the single-foot track ended at the village of Kokoda in Oro Province, and included fascinating and deeply moving battlefield briefings along the way.
The trekkers met some of the most beautiful and welcoming villagers who survived without electricity and basic comforts. They also had a chance to distribute books, toys, clothes and more to local village schools, as a part of our charity efforts.
ASL staff took time out from their work schedules to provide assistance with Daffodil Day on 28th August. For more information on Cancer Council – Daffodil Day refer to the link provided.
During the lead up to Christmas, ASL staff took time out from their work schedules to provide assistance with the Communities@Work gift wrapping stalls and giving tree.
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