Entries for the kata tournament are due soon - get your name down to compete so that we can make up the teams.
This time, the tournament will be at Newtown Dojo - Newtown North PS. The official address is 50 Carillon Ave, but don't even think of going in or parking from that side. Details for parking are in the attached map.
We'll also have drinks and a BBQ there - so make sure you bring some BBQ money, and a gold coin donation from all spectators - so that we can continue raising funds.
As you know, in addition to the BBQ, we have other fundraising initiatives.
It's you, the students, who will benefit from these efforts in some form or other e.g. international and localt tournament or camp attendance subsidies or bringing out more instructors from overseas.
A big shout-out to Zara from KKC who, of her own initiative, raised $50 in a garage sale for donation to IFK Australia! Thanks, Zara.
Here's an update on how you've helped already.
Easter Hamper Raffle Winner
The Hamper Raffle raised $183. In case you didn't catch it on Instagram or Facebook, we did the draw for the hamper at KKC Karate dojo just before Easter, and I personally delivered it to the winner - Luke O, from KKC dojo. .
Watch the video of the draw, and the see the winner, on the IFK Australia Facebook or Instagram.
Chocolate Easter Eggs
We've managed to raise several $1000 with everyone's efforts. Well done and thank you - it was gargantuan task, and some of you excelled by selling multiple boxes, and others by selling their box for much more than the basic cost.
But that barely covers a couple of airfares at peak times, and we want to be able to send teams of people over. So, we're going to need more, and we're going to have to do more.
Bottles and cans
Keep those bottles and cans coming! You're all doing a great job - fundraising, recycling, and keeping them out of the rubbish tips and environement!
If you haven't yet filled in the camp survey about this year's January camp with Shihan David, please do so. It will help us in planning how we can improve your training.
We're still looking for a few sponsors or donations for the BIG raffle we're going to hold later this year. These could be fancy dinners e.g. for a family or for two, or appliances e.g. TV or computer, or services such as personal make-over or a garden re-design, or anything else you might be able to think of.