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The Royal Australian Regiment Association Annual Dinner 2019

William Angliss Restaurant was a-buzz at 6:30pm on Wednesday November 20th, 2019.

The Royal Australian Regiment Association members had arrived for their annual dinner.
Each year the members, their partners and friends get together for a night of good food, good wine and a chance catch up with those who shared the honour of serving their country in times of need.

The association is formed by veterans and battalions of the Australian Army from wars such as World War II, the Korean war, the Vietnam war and more recent conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
This year, purpose of the dinner was more than a social gathering; it was also with the hope of recruiting some younger blood to the association.  A table of current service men had joined in the celebration of the year that was.

After some arrival drinks, guests were seated by 7pm and the night began with a short welcome speech from association organiser Peter Fraser.
Mains were served shortly, followed by a delicious dessert of Spiced gingerbread cake and roasted pear accompanied by candied almond ice-cream.

In between, there were a few short speeches by members of the association who wanted to express gratitude and share information with the crowd. Including an address from association president John James.

As is the nature of the events industry, there were changes throughout the night that our ‘Eventure’ team of five was able to adjust to and work with.
Silvana Madia, the stage one events Functions leader was there to assist and guide each student in their roles as well as being the security you need when you run your first event.

Front of house co-ordinator Jorja Wernert was able to lead the floor and work with the chef to ensure a smooth service.
The bar was buzzing with members buying and adding to tabs as Beverage coordinator Georgia Thomson kept a cool, calm and collected attitude to the demands.
Stefan Ong, the team’s protocols coordinator was our man on the night ensuring all moments were captured and organised a smooth-running registrations process for members.
Catherine  Deng, the team Administrator made sure the organisers felt at home and worked closely with association member Peter Fraser to deliver the envisioned guest experience.
Finally, the room was a vision in commemoration as designed by team Stylist Elizabeth Lingard. Taking inspiration from the Anzac commemorative poppies and rosemary plant as well as the association badge colours, the room was an elegant vision of white, red and green.

Special mention to the WAI hospitality students led by teacher Sandra Garland who could not have been any easier to work with, giving guidance to our events students where needed.

Members of the Royal Australian Regiment Association and students could be seen mingling and laughing the night away. In the end, the night was the perfect ending to the year for both client and students who have worked collaboratively for the last few months to create this experience.

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OTU Annual Dinner

On the 18th October, Events ‘R’ Us (Diploma of Event management students) and OTU partnered up to put together a OTU Annual Dinner.

The Events ‘R’ Us team members consisted of Kelly Khambo (Administrator), Guerda Quinchero (Front Of House), Thanh Hoang ( Beverage Coordinator), Minami Ohira (Stylist Coordinator) and Andre Robles (Protocol Coordinator).

Overview of the event:
The Officer training unit (OTU) Association is a group of national service people who were selected for officer training at Scheyville between 1965 and 1973. They have been coming to William Angliss Institute to celebrate, to reconnect and network.

Date: October 18th 2019 (Friday)
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Location: William Angliss Restaurant
Number of pax: 70-80
Demographics of guest: 60 plus with their partners
Layout: Banquet
Service: Brigade

Our client went with roaming canapes during their pre-dinner drink service. Canapes and drinks needed to come out together exactly on 18:30 and they did. This was great team work by all Hospitality and Kitchen staff.   A selection of drinks were ready on tray which hospitality staff walked around offering as guests arrived. We had plenty of staff which made this part of the service successful.

Overall, the veterans were very satisfied with the dinner Events ‘R’ put on for them.Guests wrote that they were very happy with the service not only what Events ‘R’ Us has offered, but also the students of Alf Nicdao’s hospitality team.

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Beer and Beef Annual Lunch

On the 13th of November, Revent and The Beer and Beef Club of Melbourne partnered together to put on the Beer and Beef Club Annual Lunch. Our Revent members consisted of Alec Damoulakis (admin), Ava Heng (front of house coordinator), Alexandria Mather (beverage coordinator) and Pam Sehgal (stylist). The purpose of the Beer and Beef Annual Lunch is to gather all the members of the club to celebrate the year, increase membership numbers, and to broaden their club demographics to the women of Melbourne. Throughout the planning process, Revent liaised with Ross McKenry, the beef master of the club, to ensure everything down to the last detail was perfect.

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Highett and Bruthen St Preschools Trivia Night Fundraiser

The Flair Event Management Team was pleased to have organised the biennial ‘Trivia Fundraiser’ for Highett and Bruthen St preschools. The event was successfully hosted at the ‘Highett Bowls Club’ on the 19th of October 2019, from 7:00pm until 10:30pm. The aim of the event was to bring together the two preschools and develop further connections between families, especially due to the changes occurring next year with Highett Preschool closing for repairs.

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MEA Careers Insights 2019

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Sixty of our WAI Diploma of Events students attended the 2019 MEA Career Insights at MCEC today.
With guest speakers from all sectors of the industry including; IT, Wedding Planning, Business Events, Marketing, Charities, Styling and Recruitment – hints and tools for entering the events industry were presented by all of the passionate industry specialists.

Meetings and Events Australia have always supported our students and the ticket price of Insights included a MEA student membership to encourage them to network at as many MEA events as possible.

Testimonials from our students;

“It was great to have the opportunity to network with the industry specialists “

“ Fantastic introduction to the different sectors of the industry”

‘Accent on Asia’- University of the Third Age’s Winter Luncheon


TJMCC Events embarked on the journey of planning the University of the Third Age’s Winter Luncheon which was held on the 05th of June in the Angliss Restaurant. U3A have been clients for William Angliss for many years so we knew that we had big shoes to fill! With a talented team made up of Millie Spencer (Admin), Taylah Rigo (FOH), Courtney Park (Beverages), Callin Roach (Stylist) and Juthamard Prannak, we were excited to start the planning process as real-life Event Managers!

We had the most wonderful time working as a team and with our clients Pat and Anne coming up with a creative theme- ‘Accent on Asia’ which was enhanced with styling, a special Asian inspired menu and some exciting entertainment. The event was for U3A members from all over Melbourne to celebrate their membership and achievements of ‘life long learning’ at U3A.
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Headspace Buffet for Angliss International Students

On Thursday the 13th of June Lux Events from the Diploma of Event Management course organized a buffet event for William Angliss’ International Students. We worked with our client, Rosanna Verde from student services, in conjunction with the event’s sponsor Headspace.

This was part of the subject functions and as part of this subject we were placed into groups. The students involved were Marina Vujic, Laura Dykstra, Sophie Krecmanis, Saman Ye and Courtney Park and their teacher Silvana Madia.

The event’s purpose was to promote healthy mental wellbeing, specifically for international students, who often face additional challenges due to the sudden changes in culture and environment they experience when moving to Melbourne to study.  Providing a fun opportunity to make new friends and experience a variety of cuisines, approximately 68 students attended plus 10 staff, where they were able to gain a better insight to the services available to students here at William Angliss.

The food service was buffet with a selection of foods from a variety of different countries, with stations set-up in different corners of the room, allowing for faster access to the buffet.  Beverages were a soft drink package, a tab for the teacher’s table, and the option of a cash bar for any students who wished to purchase additional drinks.

The styling concept was diversity, with each of the 8 tables and the dessert buffet table representing some of the different counties from which William Angliss students are from including Greek, Italian, French, Colombian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Overall, it was an extremely successful function where we worked together well as a team.  Thank you to the all the staff who volunteered to work at our event and helped make it such a success.  We at Lux Events are very proud to be a part of an event for such a special cause.
Headspace is an amazing mental health program. If you need to talk to someone head to their website at headspace.org.au or give them a call at Lifeline 13 11 14.

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A Travellers Aid Trivia Night to Remember

On Thursday June 6th 2019, Travellers Aid Australia (TAA) held their annual trivia night at The William Angliss Restaurant. The annual event raised thousands for the cause of helping differently-abled commuters get around, and gave attendees an evening of trivia and tapas beneath beautiful arrangements of umbrellas.

TAA partners like Yarra Trams were in attendance, with organisations like VicRoads returning to sponsor the evening. Once again, the incredible cooking and high service standard of the William Angliss Institute made the choice of venue easy for TAA.

The night took place a mere two weeks before the student organisers were due to finish their Diplomas in Event Management. Rather than slacking off, they savoured the opportunities: organising the dreamy decorations, gorgeous grazing tables, and spectacular sponsors all on their own.

As well as raising funds and having fun, the night allowed organisations in the transport sector to network with each other. After all, there is a long way to go before we can call our transport systems accessible. And after fundraising, cooperation is the core of the solution.



Despite a ten minute starting delay, students worked effortlessly around this setback. Attendees praised the variety of food, swiftness of service, and skill of Scott Kennedy as the talented emcee and trivia master.


All in all, it was another grand success!

Placement Lunch – Angliss & Co Events

As part of our Diploma of Event Management course studying stage 1 functions, we were allocated the Placement Program Lunch. Our clients were Corrine Maxfield and Jacinta Francis.

This function was held on Tuesday 11th of June 2019 in the Angliss Restaurant. The event catered for 32 guests, half of them were current students and the other half were industry partners. The service was a buffet lunch and drinks on a tab. It was a rustic theme for the event. The room was decorated with hessian table runners and vases with white flowers. As part of the entertainment, we had background music and speeches from placement students detailing their experiences.

Overall the event was a success. The events and hospitality team worked well together and the guests and clients were very happy.

Angliss & Co Events

Admin – Leanne Saliba

FOH – Emily Hunger

Beverage – Taylor Gibson

Stylist – Shellie Coen

Protocols – Jade O’Sullivan