Honouring those brave Australians who fought alongside South Koreans during the Korean war, AustCham marked the 67th anniversary of the Battle of Gapyeong by attending the Commonwealth Memorial and ANZAC Memorial ceremonies in Gapyeong on the 28th of May. With many Australian war veterans and their families in attendance, AustCham honoured their legacy by donating 10 educational scholarships to the value of KRW 3.25 million. Joined by the Australian Ambassador, H.E James Choi, Korean war veterans and sponsors, AustCham's Chair, Chris Raciti participated in a special ceremony, handing over scholarships to local Gapyeiong schools students. Following the ceremony, representatives from AustCham's Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) Committee attended a lunch at the ROK Army 66th Division Headquarters in Gapyeong. Each scholarship is presented on behalf of our Gold Sponsors. AustCham would also like to acknowledge our following members and sponsors for their additional support of the scholarship program; John Walker and the Macquarie Group of Companies, Pepper Savings Bank, Grand Hyatt, Bills Korea, Four Seasons Hotel, Somerset Palace Seoul and the Australian New Zealand Association (Korea).
December 15 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm At our Year-End Xmas Party event on the 15th of December, AustCham is organising a 'Giving Tree.' The Giving Tree provides an opportunity for the Australian-Korean community to give back during the Christmas period and help those less fortunate. For those who would like to participate, please bring a children’s gift along (wrapped or unwrapped), marked with the age and gender of the intended recipient. Alternatively, presents can be sent to the AustCham office prior to 15th December. All presents will be donated on your behalf to children in need. To be fair and consistent, we aim to give the children presents of similar value between 25k and 50k. Cash donations are also accepted which will be used to puchase gifts on your behalf. For further details please contact Rowan Petz firstname.lastname@example.org