Annual Gala Dinner 2018

The annual gala dinner was a night to remember with an enthralling insight into the life and career of Sir John Monash, a distinguished Australia, beautiful operatic performances, and the chance to learn much more about NARI’s work.

Over 100 NARI supporters were entertained by Michael Bennett who shared stories of his great grandfather, Sir John’s career and life as an engineer and military man, his social life and ability to solve problems.

Operatic performances by soprano Lee Abhramsen and tenor Michael Lapina with accompanist Konrad Olszewski set off the evening which was emceed by Greg Hocking AM.

Guests included the Hon Kay Patterson AO, Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Mary Wooldridge, Victorian Shadow Minister of Ageing and former federal Senator the Hon Rod Kemp.