VALBEC 1978 - 2008


You are invited to the

'30 years of VALBEC' Celebration Dinner

Thursday, May 15, 2008

7.00 – 11.00 pm

RACV Club Restaurant,

501 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000


VALBEC is excited to be entering its 30th year and invites members past and present, colleagues and friends from around Australia to join us for a celebratory dinner.

The 30 years of VALBEC Celebration Dinner will provide a special occasion for people who have been associated with VALBEC over three decades to come together and celebrate the commitment and work of so many, their stories and to reflect on changes and developments in the sector. There will be much sharing of anecdotes, experiences and laughter over dinner, so mark the date in your diary and spread the word to colleagues and friends.

The dinner will precede the VALBEC conference 2008 “Still Glides the Stream” on Friday May 16. There are also pre-conference workshops on Thursday afternoon, May 15)

Dinner registration (online or download a form)

Dinner RSVP by May 7

Further information: Don MacDowall, Conference/ Dinner organiser


Phone 03 9546 6892

VALBEC, Box 861, Springvale South VIC 3172

What else happened in 1978?

Dick Smith tows a fake iceberg to Sydney Harbour. (April 1)

Cricketer Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match

The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

'Saturday Night Fever' becomes a cultural phenomenon

A bomb explodes outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two garbagemen, a policeman and injuring several others.

'Garfield' first appeared.

The Shroud of Turin goes on public display for the first time in 45 years.

U.S. Army Sergeant Walter Robinson "walks" across the English Channel in 11 hours 30 minutes, using homemade water shoes.

Pope John Paul I dies after only 33 days of papacy and is succeeeded by Pope John Paul II, the first Polish Pope.

'Tirra Lirra by the River' by Jessica Anderson wins the Miles Franklin Award.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.

'The Year of Living Dangerously' by Christopher Koch is published.

Artificial insulin is invented.