On 24 November 2019, the third anniversary of the Australian Emergency Assistance Association Incorporated (AEAAI) and the annual conference of volunteers was successfully held at noon in Melbourne, Docklands.
In addition to nearly 200 volunteer representatives, enthusiasts, and people from the communities, Mr. Bei Deng, the consul of Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne, Ms. Gladys Liu, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Ms. Xiao Wei, the chairman of the Hongmen Society, Mr. Pang Tsoi, Monash City Council Mt Waverley Ward Councillor, and other political and business leaders also attended the event.
The host first introduced the ceremony and the members of the association and explained the current association development process, daily job scope, association operation updates and public welfare activities held by the AEAAI.
The distinguished guests from the political and business circles then delivered important speeches. In Mr. Bei Deng ’s (the consul of Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne) speech, he acknowledged the achievements made by the association since its establishment three years ago. He said that joining the association was a process of “integration”, and the big pattern was attributed to the tens of thousands of volunteers. The member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Ms. Gladys Liu said in her speech that the community environment in Australia made it necessary for the development and expansion of the AEAAI.
She has witnessed the growth of the association since the establishment of the first emergency support group and thanked its tremendous contribution to community policing. The chairman of the Hongmen Society, Ms. Xiao Wei, and Monash City Council Mt Waverley Ward Councillor, Mr. Pang Tsoi gave recognitions to value of the association and the selfless contribution of volunteers, expressed their gratitude for the contributions made by the association to various ethnic communities since its establishment three years ago, and wished a continued development of the association.
At last, the president of the Australian Emergency Assistance Association Mr. Huifeng Liu made a concluding statement. There are now a total of 50,000 participants and more than 1,000 volunteers, ranging in age from youths to seniors, working across Australia, he said. Although most of them had never met each other before, they were all gathered together for the same cause, and are all connected. Since its establishment, the association has handled more than 1,700 cases and received tens of thousands of calls for help. Volunteers sacrifice their time off to provide security for the community. Many guests were touched when President Liu talked about the recent several volunteer rescue events.
Australian Emergency Assistance Association Incorporated (AEAAI) is a registered non-profit organization. As an online neighbourhood watch platform, it provides emergency assistance and related information to residents from a range of ethnic communities. As a completely not for profit organization, all relevant personnel are unsalaried. Our organization philosophy is best summed up in our motto: “Let love pass, so that one day help can relay. Help others today because tomorrow you may need help”.