Buenos Aires, December, 2014

Dear Friends,

As we reach the end of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to convey a most positive message regarding the ABCC.

We are very pleased to point out that our list of District Representatives has grown quite a bit.

Last September we had our first gathering in Rosario in many years, and we hope to continue hosting these community meetings in all the new Districts.

We are trying to reach out to as many community members and friends as possible. Our e-mail Newsletter is now being sent to nearly 1000 contacts and our Facebook account is very popular. We have also set up a YouTube channel where we upload videos from our events. And last, but not least, The Bulletin has increased its number of subscribers and circulation.

Let me just highlight some memorable events held this year:

- Our WWI commemoration at the Follett Holt Memorial Cairn at Ibicuy, in Entre Ríos.
- The Golf Team - representing the ABCC - which took part in the "1er Torneo de Golf de Colectividades" organized by the City of   Buenos Aires.
- The Rí­o Gallegos District organized its first event in 32 years. A Tennis Tournament known as "Torneo 75º Aniversario del Consejo de la Comunidad Argentino Británica - which was a great success and was reported on by the local press. The objective was not only the competition itself but also to collect non-perishable food for a local charity, in Rí­o Gallegos.
- Last June, The British Society in Uruguay invited the ABCC to their yearly Lunch. I was glad to attend as the objectives are to foster ties between the two institutions.

Throughout this year, the ABCC celebrates its 75th Anniversary. Our mission statement reads: "The object of the Argentine-British Community Council is to promote the welfare of the Argentine-British Community in Argentina", and I'm sure that with the help of all its active members, we may carry on doing so for many years to come.

I would like to thank all the Volunteers who help out at our events, to the various companies that provide us with donations and to the clubs, schools and institutions that lend us their premises for our events.

Finally, special thanks are due to HM Ambassador Dr. John Freeman and Mrs. Freeman for allowing us the use of the Embassy residence for our Kermesse, Opera Nights and Christmas Fair.

In closing, please receive my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

John A. Hunter      




Buenos Aires, November, 2013


Dear Friends,

First let me say that it´s an honour to be the chairman of the ABCC and I hope to carry on the good work.

For the coming year we have aimed to have an increase in The Bulletin subscriptions and to continue the campaign of direct debit donations. Also, we would like to see more events in the provinces and to get district representatives named in areas that don't have any and where members of the community are still to be found.

We must try and reach out to younger generations and the facebook we have set up has greatly helped; but as well we can all do a small part in being ABCC promoters, helpers and donation seekers.

As a conclusion I think, that wherever there is a person of British descent living in Argentina, we must let them know that the ABCC and all it has to offer is still present.

Merry Christmas and a Happy to New Year !

John A. Hunter


PS. For any comments, ideas, criticism please feel free to email me at chairman@abcc.org.ar






 
Buenos Aires, October, 2013

Farewell message from your Chairman

Dear Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the support and encouragement I received during my four years as chairman of the ABCC.

It has been for me a great honour and pleasure to have been involved, and I am sure you will agree that despite the Community getting smaller, we have managed to maintain an active presence by promoting many events that generated badly needed funds, while highlighting our proud heritage and the legacy that can be seen by all.

I am very enthused by the "Youth Group" that has been formed, and would ask you to support them in their future endeavours, so as to ensure the continuity of our Community.

I have to thank so many of you who helped, such as all the various Districts, the members of the ABCC Executive Committee, the tireless effor of all those involved in the various events, the British Embassy that allowed us the use of the Residence, the British Hospital, the Hurlingham Club for the use of their premises, the Staff at the Office, the generous donors and sponsors, and also for the very positive response to the "Direct Debit" campaign.

MANY, MANY THANKS!

Ted Bagnall





Buenos Aires, 22nd June 2010.

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the ABCC Website!

The objective of this site is to help keep the Community together, to foster a “Community Feeling” and to collect funds to assist those who are in need.

To this end we will publish information of interest, advise about forthcoming Events, report on Events that have taken place, and provide an easily accessible and, we trust readable, source of information.

It is our intention to keep this website permanently updated in the hope that it will become a reference point, accessible at the touch of a button, that will appeal to all.

Timely, informative, entertaining, easy to use, readable and up-to-date are all words that we would like to see associated with the ABCC website.  Add to this the promotion of our traditional social and humanitarian objectives and you have a fair idea of what we would like this website to be.

Contrary to what you may think, it is important to point out that the programming and setting up of this site has been achieved at no cost to the ABCC.  There is no ongoing expense for maintenance, and we even hope that it will eventually become a small source of income due to the publication of personal notices.  This site has been programmed and is being maintained thanks to the generous efforts of a member of our community. 

Please help us to promote the use of this website by advising all your relations, friends and contacts to log on at www.abcc.org.ar

Last, but by no means least, please send us your comments, suggestions and criticism.  Help us to improve this website!

With best wishes,


Ted Bagnall
Chairman