Dear Fremantle Society Members

We have some exciting events in the next few weeks and we hope that you can join us at some or all of them.

Launch of the Rebranding of the Fremantle Society and Members’ Social Event. Monday October 18th   6pm at X-Wray Café This will be a special occasion as we are launching the rebranding of the Fremantle Society.  We also have a very interesting speaker: City of Fremantle Councillor Andrew Sullivan, who is Chair of the Planning and Development committee, a well-known local architect and a member of the Society for over ten years.

The Fremantle Society’s Communications Working group has been rebranding the Society’s look and feel with a new logo, new colours and a newly developed Manifesto.  At this event,  committee members will explain the Society’s new, refreshed direction and introduce you to the Freo Tribe blog and new Facebook page. We would love you to bring friends who might be interested in joining the Society. There is no charge as you can order food and drinks. Please RSVP to me by Friday October 15th.

Fremantle Society Blog
Check out the Fremantle society blog that has been set up and is maintained by Roel Loopers and includes some of his stunning photographs of Fremantle.  You can read more about the wonderful evening we spent at Villa Roma Restaurant with Nunzio Gumina last week. http://fremantlesociety.wordpress.com

We now have a Facebook page and the website is being reconstructed, thanks to another new member, Sam Wilson.

Concert for Pakistan. Saturday October 16th 12 noon to 6pm  Fremantle Arts Centre. Join us for an afternoon of fantastic Music and Stalls while at the same time helping the people of Pakistan recover from the devastating floods. We hope you will support this fundraiser: most of the organizing committee are Fremantle Society members.

Fremantle Studies Day  2010 explores the diversity of the history of Fremantle.  Sunday October 31, 1pm onwards. Reception Room  City of Fremantle

Don’s Tram Tour.  Experience the story of ‘Fighting for Fremantle’ before the history of the Fremantle Society is launched by the Premier on November 19th. On this tram tour with a difference, our Membership officer, Don Whittington, will show you what Fremantle would be like, had the Society not lobbied to preserve so much of our heritage. Don was a City of Fremantle Councillor 1975–1984, including six years as Chair of Planning, during a time when many heritage battles were won. Saturday November 6th.  4pm leaving from The Meeting Place. South Fremantle , and Wednesday November 10th 12 noon leaving from the Fremantle Art Centre. Cost: $10    RSVP: Phone Don or Ruth on 93356091 to book your place on the tram or email: rbelben@iinet.net.au

Launch of ‘Fighting for Fremantle’ by the Premier. Friday November 19th 6pm. Victoria Hall
The Premier, Hon Colin Barnett MLA will launch the history of the Fremantle Society since 1972.  ‘Fighting for Fremantle’ is written by Ron and Dianne Davidson and published by Fremantle Press.   The venue for the launch, Victoria Hall, is one of the many buildings that the Society saved from demolition in the 1970s. We will be sending members of the Society an invitation to this launch soon.

Fremantle Society AGM:   Monday December 6th   7 for 7.45pm. Dr Carmen Lawrence will be the Guest Speaker at the Society’s Annual General Meeting. She is a member of the Fremantle Society and has recently been appointed Chair of the Australian Heritage Council. More information on this event will be sent to you soon.

Ruth Belben