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The final meeting for 2019 has been set for Thursday 21 November at Clare Castle Hotel
Each year the ISO Club donates a significant amount of residual cash to the two organisations that give succor the Seafarers who visit our ports.
Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris
The Mission to Seafarers is an international mission of the Anglican Church which cares for the practical and spiritual welfare of seafarers of all nationalities and faiths.
There are 230 Mission sites around the world. In Victoria, at our 4 centres, work is carried out by chaplains, other staff and volunteers who give freely of their time 365 days of the year. Seafarers are visited on their ships and offered a welcome and whatever help they need. This can range from enabling them to telephone or email home, to offering comfort to the bereaved and assisting in cases of injustice.
While most seafarers are well treated, some are still abandoned in ports far from their homes, or remain unpaid or forced to work in unsafe or unacceptable conditions. In such situations, the Mission plays a vital role in providing practical care and moral support.
The purpose of the Apostleship of the Sea is to care for the Spiritual, Social, and Material welfare of all Seafarers without distinction of colour, race or creed:
Concerned for the social well-being of seafarers, Stella Maris provides internet and telecommunications facilities, to allow visitors to keep in contact with their families, and recreational activities promoting their mental and physical health.Committed to social justice for all and believing in the dignity of the human person, the society also supports seafarers in their right to fair remuneration, appropriate on-board accommodation, safe working conditions and non-discriminatory treatment by advocacy and working with other organisations.
The ISO Club provides: -
- Networking opportunities for the Port Community.
- Access to over 300 professionals in shipping and allied industries.
- Regular luncheon meetings in a relaxed environment.
- A monthly news sheet about activities.
- Non commercial contact forums.
- Opportunities for problem solving.
- International connections through member’s confreres.
- Connections to industry aware independent consultants.
- An annual donation to seafarers’ charities.
Some of the Companies involved are: -
- Shipping Lines
- Leasing Companies
- Transport Companies
- Freight Forwarders
- Government Agencies
- Port of Melbourne Corporation
- Container Depots
- Consumable Suppliers
- Business Consultants
THE 2019 COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
Port of Melbourne
Michael Halley is the Secretary
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