History of the Vic East Region
The first Australian team was formed in Melbourne and so naturally this is where the growth of Teams began in Australia. With this growth it became necessary to break into sectors which, as is obvious from their names, are grouped along the rivers, namely:
- Gardiner sector
- Maribyrnong / Plenty sector
- Yarra sector, and
- Southern sector.
In 2014, Ron and Angela Waanders took over the Regional Couple role from Murray and Maureen Cullinan. During their time as Regional Couple, they have continued to work through the 5-year plan for the region which has now seen the introduction of a new governance model.
Victoria East is one of the regions of the Oceania Super Region, is mainly centered around Melbourne and also includes team in Gippsland, Geelong and Tasmania.
As at 2016, Vic-East has 31 Teams with around 300 members.
Victoria East – Regional Couple
Angela & Ron Waanders
New Governance Model
Regional Gatherings Task Group – Ron & Angela Waanders, Gerard & Marie Wood, Karen & Bernard Drane.
Married Spirituality Task Group – Murray & Maureen Cullinan (Convenors), Garry & Maureen Mahon, Rose Marie Prosser, Bernie & Maureen Parker
Regional Membership – Rob & Bernadette Pell (Database Couple), Helen & Brendan Maloney
Regional Promotion – Ron & Angela Waanders
New Teams Task Group – positions vacant
We encourage you this resource through the year. Importantly, please remember that it is to be handed to the RC who takes over from you next year.
We hope that the year is enjoyable and fruitful for your Team and for each member in it. As you meet together in Christ’s name we trust that you will continue to grow closer to each other and to the others in your Team, and to your God.
From the Vic-East Regional Team