Image: Over 140 delegates from the international chapters of Carbine Club at the Kokoda trail.
Over 140 delegates from the international chapters of Carbine Club have arrived in to Port Moresby on Wednesday (MAY 16) to attend the bi-annual international congress.
The original Carbine Club was founded in Melbourne in 1961 by two executives of the Melbourne’s Sportsmen’s Association with the objective of promoting a sports orientated lunch club. The concept took hold and so today we see affiliated Clubs established in 10 countries, with PNG having been established back in 1990.
The bi-annual Congress is an event that brings together members from the various Clubs to take part in a program which is put together by the host club.
This will be the first time Papua New Guinean will have hosted a Congress. There was previously a delegates meeting held in PNG which was restricted to the executives of the Club.
The delegates arrived in to Port Moresby on Wednesday (May 16), coming from a number of the affiliated clubs to the original Carbine Club in Melbourne, from the various states of Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Vanuatu. Within the delegation there are a number of past residents but for the majority of the delegates this will be their first time to visit PNG.
The formal program started Wednesday (MAY 16) evening with an official welcome cocktail hosted by His Excellency the Governor General Sir Bob Dadae. the remainder of the program is expected to expose the delegates to different aspects of PNG culture and also business activity.
In welcoming the delegates Carbine Club PNG President Peter Aitsi, extended his thanks to all the delegates who took time out of their busy schedules and made the effort to come to Port Moresby.
“The Carbine Club of PNG has put together a wonderful program that I am sure the delegates will thoroughly enjoy.” said Mr Aitsi.
Source: The Carbine Club of PNG