TFA Community Blogs Editor Violi Calvert recently received a recognition as Ambassador for Culture and the Arts in the field of Media by community groups Plaza Filipino and NARRA Cooperative Ltd.
Violi is one of ten females and ten males who were each given a trophy recognising their achievements in various fields by the two groups at a Recognition Night on February 7 at Burwood RSL.
Her award recognises Violi’s works serving the community through the Media. Aside from being a prolific writer, Violi is also a co-producer and co-broadcaster of a live two-hour radio show, Radio Tagumpay, which airs on Triple H 100.1FM on Fridays between 2pm and 4pm.
This recognition comes to heel Violi receiving the 2015 Multicultural & Indigenous Media Award – Coverage of Community Affairs at a ceremony held at NSW Parliament House in November 2015. The award was based on Violi’s series of articles on the fight for Filipino nurse Maria Sevilla to stay in Australia after their application for visa to stay was denied following her son Tyrone’s diagnosis of having autism. Following the outcry of the public, Maria and Tyrone were given the visa to stay permanently in Australia.
Violi also received a Certificate of Lifetime Achievements at the 50th anniversary reunion of the Alpha Phi Lambda sorority and the Phi Lambda Pi fraternity, University of the East, Manila, held on January 23. This was to recognise those who held the position of Grand Lady Chancellor and who continuously help achieve the group’s projects.