I am writing to invite you on behalf of myself, John Bevelander and his son, Liam Bevelander, to our ceremonial day to bless the newly repaired Kyogle Road near Uki.
And to celebrate the lives of Matilda Bevelander, Cecilia Bevelander and Karl Langheinrich.
These three beautiful people died on the same corner of Kyogle Road in two crashes in 2015 and 2016.
Karl was my precious Beloved.
With the help of many loving friends, John Bevelander and I have designed a healing event that begins with a road safety workshop.
My road safety activism (with friends Lori Mooren and Kev Cracknell) has taught me a great deal about road safety. And it’s not what you’d expect. So we will begin our day with a community road safety workshop. (And, as Angela remarked at Karl’s memorial, this will be one workshop where Karl will not have to type up the Post-its!)
We will send the results of our workshop to senior people in government and road safety nationally and internationally so that local communities can be more proactive and effective in their road safety initiatives.
The General Manager of Tweed Shire Council, Mr Troy Green, is cooperating with us in designing this workshop.
We are thrilled to have Michelle Walker as our graphic recorder for the workshop. She’s the best in Australia! (Maybe the world!)
The workshop communiqué will be published in the December 2018 issue of the UK-based World Transport Policy & Practice, a quarterly journal which provides a high-quality medium for original and creative work in world transport.
We are hoping that most of you will be able to come for the whole day. But you can see from the draft program (link to the program) that there are other times for you to participate. Many of you will be recipients of our thanks and gifts, so it’s important not to be late for that session.
There will be lots of time for reminiscing, for singing, and for celebration. Please do come. And please let me know by 30 August so we can plan accordingly.
The event will take place in the Uki Public Hall on Kyogle Road in the Village of Uki. There is ample parking nearby. We’re asking people to bring a plate of food to share to help us defray costs.
Please share this email as widely as you can — including with any media contacts you have.
Sent with love and hope,
Wendy Sarkissian and John Bevelander