End of an Era for ME‹ ‘KODU’

19. mail 2016

On the 21st April 2016, at the first monthly meeting of the newly elected ME‹ ‘KODU’ Management Committee, the members were stunned by the resignation of their long-time committee member, Bruno Metsar.

End of an Era for ME‹ ‘KODU’
Bruno Metsar.

Bruno has been ME‹ 'KODU' Chairman since March 19.1989. Throughout his 26 years of voluntary service to the Estonian Society, he oversaw numerous activities and witnessed many changes within his beloved community.

His devotion to the fatherland, and passion for the mother tongue, was evident as the committees organised the yearly recreational and cultural activities. Bruno seemed to be everywhere at once, and over the years took on more and more responsibilities, a quality that earned him the respect and votes of the society members throughout his many years as chairman. One of the blessings of his position was meeting fellow Estonians from around Australia and overseas. He just did what he loved and in the process became an icon for Melbourne Estonian Society.

After living and breathing ME‹ 'KODU' for over a quarter of a century, Bruno decided it was time to call it a day. His departure from ME‹ 'KODU' JUHATUS is the end of an era for Melbourne Estonian Society. But, Bruno's resignation does not signal his immediate departure from the Management Committee. His expertise and experience is invaluable for the new committee members and he will remain in an advisory capacity for a period of 6 months to assist in the transition from the old era to a new beginning.