Meta Lenarčič presented Slovenia at St John’s Anglican Church, Bentleigh and concluded with the following words:

” . . . I arrived in Melbourne from Slovenia on the 15 of March 1963.

There is so much that we can discuss – the history, the economy, the culture and much more – but all you need to know is that in the country name of Slovenia and its people you will find the word LOVE and we are the only country to have this word in its title.

I hope I have inspired a few of you to study up on our small but beautiful country and even tempt you to visit. You won’t be disappointed.

I am so happy to call Australia home and also happy to be able to go and visit my homeland.”