1917 : The Rage of Men
to read the timeline of WW 1 of 1917.
AWARD WINNING, FREE SPIRIT OF ANZAC EXHIBITION
21 – 27 February 2017 – Geelong Arena
The award winning Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, Australia’s largest travelling exhibition, is visiting 23 towns and cities across Australia until April 2017. The exhibition is heading to Geelong Arena from 21st to the 27th of February .
This free exhibition is a government initiative commemorating the Anzac Centenary and has won awards for experiential design, innovation and technical achievement. Boasting the best in technological design and interactive environments, this experience immerses the viewer into a sensory journey. The Experience features artefacts from the Australian War Memorial that tell the story of Australia’s involvement in the First World War, and all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations to the present day. You can watch a preview of the exhibition here.
It is a Free exhibition but visitors will need to register for tickets on the official website http://www.spiritofanzac.gov.au or by calling: 1300 462 313.
The first meeting for 2017 will be the AGM scheduled for Monday 20th Feb @ 2.30pm.
The list of meeting dates for 2017 is listed under the ABOUT US / Meetings 2017 TAB on the web site.
This year 157 Members & Guests enjoyed a Christmas Luncheon with Carols.
Minutes of the A.G.M of the OceanGrove Barwon Heads
RSL Sub-branch held at Ocean Grove Bowling Club
on Monday 15th February 2016.
Meeting opened 14.30pm .
President Graham Fisher in the Chair.
Silent Tribute observed.
Pledge of Allegance taken.
Attendance : 57 Apologies : 9
President firstly welcomed new members: Alana Hall, Jordan Hall, Noel Sherwell, Terry Thomas, Michael West and Marjorie Wray.
Minutes : Secretary read out main points from Minutes AGM 2015.
Copy of Agreement between Council and Park Trust received.
Presidents Report: Graham Fisher gave report on year 2015 in Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Sub-Branch. He highlighted activities for the year,excellent results from Anzac and Remembrance and all other work by both Committee and members of the public. He thanked all for their contribution during the year.
Treasurers Report: Audited report presented and accepted on motion of K.Hankin and D.Gilroy.
Returning Officer Keith Hankin called to Chair:
Keith explained there were 3 vacancies and 3 nominations and as such the following appointments were made:
Secretary: David Gilroy
Publicity: John Dickinson
Ceremonial Officer: Bradley Clarke.
Treasurer: Tony Wheal.
Sub-Branch Auditor: With the retirement of John Fox as auditor and because of short notice given, new auditor yet to be appointed.
Welfare: Lola Fisher explained activities for 2015.
Total visits by welfare for year 10746, total hours 6472. Lola thanked her team and looks forward to the challenges of 2016
Appeals: David Wilkinson explained planning for Anzac badge selling. Correspondence for coming roster will be mainly done by Email those not on internet will receive hard copy.
Publicity: John gave details of upcoming events. He also asked that everyone who can,support the Sub-Branchs’ use of Electronic communication
Pensions: Bob Scott outlined his activity as Pension Officer for Sub-Branch .
Ceremonies: Brad explained very similar Anzac Day to last year. Times etc the same, Bands the same. More detail at next months meeting. Vietnam Veterans to lead March due to 50 year anniversary of Long Tan.
-Secretary explained next planned Trip by Sub-Branch is to Point RAAF Base Museum on Sunday 3rd April and Tony Wheal will be our guide, Bus would leave at 10.00am tour 11.30 -12.30 and lunch at Hoppers Club.
-David requested response to latest email sent by Sub-Branch less than successful.
-Latest agreement on Club Signage for Sub-Branch explained.
Raffle $70- winner Herbert Tilley
Meeting Closed 3.05pm.
At close of meeting Graham introduced Casey Kennedy from NJF Exercise Physiologists who gave an address on Health and Fitness and Support for Veterans, their partners and Widows. He explained steps if anyone wanted to avail themselves of the service and that DVA are covering costs