18 Feb

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.
General Business:
-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

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