Minutes of the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL Sub-Branch General Meeting
Held at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club on 19 March 2018
The Chairman declared the meeting open at 1400hrs
31 Members present (recorded in Attendance Register)
9 Member Apology’s(recorded in Attendance Register)
Previous Minutes. Richard Lewis read from a copy of the previous minutes.
Business Arising from the Previous Minutes. Nil
February Financial Report. A copy of the Treasurer’s Report for February is at Annex A. The Treasurer noted the high expenditure for Welfare Office Expenses during February and explained that most of the $2,864 consisted of $1,760 audit fee, $527 AGM refreshments, $312 AGM postage and $200 Gallipoli Youth Cup support.
Kel Arnott welcomed two new members; Sue Arnott and Sylvia English. Kel also reported that much of the unwanted undergrowth along the Rail Trail Avenue of Honour had been removed and the area was much tidier and presentable as a result.
Appeals: David Wilkinson reported ANZAC Day stock had arrived and he expected the distribution of it to the various selling points to be completed early in April. He tabled the posters available to advertise the ANZAC Appeal as well as a Certificate of Appreciation for volunteers who manned the selling points.
He further reported on his attendance at an ANZAC Day Appeal meeting held in ANZAC House. At the meeting he formed the opinion that many sub-branches lacked a cohesive organisation to administer appeals and did not have access to adequate storage facilities for stock associated with the appeals.
Peter Cail advised that the ANZAC Day rosters are available on the web site for volunteers to populate. He reported that the Sub-Branch has 163 volunteers registered on Better Impact including 25 View Ladies. Of the 110 positions available for ANZAC Badge sales 50% were already filled.
Kel advised the membership that a band and bugler were still to be confirmed for ANZAC Day. A potential bugler has been identified but is still being negotiated. Kel also advised that an offer had been made for a fly past of three aircraft as a lead in to the march on ANZAC Day.
Public Relations. Nil report
Ceremonial: Nil Report
Memorial Project. John Dickinson outlined the difficulties the research project were having in locating the names of locals from Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Connewarre for WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He also advised the criteria for identifying locals for the memorial would be the same criteria listed in the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour. To assist with the costs associated with adding the names to the memorial, an application for a grant of $25,000 has been submitted.
Report Acceptance. Acceptance of the reports was moved by T. Wheal and seconded by M.Klabbers. Carried.
New Business. Nil
Next Meeting. The next General meeting for Monday 16 April 2018 commencing at 1400hrs.
There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 1423hrs.
K Arnott R. Lewis
Chairman Minute Secretary