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GEELONG KOKODA YOUTH PROGRAM

                                Geelong   Kokoda   Youth   Program   Background
Since 2007 the Moonee Valley Police Service Area has taken part in what is now known as the Victoria
Police Kokoda Program. This was in response to the long-term disengagement of youth residing in the
public housing estates in Flemington and North Melbourne. Many of these young people had adopted
negatives behaviours, started committing offences and had very poor relationships with local police and the
wider community. This was compounded by a lack of positive engagement and direction to guide these
young people in their decision-making.
                                                      Geelong Program
In 2013 Geelong implemented this model into our region to build on the positive outcomes of a number of
proactive policing initiatives that are already operating in Geelong including:
 Operation Newstart Geelong
 Youth Support Service police-only referral system
 The police cautioning program
 High Challenge camps
 Targeted intervention by local police Youth Resource Officers (e.g. cyber-bullying).
The Victoria Police Geelong Kokoda Youth Program gives teenagers who have been involved with
Operation Newstart and other local organisations, the opportunity to share a life changing experience
through positive interaction with role models within our local community.By involving local businesses and community groups, it helps everyone understand youth within the community and helps
build a rapport and trust between police, business leaders and young people.
                                             How did we get involved…
Geelong Kokoda Youth Program is funded by our local corporate and community groups.
They have the option to sponsor a young person at a cost of $6,000 or provide a representative
from their business/ group to participate and sponsor a young person at a cost of $12,000. This will cover trekking costs (porters, guides, accommodation, meals), flights from Melbourne to Port Moresby then on to Kokoda, visas, travel insurance, inoculations and equipment.
OCEAN GROVE BARWON HEADS RSL Sub-branch are proud to be part of this amazing youth Program
by each year, sponsoring 1  local young person.
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Posted by on August 30, 2017 in News

 

VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION – OSBORNE HOUSE UPDATE

In regard to Osborne House the latest information I have is that the Geelong Administrators have approved the clean up of the mould spores. This entails the removal of all items contained within Osborne House, including the Geelong Vietnam Veterans leased area, the area occupied by the Osborne Park Ass. the Heritage group and other groups and  the Maritime Museum. It may also include the area occupied by Rotary, that is, the workshop area.
These items will go into refrigerated containers to kill the spores. This may take some time.

When that time is expired the items will be removed and cleaned. In some cases this will be a substantial job and can only be done by qualified people. Some items may need to be disposed of. Cleaned items will be held in storage off site. We obviously want our items on display somewhere, rather than stored in a container somewhere. We are exploring options in regard to this.

In the meantime we are having our Friday ‘Pay Day’ Lunches and Committee/General meetings at the North Geelong Football Clubrooms, North Geelong.

The CoGG Administrators are not prepared to go beyond the initial financial commitment ( $1.3m) in lieu of a new Council being elected in October. The new Council will want to re- examine the options, develop a budget and decide if such a financial outlay is warranted, given other competing projects. Who knows what the new Council will/won’t do??
While the Association faces some challenges currently, we continue to operate as best we can.

Thank you again for your interest. Please share this information with you Committee/members.

Rieny Nieuwenhof

President

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2017 in News

 

VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE 2017

Although the weather was not very pleasant, a small band of members and public came to the service to remember the veterans that were killed in action and those that served in the Vietnam Conflict.

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Posted by on August 28, 2017 in News, Photo Gallery

 

GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING JUNE 2017

Next Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 19 July 2017 and in response to a poll of members will in future commence at 1400hrs.

Click on link below to download minutes of the meeting

General Meeting Minutes – 19 Jun 17

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Meeting Minutes, News

 

2017 ANZAC DAY BARWON HEADS

2017 BARWON HEADS ANZAC DAY MARCH & SERVICE

2017 BARWON HEADS ANZAC PHOTOS

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Posted by on April 28, 2017 in News, Photo Gallery

 

2017 OCEAN GROVE ANZAC DAY

2017 OCEAN GROVE ANZAC DAY MARCH

2017 OCEAN GROVE DAWN & MAIN SERVICE
PHOTOS BELOW…

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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in News, Photo Gallery

 

WAR & PEACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in News

 

ANZAC MUSIC VIDEO

This music video is really worth a look.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in News, Photo Gallery

 

Meetings 2017

RSL COMMITTEE AND REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATES 2017.

COMMITTEE                       GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING
  January – Nil                        January – Nil
  Tue 14 Feb                           Mon 20 Feb   AGM
  Fri 17 Mar                            Mon 20 Mar
  Fri 07 Apr                            Mon 10 Apr
  Fri 12 May                           Mon 15 May
  Fri 16 Jun                            Mon 19 Jun
  Fri 14 Jul                             Mon 17 Jul
  Fri 18 Aug                           Mon 21 Aug
  Fri 15 Sep                           Mon 18 Sep
  Fri 13 Oct                            Mon 16 Oct 
  Fri 17 Nov                           Mon 20 Nov
  Fri 15 Dec                           December – Nil
Boardroom at 12.30 pm.      Function Room 1 at 2.30 pm
**Note**
Easter 2017 falls on the 3rd Month Monday (14th April) so the dates of meetings that month have been moved forward 1 week. “MARKED IN RED”
             ANZAC Day Tuesday April 25th
 Vietnam Veterans Service (Long Tan Parade) Fri 18 August
           Remembrance Day Parade Sat November 11th
  Annual Christmas Luncheon Fri 1st December at 1230 hrs.

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2017-committee-and-regular-monthly-meeting-dates

 

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2017 in News, RSL Club Events

 

WWI VETERANS FROM BELLARINE PENINSULA

I have been doing a bit of research into the local records of WWI veterans and have attached 3 PDF files to this post with my findings so far. It can become very addictive in tracking the history of some of our local diggers.

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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in News