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GENERAL MEETING MINUTES – 16 JULY

Minutes of the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL Sub-Branch General Meeting
Held at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club on 16 July 2018
The Chairman declared the meeting open at 1400hrs.
Present. 29 Members present (recorded in Attendance Register)
Apologies. 17 Members (recorded in Attendance Register)
Previous Minutes. David Gilroy covered the main points from the previous minutes.
Moved: Graham Fisher Seconded: Bob Scott Carried
Business Arising from the Previous Minutes. Nil
Treasurer’s Report. Nil Report. The Treasurer is travelling interstate and was an apology for this
meeting.
Correspondence.
In. Shrine Activities– next 6 months
Vietnam Vets Geelong – Invitation to President
Geelong Legacy – Sale Times
Member Emails
Out. Secretary Response to Member Emails
Reports.
President. The President advised there were no new members in the past month.
Welfare. Lola noted the Welfare team had seen 14 clients in Aged Care Facilities and conducted 36
home and 2 hospital visits during June.
Appeals and Appeals Roster. The rosters for Remembrance Day have been prepared and will be sent
out in September. The Roster period is 02-10 Nov.
Ceremonial. The Geelong Re-enactment Society has agreed to help out on Remembrance Day at a
cost of $200. More detail to follow.
Membership. The current Sub-Branch membership stands at 201.
Public Relations. John Dickinson advised a documentary had been broadcast on SBS (Insight)
covering the hardships that Veterans were experiencing when leaving the ADF. Well worth watching.
John will send a link to members.
Pensions. Bob advised that all outstanding files were out of the way pending his absence and that
Tony Woolley would still be available to contact at the Surf Coast Veterans Centre. Bob also advised
that Kristen Dillon is understudying as a Pensions Officer and was being mentored by Tony.
Report Acceptance. Acceptance of the reports was moved by M. Barry and seconded by D.
Wilkinson Carried.
New Business
Legacy Week. D. Gilroy advised Legacy were seeking assistance over the period 3 – 9 Sep. Sales
periods would be Mon-Fri from1000 to 1600 and Sat 1000-1200. Interested members to consult with
L. Fisher after the meeting.
Remembrance Day Bowls Tournament. D. Gilroy advised that the Bowling Club had agreed to a
Bowls Tournament on the afternoon of 11 Nov 18. A draft flyer had been prepared.
Honorariums. David provided some background on the payment of Honorariums and advised the
Committee had agreed to pay honorariums of $750 to the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary
Treasurer for FY 17/18 and this amount be set for FY 18/19. Agreement was sought from the general
membership. Moved: D. Gilroy Seconded: R. Lewis Carried.
Hub Meeting. J.Dickinson advised his attendance at the Regional Hub Meeting noting the focus on
younger veterans with reference to both RSL Connect and RSL Active.
RSL State Conference. D. Gilroy provided some background with regard to the attendance of the
Australian and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) at the recent RSL State Conference. He advised
that compliance requirements were being reviewed at State level and these would filter down to the
Sub-Branches. The Minister for Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of the Department of Veteran’s
Affairs provided positive news on where the Department was heading with a focus on the Veteran.
The State Secretary, Brig Mike Annett outlined the 2020 Strategic Plan which would focus on
Regional support particularly to younger veterans.
Friends of the Rail Trail. J. Dickinson asked who was the Point of Contact for the Bellarine Rail
Trail.
Vietnam Veterans Day. A memorial service will be held at the Cenotaph at 1100 on 18 August 2018.
Ed Corless – Recognition as Community Member. Mention was made of Ed Corless’s recent
passing and his valuable contribution as the OGBH RSL Sub-Branch Community Member for over ten
years. He will be sadly missed.
Next Meeting. The next General meeting is scheduled for Monday 20 August 2018 commencing at
1400hrs.
Closure. There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 1426hrs.
Guest Speaker Mr Robert Scott then provided a presentation on his experiences in providing Leadership and
Development Training at the Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea. The presentation was very well received.
J. Dickinson            R. Lewis
Chairman           Minute Secretary

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2018 in Meeting Minutes, News

 

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES – 18th JUNE

Minutes of the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL Sub-Branch General Meeting
Held at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club on 18 June 2018

Opening. The Chairman declared the meeting open at 1400hrs.
Present. 32 Members present (recorded in Attendance Register)
Apologies. 13 Members (recorded in Attendance Register)
Previous Minutes. David Gilroy covered the main points from the previous minutes.
Moved: Graham Fisher Seconded: Brad Clark
 Business Arising from the Previous Minutes. Nil
 Treasurer’s Report.
A copy of the Treasurer’s Report for May is at Annex A.
Moved: David Gilroy Seconded: Keith Hankin
 Correspondence.
 In.
ANAMCara Giving Appeal
Peace Keepers Letter to Senator Burston
Saffron Aid – 75th Commemoration of Thai-Burma Railway
VVAA (Vic Branch) Memorial Service to be held at Shrine of Remembrance on 18 August
2018
RSL (Vic) State Executive Minutes – Patriotic Fund
RSL (Vic) State Executive Minutes – Management
RSL (Vic) State Executive Minutes – General DVA
RSL (Vic) New Membership Badges and Cards
 Out. Membership Badges and Cards to members
Reports.
 President. The Acting President, John Dickinson, advised that membership stood at 204.
He also welcomed the new members.
 Welfare. Lola noted the Welfare team had seen 81 clients in Aged Care Facilities and conducted 45
home and 16 hospital visits during May.
Appeals. Nil Report.
Ceremonial. Brad Clark advised the ceremony for Vietnam Veterans Day on 18 August had been
brought forward to 11 am instead of the usual start of 1542 as it was being held on a Saturday. Brad
also advised that emails had been sent to the Re-enactment Society asking for support on
Remembrance Day noting that it was getting more difficult to get support from Defence.
Public Relations. John Dickinson advised the damage to signage on the Rail Trail had been repaired.
John also met with Council Representatives to discuss future security arrangements with consideration
of a security camera being installed. John also advised that a Newsletter would be published quarterly
and invited input from the membership.
Pensions. Bob Scott iterated that the Quarterly Newsletter would also be a good forum for publishing
DVA information. Bob also advised that the Surf Coast Veterans Centre had moved to Griffiths Road,
Grovedale (behind the church).
Report Acceptance. Acceptance of the reports was moved by T. Wheal and seconded by Graham Fisher.
New Business.
RSL Remembrance Day Bowls. Keith Hankin spoke in support of an RSL Bowls afternoon to be
held in the afternoon of 11 Nov and named the “RSL Remembrance Day Open Event”. This support
would consist of prize money and assistance for catering to the value of $300. OGBC are still to
confirm acceptance of this proposal.

Younger Veterans Sub-Committee. David Gilroy advised that Richard Lewis had volunteered to
head a sub-committee with the intention of making contact with younger veterans on the Bellarine.
Brad Clark had agreed to join the sub-committee. There would be no overt encouragement for them to
join the RSL but at least make them aware of what the RSL can provide.

Honorariums. David Gilroy advised that a change at State Level meant that Honorariums at subbranch
level would need to be recommended by the Committee and approved at a General Meeting.
Sub-branch honorariums had been paid to the Secretary and Treasurer at the rate of $750pa, however,
no honorariums had been paid in the last 18 months. A motion would be put forward at the July
General Meeting.
Guest Speaker. Mr Graham Robin was in attendance and provided a talk on “The Bigger Things in
Life” on closure of the meeting.
Next Meeting. The next General meeting for Monday 16 July 2018 commencing at 1400hrs.
Closure. There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 1422hrs.

Chairman                    Minute Secretary
J. Dickinson                        R. Lewis

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2018 in Meeting Minutes, News

 

ANZAC Day OCEAN GROVE 2018

Thank you to all who attended to make the day a truly memorable one.
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Posted by on May 13, 2018 in News, Photo Gallery

 

ANZAC Day BARWON HEADS 2018

Thank you to all who attended to make the day a truly memorable one.
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Posted by on May 3, 2018 in News, Photo Gallery

 

2018 Meeting Dates & Times

RSL COMMITTEE AND REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATES 2018.
COMMITTEE                                       GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING

      Nil                                                                                Nil
Fri 16 Feb                                                                   Mon 19 Feb   AGM
Fri 16 Mar                                                                   Mon 19 Mar
Fri 13 Apr                                                                   Mon 16 Apr
Fri 18 May                                                                  Mon 21 May
Fri 15Jun                                                                    Mon 18 Jun
Fri 13 Jul                                                                    Mon 16 Jul
Fri 17 Aug                                                                  Mon 20 Aug
Fri 14 Sep                                                                   Mon 17 Sep
Fri 12 Oct                                                                   Mon 15 Oct
Fri 16 Nov                                                                  Mon 19 Nov
Fri 14 Dec                                                                        Nil
Boardroom at 12.30 pm.                                 Function Room 1 at 2.00 pm                    

                   ANZAC Day Wednesday April 25th
 Vietnam Veterans Service (Long Tan Parade) Sat 18 August
 Remembrance Day Parade Sun November 11th
 Annual Christmas Luncheon Fri 7th December at 1230 hrs.

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2018 COMMITTEE AND REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATES

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2018 in News, RSL Club Events

 

AGM 2018

The AGM was held on Feb 19th, election results for Committee positions for 2018 are:

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2018 in News

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

The Annual Christmas Luncheon was held on Dec 1st with 140 + veterans, members and guests enjoying a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.The highlight of the day was a visit from Santa.

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Posted by on December 11, 2017 in News, Photo Gallery

 

GENERAL MEETING NOVEMBER 20 – 2017

Minutes of General Meeting, Nov 20th 2017
Next General Meeting is the AGM ….. 19th Feb 2018 , 2.00pm

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General Meeting Minutes -20 Nov 17

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2017 in Meeting Minutes, News

 

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

 

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.

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General Meeting Minutes – 19 Jun 17

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