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City of Albury RSL Sub-Branch

VETERANS SUPPORT CENTRE

527 Wilson Street Albury             Ph 02 6021 1341

Serving the veteran and service community of Albury and district

THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE

Office Hours

Tue

10am - 3.30pm

Wed

10am - 3.30pm

Thu

10am - 3.30pm

ANZAC House

Sub Branch meetings

Are held on the

3rd Sunday of each month at 11 am

Albury war memorial

President's Report

21 May 2017


It has been a very busy month with ANZAC Day and all of the preparation with a lot of effort put in by both Committee members and volunteers. I particularly want to thank those of you who participated and the old adage of "many hands make light work" certainly applies at these busy times.

Harry hacking was the MC at the Field of Remembrance and represented us and the War Widows in a very professional manner.

The Bunnings BBQ was again a good money raiser and thanks to those who put in the time. All organised by Barry Howard who never ceases to amaze me with his energy.

We laid a wreath at the service for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea which was for me quite moving as my father was on a ship which participated in that battle.

The funeral for Don Dennis was very sad and there was a great number present which he would have been embarrassed about. Graham Docksey and I did the RSL Tribute with Mark Lunnon and Harry Hacking handing out the poppies. The standing joke I had with Don whenever he assisted me with funerals was that he had to pay for any poppies that weren't returned! When I suggested the same to Mark, his response was that he had best bring some money. His response was much more polite than Dons which was "Oh be like the Christmas turkey".

Yesterday the ALTC exercised the "Right of Entry" to the cities of Albury and Wodonga which was conducted in a very professional manner and was the first time for 10 years.

The roof on the older part of the building needs replacing and I am waiting for quotes before putting it formally to a meeting. We have found that there are a number of leaks and one particularly dangerous one which enables water to run down near the power board. We have a quote for a quick fix for $5000 however the committee and the Trustees believe that this would be a waste of money and that we should do the job properly.


Mark Dando