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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

October 2017


The past few months have been extremely busy which is somewhat unusual as it has always been accepted as the quiet period for the committee.

Since October 2016 to date we have provided RSL Tributes for 26 members and also for a number of non-members.

You may be aware that a hold has been place on all fundraising by RSL Sub-Branches until further notice.

The Bergin Inquiry into RSL NSW Headquarters activities should be completed and reported on to the NSW Government in February 2018.

The ACNC is also investigating RSL NSW as a whole regarding “Charitable Fundraising” some of which has not met the legal requirements under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991.

After discussion with James Brown,the state president, it has been agreed that HQ will provide us with poppies to give away for Remembrance Day.

To this end it is my plan to have the school children do this. As a consequence there will be no “sitters” to conduct sales for Remembrance Day this year.

Veterans Health Week commences on the 21st October with Albury conducting a River Walk, followed by lunch at the RSL ANZAC House, so it will be good to see as may as possible present for this activity.

An early reminder that the Christmas Party is planned to be held on the Sunday 10th December this year and the office will close from 15th December 2017 until the 16th January 2018.

There will be an emergency phone number left attached to the front door.

Please remember that the monthly meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month excluding December and it is always good to see as many members as possible in attendance.

I would like to thank the committee and volunteers for their support during 2017.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Mark Dando

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