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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

Please note:-

    We are not a registered club and do not have catering or bar facilities.

    If you require these facilities please contact:-

  The SS&A Club Albury or The Commercial Club Albury

PRESIDENTS CORNER

 August 2018


I am excited to be back in the position as your President and looking forward to pursuing more opportunities for the sub-Branch to remain viable at a time of great uncertainty as we wait for the fund raising shackles to be removed. Your sub-Branch has always acted ethically, and has passed without exception all previous audits. I continue to have total faith and trust in your executive and the membership.


I thank Mark Dando for his time as your President and due to medical issues with his wife Kaye has needed to stand down. I also thank Harry Hacking and Peter Louden for stepping in during Mark’s absence.


When I look back over the past several years we have managed to have the kitchen totally refurbished and the roof replaced including insulation for the first time, and all through grants from the Federal and State Governments.

Nursing Home visits have continued to increase in line with our aging membership as do RSL requested funerals. Let me at this time thank Peter Jansen and Harry Hacking for their commitment and hard work with regards welfare and visits throughout the year.


The Sub-Branch is active with continued improvements to the Albury War Memorial and is working closely with the Albury City Council for further works to continue over the next couple of months. Your input has been taken into consideration. Work on final plans is underway and I will keep you informed as we move to construction. It is hoped that work will be well advanced for next ANZAC Day.


The name of the un-named lane next to ANZAC House has recently been named Veterans Lane.


ANZAC Day 2018 was very well attended with a very large crowds turning out to watch the March. Both the Dawn and 10am Services were also very well attended and drew many very positive complements.


Planning is already underway for the 2018 Remembrance Day Service to be held in St Matthew’s Church Albury commencing at 10.30am. A special Centenary of the Armistice Service will be held in the Albury Pioneer Cemetery commencing at 5pm on Sunday the 11th of November.


 Monthly meetings continue to be very well attended and most productive with many members remaining for the luncheon afterwards and a friendly chat. So come along you are most welcome.


The Sub-Branch continues to support DVA sponsored activities such as Veterans Health Week.


My final point concerns the membership of the sub-Branch and the aging of our members. I need you to seek out new members and volunteers. Please speak with the Secretary Mark Lunnon as to how you can assist.


On a final point, the Hyde Park Inn in Elizabeth Street Sydney is half price for Sub-Branch members including Affiliates. Beth and I stay there on most occasions when we are in Sydney. Great value and a great location.

Best wishes to you all.

Graham, August 2018     

President's Report

Annual General Meeting

25 February 2018


Ladies and gentlemen 2017 was an interesting year to say the least.

There have been a number of improvements to the property, we have met all of our ceremonial commitments and maintained our good name in the community albeit with the difficulties caused by the apparent reckless and alleged illegal behaviour of some senior office bearers located in Sydney.

We have to continue to be vigilant to ensure that this type of behaviour does not occur here and to that end I will discuss with the trustees and executive members of the sub-branch committee on how we operate and ensure our systems meet the standards to ensure we are in a position to receive a full and faultless audit.

I thank you for your attendance today and look forward to the next 12 months working together with and for you.

Mark Dando