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Wed

10am - 3.30pm

Thu

10am - 3.30pm

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

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

Patron   The Hon Sussan Ley MP

THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE

ANZAC House

PRESIDENTS CORNER

FEBRUARY 2020

  Your sub-Branch Executive continues to act ethically and without fear or favour. I continue to have total faith and trust in your Executive and the membership. We have a responsibility and a duty to our members to remain positive and proactive. We are continuing to assist several homeless veterans with the short term provision of accommodation and food.

  When I look back over the past twelve months we have again been successful on several occasions in securing grants that have allowed us to continue the program of maintaining and upgrading ANZAC House for the benefit of both our members and the community groups that use ANZAC House for meetings and training.

  The last project saw the replacement of the two front windows which increased both the look and the security of ANZAC House. Thank you to both the Commercial Club and the SS&A for their support.

  Veterans Health Week was held with a social lawn bowls day at the Lavington Bowling Club on Friday the 1st of November. Attendance was poor so we really need to consider our continued participation.

  Nursing Home visits have continued in line with our aging membership as do RSL requested funerals. We receive a lot of requests for funerals from families of members that were not members of the RSL. Let me again thank Peter Jansen and Harry Hacking for their commitment and hard work with regards welfare and visits throughout the year. Harry does a lot of the work with regards funerals.

  The sub-Branch continues to be active with continued improvements to the Albury War Memorial and is working closely with the Albury City with work already under way for completion by ANZAC Day 2020. The cost of this project is $1.350 million. I have been heavily involved over the past couple of months with researching and the drafting of new plaques and interpretative panels for the project. The next major project is to plan for an upgrade of the World War Two Bowl on the Eastern Side of Monument Hill.

  Planning is well under way for ANZAC Day with final work at the War Memorial being completed.

  In November 2021 the National Vietnam Conference/reunion will be held in Albury over the week of Remembrance Day. Your sub-Branch will be involved.

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

  With the AGM being held in March it is now time to think about nominations for the Executive Committee as the present committee’s three year terms are up. Where are all these younger members???

  I intend to renominate as your President as there are still a number of new ideas and projects that I see as necessary and I need a strong and hardworking Executive working with me. If you cannot put in the time and commitment please do not nominate.

 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 many occasions when we are in Sydney.

  Do not forget to attend the AGM..

  Best wishes to you all.

 Graham,

 February 2020

PRESIDENTS CORNER

October 2019


    Your sub-Branch continues to act ethically and without fear or favour. I continue to have total faith and trust in your executive and the membership. We have a future and a duty to our members to remain positive and proactive. We are continuing to assist several homeless veterans with the short term provision of accommodation and food. I thank Harry and Jan for their quick assessment of these cases and follow-up.

    When I look back over the past several months we have again been successful in securing several grants that have allowed us to continue the program of maintaining and upgrading ANZAC House with the generous assistance for our local clubs.

    With Veterans Health Week taking place at the end of the month we will again be holding an activity for members and friends of the sub-Branch. This year the activity is social lawn bowls at the Lavington Bowling Club on Friday the 1st of November. Come along for a day out.

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

    The sub-Branch continues to be active with continued improvements to the Albury War Memorial and is working closely with the Albury City Council with works to start before the end of the year for completion by ANZAC Day 2020. The next major project is to plan for an upgrade of the World War Two Bowl on the Eastern Side of Monument Hill.

    The 2019 ANZAC Day March was well attended with very large crowds turning out to show their support for our veterans. Both the Dawn and 10am Services were also very well attended and drew many very positive complements. This is our service to the community.

    Planning is well advanced for the 2019 Remembrance Day Service to be held in St Matthew’s Church Albury commencing at 10.30am.  So come along you are most welcome.

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

    With the AGM being held next year in March it is now time to think about nominations for the committee as the present committee’s three year terms are up. Where are all these younger members???

    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.

Do not forget the Christmas party in December.

Best wishes to you all.

Graham,

October 2019