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      VIETNAM VETERANS of AUSTRALIA

GEELONG and DISTRICT SUB-BRANCH

The Vietnam Veterans Centre of the G.&D.V.V.A.A., is located at 31 Mt. Pleasant Road, Belmont, is open for business.  Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am until 3.00pm. 

Contact the office on 03 5243 3700 (or email at: gdvvaa@gmail.com).

 

Vietnam Veterans Centre, Belmont

With the Centre open, call in if you have a matter you would like to discus or just to have a chat and a coffee. Volunteers are again required so that the Centre may main open, so if you can assist, please call the Secretary.  Covid-19 safety procedures are still in place, with limited numbers of members allowed into the Centre, safe distancing and hand sanitising practises enforced.

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 Please Note:  The Geelong Vietnam Veterans Museum has been closed due to former premises no longer being made available by the City of Greater Geelong, and no alternate premises are currently available.

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A selection of Rememberance panels and inlaid plaques along the walkway, part of the Vietnam Veterans Avenue of Honour and Memorial Park Precinct, Melbourne Road, North Geelong.  If you are in Geelong, make a point of visiting the Avenue of Honour, take a walk along the avenue and see for yourself the plaques and panels commemorating those who served in Vietnam – 1965-1972.

 
  • Avenue of Honour Large Image Panel: H.M.A.S. Sydney
 

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This is the latest update from the Geelong RSL re the ANZAC Day March in GEELONG.

People marching is limited to Veterans and current or ex-service personnel.
(Elderly or frail may be accompanied by 1 relative or a carer.)

Members of family or others are not permitted to march.

In order to comply with Council and State Govt rules, all marchers must be registered prior to the march.

If you intend to march as part of a contingent group i.e. “Vietnam Veterans”, then you must register with that group.
SO IF YOU INTEND TO MARCH WITH US BEHIND OUR BANNER, THEN YOU MUST REGISTER WITH US. Please do so via email or phone our Belmont Centre on 5243 3700. Leave a message if unattended. We then register on your behalf with the Geelong RSL.

If you intend to march with a group other than ours, then you must register with that group.
If you are not marching with a particular group on the day or unable to register with that group, then you must register before the day with the Geelong RSL.

The March will commence in Malop St at 11am (outside Officeworks) and there is no service in Johnston Park.

Following the march we will be having a  short wreath laying service at 12.00pm at our Memorial in North Geelong.
This will be followed by lunch at the City of Geelong Bowls Club, Midland Highway, North Geelong
(A special menu has been arranged, download attached below.)

WE also need names for the Lunch, SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING.
It is a good opportunity to catch up with others that you may not have seen for some time.
Neill Smith has been collecting some good raffle prizes for the day.
“Lunch Menu – ANZAC Day”

The following email has been received from OPEN ARMS re two programs they intend to run in Geelong.

Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is Australia’s leading provider of high quality mental health assessment, clinical counselling, and support services for Australian veterans and their families, as well as some reservists and peacekeepers. Open Arms focuses on meeting client needs through a combination of proven clinical practices, and new and emerging evidence-based approaches.
We have the opportunity to run two group programs in the Geelong area in March, & July, and we kindly ask for your assistance
in promoting the groups.
 
Details of each of the group programs are listed below. 
 
Group: Sleeping Better
Dates: 4 & 5 March 2021
Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Geelong
 
And
 
Group: Mental Health First Aid
Dates: 20 & 21 July 2021
Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Geelong

 
All of the group programs we offer are completely free of charge. Catering will also be provided on both days, and final details (including facilitators, and venue) will be provided to registered participants closer to the program start date.

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For any matters relating to welfare or pensions, please contact the Geelong Surf Coast Veterans Centre at 14 Griffith Street, Grovedale – telephone 03 5222 6003.

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“Honour the dead, but fight like hell for the living”