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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, re-open for business as of Monday January 18th.

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 now opened, 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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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”