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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, has re-opened as of 10.00am on Monday November 23rd, 2020. 

Opening hours will be 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 required, with limited numbers of members allowed into the Centre, safe distancing and hand sanitising 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 location 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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President’s Message (November 18th, 2020

Hi All
As we approach another Christmas the Committee thought it was an opportune time to make contact with members

and bring you up-to-date.
I think we are all relieved that some of the COVID restrictions has been eased. I have been able to visit my family and enjoy some long- awaited outings. I know some of you have taken the opportunity to travel further afield and enjoy some of the places Victoria has to offer. We hope that even more freedom will be announced before Christmas.
The Geelong Vietnam Veterans Ass. are very aware that not much has been able to be provided for members. Our VV Centre in Belmont has been closed, our ‘Pay Day’ Lunches have not happened and apart from regular emails and personal phone calls contact with members has been limited.
We hope to change some of this shortly.
The Vietnam Veterans Centre in Belmont will re-open on
Monday 23rd November.

We look forward to seeing members drop in for a coffee and chat.
We have a booked a venue for our Christmas Lunch
(details below).
Andy has prepared the 2021 Calendar and we look forward to a much busier and satisfying year.
A team has sorted through all the items from our Museum and they are planning to distribute these soon to donors.
We are also cleaning up our container at Ceres which contains many items which we will need to tidy up. We intend to offer items for sale to our members when ready to do so. We have shelving coming from Osborne House which will assist in this process. There is also furniture currently in storage which will also need to be distributed, most likely next year.
The Committee hopes members will come along to the
VV Centre and/or the Christmas lunch, so we can catch up and enjoy each other’s company again.

Lunch at the Fyansford Hotel
Tuesday 8th Dec at 11.30am.  (NOTE THE TIME)
(Limited to 90 mins as they have a 2nd lunch sitting at 1pm.)
Normal menu applies.
RSVP by Monday 30th Nov, as numbers may be limited

We will be outside in a well set up fully enclosed marque. Has heating if it is a cold day.
It is most important that you RSVP by Mon 30th Nov.

Merry Christmas to all G & DVVAA Members and their families.

Rieny Nieuwenhof
President

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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”