2019 in Detail

 

On Monday February 18th, 2019, the Geelong Sub-branch held its Annual General Meeting, and your committee members for the coming year are below:                     

President:                  Rieny NIEUWENHOF                Vice President:         Brian O’HARA                  Vice President:                 Bernard CLANCY              Secretary:                  Gary RYAN                                    Treasurer:                  Mick HOARE  

Committee Members:       David SIKORSKI (Mercandising), Ken BAKER (Avenue of Honour Project), Frank CUNNINGHAM, Kevin BENSON (Catering), Nigel WILSON (Tennis/Commemorations), Aivar MIKELSONS (Minutes Secretary), Chris SCHAPER, Les FULLER (Museum), Neil DAW (Webmaster/Newsletter).

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These photos were taken at the February 2019, Darwin Defenders Memorial Service, conducted at the Geelong R.S.L.

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During the last week of February, some members of the sub-branch and their wives journeyed to Beachport, Sth Australia, for a week of well earned R & R, relaxing with some golf, a winery tour, swimming, and some touring through the local districts.  Great company made it easy to enjoy a social drink and meals together.  Below are a few snap shots of the happy campers working hard:

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The 2019 recipient of the Tommy Simpson Award is Graham Christie.  Graham  has been a long time member of the Sub-Branch and has worked tirelessly for many years in Queenscliff and Geelong regions on behalf of Vietnam Veterans. He received the 2018 Shrine of Remembrance Medal in recognition of his service.

Thomas (Tommy) Simpson was a local Geelong lad (born in 1939) and served in Vietnam with the Royal Australian Artillery with 105 Field Battery.  He was killed on December 9th, 1965. The award is named in his honour.

 

 

 

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