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2016

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AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPERS’ DAY

Wednesday 14th September 2016

Come and join the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch in a Service of Commemoration on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 11:00am at Freedom Park, Pialba

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Centenary Member Certificates

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Stay up to date with all the latest Sub-Branch news.
Ensure the RSL Club has your correct mobile phone details to receive event notifications and reminders.

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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch will be holding a commemoration for the Battle of Somme – 100 years on Friday 18 November 2016,  at Freedom Park.

Further details coming soon

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Vietnam Veterans Day 18 August 2016

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St James Lutheran College – Visit to the Australian War Memorial

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July 2016 – Our visit to the War Memorial was a memorable experience. With the giant aircraft hanging from the ceiling to the tiny statues of people. Being at the War Memorial was an engaging and enjoyable experience. A special time was when we were given the opportunity to lay a poppy next to the name of a family member at the Wall of Remembrance. For those of us without a family member, we were connected with a family member from a St James family.  We would like to thank the Hervey Bay RSL for their donation of the poppies. It made our visit even more memorable knowing that we could acknowledge those related to us, as well as other fallen soldiers in the closing ceremony.

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31st/42nd Battalion Royal Queensland Regiment presents Gladstone’s First Central Queensland Military Ball on Saturday 1st October 2016 at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

For more information or to reserve your ticket please contact Cecila Rudd on 07 4936 6400

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 Click here to see what the 9th Battalion WW1 Re-enactment Group have been up to….

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  Victory in the Pacific Commemoration 15 August 2016

The Cenotaph, Freedom Park

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Paying their respects at the Cenotaph were Toby Tidyman, Vice President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch; Karl Adolfsen representing Ted Sorensen, Member for Hervey Bay; and Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler.

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Laying Wreaths at the Cenotaph were V Hieronymus representing the Vietnam Veterans’ Association, Jack Jewell representing the Hervey Bay RSL Social Bowls Club and Ken Hayden WWII Veteran.

 

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Wreath Laying by Jim Wilson of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch and Ray Eustace, President of the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club.

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Korea Veterans Day 27 July 2016

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Bill Boswell, Peter Collins, Max (Korea Veteran, NZ), Bernie Devine, Victor Fay, John Hammond, Norm Maxwell

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9th Battalion Re-enactment Group as Catafalque Party

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Wreath Laying by Keith Pitt Federal Member for Hinkler, Bill Boswell representing Korea Vets, Peter Carey representing Ted Sorensen Member for Hervey Bay

Every year the Hervey Bay Sub-Branch hold a service to remember the Korean War on the 27th July when the ceasefire was signed.  This year unfortunately only 7 Korea Veterans were in attendance but a very good turnout from other Ex Service Organisations helped make the day for the Korea Veterans.

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Need a holiday? Just you, you and your mates or with the family?  Check out our link to Camp Gregory Veterans Retreat

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Rimau Commemoration 10th July 2016

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L-R Naval Cadets; Padre Jeffrey Jarvis; Jill Walker laying a wreath on behalf of Hervey Bay Ex-Servicewomen’s Social Club; Dayman Park; John Magor laying a wreath; 9th Battalion Re-enactment Group.

On Sunday 10th July the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-branch conducted a Service of Commemoration was held at the memorial in Dayman Park Urangan in Memory of the Members of Z Special Unit who were Killed in Action and the Members who were executed in Captivity during and after “Operation Rimau” in 1944 which was a follow up to Operation Jaywick which took place in 1943 with raids on Singapore harbor.  Both Operations were under the command of Lt. Col. Lyons of the Gordon Highlanders.

The Catafalque Party was supplied by the Naval Cadets of TS KRAIT and their drill was of a high standard. Also in attendance were the Cadets from 181ACU and Australian Air League, 9th Btn. Re-enactment troop as well as many ESO groups and many visiting tourists. Our Padre Jeffrey Jarvis conducted the Prayer for the Fallen.

Brian Tidyman

President

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Brian Tidyman , President, presenting Sophie with a cheque

In July 2016 the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch sponsored Sophie Denham of the Hervey Bay RSL Pipe Band to attend a 3 day course at the National Pipe School in Canberra.

Sophie is a young girl who has taken up the position within the Pipe Band and is keen to be the best that she can possibly be and to this end the Committee decided to sponsor her to go to Canberra.

The Sub-branch will benefit from this as the Pipe Band plays at all our functions and commemorations.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

++++++ Pavers at Freedom Park ++++++

Did you miss out on a paver at the first release?

Orders are now being taken for pavers to mark the names of loved servicemen and women for placement at the Freedom Park war memorial.  The cost is $75.00 and includes engraving, delivery and installation.

Call in to the Sub-Branch and fill out an Application Form or call us for further details on             07 4197 7477 Mon to Fri between 9:00am and 12:30pm.

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Heart Health – A Veterans’ & Peacekeepers’ Health & Fitness Program

You may or may not have heard about the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Heart Health program. There are six (6) veterans who would like to undertake a Heart Health program in this area and at least four (4) other eligible veterans or peacekeepers are needed to enable a group program to commence.

If you are eligible and have not already completed the Heart Health program please contact Corporate Health Management, who deliver the program on behalf of DVA, on 1300 246 262.

There is further information available on the Heart Health website Veterans Heart Health and also our link in “Latest News” to the RSL National President’s Newsletter Updates

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ANNOUNCEMENT 

ANZAC Centenary 2014 – 2018 Youth Competition

Theme: What does ANZAC Day mean to modern day Australians?  (Approximately 8 min presentation)

Eligibility: Grade 10, 11 and 12 students

Student Presentation: Friday 7th October 2016 @ 9:30am Hervey Bay RSL Boardroom.  Morning tea will be provided.

Applications for presentation close: 15th September 2016

Availability of students: The winning students (2) will be requested to give their speeches on ANZAC Day 25th April 2017 at either the Dawn Service or Main Service in Freedom Park, Hervey Bay.

Prize: The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch will provide $2,000.00 to each of the two winning students for the following:

                                                  a) 1st year university books/equipment; or

                                                  b) TAFE College books/equipment; or

                                                  c) Apprenticeship books/equipment

 

For further information contact Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Deputy President, John Beattie, on 4197 7477

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Hervey Bay Special School – Plaque Presentation by Jim Wilson to Principal Reno Tieppo

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Hervey Bay Special School plaque presentation

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Order Your Copy Now:   There are only 1915 copies being printed.

anzacbook  LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE BOOK Only 1915. One of these limited edition books commemorating the stirring centennial story of the birth of our brave ANZACs can now be yours. Invest in this beautiful and rare collector’s item that follows in the spirited, footsteps of our Light Horsemen, and Hervey Bay’s unique bronze memorial, that marks their selfless fight to preserve our times freedom. BUY YOUR COPY TODAY – Now at a reduced price of only $15.00 Call or visit the HERVEY BAY RSL SUB-BRANCH (07) 4197 7477

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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch is here to provide Welfare, Pension and Advocacy services not only to its members but also to serving and ex-service persons and their dependents, especially those in need of assistance. We have a committed Support Group who regularly visit veterans in hospital, nursing homes or their own residences. We remember and commemorate those who have served our Country. This is achieved through the organisation of ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services, Operation RIMAU, and assisting in services remembering Korea, Vietnam, VP Day and RSL funeral services for departed comrades. Hervey Bay has a large RSL Community Link program within local schools and the community who march as a unit under their own banner at ANZAC Day parades. The Sub-Branch sponsors a Legacy Scholarship for wards of Legacy to assist with education costs and the Hervey Bay RSL Community Service Award wherein community service organizations, viz. Volunteer Marine Rescue, State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service, Life Savers, Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, are invited to nominate a member for their outstanding service to the community, not just their own organisation. We encourage fellowship and mateship and, as a national group, we can effectively lobby the Government. The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch provides effective and efficient management of the Sub-Branch’s assets and resources for the benefit of its members and of the serving members of the Australian Defence Force. We are able to offer contact details for the many affiliated ex-service organisations in the Hervey Bay area, amongst others the Australian Veterans Group Post 1975. On 17 May 1929 the first official meeting of the Pialba Sub Branch of the Returned Sailors’ & Soldiers’ Imperial League of Australia was held in the Pialba Shire Hall. The Hervey Bay Sub Branch of the Returned Sailors’ & Soldiers’ and Airmens’ Imperial League of Australia was Granted it’s charter on the 1st of January 1948. An Anniversary Dinner is held on the Saturday closest to 17th of May for the Hervey Bay RSL Sub Branch, Members And invited Guests. Hervey Bay RSL Sub Branch 11 Torquay Road, Pialba Hervey Bay, 4655 (07) 4197 7477 Open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Monday to Friday