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Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. will hold a Special General Meeting on Saturday 4 November 2017 at 10:30am in “Hervey House”

Motion: That the members of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. give permission for the committee to proceed with the construction of a purpose built Pension and Welfare dwelling at 17-19 Peters Lane, Pialba, up to $450,000.00

All financial members and partners/approved carers welcome

This meeting will be followed by the usual quarterly General Meeting

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Monday 16 October 2017

Frederick Ross, David Cunningham, Paul Miller, Ronald Auburn, Jack Dekker, Colin Jessep, Russell Rowlands

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 HERVEY BAY STATE HIGH SCHOOL – visit to the Sub-Branch on 10 October 2017

On Tuesday 10 October 2017 Tinka Welton from Hervey Bay Senior High School invited President Brian Tidyman and Deputy President John Beattie to speak of their experience in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Ros Richards, ex RAAF Nurse and the only female Vietnam Veteran in Australia, was also there as part of the team.
Students came to the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch and were captivated by the words of Brian and John (ex-Army) and Ros, which was evidenced by the questions asked during the session and afterwards. 
The students, along with their teacher, gained a better understanding and newfound respect for the Vietnam War Veterans, especially as to their personal experiences during the conflict and when they returned home.

Brian Tidyman, Tinka Welton, Ros Richards and John Beattie

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Monday 9 October 2017

Trevor Brown, John Maher, Keith Laugharne, Stephen Lawford, Elizabeth Wray, Howard Hathaway, Brett Wilcockson

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Remembrance Day

11  November 2017

The Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade charge at Beersheba 31 October 1917

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch will hold a
Commemoration Service
at the War Memorial in Freedom Park, Main Street, Pialba
Commencing  at 10:45am
All welcome to this Service

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Monday 25 September 2017

Tony Donovan, Victor Harris, Alan Davies, Raymond Brown, Danielle Cahill, Garry Wells, Chris Long, Raymond Pell, Howard Grove, Anthony Smith, Lindsay Woodforde, Anthony Tidyman, Thomas Hurford, Anthony Rowlands

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Peacekeepers’ Day

Thursday 14th September 2017 @ Freedom Park, Pialba

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman was joined by Karl Adolfsen representing Keith Pitt Federal Member for Hinkler, Therese Adolfsen, representing Ted Sorensen, Member for Hervey Bay, and George Seymour, Deputy Mayor Fraser Coast Regional Council in remembering Peacekeepers from the Australian Defence Forces and Australian Police Service.

As well, wreaths were laid by the Hervey Bay & Districts Veteran’s Association, The Naval Association, Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club, Vietnam Veteran’s Association, 9th Btn WW1 Re-Enactment Group and RSL Social Bowls Club.

Tracy Gillespie, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Committee Member and Royal Australian Navy Veteran gave an insightful address to all who attended and Padre Vic Burgess offered prayers to those who have lost their lives in their duties as well as those currently deployed in Peacekeeping operations worldwide.

RSL Sub-Branch members at Freedom Park

Padre Vic Burgess

Tracy Gillespie and Brian Tidyman

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Camp Gregory A Veterans Retreat

Looking for a great getaway for yourself, your family and/or your mates?  Check out Camp Gregory A Veterans Retreat.  Click here to visit their website

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The September edition of The Branch newsletter is available now.  Call in to the Sub-Branch to get your copy or Click here to download a copy now.

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Monday 4 September 2017

William Vance, Digby Ellis, Carol Edwards, Brian Jacombs, Richard Terry, Stephen Dunleavy, TBC, TBC

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Monday 28 August 2017

Rhonda Curtis, Eric Rosenberger, James Walsh, Lee Dell, Noel Partridge, John Wishart, Brad Sutherland.

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Monday 21 August 2017

 

Steven Wallis, Graham Parker, Michael Moran, Brian Tidyman, Harold Gibson, Anthony Small, Peter O’Connell

Steven Wallis and Harold Gibson failed to collect their vouchers so a re-draw will take place on Monday 28 August 2017

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Vietnam Veterans Day 18 August 2017

The Hervey Bay Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia, Hervey Bay City Sub-Branch hosted the Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemoration at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park, Pialba on Friday 18 August 2017.

Marchers formed up at the end of the Freedom Park and made their way to the Cenotaph.  Padre Jarvis attended to the memorial prayer and wreaths were laid by Veterans, family and friends of Vietnam Veterans in remembrance.

A luncheon was held at the HB RSL & Services Memorial Club after the service and was well attended. 

 

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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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Commemoration – Freedom Park 15 August 2017

Victory in the Pacific

15 August 1945

 

Peter McDermott (President of the Naval Association of Australia Fraser Coast Sub-Section and Ken Haydon (WWII veteran and survivor of the conflict) laying wreaths at the Cenotaph, Freedom Park.

Victory in the Pacific Commemoration, Freedom Park 15 August 2017

Peter McDermott (President of the Naval Association of Australia Fraser Coast Sub-Section), Ken Haydon (WWII veteran) and Brian Tidyman (President, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch) at the Cenotaph, Freedom Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch arranged a small service at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park on Tuesday 15 August 2017 to commemorate VP Day marking Japan’s unconditional surrender after 3 years of war. 

The service was attended by Ken Haydon, a WWII Veteran and survivor of the conflict, along with the Local Member for Hervey Bay, Ted Sorenson, and Deputy Mayor of the Fraser Coast, George Seymour. 

Representatives from Tri-Service, HB RSL & Services Memorial Club, Naval Assn of Aust Fraser Coast Sub-Section, HB Social Bowls Club, HB & District Veterans Assn; RSL Women’s Auxiliary, Legacy, Vietnam Veterans’ Assn and the 9th Btn WWI Re-Enactment Group were there to lay wreaths and honour those veterans who remain and remember those who are no longer with us.

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ANZAC COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS 2017

Invitations have been sent to Queensland Police Service, Rural Fire Brigade, Queensland Fire & Rescue, SES, Queensland Ambulance Service, Volunteer Marine Rescue and Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Club to nominate a worthy recipient of this year’s award. 

Click here to find about more about the ANZAC Community Service Award

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Monday 14 August 2017

 

Mark Tyler, Michael Palmer, Malcolm Toy, Shane Flynn, Robert O’Doherty, David McElhenny, Michael Tate

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KOREA MEMORIAL DAY

COMMEMORATION HELD AT FREEDOM PARK

On Thursday 27 July 2017 the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman lead a small but moving service honouring the memory of those brave men and women who fought in the Korea War.

Brian was assisted by V. President Toby Tidyman (sound technician) and Committee Member Simon Morley (flag duty).

Korea War Veterans L-R Bill Boswell, John Hammond, Peter Collins, Max Boag and Vic Fay (at rear)

Local Member Ted Sorensen, HBRSL Sub-Branch Deputy President John Beattie and Bill Boswell laying wreaths at the Cenotaph, Freedom Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The service was attended by local folk along with the Local Member for Hervey Bay, Ted Sorensen; Korea Veterans; Naval Assn of Aust Fraser Coast Sub-Section; Vietnam Veterans’ Assn; Tri-Service; HB Old Salts; HB & District Veterans Assn; HB RSL & Services Memorial Club; HB Social Bowls Club; HB Ex-Servicewomens’ Social Club and the RSL Women’s Auxiliary, all of whom laid wreaths at the Cenotaph.

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Monday 31 July 2017

 

Dennis Rayner, Darryl Anderson, Jack Lewis, Stephen O’Sullivan, Ronald Mead, James Stafford, Kenneth Barker

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Ensure the RSL Club has your correct mobile phone details to receive event notifications and reminders. 
Call in to reception or phone the Club on 4197 7444.

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Dawn and Noreen presenting President Brian Tidyman with quilts at the Sub-Branch offices in July 2017.

THANK YOU

to the Hervey Bay Quilters Association Inc.  for their generous donation of quilts for our veterans.

Learn more about the Hervey Bay Quilters at their website

www.herveybayquilters.com

 

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Rimau Commemoration

at the Z Force Memorial at Dayman Park, Urangan.

Sunday 9thJuly 2017 at 10:00am

 

President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Brian Tidyman, at the Z Force Memorial in Dayman Park

 

Dayman Park during the Commemoration

TS Krait cadets catafalque party at the Z Force Memorial

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch 9th Btn WW1 Re-Enactment Group Co-ordinator, Jim Wilson with Jimmy Swan of Z Force at the Memorial in Dayman Park

TS Krait Naval Cadets at Dayman Park

Leut Peter Green and Jimmy Swan from Z Force Commandos at the Z Force Memorial, Dayman Park

For more photos click here to go to the 9th Battalion WW1 Re-Enactment Group page

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Sub-Branch Membership Draw

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch is now holding a weekly membership draw for 7 x $100.00 vouchers redeemable at either the RSL Club or The Clubhouse. 
The draw will take place each Monday at the Sub-Branch offices and winners will be contacted by phone. 
Each voucher is valid for six months from date of issue and must be collected within a week of the draw.
Please ensure your contact details are up-to-date with the Sub-Branch as we might be calling you!

Good luck everyone!

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The June edition of The Branch newsletter is available now.  Call in to the Sub-Branch to get your copy or click here to download your copy now.

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Members of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-branch 9th Battalion WW1 Re-enactment Group took part in the Brooweena Bridge Ceremony on Saturday 20th May.

Click here to find out more

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Click here to see the highlights of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Day services

 

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The March quarter edition of THE BRANCH is now out – collect your copy from the Sub-Branch office or click on The Branch Newsletter to download a copy.

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Wall of Remembrance  –  Bayside Gardens

Don’t forget when putting your affairs in order to book your niche in the Wall of Remembrance.

Niches are $50.00 and are available to all ex-service personnel and their partners.

Spaces are limited.

Call in to the Sub-Branch between 9:00am and 12:30pm to discuss your requirements.

Should you need assistance with any aspect of your estate planning we use and recommend the following:

Chris Thompson                                               Don Gayler

Law Essentials                                                   Gayler Legal

Ph:  4121 7055                                                    Ph: 4124 7100

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Urangan Pier Centenary commemoration Saturday 4th March 2017

 

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch 9th Battalion WW1 Re-enactment Group

The Hervey Bay Sub-Branch Inc. 9th Battalion WW1 RE-enactment Group nurses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to go to the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch 9th Battalion WW1 Re-enactment Group page for more photos

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The Belgians Have Not Forgotten – Travelling Exhibition

 

Brian Tidyman, President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Toby Tidyman, Vice President, Jim Wilson, Co-ordinator 9th Btn WW1 Re-enactment Group and Simon Morley, Memorabilia Director with Mrs Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium.

Michael McDonald, President, Legacy Club of Fraser Coast and Ray Eustace, President Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club

Peter McDermott, President, and Marty Price from The Naval Association Fraser Coast Sub-Section

The Hon, Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, Asst. Minister for Tourism, Trade & Investment with Mrs Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium

Glen Wells and Tony Allen, members of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch 9th Btn WW1 Re-enactment Group

George Mellick, Vice President of the Maryborough RSL

 

The President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Mr Brian Tidyman, hosted the official opening of The Belgians Have Not Forgotten: a travelling exhibition about the involvement of ANZACs in WW1 in Belgium” at the RSL Club on Wednesday 22 February.

The invited guests included Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission representing the Ambassador of Belgium, the Hon. Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, Ted Sorensen, Local Member for Hervey Bay and George Seymour, Deputy Mayor Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Mrs Cogen gave an overview of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, while the Hon. Keith Pitt gave an interesting background on the travelling exhibition and how Hervey Bay came to be only one of four destinations in Australia to host this dynamic display.

The exhibition was on display at the Hervey Bay RSL Club for two weeks before making its way across the ditch to New Zealand. 

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Brian Tidyman, President

Brian Tidyman, President

 

 

 

Tune in to Radio Station 107.5 Fraser Coast FM at 8:00am on the 1st Friday of each month to hear Brian Tidyman chat to David Grainger about the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc.

 

 

 

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Centenary Member Certificates

Centenary Certificate blurb.jpgCentenary Certificate

 

 

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Purchase a 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