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Welcome to the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Website

 

 

Peacekeepers Day – 14 September 2019

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman with Chaplain Jeff Jarvis during the commemoration at Freedom Park

– L-R back: Piper Belinda McBroom, Ian Allsop. L-R Front wreath layers: Col Payne (President Vietnam Veterans Assoc. Australia Hervey Bay City Sub-Branch, Ted Sorensen (LNP Member for Hervey Bay), Graeme Inglis (representing Legacy Fraser Burnett) and Dutchy Lensing

People attending the Commemoration at Freedom Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peacekeepers Day 2019 was commemorated at the Freedom Park Memorial in Hervey Bay on Saturday 14 September. The service was officiated by the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman. The service commenced with an opening prayer by Chaplain Jeff Jarvis in which he remembered those peacekeepers who were unable to attend and be with us.

In his address to the gathering, President Brian spoke of the Australian Peacekeepers who have been serving somewhere in the world since 1947. “Australia has made a significant contribution to worldwide peace operations, and today we recognise the Peacekeepers who have served and those who continue to serve, in countries around the world. We honour the service and sacrifice of every Australian who defends our values and freedoms and today we pay that special tribute to remind us of the valued efforts by our Australian Peacekeepers”.

President Brian cited the long list of peacekeeping duties and services in which Australia has participated. He said that he was impressed with those who have participated in this commemorative event. “It demonstrates that Hervey Bay people value those who have given service for peace in our world”.

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To find out about businesses and organisations that support Veteran Card holders in the Hervey Bay area and beyond, click here

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Click here to read the September edition of “The Branch” newsletter 

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The Long Tan Bursary

Children, and now grandchildren, of Vietnam Veterans are encouraged to apply for funding under The Long Tan Bursary Scheme for the 2020 educational year.

See the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Factsheet in relation to The Long Tan Bursary here

Applications close on 31 October 2019.  For more information visit the DVA grants website.  

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All financial Sub-Branch Members (together with their spouses/partners) are welcome to make an appointment with Chris Thompson, Solicitor/Director to have their Wills, EPOAs and/or Advance Health Directives drawn up FOR FREE.

Call Law Essentials  on 07 4197 5600 –  79 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay

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Click here to see the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Library Catalogue

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VP Commemoration 15 August 2019

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman led the VP Day Commemoration Service at Freedom Park. Sub-Branch Chaplain Father Jeff Jarvis B.Ed said a prayer for the fallen. Sub-Branch Treasurer Tracy Gillespie was Flag Marshall. Many ex-service organisations attended the service and laid wreaths at the Cenotaph.

Flag Marshall: Tracy Gillespie (Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Treasurer)

L-R Ken Hayden (WWII Veteran), Ken Rees (standing just behind), Col Payne (holding the wreath – President of the Vietnam Veterans Association Hervey Bay City), Ray Eustace (President Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club), Troy Gill (Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Member and volunteer support officer) at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park.

People at the Commemoration Service during speech given by Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman (far right)

L-R wreath layers: Roger Widdowson (President Hervey Bay Old Salts) and Ken Hayden (WWII Veteran)

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OPERATION RIMAU COMMEMORATION AT DAYMAN PARK

On Sunday 7th July the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch held a commemorative service for the World War 2 Operation Rimau. It was held at the TS KRAIT memorial at Dayman Park in Urangan, Hervey Bay.

The service was conducted by the Hervey Bay Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman, with a crowd of over seventy people. The catafalque party was presented by the TS KRAIT Cadets and Chaplain Jeffrey Jarvis lead the prayers for the service.

The names of all those who were members of the “Operation Rimau” were read out and a bell rung for each of them. The TS KRAIT memorial is a main feature of Dayman Park and was erected in area that overlooks the waters to Fraser Island where the training took place for those who participated in Operation Rimau.

Chaplain Jeffrey Jarvis with Sub-Branch Secretary Kevin Collins and Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman at the KRAIT Memorial

Sub-Branch Deputy President John Beattie and Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen and Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour laying wreaths at the KRAIT Memorial

Wreath Layers at the Commemoration Service at Dayman Park

Wreath Layers at the KRAIT Memorial in Dayman Park

Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman with Sub-Branch Secretary Kevin Collins and Chaplain Jeff Jarvis

Sub-Branch Committee Member and Memorabilia Officer Simon Morley on flag duties at the KRAIT Memorial in Dayman Park

TS KRAIT Cadets as Catafalque Party at the KRAIT Memorial

 

Photographs by Vic Jackson

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On Monday 1st July 2019 the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch held a workshop for the Sub-Branch wellbeing and support officers at the RSL Club. Harry Ghitgos BHMS ACA, a qualified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor affiliated with the Hervey Bay Sub-Branch, invited Ross Remano from Cores Training to train our wellbeing officers in how to deal with clients who have suicide ideation. Coping skills and strategies were presented along with taking the stigma away from being confronted with a situation involving suicide. This workshop is part of the on-going training to keep our support officers on track to provide assistance to veterans and their families. Always remember, the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch is here to help veterans and their families.

 

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 The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. will hold a commemoration service on

Sunday 7 July 2019 at 10:00am at the KRAIT Memorial, Dayman Park, in Urangan

All welcome to this service

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Click here to read the latest edition of “The Branch” Newsletter 

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Vale Edward “Buster” Sidney Crabb

13 June 1949 – 28 May 2019

Royal Australian Navy 1965 – 1991

Sub-Branch Committee Member since 2017

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Click here to see ANZAC Day 2019 photos 

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Descendants of the Rats of Tobruk Australia Association Inc.

For more information about this Association please contact Colin Douglas King on 0407 029 509 or visit their Facebook page: Descendants of the Rats of Tobruk-Australia

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Donation of replica Lewis Gun
to the
Maryborough Military Museum

On Friday 8th March 2019 the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. donated the replica Lewis Gun to the Maryborough Military Museum. 

John Myer (centre), President of the Maryborough Military Museum was pleased to accept the donation from Sub-Branch Memorabilia Officer, Simon Morley (left) and President Brian Tidyman (right).

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March 2019

Click here to read the latest edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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ANZAC DAY

Thursday 25th April 2019

 

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch will hold

Commemoration Services

at the

War Memorial in Freedom Park, Main St, Pialba

Dawn service Parade commencing at 5:15am

Dawn service commencing at 5:30am

Main March commencing at 9:15am

Main Service commencing at 9:45am

All welcome

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Click on the ANZAC Day Information Sheet below to find out further details of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch commemoration service and members’ function

ANZAC Day Information Sheet

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The Committee for 2019:

President: Brian Tidyman

Deputy President: John Beattie

Vice President: Anthony (Toby) Tidyman

Secretary: Kevin Collins

Treasurer: Tracy Gillespie

Committee Members: Christine Bell, Paul Bloomfield, Edward (Buster) Crabb, Bradley Gray, Victor Jackson, Terrence Meehan AM JP (Qual), Simon Morley, Glen Tancred.

Welcome to our newest committee member, Brad Gray.

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AGM Saturday 23rd February 2019

 

The following nominations have been received:

Deputy President (2 years) John Beattie (incumbent)

Secretary (2 years) Kevin Collins (incumbent)

Committee (2 years) :

  1. Bradley Gray

  2. Victor Jackson (incumbent)

  3. Simon Morley (incumbent)

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Thank you Luncheon January 2019

President Brian Tidyman of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch hosted a luncheon for the volunteers who assist the Sub-Branch.  Brian thanked the pension officers, welfare visitation officers, welfare bus drivers and the Sub-Branch committee for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

The luncheon was held on “The Deck”  at the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club on Wednesday 16th January 2019.   As usual, the meal was delicious and all present acknowledged the outstanding service from the catering and bar staff on the day.

Glyn and Carol Jenkins, (front) Lyn and David Fricke (rear)

Alan and Margaret Harris (rear) Judy and Mal Toy (front).

President Brian Tidyman thanking the volunteers.

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Happy New Year from the President and Committee of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc.

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December 2018

Read the latest edition of “The Branch” newsletter here

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Remembrance Day 2018

Centenary Of Armistice

Freedom Park

President Brian Tidyman at the Remembrance Day service, Freedom Park

181ACU and TS KRAIT cadets

Wreath layers at the Remembrance Day Service, Freedom Park

TS KRAIT cadets at the Light Horse War Memorial during the Remembrance Day Service, Freedom Park

Remembrance Day in Hervey Bay attracted the largest attendance possibly ever.

President Brian Tidyman welcomed everyone. This was followed by the Prayer for the Fallen, where, unfortunately due to illness Padre Vic Burgess was unable to be present. Urangan High School student Latarni Thompson addressed the gathering with her speech about women in the Services, both past and present. At 1100 hours the traditional minute’s silence was observed followed by the Last Post played by ex-servicewoman Sue Chamberlain, The Ode and Rouse. Simon Morley acted as flag party. 9th Battalion Delta Company Royal Queensland Regiment performed their duties as catafalque party impeccably. A great many wreaths were laid in remembrance with Piper Hugh McBroom playing during the wreath laying.

As a part of the Anniversary of the ANZAC Centenary special presentations were made to descendants of deceased WWI veterans from the Pialba Cenotaph. This presentation was in the form of a copy of their service history. The service was concluded by the playing of the National Anthem.

 Lest We Forget

 

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Launch of the Hervey Bay Australian Light Horse Interpretive Centre / Battle of Beersheba 100 years commemoration

31 October 2018

Freedom Park

RSL Queensland President Tony Ferris welcoming the attendees at the Launch of the Interpretive Centre, Freedom Park

The Federal Member for Hinkler, The Hon. Keith Pitt officially opening the Interpretive Centre at Freedom Park

 

 

Unveiling the Information Boards at Freedom Park with assistance from 20 STA Regt and Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch committee members

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Click here to read why Andrew Clarke of Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay won this year’s ANZAC Community Service Award 

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 Hervey  Bay  Australian  Light  Horse  Interpretive  Centre

You are invited to attend the launch of the enhancement of the Light Horse Statue, with interactive displays providing history of the conflicts during the First World War.

Where:    Freedom Park, Main Street, Hervey Bay

When:     Wednesday 31 October 2018 from 4:00pm

Click here to see the event listed on the Queensland Government ANZAC Centenary Website

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government 

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Follow this link to find out the winners of this year’s ANZAC Centenary Youth 2014-2018 Youth Competition 

 

 

Excerpt from Vetaffairs Spring 2018 edition

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On Tuesday 9 October 2018, The Hon. Keith Pitt MP, Federal Member for Hinkler thanked the veterans in Hervey Bay who have welcomed the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon. Darren Chester MP, during his visit to Hinkler electorate.

Toby Tidyman (Sub-Branch Vice President), Terry Meehan AM (Sub-Branch Committee Member and L4 Advocate), The Hon. Keith Pitt, Ray Eustace (Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club President), The Hon. Darren Chester and Tracy Gillespie (Sub-Branch Treasurer) in the foyer of the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club

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Keep up to date with all the latest Media Releases from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs here 

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Peacekeepers Day 14 September 2018

Freedom Park

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman spoke at the service in remembering Peacekeepers from the Australian Defence Forces and Australian Police Service.  Many locals and ex-service organisations attended at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park.  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.

 

Padre Vic Burgess at the Service in Freedom Park, with (L-R) Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Secretary Kevin Collins, Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen and Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor George Seymour, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Treasurer Tracy Gillespie and Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen laying wreaths at the Cenotaph

Wreath laying at the Cenotaph, Freedom Park

Attendees at the Peacekeepers Day Service, Freedom Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here to read the September edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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VP Day Commemoration 15 August 2018

Freedom Park

 

Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman conducting the service at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park

Ted Sorensen LNP Member for Hervey Bay, John Beattie Sub-Branch Deputy President and Darren Everard Deputy Mayor Fraser Coast Regional Council laying wreaths at the Cenotaph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Brian Tidyman, conducted a service at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park on Wednesday 15 August 2018 to commemorate Victory in the Pacific.  On this day 73 years ago Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end.  Wreaths were laid by Ted Sorensen LNP Member for Hervey Bay and Darren Everard Deputy Mayor Fraser Coast Regional Council as well as several ex-service organisations. 

 

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Notice of
GENERAL MEETING
Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc.
Saturday, 11th August, 2018
at  10.30 a.m.  in  “The Boardroom”

NOTICE OF MOTION
Vic Jackson moved That the motion passed at the Special General Meeting held on Saturday, 4th November, 2017 viz
“MOVED Ken Rees, SECONDED Bob Ney 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, to a maximum of $520,000 including fit outs and ancillaries and any advance on that $520,000 be put to the members. CARRIED with two (2) against”  be rescinded.

KJ Collins
Secretary

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Korea Veterans Day

27th July 2018

Freedom Park

On Thursday 27 July 2018 a small service of commemoration was held at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park by the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch.  The service was well attended and some 15 wreaths were laid by Hervey Bay locals and Ex-Service Organisations.

Buster Crabb, Bill Boswell and Tracy Gillespie at the RSL Club after the commemoration

Korea War Veterans L-R: Bill Boswell, Bernie Devine, Victor Fay, Peter Collins and John Hammond

President Brian Tidyman at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park

Wreath Layers L-R Warren Baker on behalf of Ted Sorensen, Bernie Devine on behalf of the Korea War Veterans, Tracy Gillespie on behalf of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. and Darren Everard, Deputy Mayor, laying wreaths at the Cenotaph

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Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial

Queens Park, Maryborough, 21st July 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the Memorial

The 9th Battalion Ceremonial Guard Fraser Coast with the Hon. Brendan Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Thank you to Kiron Kilpatrick for the photographs

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VISIT BY VETERANS’ AFFAIRS OFFICER
FROM
THE SUNSHINE COAST VETERANS’ ACCESS NETWORK
The Officer will be available to conduct Personal Interviews on the complete range of Departmental services and benefits.
at
HERVEY BAY VETERANS’ INFORMATION SERVICE (VIS) (Situated at Centrelink Service Centre 6-10 Hunter Street, Pialba)
on
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Interviews – 10.30am to 4.00pm
An Appointment for an interview may be made by contacting the
SUNSHINE COAST VETERANS’ ACCESS NETWORK
Via our toll free number
1800 555 254

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Rimau Commemoration at Dayman Park

Sunday 8 July 2018

 

TS Krait Cadets as Catafalque Party

TS Krait Cadets marching off

President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Brian Tidyman, with David Millar from the NZ RSA

Chaplain Jeffery Jarvis with Joan Hawkes from the RSL Women’s Auxiliary

Air League members at the Commemoration Service

On Sunday 8th July 2018 the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch held a commemoration service for Operation Rimau at the Krait Memorial in Dayman Park, Urangan. 

President Brian Tidyman lead the service and TS Krait cadets acted as catafalque party.  Chaplain Jeffery Jarvis lead the prayers before the 60 strong crowd. 

The tolling of the bell added solemnity as reminder to the significance of this operation. 

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Don’t forget to stop by the memorabilia cabinets in the foyer and have a look at the displays.  Simon Morley, our Memorabilia Officer, has been busy!

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Click here to read the latest edition of The Branch newsletter

 

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Crew of the T S Krait involved in Operation Jaywick – 1943

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch will hold a

Commemoration Service

at the

KRAIT Memorial at Dayman Park, Urangan.

Sunday 8thJuly 2018 at 10:00am

All welcome to this Service

 

 

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Legacy has existed for 95 years, caring for the families of deceased veterans.  We, at Hervey Bay Legacy Group, need to increase our volunteer body to serve our 360 beneficiaries, who are the widows and children of deceased veterans. 

Would you, or someone you know, consider joining us as a legatee? 

Need more information? Contact Barry on 0481 276 402

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Due to the overwhelming demand for our Pension Advocates, we advise that appointment times and interview times may be delayed. 

We apologise for any inconvenience however the wellbeing of our few volunteers is paramount and your cases deserve time and due diligence by our dedicated team.

By Kevin Collins

Secretary

May 2018

 

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Click here to see photos taken on ANZAC Day 2018

 

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Unveiling of World War One Memorial; Pialba, 1921.

Click here to have a look at

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a new generation Historypin hub

What an interesting website! 

The Hervey Bay Light Horse War Memorial and Cenotaph are featured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important!

The Welfare Team are now located at

Legacy House — 1 Bryant Street, Pialba

(on the corner of Hillyard Street, across  from the Catholic Church)

Phone 4197 7477 or call in between 9:30am and 12:30pm Monday to Friday

 

 

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 Keep up to date with Jakob Gillespie’s progress on the Kokoda Trail on KOKODA 4 ANZAC DAY

In training

Jakob at the airport with his dad – ready to go!

Jakob will be laying a wreath on behalf of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch and Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club.

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The March 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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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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Visit by the Military Motorcycle Brotherhood to the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch

Saturday 17th February 2018

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 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. will hold the Annual General Meeting for the year 2017, in Hervey House at the Hervey Bay RSL Club on Saturday, February 24, 2018 commencing at 10.15 a.m.
The agenda will be presented in the Annual Report.
Only financial members are entitled to nominate, propose or second a nominee.
The two-year positions of President (1); Vice President (1); Treasurer (1) and Committee (5) will be declared vacant.
Nominations open on Friday, January 26, 2018 and close at 12.00 noon on Friday, February 16, 2018.
The following notices of motion have been received for inclusion:
Notices of Motion
That the Hervey Bay Sub Branch Committee immediately proceed with the construction of the building in Peters Lane Pialba as per the resolution carried by the members at the Sub Branch General Meeting on 4th November 2017.
That Hervey Bay RSL Sub Branch members support the recommendations contained in report titled Securing the Future-RSL (Queensland Branch) Governance Model Final Report December 2017, and in particular the recommendations contained on page 14 of that report outlining the Governance Bodies be adopted.
That the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch conference rejects the recommendations presented by Deloitte in their document Securing the Future – RSL (Queensland Branch) Governance Model Final Report December 2017. That we focus on a greater inclusiveness by the grass roots membership at a state and governance level and that our RSL Sub-Branch is afforded a more active input role towards such future modelling.
KJ Collins
Secretary
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 McGrath Foundation fundraiser

 

John Kelsey at the ANZAC Sports Bar

Tracy Gillespie and John Kelsey

cover photo, No photo description available. cover photo, No photo description available.Colleen Crabb, John Kelsey and Tracy Gillespie

On Saturday 6th January 2018, Tracy Gillespie from the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch and John Kelsey, from the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club dressed up in pink and roused the Club patrons for donations for this very worthy cause.  They raised a total of $540.00. 

The President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Mr Brian Tidyman, and the President of the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club, Mr Ray Eustace, will be matching the amount raised, making a total of $1,620.00 being donated to the McGrath Foundation.

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Members Draw Monday 8 January – Double draw

Colin Mason, Garry Wason, Michael Eaton, John Teitzel, Tracy Gillespie, Andrew Mottershead, Neil Churches, Graeme Parker, Gordon Blair, Ronald Wortz, Robert Brennan, John Blakeley.
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Don’t forget to stop by the memorabilia cabinets in the foyer and have a look at the displays.  Simon Morley, our Memorabilia Officer, has been busy!

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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.Brian Tidyman, President

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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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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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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