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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 CARRIED with two (2) against”  be rescinded.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

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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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