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Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Website 2024

Sub-Branch phone number: 07 4197 7477
Pensions & Wellbeing number: 07 4184 9496

 

 80th Anniversary DDAY 6 June 2024

 Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman, lead the service of commemoration at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park, remembering the launch of D DAY operation on its 80th Anniversary.
More than 100 Hervey Bay locals and ex-service personnel attended the service on what was yet another beautiful day in Hervey Bay.  President Brian gave a brief rundown of Operation Overlord and Rev’d Jeff Jarvis referred to the many many tragedies that occurred, during his prayers.
The Sub-Branch was delighted to look after our three WWII veterans with a special luncheon back at the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club after the service.

HBRSL Sub-Branch Secretary Kevin Collins with Sub-Branch Committee Member Toby Tidyman, Swampy, Sub-Branch Committee Member Bill Wood, Ben Reed and Mick Sinclair at the Cenotaph, Freedom Park

WWII veterans: Stan Hanna, Ken Hayden + Alan Williams

 

 

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VOLUNTEER WEEK 22-26 May 2024

The President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, President Brian Tidyman, and the Sub-Branch committee, were delighted to host a Volunteers’ Appreciation Function at the Hervey RSL & Services Memorial Club during Volunteers Week, May 2024.

Our wonderful volunteers assist the Sub-Branch in so many ways, such as the Wellbeing Support Officers who often go above and beyond to look after our members, drivers for bus trips and veteran transport, and those who assist in our Commemoration services, such as our steadfast bugler, Geoff Harper, and our much-loved Reverend, Jeff Jarvis B.Ed. 

President Brian personally thanked all who attended and gave kudos to the RSL Club for the excellent setting and food. It was great to get everyone together and thank them for their time and efforts in making the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch and its members, a great organisation to belong to.

 

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Military invalidity pensions – Douglas decision

Work out if your military invalidity pension is affected by the Douglas decision and what it means for your tax.

The Federal Court decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Douglas [2020] FCAFC 220 (the Douglas decision) found that, from 1 July 2007, certain invalidity pension payments for veterans and their beneficiaries are superannuation lump sums, and not superannuation income stream benefits.

The vast majority of veterans will be in a better tax position due to the Douglas decision – paying less tax. Tax will increase for a small number of veterans.

As a result of the Douglas decision, a veterans’ superannuation (invalidity pension) tax offset (VSTO) has been introduced to ensure veterans and their beneficiaries don’t pay more tax because of the Douglas decision.

For more information www.ato.gov.au or www.csc.gov.au

 

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A funeral service for Dr John Gibson will be held on Saturday 25 May 2024 at 10:30am at the Centenary Memorial Gardens Outdoor Chapel at 353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner.

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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc will be holding a short service of commemoration for the 80th Anniversary of D Day at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park on Thursday 6 June 2024.  The Sub-Branch will also host a luncheon for our WWII veterans at the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club after the service.

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Click here to read the March 2024 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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Welcome to 2024 at the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc.

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The Sub-Branch office will be closed over the Christmas holidays from midday Wednesday 20 Dec 2023 and re-opening on Monday 8 Jan 2024.

 

 

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Click here to read the December 2023 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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181ACU Cadets 

I attended the 2023 ceremonial marching out parade of the 181ACU Hervey Bay Army Cadets on the morning of Saturday 25th November 2023. It was a well attended parade with lots of very proud parents supporting their cadet sons and daughters.

At the completion of the parade some cadets were awarded and recognized for their outstanding efforts and excelling themselves as cadets during the 2023 year.

It was very warming to witness the young cadets performing their march-by and the discipline as members of a well managed army unit. It was a commendable display of cadet excellence and a credit to the Army Cadet staff and officers.

Victor Jackson, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Committee.

 

 

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Christmas Diggers Lunch – November 2023

What a fantastic day our Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch members and their carers had at the Christmas themed November Diggers Luncheon! 

It was ‘all hands on deck’ with preparations and catering for the 100 guests! 

The Sandy Strait State School were delighted to bring their senior choir to perform for our socially isolated ‘diggers’ and they mingled with everyone afterwards.

Our Wellbeing team had the best time organising presents and gift wrapping all the gifts donated by local Hervey Bay businesses.  It was great to see our members enjoying themselves!

More photos are available on our Facebook page.

 

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VALE

WO1 Robert “Bob” Ellis

Hervey Bay & District Veterans Association.

 

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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch conducted a moving Remembrance Day ceremony at Freedom Park on Saturday 11 November 2023.

The occasion was well attended by the veteran community and Hervey Bay locals.  Simon Bedding from the RSL Pipe Band played the bagpipes while wreaths were laid.  Paula Harberger representing Keith Pitt, Member for Hinkler and Adrian Tantari Member for Hervey Bay; were in attendance.  Many local ex-service Organisations and students from local schools laid wreaths.

Geoff Harper was outstanding as bugler and there was a special appearance by the 9th Battalion Re-Enactment Group and the QMI WBB 5LHR Hervey Bay Troop.  A big thank you to 9RQR and the 181ACU Army Cadets for their support as Catafalque Party’s at the Light Horse War Memorial and the Cenotaph respectively.

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch would like to thank the Committee and all parties involved in this commemoration service and keeping the memory alive of those who fell in the line of duty during the First World War.

Lest We Forget

Local Hervey Bay primary and secondary school representatives in attendance at Remembrance Day service held at the Hervey Bay Cenotaph, Freedom Park. Also pictured is RSL bugler and former teacher Geoff Harper accompanied by Hervey Bay RSL President Brian Tidyman.
A very good address given by Brian Tidyman on the futility of War. “Was their sacrifice in vain in light of the continuation of wars around the globe?”

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 It is Veterans Health Week and you can find the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Pensions & Wellbeing team down at the Scarness foreshore at the Connecting for Awareness community event between 1000hrs and 1400hrs today Wednesday 11 October 2023.

 

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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Library has had some more book donations.

Some of the new titles are:

  1. Find Fix Finish: From Tampa to Afghanistan – how Australia’s special forces became enmeshed in the US kill/capture program from bestselling journalist & author of MOSUL & THE COMMANDO, Ben McKelvey;
  2. The Spymaster of Baghdad-The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence Cell that Turned the Tide against ISIS by Margaret Croker; and
  3. Eleven Bats – A story of combat, cricket and the SAS by Anthony “Harry” Moffitt.

 Click here to see our entire catalogue.

Members and friends of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch are most welcome to come in and browse our collection and borrow any that interest you.

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AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPERS DAY – 14 SEPTEMBER 2023

Peacekeepers Day 2023 was commemorated at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park, Hervey Bay, on 14 September.  The service was officiated by the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman and included prayers from Rev’d Jeff Jarvis and wreath laying by ex-serving Peacekeepers, ex-service organisations and officials from the Fraser Coast Regional Council and the Office of Adrian Tantari, State Member for Hervey Bay .  Bugler Geoff Harper completed the service with the Last Post and Rouse.

 

 

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Confirming the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. September Committee Meeting will be held on 28 September 2023. 

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Click here to read the September 2023 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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VP DAY 15 August 2023

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman led the Victory in the Pacific Commemoration Service at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park against a backdrop of sunshine with ex-service personnel and locals attending.  Bugler Geoff Harper and Revd Jeff Jarvis B.Ed. contributed to the service.

You can watch a part of the service now on the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch FB page: https://www.facebook.com/HerveyBayRSLSubBranch

WWII Navy Veteran Ken Hayden

Bugler Geoff Harper

Colleen Crabb with Rev’d Jeff Jarvis and WWII Navy Veteran, Ken Hayden

Wreath Layers: Naval Association Fraser Coast President Danny Meredith with Malcolm Magor, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Committee Member Bill Wood, Fraser Coast Regional Councillor Denis Chapman and Member for Hervey Bay Adrian Tantari

 

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Petition: Heritage List all Australian War Memorials

The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (Qld) Inc Hervey Bay Branch have registered a petition to The Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives (having verification certificate number “EN5326) in Canberra for the House to “Heritage List all Australian War Memorials” thereby ensuring that they will be looked after and cared for in the future.

The petition is available to be signed at the Sub-Branch or you can go to the website https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN5326

  • The electronic petition will close on 31 August 2023.

  • The hardcopy petition will remain open until 29 September 2023.

Please feel free to share this information.

The Sub-Branch fully supports this worthwhile petition.

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Korea War Veterans Commemoration Service 

Freedom Park, 27 July 2023 

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman lead the service of commemoration for Korea War Veterans at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park.  Reverend Jeff Jarvis opened the commemoration with a prayer and bugler Geoff Harper wound the service down with The Last Post and Rouse.  President Brian made mention of our two local Korea War Veterans, Bill Boswell and Bernie Devine, who sadly were unable to attend due to ill health.

 

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RIMAU/KRAIT COMMEMORATION SERVICE 

TS KRAIT MEMORIAL, DAYMAN PARK, 9 JULY 2023 

On Sunday 9th July the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch held a commemorative service for the World War 2 Operation Rimau at the TS KRAIT memorial, Dayman Park, Hervey Bay.

The service was conducted by the Hervey Bay Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman, before a crowd of over seventy people. The catafalque party was presented by the TS KRAIT Cadets and Rev’d 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 tolled for each and every one 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.

181ACU Army Cadets

216SQN Air Cadets

 

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Click here to read the June 2023 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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Click here to see the updated Sub-Branch Library Catalogue

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Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Deputy President Brad Gray has just returned from Thailand and shared his photos of Hellfire Pass with us. 

 

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ANZAC Day 25 April 2023

Freedom Park, Hervey Bay

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch was delighted with the thousands of people who turned out for the Dawn Service at Freedom Park.  The crowds further swelled for the Main Service and showed their appreciation to all who marched.  Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman lead the service and acknowledged the large number of veterans marching this year.  A private function was held for Sub-Branch members and their guests at the Services Memorial Club and was well attended. 

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Click here to take you to the speech by Anthony Albanese regarding Vietnam Veterans

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Click here to read the March 2023 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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National Day for War Animals 24 February 2023

Commemoration Service at Freedom Park

Hervey Bay put on a beautiful day to commemorate the deeds and sacrifices of animals in war on Friday 24 February.  Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman led the service which included a prayer from Reverend Jeff Jarvis and wreath laying at the Light Horse War Memorial in Freedom Park.  A special mention goes to the Maryborough Correctional Centre, RAAF Police Dog Unit, the WBB QMI 5LHR Hervey Bay Troop Inc and Stable Minds Equine Assisted Therapy for bringing their charges and participating in the service.

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Nominations have closed for a position on the Committee for 2023. We hope to see all our members at the AGM on Saturday 25 February to be held in Hervey House at the RSL Club commencing at 10:30am 

 

 

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President Brian Tidyman of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch hosted the annual “Thank You Luncheon” for all the volunteers who assist the Sub-Branch.  Brian personally thanked the Pension Advocates, WSOs, Sub-Branch bus and car 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 11 January 2023. 

 

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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch will close at noon on Friday 16 December 2022 and re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

 

 

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Click here to read the December 2022 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

 

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The Hervey Bay RSL Women’s Auxiliary had their annual Christmas Luncheon on “the Deck” at the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club.  The ladies enjoyed their day, after a busy year of activities and fundraising!

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DIGGERS LUNCH – CHRISTMAS 2022

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch annual Christmas Diggers Lunch was another roaring success, thanks to the Wellbeing team of support officers and the functions staff at the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club.  More than 100 guests enjoyed festive fare and shared in a bounty of gifts such as Wish Gift Cards, jigsaw puzzles, bottles of wine, hats and hampers.  A special mention goes to the Sandy Strait State School choir for bringing their Christmas spirit and entertaining our amazing ex-service members and their carers’ at the luncheon.

 

Thank you to Big W Hervey Bay, Woolworths Eli Waters, Woolworths Pialba, HBW, Bunnings and the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club for their kind donations of gifts.

 

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2022

FREEDOM PARK, HERVEY BAY

Hervey Bay locals and visitors turned out in droves for the Remembrance Day commemoration service at Freedom Park hosted by the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch. All were welcomed by Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman.

Students from Hervey Bay schools were amongst the 45 wreath layers at the Cenotaph and Light Horse War Memorial together with representatives from ex-service organisations including the RAAF Police and RAAF Dog Handlers, Hervey Bay Ex-servicewomen’s Association and Open Arms.

Over 300 members and their guests attended the luncheon at the RSL Services & Memorial Club after the service.

Lest we Forget

 

 

 

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 Australian Peacekeepers’ Day – 14 September 2022

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President, Brian Tidyman spoke at the service in remembering Peacekeepers from the Australian Defence Forces and Australian Police Service.  Locals and ex service organisations attended at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park and over 10 wreaths were laid.  Reverend Jeff Jarvis offered prayers to those who have lost their lives in their duties as well as those currently deployed in Peacekeeping operations worldwide.

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Click here to read the September 2022 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

 

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VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC COMMEMORATION SERVICE

14 AUGUST 2022

FREEDOM PARK 

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman led the service of commemoration for Victory in the Pacific Day at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park.

President Brian’s speech noted the millions of Australians that served in WWII, the massive loss of life and included the long campaigns in the region that get overlooked such as Burma, India, Ceylon, Thailand and China.

Rev’d Jeff Jarvis prayer remembered not only all those who served but also included the womenfolk back at home who kept the factories and armaments going for the cause.

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman and Rev’d Jeff Jarvis at the VP Day Commemoration Service, Freedom Park

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Deputy President Brad Gray, Fraser Coast Councillor David Lee, Naval Association Fraser Coast President Danny Meredith and John Holmes wreath laying at the Cenotaph

Cenotaph at Freedom Park

 

WWII Veteran Ken Hayden with his wife, June

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Diggers Lunch – Christmas in July!

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch once again hosted the Christmas in July Diggers Lunch. This year 83 veterans and their carers attended at the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club for an enjoyable luncheon complete with Christmas presents for everyone and some knee slapping entertainment by Just Us Duo.  Thank you to our amazing Wellbeing volunteers and the carers for making this a great occasion.  Big shout out to our guests from Masters Lodge who had the rowdiest table of the day!

 

Sub-Branch Committee Member Vic Jackson with Wellbeing Co-ordinator Chrissy Dimitriou

The Diggers Lunch held in Hervey House

Entertainment by Just Us Duo

All the pressies!

The crew from Masters Lodge really enjoyed the day!

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Korea War Veterans Day – 27 July 2022

Freedom Park, Hervey Bay 

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch held a service of commemoration for the Korea War veterans at the Cenotaph in Freedom Park.  The small gathering was welcomed before Reverend Jeff Jarvis offered a prayer for those souls who served in what is termed “The Forgotten War”.  The service continued with a short speech from Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman followed by wreath laying.  After the service, the two Korea War Veterans, and the widow of another, were treated to lunch and drinks at the RSL Club.

Korea War Veterans Bernie Devine and Bill Boswell

Member for Hervey Bay Adrian Tantari, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Deputy President Brad Gray, Korea War Veteran Bernie Devine and representing The Hon. Keith Pitt is Karl Adolfson laying wreaths at the Cenotaph.

Rev’d Jeff Jarvis, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman, Sub-Branch Secretary Kevin Collins with Hervey Bay RSL Women’s Auxiliary member Jan Marshall, Member for Hervey Bay Adrian Tantari and Sub-Branch Deputy President Brad Gray

 

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Rimau/KRAIT Commemoration Service at Dayman Park 10 July 2022 

   

The Fraser Coast turned on the sunshine for the Rimau/KRAIT Commemoration at Dayman Park. 
Hervey Bay Sub?Branch President Brian Tidyman commenced the service thanking the large crowd for attending and acknowledging the numerous cadets from TS KRAIT, 181ACU, Air League and the Air Force Cadets. 
Sub-Branch Secretary Kevin Collins tolled the bell after each of the 23 names of those who were involved in the raid in Singapore Harbour were read out. 
Thanks to Geoff Harper on the bugle, Kier Welch from the Hervey Bay RSL Pipe Band and Rev’d Jeff Jarvis for your participation in this commemoration service.

 

 

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Veterans of Australia – Dunga Derby Car #05

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch has again sponsored the Veterans of Australia Car #05 entry in this year’s Dunga Derby. President, Brian Tidyman accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from the President of Veterans of Australia, Hervey Bay, Kenneth Wayne Craker.  A short presentation was given to this year’s sponsors outlining the excellent teamwork needed to get this far, and the fun and adventure this event brings to all involved.  We wish them well with their fundraising efforts.

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Dennis Jackson turns 100 years old!  

On 6 July 2022, Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Committee Member Simon Morley attended a function to celebrate the centenary of Mr Dennis Jackson (FLGOFF RAF RTD + Fighter Pilot WWII).

Mr Jackson was presented with certificates from RSL Queensland and the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch.

Congratulations Dennis on your 100th Birthday.

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STABLE MINDS EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY

Ian “Jock” Lindsay from Stable Minds Equine Assisted Therapy (“SMEAT”) invited the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch committee and wellbeing team to visit his property and meet the horses Tiger, Ringer and Mac, and the donkeys Quavo and Diego.

The Sub-Branch is a proud sponsor of SMEAT and spent the morning mingling with the horses and donkeys and exploring the property.

Thank you to our host Jock, and his team, for showing us around and providing an overview of the good work SMEAT does with veterans and the community in general.

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Click here to read the June 2022 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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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.

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Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling is on the Fraser Coast.

The Open Arms Maryborough Satellite is now fully operational. The team is headed up by Anthony Agapow, a social worker, and Veteran Peers, who will draw on their lived experiences in the ADF and transition to assist our veterans living in the Fraser Coast District (incl. Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough).

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Call in to the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch and get your beautiful hand made ceramic poppy. 

 

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Treasurer Tracy is on the ball planning the Sub-Branch Christmas Party already!

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Click here to read the March 2022 edition of “The Branch” newsletter

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By popular demand, here is a copy of the prayer by Reverend Jeff Jarvis read out at the National Day for War Animals Commemoration Service in Hervey Bay on 24 February 2022.

 

 

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The President of the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club advised, at our AGM on 26 February 2022, that membership to the RSL & Services Memorial Club for Sub-Branch members will be free of charge from now on.  All Sub-Branch membership processes will remain in place.  New members will still need to complete the RSL Club Membership Application forms and renew their RSL Club Membership Cards when needed.

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NATIONAL DAY FOR WAR ANIMALS

FREEDOM PARK – 24 FEBRUARY 2022

 

The WWB QMI 5th LHR Hervey Bay Troop and Gympie Troop

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor George Seymour speaking at the Commemoration Service before unveiling the War Animal Plaque

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch held the inaugural National Day for War Animals Commemoration Service at Freedom Park on 24 February 2022.  Sub-Branch President Brian Tidyman welcomed the National President of the Australian Light Horse Association and founding member of the Australian War Animals Memorial Association, Mr Lawrence Watts along with the 5th Light Horse Hervey Bay and Gympie Troops.  Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor George Seymour made a speech and unveiled a plaque remembering the animals who served in war.  Over 100 Hervey Bay locals attended along with eight horses, three dogs and three donkeys.  Wreaths of purple poppies were laid after a solemn prayer by Reverend Jeff Jarvis. 

War Animal Plaque

Some of the wreaths laid at the Light Horse War Memorial in Freedom Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here to visit the Purple Poppies website

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“Thank You Luncheon”

Each January the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch hosts a ‘Thank You Luncheon’ for the volunteers who have assisted the Sub-Branch over the past 12 months. President Brian Tidyman hosted the function for 38 people which was held on “The Deck” at the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club.  President Brian acknowledged the enormous contribution the volunteers give to our members. A great time was had by all and praise lauded on the RSL Club catering and service staff for yet another excellent luncheon.

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DIGGERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH 

Our Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Wellbeing Team together with the RSL Club put on a delicious Christmas luncheon for our Diggers and their carers.  Wellbeing Team Co-ordinator, Chrissy Dimitriou, organised a “Christmas Instagram Wall” and everyone got their photo taken and their pictures sent out to them with their Christmas Cards. The Sandy Strait State School choir provided entertainment to the delight of all present and the students enjoyed mingling with everyone afterwards.  A great day was had by all!

 

Sandy Strait State School Choir

” Hervey Bay RSL Hervey House”

 

Sandy Strait State School Choir

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Veterans Christmas party 2 December 2021

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch held a Veterans Christmas Party in the ANZAC Sports Bar at the RSL Club on 2 December 2021.  There were over 50 guests, including members and friends, and all enjoyed the abundance of food, drinks, raffles and entertainment.  There was a huge array of Christmas prizes and everyone received a Christmas gift, generously donated by local businesses, the Sub-Branch and the RSL Club. 

A terrific time was had by all!

 

This defibrillator has just been added to our Pension and Wellbeing Office in the Signature Building. Hopefully it’s not needed but gives peace of mind knowing it’s there. Huge thanks to Fraser Coast Regional Council for the grant funding to get the defibrillator.

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Now available from the RSL Club foyer

 

 

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Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Bar Runners available now!

The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch bar runners are now in stock and ready for Remembrance Day.

These quality bar mats will also make a great gift idea for Christmas!

Get yours for $40 from the RSL Club reception.

 

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 Click here to get to the APOD Home Page

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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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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.

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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 a gold coin donation 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