ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)

ANZROC Newsletter April 12th 2018

Eamon Veaney Vicky Genius John Brown 
9 Mollison Street 1/16 Cain Avenue PO Box 4056
Abbotsford 3067 Northcote 3070 Burwood East 3151
Ph 94212830 Ph 94818215 Ph 98021810
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Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
PO Box 579, PO Box 503
Malvern, 3144  Mt Martha
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Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)




The ANZAC Commemorative lunch is a highlight of our calendar of events each year and this was no exception. We welcomed around 40 Members to Greensborough RSL with thanks to Dal Crocker for organising, Gerry McPherson for reciting the Ode and our Guest Speaker Ralph Boyne from the Shrine of Remembrance.

Ralph is a Volunteer at the Shrine and provided a very informative presentation on the history and activities at the Shrine in St Kilda Road.

Members not seen for a while included Bryden Davis, Carol Dukes, Stan Halbish, Erica Hayden (first meeting), Bob Lamb, Fay and Gerry McPherson, Committeeman Ken Pattison back after a knee replacement, Joe Romano, Geoffrey Sandow, Brian Wills and Gavan Lamb (nephew of Bob) with wife Kathryn and great friends of Eamon Veaney and Anne Wee.

April is a busy month for Anzroc Victoria with our Golf day at Torquay on April 19 and a special lunch in Williamstown on April 26. Details of both events are contained in the Newsletter.

We were sorry to report that three of our Respected Honorary Members passed away during the month and all members present stood to honour the memory of John, Ray and Bruce.

We have had further discussions with the bank regarding support for our Members with 30+ years service and there is a note in the newsletter in regard to this.

We have received a short video from Darren Sibson of ANZ taken at our Christmas lunch and featuring a number of our Members. It has been heavily edited down to a manageable 3 minutes and can be accessed on our Website and Facebook page.

Our next formal meeting will be on May 10th at William Angliss Institute commencing at 11.30 am and hope to see many of you there.

Photos taken at the April luncheon by Eamon Veaney are posted on our Website and Facebook pages.


Bruce Avent, John Brown, Sandra Brown, Diane Carew, Bill Collins , Ken Crawford, Leigh Davis, Viji Dharann, Eric Dickson, Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Mike George, Ray Gill, Teresa Goldsbrough, Theo Hall, Roy Harper, Frank Hatfield, Bernadette and Wayne Hulbert, Keith Higgs, Graham James, Sandra Joseph, Graeme King, Dan Kirtley, David Knuckey , Nunzio Liberatore, Harry Loucas, Ann Maksymiw, Gary Mason, John McPhee, Joan Nathan, Mary Nicolazzo, Kevin O’Neil, Terry Parks, Glyn Parry-Jones, Cheryl Pearson, Neville Pearson, Geoff Perdriau, Peter Pritchard, Dietmar Reichert, Bill Robinson , John Stevens , Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,


We are holding a special lunch at the Pelicans Landing Restaurant at 1 Syme Street Williamstown (9397 0155) from 12 noon on Thursday 26th April….to date we have received 22 acceptances but had felt that more of our members could be interested in meeting at one of Williamstown’s finest restaurants…..

If you intend to come to this event you can now email or phone Ron Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0408 136 100/ 9821 0444 or by post with your names to PO Box 579, Malvern, Vic 3144.

Pelicans Landing is Williamstown’s” local” a celebrated bar and bistro experience

in a modern restaurant designed to complement the classic maritime architecture of last century.

Pelicans Landing has spectacular views of the city sky line, stunning waterline views of Hobson’s Bay and the yachts of Gem Pier that continually changes with the seasons.

Rated 4 of 5 on the Trip Advisor website and #3 of 113 restaurants in Williamstown and you can read about the restaurant on its web site

Noel Beanland has negotiated a luncheon menu that alternates main course dishes of steak or fish, specialties of the house, for the heavily reduced cost of $25.00 per person with drinks at bar prices.

Partners and widows and ANZ Ladies Club members are very welcome to join us at this luncheon.

Members can catch the ferry to Williamstown from Southbank to Gem Pier and the restaurant is located nearby or you can travel by car or train to Williamstown.

The ferry leaves Berth 1 Southgate (next to Elizabeth Street Walk Bridge) at 10.15am and arrives at Williamstown Gem Pier (next to Pelicans Landing) at 11.15am…departure time is 2.15pm arriving at Southgate at 3.30pm.

Return ticket costs $28.00 but seating is restricted to 30 persons only.


Stockley Michael (Mike) 18 years ANZ

Siassios Anita 29 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Mike and Anita at one of our forthcoming meetings


Caudry John 89 years 28/3/2018

We received advice from John’s daughter Robyn that her father had passed away on 28/3/2018 aged 89 years.

John had been in poor health for some time but before his illness he was a great supporter of ANZROC and sadly a very good friend of the late Bruce Tickell who had passed away a few days earlier.

Bruce Morley reported “John Caudry's family and friends gathered to farewell John at Peninsula Grange Retirement Village, Mornington. The Family spoke fondly of John and his career with ANZ. John wanted to be farewelled with a party and the family made sure that this happened. John would have been very pleased with the support provided to the family.”

Dedlefs Ray 87 years 19/3/2018

Jennie Mitchell daughter of Ray emailed “My dad, Ray Dedlefs passed away on 19/3/2018; he still enjoyed reading the newsletters that were sent from your group. He was in aged care over the last ten months and was still actively involved in managing his finances etc until fairly recently, a true banker.”

Will Bailey emailed “Ray Dedlefs was a highly respected and valued colleague. We first worked together relocating the then General Manager, Greg Wilson’s private files in the GM’s office at 271 Collins Street in the early ‘50s. Our paths crossed frequently over the years when Ray worked on security matters. He was closely involved in the acquisition of the Bank’s first series of ATMs. A man who took his role very seriously but with an engaging sense of humour. Another loyal and valued colleague.”

Tickell Bruce 89 years 26/3/2018

There was a large gathering for the funeral service for Bruce Tickell and included ANZROC members Ron Adams, Bob Challis, Alan Chapple, Dick Chegwin, Val Goldsworthy, Bob Lamb, Gordon Paulette, Bevyn Ranford, Barry Reid, Dick Sanders and we met John Murdoch, son of the late ANZROC member Brian Murdoch who was a great friend of Bruce Tickell when they both served on the ANZROC committee for a number of years.

ANZROC membership officer John Brown emailed “Sad news, I got to know Bruce and his family in the early 1960s when Bruce, John Vanselow and Brian Murdoch became involved with the ANZ Basketball Club. They were great mentors to the many younger playing members, providing support and encouragement during both the matches and the many social events. Bruce was also a class cricketer, playing for the ANZ team in the A Grade Mercantile Cricket Association. In the June 1962 edition of Chequerboard (ANZ's staff newsletter at that time) it was reported that the ANZ team has won the final of the 1961/62 season, completing a "hat trick “of premierships, and that they would advance to the Victorian Junior Cricket Association in the following year. At that time, Bruce had played 14 seasons with the team scoring 4067 runs at an average of 31.8. His great friend Kevin Watson had also played for 11 seasons taking 330 wickets for an average of 9.6. Others in that team were Bill Walker, Bevyn Ranford, Bob Bishop, David Phelps, Robin Chase, P Bower, Trevor Dusting, Bill Lumsden, K Irvine and G Hopkins (Captain).

Kevin Watson emailing from Perth “This morning I awoke to a message from Gayle Tickell that her father and my long time friend had passed on to greener fields.

We first met at 394 Collins Street at the Bank of Australia – on Monday of the first week of March 1951. I was reporting in for transfer to General Manager’s Office at Chief Accountant’s Department, whereas Bruce was going to work as a Ledger Supervisor. Bruce had just recently had his 22nd birthday and I was to attain mine in early June. Bruce was a tremendous fellow, a gentleman and a very good sportsman. He contributed greatly to some of the sporting activities within the bank. Notably he contributed much to the Men’s basketball team and he and a few others gave much to the training of young fellows in that game. I met him on the first morning when the Clerk in the Personnel Department, Ian Fraser, asked whether I played cricket. When I said I did, he took me down to meet Bruce Tickell, who was a foundation member of the Bank of Australasia Cricket Club, which had been formed in 1948. Incidentally, I noticed a young lady, one of his ledger machinists, who I was to later marry. I talked to Bruce and said I would like to try out for the team. I played my first season in 1951 and from then on. Bruce was my closest friend and am proud to say that he was my teammate in the true sense of the word, because in the game of cricket, the regular bowler and the wicket keeper form their own little team - as their communication is frequent as they work together to dispose of the opposition – As far as I am concerned this was the greatest sporting partnership that I enjoyed. We spent our entire cricket career together and I spent many hours bowling to him in the nets as he tried to eradicate a perceived weakness – a shortish ball rising outside the off stump. We made what we considered a considerable contribution to the team as there are many entries in the score book “C Tickell B Watson”. Bruce was a lovely batsman and had virtually a mortgage on our batting average. The years passed very pleasantly indeed.

Besides his attributes as a cricketer he was an all round sportsman – apart from the basketball team, he was also a keen footballer and played on the wing for the Malvern Amateur Australian Rules Football Club.

Our friendship has now lasted over 67 years and we have remained close over all those years.

One of the typical one liners that he produced that is freshest in my mind is when I rang on the morning of his 88th birthday and wished him well. He quipped – I can go out and buy a new bat now, making reference to the ill-regarded no 87, and being 13 short of 100, although I never remember him being dismissed on that number – always going on to make the 100. The memories I carry are voluminous – too many to recall. Suffice to say I am not a great collector of statistics but we accumulated a number of premierships – I think at one time in four consecutive years. We achieved a standard of cricket which took us into VJCA A Grade after having invested in a turf wicket. Our turf wicket and dressing sheds were built on Batman Avenue, Melbourne which is now the site of the Rod Laver Arena.

At the height of the time our club was fielding three 11s but for many years we had two 11s on the go, one in the VJCA. Incidentally, in my, and I think Bruce’s, last season, we were runners up in the VJCA behind East Malvern which progressed to sub-district under the captaincy of Graham Yallop who went on to captain Victoria. We had a rich and proud history and every now and again we were added to in number by further transferees from interstate – I think particularly of the late Graham Hopkins and Bevyn Ranford – both from WA. Talking of Graham, I briefly mention that in a grand final he made a blistering 187 – I think we made 5 for about 547 in that match.

It was an absolute delight to have known Bruce and in a way I am pleased that he didn’t live see the disgrace of Australian Cricket in the last few days. He gave the big C a hell of a run for its money, sustaining more surgery than anyone I have ever known and never surrendered – he never did surrender his hand easily. Finally in pain no more to rejoin the lovely Helen, whom he lost too early.He is greatly missed.”


Watkins Margaret 5/3/2018

ANZROC Honorary Member Roger Watkins wrote “I am letting you know of the passing of my wife Margaret on 5/3/2018 at the age of 84.”

Margaret had been in care for 18 months after Roger had been sole carer for some years. She will be missed by Roger, 4 children with partners and 14 grand children and 11 great grandchildren. Roger

met Margaret by chance and he always considered himself very lucky for that chance meeting. Margaret was interred in her home town of Barrigun (NSW) and Roger recalls a visit they made to Barrigun in 1954 where they were greeted warmly by the townspeople.

Our condolences are extended to family and friends of our passed members’ John, Ray and Bruce and to Roger and his family.

Derek Gall (further tributes)

Will Bailey emailed “Derek Gall and I worked on the selection of Teller terminals and later on the transfer to IBM from Honeywell. I travelled with him, Frank Hughes and Bob Castledean to Glasgow, Paris and IBM USA. I really got to know Derek as one does when you spend weeks travelling together. Derek was an excellent IT executive and the Bank benefitted from his deep knowledge of technology. We worked closely together; he was a loyal and highly valued colleague.”


The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during APRIL and we pass on

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays:

Alma Barkell, Bob G Bell (80).Wendy Black, Robin Chase (84), Bill Cleator (81), Max

Colwell (86), Bryden Davis (89), Glynn Evans (90), John Fogden (82), Doug Grant (82), Nev Greenway

(80), Roy Harper (89), John Harris (81), Graham Heenan (80), Barry Kilmartin (82), Ailsa Mackie, John

McPhee (81), Peter Mitchell (83), Dennis Murphy (82), Eileen Perham, John Read (86), Keith

Remington (95), Les Roberts (81), Greg Scollo (82), John Taylor (82), Norma Thomas, June



For all those ANZROC members (30years or more service with ANZ) that are entitled to access staff benefits, for the time being you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to ANZ Retired Officers, Level 4 ANZ Centre, Docklands VIC 3008 for any of the ANZ products you are seeking stating:

• Your name and address

• Years of ANZ service

• The product you wish to receive a staff banking benefit for

• Whether it is for an existing product held by you or for a new application.

Past President Peter Pritchard (0418 149 394) is currently talking to ANZ executives about improving the way members can access these ANZ benefits and will report again later in the year.


From 1/4/2018

Less than $20,000 1.14%

Greater than $20,000 1.46%


Philippe Alleume emailed “I thank the ANZROC team for the beautiful Birthday card which, as usual, arrived on time. Ginette and I are well and we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in October last year. Time flies!!!”

Lindsay Baglin wrote “Thank you Kathy Trace for the birthday card which as usual arrived on time. Whilst having been retired for many years it is nice to be remembered as the years go by. I have tried to stop the clock going around but unfortunately it takes no notice of me”

Arty Booth emailed “Just a quick note to pass on my appreciation for the card for my birthday,it’s gratifying to know that although out of sight, one is able to be remembered. Continue the good work on the monthly Newsletter; I look forward to receiving it and catching up with the antics of past colleagues. My health has been a bit down lately, but the Doctor is confident he has it under control.”

John Briggs emailed “Many thanks to Kathy, the Committee and members for best wishes on my 76th birthday. Our retirement years have been kind and although my sporting activities are virtually over (chronic arthritis) we continue to remain active enough. Regards to all members and please keep the monthly Newsletter going as it is always good to catch up with news from former colleagues.”

Jenny Cooke emailed “Many thanks for the attractive birthday card – this year, another 0! So nice to receive it and always on time. I recently visited family in Brisbane and am now looking forward to a trip from Rome around southern Italy and Sicily. Last year, I had a wonderful tour of the UK which included meeting up with golfing friends from Fiji as well as school friends in London. House renovations are now finished and golf is once again on the agenda three times a week. Surely an improvement will be seen soon! Best wishes to the President and committee of ANZROC for the fantastic job they do. The newsletter is always so interesting.”

Ian Cowley wrote “Many thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday card. Much appreciated. Pleased to advise Lynda and I both are enjoying good health and having great fun with our latest grandchild who will be one in April. Am sad at the number of our friends who have passed on in the last year, may they rest in peace. Often think of the many pleasant memories I spent with them especially on the golf course. All the best to ANZROC members ”.

Bob Delahoy writing from Inverloch said “Would you please convey to the President, Committee and Kathy Trace my grateful thanks for the very attractive birthday card. It is always a pleasure to receive it. My wife and friends helped me celebrate my 89th birthday by having dinner at the RACV Resort in Inverloch. The ocean view from the dining room always adds to the very enjoyable surrounds. It is now 32 years since I retired from the Bank and I still look forward to receiving the monthly newsletter and reading about what other members are doing. Congratulations to all who help produce it. Best wishes to all.”

Glynn Evans phoned Kathy Trace to thank her for the birthday card and said it is nice to be still remembered, Glynn turned 90 this year.

John Fairbairn emailed “Another year and as usual the birthday card from Kathy arrived Precisely on time. Thank you! I read with interest that many former work mates are still with us and enjoying an active lifestyle. Life goes on at Yarrawonga with Golf the major interest. Peter O’Dwyer has slowed down and retired from Golf and bowls but Maurie Harwood is a regular on the Golf Course. During the past year I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer requiring surgery which was undergone successfully and has not required further treatment. At 84 I have done well and still walk the golf course rather than ride in a cart. That is about it from Yarrawonga. Please convey my best wishes to all members of Anzroc.”

John Gibb emailed “Many thanks to Kathy Trace for birthday greetings received as usual on time.”

Teresa Goldsbrough emailed “Sadly, I am an apology for our 12/4 meeting. On that day I will be waiting for friends Linda and Doug Kemp together with two others to collect me from Penola. We will then spend a few days at Robe before driving back to Adelaide after which I fly home.

How will I get to Penola from Melb? On 3rd April by train and bus to Portland then the intention is to walk the 185kms ‘Aussie Camino’ to Penola via Bridgewater, Nelson, Pt McDonald, Mt Gambier, and Kalangadoo.”

Dorothy Hayes emailed “Many thanks to Kathy Trace for my Birthday card, it arrived right on time.

Much appreciated. Kindest regards to all.”

Andy Herd emailed “Just a quick note to acknowledge receipt of birthday greetings and thank Kathy for her efforts. Cheers to all.”

John Gunn emailed “Thank you Kathy for you birthday wish and card Much appreciated It is a pleasure waking up in the morning”.

Rick Kimber wrote “Please thank the Committee and particularly Kathy Trace for my birthday card which arrived on time as usual. Thank you again and best wishes to all.”

George Lawson emailed “Arrived home on 29/3 from the Annual Duguid/McConnell/Christensen Memorial Golf week at Yarrawonga to receive Kathy’s card reminding of my birthday in two days.

Steve Cowell got under the handicappers guard and won the event. Other ANZROC members there to play wonderful golf courses and have an enjoyable time were John Ries, Bevyn Ranford ( still off 20 at 84), John Crough, John Maguire, Richard Harding, Peter Treleaven, John Phelan and David Harker (son of the late Harry). Three times past winner David Barr was a late withdrawal due to a snapped Achilles. Other regulars over time David Woods and John Briggs have unfortunately reached a stage in life whereby they can't make it.

The group has been together for 20 years with some losses and inclusions along the way.

Thanks for the card Kathy and I love the regular newsletter.”

Ted Palmer emailed “Thanks Kathy and Ron. Card arrived bang on time as usual. Much appreciated.”

Neville Pearson, Past President of ANZROC and Life Member emailed “Dear Kathy thanks heaps for the lovely, and very much appreciated Birthday card and your comments. Response, surprise, surprise is in form of a poem? Follows:

I have reached the sprightly age of seventy four

And already planning for many years more

Whilst our holidays are somewhat on the cheap

The memories are always there to keep

My health seems to have stabilised somewhat

The Alzheimer’s research programme may stop the rot

I owe so much to the ANZROC club

Certainly kept me out of the pub

It was with sadness I resigned from the committee

But my membership, I retain with very much glee

Cheryl has also joined ANZROC at long last

Her ANZ history may well be long past

WE worked together for some years in DP

And when asked to marry, Cheryl accepted to both our glee

Look forward to many more years with our friends in ANZROC

And the yarns of old times when we wind back the clock

Best wishes and love from “The Bird”

Paul Perri emailed “Hi Kathy, I would like to thank you for the birthday card which was received right on the day. This was really amazing as I had a redirection from the old address. For people that remember me it’s been over 20 years that I left ANZ after 30 years service, having worked mainly in International banking and ANZ Nominees (how time flies). I retired 4 years ago after serving 14 years with NAB and 3 years before that with a share registry. In the past year I have been busy with building a new house in Doncaster and finally shifting from the old place after 39 years. This is something I would not recommend to anybody, all the things that need to be done are a big headache. Packing/unpacking, throwing out stuff, changing address on all documents etc., etc.”

David Robinson emailed from Battery Point (Tas) “Please thank Kathy for my card which again arrived in time. The “Perch” is certainly getting both shorter and emptier!”

Geoffrey Sandow emailed” Thanks to Kathy for the reminder that another year has passed.

The highlight of my past year would have to be the occasion of our 50th Wedding Anniversary, for which Robyn and I celebrated with family over a nice luncheon.

As a reward, we took a trip to the UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, near Zagreb, Croatia. Absolutely stunning; featuring many beautiful lakes, each with its own unique colour, generally a shade of blue, green or just clear. We lost count of the number of waterfalls we encountered during our walk, again each one spectacularly different.

Our visit was part of an organised tour which commenced in Vienna, before heading south through Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and concluding in Greece. Other major highlights included the old town of Dubrovnik, Delphi, which was once considered the centre of the Ancient World, and the Parthenon. Zagreb also has a Harvey Norman store! Whilst in Vienna, I had to sample an Apple Strudel [well, when in Vienna]; it was almost the size of a house brick! Went down a treat.

To wind down from the bus tour, we followed up with a Greek Island cruise, over a week, thinking it would offer a relaxing time before facing the long haul home. How mistaken; we were on the go the whole time, with on-shore excursions. But, it was all worth it, in particular our visit to the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus, in Turkey, and the stop off islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. I continue to enjoy my volunteer work at the Yarra Glen Station, which is being re-built by volunteers, as part of the plan to rail link Healesville to Yarra Glen and run a tourist railway. A white collar worker turned blue collar, as I'm learning much about and doing what tradies do. I've become their resident painter [every one else loathes painting], as well as helping out with carpentry, plumbing and trench digging. All good fun! Outside of that, it has, fortunately, been 'business as usual'.

Jurgen Schnabl emailed “Could you please thank Kathy Trace and the ANZROC committee for my birthday card. A very pleasant surprise indeed.”

Peter Smith emailed “Many thanks for the birthday card which arrived right on time as usual. I gain a lot of satisfaction from these good wishes because they remind me that I am a member of a group of people who have served the community for a large part, if not all, of their working lives, in an essential service. Notwithstanding the constant stream of negative news coverage, commission evidence and politically motivated sniping, the real story is that the vast majority of bank officers, past and present, were/are well meaning, customer focused community members. The staff at my local branch (South Yarra) is professional and keen to assist (even when one has a senior moment concerning PINs). So I am proud of my service and proud of all the good people past and present who are part of the ANZ story.”

Syd Swaby emailed “Many thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday greetings.”

Frank Valastro emailed “Thank you to ANZROC for the birthday card and greeting for my 68th birthday. It was with much pleasure to receive such an acknowledgement because it recognises my continued association with the ANZ family as a whole. Although I am still working full time with my local municipal council I always look forward to reading the comments of my former colleagues whom I notice are advancing in years. May they all continue to enjoy good health and wellbeing.”

Julie Wilkins emailed “Dear Kathy and Committee. Thank you for the Birthday Card which arrived on my special day, 20th March. My goodness where did last couple of months go. I enjoy reading the monthly newsletter to see what everyone is up to. Many thanks and keep up the great work.”

Peter Williams emailed “I just wanted to thank the committee for my birthday card which arrived on time again this year. The past year has been great for Kerrie and I. It is now just over 9 years since I left the bank and began my own Cabinet making business. Business is always good, and plenty of work in the “pipeline”. Although I no longer have to complete monthly reports for new business or “overdue” returns. I now tend to work “harder” (physically) than my bank days, although far more rewarding working for myself. Kerrie and I have been busy on the holiday front, with a Christmas / New Years Eve cruise, then our annual Houseboat trip to the Murray at Kingston on Murray, followed by 10 days in Bali (somewhere I never wanted to go, but have changed my mind since visiting) We are currently sitting on a houseboat on the Murray, before we head on to Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore in April.”

And Peter Alexander, Trevor Cookson, Trevor Dodds ,Graeme King, Steve Kotaidis, Edgar Laity, John McKenzie, Paul Perri, Rob Sims, Doug Watson,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA



Note the dates in your diaries for the year ahead….


Apr26th Williamstown lunch at Pelican’s Landing …by ferry or road..your choice

May10 William Angliss Institute, 550 Little Lonsdale Street Specialist Centre for hospitality, tourism and culinary arts training and education.– Red Shield Appeal with Salvation Army Speaker

Jun 14 Glasshouse Restaurant Caulfield Racecourse

July12 Mulgrave Club – celebrate ANZROC 65th anniversary

Aug 9 100Queen Street Melbourne – Guest speaker to be advised

Sep 13 Visit Geelong ...Jokers Entertainment Complex

Sept 21st Planning Golf Tournament at Cheltenham

Oct 11 Functions Committee considering several options favouring visit to Chinatown in Little Bourke Street

Nov 8 AGM@833Collins Street Melbourne . Guest speakers Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist Authors of “2 Steps Forward”

Dec 13 Xmas Lunch @ Arts Centre


Bookings are open for the next ANZROC golf day at the RACV Resort in Torquay on Thursday, April 19th. We have 27 starters so far and are keen for more.

Partners of ANZROC members are very welcome to attend, whether golfers or not. For non-golfers we will suggest activities for them while the golf is happening.

Golfers, and non-golfers if they wish, are asked to arrive at the resort by 12 noon for a light lunch. Groups will tee off from the first and tenth tees starting at 1pm. After the game there will be drinks and presentations at the Resort.

In the evening we have arranged a dinner for those who are able to stay.

Accommodation options include -

* RACV Resort (discounted for Roadside and Club members)

* The Sands Resort

* The Wyndham Resort

* Torquay Tropicana Motel

* The Torquay Caravan Park which is close to the RACV Resort.

The cost for the golf component of the day will be $50 which covers a light lunch, 18 holes of golf and prizes. For non-golfers who would like to join us for lunch the cost will be $15. Shared use of a golf cart will be an additional $20 per person.

If you want to play golf or join us for lunch or dinner on the 19th ,

* If you have any questions give Glyn a call on 0411 256 322 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail the details to: Glyn Parry-Jones, PO Box 503, Mount Martha, 3934

* Make electronic payment direct to: ANZROC BSB 013-350, Account No 306451947 ensuring your name is included in the payment information or mail a cheque payable to ANZROC and send to Glyn with your details.



Geoff and Lesley Cook welcomed 22 members and partners for the second of what is planned will be an annual event for those retired ANZ staff and partners who live in the Geelong, Torquay, Bellarine Peninsula and Western/South Western Victoria areas. This lunch was held at the Geelong Yacht Club. The meal costs were extremely affordable, real value for money. Members attending from Geelong were Damian Burgess, Robin Chase and Barry Reid with Will Bailey a late apology, from Torquay were Brian Crittle, Aldo Faella, Geoff and Lesley Cooke, and Clive Hewett came from Warrnambool. Ex ANZer Laurel McLennan and husband Doug from Gherang were welcome visitors. The Melbourne contingent included Ron Adams, Vicky Genius, Sharon Heard and Pam Hocking while our partners made the lunch an enjoyable occasion looking over the Geelong foreshore and yacht marina. The next function for Geelong is arranged for September 13th at Jokers Entertainment Complex.



10thMAY 2018 at

William Angliss Institute, 550 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Specialist Centre for hospitality, tourism and culinary arts training and education.– Red Shield

Appeal with Salvation Army Speaker Captain Brendan Nottle and Captain Sandra Nottle.


The luncheon will commence at 12.00 PM and a luncheon fee of $20.00 will be collected from attendees at the door to partially cover the catering costs at William Angliss.

Several of our members frequent this modern facility on a regular basis and the service and food (including senior meals) is excellent value for money.

Salvation Army executive Major Brendan Nottle from the Salvation Army team in Melbourne heads up Salvation Army social operations in Bourke Street. Brendan has spoken at our Red Shield Appeal meeting several times about the issues that confront the Salvation Army in Melbourne and suburbs and Victorian country centres.

We look forward to seeing many members at the luncheon to hear from Brendan and any support for the Salvation Army will be welcomed.

We will have envelopes available for donations on the day of the meeting but if unable to attend you can send your cheque payable to Salvation Army to Ron Adams, PO Box 579, Malvern, 3144 to be included in the total of funds collected on the day. The Salvation Army will issue official receipts to donors from their office.

Partners ,Widows of members and ANZ Ladies Club members are invited that day.

Please advise your acceptance by Thursday 3rd May 2018 to Joan Nathan, Telephone: 9740 8001, by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to the address on the attached acceptance notice.

Thank you for your support

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.



TO : Joan Nathan 7 Lightwood Drive Sunbury 3429. By post or Phone 97408001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I/we will be attending the Luncheon function