ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)

Newsletter April 2018

ANZROC Newsletter April 12th 2018

PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
Eamon Veaney Vicky Genius John Brown 
9 Mollison Street 1/16 Cain Avenue PO Box 4056
Abbotsford 3067 Northcote 3070 Burwood East 3151
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NEWSLETTER EDITOR  HON.TREASURER
Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
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Malvern, 3144  Mt Martha
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
 
 

 

ANZROC NEWSLETTER 12TH APRIL 2018

PRESIDENTS WELCOME

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. http://www.anzroc.com.au/roc-notice-board/681-anzroc-xmas-lunch-2017-video

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.

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APOLOGIES

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,

SPECIAL EVENT 26TH APRIL 2018.:PELICAN’S LANDING RESTAURANT WILLIAMSTOWN

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 www.pelicanslanding.com.au

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.

NEW MEMBERS

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

BEREAVEMENTS

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.”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Thompson.

ANZ ROC MEMBERS BENEFITS

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.

INTEREST RATES

From 1/4/2018

Less than $20,000 1.14%

Greater than $20,000 1.46%

LETTERS

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

MATTERS OF INTEREST

ANZROC MEETINGS FOR 2018:

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

2018

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

TORQUAY GOLF DAY NEXT THURSDAY, 19TH APRIL 2018

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.

GEELONG TORQUAY AND WESTERN VICTORIA REGIONAL LUNCH

THURSDAY 22ND MARCH 2018

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.

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NEXT MEETING

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

ACCEPTANCE

ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2018 FROM 11.30AM at WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTITUTE 550 Little Lonsdale Street

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

NAME(S):…………………………………………………………………………………………

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newsletter march 2018

ANZROC Newsletter March 8th 2018

 

 

PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
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
 Ph 98210444 Ph 0411256322
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
 
 

 

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

Our first lunch at Mornington attracted a very good response with 58 Members and Partners in attendance. The support from Members in the Peninsula area was very pleasing to see and we hope that this will become an annual event. We also welcomed Bill Swan who travelled from Narooma NSW to attend the lunch.

We raised a glass in memory of our Honorary Members Peter Kane and Lindsay Richards and ex-ANZ colleagues Derek Gall, Perry Oren and Nigel Coe (UK) who all passed away recently.

We have a busy month of activities ahead with the Geelong Regional lunch on March 22, ANZAC lunch at Greensborough RSL on April 12, Golf at RACV Torquay on April 19 and lunch at Pelican's Landing Williamstown on April 26. Full details later in the newsletter.

All ANZROC Members are able to join the ANZ Staff Club for $24.50 per year. Details on this link. http://www.anzroc.com.au/anz-staff-and-social-club

We have created a Website and Privacy Policy for ANZROC Victoria. Details on this link. http://www.anzroc.com.au/roc-notice-board/671-anzroc-victoria-website-and-privacy-policy

We have discussed with ANZ Bank the need for a central point of contact for our Members who have issues with products and services. This has been agreed and details will shortly be advised to our Members.

Look forward to seeing you at our April events.

Members not seen for some time included Max Butler, Kevin Chard, Lawrence Cox, Lesley Deady, Barry King, Alan Lauder, Geoff Leonard, Ann Maksymiw (new member) ,Stan Middleton, John Renwick, Wayne Rogers, Joseph Romano, Des Schultz, Bill Swan , Lois Vanselow and Charlie Wierzbiwiski and with partners present made for a very pleasant afternoon.

Photos taken at the luncheon by Eamon Veaney and John Brown are posted on our Website and Facebook pages. Details on the link http://www.anzroc.com.au/roc-notice-board/674-photos-from-mornington-lunch-march-2018

APOLOGIES

Bruce Avent, Sandra Brown, Diane Carew, Robin Chase, Bill Collins , John Crough, Leigh Davis, Viji Dharann, Eric Dickson, Carol Dukes, Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Norris Gale, Bruce Gay (Robe), Vicky Genius, Mike George, Ray Gill, Teresa Goldsbrough, Theo Hall, Roy Harper, Paul Harrison (NZ), Frank Hatfield, Elaine Haw (in France) , Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Doug Imrie (Tasmania), Graham James, Sandra Joseph ,Dan Kirtley, Harry Loucas, Gary Mason, John McPhee, Fay and Gerry McPherson, Kevin O’Neill, Terry Parks, Ken Pattison, Geoff Perdriau, Ron Phillips , Peter Pritchard, Dietmar Reichert, Bill Robinson, John Stevens , Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Coller Gail 26 years ANZ

Maksymiw Ann 6 years ANZ

O’Sullivan Brenda 33 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Gail and Brenda at one of our forthcoming meetings. Ann met us at Mornington.

BEREAVEMENTS

Kane P.M. (Peter) 80 years 27/2/2018

Our member Peter Alexander advised “It is with a great deal of sadness I wish to advise fellow ANZROC Members of the passing of Peter Michael Kane, at the age of 80, and following a three year battle with Bone Cancer. Peter was positive right to the end and, just before his passing, he, I - and others who also had worked for The E S & A Bank - had a quite animated discussion on those early days working for that quite wonderful Bank.

I met Peter at the ES&A’s North Melbourne branch, circa 1958, and we remained close friends thereafter. They were very happy days, with Bill Kubale as our Manager. Peter met his wife, Diane, when she worked at the ES & A at 77 William Street branch.

Peter gained many friends as his career progressed, but I would think his days as Internal Auditor was the central part of his career, and - via that position/responsibility - he, of course, met, came to know and became friends with many of the ANZ staff, across Victoria.

Peter retired of ill health at age 53, but, in due course, he was fortunate to return to relatively good health, and gave energy to Geo-casing, Bush-walking and camping, scouting, sailing, and his family.

A great friend, who will be long remembered.”

Bob Lamb emailed “The celebration of the life of Retired Officer Peter Kane was held on 7th March 2018 and was indeed such a testimonial to him. Peter Alexander made an emotional tribute which was heart wrenching.

Among the large number of mourners were retired officers Peter Alexander, Bob Lamb, Geoff Murrell, Tom Portelli, Lindsay White and Brian Wills.

I had spent time with Peter K. at Footscray (N&D) and later for several years as a fellow Internal Auditor.”

Richards L.R. (Lindsay) 87 years 4/3/2018

Speaking with Lindsay’s son Ken, he told me his father had joined the ANZ at 18 in Wagga Wagga and spent 38 years in ANZ. Lindsay’s career covered time in Yarrawonga, International Department in Melbourne where he supplied young Ken with foreign stamps that started many years of collecting stamps. Lindsay had time in Internal Audit covering Victoria and Tasmania, advanced to management at Noble Park and Collingwood which at the time was on the corner of Johnson Street and Hoddle Street and immortalised in a Barry Humphries book “The 12 Most Ugly buildings in Melbourne”. Lindsay went on to manage Forest Hill retiring in 1986. Lindsay was a keen sportsman playing tennis for many years and at the age of 16 was playing against Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall. Lindsay played golf at Rosanna for more than 30 years and was an enthusiastic Richmond AFL supporter and was able to see his beloved Tigers take the flag in 2017. Ken said there were a number of Lindsay’s friends from ANZ in attendance at the funeral service.

Bob Lamb emailed “I was saddened to read of the passing of Lindsay Richards with whom I was also a fellow Internal Auditor. When a branch was quite large the Bank would send a couple/several Auditors at the one time to get the task done and over with; hence I worked quite closely with Lindsay on many occasions. “

Our condolences to families and friends of Peter Kane and Lindsay Richards.

Derek Gall

We have been advised that Derek Gall passed away recently. Derek was the GM Information Technology, then called EDP at ANZ in the early 80's.

Dick Milnthorpe and Bruce Plaice-Leary remembered Derek below.

From Bruce He was a visionary, but without the technology to carry it through. He made a video in the late 80’s showing how people would access retail outlets, order food, supplies and things like flowers for same day delivery. Sadly, we only had teletext and similar systems at the time, a security nightmare. But he has been proved so right.

From: Richard Milnthorpe I first met Derek at a conference back in the early seventies. At that time he was the IT Manager of Clydesdale Bank, a small Scottish bank with a number of branches across Scotland. Derek was very innovative and had succeeded in creating an on line branch network with limited computer resources, no mean technical feat at that time. Later Clydesdale bank was taken over by the then Midland Bank, a much larger English institution with its own very large branch network already installed. As a result Derek's talents were somewhat wasted as he was absorbed in to a large and more bureaucratic environment. At that time ANZ were looking for a person with the ability to guide them in developing a new retail branch banking system to replace their ageing IT system which had its origins in the mid sixties and was considered to be no longer a suitable platform for the future needs of the bank. Of the candidates put forward by the professional head hunters employed by ANZ Derek Gall was selected and was appointed as Head of IT in ANZ directly reporting to Will Bailey. The two made a dynamic partnership, both were innovators and both were drivers and it was decided to move the technical platform from Honeywell to IBM in common with most other large banking institutions.

Whilst the move to an IBM mainframe processing platform made for a more stable future it did create obvious difficulties in staff retraining not to mention provision of huge technical and logistical resources, not least of which was the acquisition and construction of a new IT site at Mount Waverley, and the planning for a major expansion of the telecom network down to branch level. It was an enormously complex undertaking, not always appreciated by some, even within the IT area. One of Derek's areas of expertise was in the operation of branch terminal equipment and in this instance it was decided to utilise a system based upon his experience in Clydesdale Bank, he also recruited a number of his former Clydesdale colleagues who had expertise in the system to work together with the ANZ team in order to propagate expertise. It is worth mentioning that whilst all of this was in progress he was responsible for the development of the Debit/Credit card system in ANZ some facilities of which are still not universally available elsewhere, such as the choice of Cash or Credit on the one card. He later became head of the Cards Division in the Bank. During Derek's time with ANZ most of the systems we take for granted today were developed and he should be remembered for his great achievements in his time at ANZ.”

Condolences to Derek’s family and friends.

Nigel Coe

We have been advised of the passing of Nigel Graham Coe who passed away in UK shortly after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Nigel had many friends from his time working in ANZ and would be known by many of our members.

Condolences to Nigel’s family and friends.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays:

Ray Allsop (83), Lindsay Baglin (89), Will Bailey (85), Clive Bayley (83), Stephen Bee (81), Graham

Bloom (80), Doug Carroll (85), Ian Cowley (82), Bob Delahoy (89), Jim Ebsworthy (82), John Fairbairn

(84), George Finniss (82), Graeme Horsburgh (80), Betty Jennings, Tony Middleton (87), Ted Palmer

(81), Ron Pitt (95), Robin Pleydell (86), Graeme Randall (83), David Robinson (82), Brian Sanders (80),

Roy Sharman (86), Leon Stewart (80), Peter Weaving (84).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/3/2018

Less than $20,000 1.07%

Greater than $20,000 1.37%

LETTERS

Terry Earle, our guest speaker in February and ANZROC member emailed “I had a most wonderful few hours over lunch at ROC at your February Meeting. It is the first such lunch I have attended and it was a memorable experience catching up with old colleagues after so many years. It was like a family gathering in many ways. I was delighted to share with everybody the Without Pier Gallery story and, in particular, to offer a small sample of our rich Indigenous culture through their art, that we, non-Indigenous Australians, are now embracing. Please express my thanks to Glyn and Eamon, and indeed to yourself and the ROC Committee, for the invitation, opportunity and welcome.”

Geoff Leslie emailed “A big thank you to Kathy for her birthday wishes, Of course I gave up having birthday’s years ago and having done so feel much younger! We have moved to Lake Wendouree (Ballarat) after 14 years in Merimbula, and the weather sure takes some getting used to here.

It was hard to leave Merimbula with its very temperate climate, but a move was due so we could be closer to our family who are all in Melbourne. We used to drive the 1,150 km round trip from Merimbula to Melbourne every 6-8 weeks so we contributed to greenhouse warming to a degree and the travel will not be missed. I hope to attend a ROC meeting sometime soon.”

Nunzio Liberatore emailed “Can you please thank Kathy Trace and the ANZROC Committee for my birthday card, it arrived the day before my birthday and it was a pleasant surprise. You are all doing a great job which I am sure is greatly appreciated by all the members. “

Past President Kevin Mitchell from Shearwater Tasmania emailed “Bernice and I have just returned from the mainland after 2 weeks putting up with the terrible traffic in Melbourne, staying with family, 3 days at Mansfield with the regular ANZROC members and partners.

While in Melbourne took in 2 live shows, Dream Lover Life of Bobby Darin and Beautiful life of Carol King, both shows were fantastic. Sunday 25 Feb my birthdate just a quiet lunch with family and a few friends which started at noon and finished 5.30 PM at Mail Exchange Hotel in the city?

So glad to return home to peace and quiet of beautiful Tasmania, to be greeted with a great new look ANZROC Birthday Card. Well done Kathy Trace for it arriving on time. “

Jack Moyle wrote “Many thanks to all members of ANZ Retired Officers’ Club for their greetings on my recent 93rd birthday. We have delayed our usual celebration dinner because of other family events but will do so soon.”

Robin Pleydell emailed “To Kathy Trace...Thank you for the birthday card.”

Dick Sanders emailed “Thank you Mr. President and Kathy Trace for the birthday card.

We had a pretty good year including meeting two of my wife’s Swedish cousins for lunch when their Tour Passenger ship visited Melbourne. It was one of those huge monsters containing 8 passenger cabin decks. We had our lunch at Port Melbourne and had not realised there were all those great restaurants close by Station Pier – it was many years since I had been to that vicinity.

The couple reside in Florida and as we later learned only 20 minutes from that School catastrophe.

Apart from that we had a few days in Albury where old friends (he from 1959) from Beechworth who now reside in a nearby Retirement Village. It was his 80th birthday and they had 40 guests to a sit down buffet lunch at the Golf Club which our dining room overlooked. There were 30 of their family from all over.

Love reading the ANZROC monthly which catches up on many old friends.

I go fairly regularly to the Mulgrave bi-monthly meeting and enjoy lunch with other old friends.”

Past President John Stevens emailed “A short note to acknowledge with thanks receipt of Happy Birthday greetings from Kathy on behalf of ANZROC Committee and Members. I must say also that the ANZROC Website and the Newsletter are just great – well done to all concerned.”

And Geoff Archer, Sigrid Armstead. Bob Bell, Brian Day, Trevor Dodds, Bob English, Helen Farnell, Barbara Gardiner, Geoff Leslie, Neville Lewis, Sue McCarthy, Trevor Mudgway, Terry Parks, Dietmar Reichert, John Saffery, Sandra Street, David Thompson, Trevor Tilley, Athol Watkins, ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

ANZROC MEETINGS FOR 2018:

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

2018

Apr 19th Golf tournament at RACV Torquay

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 Speakers Brendan and Sandra Nottle

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

Oct 11 Looking at Shark Fin Inn in Little Bourke Street …Yum Cha….

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

Dec 13 Xmas Lunch @ Arts Centre

GEELONG TORQUAY AND WESTERN VICTORIA REGIONAL LUNCH THURSDAY 22ND MARCH 2018
Geoff and Lesley Cook have arranged for the second of what is hoped 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. The lunch is open to all ex-ANZ staff, not just ANZROC members, so please spread the word amongst your ANZ contacts in the area. This lunch will again be held at the Geelong Yacht Club on Thursday 22ND March 2018 commencing at 12.00 midday. Meal costs are very affordable, and drinks will be available at normal bar prices. ANZROC will be supporting this function with a small subsidy to help cover expenses. The Yacht Club is on the Geelong waterfront, 23 Eastern Beach Rd. Geelong, and is about ten minutes walk from the train station. Please contact Geoff and Lesley as soon as possible to confirm your attendance, but no later than Thursday 15th March 2018 as caterers need to be advised of expected numbers. Phone 5229 1456, mobile 0412 428 861 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

TORQUAY GOLF DAY THURSDAY, 19TH APRIL 2018

Bookings are open for the next ANZROC golf day at the RACV Resort in Torquay on Thursday, April 19th.

We have 20 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 will arrange a dinner for those who are able to stay. The dinner venue will be decided once we have a better idea of numbers.

If you are able to stay in Torquay for a night or two you are encouraged to make your accommodation bookings as soon as possible. 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.

To make your booking,

• Email the details (below) to 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.

If you don’t have a Golf Australia handicap that’s fine, we’ll make one up on the day.

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.

We hope you can join us at Torquay. More details will be provided nearer the date.

TORQUAY GOLF DAY THURSDAY, 19TH APRIL 2018

ENTRY DETAILS

Your contact details :

Name ………………………………………. Email..............................................................

Phone …………………………..

Players

Name…………………………………………………. GA Hcp ................. $ 50

Name…………………………………………………. GA Hcp ................. $...........

Shared use of Golf Cart ……… @ $20 = $……….

Lunch only (non-playing partners) ............ @ $15 = $……….

Total $……….

SPECIAL EVENT 26TH APRIL 2018.:PELICAN’S LANDING RESTAURANT WILLIAMSTOWN

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….

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.

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 www.pelicanslanding.com.au

The weatherboard three story building, with its numerous balconies encompasses spectacular day and night 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.

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.

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

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

If you intend to come to this event you can now book by email or phone to 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 post this advice with your names to PO Box 579, Malvern, Vic 3144.Cut off date will be 19th April.

MANSFIELD VISIT 2018

Mansfield Visit 19/20 February 2018

What happens in Mansfield usually stays in Mansfield, but it has been reported that 24 members and partners enjoyed a couple of relaxing days at Alzburg Lodge renewing acquaintances and enjoying the social and sporting events that form part of the visit.

This year two couples from interstate attended - Bernice and Kevin Mitchell from Shearwater Tasmania, and Glennis and Bruce Robertson from Runaway Bay in Queensland.

Male golf numbers were down this year due to knee reconstructions - John Inglis and Neville Pearson, and shoulder problems - Dal Crocker; however these injuries didn’t stop them from enjoying the social activities. Gordon Paulett won the men’s golf competition and the ladies winner was Pam Hocking

John Inglis provided a challenging set of trivia questions which added to the fun during the closing dinner.

Overall, another successful event which members should consider attending next year.

ANZ STAFF CLUB AUSTRALIA - RETIRED MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION Carmel Helmore from ANZ Staff Club Australia has received several enquiries from Retired officers for more information about and how to join the ANZ Staff Club. Being a member of the ANZ Retired Officers Club we qualify to join ANZ Staff Club and receive all the discounted benefits and services we offer. The annual membership fee is $24.50

Staff Club subscriptions and the benefits of membership are outlined below:

“ANZ Staff Club Australia Inc. is a not for profit incorporated association and was setup by the staff of ANZ, for the benefit of ANZ staff.

Your association provides a huge range of benefits to members from discounted gift cards & movie tickets, retail products, Social events, accommodation as well as many other benefits and services.

The ANZ Staff Club is dedicated in providing benefits to members at the cheapest prices possible; however rising costs have required us to recently review how we can continue to maintain our high value service offerings to our valued members.

As a result, membership fees for ANZROC members will increase to $24.50 per annum.

This will be the first price adjustment since member fees were increased in February 2013.

The membership fee increase is a necessary step to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of our club continues. The increase will provide much needed financial support for the club and ensure we can continue to offer great benefits for all members.

The team at the ANZ Staff Club is working hard to improve the offering of benefits, programs and events for all members. As well as continuing to provide great value for money through its range of gift cards (saving up to 10%), retail products (saving up to 50%) and through its subsidised accommodation portfolio.

In the last 6 months, we have launched a new online website for members to purchase benefits regardless of location, introduced digital gift cards, vastly increased our range and availability of discounted retail products and introduced the new “Frequent value program” saving on a wide range of benefits.

What do I need to do?

No action will be required by you as the adjustments will be managed by ANZ..

We hope to continue to provide excellent value for money through our extensive range of benefits.

If have further queries or would like to discuss your membership, please email the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEXT MEETING…..12th APRIL 2018

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2018 AT GREENSBOROUGH RSL from 12 noon..

LOCATION: GREENSBOROUGH RSL CLUB, 111 MAIN STREET GREENSBOROUGH (PH 9435 1884)

Guest Speaker will be Ralph Boyne from the Shire of Remembrance

The RSL Club is approx 150 metres from the Greensborough Railway Station and approx 2 km South East from where the existing Metropolitan Ring Road ends.

Unfortunately there are major changes to the Hurstbridge railway line underway from Tuesday 3rd April to Sunday 29th April and buses will replace trains from Clifton Hill to Macleod then train to Greensborough. Trains will also run on a revised timetable during the planned disruptions so members using Metro trains will need to check with their stations and allow extra time to arrive at Greensborough.

The luncheon will commence at 12noon and a range of a la carte selections and seniors meals will be available for members and partners with drinks at bar prices.

Our guest speaker was arranged by ANZROC committee member Con La Fauci, and our host for the day will be Dal Crocker Vice President and Acting Treasurer of the Greensborough RSL Club.

Partners ,widows and ANZ Ladies Club members are most welcome and encouraged to attend

Please advise your acceptance by Thursday 5th April 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.

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ACCEPTANCE GREENSBOROUGH ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2018

FROM MIDDAY at 111 MAIN STREET GREENSBOROUGH.

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

NAME(S):…………………………………………………………………………………………

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Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor 0408 136 100

Newsletter December 2017

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 14 2017

Letter from ANZ CEO to all ANZROC Members. Please click to read. 

Please click to read the December 2017 reformatted newsletter

PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
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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NEWSLETTER EDITOR  HON.TREASURER
Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
PO Box 579, PO Box 503
Malvern, 3144  Mt Martha
 Ph 98210444 Ph 0411256322
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)
 

NEWSLETTER 14th December 2017

WELCOME

Presidents Welcome address to ANZROC Christmas lunch Dec 14 2017

 

 

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to our 2017 Christmas lunch.

A special welcome today to Shayne and his ANZ Executive colleagues Graham Hodges, Kathryn van der Merwe, Bob Santamaria and Digital and Social Media Manager Darren Sibson. Darren will be wandering around doing some media work for Shayne’s Facebook page this afternoon so we had better be on our best behaviour..

Welcome also to Don Mercer, John Ries, Reg Nicholson, Sandra Street and Maria Natoli who are on my table. Will Bailey is a late apology as he has to have a minor medical procedure.

Many thanks for the generous financial support provided by the Bank to ANZROC Victoria and the other States.

I saw that ANZ has adopted the Agile methodology for Technology projects and has teams consisting of Tribes and Squads. That reminded me of a conversation with my old boss Dick Milnthorpe who established the India Technology Project in 1985. He said to the then Indian head Ashok Dayal that he planned to call the Project Geronimo. Ashok looked at Dick and said Dick; we are not that type of Indian!!! Lucky he had a sense of humour and that the project was a big success.

The Bank has had to deal with many regulatory changes over the past year and no doubt 2018 will not be any easier with the Royal Commission into banking on the horizon. We look forward to hearing Shayne’s response to the toast to the Bank later on.

We have had a busy year with meetings spread across Victoria including Ballarat, Geelong and Woodend. We also visited Caulfield and Moonee Valley but did not see any horse racing. Our meetings both in the City and Regional Victoria were well attended. We were pleased to have quality Guest Speakers including Don the Bush Poet, Shirley and Brian an Ex Journalist and Detective who toured the Silk Road in Eastern Europe on their Motorcycles and Annalise an ex-ANZ Corporate Banker who changed career to help indigenous Communities in Queensland.

I would like to thank Neville Pearson and Gary Mason who have retired from the Committee after many years’ service. Also welcome David Knuckey, Geri Macgregor and Dan Kirtley to the Committee.

Our Membership remains strong at around 960 and it is encouraging that we have attracted 52 new members some of whom are here at the lunch for the first time. Also many members have travelled long distances to get here today and we thank them for making the effort. I met Eddie Forth in the lobby who has travelled from Queensland to be here today. A few of our regulars are unable to attend due to illness and we wish them a quick recovery.

It has also been a year of sadness with 34 members passing away. They were close to many of us and will be missed at the lunch today.

2018 will be the 65th anniversary of ANZROC Victoria and we intend to mark that event with a special lunch at one of our lunches next year. Our lunch program for 2018 will be included in this month’s newsletter. Included will be an event on the Mornington Peninsula in March and William Angliss Cooking School in Melbourne in May.

We continue to support the Salvation Army in their annual appeal and raised around $3000 which was presented to them at our May lunch.

We were able to re-activate our Golfing activities with 2 meetings held at Cheltenham this year. We plan to return to Cheltenham later in 2018 and are also planning an event at Torquay in April.

We continue to send out monthly newsletters and birthday cards to our Members to keep in touch with you all. Despite the Australian Postal system Kathy Trace still manages to get the majority of them to you on time.

Our internet presence has continued to grow with over 170,000 hits to the ANZROC website in the past 7 years. We also have over 350 following our Facebook page which contains articles of interest about ANZ people and also selected articles from the ANZ Blue notes publications including the ANZ CEO responding to a Customer complaint in Tasmania by going there and personally cleaning up the ATM. A more recent article highlighted the work ANZ Technology is doing to help customers with a disability. The latest message from Shayne changing the ANZ Dress code has reached over 880 readers.

Enjoy the lunch and we look forward to hearing later from Bernadette Lynch with her toast to the Bank and the response from ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott.

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In the closing address a Life Membership Certificate was awarded to Gary Mason for his long and distinguished service to ANZROC over many years as Senior Vice President.

I would like to thank the Arts Centre staff and Caterers for making this occasion run so smoothly and also mention the good work Peter Pritchard and Ken Crawford did behind the scenes to deal with the Arts Centre ,process all the acceptances , create the name-tags and put the tables together.

Our next meeting will be at 100 Queen Street on February 8 with Guest Speaker Terry Earle, who worked at ANZ for many years before opening his Art Gallery Without Pier in Cheltenham. Terry will talk about Australian Indigenous art and we hope to see many of you there.

Finally, On behalf of the ANZROC Committee I would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy Christmas and hope to see you at some of our meetings in 2018.

Eamon Veaney....

Photos taken at the luncheon by John Brown, Carl Garley and President Eamon are posted on our Website and Facebook pages.

APOLOGIES

Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin , Will Bailey, Terry Boocock, Diane Carew, John Crough, Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Theo Hall, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Sandra Joseph , Kevin O’Neill, Terry Parks, Ron Phillips , Dietmar Reichert, John Stevens , Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Corallo Frances 7 years ANZ

Neilson M.D. (Mark) 31 years ANZ

O’Brien Peter

Tregurtha Louise

Weston Barbara

Woodyard Peter 42 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing the new members at one of our forthcoming meetings

BEREAVEMENTS

Logan J. M. (John) 82 years July 2017

We have just been advised of John’s passing by Kris Logan and the funeral service was held in July 2017. John was living in Portarlington when he passed away.

Saint Molly 100 years 8/9/2016

Molly passed away peacefully at Hailey House in Ballarat in September 2016 and the advice has just reached us. We sent flowers to Molly to celebrate her 100th birthday and she was a regular correspondent thanking us for her birthday cards.

Whitehead R.C. (Ray) 91 years 12/9/2017

Erin Whitehead, granddaughter of Ray advised us of his passing which was in September 2017 at 91 years.. Ray was a very private person and did not want any notification of his passing in the local press and the funeral service was family only.

Yardley H.T. (Theo) 89 years 7/12/2017

Theo was a regular correspondent to the ANZROC newsletter writing from St Ives (NSW) annually to let us know what was happening with the Yardley family.

If you have any anecdotes of your time in the Bank with John, Molly, Ray or Theo let me know and I will include in later issues.

Our condolences are extended to the families and friends of John, Molly, Ray and Theo.

John Flyger Funeral Service

John Brown emailed “Jan and I attended John Flyger's funeral service at Bunerong Memorial Park.

It was a well conducted and attended service with tributes from John's son, Andrew, and daughter, Michelle as well as the Celebrant. A comprehensive screening of photos provided an insight into John's many and varied interests and his close family relationships.

ANZROC members attending were Ian Cowley, Brian and Julie Day, Barry King, Dick and Joan Sanders and Geoff Stillman, along with Margaret Forrest, Julie O'Regan, and Pat Sharman.”

Reg Kini from ANZROC NSW sent the following note “Extracted in part from the SMH 18.11.17: Maureen Stapleton a Dedicated nurse at Hirondelle Private Hospital for over 30 years aged 79 passed away on 13 November 2017. Maureen is survived by her husband and our ANZROC Vic member Terry.”

WELFARE REPORT

Kathy Trace, Joan Nathan and Neville Pearson as a team prepared and posted Christmas Cards to our ANZROC members over 90 years of age and Kathy sent this report “I thought I would let you know that I have received three Christmas cards from our over 90's. They really appreciated receiving them and having my name on the back gives them somewhere to send their thanks. The cards were from Ron Pitt, June Hoskin, and Muriel Drummond. The latter two also included notes of appreciation and said they loved the cards. Have a happy Christmas. Kathy.”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

 

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays: Alan Boak (83), John Bloom (80), Ian Cann

(90), Len Carr (80),Trevor Cookson (87), Kevin Dempster (86), John Gill (81),John Hicks (90), Brian

Knowles (82), Joan Lamond, Wal McGillivray (94), Bruce Michell (82), Bevyn

Ranford (84), Noel Robertson (87), Bill Thorne (88), Glen Twidale (87), Ron Wells (86), Jack

Willoughby (92), Lloyd Zegenhagen (93).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/12/2017

Less than $20,000 1.04%

Greater than $20,000 1.34%

ANZROC LUNCHEON AT ART CENTRE 14/12/2017

BERNADETTE LYNCH’S TOAST TO ANZ BANK

When I first came to Australia in 1975 my plan was to stay for two years, save some money, then go home to Ireland and take up my life where I’d left off.

I’d been working in the Foreign department of Bank of Ireland in Dublin and the head of that Department at the time knew someone in ANZ and he gave me a letter of introduction to Kevin Flynn who was the Manager of the Overseas department at 394 Collins Street at that time. Kevin organised an appointment for me with Personnel and after an interview and a typing test (!) I had myself a job.

On 12th May 1975 I reported for duty as instructed to John Kelly who was the OIC in the Overseas Bills Department at 388 Collins Street. My first job was Proceeds Clerk for the princely salary of $5,804 – that’s per annum, before tax and deductions! It doesn’t sound like much now but it was a fortune to me then, enough to pay the $26 weekly rent on a small flat and live comfortably. I was very happy! But I don’t think I saved very much. So much for my plan!

The Overseas Bills Department at 388 Collins Street was a very interesting place to work. It was located in the basement with a flight of stairs at either end or a back door to a laneway that led out to Little Collins Street. The set up was interesting because the entire department was downstairs except for the Manager, who if I remember correctly was Brian McAuliffe at the time. His office was upstairs in the Cathedral Room, and from there he couldn’t see what went on downstairs. And that, together with a conveniently located back door and at least three pubs in close proximity, was a recipe for mischief. And there was plenty of mischief, particularly on Friday afternoons.

The watering hole of choice in those days was the Fox and Hounds on the corner of Queen and Flinders Streets – long gone unfortunately. I remember those early years in ANZ mainly for the fun we had. The Social Club was located upstairs, on the fourth floor I think, and the PWEs were legendary, as indeed were the Christmas parties, the Balls, the children’s Christmas parties etc. It was a very social place to work.

But somehow, despite the mischief and good times, we managed to get our work done and in those days, before you were required to manage your own career, if you did a good job you got moved on to the next position and sometimes you even got promoted. No need to ask, it just happened.

So over the next 15 years I progressed through most of the roles in Imports, Exports, Drafts and Collections, up and down Collins Street - 388, 394, 55. Needless to say I’d given up on the idea of a two year stay and a move back home.

By 1990 I was ready for a move out of International Services, as it was known then, and I applied for and secured my first managerial position in a new division in HQ called International Network Services. This was not too long after the completion of the acquisition of Grindlays and the main purpose of the little department of 2 that I joined was to promote awareness within ANZ of this big network of branches and offices in more than 50 countries and to do what we could to encourage direction of business from ANZ to Grindlays and vice versa.

AHQ was a very different working environment for me and the start of a very different career path. Some of the standout memories from those early to mid 90s days are my involvement in organising ANZ’s participation in NTIOC, a government sponsored international trade and investment conference, the organisation of several Country Heads Conferences, and on the back of that, organising the logistics for the visit of the entire Board of Directors and their partners to South Asia in 1997. The board meeting that was held in India during this trip was the first time an official board meeting had been held outside of Australia since incorporation in the mid 70s. A big deal at the time.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, there were many restructures within the International Division and although the job I was doing didn’t change much – expect for a brief stint in Business Bank Marketing - I found myself working variously in INS, IBD, Asia Pacific, Pacific and Personal Banking Asia and eventually just Pacific. Essentially the same place, just different names.

In 2004, while working in Pacific HQ, I was asked to cover the role of the Chief Operating Officer in the Cook Islands for 6 months until the local incumbent was ready to step up. Well, as had happened previously in my ANZ career, circumstances changed and I ended up spending more than 3 years in Raratonga. Now, I don’t know how many of you have ever been to the Cook Islands but I can tell you that it is one of the most beautiful places on earth, the pick of ANZ locations in the Pacific in fact, and spending 3 years there was no hardship.

But all good things come to an end and when it was time to move on I applied for and secured the role of Chief Operating Officer in Vanuatu – the second best ANZ location in the Pacific! How lucky was I!!! I spent another 3 wonderful years there, after which I had a year back in Pacific HQ before finally retiring on 30th April 2012, just two weeks short of 37 years in ANZ and a long way past the two years that I’d planned when I joined in 1975.

On my last day in ANZ I told my then colleagues, many of whom hadn’t even been born when I started my ANZ career, that I was very proud to have worked for the one employer for 37 years. I felt extremely lucky to have worked for an organisation that provided me with such wonderful opportunities, opportunities I couldn’t even have dreamed of back in 1975 when I started my ANZ journey.

And so, on that note, I’d ask you all to charge your glasses and be upstanding for the toast. To the Bank!!

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH

SHAYNE ELLIOTT’S RESPONSE TO THE TOAST TO ANZ

Thank you Eamon for the very kind introduction. It’s hard to believe it’s only been 12 months since I spoke at last year’s event when you consider the rapid pace of change for both the industry and ANZ.

The spotlight on the big four banks has been so intense that the Chairs and CEOs even called for a Royal Commission into themselves. Yet despite all this…I am told one of the most read banking stories of the year was a recent article in the Australian Financial Review about ANZ doing away with a formal dress code… actually allowing people to decide what they want to wear each day.

Apparently this is going to result in mayhem with thousands of bankers torching their designer suits and ties on Collins Street. I’m sure you are all shocked I’m not up here in a pair of shorts and thongs now…but before you all start wondering what is going on, I’d thought I’d better give some context.

It’s actually symbolic of the work we’ve been doing over the past year to build a more collaborative, creative and less hierarchical organisation. The reality is that the scale and pace of change impacting our industry is greater than perhaps any time in ANZ’s history…we needed to change too. In fact, I’m reminded of GE’s legendary CEO Jack Welch who said of business: “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” While I’m certainly not calling the end…the next few years will be as important in ANZ’s history as any period before.

So how are we responding? The new ANZ we are building is driven by four factors. The first, focus. Choosing a few things to do, and doing them extremely well. You may have noticed we have sold a few businesses this year. This is not because they were bad business…or that I’ve run out of other ideas…it’s because for ANZ to win we need to focus on a few things and do them really well.

Second, speed. Listening to customers, testing and launching new features and solutions, and doing so quickly. This ties into how we are structuring ourselves in to small, responsive teams…or the tribes you may have read about…so we are able to respond faster to changing customer demands.

The third is digital. We’re building a bionic bank which balances digital capability with empathetic human design and service. We want to provide customers with seamless access to our products and services across multiple channels including branches, contact centres and digital.

Finally, culture. Building a stronger sense of our core purpose, ethics and fairness, and investing in people who can sense and navigate a rapidly changing world. We understand the community expects more from us and we are resolved to improve.

As I mentioned earlier, we now face a Royal Commission and it’s deeply regrettable the community debate on banks and financial services came to this point. Although we had long-held the view that a Royal Commission was not necessary, we acknowledge significant concern exists among some customers and parts of the community. We also do not under-estimate how challenging this Royal Commission will be for our industry or for ANZ. My commitment to you as former officers and current shareholders of ANZ is that we will engage with respect, transparency, and the constructive approach that we have tried to make a hallmark of our engagement with government and regulators in recent times. At the same time, we have a responsibility to continue to run the bank efficiently and we will ensure we continue to deliver our strategy, transform our business for the future and do the right thing by customers.

With that let me finish by wishing you and your families a very happy festive season and a successful 2018. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to be here today and I hope you enjoy the afternoon catching up with old friends.

LETTERS

Tom Belleville emailed “Thank you for the birthday card. Cheers to all involved.”

John Bloom emailed “Thank you very much Kathy for the birthday greetings. As Henry Fonda said in the movie “On Golden Pond” ‘it didn’t take long to get here” when celebrating his 80th. Pat and I have had a relatively quiet year with only one trip away to visit our son and his family in Caloundra. So not much to report on the travel scene this year. I had a lovely 80th birthday celebration. This was held in our home with about 60 family and friends. Great to catch up with many old faces. Pat and I are keeping in reasonable health, Thanks again for the birthday greetings which I look forward to receiving for a few more years yet,”

Joan Coxsedge responded to the notes in our October newsletter from President Eamon on the celebration of life of our passed Honorary member Cedric Coxsedge “The family will appreciate Eamon’s comments. Some time next year I’m planning to take a portion of Ceds’ ashes to the UK, where he still has family members, to scatter them in a quiet part of the Thames. As you probably know, Cedric was born in London and had a particular love for the city. His great regret was not being able to travel in the last few years of his life.”

Val Goldsworthy wrote “I am delighted to put on record my appreciation the planning and imagination Committee members have put into their decisions on behalf of retired officers. Commitment means time and a willingness to serve, so we are fortunate to have our current committee. Please thank them on my behalf.”

Janet Harvey said that she and son David (ex ANZ) greatly appreciated the support the family received from ANZROC members Graeme Bancroft. Brian Henderson, Ian Ince, Neville Pearson and Dick Sanders and those ex ANZ members who attended the funeral of her husband our respected member Peter Harvey.

Frank Hatfield emailed “Thanks to Kathy, the President, Committee and Members for the birthday card greetings that arrived right on the day. Thanks also for the very interesting and informative newsletter which is eagerly awaited each month. Age is treating both Joan and me kindly at present. We are still able to have short breaks away from time to time. I was pleased to read in the November newsletter the piece that Kerry Dodds wrote about Murray Skelton. As Kerry said, Murray was a fount of knowledge and always willing to assist with any task in hand. As accountant at the time, I couldn't have asked for a better general clerk. (PS. Kerry was a very good mail/ batching clerk too.)”

John Hawkins emailed “Just thought I had better inform you that after that exhausting trip around the world we have decided to go on a little cruise up to Vanuatu and New Caledonia for 15 days just to freshen up for Xmas.. All the best to everyone and a Merry Xmas and a very Happy New year. See you all on a ship going somewhere”

Life Member Gerry McPherson emailed “Please pass on my sincere thanks to Kathy for my birthday card, which arrived right on the dot as usual. I had a most enjoyable day, with many messages and cards from family and friends. My son Bruce called from Singapore where he is working at the moment, and daughter Patricia arrived bearing gifts and lunch, plus a delicious birthday cake suitably adorned with candles! I apologise that Fay and I were unable to make it to the AGM, I woke that day feeling a bit under the weather (nothing to do with alcohol!) but I am fine now. I suppose only to be expected when approaching the ripe old age of 93!”

John Mangan writing from Kangaroo Flat said “Firstly I would like to thank the President and committee for the greetings for my 87th birthday. Thanks to modern medicine I am still living above the grass and still playing 9 holes of golf from a cart. Moira and I celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary in May”.

Committeewoman Joan Nathan emailed “On behalf of the members of the ANZROC I would like to thank all those involved in making the Christmas lunch day such a success, and for all the hard work in organizing the Christmas Party .It was great to see everyone catching up with friends made over many years working together. I would like to wish all the ANZROC members and their families a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year be blessed with good health and lots of special times.”

Greg Payne emailed “What a lovely surprise Kathy and thank you for sending me the birthday card on behalf of ANZROC. Very thoughtful of you every year. This year on the day my daughter Alicia is shouting me to lunch at Rockpool and I have managed some volunteer hours in lieu so I can go home and chill out. Am reminded of the Lennon McCartney composition “...when I’m 64” .On 30th November it was 47 years since I began with ANZ at Cheltenham..W.R. (Bob) Hallett Manager. . Redundancy from ANZ in early 99 as no doubt many others but as is said “life goes on” and 18 years later am still with NAB. Many ups and downs this year losing my father in early February just short of his 90th probably the standout but again “life goes on”. Managed to finish my 26th Melbourne Marathon in October but maybe halves (21.1.Klms) as the maximum distance from now on. Daughter Alicia is 35 soon and has a Masters in Music (Classical Opera-Soprano) however opportunities to perform are few. I love music and it has been a fantastic experience watching her career since being picked out in primary school choir auditions. She works as an Account Manager in an IT company and lives nearby”.

Geoff Perdriau” wishes to thank Kathy and the committee for the recent birthday card which was personally delivered! We enjoyed a family lunch in a cafe by the sea at Williamstown to celebrate the old boy's birthday. Our winter holiday was a trip on the Indian Pacific train from Sydney to Perth which we thoroughly enjoyed also. It is a great way to spend three days just relaxing and taking in the changing scenery of our wonderful country.”

Jim Potter writing from Sebastopol said “Another year passed too quickly. Would you please convey to Kathy my thanks, as usual her timing is perfect receiving the card for my 87th on the due date. She certainly does a marvellous job. I get great enjoyment at receiving the card and also receiving the monthly newsletter. It is great to see recorded the names of many people I worked with and one does miss the personal contacts over the years. Please convey to Kathy, the committee and all members my best wishes for the coming festive season.”

Retired officer, Geoff Reilly,” took up singing three years ago and is a member of the Waterford Park Choir. The choir perform each December at Trinity Manor Aged Care in Balwyn in addition to their annual Christmas performances. During a recent, additional visit to Trinity Manor, Geoff was to perform solo until he was made aware that fellow retired ANZ officer, Bernie Sowersby, is a resident at Trinity Manor and related to the Waterford Choir Director by marriage. Bernie also has a background in amateur musical performance so Geoff and Bernie together were able to perform the Gendarmes Duet much to the delight of Bernie's fellow residents. Geoff was also recently awarded the OAM in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.”

Alan Ryan writes “Thank you very much for my birthday card which, as usual, turned up on the birthday date. I enjoy the monthly newsletter to catch up with old work mates and friends. We have had a quiet year .Just small caravan trips around Victoria. We have lived in Warragul now for 44 years. We still run beef cattle and my wife still operates a yoga school but she is retiring at the end of this year. Kind regards to all.”

Past President John Stevens emailed “Please accept my apologies as unable to attend to attend this year’s Christmas luncheon .I offer my congratulations to the Committee on another great year – the information flow and the opportunities for ROC members to get together has never been better.

The compliments of the season to ANZROC members”.

Trevor Tilley emailed “Many thanks to the Committee and helpers for a wonderful day last Thursday. What a fantastic effort by all concerned for this great event and the 300 attendees. This was my first event with ROC and my only regret is that I did not join much earlier. Having the list of attendees on each table was a real winner too. It was a great opportunity to catch up with not seen past work mates such as Malcolm James with whom I worked in Darwin 50 years ago. Also great to see Birdie again as he was responsible for wife Joy and I getting together on a blind date for the Bank Ball at St Kilda Town Hall in 1968. Luckily most of us have not aged too much over the years. It was also appreciated that many people made themselves known to me after so many years. This just reinforces the belief that we "old" ANZ'ers really do care for each other. I hope to be able to catch up with many other past workmates at future ROC events. Again, my sincere thanks to all involved in putting together this luncheon together..”

Glen Twidale said thanks for the good wishes for his forthcoming 87th birthday. Glen passed on his best wishes to ANZROC members for Christmas and the New year and a rewarding 2018.

Julie Wilkins emailed “As soon as ANZROC newsletter hits the inmail, I read. Always good to read what people are doing, and nice replies to birthday cards. And all being well should be able to attend 2018 Christmas Lunch, think it is about time I cut down my work hours.”

And Kim Charlton, Dick Chegwin, Andrew Kelly, Julie O’Regan, Bruce Tickell, Peter Treleaven,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

ANZROC MEETINGS FOR 2018:

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

2018

Feb 8 100Queen Street Melbourne - Guest speaker Terry Earle

Mar 8 Steeples Restaurant at Mornington Racecourse Mornington Tyabb Road

Mar 22nd Geelong, Torquay and Western Districts lunch at Geelong Yacht Club

Apr 12 ANZAC Meeting @ Greensborough RSL -Guest speaker from Shrine of Remembrance

Apr 19th Golf tournament at RACV Torquay

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 9 100 Queen Street Melbourne -possible Guest speakers Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

Authors of “2 Steps Forward”

Sep 13 Visit Geelong ...Jokers Entertainment Complex

Oct 11 Functions Committee considering several options

Nov 8 AGM@833Collins Street Melbourne

Dec 13 Xmas Lunch @ Arts Centre

MANSFIELD VISIT 2018 19TH FEBRUARY TO 21ST FEBRUARY

The annual trip to Mansfield for 2018 will take place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February.

The venue is Alzburg Lodge, Mansfield, with motel style accommodation.

Participants usually arrive around mid-day on the Monday and can then either relax around the pool, play tennis, explore Mansfield or just socialise prior to an evening BYO BBQ.

A men’s and ladies golf challenge is conducted at the first class Mansfield Golf Club on Tuesday morning, while non-golfers can explore Mansfield or visit the many other attractions in the area.

A dinner and social evening in the resort restaurant winds up the visit on the Tuesday evening and everyone heads home am Wednesday 21 February.

At this stage 22 people have indicated that they will be attending, but the resort can accommodate many more, so why not join in the fun and enjoy a couple of days in the country.

If you are interested, please let John Brown know (Mobile 0425827540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and full details will be provided.

ANZROC THURSDAY MARCH 8TH LUNCHEON

After extensive research of the Mornington area eateries by the Garleys and the Parry-Joneses, we've chosen a venue for our lunch on March 8th. I made a booking this morning at Steeples, which is next to the racecourse on the Mornington Tyabb Road.

Full details will be in the February newsletter.

In summary,

· the food is good and inexpensive. We’ll have a choice of 6 seniors’ main courses plus a vegetarian option and dessert (alternating mousse or pavlova) for (presently) $19.

· we will have our own function room which will be closed off from the rest of the venue. It holds up to 70 people. It’s carpeted so you can hear yourself think and Eamon (if he makes the trip) can say a few words.

· there’s heaps of parking

· for people from the city, public transport is 'challenging'. Steeples has a courtesy bus which holds 11 passengers. I’ve asked whether they could do a pick-up from Frankston station and they haven’t said no at this stage. There is a bus from Frankston station to Nepean Hwy Mornington and we could ferry people from there, but that would be a last resort.

GEELONG TORQUAY AND WESTERN VICTORIA REGIONAL LUNCH

THURSDAY 22ND MARCH 2018

Geoff and Lesley Cook have arranged for the second of what is hoped 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. The lunch is open to all ex-ANZ staff, not just ANZROC members, so please spread the word amongst your ANZ contacts in the area.

This lunch will again be held at the Geelong Yacht Club on Thursday 22ND March 2018 commencing at 12.00 midday. Meal costs are very affordable, and drinks will be available at normal bar prices. ANZROC will be supporting this function with a small subsidy to help cover expenses.

The Yacht Club is on the Geelong waterfront, 23 Eastern Beach Rd. Geelong, and is about ten minutes walk from the train station.

Please contact Geoff and Lesley as soon as possible to confirm your attendance, but no later than Thursday 15th March 2018 as caterers need to be advised of expected numbers. Phone 5229 1456, mobile 0412 428 861 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TORQUAY GOLF DAY THURSDAY, 19TH APRIL 2018

Here’s a last minute Christmas gift idea. Buy yourself and your partner a night or two’s accommodation at Torquay and join us for golf on Thursday, April 19th.

A number of our golfing members have commented that they miss the Traralgon golf day. With the help of ANZROC member and Torquay local Aldo Faella we are holding a similar style event, but at the RACV Resort in Torquay. We have sufficient starters to be able to confirm that this golf day will go ahead and tee off times have been booked.

The format we are working towards is that members and partners arrive at the resort by 12 noon for a light lunch before teeing off at 1pm. After the game there will be drinks and presentations at the Resort. Golfers and partners will get together in the evening at a pub or restaurant for dinner. Non-golfing ANZROC members and partners from the Torquay area will be welcome to join us for dinner.

This is an early notice so that you can keep the date free but also to give those people who are able to stay in Torquay plenty of time to make accommodation bookings. 

Aldo’s strong advice would be for people to book in advance as the region is very popular. Accommodation options include -

The Sands Resort

The Wyndham Resort

Torquay Tropicana Motel

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

Golfing and non-golfing partners of ANZROC members are very welcome. For non-golfers we will suggest activities for them while the golf is happening.

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 the light lunch the cost will be $15. Golf carts are available and can be paid for on the day.

To confirm your attendance, or if you have any questions, please contact Glyn Parry-Jones on 0411 256322 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please send your internet banking payment to ANZROC, BSB 013-350, account number 3064 51947 or by cheque to Glyn at PO Box 503, Mount Martha, Vic, 3934.

We hope you can join us on the day. More details will be provided nearer the date.

NEXT MEETING

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON

Thursday 8th February 2018 in the MELBOURNE ROOM ON 34TH FLOOR ANZ 100 QUEEN STREET at 12 NOON

ANZROC member Terry Earle has agreed to talk at our February meeting. Terry runs Without Pier Gallery in Cheltenham. http://www.withoutpier.com.au . Established in 1995 in the bayside village of Sandringham, Without Pier Gallery moved to new premises 3 kilometres east in Cheltenham in 2006. The gallery has developed an enviable reputation as a specialist in contemporary Australian art. The Gallery offers an eclectic range of art and artefacts from renowned and rising Australian and Aboriginal artists.

Terry will bring some of the paintings to the venue to highlight the work of a range of Australian artists.

Hopefully it’s an opportunity to get a few of Terry’s ex-colleagues along that we don’t see a great deal of.

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

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Ron Adams know by Phone 9821 0444 or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice to Ron Adams PO Box 579, Malvern, 3144 by Sunday 4th February 2018 to meet ANZ catering requirements and so that a list of attendees can be provided to the ANZ Reception Desk.

Please note that the luncheon fee is $15.00 for 2018 and will be collected at the door to partially cover the costs.

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

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ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2018 FROM 12 NOON ANZ BANK BUILDING MELBOURNE ROOM 34TH FLOOR 100 QUEEN STREET MELBOURNE

TO : Ron Adams

PO Box 579 Malvern Vic 3144.

By post or Phone 9821 0444 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

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PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
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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NEWSLETTER EDITOR  HON.TREASURER
Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
PO Box 579, PO Box 503
Malvern, 3144  Mt Martha
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)
 

 

ANZROC NEWSLETTER 9th November 2017

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

It was great to see 60 Members and Partners attend the ANZROC AGM at Docklands.

The formal proceedings confirmed that Dan Kirtley, Geri Macgregor and David Knuckey would join the ANZROC Committee. Ken Crawford was appointed to the vacant role of Senior Vice President. We thanked Life Member Neville Pearson and Gary Mason for their long and distinguished service to the Committee. Ron Adams nominated Gary Mason as an ANZROC Life Member which was unanimously endorsed by the Members present. A copy of the President’s report for 2017 follows this newsletter.

There has been a very strong response to the ANZROC Christmas lunch on Dec 14 with 284 confirmed acceptances already. We have extended the booking to 300 and are likely to reach that number so may have to create a waiting list. We have already locked in the date for the 2018 Christmas lunch which will be on Dec 13 2018.

We are working on a plan for our 2018 meetings including a special event in July at Mulgrave Country Club to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the formation of ANZROC Victoria.

A few members at the AGM expressed interest in putting forward ideas for ANZROC activities in the coming year and we welcome any feedback.

We were very fortunate to have Annalise Jennings as our Guest Speaker at the AGM.

Annalise spent 25 years working in different roles at ANZ but a chance visit to Far North Queensland ended up in a major career shift. Annalise spent time with the indigenous community in Napranum in Cape York taking leave of absence from ANZ to follow her dream. The Whole of Community Change Program she introduced allowed the town to take control of their destiny rather than the previous method of being told what to do. This resulted in an increase in community owned infrastructure, employment and a big decrease in the negative aspects associated with the remote aboriginal communities. http://www.dynamicexchange.com.au/indigenous/whole-of-community-change-program/

Annalise was bestowed the honour by Elder Mary Anne Coconut of Daughter of Tribal Lands and given the name Kili which means Lorikeet with bright coloured feathers for a nice, bright, happy person.

We learnt a great deal from Annalise's inspiring presentation and thank her for sharing with us.

Members not seen for some time included Wolf Damschitz, Neil Dawtrey, Jan and Keith Findlay, Ray Gill, Teresa Goldsbrough, Graeme King, Suniel Kucchal (first time), John Gietman (first time), Graeme Randall and Smita Datar (also first time).

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

APOLOGIES

Peter Alexander, Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin ,Clive Bayley, Michael Black, Terry Boocock, Diane Carew, Bill Collins ,John Crough, Bryden Davis, Viji Dharann, Carol Dukes, Phil Dunstan, Tina Falla, Helen Farnell, Theo Hall, Roy Harper, Frank Hatfield, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Bernadette Hulbert, Sandra Joseph, David Knuckey, Harry Loucas, Rodney Manser, Gary Mason, Wal McGillivray, John McPhee, Fay and Gerry McPherson, Joan Nathan, Neville Pearson, Kevin O’Neill, Terry Parks, Ron Phillips , Alan Podger, Dietmar Reichert, Bill Robinson, John Stevens, Cindy Taylor, George Thomas ,Alan Trower, Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Amato A. L. (Toni) 31 years ANZ

Brereton Gayle 37 years ANZ

Datar Smita 23 years ANZ

Gates Richard 25 years ANZ

Jackson Malcolm 41 years ANZ

Jones Richard 10 years ANZ

Morgan John 18 years ANZ

Thompson D. G. (David) 17 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing the new members at one of our forthcoming meetings. Smita  attended the AGM.

BEREAVEMENTS

Flyger John 82 years 31/10/2017

Michelle Williams, John’s daughter, said her father joined the Bank of A/Asia in Wanganui and spent more than 40 years in ANZ that included a few years in Suva before moving to Melbourne. John’s career covered time in branches, branch management and senior lending roles. John retired to Hervey Bay and returned to Melbourne about 10 years ago to be with family and he was a supporter of ANZROC attending Christmas lunches when he was able . He was a great friend of the late Alan Forrest and the late Neil Sharman. John was a member of the ANZ Bank golf club and enjoyed meeting and playing golf with his friends. The Flygers and the Forrests were prolific travelers around and across Australia but more recently ill health prevented him from venturing too far from home. The funeral is to be held later in November and a further report will be forthcoming. Condolences to John’s family.

We have been advised by ANZROC member Arun Nangia that Ray Barnes has passed away after being ill with a brain tumour for a number of months. Ray worked in a number of senior roles at ANZ Grindlays in South Asia, Middle East and New York. Condolences to Ray's family.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays: Frank Attard (82), Annette Baldwin, Dick

Barry (80), Bob Challis (80), Graeme Croxford (80), Theo Hall (86), Frank Hatfield (86), Keith Higgs

(83), John Mangan (87), Zelda Martin, Gerry McPherson (93), John Osborne (80), Geoff Perdriau

(81), Jim Potter (87), Don Ranyard (87), Arthur Vale (87), Neil Warne (81), Ronald Williams (80)

INTEREST RATES

From 1/11/2017

Less than $20,000 1.02%

Greater than $20,000 1.31%

LETTERS

Peter Alexander emailed “Well - I now join the admiring throng of ANZROC Members who have received their Birthday Card(s) from Kathy Trace on the actual Birth-day. Kathy - How do you do it - given the “service” levels of “Snail-Post”? I am, genuinely, full of admiration that this simple, and kind and wonderfully timely gesture occurs so accurately, and precisely on the day.

Congratulations! - and, also, a big “Thank You” to all.”

Mike Aranha emailed” As usual I have received my card – postmarked 18/09 posted by our dependable Kathy T, from Newport. It took until yesterday, 12/10 to arrive in Mount Waverley.

Aussie Post needs to be put on the shame file. All the same I appreciate the card. Regards to all on the committee, for a job well done, year in and out”

David Begg wrote from Belmont “Please convey to President and committee my sincere appreciation of the birthday greeting for my 88th. It’s good to see that the “Pony Express” must still be operative and getting the mail through “on time”- my thanks to Kathy Trace for her efforts. The Newsletter is well received and pleasing to read-thank you very much for that. “

John Carrazza emailed “A special thank you to Kathy Trace, President and Committee ANZ Retired Officers Club (VIC) for sending a birthday card to me. I am still in full time employment as a Senior Sales Executive at a Real Estate Agent's office for the past 20 years since leaving ANZ in 1997.

Enjoy watching all sports in my spare time. A large emphasis is placed on family life with two daughters, two sons and grandchildren. “

Harry Carrodus emailed “A brief note to thank you very much for my Birthday wishes which, as usual, arrived on time. I celebrated the day with family and friends which turned out to be quite a festival of birthdays. We have had a hectic year relocating into a new apartment which gave a good excuse for a double celebration. Kathy, you have made a valuable contribution to the retired officers over many years which is greatly appreciated.”

Kerry Dodds writing from Lake Wendouree said “Once again please thank Katy Trace for her best birthday wishes. It has been a very busy year. We have just added another addition to the” family “- a 1960 Tank Fairlane. You will soon notice America’s oil surplus dissipate. (Google Ford Fairlane 1960 for the model). On a better late than never basis I noticed in the April newsletter of the passing of Murray Skelton. In 1964 I was the mail/batching clerk at Croydon branch. I imagine the Murray was the general clerk and Frank Hatfield was the Accountant. To be gentle on myself let’s just say I was a slow starter –my main concentration at that stage of my life was towards cars and motor cycles. Many errors were made at work and Murray Skelton would help every time on a most affable basis. His cheery disposition is something I have often recalled over the past 53 years. I met Frank Hatfield at an ES&A Christmas luncheon some years back but unfortunately never caught up with Murray again. The fact that he left such an impression on an 18 year old kid speaks for itself,”

Barbara Firth wrote to” thank Kathy Trace for her Honorary birthday greetings. I always enjoy receiving the newsletter and reading about fellow workers especially of ES&A 225 Swanston Street. Regards to all.”

Bruce Gay emailed” Jean and I have just returned from an overseas trip to Hungary, Austria and Switzerland and on return found my Birthday card from Kathy which I am convinced arrived exactly on time as usual. Thank you to the committee for the wishes and thank you Kathy for noting that it was a bit of a special Birthday. Thanks again to all.”

Bob Grant emailed “Sorry I’m late in responding to your Birthday message. The card arrived on time as usual so thanks again to Kathy Trace for her timely reminder that another year has passed. I had intentions of attending the Victorian Christmas Luncheon this year but it can’t be done so I will try and make it next year. My year has been much of the same with the Anglican Church and the Port Stephens Woodworkers Club taking up most of my time as I am treasurer of both. I also produce the Woodworkers Monthly newsletter which can be up to 16 pages and this takes an enormous amount of time. Nell & I went to Canberra in August to catch up with our old friends from Tasmania (Norm & Margaret Toma) who had recently moved to Canberra to be closer to family. Some of you will remember Norm as he originally came from Bendigo and worked in Country Victoria before going to Tasmania. He subsequently returned to Melbourne in Business Bank during the 80’s and later transferred back to Tasmania where he retired. We have been friends for many years. I have been suffering from an ulcer on my right foot for the past 6 months but it has recently healed and hopefully I will have no problems in the future. I have had to wear a special shoe on my right foot during this time which didn’t match the left shoe so it was always a topic of conversation. Otherwise our health is good and we have no serious concerns to worry about. We recently went on a Whale Watching cruise here at Nelson Bay and it was fantastic with a pod of whales performing at their very best. October is the best time of the year for such activity. We will be spending Christmas with our family in Nelson Bay but hope to take a short trip to Dubbo this month to catch up with family and friends. Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you enjoy the Christmas Luncheon with all your friends.”

Jack Grant emailed “My thanks again to Kathy Trace for the timely receipt of my birthday card for 12/10/17. After 8 years, we moved from our home in Berwick on 30/6/17 to a new Lifestyle Village at Berwick Waters in Clyde North (next suburb) and have settled in well. The move was motivated largely by my continued foot problems, which preclude me from any sport or gardening duties. I recently had a further operation on my foot, which will hopefully enable me to be more mobile in the future. I continue to be on strong antibiotics for the bone infection, which is difficult to cure.

I was saddened at the death of Bob Bishop on 6/8/17. We first met in the 1960’s playing basketball and cricket for the Bank and later become re-acquainted with Bob and his wife Val when they were moved to Geelong in the 1970’s. We became very good friends and had many good times together. He will be sadly missed. We enjoy being members of a local Probus Club, where I am the current Treasurer, and spending time with our daughter-in-law and our 3 granddaughters.

I look forward to catching up with fellow retired officers at the forthcoming Christmas Luncheon in December.”

Meg Grayling daughter of our late member Tony Grayling emailed “Thank you very much for the newsletter. My sister and I greatly appreciate it. We have had some lovely conversations with, or emails and cards from, ANZ retired officers, and were thrilled to have several members attend Dad's funeral. Please pass on our thanks to all - it is nice to know how highly Dad was regarded by his colleagues.”

Charles Griss emailed” I would like to communicate my thanks to the ANZROC team and Kathy Trace in particular, for the timely card for my birthday. Hard to believe that I have reached 76 and been ‘retired’ from ANZ since 1998. That is over 19 years ago; how time flies! I seem to have made a good recovery from my major heart surgery at about this time last year, for which I am thankful. We celebrated with the family at home. Our first grandchild has just started driving lessons would you believe. We have seven, so plenty to keep us occupied with the youngest being 6. I had lunch with a few of the ‘old boys’ and girls’ recently at Chloe’s. Maria Natoli with Will ‘in tow’, plus John Ries, David Butcher and others. I am still trying to hit that little white ball around Yarra Bend, in company with Peter Bearsley most Mondays. Peter has had a bit of a rough trot with a perforated bowel, but is now on the mend and in fact played (and won easily with a 94 off the stick) last Monday. Have planned and paid for a trip to Croatia and France in September of next year with another couple; there is confidence for you! “

Chris James emailed to change his address in Blind Bight and said “Retired life has been great and very busy so far. Now retiring from most Board/Committee positions to concentrate on travel.”

Larry James emailed “Please pass on my thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday card which again arrived on time. Wonderful. Still keeping busy with steams trains at Puffing Billy, radio presenting at Golden Days Radio, and am also involved with the Theatre Organ Society of Australia assisting with their many concerts. Life is not dull. Had 10 days at Port Douglas in June where the temperature was around 28c each day. Of course a ride on the train to Kuranda was a highlight. At the moment l’m very busy with Seniors Week and the Seniors Festival to which Golden Days Radio is a media partner. There are so many nice people that you meet at these functions and it makes it all worthwhile.”

Vito Laruccia emailed “Hi Kathy. Thank you for my annual birthday card in September. The card arrived whilst my wife and I were doing a big road trip to Darwin. We were away for 8 weeks and managed to “clock up” nearly 13,000 klms in our car (we were not towing).We enjoyed all aspects of our trip and managed to avoid all the local wildlife meandering on the side of the roads.”

Kevin Livingston emailed from Kyabram “Could you pass on my thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday card she sent to me, appreciate it. I always look forward to reading the newsletter.”

Ian Matheson emailed “Many thanks for the birthday wishes. I always enjoy reading the monthly newsletters to stay in touch with old work colleagues. Since leaving ANZ, I moved to Hong Kong with HSBC and since then have moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE with a Regional Bank. The weather can be fairly brutal, up to 50 degrees in the summer; however the winters are very mild and comfortable. Overall a good city to live in, great food, easy to get around, cheap petrol, virtually no crime and best of all, no income taxes.”

Emilio Moreno emailed “thanks to you and the committee for your kind wishes for my birthday. A quiet and very enjoyable day was spent with the family although with five healthy grandkids, quiet perhaps does not accurately describe the day! Good fun.

Hope your golf handicap is improving and I look forward to seeing you at the Christmas function. Kathy continues to defy the odds by her brilliance in timing in all of us receiving our birthday greetings spot on time.”

Committeewoman Joan Nathan emailed “I would like to thank you for my birthday card, it’s just amazing with all the cards you send how you manage to get them all out on time. I enjoyed spending my birthday with family and friends at ‘Sails on The Bay’ it was a lovely aspect overlooking the water at Elwood. We are all looking forward to spending some quiet time at Noosa together.

We all really appreciate the effort you go to, too make all the ANZROC members feel so special on their birthday. Thanks again Kathy.”

Peter Nielipowiec writing from Junortown said “I am sorry to be late with this letter but we have been busy packing and unpacking having just moved into a retirement village. I am having trouble writing as I am related to Michael Parkinson so I must be English so getting my wife to write the letter as I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I was deeply saddened at the passing of one of my friends Ken Chisholm on 5/9/2017 aged 75. Ken and I went to the same school in our younger days at Ouyen. I remember when I was hit by a car and came off my bicycle when I was 11 and Ken came to visit me in the hospital and asked me whether I will be right to play footy for the School in a couple of weeks. I said yes, how wrong I was, took nearly 3 years before I could walk properly. We laughed about that in our later years. Ken started in the ANZ Bank Ouyen in 1959/60, I followed him in 1961. I remember that one of my first jobs was to stamp the cheques paid as Ken had fallen a month behind. We crossed paths over the years in the Bank. A large farewell service for Ken was conducted in Bendigo and Shane one of Ken’s sons did an excellent eulogy of Ken’s life. Farewell Ken.”

Alan Pearce wrote “I would like to thank you Kathy Trace sincerely for all the work you do on behalf of ANZROC completing and mailing birthday cards to members each year. It is a huge task to undertake and I congratulate you for ensuring the cards reach members on their big days”.

Neil Robinson writing from Highton said “Thank you greatly for the happy (82nd) card that arrived in plenty of time. “Festive occasion” remind me of many great bank times- not forgetting the large room on the 2nd floor of 2 Malop Street Geelong where many great singers once performed including Dame Nellie Melba, Les Carr and Cheryl Barker. At one function John Trevena and myself sang the Gendarmes Duet followed by Gordon Christensen riding a motor bike up the stairs, then a couple of ladies sliding down the banisters. And what about the “dance trains” we hired from Geelong to Meredith and return with a three piece band playing all the way. Ah those were the days.”

John Sudholz emailed “Thanks to Kathy and the ANZROC Committee for the bow tie and balloons birthday greetings. Fortunately, another year has passed without any major issues .Noelene and I enjoyed a very interesting tour of Jordan and Israel in May and came home via Singapore where our daughter, Karen, and her husband have been living since March following his posting by Exxon Mobil. All very familiar after our four years there in the late 1980's.Looking forward to the catch up at the Christmas Luncheon on 14 December and thanks for all you do for the Club.”

Pete Treleaven emailed “Thanks to Kathy and the President for my Birthday card which arrived on time as usual. I am still alive and kicking and now looking forward to becoming an Honorary Member this time next year. Still playing golf 3 times a week albeit handicap getting longer, and enjoying a sea cruise every now and then. I was recently very honoured to be made a Hall of Fame member of the Albert Park/ANZ Football Club along with John Bloom and Keith Findlay. I played with the Bank team from 1955 to 1971. Caught up with Bill Jackson on the day at the Bar named in his honour. Warm regards to all.”

Bill Walker emailed “Many thanks to the President, Committee and indeed Kathy, for their kind birthday wishes. Long may they continue? I must say that I thoroughly look forward to the monthly Newsletter to follow the exploits of my ex colleagues. Congratulations to all,”

AND Noel Bottrell, Brian Day, Neil Franklin, Bill Jackson, Karl Mattingly, Bob Maughan, Geoff Stillman, Sandra Street, Gren Tonzing,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

2017-18 SUBSCRIPTIONS

Thank you, the majority of members have paid their subscriptions for this year. However there are a number that are still to be paid.

All paying members, those of us less than 80 years of age, should have received a statement last month. If you’re a paying member and have not received an invoice or statement, please contact Glyn Parry-Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0411 256 322.

To avoid the cost and effort to our club in sending out reminders, your prompt payment of any outstanding subscriptions would be appreciated.

(Please note, if you have to pay in through a branch, ensure you enter your membership number in the 'Agent Deposit Reference' field and '60' in the TC field and check that the teller enters these when processing. This will ensure we can match the payment to your account.)

ANZ/PNG REUNION Rex Gregory emailed “Just a reminder that the ANZ PNG reunion will be held on Sat 25 Nov 2017 at Mary and Errol James home 32 Forestwood Drive Maroochydore Qsld.

The Saturday function will be followed by a BBQ breakfast at Cotton Tree by the Maroochy River first thing Sunday morning 26 November.

Mary and Errol do the bulk of the food catering with the help of those whose arrive early and who wish to volunteer. This means that the financial contribution by each of us is pretty small. Last year we had about 20 or so attend, it would be great if we could better this number this time around. To assist with the catering could you RSVP me, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email

Look forward to hearing from you “

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017……BOOK NOW

VENUE – THE PAVILION VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE

The Club will again hold its Annual Christmas Luncheon thanks to ANZ Group making this excellent venue available and subsidising the cost of the luncheon. Pre-lunch drinks from 11.30am, Luncheon commences at 12.30pm.

There has been a very strong response to the ANZROC Christmas lunch on Dec 14 with 284 confirmed acceptances already. We have extended the booking to 300 and are likely to reach that number so may have to create a waiting list. We have already locked in the date for the 2018 Christmas lunch which will be on Dec 13 2018.

Attendees are asked to ensure their annual subscriptions are paid before the lunch.

The toast to ANZ will be given by Bernadette Lynch. CEO Shayne Elliott will respond to the toast to the Bank. A number of Senior Executives will also be attending.

Dress for the luncheon is neat business attire.

The cost to members of the function is $35.00.

Cut-off date for acceptances 30 November 2017

Again this year we will arrange for ALL members to be allocated a table.

· If you wish to host a table of ten, you will need to nominate as a table host and ensure that others in your group record the host name on the “acceptance slip” or email below.

· If you do not wish to host a table, but would like to sit with your colleagues please specify who you would like to have on your table and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

· If you do not nominate a preference, we will allocate you to a table with comparable colleagues.

Bookings:

If you wish to attend, host a table or join a table, don’t forget to send the “acceptance slip” or email advice to: Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ken can also be contacted on 0439 432 280.

Members are encouraged to make payments electronically to ANZROC BSB 013 350 Account Number 3064 51947. Please include your name and initial in the “Payee information” so that we can correctly record your payment.

For those who wish to make payment by cheque, they can be made out to ANZROC and sent to Ken Crawford at the above address. Please include the “acceptance slip”.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

ACCEPTANCE SLIP

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017

Name of member………………………………………………………………………

Cost of Luncheon: $35.00

Amount Enclosed /or Amount paid to ANZROC account. (Delete category not applicable)

I will be hosting a table Y/N. I wish to be on a table with………………….or allocate me to a table. Return this slip with your payment to Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 no later than by 30 November 2017

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor

0408 136 100

PRESIDENTS REPORT 2016/2017.

It is my pleasure to present the annual report of ANZROC Victoria.

Meetings

We have enjoyed hearing from interesting Guest Speakers bush poet Don McQueen and motorbike travellers Brian and Shirley Rix at our City meetings both of which attracted a very good turnout of Members. Regional meetings at Woodend, Ballarat and Geelong were also well supported as were the Suburban venues at Moonee Valley, Caulfield, Greensborough and Mulgrave. We continue to commemorate Anzac Day and support the Salvation Army at our April and May lunches.

Newsletter

Our regular monthly newsletters continue to keep everyone in touch with former colleagues. We are indebted to our editor Ron Adams, who continues to do a great job in collating all the letters received from Members and producing the newsletter. Thanks also to Anne Wee for creating the colourful on-line version.

Social Media

ANZROC’s Website has been in operation now for over 7 years and has received 170,000 views to date. The ANZ Retired Officers’ Facebook page has 335 followers which is a 50% increase on last year. We have published a range of articles relating to ANZ from the Bluenotes platform which have proved to be popular. We also publish items of interest to our Members and post Tributes to our members who have passed away. We encourage all Members and their families to catch up with what we are doing via these Social Media channels. Thanks to Elina Law, our youngest member for maintaining our website.

Committee Activities

Our Secretary Vicky Genius continues to look after the administration of the club with a combination of efficiency and humour and has also undertaken the role of distributing the printed newsletter of which there are still around 200 per month.

Our Social Committee Noel Beanland, Joan Nathan, Ken Pattison, Neville Pearson, Wolf Damschitz and Kathy Trace have identified guest speakers and tested out a range of venues for our meetings. Committee members George Cooper, Ken Crawford, Con La Fauci and Ken Pattison ensure that members are welcomed at meetings, collect the money and hand out name tags created by Ken Crawford.

Our Welfare Committee Ken Crawford, Joan Nathan, Neville Pearson, and Kathy Trace continue to provide support to members who have had various issues.Birthday cards are sent to all members (which always arrive on the day despite the vagaries of Auspost), Christmas cards to members aged over 90 years, and visiting members who are unwell and need support.

We also continue to insert obituary notices in the Herald Sun as a tribute to our departed members.

Immediate past president Peter Pritchard has been a great support to me in transition to the President role and has been instrumental in dealing with arrangements for our Christmas lunch this year with the Arts Centre and sending out invitations to the ANZ Executives. Peter also worked with Geoff and Lesley Cooke to set up the Regional lunch in Geelong. Glyn and Carl are planning to organise something similar on the Mornington Peninsula in 2018.

We were able to successfully re-activate our Golf events this year with spring and autumn competitions at Cheltenham won by Chris Proctor and Con La Fauci and Kathy Shady twice. Thanks to Ken Pattison and Glyn Parry-Jones for bringing ANZROC Golf back to life and attracting around 20 members each time.

John McPhee, Kevin Mitchell and Neville Pearson all Ex-Presidents and Life members of ANZROC retired from the Committee in 2016 and 2017. Gary Mason who served on the Committee for around 10 years retired in 2017. We thank all of them for their long and dedicated Service in the working of the Committee over many years.

Christmas Lunch

Last year our 2016 Christmas Luncheon at the Arts Centre was well attended with 280 members and bank guests enjoying the opportunity to get together. ANZ guests included Shayne Elliott, Graham Hodges, Michelle Jablko, Fred Ohlsson, Bob Santamaria and Tom Walker. We continue to be indebted to the Bank for their most generous financial support to ANZROC. At our Christmas luncheon Shayne Elliott, responded to the toast to ANZ given by Bob Lyon.

Membership

We have been very successful this year in attracting 51 new members. Sadly during the year 35 members passed away including some very close to us all. Can you please pause to remember them.

Financial

The club is in good financial position thanks to the good work of our Treasurer Glyn Parry-Jones and his predecessor John Brown. Member’s subscriptions and the Bank subsidy allow us to provide the resources to enable the club to function. We thank Norris Gale for undertaking the role of Hon. Auditor.

The Membership Management system introduced in 2016 has streamlined our financial processes and allows an easy means of communicating with our members. Thanks to John Brown, Carl Garley and Glyn Parry-Jones for getting the system up and running so smoothly. John Brown is a key user of the system in his role as Membership Officer making sure that all our members’ details are up to date.

Conclusion

I have been honoured to take on the role of President this year and I thank all committee members for their contribution. On my and your behalf, I invite you to show our appreciation and thanks to the committee,  for the achievements and results attained during the past year.

Eamon Veaney

 

 

 

Newsletter October 2017

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 12 2017

 

 Please click on this link to read the October 2017 Reformatted Newsletter


PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
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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NEWSLETTER EDITOR  HON.TREASURER
Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
PO Box 579, PO Box 503
Malvern, 3144  Mt Martha
 Ph 98210444 Ph 0411256322
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)

 

ANZROC NEWSLETTER  12th  October     2017

 

WELCOME

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE 

President Eamon Veaney welcomed 52   members and partners to Moonee Valley Racecourse Tabaret.

We held a very sociable lunch at the Legends room with great views over the racecourse which will be buzzing in 2 weeks’ time for the Cox Plate.

We were expecting 44 but were pleased to see 52 in attendance including new members Vicky Georgiesvki , Tina Falla and Toni Amato . Thanks to Joe Maggiore and Vicky Genius for their recruiting efforts.

Thanks also to David Knuckey, Neville Pearson and Noel Beanland for organising another good venue for our lunch and to Joan Nathan for taking the acceptances.

We raised a glass to toast our departed members Peter Harvey, Brian Farrell and Maurie McGrath who passed away in the past month.

Our golf day at Cheltenham was well attended and there is a report later in this newsletter. Congratulations to the winners Con La Fauci and Kathy Shady.

Bookings for our Christmas Lunch on Dec 14 have already reached around 200 and there is an application form within this newsletter so that you can book and choose who you wish to be seated with.

Our next meeting on Nov 9 will be our AGM and we are pleased that Annalise Jennings has accepted our invitation to speak at the lunch. Annalise has made a big career shift after 20 years in ANZ Corporate Banking to working with the Indigenous Community in Queensland to help them become self-sufficient.

 

 

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

 

COMMITTEE CHANGES

Senior Vice President Gary Mason has advised us of his retirement from the Anzroc Committee as he intends to spend more time in his property near Euroa. Gary has been a stalwart of the Committee over many years and we thank him for his long and dedicated service.

APOLOGIES

Ron Adams, Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin ,Clive Bayley,  John Brown,Diane Carew, Bill Collins, Ken Crawford,  Viji Dharann,   Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Ray Gill , Teresa Goldsbrough, Theo Hall, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Wayne and Bernadette Hulbert, Sandra Joseph, Gary Mason,  Wal McGillivray,  Fay McPherson, Gerry McPherson, Glyn Parry-Jones, Ken Pattison, Terry Parks, Ron Phillips , Graeme Randall,  Bruce Sanderson, John Stevens,  Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins.

NOT SEEN FOR A WHILE

 

Terry Boocock , Frances Corallo, Tina Falla, Andrew Kelly, Ian McMullin, Kevin Toohey, Toni Amato (potential member)

NEW MEMBERS

Geitman                              Johannes (John)               36 years ANZ

McFarlane                          Geoff                                    10 years ANZ

Rogers                                  G.W.(Gary)                        15 years ANZ

Tilley                                     T.B. (Trevor)                       34 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing John, Geoff, Gary and Trevor at our meetings.

 

 

BEREAVEMENTS

Harvey                                 P.J. (Peter)                         78 years                               22/9/2017

Ian Ince phoned to advise that Peter J Harvey passed away at Wolumla on 22/9/2017 aged 78 years. Peter Harvey was an enthusiastic  golfer and our late President John Vanselow and wife Lois used to trek north to Merimbula each year to play golf and catch up with Peter and his wife Janet.

Dick Sanders emailed “Peter was Captain of the Bank Men’s Tennis Team for many years and of which I was a member. Thus we have known one another for many years, since the 1960’s.  He was also an outstanding low single figure handicap golfer and held the championship of a number of clubs throughout Victoria wherever he was posted. I was playing in a Tournament at Yarrawonga and my playing partners also knew Peter from their club in Bendigo. My sympathy to his family.”

Neville Pearson said I am saddened to hear that Peter has passed away and our thoughts are with Jan  at this sad time.“I could write a book on Peter. He was an excellent golfer off a handicap of  “1” in his prime and A Grade tennis player. Unorthodox but very effective on and off the tennis court.  He played for the ANZ number one tennis team, A grade Southern Districts competition and they won the flag on more than one occasion. 

Cheryl and I visited Peter and Jan on occasion when we played in the Merimbula Week of Golf tournament. 

We were invited to their home approx 13km from Merimbula and Peter showed us his trophy cabinet. It was a ceiling high huge cabinet that was full of Golf and Tennis trophies. We got a graphic  description of just about all of the trophies and it was a very late night. 

Peter’s wife Jan is a delightful lady and very welcoming to visitors to their Wolumla home near Merimbula. Peter and Jan had one son. 

Peter was truly “one of a kind” 

Farrell                          B.J. (Brian)                       88 years               29/9/2017

We were very sorry to hear from Steve Duke of the passing of our Honorary Member Brian Farrell on Friday morning aged 88 after a short illness. Brian was a very well respected Member of Anzroc.

Our condolences are extended to his family.

Eamon Veaney Brian was a real gentleman

Des Shady Worked with Brian in both Melbourne and New York - as Eamon said a real gentleman.

Bryan Stagg A true gentleman. Had so much respect for him and learnt so much from him as well.

McGrath    M (Maurie)    78 years   7/10/2017

We just heard of the passing of Maurie McGrath who was a Long term lending banker in both corporate and business bank. Well known and regarded by all his colleagues.

President Eamon attended the funeral service for our late Honorary Member Cedric Coxsedge. Cedric Coxsedge was farewelled in East Melbourne with 80+ family and friends in attendance. His wife Joan his son, daughter and grandchildren shared some stories of a much loved family man. His friends also relayed a number of stories largely related to his political activism highlighting his involvement in protests against the Vietnam War and the S.A. Springboks visit to Australia. As his outward appearance was that of an English gentleman he was able to avoid confrontation with the authorities unlike his friends. A radio interview with Cedric was replayed describing the situation he found himself in Palestine trying to keep the peace there. He definitely had an interesting life.We will miss him at our Monthly meetings.

 

It was noted in the Age of the passing of Russell (Russ) Rechner on 19/7/2017 at the age of 77 years.

Russell spent 12 years as Chairman (and member of the Investment Committee) of the ANZ Australian Staff Superannuation Scheme and 6 years as Chairman of the Australian Payments Clearing Association. Prior to that he was an executive director of Myer and a senior general manager of the ANZ Banking Group. He was well liked and respected by all the people he met. 

 

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays: Graeme Baldwin (86), David Begg (88), Fred

 Campbell (85), Harry Carrodus (89), Ray Dedlefs (87), Len Donohue (84), Ian Fulton (83), John

 Harrison (81), Ken Howell (90), Peter Kane (80), Max McKoy (94), Ian McRobinson (82), Jim Nicolson

 (89), Neil Robinson (82), Wayne Routledge (82), Alan Ryan OAM (81), Thomas Taylor (90), Kelvin

Tyler (81), Bill Walker (82), Mike Whitmore (88), Eric Williams (97).

INTEREST RATES

                From  1/10/2017                                                                                                                                              

                Less       than $20,000                                      1.03%                                                   

                Greater than $20,000                                     1.32%   

               

LETTERS

Val Bishop emailed “I would like to thank all the ANZROC members who have sent messages to me after the passing of my husband Bob. Although Bob did not attend the ANZROC meetings he certainly enjoyed the Annual Christmas Luncheon, especially catching up with old work mates.

The Bank transferred him to Geelong early seventies where we made lifelong friends, many attending his funeral at Drysdale. Healesville was his first Managers position and it was fantastic that John Gilchrist and wife Sue travelled from Ouyen to pay their respects.

Once again a huge thank you to all who have given me support during this difficult time.”

Dave Brookman still writing at 94 says “I would like to express my appreciation to the Committee and especially to Kathy Trace for the Birthday Card which arrived right on the knocker. I spent an enjoyable day with the family celebrating the occasion; birthdays seem to come round fairly quickly these days.”

Geoff Burton emailed” Many thanks to everyone involved with the forwarding of birthday greetings.  They arrive on the actual day virtually every year and are very much appreciated. I had just arrived back from Queensland and was preparing for the celebrations when a check of my mail box revealed your card. Well done. I also look forward to the receipt of the monthly news letter; it is a great way of us being able to keep in touch.”

Muriel Drummond wrote “A note of thanks to Kathy Trace and the ROC Committee and members for card and birthday greetings- very much appreciated. It is always interesting to receive the monthly newsletters, especially reading of former colleagues.”

Alex Fowler emailed “A belated "Thank you" to Kathy for my Birthday Card, received in August.

Nothing of any great interest to report from Raymond Island at this time, perhaps next year. Best wishes to everyone.”

Jack Helisma emailed “Thank you Kathy Trace for the ROC birthday card. It is amazing despite mail delivery problems the card arrived on my birthday. I greatly appreciate also the excellent monthly newsletter and commend the team for faithfully compiling it over many years. Since my retirement 23 years ago, Robin and I have been privileged to travel extensively overseas, mainly self drive, and always including time with relatives in my birth country of Estonia. (My parents, together with my brother and I left Estonia in March 1938).  Additionally we have caravanned extensively throughout Australia for 20 years. Regretfully they are now happy memories as my health has curtailed any future long distance travel. Best wishes to all,”

Carol Jukes emailed “Thank you for birthday card I had a lovely day spent at the Soweto in South Africa and dinner in Johannesburg at a lovely restaurant call The Butchers Shop.”

Bruce Kells emailed “Thanks to the Committee and to Kathy Trace in particular for the timely reminder of my advancing age. I do appreciate receiving a card from the Club each year.   The birthday was celebrated quietly with our family who all seem to tower over the oldies.   The year has passed quickly with no really newsworthy events.   My wife has had skin cancers removed from her face which seemed to involve many visits to specialists etc. so no great adventures this year.   Thanks again for my card and will look forward to next year’s.”

Ken Lee emailed “,   having returned from an enjoyable break (from bowls) in Queensland where I caught up with my brother, Ian,  Australasia/ANZ 24 years, during which he spent 2 years in London and a further 2 years in Fiji - Ian was planning to leave for an extended visit to Europe following the passing of his wife, Elaine.  We spent many hours chewing the rag over past occasions.  Had to get back home for my son's 60th birthday followed the next day by my brother-in-laws 70th. Big weekend!!!   Now for the bowls season. Please convey my appreciation to committee for my birthday card which was very kindly noted that I turned 88, something that I never expected to reach when I retired 30 years ago. Life has been kind thanks to my medico's and chemicals.”

Sue McCarthy emailed “I realise that I have not yet thanked Kathy for the timely birthday card received in August. Very nice to receive a “real” card in this age of electronic communication.

I had just arrived home from an extensive tour of Iceland which was fascinating – if somewhat crowded with tourists. The local population of 340,000 will be overwhelmed by this year’s expected total of two million tourists! It is obviously a very popular destination at present and it is easy to see why: a pristine environment, wonderful food, a very interesting history and landscape, and the ever-present possibility of seeing the currently active volcano “blow”. It didn’t do so while we were there – held off until the following week.”

Dick Milnthorpe emailed “  Just to say thanks for the ROA Birthday Card, much appreciated, strange that I always feel more part of the ROA Victoria than the one here, I don't regret being back in England but I do miss Australia. (In spite of the weak beer) We are currently in Quebec on our round trip on the QM2, very grand but we prefer good old P & O and a smaller ship. We came through a force 11 on the way to NY, she took it well so can't complain.   Incidentally I noticed the comment about my 'longevity'. It is due to a lack of stress in my working life, a vegetable free diet, and a wonderful wife! All the best,”
Ray Murphy emailed” It was good to read nice reports of the late Tony Grayling. Tony was no2 Teller at the "Scottie" Dandenong Markets Branch in 1959 when I was Accountant. Harry Iyles was the manager Geoff Meggs General Clerk and Tom Phillips No 1 Teller a Ledger Machinist and Wendy Sykes Junior. It was a happy Branch. In those days it was Saturday work and when the Branch was closed and the work balanced we all ran to the Dandenong station to catch the 12 noon train. The next train was at I pm so if we missed the noon train Saturday was over when we arrived home. On special days Geoff would bring his Ford 10 to work and gave us a ride to the Caulfield Station. It was such an under powered vehicle that we all jumped out to push it up the hill out of Dandenong. Thanks Geoff...When in 1961 I was appointed Accountant 9 Portman St. Oakleigh, Tony’s sister Maureen was the Typist a lovely girl and excellent worker .In those days you had to report to Staff Dept if 2 or more family members were working in the Branch and I had to do so on 1 occasion as Tony came down from Dandenong on relief. It is great to have such wonderful memories thank you for stimulating them through the monthly newsletters.”

Ken Stapleton emailed “Please pass on my thanks to Kathy for the timely birthday card and its good wishes for my 73rd birthday. It’s now 15 years since my retirement and I am sure the calendar is getting through the clock much quicker now that when I first retired (or is it that I am taking a lot longer to do the same things?). The past year has been good to Robyn and  I and our health is pretty good and we are thankful for that when seeing so many familiar names from my era that have appeared in the Deceased section of the newsletters over the past year or so. For a number of safety reasons our overseas trips look like being in the past rather than the future; however we have had many good trips until now. Perhaps winter trips to Q/land will help deal with Melbourne's cold winters. Meantime regular golf days at Cranbourne Golf Club will keep me fit.”

AND Carole Bancroft, Steven Eu, Helen Farnell, Jan Findlay, David Kay,   

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

Annual 2017-18 SUBSCRIPTIONS

All paying members, those of us less than 80 years of age, should have received an invoice/statement in early October advising the subscription amount owing for 2017-18 (or even how much you’re in credit!). If you’re a paying member and have not received an invoice, please contact Glyn Parry-Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0411 256 322.

Thank you to all those members who have paid their subscriptions already.

(Please note, if you have to pay in through a branch, ensure you enter your membership number in the 'Agent Deposit Reference' field and '60' in the TC field and check that the teller enters these when processing. Without that information we can't match the payment to your account.)

ANZROC GOLF DAY

FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 AT CHELTENHAM GOLF CLUB, VICTOR AVENUE, CHELTENHAM.
Thanks to all the Members who supported our 2 golf days at Cheltenham this year. After some set-backs in 2016 and following the survey sent to Members late last year we seem to have found a formula which works. Numbers are less than in previous years but it was gratifying to get around 20 players each time. We would welcome any feedback before we start planning for 2018 so your input would be most welcome.

The Anzroc Spring Golf Day at Cheltenham last Friday saw glorious weather 25 degrees. 19 players enjoyed morning golf followed by an excellent lunch in the Clubhouse. Many of us found the greens to be a bit of a challenge as they were much faster than those we are used to. Nevertheless the winner of the men's competition was Con La Fauci, who had a bit of a home ground advantage, with 35 points. Jim Karabatsos was runner-up with 30. The winner of the Ladies was once again Kathy Shady with 28 points, the runner-up Kathy Trace with 26. Con also won nearest the pin. Players we haven’t seen for a while included Denis Grehan, John Inglis, Brian Kirk, Alan Lauder, Geoff Leonard, John Ries, Brian Young and one of our new members Elaine Thiessen who came with ex ANZer Barb Weston.

Thanks to Ken Pattison and Glyn Parry-Jones for organising and making it an enjoyable day and to the caterers who put on an excellent menu at great value for money.

Photos from the Golf day are on the Retired Officers' Club Facebook page and on the Anzroc website

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017……BOOK NOW

VENUE – THE PAVILION VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE

The Club will again hold its Annual Christmas Luncheon thanks to ANZ Group making this excellent venue available and subsidising the cost of the luncheon. Pre-lunch drinks from 11.30am, Luncheon commences at 12.30pm.

The toast to ANZ will be given by Bernadette Lynch. CEO Shayne Elliott will respond to the toast to the Bank. A number of Senior Executives will also be attending.

Dress for the luncheon is neat business attire.

Ken Crawford advised at the end of September numbers accepting for the lunch had reached 188 members.

The cost to members of the function is $35.00.

Cut-off date for acceptances 30 November 2017

Again this year we will arrange for ALL members to be allocated a table.

  • If you wish to host a table of ten, you will need to nominate as a table host and ensure that others in your group record the host name on the “acceptance slip” or email below.
  • If you do not wish to host a table, but would like to sit with your colleagues please specify who you would like to have on your table and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.
  • If you do not nominate a preference, we will allocate you to a table with comparable colleagues.

Bookings:

If you wish to attend, host a table or join a table, don’t forget to send the “acceptance slip” or email advice to:

Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ken can also be contacted on 0439 432 280.

Members are encouraged to make payments electronically to ANZROC BSB 013 350 Account Number 3064 51947. Please include your name and initial in the “Payee information” so that we can correctly record your payment.

For those who wish to make payment by cheque, they can be made out to ANZROC and sent to Ken Crawford at the above address. Please include the “acceptance slip”.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

ACCEPTANCE SLIP

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017

Name of member………………………………………………………………………

Cost of Luncheon: $35.00

Amount Enclosed /or Amount paid to ANZROC account. (Delete category not applicable)

I will be hosting a table Y/N. I wish to be on a table with………………….or allocate me to a table.  Return this slip with your payment to Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 no later than by 30 November 2017

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

NEXT MEETING’ NOTE THE VENUE will be ANZ CENTRE 833 COLLINS STREET on 9TH NOVEMBER 2017.

 

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON

THURSDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2017...

 

AT ANZ BANKING GROUP HEAD OFFICE, 833 COLLINS STREET DOCKLANDS

 

This will be the ANZROC Annual General Meeting and the agenda is an attachment to the newsletter.

 

Annalise Jennings has accepted our invitation to be the guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting. I am sure that our members will find her story of moving from corporate banking to helping the indigenous communities in Queensland quite inspiring.

 

Annalise said “I have realised my dream to work with remote indigenous communities. Dynamic Exchange (Annalise’s company) is all about people helping each other. Corporate, Government, NGO's and Community Leaders coming together to share their skills and knowledge to create real change.”

 Here is a link to an article about Annalise and her work in the Huffington Post.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-cannata/how-annalise-jennings-rea_b_7280510.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-cannata/how-annalise-jennings-rea_b_7280510.html
 

 

Partners , ANZROC  widows and ANZ Ladies Club  ARE welcome  that day as Annalise is quite an inspiring speaker .

 

The luncheon will be held in Core B room 2&3 rooms that we have booked which can accommodate up to 13 round tables of 10 so plenty of room for members to enjoy these excellent facilities.

 

 Guests attending lunch at ANZ Centre, 833 Collins Street Docklands can proceed directly to Core B (there is a very large letter B) and bypass reception.

 

Members can collect their name badge there and proceed through to the lunch.

 

A reminder that the luncheon fee of $15.00 will be collected at the door to partially cover the cost of catering

 

Names can now be sent to Joan Nathan on 97408001 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

If you intend to come to this meeting cutoff date is Friday 3rd  November   2017  to meet ANZ catering requirements and so that a list of attendees can be provided to the ANZ Reception Desk at 833 Collins Street to meet the security requirements of ANZ.

 

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ANZROC MEMBERS AND PARTNERS LUNCHEON AT ANZ CENTRE 833 COLLINS STREET  ON 9TH NOVEMBER  2017

 

Members Name…………………………………………..                     

 

Partners Name……………………………………………

 

I/we will be attending the luncheon:   Yes / No

 

 

This information can be emailed to JOAN NATHAN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to 7 Lightwood Drive, Sunbury, Vic 3429

 

Should you wish to telephone, please call Joan on 97408001 .

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Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP

RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB (VIC)

                                               

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING              

Notice is hereby given that the 43nd Annual General Meeting of the ANZ Banking Group Retired Officers’ Club (Vic) will be held in the ANZ Bank Building 833 Collins Street Docklands 3008, Core B, Rooms 2&3 on Thursday 9th November at 12.00pm 2017

AGENDA

  1. Present and confirm the Minutes of 42nd Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 8th November 2016
  2. Presentation of President’s Report 2016/2017
  3. Receive and adopt Annual Financial Report and Statement for the year to 30th September 2017
  4. In terms of the Constitution Clause 4 Subscription:For the year from 1st October 2017 be maintained at $20.00 per year for Metropolitan members and $10.00 for Country and Interstate members.
  5. All Committee positions declared vacant. Election of Office Bearers and Committee for year 2017/2018
    1. Appointment of Auditor
    2. General Business and Closure.

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All nominations for Office Bearers and Committee, on the attached printed

form should be forwarded to the Secretary by Wednesday 8th November 2017

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOMINATION FOR OFFICE BEARER – ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB (VIC) 2017-2018

We    ……………………………………………..                  ………………………………………….

                                (Print full name)                                                               (Signature)

and   ………………………………………………                …………………………………………..

                                (Print full name)                                                               (Signature)

being financial members of ANZROC (Vic) hereby nominate

…………………….……………….……for the office of …………………………or Committee member

I accept the nomination ………… ……………………………………………………… (Signature)

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Newsletter September 2017

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 14 2017

Please click on link to read reformatted September 2017 newsletter

 


PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
Eamon Veaney Vicky Genius John Brown 
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Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)

ANZROC NEWSLETTER 14th September 2017

Anzroc Ballarat Lunch September 2017

A most enjoyable lunch at the George Hotel Ballarat attended by 50 Members and Partners. Glad to see Peter Harney there to fly the flag for Ballarat, Leigh and Sandra Davis came from Bacchus Marsh and Robin and Dorothy Chase from Clifton while Clive and Faye Hewitt drove up from Warrnambool but wonder where all the other 'local Anzroc members' were. Carl and Jenny Garley as well as Glyn and Janet Parry-Jones took the opportunity to park their caravans at nearby Creswick and spend a few days in the Region. Jim and Tina Karabatsos along with Anne Wee and I spent the Wednesday night at the RACV Goldfields Resort at Creswick and caught up with the Caravanners for dinner that evening. Aldo and Karen Faella and Nunzio and Rosa Liberatore were also taking the opportunity to spend the Thursday night in Ballarat. Thanks to Joan Nathan and Con La Fauci for working with V/Line to get most of our Members up on the train to Ballarat and to Noel Beanland for finding the venue. Members not seen for a while included Irene Bettonvil, Bernadette and Wayne Hulbert and Graeme King with wife Sandra.

It was a good time to be visiting Ballarat as the International Foto Biennale was showing throughout the City with some very interesting Photos. https://ballaratfoto.org/

Eamon Veaney

President

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

APOLOGIES

Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin ,Clive Bayley, John Brown, Diane Carew, Bill Collins, Michael Cooper, Viji Dharann, Wolf Damschitz, Mike Devlin , Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Ray Gill , Teresa Goldsbrough, Theo Hall, Roy Harper, Frank Hatfield, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Sandra Joseph, David Knuckey, Gary Mason, Wal McGillivray, John McPhee, Fay McPherson, Gerry McPherson, Kevin Mitchell, Kevin O’Neill, Ken Pattison, Terry Parks, Ron Phillips Peter Pritchard, Graeme Randall, Bill Robinson, Joe Romano, John Stevens ,Cindy Taylor , Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Garry Paul 29 years ANZ

Lagoni John 31 years ANZ

Manley Paul 29 years ANZ

Rogers G.W. (Gary) 15 years

We look forward to seeing Paul John and Gary at one of our forthcoming meetings. Paul Manley attended the August luncheon with Jurgen Schnabl.

BEREAVEMENTS

Chisholm K.R. (Ken) 75 years 5/9/2017

Speaking to Dianne Chisholm widow of Ken she advised that a number of retired ANZ staff now settled in Bendigo attended the funeral service. This included our member Norm Gaskin while John Crough apologized for being unable to attend. Ken started his banking life at Ouyen branch and moved to Chelsea then Warracknabeal where he met and married Dianne. Transfers then followed to Victorian country branches until Ken was appointed Manager Strathmerton and he then managed several more country branches finishing his career as Manager in Bendigo where he retired. Ken was a keen sportsman playing football and cricket and in later years “lots of golf”.

Coxsedge C. (Cedric) 91 years 10/9/2017

Cedric was a strong supporter of ANZRC functions and attended many city functions, the most recent being our luncheon at the Caulfield Glasshouse Restaurant in June 2017.

Joan Coxsedge emailed “It is with great sadness that I report that Cedric died late yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. He was 91 years old.

Cedric was born in London in 1926 and joined Britain’s wartime army at the tender age of 16. At war’s end, with no quick exit for single men, he joined the Palestine Police only 18 months before the UN Mandate established the State of Israel.

Back in England, freezing weather triggered thoughts of warm weather and blue skies and he sailed to Australia, arriving in Melbourne in 1949. Shortly after, he landed a job with the bank.

We met, married in 1953, had three children, eventually three grandchildren, and have been together ever since. We had a long close relationship.”

Dietmar Reichert emailed “I recall doing a brief 3 week relief as the then known “Overseas Bill Clerk” position in the early 1970s at 306 Little Collins Street Branch in Melbourne. As I was inexperienced in that area and relatively new in the Bank, my pulse rate was somewhat elevated as I reported for duty in the Accountant’s offices on day one. Only to find Cedric in an exceptionally positive frame of mind, and, smoking his “relaxing” pipe. He was simply terrific to work for, always teaching/explaining and well versed in politics!! The time flew – and I learnt a lot in that brief stint under his positive guidance. My thoughts are with his family.”

Grayling H.A. (Tony) 76 years 15/8/2017

Tony was a member of the group that meets regularly at the Mulgrave Club and was highly regarded by the group.

David Knuckey reported that more than 140 people attended the funeral service for Tony and David saw ANZROC members Rick Kimber, Mike Nickel, Dick Sanders, and Russell van Rooyen at the funeral and he felt he may have missed other ANZROC members. David said he worked with Tony in 1969 at Dandenong (280 Lonsdale Street) and he recalled them taking turns to go next door to the TV retailers to watch Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. Tony retired from a Lending role in an Area branch in the western suburbs.

John Buckland emailed “R.I.P. Tony Grayling....a very good friend. I worked with Tony at Boronia Branch for 3.5 years, 1976-1979. We built one of the very best branches, with some of the best staff. We enjoyed each other’s company, outside banking times, and remember Australia Day weekends, and Easter weekends, when we had 55 staff and Families away at Bonnie Doon, caravanning and camping, water-skiing, cricket, and volley-ball, well into the nights. My son was born in 1978, when I was at Boronia Branch, and was named John Anthony Buckland with reference to Tony. Only last summer, I called in to see Tony, on a few occasions, and dropped off to him, some of my organically homegrown Tomatoes, and Cucumbers. So many memories. NEVER, EVER, FORGOTTEN.......”.

Doug Ramsay emailed ““I am very sad to hear that Tony passed away on the 15th August 2017 and my heartfelt condolences go out to all his friends and family. He and I were part of a group of 16 new entrants who joined the E.S.& A. Bank on the 18th January, 1958 and commenced our training in facilities at RMIT. We were the last remaining ANZROC retirees from that small group who made banking their career. In 1959, we attended Teller’s Training Course in North Melbourne, together with Warrick Etty. Over the years, our paths crossed from time to time and more recently, we managed to catch up with each other at  the annual ANZROC Christmas dinner. I shall always remember him as a gentle, friendly man with a good sense of humour, traits which are not so prevalent these days. Goodbye old friend.”

Nik Tsardakis advised that former Victorian ANZ staff member John Lewis- Davies passed away in Queensland on 15th August .Although not a member of ANZROC Vic John would have been known to members.

Nik also said he was sad to hear of the passing of John Winders and Bob Barton.

Noted in the ANZROC NSW August newsletter:

Tributes to John Winders:

Mark Monaghan writes: Many of us worked with John when he was running Asia out of Hong Kong in the early 2000`s. Lots of good times with him. A great character.

Peter Devoy writes: He was a wonderful guy. RIP John.

Tony Knight writes: Another far too early – had not reached “legal” retirement age. Larger than life with great capacity for work and fun. Will be missed by many throughout the ANZ network.

We have been advised of the passing of Alison Crocker widow of our late member David Crocker in July 2016. David and Alison would be remembered by many ANZROC members.

Doug Watson advised that Edith Field widow of Gordon Field passed away peacefully in early September at the age of 75 .Doug and Maureen Watson knew Gordon and Edith very well, some bank people would have known Edith when they were expat with Grindlays in India and from the group accountants’ days at 394 Collins Street. Gordon was a member of ANZROC and passed away on 2/10/2013.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays: Dave Brookman (94), Barbara Bruce, Valda

Clarke, George Cooper (88), Geoff Elliot (89), Bruce Emmett (85), Ian Ewart (86), Jack Helisma (82),

Alan James (91), David Kennedy (93), Dick Milnthorpe (85), Alan Pearce (82), Peter Russell (81), Ron

Smith (89), Rupert Thomas (80), Colin Walton (84).

WELFARE REPORT

Bob Stone

We were unable to contact our Honorary member Bob Stone as reported in our July newsletter and subsequently we have been advised by our member Barry Reid that” Bob Stone and his wife Marie are now living at Arcare Nursing Home, 80 Willis Street, Port Arlington.Vic.3223. Bob had been earlier in William Anglis Hospital for many weeks following a very bad fall from a bus at Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood Vic. Bob can be contacted by phone on 1300 172 514 and would very much appreciate receiving visits or calls from fellow work mates. I am sure that any contact from old associates would lift his spirits at this time.”

INTEREST RATES

From 1/10/2017

Less than $20,000 1.02%

Greater than $20,000 1.31%

BIRDIES TWITTER and tribute to Laurie Holland

If my memory serves me correctly, Laurie was manager of Yarram Branch in 1959. My father Bill Pearson was Manager of the Yarram (Gentleman’s?) Club and asked Laurie, who was a member of the club, if there might be a chance of son Neville getting a job in ANZ Bank Yarram when he received the results of his intermediate school certificate the following week.

I believe Laurie’s response was “can he start tomorrow”. Dad said he had to get me a suit etc and would two weeks time be OK. And so that started my career with ANZ Bank.

Laurie was a gentleman in every sense of the word and a delight to work for.

Within a month of starting I suffered a collapsed lung from a blockage of a bronchial tube by a non cancerous growth. No worries, Laurie arranged two weeks paid sick leave and off I went to Prince Henry’s Hospital in Melbourne and had the growth removed. The ANZ Bank staff medical scheme covered majority of costs.

Sadly Laurie has passed away; Prince Henry’s has since been demolished, the Bank Medical scheme is long gone, and the ANZ Bank branch in Yarram closed its doors for the last time on 6th July this year. This coincidently happened on the day I arrived in Yarram for my annual trip to watch Yarram Football Club play and to catch up with friends of days gone by. To my joy Yarram defeated top team Sale City FC. The party afterwards was awesome as the club was also celebrating 130 years since formation

Laurie will be sadly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this sad time

Neville Birdie Pearson

Robyn Kampf, daughter of Laurie Holland read Neville’s article and after that she emailed “Thank you so much for the notice in the paper and for the newsletter and wonderful reminiscing about Dad's early days in the bank. We had a beautiful celebration of his life on Tuesday and I know he would be humbled and proud to be remembered in your newsletter. Although extremely friendly and outgoing, Dad was never one for the limelight. He will be greatly missed”

LETTERS

Peter Bearsley emailed” Thanks once again to the team for the spot-on-time 75th birthday greetings. Much appreciated. Our family plans for the day had to be amended as I had been admitted to Austin Hospital the previous week with what looked initially like food poisoning. It was soon diagnosed as diverticulitis then the bowel ruptured and emergency surgery was required. I feel a very lucky man - it happened in Austin Hospital where I am receiving excellent care, and not in rural Spain where I was scheduled to be walking the Camino del Notre this week with Pat Doody. So I'm all smiles. Hoping to be home in the next couple of days or so. ”

Barbara Bruce emailed “Thank you Kathy Trace for the birthday card which arrived on the day. I spent an enjoyable morning volunteering in the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum at the MCG speaking with pleasant visitors who seemed interested in the museum exhibits. When I logged on the first thing I saw was a message wishing me a happy birthday. When I finished my shift I had lunch there with some of the other volunteers.”

Graeme Cameron emailed “Could you please pass on my thanks to Kathy Trace and the Committee for the birthday card that arrived on time as per usual.”

Ian Crothers emailed “Many thanks for the Birthday Wishes. My birthday card was waiting for me when I returned home from four weeks at Clifton Beach, in Far North Queensland. While Melbourne was experiencing extreme cold weather my wife and I were enjoying weather of around 27 degrees most days! I was sorry to hear of the passing of Bob Bishop. I enjoy keeping up with past fellow colleagues via the Newsletter. Keep up the good work!”

Lesley Deady wrote “Thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday card. I wish I could give you a list of the wonderful places I have visited the last 12 months but unfortunately my only outings have been to specialists and medical appointments as I broke my shoulder in 7 places in August 2016 and its” still no good”. I noticed in the Honorary Birthdays list that Neville Elvish turned 82- Happy birthday Neville, I remember when you joined Wodonga branch as junior clerk”.

John Fearnley emailed “Please pass my thanks on to Kathy for the card sent to me earlier this month.”

Ken Fitzgerald wrote “Thank you to Kathy Trace for the birthday greetings (arrival perfect). I have not been well in recent weeks with the flu. Otherwise life normal with three days charity work at Open House. Only one small trip away by train to Albury (first visit) with son, daughter in law and one of my eight great grandchildren. The walking did me the world of good. Hope to see friends at the Christmas lunch.”

Eddie Forth emailed “Greetings from Noosa, Qld. It was 50 years ago (February 1967) that the ANZ transferred me from a country branch to Victoria & Tasmania Administration in Melbourne where I worked in several departments including general administration and auditing, profit planning and corporate lending. During that time I got to know many staff members in administrations, State and Administrative Headquarters and in branches. I have booked flights and accommodation and very much look forward to attending the Christmas Luncheon on 14 December. Many of you won't recognise me, the black hair having turned white and the smooth complexion now tanned and wrinkled!! "

Barbara Gardiner wrote “Thank you to Kathy Trace and all who still remember me from my ANZ years for birthday greetings once again. It’s so nice in this digital age to receive a card through the letterbox.”

Jeremy Grant emailed “Many thanks for my birthday card – and YES, it arrived on my birthday which is quite an achievement with the new postal arrangements. I usually don’t take much notice of my birthdays, but for this big one we will be visiting our children and grandchildren in Sydney for a belated celebration later in September. For many years both our children lived overseas, and we visited them regularly, but both are now back and living in Sydney so our travel nowadays is more local. I finally gave up sailing my single handed dinghy last year, and this year has been rather occupied with chemotherapy treatment which has been successful. However, I still keep fit, and lead a very active life in our small community of Somers.”

Stan Halbish wrote “Thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday card. Most appreciated.”

Louis Hebrard emailed ‘Thank you for the birthday card and good wishes. I celebrated my birthday at home this year with the family. Life is good with plenty of social activities and voluntary work to keep me happily occupied. We toured around parts of north NZ early this year and will holiday in Mauritius in October with our second daughter and her family. Should be fun. My thanks and good wishes to the Club's committee whose dedicated work is much appreciated.”

Ian Ince wrote “Many thanks to Kathy Trace and the committee for the birthday card which arrived on time. The day was spent with the family at the Chelsea RSL with another lunch a few days later at the Highett RSL. We are both keeping well but are staying closer to our comfort zone. Had our last holiday at Yarrawonga in November but still go to Rosebud for two weeks each year in the spring and autumn it’s only an hour’s drive away. Next visit is at the end of October.”

Bill Jackson emailed “. Please accept my apology for late response and kindly thank Kathy Trace for my Birthday card and wishes in July – with the slow post these days she does a wonderful job getting them out to members on time. Unfortunately I have been unable to attend meetings either as my wife Beverley is very ill and requires all my attention.”

Peter Jones emailed “Thank you very much for the birthday card I received from the ANZROC to help remind me I am 85 years young. It was very much appreciated and I celebrated my birthday by having a family dinner.”

Barry Kennedy emailed “Thank you Kathy for your birthday card which arrived the day before my birthdate which in this day and age is pretty good for Aust Post. We have just in the last week returned from Mooloolaba after spending some time in the warm and sunny days – nights were cooler but pleasant enough. We left in 30degs and arrived in Melbourne at 9degs but at least it was sunny! We have also been on a cruise March and April - from Singapore to Tokyo over a six week period visiting many ports in China, South Korea and Japan. We flew back to Hong Kong following the cruise and stayed there for a week – wonderful – Hong Kong has certainly changed dramatically since our last visit the year after China resumed control of the Island. During our cruise is was great to have Sandra and Patrick Street on board from South Korea to Japan – it was great to catch up again with them – they joined in our 50th Wedding Anniversary whilst cruising the Sea of Japan. They are also joining us on our next cruise overseas from Perth to Sydney via Hobart! This time it will be our pleasure to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary! We head up again to Mooloolaba in late November for around four weeks which will be rather pleasant”.

Stan Lancaster emailed “Many thanks for the card. We arrived home on 4th September after two weeks of 28/29 degrees heat in Cairns and Port Douglas to be met with 10 degrees in Melbourne. At least the card helped to warm my spirits.”

Cathie Mackiggan wrote “Thanks to Kathy Trace for your kind thoughts and best wishes for my birthday. New “Card” very “Posh”.

Rodney Manser emailed “I celebrated my birthday in Sydney with my step daughter, her husband and granddaughter spending a week with them undertaking a list of chores that they wanted to be undertaken. On returning home my Birthday Card was duly waiting for me from Anzroc. Thank you Kathy once again.”

Ray Murphy emailed “I have recently been thinking of my past experiences in the Bank and with the Melbourne Show time approaching it jogged my memory . In 1957 I was selected as 2nd Officer for Scottie showgrounds office (Staff Officer Ken Hardy said it was regarded as an honour when I mentioned the travel involved from Moorabbin.) In those days the Banks provided full banking facilities. I note now it’s only ATMs. The main theme was to provide a meeting place and hospitality for country clients and friends. The staff consisted of 2 country Managers, Les Lampe was one, me and 3 young ladies Maree Bower, Lynette Easten (from GM's Dept) and Edna Dodd, Arnold Von Bertouch’s private secretary, to assist with entertaining and preparation of refreshments. The girls did not have any Branch Banking experience. As 2nd Officer I had to run the Office Cash facilities, escort remittances etc and the managers gave me a pot of beer at 6pm.No overtime or tea money was paid but a generous bonus on completion of the journey. I bought a Turner Sapphire washing machine with mine and ditched the copper. Because of the heavy load of transactions an additional officer was appointed the next year (Norm Simpson from 90 Bourke St Branch as P.R.)In 1973 when Branch Manager Hamilton I was appointed Manager Melbourne Show the staff number was more like 20 it was the Managers task to again entertain clients and with help provide refreshments. There were many attendees and the hardest task was to move on the hangers-on at the end of the day usually around 9pm.The accommodation was at the Marco Polo Motel and as the restaurant was sometimes shut you missed your evening meal. I was again appointed Manager of the Melbourne Show Agency in 1974 although I had just been appointed Manager 9 Lydiard St. Ballarat. Can anybody beat that, also 7 country and city branch appointments in 18 years.(The appointments did not include the Melbourne Show.)”

Maggie Murray phoned from Mortlake to thank Kathy Trace for her birthday card and the good wishes she received.

Peter O’Dwyer emailed “Thanks for the Monthly Newsletter, and President Eamon for the Birthday Card, which as usual arrived right on the day thanks to the good work of Kathy Trace. My lovely Wife Joan continues to put up the good fight against MND - diagnosed two years ago back on June 19, 2017, still enjoys cooking, gardening, and her weekly game of cards with friends who, along with our Family and MND Support Team are all very helpful. We lived in nine different towns in Bank moves around country Victoria, so three cheers for all the other wives and families that did likewise.”

Graeme Randall emailed “I attended the August meeting,,,,, the first ever, even though I’ve been retired for over five years. I missed some meetings because I had previous commitments, some because I forgot to book in before the cutoff date and others because of difficulty getting to the venue. In the August newsletter I notice a reference to Nola Forsyth. Although I never worked with Nola, our paths had crossed several times about ten years ago. I’ve just finished a phone conversation with her and we reminisced about our years in the bank. I mentioned a few names that appeared in the last newsletter, and the note on her now living in Grand Cedar Nursing Home, Ashwood. I enjoyed the August event, meeting some former work mates, and the talk by Brian and Shirley RIX. For over 30 years I was a BMW motorcyclist and toured in Europe on three occasions, and once along the West coast of USA, from San Diego to Vancouver, B C.......not quite the adventure of the RIX couple, though. When I was attached to the relieving staff, many were surprised to see this “bikie” wishing to gain admittance before opening time. We carried no photo I/D in those days. “

Trevor Richards emailed “I was very pleased to receive my birthday card one day early, prior to my birthday on 2nd Aug. Please pass on my thanks to Kathy Trace, she does a great job. Will you also convey my thanks to the President and Committee. Celebrations lasted for about a week, catching up with various friends, family and relatives over that time. A really great 72nd birthday.”

Bruce Robertson emailed “Thank you for your birthday card .Arrived on time as usual, hand delivered by the Postlady (I was out in the garden at the time). It’s been a quiet year travel wise as Glennis broke a bone in her foot on New Year’s Eve slipped just as we were getting ready to go out for dinner. New Years Eve in emergency without any liquid antiseptic and pensioners roast for dinner (baked beans on toast). Unfortunately Glennis again suffered another break some weeks later so it was a long sojourn in the moon boot. We did get to Houston in November to visit the grandchildren and celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Travelled by train from San Francisco via Chicago, New York and New Orleans. Some spectacular scenery but would suggest it’s not the greatest mode of travel. We are planning our next trip and reading the monthly newsletter is a great source of information.”

Mary Ryan wrote “Many thanks for my birthday card which arrived on the day. I had a lovely dinner at my brother John Phelan and sister in laws home with my nephews and their families. There is nothing better than being with family.”

Peter Saville emailed “Please pass on my thanks to Kathy Trace and the Committee for the birthday card, which despite the unreliability of the postal service, arrived on the day. I have been lucky enough to have had a few trips away in the past 12 months. The highlight was a trip back to Vietnam after 50 years. Vietnam was never on my "bucket list", however, an old Army mate of mine suggested we bite the bullet and go there. We had a very rewarding trip and even managed to bury a few demons! I certainly will not hesitate to go back again. Heading off to Port Douglas for a couple of weeks - will be good to get out of our winter for a short while.”

Ron Smith emailed “Thank you sincerely for the birthday card, which arrived today .Thankfully, I am maintaining good health and look forward to reading the news about my former colleagues.”

Bill Swan emailed “Thanks for my birthday card which I received today, the snail mail was over a week late, the benefits of living in Dalmeny (south Coast of NSW).I am off to Hawaii in August, for eleven nights. On the Big Island for seven and playing four rounds of golf, then on to Honolulu for four nights which includes a round at Kolona Golf Course. This is my first trip to Hawaii, and hopefully will also get to do some sightseeing in between golf.”

John Vigus emailed “I was absolutely devastated by the news of the passing of John Winders. A champion bloke and a great friend. Left with many fantastic memories.”

Doug Watson emailed “A short note to express my appreciation for the BIG BLUE happy birthday card. This was a welcome message for me on my return from a bit of sailing around the Baltic and then a rather remote farm house in southern Italy in the country side at Puglia with the family..a bit difficult to get back into harness!!.”

AND Paul Garry, Bruce Gay, Wayne Rogers, Elaine Schutt, Cindy Taylor, David White, Peter Williams ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

During October subscription invoices will be emailed/mailed to members advising the amount due and the preferred methods of payment. Some members are in advance with their subscription payments and they will receive a statement showing the amount that they are in credit. Honorary members (80+ years of age) and Life Members will not receive an invoice.

There is no need to pay your subscription before receiving your invoice. If you are paying your subscription over the counter at an ANZ branch, please ensure you follow the instructions on the invoice to make sure we have a name to apply the payment against.

PROGRAM FOR 2017:

At our AGM on 9th November at 833 Collins Street, Annalise Jennings has accepted our invitation to be the guest speaker. I am sure that our members will find her story of moving from corporate banking to helping the aboriginal communities in Queensland quite inspiring.

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017……BOOK NOW

VENUE – THE PAVILION VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE

The Club will again hold its Annual Christmas Luncheon thanks to ANZ Group making this excellent venue available and subsidising the cost of the luncheon. Pre-lunch drinks from 11.30am, Luncheon commences at 12.30pm.

The toast to ANZ will be given by Bernadette Lynch. CEO Shayne Elliott will respond to the toast to the Bank. A number of Senior Executives will also be attending.

Dress for the luncheon is neat business attire.

The cost to members of the function is $35.00.

Cut-off date for acceptances 30 November 2017

Again this year we will arrange for ALL members to be allocated a table.

· If you wish to host a table of ten, you will need to nominate as a table host and ensure that others in your group record the host name on the “acceptance slip” or email below.

· If you do not wish to host a table, but would like to sit with your colleagues please specify who you would like to have on your table and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

· If you do not nominate a preference, we will allocate you to a table

Bookings:

If you wish to attend, host a table or join a table, don’t forget to send the “acceptance slip” or email advice to: Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ken can also be contacted on 0439 432 280.

Members are encouraged to make payments electronically to ANZROC BSB 013 350 Account Number 3064 51947. Please include your name and initial in the “Payee information” so that we can correctly record your payment.

For those who wish to make payment by cheque, they can be made out to ANZROC and sent to Ken Crawford at the above address. Please include the “acceptance slip”.

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ACCEPTANCE SLIP

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017

Name of member………………………………………………………………………

Cost of Luncheon: $35.00

Amount Enclosed /or Amount paid to ANZROC account. (Delete category not applicable)

I will be hosting a table Y/N. I wish to be on a table with………………….or allocate me to a table. Return this slip with your payment to Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 no later than by 30 November 2017

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ANZROC GOLF DAY

FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 AT CHELTENHAM GOLF CLUB, VICTOR AVENUE, CHELTENHAM. Entries still open for late comers if you act quickly….

Phone Ron Adams on 98210444 if you want details.

NEXT MEETING 12th OCTOBER 2017

MOONEE VALLEY LEGENDS BISTRO RESTAURANT

Wilson St & Thomas St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039 (near Moonee Valley Racecourse)

Phone 9326 1277.

ANZROC will hold another luncheon meeting in Suburban Melbourne for members and their partners on Thursday 12th October 2017 commencing at 12 noon and we encourage members in the area to attend. The Club held a luncheon at the Legends a few years ago and it was a very enjoyable day.

Moonee Valley Legends Bistro Restaurant offers great dining and entertainment with uninterrupted views across the Moonee Valley racecourse paired with spectacular outlooks to Melbourne’s city skyline

Legends recently underwent an extensive refurbishment, winning best refurbished club in Victoria at the Community Clubs Victoria awards night. With a delicious menu and lively atmosphere – there truly is something for everyone. The bistro offers an extensive menu that includes all of your favourites as well as daily specials.

Partners and widows of past members and ANZ Ladies Club members will be very welcome to join us at the Legends Bistro..

Pay separately for meals and drinks on the day.

Names can now be sent to Joan Nathan on 97408001 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The cutoff date for acceptances is 5th October 2017 to enable us to reserve tables for the 12th October

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ANZROC MEMBERS AND PARTNERS LUNCHEON AT MOONEE VALLEY LEGENDS BISTRO RESTAURANT ON 12TH OCTOBER 2017

Members Name…………………………………………..

Partners Name……………………………………………

I/we will be attending the luncheon: Yes / No

This information can be emailed to JOAN NATHAN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to 7 Lightwood Drive, Sunbury, Vic 3429

Should you wish to telephone, please call Joan on 97408001 .

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AGENDA FOR OUR FORTHCOMING ANZROC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP

RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB (VIC)

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the 43nd Annual General Meeting of the ANZ Banking Group Retired Officers’ Club (Vic) will be held in the ANZ Bank Building 833 Collins Street Docklands 3008, Core B, MP Room on Thursday 9th November at 12.00pm 2017

AGENDA

1. Present and confirm the Minutes of 42nd Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 8th November 2016

2. Presentation of President’s Report 2016/2017

3. Receive and adopt Annual Financial Report and Statement for the year to 30th September 2017

4. In terms of the Constitution Clause 4 Subscription: For the year from 1st October 2017 be maintained at $20.00 per year for Metropolitan members and $10.00 for Country and Interstate members.

5. All Committee positions declared vacant. Election of Office Bearers and Committee for year 2017/2018

6. Appointment of Auditor

7. General Business and Closure.

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All nominations for Office Bearers and Committee, on the attached printed

form should be forwarded to the Secretary by Wednesday 8th November 2017

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We …………………………………………….. ………………………………………….

(Print full name) (Signature)

and ……………………………………………… …………………………………………..

(Print full name) (Signature)

being financial members of ANZROC (Vic) hereby nominate

…………………….……………….……for the office of …………………………or Committee Member

I accept the nomination ………… ……………………………………………………… (Signature)

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Newsletter August 2017

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 10 2017

Please click on this link to read the reformatted August 2017 newsletter


PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
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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NEWSLETTER EDITOR  HON.TREASURER
Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
PO Box 579, PO Box 503
Malvern, 3144  Mt Martha
 Ph 98210444 Ph 0411256322
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)

 

NEWSLETTER 10th August 2017

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

We were pleased to welcome Brian and Shirley Rix to present on their motorbike trips across the world. Brian is an ex homicide Detective and Shirley a Crime reporter on 3AW and Channel 10. They took time off in 2003 to have a belated 'Gap Year' and sent their Motorbike across to the UK to tour Europe, Middle East and Asia.

In 2011 once fully retired they travelled from the bottom of South America to the top of North America. In 2015 they travelled across Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia and their presentation focussed on this trip. Brian and Shirley took us through a most entertaining journey illustrated by dozens of photos of pot-holed roads, statues of Lenin, Genghis Khan, Karl Marx and even the Beatles in the furthest reaches of Vladivostok. You could almost believe you were there with them on that bike through ice, snow, sand and rain.

We had the best turn-out to a meeting in the City since Graeme Simsion in 2015, around 80 Members and Partners. It looks like Authors are a good draw-card for us so will try and get some more good speakers for our program in 2018.

We welcomed Geri Macgregor to her first Anzroc meeting and Barry Crittle, Jim and Janice Latham, Paul Manley, Jurgen Schnabl, Nunzio Liberatore and Cindy Taylor to their first City meeting at 100 Queen Street. Other members not seen for a while included Viji Dharann, Leigh Davis, Mike Devlin, Stan Halbish, Theo Hall, Trevor King, Peter Nyga, Gordon Paulett, Ron Phillips, Graeme Randall, Jurgen Schnabl and Des Shady. Partners present also made for a terrific luncheon.

Sadly we belatedly heard that our Honorary Member Ray Perry passed away last April.

Bob Bishop who was a great supporter of Anzroc passed away this week as did Ken Nathan, husband of our Committee Member Joan, after a brave battle with the insidious disease MND. Funerals for Bob and Ken were held on August 11th.

Our very good friend John Winders who passed away on July 21 after a 7 month courageous fight with Melanoma was farewelled in style at Springvale. A huge turnout of 300+ attended the Funeral Service which featured the music of Meatloaf, Deep Purple and Guns n' Roses followed by an emotional Funeral Haka. I somehow think that John would have approved of that. John's tribute on our Facebook page reached 2700 people; the normal response is around 200. That says a lot about the Man. Hard to believe he will not be with us at the Xmas lunch this year.

We all stood for a few moments and raised a glass to our Departed colleagues.

We were also advised after the meeting of the passing of Honorary Member Laurie Holland aged 97 years.

On brighter news we have organised another Golf day at very short notice on Friday September 22 again at Cheltenham Golf Club. Details are in the Newsletter. We had 20 starters back in March so hope that we can get a similar response.

Plans for the Xmas lunch on December 14 are well advanced thanks to the efforts of Peter Pritchard. The ANZ CEO, Shayne Elliott and a number of his Senior Executives have confirmed their attendance. There are new Caterers at the Pavilion and we have again secured a good deal with a 2 course meal plus drinks. The lunch is heavily subsidised by the club and supported by ANZ and the cost to Members for this year will be $35. Full details are in the Newsletter.

Our next lunch will be in Ballarat on September 14 and hope to see many of you there.

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

APOLOGIES

Vic Ansell, Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin , John Brown, Diane Carew, Bill Collins, Wolf Damschitz, Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Keith Ford, Norris Gale, Ray Gill , Teresa Goldsbrough, Roy Harper, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Graeme Horsburgh, Bernadette and Wayne Hulbert ,Carol Jukes, Sandra Joseph, Bruce Kells, Dan Kirtley, David Knuckey, Wal McGillivray, Fay McPherson, Gerry McPherson, Emilio Moreno, Bruce Morley, Joan Nathan, Terry Parks, Neville Pearson, John Stevens, Mike Smith , Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Falla Tina 7 years ANZ

Latham J.A. (Jim) 37 years ANZ

Latham J.M.(Janice) 17 years ANZ

Rowe G.R. (Geoff) 31 years ANZ

Thiessen E.W. (Elaine) 10 years ANZ

Webster B.C. (Bruce) 43 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Tina, Geoff, Elaine and Bruce at one of our forthcoming meetings. Jim and Janice attended our August meeting.

BEREAVEMENTS

Bishop R.L. (Bob) 78 years 6/8/2017

Robin Chase advised he attended Bob’s funeral and estimated in excess of 100 family, friends and other folk were there. Robin had a few quick words with Val Bishop just before the service. Other ANZedders he met up with were Dick Chegwin, (who gave one of the two eulogies/recollections), Graham Heenan and Barry Reid (with wife Shirl).

Even though Robin had not met up with Bob since the mid-sixties with the ex-ANZ Bank Cricket Club, he was glad to have had the opportunity to put in an appearance to pay final respects.

John Brown emailed “very sad to hear that Bob has passed away after his long illness. Bob and Val were part of the ANZ "Family" from way back in the late 50s and 60s when they both played basketball with the ANZ Basketball Club. At that time, the club was believed to be the biggest basketball club in the Southern Hemisphere, with about twelve teams in competition. Bob was also a keen cricketer and a valuable member of the ANZ Cricket Club. Bob also took part in many of the ANZ Golf Club events. They both competed in many of the annual Wagga Wagga Queen's Birthday sporting weekends and supported the numerous social events conducted by the sporting clubs, the ANZ Staff Social Club, and more recently the ANZ Retired Officers' Club (Vic).The ANZ "Family" will miss Bob.”

Holland L.A. (Laurie) 97 years 28/7/2017

Laurie enlisted in the Australian Army in Port Moresby in September 1942 and on discharge in February 1946 was a sergeant in 67 Aust AA S/L Bty,

We were advised that Laurie was in management in Ballarat East in the 60’s.

He was a regular correspondent and had many items printed in the ANZROC newsletter,

Laurie’s daughter Robyn advised the Laurie joined the Union Bank in 1936. His banking career was interrupted by war service where he was a sergeant in the AIF Port Moresby and Darwin controlling the anti aircraft searchlights spotting incoming enemy planes. He resumed his career in the late 40’s in country branches Traralgon, Benalla and Ballarat where he studied accounting. Laurie was appointed Manager at Ballarat East then West Regent Preston, Abbotsford and finally Morwell.

On retirement he returned to Melbourne to be with his three daughters settled in Melbourne,

Perry R.W.C. (Ray) 88 years 10/4/2017

We were advised Ray Perry passed on the 10th of April 2017 at the age of 88 after a long illness.

Winders J.M.(John) 66 years 21/7/2017

Eamon Veaney reported “The funeral service and wake that followed was a sensational celebration of John's life with tributes from the family at the Service and reminiscing by friends at the wake. There was a huge turnout facilitating the use of the atrium next door by video link. The Maori funeral Haka at the end of the service was especially memorable and sent John off in the way he would have appreciated. The stories at the wake highlighted John's empathy with people from all walks of life. His love of good food and wine. His mate ship with his friends and colleagues. His great career at ANZ and as he called it the Piggy Bank. He will be sorely missed by everyone he met. Vale John, a Legend to us all”

Mike Aranha emailed “ John, was a gentle(man) giant, giant heart, heart of the party, loved life, extreme generosity, though most importantly appreciated all people who worked for/or with him, top to bottom. Amongst it all, there are stories that will never be told! However since he arrived in AU from his beginnings at Invercargill (NZ) he has improved and impressed his presence, on all people he was involved with. More so that he did it, around all points of the globe. Traits that allow oneself to sleep straight in bed. Reliqua John.”

Bob Cook from ANZROC NSW emailed “We have lost another former International Division stalwart. After a six month battle with melanoma, John Winders passed away last Friday. Whilst Melbourne based, John, who was 66 years of age, was well known to most of the now retired ID team and senior ANZ executive here in Sydney.He was a member of ANZROC Victoria."

ANZROC committeewoman Joan Nathan advised that her husband Ken Nathan passed away 6/8/2017 after a long battle with illness. Ken was a strong supporter of ANZROC and often accompanied Joan to our functions. Eamon Veaney reported that the service for Ken was well attended with over 200 present and included many of his former colleagues at Qantas. Anzroc was well represented by Anne Wee and Eamon, Ken Crawford, Kathy Trace, Noel Beanland and his wife Jeanette. Joan was very strong and gave a lovely eulogy to Ken. He was farewelled with his favourite Beatles song” Let it be” .Joan Nathan subsequently emailed “ I would like to thank the committee and members of the Retired Officers Club, firstly for allowing Ken to attend the meetings with me, Ken really enjoyed the friendships he made, and I really appreciated the way the members made him feel so welcome. The members really cared about Ken, even pushing the wheel chair on occasions. I really appreciated Eamon Veaney, Anne Wee, Kathy Trace, Noel and Jeanette Beanland and Ken Crawford for attending the Funeral, Ken is now at peace and life will never be the same without him. “

Jenny Pickering advised that Bob Barton died peacefully on 11/8/2017 and many ANZROC members would have known and worked with Bob during their careers.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays: Alistair Abernathy (84), Henry Barker (88),

Lesley Deady, Rick Dickson (82), Frank Donovan (95), Muriel Drummond, Frank Edwards (89), Neville

Elvish (82), Barbara Firth, Ken Fitzgerald (89), Jeremy Grant (80), June Hoskin, Ian Ince (84),

Peter Jones (85), Bruce Kells (85), Stan Lancaster (83), Ken Lee (88), Doug Long (93), Cathie

Mackiggan, Reg Nicolson (86), Peter O’Dwyer (85), John Parkes (81), Roy Peake (82), Mary Ryan,

Mark Stankovich (81), Jack Stewart (82), Tony Watt (88), Bob Wheeler (81)

WELFARE REPORT

R.E.W. (Bob) Stone’s newsletter has been returned “not known at this address” and we have tried

to locate Bob but to no avail so if any members have contact details for our Honorary member who has not been well recently please let Ron Adams at (9821 0444) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know.

INTEREST RATES

From 1/9/2017

Less than $20,000 1.02%

Greater than $20,000 1.31%

LETTERS

Ian Anderson wrote “Many thanks to Kathy Trace and the Committee for my birthday card in July. Birthday was spent on the Ghan travelling to Darwin. Three days which lived up to everything that people say about it? Magnificent food and drink and plenty of sightseeing on the way. We had 5 days in Darwin exploring Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Beautiful place in Australia which is being well looked after. Following Darwin we boarded “Sun Princess” for a cruise down West coast stopping at Kimberley Coast, Broome and Geraldton before arriving in Fremantle .Again a fantastic piece of Australia. My wife Margaret and I can recommend this trip especially as we had not seen that part of Australia beforehand and it was our first cruise (7 days) just long enough to get a taste of it.”

Bruce Avent phoned to thank Kathy Trace for the birthday card and kind wishes for his 81st birthday.

Anne Blashki writing from Shepparton said “A note of thanks for the birthday greetings from the President, Committee and members with extra special thanks to Kathy Trace for the exceptional job she does. The newsletter is eagerly looked forward to each month. Well done to all concerned with its content and publication.”

Malcolm de Bono emailed “I would like to thank Kathy and the committee of the ANZ Retired Officers' Club (Vic) for sending me a birthday card prior to my birthday in May. My wife and I had just returned from a 3 month overseas trip and found the card waiting for me, hence my belated thank you. I had a wonderful birthday celebration overseas with family and friends.”

Helen Bouch emailed “A belated thank you to Kathy and committee for the birthday card which arrived on the day. I have been away for 5 weeks enjoying my time in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, visiting the area my ancestors came from and also in Glen Luce Scotland, to see the Abbey where my Great Grandparents were married and the Tower House where he was butler. Stayed in Dumfries at the Holiday Inn which is on the Crichton Estate set in 100 acres of beautiful gardens. Then on to Glasgow for 2 weeks visiting the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies, Stirling Castle , Loch Lomond , Culzean Castle and taking a trip on the steamer Waverley up Loch Long.”

Frank Edwards emailed “Just a "thank you" to Kathy for the classy birthday card and accompanying good wishes to mark yet another birthday. Much appreciated. It's good to still be able to enjoy life, even if the carcass is beginning to show a few signs of wear and tear. Not that either my wife or I tend to bother the medical fraternity too much, but we are both tending to take things a bit easier than we used to and it's good when the specialist says "See you in six months." The best of good wishes to those of my old colleagues who are still gracing the planet. Lots of good memories.”

Nola Forsyth advised that she has moved into the Grand Cedar Nursing Home in High Street Road Ashwood and welcomes members that were involved with her in the many ANZ reunions she organized to phone her on 98115672.

Teresa Goldsbrough emailed “Please note my apologies for non attendance at this next meeting. That day escaping to the Gold Coast for a week of warm weather and sunshine. Please also note that I will be an apology for Sept meeting. Will be undertaking the 400 km walk from Lucca to Rome during the month of September. FB provides a great medium for viewing the photos, keeping in touch with the events, and checking on 'what's on and where'. Thanks to all who make this happen.”

Phil Goodier emailed “Please thank Kathy for the birthday card which arrived right on time!

Again, the year flashed by but was a great year .Still travelling, fishing, lawn bowling, spending more and more time with an expanding family with Gail and I thankfully still enjoying good health.

As usual, the Northern Territory called but this year it was the centre out west of Alice Springs with old friends on cattle stations. Also, visited our eldest son living in Kuala Lumpur. He works for Standard Chartered Bank. Second son presented us with a new baby girl however he lives around the corner so that’s convenient ....for whom? Enjoying lawn bowls at Beaumaris Bowls Club where fellow ex ANZ members Ian Davies and David Moffat also play. As I send this I am watching the Crows still performing however Gail and I are also packing to travel with Ian and Christine Davies to the Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and Orkneys, Scotland then back to Amsterdam. Back in time for the Snapper season!”

Don Hoffmann emailed “Many thanks for your card and best wishes on my birthday. I do enjoy reading the newsletter and keeping up to date with the news.”

Graeme Horsburgh emailed “On holiday up in Peregian Beach so unable to attend the August meeting. Fortunate to have heard the Rixs ' on abc morning show or Maccas Sunday morning show reporting on their adventures. I am sure you will have a very interesting meeting.”

John Hudgson emailed “To the ANZROC President and committee a big thank you for the much appreciated birthday wishes and congratulation to Kathy for the impeccable timing as my card arrived spot on time. Yet another year has come and gone at seemingly a much faster pace. This past year has been a good one with health improving and culminating in Ann and I taking a Funover50s tour through outback Queensland, commencing in Brisbane and finishing in Cairns, during which we ticked off a number of bucket list items e.g. Stockmans Hall of Fame and Qantas Museum at Longreach and riding the Gulflander and Savannahlander trains. We hope to do another one up to and through North Queensland next year. Once again a Big thank you and hoping to catch up soon.”

Joe Maggiore emailed “I have just celebrated my 65th birthday and your best wishes birthday card was a delight to receive. It has been 6 years since I retired from Anz Bank after 41 years of service with many work experiences now shared with friends and family. My lifestyle currently is balanced between part time work and travel overseas. Each month, I look forward (wherever possible due to work commitments) to catching up with my retired officer friends at the various luncheons. The committee do a great job in organising these events and continue to allow our wonderful group to enjoy the company of each other..Once again, thank you Kathy for the prompt receipt of the birthday card. It is much appreciated.”

Serge McIntyre emailed “I was pleased to receive my birthday card one day before my birthday. Thanks to Kathy, to the president and committee. I had a birthday party surrounded by family and friends.”

Godfrey Mills emailed “almost forgot to send my thanks for the greetings sent on cue. Nothing much to report. I am still heavily committed to Lapidary work in its many aspects. Recently I obtained “my ticket" to teach Lost Wax Silver Casting. This is a very handy method of expanding the range and type of products and settings. Cheers to all.”

Bruce Morley emailed “Thank you for letting me know about the monthly meeting and the interesting guest speakers. My apology for this meeting as Cherilyn and I will be overseas visiting Norway, Iceland and UK.”

Peter Omond emailed “Thanks very much for the birthday card which was waiting for me when we returned home from a month caravanning in northern NSW trying to escape the Melbourne weather. I think I may have been remiss in not replying last year - but having a birthday on 4 July I have always wanted to spend the day in the USA helping them celebrate their Independence Day. Last year we were in Montreal - so I guess North America is close enough to tick that one off the bucket list.”

Kevin O’Neill wrote “Many thanks to Kathy Trace and committee for the birthday wishes on my 80th. A celebration was held my residence where 50 relatives and friends attended.”

Neville Pearson emailed “On the way to Lawn Hills for the holidays .Lawn Hill is in Qld 2885km from Melbourne and is relatively close to the Northern Territory border. Glyn Parry Jones speaks very highly of it. Last year we got close but rain closed the roads into the park and we had car problems as well. It’s a beautiful Gorge that you can canoe and swim (if one is game??) in. Not far from Gregory Downs l”

Glyn Parry-Jones sends thanks for his birthday card and is sure it would have arrived on time, but he wasn't home to receive it. Glyn and Janet were enjoying time in Spain and on his birthday were in the beautiful Andalusian town of Ronda. On checking in at the hotel the receptionist noticed that it was Glyn's birthday and made sure they had a nice room. The views over the square, the New Bridge (1792) and the valley of the Rio Guadalevin were magnificent.

Ian Roberts emailed “I write a special thank you to Kathy Trace and the RO committee for the best wishes for my birthday which has emerged again. The birthday card was waiting for me on our arrival home after a two week Baltic cruise to Saint Petersburg and two weeks in Ireland. Most enjoyable. Medical issues arise now and then but I still have time to get on the tennis court regularly and the golf course occasionally. We do appreciate the newsletter together with the news and stories from fellow members. Best wishes to all.”

Peter Russell emailed “Thanks to the Committee for your efforts regarding the letter received advising removal of entitlements for staff issued Platinum Cards. When I received my letter I took the matter up with the Bank directly, forwarding a copy of the terms and conditions set out in writing at date of my retirement. In response I received a telephone call and follow up letter apologising for the letter and confirming retraction.”

Mark Stankovich emailed “Many thanks for the ANZ ROC best wishes for my birthday. My compliments and thanks to Kathy Trace for her untiring efforts to ensure the greetings arrived right on time. No small feat in present times. I was fortunate to be able to celebrate my birthday in style with my whole family. Only wish time would not pass so quickly!”

Frank Valastro emailed “I was saddened to read in July’s newsletter of the passing of Max Guest. I had the pleasure of working with Max in the early to mid 1970’s as his assistant on the Lending Inspection team. We worked together over a period of 3 years and travelled many kilometres together around Victoria visiting many branches. We formed a close working relationship and no matter where we were we would always enjoy a beer or two after work whilst reflecting on the day’s output. Max’s comprehensive knowledge of sport never ceased to amaze me as he often recalled many sporting events in intricate detail. On the working front Max was always highly motivated and strove for perfection. You could always count on him for accuracy and constructive criticism. As his apprentice I learnt more about work ethics and output. I have no doubt when I say that Max’s approach to work mirrored his approach to life in general that is….roll up the sleeves put your head down your bum up and go for it. Vale Max Guest and thanks for your inspiration.”

Roger Watkins wrote “I was saddened at the passing of John White. I joined the ES&A Bank in 1959, spent about 12 months at 390 Lonsdale Street Branch and moved to Vic Admin (ES&A) circa 1960. John was about 16 when I joined the bank and I met John first when he worked in Personnel Dept 2nd Floor, 86 Queen Street. My memory of John is of his very likeable manner to all workmates. I can never remember meeting John any where without him smiling. He was a real gentleman to all. Vale John.”

Norm Wood emailed:” Thank you very much for the card which arrived, thanks to the ever-reliable and obviously hard-working Kathy Trace, in good time for my recent birthday. While it is now some time since I was in a position to attend any functions, and the number of members I actually worked with are sadly steadily diminishing, I still enjoy reading about the more active members. I hope you, Kathy and the rest of your Committee enjoy a healthy and happy year.”

AND Russ Appleton, Cynthia Ellery, Helen Farnell, Mike George, Alan Lauder, Ian Lee, Nunzio Liberatore, John Moore, Dietmar Reichert, Trevor Turner, Rod Wassell,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017……BOOK NOW

VENUE – THE PAVILION VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE

The Club will again hold its Annual Christmas Luncheon thanks to ANZ Group making this excellent venue available and subsidising the cost of the luncheon. Pre-lunch drinks from 11.30am, Luncheon commences at 12.30pm.

The toast to ANZ will be given by Bernadette Lynch. CEO Shayne Elliott will respond to the toast to the Bank. A number of Senior Executives will also be attending.

Dress for the luncheon is neat business attire.

The cost to members of the function is $35.00.

Cut-off date for acceptances 30 November 2017

Again this year we will arrange for ALL members to be allocated a table.

· If you wish to host a table of ten, you will need to nominate as a table host and ensure that others in your group record the host name on the “acceptance slip” or email below.

· If you do not wish to host a table, but would like to sit with your colleagues please specify who you would like to have on your table and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

· If you do not nominate a preference, we will allocate you to a table with comparable colleagues.

Bookings:

If you wish to attend, host a table or join a table, don’t forget to send the “acceptance slip” or email advice to: Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ken can also be contacted on 0439 432 280.

Members are encouraged to make payments electronically to ANZROC BSB 013 350 Account Number 3064 51947. Please include your name and initial in the “Payee information” so that we can correctly record your payment.

For those who wish to make payment by cheque, they can be made out to ANZROC and sent to Ken Crawford at the above address. Please include the “acceptance slip”.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

ACCEPTANCE SLIP

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017

Name of member………………………………………………………………………

Cost of Luncheon: $35.00

Amount Enclosed /or Amount paid to ANZROC account. (Delete category not applicable)

I will be hosting a table Y/N. I wish to be on a table with………………….or allocate me to a table. Return this slip with your payment to Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 no later than by 30 November 2017

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ANZROC GOLF DAY

FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 AT CHELTENHAM GOLF CLUB, VICTOR AVENUE, CHELTENHAM. Following on from our enjoyable visit to Cheltenham in March, the next ANZROC Golf Day is to be held at Cheltenham Golf Club, Victor Avenue, Cheltenham on Friday, 22 September 2017, teeing off at 8.30am. This is a Men’s & Ladies Stableford Competition for ANZROC members and their partners.

Cheltenham Golf Club is just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, on the sand belt region, with delightful fairways and challenging greens. It’s a 9-hole course with 16 different tees. Visit www.cheltenhamgolf.com.au/ for details on course layout, dress regulations, directions etc. A delicious lunch is included and will typically be a choice of Fish, Parma, Steak Sandwich, Lamb Shanks (all served with Chips and Salad or Veg) or Caesar Salad. Players without a current Golf Australia handicap are most welcome and will be given a handicap for the day. We are particularly keen to see a good roll-up of lady players.

Get your entries in early to avoid missing out!

ENTRY FEE - $55 per person for 18 holes (members of Cheltenham Golf Club $25) or $40 for 9 holes. This covers Green Fees, prizes and lunch. Drinks are available at normal Club bar prices. Lunch Only - $20 per person. Electric Golf Cart - $35 for 18 holes, $25 for 9 holes, payable at the Pro Shop on the day.

HIT-OFF will be from 8.30am on a number of tees close to the carpark and Clubhouse. Those playing 18 holes should arrive no later than 8am to get their card & draw. Those playing 9 holes should arrive no later than 10am. ENTRIES CLOSE on Thursday 14th September (unless places are filled earlier) so that numbers can be finalised with the Club. EMAIL the ENTRY DETAILS (below) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or

MAIL the ENTRY DETAILS to:

Ken Pattison, PO Box 2910, CHELTENHAM, 3192 Make electronic payment direct to: to ANZROC BSB 013-350, Account No 306451947 - ensuring your name is included in the payment information – Or Mail a cheque payable to ANZROC with your ENTRY DETAILS ENQUIRIES to Ken Pattison on 0414 679 627. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ENTRY DETAILS (by email or mail with direct credit or cheque)

Your Contact details:

Name……………………………………..Email……………………………………………….Phone.........……………..

Players Name…………………………………9 or 18 holes……………Hcp………. $...........

Name…………………………………9 or 18 holes……………Hcp………. $………..

Meal only (non-playing partners) ............ @ $20 = $……….

Total $__________

Paid by, Cheque or Direct Credit

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ANZROC PROGRAM REMAINING FOR 2017 :

October 12th Moonee Valley Racecourse Tabaret

November 9th Annual General Meeting 833 Collins Street

ANZ RETIRED OFFICER’S CHEQUE ACCOUNT AND ANZ STAFF CHEQUE ACCOUNT

ANZ has recently notified us that the ANZ Retired Officer’s Cheque Account and ANZ Staff Cheque Account will no longer be offered to new customers with effect from 28 July 2017.

Existing customers and employees who currently hold one of these products will not be affected by this change. Should you have any queries in relation to the matter please contact the product manager Adrian Stephenson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEXT MEETING 14th SEPTEMBER 2017

BALLARAT VISIT. AT THE GEORGE HOTEL 27 LYDIARD ST NORTH BALLARAT.

ANZROC will hold another luncheon meeting in regional Victoria for members and their partners on Thursday 14th September 2017. This luncheon will be our September monthly ANZROC meeting and we encourage members in outlying areas and from Melbourne to attend.

The George is approx 300 metres from the station

The George Hotel provides a wide ranging menu for both the restaurant menu of mains, burgers, wood fired pizza and the Lane Cafe for more casual options which includes wraps and focaccias and can be taken to our ANZROC tables.

Pay separately for meals and drinks on the day. Names can now be sent to Joan Nathan on 97408001 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Partners and widows of past members will be very welcome to join us at Ballarat.

It is recommended that travel to the function be via “V Line” train travel. The new Velocity trains servicing Ballarat have very comfortable seats with generous leg room and a quiet and smooth ride. The journey takes approx 1 hour 30 minutes in a very comfortable seat with ample leg room and of course great company “V Line” has a service to Ballarat, leaving from the “V Line” Country platforms (Ground level at Spencer Street side of Southern Cross Railway Station) at 10.07am and arrives in Ballarat at11.37am. We would suggest that you arrive at the station around 9.30 to 9.45am to enable us to travel as a group.

For the return journey there is a train departing Ballarat Station at 2.06 pm and 3.08 pm arriving Southern Cross railway Station at 3.47 pm and 4.49. pm respectively.

Committeeman Con La Fauci will be on hand at Southern Cross Station to help members with platform locations.

Seniors should arrange their free travel vouchers under the Victoria Public Transport “Free-off peak Travel Vouchers scheme”.

A great plus for the venue and timing is that the Ballarat Art Gallery is directly opposite The George Hotel and entry is free with a great coffee shop on site if you have any spare time before trains.

To assist members and partners, we will endeavour to provide transport to and from the venue for those members/partners who do have mobility difficulties. We would also appreciate any assistance 

members can give in provision of transport should such be required

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ANZROC MEMBERS AND PARTNERS COUNTRY LUNCHEON AT BALLARAT AT THE GEORGE HOTEL 27 LYDIARD STREET, NORTH BALLARAT ON 14th SEPTEMBER 2017

Members Name…………………………………………..

Partners Name……………………………………………

I/we will be attending the luncheon: Yes / No

I am able to assist with transport for members who require assistance: Yes / No

I would appreciate assistance with transport: Yes / No

This information can be emailed to JOAN NATHAN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to 7 Lightwood Drive, Sunbury, Vic 3429

Should you wish to telephone, please call Joan on 97408001 .

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Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor

Newsletter July 2017

NEWSLETTER JULY 13 2017

Please click on this link to read the reformatted July 2017 newsletter


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ANZROC NEWSLETTER 13th July 2017

PRESIDENTS REPORT

Once again our annual lunch at the Mulgrave Country Club generated an excellent response from our Members with 60 in attendance. The Senior's menu was great value with 2 courses for $15 and with full size portions instead of the mini version some places provide on the basis that older people have less appetite!

We were pleased to see Nunzio Liberatore and Cindy Chan Taylor at their first ANZROC meeting.

Members not seen for some time included Geoff Allman, John Bloom, Graeme Cameron, Ron Clohesy, Max Fisher, Tony Grayling, Peter Green, Rod Macaulay, Don Maguire, Peter Nyga, Roy Peake, Bernie O’Reilly, Warren Taylor and Joan Williams.

Thanks to, Noel Beanland, Joan Nathan and Ken Crawford for their efforts in organising the lunch.

Photos from the lunch have been posted to the ANZROC’s website and Facebook page.

Sadly we farewelled a number of our Members this month as noted in the newsletter including the passing of John White last Friday after a long illness. We also heard through Kathy Trace that Terry Talbot passed away in Tasmania on May 26th. Kathy had worked with Terry in Nominees and he used to attend our meetings before he moved. All Members stood in respect of our friends and colleagues who had passed away.

Recent correspondence from ANZ Cards to some of our Members with 30+ years service indicating that concessional rates would be withdrawn in August caused some concern. After discussion between Ron Adams from ANZROC in Victoria, and other States, with Cards Executives the changes were reversed and all impacted Members should have received a letter from the bank confirming this.

We subsequently received a further advice from ANZ that Staff Cheque accounts and Retired Officers Cheque accounts would no longer be offered as part of product rationalisation. However, this will not affect anyone who currently has one of these accounts.

If anyone is interested some old ANZ Advertising posters have been posted on our website and Facebook page. http://www.anzroc.com.au/roc-notice-board/616-old-anz-advertising-posters-nostalgia

I am sure many of you will relate to some of these as they reflect a different era of Banking to that which we are faced with today.

I noticed that Teresa Goldsborough commented on the success of our decentralised lunches in drawing good support. We plan to continue with a mix of City and Suburban/ Regional lunches in the coming year so that we can reach more of our Members who cannot make it into the City.

Having said that we hope to get a big turn-out to our August 10 lunch at 100 Queen Street. We have secured Brian and Shirley Rix as guest speakers. They have ridden around Australia on their Motor Bikes and will give us an insight into their adventures.

Hope to see many of you there.

APOLOGIES

Ron Adams, Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin , John Brown, Diane Carew, Bill Collins, Wolf Damschitz, Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Ray Gill, Teresa Goldsbrough, Theo Hall, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Bernadette and Wayne Hulbert ,Trevor King, Wal McGillivray, Kevin O’Neill, Terry Parks, Ron Phillips, Peter Pritchard, Graeme Randall, Bill Robinson, Joe Romano, John Stevens, , Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Hardwick D.P. (Dermot) 40 years ANZ

McGregor G.M.(Geri) 13 years ANZ

Moore John 46 years ANZ

Taylor C.Y.C (Cindy) 10 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Dermot, Geri and John at one of our forthcoming meetings. Cindy was welcomed at the lunch at Mulgrave.

BEREAVEMENTS

GUEST L.M.J (MAX) 83 YEARS 18/6/2017

Gary Mason emailed “Max was a top level amateur cyclist (mainly track) and was close to getting Olympic selection for the 1956 Games in Melbourne.

Just prior to the Games warm-up track cycling competitions took place at the new Velodrome. Numerous visiting international cyclists in Melbourne for the Games competed in order to acclimatise and prepare themselves.

There was a large crowd of Italian supporters in attendance. They had gone to Velodrome from all over Australia to cheer their heroes

During one sprint event Max and an Italian cyclist jostled each other and the Italian cyclist fell. Max was a big chap. When the Italian fell they bayed for Max’s blood and he had to be escorted by guards away from the Velodrome via an underground tunnel which led out of the Velodrome. It was front page news on the daily newspapers.

Max was a likeable, quiet and unassuming chap, to get to the top in cycling needs plenty of guts and determination – which he obviously had in abundance.

Vale Max.”

HENNING A.F. (Adrian) 80 years 23/6/2017

Adrian was a regular correspondent to our newsletter especially when he was managing the Victorian Seniors Hockey team with trips across Australia and overseas.

David Knuckey said that Adrian worked with him in Esanda Market Street in the early 70’s and they both were on the Dealer Acceptance line where they had turns at managing the retail paper that came from the huge Reg Hunt Holden organisation, one of Esanda’s largest dealer customers.

TALBOT TERRY 88 years 26/5/2017

Kathy Trace said that Terry who worked with her in Nominees in the 70’s was a real character and was a stalwart of the many ANZ staff gatherings. On retirement Terry relocated to Tasmania and speaking to Karen Johnston Secretary of ANZROC Tasmania she said he was active in the First Settlers Group in Tasmania and regularly entertained the ANZROC Tasmanian members at their AGM with stories of the Talbot family.

THEOBALD B.T. (Barry) 93 years 25/6/2017

Barry had a stroke a couple of years ago and had not been well since.

Sandra Street emailed “I remember Barry from our days at Royal Bank Branch in the 1960s. He was a very fine person.”

WHITE E.J. (John) 73 years 7/7/2017

Ken Stapleton said when advising the passing of his close friend that John has fought a very long battle with cancer with the utmost courage and inspiration to others. Will be sadly missed.

John was a prolific correspondent to this newsletter and kept us informed of his activities in retirement.

We have also been advised by ANZROC Qsld of the passing of Allan Rivers on 20th June. He was 82 and had not enjoyed good health in recent times.

Charles Griss emailed “It is a long time since I saw Allan Rivers when I was CEO Esanda. Very sad to hear of his passing. Allan was indeed a strong leader and ran a 'tight ship' very successfully. He was a man of few words at our regular interstate conferences, but when he spoke you listened!”

Bob Maughan emailed “Very sad to hear about the passing of Alan Rivers. When I first joined Esanda I soon became aware that Alan was held in the highest possible regard.

When I was a humble Manager Dealer Finance in Esanda Head Office I had the audacity to decline an application from Queensland, the late John Hogarth who was then the Managing Director called me into his office to relate a complaint from Alan about the decision and asked me to ring him to discuss. Given the awe in which Alan was held after a nervous visit to the toilet I rang him as requested. At the end of the discussion he was most gracious and said stick with your decision you have convinced me. I later was blessed to work with him and enjoy the company of him and Shirley.

A true gentleman and legend not only of Esanda but ANZ in general.”

Mark Stankovich emailed “Allan Rivers (82) has been battling an aggressive cancer for some time. He passed away surrounded by his wife for over sixty years Shirley, his sons Donald and Peter, their wives, children and grandchildren. Allan retired in the late eighties as the ANZ Group MD’s Representative for Queensland and General Manager Esanda Queensland Division. For all but six years in the General Manager’s Department of the E.S. & A Bank in Nineteen Sixties Allan worked in Queensland for E.S. & A Bank, Esanda and ANZ Banking Group. During his years in Melbourne Allan worked in the ES&A GM’S Advances Dept. (A Line) and later as the CEO of the then newly established ES&A Savings Bank. In 1970 Allan returned to Brisbane as State Manager, Esanda for Queensland. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten by all who had the privilege to come in to contact with him.”

Glen Twidale’s Tribute to Allan Rivers

I was extremely sorry to hear of the loss of my close friend Allan Rivers, and extend my deepest sympathy to Shirley and family.

My friendship with Allan spans 51 years. We met when he was transferred to Melbourne from Queensland to head up the Savings Bank. I was on secondment from Hobart Office to the New Business department. One night, he invited me over to his home for dinner. After chatting for a while, we discovered we were both from the tiny Queensland town of Millmerran, and shared many similar memories. His father was a local police constable, and my father owned and operated the local garage. Allan was a very capable and intelligent person, and could have aspired to any position he chose; therefore, his abilities were absorbed into the bank merges and takeovers. Allan disliked Melbourne winters and whenever he headed south, he would inevitably catch the flu, and I would get the blame.

Allan’s interests were varied. While we were holidaying in Queensland, we enjoyed mud crabs, BBQ steaks competently cooked by Allan; this was usually followed by a few games of snooker in his beautifully equipped games room. As a youngster he was a top sprinter and middle distance runner. He then took up shooting, with foxes and rabbits being his bag. He was so successful, he and Glyn Steadman acquired a refrigerated van and on weekends and holidays, off they’d go. Unfortunately, the venture came to a swift end when “someone” forgot to put the handbrake on, and the van drove itself over a cliff. After the Port Arthur massacre, Allan had to hand in his rifle, due to the new gun law that John Howard introduced. Another past time of Allan’s was to make wooden toys. They were impeccably made and he would either give them away to friends, family or charities or sometimes he would sell them.

Allan will be missed by many people and once more, I offer my sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

Stave Manders emailed “I am writing to advise the ANZ Retired Officers’ Club that my father, Marcus Manders, passed away 3 July 2017 aged 96.He retired from the ANZ Bank in 1983, having been the Registrar of Esanda for a number of years prior to his retirement. Some of your members may recall his name, as his quite legible signature was on Esanda’s dividend cheques for some years in the 1970s and 1980s. He worked his entire life in the banking industry, commencing with the Bank of Australasia in the late 1930s. He had roles with a number of banks, mostly changing as they merged. I distinctly recall him saying that the most significant reason for the merger of the ES&A and ANZ banks was that neither individually could afford a mainframe computer, but as a merged entity, they could.”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Ron Cashin (84), Kevin Coleman (81),

Eric Dickson (86), Chris Fieggen (86), Lawton Graham (88), Don Hoffmann (83), Fred Hornsby (86),

Serge McIntyre (80), Godfrey Mills (82), Trevor Mudgway (81), Coralie O’Donahoo, Kevin O’Neill

(80), Alan Panther (83), Barry Reid (83), Bernie Sowersby (87), Bob Stone (83), Keith Taylor (89),

Frank Wells (90), Norm Wood (91), John York (86).

ROBERT W. HUNTER

We no longer have any contact details for our Honorary member Robert W Hunter . If you have any contact details that can be passed on to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. it would be appreciated as Robert is due to reach 100 years of age next January.

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Written by Neville Pearson

An invitation arrived for me to speak at the YARRAM Football Club 130th year celebration since inauguration

Some 350 Yarram players and supporters attended the match and dinner that was a sensation

The game was against the might of Sale City Football Club on Yarram’s home ground

As with most country matches food and drink did abound

At three quarter time, Yarram had defied the odds and had a handy 4 goal lead

But the Yarram players were exhausted and were starting to bleed

Sale City clawed back the score to only one point behind with 10 seconds to go

They gained the ball in the centre and gave an almighty kick to their full forward you know

As the ball hurtled through the air towards his chest, the siren blew clear and loud

To the enormous joy of myself and the Yarram Crowd

After a passionate discussion as to when the game finishes

Yarram was declared the winner to much spectator cheering and kisses

As a player and banker in Yarram in the 1950’s and 60’s I had been invited to be a guest speaker at the dinner. I wrote a couple of adult poems for the occasion that were considered a winner

From the Bird in full flight

LETTERS

Dr Peter Abraham son of our late Honorary member Murray Abraham emailed “Thank you so, so much for sending this newsletter and your colleague's tribute for our family to read (and laugh about dad's antics!), and also be reminded of dad's long and enduring mateship with you all (about which he spoke to me often). It warms my heart to see how much he was valued and remembered. Please pass on our family's warmest greetings to you all.”

Aldo Calvo emailed “Just a quick thank you to the ANZROC and Kathy Trace for arranging my birthday card which arrived on my birthday. The years ROC on”

Aldo Faella emailed “Thanks very much for sending me the lovely birthday card which arrived exactly on my birthday which was the 15th June. It was very much appreciated considering we had only been in our new home in Torquay for only 2 months. We absolutely love the sea change and enjoy doing lots of exploring down this way.”

Mike George emailed “Thought I had better acknowledge the receipt of my birthday card which actually came a day early which is a miracle considering the state of Australia Post. Had a very pleasant day but while I am glad to be in good health I wish the numbers would stop increasing. Had three weeks in the North Island of New Zealand in March with five other couples and had a great time touring around and visiting all of the places from my early days. Also recently have been to Vietnam and Cambodia, South Korea and Japan and also New York which unfortunately did not turn out quite so well as I got ill there and had to come home for treatment. Apart from the travel I still work a couple of days a week in the car industry on the financial side and manage a game of golf regularly.”

Teresa Goldsbrough emailed “Many thanks to Kathy for my birthday card, very much appreciated. On the day I was in Adelaide moving my aged mother into a nursing home so at that time life was busy. Two weeks later however had the opportunity to celebrate with close friends with lunch at the RACV Healesville Country Club.”

Charles Griss emailed “I was shocked to read that Roger Brown had died. Again, I must apologise but reading death notices is not my forte. In any case we get 'The Age’ emailed and as Angela has often remarked, not many people die in 'The Age' so regrettably I missed the sad announcement. I remember Roger well and recall that he and I would regularly jibe each other about the ties we were wearing. I thought that Bob Maughan summed Roger up very well. He was indeed a true 'GENTLEman' and even though we never worked closely together, I admired and respected him. He was a man of quite definitive views and it was hard to budge him from those views. I also recall him as a tall and LEAN man, the latter being due I am sure, to the fact that as I recall, he always left something on his plate at any lunch or dinner. Very sad and I offer Pam my condolences.”

Graham Joseph emailed” A sincere thank-you to Kathy Trace and the Committee for your kind wishes on the occasion of my 78th. Unfortunately, I am unable to make it to many monthly meetings the reasons being that I am trying to do as much travelling as I can in between "not-so-nice" regular eye injections for Macular Degeneration. Whatsmore I am closely involved with Probus which meeting falls on the same day as ROC meeting. The Newsletter always makes great reading and brings back many good memories of times shared with colleagues.

Keep up the good work.”

Bill Lanigan emailed “Please thank Kathy for the birthday greetings –getting it there on time is a lot harder these days. Last year we went to France (landed in Paris on Bastille Day?) which included tour of the Somme (11 cemeteries and 7 memorials – moving experience) and river cruise on the Rhone, then trains to Barcelona and Lisbon and tour of Portugal before finishing in Ireland.”

Bob Lyon emailed “I am currently in Portugal for a month. Very sad to see the passing of Barry Burt. Barry was a great character and one of the most knowledgeable bankers that I worked with. He came to Melbourne Central Zone on return from PNG in the early 90s. Victoria was in the middle of a recession and he was instrumental in recovering many millions of dollars in bad debts and helping customers refocus their businesses.

He had a special regard for anyone who had served in PNG and we became great mates.”

Frank Marzin emailed “Thank you to Kathy and the committee for the card. In the last 2 years my wife and I have travelled through Europe, then Bali and back to Australia to Hobart in Tasmania, then Bellbrae and Torquay in Victoria, to NSW in Sydney during the Easter break and recently returned from Twin Waters in the Sunshine coast, Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach in the Gold coast, to escape the cold Melbourne weather. Unfortunately, we are now back home to the cold weather and continue with our home renovation in Endeavour Hills. Hoping to join you in the future meetings.”

Sherwin Meerwald emailed “Please convey my thanks to that wonderful Person who sends me a Birthday Card each year. It is much appreciated.”

Denis Murphy emailed “Returning from a seven week overseas trip to Croatia on a small cruise along the Adriatic coast and Northern Italy (Lakes area) a few days ago, I learned of the passing of Dick Hughes on 11th May. Dick became the victim of  Dementia about two years ago and his health had declined over this period, but I think he recognised me when I saw him late last year.

Many members in Victoria would remember Dick when he was in Melbourne working in GMO/AHQ Advance Dept on IDA (Instructions to Divisional Administrators) when attached to Methods Dept under Jim Paton and his executives. I together with Geoff Scott (since deceased) joined him on the IDA team undertaking the International Dept section and became very good friends. Our paths crossed again when we were both appointed as Manager Bankcard Dept, Dick for NSW and myself for Victoria. (I still remember launch day on 9th October 1974 ….as will others!!!). Again our paths crossed when I took over from Dick as Senior Manager Corporate Accounts in NSW when Dick was appointed as Area Manager South Sydney. Again in International Division our paths crossed when Dick was appointed as Representative China in Beijing when I was heading up Japan He arrived in Beijing two months before the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and he and Margaret had a most hair raising and frightening experience being evacuated back to Hong Kong (He later returned to complete his assignment). Dick also spent 9 months in London Office as the Australian representative in the Advance/Lending Dept (No wives or family allowed and one phone call a week back home---How times have changed ---for the better). Dick returned to Australia and later retired as Manager S(P&H). He was recalled by the Bank to take charge of the workout of Dalgety’s agriculture lending portfolio which the Bank had purchased. What a varied and extensive banking career. RIP Vale Richard

Ray Murphy emailed “, as always it was great to receive the monthly news letter and the exceptional birthday Card. please thank Kathy from me for giving me another run at my 86th year, I thought I had gone alright during 2016/17. I m so thankful that I spent 9 years in Melbourne with the Scottie 1957/1965 as by working in every City Branch with the exception of Royal Bank and Spencer Street and many suburban Branches there isn't a month goes by when a name pops up that I knew that person. When you go onto the Branch management circuit cities and country at that time, our main contact is with clients and staff. Will Bailey regularly features and we were good mates along with the late Geoff Young, Jim Ruffle and Peter Oxley during that time. Will and I attended the 1964 managers’ course in Kirribilli and he was the only Victorian participant to receive Branch Management at Bairnsdale on conclusion of the course. It was Wills only field Management role. I took over from him in 1967 it was my second Branch. Kathy always features and it would be nice if you could include her photo in the monthly epistle. Thanks again”

Geoff Murrell emailed “Many thanks for the birthday card and good wishes for 27th May. Sorry about the delay in replying, but Mary and I have just returned from a few weeks overseas. Thanks and kind regards,”

Coralie O’Donahoo writing from Noosa Heads said “Thank you for the birthday card which arrived on the correct date as usual. Last year I went to Darwin in April and December- the first year I haven’t been overseas for 20 years- but I’m leaving for Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver this month for about a month which I am looking forward to. Best wishes to all.”

Ron Pidcock emailed “A belated “thank you” for my birthday card. As usual it arrived in good time before the day, a great effort considering how unreliable the snail mail is these days. I have been totally involved with preparing and performing in “A Song to Sing, O” which was originally a one-man show, written by Mel Morrow, and was extended in 2008 to include an ensemble of additional characters. It takes place backstage at the Savoy Theatre London, on the eve of George Grossmith’s departure from the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. GG created nine of the original “patter baritone” roles and he gives an interview with an imagined American journalist in which he relives his stellar career. I was privileged to have been chosen by Mel Morrow in 2008 to play GG, and here I am again, some 9 years later; and the show has been further extended with the addition of three more musical numbers. It runs 2 hours 50 minutes with a 20 minute interval, and I’m on stage for 2 hours 20 minutes! The final three performances were 14-16 July, and then - a long rest!

I hope to get to one of the ANZROC meetings soon.”

Tom Portelli wrote “Just a note of thanks for the card I received on the occasion of my recent birthday and a special thank you to Kathy Trace. Please pass on my best wishes to the Committee and all the members of ANZROC”

Barry Reid emailed “Here I am on my Birthday morning all rugged up from the cold weather enjoying a mug of hot coffee when our postie calls with a lovely Birthday Card from the ANZROC committee and my long time good friend Kathy Trace, wishing me once again a very happy 38th Birthday oops I may have slightly transposed the figures, many thanks to you all for remembering me. Good health to everyone.”

Reg Roberts emailed “Thank you once again for your Birthday wishes, which have consistently arrived in good time for over 20 odd years now....well done and thank you. I still enjoy good health (at 89) and involve myself with U3A at Nunawading (where Barbara Gardiner ANZROC member works,) and with model railways; it's a busy life. But once again thank you so much.”

Joe Romano emailed “Received my birthday card from ROC and thanks to Kathy, on time. It is always a pleasure to be sent cards on your birthday. Thanks again “

Roy Sloggett wrote “My sincere thanks for the kind birthday wishes for my 85th “.

Keith Taylor wrote “Many thanks for passing on the Committee and members best wishes for my birthday. I enjoy seeing the newsletter including the activities of former workmates. As Bob Hope the comedian once said “I’ve reached the age when the candles cost more than the cake.””

Miles Tiller emailed “Please pass on, to Kathy and the Committee, my thanks for the Birthday Card and good wishes which arrived on time for my 79th. I had a most enjoyable time with my family.”

Noted in the recent ANZROC WA newsletter an email from Kevin Watson (88)”: “Unfortunately, I can’t read emails any more, but Susan reads them to me. I am travelling fairly well physically, but the lack of sight is an impediment. I am now at the stage of life where I get regular news of the passing of old colleagues and of recent times they included Tom Williams, whom I succeeded in London Management when he returned to 377 George Street. More recently, it was Dick Hughes, with whom I shared a bank flat in London in 1966, when he was there on the lending side and I on the international side. However, I am still managing to do the shopping and cooking – which I enjoy – although it takes rather longer these days! We live in an apartment over a very good shopping centre, so it’s just a short elevator ride to a great variety of shops (supermarkets for me and shoes and clothes for Susan!). I must say that the news from overseas is not very good and poor old London is having some real trouble with the terrorists. Thanks again for your message and I hope to receive something similar this time next year.”

Brian Wills (86) wrote “Thanks again for my birthday card. How many more I wonder. My retarded son (56) has now been happily living a residential for the past three years. My wife died in 2013 so I’m now alone and in reasonable health. Regards to all ANZROC members and especially those who still remember me”.

AND David Bennie, Geoff Burton, Steve Duke, Frank Edwards, Aldo Faella, Helen Farnell, George Finnis, Richard Harding, Jim Karabatsos, Ian Manley, Bruce Mathrick, Bruce Sanderson, Wayne Taylor, Peter Treleaven,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

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PROGRAM FOR 2017 :

14th September Visit Ballarat

12th October Moonee Valley Racecourse Hotel

9th November Annual General Meeting 833 Collins Street

14th December ANZROC Christmas lunch Arts Centre

NEXT MEETING 10th AUGUST 2017

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 10th AUGUST 2017 AT THE MELBOURNE ROOM, 34TH FLOOR, ANZ BANK, 100 QUEEN STREET from noon,

Noel Beanland has introduced Brian and Shirley Rix to ANZROC and arranged for them to speak to us about their adventures on their motor bike journeys to many parts of the world. Brian and Shirley have published a book of their travels and copies will be available at our meeting.

This is considered to be a special meeting and we would like to see more support from members to enjoy meeting the Rix’s and catch up with ANZROC friends and colleagues.

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

We also suggest that current ANZROC members could bring their ex-colleagues who are not members of ANZROC along to listen to the Rix’s as that meeting will be full of interest to travelling retirees and we may get some of them to join up. New members joining from July 1st will receive the benefit of an extra few months off their subscription as their next subscription falls due on 1st October 2018 and they will be able to Join us at the heavily subsidised Christmas lunch that gives members chance to form a table with their ex-colleagues.

On the website “Aussies Overland” you can read more about Brian and Shirley and their CV reads as follows:

“Back in 2003 we took a grown-up’s ‘gap-year’, leaving work behind for 12 months, shipping our motorcycle to England and riding home through Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This ride took us along the Dalmatian Coast and through Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

Since that time we’ve ridden more than 170,000 kilometres through 68 countries over six continents.

In 2011, when Brian retired we hit the road again, this time shipping our bike to Chile and heading to the bottom of South America and then turning around and heading to Prudhoe Bay, the northern most tip of North America.

That wasn’t enough. Rather than sending the bike home we flew it to Europe and then South Africa to explore more of this wonderful world.

Fast forward to 2015 and there was a gap in our riding experience – right across Russia. So we were off again, shipping the bike to Greece. For the next six months we rode through Europe to Scandinavia, making it to the very tip of Norway – Nordkapp.

From Scandinavia the road took us to Russia and the ‘Stans’, leading us along sections of the old Silk Road and into Siberia.

You can read highlights of our journeys in posts on this web or in more detail in our books – Two for the Road, Circle to Circle and The Long Way to Vladivostok.

We hope we inspire you to hit the road, or just sit back and ride with us, enjoying the ride vicariously. “

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Ron Adams know by Phone 9821 0444 or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice to Ron Adams PO Box 579, Malvern, 3144 by Friday 4th AUGUST 2017 to meet ANZ catering requirements and so that a list of attendees can be

provided to the ANZ Reception Desk.

A reminder that he luncheon fee of $15.00 will be collected at the door to partially cover the costs of catering.

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

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ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 10TH AUGUST 2017 FROM 12 NOON ANZ BANK BUILDING 34TH FLOOR 100 QUEEN STREET MELBOURNE

TO : Ron Adams

PO Box 579 Malvern Vic 3144.

By post or Phone 9821 0444 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

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ANZROC (Vic) NEWSLETTER 8th June 2017

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

We had a great turnout of 54 Members and Partners for our June lunch at the Glasshouse next to Caulfield Race course. The food and service was excellent so thanks once again to Noel Beanland and the social committee for organising the venue. It was good to catch up with Greg Hondromatidis at his first meeting after retirement and reminisce about the IT/EDP systems and people. Also great to see David Knuckey for his first meeting in a long time and to hear that he is assisting Noel with organising the next couple of Country meetings. It was very difficult at the venue to do the normal formalities because of the noise but we are sad that 5 of our Members passed away in May and we extend our condolences to their families.

Members not seen for some time apart from Greg Hondromatidis and David Knuckey were Helen Bouch, Keith Findlay, Trevor King also for his first ANZROC meeting, Jacqui Luckman, Joe Maggiore, Mary Nicolazzo, Joe Romano, Rose Virgona, Jill Ward, Roger Watkins, and Carole Whiting while Robin and Dorothy Chase and Aldo and Karen Faella travelled from Geelong and Torquay to be with us.

We have used our Membership database to identify further areas where a Regional lunch would be worthwhile and the Mornington Peninsula is an obvious choice. Peter Pritchard will be driving this but if any Member in the Mornington area is interested in organising a lunch ANZROC would be happy to support it.

For those who have had an association with our London Office the latest Pensioners Newsletter has been published on our Website and Facebook page. There will be many names and photos in there that some of you will recognise.

The tragic events in London Bridge last week were a bit close to home as the events unfolded on the doorstep of the former ANZ Grindlays office at Minerva House. Many of the pubs mentioned in the news reports such as the Market Porter, Wheatsheaf and Mudlark would be well know to many of our Members who have visited London. Thankfully none of our colleagues there were affected.

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting at Mulgrave Country Club on July 13.

Regards

Eamon

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Photos taken at the luncheon are posted on our Website and Facebook pages.

APOLOGIES

Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin , Noel Beanland, Diane Carew, Bill Collins, Wolf Damschitz, Mike Devlin, Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Carl Garley, Ray Gill , Teresa Goldsbrough, Theo Hall, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Bernadette and Wayne Hulbert ,Sandra Joseph, Graeme King, Con la Fucia, Roche Manual, Wal McGillivray, Fay McPherson, Gerry McPherson, Joan Nathan, Kevin O’Neill, Terry Parks, Glyn Parry-Jones, Ron Phillips , Graeme Randall, Bill Robinson, Bob Salpietro, John Stevens, Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Anne Wee, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Felmingham N.D. (Neil) 47 years ANZ

Kucchal Suniel 7 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Neil and Suniel at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

ABRAHAM M.W. (MURRAY) 91 years 12/5/2017

ANZROC members were well represented at the large gathering of family and friends at the funeral service for Murray where I met Frank Edwards, Tony Grayling, Con La Fucia, Ken Lee, Jack Moyle, Gary Mason, Ian Newstead, Tommy Taylor and Frank Wells,

Will Bailey emailed “What a character!! Murray and his late friend Ian O’Donahue tried to lead me astray many times (occasionally they did.)The watering holes close to the Markets or in the western end of the CBD (Murray’s branch in Little Collins St) were great spots. Wonderful memories. RIP Murray.”

Ken Bleakney wrote “I was saddened to hear of the passing of Murray Abraham. I first met Murray in 1971 when taking up my appointment at Boronia branch where he was the Manager. Over the two year period of my stay at Boronia I got to know Murray well. He was very personable with a quick wit, supportive and well liked by all staff and customers alike. We kept up contact into the early 80’s when we both worked in the CBD. He was Manager Museum Station branch. Last saw him in January of this year for his 91st birthday. He was still in good spirits. A fine man and great banker.”

Frank Edwards emailed “Another sad loss. Abe was a true gentleman who was one of the organising group for the ES&A annual luncheon. He would ring me each year to check whether I would be attending and, being Abraham, always finished our chat with "Shalom". I'll miss him.”

Gary Mason emailed “Sad news indeed. I visited Murray (“Honest Abe”) at Samarinda a month ago. He was in fine form at the time. He was a very friendly chap and liked by all. Murray was Manager Boronia in the 1970s and inherited quite a number of difficult customers whose (nearly bad) debts had been stagnant for some time. Murray’s tactic was to write a letter to them, page number 2 of which (there was never any page 1) read along the lines:

“You will realise Gerry [customer] that in view of the foregoing I must carry out the instructions and that will cause significant problems and inconvenience”

Invariably and immediately upon receipt of the letter the customer would get in touch with Murray and the discussions would more or less be long the following lines:

“I just got your letter Murray. What’s going on?”

To which Murray would reply:

“It’s all in the letter Gerry. The instructions are quite clear and with serious consequences”

Gerry:

“But I only received page 2 Murray”

Murray:

“I shall speak to my Secretary and get her to re-send the letter Gerry”

Gerry:

“Is there something I can do to avoid getting into trouble?”

Murray:

“Well Gerry, if you can pay in $10 a week I will see if I can forestall any action”.

Gerry:

“I shall pay in $20 later today and I will ensure that at least $10 goes in weekly until the debt is cleared”.

Murray did a grand job sorting out many such problem customers.

Thanks for the memories Murray”

Kevin Mitchell said that Murray always attended ES&A Reunion every year until his health declined; he had not been well over the last 2 years. Kevin subsequently emailed ” I joined the ES&A Bank Melbourne Office on 1 Dec 1959 the year that Nescafe Instant Coffee had become popular with drinkers, and the catch cry was Olay/ Nescafe. Murray and I formed a lifetime friendship greeting each other with whoever got in first would say Olay, while the other was left to say, Nescafe. Murray was a wonderful friend with a great sense of humour. Olay Murray, my turn to get in first. “

Bruce Tickell said he knew Murray when Murray was Manager Footscray branch. A real character.

ATKINSON BERNARD (BERNIE) 80 years 16/5/2017

Speaking with Trish Atkinson she said that Bernie joined the ES&A Bank at 388 Collins Street, transferred to 394 Collins Street (now Sebel Hotel) and then to AHQ at 55 Collins Street .Bernie crossed paths with Kevin Mitchell and Roger Watkins during his 40 years in the Bank. Bernie was an accomplished musician and was the drummer in the band that often played for ES&A and ANZ social functions when Kevin Mitchell was Secretary of the ANZ Staff Social Club.

BURT B.P. (BARRY) 71 years 25/5/2017

Barry’s sister Kate said that Barry spent his early career mainly in Melboune branches, time as Manager Leongatha as well as three trips to New Guinea and finally working in Lending Administration in Melbourne before retiring to live in Geelong.

ANZROC member Peter Williams from Ballarat said that in the 80’s Barry was Manager Mount Hagen PNG when Peter was in Administration in Port Moresby and they formed a longstanding friendship. Barry was transferred into Port Moresby after Peter had left New Guinea.

Arthur Vale said that Barry was very helpful to him when Barry was involved in lending in Port Moresby in 1985 and they have been firm friends ever since. Arthur said that while Barry was in Lending Administration he was responsible for collecting outstanding debts throughout Victoria.

LEAN E.A. (ERIC) 94 years 7/5/2017

Eric enlisted in the AIF in October 1941 and on discharge in August 1946 was Corporal, 20th Australian Line Section.

Eric was a contributor to the newsletters and attended our lunches until the family moved to NSW and subsequently to Mudgeeraba in Queensland and the thanksgiving service for Eric was held in Batemans Bay in late May with RSL and the Masonic Lodge participating.

SHARMAN W.N. (NEIL) 79 years 17/5/2017

John Brown and wife Jan attended Neil Sharman’s funeral service. Margaret Forrest was there along with ANZROC members, Brian Day, John Flyger, Val Goldsworthy, Stan Halbish, Barry King and Dick Sanders. As Neil wanted, it was a simple service, with family tributes from Neil's son John and his grandson, Dean.

Dick Sanders emailed “I have known Neil for many years. On one instance it was when I was appointed Accountant Elsternwick in 1968. David Rome had already left to take up his new appointment and Neil was there for a few days. I walked in; Neil passed me a bunch of keys, wished me good luck and was out the door. A very swift handover, eh!”

Geoff Stillman emailed “Neil and I had more than a working relationship and I am saddened by his passing. Condolences to his family.”

We were also sorry to hear that our Secretary Vicky Genius’s mother passed away this week after a long illness. Condolences to Vicky and her family.

John Brown saw on Facebook that Chris Atwell passed away on 25/5/2017 after a long illness. Chris would have been known by many of our members.

Pam Brown widow of our late member Roger Brown wrote "The family and I thank the ANZROC

Members for their support in attending Roger’s funeral. Their sympathy and kindness was greatly

appreciated”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Les Ager (85), Gordon Christensen

(80), Bill Gardiner (85), Bob Lamb (82), Geoff Meggs (88), Ray Murphy (86), Tom Portelli (82),Reg

Roberts (88), Roy Sloggett (84), Barry Theobald (92), Gren Tonzing (81), James Trimble (88),

Ern Walton (85), Roger Watkins (85), Kevin Watson (87), John Williams (86), Elaine Willmott, Brian

Wills (85).

WELFARE REPORT

Neville Pearson received a telephone call of some length from Brian Wood who phoned to see if we could advise our members that Bob Stone has been very ill and to exacerbate the situation his wife is also unwell

Bob is in the William Anglis Hospital Ferntree Gully and would appreciate a visit or phone call from any old bankers/ANZ work mates. Albert Street Upper Ferntree Gully hospital advised to phone the hospital switchboard on phone number 97646229 or 97646141 and ask for Bob Stone

INTEREST RATES

From 1/6/2017

Less than $20,000 1.04%

Greater than $20,000 1.33%

BIRD'S TWITTER

Neville Pearson writes:

I am pleased to advise that I spoke to Harry Carrodus this afternoon and he is feeling good and delighted to get my call.

Harry’s wife Beryl who is in hospital is on the improve and they are both looking forward to moving into a new apartment once completed before the end of the year

My wife Cheryl and I worked in the Banks original Data Processing centre @ 177 Toorak Road South Yarra in which Harry also worked

Harry was always in good spirits with a big smile for everyone

Harry would love to hear from old mates and can be contacted on 0420 490 396

I can also report that the Albert Park Football Club had a special day on 3rd of June to commemorate the passing of Brian Christensen who was the last founding member and life member of ANZ Bank/Albert Park Football Club and a staunch supporter at most games with wife Noelle right to the end. The Albert Park Football Club still have a strong ANZ Bank FC presence and great respect for past players of ANZ. So much so the club rooms and bar are named after Brian Christensen and Jet Jackson .ANZROC members and partners in attendance for this special occasion included Nev and Cheryl Pearson, John and Pat Bloom, Bill (Jet) and Bev Jackson, Roy and Judy Peake and of course Noelle Christensen with her family .

LETTERS

Will Bailey emailed “I read the note that advised of John Gibson’s passing.

I worked with John in the SA Administration of the Scottie in the mid ’70’s when I was the Assistant State Manager. He was an integral part of the happy group working with State Manager, Keith Crellin, and fellow Regional Manager, Bryan O’Callaghan. John was in charge of the NT when Cyclone Tracey hit Darwin. He was a dedicated banker and an excellent leader which all showed through in the challenge he faced after the Cyclone. He later became Manager 394 Collins Street Melbourne before retiring in Sydney. A delightful workmate. “Gary Mason added “In 1984 the late John Gibson was an Assistant State Manager Victoria (Ron Horne was State Manager).”

Darryl Bartlett emailed “Thank you for the birthday card, a job done to perfection by Kathy. April 15th just passed, marked the 60th anniversary of the day I commenced work with ANZ at Korong Vale branch, also my 20th year in retirement. On reflection, it was a privilege to be a banker over that particular era, gaining work satisfaction and experience, also life time friendships. How the workplace has changed today!. Our annual trip to Fiji last July/August, visiting our Daughter and grandsons, now teenagers, was enjoyable, particularly the warm weather, also having a week each at The Radisson, Treasure Island and Hideaway Resorts. Ronda and I have recently returned from SA where we spent a lovely 5 days cruising the Murray on the “Proud Mary”. We are now organising our next trip for July/August to Fiji experiencing different resorts as well as staying with the family in their new home which they have just moved into after 2 years of construction (Fiji time!).

Best wishes to all ANZROC committee and members.”

Wendy Black emailed “I've finished the typing of my father's WW1 diaries and I have now donated the original diaries to the Victoria State Library. The contents of Dad's 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919 diaries and also the typed version are now in the care of the Collections section at the State Library as is the illustrated book I transcribed. The book has been digitised and can be read online so should be available to readers for many years to come, A big task, but a very satisfying one after all the work involved knowing these documents will be looked after in the future.

Dave Brookman wrote “I was sorry to read of Gerry Kennedy’s passing. I knew Gerry over a great number of years during our Banking Service. He had his traumatic experiences being a tragic Magpies supporter but he was a good friend and will be sadly missed by his many banking associates. He had many nostalgic memories of the Tungamah, St James and Lake Rowan regions of Victoria.”

Mike Cooper emailed “Would you please pass on to Kathy Trace and Committee my thanks for birthday wishes. Like all fellow officers, I eagerly await the monthly newsletter for update on the lives of my former workmates. Very little to report myself except 4/5 caravan trips each year, with one Unit based trip to the Gold Coast to ease the burden of our southern winter.”

Brian Day emailed “My thanks to our President, Committee and Members for their good wishes on the occasion of my recent special birthday and a thank you to Kathy Trace for ensuring it arrived on the day concerned. When retiring from the Bank 27 years ago little did I think that I would reach the age of 80 years and join the special ranks of honorary members of ANZROC. Where have all those years gone? So many of those great men and ladies whom I had the pleasure of working with have sadly passed on. Celebrations with Family and friends lasted over a period of four days at the end of which I felt as though I had aged another 10 years!! Once again thank you all for your kind thoughts they have been greatly appreciated.”

Secretary Vicky Genius emailed “I received my ANZROC card right on my birthday which fell on a Monday this year. Having other commitments on the day I planned lunch later in the week with friends at a new café 3 mins walk from my house. I guess a few red wines are in order, it’s cold and I don’t have to drive.”

Terry Glover emailed “Please pass on my thanks to Kathy for the birthday card. It was the first received and very much appreciated. Regards to all the team for doing a great job keeping us informed of what's happening to our mates from ANZ.”

Teresa Goldsbrough emailed “Please register my apologies for June, July and September luncheons.

Had been looking forward to June at Caulfield however going to Adelaide to visit unwell, aged mother and may not be home in time for July get together. In early September begin a 400 km walk in Italy, from Lucca to Rome so not home in time for the September luncheon.

To date this year has involved visits to Adelaide, and just over two weeks touring China. An amazing trip, covering 2,500 kms from Hong Kong to Zhengzhou then basically followed the Silk Road by coaches, and fast trains to Urumqi in deep North West China near the Mongolian border. An opportunity to successively experience different geography, cultures, people and amazing food. Leaving the Silk Road at Urumqi, flights on to panda country in Jiuzhaigou Valley [Valley of Nine Fortified Villages] to experience some walking within this beautiful national park before moving onto Chengdu. A modern, bustling city and home to the large panda centre, and renowned chilli hot pots!”

Val Goldsworthy wrote “I have to thank ANZROC and in particular Kathy Trace for the welcome birthday card. The years do roll on. I shared a yummy birthday cake with a great niece born the day before my own special day. The cake was adorned with just two candles- now that is diplomacy”

Wayne Hulbert emailed “Bernadette and I would like to put in our apologies for the June, July and August meetings as we will be exploring Western Australia and the Northern Territory in our 4WD and new Tvan. We will be revisiting some places as well as going to many new places that we have yet to see, so we are quite excited. We plan on being back to go to the Ballarat meeting in September.”

Peter Keating emailed “I received Kathy’s birthday wishes on behalf of ANZROC 2 days late, but realised I’d not advised my change of address. Wendy and I have recently moved to 5 acres near Romsey after 10 years in an apartment close to the city. It’s quite a change, but the growing number of boys’ toys is proving great fun. The quiet, fresh air and exercise are fantastic.”

Bob Maughan emailing from Perth said “I was saddened beyond belief to receive a telephone call from Kerrie the daughter of Roger Brown to advise of the passing of her father. A brave call on her behalf. On putting down the phone tears flowed on the loss of a dear much loved friend and workmate over many years. We were appointed Senior Managers within Esanda on the same day Roger, to a post in AHQ and me to NSW. Later we came to work together at Esanda Vic /TAS Region with the late Graeme Hockey and Rod Anstee, Roger was one of the most loyal supportive and honest people I have ever known who always saw the best in everyone. It is often said you could trust someone with your life. I would have no hesitation in saying this was true with Roger.

He was a very competitive person and had a strong sporting background. We often played golf together sometimes with late Brian Christensen and as much as we tried Roger always seemed to emerge the winner. After Retirement Therese Barwick, who was our wonderful HR Manger for a period, Graeme Hockey, Rod Anstee, Richard Auhl and myself enjoyed regular 'Board Luncheons' together. We solved the problems of the World and very much enjoyed each others company assisted of course by a good red wine! Roger was a great and very proud family man always keen to keep us up to date with life's progress for Kerrie and Michelle who could not have been loved more.

His beautiful wife Pam was the centre of his universe and their life together a perfect marriage.

She and her family are very much the centre of Joan's and my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Rest in peace Dear Friend you will be greatly missed but not forgotten.”

Ian McRobinson attended the funeral service for Roger Brown and said that they had had a close working relationship over many years in Esanda and he will miss his good friend.

Maria Natoli emailed “This is a belated thank you to Kathy and the team for my birthday card. I had a lovely family celebration at home with all the family, plus a couple of lunches with friends.

My trip last year to Croatia and Eastern Europe was very enjoyable. I'm not planning any overseas trips for this year. I spent a great few days in Sydney in April, and I'm looking forward to a visit to Canberra in October. I'm continuing to keep busy with various activities, but my favourite pastime is being with my two delightful great-nieces.”

Peter Nielipowiec wrote from Strathdale “I was deeply shocked and saddened at the passing of one of my best friends Norman better known as Tony Wingrave on 30/4/2017. Due to my own health I wasn’t able to attend Tony’s funeral in Mooroopna on 9/5/2017 but I was there in spirit. Tony and I met when I was at Mt Beauty Branch 39 years ago. One occasion when both of us were attached to North East Vic Relieving Staff both of us turned up at Mansfield Branch to relieve the Manager. Tony with his quick wit tossed a coin and I relieved the Manager and he stayed to help out at the branch. During this period he and I looked at each other to discover we were the only ones left at work as all the permanent staff had gone home. We had fun times at the PWE functions held in the North East of Victoria at various places. I met his wife Rosemary, their two sons Paul and Brett and later their families. I was so happy for Tony when his beloved Footscray won the 2016 AFL flag. Tony will be stab kicking the football with two of his mates John Peck and Ted Whitten. My wife Nola and I can’t believe Tony’s gone”.

Ken Nielson acknowledged receipt of his birthday card which was much appreciated.

Peter Nyga emailed “Another birthday has come and gone and, as always, Kathy was prompt in reminding me that I’m a year older. Thank you, Kathy, for the card. A nice restaurant lunch overlooking yachts (what else?) and water was had at Mornington. “

Coralie O’ Donahoo writing from Noosa Heads said “I was so sorry to read about Alwynne Kirkpatrick’s passing. I first met him in the ES&A Bank in the early 50’s. I was his secretary in the 70’s, after John Jennings retirement , until he was appointed Assistant Managing Director. He was always a kind and considerate man and a banker of the old school. Vale AGK.”

Ron Pitt talking to John Brown said “at 94 years of age he is going along OK, but was knocked around a bit by a bout of pneumonia a while back and is not as active as he would like. His phone number is 9570 3686 and he would be happy to hear from any old workmates”.

Alan Podger emailed “My computer skills have really not improved in the last 12 months, but, thank you sincerely for the “On time” birthday greeting card including the wish for good health and happiness. The transfer to “down sizing” at Camberwell has worked out extremely well for both of us and after a solid 12 months of adjustments my bowling ability is the one item yet to improve.”

Barry Rogers emailed “Please thank Kathy and committee for their good wishes for my 79th. Still going strong and enjoying life, family and travel very much. Regards to all.”

Les Roberts phoned from Portland to thank Kathy Trace for the birthday card for his 80th which was celebrated in style. Les said he had spent many years in RSL, Rotary and Probus as well as delivering meals for Meals on Wheels in the Portland region. He is a very keen fisherman and has been making “flies” for local fishermen which have proven to be popular with the tuna fishermen. Les said he is happy to make flies for any type of fish at no cost to members and if any ANZROC fishermen/women want to talk to Les he can be contacted on 5523 1054,

Terry Stapleton emailed from Cremorne NSW “I thank Kathy Trace for the birthday card which arrived in good time and for the good wishes from the ANZ Retired Officers’ Club (Vic). Maureen and I have had a busy year although Maureen is not as active as she was and I now have a few more home duties. I am still reasonably fit and continue to maintain a vegetable garden as well as play tennis once a week with some other old blokes. Later this year I plan to have a boating trip down around Mildura with 3 other old blokes from The Wine and Food Society of NSW.

I still enjoy Reading the monthly Newsletter and see lots of names I recall from other days when I was down south......I send my best regards to the President, Committee and Members.”

Geoff Stillman emailed “Just to say thankyou to Kathy for the Birthday Card which as usual arrived on time.”

Kevin Toohey emailed “A belated thanks for my birthday card which arrived on time as usual. I wanted to mention that Maureen and I went to Gerry Kennedy’s funeral service recently (Gerard Majella – named by two maiden aunts after the Patron Saint of Mothers - a long story) at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Glen Iris. It was a lovely service with a relatively short eulogy. He didn’t want a fuss made as he didn’t want to be instantly “canonised” as he considered some eulogy’s tended to do. I could understand this as I recall as Bill Clerk at Collingwood branch in the early 60’s when he, as Accountant and Dave Scroggie, as Manager, together with a retinue of regular “important” customers met on Fridays for their “business” luncheon. They must have discussed a lot of business because they took a fair while. So Gerry was no saint but he was a lovely fellow. With Gerry everything was “very contrapuntal”. The fact that he was a fellow Collingwood supporter had no bearing on my regard for him.

I see also that John Gibson has passed away. He was Manager at 394 Collins St branch when I worked there in the late 70’s. John had a great presence and was in the habit of visiting every Department on a regular basis (much to the chagrin of some staff who thought he was just checking up on them). He was a very personable man who I admired very much. Vale John.”

June Thompson wrote to thank the committee and Kathy Trace for the card received on her recent birthday which June spent going out enjoyably with friends.

Mike Vallence emailed “Thank you to Kathy for the Birthday Card much appreciated.”

Roger Watkins wrote “Thank you very much Kathy for your efforts in sending my birthday card with its good wishes and needless to say it arrived on time. I spent the night of my birthday at the evening meal with most of my family and prepared by a very capable sister in law who was in Melbourne to visit my wife Margaret who moved into care late last year, We still have 4 sons and their families enjoying good health and as a result there are 14 grandchildren and by Christmas expect to have 13 great grandchildren also very healthy. I am now 86 but do not feel my age . I hope to be able to attend the future monthly luncheons.”

John White emailed “A brief note of thanks for your birthday card which, as usual, arrived on the correct day. Keep up the good work with the Newsletter which is always a great read.”

AND Helen Farnell, Bob Hesketh, Andrew and Elizabeth Turner,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

PROGRAM FOR 2017:

10th August Brian Rix at 100 Queen Street

14th September Visit Ballarat

12th October Moonee Valley Racecourse Hotel

9th November Annual General Meeting 833 Collins Street

14th December ANZROC Christmas lunch Arts Centre

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING 13TH JULY 2017

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFFICERS CLUB LUNCHEON is at MULGRAVE COUNTRY CLUB ON THURSDAY 13TH JULY 2017 COMMENCING AT MIDDAY

· the Mulgrave Country Club is located on the North West Corner of the Wellington Road and Jells Road Cross Road ,Wheelers Hill

· There is considerable underground parking available as well as ground level parking on the North and East sides of the building

· Public Transport is not readily available and we suggest that any members who would require transport to attend the function, indicate such on the under mentioned acceptance slip and we will endeavour to arrange transport.

· We would also appreciate assistance from anyone who may be able to be called on to assist with car transport from the station should such be required

· Train travel to Glen Waverley is one option and if you intend to take this option please indicate such and we will endeavour to have a car pick you up from outside the North exit into Railway Parade at Glen Waverley Station

· We are delighted that several of the ANZ group known as the” Zedders” who hold a bi monthly get together at this venue will join us on this day

· The Mulgrave Country Club has an excellent reputation and the seniors two course lunch, consisting of either Soup and Main course or Main course and Sweets is at a reasonable cost

· Partners , ANZROC widows and ANZ Ladies Club members are most welcome to join us on this day and we are anticipating an excellent attendance

Contact details for acceptances: · Joan Nathan: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address: 7 Lightwood Drive Sunbury 3429...phone 9740 8001. Please post or Email the attached acceptance slip to Joan Nathan prior to 7th of July

ACCEPTANCE SLIP FOR ANZROC MULGRAVE COUNTRY CLUB LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY 13th JULY 2017 COMMENCING MIDDAY

PLEASE ADVISE JOAN NATHAN BY 7TH JULY 2017 ….

· I / WE will be attending the luncheon

· Name.................................................

Partner’s name if attending...................................................

· I / We would appreciate assistance with transport: Pick up from Glen Waverley Station YES / NO

· I would be available to pick up (number: .......) members from the Northern entrance of Glen Waverley Station at 11.30am approx

· We may be able to arrange pick up from home given the number of retired members in this area. Please indicate if this would be necessary and we will endeavour to assist

Looking forward to seeing a large attendance and a wonderful day · Joan Nathan: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

· phone: 97408001,

· Address: 7 Lightwood Drive Sunbury 3429..

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Newsletter May 2017

NEWSLETTER MAY 11 2017

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PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
Eamon Veaney Vicky Genius John Brown 
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Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)

 

ANZROC NEWSLETTER 11th MAY 2017

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

We were allocated the smaller East Asia room on the 34th Floor of 100 Queen Street for our May lunch to support the Salvation Army. It was a perfect size for the 50 attendees and provided a more intimate setting than our normal venue. Ron Adams opened the meeting and Vicky Genius covered the administration matters.

Our Guest Speaker Major Brendan Nottle heads up Project 614 at Salvation Army HQ in Bourke Street which has a number of permanent staff and 1000 volunteers dealing with the homeless problems in Melbourne. Brendan is also a member of the State Governments Ice Action Task-force and Rough Sleeping Task-force. He was also awarded the 2013 Melburnian of the year for his services to the homeless and disadvantaged.

Brendan gave a very entertaining speech covering his first hand experiences dealing with the issues on the streets on Melbourne. He mentioned the increasing issues of young people obtaining cheap drugs at the weekend and the Salvo's attempts to get them home which takes the pressure off the Police. He related the success story of one person who was born with a heroin addiction who they were able to turn his life around and offer him employment in their organisation. Another, maybe apocryphal, story relating to a client with a pet Crayfish called Claude and Crown Security Guards had the audience laughing.

Brendan and his team will be participating in a charity walk to Canberra in September which will be a challenge but all in a good cause.

We presented Brendan with a donation of $2975 from our ANZROC Victoria Members for which he was very appreciative.

Members not seen for some time included Wendy Black with Noelle Christensen, Kevin Dynon, Aldo Faella making the trip from Torquay, Neil Gladstone, Harry Loucas, Kevin O’Neill, Alan and Judith Podger, Bruce Sanderson and Leanne Tong-Lyon.

On a couple of other matters the Regional lunch in Geelong on April 27 organised by Geoff and Lesley Cooke attracted 23 attendees and went off very well. We are investigating the possibility of similar lunch meetings outside of the regular ANZROC schedule on the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland Regions.

We have hit a new milestone of 150,000 hits on the ANZROC website and have over 260 followers on our Facebook page (ANZ Retired Officers' Club). Photos from the Geelong lunch and the Salvo's lunch have been posted to the Website and Facebook page. There are also some other articles on Facebook which are not directly related to ANZROC but which may be of interest to our Members.

Finally we are pleased that Bernadette Lynch has agreed to propose the Toast to the Bank at our Christmas lunch on December 14.

Regards

Eamon

 

APOLOGIES

Bruce Avent, Annette and Graeme Baldwin , Diane Carew, Bill Collins, Cedric Coxsedge, Wolf Damschitz, Mike Devlin (in Canada) , Phil Dunstan, Helen Farnell, Ray Gill , Theo Hall, Frank Hatfield, Roy Harper, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Graeme King, Wal McGillivray, Fay McPherson, Gerry McPherson, Joan Nathan, Mary Nicolazzo, Terry Parks, Glyn Parry-Jones (Spain) , Ken Pattison, Ron Phillips ,Peter Pritchard, Graeme Randall, Bill Robinson, John Stevens, ,Paul Tovey, Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

GEELONG AND WESTERN VICTORIA REGIONAL LUNCH 27TH APRIL 2017

Lesley and Geoff Cook organised the Regional luncheon at the Geelong Yacht Club on Thursday 27th April and 23 members and partners attended. Members not seen for a while included Damian Burgess, John Calnin, Gordon Christensen, Graham Heenan, Jock McGregor, Kirk McNamara, John Shanahan, Maggie Murray, John Snowden and first timer John Salkeld. Ron Adams and Ken Crawford represented the ANZROC committee. Wives and partners in attendance made for a most enjoyable luncheon. Geoff and Lesley agreed to work with the attendees to plan future luncheons for the Geelong/Western Victoria region and we will advertise widely when the date is set.

Geoff and Lesley Cook emailed “The lunch was very successful. We had 23 attend and they all said they enjoyed it and were happy with venue and food. We also had about the same number of apologies so next time we might have more attendees”

NEW MEMBERS

Hondromatidis Gregory (Greg) 41 years ANZ

Irminger G.J. (Gary) 31 years ANZ

Liberatore Nunzio 48 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Greg, Gary and Nunzio at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

BROWN R.A.(Roger) 78 years 30//4/2017

Roger joined ES&A Bank in Macquarie Place Sydney in 1955,transferring to Melbourne in 1973 with ESANDA and after 41 years service retired as State Manager Credit Control Esanda .

Roger was always interested in sport having played rugby union, cricket and lots of golf at Box Hill Golf Club and in retirement was a keen follower of the rugby in Melbourne attending most matches with his extended family. He was also very interested in Probus and was a member of Monash Central Club for 19 years serving in many of the offices including President. Roger and wife Pam were also keen travellers with many overseas trips and road trips up the East Coast of Australia.

There was a large attendance at the funeral service for Roger where I met ANZROC members Frank Edwards, Hartley Hodgson, Serge McIntyre, Mark Stankovich and ex ANZers Therese Barwick, John Carroll and Pat McLachlan.

Frank Edwards emailed “Terrible news. Roger worked closely with me in AHQ before I retired and I have only good memories of him as a true gentleman who was always a pleasure to work with. He was one of a kind.”

Sue McCarthy emailed “He was a nice fellow.”

Ken Pattison emailed “Very sad to hear of Roger Brown’s passing, he was a great help to me with a Country appointment and the passing of my Father at the same time. A true gentleman and if I was not away I would have been at his funeral. Please pass on my condolences to his family.”

DUNCAN J.F. (John) 80 years 31/10/2016

We received late notice of John’s passing but if members have any anecdotes of John’s career let me know and I will include in forthcoming newsletters.

KILPATRICK A.G.(Alwynne) 92 years 25/4/2017

Alwynne enlisted in the Australian Army in July 1942 but left in November 1943 to join the RAAF and at discharge in 1946 was Flight Sergeant at the 39 Operational Base Unit. Alwynne served as a pilot in the Australian Air Force in New Guinea and other Pacific Islands mainly dropping supplies to Australian troops.

Highlights of Alwynne’s distinguished career in ES&A and ANZ Bank were

20th March, 1941 Joined the English Scottish and Australian Bank (ES&A)

Collingwood Branch

24th March, 1949 Appointed to staff at ES&A Head Office, Manager’s Department

Progressed to Senior Deputy Manager ES&A Melbourne Office

August, 1964 Appointed Manager London Administration ES&A for 3 years

1st October, 1970 ES&A merged with ANZ

Appointed ANZ Assistant General Manager Funds Management

1980 Appointed ANZ General Manager of Corporate Banking

Director of ANZ Savings Bank Finance

Director Esanda

Director of the Bank of Adelaide (acquired 1979)

Director of the Australian Resources Development Bank

1982 Chairman of Australian International Finance Corporation

21st June, 1984 Retired from ANZ Bank and ANZ Board

18th September, 1984 Appointed Director on the Board of Barclays Bank

Will Bailey past CEO of ANZ emailed “I was saddened to read of the death of our colleague Alwynne. I first met him in the mid '50's when he was on the staff of former GM of the ES&A, Greg Wilson. Greg was a real supporter of the younger generation particularly if they showed outstanding ability. Alwynne was destined to remain in the central administration for the bulk of his career. It was the practice of the ES & A to train bright people in general management skills rather than in general banking.

Alwynne and my paths crossed regularly over the years and he provided me with encouragement and advice; a great mentor. Many years later we worked together as part of Mac Brunckhorst and John Milne's general management team.

It was the three executive Directors, John, Alwynne and Roger Brunskill that persuaded the Board to walk away from the agreement to merge with the CBC of Sydney in the early ˆ80's. Later I know Alwynne had some reservations regarding this decision.

I will miss him as I have kept in touch with him and Sylvia since his retirement. They were a great pair, loyal to the bank in a way not common now as more and more people work for themselves under the umbrella of the Bank rather than having a lifetime of commitment to an organisation.

Farewell Alwynne.

Kerry Dark emailed “I worked for Alwynne as his PA for a couple of years before going on to work for John Milne who was then MD, succeeding Muriel Drummond when she retired. Alwynne was a true gentleman.”

Gary Mason reported “ I spoke to Alwynne prior to last year’s E.S. & A. reunion lunch. He sounded unwell however was pleased to be contacted – even though he was an apology”

Dick Milnthorpe emailed “I met Alwynne way back in the late sixties on my first trip to OZ. Although I was very junior, and I think he was No 2 in the ES and A, he took me to dinner at the old RACV and to his home where I met his wife. He was one of the 'old school', a perfect gentleman, and I very much appreciated his hospitality.”

Wingrave N.H. (Tony) 84 years 30/4/2017

Tony spent much of his time in regional Victoria and after 44 years with ANZ Group retired in Mooroopna but if you have any anecdotes I can use for the newsletter of time spent with Tony in ANZ they would be welcome....

Tony was a very popular guy with over 220 views and 3 comments for his tribute already on Facebook:

Imelda and David Christie Remember him well. And his extra colourful language. Beautiful man Shirley-Joy Duckworth wonderful memories of an amazing man who could always put a smile on my face Greg Collier Fond memories of Tony

Dick Sanders emailed “I met Tony at a Boarding House in Hawthorn Road, Caulfield filled almost entirely by ANZers – Sid Bulmer, Economist who soon returned to Brisbane; Rowley Tomlinson; Bill Stevens and few others. All were mad keen on Tennis even on a stinking hot day when we hosed down ourselves as well as the court.

I recall Tony’s then red haired girl friend – name escapes me and remember the times in the pub where Tony introduced me to Ozzie Beer – pity.

Knowing Tony for the few months I stayed there was one of Life’s experiences and he was one of Life’s characters. Regards and good wishes to his family.”

Ken Crawford emailed “ I worked with Tony at Cobram branch ( he was the branch Accountant ) for a short time back in 1967. A friendly fellow.”

Members at the meeting stood in remembrance of Roger, John, Alwynne and Tony and our condolences are passed on to their families and friends.

Don Davy advised that he attended the funeral service in late March of Helen Sowersby, wife of our Honorary Member Bernie Sowersby. The funeral was held at St Scholastica’s Bennettswood and there was a large attendance. Don spoke to Bernie and only saw Carmel Danaher at the service but there may have been other ANZROC members present.

Dick Sanders emailed “The Age newspaper of 13/5/2017 reported the death of John Gibson 7-9-29 to 11-5-17 in Sydney in his 90th year. Late of ESA & ANZ Banks and remembered in Melbourne for his term as Manager 394 Collins Street succeeding Geoff Stevens. Both good men.”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during MAY 2017 and we

pass on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Bruce Avent (80), Les Beard (82),

John Caudry (89), Brian Day (80), Norm Dibbin (84), Nola Forsyth, Val Goldsworthy, Ian Lamont (97),

Neville Lewis (84), David Maunder (90), Geoff Menogue (83), Alan Podger (85), Terry Stapleton (87).

WELFARE REPORT:

Gary Mason

Gary spoke to Bruce Avent for his 80th and Bruce while not as fit as he would like asked Gary to pass on his best wishes to all ANZROC members.

Neville Pearson

Relatively quiet time as I have been away. I visited Ron Cashin at the on 11th May and enjoyed a great chat and cappuccino. Ron really enjoys company and would love visitors from days gone by. Suggest phone the facility on 9856 0999 to ensure he is not out on a bus trip or the like

INTEREST RATES

From 1/5/2017

Less than $20,000 1.03%

Greater than $20,000 1.32%

BIRD'S TWITTER

Neville Pearson writes:

The Bird and Cheryl are back in their nest

After what was a well earned rest?

A “LIBA LIBA hire boat with David, Jennie Schunke and Irene Bettonvil was a delight

Sitting around a camp fire on the Murray each night

A trip we did many years ago, with Dick Cowell, Herman Bettonvil, legends I am sure you all know

Marooned three times on sand bars was somewhat of a blow

The rescue boat was kept busy getting us back in the flow

We settled our nerves with red wine, and let the experts deliver

While “Bird” helped push the boat when he jumped in the river

Hardly a sign of human habitation to spoil ancient river gums that stand tall

A holiday we would recommend to adventurers, one and all

LETTERS

Bob Bell emailed from Mollymook “Please convey to Kathy Trace and the committee my thanks for birthday wishes, as my birthday was on Easter Sunday it was nice to receive the card on the Thursday. Life on the coast continues to be enjoyable; we are both blessed with good health and family that we see quite often. Last year we enjoyed 5 weeks on the Sunshine Coast in July/August and intend to do the same this year.”

John Blampied emailed “Thank you very much Kathy for the birthday card and good wishes on my 73rd birthday .You and ANZROC committee do a fabulous job of keeping members informed of what their former colleagues are doing during their retirement years. It is just sad to see that so many people that you have worked with and have known over the years are no longer with us.

I have been living at Mt Martha for nearly 7 years with Pamela and it is a nice place to spend retirement. We are both keeping good health. I joined Rosebud Country Golf Club a couple of years ago and it is amazing the number of former ANZ staff you catch up with again. Anyway, keep up the good work it is much appreciated.”

Luigi Bucello wrote from Dalmore “Please pass on my congratulations to the Committee on the wonderful job they do and a special thanks to Kathy Trace who despite having Easter to deal with was still able to get the birthday card to me on time. This was especially nice as I had spent most of the day in hospital as a follow up to kidney stones blasting a couple of weeks prior. Still learning to deal with other health issues but all the specialists I am seeing say to keep working at a slower pace than before , so still running the farm and if you are passing and see the “Fresh Asparagus” for sale sign up call in.”

Kim Charlton emailed “Have just returned from trip to find birthday card. Thank you.

Moved to Cobram on the Murray River from Gippsland in June last year. New digs is Green Palms Over 50’s Village where we can just lock up and go whenever it takes our fancy, which is roughly 9 months of the year, in various directions. The Eyre Peninsula in SA, Queensland, and of course Gippsland (will always be called home) are the favoured destinations. Have just returned from 3 months on the Eyre Peninsula (SA) where fish was on the menu twice a day and happy hour was 4.00 o’clock sharp, plenty of reading ; great time.”

Don Davy wrote to thank Vicky Genius and Kathy Trace and the committee for the birthday greetings which were very much appreciated. Prior to his birthday Don was entertained by his sister at dinner in Wantirna while he met his brother and family at Southland for lunch.

On the day friends met him for an afternoon tea and later that evening his elder daughter and family at Endeavour Hills continued with the celebrations at dinner.” A lovely birthday celebration”.

John Harris emailed “Would you please pass on to the ANZROC Committee, Members and Kathy my sincere thanks for the birthday card which included Kathy’s note that it was a special one.

My 80th birthday was celebrated with the family and thoroughly enjoyed. We continue to enjoy close contact with the family and social events with friends whilst Colleen still works part time in our daughter and son in law’s psychology practise and enjoys her golf. I am still actively involved in Rotary and continue playing tennis and occasional golf. Regards to all.”

John Hawkins emailed “Helen and I are getting ready for our 102 day world cruise. Some of the places we will visit.: The lost city of Petra in Jordan, Lipica Horse farm in Slovenia, the beaches of the Normandy Landings, Key West where Hemmingway lived and Easter Island to see the Heads and all the usual places and sights”

Graham Heenan emailed from Belmont “Thank you for the birthday wishes which I recently received. There is not much to report on for the last year with trips restricted to one week in Bright and two weeks at Mooloolaba in Queensland. Both Pam and I still have reasonable good health and this allows us to do most of the things we enjoy. The "Bombers" Anzac Day win cured most of my ailments!!!”

Laurie Holland still writing at 97 said “Thank you for the Christmas and birthdays cards which serve to march our progress. You can imagine that there is not much in the way of news or happenings to record. My wife Barbara has gone into care but I am still at home-closely supervised by our children. I am managing and looking forward to the coming year. Kind regards to all.”

Jo Karaoutsadis emailed “Just a quick note to say thank you for the birthday card from Kathy. It was the first I received and arrived a day early. Very much appreciated”

Des Kidd emailed “Many thanks to the Committee and to Kathy Trace for the birthday card. (Once again received right on time). After a couple of years of hip and knee replacements, and Jill’s cancer treatment, we were able this year on happier note, to celebrate our 50th Wedding anniversary in Hawaii.”

Barry Kilmartin emailed “Once again, thank Kathy Trace and the Committee for your good wishes on my recent birthday. I particularly enjoyed the Photo Gallery in the Newsletter.”

Graeme King emailed “A short note to thank Kathy Trace for my recent birthday card. It arrived right on time as usual. My 2017 birthday saw me achieve the big “70”, so we enjoyed a small Celebration with our immediate family & some dear friends. Happily I and my dear wife Sandra continue to enjoy good health and are managing a bit of travelling in amongst our home and family commitments. Unfortunately, we will be an apology for both the May and June ANZROC luncheons since we will be away cruising the Kimberley’s and then exploring some of the Red Centre.”

Terry Parks emailed from Toora “Please table my apologies for each of:

GEELONG AND WESTERN VICTORIA REGIONAL LUNCH - Thursday 27 April 2017 and LUNCHEON THURSDAY 11th MAY 2017

I was recently kicked by one of our Shire horse colts. He smashed my right hip and fractured my left. The right hip was replaced immediately, the left subsequently. The left hip dislocated four times before the surgeon would accept my belief that the prosthesis was faulty. After it dislocated twice within 36 hours he did believe me and scheduled urgent surgery to replace the replacement hip. It’s only three weeks since that surgery.

It has become even more difficult for me to attend these functions because ½ a gum tree fell onto my car while I was driving it. It will be with the panel beater until the middle of May.”

Tony Pompilio emailed “Just a brief note to thank you and Kathy for my birthday card from ANZ ROC (Vic).I appreciate the efforts Kathy makes to ensure they are posted and received in time.”

Barry Reid emailed to advise that he and wife Shirley had moved “We are enjoying our new surroundings which are only a 10 minute drive to Torquay and a 15 minute drive into Geelong cbd. Unfortunately my wife Shirley required surgery for a total knee replacement shortly after us arriving here. Recovery has been slow and somewhat painful and has restricted our social activities to date, however hoping to renew friendships with our Geelong friends shortly.” Denis Rice emailed “Thanks for the birthday card which was at home on my return from a South Pacific cruise on the Golden Princess. “

John Taylor emailed “Thank-you for the birthday card and your good wishes. A special thank-you to Kathy Trace for ensuring that the card was delivered on the day as per usual.”

Roger Thompson emailed “Just a short, somewhat belated thank you for my birthday card which was received in April. Could you please pass on to the committee and particularly Kathy my appreciation? My wife and I were touring outback NSW with our caravan in search of some better weather and have only recently returned home to find the birthday greeting amongst our mail.

Peter Westaway emailed from Warragul “Would you kindly convey to Kathy Trace and members of the committee my thanks for the Birthday greetings received as always on the day notwithstanding four changes of address since retirement. Now 20 years this month on from retirement life continues to bestow many days of happiness and good health. Country living has been rewarding.

Best wishes to all the members.”

AND Peter Alexander, Aldo Faella, Helen Farnell, Brian Farrell, Bob Hesketh, Frank Marzin,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

REMAINING PROGRAM FOR 2017 :

13th July Mulgrave Club

10th August Brian and Shirley Rix at 100 Queen Street

Noel Beanland met Brian and Shirley Rix at Probus and has arranged for them to speak to ANZROC members about their adventures on their motor bike journeys to many parts of the world. Brian and Shirley have published a book of their travels and copies will be available at our meeting.

14th September Visit to Ballarat

12th October Moonee Valley Race Course Hotel

ANZAC DAY 2017:

This article appeared in the Herald Sun April 23, 2017

“Generations of men and women who served Australia reflect on their experience”

by Aaron Langmaid,

FROM the dark skies over Germany to the dusty plains of Afghanistan, AARON LANGMAID discovers how war has touched the lives of servicemen and women of each generation. Included in his article was this anecdote from our ANZROC member Gerald McPherson who was a rear gunner in World War II. GERALD McPHERSON, 92 — WORLD WAR II, 1944

IT was Gerald McPherson’s 37th flight in a rattling old bomber in his role as a rear gunner — and almost his last.

Nine months into his tour of duty, his plane was caught in the searchlights high above enemy territory.

The pilots threw the plane around like a fighter plane in a bid to get out of sight, back into the dark sky above Kiel, a major naval base in Germany’s north.

“The pilot put the plane nose down; we dived over the North Sea,” Mr McPherson said. “I looked below and suddenly I saw two gunners in another bomber looking straight back at me.

“That’s how close we came to a midair collision.

“To this day, I have never forgotten it. We shouldn’t have been there in the first place and we almost didn’t make it back.”

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 8th JUNE 2017

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE

CAULFIELD GLASSHOUSE RESTAURANT at Caulfield Racecourse….from 12 noon 8/6/2017

31 Station Street Caulfield East…

Situated on the edge of the most pristine horse racing courses in the world, is the recently refurbished Caulfield Glasshouse. Providing a modern stylish bistro, new wine and tapas bar, multi-purpose function room, state of the art Sports Bar, alfresco style dining and much much more, we have everything required to entertain guests!

The venue is approximately 200 metres from the Caulfield Railway Station and directly opposite is the venue which is part of the Caulfield Racecourse complex.

There is ample parking is available at the venue in a designated car park opposite the entrance to the restaurant.

There is a good choice of meals from the Bistro menu.

Partners ,Widows of members and ANZ Ladies Club members ARE invited to attend that day.

In order to meet the Hotel catering requirements if you intend to come to this meeting will you let Joan Nathan know by Phone or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice by Thursday 1st June 2017

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor

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ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 1st JUNE 2017 FROM 12 NOON “CAULFIELD GLASSHOUSE RESTAURANT ”

31 Station Street Caulfield East ….

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Newsletter April 2017

NEWSLETTER APRIL 20 2017

 

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NEWSLETTER 20th APRIL 2017

WELCOME

Message from the President April 2017

A very good attendance of 50 Members and partners attended the Anzac Remembrance lunch at Greensborough RSL. It was our first meeting for 6 weeks since Woodend in March due to the Easter break. This is always a special event in our calendar as we remember those who have served their country. This year was a poignant event as we missed the contribution of Brian Christensen RIP who has recited the ode for as long as I can remember. We were very lucky to have Gerry McPherson step in and he did a most moving rendition followed by the last post and reveille. All Members stood in respect.

We welcomed Graeme Amor to his first ANZROC meeting after 20 years retirement from ANZ. It wasn't hard to spot Graeme as he stood head and shoulders above everyone else. We also welcomed Gary Mason to his first meeting since his appointment as Senior VP. Other members not seen for a while included Angelo Biviano, John Carrazza, Bryden Davis, Neil Dawtrey, Gary Horkings, Mary Nicolazzo, Joseph Romano, Geoffrey Sandow and Peter Saville.

Our planned Guest Speaker failed to turn up but we were very pleased to welcome Bill Telfer Secretary of Greensborough RSL who gave us a brief talk on his experience on the battlefield in Vietnam as a young soldier. It was most informative.

Thanks to Dal Crocker for organising the day and to all the RSL staff for making the event run so smoothly.

Our Geelong and Western Victoria Lunch will be held on Thursday April 27 at Geelong Yacht Club.

The next ANZROC lunch will be our annual Salvation Army Appeal at 100 Queen Street on Thursday May 11.

Details of both lunches in the newsletter.

Photos from the Anzac lunch have been posted to the anzroc website and facebook page.

APOLOGIES

Ron Adams, Annette and Graeme Baldwin, Diane Carew, Robin Chase, Bill Collins, George Cooper, Christopher Corry, Cedric Coxsedge, Leigh Davis, Don Davy, Mike Devlin (in Canada) , Phil Dunstan, Ray Gill , Roy Harper, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Bernadette and Wayne Hulbert, Graeme King, Con la Fucia, Bernadette Lynch, Wal McGillivray, Joan Nathan, Ken Pattison, Neville Pearson, Ron Phillips , Graeme Randall, Bruce Sanderson, John Stevens, Glen Twidale, Frank Valastro, Doug Watson, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

GEELONG AND WESTERN VICTORIA REGIONAL LUNCH - Thursday 27 April 2017

Geoff and Lesley Cook have coordinated arrangements for the first of what is hoped will be an annual event for those retired ANZ staff and partners who live in the Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Western/South Western Victoria areas. The lunch is open to all ex-ANZ staff, not just ANZROC members, so please spread the word amongst your ANZ contacts in the area.

This inaugural lunch will be held at the Geelong Yacht Club on Thursday 27 April commencing at 12.00 midday. Meal costs are between $11 and $17, and drinks will be available at normal bar prices. ANZROC will be supporting this function with a small subsidy to help cover expenses.

The Yacht Club is on the Geelong waterfront, 23 Eastern Beach Rd. Geelong, and is about ten minutes walk from the train station.

Please contact Geoff and Lesley as soon as possible to confirm your attendance, but no later than Sunday 23 April, as caterers need to be advised of expected numbers. Phone 5229 1456, mobile 0412 428 861 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEW MEMBERS

Dowling Jim 25 years ANZ

Kendall Rod 7 years ANZ

Procter Chris 13 years ANZ

Salkeld John 39 years ANZ

Van Dort Jeremy 22 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Jim, Rod, Chris, John and Jeremy at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

FRASER D.F.(Don) 91 years March 2017

We were very sorry to hear that our respected Honorary Member Donald Fraser has passed away.

A message received from Donald's son Ian said “It is with sadness that I inform you that my father Donald Fraser passed away recently at the age of 91 years. I know that he appreciated the friendship and camaraderie that he found amongst your members. He looked forward to each `next` meeting, and when he could not attend, he avidly `studied` the minutes to keep up to date with everyone and everything. Don joined the Union Bank, from school, in 1942. He survived mergers through ES&A, and ANZ, retiring in 1983. He worked in many branches across Victoria, as a relief teller, an auditor and relief manager. Longer stays were at Ballarat branches, Bairnsdale, Foster, Brunswick, and Burnley, before being appointed manager at St Albans, and Essendon. Upon retirement Don, and Dorothy, wife of 66 years, spent many happy days touring both in Australia and overseas. Thank you all for the pleasure you brought to his life.”

HENLEY M.P.(MARY) 84 YEARS 7/11/2013

We were this week advised by the solicitors for Mary Henley’s Estate of her passing several years ago.

KENNEDY G.M. (Gerry) 93 years 23/3/2017

Gerry enlisted in the Australian Army in January 1943 and on discharge in September 1946 was a Private in the 2/33 Australian Infantry Battalion.

Gerry and his great friend Dave Brookman attended our ANZROC lunches regularly for many years but mobility issues for Dave, and Gerry moving into Cabrini Ashwood , prevented them from attending the city meetings over recent years.

SKELTON M.J. (Murray) 81 years 8/2/2017

Ian Ewart advised that Murray Skelton passed away on 8/2/2017 after a year coping with severe illness .Ian recalled that Murray was Manager 599 Swanston Street, North Carlton but their long association came about through a mutual love of sports events. Any members who spent time working with Murray might let me know of this for the newsletter .Murray was a keen correspondent to the newsletter and our condolences go to Anne and the family.

Dietmar Reichert emailed “sad news about Murray! I have never worked with Murray – but met him several times at Area meetings etc. ALWAYS A GENTLEMEN!!”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

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

Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Alma Barkell, Wendy Black, Bill

Bowring (85), Robin Chase (83), Bill Cleator (80), Max Colwell (85), Bryden Davis (88), Glynn Evans

(89), John Fogden (81), Doug Grant (81), Roy Harper (88), John Harris (80), Barry Kilmartin (81), Ailsa

Mackie, John McPhee (80), Peter Mitchell (82), Dennis Murphy (81), Eileen Perham, John Read (85),

Keith Remington (94), Lindsay Richards (87), Les Roberts (80), Greg Scollo (81), John Taylor (81),

Norma Thomas, June Thompson.

INTEREST RATES

From 1/4/2017

Less than $20,000 1.04%

Greater than $20,000 1.33%

LETTERS

Russ Appleton emailed “Thanks' to the ANZROC Committee and Kathy Trace for the birthday cards for last year and this year. I have been remiss in not writing earlier but the year was not the best.

I spent last year and this year so far being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which on top of the chronic nerve pain that resulted from bypass surgery in 2011, has proved a bit of a distraction.

My neurologist is assessing me for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, I have another meeting with him to discuss the surgery and implications surrounding it, (it is a bit invasive.) I have been enjoying the monthly newsletters, but I don't seem to be able to put names to photos.”

Will Bailey emailed “It would be nice to say that Kathy’s greetings on behalf of the Club arrived on THE day. Unfortunately i don’t know because Dorothy and I were taking part in a Bristol car rally in Tasmania and didn’t get back to Geelong until the day after my “day”. But I can record that the ANZROC card plus a number of other were waiting in my PO Box when I opened it on the 30th. Many thanks (and Kathy I’ll bet it was on time!} The last year has been a busy one particularly the past few months. Dorothy has had a second hip replacement; very successful too. I have had two cataracts fixed so I can see a lot better. The family has grown again with another great grandson, the third - where are the girls? We still get to Noosa as often as possible; not enough but we are working on it.

Sadly we note that a number of friends have passed away including some “bank buddies”. My 91 year old sister remarked that she now goes to more funerals than birthday parties! On a happier note best wishes to the Club and its members.”

Arty Booth emailed from Elliott Heads (Qsld) “Just a short note to pass on my thanks for the Birthday Card, which of course arrived on the day. Its been a little hectic here in Bundy in recent days, tracking the path of TC Debbie, and hoping that we are fortunate enough to escape the fury.

Even so, there has been in excess of 400ml of rain in the last few days, and we expect more over the next day or so.”

Jenny Cooke emailed “Many thanks to Kathy for managing Australia Post with aplomb. I opened the box on the day and there was the attractive ANZROC card. Last year was very busy, starting with a kitchen renovation, painting the exterior and re-roofing the deck. Between these, I squeezed in a trip to Switzerland and Italy, visiting all the northern lakes, Tuscany and Cinque Terre. Luckily, we had gorgeous hot weather. In Switzerland, I sat down in a country bus and the lady next to me recognised me from our school magazine while on the last night in Venice, I had dinner with another ANZer. We had travelled 16 days on the same tour without this coming out in conversation! Since that trip the interior has been ‘revived’ enough to enable a trip to the UK & Scotland in the coming months. “

Bob Delahoy writing from Inverloch said “Would you please pass on my grateful thanks to the President, Committee and Kathy Trace for the birthday card forwarded to me on my 88th birthday. It was very much appreciated as always. The day was celebrated with members of the family. My wife and I are still enjoying the fresh air and sunshine here at Inverloch and hope that it will continue for many more years to come.”

Glynn Evans phoned Kathy Trace to thank her for the birthday card and the good wishes for his 89th. Glynn celebrated with a dinner with his family.

John Fairbairn emailed “Please convey my thanks to Kathy trace for my card. This year Australia Post excelled as the card arrived a day early. I read with interest the monthly Newsletter and note that many former colleagues are still enjoying retirement. I regret that I am unable to attend Meetings but continue to survive in the pleasant Yarrawonga climate. I was saddened to learn of Brian Christensen’s passing as both Brian and I attended Box Hill Boys High School in the same years (a long time ago). I regularly meet with Maurie Harwood (on the golf Course) and have contact with Peter O’Dwyer at Probus Meetings, both continue to enjoy life here in Yarrawonga.”

George Finniss emailed “I would like to thank Kathy Trace as well as the committee and members of the Retired Officers Club (VIC) for the kind thoughts and well wishes on my birthday.”

John Gunn phoned Kathy Trace to thank her and the Committee for the good wishes expressed in his birthday card.

Graeme Horsburgh emailed “Thank you for your card on my birthday. A big one next year-here's hoping. As well as thanks to Kathy Trace, thanks also to the committee for organizing to keep us in touch with the happenings of our former workmates. Your work is much appreciated.”

Dave Hartwich emailed “Just a note of sincere thanks for the birthday card and happy wishes for my special time of year. When I received the card I remembered all the good times and friendships I made during my time at ANZ.”

Dorothy Hayes emailed “Please pass on my sincere thanks to Kathy Trace for my Birthday card this year, I really appreciate it. The weeks are going by so quickly. Will try and attend a lunch sometime this year to see all the folks.”

Graham Holt emailed “I noticed an old colleague and ANZROC member Bob Wishart received a mention in the local paper recently in winning three sprint events in the Victorian Masters Athletics Championships. Bob has been involved in athletics all his life and if I remember correctly once won the Bendigo 1000. I last ran into him about 10 years ago in Adelaide when he was on his way up to Alice Springs to represent Australia in the World Masters games. I have an idea that he also represented us overseas on a number of occasions. I worked with Bob in Esanda in the seventies and also ran into him from time to time in branch banking. I’m sure there would be a number of his old mates that would be interested to learn that he is still on the run. “

Rick Kimber wrote “I would like to thank the President and Committee for the very kind birthday wishes. Kathy Trace does a sterling job ensuring all cards are received on the correct dates and she deserves a particular thank you.”

Christine Lane emailed Kathy Trace and said “Thank you for the birthday wishes and card as it is always nice to receive it. My birthday celebrations for this year were in Canberra where I took in a visit to the National Gallery to view the beautiful French Versailles collection. “

George Lawson emailed “Thank heavens for Kathy’s card, I had forgotten my birthday was due. Just getting everything ready for the 18th annual pre Easter golfing trip to Yarrawonga which is now known as the MCCONNELL/DUGUID/CHRISTENSEN Memorial Golf week in memory of three very dear departed members of the group. Numbers this year are down to 8 from 12 with John Ries, John Phelan, John Briggs and Bevyn Ranford (he's 83 now) not able to make it. Included in the able group of participants left to carry on are ANZROC’s members David Barr, John Maguire, Peter Treleaven, John Crough, Richard Harding and myself. Drafting/recruitment to get numbers back to 12 will be discussed at Yarrawonga over some of the most overrated red wine anyone could consume. As normal there will be many banking stories to be told.”

Garry Lord emailing from Colac “After 48 years with ANZ I have announced my intention to retire on 7/7/17. I am already a member of ANZROC as I had 12 months on the outside back in 2002, however answered a call from the bank to assist for a month in 2003 which has turned into 14 years. During this time while I still resided in Geelong I have been based in Colac as Agribusiness Manager and travelled the highway on most days. Retirement will see the usual travel, especially with children and grandchildren based in Cairns and Townsville, and many days chasing the mighty Murray Cod at Mulwala and other parts.”

Ted Palmer emailed “Thanks Kathy & Co. Delighted to receive your Birthday Greetings on Wednesday. Happy to say life has been good to me over the years for which I am extremely grateful. No major health concerns which at 80 is quite gratifying. Travel plans this year include the Gold Coast and Tasmania, the 2 extremes you might say. I had better not mix up the seasons.”

Ron Pitt at 94years wrote ”Many thanks to Kathy Trace for your birthday wishes sent on behalf of you and the Retired Officers to celebrate my 94th. I had a great day”

David Robinson emailed from Battery Point (Tas) on his 81st “Will you please thank Kathy for the card which, as usual, arrived on time.”

Dawn Routledge phoned Kathy Trace to thank her for her birthday card which she greatly appreciated.

Geoffrey Sandow emailed …” Thanks to Kathy for the additional wording on the Birthday card, in recognition of one of those birthday's with a nought on the end, and for organising delivery 'on the day'. Joining Kathy in recognising my 70th were my Federal Member of Parliament, my State Member of Parliament and the Chief Medical Officer of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program! Impressive? And, of course, my family and friends. Quite some time prior, I had in mind celebrating with the family on the Saturday after my mid week birthday but Robyn got in first, informing me that Adele was performing on that day and we would be attending. Mind you, that was not MY birthday present! Nevertheless, Adele's performance was fantastic; a wonderful voice and very much a 'down to Earth' character. Our family celebration occurred the day after. To get away from Melbourne's colder weather during 2016, we got to see a bit more of what the World has to offer, by doing a lap of the Scandinavian countries, starting in Denmark's Copenhagen, on to Sweden's Stockholm, followed by a ferry crossing to Helsinki, then up through Finland to the North Cape, Norway, and ultimately back down to Oslo. Many, many highlights and new experiences; a tour that was thoroughly enjoyed. On the home front, we caravanned across to Yorke Peninsula, via Mannum. Some interesting places along the way and on the peninsula itself, as well as some great history and museums. A bit scary though, when some of the museum exhibits were items you used every day as a kid! Outside of those trips, it has, fortunately, been 'business as usual'.

Gregory Scollo emailed “Very warm thanks for your very kind thought in sending a much appreciated birthday card in occasion of my 81st birthday. This makes me feel that I still belong to a great organization, THE ANZ BANK, where I had the privilege to work for almost my entire working life and, enjoying every minute of it, meeting lots of good people and friends. My wife and I are enjoying very good health and we still are very active, enjoying life spending summer in Melbourne with our children and grand children and, winter in Townsville, North Queensland, where the weather is more pleasant and enjoyable. Again infinite thanks for the lovely card and kind thoughts.”

Syd Swaby emailed “Kathy, committee and members many thanks for the always most welcome birthday greetings.”

Bruce Tickell wrote “Please thank Kathy for the card which as expected arrived on time. Not sure that I welcome receipt as the numbers keep increasing. On this occasion however the age for me passed the dreaded Australian Cricket’s 87.May have a few more runs in me but the state of the pitch will be the determining factor and some deterioration is evident. Notwithstanding the above an optimistic outlook is essential and I may just buy a new bat.”

Frank Valastro emailed “Thank you for the birthday card which was received with much appreciation. Although I’m a retired ANZ officer I still work practically on a full time basis with Knox City Council as an Administrative Co-ordinator. In essence this means that I am restricted in participating on a more active basis with ANZROC. This “second career” has occupied my time over the past 15 years and although I’m not looking to fully retire before the next year or two I'm starting to plan for a number of activities before my 70th birthday. I enjoy receiving the monthly newsletter and reading what a number of my former colleagues get up to these days. With over six years on the Lending Inspection team and 23 years within the branch network and at ANZ Cards I made many friends some of whom I have caught up with on the odd occasion. Although I am still working I generally find that people these days do not enjoy their jobs primarily because of today’s political correct environment and plethora of rules and regulations. This has the consequential effect of procrastinating in decision making process and progress in general. Its times like that that makes me appreciate my 29 years with the ANZ. I consider those days as the glory days where one committed himself or herself to the job unlike today where one at the end of the day can’t get out of the building quick enough. Thank you ANZ.”

Julie Wilkins emailed “Thank You" for sending the Birthday Card which arrived midday 20th March, Kathy how do you do that. Card is much appreciated. And I enjoyed my day on Monday 20th.”

John Winbanks emailed “Please pass on my thanks to Kathy for the birthday card, which I did receive on time but due to circumstances too boring to relate I am only now able to acknowledge. Suffice to say the nbn is involved.”

AND acknowledgements from Murray Abraham, David Bennie, Val and Bob Bishop, Neil Dawtrey, Jim Dowling, John Evans, Helen Farnell, Des Field, Neil Franklin, Stan Halbish, Kerry Jewell, Dan Kirtley, Kevin Livingston, Anton Ponnampalam, Wayne Routledge, Dick Sanders, Sandra Street, Greg Watson, Doug Westcott,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

PROGRAM FOR 2017:

8th June The Glasshouse Restaurant at Caulfield Racecourse

13th July Mulgrave Club

10th August Brian Rix at 100 Queen Street

9th November Annual General Meeting will be held again at 833 Collins Street..Note the change of venue

ANZ STAFF CLUB Looking for a week or a weekend away! ANZ Staff Club has 7 holiday home properties across Australia and they are located at some of the most popular holiday destinations Australia wide, including: VIC - Cowes, Rye, Apollo Bay, Lakes Entrance, NSW - Batemans Bay, QLD - Broadbeach, SA - Encounter Bay Our properties are fully furnished and close to activities that will allow Retired Officer members of ANZ Staff Club to be as busy as you want or as laid back and relaxed as you want. We have the availability for each property until 30th June 2017 online on our website www.anzstaffclub.org.au

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 11TH MAY 2017

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON

Thursday 11th May 2017 in the MELBOURNE ROOM ON 34TH FLOOR ANZ 100 QUEEN STREET at 12 NOON

We are holding our annual SALVATION ARMY RED SHIELD APPEAL luncheon commencing at 12 noon for lunch. The meeting will be addressed by senior Salvation Army executive Major Brendan Nottle from the Salvation Army team in Melbourne who heads up Salvation Army social operations at the Melbourne 614 Centre in Bourke Street. Brendan has spoken at our Red Shield Appeal meeting several times about the issues that confront the Salvation Army in Melbourne.

We look forward to seeing many members at the luncheon to hear the 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.

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Ron Adams know by Phone 9821 0444 or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice to Ron Adams PO Box 579, Malvern, 3144 by Friday 5th May 2017 to meet ANZ catering requirements and so that a list of attendees can be provided to the ANZ Reception Desk.

Please note that the luncheon fee is $15.00 for 2017 and will be collected at the door to partially cover the costs.

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

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ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 11th MAY 2017 FROM 12 NOON ANZ BANK BUILDING MELBOURNE ROOM 34TH FLOOR 100 QUEEN STREET MELBOURNE

TO : Ron Adams

PO Box 579 Malvern Vic 3144.

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I/we will be attending the Luncheon function

Newsletter March 2017

NEWSLETTER MARCH 9 2017

 

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PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
Eamon Veaney Vicky Genius John Brown 
9 Mollison Street 1/16 Cain Avenue PO Box 4056
Abbotsford 3067 Northcote 3070 Burwood East 3151
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Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
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Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
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Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)

 

 

ANZROC NEWSLETTER 9TH MARCH 2017

WELCOME

President Eamon Veaney welcomed 54 members and partners to the WOODEND lunch held in the Vic Hotel.The venue was outstanding with first class service from the staff.

Members not seen for some time included Irene Bettonvil, Joe and Leah Maggiore, Roche and Lina Manual, Bob and Isabella Salpietro, Leigh Davis coming from Bacchus Marsh while our regulars Robin and Dorothy Chase came from Clifton Springs. Having our partners present made for a very pleasant afternoon.

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

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT MARCH 2017

A big couple of days in the Anzroc calendar for March.

Our first Country lunch meeting for 2017 at Woodend on Thursday March 9 went very well with over 50 Members and partners in attendance. The challenges of using the Victorian Transport system meant that a bus service replaced the train from Southern Cross to Woodend. We had originally scheduled this event last October to avoid the planned rail closure but found out at the last minute that more level crossing works were to be implemented this week. V’Line rose to the challenge and put on a special luxury coach for our Group direct from Southern Cross to Woodend rather than just drop us off at Gisborne as originally advised. Joan Nathan was instrumental in making this happen by her negotiation skills with V-Line. This did not deter many of our Members from choosing this transport option though some of us preferred to travel by car. The Victoria Hotel put on an excellent selection of food and drinks at reasonable prices. Thanks to Joan Nathan, Neville Pearson and Noel Beanland for organising the event.

Our golf event at Cheltenham on the following day, Friday March 10 attracted 20 players who enjoyed excellent conditions for the early morning tee-off. The winners were Chris Procter and Kathy Shady. Thanks to Ken Pattison and Glyn Parry-Jones for organising. Whilst the numbers for our golf day have declined we may see if there is enough interest to play at another quality course at a later date. A report on the event by Glyn is in this month’s newsletter.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday April 20 at Greensborough RSL to celebrate Anzac day. We will certainly miss Brian Christensen reciting the Ode but are pleased that Gerry McPherson has agreed to undertake the role this year. We will also have Danielle Marsh from ANZ Bank attend as our Guest Speaker.

Eamon Veaney

President ANZROC

APOLOGIES

Annette and Graeme Baldwin , John Brown, Diane Carew, Bill Collins, George Cooper, Phil Dunstan, Carl Garley, Barry Gibson, Ray Gill ,Val Goldsworthy, Roy Harper, Frank Hatfield, Elaine Haw, John Hawkins, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Bernadette Lynch, Gary Mason, Wal McGillivray, Kevin O’Neil, Ken Pattison. Alan Pearce, Ron Phillips, Graeme Randall, Glen Twidale, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

GEELONG AND WESTERN VICTORIA REGIONAL LUNCH - Thursday 27 April 2017

Geoff and Lesley Cook have offered to coordinate arrangements for the first of what is hoped will be an annual event for those retired ANZ staff and partners who live in the Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Western/South Western Victoria areas. The lunch is open to all ex-ANZ staff, not just ANZROC members, so please spread the word amongst your ANZ contacts in the area.

This inaugural lunch will be held at the Geelong Yacht Club on Thursday 27 April commencing at 12.00 midday. Meal costs are between $11 and $17, and drinks will be available at normal bar prices. ANZROC will be supporting this function with a small subsidy to help cover expenses.

The Yacht Club is on the Geelong waterfront, 23 Eastern Beach Rd. Geelong, and is about ten minutes walk from the train station.

Please contact Geoff and Lesley as soon as possible to confirm your attendance, but no later than Sunday 23 April, as caterers need to be advised of expected numbers. Phone 5229 1456, mobile 0412 428 861 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEW MEMBERS

CAUST PETER 20 years ANZ

ELLUM BOB 24 years ANZ

FRECKLETON PHIL 27 YEARS ANZ

WOODS VALERIE 17 YEARS ANZ

We look forward to seeing Peter , Bob , Phil and Valerie at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

Ainscough OAM G.B. (Graeme) 80 years 19/2/2017

Graeme was a strong supporter of ANZROC and penned many letters to me. He attended most monthly lunches and both ANZ and ES&A get togethers when he was fit but over the past two years he had been struggling with a number of health issues which has meant bouts of intensive surgery and long terms of hospitalisation. I attended the funeral service for Graeme and met ANZROC members Mark Stankovich, Hartley Hodgson and Rick Dickson who worked with Graeme in Finance and Leasing in Esanda Vic Division. Graeme was involved in the livestock leasing section. Frank Edwards said Graeme worked with him in GM’s Departments while David Knuckey said he also worked with Graeme in Esanda. The funeral was well attended with around 150 present and the celebrant and family reminisced about Graeme’s love of baseball (60 years involvement) and cricket and his commitment to family.

Ward A.J.R. (Alwyn) 92 years 17/2/2017

Alwyn enlisted in the Australian Army in April 1944 and at date of discharge in September 1946 was Sergeant ADV LHQ. Bruce Ward said his father was mainly a relief ANZ Bank Manager at branches including Glenroy, Elsternwick, Essendon, Brunswick and Altona North (where he finished up aged around 60). Alwyn also worked for a time at Head Office in Collins Street.

Gary Mason advised that Tom Williams passed away 5/3/2017, aged 94.

Tom would be well known to many of our Victorian members. A great guy to work for and with his international and technical expertise was top class.

Warren Taylor said “Tom worked in Sydney - Manager 377 George Street, Sydney, and then Regional Manager South Coast before heading to NZ as Chief Manager Corporate then to his NY assignment. He was highly regarded in the New York Market and greatly admired and respected by the three who he gave a mandate to - Dick Milnthorpe, Mike Tong and myself to fulfill Mac Brunckhorst’s directive "to set up the most efficient and effective banking operation possible; adopt world best practice, get the computer to do everything and forget how we do it in Australia". We did more than that we created world's best practice as MIDANZ is still in use today within ANZ 40 years after we signed up for MIDAS a system developed by the UK technology company – BIS”

President Eamon said” Tom was the boss when the ANZ New York Agency was established in 1976 and went on to run London when it was being downsized by Roy Ashton, Warren Taylor and John Winders in the late 70's. He was a tremendous guy, very hard but fair. At his farewell in Melbourne I seem to recall he was proud of the fact that he was never posted to a Senior position in Melbourne.

I last saw Tom in London many years ago in Simpson's Cornhill where he was having a drink with some friends from the wpnc club. He continued to live in Surrey after his retirement from the Bank. Condolences to Mary and family.”

Noel Beanland advised that Clive Dickson passed away on 17/2/2017at the age of 90. Clive served in the RAAF and Noel recalls Clive as Manager OF the Ladies Banking Suite in Swanston Street, Manager Surrey Hills and finally Administration at 388 Collins Street. Clive would be remembered by many ANZROC members.

Dietmar Reichert emailed “I noticed with great sadness the write up about the passing of Brian Schafer on 12.1.17 .I met Brian first in 1974 when I worked in Marketing (Vic. Admin) and Brian was already A/Mgr International. He was at all times a true gentleman – in every way! Many years after that I joined “his team” as Manager Thornbury and I recall to this day his “welcome on board” words as Area Manager, Moonee Ponds. Vale Brian.”

Fran Kilpatrick who worked with ANZ Bank about 40 years ago advised that Helen Gooch has passed away. In the latter time of her working life Helen was one of the original staff that was moved into the Bankcard when it started in ANZ Cards. There would be many ANZROC members that would know her.

On behalf of ANZROC members we express our condolences to the families and friends of Graeme, Alwyn, Tom, Clive, Brian and Helen.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during MARCH and

pass on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Ray Allsop (82),Lindsay Baglin (88),

Will Bailey AO (84), Clive Bayley (82), Stephen Bee (80), Doug Carroll (84), Ian Cowley (81), Bob

Delahoy (88), Jim Ebsworthy (81), John Fairbairn (83), George Finniss (81), Laurie Holland (97), Betty

Jennings, Tony Middleton (86), Ted Palmer (80), Ray Perry (88), Ron Pitt (94), Robin Pleydell (85),

Graeme Randall (82), David Robinson (81), Roy Sharman (85), Arthur Sheers (89), 

Peter Weaving (83).

BIRDIES TWITTER, MARCH 2017 ANZROC NEWSLETTER

Contributed by Neville Pearson, Past President and Life member

FOLLOWING LAST YEARS CANCELLATION OF OUR TRIP TO WOODEND

WHEN THE TRAINS WERE CANCELLED, AS THE LINES WERE ON THE MEND

WE DECIDED THIS YEAR, TO HAVE ANOTHER GO

ONLY TO RECEIVE, A FURTHER BLOW

THE TRAINS WERE CANCELLED ONCE AGAIN

INFLICTING OUR CLUB WITH ENORMOUS PAIN

JOAN SOLVED THE PROBLEM WITHOUT TOO MUCH FUSS

AND ARRANGED FOR VIC RAIL, TO PROVIDE LUXURY BUS

THEY APOLOGISED PROFUSELY FOR THEIR BLUE

AND THE BUS WAS ROOMY AND HAD A ‘LOO’

WOOD END IS A CLASSIC COUNTRY TOWN

THE SORT THAT AUSTRALIA WAS PROUDLY RENOWN

AFTER TIME FOR A SPLURGE IN THE SHOPS

OFF TO THE PUB AND INTO THE ‘SLOPS’

I MAY HAVE OVERDONE THE WINE

ON THE RETURN TRIP HOME I SLEPT ALL THE TIME

WOODEND IS A PLACE WE WILL RETURN TO FOR SURE

THOUGH I WILL DRINK WATER THAT DOES NOT LEAVE ONE FEELING SORE

Thank you Joan and Noel, it is a pleasure to be part of the team

INTEREST RATES

From 1/3/2017

Less than $20,000 1.04%

Greater than $20,000 1.33%

LETTERS

Val and Bob Bishop emailed “Another big thank you to Kathy Trace for our birthday cards that seem to arrive too quickly as the years pass by. We have moved into an over 55 village at Drysdale to be nearer to our daughter as Bob continues his battle with lung and brain cancer, which he is on top of at the moment. A huge thank you to the ANZ family that ring and visit us, it is most appreciated. “

Joe Busuttil emailed “Please convey my sincere thanks to Kathy Trace and the Committee for this year’s birthday greetings. In my twelfth year of retirement bliss, I am enjoying good health and travel plays a great part of our lifestyle. Last year, my visit to Myanmar was an eyeopener and made me appreciate just how lucky we are in Australia. This year, we are back to Vietnam to enjoy the food, culture, friendship, scenery and get away from the cold Inverloch winter.”

Norma Carr emailed on behalf of Len Carr “Many thanks to Kathy and the committee for the recent card and good wishes for my 79th birthday.2016 was highlighted by another trip with my wife Norma to London, to visit our eldest daughter and family. It seems so long ago since I joined the old ES&A in Bendigo in 1956. Looking forward to a much improved season from the mighty Carlton Blues, this AFL Season.”

Edwin Forth emailed from Noosaville “Thankyou Kathy, President and Committee for the birthday wishes. In 2016 Jan and I flew to Italy, Greece and Rhodes Island and spent a fortnight sailing on a Beneteau 50 foot yacht around Greek islands. The yacht is owned by our eldest son Simon and his wife Kim and they have since sailed the Mediterranean to the Canary and Verde islands across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean where they are presently enjoying many island visits. Jan and I had. a good golfing year wining a few prizes but it is hard to keep handicaps down. In Nov/Dec I had a brain bleed which necessitated surgery in Brisbane but I am now well recovered. Celebrated the birthday with friends at the Noosa Golf Club.”

David Gibb emailed “Thank you for sending the Birthday Card for my Birthday on 27th January. It is very much appreciated. The design of the new card is great.”

John Gill emailed “Thank you very much for my Birthday Greetings back in December and I apologise for not writing to thank you much sooner. Since I had a slight stroke back in late May to remember to do things is not the easiest thing to do. However I do appreciate the wishes and thank you and the committee very much for the good wishes.”

Andy Herd emailed “Sincere thanks to Kathy Trace for birthday greetings, incredible how they manage to always make it on time. Sad to report that I lost my wife Jan on Boxing Day. Jan had 25 years with the bank joining in 1963 when she left her island home of King Island. Jan spent her career with Esanda and was very disappointed to see it pass into history as do a lot of others who had the good fortune to work there. Thank you for the great work you do with the news letter, as I have said before it is the communication that holds the retired officers club together”

On behalf of all members our condolences to Andy and his family.

Bruce Iddles wrote “Thank you to the committee for birthday wishes. The past year has seen self and wife Faye travelling for 6 weeks by car and staying in Motels through outback (6,500 klms) Bourke, Longreach, Roma visiting all the tourist attractions. We then met up with friends on the Gold Coast for a couple of weeks. After leaving the Gold Coast travelled to Kempsey, visited the Slim Dusty Museum which was very interesting. Then onto Bathurst and completed a couple of laps of the race track. (Must observe speed signs as police patrol regularly). The outback was beautiful with lush green grass everywhere as they had recently received large rainfalls. Abundance of wild life- Kangaroos, emus, goats and many varied birds. This coming July we have booked another overseas trip to Canada and Alaska with friends through APT. Looking forward to an interesting time”.

David Jones emailed “the layout and content of the newsletter are great. I noted the passing of Ferg Darmody. Ferg was a bit of a legend in my home town of Wirrabara SA where Ferg served for a few years as a young single chap – his escapades and long drinking sessions with the local stock and station lads were always recanted when locals reflected on the “bankies” who had served in the town over the years.”

Bob Kirkland wrote “Thank you Kathy Trace for the birthday greetings, they are always much appreciated. At 94 I have memories of the Bank which present staff would find hard to believe. For instance I joined he Bank of Australasia HO 394 Collins Street t the age of 16 which was the normal age of recruitment at that time. I remember the horse and cab that was always parked outside the Queen Street doorway and was used by the Bank to transfer cash to and from the Commonwealth Bank in Collins Street. The escort staff walked down each side of the road following the cab. We had high desks and stools, pen, ink, sealing wax to process copying of documents. We were referred to as Colonial Staff and treated as such…They were hard days compared to today’s conditions but sometimes on looking at the present “service” I wonder. Thank you again for the greetings.”

Kevin Mitchell (Life Member and Past President) reports he is now a very happy Tasmanian but still has family and friends’ ties in Victoria who helped celebrate his 81st Birthday. Firstly there was the usual ANZROC suspects who gathered for a great few days at Mansfield in mixed weather conditions, but not stopping them from having a wonderful time, for golfers and passive recreation activity including Gary Hocking celebrating Shrove Tuesday early by making Pan Cakes for all.

Bernice and Kevin decided while in Melbourne it would be a good idea to take in some live shows, namely Born Yesterday, Ladies in Black and The Play That Goes Wrong, all excellent and very entertaining.

Kevin was sorry to hear of the passing of Graeme Ainscough as they played in the same ES&A Basketball team at Albert Park back in the 1960s

Jack Moyle wrote “Thank you for the card and birthday greetings for my 92nd birthday. Kathy always gets the timing right. Thankfully I am in good health and enjoyed quiet celebrations with the family.”

Dick Sanders emailed “Thank you so much Kathy Trace for the delightful card arriving in good time for my 80th birthday. There was a “family and old friends” lunch put on by my daughter in law Archontisa, ably helped by my two sons and other daughter in law. Eighteen of us sat down in their home at three tables for the lunch served as a buffet with a dessert of a magical cake, lemon tart, fruits etc. (There were 8 candles). A day after my actual birthday, I received a phone call from Hawaii, which happened to be one Peter Bowering – formerly ANZ the son of an old ANZ/UNION/ASIA Manager of Port Adelaide. I was best man for Peter in1962. Anyway, the Sunday lunch was a magnificent success and should perhaps last me for 10 years!! Thanks again Kathy and good wishes,”

Warren Taylor emailed “Thanks for the birthday card, timely arrival as usual.”

AND David Brown, Bill Collins, Don Davy, Warwick Etty, Rodney Manser, Peter Mitchell, Dianne Newton, ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

ANZROC GOLF DAY

About 20 of our members had a really enjoyable day at the Cheltenham Golf Club on March 10th. The weather was ideal and the course was in top condition.

Kathy Shady was the winner of the Ladies’ event with 33 points and Kathy Trace was runner-up .

We welcomed two new members to their first ANZROC function, Chris Procter and Rod Kendall. These two gentlemen were winner and runner-up in the Men’s event with Chris on 40 points and Rod on 39. As overall winner Chris is now the proud holder of the coveted President’s Cup.

After the game the players enjoyed an excellent lunch and the company of their golfing workmates.

Special thanks to Ken Pattison for arranging the day and to the Cheltenham Golf Club for hosting us.

Check out the photos on our website or on Facebook.

Mansfield 21—23 February 2017

Twenty-one members and partners enjoyed a couple of days relaxing, socialising and enjoying life at the Alzburg Resort in Mansfield on 21/22 February, with some extending their stay for a few extra days to enjoy the many attractions in the area.

Seven golfers enjoyed 18 holes of social golf at the Mansfield Golf Club in perfect golfing weather. Scores were so close that all players ended up getting a golf ball prize.

The Trivia competition during the final evening’s dinner was also closely contested, with the winners breaking free from the pack by being the only ones able to name the AFL player who kicked the first score at Docklands Stadium and whether the score was a goal or a point. Matthew Lloyd kicked the first score at Docklands, it was a point.

Neville Pearson wound up the evening by reciting a poem that he had composed to farewell Kevin and Bernice Mitchell who coordinated the Mansfield trip arrangements for many years, and have now moved to live permanently in Tasmania.

ADVANCE NOTICE PROGRAM FOR 2017 :

May 11th 34/100 Queen Street .. Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

June 8th The Glasshouse Restaurant at Caulfield Racecourse

July 13th Mulgrave Country Club

August 10th 34/100 Queen Street..Brian and Shirley Rix “Aussies Overland”

NEXT MEETING 20TH APRIL 2017

(TAKE NOTE OF THE AMENDED DATE DUE TO GOOD FRIDAY /EASTER BREAK)

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 20TH APRIL 2017 AT GREENSBOROUGH RSL

ADVICE /ACCEPTANCE

LOCATION: GREENSBOROUGH RSL CLUB, 111 MAIN STREET GREENSBOROUGH (PH 9435 1884)

Guest Speaker will be Danielle Marsh a member of the ANZ Banking Group and ANZROC Life Member Gerry McPherson will deliver the Ode of Remembrance.

Our guest speaker was arranged by ANZROC member Dal Crocker, Vice President and Acting Treasurer of the Greensborough RSL Club .

The luncheon will commence at 12noon and a range of a la carte selections and seniors meals will be available for members and partners with drinks at bar prices.

Partners ,widows and ANZ Ladies Club members are most welcome and encouraged to attend

The RSL Club is approx 150 metres from the Greensborough Railway Station and approx 2 km South East from where the existing Metropolitan Ring Road ends.

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

Please advise your acceptance by Thursday 13th April 2017 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.

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ACCEPTANCE GREENSBOROUGH ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 20th APRIL 2017

FROM MIDDAY

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

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Thank you for your support

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Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor

Newsletter February 2017

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 9 2017

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PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
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)
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Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)

 

ANZROC NEWSLETTER 9th FEBRUARY 2017

WELCOME

President Eamon Veaney welcomed 60 members and partners and our Guest Speaker Don McQueen to the Melbourne Room on the 34th Floor of ANZ BANK AT 100 QUEEN STREET. Don McQueen five time winner of the Victorian Bush Poet of the Year Award and a cricketing tragic.

Members attending for the first time at an ANZROC meeting were Aldo Calvo, Viji Dharann, Bernadette Lynch and Bill Pitman with wife Shirley who are about to head off to Cobram to live. Members not seen for some time included Harry Carrodus, Andrew Kelly, Graeme King and wife Sandra and David and Jenni Schunke.

Photos taken at the luncheon by Eamon Veaney , Anne Wee and John Brown are posted on our Website and Facebook pages.

APOLOGIES

Graeme Ainscough, Annette and Graeme Baldwin, Wendy Black, Diane Carew, Noelle Christensen, Bill Collins, Cedric Coxsedge, John Crough, Don Davy, Phil Dunstan, Val Goldsworthy, Theo Hall, Roy Harper, Elaine Haw, Erica Hayden, Bob Heinemann, Andy Herd, Keith Higgs, Sandra Joseph, Harry Loucas, Tom McCullough, Wal McGillivray, Kevin Mitchell, Geoff Perdriau, Ron Phillips , Graeme Randall, John Stevens, Roger Watkins, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

COMMITTEE MEETING…ANZROC COMMITTEE CHANGES….

At our February Committee meeting members confirmed the election of Gary Mason to the position of Senior Vice President and Ken Crawford to the role of Vice President.

The committee is now:

OFFICE BEARERS AND COMMITTEE: 2016-2017

President Eamon Veaney

Immediate Past President Peter Pritchard

Senior Vice President Gary Mason

Vice President Noel Beanland

Ken Crawford

Secretary Vicky Genius,

Newsletter Editor/ Ron Adams

Honorary Treasurer Glyn Parry-Jones

Committee George Cooper, Wolf Damschitz Carl Garley, Con La Fauci, Joan Nathan, Neville Pearson, Ken Pattison, Kathy Trace.

Membership Officer John Brown

Auditor Norris Gale

AUSTRALIA DAY HONORS

I noticed in the Age on Australia Day that our ANZROC member and regular correspondent Ron Pidcock was awarded an OAM in the General Division of the Australia Day Honors…our congratulations go to Ron who has worked tirelessly in his service to the performing arts in Victoria.

Ron Pidcock subsequently wrote to members “Today I have been honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), for services to the performing arts in Victoria. As some of my former work colleagues may remember, I was always very involved with theatre in my home state of Queensland, and that involvement continued with even greater intensity when I was transferred from NZ to Melbourne. Most of my performances here have been with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Victoria, where I have also been involved in all facets of theatre production and administration, including two 3-year terms as President. The Society granted me Honorary Life Membership two years ago.

These awards reflect the amount of love and support from my wife Robyn as much as they do any of my own endeavours, and I am eternally grateful to her for being my partner.”

NEW MEMBERS

Ash Alan 43 years ANZ

Francis Colin 18 years ANZ

Gossain Satish 30 years ANZ

Matheson Ian 24 years ANZ

McKenzie Owen 16 years ANZ

Mikleus Jo 26 years ANZ

Ruse Ron 45 years ANZ

Williams David 9 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Alan, Colin, Satish, Ian, Owen, Jo, Ron and David at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

Christensen B.D. (Brian) 83 years 7/12/2016

A very moving memorial service celebrating The Life of Brian was held at St Michael's church in Collins Street, Melbourne. It was a large turnout with many ANZROC Members in attendance. A fitting send-off for a well respected man. Best wishes to Noelle and Family.

Below are a few tributes and anecdotes received from our Members:

Dick Milnthorpe

I first met Brian back in December 1976, the World Trade Centre was just being completed and there was snow in NY, and both Niagara Falls and NY Harbour were frozen over. Brian at that time was the ANZ rep for the US of A in the old 63, Wall St Office. He was a very congenial man and the first time I met him he took me to lunch at Fraunces Tavern where, after a beer (or two) he explained that this was the place where General George Washington had stayed the night before knocking seven bells out of the British! He had a great sense of humour; he and his wife Noelle were very hospitable and entertained all of us Poms lavishly at their home in Larchmont. Of the two of them Noelle was much prettier, but Brian was a good bloke. We will miss him.

Dennis Pettit Condolences to the family, I was lucky to work with Brian in New York 1976-79

Peter Russell Really sad news, we have lost a good man and friend to all

John David Buckland R.I.P. Brian Christensen. One of the very best.

Steve Duke Vale Brian.

John Brown

Something that wasn't mentioned during the memorial service was Brian's expertise as anchor man in the ANZ footy club's boat race crew. During end of season trips to play against the ANZ South Australia footy club, the Vic v SA Boat Race challenge was the social highlight of the weekend. Brian could drink without swallowing, and was able pour a glass of beer down his throat in about half the time others took. I don't think Victoria was ever beaten while he was anchor man. Those were the days.

Darmody E.F. (Fergus) 82 years 15/12/2016

Linda Darmody, widow of our late member Fergus advised that he joined the Union Bank of A/Asia in Kadina SA in 1948 and after 40 years with Union, ES&A and ANZ he had moved around Victoria and WA opening branches in the Pilbara in the 50/60’s living in Port Hedland and Mount Newman. In 1969 Fergus spent some time on the P&O line on the shipboard agency then moved to ANZ Operational HQ at South Yarra before taking up managerial appointments at Hawthorn and Glenferrie and finally the combined branch at Glenferrie. Fergus retired in 1988 on ill health and settled in Traralgon until his passing. Long time friend and ANZROC member Graham Smyth attended the memorial service at Traralgon.

Schafer B.W.(Brian) 78 years 12/1/2017

ANZROC member Henry Carr who had grown up with and worked with Brian at 394 Collins Street gave the eulogy at Brian’s funeral service. Henry said the service was well attended with a number of ANZROC members including John Ries, Ken Crawford, Brian Knowles and Brian’s long time friend and colleague Graham Bloom who was in the same class as Brian in the Northcote Primary School. ANZROC Member Don Davy also attended the Funeral service of Brian Schafer. Don said there were approx 200 in attendance including Dennis Stringer and Barry Bryant. Don Davy worked with Brian at 55 Collins Street Melb.

Brian worked in ES&A and ANZ for 42 years in branches and included highlights such as his time in International Division at 394 Collins Street, an Italian trip with Bruce Brown served on the shipboard agency cruising to and from Japan and was in lending at 55 Collins Street. Brian stopped a hold up at Middle Brighton branch in the early days of his career. After leaving ANZ he became a keen golfer playing at Greenacres Golf Club at Kew. Brian in his younger days played football with Carlton.

Brian who was a regular contributor to the Newsletter had been ill for some time.

Taylor N.J. (Neville) 95 years 1/12/2016

Further to our notes in the December Newsletter we were advised that Neville in his RAAF service served in battles in Milne Bay, Papua and New Guinea in the Second World War. He also worked in ANZ in London for a time in his banking career and was a keen golfer, playing at Woodlands Club for more than 50 years.

Received from Neville Pearson

It is with great sadness to advise our members that our ANZROC Life Member David Knuckey’s wife Glennys Knuckey passed away peacefully on 12th January after battling a very aggressive form of cancer over recent months. I fondly remember visiting Glennys and David’s home, on several occasions to discuss suitable locations in which to hold our country/outer suburban ANZROC meetings. Glennys (often shortened to Glen by close friends) was a lovely lady and we thoroughly enjoyed our discussions/meeting at David and Glen’s home. The meetings always had a country feel with homemade scones and cakes and tea whilst David, Noel Beanland, Glennys and myself discussed outer Melbourne and country restaurants and food, whilst munching on Glen’s cakes and scones. We appreciated Glen’s positive input into these discussions

Members at the meeting stood for a few moments in remembrance of Brian, Fergus, Brian, Neville and Glen and our condolences are sent to their families and friends.

Received from Bruce Tickell and Gerry McPherson who let me know that Earle Butterfield passed away in early January aged 95 years. Earle served in the RAAF in Bomber Command and on return to ANZ worked in Overseas Department at General Managers Office for ANZ. Some of our ANZROC members will remember Earle.

Received from Jeanette Pickering who let me know that Neville Rattray passed away in hospital on 23rd December after a very long illness. John Brown said that Neville worked for ANZ for a number of years and would be known to many of our members. He was on the Staff Club Committee and also played football with the ANZ team. He resigned from the Bank to go into business in Rosebud.

Received from Linda Fletcher who let me know that Vern Barrett has passed away aged 91. Vern was the Admin Manager in Premises and Supply (as it was known then) until his retirement in 1985. He was not a member of the Retired Officers’ Club, but would be remembered by many who are.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 and

We pass on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays;

Murray Abraham (91), Graham Bancroft (81), Ron Breckenridge (87), Alan Briant (85), Jock Buntain

(87), Alan Burt OAM (92), Reg Caudry (85), Bill Collins (80), Cedric Coxsedge (91), Keith Dimond (81),

Max Fisher (86), Ray Gill (80), Max Guest (83), Brian Henderson (80), Mary Henley, Frank Hickey

(92), David Hughes (85), Dennis Humphries (91), Robert Hunter (99), Erwin Jones (81), Kevin Kelly

(83), Gerry Kennedy (93), Bob Kirkland (94), Bill Luscombe (82), Noel Matthews (80), Kevin Mitchell

(81), Jack Moyle (92), Alex Pigdon (80), Laurie Redfearn, Dawn Routledge, Alan Rutzou (82), Mavis

Ryan, Don Sampson (81), Dick Sanders (80), Bruce Scott (91), Graham Spruzen (86), Terry Talbot

(88), Bruce Tickell (88), Athol Watkins (80), Roly Webster (84), Richard Weekes (80), Peter Welch

(80), Maurice Wells (80), Barry Weston OAM (85), Norm Wheatley (86), Don Whitford (82), Jim

Wood (94), Henry Wynne (82).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/1/2017 From 1/2/2017

Less than $20,000 1.04% 1.03% Greater than $20,000 1.34% 1.32%

GUEST SPEAKER

Don McQueen is the son of ANZ Manager the late Don McQueen who would be remembered by many ANZROC members including Harry Carrodus who was there to hear Don’s presentation.

Don’s unique Bush Poetry recitals have become a feature of numerous special events and guest speaking engagements throughout Australia and overseas where Don brings to life the words of Australia’s much loved poets including ’Banjo’ Paterson, C J Dennis and Henry Lawson. Don was acclaimed Winner of the Kyabram Lions Club annual competition “The Bush Poet of the Year” four years between 2007-11, an achievement well-earned and which acknowledged his passion for Australian history and poetry recitals that are giving rise to much enjoyment to fans around the world.

Don also has a great passion for cricket, achieving his dream of recreating an English ‘Village Green’ cricket ground in the heart of the Australian bush by carving the Hume and Hovell Cricket Ground out of paddocks and bush land in Strath Creek, Central Victoria and winning the Shire of Murrindindi’s ‘Most Significant Tourist Attraction’ in 2004.

For 20 years Don watched the ground come alive through matches played by people who shared his love and appreciation of cricket in beautiful surrounds and tranquil ambience, in the true time honoured traditions of the game. Don played most of his cricket with the Camberwell and Melbourne Cricket Clubs and has journeyed to England and New Zealand on cricket tours with his old School, Haileybury College, the Melbourne Cricket Club, the International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians and with the “Crusaders”.

Don walked us through a few of the famous bush ballads such as Patterson’s “Clancy of the overflow” and “Bush Christening” , Lawson’s “The Fire at Ross’s Farm” and “Scott’s of the Reverie” and the CJ Dennis poem “The Spotted Heifer” . There were other highlights such as the poem “How McDougall topped the score” and two poems for Senior citizens “The Meat Raffle” and “Christmas Party” all of which were appreciated by those present.

It was fitting that Committeeman Ken Pattison moved the vote of thanks as he was the prime mover in arranging for Don to speak to members. It was a most enjoyable meeting.

You can read about Don who is available to speak at clubs on his website thebushballadeer.com

BIRD'S TWITTER

Neville Pearson writes:

Cheryl and I are so sad to have such a wonderful warrior friend Brian Christensen pass away. I have been moved to write a poem in his honour and to show our appreciation on what Brian has done for Cheryl and me over so many years

AN ODE TO A TRUE FAIR DINKUM 100% AUSSIE MATE

Brian Christensen born on 23rd November 1933

At a time when the world was looking for glee

Two World wars and the Great Depression

The world was blessed with a man who would make an impression

And an impression young Chrisso would certainly make

Kept us all on our toes or we would be lost in his wake

Chrisso as he became affectionately known

Had a work ethic that stood out on its own

Chrisso’s heart was larger than Ayer’s Rock I am sure

A man to be respected, loved and much more

In Football Amateurs, our clubroom is called “Brian Christensen Room”

When we win a match Brian and Noelle are over the moon

I hope the games are visible when he settles in up above

I am sure Chrisso will find a way to get through to the people he loves

I am honoured to have known Brian and Noelle through work, football and play

When my turn comes to move on, I pray I will head the same way

Rest in peace my mentor and mate to so many

Neville also sent this note to the Falcons football team

Sadly, Falcon’s life member Brian Christensen passed away peacefully on 7th December 2016

It was a fitting and most appreciated tribute to look to the centre/rear inside of St Michaels Church (corner of Collins and Russell street) and view the multitude of Albert Park Falcons Club members donning the club Guernsey’s, scarfs etc for the memorial ceremony of Brian “Chrisso” Christensen on 20th December 2016

Bill( Jet) Jackson and wife Bev were also at this very moving ceremony. Bill is the only remaining Falcons life member whose history goes back to the formative days of the club, formerly known as the “ANZ Bank Football Club”

LETTERS

Carole Bancroft emailed “Unfortunately I will not be attending the February lunch. I have had the privilege of meeting Don McQueen and hearing his recitations at several Royal Caledonian Society functions and can vouch for the fact that he is indeed very entertaining. I would also like to take this opportunity (albeit belatedly) to sincerely thank Kathy on behalf of Graham for again making sure that he received his Birthday card on time. He was so pleased to think that he was remembered and it made the day very special. She does a wonderful job and I am sure that her efforts are appreciated by all members of ANZROC. Graham is still keeping reasonable health all things considered and always enjoys hearing about former colleagues when I read the newsletters to him. “

John Bloom emailed “Many thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday card and good wishes. Very much appreciated. My thanks also to the President and Committee of the ANZROC for their considerable hard work and input which gives all that belong continued long term friendships with members of similar backgrounds and interests. It is a unique Club Not much to report this year with regard to travel. We spent six weeks on the Sunshine Coast looking after my nephew's house and dogs in May/June. We also had a very enjoyable week in Port Hedland visiting our younger son, Mark, and his family. Mark is a Port Pilot which gave me the opportunity to fly out on several trips bringing large ships into and out of the Port. It was a memorable experience landing via helicopter on a moving vessel. These ships are too large to enter Port Phillip Bay primarily because of their draft which, when loaded, can draw up to fifty metres.”

Dave Brookman wrote “I would like to thank the President, Committee and also Kathy Trace for the Christmas card and good wishes received. The card is particularly attractive and the personal message appended much appreciated. I was not able to attend the Christmas luncheon but my thoughts were with you all. After 30 odd years regular attendance seems that age has caught up with me the past two years.”

Ian Cann emailed “Thank you for my birthday wishes for 22nd December. It was much appreciated.”

Henry Carr emailed “Just a short note to say thank you for my birthday card which arrived in the last mail prior to the day. Well done Kathy. It has been a very quiet year for us travel wise as most of our engagements are with doctors. My wife is currently on a trial treatment which is going well as some positive progress has been achieved. In my case regular appointments with my oncologist seems to assist his overseas travel. We are hopeful to do some travel during 2017.”

Geoff Christmas emailed “Thank you for the Birthday wishes received last month for this my 71st birthday. Compared to last year this has been a quiet year for me and our usual trip to Coolum Beach for winter was again a great time catching up with friends. We did have a short visit to Japan and were lucky enough to have a day on Mount Fuji when you could actually see it. It is known as the shy one and is often partially covered or fully covered. Heather walked the last 120klm of the Camino Walk into Santiago Spain, which was for Breast Cancer and again raised good money for the cause. This year we are off to Tonga next month for a week and in May we are doing a Tour through Scandinavia. Thanks again for the birthday wishes. “

John Conn emailed “Just a note to thank Kathy for the birthday card which arrived on schedule. This past year has seen Linda and I visiting Sydney a number of times as Linda’s parents are in a nursing home there; with the usual ailments of old age. Her father will shortly be 90.

In addition we have had a number of trips around Vic and NSW county towns. Over the years I have learned the names but seldom visited many of them. I am now making up for this. It is also helping my current pet project – getting photographs of churches, many of which are disappearing. I have a website churchesaustralia.org which is compiling a photograph data base for posterity.

In the middle of the current year we plan to visit Europe for about 10 weeks. This will include a family gathering as it will be 50 years in June since I left Ireland.”

Graeme Croxford wrote from Bright “Thanks again to Kathy Trace for her birthday greetings which are always much appreciated. I must confess that the year of 2016 was one to forget with wife Beryl sick and myself undergoing surgery. However on the bright side we received a great offer on our Harrietville hobby farm which was sold and we were able to purchase a wonderful property in Wandiligong with beautiful flowering trees and a 10 car garage to house my small sports car collection. We would love to hear from anyone visiting Bright and can be contacted on 0357501318 or 0417358160.”

Tyrone de Silva emailed “Thanks for my birthday card, which arrived the day before my birthday. Much appreciated.”

Muriel Drummond wrote “to her ANZROC friends old and new what a lovely surprise it was to receive your ANZROC Christmas card extending Christmas and New Year greetings. Many thanks and your kind thoughts are much appreciated.”

Bob English emailed “Please thank Kathy for my birthday card which, despite the vagaries of Australia Post these days, arrived on the day of my birthday. Like the new design.”

Ray Gill emailed “Please thank Kathy for the Birthday Card, it arrived on the day OK and I like the new style that looks great for the eighties and over as well.”

Neville Harvey emailed “Many thanks for the Birthday wishes, much appreciated. Travelling well down here on the beautiful Vic Surf Coast, the ANZ Mobile Lending franchise I purchased in 2013 has established well and I have just employed our second loan writer. Glenda is working harder than ever as Care Manager for a high Dementia Nursing Home in Belmont, so not much free time at the moment to enjoy the surrounds! Did catch up with Cliff Simkin the other week in Ocean Grove and we reminisced on our ANZ Maryborough days some 40 years ago, still brings a smile to our dials!

(Sort of) looking forward to the 12th - Nifty is Sixty – will wonders never cease!!!”

Bill Halsall emailed from Benalla “Please thank Kathy Trace for my birthday card sent for 31/12/16. It is greatly appreciated. My regards to all members. “

John Hawkins emailed “I would like to thank Kathy Trace for my birthday card which amazes me that I get it on time every time regardless to what timetable the posties switch to. Getting ready for our next cruise which will be bigger. “

Bob Heinemann emailed “Dear Kathy, thank you for your birthday greeting. I am now fully retired, having enjoyed 10 years of work with Melbourne Pathology. My wife Heather and I visit our holiday home at Euroa quite often and are blessed with fine neighbours. Only a two hour journey and the trip up the Hume is made without a break. Good bowling green and golf course. Our family are well spread, both here and abroad. Former colleague Steve Doherty and I have a meal together each 6 months.”

Darrell Hodges emailed “Just saying thank you for my "Spot on the day" birthday card. Appreciating the great effort the committee put in to make us ex-ANZers feel valued and provide a forum for us to remain in touch in our easing-off years. A trip to the tip of Oz then an excursion around the gulf to Arnhem Land and Darwin for a little rest before catching the Ghan home kept us away from some meets in 2016. 2017 maybe a little more sedate so may make amends this year.”

Bob Lyon emailed “Thanks to Eamon and the committee for my birthday card and good wishes for my 70th. We are joining some friends from Samoa tonight who are here for a wedding, so could be a big night. It was good to catch up with so many colleagues at the Christmas lunch.”

Maria Malicse emailed “Please accept my thanks for the birthday card you sent me for my birthday in September. As usual, it arrived on my special day.... I don’t know how you do this... It always amazes me!”

Noel Matthews emailed “There was a time in the past 12 months when achievement of the “Big O” was in some doubt but I’m happy to say that with the great assistance of the medical profession and a trouble free rehab I’m back on the rails and its business as usual. Piano, saxes and flute are starting to sound better by the day- provided I keep up the practicing”

Karl Mattingly emailed “Can you please pass on my thanks to the President for the kind thoughts in the card I received for my birthday in December. It was a nice thing to return to today after our summer travels. I really enjoy the newsletter. Thanks! And so much for the retirement plans.... 3rd software startup launched in London this month. http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/business/finance-strategy/collective-forecasting-taps-the-wisdom-of-crowds

Kevin May emailed “Many thanks for the birthday wishes, now settled back in good old Melbourne although first Melbourne winter since 2001 was a challenge. No other major news other than now a great grandfather (a boy born march 2016).cheers to all members for a healthy 2017.

Wal McGillivray wrote “My thanks to all for their birthday wishes and to Kathy Trace for her devotion to a difficult task which she carries out so efficiently. My sincere thanks for the Christmas card and to Neville Pearson for his little personal note. I regret that due to wife Lorna’s ill health issues meant that I was unable to attend the Christmas luncheon.”

Bruce Michell emailed “Many thanks to Kathy for the birthday greetings which as usual arrived right on time. The thought is always appreciated. Best wishes to all for 2017.”

Kym Nye emailed “Just a small message to pass on my sincere thanks for the birthday card I have received from ANZROC. Very much appreciated”

Alex Pigdon emailed “Please convey to the President and members my thanks for the greetings sent to on the occasion of my 80th birthday”.

John Quirk emailed “Many thanks to ANZROC and particularly to Kathy for again remembering my birthday. Wishing all ANZ retired officers and families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017.”

Bevyn Ranford emailed “Thank you for the Birthday wishes on the 28th December, “

Peter Richardson emailed “Could you please pass on my thanks to Kathy and the Committee for the birthday card which arrived on time just prior to Christmas. Much appreciated.”

Past President and Life Member John Stevens emailed “A note of thanks to Kathy and committee members for the happy birthday wishes I received on the 25th January and for good health and happiness in the year to come. Thanks also for the marvellous ANZROC Newsletter for keeping us abreast of what our former colleagues are up to, those not so well, and event happenings Anne and I happily celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on 21 January 2017 – we met in Castlemaine where I had been transferred. I worked at the Branch there during 1964 to 66 as Second Officer taking over from David Gibb and the late Herman Bettonvil replaced me in 1966. Both David and Herman were great colleagues. My Managers during that time were Ross Ramsden and later Doug Alvey (Doug moved from Crystal Brook Branch in S.A.) Castlemaine has many happy memories.”

Sandra Street emailed “Many thanks for the birthday greetings which arrived spot on the dot. Wonders will never cease with the state of our post office these days. It's nice to be remembered. My husband, Patrick and I are moving into a retirement village just down the road in Carlton mid-year. We have purchased a 3BR apartment in Rathdowne Place and are looking forward to being maintenance free (we hope) in our new abode. Lots to do in the meantime clearing out etc., but we are looking forward to the move after almost 30 years in North Carlton and Patrick wants to do lots more cruising.”

Athol Watkins emailed from Andergrove Qsld “Many thanks for the reminder that 80 years can pass so quickly. It is hard to believe that 25 years have passed since I retired. Luckily my wife and I have generally been fit enough to do quite a lot of travelling in that time. Last year we did a cruise Sydney to Singapore and in April we intend to do another one Singapore to Beijing on the “Ovation of the Seas” which will be an experience. Bowls and croquet still gives us a lot of enjoyment.

The monthly newsletter is a welcome reminder of the memories and friendships made over the course of 40 years service. “

Mike Watts emailed “Sincere thanks to the Committee and members for my birthday wishes. Suffice to say it arrived on the day and a special thanks to Kathy for the sterling job she does in this regard. Thanks”

Peter Williams emailed that he and wife Jan have sold their Buninyong home and soon will move to live in their caravan whilst the new home at Cardigan Village (West of Ballarat) is built. After 24 years at Buninyong it will be sad to leave but they are looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. During the build time they will be travelling throughout Victoria/SA/NSW returning often to Ballarat to view the home build progress.

Keith Winckles emailed “Just a quick email to say thanks for the birthday greetings received in good time.”

Theo Yardley emailed from St Ives NSW “Thank you for the card and birthday greetings from the (Vic) Club for my 89th.”

AND Murray Abraham, Bruce Avent, Val Bishop, Norm Dibbin, Helen Farnell, Betty Griggs, Graham Joseph, Sandra Joseph, Gerry Kennedy, John Millard, Dick Sanders, Lyn Stevens, Geoff Stillman, Julie Wilkins, Norm Wood,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

LOOKING FOR C.P.MITCHELL

We have been trying to send emails and contact by phone to our member C.P. (Peter) Mitchell who was a resident in Glen Waverley but have been unable to make contact with Peter. If any members know his current location could you let me know on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ANZROC GOLF DAY FRIDAY MARCH 10 2017

ANZROC GOLF DAY Friday, 10th March 2017, teeing off at 8.30am, at Cheltenham Golf Club, Victor Avenue, Cheltenham. Bookings are now open for our next ANZROC Golf Day.

This is a Mens & Ladies Stableford Competition for ANZROC members and their partners. Nearer the time, if there are spaces available, invitations may be extended to ex-ANZers who are not currently ANZROC members.

This event will not be cancelled.

Cheltenham Golf Club is just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, on the sand belt region, promising delightful fairways and challenging greens. It is a 9-hole course with 16 different tees. Visit www.cheltenhamgolf.com.au for details on course layout, dress regulations, directions etc.

Lunch is included and will typically be a choice of Fish, Parma, Steak Sandwich, Lamb Shanks (all served with Chips and Salad or Veg) or Caesar Salad.

Players without a current Golf Australia handicap are most welcome and will be given a handicap for the day. We are particularly keen to see a good roll-up of lady players.

ENTRY FEE - $50 per person for 18 holes (members of Cheltenham Golf Club $20) or $40 for 9 holes. This covers Green Fees, prizes and lunch. Drinks are available at normal Club bar prices. Lunch Only - $17 per person. Electric Golf Cart - $40 for 18 holes, $25 for 9 holes payable at the Pro Shop on the day.

HIT-OFF will be from 8.30am on a number of tees close to the car park and Clubhouse. Those playing 18 holes should arrive no later than 8am to get their card & draw. Those playing 9 holes should arrive no later than 10am.

ENTRIES CLOSE on Friday 3rd March, so that numbers can be finalised with the Club.

EMAIL the ENTRY DETAILS (below) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or MAIL the ENTRY DETAILS to: Ken Pattison, PO Box 2910, CHELTENHAM, 3192 Make electronic payment direct to: to ANZROC BSB 013-350, Account No 306451947 - ensuring your name is included in the payment information – Or Mail a cheque payable to ANZROC with your ENTRY DETAILS ENQUIRIES to Ken Pattison on 0414 679 627. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Regards, Ken __________________________________________________________________________________ENTRY DETAILS (by email or mail with direct credit or cheque) Your Contact details: Name………………………….......Email…………………………………........Phone.........……………..

Players Name………………………………… 9 or 18 holes……………Hcp……….$...........

Name………………………………… 9 or 18 holes……………Hcp……….$...........

Meal only (non-playing partners) ............ @ $17 = $.......... Total $__________

Paid by, Cheque or Direct Credit

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MANSFIELD TRIP 2017

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS CLUB GETAWAY 20/22nd FEBRUARY 2017

The annual get together is on again despite organiser Kevin Mitchell and wife Bernice resettling in Tasmania over January. Kevin and Bernice will be back for Mansfield and there are already 22 regular attendees committed to the getaway at beautiful Mansfield. The annual trip is open to all members/ partners and singles.

The venue once again is Alzburg Resort 39 Malcolm St Mansfield and booking will be made for 2 Nights Mon 20 Feb & Tue 21 Feb 2017.

For more detailed information contact Kevin Mitchell on 0409076201 I was speaking to Kevin today and he said that he and Bernice have settled into the community in Shearwater and are loving Tasmania.

PROGRAM FOR 2017 : ADVANCE NOTICE

April 20th ANZAC Commemoration at Greensborough RSL on 20th April 2017

Note the change of date as the second Thursday was the day before Good Friday.

May 11th Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal at 100 Queen Street

June 8th Luncheon at Caulfield Hotel (near Racecourse and Railway Station)

NEXT MEETING 9th MARCH 2017

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFFICERS CLUB NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 9th MARCH2017 from 12 noon at

THE VICTORIA HOTEL (THE VIC) 67 HIGH STREET WOODEND VIC 3442 . Website www.vicwoodend.com.au and phone 54272721.

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

The venue is approximately 200 metres from the Railway Station. There is a good choice of meals from the Bistro menu.

We suggest that the most convenient way to travel is by the railway and it is recommended that members attending this luncheon meet at Southern Cross Station around 9.45 am for boarding the 10.15 train as a group

The train to Woodend only runs approx every 60 minutes in the morning so members who are unable to meet our time frame have some flexibility on catching the next train to Woodend..

The train departs Southern Cross 10.15am arrives at Woodend 11.15am

Or departs Southern Cross 11.09am arrives at Woodend 12.18am

The return journey from Woodend

train departs Woodend 2.25pm arrives Southern Cross 3.25pm

train departs Woodend 3.16pm arrives Southern Cross 4.26pm

(Trains after this time are country trains and not advised as seat bookings are required)

You can use your Free off-peak Travel Vouchers or MYKI …..

If you have difficulty travelling by train Wolf Damschitz has offered to try to arrange alternative transport by car so call Wolf on 9882 7716.

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Joan Nathan know by Phone or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice to Joan Nathan by Thursday 2md March 2017 to meet the Hotel catering requirements

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor

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ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 9th March 2017 FROM 12 NOON “The Vic”

67 High Street Woodend ….

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Mail: 7 Lightwood Drive, Sunbury, Vic 3429

Phone: 9740 8001

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Newsletter December 2016

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PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
Eamon Veaney Vicky Genius John Brown 
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Abbotsford 3067 Northcote 3070 Burwood East 3151
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Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
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NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 8TH 2016

WELCOME

President Eamon Veaney welcomed 280 ANZROC members to the Arts Centre in St Kilda Road Melbourne to celebrate the Annual Christmas luncheon with ANZ Executives CEO Shayne Elliott Deputy CEO Graham Hodges, Group Executive Australia Fred Ohlsson, CFO Michelle Jablko, Chief Legal Officer Bob Santamaria and National Manager ANZ Staff Club, Tom Walker, present at the celebrations.

It is one month today since the election likely to change the world, which co-incidentally was also the date of the ANZROC’s AGM, when I was elected President without any of the fanfare on the other side of the world. I would like to thank Peter Pritchard for his leadership as President over the past 2 years and the great work that the ANZROC committee has done over the past year in moving the organisation forward. A special mention goes to John McPhee and Kevin Mitchell, both Ex ANZROC Presidents who have retired from the Committee after many years’ service. Kevin, who is moving to Tasmania, has kept us entertained for years with his politically incorrect stories.

A special welcome today to Shayne and his ANZ Executive colleagues Graham, Michelle, Fred, Bob and Tom and many thanks for the excellent financial support provided by the Bank to ANZROC Victoria and the other States. We have seen a lot of changes at ANZ over the past year and look forward to hearing Shayne’s response to the toast to the Bank later on. Welcome also to Don Mercer and Will Bailey ex-CEO’s of ANZ Bank.

It is pleasing to see that our Membership remains strong at around 950. It is encouraging that we have attracted 28 new members many of whom are here at the lunch for the first time. Also it is good to see the many members who have travelled long distances to get here today.

It has also been a year of some sadness with 18 members passing away. Yesterday we heard that our great friend and Life Member Brian Christensen passed away peacefully overnight. During the year we have also lost another three former ANZROC Presidents, John Duke, Col Edwards and John Vanselow and our Honorary Auditor Allan Forrest who were all great supporters of our organisation.

Members stood for a few moments to remember our departed colleagues.

Photos taken at the luncheon by John Brown, Glyn Parry Jones and Carl Garley are posted on our Website and Facebook pages.

APOLOGIES

Annette and Graeme Baldwin , Diane Carew, Bill Collins, Don Davy, Mike Devlin, Phil Dunstan, Neil Gladstone, Jack Grant, Charles Griss, Elaine Haw, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Sandra Joseph, Des Johnson, Bernadette Lynch, Wal McGillivray, Joan Nathan, Ron Phillips, Graeme Randall, John Stevens,  Glen Twidale, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Armstead Sigrid 29 years ANZ

Brown Suzanne (Sue) 26 years ANZ

Calvo Aldo 42 years ANZ

Findlay Graeme 32 years ANZ

Girvan Nonie 10 years ANZ

King T.R. (Trevor) 47 years ANZ

Palmer Brian 30 years ANZ

Pinnuck Gary 43 years ANZ

Smith D.R. (David) 16 years ANZ/Grindlays

We look forward to seeing Sigrid, Aldo Trevor, Graeme and Gary at one of our forthcoming meetings. Nonie, Brian Sue and David attended the Christmas lunch at the Art Centre.

BEREAVEMENTS

Christensen B.D. (Brian) 83 years 7/12/2016

A great friend, Life Member and Honorary Member of ANZROC Vic. Brian Christensen passed away on 7/12/2016 at the age of 83 years.... Brian has been a stalwart supporter of ANZROC Vic serving as President of ANZROC in 1995/1996 and was a member of our committee for many years.

President Eamon Veaney emailed “Brian was a great guy I have known him and Noelle since New York in 1976.”

Membership Officer John Brown emailed “Sad news. Brian and Noelle were at a lunch with us recently and while unwell, in his usual determined way, he had made the effort to attend and enjoyed the lunch and company of the Old Friends Group.

Bruce Leary ex ANZ London emailed “Strange I remember his words “the thing that exercises my mind” don’t know why I remember, we were in his office in New York at the time. No great age, nice man.”

Ken Parry emailed “Very sad day .Was a wonderful man and will be missed.”

Graham Anstis (Ras) a past player and a legend of ANZ Football Club emailed “So saddened to hear of Brian's passing. I have nothing but fond memories of what a generous, humorous and beaut fella he was. Back in the old ANZedder days where wins were not so often, Chrisso would be one of the

first to give you a pat on the back, shake your hand with that monstrous grip of his and then get you a cold beer, followed by an encouraging yarn filled with humour and genuine interest.

I recall often chatting with his lovely wife Noelle whilst having a cigarette out on the verandah of the club rooms at Oval 15, when Brian would come out with a wine for Noelle, a beer for me and then chastise the both of us for smoking. I was so pleased to see that Albert Park FC named the social rooms in Brian's honour, with his long term mate Bill "Jetta" Jackson having the bar named after him. Vale Brian, congratulations of a life well lived. You touched many with your honesty, your humour and your decency.

Mick Farrell another past player and long time administrator of the ANZ Football team emailed “Brian was one of the founding members of our club, will always be a club legend and is an inaugural Hall of Fame member. But more importantly he was a true gentleman, and all who knew him were proud to call him a mate.”

Taylor N.J. (Neville) 95 years 1/12/2016

Neville enlisted in the Australia Infantry in May 1941 and with the rank of Private 25th Battalion was discharged in June 1943 and the next day enlisted with the RAAF where he served until January 1946 and on discharge was Warrant Officer 14 Aircrew Holding Unit.

Neville was a Queenslander and served in New Zealand, opened the Surfers Paradise branch for ANZ and was Manager Moorabbin and South Yarra.

He was a strong supporter of ANZROC and wrote annually to keep members updated on his activities in retirement.

ANZROC member Michael Black “advised that Gary Harding passed away on 12/11/2016 after battling cancer for the last two years or so. Very sad. “

Gary worked in Esanda when I was working in their Melbourne Head Office.

ANZROC member Graeme Horsburgh advised of the passing of John Ernest Garrett on the 31st October. John worked for the Bank for 42 years. John joined in Queensland and spent most of his working life in Victoria. In his latter work years he worked in the Premises Dept and also on the Audit team for a short while.

He has a Hall named after him in Narre Warren in recognition for his work with the Aged. He also worked as a volunteer for the Uniting Church Synod Office using his business skills obtained from his Banking background.

ANZROC member Andrew Kelly “advised that Bob Walsh passed away on 3/12/2016.Lots of the elder statesmen on the annual ANZ International golf trip knew and worked with him in the 70s in Foreign Exchange as with most of us working in the 70s he acquired a nickname - “Eagle”. He had a propensity to “go off” when he heard the Daddy Cool song Eagle Rock hence the nickname. Another of the good guys departs too early.”

ANZROC member Lloyd Zegenhagen “advised that Aivlys (Scott) widow of Ron Marshall, former retired officer, (a Chief Manager in ES&A) passed away on 14/11/2016. Aivlys would have been known to many members. I think Aivlys joined ES&A in 1942. Anyone able to give Lloyd (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) any clues of details of Aivlys’s banking service so that he can pass them onto her daughter, Beverley, would be appreciated.”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during DECEMBER 2016 and we

pass on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Alan Boak (82), Ian Cann (89), Trevor

Cookson (86), Fergus Darmody (83), Kevin Dempster (85), John Gill (80), John Hicks (89), Brian

Knowles (81), Joan Lamond, John Logan (82), Wal McGillivray (93), Bruce Michell (81), Bevyn

Ranford (83), Noel Robertson (86), Molly Saint, Bill Thorne (87), Glen Twidale (86),Ron Wells (85),

Jack Willoughby (91), Theo Yardley (89), Lloyd Zegenhagen (92).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/12/2016

Less than $20,000 1.04%

Greater than $20,000 1.33%

TOAST TO THE ANZ BANK

Bob Lyon

Bob opened his toast to the Bank with a condensed history of his journey through ANZ. “Banking wasn’t my first choice for a career, although several members of my family worked for ANZ including my parents. My ambition when I left school was to play cricket and I left my family in Ouyen where my father was the ANZ Manager and embarked on a management cadetship with the old SEC and studied part-time. After 12 months in Melbourne, even the cricket couldn’t hold me there and I returned to the country landing a job with ANZ at Cobram. I certainly didn’t envisage that I would end up running part of our international network for a third of my career and actually relocating to Fiji to live where I have been for the last 15 years

As many of you know too well, being the junior in a small branch brings interesting tasks that others felt beneath them. Apart from doing the batching, running the exchanges and burning the rubbish, no job was beyond me. I learnt a lot about banking from Theo Nicholson at Cobram, but I learnt a lot about people from my managers at Nathalia, Max Wehner and Ralph Howden, all of these gentlemen have passed on, Ralph only a few weeks ago.

Following a short stay working in London I was sent to 460 Bourke Street in the city. A bit different to Cobram and Nathalia, but fun nonetheless.

On my return to Melbourne Harry Glover advised me to join the ANZ Bank Cricket Club, where I played for about ten years. Barry Reid listed some of the notable characters that played at that time in a recent ANZROC publication. It was not only a great team but a fantastic club to network and meet new friends.

My next appointment was to Pensions department where I worked with characters like Maurie Dear and some rising stars like Mike Calderwood from New Zealand.

In 1977, I was told that I was moving to Methods Department GHQ. There I worked with guys like Jim Christie, Ted Wallace and Arie Veenman. Working in every major office of the Bank in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, taught me more than any training course or text book. It was a straight line from Methods into HR as Manager Organisation under John White. ANZ was acquisitive at that time and after the purchase of Grindlays, there was a McKinsey led review that resulted in a group-wide restructure. Bob Bennett, then head of HR told me of my appointment to Senior Manager Organisation International and I have been lucky to have been involved in many of ANZ’s purchases.

Following several years as Group Manager Organisation, I returned to the front line as Zone Chief Manager, Melbourne Central, taking over from Col Edwards and working with guys like David Woods, Eric Grant and Barry Burt to name a few.

Eventually it was time to move on and this turned out to be the most influential move of my career. John McConnell rang me and asked if I was interested in heading up the Pacific Islands for ANZ. The next fourteen years were the most satisfying I had with the Bank. Working in a beautiful part of the world was mostly a pleasure, but developing countries bring challenges that most bankers would never encounter.

As many of you know, Helen and I decided not to return to Australia and have been living in Fiji since I retired. Having said retired, I am now busier than ever. Living in the Pacific has introduced me to other opportunities that I would not have had if I had decided to retire peacefully back to Melbourne.

There is no doubt that working in a diverse organization like ANZ gives you skills and experience that you would be unlikely to learn in a smaller more focused organization.

RESPONSE TO TOAST TO ANZ

CEO Shayne Elliott

This is the first time I’ve had the honour of speaking at a retired officer’s club function as CEO …and I’m hoping to get a better reception than I did at the parliamentary inquiry a few months ago…which was also a first. Everybody is here today because you gave significant service to building our company and it’s a great honour for me to be able to help build on your legacy.

Although it seems longer, I’ve only been CEO of ANZ for little less than a year now it’s been an eventful year to say the least. At my first profit result…I had the interesting experience of announcing a fall in profits and a cut to the dividend and watching our share price soar throughout the day. I thought…WOW…this CEO thing is easy!

But despite the short-term confidence boost, I figured driving profits and the dividend down would not be a long-term strategy welcomed by our shareholders…or our retired officers for that matter. However, the share price bump that day was a welcomed reaction to our plan to build a simpler, better performing bank and one that I hope one day will be the best bank in the world.

And despite the significant headwinds we’ve faced this year, I’m proud of what we’ve achieved and I’m particularly pleased with the progress we’ve made to simplify our business. Some of this progress, such as the recent sale of our retail and wealth business in Asia, may be seen as a reversal of our strategy but I don’t really see it that way. I’m a strong believer that for a company to be successful it needs to continually evolve its strategy…and make the tough decisions…to suit the times.

We have been working hard to create a simpler, lower risk and better performing bank for all our stakeholders. As part of this evolution, we are also driving a purpose and values led transformation of the Bank. This priority is not just a response to recent regulatory media and political events but something that we identified as needing change some time before this became such a hot topic.

This is about generating a sustainable company for all shareholders and all stakeholders; a company that is clear on what it stands for and why; a company that is truly able to identify and adapt to change; a company that encourages experimentation, but one that is conservatively set, prudently managed; and a company that is respected by the broader community.

With that let me finish by wishing you and your families a very happy festive season and a successful 2017.

RECOLLECTIONS OF FUN TIMES IN THE BANK

More stories from our ANZROC members about their amusing experiences in ANZ:

Zelda Martin

“I joined the Bank of Australasia in Warrnambool, in 1950. We were very fortunate that the bank had a grass tennis court, which staff were required to mow, and line, and very occasionally allowed to use. Of much more use, was the open fireplace which heated the bank; it was located close to the rear of the teller's box. Of course, if the door of the teller's box was open, customers could see some members of staff toasting crumpets by the fire. This was not appreciated by the manager (known as Sir), but we did manage to keep on toasting on those wet and windy Warrnambool days. As the junior in the branch, I did have to learn about the 'exchanges' which were held in a room at the Commonwealth Bank. The only problem was that Sir considered it unsafe for a female to go to the exchanges by herself, so I was always accompanied by the previous year's junior! Mention of the teller's box reminded me that it was the domain of a very stern gentleman named Eric Marks. He was not impressed by my arithmetic, so each night I went home with long lists of numbers from his Teller Cash Book, for me to practice adding up. To this day, my mental arithmetic is excellent, and I can very quickly add up any list of numbers. Practice brings near perfection! Unfortunately, all good fun had to end; with the merger of the Asia and Union banks, I was transferred to the former Union bank branch.”

Ray Murphy

“What a lovely story about Gavan Ryan and the Scottie Ballarat East you may recall that I have put in my pennyworth about same over the years. Of the 41 years I spent in the Bank that Branch out of 7 Managements it was my favourite 16 years, with 4 years as manager. I remember Kerry Dodds father Les and met Kerry when I returned to Ballarat in 1944 he was well entrenched there then lucky fellow. The Coasts Kerry referred to started in 1949 on the arrival of Gavan from Richmond he had a Box Graham Sedan and the switch off was on Clarks Hill into Dean. Some days we made it to the agency , we had lunch at Wallace then home through Bungaree to Woodman’s Hill where the second switch off was into Victoria St Ballarat. I had to hop out and push, to my knowledge our record was never beaten. In my time our Lydiard St Branch had most of the graziers, exporters, city’s leading business men with 23 hotels on the books, 3 major bread bakers, dairies and the bulk of the potato farmers. We were regarded by the Lydiard St Banks as the foreign legion. I managed that Branch for 3 years in 1944”

BIRD'S TWITTER

At the Christmas Lunch President Eamon Veaney on behalf of the Committee and members awarded Neville Pearson with Life Membership for his outstanding efforts in promoting the Club during his time as President and his ongoing work on the welfare committee. Neville’s response was

“Thanks again for the fantastic Life Member presentation which was a total surprise to me. I was lost for words for a few seconds!!”

LETTERS

David Begg writing from Belmont thanked the President and Committee and especially Kathy Trace for the very kind wishes received for his 87th birthday. It’s a great gesture and David feels that recipients look forward to the card and the regular newsletter like he does.

Ian Cave emailed his thanks to Kathy Trace for the Birthday Card. Ian certainly enjoyed renewing his Membership after many years and catching up with past colleagues at the recent AGM and Luncheon. Could not believe the facilities the Staff now have at Docklands and could see a good business opportunity there by way of a Tie Shop (he has a few left from his Bank days) Now looking forward to the forthcoming Xmas Party when Ian is sure many "tall tales and true from the Legendary past" will be told over a convivial lemonade or two.

Serene Cheong emailed to thank Kathy Trace for the lovely birthday card she received last week. Serene had a wonderful lunch at the Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley.

Nola Forsyth wrote to thank the Committee for her birthday card which was greatly appreciated. Nola was reminiscing about the wonderful reunions she had organised in the past for members that had worked in the branches at 351 and 394 Collins Street. Nola regrets that she can no longer organise these get togethers but she would like to hear from any of the members who served in those branches and used to attend the reunions and can be reached on 9830 4501 for a chat.

John Flyger emailed pass on his thanks to Kathy Trace and the ANZROC Committee for their recent birthday card and good wishes for his 82nd.

Ken Girvan emailed to Eamon that the ANZROC Christmas event was a great lunch, and both he and wife Nonie enjoyed catching up with others. Congratulations to you and your team. Enormous effort and done to perfection.

Jack Grant emailed once again a big thank you to Kathy Trace for the timely receipt of his birthday card. Unfortunately, age is catching up with Jack who has felt unwell for some time. After recently spending a month in Cabrini Hospital they found he had an abscess in his right foot, and after an operation, the upshot of this is that Jack cannot put any pressure on his foot for 6 weeks and will be on antibiotics for 18 months to cure the infection. Because of this, Jack will be unable to attend this year’s Christmas Luncheon, which he has always looked forward to. Apart from that, all is well and Jack and Robyn are enjoying living in Berwick and spending time with their daughter-in-law and 3 granddaughters.

Charles Griss emailed his thanks for his Birthday card. Made it to 75! However, Charles is just recovering from Mitral Valve surgery and two bypasses. Cannot recommend it but they told him it was a good idea. Sorry to hear about Garry's wife Dymphna. She visited Charles’s mother regularly. Charles is recovering well now.

Margaret Hall writing for Theo Hall thanked the Committee and Kathy Trace for the birthday card and greetings received for his 85th birthday. They celebrated with a dinner party with the family and it was enjoyed by all. They missed the Christmas lunch but will catch up in the New Year.

Zelda Martin emailed her thanks to Kathy Trace for her birthday card and incidentally, she thinks she was the only Honorary Member without an age against her name. Zelda was 84 this year. In reading the thanks to the Welfare Committee in the President's Report, Zelda was reminded of the really great work that Joan Nathan carried out in tracing the location of her Safe Custody package, earlier this year. It was really appreciated, so many thanks to the Welfare Committee members.

John Mangan writing from Kangaroo Flat acknowledged the good wishes received for his 86th birthday. This last 12 months has brought many complaints connected with old age and the long winter. John however is still trying to have a hit of golf but using a golf cart as the days of walking are over.

Gerry McPherson emailed to pass on his sincere thanks to Kathy Trace for the beautiful birthday card, which as usual, arrived right on the day. Gerry likes the new cards, they are most attractive. His son Bruce arrived from Norway again this year, this time to celebrate his 92nd! But he thinks the next eight years will be the hardest! Gerry had a great day, with many messages, cards and calls from family and friends.

Jim Nicolson emailed to pass on to Kathy Trace his thanks, and apologies for the delayed response, for the birthday card which he doesn't doubt arrived on the day.(Jim and wife Hilda were, on the day, on a cruise ship sailing between Rome and Miami).

Geoff Perdriau wishes to thank Kathy and the committee for the recent birthday card which arrived on time as usual! Geoff and his wife were on the last leg of a road trip around NSW on the actual day. They spent a week with friends on the north coast and on the 4000 K's trip visited friends and relatives at various parts of the state. A later celebration was high tea with the family at the Windsor Hotel and later again a trip round the bay on the tall ship "Tenacious".

Jim Potter writing from Sebastopol to thank Kathy Trace for the birthday card which was much appreciated. He is over another cold winter in Ballarat and looking forward to the warmer climate. Jim wishes members all the best for the coming festive season.

John Shanahan emailing from Waurn Ponds says thanks to Kathy Trace for his birthday card to celebrate a special milestone, which coincides with John’s golden wedding anniversary. It is over 15 years since leaving the Bank and each month’s newsletter brings to mind some great people and times during his career. Life has been good and busy however recent Prostate surgery (all clear/successful) has caused a slight halt to some activities especially bowls. Apart from playing bowls John is heavily involved as Treasurer/Finance and overall administration for the bowling club. With six grandchildren active in sport all year round they are busy supporting them in their individual pursuits which gives John and his wife great enjoyment. A trip per Motorhome to the West has been a highlight this year and their goal is to explore outback QLD/NSW next year to complete the tour of Australia.

Lloyd Zegenhagen emailed to pass on his thanks to Kathy Trace. She does an excellent job in sending the birthday cards. In mid December Lloyd and wife Margot will be leaving for Switzerland for a white Christmas. Yes it will be very cold, but being lifelong skiers they are well equipped. Then off to visit some of their favourite skiing resorts, and people, mainly in Switzerland and Austria. A few side excursions are planned for France, Italy and Prague, and then to England to see their daughter and her family. Hopefully after a good holiday they will be home in early February.

AND Murray Abraham, Geoff Archer, Wendy Black, Ken Bleakney, Bob Flinn, Furio Frank, Brock Hagan, Geoff Leslie, Joe Maggiore, Kevin May, Noel McGregor, Alan Misson, Trevor Mudgway, Peter Omond, Geoff Osborne, Alan Panther, Alistair Ruffell, John Saffery, Elaine Schutt, John Stevens, Leon Stewart,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

MANSFIELD TRIP 2017

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS CLUB GETAWAY 20/22nd FEBRUARY 2017

The annual get together is on again despite organiser Kevin Mitchell and wife Bernice resettling in Tasmania over January. Kevin and Bernice will be back for Mansfield and there are already 22 regular attendees committed to the getaway at beautiful Mansfield, The annual trip is open to all members/ partners and singles.

The venue once again is Alzburg Resort 39 Malcolm St Mansfield and booking will be made for 2 Nights Mon 20 Feb & Tue 21 Feb 2017.

For more detailed information contact Kevin Mitchell on 0409076201

2016-17 SUBSCRIPTIONS

There has been a really good response to the introduction of invoicing through our new Membership System; however there are a number of subscriptions that are still to be paid.

All paying members, those of us less than 80 years of age, should have received an invoice or statement in October. If you’re a paying member and have not received an invoice or statement, please contact Glyn Parry-Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0411 256 322.

To avoid the cost to our club of sending out reminders, your prompt payment of any outstanding subscriptions would be appreciated.

(Please note, if you have to pay in through a branch, ensure you enter your membership number in the 'Agent Deposit Reference' field and '60' in the TC field and check that the teller enters these when processing. This will ensure we can match the payment to your account.)

ANZ STAFF CLUB AUSTRALIA

ANZ ROC members are entitled to join the ANZ Staff Club . Membership is $19.50 per year and if you wish to join you should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All existing ANZ Staff Club VIC retired officer members continue to receive all benefits for the life of their membership.

Membership of the ANZ Staff Club gives you access to a range of special deals and offers via their on line service.

RACV CLUB ASSOCIATE CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The ANZ Staff Club has partnered with RACV Club, one of the world’s finest lifestyle clubs, to bring ANZ Staff Club members this special offer.

For a limited time, you can enjoy an annual RACV Club Membership for just $365, and a one off joining fee of only $380, a saving of $590**. Plus, Fitness Centre access can be purchased for an additional $530*.

RACV Club membership gives you exclusive access to both City Club at 501 Bourke Street and Healesville Country Club, located in heart of the Yarra Valley.

RACV Club members receive an exclusive 50%* discount on RACV Resort accommodation all year round at any of RACV’s eight resorts located throughout Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.

RACV Club membership benefits include:

· Access to accommodation, dining & bar facilities, spa treatment, conference and event facilities at both City Club and Healesville facilities

· Ability to host and sponsor guests within the Club

· Access to more than 160 reciprocal clubs

· Great value RACV Club tours & travel

· Free Fitness Centre access after five years continuous Club Membership

· Access to 18-hole golf course and pro-shop at Healesville Country Club

· Special member rates for car parking at the City Club To join or book a Club tour, contact Joe La Ferlita on 03 9944 8708 or via email.

OPPORTUNITY FOR PART TIME EMPLOYMENT

Barry Rogers

He can be contacted on  phone number 98863032 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PROGRAM FOR 2017: ADVANCE NOTICE

March 9th Woodend

April 20th ANZAC Commemoration at Greensborough RSL on changed date of 20th April 2017

May 11th Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 100 Queen Street

NEXT MEETING 9th FEBRUARY 2017

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2017 AT THE MELBOURNE ROOM, 34TH FLOOR, ANZ BANK, 100 QUEEN STREET from noon,

Ken Pattison has arranged for Don McQueen five time winner of the Victorian Bush Poet of the Year Award and a cricketing tragic to take us through a few of his famous bush ballads and talk about his experiences with cricket .

You can read about Don on his website thebushballadeer.com

“Don McQueen brings our nation's greatest writers and poets to life.

Don McQueen's Bush Poetry recitals have become a feature of many guest speaking engagements throughout Australia. He has been acclaimed as the Bush Poet of the Year now on five different occasions.

Don's passion for Australian history and poetry recitals have given rise to his invitations to perform at Australia Day, Anzac Day, ceremonies Conferences, Dinners, and other celebratory events for some years now. His involvement in Community affairs is widely known and in 2006 was awarded an Australia day Citizen of the Year Award by the Shire of Murrindindi.

He is a Life Member of the both the Old Haileyburians Amateur Football Club and the Camberwell Cricket Club. His love of Australian Bush Poetry is shared by his love for the game of cricket”

Being the first meeting for 2017 this is considered to be a special meeting and we would like to see support from members to enjoy meeting the fun and catch up with ANZROC friends and colleagues.

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

Please note that the luncheon fee has increased to $15.00 for 2017 in view of the ever increasing cost of catering and will be collected at the door to partially cover the costs.

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Ron Adams know by Phone , e-mail or by post on the attached acceptance notice, address below, by Friday 3rd February to meet ANZ catering requirements and so that a list of attendees can be provided to the ANZ Reception Desk.

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

 

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ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2017 FROM 12 NOON ANZ BANK BUILDING 34TH FLOOR 100 QUEEN STREET MELBOURNE

TO : Ron Adams

PO Box 579 Malvern Vic 3144.

By post or Phone 9821 0444 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

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PRESIDENT SECRETARY MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
Eamon Veaney Vicky Genius John Brown 
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NEWSLETTER EDITOR  HON.TREASURER
Ron Adams Glyn Parry-Jones
PO Box 579, PO Box 503
Malvern, 3144  Mt Martha
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)
Ken Crawford (Ph 0439432280)

 

 

ANZROC VIC NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 8TH 2016

WELCOME

Newly elected President Eamon Veaney welcomed 44 members and partners to the ANZ CENTRE AT 833 Collins Street Docklands for our 42nd Annual General Meeting. The attendance of partners was welcomed and several attendees mentioned how much they enjoyed the facilities at ANZ Centre in Docklands so our Committee that arranges the venues each year will consider further luncheons at Docklands.

Members not seen for some time included Ian Cave for his first meeting, Wolf Damschitz back from his travels, John Inglis, Sandra Joseph after knee surgery, Jack Lepedjian, Rodney Manser, Gary Mason, Fay and Gerry McPherson and Mary Nicolazzo for her first meeting. The relaxing atmosphere and the outlook over Docklands made for a very pleasant afternoon.

The changes of personnel after the AGM are listed in the AGM report later in this newsletter.

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

APOLOGIES

Graeme Ainscough, Annette and Graeme Baldwin , Wendy Black, Diane Carew, Robin Chase, Brian Christensen, Bill Collins, Chris Corry, Linda Davidson, Don Davy, Mike Devlin, Phil Dunstan, Carl Garley, Neil Gladstone, Charles Griss, Roy Harper, Frank Hatfield, Elaine Haw, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Hartley Hodgson, Doug Imrie, Des Johnson, Peter Keating, Graeme King, John McPhee, Kevin Mitchell, Alan Pearce, Ron Phillips , Alan Podger, Graeme Randall, Bill Robinson, Joe Romano, Ivan St Clair, John Toner, Rose Virgona, Glenda White, Carole Whiting, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Barker Ms. J.L. (Joan) 25 years ANZ

Leonard Geoffrey (Geoff) 25 years ANZ

Malone Ms. Suzelle 21 years ANZ

Parker Ms. Leanne 19 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Joan, Geoff, Suzelle and Leanne at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

Howden T.R. (Ralph) 92 years 23/10/2016

Ralph commenced employment with the Bank of Australasia in 1948 and retired from ANZ after 36 years with both banks. Ralph served in the RAAF enlisting in August 1943 and on discharge in July 1946 was Leading Aircraftman at RAAF Headquarters.

Tulen J.M. (John) 82 years 15/10/2016

John was a regular correspondent to our ANZROC newsletters. Honorary Member Jack Moyle said John was his accountant in ES&A Bank and felt that John was Manager Werribee on retirement

.John spent the later years of his retirement in Hastings to be near family.

Dymphna Mason, Gary’s wife, passed away peacefully on October 23rd. A private Catholic graveside burial is to be held at Shepparton.

Members at the meeting stood for a few moments in remembrance of Ralph, John and Dymphna and our condolences are sent to their families and friends.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during NOVEMBER 2016 and we

pass on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Frank Attard (81), Brian Christensen

(83), Brian Farrell (88), John Flyger (82), Theo Hall (85), Frank Hatfield (85), Keith Higgs (82), Eric Lean

(94), John Mangan (86), Zelda Martin, Gerry McPherson (92), Geoff Perdriau (80), Jim Potter (86),

Don Ranyard (86), Arthur Vale (86), Neil Warne (80).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/11/2016

Less than $20,000 1.03%

Greater than $20,000 1.32%

RECOLLECTIONS OF FUN TIMES IN THE BANK

More stories from our ANZROC members about their experiences in ANZ:

Jeffrey Cox

Jeffrey was recently asked by John Brown if he still had the MG A that he bought while at Mt Waverley Branch. Jeffrey’s response “It was actually a 1972 yellow MG B and unfortunately I sold it when we went to Japan in 1974. It was one of the last to be built in Australia and I got a few hundred more for it than we paid for it. My wife Alison was pregnant when we came back so no more sports cars I’m afraid. I still love cars and have the rare distinction of having been booked for speeding in 11 countries. It would have been 12 but the Nepali policeman thought my (the bank’s) black Landcruiser was part of the royal fleet. There were 3 black Landcruisers in Nepal when I was there, the king had 2 and I had the other one but at no stage did I think I was I driving dangerously. It’s just that, in my opinion, the speed limits didn’t suit the conditions at the time…….

My involvement with ANZ started at a very early age. In the late forties when I was about 5, my grazier uncle took me with him when he had a meeting with his bank manager in the small western district town of Casterton. The meeting soon adjourned to the pub next door so the manager made sure the open fire was burning safely, sat me up in his chair and told me I was in charge of the bank. This prospect was so daunting to a 5 year old that it wasn’t long before I had to find a toilet. There were no pot plants in offices in those days so I had no alternative but to douse the fire. When they returned they were greeted by the damp dying embers and an unpleasant smell.

The fire theme continued when some years later I joined ANZ Ballarat as my first job was to cut a pile of wood for the manager’s wife who lived above the premises. My second job was to clean out the strong room. This obviously hadn’t been done for a very long time because on top of the main safe, I found a packet of dusty .45 calibre bullets. After this period of extensive training I became batching clerk at the bank’s Ballarat West sub-branch situated across the road from the Base Hospital. We serviced it each day from the main branch by taking up all the cash in a tray. On top of the tray was a .45 calibre pistol. My mate Geoff Leslie had a 1948 MG TC in those days so I convinced him we should leave a little earlier, take the hood off and travel up via Victoria park - so I could fire off a few of the dusty rounds at unsuspecting crows. We didn’t hit any crows but we had a lot of fun.

Kerry Dodds

In the late 1950’s my brother commenced work at the ES&A Ballarat East branch. The manager at the time was Gavan Ryan. Gavan was without doubt the most notable Bank Manager in Ballarat and the fact that ES&A Ballarat East was three times the size of any other bank in Ballarat East was a testament to his skills. In that era three agencies were operated at Dean, Bungaree and Wallace. At the Dean Agency my brother’s duties were mainly to fetch golf balls that Gavan and/or a client had belted down the road outside the Agency. On the journey between agencies there was a favourite section where the ignition of the car would be switched off and a rolling distance would be measured. Occasionally my brother would have to get out and push the car the last few yards to “break the record”. I recall the car was a Vauxhall.

On one occasion I was with my parents when my brother had to be picked up after work. Whilst waiting outside the bank I noticed someone walking along the top of the very high old bank. When my brother came out it turned out it was the Boss (Gavan Ryan) cleaning something out of the spouting. No safety equipment in those days. I was in Ballarat for 28 years from1970 on and the Ryan name came up consistently and probably still does.

ANZROC 42nd Annual General Meeting

The 42nd Annual General Meeting was held during the monthly luncheon and the minutes of the 41st Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 12th November 2015 were confirmed. Peter Pritchard presented his President’s Report 2015/2016.which is included later in this report. The Annual Financial Report and Statement for the year to 30th September 2016 was presented and accepted. Subscription fees for the year 2016-17 were maintained at current levels of $20.00 per year for Metropolitan members and $10.00 for Country and Interstate members.

In view of the fact that sufficient nominations were received to fill all positions the following were appointed as Office Bearers and Committee for year 2015-2016.

OFFICE BEARERS AND COMMITTEE: 2016-2017

President Eamon Veaney

Immediate Past President Peter Pritchard

Vice President Noel Beanland

Secretary Vicky Genius,

Newsletter Editor/ Ron Adams

Honorary Treasurer Glyn Parry-Jones

Committee George Cooper, Ken Crawford, Wolf Damschitz Carl Garley, Con La Fauci, Gary Mason, Joan Nathan, Neville Pearson, Ken Pattison, Kathy Trace.

Membership Officer John Brown

Auditor Norris Gale

The committee welcomes Eamon Veaney as President for 2016/17, while John Brown has taken up the role of Membership Officer to manage the changes to membership and the transition of our records to the new MYOB system which is now fully operational. Taking over the role of Treasurer is Glyn Parry-Jones. Norris Gale is now Auditor following the passing during the year of Alan Forrest.

Further appointments for Senior Vice President and Vice President will be finalised at the Committee Meeting to be held in February.

This year we say goodbye to two Past Presidents and Life Members Kevin Mitchell, relocating to Tasmania and John McPhee spending more time travelling and family commitments. As reported in the September newsletter our long time Records Officer Debbie Jerkovic retired after more than 20 years of sterling service to ANZROC members.

PRESIDENTS REPORT 2015/2016.

It is my pleasure to present the annual report of ANZROC.

The year has been an eventual and pleasurable year with interesting guest speakers plus suburban and country social meetings providing a variety of venues, thus enabling members who cannot participate at city venues to enjoy fellowship in a local setting.

Our Regular monthly newsletters are very popular to members enabling all to keep in contact with former colleagues. We are indebted to our editor Ron Adams, who has done a sterling job in producing the newsletter.

ANZROC’s Website has been in operation now for nearly 6 years. We also have an ANZROC Facebook page. Most of our members are now on email so the combination of the ANZROC’s website and

Facebook page is a great way of keeping in touch with each other. We encourage all Members and their families to catch up with what we are doing via these Social Media channels. Eamon Veaney our Senior Vice President and web master has done a great job and we thank him for his work.

Our Secretary Vicky Genius has looked after the administration of the club and has handled this function with flair.

Our Social Committee (Noel Beanland, John McPhee, Kevin Mitchell, Joan Nathan, Ken Pattison, Neville Pearson, Wolf Damschitz and Kathy Trace) have as usual provided excellent service. Our welcome team (George Cooper, Ken Crawford, Con La Fauci and Ken Pattison) ensure that members are welcomed at meetings.

Last year our 2015 Christmas Luncheon at the Arts Centre was well attended with 282 members and bank guests enjoying the opportunity to get together. ANZ guests included Shayne Elliott, Graham Hodges, Gilles Plante, Susie Babani and Alistair Currie. We are indebted to the Bank for their most generous financial support to ANZROC. At our Christmas luncheon Shayne Elliott, responded to the toast to ANZ given by Doug Watson.

Queen Street meetings have remained popular with a wide range of interesting guest speakers.

This year suburban and country lunch meetings were held at RSL Greensborough, Mulgrave Country Club and Geelong.

Our Welfare Committee (Ken Crawford, Joan Nathan, Neville Pearson, and Kathy Trace) has been extremely busy and we thank them for their work

Birthday cards are sent to all members (which always arrive on the day), Christmas cards to members over 90 years, and visiting members as needed.

We also included obituary notices in the Sun Herald for deceased members.

Membership:

Remains strong with 20 new members this year. Regrettably during the year some 17 members passed away. Can you please pause to remember them?

Financial

The club is in good financial position thanks to the great work of our treasurer John Brown. Member’s subscriptions and Bank subsidy allow us to provide the resources to enable the club to function. We also acknowledge the late Alan Forrest for his role as auditor and Norris Gale for accepting the committee’s invitation to take over the role for the remainder of 2016.

We have also had a small group (John Brown, Carl Garley, Eamon Veaney and Glyn Parry-Jones) working to bring our new Membership Management and Accounting System on line.

I would also like to pay tribute to the retirement of our Records Officer Debbie Jerkovic after more than 20 years’ service looking after the clubs records.

Conclusion

For me, it has been a great honour and pleasure to serve, and I thank all the committee members for their contribution. On my and your behalf, I invite you to show our appreciation and thanks to the committee, for the achievements and results attained during the past year.

Peter Pritchard

BIRDIES TWITTER

Our resident poet Neville Pearson has penned a short poem noting the retirement of our

Life Member and Past President Kevin Mitchell about to relocate to Tasmania:

In appreciation of Kevin and Bernice

Mitch and Bernice are moving to the Apple Isle

And with them goes their infectious smile

I am sure the family in Tasmania will be jumping for joy

For the love and laughter you have imparted since you were a young boy

Kevin and Bernice are leaving in December this year

The ANZROC club will save a fortune on beer

Who will take over the role of joke maker extraordinaire?

It has the committee shaking their heads in despair

I am sure visitors will be most welcome as they have always been

A more lovable couple I have never seen

Thanks Mitch for a career that gave joy to so many

Spontaneous and clever and did not cost us a penny

From all the members of the ANZROC club

We will enjoy visiting you and Bernice at the local Tasmanian pub

I speak on behalf of all the members and the committee

You are most welcome to join us when in Melbourne City

Love and best wishes from all committee and members of ANZROC

LETTERS

Murray Abraham now at 90 years of age phoned to let me know he had relocated to Ashburton after almost 12 months in hospital and rehab following an extended bout of chemotherapy but he said his health is much improved and he is looking forward to a better 2017.

John Carrazza emailed to send special thanks to the president and committee of the ANZ retired officers club and to Kathy Trace for the Birthday acknowledgement. Since leaving the bank in 1997 John is still working as an estate agent.

Committeeman and Life member George Cooper emailed to thank the Committee for his Birthday card for his 87th birthday which arrived 1 day ahead. With current postal deliveries timing must be very difficult for Kathy Trace.

Kerry Dodds writing from Warrenheip says thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday greetings and especially for the time and effort she contributes. It is a busy time of the year in Ballarat. He has just returned from the annual trout fishing trip at Dartmouth and is on his way to Geelong for the Caravan and Camping shows with Ray Watson at Gateway. Kerry was writing this note while supervising Year 12 students sitting end of year exams. The winters fly by as two sons still play football in the Central Highlands League but for different teams so when they play each other he is not sure which team to support. With 6 grandchildren now the baby sitting has escalated. They are all very active and when they are together the noise level is amazing. Kerry considers himself fortunate that he is still fit enough to still play competition singles tennis matches.

Phil Dunstan emailed his thanks for the newsletter again, which is always welcomed, and thanks to Kathy Trace for the Birthday Card which actually arrived a couple of days early this year (Aust Post delivery vagaries are difficult to anticipate!!) Phil is an apology for the November meeting as he will be motoring to Brisbane to catch up with elder Son and Grandkids. Having just returned from a trip to Austria, Switzerland, and Germany he is having a little difficulty in getting the feet back on the ground. It helps though to read of other Retired Officers and their various activities. Each day of the trip seemed to have a higher highlight than the previous day and Phil was quite lucky with good sunny weather when hitting the very spectacular Austrian Tyrol and the Swiss Alps. Enjoying a relaxing luncheon of Swiss bakery items and a large beer on the balcony of the hotel in Zermatt with the sun shining on the Matterhorn was pretty close to heaven. Working out in the gym on the top floor of the hotel in St. Moritz with a postcard view took all the hard work out of the workout. Stuttgart, which was the major purpose of the trip, with a visit to Mercedes Benz was another thing altogether with the chance to spend a day on a disused airport having "fun" with several latest models - you can't take the toy out of the boy – Phil still enjoys a bit of spirited motoring, whenever possible. Best wishes to all for the forthcoming festive season.

Frank Hatfield emailed a note to express his thanks for the birthday wishes received on the occasion of his 85th from the President, Committee, Members and Kathy Trace. Both Frank and wife Joan are keeping reasonably good health and have been able to have couple of short breaks away, one to Tower hill, near Warrnambool and the other to Mulwala, NSW. They are hopeful of having more short holidays in the not too distant future.

Mike Henry emailed to say thanks again to Kathy Trace for ensuring his 70th Birthday Card arrived on time. He celebrated by having an intimate family and friends gathering at his son’s home in Mordialloc. 3 schoolmates attended. They still get together each year 54 years after leaving school. Mike had the distinction this year to be one of four inductees into the Silesian College Hall of Fame. His banking career was partly instrumental in this achievement. Mike still occupies his time with volunteer driving, golfing, running trivia nights, grand child sitting, gardening, leisurely walking and regular umpiring fraternity luncheons. Life is good!

Rolf Loebert emailed from Drouin to thank Kathy Trace and the committee for his birthday card which was appreciated.

Roche Manuel emailed that he had just received the wonderful card and thank you very much for making his day. It is amazing that Kathy Trace keeps up to what can only be described as a mammoth task. Usually these days’ birthday greetings take place on Face Book or Email and it is refreshing to get a Card. Roche hopes that doesn’t change at ANZROC. Roche says thanks once again to President Peter, Other Members and especially Kathy.

Emilio Moreno emailed his thanks to Kathy Trace and the committee for the kind wishes received for his birthday. Congratulations to Eamon Veaney on his new reformatted monthly newsletter, great job Eamon. !! Emilio will be at the Christmas lunch.

Alan Ryan writing from Warragul sends his thanks for the birthday card that arrived on his birthday. Alan has arrived at advanced middle age at 80. He has been in Warragul for43 years and still runs his beef cattle. He has been to USA again this year to visit their daughter in Los Angeles and they detoured to Europe to do the river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. A great cruise.

Dieter Telburn emailing from Peregian Beach said he had just read in the newsletter of the sad news that Pete Bromilow has passed away at such a young age. It caused memories to flood back of happy times spent together in the mid-sixties in the Victorian Branch Securities Department of the ES&A Bank. They were fun days not just at work but also socially. Dieter had his first sail on Pete’s Quickcat catamaran 'Cheri', and he fell in love with catamaran sailing. Dieter has sailed one or the other ever since and still owns one. Dieter and wife Dagmar were at his 21st Birthday party were they also met Peter’s siblings Marg and John. A little later Peter’s wife Sandra came onto the scene, and altogether they had skiing weekends at Buller. Dieter also fondly remembers all of them having Easter 1967 at Summerlands cottages in Phillip Island (They have since been replaced by the Penguin Parade complex.) Again, Dieter fell in love with Phillip Island and bought a holiday house. They still have a house there which is used when they come to Victoria. Dieter still remembers that he and Pete set off in the morning to go spear fishing for their lunch, and then getting sprung by the girls buying hamburgers (on Good Friday!) at the kiosk as they had not caught any sizable fish. Dagmar and Dieter had just bought a house in a new subdivision in Melbourne so it became the place to party (no kids yet) for the Branch Department gang ; sometimes all night followed by a cricket match in the empty street at 5am only to be interrupted by the horse drawn milk delivery cart.

Sandra's brother worked in Papua New Guinea and kept telling Pete how good life was there for an expatriate, and he encouraged Pete to ask the bank for a transfer. He got one and they finished up in Boroko, and unfortunately Dieter and Dagmar lost touch with the Bromilows.

He now wonders who finished up with the red MG TC Pete owned; if it is still on the road it will be worth a fortune. May be their mate car enthusiast John White got it, he was a junior in Staff Department then but finished up as GM Personnel in the ANZ.

Those were some of the best times in Dieter’s banking career, and Pete was a big part of it.

Kelvin Tyler emailed his thanks to Kathy Trace and the ANZ ROC Committee for the lovely card sent to him on his recent 80th birthday.

Bill Walker emailed to say many thanks to all those involved, for the kind birthday wishes. Another year under the belt without any great mishap. Bill says that like so many ex colleagues he looks forward to digesting the monthly newsletter generally, and particularly to follow the exploits of others.. Unfortunately Bill and wife Maureen’s travelling days are over, so he has nothing to contribute in that regard, except to say, ‘ do it while you can’.

Doug Watson emailed his appreciation for the very special ANZROC card for that day when he arrived in this world. Doug’s daughter Catriona is having a baby so wife Maureen and Doug will soon be jetting off to Seattle the land of Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon to be with her in hi- tech land. Sadly that means they will miss a number of ANZROC functions including the AGM and the retired officers Christmas lunch in particular.

Mike Whitmore wrote to pass on his sincere thanks for the Birthday Card which arrived spot on time. Special thanks especially to Kathy Trace for such a wonderful effort that she puts in each year.

AND John Burke, Len Carr, Jeffrey Cox, Norm Dibbin, Steve Duke, Jan Findlay, Neil Harnwell, Elaine Haw, Martin Hayden, Terry Heenan, Doug Imrie, Malcolm James, Jo Karaoutsadis ,Norm Kearns, Peter Lees , Julian Lineham, Frank Marzin, Maurice McGrath, Bruce Morley, Geoff Osborne, Tony Palmer, Ian Peterkin, Dick Sanders, John Shanahan, Lloyd Zegenhagen,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

OPPORTUNITY FOR PART TIME EMPLOYMENT

Barry Rogers In 1999, after being pensioned off in 1996, reported that he answered an advert in the ANZROC newsletter for a bookkeeper for a local (Springvale) solicitor. He thought the part-time job would serve him for a couple of years until he retired fully and was pleased when accepted. Well, seventeen years later, Barry has finally decided to retire fully, and his boss has asked how he would go about advertising in the newsletter for a replacement.

Barry won’t go into full details of the position at this time, but if any retired officer is interested in working approx. 16 hours over two/ three days a week, he can be contacted on 98663032.

NEW MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEM FOR ANZROC

From 1 October this year, the way in which ANZROC’s membership records and accounts are managed has changed, with a number of benefits for both members and elected office-bearers.

All records are being transferred to a secure, on-line database which provides many additional management and communication options.

Individual subscription invoices have been emailed/mailed to members over the past two weeks advising the amount due and the preferred methods of payment. Honorary members (80+ years of age) and Life Members will not receive an Invoice or Statement.

ANZROC GOLF DAY – Rosebud Country Club that was - due to be held on Friday 25th November 2016 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

We only received 17 entries for the ANZROC spring competition and that was below the 24 needed to secure our corporate booking.

Huck Bourke and several of our golfing members are formulating a questionnaire which will be circulated over the following three months asking members that have previously been involved in tournaments at Traralgon, Rosebud and the autumn tournaments a few years ago to let us know what is needed to draw the golfers back to ANZROC events.

ANZ Staff Club

ANZ Retired staff is eligible for membership of the ANZ Staff Club and the annual fee to be a ANZ Staff Club retired officer member has been reduced to $19-50. The Staff Club still offers a great range of products and accommodation to members, together with regular bulletins on special deals and products that are available, Membership can be very worthwhile and a look at their website will give you more information. Web address is as follows: www.anzstaffclub.org.au

FORTHCOMING ANZROC 2017 MEETINGS

9th February 2017 meeting 34th Floor .100 Queen Street

9th March 2017 Country visit to Woodend

13th April 2017 ANZAC Commemoration. visit to Greensborough RSL

NEXT MEETING

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2016……………BOOK NOW

VENUE – THE PAVILION VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE

The Club will again hold its Annual Christmas Luncheon thanks to ANZ Group making this excellent venue available and subsidising the cost of the luncheon. Pre-lunch drinks from 11.30am, Luncheon commences at 12.30pm.

The toast to ANZ will be given by Bob Lyon. CEO Shayne Elliott will respond to the toast to the Bank. A number of Senior Executives will also be attending.

Dress for the luncheon is neat business attire. The cost to members of the function is $30.00 which is heavily subsidised by the Bank.

While the total numbers are limited to 300 we already have 165 paid acceptances and with the cut off date earlier this year at 24th November we suggest those that are planning to attend get their acceptances in now,

Also as Cut-off date for acceptances 24 November 2016 , refunds will only be paid if cancellations are advised prior to this date as we are committed to pay the full amount for the luncheon for all bookings made at that date.

Again this year we will arrange for ALL members to be allocated a table.

* If you wish to host a table of ten, you will need to nominate a table host and ensure that others in your group record the host name on the “acceptance slip” or email below.

* If you do not wish to host a table, but would like to sit with your colleagues please specify who you would like to have on your table and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

* If you do not nominate a preference, we will allocate you to a table with comparable colleagues.

Bookings:

If you wish to attend, host a table or join a table, don’t forget to send the “acceptance slip” or email advice to: Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ken can also be contacted on 0439 432 280.

Members are encouraged to make payments electronically to ANZROC BSB 013 350 Account Number 3064 51947. Please include your name and initial in the “Payee information” so that we can correctly record your payment.

For those who wish to make payment by cheque, they can be made out to ANZROC and sent to Ken Crawford at the above address. Please include the “acceptance slip”.

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ACCEPTANCE SLIP

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2016

Name of member………………………………………………………………………

Cost of Luncheon: $30.00

Amount Enclosed /or Amount paid to ANZROC account. (Delete category not applicable)

I will be hosting a table Y/N. I wish to be on a table with………………….or allocate me to a table.

Return this slip to Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 no later than by 30

November2016

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Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

04108 136 100

Newsletter October 2016

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 13 2016

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NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 13TH 2016

WELCOME

President Peter Pritchard welcomed 51 members and partners to the GEELONG MEETING at “Jokers” in Ryrie Street. Local members in attendance included Robin Chase with wife Dorothy, Gordon Christensen, Geoff and Lesley Cook, Bill and Judy Davies, our newest members Ken Girvan and wife Nonie and Graham Heenan with wife Pam while Clive Hewett and wife Faye arrived from Warrnambool.

Members and partners not seen for some time included Irene Bettonvil; Aldo Faella now active again after surgery with wife Karen, and our returning committee members Peter Pritchard with wife Maree, Treasurer John Brown and Auditor Norris Gale with wife Judy. Having our partners present made for a very pleasant afternoon and the venue was ideal.

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

APOLOGIES

Will Bailey, Graeme Baldwin, Clive Bayley, Noel Beanland, Diane Carew, Brian Christensen, Ken Crawford, Brian Crittle, Don Davy, Phil Dunstan, Ray Gill, Teresa Goldsbrough, Val Goldsworthy, Charles Griss, Theo Hall, Roy Harper, Frank Hatfield, Elaine Haw, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Darrell Hodges , Lindsay Iliff, Doug Imrie, Des Johnson, Sandra Joseph, Peter Keating, Gary Mason, Gerry and Fay McPherson, Joan and Ken Nathan, Glyn Parry-Jones, Neville Pearson, Ron Phillips , Graeme Randall, George Thomas, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

PRESIDENTS PEN

Hello all,

Having returned from two months away in Brisbane then California, Canada and Alaska I had to face the cold and rain of Melbourne. Despite this it is good to be back on home soil.

Our Geelong lunch meeting on 13 October 2016 was well attended with over 50 present. It was good to see a number of locals in attendance. The venue, food and company were excellent, and all had a good time.

The year is fast coming to a close. Our final meeting for 2016 is the AGM to be held TUESDAY 8th November 2016 at 833 Collins Street, Docklands. Note the change of date and venue. I hope to see as many as possible attending. The numbers are restricted to 60 so get in early and book your attendance. If you would like to nominate for a committee position, the details are in the newsletter.

Finally, our Christmas Luncheon on 8 December 2016 commencing 11.30 am at the Pavilion, Victorian Arts Centre St Kilda Road Melbourne. Full details are in the newsletter including how to book. A special invitation is extended to our newer members to attend this luncheon. You won’t be disappointed. Please ensure that you book early as we are restricted to a maximum of 300.

This will be my final Presidents Pen. My term as President concludes at the AGM. It has been an honour and privilege over the past two years to have the opportunity to serve. I particularly wish to thank our hard working committee for making the task so much easier.

Hope to see you soon at one of our functions. Cheers.

Peter Pritchard 0418 149 394

NEW MEMBERS

Corry Christopher (Chris) 26 years ANZ

Dharann Viji 32 years ANZ

Girvan K.C. (Ken) 32 years ANZ

Guminski Richard 20 years ANZ

Nicolazzo Ms. Mary 20 years ANZ

Snowden J.G. (John) 20 years ANZ

Willard R.T. (Rod) 24 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Chris, Viji, Ken, Richard, Mary, John and Rod at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

Thomas W.G. (Warren) 20/6/2016 64 years

Warren joined ES&A Balwyn at the age of 16 and at the merger moved to Glen Waverley. He was drafted into the Army during the closing stages of the Vietnam War but the end came before he had to join the forces in Vietnam. After serving in branches Warren transferred to Travel for the next 10 years and was then appointed as Manager Moorabbin East leaving ANZ after 30 years. Warren then spent time employed in the building industry and Australia Post until retirement. Warren was a very keen follower of AFL Club St Kilda and was sent a Certificate acknowledging 51 years of Club membership which unfortunately arrived shortly after his passing.

Don Davy wrote to say that Lawrie Foord was a wonderful help to Don, Dick Barry, Ian Davies, the late John Duke, John Crough and Geoff Ridgway when they were actively involved in the rationalisation of ANZ branches in Collins Street and the establishment of the ANZ building at 55 Collins Street in the late 70’s. At the time Lawrie was in charge of the very large Ledger Department at 388 Collins Street when the businesses of 394 Collins Street and Stock Exchange Branch (351 Collins Street) were integrated into the Gothic Bank at 388 Collins Street. Lawrie was outstandingly helpful with the merger of the Ledger Department functions and the associated complexities of merging large corporate files.

Ray Gill emailed to say he was very sorry to hear about Lawrie Foord he was a former Brother in Law of ANZROC member Bernie Atkinson.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during OCTOBER 2016 and we

pass on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Graeme Baldwin (85), David Begg

(87), Fred Campbell (84), Harry Carrodus (88), Ray Dedleffs (86), Len Donohue (83), Ian Fulton

(82), John Harrison (80), Adrian Henning (80), Ken Howell (89), Max McKoy (93), Ian

McRobinson (81), Jim Nicolson (88), Des Rittman (87), Neil Robinson (81), Wayne

Routledge (81), Alan Ryan (80), Thomas Taylor (89), Kelvin Tyler (80), Bill Walker (81),

Mike Whitmore (87), Eric Williams (96).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/10/2016

Less than $20,000 1.04%

Greater than $20,000 1.33%

RECOLLECTIONS OF FUN TIMES IN THE BANK

Another story from our ANZROC members about their amusing experiences in ANZ :

VAL GOLDSWORTHY

The manager of a Scottie branch in Gippsland fired up his small boat one Sunday with the happy purpose of a day’s fishing. At day’s end the manager was unable to “inspire” the engine to turn over, thus he spent the night on the water. The following morning the accountant opened the branch doors and retrieved other keys from the other banks in town allowing the strong room to be opened and the day’s trading to begin. Following regulations the accountant telephoned Melbourne Head Office and reported the Manager’s absence. Later in the morning the manager was able to reach the shore safely. He telephoned Melbourne H.O. and was advised the Chief Inspectors Department required a full report of the incident a.s.a.p. The manager dispatched the report as requested. A reply from Melbourne H O acknowledged receipt of the report but requested more information. The manager somehow obliged with minor details. Another request arrived from HO asking for further information. The manager’s response brought closure to this matter by writing something like “Dear Sir, regarding your letter of the….ult, as far as I know only one Man has ever walked on water. Yours ….”

BIRDIE'S TWITTER

One of our newer members Mike Aranha talking with an old cricket team member from yesteryear, felt it might be plausible to organize a reunion in 2017 of ex Zedders that played in the various sporting teams. ANZ had a proud tradition, in their sporting prowess, with a number of die-hards participating in several sports, via the sponsorship from HQ/Social club and the unforgettable Wagga Weekends. At one stage there were 49 teams, playing for the Zedders in basketball and netball, tournaments, in Metro Melbourne every week. Other sports were rowing, squash, soccer, indoor cricket, boat racing, indoor bowls, lawn bowls at Wagga Wagga.

Neville “Birdie” Pearson agreed it would be wonderful to get a group of the past players of the different sports together .Neville with Brian Christensen, Bill Jackson and others have the support of Albert Park Football Club with whom ANZ Football club merged some years ago and run a past players day of the ANZ Football club each year. Around 20 to 30 attend the reunion. Neville played competition for the ANZ FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TENNIS, BADMINTON AND SQUASH teams. He was fortunate enough to play in a winning grand Final team in each of the sports. Neville also rowed for ANZ in the annual interbank carnival on the Yarra without success and was a member of the committee/president of some of the clubs.

To gauge the level of interest of members who would like to be involved in the planning of such a reunion contact Mike or Neville on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which will allow them to set up a team to consider the value of holding a reunion and organise suitable timing and location of venues in 2017.

LETTERS

Graeme Ainscough wrote to thank Kathy Trace for the birthday wishes he received for his 80th birthday. Graeme’s wife June and daughter Carol planned to hold the celebrations on the day of the AFL bye during the football finals and 30 friends and family from Melbourne, country and interstate turned up in fancy dress. It was a great day. June and Graeme then hosted a family dinner for 8 at Bentleigh RSL the sponsors of his beloved Cheltenham Baseball team. Not a good year for the A team however missing the finals for the first time since 2013 although 4 key younger players headed off to USA mid season.

Mike Aranha emailed to report that his birthday card arrived on 26th September , after a long journey, firstly postmarked 18th Sept, followed by a postmark on the back of the envelope dated 21st Sept (his birthday) , in FINLEY, NSW ! There is no doubt Kathy Trace is not at fault. Mike has asked AUS-POST to TRACE the reason for their tardiness. Thanks to Kathy and ANZROC community for the kind thoughts.

Dave Brookman writing from Mornington said he would like to express his appreciation for the Happy Birthday card recently received. He thanked Kathy Trace for her splendid efforts in maintaining records and dispatching cards to reach their destinations on time. Dave’s 93rd birthday was celebrated amongst family and friends with the appropriate refreshments.

Muriel Drummond wrote to thank Kathy Trace and the ANZROC committee for special birthday greetings which were much appreciated. Looking back over the years it is hard to believe that Muriel joined the Bank of Australasia in wartime and was lucky enough to work in the CEO’s office until she retired- starting with A.R.L. Wiltshire. Muriel saw many changes. So many familiar names in the June newsletter and she sends her regards to all.

Ken Fitzgerald wrote to thank Kathy Trace for the kind birthday wishes he received for his 88th birthday. The new card is bright and impressive. Ken says the greetings and wishes are always uplifting as is the monthly newsletter. Things have been fairly quiet over the past 12 months although he reported that a further two great grand children have been added to the Fitzgerald clan. That makes 8 now but only 2 Fitzgerald boys to keep the line going. Ken hopes to catch up with friends and colleagues at the Christmas lunch as he missed the lunch last year.

Teresa Goldsbrough emailed to say she would be returning from Adelaide on the day of the October meeting after visiting her aged mother and attending the ES&A reunion luncheon in Adelaide on 12 Oct. There will be some folk there who she has not seen for some 40+ years. Having a look at the suggested 2017 program Teresa believes it is a good mix of city, suburban venues and understands that the cost of city venues is becoming prohibitive. Thank you for the work the committee put into this club for all our benefit. Stan Halbish wrote to thank Kathy Trace and the Committee for the best wishes he received for his recent birthday.

Frank Hatfield emailed that with Western Bulldogs premiership win they are calling Robert Murphy "the unluckiest man in football". The same could be said about his great friend and ANZROC member Roy Harper. Roy played football for Footscray in the early '50s after transferring from Sandringham. He had a knee injury that kept him out of Footscray's 1954 premiership team. The full story of Roy can be found on the web site www.theNewDaily under their "sport" heading.

Louis Hebrard emailed to thank the Committee for the birthday card. Celebrations started with a great breakfast in beautiful Guernsey. Louis and wife Ann then caught the ferry to Saint Malo, France, where Ann had ordered a special 7 course dinner. It was a very memorable day.

There are more celebrations lined up for his 70th and Louis is looking forward to it all.

Life is good and fortunately he is keeping well.

Lindsay Iliff one of our newest members reports that he likes the ANZROC Newsletter, with some good reading and believe it or not he actually knew some of the folk mentioned in articles and photos. Also tells me he will be overseas travelling South America (Chile; Argentina; Brazil; Peru and Ecuador) and then onto Cuba during the October and November meeting dates.

Larry James emailed his thanks for the birthday card which continues to arrive on time. What a splendid card we get now. Larry’s day was spent opening up ballot papers for one of the voluntary organisations that he works for and after 3 hours it was time for lunch – and a glass of red. This year he spent a holiday in USA riding steam trains and visiting a number of the film studios in Hollywood. Such a great place but it was very hot and also in the midst of the election process. You couldn’t escape it as the various launch nights were covered by up to 8 TV stations on the night. Golden Days Community Radio still keeps Larry very busy and out of trouble and this year he has become more involved with the Theatre Organ Society of Victoria on their concert committee. There’s never a dull moment.

Carol Jukes emailed her thanks to Kathy Trace for her birthday card. Carol had a lovely day celebrating her birthday and another friend’s birthday at “Gingerboy” in the city with some of their friends. Food was delicious and the staff even put candles in their sweets so that they could sing Happy Birthday.

Bruce Kells emailed thanks again for the timely birthday wishes from Kathy Trace on behalf of ANZROC. The day was celebrated quietly with family as it was not a "Special" birthday. Life continues much the same as usual but age seems to be now recognized. Bruce has just relinquished a treasurer’s position, as exANZers seem to get, after 16 years service and his term as secretary of their Owners Corporation ends after 5 years at the next AGM in late October. Bruce continues to be involved on ANZROC meeting days so is looking forward to the Xmas breakup. Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes once again, and he hopes they continue for many years to come.

Ian McRobinson emailed to thank Kathy Trace and President Peter and other committee members for the good wishes received on the occasion of his recent birthday. As mentioned by other retired officers’ receipt of the Card is most welcome as are the good wishes and thoughts that accompany it. The new card design is also a winner. Ian enjoys receiving the News Letter and catching up on the news from other retired former work colleagues. Ian’s major news item for the year is that wife Mel had a heart attack earlier this year whilst Ian was at a night football match. Fortunately she was able to contact other family members who quickly organised an ambulance. The ambos were wonderful, providing immediate medical attention ahead of transporting Mel to Cabrini Hospital where a team had been assembled to commence surgery and heart repair. Thankfully all went well and Mel is now home and on the road to recovery although there is still some residual damage/artery issue which may require further attention. They are full of praise for the medical and nursing staff at Cabrini and believe if anyone has a heart issue that Cabrini is the place to go for assistance.

Maggie Murray writing from Mortlake sent her thanks to Kathy Trace for her birthday card which arrived on time as always.

Jill Paterson emailed to thank Kathy Trace for the very modern birthday card. Jill is not counting them any more. It was so sad to learn of Lawrie Foord’s death. They had some happy memories of times in Ledger Contact at 388 Collins Street which Jill will always remember. Those were the days!

Alan Pearce emailed to extend his thanks to Kathy Trace for her great efforts in handling the birthday greetings to members, and the ANZROC members for their birthday wishes again this year. Kathy does a sterling job and her efforts are greatly appreciate Unfortunately on this occasion, no doubt due to the “the efforts put into improvements to AusPost profits this year”, (as those improvements did not extend to their service), the poor “delivery system” fell apart or our mail contractor went to sleep, and the card did not arrive until some six days after the event. Still better late than never! The huge increase in costs that AusPost placed on its customers in July has done nothing to improve its service, which if anything has gone from bad to worse in a few months. A good lesson in how not to do things!

Bevan Roulston emailed his thanks to Kathy for the birthday card and the Committee for their good work. About to travel to NZ for the eleventh time to visit family including grandchildren.

Peter Russell mailed to convey his thanks to the Committee for their best wishes on Peter’s 80th birthday. He would like to know what special contact Kathy Trace has with Aust. Post to be able to receive cards on the exact day. Peter’s 80th birthday was celebrated with family and many cards received from old friends, both inside and outside the Bank. Life seems to be as busy as ever, he continues to be involved in many activities including Bowls, the RSL, the Royal Naval Association, Probus and a big commitment to the Melbourne Welsh Male Choir! (Yes it is strange for a “Cockney” Londoner to be accepted by the Welsh!) Peter sends best wishes to all of his colleagues in ANZROC and looks forward to catching up with many of them at functions during the year.

Ken Stapleton emailed a note to express his appreciation for the birthday card which arrived nicely the day prior to Ken’s birthday. The occasion was spent with afternoon tea with his daughter and four of the grandchildren then to dinner with friends and a picture show at the Rivoli in Camberwell. The past year has definitely had less than 365 days in it as it has gone so quickly. No major trips this year just a few weeks away up north to warmer conditions. Still playing a bit of golf but not as much as Ken would like (lousy weather has played its part), not as well either (could getting older have something to do with it?). Both Ken and wife Robyn are keeping well (just as well as eight grandchildren keep you on the go). Good to hear about people's activities in the newsletters which he finds most enjoyable. On a sad note though is the number of former staff members known to Ken who have passed away over the 12 months. Some far too young. In this regard he mentions Peter Bromilow who passed away just a few weeks ago. Peter's father was a Manager in the ES&A and Peter followed him into the Bank. Peter resigned from the Bank a number of years ago and resided in Newcastle but some Retired Officers will no doubt remember him.

John Sudholz passes on his thanks to Kathy Trace and the ANZROC Committee for the recent birthday card. So far, 2016 has been another memorable year starting in January when John and wife Noelene undertook an amazing expedition to Antarctica, the Patagonian fjords, the Atacama Desert in northern Chile and the wine regions of Argentina. Then, in April, they took a cruise around Japan to enjoy the stunning cherry blossoms and some fascinating shore excursions.

John and Noelene now look forward to the end of the year and the wedding of one of their granddaughters.

Eamon Veaney emailed his thanks to Kathy Trace and the Committee for the birthday wishes. Eamon had a lovely lunch with partner Anne Wee at one of his favourite Italian restaurants when he was working at ANZ in Queen Street. “Caterina’s cucina e bar” is a timeless place with wonderful food and service.

AND Dave Barr, Ron Boulton, Jim Dusting, Norm Gaskin, Val Goldsworthy, Charles Griss, Peter Jones, Santo Ialuna, Ray Murphy, Glen Twidale,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

NEW MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEM FOR ANZROC

From 1 October this year, the way in which ANZROC’s membership records and accounts are managed have changed, with a number of benefits for both members and elected office-bearers.

All records are being transferred to a secure, on-line database which provides many additional management and communication options, including the ability to individually invoice members when subscriptions fall due.

After 1 October this year, individual subscription invoices will be emailed/mailed to members advising the amount due and the preferred methods of payment. Some members are in advance with their subs payments, and they will receive a statement showing the amount that they are in credit. Honorary members (80+ years of age) and Life Members will not receive an Invoice or Statement.

Please do not make any subs payments until you receive your invoice, as the new system will not be running ‘live’ until October.

ANZROC GOLF DAY –Friday 25th November 2016

Rosebud Country Club - 207 Boneo Road, Rosebud 3939

We are looking for an increase in numbers this year as last year the attendance was quite low and does not warrant the continuation of our spring golfing competition ……

Men’s & Ladies’ Stableford Competitions for members of ANZROC and their partners and Ex-ANZers not currently ANZROC members.

Rosebud Country club is approximately one hour’s easy drive from the City or Eastern suburbs via the Monash, Eastlink and Peninsula Link freeways and is located at the end of the Mornington Peninsula freeway. Visit www.rosebudcountryclub.com.au for course layout, dress regulations, etc.

We have tried to hold the cost at last year’s price; however catering costs have again risen resulting in an additional $8.00 cost for the day.

Nevertheless, the BBQ lunch( including wine) to be provided won’t disappoint:-

Selected Gourmet Sausages, Scotch Fillet Steak, Beef Burgers, Marinated Chicken Wings

Garden Salad, Potato Salad and Coleslaw, Bread Roll and Condiments

Players without a current Registered or Social Club handicap are most welcome and will be given a handicap for the day. Once again, we are particularly keen to see a good roll-up of lady players.

Entry Fee - $78.00 per person (Members of Rosebud Country Club & Reciprocal Members - $43.00) (Covers Green Fees, Trophies and lunch) - Drinks available at normal Club bar prices.

Lunch Only - $39 per person. Motorised Cart Hire - $25.00 payable at pro shop.

Hit-off from 8.30am on North Course tees one and ten (Arrive by 8.00 am to get card & draw).

Clubhouse is open for breakfast from 7-00am.

On-course Accommodation available at The Fairways Resort Motel. Telephone number 5950 2111

Dinner is available seven nights a week in the club’s restaurant.

ENTRIES CLOSE DATE: Tuesday 8th November, being the latest date that the Golf Club can lock in hospitality arrangements. Enquiries to – Huck Bourke 0411 237 569. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ANZROC ROSEBUD COUNTRY CLUB GOLF DAY– FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER. ENTRIES CLOSE – 8TH NOVEMBER.

ENTRY FORM (Option to email details and direct credit ANZROC account available – see below)

Your Contact details: Name………………….Email……………………………..Phone……………..

Entries

Name…………………………….Hcp……… Name…………………….…………Hcp………….

Total number of entries. …….…@ $78.00 ($43.00 for Rosebud & Reciprocal Members) = $…………...

Meal only (non-playing partners)............ @$39.00 = $__________

Total $__________

Please specify any Dietary requirements.

Mail entry form and cheque payable to ANZROC to:

Huck Bourke

32 Grandview Terrace,

Mount Martha 3934

OR

EMAIL names and handicaps of players and those non golfers who require a meal only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make electronic payment direct to:

ANZROC Bank Account 013350 306451947

(Please make sure your name is included in the payment information)

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CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2016……………BOOK NOW

VENUE – THE PAVILION VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE

The Club will again hold its Annual Christmas Luncheon thanks to ANZ Group making this excellent venue available and subsidising the cost of the luncheon. Pre-lunch drinks from 11.30am, Luncheon commences at 12.30pm.

The toast to ANZ will be given by Bob Lyon. CEO Shayne Elliott will respond to the toast to the Bank. A number of Senior Executives will also be attending.

Dress for the luncheon is neat business attire. The cost to members of the function is $30.00 which is heavily subsidised by the Bank. Cut-off date for acceptances 24 November 2016

Again this year we will arrange for ALL members to be allocated a table.

* If you wish to host a table of ten, you will need to nominate a table host and ensure that others in your group record the host name on the “acceptance slip” or email below.

* If you do not wish to host a table, but would like to sit with your colleagues please specify who you would like to have on your table and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

* If you do not nominate a preference, we will allocate you to a table with comparable colleagues.

Bookings:

If you wish to attend, host a table or join a table, don’t forget to send the “acceptance slip” or email advice to: Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ken can also be contacted on 0439 432 280.

Members are encouraged to make payments electronically to ANZROC BSB 013 350 Account Number 3064 51947. Please include your name and initial in the “Payee information” so that we can correctly record your payment.

For those who wish to make payment by cheque, they can be made out to ANZROC and sent to Ken Crawford at the above address. Please include the “acceptance slip”.

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ACCEPTANCE SLIP

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2016

Name of member………………………………………………………………………

Cost of Luncheon: $30.00

Amount Enclosed /or Amount paid to ANZROC account. (Delete category not applicable)

I will be hosting a table Y/N. I wish to be on a table with………………….or allocate me to a table.

Return this slip to Ken Crawford 3 Glenwood Drive, Croydon 3136 no later than by 30 November2016

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NEXT MEETING’ NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE AND THE CHANGE OF VENUE.

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON

TUESDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2016 ..

AT ANZ BANKING GROUP HEAD OFFICE 833 COLLINS STREET DOCKLANDS

This will be the ANZROC Annual General Meeting and the agenda is an attachment to the newsletter.

LIMITED TO 60 ATTENDEES and Partners ARE invited that day.

The meeting will be held in the large MP room all day on 8th November and Guests to lunch at ANZ Centre, 833 Collins Street Docklands can proceed directly to Core B (there is a very large letter B) and bypass reception. They can collect their name badge there and proceed through to the lunch.

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Ron Adams know by Phone 9821 0444 or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice to Ron Adams PO Box 579, Malvern, 3144 by Wednesday 1ST November 2016 to meet ANZ catering requirements and so that a list of attendees can be provided to the ANZ Reception Desk at 833 Collins Street to meet the security requirements of ANZ.

A reminder that the luncheon fee of $10.00 will be collected at the door to partially cover the cost of catering

ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2016 FROM 12 NOON ANZ BANK BUILDING 833 COLLINS STREET DOCKLANDS ..PROCEED DIRECTLY TO CORE B FOR COLLECTION OF NAME TAG

TO : Ron Adams

PO Box 579 Malvern Vic 3144. By post or Phone 9821 0444 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

NAME(S):…………………………………………………………………………………………

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP

RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB (VIC)

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the ANZ Banking Group Retired Officers’ Club (Vic) will be held in the ANZ BANK CENTRE CORE B in the MP room 833 Collins Street, Docklands 3008 on Tuesday 8th November at 12.00pm

AGENDA

1. Present and confirm the Minutes of 41st Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 12th November 2015

2. Presentation of President’s Report 2015/2016

3. Receive and adopt Annual Financial Report and Statement for the year to 30th September 2016

4. In terms of the Constitution Clause 4 Subscription: For the year from 1st October 2016 be maintained at $20.00 per year for Metropolitan members and $10.00 for Country and Interstate members.

5. All Positions declared vacant. Election of Office Bearers and Committee for year 2016-2017

6. Appointment of Auditor

7. Incoming President to address the meeting

8. General Business and Closure.

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All nominations for Office Bearers and Committee, on the attached printed

form should be forwarded to the Secretary by Monday 7th November 2016

Secretary: Vicky Genius

1/16 Cain Avenue, Northcote, Vic 3070

Ph 94818215 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NOMINATION FOR OFFICE BEARER – ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CLUB (VIC) 2016-2017

We …………………………………………….. ………………………………………….

(Print full name) (Signature)

and ……………………………………………… …………………………………………..

(Print full name) (Signature)

being financial members of ANZROC (Vic) hereby nominate

…………………….……………….……for the office of …………………………or Committeeman

I accept the nomination ………… ……………………………………………………… (Signature)

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Newsletter September 2016

 

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 8 2016

 

PRESIDENT SECRETARY HON. TREASURER   NEWSLETTER EDITOR 
Peter Pritchard Vicky Genius John Brown    Ron Adams
19 Albert Street 1/16 Cain Avenue PO Box 4056   PO Box 579,
East malvern 3145 Northcote 3070 Burwood East 3151   Malvern, 3144
Ph 95719406 Ph 94818215 Ph 98021810    Ph 98210444
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)

 

Please note change of venue for the next meeting on October 13 from Woodend to Geelong because no trains will be running on the Bendigo line for the whole of October 2016.

 

Please click here to read the September Reformatted Newsletter

 

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 8TH 2016

WELCOME

SV President Eamon Veaney welcomed 45 members and partners to the August luncheon to hear our guest speaker Richard Eastwood, General Manager of VCBS a property management company. Brian and Shirley Rix the scheduled speakers were held up in Northern Territory and fortunately Wolf Damschitz was able to arrange a replacement speaker, Richard’s presentation was topical and very interesting. Brian and Shirley may be available next August to speak at the Club.

Members not seen for some time included Wendy Black, Brian Christensen with wife Noelle, Linda Davidson, Bryden Davis, Mike Devlin, Teresa Goldsbrough, Wayne Hulbert, Graeme King with wife Sandra, John Osborne, Neville Pearson, Gordon Paulett, David Schunke and wife Jennifer and Syd Swaby which made for a very pleasant afternoon.

Numbers have been down for the winter months as can be seen from the long list of apologies but the next few months should see the return of members to Melbourne to boost the attendance.

Photos taken at the luncheon by Ken Crawford are posted on our Website and Facebook pages.

DEBBIE JERKOVIC RETIRING

After more than 20 years of service as our Records Officer Debbie is retiring from the role. Debbie must take time off for surgery and the subsequent rehabilitation which could take many months of exercises and physiotherapy. Debbie has been a great supporter of the Club starting in the time of Ian Fraser who was Secretary of the Club according to my records from 1984 to 1998. For the time being I will take over the Records until our November AGM and subsequent committee member elections for 2017/2108.

APOLOGIES

Graeme Ainscough, Graeme Baldwin, Helen Bouch, John Brown, Diane Carew, Robin Chase, Cedric Coxsedge, Don Davy, Phil Dunstan, Peter Edwards, Norris Gale. Nola Forsyth, Ray Gill, Theo Hall, Elaine Haw, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Darrell Hodges , Bernadette Hulbert, Des Johnson, Sandra Joseph, Peter Keating, Gary Mason, Gerry and Fay McPherson, Kevin O’Neill, Ron Phillips, Peter Pritchard, Graeme Randall, Bruce Sanderson, John Toner, Paul Tovey, Rose Virgona, Jill Ward, Glenda White, Carole Whiting, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Cudmore John 33 years ANZ

Iliff Lindsay 20 years ANZ

King P.A. (Paul) 30 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing John, Lindsay and Paul at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

Foord L.R. (Lawrie) 21/8/2016 87 years

Lawrie was a strong supporter of the ANZROC functions and rarely missed a luncheon and was a popular and outgoing member. Lawrie was also a key organiser for the ES&A annual get together in November at the Bentleigh Club and will be missed. Lawrie’s celebration of Life, hosted by his daughters Jenny, Jill and Melissa, was held at his local “Mordy HQ”. I saw among the gathering of Lawrie’s friends and colleagues, Noel Beanland, Frank Edwards, Roy Harper, Frank Hatfield, Karen and Martin Hayden, Keith Higgs who travelled from Colac, Hartley Hodgson, John Hudgson, Rick Kimber, David Knuckey, Ken Lee, Serge McIntyre and Mark Stankovich. We learned, from the many oral tributes and the large amount of diaries, papers and pictures on display, of Lawrie’s commitment to family and friends, the care and concern he had for animals throughout his lifetime and his love and care of his cars. Lawrie’s grand daughter, who is resident with her family in the Jervis Bay Naval Base area, told us of Lawrie’s passion for the boats and planes he was able to inspect at the Base through her local connections.

Karen and Martin Hayden emailed the following tribute to Lawrie Foord:

“Lawrie was our next door neighbour for 34 years, which was nearly half of my lifetime, and two thirds of Karen’s! And he was absolutely the best neighbour. Always up for a chat, and Lawrie could chat about many things – his beloved Hawthorn, anything about “footy”, horseracing, and of course duck shooting – he was a very keen sporting shooter, with his lovely BSA shot gun, and was at the “duck opening” every year until his passing. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve said to Karen “just going over to see Lawrie”, I’d be a millionaire. Then we might be talking, and Lawrie would say “feel like a drink?”, and Lawrie would find a bottle of red, and we’d talk about anything, sitting around his kitchen table. Then, an hour or so later, Karen would be knocking on the door, ……. So we’d get another bottle! Good times, which will never be forgotten.

Wolf Damschitz said “This is a terribly sad day for me and I'm sure also for a lot of other people. The reason I'm so touched by Lawrie’s passing is that at the end of November of last year, when the time came to book a table for the Christmas Party, Lawrie spent a long time on the phone with me, just to make sure all the requirements were met for his special tables for the ES&A contingent. In the duration of the natter Lawrie found out I lived in Auburn, close to Auburn Primary School. Lawrie conveyed to me that he spent his young years at Auburn Primary School which was then the Auburn Central School, offering classes designed for students wanting to go on to secondary school. Lawrie, his Mom and siblings lived almost around the corner from me. Lawrie and I were going to arrange a get-together at my place and after a few drinks we would reconnoitre the area where he spent the post-depression and war years. I also organised with Boroondara Council for a Historian to come along, if and when the date was finalised. I loved Lawrie’s no nonsense approach, and he is sorely missed by me and I’m sure by a lot of others. A truly unique personality.

Eamon Veaney said that further to the segment in the August newsletter about Denis Armstrong ex GM Pakistan and then in International Division for 2 years, he received the very sad news that Denis had passed away. Below is a message from his daughter Imogen.”Thank you so much for all your kind thoughts and prayers. My father Denis passed away peacefully this morning (31/8) with his wife Maralyn and I by his side and his siblings and family there. We are now all of course having a very large glass or bottle of red to toast him and celebrate his life as he would wish. Thank you for all your support, Imogen.” We were able through Facebook messaging to send Denis many messages of support and appreciation over the past month and I know he appreciated that. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues.

Eamon Veaney was advised by Bruce Leary of the UK Retired Officers that their dear friend Chris Norton passed away 27/8/2016. He passed peacefully at the end of a very long and courageous fight against cancer. That he survived so long is a tribute to his determination and strength. He will be sadly missed, a brilliant, loyal and generous man who had so many friends. Eamon said that “Chris never worked in Australia but will be known to some of our members. He was a good friend of mine since the 1960's in ANZ London”.

Eamon Veaney was advised that Peter Walker, who was CM Technology, Mumbai and subsequently in Chennai, passed away last month in Singapore. He was the Global Head of System Architecture in SCB Singapore .He had heart attack in the morning at home (in Singapore). Peter was a superb photographer and had many photo exhibitions to his credit.

http://www.peterwalker.com/home.html

He would be remembered by some of our ANZROC members.

Neville Pearson “Birdie” received a phone call on 27th August from ANZROC member Don Maguire to advise that Don’s wife, who was a former ANZ staffer, Elizabeth passed away on 31st July2016. Elizabeth was well known and loved by all who knew her. Elizabeth spent her early years in ANZ lending where her efficiency and personality shone out. This no doubt was a contributing factor in her transfer to ANZ Bank Staff Club where she remained for around 20 plus years. Elizabeth’s husband Don Maguire was also a long term ANZ employee. Don played in the ANZ Bank “A” grade Business House’s basketball team for many years alongside David Woods, Graham Morgan, Martin Ruziicka, Maurie Pawsey, Brian Murdoch, John Vanselow, Jack Pitts, Birdie Pearson, Trevor McKean and many, many more. Whilst an A Grade premiership was not achieved, runner up to a team boasting three Australian players including Lindsay Gaze was reason for celebration. And celebrate we did every Thursday night for years and beers”

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during SEPTEMBER 2016 and we

pass on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Dave Brookman (93), Barbara

Bruce, Valda Clarke, George Cooper (87), Geoff Elliott (88), Bruce Emmett (84), Ian Ewart (85),

Don Fraser (91), Jack Helisma (81), Ralph Howden (92), Alan James (90), David Kennedy (92),

Dick Milnthorpe (84), Alan Pearce (81), Peter Russell (80), Ron Smith (88), Colin Walton (83),

Tony Wingrave (84).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/9/2016

Less than $20,000 1.04%

Greater than $20,000 1.33%

RECOLLECTIONS OF FUN TIMES IN THE BANK

Members continue to send stories of their experiences in ANZ and feedback from ANZROC members has been encouraging so keep the letters coming in. Editor ANZROC …..

Bob Delahoy

When I was Bill Clerk at 154 Swanston Street in the late 50’s the glass in the door to the banking chamber was accidently broken by the messenger/cleaner/caretaker. The Accountant instructed him to measure the space in the door and go out and purchase another piece of glass. When the caretaker returned he found the new glass would not fit into the door. He had measured the space incorrectly. The Accountant then instructed the late Norm Ross the Advance Clerk to measure the space in the door again and send the caretaker out to obtain another piece of glass. But alas! on tapping the trims in around the glass he managed to hit the glass with a hammer and shatter it. Norm Ross once again measured the space in the door and obtained the third piece of glass. The Accountant suggested that Norm and I put the glass in the door. He politely told the caretaker to go upstairs. Well Norm and I successfully placed the third piece of glass in the door without further mishap. All was well again and we resumed our normal branch duties.

Max Pleydell

Les Roberts, Brian Oldfield, Gaby Allan and I were working at Port Melbourne branch at the time. One Saturday morning when we were busy one of our business customers came into the branch wanting to get something out of his strong box. Gaby told him to wait and he would get to him shortly. Despite this the chap opened the flap and wandered into the strong room. Gaby grabbed him by the scuff of his shirt and the seat of his pants and threw him out the front door. I remember that there was hell to pay for his actions.

WELFARE IN ACTION

During August our committee member Joan Nathan was able to help one of our members with a query and subsequent location of an important security package which had been transferred to another branch of ANZ in a relocation exercise and until Joan’s intervention was unable to be located for our member who had been understandably quite upset.

We suggest that members with issues that seemingly can’t be resolved in the branch can be referred to our Welfare Panel who will do their best to help resolve the problem for you.

GUEST SPEAKER

Richard Eastwood, General manager Strata Operations - VBCS was our Guest Speaker and addressed the issues relating to Owners/ Body Corporate Management which was of interest to many of our Members. VBCS is part of Vesture. Vesture’s core business is strata title management. Some legislation refers to it as owner’s corporation management or community

titles management. The main subsidiary companies operating under the Vesture banner are Ernst Body Corporate Management (Ernst) Strata Title Management Group (STM)Victoria Body Corporate Services (VBCS)STM Plus, VBCS Plus, Adelaide Strata and Community Management and Challenge Strata Management.

Collectively Vesture companies manage an excess of AUD$30 billion in property. Vesture continues to grow due to a solid reputation and industry leading status.

The presentation was about dealing with and participating in Body Corporates, the mistakes Body Corporates make and how to prepare for a positive outcome when in dispute with a Body Corporate.

LETTERS

Ian Anderson wrote to thank Kathy Trace and the Committee for his recent birthday card. It has been another fairly busy year with weekly golf at Royal Box Hill Golf Club and celebration of their daughter’s 40th birthday in Fiji. The highlight was playing a round of golf at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, home of the Fijian Open to be played in October/November 2016. Ian also took advantage of a tour of the east coast of Tasmania which was a very informative and scenic trip. Both Ian and wife Margaret continue enjoying good health in retirement and wish all members well.

Barbara Bruce emailed to thank Kathy Trace for the birthday card which arrived on the day.

Barbara celebrated by being taken out to lunch by friends. In August she went on a trip with her Probus Club to the Mildura area. They also visited the old Wentworth gaol, and visited Loxton, Berri and Renmark in South Australia. They went for a cruise on a paddle steamer on the Murray River and one evening had dinner on another paddle steamer on the Darling River. Best wishes to the club.

Luigi Bucello reported that he had an accident at the Asparagus Farm. He fell backwards, about 5ft, broke 7 ribs a total of 15 fractures and also has a collapsed lung. He has been in Hospital, now home and recuperating as he must be careful not to get a chill or catch a cold/flu. The asparagus has been harvested by the exporter and the entire crop has been earmarked for export. So no “farm gate’ sales as published in the August newsletter.

Dianne Chisholm wrote from Bendigo to thank the President and Committee on husband Ken’s behalf as Ken is in residential care in Bendigo with a neurological condition. Dianne takes the newsletters to read to Ken and he loves to hear all the news.

David Crisp emailed that his birthday card arrived one day late, however, that can be expected as it was redirected from his old address – so well done! David and wife Tanya moved to Buderim around Christmas last year and it took a while to find a house that suited. During that time they lived in Air BnB accommodation. The move was so that Tanya could be closer to her mum who lives in Buderim in a retirement village/resort. On arrival in Buderim they found that ex ANZ staffers Bill and Sandra Mitchelmore from Tasmania (and later from Business Bank Melbourne) retired to Buderim several years ago and it turned out that they live only a short walk from David and Tanya. Bill recently had a “major” birthday and they went out for a very enjoyable dinner. The last few weeks David has been playing nursemaid as Tanya had a knee replacement on 18th. August. She is making good progress but is still somewhat cautious and not up to full speed yet – just needs to persist with her exercises

Kerry Dark emailed from Brisbane to say thanks to Kathy Trace for Rodney and her birthday cards received on the day. Kathy must have a special line through to “snail” mail to allow cards to arrive on time. For Kerry it was a special birthday this year and they celebrated with ex ANZ friends from Melbourne who came to Brisbane especially for the occasion. Kerry and Rodney congratulate the Committee for the new cards and thank Kathy for her efforts each year- no mean feat.

Lesley Deady (nee Quail) wrote from Mornington to thank Kathy Trace for sending her birthday card which she appreciated. Lesley and her daughter Chris are now planning for an overseas holiday later in 2016 or early 2017.

Alex Fowler emailed from Paynesville to pass on to Kathy Trace sincere appreciation for his Birthday Card from ANZROC, which arrived "spot on the day". Unfortunately the past year has not been the best for Alex but hopefully the next year will be better, and who knows he might even get to a meeting.

Denis Gleeson emailed to pass on his thanks to Kathy Trace and the Committee for the welcome birthday wishes he received.

Phil Goodier emailed to pass on his thanks to Kathy Trace for the birthday card which arrived on the day! Another busy year with the birth of their first grandchild ( a boy) , travelling mainly to Malaysia where their eldest son works for Standard Chartered Bank in KL, then with side trips around the area including the islands off Thailand. Back in Australia besides fishing and diving in the summer months bowls is frustrating but enjoyable. As usual, in June, the four exANZers, Peter Bramwell, Bob Parsons, Karl Mizens with Phil still tow Peter Bramwell's boat on their regular fishing trip to Shark Bay and if it’s too windy then crabbing at Monkey Mia just down the road. Captain 'Bligh' Bramwell is the organiser so it’s always great fun. Other fishing trips to East Gippsland are still the go as are crabbing trips to Yorke Peninsula in South Australia but their trip to the Northern Territory this year was restricted to Alice Springs only for celebrating the golden wedding of another ex ANZer Gavin Carpenter. Phil only needs the Crows to reach the grand final now and the year would have been exceptional

Wayne Hulbert and wife Bernadette have returned to Victoria from one of the coldest trips they have ever done. Over 9000 klm’s travelled over 6 weeks and Wayne reckons there were about 7 nights when they weren’t rugged up at night with extra blankets. Even drove through snow in the Blue Mountains. They have returned to find Wayne’s ROC Birthday Card waiting for them. It is much appreciated to receive the card every year.

Doug Imrie emailed his thanks o Kathy Trace for the card. Doug has been busy working on his daughter’s home renovation in Williamstown for the last 7 months, probably still 6 months to go. This has prevented Doug and wife Trish taking their usual “winter escape” in the caravan. Love getting all the info from the Newsletter. Take care everyone,

Ian Ince wrote to pass on his thanks to Kathy Trace and the committee for the birthday card which arrived on the day. Ian celebrated with a family lunch at the RSL at Glen Waverley then later at Highett RSL. Both Ian and wife June still enjoy good health but Ian at 83 has cut out trips to Bright and Raymond Island but they still enjoy time at Yarrawonga and Rosebud in the autumn and spring. There are good wineries and clubs at both spots. Ian hopes to come to the occasional meeting now that the Frankston trains are back to normal and winter is almost over.

Peter Jones emailed to pass on to Kathy Trace his thanks and surprise at receiving such a lovely birthday card from ANZROC. Peter had a very quiet day as unfortunately his wife had passed away only a couple of weeks previous. The card, however, lifted his spirits.

Cathie Mackiggan wrote to thank Kathy Trace for the birthday wishes. The card arrived right on time as usual. It is nice to get a card in the letter box on the very special day.

Sue McCarthy emailed to thank Kathy Trace for the very attractive new birthday card. Sue was at Mt Hotham on the actual day, where celebrations were enjoyed. Then she came back home to have an even bigger party to mark a “significant” birthday. The year has been a busy one, marked by much enjoyable overseas travel. Oh, the pleasures of retirement! And Sue is about to leave on another trip “Art and Architecture of Belgium and the Netherlands” which looks to be very interesting. She is looking forward to catching up at the Christmas lunch.

Peter O’Dwyer emailed from Yarrawonga to thank Kathy Trace for the good wishes he received on his birthday card.

Bernie O'Reilly emailed that he had recently arrived home after visiting overseas and got the redirected mail. Birthday card no doubt arrived on the time as usual so a belated thankyou

Roy Peake emailed to say the most appreciated ANZROC Birthday card arrived on time and coincided with his return home after 18 days in Epworth Richmond. Osteomyelitis was the cause of removal of the fourth toe of his left foot. Roy’s former ANZ Football teammates may be interested to know that he can blame it on his prodigious (25 to 30) kicks out of defence.

Barry Reid emailed from Bendigo with many thanks to the committee and Kathy Trace for his Birthday Card which was much appreciated once again. Barry’s early recollections of meeting Kathy Trace, together with her other ANZ Bank friends Anne Blashki and Jan Lyon was while playing cricket for ANZ Bank cricket team in the latter part of the 1960’s . Kathy and friends would spend their Saturday afternoon supporting the team and assist the late Alan Heaghney together with the players’ wives at home games on the turf oval in Batman Avenue .From time to time the cricketers got booted off when the big travelling Circuses hit town. Presently situated on their home ground is the Lawn Tennis Association tennis courts, Rod Laver and Margaret Court stadiums plus a number of outside courts used in the Australian open in January each year. Barry then spent a couple of years in Suva, Fiji where he played cricket for a several seasons with the combined Banks team. The local Fijians often played cricket without shoes, batting gloves or batting pads showing their toughness as was seen in their rugby sevens gold medal win in Rio recently. Barry returned to the Victorian ANZ team in the early seventies, over all the years playing cricket he made many friendships with players, including Bob Bishop, Bill Bowring, Jim Bren, Dick Chegwin, Harry Glover, Bob Grant, Eddie Hassett, Graham Joseph Doug Long. Bob Lyon, Peter Mathews, Kevin McDonald, Ian McLachlan, Peter Menzel, Roger Orchard, Bernie Orr, David Phelps, Roger Pickering, Bevyn Ranford, Bob Stamps, Ken Stapleton, Gary Stocks, Bill Swan, Bruce Tickell, Doug Vollmerhause, Bill Walker, Kevin Watson, Ray Watson, and a number of Scottie lads, Norm Black, Bill Blunden, Bob Burgess, Rodda Brothers, Paul McVeigh and Norm Wheatley who all joined the team after the 1970 merger. Favourite water holes in those days were Graeme Richmond’s Vaucluse Hotel in Richmond, Fawkner Park Hotel, Back of Beyond at the Chevron Hotel and many others. Leos Spaghetti Bar in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda was always patronised well later. Just a little walk down memory lane.

Trevor Richards emailed to pass on his thanks to Kathy Trace and the Committee for the recent Birthday Card on the occasion of his 71st birthday (2nd August), Even though they now live in the snail mail era, the Card still arrived on time, on the day.

Bruce Robertson mailed from Runaway Bay to thank the committee and Kathy Trace for the birthday wishes. The Postman must have known how important it was as it arrived early! Bruce and wife Glennis get great pleasure out of reading the monthly newsletter full of news about former colleagues and the exploits of the many intrepid travellers. Their travels this year have been limited by the move of their grandchildren from Saskatoon Canada to Houston Texas and also for a few running repairs to be done to Bruce’s ageing body. New Eyes, never knew how good the world looks and a new ear which is taking some getting used to. Now he knows exactly how a baby feels when they try and decipher the gobbly gook of their parents. Bruce likes the format of the new card.

Bill Swan emailed from Dalmeny NSW to thank Kathy Trace for his 70th birthday card. The card arrived while Bill was in Brisbane to celebrate the special occasion with his eldest son and his family. While in Brisbane, Bill had a surprise visit from his youngest son who made the trip from Perth. The family had an enjoyable dinner on the birthday at the local Indian Restaurant in Wynnum, Qld. The following week Bill and son drove to Cairns (1740 kms) and spent a six days at Kewarra Beach, and played the mandatory round of golf at Paradise Palms. He has since returned home to Dalmeny for a few weeks, before setting off to Orange NSW with the caravan next month.

Bob Wheeler emailed to thank the committee for the birthday wishes on his 80th birthday. Brother came over from New Zealand and sisters from Brisbane and Sydney so good celebrations. Somewhat tempered by the bad news of the death of Chris Norton from the London MIDANZ team.

AND Mike Aranha, John Carrazza, Don Davy, Trevor Dodds, Glen Fullerton, Annie Glenn, Martin Hayden, Karen Hayden, Paul King, Bob Lamb, Peter Marinick, Alex Mazur, John McDermott, Peter Norman, Glenda White,

ANZROC NSW, Qsld, SA, Tasmania and WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

NEW MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEM FOR ANZROC

From 1 October this year, the way in which ANZROC’s membership records and accounts are managed will change, with a number of benefits for both members and elected office-bearers.

All records are being transferred to a secure, on-line database which provides many additional management and communication options, including the ability to individually invoice members when subscriptions fall due.

On, or shortly after 1 October this year, individual subscription invoices will be emailed/mailed to members advising the amount due and the preferred methods of payment. Some members are in advance with their subs payments, and they will receive a statement showing the amount that they are in credit. Honorary members (80+ years of age) and Life Members will not receive an Invoice or Statement.

Please do not make any subs payments until you receive your invoice, as the new system will not be running ‘live’ until October.

ANZROC GOLF DAY –Friday 25th November 2016

Rosebud Country Club - 207 Boneo Road, Rosebud 3939

Men’s & Ladies’ Stableford Competitions for members of ANZROC and their partners and Ex-ANZers not currently ANZROC members.

Rosebud Country club is approximately one hour’s easy drive from the City or Eastern suburbs via the Monash, Eastlink and Peninsula Link freeways and is located at the end of the Mornington Peninsula freeway. Visit www.rosebudcountryclub.com.au for course layout, dress regulations, etc.

We have tried to hold the cost at last year’s price, however catering costs have again risen resulting in an additional $8.00 cost for the day.

Nevertheless, the BBQ lunch( including wine) to be provided won’t disappoint:-

Selected Gourmet Sausages, Scotch Fillet Steak, Beef Burgers, Marinated Chicken Wings

Garden Salad, Potato Salad and Coleslaw, Bread Roll and Condiments

Players without a current Registered or Social Club handicap are most welcome and will be given a handicap for the day. Once again, we are particularly keen to see a good roll-up of lady players.

Entry Fee - $78.00 per person (Members of Rosebud Country Club & Reciprocal Members - $43.00) (Covers Green Fees, Trophies and lunch) - Drinks available at normal Club bar prices.

Lunch Only - $39 per person. Motorised Cart Hire - $25.00 payable at pro shop.

Hit-off from 8.30am on North Course tees one and ten (Arrive by 8.00 am to get card & draw).

Clubhouse is open for breakfast from 7-00am.

On-course Accommodation available at The Fairways Resort Motel. Telephone number 5950 2111

* Dinner is available seven nights a week in the club’s restaurant.

ENTRIES CLOSE DATE: Tuesday 8th November, being the latest date that the Golf Club can lock in hospitality arrangements. Enquiries to – Huck Bourke 0411 237 569. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ANZROC ROSEBUD COUNTRY CLUB GOLF DAY– FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER. ENTRIES CLOSE – 8TH NOVEMBER.

ENTRY FORM (Option to email details and direct credit ANZROC account available – see below)

Your Contact details: Name………………….Email……………………………..Phone……………..

Entries

Name…………………………….Hcp……… Name…………………….…………Hcp………….

Total number of entries. …….…@ $78.00 ($43.00 for Rosebud & Reciprocal Members) = $…………...

Meal only (non-playing partners)............ @$39.00 = $__________

Total $__________

Please specify any Dietary requirements.

Mail entry form and cheque payable to ANZROC to:

Huck Bourke

32 Grandview Terrace,

Mount Martha 3934

OR

EMAIL names and handicaps of players and those non golfers who require a meal only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make electronic payment direct to:

ANZROC Bank Account 013350 306451947

(Please make sure your name is included in the payment information)

PROGRAM FOR 2017

Our program committee has investigated several prospective new venues recently and has supplied a tentative list for 2017 of the monthly luncheons which the ANZROC committee feels will meet members’ needs and keep the overall costs at a reasonable level with the primary motive to meet new members in their local environment. As you can see from the attendance levels of the city meetings we are struggling to reach the 60/70 attendees that were regularly attending our meetings 4/5 years ago and yet our membership has remained around the 950 level. Any feedback from members will be welcome.

DRAFT - ANZROC MEETING SCHEDULE 2017

February 9: Committee Meeting / Speaker @ 100 QSM

March 9: Woodend visit

April 13: ANZAC / @ Greensborough RSL - Dal Croker/ Kevin Mitchell

May 11: Committee Meeting /Salvation Army –100QSM

June 8: Caulfield (Racing Club) Glasshouse Cafe

July 13: Mulgrave Country Club

August 10: Committee Meeting / (B & S Rix?) Speaker @100 QSM

September 14: Country Visit Ballarat @ George Hotel

October 12: Chelsea Hotel luncheon

November 9: AGM/ Committee Meeting @ 100 QSM

December 14: Xmas Function/Speaker(s) @ ANZ Pavilion, Arts Centre Melb.

REMAINING PROGRAM FOR 2016:

10th November 2016 at 34/100 Queen Street

Annual General Meeting

8th December 2016

Christmas Lunch at Arts Precinct: Bob Lyon has agreed to propose the toast to ANZ at the luncheon.

NEXT MEETING 13TH OCTOBER 2016

To be held at the “JOKERS” on Ryrie, Hotel at 211 Ryrie Street Geelong, Ph: (03) 5229 1135 and a booking has been made for lunch on Thursday 13th October 2016 from 12 noon.

This will be our second visit to regional Victoria for members and their partners and we encourage members in the Geelong and Torquay districts to join the Melbourne contingent at “Jokers on Ryrie”.

The Hotel is owned by an ANZ customer

The Hotel is directly opposite “McDonalds” which is on the corner of Ryrie and Yarra Street and is a 12 to 15minute walk from the Geelong station.

There is also a local bus from Geelong Station that stops in Moorabool Street near the Ryrie Street Corner. A four minute walk to the restaurant

It is recommended that members attending this luncheon meet at Southern Cross Station around 10.30am for boarding the 10.50 train as a group

The train to Geelong runs approx every 20 minutes so members who are unable to meet our time frame have some flexibility on other trains to Geelong

Noel and Jeanette Beanland and Cheryl and Neville Pearson took the train ride to Geelong on 12th Sept 2016 and visited several hotel /restaurants with the criteria of price, quality, service, menu and proximity to station foremost in our minds

At Jokers there is a $10.50 per head luncheon menu which was trialled during the 12th Sept visit and the quality was excellent

The venue is wheelchair accessible as well as street and shopping centre parking is available if members decide to drive to the luncheon.

For the return journey trains depart the Geelong Station from 2.30pm at quarter hour intervals and will arrive at Southern Cross Station within 45/50 minutes so timing is convenient for travellers on the day.

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Joan Nathan know by Phone or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice to Joan Nathan by Monday 10th October 2016 to meet the Hotel catering requirements

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 13th OCTOBER 2016 FROM 12 NOON “Jokers on Ryrie”

211 Ryrie Street Geelong….

TO : Joan Nathan

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail: 7 Lightwood Drive, Sunbury, Vic 3429

Phone: 9740 8001

I/we will be attending the Luncheon function

NAME(S):…………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………….

Newsletter August 2016

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 11 2016

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PRESIDENT SECRETARY HON. TREASURER   NEWSLETTER EDITOR 
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WELFARE OFFICERS
Joan Nathan (Ph.97408001)
Kathy Trace (Ph.93919374)
Neville Pearson (Ph.98020187)

 

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 11TH 2016

WELCOME

SV President Eamon Veaney welcomed 43 members and partners to the August meeting and our guest speaker Sue Noble CEO Volunteering Victoria .One of our newest members John Toner was present for his first meeting and members not seen for some time included Harry Carrodus, Cedric Coxsedge, Dan Kirtley, Sandra Joseph, Harry Loucas and wife Mary, Peter Tassiou with wife Denise, George Thomas, Doug Watson and wife Maureen and Paul Tovey back from several months caravanning in Queensland escaping the winter cold in Victoria. The guest speaker was warmly received and her address was lively and interactive making for a very pleasant luncheon meeting.

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

APOLOGIES

Graeme Baldwin, John Brown, Diane Carew, Brian Christensen, Don Davy, Mike Devlin, Phil Dunstan, Peter Edwards, Norris Gale. Teresa Goldsbrough, Nola Forsyth, Ray Gill, Theo Hall, Roy Harper, Elaine Haw, Erica Hayden, Keith Higgs, Darrell Hodges, Hartley Hodgson, Bernadette and Wayne Hulbert, Des Johnson, Peter Keating, Graeme King, Rodney Manser, Gary Mason, Fay and Gerry McPherson , Joan Nathan, Neville Pearson , Ron Phillips, Alan Podger, Peter Pritchard , Graeme Randall, David Schunke, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins,

NEW MEMBERS

Witt Ms Barbara 24 years ANZ

We look forward to seeing Barbara at one of our forthcoming meetings.

BEREAVEMENTS

Duke J.W. (John) 19/7/2016 76 years

John was a great supporter of ANZROC serving on our committee for 20 years and helping us placing the tributes in the Herald Sun since his retirement from the committee in 2014. John was President as well as Secretary of the Club for 2001 and 2002 and it was his efforts that held the club together at that time in our history. It was a shock to me personally as we enjoyed lunch at Mulgrave Club with John and Dorothy at our July meeting.

Steve Duke emailed to say “We would like to thank all those from the Retired Officers who were able to attend Dad's funeral on Friday. There was a huge turnout so unfortunately we were not able to catch up with everyone, but we are very grateful to those who made it to help us celebrate Dad's life.”

Ken Crawford emailed “This is total shock and quite unexpected – he will be missed.”

Frank Edwards emailed “Sad loss. I was chatting with him and Gary Horkings at Mulgrave and he seemed fine.

Joan Nathan emailed “Thanks for letting us know, such a wise and humble gentleman, loved by all whom knew him.”

Glyn Parry Jones emailed “That’s a huge shock so very sudden.”

Neville Pearson and wife Cheryl emailed “Sad news indeed. What a wonderful man he was. Heart felt sorrow for Dorothy and Steve and family His contribution to the staff club and support of youngsters (like me) in the footy club will not be forgotten”

Eamon Veaney was shocked to hear this news as he had a chat with John at Mulgrave last month and this was very unexpected.

Doug Watson said he was sorry to hear about John. One must be getting older as we see our friends fall by the wayside.

Kennedy G. (Gordon) 27//7/2016 90 years

Gordon enlisted in the RAAF in May 1944 and on discharge in February 1946 he was Leading Aircraftman in 7 Central Recovery Depot.

Laurie Kennedy, son of Gordon, advised that his father passed away on 27/7/2016 after a short illness at the age of 90. Gordon joined ANZ in 1950 in the CBD and worked in city and suburban branches until 1967 when he was appointed Manager of Rupanyup Branch, and managerial appointments followed in Druin, Kerang and Echuca and Gordon retired from Echuca in 1982. The family spent a few years in Echuca then moved to Kangaroo Flat Bendigo and finally settling in a Retirement Village in Healesville .Laurie said his father was a prolific cabinet maker and carpenter during his retirement and was still doing odd jobs for the residents at Healesville a few weeks before he entered hospital .At the funeral service on 2/8/2016 Laurie saw ANZROC member Neville Lewis and Jill Goldsworthy widow of Gordon’s great friend from ANZ the late Bob Goldsworthy . Harry Carrodus also told me how he was saddened by the passing of Gordon, his friend and colleague of many years.

Peter Nielipowiec wrote “I was deeply saddened at the passing of one of his best friends Ian Bell on 11/7/2016, a week short of his 74th birthday. A large farewell service was conducted in Bendigo and around 400 people were in attendance. Tania, Ian’s eldest daughter did an excellent eulogy of Ian’s life. I was attached to Victorian Relieving Staff when I first met Ian who was Accountant at Wodonga Branch in 1976. He made me welcome; I met all the family and had many dinners at their home. We kept in touch in our banking movements around Victoria over the years. Ian and I went to quite a few games on the Bendigo Bombers bus over the years. Two ANZAC Day games stood out for us: Essendon beating Collingwood by 66 points in 2003 and got over them in a thriller, the last kick of the day by 5 points in 2009. Ian introduced me to chicken and avocado bread rolls which is now Peter’s staple diet. Ian had suffered from cancer for the past 5 years or so and my wife Nola and I can’t believe he has gone.”

Denis Armstrong

Peter Smith President of the UK Pensioners Association advised us that Denis Armstrong has been admitted to a London hospice for palliative care. Denis was GM Pakistan and then worked in Melbourne International Division for 2 years. Peter and ANZROC member David Valentine called in to see Denis and reported that he was in amazing form. He is clearly frail, can no longer walk and his eyesight is failing. Despite this he is mentally very alert and very happy to chat and share memories.

He is a total inspiration and having sorted out his personal and financial affairs, he is determined to make the most of his days with his family and friends. He is receiving excellent care in an amazing hospice where he even gets his whisky night cap! Denis remains very happy to have visitors of which there has been several since he checked into the hospice.

Eamon has set up a messaging group called 'Denis Armstrong News and Anecdotes' for ANZ colleagues on Facebook to keep us informed. The stories have been relayed back to Denis and he remembers most of them.

Amazing news …. here is the latest update on Denis. It seems that his positive attitude and everybody's good wishes and prayers have had the desired effect. Because he is so stable at the moment, except for a bit of a cough, plans are being put in place for him to return home hopefully on Wednesday provided all equipment and medical support is in place. The hospice is not a long term facility and Maralyn said that his face lit up at the prospect of going home. Yet again he is amazing us. Maralyn is confident that she can cope with his care. However, as long as a bed is available, he will be able to go back to the hospice should his condition deteriorate too much. Nobody can tell how long this may last, but there is no imminent "expiry date"- Denis humour again. 

David Knuckey phoned to advise that Gavin Moyle with whom David worked at Wodonga Branch passed away on 7/8/2016 after a long battle with cancer. Gavin would be known to many ANZROC members.

HONORARY BIRTHDAYS

The following Honorary members will be enjoying a birthday during August 2016 and we pass

on Congratulations from our members for your birthdays; Alistair Abernethy (83), Graeme

Ainscough OAM (80), Henry Barker (87), Lesley Deady, Rick Dickson (81), Frank Donovan

(94), Muriel Drummond, Frank Edwards (88), Neville Elvish (81), Ken Fitzgerald (88), June

Hoskin, Ian Ince (83), Peter Jones (84), Bruce Kells (84), Stan Lancaster (82), Ken Lee (87),

Doug Long (92), Cathie Mackiggan, Reg Nicolson (85), Peter O’Dwyer (84), John Parkes (80),

Roy Peake (81), Mary Ryan, Mark Stankovich (80), Jack Stewart (81), Alwyn Ward (92),

Tony Watt (87), Bob Wheeler (80).

INTEREST RATES

From 1/8/2016

Less than $20,000 1.18%

Greater than $20,000 1.52%

RECOLLECTIONS OF FUN TIMES IN THE BANK

Members continue to send stories of their experiences in ANZ and feedback from ANZROC members has been encouraging so keep the letters coming in Editor ANZROC …..

PETER HARNEY

The late Jim Ruffle (Area Manager for North East Victoria- late 70’s) had an aversion to his staff having their cardigans or jackets draped over the back of their office chairs. My turn came one Friday in Wangaratta when Jim gave me the option of hanging my coat in the cupboard in his office. Towards the end of the day Jim had some friends of his join him to enjoy some hospitality from the well stocked fridge. It came to knock off time and we were heading to a nearby hotel for Friday after work drinks. Of course I had to retrieve my coat from Jim's cupboard before heading out. Knocked on Jim's door and was invited in. I enjoyed his hospitality (Free Beer) while my mates had to pay their own way at the pub. Every year from then on Jim would keep in touch with my wife Kay and me by way of a Xmas card. There was always a message “your coats in my cupboard.” Jim Ruffle was a great Area Manager and together with Ian Bell ( recently deceased ), who was his Operations Manager at the time, organised a couple of combined Bank Balls, 2 bands playing which were great nights and well attended.

DARRELL HODGES

I was a teller at the Brisbane Markets branch in the late 60’s. Before opening one morning a new recruit turned and reported to the accountant. John, expecting the new starter, welcomed him in, gave him the initiation discussion and merrily sat him down with the batching clerk to begin learning the ropes. Around mid-afternoon a second new starter arrived and apologised profusely for being late but had a genuinely plausible excuse. Confused ,the accountant went to the first guy. Turns out he was due to start at the Wales up the road but was so nervous he walked into the ES&A by mistake. He was quickly escorted down the road to our friendly opposition that had obviously been concerned about the non arrival of their new man.

ROGER WATKINS

OUTGUNNED

A regional Manager who worked in Victorian Administration of ES&A Bank 86 Queen Street decided to bring his shot gun to work to ask Evans& Balfour a local gunsmith to make an adjustment to the gun. Heading off around the corner of 388 Collins Street Branch he decided to call in for some money being pre cards. He caused no end of trouble to 388 Collins Street Staff and I can only assume that Chief Manager Von Bertouch would have spoken to the Regional Manager regarding his lack of judgment.

GUEST SPEAKER

Our Guest Speaker was Sue Noble, CEO Volunteering Victoria since 2012. Sue’s past employment included CEO Softball Australia, National Marketing and Business Development Manager CPA Australia, National Business Development Manager, DLA Piper New Zealand, GM Marketing and Business Development Division Law Institute of Victoria and she graduated from university with degrees of BA Monash and MBA Victorian University, Sue’s presentation without Power Point slides was very entertaining and interactive with many members participating. Her message was that the importance of volunteers in the community was worth some $42billion to the Victorian economy. She stressed that volunteering was changing however with more emphasis on multi cultural issues in Victoria and the compliance requirements for nonprofit organisations companies are becoming unwieldy. Nevertheless the training given to volunteers helps them how to adapt to workplace issues and is invaluable for young people on the way to employment.

For further information about the benefits of volunteering you can look up the website of Volunteering in this State at www.volunteeringvictora.org.au

LETTERS

Luigi Bucello said that his asparagus crop is now ready for harvesting and after processing most will be exported overseas but if ANZROC members are travelling through Dalmore on Dalmore Road he would welcome visitors who would like to sample his fresh asparagus. In a recent issue of the Age Newspaper it was mentioned that about 90% of the Victorian asparagus crop comes from the Dalmore region.

Don Hoffmann emailed to thank Kathy Trace and the Committee for his birthday card – the thought is always appreciated. Don remains in good health and enjoys his regular games of lawn bowls, the Beaconsfield Combined Probus Club meetings (particularly the walking group) and time with family.

John Hudgson emailed that once again on the day the card arrived and what a thrill to receive it Congratulations and big thanks to Kathy and the committee. Yes another year has passed and John is still here to enjoy his birthday and that is a real bonus as he has had a few medical issues this past few months but, touch wood, is doing much better at present and looking forward to next years card. John had a most enjoyable dinner with the family on his birthday and was up early for golf the next day – he still plays at least twice a week at much the same standard and really enjoys the social aspects of the game as well as getting some exercise out in the fresh air. As with many members of ANZROC both John and wife Ann enjoy the monthly Newsletter which keeps them in touch with the activities of workmates and ANZ friends. Wishing you all the very best and hoping to catch up some time.

Joe Maggiore emailed it is always a pleasure to read the regular monthly newsletter with all our members sharing their life experiences. Joe and wife Leah enjoyed a European holiday (one of many over the years) and making the most of their lifestyles. They recently stayed at Joe’s late parents’ town in Sicily called Vizzini and it was amazing to see how that even today locals live in a very simple laid backed way. Joe was sending this email from the family owned apartments in the island of Lipari, (part of the group of Aeolian Islands) close to the straits of Messina. They continued their journey to Athens and boarded the Royal Princess Cruise ship for a 14 night Mediterranean holiday. Joe’s 64th birthday fell whilst overseas and he hopes to catch up with his fellow retiree friends on his return to Australia.

Serge McIntyre emailed his thanks to Kathy Trace for the good wishes received on the occasion of his 79th birthday which was celebrated quietly with the family. Talks are already on the preparation of the big one next year. The new card is very friendly.

Coralie O’Donahoo writing from Noosa Heads sent a special thanks to Kathy Trace for her birthday card. Coralie’s birthday was quieter than last year when she was in Florida and Barbados. She has however been to Melbourne, New Caledonia and Darwin during the last 12 months and caught up with Barbara Bruce and June Hoskin in Melbourne. Coralie said she passes her newsletters on to Bunty Austin (ES&A 388 Collins Street in the 1950’s) when they attend the luncheon for Retired Officers at Headland Golf Club.

Kevin O’Neill wrote to thank Kathy Trace and the Committee for the warm birthday greeting on the occasion of his birthday

Joseph Romano emailed that he received the birthday card as usual and on time. (Thanks Kathy). Joseph celebrated the birthday quietly with family. The years just seem to fly by and it comes as a shock to know that he is now approaching seventy. Joseph is still working part-time but has taken some long service leave and will be touring Europe in August.

Graham Smyth wrote to thank Kathy Trace and the Committee for the kind birthday wishes. Unfortunately Graham cannot attend the monthly luncheon meetings now being a resident of Brisbane but he does look forward to receiving the Newsletter and catching up on news of his former colleagues.

Bernie Sowersby wrote to thank the Committee for the birthday card. Bernie is sorry he cannot attend the monthly meetings these days due to health reasons and poor eyesight. He does enjoy reading the monthly newsletter and likes the new format of the birthday card

Miles Tiller wrote to thank Kathy Trace and the Committee for his birthday card which he expected arrived on time as usual but only read upon their return from Europe having travelled on a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam and then across to UK. Miles celebrated his birthday aboard ship and by visiting the picturesque village of Burstein in Austria.

And Carmel Bell, Steve Duke, Julian Lineham, Jim Nicolson, Maxwell Wright,

ANZROC QLD, NSW, SA, TAS, WA

MATTERS OF INTEREST

ANZROC GOLF DAY –Friday 25th November 2016

Rosebud Country Club - 207 Boneo Road, Rosebud 3939

Golfers note your diaries…

The turnout in 2015 was a little disappointing as there were several events overlapping with our Golf Day but Huck Bourke has again booked the course for 2016 and is looking for extra players including more lady golfers to come to Rosebud to enjoy a great day of golf.

The usual Men’s & Ladies’ Stableford Competitions will be open for members of ANZROC and their partners and any ex- ANZ friends that may be interested.

Rosebud Country club is approximately one hour’s easy drive from the City or Eastern suburbs via the Monash, Eastlink and Peninsula Link freeways and is located at the end of the Mornington Peninsula freeway.

Full details will follow in the September and October newsletters but in the meantime any enquiries to Huck Bourke 0411 237 569. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ANZROC WEBSITE

A new feature has been added to the ANZROC’s website home page with random scrolling through the photo albums held on the website. Have a look and your picture may pop up.

PROGRAM FOR 2016 : ADVANCE NOTICE

13th October 2016 at Victoria Hotel at Woodend

Members to travel to Woodend to lunch at the Victoria Hotel (near Woodend Railway Station) for our country visit and we look forward to joining with local members living in the district and surrounds.

10th November 2016 at 34/100 Queen Street

Annual General Meeting

8th December 2016

Christmas Lunch at Arts Precinct: Bob Lyon has agreed to propose the toast to ANZ at the luncheon..

NEXT MEETING 8TH September 2016

ANZ BANK RETIRED OFICERS CLUB NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2016 AT THE MELBOURNE ROOM, 34TH FLOOR, ANZ BANK, 100 QUEEN STREET from noon,

Noel Beanland has introduced Brian and Shirley Rix to ANZROC and Wolf has arranged for them to speak to us about their adventures on their motor bike journeys to many parts of the world. Brian and Shirley have published a book of their travels and copies will be available at our meeting.

This is considered to be a special meeting and we would like to see more support from members to enjoy meeting the Rix’s and catch up with ANZROC friends and colleagues.

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

On the website “Aussies Overland” you can read more about Brian and Shirley and their CV reads as follows:

“Back in 2003 we took a grown-up’s ‘gap-year’, leaving work behind for 12 months, shipping our motorcycle to England and riding home through Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This ride took us along the Dalmatian Coast and through Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

Since that time we’ve ridden more than 170,000 kilometres through 68 countries over six continents.

In 2011, when Brian retired we hit the road again, this time shipping our bike to Chile and heading to the bottom of South America and then turning around and heading to Prudhoe Bay, the northern most tip of North America.

That wasn’t enough. Rather than sending the bike home we flew it to Europe and then South Africa to explore more of this wonderful world.

Fast forward to 2015 and there was a gap in our riding experience – right across Russia. So we were off again, shipping the bike to Greece. For the next six months we rode through Europe to Scandinavia, making it to the very tip of Norway – Nordkapp.

From Scandinavia the road took us to Russia and the ‘Stans’, leading us along sections of the old Silk Road and into Siberia.

You can read highlights of our journeys in posts on this web or in more detail in our books – Two for the Road, Circle to Circle and The Long Way to Vladivostok.

We hope we inspire you to hit the road, or just sit back and ride with us, enjoying the ride vicariously. “

If you intend to come to this meeting will you let Ron Adams know by Phone 9821 0444 or e-mail or by mail on the attached acceptance notice to Ron Adams PO Box 579, Malvern, 3144 by Friday 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016 to meet ANZ catering requirements and so that a list of attendees can be provided to the ANZ Reception Desk.

A reminder that the luncheon fee of $10.00 will be collected at the door to partially cover the cost of catering

Ron Adams

Newsletter Editor.

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ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2016 FROM 12 NOON ANZ BANK BUILDING 34TH FLOOR 100 QUEEN STREET MELBOURNE

TO : Ron Adams

PO Box 579 Malvern Vic 3144.

By post or Phone 9821 0444 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

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