NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 9 2017
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ANZROC NEWSLETTER 9th FEBRUARY 2017
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.
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
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.”
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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
From 1/1/2017 From 1/2/2017
Less than $20,000 1.04% 1.03% Greater than $20,000 1.34% 1.32%
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
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”
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.”
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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, $25 for 9 holes payable at the Pro Shop on the day.
HIT-OFF will be from 8.30am on a number of tees close to the car park and Clubhouse. Those playing 18 holes should arrive no later than 8am to get their card & draw. Those playing 9 holes should arrive no later than 10am.
ENTRIES CLOSE on Friday 3rd March, so that numbers can be finalised with the Club.
Players Name………………………………… 9 or 18 holes……………Hcp……….$...........
Name………………………………… 9 or 18 holes……………Hcp……….$...........
Meal only (non-playing partners) ............ @ $17 = $.......... Total $__________
Paid by, Cheque or Direct Credit
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
ACCEPTANCE ANZROC LUNCHEON THURSDAY 9th March 2017 FROM 12 NOON “The Vic”
67 High Street Woodend ….
Mail: 7 Lightwood Drive, Sunbury, Vic 3429
Phone: 9740 8001
I/we will be attending the Luncheon function