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Tribute to the late Derek Gall from Colleague Patrick Mulholland

From: Patrick Mulholland [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sent: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 2:06 PM
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Subject: DEREK GALL
 
 

Hi. I stumbled across your site when I was searching for a friend of mine who worked with me at ANZ. The references in your site to Derek Gall (who passed away recently) caught my eye.

My name is Patrick Mulholland. I joined ANZ in 1980 and worked in the Toowoomba Area branch as an Advances Officer until early 1982. At that time, I moved to Melbourne where I met Derek Gall. These are a few notes about Derek’s life after ANZ if anyone is interested.

I worked with Derek Gall at ANZ for 11 years. I first met Derek when I was coding transactions in the Fortronic F65 Branch terminals as part of the “IMPACT 80s” project. Derek and I locked horns many times at ANZ in the following years, however we became very good friends, working across Asia together on a number of assignments for the subsequent 26 years. I am now attempting an early retirement in Hervey Bay (“early onset Parkinsons Disease” slowed me down).

I have great memories of times shared with Derek (especially in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia).

We both decided on basing in Thailand in 1995 shortly after a mutual mate (Alec Barnett), who was also ex-ANZ, died on his way to work in Jakarta in January of that year. Derek initially settled on the island of Phuket (and later in a quiet village named “Phrao” north of Chaing Mai), while I chose to live aboard my old boat in Phuket as my base.

We shared an interest in sailing. Derek often came out for extended trips with us (lasting a few weeks each). We sailed many hundreds of miles together to the Andamans, the Surins, the Similans, numerous islands around Langkawi and many others. He gave me a new nickname “Capt Pat” (which stuck like glue) while for a bit of fun, he became known everywhere on Phuket as interchangeably as either “Deck Hand Derek” or to his close friends as the “Old Bastard”.

He was a true Scott. His handshake was worth more than any contract. He played hard. He looked after his mates. I highly valued his bravery, integrity, sense of humour, general attitude to life and unfailing generosity. He proved to be a highly trustworthy friend on many occasions. I will miss our endless friendly debates over G&Ts sailing wherever we were heading at the time …… Many treasured memories! It was always far more pleasant when on the same debating team however. He did not take prisoners. He fought a tough battle with bone cancer towards the end.   Farewell Derek!!

 
 
Patrick Mulholland

David Penhall R.I.P. funeral details

Our Treasurer Glyn Parry Jones has just advised us that his good friend and our ANZROC member  David Penhall aged 68 years passed away on 21st May 2018.

David and Jill were holidaying in Tasmania three weeks ago when David had a heart attack. David had a stent inserted in Launceston and was fit enough to fly back to Melbourne about 10 days ago. The decision was taken to insert a defibrillator/pacemaker last Tuesday, but sadly the operation did not go as had been envisaged. 

Our condolences are extended to David's family.

The Funeral will be as below

Wednesday 30 May at 10am at W D Rose Funerals, 139 Marriage Road, Brighton East.

 

For ANZROC Members who are also ANZ Staff Club Members - RACV Club Associate Corporate Membership with no joining fee!

RACV Club Associate Corporate Membership with no joining fee!

 

ANZ has partnered with RACV Club and are excited to announce a special promotion for all Staff Club members at the

 

RACV CLUB POP UP STORE

 

Upper Ground Foyer at Docklands on Thursday 17 May from 9.00am to 3.30pm
 
ANZ Staff Club members can enjoy an
annual RACV Club Membership for just
$365 (reduced from $595).
Apply before 21 May 2018 and the
entire joining fee will be waived
(a savings of up to $780).
Fitness Centre access can be purchased for
an additional $585.
 
RACV Club is one of the world’s finest lifestyle clubs and its 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 is one of the world’s finest lifestyle clubs and its 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 membership key membership benefits include: 
  • Access to accommodation, dining and bars, One Spa and conference and event facilities at both City Club and Healesville Country Club
  • Access to the RACV Club Mentoring Program, providing younger Club members with the opportunity to connect with more experienced, professional Club members
  • An exclusive discount of 50% off the standard non-member accommodation rates all year round at any of RACV’s eight resorts located throughout Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania
  • Access to RACV Club Mobility Hub, an end of trip facility located in the City Club carpark with secure bicycle parking and changerooms with showers
  • Access to 25 metre heated indoor pool, wading pool, spa, sauna and steam room, squash courts (City Club only) and tennis courts (Healesville Country Club only). Fitness Centre access (gym and group classes) available for an additional $585.00 per year
  • Access to a vibrant calendar of events and activities including guest speaker breakfasts, lunches and dinners, packages to Melbourne theatres, short courses, online courses, workshops and lectures, dinner dances, high teas and buffets, guest chefs, wine and food experiences
  • Ability to host and sponsor guests within the Club
  • Access to more than 160 reciprocal Clubs worldwide
  • Access to 18-hole golf course and pro-shop at Healesville Country Club
  • Bi-monthly member magazine outlining key events and social activities
  • Member rates for car parking at the City Club
All information regarding the RACV offer can be located by clicking on the link below (includes member benefits & application form) 
 
www.racv.com.au/anz-offer  or  contact Claire McParland on 03 9944 8708 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Lunch at William Angliss

61 Members and family came to our first lunch at the William Angliss Restaurant. We welcomed Anita Siassos and Arun Nangia to their  first ANZROC meeting and our youngest Member Elina Law, who manages our Website plus baby Gary. We stood to remember our departed Honorary Members Dave Brookman and Don Ranyard who sadly passed away during the month.

The venue provided tremendous food and service at a very reasonable price and we will consider returning there next year. Our special guest Major Brendan Nottle from the Salvation Army gave us an update on the work the SA are doing to help the homeless in Victoria. He also provided an entertaining account of his epic walk to Canberra earlier this year. Ron Adams presented over $2000 to Brendan from the Members present at the lunch.

We also celebrated Ron's 80 th birthday with a tasty black forest cake to finish off proceedings.

Well done Joan Nathan and Noel Beanland for finding the venue and organising the lunch.

 
 

Photos have been posted to our Website and Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Ranyard R.I.P. Funeral details

From Ron Adams

 

I have just been advised by Des Kidd that sadly our Respected Honorary Member Don Ranyard passed away on 28/4/2018 aged 87 years

 

For 15 years of the 18 years I have been involved on the committee Don attended most lunches when ANZROC met in the city and in later years came to the lunches with wife Dorothy but has been unable to attend meetings for some time....he was also a regular correspondent for the newsletter

 

Don’s funeral service will be held at Manningham Uniting Church ,20 Westfield Drive, Doncaster on Friday 4th May at 10am