ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


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

Torquay Golf Day plus photos

Golf Day at Torquay

We had a great turn out of members and partners for our golf day at the RACV resort in Torquay. We were very lucky with the weather, blue skies and no strong winds, and the course was in excellent condition, leading to some very good scores. Pam Hocking with 38 held off Sandy Bourke with 36 for the Ladies Comp. Pam’s win follows her win in Mansfield earlier in the year - this has been referred to the handicapper. Des Shady was the unlucky runner- up with 41 points to Con La Fauci with 43 in the Men's comp. Con has now won the past two ANZROC Golf Days.
Nearest the Pin winners were Bob Challis, Kathy Shady, Con La Fauci and Ron Adams.
Most of the golfers and their partners were able to stay on for a very enjoyable meal in the evening.
The feedback has been very positive and we’ve started making enquiries about a return visit to Torquay next year, on Thursday, March 21st. This is just a little earlier to take advantage of daylight saving. Pencil this in your diaries and at the same time set aside Friday, September 21st2018for our next event at Cheltenham. Check the newsletter and website for more details.

Thanks to Glyn Parry-Jones and Aldo Faella for the excellent organisation.








Dave Brookman R.I.P.

We regret to advise that our  Honorary Member David S (Dave) Brookman passed away  at the age of 94 on 20/4/2018


Dave was a regular contributor to our newsletter and until the past few years had attended most luncheon meetings in the city with his great friend the late Gerry Kennedy .


Our condolences are extended to Dave's family.


The  service to celebrate the life of Dave Brookman  will be held at WD Rose Chapel 339 Warrigal Road, Burwood on Friday 27th April commencing at 2.30pm

Photos from Greensborough lunch April 2018

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.