ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Photos from Geelong Lunch Sept 2018

We packed out the back room at Jokers with 51 members and partners attending our lunch. It was great to see a lot of attendees from the Bellarine, Surf Coast and Peninsula as well as the travellers from Melbourne who came by train and car.

Thanks to Joan Nathan who took all the bookings and organised reserved seats on the train.

The venue handled the meals very well and overall it was a very smooth operation.

It looked like everyone had a good time and enjoyed catching up with colleagues some of whom hadn't been seen for a while.

Photo of ANZ Staff in 1961 including Bob Stone R.I.P.

From John Brown - ANZROC Membership Officer

Jan and I were very sorry to hear that Bob Stone had passed away as we both worked with Bob at 351 Collins St branch in the early 1960s. This photo of branch staff, messengers, drivers and cleaners was taken around 1961. Bob is the one with the little forelock third row from the top, almost directly under the clock.


Vale Respected Honorary Member R.E.W.(Bob) Stone

Our ANZROC member Barry Reid received a phone call from Bob Stone’s daughter Leanne informing him that sadly her Dad aged 84 years had passed away peacefully in his sleep early on Friday morning 7/9/2018.

Bob’s funeral service is to be held in the chapel of William Sheahan Funerals, in High Street, Drysdale, on next Wednesday, being the 12th of September,2018 at 11 A.M.

Our condolences are extended to Bob's family

Vale Geoff Meggs Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria

Margaret Meggs phoned today to let me know that her husband and our valued Honorary Member Geoff Meggs  aged 90 passed away on Saturday 18th August at the age of 90 yearsl


Geoff was a regular correspondent to the ANZROC newsletter until he went into care a year ago and he often  attended our city  lunches  when he was able.


Our condolences to Geoff's fami;y.


A memorial service for Geoff  will be held at W.D.Rose Chapel 339 Warrigal Road Burwood at 10.00am on Tuesday 4th September 2018 .

Vale Jock Buntain Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria

Stella Buntain phoned  this morning to let me know that our Honorary member J.C. (Jock) Buntain ( also known to many Probus club members as Ian) passed away on 11/8/2018

Jock was 88 years old

Jock used to write regularly with articles for the newsletter but for the past few years he has been in a nursing home and unable to write


Our condolences are extended to Jock's family