ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


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.








Special rate for all Staff Club properties for the Month of May and June 2018

Special rate for all Staff Club properties for the Month of May and June 2018
The Staff Club holiday homes are located at some of the most popular holiday destinations Australia wide. As a member of the Staff Club, you can book a holiday for any week that’s available and our prices are discounted well below any holiday rates on the open market. Our properties are fully furnished
Book before 31st May to get these special rates
Rye Vic
Book any week in May or June for only $700
(excludes week with  Public Holiday or school holiday weeks
Due to a late cancellation we have this property available for this week (Friday 27th April – 4th May) for only $600
Our Rye property has three bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 people—with Queen sized beds in two bedrooms, and one bedroom containing two bunk beds. It also has two bathrooms, two car spaces, two lounge rooms each with its own TV, kids’ games, a kitchen, dining area, separate laundry and an outside area with a BBQ and tables & chairs. Fully furnished and recently renovated, this is a stunning property
Apollo Bay VIC
Stay, relax and unwind in our 3-bedroom holiday home with a sleeping capacity of 6 which is centrally located and is only a short stroll to all main shops, restaurants and to the beach
 Cowes Vic
Our property is well located and is within walking distance to all the daily amenities including restaurants, cafes, shops and the sandy north facing beaches. The accommodation has 3 bedrooms, with a sleeping capacity of 6 and is ideal for families looking for their own private place from which to base themselves and experience what Phillip Island offers
Book any week in May or June for Apollo Bay and Cowes property for only $525
(excludes week with  Public Holiday or school holiday weeks)
Bateman Bay NSW
Stay in our light and airy well-appointed 2-bedroom unit which can accommodate 5 guests. Enjoy a short level stroll to the central area where you will find a range ofrestaurants, cafes and clubs.
Lake Entrance VIC
Enjoy your stay in the heart of Lakes Entrance in our two-bedroom accommodation with a sleeping capacity of up to 5
 Encounter Bay SA
Enjoy your stay in our well-presented character 3-bedroom holiday home for a relaxed getaway, with a sleeping capacity of up to 8 guests, it has room for your whole family and more. Only minutes to Victor Harbor and three streets from the beach, chill out, relax and get away from it all
Book any week in May or June for Batemans Bay, Encounter Bay and Lake Entrance for only $395
(excludes week with  Public Holiday or school holiday weeks)

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.