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Vale Ross De Morton Respected Member of ANZROC Victoria

 

ANZROC member John Gawne emailed “A note to inform you that sadly my good friend and work colleague Ross de Morton passed away on Saturday night (19/09/2020) in Horsham aged 75.


Ross unfortunately suffered two severe strokes in recent weeks. He was Operations Manager Gippsland under the old Area Concept, Manager Kooweerup, Leongatha, Morwell, Lending Manager Gippsland and District Manager West Gippsland.
Coming from Essendon and  a staunch supporter of the Bombers he also worked at Marnoo, Stawell and also the launch of Bankcard.
Ross and I in recent years spent grand final day together, sadly no more.”

Our condolences are extended to Ross's family

ANZ Bank Wellbeing webcast with CEO Shayne Elliott

 

You are invited to join Shayne Elliott, ANZ CEO, Kathryn van der Merwe, ANZ Group Executive Talent and Culture and Evelyn Gomo, Clinical Manager with Benestar for a webcast focused on how to maintain your wellbeing during these challenging times.  

 

 

Tuesday, 29 September, 11:00am AEST   Registration link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/gshky8j8

 

Please carefully follow the instructions below for the best experience:

  • Open the webcast registration link below a 10 minutes prior to the webcast.

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/gshky8j8

  • Register for the webcast with your details (Name & Email Address).
  • Stay on the webcast screen and press the “play” button to be able to listen to the webcast
  • Close any other windows open on your computer that are connected to another audio or video source such as YouTube.
  • If you are having consistent issues, try refreshing the page.

 

Note:

  1. This will be an audio only Webcast  there will be a holding slide with audio streaming through- there is no listener interaction.
  2. A recording will be made available on the ANZROC website

 

Thank you to ANZROC Victoria welfare officers Joan Nathan, Kathy Trace and committee members for their contribution to the webcast planning.

NIB Health Benefits for ANZROC Members

NIB HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS:

The benefits available from the NIB corporate health plan that is available to ANZROC members are:

  • the waiver of the waiting period (new health insurance members) - existing health insurance members can transfer between funds and have their qualified waiting periods accepted without having to re-qualify.
  • Avail of a 10% discount on the premium cost of the Hospital and Extras cover chosen – NB: Hospital AND Extra cover must be taken.

Further details are available from Nib on https://www.nib.com.au/health-insurance/partner/anz

or telephone 13 16 42 (advise that you are enquiring under the ANZ Retired Officers or Alumni scheme).

Vale June Hoskin Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria

Nephew Jeff Hoskin advised of his aunt, our Honorary Member June Hoskin’s passing on 23/08/2020 aged 93. June worked with ANZ Group in a secretarial role for more than 40 years.

June was also a regular contributor to our ANZROC newsletter.

Our condolences are extended to June's family.

Vale Bill Collins Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria Passed Away July 11 2020 aged 83

 
We heard the sad news that Bill Collins passed away in July from his daughter Maree Tandon who was also a long term ANZ employee
 
Bill was mentioned in our recent articles on the birth of IT in ANZ as one of the pioneers. In 1964 Bill went on to lead the team which created the current accounts application. He then held a number of senior positions in the IT/DP area.
 
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Dad passed away on 11 July 2020, after a fall and a short illness.
 
Some of this information may not be factual from a date perspective, but is best to our recollection!
 
Dad joined ANZ in his hometown of Chinchilla Queensland in around 1954.
Dad took the opportunity of a secondment to New Guinea in the late 50’s, where he met Mum, Deanne, who was also on a secondment in New Guinea.
 
Mum and Dad married in 1961, and lived in Queensland, whilst Dad worked relieving in a number of country branches, like Kilkevan and Gympie.  At this time, computers and computer programming became a passion for Dad, this continued right up and into his 80’s.The family moved to Melbourne, as ANZ started to set up their Data processing operations.   Dad was part of the team who introduced Honeywell into ANZ.  Dad worked at the “state of the art” 227 Toorak Road. I remember the previous building, which I think was like a house,  177 Toorak Road
 
Dad worked in Communications for ANZ in the 80’s, and was also a Senior Manager in Credit Cards, working out of the newly refurbished Bryant and May Factory in Richmond.
Dad “retired” in the early ‘90’s, purchasing Edithvale Hardware and Lotto, he and Mum worked until around 1997 when they properly retired.
 
They both enjoyed travelling, locally and overseas, and had a great number of friends who they loved to have over for a visit and much raucous laughter.
 
Dad’s health was always a concern, diagnosed with bowel cancer 20 years ago, he always bounced back and made the best of everything life threw at him.
 
Our household was the proudest ANZ household around, our whole lives were entwined with all of the ANZ milestones, Dad could not have been prouder to work anywhere else, and every milestone for ANZ was a celebration for us.
 
Embarrassingly, I remember when 55 Collins Street was in development, Collins Place, I naturally assumed it was named after Dad, and told all my friends so!!!
 
I have attached the articles I mentioned, which we found when emptying the house.
 
Our condolences are extended to Maree and  Bill's family
 
Below are the articles sent to us by Maree