ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


May lunch

Our Guest Speaker Major Brendan Nottle from the Salvation Army team in Melbourne heads up Salvation Army social operations at the Melbourne 614 Centre in Bourke Street. Brendan has spoken at our Red Shield Appeal previously and he is most knowledgeable about the problems of homelessness and the needy in the city .Brendan outlined the remarkable work that he and a team of young volunteers were doing in the city after midnight most nights of the week helping those young people suffering from problems linked to alcohol abuse, drug addiction, loneliness as well as assisting the homeless. This year Brendan introduced two of his young managers who are working with their teams late at night in the city.  Brad is responsible for the Salvation Army bus that operates in the city streets 4 nights a week helping young and old people with support and some sustenance and Lauren who manages a group of street teams that work in the city on Friday and Saturday evening from midnight providing support both emotional and practical for vulnerable young people. They both spoke about their roles and some of their anecdotes were rather unsettling as members were not fully aware of the serious issues faced by the young volunteers in our Melbourne streets.

Brendan also mentioned the support his team receives from BP Australia and Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle in placing unemployed people into part time employment and the co-operation he receives from the Victorian Police in their dealings with the less fortunate citizens.

It was a pleasure to be able to hand Brendan donations totalling $4,615.00 for the ongoing work within the Salvation Army and the committee  thanks our ANZROC members who so generously continue to support the work of the Salvation Army in Melbourne..

Here are some photos taken at the committee meeting prior to the lunch , photos from the lunch and a few shots from the 34th floor.

Members trip to Barnbougle

Neville the president has forwarded a photo taken recently at Barnbougle Golf Club in Tasmania. He informs me that the course was too tough to play golf so they decided to have a nice lunch in the clubhouse instead. It is not a refection on the age of the participants that it has been placed in the Old Photos gallery, just easier to manage

1960 picture of ANZ staff at 351 Collins Street

Thanks to John Brown a photo of ANZ Staff at 351 Collins Street in 1960 has been added to the Gallery



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John Duggan's 105th birthday

John Duggan 's 105th Birthday

Our ANZROC member Dick Sanders and his wife Joan visited Jack (as we know him) today – 17th March – Jack’s 105th birthday is actually 18th Sunday.

Although in a wheel chair Jack appeared remarkably well, built like a piece of barbed wire as he has always been.

Dick and Joan took him a bottle and a card and had a good chat over about half and hour.  Jack said he joined the Bank in 1924,  at his first branch at Corner of Elizabeth and Latrobe Streets.

He clearly recalled the day their good customer Frank Beaurepaire called all excited to announce he had been selected for the Olympic Games.

Jack was thrilled to bits with  their visit and said someone had called the day before but later when asked who he thought nobody had come.

For 105 Jack was brilliant and recalled some tales of when a young person living at Tarnagulla, west of Bendigo.

Dick and Joan left saying they would see him next year, to which he laughed.

Well done Jack

click here to see a photo of Jack and Dick

Maroondah lunch photos


70 ANZROC Members and partners attended a most enjoyable St Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Maroondah Club on 15 March. This is the third year we have held the event and members and partners relished the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and their partners and reminisce about their years in the bank. The camaraderie of members and partners created a terrific atmosphere and the green serviettes and green attire worn by some of those in attendance, added to the Irish theme. The Maroondah Club generously donated bottles of wine to the members to supplement the ANZROC wine contribution of $200.

Senior Vice President John McPhee warmly welcomed members and partners and thanked Lyn and Les Stevens for the work they put into arranging the venue of the Maroondah club and also our Social Subcommittee member David Knuckey and wife Glen for organising the event.  John also thanked the Maroondah Club management and catering staff that were so crucial in ensuring the occasion was such a success.

With the formal part of the luncheon over, our resident Leprechaun (Kevin Mitchell) firstly presented Gary Mason with an Esanda Football Club tie he had found in his travels and then entertained the assembly telling a large number of Irish tales without notes and much to the enjoyment of all in attendance.

Members not seen for a while included Herman Bettonvil, Wendy Bradley, Keith Diamond, John Flyger, John Goodwin, Hedley Ham, Bruce Kells, Graeme King, Jacqui Luckman, Don Ranyard, Bernie Sowersby and Evon Whalen.

A selection of photos taken at the March Maroondah club meeting provided by John Brown below :