ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


ANZ old photos gallery updated

A couple of photos have been added to the anzroc old photos gallery thanks to Nola Forsyth and Neville Pearson.

If anyone has any other ANZ related old photos they would like to share please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will endeavor to add them to the gallery.

Report and photos from Ballarat Luncheon



A big thanks to the 61 members and partners who travelled to Ballarat for a wonderful day of feasting and catching up at the splendid George Hotel  in Lydiard Street Ballarat. The coolness of the weather  was more than compensated by the warmth of the staff, the company and excellent lunch and wines provided.

The Melbourne entourage travelled on the  “V”Line 10.07am from Southern Cross Station and enjoyed the beautiful country side to Ballarat arriving at 11.37am

It was most pleasing that twelve of our country members and partners joined in the festivities, namely: John and Nanette Calnin, Leigh Davis, Dennis Gerdtz, Peter Harney, Arnold Masters and Jan Masters, Barry and Shirley Reid, Noel Robertson, Roly and Joan Webster
The train travelers departed Ballarat at 3.08pm arriving Melbourne around 5.00pm

Apologies from:  Wendy Black, John Brown, Cedric Cocksedge, Col Edwards, Nola Forsyth, David Gibb, Ray Gill, Erica Hayden, John Hawkins, Ron Horne, Doug Imrie, Graeme King, Con LaFauci, Joan Nathan, Geoff Perdriau, Peter Saville, John Stevens, Eamon Veaney, Jackie Waite, Roger Watkins, Glenda White, Julie Wilkins, David Schunke, Herman Bettonvil, Alan Pearce, Peter Marriott

The attendees stood as a mark of respect in remembrance of Max Davis, Hugh Miles and Peter Oxley, our former colleagues, who sadly passed away since our August Meeting

Special thanks to David and Glen Knuckey and Noel Beanland for a fantastic job of researching and finding this great location and making sure the whole day went off without a hitch

REMINDER THAT OUR “11TH OCTOBER MEETING” IS TO BE HELD AT THE  “WALTZING MATILDA HOTEL, CNR SPRINGVALE AND HEATHERTON ROADS   SPRINGVALE SOUTH. Please contact David Knuckey on email:  “ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ” , phone: 9551 0414 or P.O. Box: 242 Dingley 3172
Partners are invited to this luncheon and will be very welcome



Thermomix cooking class with Wolf Damschitz and Janine

THERMOMIX COOKING CLASS with Wolfgang Damschitz August 23rd at Tooronga Village Shopping Centre

A group of 34 ANZROC members and partners enjoyed a great culinary adventure despite the inclement weather that evening with Hostess Janine Babauskis and Host Wolf Damschitz. Janine and her team of assistants joined Wolf and using only the THERMOMIX Kitchen appliance presented a degustation menu that was enjoyed by all present. The THERMOMIX unites the functions of over 10 appliances in one compact unit and Wolf mentioned that these units were successfully introduced to ANZ Bank catering a few years ago when he was in charge of the kitchen. This was our first evening get together for the year and members not seen for a while included Annette and Graeme Baldwin, Ken Crawford and wife Margaret, Graeme King and wife Sandra, David Laing and wife Karen, Andrew and Elizabeth Turner, Doug and Maureen Watson,  Anne Wee and Brian and Noelle Christensen who came with daughter Katherine. Our thanks go to Janine and Wolf for a most enjoyable evening.

Doug Watson and wife Maureen said they enjoyed the cooking function so much and it was great to catch up with Wolf again... Wolf well remembered Doug’s black Saab sports and how badly he parked it in the bank garage!! As Doug said at the meeting we should try and get Wolf to run a sub chapter of ANZROC for food and wine appreciation?



Here are some photos of the lucky participants.


Greensborough lunch

65 ANZROC Members and partners attended a most congenial lunch at a private room in the Greensborough RSL Club on 12th July. This is the first year we have held the event in the northern corridor of Melbourne and members relished the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and their partners and enjoy talking about their time in the bank and their adventures in retirement.  President Neville Pearson warmly welcomed members and partners and thanked our member Dal Crocker who has been Vice President of the Board of the RSL Club for some years for the work he put into arranging the venue and also our Social Subcommittee member David Knuckey and wife Glen for organising the event.  Neville also thanked the RSL Club management and catering staff that were so crucial in ensuring the occasion was such a success.

Secretary Peter Pritchard also welcomed members and partners and then completed the formalities of the day so that the attendees could enjoy meeting and greeting friends and colleagues. Members attending for the first time were Bruce Gillottie, Sandra Joseph and Bob Stamps. Members not seen for a while included Robin Chase back from holiday, Serene Cheong, Dal Crocker, Rino Frigo, Chris Griffiths, Cliff Griggs, Hedley Ham, Laurie Holland, Bill Jackson, Bruce Kells, Don Ranyard, Des Shady, Bernie Sowersby and Allen Thorp

A selection of photos taken by John Brown can be seen below.