ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Vale Neville James Elvish Respected Honorary Member of Anzroc

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Neville Elvish from his son Brett.



Our condolences are extended to Neville's family.


Neville was one of the pioneers of the Computer Department at ANZ.



The ANZ Bank (and all its incarnations) was such an important part of my Dad’s life that I wanted to let you know of Dad’s passing.  Neville James Elvish started at the Wodonga branch as a junior messenger in 1950/51 at the age of 15 ½ years.  In 1958, Dad was transferred to the Swan Street Richmond (Victoria) branch where Mum (Sheril Joy Elvish) was working.  They married on 28 November 1959, and have been together ever since.  In Dad’s younger years he coached the  ANZ Bank football team, which was another outlet for his competitive spirit.  Near the end of his career, Dad was fortunate to be able to have a leadership role and introduce computer technology into branches facilitating electronic processing and allowing central real time records of bank transactions, as well as the introduction of ATMs.  At the time, very few people really appreciated the significance of this work, and how it would change our lives.  As we now know, it was the initial foundations for our now digital lives.  Acronyms like EFTPOS were second nature to me as we regularly discussed the various challenges and opportunities of electronic banking during my childhood.


The video below was co-produced by Dad and profiles the work in his last few years at the bank.


Dad is survived by his wife Sheril Elvish, children Jan Elvish, Craig Elvish and Brett Elvish, and grandchildren, Daniel Foote, Laura Foote, Adam Elvish, Tarryn Elvish, Kaelah Elvish and Panadda Jurai.



Brett Elvish




The funeral service will be Saturday 8 June at 11am at Tobin Brothers Mt Martha, Victoria.




Vale Respected Honorary Member Nola Forsyth aged 89

Daughter Heather Campbell advised that her mother and our Honorary member Nola Forsyth passed away  02/04/2019 aged 89 years.

Nola was the long time organiser of annual ANZ Collins Street branch reunions and enjoyed hosting members that over the years included many of our past members such as the late Charles Rennie. She moved into a nursing home in Ashwood some 6 years ago, but she still enjoyed receiving our Anzroc newsletters.

Our condolences are extended to Nola's family.

Photos from William Angliss Lunch May 2019

We had a great turnout of 78 to our Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal lunch at William Angliss restaurant. This was an increase in attendance from 64 last year so we believe it is a popular venue and have locked it in again for 2020. Food and service was excellent. Major Brendan Nottle gave us an up to date insight into the problems of the homeless people in Melbourne and the ways in which the Salvation Army is dealing with it. We presented Brendan with the collection made to the Red Shield appeal from our Members present.


Photos from the lunch taken by John Brown below.



Vale J.V. (Jack) Helisma

Vale J.V. (Jack) Helisma 83 years of age 18/4/2019

Robin Helisma (Jack’s widow) emailed that our Honorary Member J.V. (Jack) Helisma

passed away Thursday 18th April 2019 at 83 years of age.

Jack was a regular correspondent to our newsletter and will be missed…

A celebration and thanksgiving service to honour the life of Jack Vello Helisma

was be held at NewHope Baptist Church, 3 Springfield Road, Blackburn North, 3130

on Friday, 26 April 2019 followed by a private cremation.

ANZROC Lunch April 2019 Clayton RSL


On ANZAC day, we pause to remember, as we did at this month’s meeting held in Clayton RSL Club,where 39 members attend and enjoyed an interesting  presentation by Dean Lee, CEO of the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. 


Thanks to Con la Fauci for arranging this speaker and Noel Beanland and David Knuckey for arranging the venue/lunch.