ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Nostalgia- 1995 ANZ Country Heads

The Country Heads of the ANZ International Network came together in Melbourne in 1995 for a conference and this photo is a lasting record of the attendees. After a couple of recent retirements it is believed that not one of those present still works at ANZ.

pictured are from front to back

Albert Burgio,David Murray(dec),Alan Cooper(dec),Bob de Courtney,Ray Nicholson,Alister Maitland,Achut Bommakanti,Adnan(GM Jordon),Peter Wilson

Holger von Paucker,Mark Coombes,John Leggett(dec),Maurice Lemoine,Bob Jones,David Smith,Arie Veenman,Roy Gibbs,David Valentine,Arun Nangia,John Woodhouse,John Clarke,Ian Murray, Iain McDougall,Robin Bradshaw

Mike Frowen,Justin Breheny,Rick Martin,Eduardo Klurfan,Frank Gamble,Barry McCance,Peter Smith,Dan Kirtley,Dave Richardson,John Curry,Nani Javeri,David Newell, Lance Cooke(dec),Eamon Veaney,Dick Speer,Rollo Prendergast

Denis Armstrong,Fereydun Beyhnam(dec),Roger Nickolds,David Morgan,Gerald Howard,Peter Meers,Ken Girvan,Tim Fraser-Smith(dec),John Winders, Azhar Hamid

Interesting to see the gender imbalance in this photo, sign of the times ?


Maroondah lunch March 17 2011




101 ANZROC Members and partners attended a most enjoyable St Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Maroondah Club on 17 March. This event is fast becoming a tradition and members and partners relished the opportunity to catch up with workmates and their partners from years gone by

The combination of members and partners created a great party atmosphere and the green serviettes and green attire worn by many in attendance, added to the Irish theme. The Club generously donated bottles of wine to the members to supplement the ROC wine contribution of $200

President Neville Pearson in green Guinness Irish hat warmly welcomed everyone and advised that apologies had been received from:

Graeme Ainscough, , John and Pat Bloom ,Geoff Burton, Geoff Christensen, Col and Ethel Edwards, Lawrie Foord, Norris Gale(in Cambodia),, Ray Gill, Frank and Joan Hatfield ,Keith Higgs, Bruce and Audrey Kells, Geoff Meggs, Joan Nathan, Leigh and Pat O’Neill, Don Taylor, Paul Tovey, Eamon Veaney, Bill Walker, Julie Wilkins,

Neville thanked Lyn and Les Stevens for the work they put into organizing the event with the Maroondah club and for our Social Subcommittee member David Knuckey and wife Glen for their help and support.  Special mention was also made of the support the Maroondah Club management and staff had given and for the catering staff in particular, who were so obliging and professional in ensuring the occasion was such a success

With the formal part of the luncheon over, our resident Leprechaun (Kevin Mitchell) entertained the assembly with a wide rendition of Irish stories (all true I am told) much to the merriment of all in attendance. When yours truly departed from the club, several of our members were endeavoring to empty the pokies, with some success I hope

Members not seen for a while included Wendy Bradley, Roger Brown, Jock Buntain, John Flyger, Barbara Gardiner, David Gibb, John Goodwin, Hedley Ham, Jack Helisma, Doug Imrie, Colin McNamara, Roy Peake, Tom Portelli, John Sanderson, Allen Thorp, David Schunke, Evon Whalen, Glenda White, Roy Willoughby

February 2011 lunch

Around 50 Members attended the February lunch with guest speaker Michael O’Brien  member for Malvern in the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Victoria and  Minister for Energy and Resources, the Minister for Gaming and the Minister for Consumer Affairs in the State Government of Victoria. Michael was accompanied by Sarah Leslie his Senior Advisor on Energy. He presented an interesting discourse on his diverse portfolio with particular reference to the problems in Melbourne with late night licensed venues, the proposed reforms of the gaming industry and a good summary of the 'benefits' of the not so smart meters we are all mandated to have installed. There is no point in denying access to the meter installers as we are already paying $70 per year through our energy bills. More to follow in the newsletter.

Next meeting




The next ANZROC meeting for members will be held at the Victoria Hotel Woodend from 12 noon on Thursday October 10th, 2019. Address: 67 High St, Woodend VIC 3442


We will meet the Victoria’s Hotel’s new publicans, co-owners Emily Blades and Carl Middleton.

Head chef, Carl, formerly executive chef at the Hilton Sydney and Lillianfeld in the Blue Mountains, works hard to find the freshest ingredients and local produce. His varied menu features delicious choices for all tastes and dietary requirements.

Business and events manager, Emily, is happiest when others are happy.


Transport arrangements

As it is Seniors week, if you have a Seniors Myki and show both your Seniors Card and Seniors Myki, it will be free travel on that week.


Joan Nathan will ring group travel and reserve seats on the 10.20 am Bendigo train, from Southern Cross station arriving in Woodend at 11.12am which will allow everyone to have a coffee or just look around before lunch. As it is Seniors week, can Members please catch the 10.20 am train from Southern Cross.



There are two trains suitable for the return to Southern Cross the 2.25pm arriving at Southern Cross at 3.22pm. Or the 3.30pm arriving Southern Cross at 4.33pm.


The Railway station is only a short walk to the Victoria Hotel


Restaurant arrangements

Noel Beanland has been in touch by phone to Emily and arranged that we will select meals off the normal menu which ranges from $20/30 and while there is no seniors meals available the Victoria Hotel will take 10% off for seniors (cards to be shown) which will keep costs in check ...


· A bottle of white and red wine will be provided to each table on the day.


· Partners, ANZROC widows and ANZ Ladies Club members are most welcome to join us on this day and we are anticipating an excellent attendance


· If you are coming to Victoria Hotel

ADVISE · Joan Nathan: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

o phone: 97408001,

o Address: 7 Lightwood Drive Sunbury 3429.

o By 4th October 2019 if you are intending to come to our ANZROC Luncheon.













I / WE will be attending the luncheon




Partner’s name if attending...................................................



ADVISE · Joan Nathan: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

o phone: 97408001,

o Address: 7 Lightwood Drive Sunbury 3429..





Forthcoming Events






 October – Thursday 10th


Victoria Hotel Woodend


November – Thursday 14th


Annual General Meeting – 833 Collins St. Melbourne Guest Speaker: Ambre Hammond: An unorthodox life in Music-Committee meeting


November - Friday 22nd


Golf Day at Cheltenham


December – Thursday 12th


Christmas Lunch at Arts Centre