ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


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.


Vale Kuni Karpavicius

We have been advised that our ANZROC member Kuni Karpavicius aged 73 years

passed away this morning 30/03/2019 after a long battle with cancer….

Kuni was a stalwart of the ANZ Football team and starred as their ruckman for a

number of  years.  Kuni joined ANZ in Bright  and was one of the key lenders

at East Melbourne Area.

Our condolences are extended to Kuni's family.

Funeral will be -

Friday 5th April at 2.30pm

W D Rose Funeral Parlour

139 Marriage Road righton

Burial service at Bright on Sunday April 7th