ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


ANZROC Privilege Package


Chris Woods, National Manager of ANZ Staff Clubs and our ANZROC contact for ANZ matters, reports that they are now finalising the process for eligible retired officers with 30+ years to access staff banking benefits. As discussed with our ANZROC committee, they have hit a hurdle with retired officers accessing lending benefits via ANZ branch network, and as such have devised an alternative (and simpler) method for retired officers to access these, and all staff banking benefits. ANZ has created an email address for retired officers - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and also a postal mailbox - ANZ Retired Officers, Level 4 ANZ Centre, 833 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008.

Quite simply, any retired officer with 30+ years who wish to avail themselves of a particular staff banking benefit can contact ANZ via either of the above two options, providing the following details:

* Name

* Address

* Years of ANZ service

* Nominate the product they wish to receive a benefit on.

* Advise whether this is an existing product they hold and simply want the benefit applied (benefits cannot be applied retrospectively) or whether it is a new application.

For existing products, the benefit will be applied shortly thereafter. For new applications, the retired officer will be advised of the exact process to receive the benefit.

Given this process has been established for lending benefits, ANZ has elected to adopt this process for all Staff Banking benefits. This eliminates any complications a retired officer may experience by attempting to have these benefits applied at branch level and expedites the process.

Due to the adoption of this direct process, it is unnecessary to provide eligible retired officers with a branch eligibility certificate. Upon contacting ANZ via email or post, the retired officer can be verified at that point in time. This will also eliminate any pain inadvertently caused to families by sending a certificate to a retired officer who may have passed away.

Attached to this newsletter are the December 2010 Staff Banking benefits available to eligible retired officers. As discussed with ANZROC Committee our retired officer members will be able to determine whether they wish to take up a benefit, and if so how to proceed. As Staff Banking benefits alter Chris Woods will provide ANZROC with an updated list. If you have any problems with the new process contact Ron Adams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to PO Box 579, Malvern, Vic 3144 phone 9821 0444 ) or Neville Pearson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to 18 Browning Drive Glen Waverley 3150 phone 9802 0187).

More Xmas lunch photos from nokia phone

Some more close up photos taken by Anne's nokia phone

More photos from Xmas lunch

Here are some more photos taken by John Brown at the Xmas lunch. If you would like copies of any of the photosin either album  please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. listing the numbers of the photos you want. I will do my best to email them back to you.

Xmas lunch Dec 2010

The 2010 Xmas lunch held at the ANZ Pavilion was enjoyed by 280 members. Neville Pearson, ANZroc President opened the proceedings and proposed the loyal toast. Mike Smith, CEO was present along with his Executive management team and gave an impressive speech on the progress of ANZ this year. George Lawson provided an entertaining summary of his time with the Bank before proposing a toast to ANZ. More to come in the newsletter but in the meantime here are some photos of the event.

Traralgon Golf day 2010

There were blue skies over Traralgon on Wednesday and again on Friday. Unfortunately for us our golf day was on Thursday which dawned with grey sky and persistent rain. A little bit of bad weather wasn't going to stop 35 intrepid golfers from a long anticipated day of golf to determine the  10th anniversary winner of the Jim Coffey trophy. The scores were always likely to be on the low side due to the conditions but John Winders won the competition with a score of 38 points off a handicap of 19 having finished in runner-up position last year.  John Inglis , a previous winner in 2007 playing off 18 was runner-up with 36 points. Kathy Shady won the Ladies competition with 32 points with Lesley Cooke as runner-up. Kathy Trace outdid everyone with a hole in one on the 15th. The winners were presented with their prizes by Pasqualina Coffey.

A tremendous day again well organised by John Brown and Dave and Wendy Woods. An excellent roast dinner afterwards prepared by Margo and her team complemented by some good red wine left everyone in a happy frame of mind for the journey back to Melbourne on Friday morning.

It was announced that the next Golf day would be held at Spring Valley in early May courtesy of the President of SV, Bill Robinson.