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Vale Denis Gerdtz Respected Member of Anzroc Victoria

We received this sad note from Carol Gerdtz, wife of our member D.G. (Denis)
Gerdtz advising ANZROC of his passing on 14/10/2019

"I wish to inform you that my husband Denis Gerdtz passed away peacefully in
the loving care of Nazareth House Ballarat on 14th October, after a
relatively short battle with Motor neurone disease and dementia. Aged 68.
He loved his family, Melinda and Jason; Natasha and Mark, and he was very
proud of his 6 grandchildren.
We will all miss him.
Kind regards,
Carol Gerdtz."

They lived in Invermay near Ballarat and no details of a funeral service at
this time .

 

Our condolences are extended to Carol and her family.

 

Vale Ron Pitt Respected Honorary Member of Anzroc Victoria

Gerry McPherson advised that our Honorary Member R.A.(Ron) Pitt passed away on 6/10/2019 at the age of 96 years.

 

From the WW11 Nominal Roll I noted that Ron enlisted in the AIF in January 1942 and was discharged in September 1942 as a gunner in 6 Field Regiment. In October 1942 he enlisted in the RAAF and at discharge in January 1946 was Flying Officer in 186 Squadron.

Gerry McPherson said that he knew Ron when his Squadron 514 and 186 Squadron were flying operations for Bomber Command over Europe. They met up again in 1960 when Gerry was working in GM’s Office in 394 Collins Street and Ron reported for his first managerial role for ANZ.

Four years ago Ron was awarded the French Legion of Honour Medal for his service to the French people in wartime.

Vale Ken Lee Respected Honorary Member of Anzroc Victoria

Peter Lee advised that his father Ken Lee passed away on October 6th aged 90

Our condolences are extended to Ken's family

A funeral service to honour the life of Kenneth James Lee will be held at St Andrew's Anglican Church, 27 St Kinnord Street, Aberfeldie on Friday 11th of October 2019 commencing at 2.00pm

Anzroc Christmas Lunch Dec 12th 2019 , 250 places already booked

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Well, not just yet but your Club will again be holding its Annual Christmas Luncheon in The Pavilion at the Victorian Arts Centre on Thursday 12th December 2019. We have already started the preparations and planning. Each year, we draw on the experiences of previous events in order to continue to improve the day. This very special lunch is an event that brings so many of our members together and for many, it is their annual “catch-up" with friends.

Registration for our Christmas function opened on 1st October this year and will close on 2nd December 2019. If you book early but find you have to cancel, refunds will be made up to the registration closing date.

Again, as in previous years, all members will be allocated a table and every effort will be made to enable friends and colleagues to sit together. This was quite a challenge last year, so we need to improve how hosting arrangements are done.

If you wish to host a table, please note the hosting guidelines below:

· We ask that the host collect payment for the event from all the members on his/her table and submit a single consolidated payment to ANZROC with a list of the members being hosted.

· Note that the layout is, as in previous years, tables of 10. Smaller hosting parties will be grouped together

· If you do not wish to host a table but would like to sit with your colleagues, please specify who you would like to have on your table, and we will endeavour to meet

your requirements.

· If you do not nominate a preference, we will allocate you to a table with comparable colleagues.

· So, ……. time to start your planning, call your colleagues, arrange your groups and we look forward to celebrating the Christmas season together.

Bookings:

If you wish to attend, host a table or join a table, don’t forget to send the “acceptance slip” or email advice to: Geri Macgregor, 3/580 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh South 3167 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Geri can also be contacted on 0414 506 478.

Members are encouraged to make payments electronically to ANZROC BSB 013 350 Account Number 3064 51947. Please include your name and initial in the “Payee information” so that we can correctly record your payment.

For those who wish to make payment by cheque, they can be made out to ANZROC and sent to Geri Macgregor at the above address. Please include the “acceptance slip”.

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ACCEPTANCE SLIP

ANZ RETIRED OFFICERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2019

Name of member………………………………………………………………………

Cost of Luncheon: $35.00

Amount Enclosed /or Amount paid to ANZROC account. (Delete category not applicable)

1. I will be hosting a table and my table guests are:

 

 

2. I wish to be on a table with………………………………………….

3. Please allocate me to a table.

 

Return this slip with your payment to Geri Macgregor 3/580 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh South 3167 by no later than 2ND DECEMBER 2019

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