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ANZROC Members Experiences with Bank Hold- Ups

ANZROC Members Experiences with Bank Hold- Ups

  

At our February 2021 lunch some of our members volunteered to share their scary experiences when working as Bank Officers at ANZ Bank branches many years ago.

Their stories are mixed with humour and the description of some trauma which occurred to them at the time.

We understand that the consequences of such events can result in long lasting effects to Officers concerned so would caution you to exercise your discretion before watching Ken, Noelene and Norris relay their stories.

We commend them for tackling this subject which while not as raw as it was at the time still carries some memories which they cannot erase.

 

Ken Pattison's Story

Noelene Noonan's Story

Norris Gale's Story

 

Photos from Mail Exchange lunch Feb 2021

Our first lunch for 2021 was a success with 46 attendees at the Mail Exchange Hotel, a good central location for future meetings.

 

Robert Graham (Bob) Bell Funeral Service Details

A service to honour and celebrate Robert's life will be held at Wattle Park Chalet 1012 Riversdale Road Surrey Hills on Friday 22nd January 2021 commencing at 1pm.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions attendance is by invitation only.

Friends and family are welcome to join the service via livestream by visiting www.kingwest.tv/greenhaven-bell

Vale Bob Bell Respected Member of ANZROC Victoria

 
I received the very sad news from Des Shady that Bob Bell  passed away on 12/01/2021 aged 73.
 
Bob's health had not been good in recent years but he put up an amazing fight despite the challenges he faced.
 
He will be missed by all of us who knew and worked with him.
 
Our condolences are extended to Joyce and family.
 
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Below is a tribute to Bob from Des Shady
 

Robert G (Bob) Bell passed away yesterday (12th January), after a long battle with leukemia. 

 

Bob spent the majority of his ANZ career involved in the Foreign Exchange markets. He joined the International Banking Division (IBD) in 1970, in Melbourne, before transferring to London in 1974 to further his FX dealing capabilities. After another period in Melbourne, Bob, Joyce and family moved to Singapore where he ran the FX operation for five years. Upon returning to Melbourne Bob was appointed Senior Manager FX where he was responsible for the FX operation in Australia reporting to me. 

 

Bob was President of the Australian Forex Association for five years and much involved in arranging the annual worldwide ACI Congress which was held in Australia, for the first time, in 1992. 

 

Over the past 35 years, Bob was a regular member of the annual IBD golf trip to the Murray and a past winner of the prestigious Hastie Trophy. Bob had lots of friends at ANZ. He was a truly great guy who will be sorely missed. 

 

Des Shady