A snapshot of the events and milestones in our 2023 calendar
January is a month that our Sub-Branch does not have a General Meeting, however our weekly sessions of walking, kayaking, cycling and coffee continue without a break.
On Saturday 14 January a group our kayakers and members met at Hillarys Yacht Club where our kayaks are stored to affix waterproof identification stickers. Following the hard work, welcome refreshments were enjoyed overlooking the Marina.
Organised by our Peer Health Coordinator Eric Atkins, the highlight of our February General Meeting was a presentation by Deb Palacios, a Strokesafe Ambassador, from the Stroke Foundation.
Deb, a former US Army Captain and Stroke Survivor was accompanied by partner ex- RAN Submariner Colin Pryer.
The presentation was comprehensive and provided an overview that gave our members an understanding of Strokes in their various forms.
Coming from a stroke survivor and an ex-military veteran added to the power and professionalism of the presentation.
Members are encouraged to be aware of F.A.S.T. and other stroke relating factors, Read more HERE
Also, visit their website HERE
Sunday 19 February had a group of our Kayakers down at the Yacht Club taking delivery of our new Kayak Trailer, thanks to the Stronger Communities Grant. This allowed us to donate our old trailer, that no longer met our needs, to TS Marmion to carry the kayaks we donated to them late last year.
It was pleasing to see our members supporting not only our Sub-Branch, but also the Sea Cadets of TS Marmion. Well Done All
The 2023 Tour of Duty was to Esperance – between 22 March to 27 March. After a short bus ride from Perth (10 hours) the group of 35 arrived all fit and ready to tackle the sights of Esperance. Check our Facebook to see all of Jon McKenzie’s photos and the story of the Tour.
The group toured Woody Island, and all enjoyed the boat ride over, and as can be seen from the following photo, all were looking forward to the day.
North Beach and Esperance RSL Sub Branches
On Saturday 22 April at the oval, Charles Riley Memorial Reserve, the North Beach Tigers play Kingsley for the 30th Graham Edwards Football Match. Perth Now was present at our Memorial on Wednesday 29 March to take photos for an article to be published prior to the match.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
The Dawn Service Tuesday 25th April attracted between 8,000 to 9,000 community members, serving ADF personnel, and veterans.
The Service was followed by a Gunfire Breakfast and this also well attended.
Well done to all those members attending, and involved in organising and participating in this significant event.