August 2020 Review

AGM held 10 August with 104 attending followed by our August Monthly meeting and a much appreciated meal of Potato Pie and Vegetables.

President John Rolfe Welfare Greg Gough, David House, Alex Lennox, Eric Aitkins
Vice President Brad Harrison Master at Arms Stuart leake
Secretary Trevor McEntyre Commemorative Barry Lloyd
Assistant Secretary Wayne Koch ANZAC Day John Rolfe, Chris Rampant, David House, Bernie Egan
Treasurer David King Poppy Day Steve Fletcher
Warden Chris Rampant
Alex Lennox
Revenue Steward Jim Muscat, Tom May assistant
Memorial Warden David House Honorary Chaplain Marie Aitken
    Stewards Stuart Young, Peter Dales, David Makin, Stewart Davies
    Annual Dinner Peter Edwards, Jon McKenzie
    Social Activities Paul McGuinness
    Website Editor Brian Jennings

Rob Sweet  – Certificate of Appreciation from RSLWA

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Rob receiving Certificate from President John Rolfe

After many years as Secretary Rob was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for the years he has dedicated to the Sub-Branch.  The Certificate read; “Your years of dedication and outstanding service to the North Beach Sub-Branch. Your continuous service to your Sub-Branch is in the finest tradition of the RSL”

Bill Fielding – WW2 Veteran

 

Bill receiving his Medallion from Vince Connelly MP

Also receiving a much deserved award was well respected member Bill Fielding, WW2 veteran aged a young 96. Bill served on early Radar Stations in New Guinea. Vince Connelly MP, Federal Member for Stirling and Member of our Sub Branch, presented Bill with an Australia Remembers 1939 – 1945 Medallion on behalf of the Federal Government and a Grateful Nation.

Legacy Camp Busselton

Roger Hardwicke is organising the Legacy Camp Busselton Maintenance Tour of Duty for the period 2nd to 6th November.  A very worthwhile cause undertaken by the Sub-Branch.

Peer Health

The First Aid Course and requalification is to be held at Hillarys Yacht Club on 9 September.

Flags

Flags at our Memorial were flown on the 15th, being the 75th anniversary of VP Day, and on 18th for the anniversary of Long Tan.

Our Sub-Branch Website

Our Website is in the process of being renovated so that it better addresses the changing needs of our members and our community.  Helen Burgess, Brian Jennings, Peter Edwards and Assistant Secretary Wayne Koch have been working on this to arrive at the best design for our Sub-Branch.

Events

Walking and Kayaking members meet every Wednesday and Friday.  Walkers from 08:00 to 08:45 at the southern Hillarys Marina car park.   Kayakers meet at the Hillarys Yacht Club car park where our Kayaks are parked.  Bike Riders meet on Friday’s for a ride north on the bike path.  Coffee follows, every Wednesday and Friday, from about 09:15.  All members are welcome, so look for our RS L North Beach sign.

Our Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on 26 November from 11:30 at the Hillarys Yacht Club.  Cost will be $60 per person and members are asked to organise tables of 10.  Payment is requested as from our September monthly meeting.  Organiser Peter Edwards will provide regular updates at our Meetings.

Tour of Duty organiser Paul McGuinness advised that planning is well underway for the Darwin Tour of Duty, being planned for the 4th to 12th June 2021.

Welfare

If you are aware of any of our members who are not well, may need support or assistance, please contact our Welfare Officer Greg Gough on 0417 911 173.

If you are aware of the death of a member,  advise our Secretary Trevor McEntyre on 0447 730 911 as there are guidelines laid down to ensure that the DVA, Legacy, Welfare Officers and RSL State Branch are informed, newspaper tributes are inserted, and funeral details promulgated.

Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting is Monday 14 September from 16:00, followed by a meal.  Cost is $10.00, which includes two rounds of drinks, plus $5.00 for those who choose to enjoy a meal.

Apologies should be emailed to the Secretary at our email address:            northbeachrslwa@gmail.com

Links:

North Beach Sub-Branch Website                                       https://northbeach-rsl.asn.au/

North Beach Sub-Branch Facebook                                     https://www.facebook.com/northbeachrslwa/

The RSLWA Listening Post and Sub-Branch Signal           https://www.rslwa.org.au/events-news/publications/

Our North Beach Memorial

The Memorial Precinct on the Charles Riley Memorial Reserve is owned and maintained by the City of Stirling and administered by the Sub Branch. The area includes the Monument, Wall of Remembrance and the “Lone Pine” tree.  Plaques on The Wall of Remembrance recognise the service of deceased members of the Sub Branch.

John Rolfe is the current Warden, and arranges the unveiling of plaques on Remembrance Day each year. (6 weeks prior notice required before unveiling of plaques)

Our Commemorative Committee

Our Commemorative committee organises ANZAC Day Dawn Services, and planning for the Remembrance Day service.
Funding for the Dawn Service is mainly from Lotterywest and the City of Stirling.

Our Groups

Walkers meet Wednesday and Friday, southside of Hillarys Marina from 08:00-08:45 for a stroll or controlled stagger along the coast.

Our kayakers meet up at 08:00 in the Yacht Club carpark for a paddle and pick up debris from the Boat Harbour.

Our cycling group is also gaining in numbers.

All Members are welcome to join our Coffee and Talk Group that meet on the south side of Hillarys Marina each Wednesdy and Friday from about 09:15 – Look for the sign.

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