December 2018 News

Lest We Forget

Our member Seybert Hayward who passed away in September

Welcome to our new members; Terry Donnelly, Ray Edwards, Barrie Morgan, Barry Wanstal,

Current membership of North Beach stands at over 312 plus 17 Affiliate members. The monthly meetings are attracting an average of 115 attendees. Taking into the account the many members who are travelling around the countryside and of course still working and serving, this is a great result. Members are charged $10 per meeting, which includes the cost of two rounds of drinks during the meeting and another $5 (optional) for a dinner. As a mark of respect for their service, WW2 and Korean War Veterans do not pay.

Upcoming Meeting dates

Meeting Dates: At the North Beach Bowling Club, Kitchener St, North Beach at 1600. Second Monday each month. (Except January)

  • 11th February 2019. (no meeting in January),
  • 11th March,
  • 8th April,
  • 13th May.

(Apologies should be emailed to the Secretary, northbeachrslwa@gmail.com)

Upcoming Events

  • Tour of Duty 2019, Geraldton (March)
  • Gallipoli Run/Walk TBA (April)
  • ANZAC Day School Assembles TBA (April)
  • ANZAC Badge Collection (April)
  • ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Gunfire Breakfast, Two-Up at Bowling Club.
  • Visit to SAS Museum. (TBA)

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.

David House 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.