9 Burkitt St, Page, ACT

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Office hours

0900-1530 Monday - Friday
Phone 02 6255 1599
Email vvfact@vvfact.org.au

September 2015 Newsletter


In this edition…

1. Title Page
2. Index
3. Contacts Page
4. Presidents Report
5. Around the Centre
6. Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day
7. Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day
8. Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day
9. Veterans Funny Page
10. Soldier On Family Fun Day
11. Soldier On Family Fun Day continued….
12. Coach Tour to Cooma Cottage/Yass
13. Services and Activities offered/Coach Tours/Medal Mounting
14. Garden of Peace 10th Anniversary by Terry Lawler
15. If you are ever in Merimbula/Selkirk Antiques & Restorations services
16. Donations and Care Inc.
17. Veterans Health Week/Christmas Party 2015/50th Anniversary Second Era National Service Scheme
18. Groups at the Centre
19. Poem by Banjo Patterson
20. Medals Awarded 47 years on, An article from the Air Force newspaper
21. Upcoming Events/Food Van dates/Weekly activities
22. On the road for Winter – Ian and Barbara Schafferius
23. On the road for Winter continued…..
24. Fundraising for The Centre/Christmas closure/Vets at Villagio
25. Patient Choices
26. Planning Ahead and Power of Attorney
27. Lost/Unclaimed Money
28. Lets talk about wills –Fergus Thomson/Article Correction
29. AGM Nominations
30. Advertising Rates/Are you Financial/Indemnity Clause
31. Membership Form
32. Sponsors

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Annual General Meeting 2015

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 @ 11.00am –  9 Burkitt Street  Page  ACT  2614

Agenda for AGM

1.    Ode

2.    Apologies

3.    Minutes of AGM 16th September 2014

4.    Presidents Report

5.    Treasurers Report

6.    Motion of Notice

7.    Committee Appointment for 2015/2016

8.    Appointment of Auditor for 2015/2016

9.    Endorsement of Pension Officers/Advocates/Practitioners

10.  Close of Meeting

# Please note any Apologies must reach the Office by Friday 18th September 2015 @ 3.00pm – you can either email in to leannda.mackie@vscact.org.au or call 02 6255 1599

2015 Annual General Meeting

The 2015 AGM is being held on Tuesday 22nd September @ 11.00am at The Veterans Support Centre Belconnen, 9 Burkitt Street  Page  ACT  2614.

Nominations for 2015/2016 Committee close on Monday 24th August @ 3.00pm, the form can either be emailed to you or you can pick one up at the office – you must be a financial member to nominate.

Can you Volunteer??

Volunteers are required for the following:
• Committee members
• Food Van Operators
• Anyone with a truck license (driving the Food Van)
• Assist the OHS Officer
• Hospital Visiting Team
Terry Duffy-Woden 6296 1068 (in need of more volunteers)
Dennis Hebden-Calvary 0407 018 196
• Pension Officers
• Welfare Officers
• Gardening
• Cleaning
• Entertainment
• Maintenance projects (eg tradesmen/women)
• Assistance with current weekly activities and new activities (eg fishing club)
• General volunteer work
• History Project Manager
There are many opportunities for you on a casual or more permanent basis to assist those in need and to enjoy the company of others.
If you can assist in any way please contact Leannda or Taryn by phone on 02 6255 1599 or email vvfact@vvfact.org.au

March 2015 Newsletter

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RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam

Edited by Robert Ray and Max Speedy, The History of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV) 1967 – 1971.

This collection of forty or so stories has been validated against reports of proceedings, flying log books and other official sources.

The book gives both a personal and graphic view, rather than a day by day blow of events. Soft cover, photographs.

Between October 1967 and June 1971, the four RANHFV year-long contingents of 45 or so integrated with the US Army’s 135th Assault Helicopter Company as an Experimental Military Unit (EMU) hence the title EMU Flight. The 135th was one of 70 or more US Army helicopter companies in Vietnam and it was the 135th that initially introduced the “H” model Huey to the Vietnam theatre.

RAN pilots filled only about ten per cent of the company’s aircrew billets but contributed significantly more with their operational skills and experience.Copies of the book can be ordered through the office. Cost is $30.00.


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