Veronica Walters Maroubra RSL Subbranch Women's Auxillary President has the honour this month to lay the wreath at the foot of our WW1 Soldier Statue.
Corporal John Veneris, he with the bald head and white shirt (Rocky) our Afghanistan Veteran is in the background. The last photo shows our triumvirate, from the left, Ross Whittle (Treasurer), Colin Flatters (El Presidente) and Frank Brown (Secretary).
Maroubra RSL Sub-Branch President Mr Colin Flatters presenting a $50,000 cheque for fire relief to State Branch.
We held our final General Meeting for the year attended by members, their partners and the Women Auxillary.
Ken Twyman had the honour of laying our wreath at our WW1 Soldier Statue.
Our day trip to Warragamba Dam was confronting, being there on a day that the weather was hot and humid just added a sensual awareness of the drought condition that we are facing here in Sydney and regional NSW. The water level in the dam and surrounding catchment area looked really really sad due to the drought.
May I be indulgent and say what I gleaned from the Dam Information Centre. "Back in the 1800's during a drought this engineering project was built by raw manpower, thousands of labourers employed to dig, hack and shovel removing millions of tons of earth, bugger all today's modern machinery they got on with it and built this magnificient structure".
Thanks to those who had foresight to deliver clean water to the people of Sydney we cooled down in the air conditioined Bankstown Sports Club with a cold beer, lunch and a flutter on the pokies.SOUTHS INTRA CLUB FUNCTION
Dress up night at the Juniors with all their intra clubs invited to attend, drinks, dinner and entertainment provided by the Juniors, many thanks.
I attended and saw the many colourful themes that different clubs brought to the event.
My favourite (I'm bias we started out in the same Regiment) Uncle Fester from the Addam's Family our own very John Veneris an Afghanistan Veteran (Rocky). Thanks for your service brother.
Special guests Rachel Kerrigan from Veteran Sport Australia & Jill Rocchi from Defence Care were invited to address our members about support for ex & serving ADF members.
I would like to share a message wriiten by some sweet little soul left at the feet of our Soldier Memorial long after our Dawn Service had ended.
if it hadn't been picked up the wind would have blown it away and not a soul would have known that some little hand had taken the time to write and wish the soldier to come back.
Both are not forgotten.