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Westlakes Macquarie National Servicemen’s Association

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Greetings to all and especially for Christmas and New Year and I hope it is good for you all.

President Andrew, who at this time of the year is always busy around Harvey Normans and Bennetts Green doing his Father Christmas duties, sends his best wishes to you all and has kindly delegated this duty to me.

Our Sub-Branch hosted the quarterly combined meeting of Hunter and Central Coast Sub- branches, holding the meeting in the RSL rooms then lunch at the Diggers with 30 plus attending for a most enjoyable day.

A good number of our members supported the RSL members for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Goffet Park for a fine ceremony. Bob Carle, son of our former patron Vic Carle OAM, has asked us if we could arrange an award in Vic’s memory and we conferred with 217 ACU Cadets who created an award for Rookie of the year. Bob arranged the shield and trophy and we attended the parade in the morning on Sat 2nd Dec at Ryhope and our Vice President Gordon Maxwell then attended the awards dinner that evening at The Diggers Club and presented the shield and trophy to cadet Rowena Maza, who was very proud to receive it. and presented our donation to Capt. Yvonne Fuller. Friday 8th Alf Sulman and Brian Smith attended the 316 Air Force cadets awards parade and presented our donation to Flt Lt Paul Moro.

Our foundation President Ron Meadows, who has moved to Gulgong, contacted me saying that he had a lot of papers and data regarding our formation and will post it all back to us. He has now done so and we are very happy to receive it.

At our November meeting the members decided that we would not meet in December or January, so our next meeting will be February 2018 which will be our AGM and hope to see a number attend.

We held a BBQ at Bunnings Glendale on Sunday 10th Dec. another very hot day, 22 of our members assisted on the day, divided into 3 shifts which enabled us to shorten the times and lessen fatigue. It was a very busy day selling over 80 kg of snags and about 400, drinks resulting in a most successful day for us.

I wish everyone a very happy festive season and a happy New Year

Regards Bruce Robbards ~ Hon. Secretary