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Westlakes Macquarie National Servicemen’s Association

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Greetings all

Welcome to the quiet time, no more about this.  Our last barbeque was held on the 1st Match 2020 at Bunnings.  It was very quiet as people were not sure about the virus. WE ran out of drinks but had 50% of sausages and bread left over..  Howard Trevethan suffered from heat exhaustion and went home, we checked a little later and he had revived okay.

Our A.G.M. was held in March 2020 and the new committee elected are:

President: Gordon Maxwell Vice President:;       Brian Smith

Secretary: Bruce Robberds Assistant Secretary: Allan Black

Treasurer: Des Gill

Committee: Kevin Hargrave, Alf Sulman, Gordon Gardner, Lyall Constable

Patron: John Doig (Major R’td)

Padre: Paul O’Brien.


Our National Servicemen’s Day was all arranged by Bruce Robberds and Janice Hargrave, however, after the effort put in it had to be cancelled at the last minute.  I Thank both Bruce and Janice for the effort they put in.

Lake Macquarie Masonic Lodge Anzac Day also had to be postponed.  Our Anzac Day was also cancelled.

We lost two more good members namely Robert Thornton and Kevin        Percival who passed since our last gathering.  Condolences to the families, and a minutes silence will be held at our next meeting following their passing.

John Doig has had two trips to hospital in the past two weeks and Kevin   Hargrave one trip.  Both are recovering at home.

The Reserve Forces Day for the 4th July 2020 was cancelled this year, but next year when held, I hope for a bigger turnout.

See you all next time, stay safe and remember wash your hands it appears to be one of the largest carriers of the germ concerning the Virus.

Until then