Updates and News

Vale - 342626 James 'Jim' Robert Harper, BEM (Update)

(11 Nov 2019)

Association member Julie Leder advised that our good friend and colleague Jim Harper sadly passed away today (Sun 10 Nov 2019) after a long illness.

Jim enlisted 2 Aug 53, posted to Southern Command Band in Jul 55, saw service in Malaya/Borneo (59 - 61), Vietnam (65 - 66) with 1RAR, Armoured Corps Band (66 - 67), Singapore (68 - 69), as the Band SGT. He served in Nth Queensland Army Band in 72, then posted to the Band Store at Broadmeadows in 1974.

Following his discharge from the Army on 15 Dec 80 he joined the Victoria Police Band and served as a Reservist as the RAA Bandmaster.
Funeral details are:

The funeral will be held on Thu 21 Nov 19 at 4.00pm at Bunurong Memorial Gardens, 790 Frankston/Dandenong Road, South Dandenong, Vic, 3175

RIP... Your duty done!

2019 AABC Reunion (Ballarat) 

(25 July 2019)

The dates for the AABC Associations 2019 Reunion being held in Ballarat, Victoria this year are as follows: Fri 25 Oct through to Sun 27 Oct 2019, with the first activitity being the Golf, playing for the Association Golf Trophy on Friday morning at the Midland's Golf Club commencing at 9.00am  along and in conjuction with a Lawn Bowls competition at the Midlands-Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club starting at 10.00am.  

There has been a number enquiries from members as to this years reunion with the dates and the activities that will be conducted throughout the weekend.  This information  has now been published and is posted on the Website with the Registration Form (see above).  The Registration Form will also be published in the AABC Corps Birthday Edition of the Newsletter due out shortly with all the finals details confirmed and costings listed.  Note the special price for an 'all in package'!

It has been suggested by the Organising Committee that you book your accommodation early to secure a room or a caravan site, etc...  They have suggested you stay at the historic Craig's Royal Hotel where the majority of activities, including the AGM, Meet and Greet and the Reunion Dinner are being held.  This hotel is offering a discount for those mentioning the AABC Association Reunion.  Contact number: 03 5331 1377 (ask for functions). Otherwise 'google' Ballarat Tourist Centre for more accommodation options. 

The Organising  Committee look forward to see you along with many others who make the trip to Ballarat for this year's reunion.  Any further enquiries please contact Chris Stock on: 0419 897 179

Newsletter / Database - Personal Address Details - Reminder

(20 Oct 2018)

Association Database Manager Dave Oakley reminds the membership that despite requesting association members to confirm their Email addresses he says he still had many emails and Newsletters returned.  Those who have changed their address, Email details or your phone/mobile number please contact him to advise him of the change/s.  Dave says if you are unsure if he has all your correct details he is happy to check the details he has with you. 

Dave's Email address is: sodaveo@kern.com.au or phone: 0438 951 738.

Noteworthy - The Association's Newsletter

(1 Nov 2017)

Due to the rising costs to produce the Associations Newsletter it was decided at the 2016 AGM that the association would send out the next and consequent Newsletters (Anzac & Corps Birthday editions) electronically (via Email) to our members.  We acknowledge that not everyone of our members have access to Email or doesn't even have a computer, and those members will be sent the Newsletter by mail. 

Dave Oakley, our Database Manager has forwarded a 'test' Email to those members who have provided an Email address together with their details to confirm that the members Email address is correct.  Those members without an Email address will be sent the Newsletter by mail.

 Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sick Parade Page

The Association website's 'Sick Parade' link lists members who are sick , about to undergo surgery or who are undergoing rehabitation.  Some of these posts are well out of date, so unless the person named or the member who advised us of the members condition has changed they will be deleted.  If you're one of the members that are listed in the page or you were the one that notified us, please advise the Secretary of your updated condition or situation.  Thank you.

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Changes to Details

If members change any of their personal or contact details, please notify the Secretary (knoon@netspace.net.au) of the change/s ASAP.  Failure to do so will result in those members not receiving newsletters / updates.  We need your details so we can contact you.


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