Updates and News

Vale - Clive Scragg

(19 June 19)

Advice was received from the family that Clive Scragg, friend and colleague passed away early this morning (Sun 16 Jun 2019).

Clive had been diagnosed with Terminal Cancer late 2018 and had been in and out of hospital and receiving continuous treatment from that time.

Clive was a 14th Intake Army Apprentice who joined in 1959. During his long and dedicated service he deployed to Vietnam with 1 RAR.

The funeral for the late Clive Scragg will be held on Tue 25 Jun 2019 commencing at 10.00am at the Forrest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, North Chapel, Leppington Sydney.

On behalf of the President and members of the Band Corps Association we send our sincere condolences to Maria and the immediate family and their extended family.

RIP... Duty done

Vale - 28999 John O'Shea, BEM

(21 May 2019)

Advice was received recently that fellow member of the AABC Association John O'Shea had passed away peacefully on Mon 1 Apr 2019 at Midlands Hospital, WA.

On behalf of the President and members of the AABC Association we pass on our sincere condolences to Nola, the immediate and extended family on John's passing. RIP

2019 AABC AGM / Reunion (Ballarat)

(19 May 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 (TBC),  along and in conjuction with a Lawn Bowls at the Midlands-Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club starting at 10.00am.  

There has been many enquiries from members as to the reunion with dates and the activities throughout the weekend.  This information will be published as a 'draft' Registration Form' in the Anzac Edition of the Newsletter due out shortly with details arranged to date for the reunion period.  Unfortunately costings are still being confirmed, but will be published when released.  It has been suggested by the Organising Committee that you book your accommodation early to secure a room.  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.  The 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. 

More to come....

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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