DUNEDIN RSA WELCOME AT GARRISON CLUB - 2nd Aug 2012

DUNEDIN RSA WELCOME AT GARRISON CLUB The Commanding Officer of 4OSouth, Lieutenant Colonel Roger McElwain, has invited Dunedin RSA members and it’s sub-branch members to use the facilities of the Garrison Club until permanent RSA club facilities are found. The Garrison Club is situated at the Kensington Army Hall in Bridgeman Street, Dunedin.

The Garrison Club has amended its opening hours to suit RSA members, and will now open at 1630 hours each Friday, beginning Friday 10 August 2012.

I urge those of you who can attend at 1630 hours next Friday to please do so, as a show of support for the Army who are very kindly affording us this opportunity and as a chance to reaquaint with old friends.  


Jenepher Glover
President

Living on the WW1 Battlefields, with Charlotte Descamps - 2nd Aug 2012

Living on the WW1 Battlefields, with Charlotte Descamps PLEASE NOTE  that there is a mini van going to the WW1 Battlefields talk(Below) leaving at 5 pm  from the Garrison Club - Kensington Army Hall  if anyone wants transport.

Living on the WW1 Battlefields, with Charlotte Descamps
10 August 2012
Friday, 5.30pm
Dunningham Room, Dunedin Public Library

Belgian historian Charlotte Descamps describes life on the World War 1 battlefield of Ypres nearly 100 years after the bloodshed. Charlotte was born among the fields where the fighting took place and where so many Otago men lost their lives. She is a founding member of the Passchendaele Society 1917, a charity that organises commemoration events, and has been running battlefield tours since 2004. Charlotte’s talk will cover what remains from the destruction, including the unearthing of bones, ordinance (200 tons of ammunition is still collected every year) and other objects that are a constant reminder of the grinding war that took place on Flanders Fields almost a century ago.


Seán Brosnahan
Curator
Toitū
Otago Settlers Museum
Dunedin City Council

Vietnam Veterans’ Medical Assessment Form - 12th Jul 2012


New forms  are available from the VANZ website. All Vietnam Veterans registered with Veterans Affairs will receive this form personally by post. VANZ is currently dealing with 500 Vietnam Veterans. These veterans need to be encouraged to go their GP to principally find out what is ‘not’ wrong with them. It is a continuance of the medical checkups received when serving. All Vietnam Veterans are encouraged to register with VANZ and take up the annual medical check.

2013 Escorted Vietnam Veterans Tours - 10th Jul 2012

 Registrations of interest now open for my 2013 escorted Vietnam Veterans tours. As the daughter
of a Veteran I have many years experience in both escorting and arranging tour for groups and
individuals.
My real passion for assisting Veterans along with family and friends to retrace their footsteps makes
each and every tour an unforgettable experience.
For full details on these or any unescorted options I have available please contact me I would love to be able to
assist with planning your trip. I am happy to discuss any personalised requirements you may have.
Departing 20 April 2013
10 nights ex Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch flying
Singapore Airlines
Experience the best of the South including Anzac Dawn
service at Long Tan. Explore the Vung Tau area in depth
before returning to Saigon for 2 nights to take in the must
sees. Your tour will take you through to Hue and a visit to
the DMZ before your tours ends with 2 nights in Historian
Hoian town.
$3980.00 per person twin share
Departing 07 August 2013
10 nights ex Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch flying
Singapore Airlines
Your tour takes in the best of the Northern city of Hanoi
before your overnight trip on the Reunification Express
through the imperial city of Hue. Enjoy a trip to the DMZ
and 2 nights in Hoian before heading South to the exciting
city of Saigon. Your tour ends with nights in Vung Tau
including visit to Baria orphanage, Nui Dat and other areas
of significance to the Anzacs presence in the area.
Optional add on – option to add on River cruise through
the Mekong to Cambodia from $2220.00 per person twin
share
$3980.00 per person twin share
ANZAC DAY AT LONG TAN HIGHLIGHTS OF THE
NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM
Lee Johns
Division of: Stella Travel Services. Registered Office:
66 Wyndham St, Auckland
Prices in NZ dollars, conditions apply, prices subject to change.
Please contact me for more information and full tour dossiers. Lee Johns (03) 686 1855
leejohns@thetravelbrokers.co.nz
www.thetravelbrokers.co.nz/leejohns

70th Anniversary of Battle of El Alamein - 25th Jun 2012

Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand (VANZ) is seeking Expressions
of Interest from New Zealand Navy, Army and Air Force
veterans who served in North Africa between 10 June 1940
and 12 May 1943, and have been awarded the Africa Star, to
attend 70th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of El
Alamein either in New Zealand, or in Egypt, in October 2012.
This commemoration will recognise all those New Zealanders
who served in the North African campaign.
To be eligible, veterans need to have attested into, and served
with the New Zealand Armed Forces in the campaign, or be
New Zealanders who served with the Royal Navy as members
of the New Zealand Naval Forces.
Veterans wishing to travel to Egypt will need to meet strict
medical fitness criteria to ensure they are well enough to travel
as part of the delegation and participate in the commemorative
events.
Veterans should be aware that there are potentially significant
health and security risks involved with travelling to Egypt and
they are advised to read the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel
Advisory for Egypt at
http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/destinations/egypt.shtml.
The New Zealand Government is continually monitoring the
situation in Egypt, and veterans will only be taken to Egypt for
the commemoration should it be safe for them to attend.
VANZ will meet the travel, accommodation, transport and
medical costs of those eligible to attend.
Veterans wishing to register interest in attending this
commemoration should contact:
Aaron Hanley, Veterans' Affairs New Zealand, PO Box 5146,
WELLINGTON 6145.
Freephone: 0800 483 8372, Email: veterans@xtra.co.nz
70th Anniversary of Battle of El Alamein
Expressions of
Interest will need
to be forwarded to
Veterans’ Affairs
New Zealand no
later than
6 July 2012.

Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June 2012 - 25th Jun 2012

Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June 2012 Dunedin RSA members will be sad to hear that Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June in Dunedin after a long and brave struggle with his debilitating illness.
John Campbell transferred to Dunedin RSA in 1999 . He  was an Executive Member, Vice President and President of the Dunedin RSA, then went on to be District President Otago and Southland RSA 2003 – 2005 and was the first South Island elected National President of the Royal New Zealand RSA 2005- 2007 . In 2010 John was made a life member of the Dunedin RSA.

John was a fine soldier, a dedicated champion of veterans’ rights and for many of us a close, personal friend. During his 32 year service to the RSA he worked assiduously for all veterans and service personnel to achieve such milestones as return of the Unknown Warrior in 2004; the celebration of the RSA’s 90th Anniversary and the institution of the Year of the Veteran in 2006; the Tribute 08 parade, the Government and all party apology to Vietnam Veterans in Parliament and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Veterans in 2008. After retirement, he continued his service as the lay member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Health. In Dunedin he will be remembered especially for the commitment he made to the Monticello Veterans Home.
John was a forthright, vigorous and influential advocate for New Zealand veterans and for all ex-service personnel, a highly professional and competent leader and a thoughtful and sensitive person – altogether a great combination. He will be sorely missed.

We pass our condolences and our pledge of support to his wife Beth and to his sons Mark and Glen and their families.
We Will Remember Him.
Jenepher Glover
President Dunedin RSA

For Sale Mobility Scooter - 20th Jun 2012

For Sale

3 wheel mobility scooter
10 - 15 years old - hardly used- goes well
OFFERS 

Phone Mark 455 0681

DCC Community Electricty Fund - 18th Jun 2012

Electricity Fund

The fund is to help people living within the DCC rateable area with a grant towards an electricity account.

In 1998 the Dunedin City Council Consumer Electricity Fund was set up in liaison with agencies providing budget advice services. The fund is to help people living within the DCC rateable area with a grant towards an electricity account. There are certain conditions that apply before a grant can be approved.

Application is by appointment only and dependent on eligibility. To qualify for this fund, you will need to see a budget advisor at one of the following agencies for a budget assessment:
•Anglican Family Care
•Presbyterian Support Services
•Salvation Army Service
•Budget Advisory Service
•Catholic Social Services
For an application form contact  
Dunedin City Council - Customer Services Centre
•Call: 03 477 4000
•Visit: Ground floor, Civic Centre. 50 The Octagon, Dunedin
•Postal: PO Box 5045, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058
•Email: dcc@dcc.govt.nz

or  Click link below here to download application form

www.dunedin.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/133474/Consumer-Elec-fund.pdf

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