Bendigo Branch - Autumn 2017
Well here we are again, another year has gone by already.
Sadly we lost another WWII member in Noel Dean on 16th January, 2017.
Noel celebrated his 90th birthday on 15th August with a great family party. I was very privileged to receive an invitation and meet with his six daughters. Noel had been in extreme pain for past 2-3 years. He attended our meetings regularly, wearing a lovely smile and never grumbled. We will miss him very much. It was Noel's wish for a RAAF funeral service which we were pleased to comply with, giving him a guard of honour as he left the funeral parlour and was carried to the grave.
Our Christmas luncheon was held on 1st December, 2016 at Windermere Hotel, Kangaroo Flat. Carl Schiller & his wife together with Tom Jobling & Keith Lanyon from Ballarat branch joined in the festivities with 34 of our members.
We had a choice of 1,2 or 3 courses from their seniors menu which we all really enjoyed. The entertainment consisted of a group of 6 ladies named "The Rustic Divas" who sang two brackets of songs and carols. They had all toes tapping. There was a unanimous decision that we should invite them back next Christmas.
On 2nd February we held our AGM with no changes to the executive, which I am pleased to report.