Thought this might be of interest for us Ganges folk.
Its an aerial shot taken early1919 of the German submarine fleet surrendering in the Orwell just off the the pier at our old home .
The little black bug like things are part of the 150 boats the surrendered.
Chairman: David Lines. Secretary: Harry Harrison 36 Barretts Road Langwarrin South Vic 3911
Telephone Harry 03-9728-3200 Email:email@example.com
MASTHEAD No. 241
Chairman David Lines Opened the meeting and welcomed John and Ann Horner for making the trip from Gisborne. A warm welcome was extended to Bill Agnew and Owen and Carmen Dingle good to have them aboard after a lengthy absence. A warm welcome to all.
A tab was opened at the bar for the ladies to have a drink.
Birthdays November Winfrede Agnew, Winifred Harrison, Mike Bennett, John Hillman and Pat Vary Best wishes to all. Also our congratulations to Owen and Carmel, who celebrated their 71st. wedding anniversary on the 18th. October Bravo Zulu Owen and Carmel.
Apologies John and Maureen Hannant, Winifred Harrison
Sick List. Albie Cunliffe has a virus and is unable to attend. Winifred Harrison is still in hospital.
Treasurers Report Total in account $3,851:62.
Correspondence Bank Statement, WA Hoist, Shotley Buzz 55,Queensland News Letter
UK Association The Association is moving along positively. Members will receive a 2019 endorsement for their membership card in the next gazette. Dues are payable through Brenda Chitty the Australian Financial Administrator for the Association.
We received a comprehensive financial report from the Treasurer Phil Bridge. Members received the report and the general opinion is that it is good to see the Association in good shape in the black and donating to worthy causes.BZ to Phil and the committee.
Last year Treasurer Phil underwent a hip replacement this year Phil informs us that he marched the full distance on Remembrance Day. BZ Phil and the Ganges Company.
We the Victorian Division wish the Chairman Colin Gent the committee and all members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
General Business 1) The kick off meeting will be held on Sunday 20th. January 2019 At a cost of $36 pp, at the FNMC Catering will be as it was last year.By Cheryl of Gourmet Catering. Those wishing to attend please contact Chairman David or Secretary HarryH with numbers attending, guests are welcome.
2) There was a good attendance for Remembrance Day. The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice declared in 1918.
Our thanks to the President and Committee of the FNMC for organising the occasion.
3) Get Together 2019 Anyone with a location they would like to visit pass it on to David or HarryH
4) Chairman David outlined the reason and methodology of gofunding. In this case for a medication that may prolong Charlie Greensmith’s life. The cost of the medication is $63,000.Which is a lot of money to find. So a gofund site was set up. Individuals may wish to donate to the fund. It was decided as the lunch is all donated the equivalent to the monies that would have been collected be donated to the fund. This was agreed to. Individuals also offered to donate.
.Chairman David Lines Thanked Ann and John Horner for donating the home made Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, shortbreads and mince pies. Thank you John and Ann.
A Big Thank you to Joan and Harry Kimefor preparing and serving the delicious lunch. Joan and and Harry managed to defrost a 6.2kg turkey from when David dropped the turkey off on Monday to a delicious meal on Wednesday. Also Joan and Harry donated and cooked the vegetables donated the “nibbles”, and decorated the tables very festive. Harry Kime and Mark kinder for bar service. Janet and David Lines for supplying the turkey and ham, and all who donated ingredients for lunch.
Chairman Thanked everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable occasion, and declared Up Spirits for a Christmas Tot or drink
The Loyal Toast was made
ChairmanClosed the Meeting
There is no meeting in December so we hope to see you all and any guests at the Kick off Meeting at the FNMC Seven Bells (11:30hrs.)on Sunday 20th.. January 2019
Regards – Harry Harrison
The Chairman’s Christmas message: – To all Victorian members, I thank you for your support throughout 2018 to both myself and Harry Harrison, as we have said before, it is you the members that make this Association, and it is you that have helped us make the decisions we have needed to make throughout the year, and this includes the get together held at Cadell on the Murray. Everybody had a say in this, and I think that those who attended not only from Victoria, but also Australia Wide and N.Z. made this a worthwhile A laugh and a bit of fun go a long way to enjoying yourselves. We look forward to 2019, and planning a getaway later in the year, to wherever YOU decide. It leaves me to say, I hope you All have a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year. See you all on the 20th. January 2019 for lunch at the FNMC. From David and Janet
As me move into the festive season and approach a brand New Year we remember those who CTB during the last year and all those suffering medical problems So when you raise a glass or two remember the good health to all and our absent friends. Harry Harrison Secretary
Just interest matter really.
The German U-boat surrender at Harwich,
just opposite Ganges Dec 1918
FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN
ON LAND,SEA AND AIR WE SALUTE YOU.
TO THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU.
WE THANK YOU FOR OUR FREEDOM.
2018 Christmas Party.
Yes folks it on,
Where you might want to know.
Well its at Jack & Judy Gardner’s.
When you may ask.
Well I will tell you.
Sunday 9th Dec 2018 at 1100 (for those who have forgotten that’s 11am)
For address details please contact, Jack or Linda, Please let them know for catering and numbers, BYO Drinkies.
For those lucky enough to be going to Moama/Echure
have a safe journey, drive safely and come back to us happy
This is not a French ship but one like it was at Trafalgar. You can have a shot to help it sink the French again
on the 21st Oct by joining the fun out Samford way.
Contact Alan Bibby or Charlie Greensmith for details.
The Royal Navy Assoc. Qld. Branch
is Putting it on it should be a good day out.
IT HAS BEEN A WHILE BUT AFTER A COUPLE OF TECH PROBLEMS WE SEEM TO BE BACK IN THE NEWS BUSINESS
OUR FIRST BIT IS TRAFALGAR DAY
DETAILS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY.
THE ROYAL NAVAL MANS ASSOC.
ARE HOLDING A FUNCTION WE ARE INVITED.