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2013 AGM Minutes





Minutes of the meeting held at


Toorak Services Club

72 Clendon Road



1845 hrs

Wednesday 5TH September 2012







  1.1 Present

Frank Miller, Peter Don,  Roger Nation, Graeme Chester, Robin Hunt, Ray Elder,                  Wayne Bruce, Brian Cooper, Bernie Gleeson, Peter Hateley.




1.2.1  Apologies:


Jay McDaniell, Lyle Brown, Rob Youl, Neil Leckie, Dennis Townsend.


1.2.2 Apologies and nominating the Chairman, Frank Miller as proxy:


Giles Waterman, Michael Shum, Ray Andrews, David Maddison, Wal Hall,

Gerard Garard,  Phil Warwick, Dennie Archer, Donald Moffatt, Kevin Dixon,            Col  Burg, Peter Clisdell, Geoffrey Colless, Harold Moyle, Ted Clark,           John Hetherington,   Ian Tucker


1.2.3 Apologies and nominating the Secretary Roger Nation as proxy:


Dave Sabben, Peter Feeney, Richard Thomas.


1.2.4 Apologies and nominating Brian Cooper as proxy:


Tony Beddison.


1.2.5 Apologies and nominating Robin Hunt as proxy:


Carl Wood.









  1. PREVIOUS MINUTES (3rd August 2011)


           The minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 3rd August 2011,  were circulated prior to the meeting.


That the minutes, be accepted as a true and correct record

Roger Nation / Robin Hunt                      AGREED




  2.   1     Chairman’s Report (Frank Miller)


Frank Miller tabled the 2011-12 Victorian Chairman’s report, as presented at the June National Council Meeting. A copy is attached to these minutes as appendix A.


That the Chairman’s Report be received:

Frank Miller / Brian Cooper   AGREED





3.2 Financial Report

No report tabled, to be approved by the Victorian Committee when audited.


3.3 Youth Leadership

Frank Miller’s report on youth leadership is included in his Chairman’s report to the 2012 AGM as attached to these minutes.




The existing National Council Office Bearers having indicated their willingness to     continue in the elected roles for the Victorian Chapter, and there being no further nominations, all office bearers were elected unopposed.


  1. Don \ R. Hunt Carried





Not yet finalised.



There being no further business, the meeting closed at 1855 hrs.




Roger Nation


Bernie Gleeson


OTU Victorian Chapter


Appendix A.




The Victorian Chapter has enjoyed yet another busy and successful twelve months. Our Executive has now

Been in charge of running the National body for over two full years and has been pleased with the progress made in this capacity.


Our annual Geddes Dinner, held in August saw yet another attendance record posted. Our speaker this year was Scheyvillian, Brigadier Neil Weekes MC. Neil gave a talk on the Battle of Fire Support Base Coral – one of Australia’s major engagements in the Vietnam war. It was received exceptionally well by all in attendance. The Geddes Dinner, like the ANZAC Day March participation, continues to grow in numbers and quality each year. Our thanks go to Ray Elder for initiating the two.


Unlike last year, the weather was kind and allowed the running of the Chapter’s October Golf Classic. Another record was set here with thirty two playing. Furthermore, I am pleased to report we had the highest number of ladies ever join in. A great day was had by all.


The November weekend away was held at Tom’s Cap in Gippsland. Again, the good number of Scheyvillian couples in attendance had a most pleasant time. Our stay there was spent bush walking, wining, dining and relaxing. Thanks to Rob and Maureen Cronin for its organisation.


Altogether our Chapter sponsored a total of twenty two young people to the Lord and Lady Somers Camps. (Of this number seven were funded in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Healesville). Several Victorian Scheyvillians , once again, accepted the invitation to visit the camps and observe, first hand, the good work carried out with the “groupers” there. Our special thanks go to Paul Ford (2/71) for organising the transport of the interstate participants to and from the airport.


In January we held our first “picnic” in many years. By the time arrangements were settled this had changed into a very pleasant, catered , lunch at the Fairfield boatshed on the Yarra River.

Over thirty Scheyvillians, wives/ partners and friends attended. We are grateful to Brian Cooper and Jo for putting this together.



March saw the annual tennis day at the renowned Kooyong Tennis Centre. The fine play, followed by the excellent meal made for a highly successful event. It was great fun. We are indebted to Colin Lindsay and Denise Cosgriff for putting the event together.


A record thirty three Scheyvillians joined in this year’s March to Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance. Although there was rain about it was not enough to cause any real trouble.

At the end we adjourned to the Toorak Services Club for lunch and much fellowship.


The Annual Victorian Chapter Dinner was again held at the William Angliss College Restaurant. As always the service, the food and drink was first class. We are most grateful to Chris Coates and the team at the College for hosting us this outstanding facility once more. Our guest speaker was The Honourable Tim Fischer AC (3/66) – former Deputy Prime Minister and, more recently,  Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome. Thanks go to Roger Nation, Peter Hateley, Neil Leckie, MC Ray Andrews and Maggie Friend for yet again, another great night.


Financially the Chapter remains on a very strong footing.


I would like to express my personal thanks to all on the executive for the eager help in making for another highly successful year.


Frank Miller.

Chairman, Victorian Chapter.
























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