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ANZAC SPIRIT AWARDS 2016 update

The ANZAC SPIRIT AWARD is sponsored by the RSL sub-branch member Mr Wayne Smith (former RSL branch Secretary and ex-member of 4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse. This award was established by him to reward examples of exceptional commitment, unselfishness and enthusiasm by persons or organisations in the area within the last 12 months.

RSL President Mr Reinhard Goschiniak welcomed all including Mr Robert Mitchell (MHR) Federal member for McEwen, and Macedon Ranges Shire Councillor and Mayor Mr Graham Hackett.

Congratulations to those nominated for this year’s award. Secretary of RSL sub-branch Trish Vowels announced the nominations:

NOMINATIONS:

Dr Jenny Stillman (President of RRBATA) sponsored by Dr Greg Powell

Mrs Judy Cope-Williams sponsored by Mr Rob Smithies

Mrs Rita Vandervalk sponsored by Mrs Margaret Mitchell

Mrs Rose McCarthy and Mrs Rosalie McCarthy sponsored by Mrs Eileen French

Winners were: Mrs Rose McCarthy and Mrs Rosalie McCarthy

Mrs Rose McCarthy spoke a few words in appreciation and mentioned that her family has had a close affinity with the RSL. Her father, an italian immigrant to Australia in 1926 served in WW2 as a member oif the AIF and fought the Japanese. He was a member of Sunbury RSL branch for 42 years and Rose sold poppies for ANZAC Day for 26 years.

A cheque for $150 and framed certificate of recognition was awarded to Rose and Rosalie.

All nominees were likewise presented with a certificate and a bottle of MOET champagne.

Some Photos from the evening:

RSL President Mr Reinhard Goschiniak welcomed Macedon Ranges Shire Councillor and Mayor Mr Graham Hackett, Mr Robert Mitchell (MHR) Federal member for McEwen.

Winners Rose and Rosalie McCarthy about to be presented with the Spirit of ANZAC Award by President RSL Reinhart Goschiniak

President RSL Reinhart Goschiniak and Secretary Trish Vowels (Secretary-RSL) together withMacedon Ranges Shire Councillor Mr Graham Hackett, Mr Robert Mitchell (MHR) Federal member for McEwen and sponsor Mrs Eileen French

Mrs Margaret Mitchell receives the nominees certificate and Moet Champagne from President RSL Reinhart Goschiniak and Secretary Trish Vowels (Secretary-RSL) on behalf of Mrs Rita Vandervalk

Mrs Judy Cope-Williams sponsored by Mr Rob Smithies being presented with the nominees certificate and Moet Champagne from President RSL Reinhart Goschiniak and Secretary Trish Vowels (Secretary-RSL)

Dr Jenny Stillman (RRBATA President) receives the nominees certificate and Moet Champagne from President RSL Reinhart Goschiniak and Secretary Trish Vowels (Secretary-RSL) with congratulations from sponsor Dr Greg Powell.

Key Contacts RSL Romsey (sub-branch):

Reinhard Goschiniak
President
03 5429 3885
0419 375 060
romlancrsl@gmail.com

Patricia Vowles
Secretary
0410 618 048
pavowles@bigpond.com
 

 

 

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Date: 23/11/2016
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