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Victorian Branch - ANARE Club

The VICTORIAN Branch Inaugural Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Pier Rd, St Kilda on WED 26th JULY with a 7:30pm Meeting start and the Bar will open at 6pm. (Please note that this date is different from the one initially set per the minutes of the meeting when the Victorian Branch was established).

The business of the AGM will be to elect office bearers for the Branch.

These are the minutes of the meeting on 29/04/2017 to form the Victorian Branch.

You are more than welcome to purchase drinks from the members bar and also they will have available for you to purchase meals (Curries, Fish N Chip or Salt & Pepper Calamari)

These arrangements have been hosted for the Club courtesy of RMY member Richard Ferguson.

Please RSVP early to Rob Nash ( as seating is limited.

Chris Gamgee
Treasurer ANARE Club

 Previous Notice regarding formation of the Victorian Branch

Following the notice sent out in the last Aurora regarding formation of a Victorian Branch of the ANARE Club, there are now enough members who have indicated support for this, and members who have volunteered to take on the initial office bearer roles.

Positions for which we have volunteers as initial office bearers

  • President - Ian Mackie
  • Vice-President – Keith Godfrey
  • Secretary – Jenna Kelley
  • Treasurer – Chris Gamgee
  • MWD/Social Secretary – Rob Nash
  • Other council members – Nancy Bulner, Brian Harvey

Meeting to formalise Victorian Branch of ANARE Club

In order to formalise the formation of the Victorian Branch, we should have a meeting of Victorian members to produce minutes to this effect and formally appoint an initial set of office bearers to carry out duties until the first AGM of the Branch is held at, or around the time of the Melbourne Mid-Winter Dinner.

A meeting will be held at 10:00am on Saturday 29/04/17 at Brian Harvey’s workshop 14 Bricker Street, Cheltenham, Vic. All Victorian ANARE Club members are invited to attend and register their interest. There is also one more council member position available to be filled, should someone wish to nominate.

If you are not able to attend but wish to register support for the Victorian Branch please email me, or send a letter to the secretary of the ANARE Club, GPO BOX 2534, Melbourne, Vic 3001.

Minutes will be taken and a list compiled of all members expressing support.

Chris Gamgee
Treasurer ANARE Club

Who was there - Victorian Branch - Melbourne Midwinter Dinner & Reunion 23 June 2017

Victorian Branch - Melbourne Midwinter Dinner & Reunion notice

Friday 23rd June 2017 – 6.30 pm for Pre-dinner drinks and hors d'oeuvres
followed by all inclusive 3 course meal with drinks
At ‘Bayview Eden’, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne.
Celebrate ANARE’s 70th Anniversary in Style

Please note this year’s Dinner is an All Expeditioners Function
- all guests must be ex AAP/ANARE (or other polar) expeditioners.

Station re-unions welcome and no limit on guests invited and booked by financial Members.

Financial Club members $95 per head (2016 prices)
Members’ Guests $110 per head.
All inclusive meal and drinks

Refer to the Booking Form for further details

Online Bookings and Enquiries for Mid Winter Dinner

Contact Victorian Branch Social Secretary Rob Nash 03 9315 6359 Mob. 0447 286 193
Email: VicBranch Mid Winter Dinner
Members can book (for themselves only) by logging in to the members section at

Postal Bookings

Send to: Brian Harvey,
C/- PO Box 144,
Bentleigh East, Vic 3165

General Enquiries

Ian Mackie, Function Coordinator, 03 5944 4124 Mob. 0429 057 474

The Booking Form will also be in Autumn Aurora issue in April
Bookings close Friday 16 June 2017 - Early bookings appreciated.