SYDNEY GREENIES MEET AND GREET JUNE 2019
A rousing number of greenies made the effort to make a jolly group of ex techo's enjoy the camaraderie and the pleasant surrounds of the Merrylands RSL amenities !!
We trust you all keep fighting fit to be able to attend the next Meet and Greet -- October 19th 2019 !!!
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE !!!
Those in attendance: ATTENDEES WERE ( SEE PIC ) ::
Apologies received: Phil Croese ; Mike mason ; Peter Moore ; Jock McGregor ; Kerry Spencer ; John McMillan
Back Row: Merv Daetz; Ted Schloithe ; Bruce Richens ; Brad Parker ; Matt Holzl
Third Row: Graeme Archer, Bob Allen ( Life Member of the RSL )
Second Row: Bob Sell; Robert ( Bungy ) Williamson ; Johnno Johnson; Mike Kielty
Front Row: Allen ( Buck ) Ryan, Pete McGurk, Mike Kay
Pete McGurk ( on behalf of the NSW Greenies Committee )
A few words and photo from the Brisbane get together. We had six attend and 3 apologies which was not bad considering my late reminder email.
A pleasant afternoon as always was enjoyed by our regulars at the Wynnum RSL with a number of attendees traveling considerable distance to be with us and that is appreciated. We had six attend and received 3 apologies. Thanks to Suellen Dennis for attending and as always being our photographer.
Apologies received: Peter (Casey) Jones, Glenn Williams and Chris McKay
Left to Right: Paul Dennis, Col Saxby, Roger Crawfoot, Jim Fern, Barry MacDonald and Tom Swan
Those in attendance: Alan Dow, Clive Plummer, Ron Jackson, Gary Patterson, Denis Coombe, Paul Larsen, Ray Smith, Stewart Dewar, Clark Pride.
Apologies received: John Haynes, Kev Gleeson, Colin Benporath, Garry Simons, Gary Winton, Greg Martin, Bob Stevenson, Tony Howell, Barry Middleton, Mick Crossan, Mel Smales, Les Giles, Peter Lennon, Peter Dales, Tony Cuming.
Left to Right: Clive Plummer, Alan Dow, Stewart Dewar, Ron Jackson, Clark Pride, Paul Larsen, Gary Patterson, Ray Smith.
I know that all of you non-Croweaters think that we’re a bit slow over here, but the reason that our Meet & Greet was held two weeks after the rest of Australia was because we were unable to book our preferred venue of the Combined Services Mess at the Torrens Parade Ground. It provides great facilities which is why it’s popular. Nevertheless, that didn’t deter 31 of the RAN’s finest from gathering and drinking, fine feasting and fibbing! Did I mention that I was the victualler and cook! There was more food provided than is shown in the photo. The photo was taken after Bob Kearvel had been in the scran line. That’s him holding the saveloy in the back right hand corner – he didn’t stop eating all day! Nor did the rain deter us – it absolutely belted down during the afternoon.
As always, our inveterate traveller from the north – Trev McKerlie – made his regular 500Km round trip to join us. Val Osis also joined us from interstate as he was in Adelaide for his mother’s birthday. We might be two weeks behind everyone else, but travelling isn’t an issue.
Pleasingly we had two new attendees – Dean Medlen and Mick Lamey – join us. And I’m sure they’ll be back.
There were two last minute withdrawals due to sickness and a number of regulars that were chasing the warmer climes so our numbers would have been even higher.
Don't forget - Our next Meet & Greet is Saturday 19th October, 2019
Those in attendance: Barry Allison, Wally Birch, John Bolton, Michael Bornholt, Roy Collins, Kim Daw, Gary Gosden. Garry Hale, Bill Hollas, Jeff Howlett, Rob Kearvel, Ray Kemp, Mick Lamey, Gary Lang, Chris McConville, Trev McKerlie, Dean Medlen, Gavin Mitchell, Terry Norman, Val Osis, John Phillips, Bob Pine, Dave Potterat, Les Radford, Bob Reidy, George Reidy, Bill Swan, Alan Tassel, Neil Walton, Graham Watson, Mike Witcher.
Apologies received: Peter Augsdorfer, Peter Bailey, Ron Beaumont, Gary Blake, Gene Boron, John Bushell, Mick Cain, Jock Colligan, Maurie Davey, Mike Fisher, Bob King, Mark Loram, Mal Magor, Bert Newell, Mal Parrington, Chris Rowe, Ian Short, Ed Skubala, Rod Spotswood, Eric Thompson, Jack Van Eyck, Maurie Woods.
It was a good turnout for the February Adelaide Meet & Greet at our new location at the Combined Services Mess at the Torrens Parade Ground. This was the third time we’d used the venue and the unanimous consensus was that we keep using it. It’s a central location with plenty of parking and access to all forms of public transport. And by all accounts the victualler doesn’t do a bad job either – oh, that’s me!
Thirty five (35) of the RAN’s finest Greenies got together to tell more lies and enjoy a convivial ale. A couple of attendees hadn’t been for a while and were happy renewing old acquaintances. Travel is not a problem here in SA as we had Beetles Bailey travel down from Port Augusta and that’s a 600Km round trip. Trev McKerlie travelled down from Apilla and that’s a 500Km round trip and finally Chris Rowe made the 200Km round trip from Goolwa. It’s about time the other states got over the “it’s too far to travel” syndrome and made the effort to get to at least one Meet & Greet a year! Beside which they might actually enjoy themselves!
As usual the bowling season took its toll on attendees as a number of regulars were still heavily involved in competition bowls. Travel and sickness also prevented some from attending. One of these days we’ll manage to get everyone there!
Those in attendance: Peter “Beetles” Bailey, Wally Birch, Gary Blake, John Bolton, Michael Bornholdt, Roy Collins, Kim Daw, Les Figg, Mike Fisher, Jean - Pierre Gibbard, Gary Gosden, Doug Haskings, Bill Hollas, Jeff Howlett, Rob Kearvell, Ray Kemp, Bob King, Mark Loram, Mal Magor, Chris McConville, Trev McKerlie, Gavin Mitchell, Bert Newell, John Phillips, Dave Potterat, Les Radford, Chris Rowe, Ian Short, Glynn Spencer, Rod Spotswood, Alan Tassel, Neil Walton, Graham Watson, Mike Witcher, Maurie Woods
Apologies received: Barry Allison, Peter Augsdorfer, Ron Beaumont, Gene Boron, John Bushell, Mick Cain, Jock Colligan, Garry Hale, Gary Lang, Peter Lines, Bryan Newton, Terry Norman, Val Osis, Mal Parrington, Bob Pine, Ed Skubala, Bill Swan, Eric Thompson, Jack Van Eyck.
The first Meet & Greet for 2109 was held at the Fremantle Navy Club on a warm summer Western Australian afternoon. Cold beer and pickled crayfish, courtesy once again of Les & Barb Giles, was enjoyed by all. Thanks Les & Barb.
Those in attendance: Clark Pride, Les Giles, Mel Smales, Gary Paterson, Denis Coombe, Tony Cuming, Garry Symons, Barry MacCormack, Peter Dales, Barry Middleton, Clive Plummer.
Apologies received: Kevin Gleeson, Keith Varley, Mick Crossan, Rick Winch, Ray Smith, Peter Bradley, Steve Mulvaney, Greg Martin, Stewart Dewar, Tom van der Togt, Bob Stevenson, Ron Jackson.
Left to Right: Clark Pride, Les Giles, Mel Smales, Gary Paterson, Denis Coombe, Tony Cuming, Garry Symons, Barry MacCormack, Peter Dales, Barry Middleton, Clive Plummer.
A good turn up of the regular attendees enjoyed the afternoons get together. Steve Brown was accompanied by his wife Loris and for the second time in 3 M&Gs they won the RSL Meat Tray Raffle. Tom Swan who shares his attendance between us and the Sunshine coast group joined us and enjoyed catching up with many of us not seen for considerable time.
Those in attendance: , Steve Brown, Glenn Williams, Barry Macdonald, Peter Jones Chris, McKay, John Reardon, Jim Fern, Tom Swan, John Marsh, Col Saxby
Apologies received: Paul Dennis
Back Row: Chris McKay, John Reardon, Jim Fern, Tom Swan, John Marsh, Col Saxby
Front Row: , Steve Brown, Glenn Williams, Barry Macdonald, Peter Jones
Three fine warriors met at the Maroochydore RSL on Saturday (16th Feb, 2019) and shared their naval, and, life stories.
What wonderful gatherings these afternoons are as we speculate on solving social and world issues. Not to mention, the funny memories of our youthful exploits which flow back into the convivial conversations.
Those in attendance: Mick Kimball (salubrious host) , Dennis Mills and Paul Dennis
The gathering consisted of nine members with two guests.
We met back at our usual venue, Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre.
There was lively discussion of many trips up top with some quite interesting memories from Blue Lawless.
Those in attendance: Les BENNETT, Bob FARR, Bob HAMMOND, Chris Lawless, Mick LYNCH, Steve McCORMICK, Alan THEOBALD - attended but left before photo and John VAN 'T HOFF.
Apologies received: David BALL, Angela BALLARD nee HUTCHIE, Dave BATES, Ian BENIER, Graham BERMINGHAM, Robert BILLINGSLEY, Peter BURNETT, Dennis CAMPBELL, Raymond DRAKE, John ELLIOTT, John ERIKSSON, Doug FORD, Raymond FRYER, Gavin GUSLING, Chris HAKKENNES, John HAKKENNES, Hector HART, Ron HEENAN, Phillip KOSSATZ, Ray LAWRENCE, Frank LUDEWIG, Kenneth PRYOR, Brenton PULLEINE, Peter REPSCHLAGER, Bernd ROTTINGER, Adrian SMITH, Herbert SUNDERLAND and Eric THOMPSON.
Great to see those who made the attempt to make a great meet and the Merrylands RSL last Saturday...
Usual banter ( some bits / dits becoming somewhat repetitive as the years go by -- dementia creeping in ??? -- though
we still get a good laugh .
Those in attendance: Mick Kielty, Bob Allen, Allan ( Buck ) Ryan, Ted Schloithe, Matt Holzl, Kerry ( Jingles ) Spencer, Pete McGurk, Mike Kay, John McMillan, Brad Parker..
Apologies received: Bob Sell, Dave Phillips, Stu’ Harding