RECENT MEET & GREETS



June 2017 . . . .



SA  -   Meet 'n Greet - Port Adelaide Naval Association

A good turn-up at yesterday’s Meet & Greet at the Port Adelaide Naval Association club rooms. All the usual suspects were there telling the same old lies again. Great camaraderie and the PANA chefs did well for lunch - pie and peas and gravy with a cheese platter for $8 – given that the kitchen was out of action as it is in the process of being remodelled.
 
One of our own – CPOETS (SM) Ray Kemp – has been elected President of the PANA. Not sure if it’s congratulations or commiserations!
 
Also it was nice to see an old face – and I don’t mean that it the ageist sense – that we hadn’t seen for awhile. CEWE Bert Newell has overcome some health issues and was able to join us.
 
The final roll call was 30.

Those in attendance: Dave Betts, Wally Birch, John Bolton, Gene Boron, Roy Collins, Les Figg, Alan Fletcher, Rock Hudson, Rob Kearvell, Ray Kemp, Bob King, Gary Lang, Mark Loram, Mal Magor, Chris McConville, Trev McKerlie, Bert Newell, Terry Norman, John Phillips, Bob Pine, Dave Potterat, Les Radford, Geoff Salkeld, Ian Short, Rod Spotswood, Billy Swan, Alan Tassel, Neil Walton, Doc Watson and Mike Witcher.  

Apologies received: Peter Bailey, Ron Beaumont, Gary Blake, John Bushell, Mick Cain, Jock Colligan, Maurie Davey, Gary Gosden, Doug Haskings, Jeff Howlett, Val Osis, Michael Parker, Mal Parrington, Blue Reidy, Chris Rowe, Jack Van Eyck, Paul Waterworth, and Maurie Woods. Various reason – overseas travel, interstate travel and health. Blue Reidy and Shorty Waterworth were in Sydney  to attend the Memorial Service for Pete McNair which was held at Garden Island today (Sunday). Well done Blue and Shorty.  

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  JB


NSW  -   Meet 'n Greet - Granville RSL club

About the average number of punters turned up for an enjoyable \'smoky\'  !!

We had the honour of a new member ( to join officially as yet ) , viz Oscar Johansson  - an ex-POEP  - R54xxx  - joined October \'58. Welcome aboard Oscar  !!

( As a side line regular member Aussie Osborne was his best man many decades ago so they much to catch up on )

Thank you all for attending !
 
Next Meeting is October 21st   ( McGurk\'s 60th birthday so bring presents  !!! )

Those in attendance:

Apologies received: Bob Sell; Bill Shaw; Pete Williams; Stu\' Harding\'; Bruce Richens.

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Back Row: Oscar Johansson; Ted Schloithe; Bruce Bowmaker; Bob Allen

Second Row: Allan ( Buck ) Ryan ; Mat Holzl ; Pete McGurk; Alan McLeod; Kerry Spencer

Front Row: Bob Osborne ; Mike Kay ; Mike Kielty ( seated ) ; Brad Parker ( leaning )

  PMcG


Gold Coast  -   Meet 'n Greet - Nerang RSL Club

The Brisbane M&G group and the Gold Coast group combined for a very enjoyable get together.

A Good time enjoyed by all went till about 1500.

Lots of ladies as well - this is the Gold Coast after all. 

Those in attendance: Barry Fidock, Johan Veltmeyer, Eric Ceslis, Max Crowther, Col Saxby, Adrian (Peter) Sellers, Bob Waters, Ray Lastelle, Shorty Edwards, Casey Jones, Chris Mclay, Ken Vandermolden, and Steve Brown.

Apologies received: Bruce Rogers, Mal Chatfield and Tony Gearing.

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  Fido


WA  -   Meet 'n Greet - Fremantle Navy Club

Dear Fellow Greenies,
Not a great rollout for the middle Meet & Greet of 2017 - perhaps it was the sunny weather that kept the majority outdoors. However a group of stalwarts gathered at the Fremantle Navy Club and enjoyed a couple of cold beers and group camaraderie.

Those in attendance: Clive Plummer, Clark Pride, Peter Lennon, Denis Coombe, Gary Paterson, Peter Dales.

Apologies received: Kev Gleeson, Greg & Chris Martin, Greg Nowakowski, Barry Middleton, Tony Howell, Bob Stephenson, Barry MacCormack, Ray Smith, Colin Benporath, Greg Nowakowski, Gary Winton, Wally McNamee, Stewie Dewar, Tom van der Togt, Les Giles, Mel Smales, Steve Mulvaney.  

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Left to Right: Clark Pride, Gary Paterson, Peter Lennon, Clive Plummer, Peter Dales.

  Denis Coombe


VIC  -   Meet 'n Greet - Stella Maris Seafarer\'s Centre, Little Collins Street

The gathering consisted of 12 Members and Pam IRVING-DUSTING (USN)
Thanks Bob FARR and Ray DRAKE for preparing the finger food and Bob for his voice in getting everyone’s attention.

Apologies received: Darryl AH GEE, Thomas ALBRECHT, David ARNOLD, David BALL, Graham BERMINGHAM, Allan DOUGLAS, Peter ELTON, Doug FORD, Gavin GUSLING, Chris HAKKENNES, Robert HAMMOND, Phillip KOSSATZ, Geoffrey LOWE, Michael LYNCH, Rodney MARCHANT, Paul PAYNE, Brenton PULLEINE, Peter REPSCHLAGER, Wayne RICHARDS, Bernd ROTTINGER, Barry SHRIMPTON, Adrian SMITH, Herbert SUNDERLAND, Geoffrey THRELFALL, Steve WESTHEAD, Darryl WILLIAMS.

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Back Row: Jim ROADKNIGHT, Simon DEW, Ian BENIER, Ray DRAKE, Steve THORBJORNSEN, John ERIKSSON, Steve McCORMICK.

Front Row: Ray LAWRENCE, Bob FARR, Les BENNETT, Frank LUDEWIG, Pam IRVING-DUSTING, Neil IRVING-DUSTING.

  Jim Roadknight - LSETS 1980-1987



FEBRUARY 2017 . . . .



SA  -   Meet 'n Greet - Port Adelaide Naval Association

29 Adelaide Greenies gathered at the Port Adelaide Naval Association for the February Meet & Greet. Our regular traveller – Trev McKerlie – was unable to attend as he had RSL AGM duties to attend to, but I’m delighted to say that we had a new traveller join us. Tim Smith (ex-LSETC) drove up from Lucindale in the South East – a snappy 4 hour drive – to attend his first Meet & Greet. We also had two other “newbies” – Ken Green (ex-EMP) and Barry Allison (ex-SAC) – join us for the first time, and we hope to see them all again at future Meet & Greets. Thanks for making the effort guys.
I seem to recall that a lot of the conversation revolved around comparing knee replacement operations. That seems to be one of the hazards of getting old!

Those in attendance: Barry Allison, Wally Birch, John Bolton, Gene Boron, Roy Collins, Kim Daw, Mike Fisher, Alan Fletcher, Ken Green, Garry Hale, Rock Hudson, Rob Kearvell, Ray Kemp, Mark Loram, Chris McConville, Terry Norman, Michael Parker, John Phillips, Les Radford, Geoff Salkeld, Ian Short, Tim Smith, Glynn Spencer, Rod Spotswood, Bill Swan, Alan Tassel, Neil Walton, Graham Watson and Mike Witcher. Missing from the photo are Alan Tassel who had to leave early to go to work (silly bastard!) and Geoff Salkeld who turned up late, and I might add without a “late chitty!”

Apologies received: There was a higher than usual number of apologies at 24. There were some inventive reasons ranging from bowls, travel, RSL AGM’s grandkid’s birthdays, house hunting, ship reunions, the “lurgy” and someone had the shits (literally) on Saturday morning and wasn’t game to leave the crapper! Apologies were received from....Peter Bailey, Ron Beaumont, Dave Betts, Gary Blake, John Bushell, Mick Cain, Maurie Davey, John Dini, Les Figg, Doug Haskings, Norm Holden, Jeff Howlett, Bob King, Tony Mackereth, Mal Magor, Trev McKerlie, Bert Newell, Val Osis, Mal Parrington, Bob Pine, Dave Potterat, Chris Rowe, Ed Skubala and Jack Van Eyck. Note: There is no truth in the rumour that Bill Swan is holding his ex-girlfriend in the photo!

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  JB



QLD  -   Meet 'n Greet - Wynnum RSL club

The Brisbane M & G was held at the Wynnum RSL.

There was some discussion about rotating M & G’s between the Gold Coast and Maroochydore, so watch this space.

Those in attendance: John Reardon, Glenn Williams, Col Saxby, Steve Brown, Paul Dennis, Chris McKay and Barry MacDonald.

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  Col


Gold_Coast  -   Meet 'n Greet - Nerang RSL Club

Those in attendance: Attendees at the Gold Coast Meet & Greet were Barry Fidock, Eric Ceslis, John (Dutchy) Veltmeyer, Bob (Soapy) Waters, Shorty Edwards and Mal Chatfield.

Apologies received: Apologies from Ray (Lassie) Lastelle and Mal Chatfield had to scarper before the photo was taken.

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  Fido


WA  -   Meet 'n Greet - Fremantle Navy club

The intrepid group of  \"old\" Greenies met at the Navy Club in Fremantle for the first Meet & Greet of 2017.

Those in attendance: Clive Plummer, Tony Howell, Denis Coombe, Clark Pride, Barry Middleton, Peter Dales,Tony Cuming, Gary Paterson.

Apologies received: Ron Jackson, Kevin Gleeson, Steve Mulvaney, Barry MacCormack, Colin Benporath, Neil Weller, Paul Lucken, Garry Simons, Peter Lennon, John Skinner, Greg & Chris Martin, Greg Nowakowski, Bob Stevenson, Stewart Dewar, Les Giles, Trevor Davies, Mel Smales, Tom van der Togt.

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Left to Right: Clive Plummer, Barry Middleton, Peter Dales, Tony Cuming, Denis Coombe, Tony Howell, Gary Paterson, Clark Pride.

  Denis Coombe


NSW  -   Meet 'n Greet - Granville RSL Club

Howdy Green People   !!
A nice turn up ( for Sydney anyway ) with the added bonus of Pete Cucilovic from Ballina paying homage to our group   !!!!

Those in attendance: Pete McGurk; Bob Sell; Bob Allen; Brad Parker; Matt Holzl; Alan Ryan; Ted Schloithe; Bruce Bowmaker; Pete Cucilovic; Mike kay; Graeme Archer; John McMillan; Pete Williams; Merv Daetz; Mike Kielty.

Apologies received: For reasons unknown only received four apologies  -- : Jock MacGregor; Stu Harding; Mike Mason; Marek Hodgek..

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  Cheers, McGurky


VIC  -   Meet 'n Greet - Stella Maris Seafarer's Centre, Little Collins Street

Seventeen members plus family and friends totalling twenty one attended.
There were also twenty four apologies. Of those attending, we had a wide ranging age group, spanning some 60 years of service from the mid 50\'s through to a currently serving ABET(C). This, then, provided a wide range of conversation topics, so there were numerous comparisons between changes in technology, conditions of service, changes at CERBERUS and female electricians at sea. (And, as usual, some tall stories and true).
I would like to thank Jim ROADKNIGHT for relieving me of the Victorian Coordinator task and hope that he is able to keep the camaraderie of the Victorian chapter of Pussers Greenies alive in the years ahead.
A great day was had by all.

Those in attendance:

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Back Row: Paul PAYNE, Allan ROADKNIGHT, Jim & Daughter Kristen ROADNIGHT, Alan THEOBALD, Adrian SMITH, Tom LUDWICK, Steve WESTHEAD, Charlie CHAMBERS, Steve THORBJORNSEN, Ian BENIER.

Front Row: Herman MUNNINK, Rickey TEMMINGHOFF, John ERIKSSEN, Frank LUDEWIG, Michael LYNCH, Bob FARR and Steve McCORMICK.

  Ian BENIER


 -   Meet 'n Greet -

A good turn-up at yesterday’s Meet & Greet at the Port Adelaide Naval Association club rooms. All the usual suspects were there telling the same old lies again. Great camaraderie and the PANA chefs did well for lunch - pie and peas and gravy with a cheese platter for $8 – given that the kitchen was out of action as it is in the process of being remodelled.
 
One of our own – CPOETS (SM) Ray Kemp – has been elected President of the PANA. Not sure if it’s congratulations or commiserations!
 
Also it was nice to see an old face – and I don’t mean that it the ageist sense – that we hadn’t seen for awhile. CEWE Bert Newell has overcome some health issues and was able to join us.

The final roll call was 30.

Those in attendance: Dave Betts, Wally Birch, John Bolton, Gene Boron, Roy Collins, Les Figg, Alan Fletcher, Rock Hudson, Rob Kearvell, Ray Kemp, Bob King, Gary Lang, Mark Loram, Mal Magor, Chris McConville, Trev McKerlie, Bert Newell, Terry Norman, John Phillips, Bob Pine, Dave Potterat, Les Radford, Geoff Salkeld, Ian Short, Rod Spotswood, Billy Swan, Alan Tassel, Neil Walton, Doc Watson and Mike Witcher.  

Apologies received: Peter Bailey, Ron Beaumont, Gary Blake, John Bushell, Mick Cain, Jock Colligan, Maurie Davey, Gary Gosden, Doug Haskings, Jeff Howlett, Val Osis, Michael Parker, Mal Parrington, Blue Reidy, Chris Rowe, Jack Van Eyck, Paul Waterworth, and Maurie Woods. Various reason – overseas travel, interstate travel and health. Blue Reidy and Shorty Waterworth were in Sydney  to attend the Memorial Service for Pete McNair which was held at Garden Island today (Sunday). Well done Blue and Shorty.  

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  JB