Club Trip to Glenelg River
Peter Reeve – fun & frivolity days on the Glenelg 25-27 October – outlined the various options – signup sheet circulating.
Emanual Ajang
Mike Toone spoke about Emanual Ajang who had played his first VFL game for Werribee – back in March 2018, RCWE gave him a Special Youth Community Support Award valued at $320 to cover kit when he was selected in the Greater Western Victorian Rebels football side in the Victoria-wide TAC Cup. In October 2021, he was our Guest Speaker, addressing “My life, hopes & aspirations”.
Club Thursday Morning Coffee
Made further comment on the Thursday morning coffee, noting that it will be at the RSL through September.
Hole in One Update
Mike paid tribute to the work done in the past with Hole-in-One sponsors by Ian Heard & Peter Reeve, and said he was looking for members to volunteer to help carry on this personal contact in 2022.
Film Night
Tim reminded members of the Film Night on Thursday 15 September, “Ticket to Paradise”, and encouraged attendance even though it is a regular meeting night for RCWE. Tickets $25 – contact Tim on 0438 802 840 or to purchase. All proceeds to Polio Eradication.
Victorian Veterans Family Services
Tim also reported on attending the Warrnambool launch of the “Victorian Veterans Family Services” under the auspices of Melbourne Legacy, and noted that Adam Kent, PHFR, is the local co-ordinator.
Warrnambool Athletics Event.
Advised that RCWE had nine locations to supervise during the Warrnambool Athletics event on Sunday 18 September – volunteers will be allocated.
PP Cliff Heath spoke of the need for staff at the Athletics Club BBQ on 18 September and suggested that some on the early checkpoint supervisors might come back and assist at the BBQ. A signup sheet was circulated.
Birthday Celebration
Lindsay Miller -  1 September
President Greg made reference to the fact that it was Lindsay’s 95th birthday today and listed some of the events which happened in 1927 – the most popular seemed to be that Collingwood (2.13) defeated Richmond (1.7) on a waterlogged MCG for what was then the VFL Premiership.
Plan for 2022-23
President Greg introduced the Club Assembly Report which sets out the plans and projects for 2022-2023, and also details of the Club Service and Club Administration budgets.
Directors/Chairmen then spoke to their various reports, with some emphasis on what can/must be done before the result of the Hole-in-One is known and what can be left until February 2023 when the level of funds available will be clear.
Did you know?
RCWE was instrumental in the formation of several organisations which have been of great ongoing value to the Warrnambool Community. One of these was the Search & Rescue Squad, now the State Emergency Service.
In 1974-1975, led by President Stan Wilson, the club commenced planning to provide a Search and Rescue Vehicle for City of Warrnambool. It was noted that $8000 was needed. In response to Club efforts, Mayor, Cr Jack Daffy, convened a public meeting on 20 October to consider the search & rescue issue, and a decision was made to form a squad. RCWE handed over $510, and PP Stan Wilson was appointed Chairman of the community fundraising committee. On 14 May 1977, the Search and Rescue Vehicle was handed over to the City of Warrnambool. As part of the fundraising efforts, a successful cabaret ball was conducted. While it became a combined effort, the initiative and the ongoing impetus came from RCWE and its members.