On Sunday 17 th November 19 the Area Sergeants mess Karrakatta was the venue for eighty past Serving members of the Health Services to gather for our State Annual BBQ / Reunion. The new organising committee of Alan and Diane Wright, Diedre Conca ,David Clements and Peter Bevilacqua did an outstanding job in bringing it all together. Ably supported by the Raffle girls in Carolyn Burgess and Claire Scott the day was to be a resounding success.
The guest speaker was the current CO 13 CSSB LTCOL Parry and she gave a very enlightening up to date brief on where things are going within the System currently.
As always the function was full of much reminiscing and the retelling of past War stories and the challenging and fun times had by all during our Service.
An Interstate visitor in Ex RTD Major Mick Gallagher was a fine site to see, with his well groomed Grey Beard (see attached Photo) and it was great to catch up .
In the absence of our friendly Auctioneer Wally Harmer , Mick OSullivan covered the shortfall with Evie being successful with the winning bid after her past many attempts to secure the Prized Clock Trophy. Our thanks goes again to Ian Merrilees who has made and donated this Trophy for the past 26 years.
Due to possible refurbishments ,it may be the last time we will gather at Karrakatta and the committee are in early stages of assessing other Venue options and Date TBA.
From the Old & Bolds from the West can we wish all a fabulous festive season and enjoyable 2020. Some photos of the day are belwo.