Service Stories – Next Installment – JUNE 15

The North Bondi RSL Sub Branch, SoldierOn and the NSW Government is organising another installment of Service Stories.

We would love to see our current members and would especially like to welcome some new faces. The initiative is definitely growing and the call for speakers is steadily increasing.

We have some new mentors that we would like to introduce and a program, similar to that of toastmasters, that has been specifically designed and  delivered especially for this group.

Our new mentors are:

  • Former Army Chief Lieutenant General Ken Gillespi
  • Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown
  • Actor and co-founder of Monkey Baa Theatre Company Tim McGarry
  • New Zealand Diplomat and CEO of New Zealand Veterans in Australia Gregory Makutu &
  • Prime Minister’s University Teacher of the Year Award (2012) and head of ‘The Academy’ at the University of Western Sydney  James Arvanitakis
  • Ex Army, Professional Speaker & Trainer Craig Ball

Still very actively involved in the program are:

  • Hugh Riminton and
  • Damien Thomlinson

The next event will be held:

Sunday 15th June

9:30am – 12:00pm ( followed by lunch at the club (supplied))

North Bondi RSL Club

We have currently had speakers at the following events. The speakers were all fantastic.

  • Legacy luncheons,
  • Cattai Public School
  • The EDA Association (Extreme Disablement Adjustment),
  • Various Anzac Day ceremonies,
  • NRL pre game events
  • Sydney Maori Anglican Fellowship Church of Te Wairua Tapu,
  • Mornings with Angela Catterns (ABC RN),
  • Campsie Rotary
  • Saroja Dass – School speaking engagement in Parramatta.
  • 8RAR Association lunch
  • RSL lifecare
  • Macquarie bank
  • Experian

and upcoming at the NZ Consul General & the DVA. Legacy are also interested in more speakers and have luncheons each week.

To our current members; If you haven’t already done so, could you provide me with a bio and a list of possible topics you would like to speak about so I can quickly match you all up with the opportunities that best suit.

Please RSVP, either way by Thursday 5th June

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 15th.

Separate and in addition to this  I have a call out for anyone interested in being part of a documentary being produced for ABC on modern veterans attitudes towards Anzac? It would be a group discussion with the producers sometime in July. Please let me know if this interests you?

Posted by Kate Cass

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