Wash Up and photos

Those who attended:

Attendees . (* indicates having paid.) They are:Geoff (Andy) and Glyn Anderson*, Barry and KayeMarie Andrew*, Wayne Asher and Michelle Simmons*, Fred Auty*, Rick and Lea Avey*, Tony and Mary Bath*, Jim and Jan Bush*, Wayne and Margaret Butterfield*, Dave (Spook) Cairns*, James Carroll*, Ron Carroll and Carol Anderson*, Bob and Sandra Cavanagh*, Russ and Joy Dale*, Kim and Kay Daw*, Errol and Jan Delaney*, Stew Dewar*, Tony (Bongo) and JoAnne DiBetta*, Jeff and Kaye Dunn*, Vic and Lyn Dzodz*, Marty and Lyn Edwards*, Tank and Phyllis Evans*, Dave and Helen Ferguson*, Ken and Marrilyn Fielding*, Phillip (Bong) Franklin and partner+, Mick Gallagher*, Ron Giveen*, Wayne and Alison Godenzie*, Tony and Ann Gysen*, Hector Hart*, Geoff Harte*,John and Lyn Hatchman*, Arthur (Twitch) Hawkins*, Rod and Karin Hazell*, Tom and Val Houldsworth*, Fred Howes and Dave Scarce*, Jessie and Wendy James*, Ron (Spike) and Jean Jones*, Larry Kent*, Trevor Lally*, Russ Loane*, Phil and Dee Longdon*, David and Linda Lowe*, Garry and Helen McGrath*, John and Luba Miscamble*, Phil and Tracy Narramore*, Noel (Irish) and Sue O’Leary*, Hoss and Judy Potter*, Barry and Alice Quigley*, Doug and Ada Rasmussen*, Ian (Surfie) Richards*, Roy Rigg*, Steve and Shelly Roberts (Thursday and Sunday only), Kev (Darky)and Shirley Rowland*, Ian and Marion Schubert*, Mike and Jean Shephard (Thursday and Sunday only), Karl and Kaye Slotboom*, Lew and Jo Smith*, Bryan and Kay Stapley*, John (Sox) and Wanda Stockings*, Gordon Stringer and Nita Gray* , Bob and Pat Stupple*, Glenn Summerhayes*, Kevin Uttley*, Bill Vass*, Jeff and Jenny Wake*, Perry and Merja Whitehouse*, Derek and Marilyn Whyte*, Greg and Marge Williams*, Doug Wilson (Sunday only)*, Jim and Vicki Wilson*.

45th 1963 Reunion – Wash-Up by Barry Quigley
Photos by Mick Gallagher

Thursday 10 Apr 2008 Meet & Greet

Attendance 102

Venue Bicton-Palmyra RSL

A very good night and it was great to see some ‘old’ but new faces that had not attended any previous reunions. The RSL was the ideal venue, as being a Thursday night we had the hall exclusively to ourselves. Apart from getting the weekend started on a good note, it was an opportunity to distribute the Reunion Port and merchandise, have some smally eats and few pale ales.

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Friday 11 Apr 2008 Dinner Dance

Attendance 118

Special Guest Mr & Mrs Bill Mudd (LEEUWIN official Photographer 1961-1980 Venue Fremantle Sailing Club

The night was started off with pre-dinner drinks with the RANR Band playing in the background led by CPOMUSN Ted Tate – the band (22) was fabulous all night and played on until stumps at 2359. Mick Gallagher and Jeff Wake did the Master of Ceremonies duties and kept the night flowing along nicely. Mick was also our official photographer and his boundless energy never ceases to amaze me. The meal was the top menu provided and from all reports many were seen going around the buoy especially for the seafood and of course the ‘duffs’. The dance floor was given a hammering but not as energetic (funny that) as our 1963 JRTE balls in the old drill hall.


Saturday 12 Apr 2008 Visit ex HMAS LEEUWIN – now Leeuwin Barracks

Free day

Many took the opportunity to walk around LEEUWIN and check out the playing fields, parade ground (sealed now) drill hall and the many changes that have taken place over the years (especially the accommodation & galley/cafe). A few like Phil Franklin had never been back since 1963 and must have been quite a spinout.


Sunday 13 Apr 2008 BBQ

Attendance 95

Venue Bicton-Palmyra RSL

The order of the day was BBQ and FREE DRINKS from 1100 (LAST FREEBIE WAS DRANK AT 1730); it was a good way to wind up the weekend reunion as many had to eat, drink and run to fly back east. The BBQ was catered and Chefed by Twister Harte whose meat selection was ‘as usual’ fantastic. Twister was helped by many for the cooking duties – " Everybody loves to BBQ".

The weather for the whole weekend was more than we originally hoped for as the weekend before was foul.

My thanks to our hard working committee members who after numerous meetings watched it all come together without too many hiccups.

Special thanks to the RSL members who were our Cook, Waitress’ & Dish Washer brigade, Barry Brownrigg (ex- POPTI) Alan Meyer (ex WOQMG) and Mick Marwick (ex POSV) who were just terrific Thursday night and Sunday.


Barry Quigley Chairman/Financials WA/Transport/Smally eats

Jeff Wake Secretary/Band/Registration forms/Thursday night raffle/MC

Jim Bush 45th Reunion Commemorative Port/DVA giveaways/Referee

Kevin & Shirley Rowlands CD production/Memorabilia/Dinner dance sub-committee

Rod Hazell Merchandise-Polo Shirts/Stubby holders/labels/fortified wine

Twister Harte Sunday BBQ

Spike & Jean Jones Port label design/nominal rolls/name tags

Vic Dzodz Official Port taster

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