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Attachment to Weekly News of 20 September 2020

Happy Birthday to Mick (current 63 JR of the year), Bungy, Ken (2010 co-ordinator of 50 year bash at LEEUWIN), Jeff (host of our Darwin wake in 2019). Irish, Harold, Ron and Selywn.  Hope all you blokes enjoy your special day celebrating with your family and friends.

 

Mick

Gallagher

mick_gallagher@bigpond.com

Greg

Williams

mwi46648@bigpond.net.au

Ken

Dobbie

Ken.dobbie@bigpond.com

Jeff

Dunn

dsscullenbay@optusnet.com.au

Irish

O’Leary

noelsue@westnet.com.au

Harold

Hunt

 

Ron 

May

 

Selwyn 

Trott

selwyn_trott@toll.com.au

 

Tasmania 2021

Please email me to let us know:

  1. if you are a potential starter or,
  2. will not attend

There are 74 Potential starters to date.  

Marty and Lyn Edwards, Doug and Trish Wilson, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Rass and Ada Rasmussen, Knocker (Steve) White, Doug and Nyree Brown, Sandy and Rhonda Michels, Grant and Basia Dernedde, Kev and Larraine Uttley, Gordon and Nita Stringer, Mike and Jill Hogan, Schubes and Marian Schubert, Bryan and Kay Stapley, Mike and Jean Shephard, Max and Ann Lampo, Kim Dawe, Mick Gallagher, Rocky and Linda Freier, John and Lyn Hatchman, Stan and Margaret Church, Tom and Val Houldsworth, Darby Ashton, Bob and Pat Stupple, Rod and Karin Hazell, Rick and Lea Avery, Bongo and Jo Di Betta, Dave and Louie Borgo, Mal and Rob Chatfield, Ron and Bev Giveen, Fred Howes, Surfie and Joy Richards, Dave Scarce, Ian and Val Smith, Roger and Dee Collins, Butts and Margaret Butterfield, Jock McGregor and his wife, Jim Harris, Terry and Helen Dack, Narra and Tracy Narramore, Russ and Joy Dale, James Carroll, Wally and Robyn Gawne and Ted and Fiona Hase and Bristles and Lou Lassau.

Vic Dzodz, Dave Hanlon, Roy Rigg, Chris and Angela Jamieson, Davo and Faye Davison, Darkie and Shirley Rowland, Trevor Elias, Pooley and Janis Poole, Lew and Jo Smith, Tom Kinross, Boong Bartlett, Sandy Powell, Ross Gowers, Kev Bock, Spook Cairns, Les Barclay, Stevan Coll, Nick and Lynda Bryant, Barry and Margaret Parker, John and Luba Miscamble, George and Carol Pike, Jeff and Jenny Wake, Garry and Helen McGrath, Stewie Dewar, Gil Larsson, Rob Cavanagh, Jim Bush and Mal Ritchie have indicated they are non starters.    Thanks Blokes.

 

CAUSES OF MENTAL CONFUSION  By the Professor Laurette of good books.

 

Mate I have been dealing with Mental illness in RAN Veterans for 17 years  as a volunteer by providing support to the veteran and his/her family  before they even get to Open Arms.

 

The problem in the West is we do not have enough people putting their hands up for volunteer duties.

 

I am 73 years young and I can last for approx. 1 year from now.  So who is going to relieve me.  No one.  And I do not have a problem with that.  All I hope is some of the Afghan and Iraq blokes will put up their hand.   If they do not do this will mean NO volunteer advocates at all in WA.   Regardless of what he RSLHQ WA says they will not be able to cope as the Vietnam Vets Volunteers withdraw.

 

This applies to across the board for every state.  Although I believe that RSL VIC has a problem in balancing the books.

 

So what is new?

 

Take care.

 

Jeff Wake OAM, RFD

2 ½ Pusser RAN Retd

 

 

 

100 years of Service

 

https://www.facebook.com/RoyalAustralianNavy/videos/953447745154955/

 

 

 

DARINGS REUNION

 

Hi Shipmates,

 

Sorry about the glitch on the Vendetta web site it turned out to be a server/cache issue that has now been resolved.   Be assured your good looks have not been lost into the cyber black hole and you are all now back on display in all your glory for all to see.

 

As for the planned All Darings Reunion in 2021 please don’t send your expressions of interest back to me.   I am not organising the reunion.   

 

Please send your expressions of interest to Bowie at any of the following contact points:

 

  HMAS Duchess Association                  2A Vince Place, MALUA BAY, NSW, 2536 

  Email.                                                        d154shipsoffice@gmail.com           

     Landline.                                                  +61 2 4471 2936                                                                 

     Mobile.                                                     +61 4 0324 3795                                                                 

 

Cheers

Bill K.

 

 

 

 

Attachment to Weekly News of 13 September 2020

 

 

Happy Birthday to Spook, Bill, Roger, Bob, Terry Bruce, Bob, Don, Jim and Darryl.  Hope you all have a fabulous time celebrating your special day with family and friends.

 

 

Chris

Neville

 

Bill

Chapman

wchappo@ozemail.com.au

Roger

Collins

rogercollins1333@gmail.com

Bob

Dearden

no address

Terry

King

no address

Bruce

Oliver

 

Bob

Pollard

bob_pollard@hotmail.com

Don

Campbell

 

Jim

Hammond

 

Darryl

Walker

 

 

Tasmania 2021

Please email me to let us know:

  1. if you are a potential starter or,
  2. will not attend

There are 74 Potential starters to date.  

Marty and Lyn Edwards, Doug and Trish Wilson, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Rass and Ada Rasmussen, Knocker (Steve) White, Doug and Nyree Brown, Sandy and Rhonda Michels, Grant and Basia Dernedde, Kev and Larraine Uttley, Gordon and Nita Stringer, Mike and Jill Hogan, Schubes and Marian Schubert, Bryan and Kay Stapley, Mike and Jean Shephard, Max and Ann Lampo, Kim Dawe, Mick Gallagher, Rocky and Linda Freier, John and Lyn Hatchman, Stan and Margaret Church, Tom and Val Houldsworth, Darby Ashton, Bob and Pat Stupple, Rod and Karin Hazell, Rick and Lea Avery, Bongo and Jo Di Betta, Dave and Louie Borgo, Mal and Rob Chatfield, Ron and Bev Giveen, Fred Howes, Surfie and Joy Richards, Dave Scarce, Ian and Val Smith, Roger and Dee Collins, Butts and Margaret Butterfield, Jock McGregor and his wife, Jim Harris, Terry and Helen Dack, Narra and Tracy Narramore, Russ and Joy Dale, James Carroll, Wally and Robyn Gawne and Ted and Fiona Hase.   Bristles and Lou Lassau attendance is conditional on circumstances.

Vic Dzodz, Dave Hanlon, Roy Rigg, Chris and Angela Jamieson, Davo and Faye Davison, Darkie and Shirley Rowland, Trevor Elias, Pooley and Janis Poole, Lew and Jo Smith, Tom Kinross, Boong Bartlett, Sandy Powell, Ross Gowers, Kev Bock, Spook Cairns, Les Barclay, Stevan Coll, Nick and Lynda Bryant, Barry and Margaret Parker, John and Luba Miscamble, George and Carol Pike, Jeff and Jenny Wake, Garry and Helen McGrath, Stewie Dewar, Gil Larsson, Rob Cavanagh, Jim Bush and Mal Ritchie have indicated they are non starters.    Thanks Blokes.

Does anybody remember Peter Dahlstrom

 

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Deceased 1995 (circa) buried at Daylesford

 

 

DVA CONTACT NUMBER


OFFICIAL

 

 

I’m writing to advise you that DVA’s new number 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) will become DVA’s primary access number for veterans and their families.

 

This change is part of DVA’s Veteran Centric Reform Program which includes improvements to our telephone channel to make it easier for veterans and their families to speak to the right person at the first point of contact.

 

You will start to see 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) rather than the previous general enquiry number 1800 555 254 in our publications and correspondence and on our website and other online portals. This is a gradual process and 1800 555 254 will remain active for some time yet until 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) is well embedded. Some other external-facing numbers will remain for specific needs, including the transport bookings and Ex-service Organisation lines.

 

Phone numbers for other non-DVA services will stay the same. For example, the current phone numbers for Open Arms and the Veterans’ Review Board, will stay the same.

 

I appreciate your support when communicating with your members to please start referring them to 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) as the primary contact number for DVA.

 

 

VENDETTA VETERANS WEB SITE

 

The Vendetta Veterans Association has upgraded our web site and it is now available at www.vendettaveterans.com.au .  The old web site was hijacked by a Chinese casino and now has dropped off the horizon.

 

The information on the web site has been updated but all the history and old photos have been retained.

 

There are a number of pages containing information but keep an eye on the “Coming Events & News” page which is updated on a regular basis.

 

Please take an opportunity to visit the web site and enjoy the content.

 

 

Causes of: MENTAL CONFUSION IN THE THIRD AGE

By: Arnaldo Liechtenstein, physician.

 

Whenever I teach clinical medicine to students in the fourth year of medicine, I ask  the following question:

What are the causes of mental confusion in the elderly?

Some offer: “Tumors in the head”.  I answer: No!

Others suggest: “Early symptoms of Alzheimer’s”.  I answer again: No!

With each rejection of their answers, their responses dry up. And they are even more  open-mouthed when I list the three most common causes:

– uncontrolled diabetes;

– urinary infection;

– dehydration

 It may sound like a joke, but it isn’t.  People over 60 constantly stop feeling thirsty  and consequently stop drinking fluids. When no one is around to remind them to drink fluids, they quickly dehydrate.  Dehydration is severe and affects the entire body.  It may cause abrupt mental confusion, a drop in blood pressure, increased heart palpitations,  angina (chest pain), coma and even death. *This habit of forgetting to drink fluids begins at age 60, when we have just over 50% of the water we should have in our bodies.  People over 60 have a lower water reserve. This is part of the natural aging process.*

 

 But there are more complications. Although they are dehydrated, they don’t feel like  drinking water, because their internal balance mechanisms don’t work very well. 

 

 *Conclusion:* People over 60 years old dehydrate easily, not only because they have a  smaller water supply, but also because they do not feel the lack of water in the body. Although people over 60 may look healthy, the performance of reactions and chemical functions can damage their entire body. 

 

So here are two alerts:

 1) *Get into the habit of drinking liquids*. Liquids include water, juices, teas, coconut water,  milk, soups, and water-rich fruits, such as watermelon, melon, peaches and pineapple; Orange and tangerine also work, as well as cucumbers.

 

 *The important thing is that, every two hours, you must drink some liquid.  Remember  this!*

 

2) Alert for family members: constantly offer fluids to people over 60.  At the same  time, observe them. If you realize that they are rejecting liquids and, from one day to the next, they are irritable, breathless or display a lack of attention, these are almost certainly recurrent symptoms of dehydration. 

 

Arnaldo Liechtenstein (46), physician, is a general practitioner at Hospital das Clínicas and  a collaborating professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (USP).

 Your friends and family need to know for themselves and help you to be healthier and happier.

 

It’s good to share!  

 

*For people over 60* (Note, he doesn’t include Whisky or Beer!)