Anzac Concert

The Citizen’s Auxiliary Anzac Concert is again being performed this year on the Friday night before Anzac Day.

This year it is being held in the Deception Bay Community Hall, Ewart Street Deception Bay.

This concert provides the opportunity for our young musicians and other performers from the various schools around our local communities to display their talents to a wider audience.

Come along and show your support for their dedication to the practice that is demanded of them.

Our Citizen’s Auxiliary is also seeking your support for their activities assisting the local RSL Sub-Branch and is always on the lookout for new members as well.  They will be happy to talk to you about membership if interested.

Put it on your calendar.

 

CITIZEN’s AUXILIARY

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The Sub-Branch undertook the first steps in forming a Citizen’s Auxiliary by holding a meeting of interested participants on Saturday 9th May.  A small roll up however a group keen to see it get off the ground and then encourage more to join.  Membership forms were completed and permission will be sought for the Auxiliary to form.

Permission has been obtained for the Auxiliary to be formed and several more membership forms have been received.

Aiming to have the first meeting with election of an interim committee on the 13th June at the RSL Hall, 63 Grosvenor Terrace, Deception Bay at 1300hrs.  This committee can proceed to formalise the process by calling for nominations for the executive committee, conduct the meeting to elect the office bearers.  A bank account can then be set up with the applicable signatories.

Contact number: 0438 889 216

 

 

Youth Perspective on Anzac Day

Emily

 

Good morning, my name is Emily Day and I am honoured to be standing before you today to deliver a youth’s perspective on this significant national occasion; ANZAC Day.  But this is not just any Anzac day: today, we come together to commemorate the Battle of Gallipoli that occurred on this day, 100 years ago.  A commemoration that is necessary, to acknowledge the devastation, sacrifice, and bravery that men and women endured in order to allow us to live in this great nation of privilege and peace today.  As a youth, and in preparation for this speech, I had to ask myself – what do I really know about the ANZAC’s?  And how could I possibly comprehend the sacrifices, devastations of war and bravery that we are told about in school?

Read Emily’s speech from Anzac Day 2015

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