Award Well Deserved

Last Tuesday Mt Evelyn local, Roger Boness, was awarded Veteran Community Award at the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards at Government House. Roger was conscripted for national service in 1966 and saw active service in Vietnam. Upon retirement, the 71 year old was elected President of the My Evelyn Returned Servicemen’s League (RSL). Recognised…

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Anzac Day Dawn Service

The Mt Evelyn 2017 ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held on Tuesday April 25 at 5.45am, at the ‘Mt Evelyn War Memorial Park’, Cnr Wray Cres & Birmingham Rd. The Dawn Service will be followed by a march from the War Memorial Park to the Mt Evelyn RSL Hall, where there will be a community breakfast for everyone attending. Groups…

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Anzac Tokens available

The Mt Evelyn RSL now have volunteers selling Anzac tokens at the front of Mt Evelyn IGA. They will be there Monday to Friday from 11am to 4:30pm up until Monday April 24th, except Easter Friday and Easter Monday. All money raised from the sale of the tokens goes to welfare projects and programs for ex-service people…

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SCURRY – A Gallipoli Story

On December 8th, 1915 there were 38,500 Australian troops occupying trenches on Gallipoli, facing a larger Turkish force of some 80,000. Twelve days later they had all been evacuated from the Peninsula without any loss and without the enemy knowing. In hindsight their cunning escape had become the only success of the whole Gallipoli campaign….

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An RSL Thank You

Today, at the end of the special commemorative service at Mt Evelyn Memorial Gardens, Mt Evelyn RSL President Roger Boness presented Mt Evelyn Reformed Church Pastor Richard Schoenmaker with a certificate of appreciation for all the work he has done within the community and RSL over his past 11 years in Mt Evelyn. “In sincere…

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RSL Special Commemorative Service

Thursday January 5th, 2017, the Mt Evelyn RSL will be holding a special commemorative service to mark the Centenary of Ernest Albert Pearson being awarded the Military Medal. In 1916, sixteen year old Ernest Albert Pearson of Ascot Vale lied about his age and enlisted in the AIF. Allotted to the 37th Battalion, where he…

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Casey Community Volunteer Awards

This morning a number of Mt Evelyn groups and individuals received a Certificate of Recognition in the annual Casey Community Volunteer Awards, held at Chirnside Park Country Club. The awards, presented by Tony Smith MP, was given to 62 dedicated volunteers and volunteer organisations across the Casey electorate. At the end of the ceremony Don Parsons, Lilydale RSL…

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