"In conjunction with the
Twin Towns Services Club’s Vietnam Display, the
Currumbin RSL is hosting a luncheon on Aug 13th in aid of MIVAC –
the mine removal guys. I will be hosting this luncheon and also
attending will be Patron
Sandy MacGregor and Mr. Graham Edwards former MHR and ex-7 RAR – who
lost his legs during ops in Vietnam to a mine attack.
Those attending the luncheon will be informed of the fine work
instigated by Vietnam Veterans in places where unmarked mines litter the
country-side. They work in places as far a field as Laos, Cambodia, and
Lebanon (Cluster bomb remnants from the last war).
MIVAC’s member’s efforts are totally humanitarian and don’t end at mine
clearance. They have supplied running water and built schools and
kindergartens. The information promises to be very interesting for all
who attend, I’d love to see a huge attendance. Bookings can be made
through the Currumbin RSL on 07 5534 7999.
Please make an effort. Normie
Fellow Vietnam Veterans,
The Patron of the Australian Veterans Vietnam Reconstruction Group, Mr
Charlie Lynn, MLC, will host a dinner at NSW Parliament House in
honour of all Vietnam Veterans on the 18th August 2008 titled "Salute
to Vietnam Veterans Charity Dinner", with the intention of raising
much needed funds to assist the
AVVRG (a licensed
NGO), to continue to provide humanitarian aid and environmental
solutions to the impoverished people of Vietnam within the Ba Ria/Vung
Tau Province and in major hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City.
A number of high profile guests have been invited including Col Joye,
Little Pattie and Normie Rowe, who have all signalled their willingness
to attend as well as actual participants in the Battle of Long Tan.
If any of your members wish to intend they may contact the AVVRG NSW
Sub-committee President, Mr Kerry Phelan at
firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 404334663
Vietnam Veterans Day at the Long Tan Cross - 2008
As the AVVRG is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the
Long Tan Cross, I will be personally attending the 42nd anniversary
of the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam on the 18th of August.
Should any of your members wish to join me, they may contact me via
email at email@example.com or on my mobile 0412873271. To view
the good work the AVVRG is doing in Vietnam please go to our website at
I respectfully ask you to disseminate this information amongst your
Australian Veterans Vietnam Reconstruction Group