New South Wales

Regional News

The first Regional Group to hold a function was Tamworth (now the North West Regional Group) on 21st September 1984; up to the date of this Newsletter hundreds of functions have been held in regional areas – lunches, dinners, morning/afternoon teas, church services and other events.

Inaugural Meeting of Coffs Harbour Committee 26 August, 2022

Laurie Smith OAM travelled from Port Macquarie to facilitate a meeting between Coffs Harbour members to set up a Committee as follows:

Convenor/Treasurer                           Anne Stewart OAM

Secretary                                            Pat Roser OAM

Assistant Convenor                            Liz Jamison OAM

The newly formed Committee will meet again on September 16.


Clarence Richmond – 18 September 2022 Alstonville Bowling Club 10-14deegan Dr 1200hrs

Dubbo – luncheon on 15th October Dubbo RSL Memorial Club

Illawarra luncheon Dapto Leagues Club and AGM on 6th November

Regional Events

The following Regional Groups have indicated that they will be holding functions in the near future to welcome new and existing members after such a hard 12 months due to the pandemic.  At this stage, it is hoped that members of the NSW Branch, including both Gail and myself, will be in attendance at each of these functions to meet the local members.

Hawkesbury, Nepean, Blue Mountains

The Hawkesbury, Nepean, Blue Mountains is holding a High Tea Afternoon at the terrace of the Panthers Glenbrook Bowling Club, in Hare Street, Glenbrook for Sunday the 27th November from 2.20pm to 4.30pm.  We can accommodate a maximum of 70 people at the venue which will be a first come best dressed situation as we may have many more than 70 people who would like to attend.  The cost per person is $35.00.

Please contact John Wakefield if attending on the number or email below.

John Wakefield OAM
Regional Co-ordinator, Hawkesbury, Nepean, Blue Mountains.

Hunter region
The Hunter region will be conducting a luncheon at the Wallsend Diggers Club on the 23 July 2022 – contact June Cameron at

A Luncheon for the Clarence/Richmond Branch will be held on the 18th September

Dubbo Region
The Dubbo Region will be conducting a function a the Dubbo RSL Memorial Club on the 15 October 2022 – contact Ruby Riach at

Illawarra Region
The Illawarra Region will be conducting a AGM/luncheon at the Dapto Leagues Club on 6 November 2022 – contact Judy O’Brien at