Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fellow members and friends,

It is with regret that I have to inform you of the passing of two members, Stephen T. Ching and John Gilbert Henry.

2004 President Captain Stephen T. Ching of Amelia Island, Fl., passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012. There will be a funeral service on Thursday July 12, at 11:00 AM at Burgess Chapel at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, Fernandina Beach, FL followed by interment at 1:00 PM at Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville FL.  

Longtime member John Gilbert Henry,  of "Journeys End" Copes Mountain, Colga, Sligo, Ireland, passed away  on Thursday, June 14, 2012. He reposed at the Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Home, Market Yard Sligo on Friday Morning from 9-30am and removed at 10-30am to St. Columcille's Church, Rathcormac for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harolds Cross, Dublin.


David Ward
Honorary Secretary
Washington Sub-branch
Returned & Services League of Australia

Returned & Services League of Australia
Washington Sub-Branch
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Notice of July 2012 Meeting

When: Thursday July 12, 2012

Time:    Noon to 2:00 pm

Where –Amenities room
                Embassy of Australia
                1601 Massachusetts Ave
                Washington DC 20036

Guest Speaker:  Gene Poteat, President, Association of Former Intelligence Officers

Topic:  The evolution of the CIA Covert Action

 Charge: $15.00, including sodas. Alcoholic beverages, $2.00 each.

Volunteers: As usual, we need a volunteer (or two) to run the bar.

RSVP (Include your affiliation) by noon on Wednesday July 11, 2012, to David Ward by calling 202-352-8550, or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com.

Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy.  In addition to on street metered parking, nearby commercial parking facilities are located behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass.) and at 1500 Mass. Ave, NW.

2012 Membership dues of $30.00 are payable at the meeting.  Alternatively, make your check payable to R&SL, and send it to Dave Ward, 2308 November Lane, Reston, VA, 20191.

Next meeting – Thursday August 9, 2012.

2012 Monthly meeting schedule:  January 18, February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13.                                           

Additional dates for your calendar:
August 18 – Australian Vietnam Veterans Day
November 11 – Remembrance Day