Minutes of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING held on Monday, the 21st of February 2011 in the

South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street in Adelaide.

President Lynn Venning welcomed members and opened the meeting at 2:05 P.M.

Our Patron Mr Ron Fitch was also welcomed to the meeting.



1. Minutes from the previous general meeting were accepted at the executive meeting and copies are available from the table.

Minutes from the previous Annual General Meeting were approved at the Executive Meeting held on the 1st of March 2010

and were available at the General Meeting held on the same day.

A memo of the Christmas Luncheon Meeting was also available.

2. President L. Venning read his Annual Report. Members were thanked for their continuing support of the club.

In addition,Leo Vandenberg was thanked for his work as Secretary and also for taking on the

added duties of Treasurer during the year due to the ill health of Robert Hay.

Max Kernich, John Dowe and Bruce Killmier were also thanked for their support on the committee.

Jack Strapps was thanked for his work as club auditor.

Volunteers urgently wanted to fill vacant committee positions.

3. Secretary Leo Vandenberg read his report to the members.

4. The Treasurers report was read to members.

5. In the absence of any nominations from the floor the following members all agreed to

continue in the following positions:

Lynn Venning as President, Leo Vandenberg as Secretary, Max Kernich as Senior Vice President,

John Dowe as Junior Vice President, and Bruce Killmier as a Committee Member.

6. The meeting scheduled for Monday the 7th of March 2011 has been cancelled due to a

double booking of the Community Centre.

7. The next meeting will now be on Monday the 21st of March commencing at 12 Noon.

Members were invited to bring along a small plate of lunch to share as the centre is

celebrating National Harmony Day and other groups will be attending.

There will be no meeting held on this day.

8. The following meeting will be on Monday the 4th of April and Pat Marzahn will present

photos of his recent trip to Darwin.

9. Annual remuneration for the Secretary/Treasurer of $200.00 was approved at the Executive Meeting.

10. Mr Fitch was asked to draw the first Raffle Ticket.

11. Eddie Haldon advised that Bruce Pointon has been on the sick list but is now on the road to recovery.

Over 80's Birthdays: -

Fry              Robert     04 Jan 1912 Clerk                                   99

Fogarty        Netta      04 Jan 1913 Wife of Stan (Deceased)         98

Michalanney Tom        16 Jan 1922 Senior Loco Inspector Islington 89

Pointon        Bruce     22 Jan 1931 Fireman                    Adelaide 80

Lambert       Max      28 Jan 1930 Rail Car Driver             Gawler   81

Morcom        John     01 Feb 1929 Train Controller           Adelaide 91

Forster         Len      03 Feb 1929 Yard Master                Mile End  82

Rau             George 06 Feb 1928 Lifter Truck Yard          Islington  83

Van Velsen   George 09 Feb 1929 Yard Supervisor           Dry Creek 82

Chandler      Murray  15 Feb 1916 Car Shed Foreman         Adelaide 95

Andri           Theo    18 Feb 1922 Good Shed Assistant      Mile End 89

Huebler       Harry    18 Feb 1928 Sub Foreman                Islington 83

Members then sang happy birthday to John Morcom who was present at the meeting.

The following member deaths were reported

Strapps    Betty     20 Dec 2010 Wife of Jack                 88

Buckley    Don       09 Jan 2011 Area Controller Adelaide 81

Gabbusch Heather 14 Jan 2011 Wife of Hans (Deceased) 80

Rosser     Tom      18 Jan 2011 Guard               Adelaide 83

Hay         Robert  18 Jan 2011 Clerk Operations Adelaide 73

Robert's funeral will be held on Wednesday the 23rd of February 2011.

Tom's Funeral will be held on Thursday the 24th of February 2011.

Member then stood in silence for one minute in memory of our departed friends.

The Meeting was closed at 2:45 P.M.

There were 28 members present. Raffle proceeds after door prizes were $51.00

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