Veterans Ladies Auxilliary
President: Mrs Ann Kennedy
Vice President: Mrs Lorraine Scott
The ladies auxiliary comes under the umbrella of the Veterans support centre at Ettalong Beach NSW
We are the wives and partners who enjoy craft days.
We make many items including Jams, crochet Tea towel and other items. We also sell second hand donated goods.
We have 5 stalls a year and all proceeds are donated to the support centre to help keep the office open and running.
All the Ladies volunteer their time.
We are a friendly and happy group so if you are a wife/ partner of a veteran please feel free to contact Ann or Lorraine at the office.
We meet fortnightly at the office from 10am.
For more information ring 43444760 during office hours, Monday and Wednesdays between 9.30 am to 1.00pm
Just a few notes to let you know what I am about-
I have been around for about 12 years and always willing to accept any assistance offered.
I am really here to make sure that the income is more than what we spend, and I have been able to this with some success, however, it remains a struggle and I will always accept any help.
We have been able to accumulate a back-stop with reserve funds in the event that things go pear shaped.
The cost of running the Sub-Branch is around $120,000 per annum, which we can cover around $110,000, so in recent times we have had a shortfall due to a reduction in funding from DVA.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) have been able to help via the BEST Grant applications, however, the Grants only cover about 40% of our normal operating costs with the balance covered by fund raising and donations.
Are you a veteran or ex-services person?DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR INFORMATION?
WE HAVE AN ACREDITED WELFARE TEAM THAT MAY BE ABLE TO HELP ALL ASSISTANCE IS FREE OF CHARGE AND STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
OUR OFFICE IS LOACAIED AT THE CORNER OF BROKEN BAY ROAD AND BEACH STREET ETTALONG
OUR HOURS ARE MONDAYS 9.30am - 1.00pm - WEDNESDAYS 9.30am - 1.00pm
Administration (otherwise known as "The Office") is led by Eric
Daniel (Honorary Secretary), supported by Ken Rowe (Quartermaster and Office Manager), and Judi Flaherty (Assistant Secretary).
The Admin Team are responsible for the smooth running of the Organisation, making sure that all members of staff have the necessary facilities to manage their section.
We look after all aspects of any functions, Services, conferences or meetings held by the VVPPAA Sub-Branch throughout the year, by preparing minutes, agendas, menus, and the Order of Service for Anzac Day, Veterans' Day, & Remembrance Day. We also manage the day-to-day correspondence via emails and posted documents associated with Military Claims and the running of the Sub-Branch.
Military Advocates (Pensions)Led by Dr. Stephen S. Karsai J.P., (Level 3 Advocate) and strongly supported by Scott Tatnell, (Level 1 Advocate) the Pensions staff prepare the appropriate forms and documentation to assist Veterans in making claims for issues including compensation, abuse, or assisting in gaining a Veterans' White Card or Gold Card (TPI) through the various Acts.
Stephen has been conducting these claims for approximately 12 years now, with a very high success rate, whilst Scott has recently qualified as an Advocate, and currently has a caseload of around 30 active cases.
If you require assistance from our Advocates, please, contact the Office on (02) 4344 4760, Monday and Wednesday ONLY between 9:30am an 1PM.
You can leave a message outside these hours.
Wellbeing Services Advocates
Do you need assistance or information? We have an accredited Wellbeing Advocacy Team that may be able to help. Ann Kennedy (Level 2 Advocate) and Christine Gammie (Level 1 Advocate) have been supporting our Veterans for many years. This Team has provided support and assistance to many Veterans, including home and hospital visits for those Veterans, or families of Veterans who cannot attend themselves. Whether you require assistance with housework, cleaning, lawn mowing, or just want to chat, please call our Office on the number provided below. All assistance is free of charge, and STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Our Office is 32 Broken Bay Road, (Cnr. Beach Street) ETTALONG, NSW. Our Office Hours are 9am - 1pm Monday & Wednesday ONLY – A message can be left outside of these hours on: (02) 4344 4760
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HELP AND/OR DONATIONS.
Our Sub-Branch has a Charitable Status and any donations can be treated as a TAX DEDUCTION
Your help in any form would be greatly appreciated.