From: Commemorations Sub Committee
Date: updated 15 April 2017
UPDATE OF APPVA ACTIVITIES 10-16 SEP 2017
This email is to provide a brief update of the activities of the APPVA during the period 10-16 September 2017, for all members of the APPVA.
Important: Please complete the Attendance Forms have been published in the APPVA “The Peacekeeper” Journal, Autumn Edition pp. 62-63: www.peacekeepers.asn.au/mag/2017/PKAutumn17web.pdf
Comments please to me via this means.
1. Sunday, 10 September 2017 - Arrivals. Check into Accommodation.
Please note that Travel, Accommodation and Meals costs are borne and sourced from the participants attending. The only exception is for those catered for on the National Committee of Management [NATCOM].
Comment: individuals may wish to catch-up with each other over drinks and/or dinner.
2. Monday, 11 September 2017 - The APPVA National Conference.
Location: The Canberra Services Club (CSC), 14 Manuka Circuit, Griffith ACT
0830: Registration of Participants.
0900: As per Itinerary by APPVA National Secretary Kevin Ryan JP.
1630: Closure/Comarderie at the CSC Bar.
3. Tuesday 12 September 2017 - APPVA National AGM & Elections.
Location: The Canberra Services Club, 14 Manuka Circuit, GRIFFITH, ACT.
0900: Check of Financial Members.
0915: Agenda as per National Secretary Kevin Ryan, JP.
1430: Proposed closure.
4. Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Early Service of Commemorating Peacekeepers.
Location: Australian War Memorial [AWM] Forecourt, within the Balustrades.
0730: Service due to commence.
0730 Onward: Service as per Organisers [AWM & Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project Committee [APMPC]].
Wreath to be laid by APPVA National President - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
0830: Special Tour of AWM by Guides for all participants.
0845: Departure of Advocates to Advocate Workshop.
5. Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Advocate’s Workshop, VVF Page.
Location: 9 Burkitt St, PAGE, ACT.
0930: Arrival and Registration.
0930: Agenda as per Allan Thomas JP.
6. Thursday 14 September 2017 - Dedication of the National Peacekeeping Memorial.
Location: East side of ANZAC Parade, site before New Zealand Memorial, vicinity the corner of Constitution Avenue and ANZAC Parade, REID, ACT.
1030: Commencement of Ceremony.
1130: Walk up to Reid Oval, adjacent AWM for Gathering of Peacekeeping Veterans, Families and friends.
Location of Reid Oval:
1130: Agenda to be provided by APMPC. APPVA set up Stall with Memorabilia. Refreshments and BBQ.
1300: Nominated Close of Gathering - Potential Gathering and Reunion, in a pre-nominated Hotel in Canberra (TBA).
7. Thursday 14 September 2017 - Last Post Dedication to Peacekeepers.
1645: Assemble on steps at entrance of AWM.
1700: Last Post of a Fallen Peacekeeper.
8. Friday 15 September 2017 - APPVA 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
Organisation by Lucy Wong and Appointed Sub-Committee: Details To Be Advised.
Location: Old Parliament House
Timings: 1830 - 2130
Return date for acknowledgement of attending is 14 May 2017. 20th Anniversary Commemorations Confirmation
9. Saturday 16 September 2017 - Departures.
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