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Let's talk more about (Newmarket) bocce

As I have previously mentioned there is only one bocce club in Brisbane, Newmarket Bocce Club, and the other, Redlands Bocce Club in the Redlands City Council. Do you know of any clubs that do not have sponsors? I would think that most clubs have sponsors and bocce clubs are no different. However, both bocce clubs could do with more sponsors. The only sponsor Newmarket has is Tony Rosa. Unfortunately Tony sponsors both bocce clubs depending who holds the trophy. It is our only corporate sponsor and last year we won the trophy back after not having it for a few years. Redlands won it back this year but we were not disgraced as we came second and third. Now Redlands have a corporate sponsor I.P.C.Q. The two sponsors are Col Mears and Paul Jeffs. I believe it is a construction type company and Redlands have the IPCQ cup. It inaugurated in 2003 and the Abruzzo bocce club won it. They won it again in 2007. However, every other year until 2018 Redlands has held the cup. This year, Newmarket Bocce club went down with 12 players. We played triples and therefore there were 4 teams and we had two strong teams (as in previous years) ready to do battle. We have on previous occasions got second and third placings. Well Newmarket Bocce club came first, second and third this year. The winning team comprised of, Tony Servodio, Mario De Marco and John Tanda. Second place was Silvio Rotili, Gabriele Pasqualini and Natale Zaini. T h i r d p l a c e w a s , To n y Giacoboni, Bruno Cappellone and John Manitta. Its competitive and at the same time fun and the camaraderie is great.

Well not only did we get the trophy but we also won all three raffle prizes! Hopefully we retain the cup next year. Yours in Bocce. Mario De Marco. PS. If you’re interested in playing contact me on 0 4 0 3 2 5 7 3 2 5 o r To n y Giacoboni on 0412 386 617. Newmarket Bocce winning team with the IPCQ Cup

National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (Queensland) Inc by Dave LIvett.

The association exists for the welfare and benefit of former Australian nashos called up in either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and the wives/ widows thereof. Conscripts called up by countries other than Australia are welcome as

associate members. To find the benefits of joining, to apply for the two medals available to Australian nashos, or to find a local branch near you, phone 3324 1277 or scroll website Brisbane North West branch meets on the third

Sunday of each month (next September 15) at Gaythorne RSL, commencing 10.00am. After the meeting take the opportunity to join fellow members in the bistro bar for lunch. For more information on Brisbane North West branch phone Dave 3366 3191

Shoulder to shoulder at all times

War widows rally to knitting and croquet The Gap RSL war widows have been active in a number of areas this year with their one piece handmade bears. Joy Harvey, Desyl Johnston and Lillian Morcom have combined forces to knit rugs and bears. The recipients of these have been children, abused women, elderly people in retirement villages and local members of our RSL. These woman are 85 - 90 years plus and they also enjoy a chat with a cuppa each month as a group. We are so proud of you all, Thank you for making everyone feel special.

Vietnam veterans We h a d a m e m o r i a l gathering of Vietnam Veterans on Sunday 18 August at 10 am at Walton Park and enjoyed a cuppa and lunch afterwards at Nullagindi our new home on School Road.


Heneritta Bradshaw (Deceased) On Friday 2 August we gathered with family and friends to say farewell to Henerietta Bradshaw who joined our Sub Branch in on 14 Dec 1998 and was a life subscriber to the RSL and the last of our World War 2 veterans. The Gap RSL Sub Branch has new leadership having appointed Rod Adamson President, Ian Minns

Secretary, and Tony Everett Assistant Secretary. For the Citizens Auxillary, Lachlan Paff President, Karen Minns. Vice President We wish them well as they embark on their journey. The RSL The Gap Sub Branch meets every month at Nullagindi currently the third Friday of the month 530-7 pm followed by food and drinks. New members are always welcome. Lest we forget

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The Western Echo September 2019  

A community newsmagazine, A4 format, supporting local businesses, clubs, organisations, schools since 1994.

The Western Echo September 2019  

A community newsmagazine, A4 format, supporting local businesses, clubs, organisations, schools since 1994.