Vets to celebrate 10 years

PLANNING is under way for the 10th anniversary of the Clarence Valley sub-branch of the National Servicemen's Association in November, just one of the social events the growing organisation hosts.

Formed in 2001, the Clarence Valley sub-branch of the NSA started with 86 members which has grown to 122 today, including 48 of the original members,

according to sub-branch secretary Max Juett.

“Plans for the 10-year celebration in November are well

under way and members from other sub-branches are invited to attend,” Mr Juett said.

All foundation members will receive a framed scroll at the anniversary event.

“If you are an old nasho and are interested in joining us please contact me on 66430123,” Mr Juett said.

The sub-branch holds regular monthly meetings that include

a barbecue and also a guest speaker.

The meetings are held alternately at the Grafton District and Maclean Services Clubs.

Roughly 10 days prior to each meeting a newsletter is sent out to all members detailing all the news and upcoming events for the group.

Over its 10 years the sub-branch has also been committed to

holding biannual raffles to support the 24th Army Cadet Unit and the TS Shropshire Navel Cadet Unit, which don't receive much government funding, according to Mr Juett.

The next meeting of the sub-branch is tomorrow from 2pm at the Grafton District Services Club, with a barbecue from 12.30pm.

All National Servicemen who completed their training are entitled to get the National Servicemen's Medal and also the Australian Defence Medal.



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