Posted by Margaret Lucas on Oct 11, 2023
Chairperson Grant Perry. Invocation Jo Impey  Royal Toast Alan Kempton. President Ron Brownlees welcomed Neil Soullier OAM our Guest Speaker.
Club Announcements   Interplast $5000
HighTea 12th Nov.Help needed 11th Nov to move chairs at the Healey
Tennis at Beaumaris 29th Oct. 12-3pm to serve BBQ Lunch
Apologies Geoff Gartley, Sam Langridge
Grant introduced Neil Soullier
In 1988 Policemen Tynan and Eyre were gunned down and killed in Walsh St South Yarra.
Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation was founded
National Rememberance Day  one service next year.
A Scholarship Programme for Police to travel overseas to observe policing 280 recipients.
In 1998 Commanding Officer of Blue Ribbon Foundation 175 members
Peace and Safety Honour Roll how they lived and died.
68 new facilities funded in Victorian Public Hospitals
Local Funding Guarantee is funds used in community in which they were raised
Blue Ribbon Foundation has funded ECMO- Extracorporeal Membrane
Oxygenation/Artificial Heart Lung to Eastern Health Box Hill Hospital
That has saved 60 lives and two smaller machines in MICA ambulances
First Responders Police keep people safe from danger
Graduation ceremonies are very uplifting and caring and they will see the worse of humankind.PTSD suicide and ill health can catchup through their service.
Assistance Dogs Australia has its own breeding program and is International Accreditated.
Four Victoria Police killed on Eastern Freeway at a Rememberance ceremony one son of Kevin King was distraught and there was a Police Veteran present with his Assistance Dog and the dog went to the boy and stayed with William.
Companion dog training $40,000 only available after receiving  appropriate mental and clinical care.
Do Police back to work
Policeman Ron Fenton was gunned down but recovered  with PTSD and had Assistance Dog Yogi that was trained by a prisoner from Bathurst Goal. When Ron died Yogi stayed with his family.
Police Veterans Association has just received a sizeable donation from CROWN CASINO
The dogs stay with companions for 10 years and stay with family.
Tim Lynch called for a minute silence for all Israeli People.
Ron Brownlees closed Meeting at  8.20AM