Update - 23/08/15

Confirmed attendees as of time of this post - will update again just prior to the reunion.

Rod & Jan Withers Ray & Sharon Mundy
Barry Kane Titch Parsons
John & Rachel White Simon Wolfe
Rick & Jan Easom Chris & Marie Black
Paul & ????? Feltham John & Sue Falk
Normie & Jenny Duscher Reg & Gayle Robbins
Dinga & Ann Bell Wal & Jen Leijon
Gary Johnson Ern Power
Blue & Candy Kerr Tex & Sue Sherrif
Steve & Julie Bridge Ian Sturtavent
Kym & Heather Parry  
Roy & Lyn Barber

Update - 11/08/15

On the Saturday we have investigated a river cruise of two hours from 1050 from the river wharf.  Two boats operate which are owned by the same people and we are not sure which one if will be. PS Melbourne or PV Rothbury but both are lovely paddle steamers.  The cruise goes downstream from Mildura and features passing through a lock both lowered 
downstream and raised upstream on the return trip which should be interesting.   Onboard is a full bar plus Tea & Coffee, Snacks, Sandwiches, Cakes & Soft drinks.  There are both open and enclosed areas onboard all with a view should the weather be a bit chilly.
Cost for our group is $19 per person
Please advise if you would like to take part in this cruise and remember they will take our bookings up to just prior to cruising.  Contact Rod or Nokka to confirm participation.
Cheers Nokka

The next RANCBA - Vic hosted Regional Reunion will be held in Mildura, Victoria over the weekend of 11-13 September 2015.  All current and past members of the RAN Communications Branch are welcome to attend.   

This year’s Regional Reunion will be held in Mildura from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2015.  It will take the same format as other years with a ‘meet and greet’ on Friday evening (about 1830 in the Deakin Holiday Park camp kitchen area), some sort of excursion on Saturday, Dinner at a local venue (probably the RSL) on Saturday evening followed by a brunch on Sunday morning (0930 in the Deakin Holiday Park BBQ area).  Once again we will be asking for a $5.00 donation for the Friday evening smally eats as well as another $5.00 to cover the brunch on Sunday.  All other costs will be at your own expense.

 We will be holding the ‘meet and greet’ as well as the Sunday brunch at the Deakin Holiday Park (BIG 4) in Mildura.  Unlike all of the other reunions, except Echuca, we will not be formally organising the Saturday ‘day’ event.  There are many options for us to explore on the Saturday and we will make an adhoc decision and announce it on Friday evening what is on offer for the Saturday.  The one I favour is a paddle boat cruise (about two hours) down the Murray.  There is a bar and cafe onboard.  Other options include a boat trip to a winery for lunch, etc.  We will discuss it on Friday night but once again with there being so much on offer in Mildura people should be free to decide what they wish to do.

IF you know of other who may be interested in attending then please pass on the word.  For information there is another BIG 4 Holiday Park across the intersection from the Deakin Holiday Park.  One of these parks is ‘dog friendly’.  Check out their website.

Deakin Holiday Park Contact Details -  1800 060 705  (Important: Mention RANCBA when making your booking to receive a 10% Discount on your accommodation.

Looking forward to another good roll up for what should prove to be another great weekend.


Rod Withers

President - RANCBA - VIC

Regional Reunion - Mildura - 11-13 September 2015