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Directors



Executive Director

Dr MacDonell is the wife of a Vietnam veteran. Gail has three children, 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

AFOM Historian and Research Officer

Graham Walker graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, into the Royal Australian Infantry.

AFOM Director

Married to Kylie in 2001 have two beautiful daughters Eliza and Abbie.

Joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1991 with my trade as a qualified Aircraft Technician.

AFOM Director

My second marriage in 1985 was to a Vietnam Veteran. After completing lifestyle seminars, projects and training during the 1990's, I, along with others became foundation members of the Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc.

AFOM Director

Vicki Dodds is the daughter of a veteran and understands the difficulties living in a family with a parent with PTSD.

AFOM Director

In 1991, I became an Outreach Coordinator for the Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service. I was with them until they closed the volunteers down. During this time I had started a Ladies group, Wives of Veterans.

AFOM Director

Married David in 1964 has two Children Peter and Robyn and grandmother to Tyson, Jesse and Kane. David toured Borneo in 1964 and toured Vietnam in 1966/1967 as a combat engineer.

Treasurer

Our new treasurer Emma Pickering comes from a family of Military people. Her Grandfather is a Vietnam Veteran, Great Grandfather and uncles World War II veterans in the Army and Airforce and her great great Grandfather was a veteran of World War I.

Secretary

AFOM is pleased to announce our new Secretary - Di McArtney. She brings with her a wealth of information and knowledge to help AFOM with its objectives.

Ruth

 

Ruth comes from a long line of Military family.

Her Father served in the Malaysian Emergency, PNG from 1966 to 1972, and a Maralinga Veteran. Married to a retired Infantry soldier and has a son who served for 10 years completing 3 tours Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Ruth has 2 other children Karen and James and has 6 Grandchildren.

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My name is John Bettley. I am the youngest of 7 children born to George and Jean Bettley. I grew up in Stockton, NSW. During this time I participated in competition soccer and Navy cadets.

I joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 19th July 1990. I was enlisted as a cook. After completing training, I was posted to Pearce, WA. I have also been posted to Richmond, NSW and Williamtown, NSW.

I was deployed to East Timor 4th October, 1999. Spending most of my time in Dili. I returned to Australia 20th January 2000.

I was medically discharged 27th September 2002.

Northern NSW Referee for soccer from 1998-2010.

Northern NSW Referees Inspector 2010-2014.

Soccer coach at Beresfield Junior Soccer Club, Hamilton Olympic Football Club, Beresfield Senior Soccer Club & Thornton Junior Soccer Club 2008-present.

President of Beresfield Junior Soccer Club 2009.

Groundsman Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2012-2013.

Vice President Beresfield Senior Soccer 2014.

President Beresfield Senior Soccer 2015-2016.

Registrar Beresfield Senior Soccer 2014-2016.

Sponsorship Officer Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2014-2015.

Canteen Manager Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2015-2016.

Uniform Shop Manager Beresfield Public School 2014-2016.

Canteen Volunteer Beresfield Public School 2014-2015.

Red Friday Coffee Mingle Group 2015-Present.

I would like to be part of AFOM to help younger veterans and their families. To raise funds and awareness of health issues suffered by many veterans.

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My name is Ann Bettley. I am the second of 4 children born to Paul and Christine McLaughlin. I grew up in Holmesville, NSW. During this time I participated in competition marching girls.

After completing year 12 in high school, I was employed in 1995 by the NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission as a trainee Administrative Assistant.

On completion, I was employed by the NSW Department of Education and Training. I worked as an Administrative Assistant and was also responsible for fleet car management, stationery supply manager and helping co-ordinate the Apprentice of the Year Awards for 3 years.

I went on maternity leave in January 2003, and after 12 months, resigned my position to become my husband’s full-time carer.

Soccer coach at Beresfield Junior Soccer Club 2008-2010.

Treasurer of Beresfield Junior Soccer Club 2009.

Secretary Beresfield Senior Soccer 2015-2016.

Assistant Registrar Beresfield Senior Soccer 2014-2016.

Assistant Sponsorship Officer Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2014-2015.

Canteen Manager Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2015-2016.

Uniform Shop Manager Beresfield Public School 2014-2016.

Canteen Volunteer Beresfield Public School 2010-2015.

Red Friday Coffee Mingle Group 2015-Present.

I would like to be part of AFOM to help younger veterans and their families. To raise funds and awareness of health issues suffered by many veterans and their partners and children.

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