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Items filtered by date: June 2017 - AFOM - Australian Families of the Military Research Foundation
Sunday, 18 June 2017 13:37

AFOM Winter Newsletter Update


Welcome to our Winter Newsletter Update Edition  

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Since our last update we have had two men's and a women's retreat,

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 Mens' retreat - They are building up there now and making it their own! If you are interested being involved in our Future Men's Retreat please contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Dinner at our Ladies Retreat

Catching up with previous Retreat Ladies and having some R & R in the Vineyards

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Our next ladies retreat will be held on larger premises, due to the fact we keep running out of space! If you are interested in coming to next years Ladies retreat please contact Gail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Ruth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) better still let us both know. 

Our younger members laying wreaths on ANZAC day.

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We have had another Poker Run and Family Day - Again a big thank you to Luke for organising the Poker Run and Lindsay and Gerry for their stands and great information with the Family Day, and of course John for the great BBQ!

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 We have been working on collaborations in the community, and finally completed arrangments for our AFOM Research Prize, more on that as we find a winning student.

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We have had a film made around the origins of AFOM.

A Huge thank you to Linda Hurley for giving her time and support on this Project. Currently it is in a competition in England as well. See link to have a viewing of the Film

AFOM Documentary

 Feel free to share it around

And we are working hard towards our Major Fundraiser of the Year - The Black Tie Red Carpet Dinner coming up in October. Please consider coming and supporting AFOM and the work it is doing. You will have a wonderful evening and be suprised at some of our guests! Thanks to Ann, Belinda and John for working so hard on this. Can't wait for the Treasure Chest!

Black Tie Dinner

For tickets please go to this link:  AFOM Dinner

From The Executive Officer:

I would like to personally thank all those members on the Board and those Friends of AFOM who have worked so tirelessly over the past few months.

All us work for free, and juggle family, work and other committments. AFOM has grown expotentially since the beginning of the new year and the work load has been massive. We are lucky to have such a collaborative team at present. If you would like to lend a hand occassionally in any way shape or form, please let us know - we would love to get to know you. 

Gail MacDonell.

Stay warm and well everyone,  and all the best wishes from the AFOM team. 

warm in winter

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