In these trying times, we now have certainty as to the way ahead for our Reunion with the RACV agreeing to reschedule our booking for the Reunion dinner to THU 13 May 2021.
Where people are agreeable, I will hold over your registration for next year and your money in the Coral Reunion Account.
If any of you have other arrangements for that period next year and will not be attending, I will refund your money and cancel your registration. To receive a refund, please email or write to me and provide your bank details (Account Name, BSB & Account Number) so I can transfer the money to your account, or write you a cheque.
If you have booked accommodation, I strongly suggest that you contact them to seek a refund or transfer your booking to next year.
Stay Safe and Well
On behalf of the Organising Committee
I can confirm that the RACV Club has transferred our reunion to be now held on Thursday 13th May 2021.
I have also been in touch with Coopers Inn to reschedule the M&G to 12/5/2021. Have not locked this in at this stage. They are in disarray at the moment and expect the pub to be closed down by tomorrow. Will follow up with this when things settle down, whenever this may be???
The RACV Club has confirmed that all accommodation bookings can be rolled across to next year. Anyone with queries should contact:
RACV City Club
03 9944 8888
Hello Fellow Veterans,
As you all know many events around the country are now cancelled due to COVID 19.
Currently the reunion committee are negotiating a rescheduling of the Reunion to the same dates, location and venues in 2021.
If we are successful, there will be no financial penalty. If we cancel completely we could have to pay $22,000 .
You will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
If the airlines cancel your flight then you will probably get a full refund or credit. (If you cancel then you will have to pay a fee)
Likewise for accommodation that has been prepaid you may be able to get a credit for 2021.
No7 of 9 Coral Drive
Jerrabomberra NSW 2619
Committee Member(A/ Secretary)
Alan (Jack) Parr
5 Laura Close
Rockyview QLD 5032
Bryan (Jazza) Smith
416/91 Anzac Parade
Redliffe QLD 4701
1st Battalion Battle Group Reunion: Newsletter Sep 2019
F.S.B. Coral - Vietnam
Melbourne 12 & 13 May 2020
The organisers on the ground in Melbourne are:
Daryl Christie, Rod McNab & Kevin Pilkington
On behalf of the Reunion Group Committee and all members, our sincere thanks to them. They are doing a fantastic job.
MEET AND GREET
This will take place in the heart of the City on the evening of Tuesday 12 May 2020 at Coopers Inn from 5.00pm.
The address is: 282 Exhibition St, Cnr of Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD.
Full Bar Service and Counter Meals are available. The hotel has also agreed to provide drinks at a reduced price.
MEMORIAL SERVICE & DINNER
This will take place on the evening of Wednesday 13 May 2020 at the RACV City Club.
Start time will most likely be 6 pm. This is yet to be confirmed, as there maybe another function in the room that afternoon.
The address is: 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD.
The function room is on the 17th floor so we can all enjoy a wonderful view of the city skyline. The meal will include an alternative serve main course plus dessert. Also included is a 3 hour drinks package.
The registration form for our Coral Reunion Dinner (Wednesday night), is attached.
We are required to advise the venue of final number four weeks prior to the event, so we require your registration by WED 08 April 2020.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM AND RETURN BY 08 APR 20 TO
7/9 Coral Drive
Jerrabomberra NSW 2619
The cost for the Reunion Dinner this year is a little more expensive than previous years due to the fact that it is in the Melbourne CBD. The cost is $100 a Single and $195 a Couple. This includes one raffle ticket per person. The RACV City Club is the best value for money of all the venues check out by the Organising Committee. The cost includes not only includes a two course meal and drinks package, but also venue hire and use of A/V equipment. At other venues these were an additional cost.
Payment can be made by Cheque or Australia Post Money Order made out to Coral Reunion,
You can also pay by electronic transfer. If you are using this method ensure you include your name in the process. Account details are :
St George Bank
Account Name: Coral Reunion
Account No. 002103134
Both of the reunion venues are within the city limits and are easily accessible on public transport. Trams within the city limits are free so no need to purchase tickets if using this mode of transport.
The RACV City Club is a 5 star venue that also includes accommodation. The club has agreed to set aside accommodation rooms for those people attending the reunion who would like to stay at the club. They have agreed to apply the member rate for people booking these rooms. The rate is $270 per night and included in the price is a buffet breakfast.
People wishing to take advantage of the accommodation offer should contact the
RACV City Club on 03 9944 8820 and quote booking reference number – 8717417.
The organising committee has sought cheaper accommodation quotes from other accommodation places within close proximity to the two venues. For those people who may be travelling with a caravan see below.
Discovery Parks Melbourne, 129 Ashley Street Braybrook 3019
Phone 03 9318 6866
Park is approximately 12 Kms West of Melbourne CBD towards Ballarat
Melbourne Big 4 Holiday Park, 265 Elizabeth Street Coburg 3058
Phone 1800 802 678
Park is approximately 9 Kms North of the CBD.
Both of these parks are close to public transport so anyone staying there will have no trouble in getting in and out of the city.
Oaks on Market and Oaks on Collins
Both of these Apartment houses are about a five minute walk to the RACV Club.
Coral Reunion Group Reunion
11/05/2020 – 15/05/2020
Oaks on Market and Oaks on Collins
In order to receive discounted rates , guests are required to follow the below steps:
- This is our online booking code – to be used through our website – www.oakshotel.com.au
- Unfortunately guests are unable to quote this code over the phone (bookings can only be made online only)
- Guest are to select hotel on our website (Oaks on Market or Oaks on Collins) – select dates (must be between 11th May – 15th May 2020) – enter promo code CRGR2020 (please note code is ‘case’ sensitive)
- Bookings are for all room types and subject to availability at time of booking.
Serviced Apartments for your reunion group stay , subject to availability at the time of booking, we offer the following special nightly nett rates to cover period of stay commencing 8thth May 2020 – 17th May 2020 (if required):
One bedroom apartment:
Sunday to Thursday $158 nett per night
Friday and Saturday $198 nett per night Note: the 1 bedroom apt has a queen bed.
Two bedroom apartment:
Sunday to Thursday $228 nett per night
Friday and Saturday $268 nett per night Note: 2 bedroom apt has a queen bed in the master room and 2 single beds in the second bedroom.
Three bedroom apartment:
Sunday to Thursday $338 nett per night
Friday and Saturday $388 nett per night Note: 3 bedroom apt has a queen bed in the master room (ensuite) and 2 single beds each in the 2nd and 3rd bedroom.
Rollaway bed (if required): $55/night each.
Terms and Conditions:
1. The special nightly is based on 2 nights stay and subject to availability at the time of booking;
2. The above nightly rates are not for major events period.
3. At the time of booking, Credit card details to provide to secure booking and at least one night stay to be paid as deposit. Balance payment 4 weeks before arrival.
4. If credit card payment, authority to charge must be completed by person authorised to use the card;
5. Before check in, a credit card has to be provided also for pre authorisation (to the value of one night accommodation cost) to cover incidentals and damages incurred to the apartments during the stay.
6. 1 Housekeeping after 3 nights of stay;
7. One Free car parking per apartment-if required (special only for your group);
8. Free WiFi ;
9. Foxtel (50 channels);
10. Breakfast is not included in the nightly rates quoted:
11. Use of leisure facilities (swimming pool, spa and sauna and gym have recently completed full refurbishments). Each apartment has its own washing machine and dryer. The kitchen is furnished with cook top (with range hood), oven, fridge, microwave oven, toaster, hot water jug, dishwasher and cooking utensils, pots and pans and cups and glasses.
For more details of our apartments, please visit our website on www.theparamount.com.au
Also see attached ‘Authority to book and charge credit card form” which you can distribute to assist bookings. Once completed booking form is received, we will confirm the booking after the first night is paid and will also email invoice to assist payment of the balance of accommodation costs (due one month before arrival).
For those more comfortable to call us directly for the bookings, please call 03 9251 5555 and quote “Coral Reunion Group 2020”, and our hotel staff will extend the same special rates.
THE CORAL REUNION GROUP 2020 - AUTHORITY TO BOOK AND CHARGE CREDIT CARD FORM
FIRST NAME: ………………………………………………………………………………….
LAST/SURNAME NAME: …………………………………………………………………….
Arrival Date: /5/2020 Departure: /5/2020
Apartment Style (Please tick box):
……ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT $158/NIGHT NETT (SUNDAY TO THURSDAY) & $198/NIGHT NETT (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
…….TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT $228/ NIGHT NETT (SUNDAY TO THURSDAY) & $268/NIGHT NETT (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
……..THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT $338/ NIGHT NETT (SUNDAY TO THURSDAY) & $388/NIGHT NETT (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
Credit Card Type
VISA AMEX MASTERCARD DINERS BANKCARD
Card Number: CVV: Expiry Date:
ACCOMMODATION WILL BE CHARGED AS FOLLOWS IN ORDER TO CONFIRM BOOKING
FIRST NIGHT TO BE CHARGED UPON BOOKING
BALANCE 4 WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVAL
For Payment To : The Paramount Serviced Apartments
181 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
I agree to be responsible for the charges incurred on the above credit card.
(Same credit card with matching ID required upon check in)
Melbourne 2020 Coral Reunion Registration Form
|Please complete all details so we can check our records to ensure your contact details are current.|
All personal details will be treated confidentally and used only for distribution of Coral Reunion information and for other Coral Reunion Member's enquiries. (It will only take you 1 minute to complete this Form But it will certanily help us a great deal...THANKS,
|Please fill in details in the shaded areas only (remainder of sheet is protected)|
|Surname of Attendee:||Given Name:|
|Preferred name or nickname:||Army Service No:|
|Sub Unit (e.g. 3 PL A Coy):|
|ADDITIONAL GUESTS||1st and last name of accompanying person|
|Reunion Name Tag? Do you have:|
|SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS:|
|Cost:||$ 100.00||Single||$ 195.00||Couple||$5||$ -|
|The Payment Amount I'm sending/transferring TOTALS:|
|I will pay direct through Bank Electronic Transfer to the Reunion Account|
|ST George Bank BSB 112-908 A/c 002103134. You must include your 'Name' and including 'Coral'.|
|I will pay with a Cheque/Money Order made out only to "Coral Reunion"|
|PLEASE SEND FORM TO THE ADDRESS BELOW OR EMAIL TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW:|
|7/9 Coral Drive, Jerrabomberra , NSW 2619|
|If you have NOT received a receipt within 4 weeks after sending , then Phone or Email Ray to fix it.|
Those attending Melbourne Reunion 2020
Rod & Ginny Forster
Peter & Therese Kercher
Dick & June Roe
Greg & Marie Rose
Harry & Di Day
Kevin & Sharyn Pilkington
Leigh & Barbara Boneham
Ric & Jo Turner plus Andrew & Robyn Anderson
Gerry & Lyn King
Ron & Connie Teal
Les & Liz Smith
Dave Hadley & Karen North
Bill & Marianne O'Reilly
Chris & Janet Forde
John & Jan Nelson
Bob & Bella Edelman
Ross & Bev Hoy
Al & Lyn Sisley
Terry & Mark Hippisley
Len Howell & June James
Tom & Lyn Yates
Blue Brunette & Kim Casey
Brian & Judy McInneny
John & Emerlita Dunstan
Robert & Pamela Dent
Tom & Sue Loughridge
Peter Gray & Val Mack
Fred & David Alderman
Hart (Snow) & Helen Oetjen
Chery McCallum & Jenny Hill
Tim & Denise Strange
Fred Frasca & Brendan & Jonathan Frasca
Mev & Jenny Brown
Tim & Sheryl Foster
Rod & Sandra Chew
Les & Margaret Bray
Barry & Alwyn Thomas