ROMSEY-LANCEFIELD & DISTRICT AMBULANCE AUXILIARY REPORT
Thank you to all the generous people of our community who supported our book sale in September. In wet conditions our auxiliary sold left over donated books at our May book fair. Three hundred dollars was raised on this day and combined with over $1000.00 raised from our earlier sale we are thrilled with our achievements. We would like to thank all those people who generously donated books and those who came to purchase them and also RBATA who supported us by donating carry bags.
As usual our paramedics showed their continued support for the auxiliary and community by turning up in full uniform while on their rest breaks , and with some on leave. You may often see the local crew in the area supporting local businesses when on their down time, always ready to respond to calls. Our aim for the auxiliary is to raise funds so items and equipment that the paramedics and station need can be purchased. Not many people realise that because we are in a rural location some potentially life-saving equipment is not provided by RAV for all vehicles as standard issue. Ambulance membership contributions do not go towards purchases of equipment or infrastructure, so it is with this in mind that we are determined to be able to provide our local station and staff with the most update resources.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MAY NEED TO CALL AN AMBULANCE
Without the community support we are not able to raise these funds.
Our next project is cooking the BBQ at the Lancefield Farmer’s Market on Saturday 27th November so we hope to see you all there.
For any enquiries regarding our auxiliary please call
Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
On 11 November 1918 at 11 am the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This year, 2010, marks the 92nd Anniversary of the Armistice.
Members of the Romsey RSL under President John Lynch held a short ceremony at the Romsey Cenotaph at 11 am with the last post played and the lowering and raising of the Australian flag. Tradition has it that after the one minute’s silence, flags are raised from half mast to the masthead as the Rouse is sounded.
You can listen to an MP3 file playing the Rouse. Go to: http://www.awm.gov.au/media/rouse.mp3
The Right Honourable Joanne Duncan (MLA-Macedon) cut the ribbon to officially announce the commencement of the AVENUE of HONOUR between the townships of Romsey and Lancefield.
The Romsey Lancefield RSL in a joint project with the Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Inc have worked hard over the past three years to bring this vision to fruition.
About fifteen people from the community were in attendance as RSL President John Lynch spoke of the sacrifice and the many military events Australian men and women have and continue to be involved in.
As (PP) Greg Powell (Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club) said today in his welcoming speech:
"I’d like to thank former (PP) Chris Giles for his vision to establish the Avenue of Honour during his presidential year in Rotary to commemorate the many military events across all major wars and conflicts in which our men and women have served. Also to (PP) Rod Frost who continued to actively promote this vision in his Rotary Presidential year with support from President John Lynch and the Romsey RSL.
By launching our Avenue of Honour on Remembrance Day our aim is to support an ever-growing desire by Australians to recognise the sacrifices of members of our armed forces and civilians in times of war in a variety of ways.
We are extremely fortunate to live in a democratic country that continues to experience peace and harmony. Let us hope that our Avenue of Honour serves to remind us all that we live in a democratic country, which values the importance of freedom as a basic human right".
Greg went on to say: "The Rotary Club truly appreciates the support and wealth of knowledge that President John Lynch and his fellow Romsey RSL members bring to this joint project. We are honoured to have this opportunity to establish a major landmark that will be enjoyed and appreciated by generations to come.
Special thanks to Liz Dormontt from Chess Property for supporting this cause through the production of this Commemorative Billboard."
See some photographs in the About Romsey tab of this website under Avenue of Honour.