Western Australia

Perth North - W99

Next Meeting

When:
1st Wednesday of every month except January
Time:
1100
Where:
City of Stirling Administration Building.

 

Southern Wing, City of Stirling Administration Building
20 Cedric Street,
Stirling WA 6021

1st Wednesday of the month, except January.

Visiting NAA members are always welcome

President

Mr Ian Holthouse
Phone  0477 160 097

Secretary

vacant
Phone / Fax  
Mobile iholthouse@hotmail.com
Sub Section Postal Address PO Box 29, Wembley WA 6913

 

Welcome to the newest Sub Section in Western Australia

NEWS 

WE have Lost our Queen on Wednesday the 7th of September, 2022

The National President David Manolas of the Naval Association's condolance letter annoucing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's passing is attached below. 

Ian Holthouse Western Australian President of NAAWA announced to the NAAWA.

It is with heavy heart, the announcement of the passing of our Queen, closes an era of our Navy Service, we all have served her.

The Queen has carried out her duties with grace, dignity and faithfully, as we have shown our loyalty to her.

Rest in Peace Your Majesty. 

 

Long live King Charles III

Events

Remembrance Day

11 November 2022 10.30am at City of Stirling Civic Gardens.

Members and friends all welcome. Refreshments after.

 

HMAS Sydney 2 Memorial Service - 81st Commemoration.

19 November, 2022 at 5pm at HMAS 2 Sydney Memorial, Gummer Ave, Geraldton.

 

HISTORY OF THE SUB SECTION

In February of 2022, His Worship the Mayor of the City of Stirling, Mark Irwin, advised that though there are a number of local RSL’s in the City of Stirling, and we have a fine Memorial Park, it is underutilised and is also in need of a ‘Warden’ to keep an eye on it and ensure the proper flags are flying and at the appropriate mast level. He suggested that Perth North make the City of Stirling its ‘home’. We have room inside the City for you to hold your meetings every month, ample parking and we would provide lunch. In return Perth North would be the Warden of the Memorial Park and look after the attendant flag ceremonies.

The President Ian Holthouse, put the offer to the members present at the March 2022 Meeting, and it was warmly accepted.

How we were formed:-

New Naval Association of Australia Sub-Section, Perth North, Chartered –

At a Ceremony at Kingsley Tavern, the then State President of the NAA, Mal Hughes, presented the Perth North Sub-Section with it’s Charter. At the time this was the first new Sub-Section to be chartered in the Perth metropolitan area for many years.

Among the guests attending at the Charter Ceremony  were The Honourable Graham Edwards MP, Federal Member for Cowan and, representing The Honourable Dr Mal Washer MP, Federal Member for Moore,

Mr Luke Simpkin.  From the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Paul Bartlett , Commanding Officer, HMAS Stirling and the local RSL was represented by Milton Kirk, President of the Wanneroo Joondalup RSL.

Naval Cadets from Training Ship Marmion, (LEUT Mike Vasey ANC)  from Hillarys Boat Harbour provided a Flag Party during the Ceremony.

The Perth North Sub-Section currently has a strength of 40 and new members are sought.

For further information, contact Ian Holthouse on 0477 160 097.

The Sub-Section meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the the City of Stirling's Conference Room.

Our picture shows then Graeme ‘Woody’ Woodford (left) being presented the NAA Flag and presentation of our Charter by Mal Hughes, who was WA State President of the NAA at the time.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BIG DAY AND LOTS OF OUR CHARTER MEMBERS

Sub Section Information:

Perth North Sub Section formed early in September, 2005.  We decided to hold our monthly meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Kingsley Tavern, about 12 miles north of Perth, WA starting at 1030.

Wives and partners have a get-together in the lounge of the Tavern whilst we have our meeting, usually takes about an hour. On completion we adjourn to the bar, spin some dits and re-join our ladies for lunch.

The format works well; including the ladies has benefits for us all.

Our first Social BBQ was held  on Saturday 4 February at the home of Shipmate Greg Smith, with some 20 member’s and their ladies attending and enjoying our first ‘out of meetings’ get together.

Please see the photo under.

Our Newsletter is called ‘The Dog Watch’ and hopefully will be published monthly.

Information kindly supplied by Shipmate Doug Valeriani.