AATTV Association
45th Anniversary Reunion in Canberra, ACT
23rd March - 25th March 2007

Updated: 25th January 2007
Updated: 3rd February 2007

AATTV 45th Anniversary Reunion hosted by AATTV Association ACT Branch will be  held in Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory, Australia over the period  23rd March to 25th March 2007.
Contact details for those requiring information may be directed to:

Simon Hearder
7 Salsola Street,
Telephone contact: 02-62884801
Email address: simchar7@internode.net.au

The February Update for the 45th Reunion in Canberra 23- 25 March 2007 as received 3rd February 2007 from Simon Hearder is condensed as follows.

General Details on the Activities of the AATTV Association
 45th Reunion in Canberra , ACT 23-25 March 2007

Welcome to Canberra and the Nation’s Capital . We hope that the 371 members and guests , who are from all states and territories , NZ and the USA , will enjoy their stay here . This brief is to provide you with the details of the activities and events.

The following program has been arranged :


Friday 23rd March 2007 


Meet and Greet Cocktail Party

1730 hrs to 1800 hrs - Registration ( and pick up “Final Details “ bag ). 
Once registered move into venue for the Cocktail Party. 

1800 hrs to 1930 hrs  -  Reception – to include short “ Welcome to the ACT”  address by the                           Chief Minister of the ACT – Mr Jon Stanhope

Location: School of Hospitality, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) , Constitution Ave, REID

Dress:  Jacket and Tie (Men) – no medals or miniatures. .  After Five attire (Ladies)

Bus Transport : from pick up points 20 minutes before function and return for those  requiring it.

Note: Members and their guests to make own arrangements for dinner.

Saturday, 24th March 2007 Commemorative Service at the Australian War Memorial

1030 hrs to 1130 hrs - Commemorative Service in the Western ForeCourt , at the side of the AWM.
Seats provided and request to be seated by 1020 hrs.
Royal Military College Duntroon Band and Piper in attendance.

Location:  Australian War Memorial , Anzac Parade , REID.

Dress:  Suit or Jacket - TEAM tie and full size Medals to be worn with both (Men) . Day Wear and full size medals to be worn (Ladies) . As March in Canberra may be hot or cool a hat , beret or sun umbrella and/or a light jacket for the ladies should be considered.

Bus Transport: from pick up points … minutes before function and return for those requiring it . Those staying OLIMS Hotel may choose to walk as its only a five minute stroll .
Notes: Members and Guests to make own arrangements for lunch.

Free time at conclusion of service until the 3pm pick up at bus points for the Reception.

AATTV Commemorative Plaque: This is embedded in the lawn area of the northern side of the walkway from the Western Forecourt to the carpark.

Reception at Government House , Canberra

1530 hrs to 1700 hrs - Outdoor Reception at Government House to be hosted by the Governor 
General Major General Michael Jeffrey AC CVO MC and Mrs Marlena Jeffrey. A huge marquee is being erected for the occasion.

Location: Government House , Dunrossil Drive , YARRALUMLA.

Dress: Suit or Jacket and TEAM tie with full size medals (Men) . Smart day wear with full size medals (Ladies).

Bus Transport: from pick up points 30 minutes before function and return to pick up points after  Function . Those taking cars –see “Final Details “ bag.

Note: Everyone will be issued with individual Invitation/Entrée Card at Registration. 

Reunion Dinner at OLD Parliament House

1900 for 1930:Pre-dinner drinks in the Kings  Hall of Old Parliament House 
1930 to 2300:   Reunion Dinner at “Gingers” in the former Members Dining Room at  OLD Parliament House. 
Seating: of 10 at each table..

Location: Old Parliament House, King Georges Terrace, PARKES – entry at front from King George’s Terrace.

Dress: Lounge Suit with miniatures (Men) . Dinner Dress with miniatures (Ladies).

Bus Transport : from pick up points …minutes before function and return to pick up points after function.

Notes :  A “ tab “ will operate at the bar which covers beer , wine and soft drinks only. This will operate until notified – after which it will be at own cost. Wine will also be provided on each table at the start of the dinner.

Sunday, 25th March 2007
National Executive Meeting

1000 hrs - National Executive meetingfor State Branch Presidents and Secretaries only ( or their
Nominees)  . Venue to be advised.

Buffet Lunch at  Ainslie Footbal Club

1200 hrs to 1400 hrs Buffet Lunch at Ainslie Football Club 

Location :  Ainslie (AFL) Football Club , Wakefield Avenue , AINSLIE.

Dress:  Neat Casual and informal for everyone.

Bus Transport:  from pick up points …. minutes before function and return to pick up points after function (timings to be advised ).

Notes:  There is ample parking behind the club

Pick Up Points: There will be two major bus  pick up points with the possibility of a third smaller one. The two major ones will be at OLIMS HOTEL , Corner Limestone and Ainslie Ave AINSLIE  and the CANBERRA REX HOTEL ,150 Northbourne Ave (Corner Ipima St & Northbourne Ave ) . There is ample parking at both these locations.
People staying in other accommodation should get to the Canberra Rex Pick Up Point.

Note : If there are sufficient people staying at the Caravan Village O’Connor  a third smaller pick up point will be organised there. Check the Reception desk when you check in.

To help the “Reunion”  aspect members and their guests are urged to bring their own name tags to ALL functions. Those who need AATTVA one are asked to get into touch with the Treasurer of our Qld Branch who make an excellent Team name tag for each individual person - male or female. Peter Conway can be contacted on 02 6687 6274 or email: plconway@nnsw.quik.com.au

Canberra is a safe city but normal security precautions for your valuables should be exercised at your accommodation. Consider whether you need travel insurance. As with the 40th Reunion in Perth all persons attending the AATTV Association 45th Reunion 2007 do so at their own risk, the Reunion Committee accepts no responsibility for personal injury , property damage or any other loss that may be suffered through participation in any of the events comprising the AATTV Association 45th Reunion 2007.

Sponsorship from the Federal Department of Veteran Affairs has been sought from the Minister for Veteran Affairs and approval for all or part of our submission is expected before Christmas.
Sponsorship from the ACT Government has been approved by the Chief Minister. Although the sum is small ($2000) it is a recognition for our Reunion being helf in Canberra.

It is proposed to have a national raffle to defray costs. Tickets to be issued later this year. Prizes being two items donated from the WA 40th celebrations plus a dozen bottles of premium wine from the ACT region. A commemorative label has been arranged for the wine, other bottles of which will also be available to members attending.

Updated 25th January 2007.  The final cost per member and each member’s guest was determined at $240 per person. Those who have paid the initial registration of $50 per person and the first instalment of $100 per person only have to pay the balance of $90 per person. This and the other arrangements made will be advised in a fuller document once received.

A list of preferred accommodation venues was published in the Jun 06 issue of the Adviser magazine. Should anyone want a copy of this then please ask for: Coloured Brochure about the Team and the Re-union.  They were sent out to each state - approx 70 to each branch. Listed below are details that were gleaned from the Adviser magazine.

Those attending the reunion are to make their own accommodation bookings.  Listed below are some hotels/motels which may be of use to those attending.  Please ensure that you book well in advance as Canberra can be a very busy place and at times, accommodation is scarce.

Olims Hotel
Cnr Ainslie and Limestone Avenues
Rooms from $AUD105.00  per night
Phone 1800 0200 16

Crowne Plaza
Crowne Casino
1 Benara Street
Average Nightl Rate $AUD240.00
Phone 02 6247 8999

Quality Hotel Dickson
Cnr Badham and Cape Streets
Four Star From $AUD120.00 per night
Phone 02 6247 4744

Rydges Lakeside Hotel
Prices available on request
Phone 1800 226 466

Canberra Rex Hotel
Northbourne Avenue
3 Star Rooms From $AUD90.00 per night
Phone 1800 026 103

Citywalk Hotel
2 Mort Street
Rooms from $AUD65.00 per night
Phone 02 6357 0124

Gawani Country Club
Northbourne Avenue
Phone 02 6241 3377

Canberra City Gateway Motel
Conr Northbourne Ave and Marriot Streets
Three Star Rooms form $AUD99.00 per night
Ph 02 6247 2777

Comfort Inn Downtown
82 Northbourne Avenue
Three Star Rooms from $AUD132.00 per night
Phone 02 6249 1388

Best Western Tall Trees Motel
21 Stephens Street
Four Star Rooms from $AUD99.00 per night
Phone 02 6247 9200

For those who may be taking a caravan.

Caravan Motor Village
Kunzia Street
Phone 02 6247 5466
Powered Sites between $AUD22.00 - $AUD29.00

371 attending including guests some of whom are coming from NZ and USA.
Registration fee is $AUD50.00 per person attending and is not refundable.  Please forward cheques to Simon Hearder, AssistantSecretary/Treasurer to Reunion 07, AATTV ACT Branch,  7 Salsola Street, RIVETT ACT 2611. Make cheques payable to AATTV 45th Reunion.

It is requested that members now send a first instalment of Events Costs of $100 per person attending.  This money to be sent to Simon Hearder, AssistantSecretary/Treasurer to Reunion 07, AATTV ACT Branch,  7 Salsola Street, RIVETT ACT 2611. Individual receipts will be issued by me to State Branch Secretaries for on forwarding to members so that they are kept in the loop.

I will be issuing receipts for all registrations that have been received.

If you have any other matters of concern please let me know and I will endeavour to let you know as soon as I can.
Simon Hearder
Assistant Sec/Treas to Reunion 07
3rd February 2007

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