Activities to Date
To open the meeting the Chairman gave
a brief resume of the activities of the Committee up to
the present time, including:
Forming of a pro-tem
Committee on 15 Feb ’46, giving the names of the office
Receiving from the 2/18 Bn
Comforts Fund AIF the sum of ₤220 as a donation to the
2/18 Bn AIF Assn,
The zoning of the
Association as HQ Sydney with branches at INVERELL and
Finally organising the
Church Parade on Anzac Sunday and the Inaugural General
Meeting and Reunion on 29 April ’46.
In his final remarks the chairman
thanked the committeemen for their support in bringing
about the 2/18 Bn AIF Assn.
Election of Office Bearers
– Nominations were called for and Brig H B TAYLOR was
unanimously elected. Brig TAYLOR was present and was
given a rousing reception. He later replied and thanked
everyone sincerely both for the welcome accorded him and
for the honour of being elected patron.
– The following nominations were
Messrs W E FRASER, DT OKEY, RH
JONES, H FARMER
Two scrutineers were elected and a
secret ballot conducted which resulted in Mr D T OKEY
In taking over the Chair, Mr OKEY
expressed his thanks and assured those present he would
strive to do his utmost to carry out the
responsibilities which they had placed upon him.
– Capt HM GIBSON and Capt F EVANS
were nominated and Capt GIBSON, after receiving
permission of his nominator and seconder, withdrew. Capt
F EVANS was duly elected.
– Capt HM GIBSON and Mr D W POWELL were elected
– Mr A E DAVIS was also elected unopposed.
– It was suggested that the Sydney HQ
of the Assn should have a Vice President and those
Messrs WE FRASER, CB O’BRIEN, KD
H FARMER, W BRIERLEY, V SINFIELD and S/Sjt RH JONES
Messrs MOSHER, FARMER and BRIERLEY
Secret ballot resulted in Mr CB
O’BRIEN being elected.
(7) – Those nominated were:
Messrs D COLMAN, A BANNERMAN, J RYAN,
G L VIETCH,
AE DAVIS, H FARMER, E COLENSO, W BRIERLEY,
and S/Sjt RH JONES
The Ballot resulted in the following
Messrs FARMER, COLMAN, VEITCH, JONES,
COLENSO and RYAN.
– W E FRASER and JG FULLER were nominated for this post.
JG FULLER withdrew and WE FRASER was duly elected
Newsletter and “Men May Smoke”
The Secretary briefly outlined his
ideas of a Newsletter “for the purpose of keeping all
members in touch with one another” and pointed out the
unlimited scope of such a publication say once every
three months, in answering queries, social news, etc. He
also suggested the final publication of “Men May Smoke”
for the purpose of publishing an Honour roll, abridged
history of the 2/18 Bn, etc. After some discussion on
these points, it was moved and adopted that the
Committee investigate the possibilities of these two
items and act accordingly.