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State Branches & Regions

Victorian Branch - ANARE Club

The VICTORIAN Branch was formerly established on 22 April 2017. These are the minutes of the meeting.

Office bearers

  • President - Ian Mackie
  • Vice-President - Keith Godfrey
  • Secretary - Jenna Kelley
  • Treasurer - Chris Gamgee
  • MWD/Social Secretary - Rob Nash
  • Other council members - Nancy Bulner, Brian Harvey


(organised by ANARE Club Victorian branch for members)
  • Sat 17th & Sun 18th March
    For members to enjoy a day visit and tour of the lodge.
  • Sunday 15th April, starting around 1 pm
    BBQ at Ian Mackie's place at Upper Beaconsfield for members & their partners.
    An invitation has also been extended to the Antarctic Family & Friends Association.
  • Friday night 22nd June
    Same format as 2017 ~ Full Booking Details in April Aurora.
  • Tuesday night 24th July
    Victorian branch AGM, commencing 8pm
    at Emerald Hotel, 415 Claredon Street, South Melbourne.
    Meals from 6pm.
  • December 2018: date - To Be Advised but may be -Fri 7th Dec
    Sunset Drinks over-looking Port Phillip Bay at the enchanting Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Pier Rd, St.Kilda.
Members Note: If planning to attend any of these functions, Pls Advise
  • Rob Nash, Vic Secretary, Email:, mob: 0447 286 193, or
  • Ian Mackie Vic President, 03 5944 4124, mob(sms) 0429 057 474
    or mail: PO Box Beaconsfield 3807 for more details.

Who was there - Victorian Branch - Melbourne Midwinter Dinner & Reunion 23 June 2017

Victorian Branch - Melbourne Midwinter Dinner & Reunion notice 2017

Friday 23rd June 2017 - 6.30 pm for Pre-dinner drinks and hors d'oeuvres
followed by all inclusive 3 course meal with drinks
At 'Bayview Eden', 6 Queens Road, Melbourne.
Celebrate ANARE's 70th Anniversary in Style

Please note this year's Dinner is an All Expeditioners Function
- all guests must be ex AAP/ANARE (or other polar) expeditioners.

Station re-unions welcome and no limit on guests invited and booked by financial Members.

Click to book and pay by card and have your ticket(s) sent by email

Financial Club members $95 per head (2016 prices)
Members' Guests $110 per head.
All inclusive meal and drinks

Refer to the Booking Form for further details

Online Bookings and Enquiries for Mid Winter Dinner

Contact Victorian Branch Social Secretary Rob Nash 03 9315 6359 Mob. 0447 286 193
Email: VicBranch Mid Winter Dinner
Members can book (for themselves only) by logging in to the members section at

Postal Bookings

Send to: Brian Harvey,
C/- PO Box 144,
Bentleigh East, Vic 3165

General Enquiries

Ian Mackie, Function Coordinator, 03 5944 4124 Mob. 0429 057 474

The Booking Form will also be in Autumn Aurora issue in April
Bookings close Friday 16 June 2017 - Early bookings appreciated.