Murray River RFPA
Secretary : Beth Docksey
Secretary Email Address: Click here to Email the Secretary
Regular Meeting Venue: We don’t have a regular meeting venue, we move around all of the time and can usually advise of the location about 1 month ahead of time so keep an eye on the web site and we will advise you each time we have a get together scheduled.
Christmas Luncheon Thurgoona Country Club Resort
WHEN: Sunday 3 December 2023 at 11.30am to 2.30pm – Buffet Luncheon.
WHERE: 1 Evesham Place, Thurgoona NSW 2640
RSVP: Thursday 30.11.23 at 5pm by Email, Facebook or SMS
PLAN THE DATE, have a game of golf and make a weekend (or more) of it on the Murray.
The Thurgoona Country Club Resort has all the facilities needed for an enjoyable weekend away (https://www.thurgoonaresort.com.au/).
Christmas Buffet Lunch
Roasted Pork, Baked Ham, Roast Turkey Breast served with baked vegetables, gravy and a dinner roll.
Pavlova with Cream and Fresh Fruit Salad OR
Traditional Plum Pudding with Brandy Custard
(If you have special dietary requirements please advise attendance only and you will be able to order from the bistro menu).
DON’T FORGET THE MURRAY RIVER PD ANNUAL TOY DRIVE AND BRING ALONG A GIFT (LARGE OR SMALL) FOR THE CHILDREN IN THE KIDS WARD AT ALBURY HOSPITAL OVER CHRISTMAS.
– Branch Members and partners – $20 per person (subsidised)
– otherwise – $30 per person
RSVP – Please advise attendance by no later than Thursday 22 November 2023.
All payments with SURNAME and number attending to either:
BSB – 640 000
A/C # – 111026671
RPA of NSW Murray River Branch
For Police Bank Members
BSB 815 000
A/C # 311076-S1 – Murray River Branch
Coffee & Chat – Gumtree Pies
WHEN: Saturday 16th December 2023 at 10am
WHERE: Gumtree Pies, 10 High St, Yackandandah VIC
RSVP: Thursday 14.12.23 at 12md by Email, Facebook or SMS
Jindera Museum & Blacksmiths Precinct Tour & Jindera Pub Luncheon
WHEN: Saturday 20th January 2024 at 11am at Museum for your tour if you wish to go there
then 12md at the Pub for lunch.
WHERE: Jindera Hotel,121 Urana Road, Jindera
RSVP: Thursday 18.1.24 at 12md by Email, Facebook or SMS
BOWLS GR8 FOR BRAINS
Come along and have a fun time bowling, chatting, or just having a cuppa. All members, family and friends are welcome. Bowls supplied and if you have never bowled before we have a coach available to show you how to bowl a good, curved ball. Covid procedures are in place.
When: Every Thursday at 9.30am to 11.30am
Where: Bowling Green, first floor, Commercial Club, 618 Dean Street Albury.
Enter via Stanley Street Carpark entries
Hope to see you all there.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE MURRAY RIVER BRANCH AND ACTIVITIES
Murray River Branch covers an area from the Hume Highway Albury up to Holbrook, half way to Wagga, including locations about 45 minutes north of the NSW/Victorian border all of the way across past Deniliquin stopping short of Mildura. We also cover the whole of Victoria, have had Tasmanian members, and have former members of the NSW Police Force who reside all over that state as our members. Therefore we have very broad membership coverage with currently 111 paid members & another 80 who we contact via email. We are inclusive not exclusive, however membership has increased by 75% with this mantra in the last 5 years. We have an Executive Committee that meets bi-monthly and manages all issues relating to the branch including the social activities, welfare, membership, etc., with input sought from branch members prior to the meetings and if they wish they can attend. We have welfare officers that support our members in the broad ranging area of our branch.
As a result of our spread of members, we don’t have regular meeting venues, dates, days of the week or times as we move all around the branch area so that it gives all members the opportunity to get together. We also have our get togethers on different days of the week so that this enables our former and retired members who work or look after grandchildren on various days of the week or weekends to attend our get togethers. We always invite partners, friends, family members, some have young children and grandchildren that have attended our functions which has created great friendships with all of these people.
We have travelled to our Deniliquin members about once per year, down into Victoria on a number of occasions, to locations such as Bright, Myrtleford, Yackandandah, & Beechworth and our members in those areas host our branch visits in that location. We have had a number of dinner in Melbourne for our members there and generally try to hold one there at least once every 6 months. When we travel around we try to include an activity before such as in Bright we went to look at our member Annie’s art works at her house, in Myrtleford, we went to our member John & Margaret’s Open Garden and Antique Firearm collection, & at Beechworth we went to our member ‘Bruiser’s’ Brew house for some home-made ale. We have also been to the ‘Bald Archie’s Exhibition’ when at Corowa and then the Corowa Chocolate factory after to make huge chocolate freckles & drink lots of various flavoured hot chocolates.
We also have Coffee & Chat get togethers about once a month in locations in Albury and other townships within about 30-50 minutes’ drive from Albury. We schedule them about a week ahead and notify all members by email and SMS them again the day before to obtain numbers. We always have generally about a minimum of about 20 people attend our coffee and chats. These get togethers are quite flexible and we always ask that any of our far flung or other branch members who just happen to be coming through the area to please advise us, even at short notice that they are in the area and we have put on a number of coffee & chats with two to three days’ notice to catch up with them whilst they are here. We have had members and their partners come through for Coffee & Chats from Tasmania, Deniliquin, and Far South Coast, to name a few. So if anyone is in the area or passing through we only need a couple of day’s notice and we will have a Coffee & Chat for you.
For any of these activities or information contact the Secretary Beth Docksey via email or phone.
Murray River Retired & Former Police Association
M.0412 661 738