Engagement with the Ex Service Community
Throughout the year VVC members have attended events and commemorations to maintain links with Victoria’s ex-service community. In February 2019, VVC Chair LTCOL Laureen Grimes had the opportunity to speak at the centenary celebration of the Leongatha Returned & Services League Sub-Branch (pictured). Other events attended during the year include scholarship award presentations for both the Nurses Memorial Centre and the Albert Coates Memorial Trust which the VVC support as patriotic fund trustees.
Commemoration and Anzac Day Services
The VVC supports ANZAC Day and other commemorations and events in local communities through the provision of funding from the Victorian Veterans Fund distributed under the Victoria Remembers Minor Grant program. In 2019 support was provided for ANZAC Day Dawn Services held at the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross (pictured), Torquay and Geelong to name a few. Other commemorations supported include the Battle for Australia Ceremony, the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Commemorative Service, Boer War and Vietnam Veterans Day.