The RHRL Command HQ in
Nain this first quarter of 2015 has been heavily involved in preparations
for the PHR 45th Anniversary, which is to take place over the PHR designated
Anniversary Celebration long weekend of April 25 & 26.
Some items of clothing and
household goods were still collected and we are pleased to say, handed to
charity outlets in the region for distribution to those who can best make
use of them.
This quarter also saw a
report from the small French unit, the 1st Michaux Platoon . They informed
us that over the winter period they had been able to supply temporary
accommodation for a number of families that were in great need. Winter seems
to be the time when the Platoon has most opportunities to assist those in
need and they certainly provide the assistance and support where they are
able. It would be nice to see this unit expand in numbers, even another unit
started in France so if you are reading this and interested in helping your
fellow citizens in France who have need of assistance, then please contact us
in the RHRL Command HQ by emailing
and lets have a chat. Same goes no matter where you may live and whether you
would be on your own or have friends who would like to join with you, we are
looking for those interested in providing assistance in local areas wherever
you may be located.
Board of Officers - RHRL Command HQ
1st Barton Platoon
(Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA)
I am pleased to supply the quarterly report for
January – March 2015, from the Royal Hutt River Legion (RHRL) – 1st Barton
In spite of their many responsibilities all members of the platoon, and
supporters, contributed to our priorities.
Sgt. Amanda Casselton has continued to play a leading role in providing
gifts for socially isolated seniors. Feedback from Amaroo Retirement Village
indicates that these gifts were greatly appreciated by the recipients. Sgt
Casselton also made a significant contribution to the platoon’s response to
the Northcliffe bushfire, when we donated a quantity of toiletries, toys and
children’s books to the Manjimup CWA, to replace material distributed to
people evacuated due to the emergency. Lastly Sgt. Casselton’s participation
was invaluable in our providing Easter eggs and DVDs to Mary Smith Women’s
Cpl. Lisa “Aliyah” Oliver’s ability to contribute to the Platoon was
circumscribed by pregnancy and birth. In spite of this she remained active,
helping to donate magazines to the Manjimup Medical Centre, assisting with
the delivery of magazines to the Manjimup Public Library and with gifts for
socially isolated seniors.
Activities January to March 2014.
Activities January to March 2015
Posted information about the 2015 National Experimental Arts Forum on the
Warren Blackwood Human Services Network and Western Australian Information
Provided Mark Chowan with the contact
details of Starick Services and Mary Smith Woman’s Refuge, because he
wished to support them through ‘in kind’ donations. Mr. Chowan has
subsequently made regular donations to Starick Services and Mary Smith.
Capt. Barton and Sgt. Casselton posted a copy of the Woman’s Council for
Domestic and Family Violence Services Training Calender (February to April
2015) on WBHSN.
Posted information about the Woman’s Council for Domestic and Family
Violence Services 2015 Conference on WAIN and WBHSN.
Capt. Barton and Sgt. Casselton donated a box of Easter eggs, collected
from State Library of W.A. and the State Records Office of W.A. to Mary Smith
Sgt. Casselton collected over 50 DVDs, donated by the Shire of Kalamunda
Public Library and delivered these to Mary Smith Women’s Refuge.
Capt. Barton and Sgt. Casselton donated a copy of Empowerment; It Takes
More than a Minute, provided by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to
Mary Smith Women’s Refuge.
Ms. Jenkins donated 12 children’s books to Mary Smith Women’s Refuge.
Capt. Barton and Sgt. Casselton provided a single mother with a 12 year
old daughter with library discard copies of Growing Up; A Young Person’s
Guide to Becoming an Adult (Three Volumes).
Capt. Barton and Sgt. Casselton donated three sets of spectacles to the
Lions Eye Institute.
Capt. Barton, Sgt. Casselton and Cpl. Oliver donated 37 copies of The Big
Issue, Dance Australia, The Economist, The Spectator and The Weekend
Australian Magazine to the Manjimup Medical Centre.
Cpt Barton provided
food to 13 homeless people in inner city Perth and Gosnells. Homeless
People -- Capt.
Barton, Sgt Casselton and Pamela Searle fed 26 homeless people in
Posted information on the Principality of Hutt River Honours Nominations
on WAIN and WBHSN.
Posted information about the WA Government’s 2015 Innovation Vouchers
Program on WAIN and WBHSN.
Capt Barton delivered a presentation on the RHRL to a meeting of the WBHSN.
Posted information on data protection issued by World Backup Day (31st
March 2015) on WAIN and WBHSN.
Posted information on the Human Rights Commissioner’s participation in the
Isabel Lake Memorial Lecture on WBHSN.
Capt. Barton, Sgt.
Casselton donated copies of How the Principality Came to Be and Princess
Shirley – Celebration of Life to the Shire of Kalamunda Public Library.
Capt. Barton, Sgt. Casselton and Cpl. Oliver donated the January –
February and March – April 2015 issue of Foreign Affairs; the February and
March issues of The Monthly; the Spring 2014 issue of Policy Magazine; and
the January – February 2015 edition of Sceptical Inquirer to the Shire of
Manjimup Public Library, Libraries --
Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton donated the March - April 2014 issue of
Foreign Affairs to the
Barton and Sgt Casselton donated a copy of Celebration of Life; Dedicating
God's Particle 10989 to H.R.H. Princess Shirley; provided by RHRL Command,
to the WA
Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Searle donated sixty novels to Forrestfield Community College.
Capt. Barton, Sgt. Casselton and Cpl. Oliver donated five young adult
books on Australian history, geography and society to the Manjimup
Community Resource Center’s English Language Friends Program.
Capt. Barton and Cpl. Oliver donated seven dictionaries provided by Ms.
Jenkins to the Manjimup Community Resource Center’s English Language
Capt. Barton provided clerical support to Benevolent Hands.
Capt. Barton donated a copy of In Flanders Fields and Sgt. Casselton a
copy of Mmmm … Casseroles to a Tribal Refugee Welfare of WA fundraising
Capt. Barton, Sgt. Casselton, Cpl. Oliver and Ms. Jenkins, donated
toiletries, children’s books and toys to the Manjimup Branch of the
Country Woman’s Association (CWA) to replace material distributed to
people displaced due to the Northcliffe fires.
Capt. Barton, Sgt. Casselton and Cpl. Oliver donated over 25 used postage
stamps to the Manjimup CWA Branch.
Donated 10 large print books (library discards) to Amaroo Village Retirement
Village. These were provided by Ms. Jennifer Jenkins, Capt. Barton, Sgt.
Casselton and Cpl. Oliver prepared the books for donation, removing library
tags, inserting RHRL stickers and delivering the books to the Village.
Capt. Barton and Sgt. Casselton donated nine gifts for socially isolated
seniors to Amaroo Retirement Village.
Priorities for Second Quarter 2015
Continue to provide gifts for seniors.
Continue to provide appropriate books and periodicals to libraries,
hospitals, doctors surgeries, retirement villages and other
Continue to support refugees.
Continue to provide food for homeless people.
Take part in the 2015 HBF Run for a Reason.
Yours in HRH
Capt. Sir Richard Ananda Barton KCOWL, MCM, MIOM, RHRL
Royal Hutt River Legion