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    "AFTER ACTION"
Second Quarter Reports 2014
April – June 2014
   
   

   
         

Royal Hutt River Legion - Command HQ Report.
(Nain, PRINCIPALITY of HUTT RIVER)

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Headquarters Command has had a quieter quarter this turn round so efforts have been mainly directed towards collecting publications and media (DVD, CDROM's etc) for future distribution, however HQ has still been able to carry out a few field operations as well as to tidy-up HQ control & communications areas which includes the commencement on the design of a new brochure to promote the RHRL. WE aim to create a 3 section folded promotional brochure.

HRH Prince Leonard, Commander in Chief RHRDF has offered to have a RHRL promotional brochure go out with all outgoing Government mail and we have also secured consent to have a brochure included in each outgoing postal item shipped by PHR-OnLine thus effectively almost all mail out of PHR will carry the promotional brochure. It is hoped that this brochure will be ready for in-house printing by the end of the next quarter so that we can then announce it's completion and maybe report on it's commenced distribution.

Some of the actions carried out this quarter have been:

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HQ Command continued to collect reading materials by way of books and recent magazines for distribution in the local area to shelters & hospitals etc. as well as to Foodbank for them to distribute as needed.
 

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HQ Command continues to collect clothing and similar items for distribution to those in need.
 

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One delivery of used clothing was made to Foodbank this quarter.

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One delivery of used blankets was made to Foodbank this quarter.
 

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HQ Command continues to support the efforts of our other members and units in providing service to their areas of concern and continues to seek out those who could use the assistance of the Royal Hutt River Legion.

In HRH Service,
Board of Officers - RHRL Command HQ

   

   

1st Barton Platoon
(Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

   
   

The last three months have been a productive period for the First Barton Platoon.

 

Sgt Casselton has continued to be a committed and hard-working member of the team. It was her suggestion that we undertake a fundraising walk and she took responsibility for arranging our participation in the HBF Run for a Reason and raised more money than any other member. Sgt Casselton proposed that the platoon provide birthday gifts for socially isolated seniors, thanks to her initiative we will begin providing presents to residents of Amaroo Retirement Village in July 2014.

 

Cpl Oliver was hospitalized for part of the current quarter. This did not stop her from helping other patients, while in hospital, and, since being discharged, returning to active duty with the platoon. Cpl Oliver drew our attention to the HBF Run for a Reason, allowing us to participate and raise money for Lifeline, which provides telephone counselling for the isolated and distressed. She also provided sponsorship through her company Get Pickled.

 

Pamela Searle, who has been a committed supporter since the Platoon began operations, continues to provide invaluable assistance. At a time when many people are struggling she provides food for homeless people and supports the community in other ways.

 

Another supporter, Jennifer Jenkins, has been an invaluable source of ''in kind' donations providing toys, gift-wrap and baskets for donations. I hope both of these supporters will join the Platoon, in the meantime their support is appreciated.

 

Of our priorities for the second quarter, to provide Easter eggs to Starick Services Woman’s Refuge, provide books on Australia and the two world wars to Benevolent Hands for their members, provide gifts to residents at a nursing home who have no family or friends to provide them with gifts, continue to feed homeless people, continue to provide books and magazines to hospitals, clinics and community organisations, continue to provide secretarial support for Benevolent Hand and recruitment all except providing birthday gifts to socially isolated nursing home residents and recruiting more members have been met in full. We have met with staff at Amaroo Village, an aged care facility in Gosnells, and will commence providing gifts in July 2014. Recruitment remains an ongoing challenge however we are fortunate to have a dedicated team and to people who provide ongoing support.

 

Activities January to March 2014

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Animal Welfare

Cpl Oliver donated used sheets, provided by Norina Oliver, to the Animal Protection Society for use as bedding.

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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Australians

The platoon provided a Romanian migrant with information on petitioning State Parliament.

The platoon provided the coordinator of the Manjimup Community Resource Centre's English Language Friends Program with contact details of migrant settlement services in WA.

The platoon marked Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on 28th April 2014 by posting links to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Imperial War Museum - The Holocaust, the Jewish Holocaust Centre (Melbourne), the Sydney Jewish Museum and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on Western Australian Information Network (WAIN) and Warren Blackwood Human Services Network (WBHSN).

Sgt Casselton posted information on the Office of Multicultural Interests Community Grants Program on WAIN. Capt. Barton posted the same information on WBHSN.

Capt Barton and Sgt Casselton donated, to the Indian Society of WA, a book and three CDs on the Indian Parliament provided by the Western Australian Parliamentary Library and Information Service.

The platoon provided an African immigrant with contact details for the Australian Asian Association of WA, Centercare, the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre and the Multicultural Services Centre of WA to assist him finding work in WA.

Sgt Casselton posted information on the Office of Multicultural Interest publication The People of Western Australia; Statistics from the 2011 Census on WAIN. Capt Barton posted the same information on WBHSN.

The platoon posted a link to the Office of Multicultural Interests Events Calendar on WAIN and WBHSN.

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People with Disabilities

Cpl Oliver donated a copy of Person to Person; A Guide to Working With People With Disabilities to the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre. Sgt Casselton wrapped this item which was posted by Capt Barton.

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Domestic Violence

Capt Barton and Sgt Casselton, with support from Pamela Searle and Jennifer Jenkins, donated $60.00 worth of Easter eggs to Starick Services, which provides accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence.

The platoon circulated the Woman's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services Training Calendar via WBHSN.

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Families Health

Sgt Casselton provided copies of Australian Woman's Weekly, Delicious, Gourmet Traveler, Menu, Motor, Scoop and Wheels to the Mental Health unit of Armadale Health Service. Capt Barton and Cpl Oliver added RHRL stickers and delivered the magazines to the hospital.

Cpt Barton donated copies of The Weekend Australian Magazine, Policy and The Monthly to the Mental Health Unit at the Armadale Health Service. Sgt Casselton wrapped the magazines which were delivered by Cpl Oliver.

Capt Barton and Cpl Oliver donated 10 CDs provided by the City of Perth Public Library to the Armadale Health Service Mental Health Unit.

Capt Barton and Cpl Oliver donated a basket of Easter eggs to patients at the Armadale Health Service Mental Health Unit.

The Platoon donated five copies of The Spectator to the Manjimup Medical Centre.

Cpl Oliver gave facials to five patients in the High Dependency Unit at the Armadale Health Service and brought sweets for another patient.

The Platoon took part in the 2014 . HBF Run for a Reason, raising $618.50 for Lifeline. Sgt Casselton suggested that the Platoon participate in a fundraising walk, took responsibility for arranging RHRL participation and obtained $231.00 in sponsorship. Cpl Oliver notified the unit of the opportunity to participate and suggested that we raise money for Lifeline. Sponsorship was provided by Get Pickled, the Red Cross of Hutt and numerous individuals.

Capt Barton and Cpl Oliver weeded and tidied the garden of the Mead Centre, the mental health outpatient center of the Armadale Health Service.

Our supporter, Ms. Pamela Searle, drove a cancer patient from the country to medical appointments in Perth; she also donated quality used clothes to the Red Cross on behalf of the platoon.

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Libraries

The platoon donated Quarterly Essay No 53 That Sinking Feeling; Asylum Seekers and the Search for the Indonesian Solution to the Shire of Manjimup Public Library.

Donated a copy of Schooling, Service and the Great War to the State Records Office of WA.

Provided the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society with electronic resources on archives management.

Cpt Barton and Cpl Oliver sent copies of “Celebration of Life” Dedicating Gods Particle 10989 to HRH Princess Shirley 19/07/1928 – 07/07/2013 and How the Principality Came to Be to the Western Australian Parliamentary Library.

Capt Barton and Sgt Casselton donated the May-June 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs to the Shire of Manjimup Public Library.

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Refugees

Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton provided ongoing secretarial support to Benevolent Hands Inc.

Capt Barton and Sgt Casselton distributed copies of The Australian Light Horse, The Australian Home Front, The Second World War and Singapore, Changi and the Burma Thailand Railway (part of the Murray David Publishing Australian History Series) at a ANZAC Day picnic organized by Benevolent Hands. Cpl Oliver added RHRL stickers prior to distribution. The Platoon also provided copies of two children’s books, Simpson and His Donkey and ANZAC Day Parade which were given as prizes to the winner of a quiz on Australia and to Jennifer Elama who played guitar for people attending the picnic.

The platoon donated copies of Australians in the First World War, The Australian Home Front, The Australian Light Horse, The Second World War and Singapore, Changi and the Burma Thailand Railway (Murray David Publishing Australian History Series) to a refugee family living in Gosnells.

The platoon provided a link to the WA Department of Health Dental Health Services website to an Iraqi refugee needing dental treatment. As a result the refugee was able to access concessional dental treatment.

The Platoon donated copies of Australians in the First World War, The Australian Light Horse, The Australian Home Front, Singapore, Changi and the Burma-Thailand Railway and The Second World War (Murray David Publishing Australian History Series) to a family of Afghan refugees living in Manjimup.

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Rural and Regional Communities

Capt Barton and Sgt Casselton donated a copy of the book Australian Folklore to the Manjimup Red Cross for use as a raffle prize.

The platoon sent 13 new and second hand dictionaries to the Manjimup Community Resource Centre English Language Friends Program. The dictionaries were donated by Capt Barton, Cpl Oliver, Jennifer Jenkins and Craig McAllister. They were wrapped for delivery by Sgt Casselton.

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Seniors

The platoon provided Amaroo Village with the contact for WAIN so that they can post a request for large print books. Several public libraries subsequently donated books.

The platoon arranged for five boxes of books donated by Susan Byrne to be delivered to the resident's library at Amaroo Village. The support of Mark Chown, who collected and delivered the books, is gratefully acknowledged.

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Priorities Third Quarter 2014
 

  1. Provide birthday gifts to socially isolated seniors at Amaroo Village Gosnells.
     

  2. Donate toys to Benevolent Hands Eid al Fitr celebration.
     

  3. Continue to provide food to homeless people.
     

  4. Continue to provide books and magazines to public libraries and hospitals.
     

  5. Recruitment

Yours in HRH service.

Capt. Sir Richard Ananda Barton KCOWL, MCM, MIOM, RHRL
1st Barton Platoon
Royal Hutt River Legion

   
 

 

(Click thumbnails below for larger view)
 
Cpl Oliver working on the garden of the Mead Centre,
the mental health outpatient center of the Armadale Health Service.
Capt Barton and Sgt Casselton distributed books detailing 'Australia's involvement in various conflicts'
at the ANZAC Day picnic held by Benevolent Hands
(Photo's courtesy of
Benevolent Hands Inc)

 

1st Michaux Platoon
(Saint Sever,  Department of Landes - FRANCE)

(English translation below French language report)
 

 

Ce trimestre, il ya eu peu à faire comme le temps est bon et tout le monde est heureux.
Notre travail va commencer à nouveau dans l'automne quand le temps deviendra plus froid et les gens auront plus besoin d'assistance
Dans le même temps nous avons attendu à diverses manifestations locales pour aider et ,en passant,promouvoir l'existence de la RHRL ici en France. Aussis nous prenons toutes les occasions pour promouvoir la Principauté.

ENGLISH VERSION

This quarter there has been little to do as the weather is good and everyone is happy.
Our work will start again in Fall as the weather becomes cold again and people find themselves more in need of assistance.
In the meantime we attended various local events to assist and whilst there promote the existence of the RHRL here in France. We also take every opportunity to promote the Principality as well.

In HRH Service

BG Sir Philippe Michaux KCRO., OIOM., RHRDF
1st Michaux Platoon
Royal Hutt River Legion

 

 

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