Royal Hutt River
Royal Hutt River
Third Quarter Reports 2013
July – September 2013
Royal Hutt River Legion - Command HQ
Headquarters Command has once again been busy with communications as well as collecting and distributing items and services as available and when required.
This past quarter has seen members of HQ Command perform a variety of tasks as well as to host the Commander and a new member of the 1st Barton Platoon RHRL to Nain to receive awards, decorations and in the one instance, induct a person into the Unit during a public ceremony held in the Chapel of Nain. An afternoon tea was held in the tea room for those involved and members of the Royal Family present at the time.
Details of HQ activities for the quarter are hereby listed.
Some of the actions carried out this quarter have been:
1st Barton Platoon
I am pleased to supply the quarterly report for July - September 2013, from the Royal Hutt River Legion (RHRL) – 1st Barton Platoon.
In the April to June 2013 1st Barton Platoon Quarterly Report four priorities were established; Recruitment; providing food to homeless people; providing books and magazines to libraries and community organizations; tidying garden adjacent to Mental Health Outpatients Clinic at the Armadale Health Service; begin collecting toys to give to children staying at Starick Services women’s refuge over Christmas.
I am happy to report that all these priorities have either been fully implemented or substantial progress has been made toward them.
One of our supporters, Amanda Casselton, has joined RHRL, with the starting rank of sergeant. She was presented with her commission and rank insignia by HRH Prince Leonard of Hutt while visiting the Principality on Sunday 29th September 2013.
I am also happy to report that Legionnaire Oliver has been promoted to Corporal, a reflection of her commitment to the unit.
Household goods and clothing were donated by Pamela Searle.
Members and supporters have been collecting toys and children’s books to give to children staying at Starick Services over the Christmas season.
The platoon provided food to 17 homeless people in central Perth.
Food provided by Capt. Barton and Pamela Searle.
'Eric the Mascot' was transported from the Multicultural Services Centre of WA to the Shire of Manjimup by Captain Barton, with assistance from Maureen Barton. Eric will be used to promote exercise and healthy diet in Manjimup.
Advertised on WAIN, an email network for librarians and records managers that Benevolent Hands were looking for a launch venue. Riverton Public Library contacted the organization offering them a venue.
Placed a person wishing to donate a bed and mattress to a refugee family in contact with Benevolent Hands and the Tribal Refugee Welfare of WA.
During July, August and September Legionnaire Oliver provided ongoing support for a mentally ill person who was sleeping in their car after being evicted from accommodation. This encompassed purchasing warm clothes, providing temporary accommodation in a spare room, providing food and advocating on that person's behalf with their employer and Centerlink.
Captain Barton visited a patient admitted to Graylands Hospital following a suicide attempt.
Copies of Time, New Idea and The Spectator were donated to Graylands Hospital by Captain Barton and Legionnaire Oliver.
The platoon donated 296 DVDs to the Armadale Health Service for their mental health inpatient unit. The DVDs were donated by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Central Institute of Technology Mount Lawley Campus Library, Jill Jhosn and the City of South Perth Library. The DVDs were collected and RHRL stickers attached by Captain Barton, Legionnaire Oliver, Amanda Casselton and Jennifer Jenkins.
Captain Barton and Jennifer Jenkins weeded and dug manure into garden beds adjacent to the Mead Centre at the Armadale Health Service and Captain Barton and Amanda Casselton sanded benches at the Mead Centre and painted the same with undercoat. Unfortunately a planned ‘busy bee’ to plant succulents and natives at the Mead Centre had to be postponed until early October due to inclement weather.
Donated a copy of 'Islamic Art' to the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River Public Library.
Donated a copy of 'Otto Wagner' to the Central Institute of Technology library.
Donated June-July and August-September issues of Foreign Affairs Journal to the Shire of Manjimup Public Library.
Donated copy of 'Sprite Downberry' to the Kalamunda Public Library.
Donated copy of 'The Search for the Sydney' to the Falcon ELibrary.
Donated back copies of 'The Weekend Australian Magazine' to Benevolent Hands who passed them on to Arabic speaking doctors who placed them in their waiting rooms.
Captain Barton and Amanda Casselton donated $150.00 to assist an Iraqi child in Jordan obtain emergency medical treatment.
Capt. Barton and Amanda Casselton provided ongoing secretarial support to Benevolent Hands Management Committee.
Donated blank school notebooks to Benevolent Hands. Notebooks provided by Maureen Barton.
Donated a good quality office chair to Benevolent Hands. Captain Barton arranged delivery.
Continue to provide food to homeless people
Continue to provide books and magazines to libraries and community organizations.
Complete work on garden adjacent to Mental Health Outpatients Clinic at the Armadale Health Service.
Donate DVDs to Graylands Hospital following a request from the hospital librarian.
Continue secretarial support for Benevolent Hands.
Provide toys and children’s books to Benevolent Hands to distribute to Iraqi refugee children in Perth for the Eid al-Adha festival.
Provide toys to children staying at Starick Services over Christmas.
Captain Sir Richard Ananda Barton K.C.O.W.L.
Royal Hutt River Legion
of Barton Platoon in action seen below and provided
courtesy of the '1st Barton Platoon' RHRL.
|Above: Lt. Sir Ananda Barton and Amanda Casselton collecting a box of donated DVDs from the Falcone E-Library|
|Lt Sir Ananda with Dame Maha Abdulmunem Mohammed preparing an agenda for a Benevolant Hands Committee Meeting||Amanda Casselton sanding a bench at the Armadale Health Service.|
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