Supporting Medical Research and Patient Care at The Repat The Newsletter of Foundation Daw Park Incorporated The Newsletter of Foundation Daw Park Incorporated ANZAC Commemoration Gala Ball What a night it was! On Saturday night, 19th April 2008, the Foundation’s then Chairman, Peter spotlights looming through smoke, sirens the Defence Industry, Military and the Bridge. Guest Speaker for the evening sounding, and old newsreels rolling, academic, business, arts and health was the Hon John Hill MP, Minister to really get everyone in the mood. sectors came together to support for Health, Minister for the Southern “Winston Churchill” visited and spoke, Foundation Daw Park’s inaugural Suburbs and Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts. Mr Martin Hamilton- and dancers from AIT Arts bopped fundraising ANZAC Commemoration Smith MP Leader of the Opposition in to swing music then invited guests to Gala Ball. The night was a memorable the Parliament of South Australia, an come and dance as the music changed one for all who attended. immediate past board member of the to the beat of the All Stars with Patron The evening commenced with the MC, Foundation was also in attendance. and Vietnam Veteran Graham Cornes Tony Pilkington of FIVEaa welcoming on guitar. And... the night rolled on! everyone and then inviting State President The State Theatre Company of South Australia, a Gold Community Partner, We are very proud of our inaugural ANZAC of the RSL, Jock Statton OAM to come assisted with the development of the Ball and the wonderful support provided forward to recite The Ode with The Last 1940’s VE Day theme. The scene was by sponsors, supporters, guests and Post played by Bugler, Guy MacRedmond set with plenty of Aussie, New Zealand volunteers. A wonderful night was had from the Royal Australian Navy Band. and Union Jack flags streaming as by all. Most importantly we achieved a Our Patron His Excellency Rear Admiral bunting across the ceiling of the Grand successful fundraising result: $40,000 Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of Ballroom at the Hilton, with a centre clear profit to assist the Foundation in its South Australia and Mrs Scarce attended piece of model planes from the era. As continuing support of medical research as Guests of Honour and were hosted by they arrived, guests were greeted with and patient care facilities at The Repat. MAJOR SUPPORTERS: ANZAC BALL 2008 THE NEWSLETTER OF FOUNDATION DAW PARK Board News Change of Chairman research and patient care projects benefiting At the June Board meeting and for personal veterans and patients at the Repat, the reasons, Peter Bridge formally resigned from Foundation will also focus on funding medical the role of Chairman of the Foundation but will research projects related to the health of continue as a member of the Board. Robert (Bob) current Defence personnel. We acknowledge Willis, then Deputy Chair, was appointed Chairman the generosity of accounting and consulting and Peter Croser was appointed Deputy Chair. firm, Deloitte, for the use of their boardroom facilities, and Donny Walford for her professional Strategic Directions L-R: Robert (Bob) Willis, facilitation of the day’s activities and outcomes. In May the Foundation held an important Peter Croser strategic planning day that brought together Board members and other key stakeholders 2008 Annual General Meeting to set the future direction and create a Vision Will be held on Monday 17th November 2008 for 2020. An outcome of the session was that at 10.00am in the SPF Hall in the grounds in addition to the Grant Funding for medical of the Repatriation General Hospital. 3rd Health Battalion Donation to FDP Corporate Boardroom Luncheon: On Sunday, 21st September the 3rd Health Support Battalion Tuesday, 23rd September 2008 based at Keswick Barracks held a ceremonial Church Parade at Law Firm, and Accounting Consulting Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church, Unley. Church Parades are Firm, co-sponsored a high profile boardroom a unique military tradition in the Australian Defence Force and on luncheon on behalf of Foundation Daw Park. Professor this occasion provided an opportunity to showcase the Battalion. Alexander (Sandy) McFarlane, Head of the University of The Parade acknowledged the contribution of past and present members in support of Australian service men and women Adelaide Node of the Centre for Military and Veteran Health deployed overseas, and marked the last time that the Banner of the was the Guest Speaker; his topic “Post Traumatic Stress late Colonel in Chief, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps banner Syndrome”. The luncheon was chaired by Foundation (Queen Mother’s Banner) would be paraded before being laid up. Chairman, Robert Willis, and coincided with the media The Battalion generously nominated Foundation Daw Park and the announcement that the Foundation will be providing Leukaemia Foundation as the beneficiaries of the collection taken research funding to directly benefit recent veterans from the following the service. Australian Defence Force. L-R: Lieutenant Colonel Susan L-R: Professor Alexander (Sandy) Neuhaus, Commanding Officer, McFarlane – Head, Centre of 3rd Health Battalion, Keswick Military & Veteran Health, Barracks presenting Foundation University of Adelaide Node; John Daw Park Chairman, Bob Willis, Hood - Managing Partner, mhm; with a cheque representing Dr Linda McCarthy - Director, Post the proceeds from donations Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit, made at the St Augustine’s Repatriation General Hospital; Church Parade Peter Buberis - Partner, DLA Phillips Fox In The Navy! Foundation Daw Park welcomed special guests to The Repat in July during Navy Week. Personnel from took time out of their busy schedule to tour the hospital, visit patients and enjoy a morning tea with Navy Veterans. It was a wonderful opportunity for past and present officers and personnel to share stories. Lieutenant Tristan Heriter, Leading Seaman Owen Harris, Able Seaman Ellisa Matthews and Leading Seaman Dave Richardson along with Commander Craig Pritchard are pictured here with Repat patient Mervyn Bennett. PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE FOUNDATION PAGE TWO THE NEWSLETTER OF FOUNDATION DAW PARK WHAT’S ON AND WHAT’S HAPPENING 2008 Telethon Distinctive Home And Land Lottery Donor Morning Tea Valued at over $450,000, the home is located at The Avenue WESTWOOD (formerly Cambridge Street, Athol Park) It’s just $25.00 for a Book of win 6 tickets - or $5 each. L-R: Foundation Daw Park Chairman Bob Willis, You could Books or individual tickets can be Mayor of the City of Mitcham, Ivan Brooks, Dr John Costi, house purchased via our website: Ray Buttery, Christine Jenner and Graham Cornes this www.foundationdawpark.org.au for just $5! or by calling the Foundation office Foundation Daw Park Patron, Graham Cornes and Chairman, on (08) 8275 1039 Bob Willis welcomed some of our strongest supporters to a special morning tea held in August. It was a wonderful opportunity for people to meet our researchers and hear of the work that benefits from the generosity of our donors. Fundraising Friends , Head of the Research Management Committee at The Repat, provided an update on the most recently funded The Foundation thanks all National Pharmacies stores research projects and highlighted the importance of research here and Optical Outlets for their support during our Iris Pin at The Repat. campaign in April. spoke passionately about the history of The Thank you too to the RSL Clubs in SA who have been collecting Repat and the care provided to veterans and the South Australian loose change throughout August and September. Our Loose community; and updated everyone on how the Change campaign has been a wonderful success and will help bequests we have received in recent years have provided a to support medical research and patient care here at significant boost to our ability to fund projects at The Repat. The Repat. Our special thanks go to Andrew and Yvonne from for their support of this special presentation. Facial hair was the focus for fundraising when the male staff in Occupational Therapy, Physio and Social Work at the Repat Remembrance Day Business Breakfast ditched the razors in the name of Prostate The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month: Cancer research. Remembrance Day - a moment in time when Australians unite The hirsute males of RGH Allied Health grew in silence to remember. moustaches, goatees and beards to raise Foundation Daw Park will partner with the Australia Israel awareness and money for Prostate Cancer Chamber of Commerce for a very special event on research; Senior physiotherapist Friday 7 November in the Banquet Room of the Adelaide Festival (pictured) was the eventual winner Centre – The Remembrance Day Business Breakfast. with this ‘Max Walker’ style mo’. Mo’ growers donated $5 to enter the “competition” then Allied Contributing to this memorable morning will be the recitation of Health workers were encouraged to vote and donate for their The Ode by State RSL President, ; bugler favourite Mo’. will play the last Post and the Rouse; from Aberfoyle Park High School will sing the National Thanks to all the moustache-growing males and staff in Allied Anthem, and thanks to the Health for a fabulous effort in raising $187 for FDP. will perform the powerful and emotive composition ANZAC by South Australian composer . Foundation Daw Park would like to acknowledge and thank our event partners – DIARY DATES: and . Monday 1 December 2008 For further details about our Remembrance Day Business Breakfast, or to book a table, please visit our website – Saturday 18th April 2009 www.foundationdawpark.org.au or phone us on 8275 1039. PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE FOUNDATION THE NEWSLETTER OF FOUNDATION DAW PARK PAGE THREE Executive Director’s Message For more information on the Foundation, what we are doing, what’s happening and when, please visit our website: www.foundationdawpark.org.au Park; with the support of our credibility and sustainability Board members, Patrons, Commemoration Gala Ball as an organisation. The Sponsors and Donors, and made a profit of over $40,000 relationships we have with the Executive Team at The thanks to our sponsors, the 3rd Health Battalion Repat we are achieving patrons, guests, team based at Keswick Barracks, milestones on our strategic members and volunteers. the Centre for Military and journey to a relevant and Veteran Health based at the meaningful future. As has been mentioned in the University of Adelaide, the “Board News”, as part of its South Australian Universities Events and campaigns strategic future the Foundation and The Repat will all be introduced since the April has committed to funding important in establishing newsletter have been important medical research projects this new program. contributors to achieving associated with the health our fundraising goals and and wellbeing of veterans As we continue to grow, review operational budget this year. and serving personnel. older programs and integrate In particular: This is an exciting step for the new concepts, we continue Chris Jenner Foundation; building on the to appreciate the value of our Executive Director contributed over $60,000 Grants Program we fund at volunteers. We highly value Life continues to be very in response to the letter The Repat, this new their contribution to the culture dynamic and fast-paced associated with the commitment will contribute and tone of the Foundation; here at Foundation Daw April newsletter, and to our continuing relevance, their commitment and sense of fun makes a real difference not only to our team, but to all who visit our office. If readers would like to join our team Consider making a Bequest to Foundation Daw Park of volunteers please phone Brenda – or “BJ” as she to benefit patient care at The Repat prefers to be called – on 8275 1039; she will be delighted to When you make a bequest to Foundation Daw Park you enhance the Foundation’s ability to fund speak with you and answer medical research and patient care projects at Repatriation General Hospital. any questions you may have. Making a bequest is not difficult; it can be general whereby the Foundation Board allocates the funds wherever the need is greatest, or it can be specific whereby you select the specific area of In closing, the Foundation medical research, or nominate a special project that is important to you and your family. Team wishes you and your families all the very For more information about making a bequest, contact the Foundation’s office on: 08 8275 1039 or best for the coming festive visit our website: www.foundationdawpark.org.au. season and New Year. In Memoriam Gifts We gratefully acknowledge gifts recently given in memory of: Mrs Dorothy Barbara Barnard Mr Raymond Joseph [Wally] Ellis Mr Petar Lazarevich Mr Keith Walter Patching Mrs Betty Isobel Ruth Stacey Mr Clement Raymond [Clem] Behn Mr David Faggotter Mrs Janice Rosemary Marshall Mr Wilfred Thomas Pride Mr Joseph Theodore [Theo] Mrs Johanna Boeff Mr Ronald Campbell Fowler Mr L C Martin Mrs Lynette Rayner Stagbouer Mr Ronald Leslie Shelton Buttery Mrs Elizabeth Catherine (Betty) Mr Reginald John Mayes Mrs Marjorie Ethel Richardson Mr Howard (Sam) Starling Mr Kevin James Clancey Halliday Mr William Henry [Bill] Mercer Mr Max Ruediger Mrs Barbara Statton Mrs Ethel Daley Mrs Lesley Marie (Sally) Holliday Mrs Tracy Helen Melville Mr William Ralph Sampson Mr Maxwell Donnell (Max) Swaffer Mr Purnal Frederick Davies Mr Allan Pearson Huggett Mr Charles Richard [Dick] Morris Mr Leonard Maxwell [Lennie] Mr Wilbur John (Bert) von Mr Noel Deaves Mr Robert Glenroy [Glen] Jamieson Mrs Margaret Jean Muller Schulze Bertouch Mrs Pauline Deaves Mr Mervyn Keith Kruger Mr Norman Ernest Owens Dr Prabha Seshadri Mr Graham Wigg Our care for our fellow man includes the hope that our efforts in this life may bring benefits to others long after we are gone. We are also grateful for donations given to our work to honour special birthdays and anniversaries: Mr Ernest & Mrs Mary Bradley – 60th Wedding Anniversary. Vale – Helen Sykorra Vale – Ernest Routley Foundation Daw Park fondly Foundation Daw Park acknowledges the recent passing of Mr Ernest Routley. remembers a committed volunteer, Helen Sykorra who passed away Mr Routley was a wonderfully generous supporter of the Foundation making a in August. significant financial gift in 2005. Through this generosity were created enabling the Foundation to provide funding for a number of Helen is remembered for her sense equipment and project needs, including bariatric wheelchairs, patient relaxation of humour, fun and dedication to therapy and a study for patients with communication disabilities. raising funds for medical research at the Repat; a wonderful lady who Ern Routley’s legacy will remain within the Foundation and we will continue to will be truly missed. honour his name through the Routley Awards.