Past and Present Servicewomen of Bundaberg,

Bundaberg District Women Veterans

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Outback n Ocean Coach Tour
General Meeting

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

11 Day Coach Tour - possible opportunity to join tour. Contact Jenny W

Management Committee meet at 1230- all welcome

Friendship, Camradrie and Support for Women Veterans living in the Bundaberg District

We welcome current and former servicewomen of all ages, and are proud to have a small group of WW II ladies as members. We welcome women and men as Associate members who share our association values and Objects
Newsletters
Read all about our past, current and future activities. We publish a newsletter most months and it contains plenty of useful infomation for both members and visitors to our website. Please enjoy reading.
Events
We have an Annual Calendar of Events which include monthly cuppa chats, meetings, lunches and commemorative services and events. We also have regular day bus trips outings plus overnight bus trips each year.
Membership
We have two classes of membership. Ordinary or Service membership for current and former servicewomen or
Associate membership for
others.
2022 Calendar
Calendar of events for 2022
55th Reunion
Celebrate the Association’s 55th ‘Emerald’ Anniversary over the weekend of 15th – 17th July 2022. We start with a Welcome to Bundy function, followed on Saturday by our Birthday Luncheon and conclude on Sunday morning with a community service at Nurses Memorial Park. Full event details can be found if you click on the Emerald Icon

Meet our

Management Committee

Meet our

Management Committee

Wellbeing & Social Connections

We have a small team of trained Wellbeing Support Officers to assist and support members in all aspects of their wellbeing. The Wellbeing Support Team work with other ESOs and agencies in the Bundaberg area and can refer members to appropriate services or to qualified ATDP practioners when required

Wellbeing Program

COORDINATOR: LEONE WILSON
Leone is our Membership Officer and coordinates the work of WSOs and is the main point of contact for wellbeing support.
The aim of the Wellbeing Program is to provide members with support and friendship to improve and enhance their general wellbeing.
A chat over coffee, catchup by email or phone; hospital and home visits; representation at funerals – are some of the ways we support our members. Women veterans supporting each other.

Wellbeing Activites

CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT ACTIVITIES
We hold Monthly Cuppa Chats, conduct regualar 10 Pin Bowling Mornings, Bus Trips and Luncheons.
There is always an opportunity after our meetings to enjoy the unquie camraderie that is only shared between women who have served; regardless of age or type of service.
All women veterans welcome at Cuppa Chats; you do not need to be a member. New activites coming soon.

Wellbeing Support Officers

WELLBEING SUPPORT OFFICERS
Leone, Shirley W, Lynne, Kate,
Ethel and Jenny W are all authorized and trained Wellbeing Support Officers.
Click on the image for contact form for a Wellbeing Support Officer

Special Events, Projects and Achievements

During the Centenary of ANZAC we held several major commemorative services and events to commemorate the sacrifice and contribution of women during times of war, conflict and peace; At home and abroad
Remembering Our War Nurses

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Major Enhancement of War Nurses Memorial Park and Commemorative Service on the 100th Anniversary of when the first four Queensland Army nurses departed for service abroad. The Governor of Queensland officially unveiled the new memorial wall and the enhancements to the memorial park. Centenary of ANZAC Luncheon with Colonel Wendy Taylor (Rtd), Colonel Bronwyn Wheeler among special guests including serving nursing officers who attended.
Salute to Servicewomen

7 TO 15 JULY 2017

Two weekends of commemoration and celebration of the contribution of servicewomen for over 100 years. An art and photographic exhibition was held in conjunction with the local Areo Club’s Open Day. We had a special high tea when commemorative tributes were unveiled and Mothers, Daughters Wives (stories of the Bundaderg & District Ex Servicewomen’s Associaiton) was officially launched by Air Commodore
Sue McGready CSC.
50th Anniversary

13 TO 15 JULY 2017

Our Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a special showing of the Salute to Servicewomen portrait and memoribilia exhibition at the special luncheon held at the Waves Sports Club where Judith Munday OAM was guest speaker. The celebrations also included welcome dinner on Friday and a commemorative service on Sunday, held in conjunction
with the Salute to
Servicewomen events.
War Nurses Centenary of Armistice Mural

11 NOVEMBER 2018

Is a six panel mural depicting military nurses from World War One to current day and features women and men from our region. The mural is located on the large grey water tank at the southern end of War Nurses Memorial Park and will be visual reminder to the community of the sacrifices made to secure the Peace we now enjoy
75th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific

14 AND 15 AUGUST 2020

Two commemorative services and a special Victory Dinner were our Association’s contribution to Bundaberg commemorating the end of the Second World War. World War Two veterans
were our special guests
at all events.

Our Posts

Victory in the Pacific – 75th Anniversary Commemorations
VP75 Events 14 & 15 August 2020
Victory in the Pacific-75th Anniversary
Anzac Day 2019
January Newsletter
Christmas & New Year Greetings
Armistice Centenary War Nurses Mural installed
October Meeting – Veterans’ Support Centre
Centenary of Armistice – Mural at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg
Salute to Servicewomen Exhibition Flyer
Women Veterans to led Bundaberg City Anzac March
Burnett Heads Honour Roll Booklet
New Picnic Settings for War Nurses Park
Morning Tea at War Nurses Memorial Park a great success
ANZAC Day 2015
War Nurses Memorial Park
Nursing Storyboards installed at War Nurses Memorial Park
Storyboards for War Nurses Memorial Park

MEDIA RELEASE Service and sacrifice recognized on 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific  On August 15, 2020, the service and sacrifice made by thousands of Australian’s during the Second

A reminder of the Program of Events to mark the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific that ended the Second World War.  Please ensure you RSVP if you wish

Pending COVID 19 restrictions Bundaberg District Women Veterans are planning to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War Two and Victory in the Pacific with the following

Helen Baldwin at Bundy Civil ServiceBurnett Heads Parade Burnett Heads wreath layingHine (NZ) and Janet (Aus) Bundy ParadeBundaberg ParadeProud Grannie Betty with SiennaBundy Parade War Nurses Service. War Nurses ServiceRed

Our first newsletter for 2019 has just been released. It contains information on our upcoming social and commemorative events and can be at https://bundywomenveterans.org.au/newsletters-2019-2/

Best wishes for Christmas and New Year to all our friends  

The Australian War Nurses Centenary of Armistice mural was being installed early this morning at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg. Well done Brett and his team from Bundy Quick Signs

Our October meeting will be held for the first time at the Veterans' Support Centre, 69-71 Takalvan Street, Bundaberg. Committee meeting at 1 pm with General Meeting commencing at 2

To commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice that ended the Great War in 1918, it is planned to install a mural depicting our war nurses over the past 100 plus

WOMEN VETERANS HONOURED TO LEAD THE BUNDABERG ANZAC DAY MARCH Bundaberg District Women Veterans have been invited to lead the veteran contingent of marchers at the Bundaberg City Anzac Day

This booklet provides a brief service history of Burnett Heads First World War soldiers, history of the Burnett Heads War Memorial as well as covering the Centenary of the Battle

3 new picinic settings were installed yesterday at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg. The settings were donated by the Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen's Association and is the final element

A lovely hour or so with our supporters and friends who helped our association achieve such wonderful results with the enhancements to War Nurses Memorial as part of our Remembering

  A short selection of photos of how Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen commemorated ANZAC Day is now available on our website at http://exservicewomen.org/anzac-day-2015-2/  

The new War Nurses Memorial Park sign has been installed and it's unique design reflects the design elements of the 'Nurses- Zululand to Afghanistan' history storyboards which were installed in

The history storyboards: Nurses - Zululand to Afghanistan have been installed at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg and represent the final element in the Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen's Association's

Storyboards showing the history of military nursing and War Nurses Memorial Park are to be installed in the new year. The storyboards can be viewed and downloaded via our website