Sunraysia Branch

About

The Sunraysia Branch was formalised in December 2006 and is based in Mildura in Victoria’s sunny northwest. We have a very active and enthusiastic team of JPs and BJs who meet regularly at the Mildura RSL.  New members are always very welcome. Please come along and join our happy team.

Executive Team

Sunraysia Branch

Chair: Anthony (Tony) Robbins JP (M) 0427 281 273
Vice-Chair: Mrs Jennifer Bennett PSM, JP (M) 0499 880 130
Secretary: Mrs Cheryl Webb JP (M) 0419 531 020
Assistant Secretary:  Peter Griffin JP (M) 0409 538 367
Treasurer: Trevor Aust OAM, JP, FRVAHJ (M) 0407 860 447
DSS Co-ordinator: Trevor Aust OAM, JP, FRVAHJ (M) 0408 860 447
Trainer: TBA

New members are always welcome at our Branch. Information sharing sessions are included in the quarterly meetings where thoughts & ideas are shared between members and support given to all Justices. Please feel free to call Tony on 0427 281 273, Trevor on 0407 860 447 or Cheryl on 0419 531 020 to inquire about joining our Branch.

 

Branch Meetings

RVAHJ Sunraysia meets on a quarterly basis at the Mildura RSL, Cnr 10th Street & Madden Avenue, Mildura.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of March, June, September and December.  March & December meetings commence at 6.00pm with June & September meetings commencing at 12:00noon.  The Annual General Meeting is held in December together with the quarterly meeting.  Meetings are followed by dinner/lunch at the Wirraway Bistro at the RSL.  Partners are more than welcome to attend for the meal.

Unfortunately, due to COVID19, meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Branch News

2009 – The inaugural “Thank You Morning Tea” hosted by Superintendent Paul Naylor (third from the right at the rear), for Justices who attend the Document Signing Station at the Mildura Police Station. Various awards to Justices are acknowledged during the Morning Tea, which is held mid-December each year when Justices and members of VicPol have an opportunity to catch up.

2017The Governor visits Mildura 

Jenny Bennett, The Hon. Linda Dessau, AC & Tony Robbins.

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Sunraysia Branch AGM was held on 11 December, 2019 at the RSL.  The election for the 2020 executive was chaired by Robert (Bob) Merlin BJ, with the following members being duly elected:

Chairman – Anthony (Tony) Robbins JP, Vice Chairman – Mrs Jennifer Bennett PSM, JP, Secretary – Mrs Cheryl Webb JP, Assistant Secretary – Peter Griffin JP, Treasurer – Trevor Aust OAM, JP, FRVAHJ and Publicity Officer – Mrs Jennifer Bennett PSM, JP.

The main topic of discussion at the meeting, once the formalities were completed, was ongoing training for local Justices and recruitment of Justices for the Sunraysia area.  It is hoped that training sessions can be arranged in the new year. 

Following the meeting, dinner and fellowship was enjoyed by members and partners at the Wirraway Bistro.  

  

 

Branch Awards

 The “John Malcolm Trophy” is a perpetual Trophy awarded to a Justice who has made a considerable contribution to the branch during the year.  The Award was created when the “JP Car Badge“, belonging to the late John Malcolm was gifted to the Sunraysia Branch in 2014.  The Badge was placed on a beautiful piece of local red gum provided by Chair, Tony Robbins and includes a plaque engraved by one of our members, Peter Griffin.

 

John Malcolm Trophy Honour Board

2015 Trevor Aust
2016 The Hon. Kenneth Wright
2017 Janine & Robert Reid
2018 Geoffrey Jones
2019 Jenny Bennett

 

Jenny Bennett receives her Award from Chair, Tony Robbins

 

 

Peter Griffen, Tony Robbins, Acting Inspector Daron Hulls & Jenny Bennett.

  

Document Signing Stations

Support and assistance is given to all Justices who attend the Sunraysia Branch Document Signing Station. Please call Trevor if you would like to volunteer at our DSS, which is currently located at:

annecto Service Centre

Shop G-021 (Target end)
Mildura Central Plaza
Cnr 15th Street & Deakin Avenue

Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Except Public Holidays

Many thanks to those members who are in a position to continue to volunteer at the Signing Station during the COVID19 situation.

 

Achievements


2019 – Acting Inspector Daron Hulls presents Peter Griffin with his 100 Club certificate.

2019Acting Inspector Daron Hulls presents Tony Robbins with his 200 Club certificate

 

 


2019 – 10 Years Service, Left to Right: Trevor Aust, Jenny Bennett, Marian Tobin, Cheryl Webb, Penny Hodgetts & Tony Dal-Corobbo.

 



2017 – Trevor Aust (rear) with the late Bob & Janine Reid holding their 200 Club Awards.