At OEM we actively support and promote the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia mission "to assist all veterans, dependants and their descendants in all matters relating to their health, welfare and well being".
We are an unfunded not-for profit organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers.
We conduct our functions and activities in a wide range of locations throughout our Sub-branch region.
|* Concert at Nui Dat 1971||
The OEM Sub-branch was formed in early 1995, and with a membership well in excess of 300, it has grown to be one of the largest Sub-branches within Australia. Our region covers a wide area and includes the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. This area includes 10 State and 6 Federal electorates (in whole or part), as well as over 20 RSL's.
OEM prides itself on being "The Family Friendly Sub-branch”. The Sub-branch mantra is “Vietnam Veterans helping and supporting fellow veterans”. A key focus is on social inclusion and the community engagement of our members.
While the Sub-branch is led by an Executive, Committee and a Support Group, a major contributor to the success of the Sub-branch is the assistance role played by our dozens and dozens of member volunteers. This "helping your mates" and "sharing of the workload" approach encourages wide participation and works in everyones interests. More information on our activities is covered in the "activities" section.
|EXECUTIVE MEMBERS||COMMITTEE MEMBERS|
|President||Allan Small AFSM||Membership Officer||Pat Young|
|Vice-President||Amat (Aff) Binnoore BEM||Committee||Ken Gregson|
|Deputy Vice-President||Bob Farquhar||Committee||Daryl Bristowe|
|Secretary||Heather Lucas||Committee||Vic Alsbury|
|Treasurer||Stephen Shortis BBus|