HMAS Stirling Pay and Accounts Office Scribes from the mid 1980s!

Brian Bassett shared this picture on Facebook of some of the HMAS Stirling Pay and Accounts Office Scribes from the mid 1980s! Thanks Brian for the flashback! Who can you spot?

24 Feb 22 Flashback Thursday – Initial Writer Class 120 – 1995

Flashback Thursday Initial Writer Class 120 – 1995 #ftscribesofthepast

Scribbler #85

THE SCRIBBLER # 85 E NEWS – December 2021 President’s Update This time last year we all hoped 2021 was going to be a better year, instead, many people are still doing it tough. So, what can you do to ease the pressures, or, if you are one of the fortunate people who...

Minutes of the RAN Writers Association Annual General Meeting Held 07 Oct 21

MINUTES OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY WRITERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD 07 OCTOBER 2021 2021 HOSTED VIA ZOOM Attendance: Mark Worrall President (Meeting Chair) Marc Henderson Alan Axford Steve Friend Matt Regan Andrew Maskell Secretary Jay Stevenson...

THE SCRIBBLER #84

THE SCRIBBLER # 84 E NEWS – September 2021 President’s Update Scribes (used as a collective noun) Well COVID 19 is still with us and seems like it may be for sometime and with it lockdown and restrictions. I do hope everyone is coping especially in the harder areas....
Basic Writer 114

Throwback Thursday – 03 June 2021

Throwback Thursday 03 June 2021

 

Last weeks throwback Thursday is looking back at the Basic Writer Course Session 114 (16 Jan 95 – 12 May 95) and the Initial Writer Course Session 221 (29 Apr 05 – 10 Jun 05). Can you spot any faces you know?

Throwback Thursday – 24 May 2021

Throwback Thursday 24 May 2021

 

Last weeks throwback Thursday is looked back at the Initial Writers Course session 006 (13 September – 19 November 2010) and the Intermediate Writers Course session 006 (28 March – 15 April 2011).

 

We also threw back & looked back at the Commanding Officers Secretary PJT (25 – 29 Nov 02) and the Initial Writers Course session 247 (10 Sep – 16 Nov 07). Great to see Sharon and a few more familiar faces – some young and some more mature faces!

The Scribbler # 83 – May 2021

SCRIBBLER # 83.    May 2021

 


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E NEWS

 

Welcome to Scribbler #83. I know in the previous newsletter we acknowledged the tough times (Bushfires, Floods, Storms, Covid-19, lockdowns and closed borders) that have affected many families in 2020. Sadly, this has not abated and now more than ever we need to rally and ensure all our fellow Scribes and families are safe and well.

 

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held 31 March 2021 via Zoom – well done to the team for bring us into the virtual age.  It was great to see a number of faces online.  The Minutes of the AGM can be found either on Facebook or at Attachment B.

Throwback Thursday – 6 May 2021

Throwback Thursday 06 May 2006

 

This week’s #tbt is looking back at the COSEC PJT 01/06 (13-17 February 2006) and the ML-P Supervisors Course Session 023 (30 April – 24 May 2019).

Initial Writer Course Session 002 22 Jun 04 Sep 2009

Throwback Thursday – 6 May 2021

Throwback Thursday 06 May 2021

 

What a change between the two photos being posted today. 10 years between these initial courses. Initial Writer Course Session 002 (22 Jun – 04 Sep 2009) & Maritime Personnel Operator Course Session 007 (27 May – 13 Sep 2019).

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RAN Writers Association AGM Minutes 31 March 2021

 

MINUTES OF THE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY WRITERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2021 HOSTED VIA ZOOM

 

Attendance

Mark Worrall                          President (Meeting Chair)

Mark Mobley

Andrew Beales

Alan Axford

Peter Stone

Steve Friend

Matt Regan

Terry Young

Jaylene Byrne

Andrew Maskell                      Acting Secretary

Jay Stevenson

Ben Lovett

 

Apologies

Brian Eagles

Marc Henderson

1.     President’s Acknowledgement of Country. The President, Mark Worrall opened the meeting at 1904 hrs by providing an acknowledgement of country, pays his respects on behalf of the RAN Writers Association to the elders past, present and emerging, acknowledging their connections to land, sea and community. He also extended his respects on behalf of the Association to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have served and continue to serve today.

Flashback Friday 16 April 2021

This Week’s Flashback Friday – 16 April 2021

 

The senior MPO course and MPS staff have had a busy week with over 30 students currently undertaking training. The highlight this week was a very informative brief from the Directorate of Navy Employment Conditions. As a result once again throwback Thursday turned into flashback Friday. Enjoy!

 

Today’s photos are from the ML-P supervisor course session 0021 (03-27 September 2018) and the Advanced Writers course session 20 (05 November – 15 December 1995).

Throwback Thursday 08 April 2021

This week’s throwback photos were shared by LSMPO Erin Kelly who is one of the Maritime Personnel School’s Initial MPO instructors. Erin herself is currently on course undertaking the Senior MPO course (aka intermediate course) virtually.

The Maritime Personnel School is a Navy leader in delivering virtual training to our people which provides greater flexibility and has enabled important career continuum training to recommence. That being said, this week we took a look at the Initial Writers course session 116 from 10 April – 03 August 1995, and the Maritime Logistics Personnel Operator course session 012 which was held from 22 July – 01 November 2019.

Initial Maritime Personnel Operators Course Session 024 07 SEP - 04 DEC 20

Flashback Friday 02 April 2021

 

This week’s Flashback Friday – 02 April 2021

Two photos this week looking back at some of the initial courses over time. Initial Maritime Personnel Operator Course Session 024 – 07 Sep – 04 Dec 20 and Basic Writer Course Session 109.

 

It was greet to see SMNMPO Ben Lovett online for the Association’s recent AGM! BZ Ben. It’s great to see the next generation getting involved in the Association which is for our current and veteran workforce. BZ Ben. Watch this space for the outcomes of the AGM.

 

On behalf of the President and committee wishing you and your families a safe and happy Easter.

Basic WTR 104

Flashback Friday 26 March 2021

Yesterday was a busy day here at the Maritime Personnel School so this weeks throwback Thursday has turned into a Flashback Friday.

 

Today we have a photo of the Basic Writer Course 104 – 17 Jan 94 – 13 May 94 and the farewell comments which were written on the back of the photo by course members.

 

 

Basic WTR 104

COSEC PJT 1998

Throwback Thursday 18 March 2021

 

Looking back only a couple of years today to some of the operator, supervisor and manager courses from 2019.

 

We also threw in an extra photo from 1998 – the Commanding Officer’s Secretary PJT.

 

 

COSEC PJT 1998

 

MLP MANAGERS CSE SESSION 022 18MAR 12APR2019

16 Mar 21 – QLD WOWTR Catch ups

March 16, 2021 · Three ex WOWTRs meeting up for lunch at Bargara, Queensland (socially distancing of course). L-R: Rocky Rockford, Jeannie Roberts and Angela Hillis [A group of people sitting together smiling Description automatically generated with low confidence]
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Committee Nomination Form and Call for AGM Agenda Items

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Committee Nomination Form and Call for AGM Agenda Items

 

Dear member,

 

As previously advised the Royal Australian Navy Writers Association Annual General
Meeting will be held Tuesday 30 March 2021, commencing at 1900 hrs (7pm) via Zoom

Initial Writer 129

Throwback Thursday 11 March 2021

Keep calm, it's throwback Thursday!   Today we are throwing it back to the Initial Writer Course 129, the ML-P Supervisor Course Session 18 and the Commanding Officer's Secretary - PJT 2007.      
Senior Maratime Personell Operator Course

Senior Maritime Personnel Operator Course

 

Congratulations to the students of the Senior Maritime Personnel Operator Course for successful completion of their course.  This course was the first time it was conducted virtually and all students embraced the course and were a fantastic group.

BasicWTR 108

Throwback Friday 5 March 21

Scribes Throwback Friday 5 March 2021 Basic Writer 108     Initial Writers Course 237   MLP Operators Course Session 023      
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Notice of AGM – 30 March 2021

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Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Australian Navy Writers Association

 

Dear member,

This is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of the Royal Australian Navy Writers Association. The details of this meeting are as follows:

 

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Time: Commencing at 1900 hrs (7 pm)

Place: Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be conducted virtually using

Zoom – see Annex A for instruction on how to join the meeting

The Scribbler # 81 – October 2020

SCRIBBLER # 81.    October 2020

 


Maritime Personnel

E NEWS

Welcome to Scribbler #81. I know in the previous newsletter we acknowledged the tough times (Bushfires, Floods, Storms, Covid-19, lockdowns and closed borders) that have affected many families in 2020. Sadly, this has not abated and now more than ever we need to rally and ensure all our fellow Scribes and families are safe and well.

The Scribbler # 80 – June 2020

SCRIBBLER # 80.    June 2020

 


E NEWS

Welcome to Scribbler #80. What a year we have had thus far. I know there are some of our members and families going through tough times and our thoughts go out to them all.

Across Australia, and indeed internationally, we have had Bushfires, Floods, Hail Storms and now Covid-19 all causing wide-spread damage, asset losses, job losses, worst air pollution in the world, isolation and indeed sadly, loss of life. This has touched us all.

I have heard that many of you have battled the fires, were part of the clean-up teams and indeed assisted the community. For that we thank you dearly.

Obviously we are not through this yet but the national effort is showing positive results. We must continue to 

 

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AGM Minutes 26 Oct 2019

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Royal Australian Navy Writers Association

(incorporating Maritime Logistics Personnel)

2018/2019 Annual General Meeting

26 Oct 19

Club York 95-99 York St Sydney

 

President declared the meeting open at 1310.

 

1.Current President, Mark Worrall, gave a welcome address to those present outlining the Agenda and procedures for the meeting. Acknowledging the good turnout and the number of current serving ‘scribes’ present. A thank you to Mark Mobley for organising the venue and table for lunch and the AGM.Minutes of the previous AGM were confirmed – tabled Mark Worrall Seconded Steve Friend. Nil actions arising.

The Scribbler # 78 – July 2019

SCRIBBLER # 78.    July 2019

 


E NEWS

 

Welcome to Scribbler #78. It may have a long time between newsletters, but the lack of news does not mean we have been idle. Preparation is well under way for the 2020 Writers Reunion next March in Canberra.

Scribe’s Reunion

The 2020 reunion will be held in Canberra on the weekend of the 6th and 7th March 2020. The venue will be Rydges Capital Hill. Finer details and costs are in the final stages of negotiation and will be advised very soon.

Accommodation in the area is plentiful and close and with varying degrees of cost.

Rydges Capital Hill – The event venue – 02 62953144

Forrest Hotel and Apartments – 2 minute walk – Relaxed, Family-run hotel, 1 KM from Parliament House. Hotel rooms plus one and two bedroom fully appointed apartments – bring the family for the weekend – 02 62034300

Further afield but within walking distance is the Burbury, Little National, The Realm, the Kurrajong, Brassey House and further still Easts.

The Scribbler # 76 – August 2018

SCRIBBLER  # 76.    August 2018

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E NEWS

SCRIBBLER  # 76. 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGES TO ALL FINANCIAL MEMBERS:

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 26 OCTOBER 2017

All Positions on the Committee, President (Please note that Lew announced his retirement at the very successful Adelaide Reunion), Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three Committee Members are declared vacant at the AGM and an election of volunteers must take place.

To ensure the voting is done within accepted guidelines we would like a volunteer to act as the returning officer.  All financial members are eligible to vote. If you are not a financial member you can become one now, then you have the right to vote for a candidate of your choice.

The Association cannot operate without capable volunteers.  All positions will be declared vacant. Due to ‘Association rules and regulations’ the President, Secretary and Treasurer, as association officials must reside in the ACT.  All other positions are available to all other State/Territory residents.  Once we have a returning officer we will publicise where to send your nomination.  If there are more than one nomination for a position a vote will be required. All financial members are permitted to vote for the person of their selection.  Closing date for nominations will be 31 August 2018, voting will close on 01 October 2018.

The Scribbler # 75 – June 2018

SCRIBBLER  # 75.    June 2018

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E NEWS

SCRIBBLER  # 75. 

 

ACCOLADES FOR ADELAIDE

The planning was done, the program was set, the venues arranged and the keen team of volunteers promised a good reunion.  From all that we have heard they got that wrong, it was a wonderful time and a very worthwhile experience.  Congratulations Adelaide.

The much coveted Sir Yes Sir Global Writer Ring was won by James Carroll. This is a one off silver ring, with the Scribes logo on it, will be a piece of scribe history.

 

LEW’s TENURE AS PRESIDENT COMING TO AN END

Lew Horsfield has announced his retirement as President at the Adelaide Reunion with the following speech

When I was elected to the Position of President of the Association back in 1998, I had good eyesight and brown hair. Well the hair colour has changed , the eyesight in my right eye just about gone, my back is going on me, and the strength in my right leg is going. So I thought I should be going too.

This will be my last term as I intend to step down at the AGM in October, after some 20 years. It is time to take my Long Service Leave.  I have been blessed with having a great team working with me, who kept me in check. I will be leaving with a lot of great memories.

At the Reunion, I was honoured to receive a silver level NAVY Commendation from the Deputy Chief of Navy.  I share this honour with my late friend Geoffrey Hardwick.

 

Christine receiving her new pocket size computer – guaranteed not to crash

The Scribbler # 74 – FEBRUARY 2018

SCRIBBLER # 74 –  FEBRUARY 2018

 

 

Welcome back. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and look forward to happy and successful New Year.

The new distribution system came with some minor glitches but we are sure these can be overcome. This did cause some timeliness issues.

To help facilitate a quicker and more streamlined anyone who has not given us an email address please do so.

 

The Scribbler # 73 – NOVEMBER 2017

SCRIBBLER # 73 –  NOVEMBER 2017


Since the last Scribbler we held our AGM in Sydney, all Office bearers were returned and a welcome to Mark (Blue) Worrall (ex WO) as the new Secretary. Both the President’s and Treasurer’s Reports can be found in full on the website.

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President’s Report (precísed)

There were no new names submitted to volunteer for a Committee position which is very disappointing.

During the 2017/18 period, I hope to have in place ex-officio Committee Liaison members, who will liaise with the Secretary to advise the Committee on suggestions, ideas or problems. Volunteers will be called.

If there are any members who think they are entitled to be a Member for life please contact me.

Visits: 

31ST MARCH 2017, I attended the graduation of the new ‘Scribes’ (Maritime Logistic Personnel – Operators) Course #22. I presented SMNMLP-O Kelly  Goosen with the Student of Merit.

25TH MAY 2017, I attended the graduation of the new intermediate Course #18.  Graduates, the Leaders, are officially known as MLP-SUPERVISORS (or Super Scribes). The Student of Merit was ABML P Samuel Johnston.

The Scribbler #72 – AUGUST 2017

SCRIBBLER  # 72  JULY – AUGUST 2017

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGES TO ALL FINANCIAL MEMBERS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING XX OCTOBER 2017

All Positions on the Committee, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three Committee Members are declared vacant at the AGM and an election of volunteers must take place.

To ensure the voting is done within accepted practices Mark [Blue] Worrall has agreed to be the returning officer. Mark will also be acting secretary in the period before the AGM and election.

If you are interested in nominating yourself to become a member of the committee, please send your name and the position you are interested in to Blue Worrall at mark.worrall@defence.gov.au.   If we have more names for a position a vote is required. All financial members are permitted to vote for the person of their selection.  Closing date for nominations will be 31st august 2017, voting will be concluded by 1st October 2017.

The returning officer will coordinate the voting, and pass the result to me in a sealed envelope a week before the AGM. The envelope will be opened, and results announced at the AGM. 

To ensure further progress and development of the association we need members to volunteer.  I especially would like to have some more serving members on the committee, or as an ex-officio committee member.

The Scribbler #71 – JAN/FEB 2017

 

SCRIBBLER  # 71 –  January/February 2017

Until we get the web page up and running properly please check our FaceBook Page for urgent notices

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MARTY GROGAN REGARDING RAN WRITERS REUNION MELBOURNE 2017

See the advice from Marty Grogan regarding the cancellation of the Melbourne Reunion at: http://www.ranwriters.com/reunionMELB2017.html