War Widows' Guild ACT

at War Widows Guild ACT PO Box 3276 Weston ACT 2611, Canberra

The War Widows’ Guild of Australia was founded by the late Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey in 1945 in Melbourne.


War Widows' Guild ACT
War Widows Guild ACT PO Box 3276 Weston ACT 2611
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Contact Phone
P: 6288 4463
Website
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General Info

If you are interested in joining the War Widows' Guild (ACT) please read and complete the following form. War Widows' Guild of Australia (Act)Inc. THE GUILD MOTTO We all belong to each other We all need each other It is in serving each other And in sacrificing for our common good That we are finding our true life (Adopted from the 1949 Empire Day Message from King George VI) THE WAR WIDOWS’ GUILD ESTABLISHED 1945 Our Founder The War Widows’ Guild of Australia was founded by the late Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey in 1945 in Melbourne. Mrs Vasey’s husband Major General George Vasey encouraged her to help the wives of the men who died while serving their country. He planned to help her in this quest on his return from the war, but this was not to be as Major General Vasey was killed in a plane crash on 5 March, just six months before the war ended. Jessie Vasey a War Widow herself then began uniting all War Widows so that as one, they could express their needs. The Guild began as a craft Guild to supplement meagre pensions but went on to become a powerful lobby group. Mrs Vasey visited each State and gradually encouraged the formation of the State Guilds. In 1965 she visited Canberra and encouraged the very small group of ACT Widows to form their own Guild. Currently the Guild has about 200 members. The aims of the War Widows’ Guild of Australia are to look after the welfare of War Widows and their dependents; to watch over and protect their interests. To achieve these aims the Guild is concerned with War Widows’ entitlements and provides information, advice and companionship to its members. The Guild also publishes a magazine three times a year which addresses War Widows’ entitlements and provides information about local and interstate news. Monthly meetings are held at 1.30pm at Legacy House, 33 Geils Place, Deakin on the first Saturday of each month followed by afternoon tea. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP Surname: …………………………… Given Names: …………………………… Address: …………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………… Postcode: …………. Phone: …………………………… Date of Birth: …………………(Optional) Email: ……………………………………………………. DVA FILE NO. (from your Gold Card Number): ………………… Date designated as a War Widow: ………………………… My husband served in the following conflict (please circle): WW II Korea Vietnam Other (specify): …………………… In the following service (please circle): Navy Army Airforce I enclose a cheque/money order payable to the War Widows’ Guild for $ Joining Fee: $1.00 Annual Fee: $20.00 Badge (optional): $4.50 Donation: (optional) NEXT OF KIN INFORMATION Surname: ……………………………. Given Names: …………………… Address: ……………………………………… Phone: ………………… Relationship: …………………………………… Please post to: War Widows Guild of Australia (ACT) Inc. PO Box 3276 Weston Creek ACT 2611 Phone: 6288 4463 Street Address: Weston Creek Community Centre, Parkinson St, Weston Creek ACT 2611 Date: / / Signed: …………………….

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Published on 2014-07-27 00:35:23 GMT

Thank you to the Canberra Labor Club Group for printing our magazines.

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