I am pleased to supply
the quarterly report for April – June 2015, from the Royal Hutt River Legion
(RHRL) – 1st Barton Platoon.
In spite of their many responsibilities all members of the platoon, and
supporters, contributed to the priorities set out in our last “After Action”
report; providing gifts for seniors, providing book and periodicals to
libraries, doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and retirement villages; support
refugees; provide food to homeless people; participate in the
2015 HBF Run
for a Reason and recruiting additional members.
In spite of suffering a great loss Amanda Casselton remained an active
participant in the Platoon, helping to post relevant links on the Warren
Blackwood Human Services Network and the WA Information Network. She was
also active in providing books for public libraries and other worthy
recipients. Sgt Casselton was promoted to Lieutenant and made a member of
the Illustrious Order of Merit in the 2015 Independence Day Honours list.
This honour and promotion are greatly deserved and reflect her valuable
contribution to our activities.
Lisa “Aliya” Oliver, now the mother of a newborn baby, continued to support
our activities. Sergeant Oliver was particularly active in preparing gifts for socially
isolated seniors. Cpl Oliver was promoted to Sergeant in the 2015
Independence Day Honours list and awarded the appointed an Officer in the
Illustrious Order of Merit. This award and advancement in rank is a timely
recognition of her contribution to our work.
Ms. Jennifer Jenkins continued to be an active supporter, providing
children’s books and other gifts for refugees.Activities
April to June 2013
Activities April to June 2015
Maj. Barton and Lt. Casselton posted a link to Heathcoat Museum and
Gallery’s 2016 program on WAIN and
Linguistically Diverse Australians
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton posted information on a fundraising event for
the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services on Warren
Blackwood Human Services Network (WBHSN).
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton posted information on a training workshop,
“Responding to Interpersonal and Family Violence, organized by the Women’s
Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services, on WBHSN.
Maj. Barton forwarded a “Spanish Beer Glass” and a Country Road bracelet,
donated by Isabel Smith, to DOVES Manjimup for use as prizes in a
fundraising event for the local woman’s refuge.
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton posted information on WBHSN about the Women’s
Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services annual silent march
against domestic and family violence. We also posted links to the WA
Police and WA Department of Child Protection information pages on domestic
Maj. Barton and Sgt Oliver donated 33 copies of “The Big Issue,” “The
Economist,” “The Spectator,” “The War Cry” and “The Weekend Australian
Magazine” to the Manjimup Medical Centre.
Maj Barton provided light meals to 15 homeless people begging in inner
city Perth and Gosnells.
Maj. Barton and Lt. Casselton posted information on “Revealed;
Emerging Aboriginal Artists Exhibition” on the Western Australian
Information Network (WAIN) and WBHSN.
Maj. Barton posted a link to the official “Reconciliation Week” website on
WAIN and WBHSN.
Maj. Barton and Lt. Casselton posted information on “NADOC Week” events on
WAIN and WBHSN.
Maj Barton provided a social worker with the Bridgetown Red Cross with
links to the Oral History Association of Australia (WA Branch) and to the
“Oral History” section on the State Library of WA website in connection
with a project on which she is working.
Maj. Barton and Sgt Oliver posted a link to “WA ScamNet,” run by the WA
Department of Commerce on WAIN and WBHSN.
Maj. Barton and Sgt Oliver donated the March 2015 “Quarterly Essay;
Dear Life – On Caring for the Elderly” (No. 57) to the Shire of Manjimup
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton posted information on “World Stationary Day”
on WAIN & WBHSN.
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton posted information on :”Proximity WA”, a
service for rural and regional writers facilitated by Writing WA, on WBHSN.
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton donated the March – April 2015 issue of
“Skeptical Inquirer” and the Summer 2014/15 issue of “Policy” to the Shire
of Manjimup Public Library.
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton donated the May 2015 issue of “The Monthly”
to the Shire of Manjimup Public Library.
Maj. Barton and Sgt Oliver donated the April – May 2015 edition of
“Foreign Affairs” to the Shire of Manjimup Public Library.
Maj Barton donated the June 2015 issue of “The Monthly” to the Shire of
Manjimup Public Library.
Maj Barton posted a link to the British Library’s “Save Our Sounds
initiative,” which digitizes the Library’s audio collection, ensuring its
long term preservation, on WAIN.
Maj Barton posted a link to the British Library’s “Magna Carta Centre” on
Maj. Barton and Lt Casselton donated the May – June 2015 issue of
“Skeptical Inquirer” and “Quarterly Essay Blood Year - Terrorism and the
Islamic State” (No. 58) to the Shire of Manjimup Public Library.
Maj. Barton and Sgt Oliver donated five young adult books on Australia
to the Manjimup Community Resource Centre’s English Language Friends
Maj. Barton and Lt. Casselton posted a link to “Love to Read Local” the
newsletter of Writing WA on WBHSN.
Maj. Barton and Lt. Casselton posted a link to Writing WA “Frequently
Asked Questions” on WBHSN.
Maj. Barton and Lt. Casselton provided five books, donated by Sandra
Daws, and 10 magazines, donated by Sgt Casselton, to the psychiatric ward
at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.
Maj. Barton and Ms. Tanya Moormann participated in the 2015 “HBF Run for a
Reason” four km walk, raising funds for Lifeline WA. Lt Casselton, Hajjah
Amna Hansia and Mr. Philip Tanean did not take part in the walk but
assisted with fundraising. The team raised $933.83, exceeding their goal
Maj. Barton provided clerical support to Benevolent Hands, which assists
Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Ms. Jennifer Jenkins donated a large bag of costume jewellery and some
children’s books for refugees. This was given to Benevolent Hands for
distribution at the Eif al Fitr festival, marking the end of Ramadan.
Maj. Barton and Lt. Casselton donated a book, “The Battle of Britain,”
to the Manjimup Red Cross as a raffle prize.
Maj Barton donated a plastic beaker and six cups to the Manjimup Branch of
the Country Woman’s Association (CWA). These were used as a raffle prize.
Maj Barton cut wood for the Manjimup CWA.
Maj. Barton and Sgt Oliver donated nine gifts for socially isolated
seniors at Amaroo Village Gosnells.
Maj Barton posted a link to a WA Equal Opportunity media release on
the needs of transgender school
students on WBHSN.
Continue to provide
gifts for seniors.
Continue to provide
appropriate books and periodicals to libraries, hospitals, doctor’s
surgeries, retirement villages and other community organizations.
Continue to support
Continue to provide
food for homeless people.
Collect cat food for
the Animal Protection Society.
Yours in HRH
Maj. Sir Richard Ananda Barton KCRO., KCOWL., MCM., MIOM., RHRL
Royal Hutt River Legion