PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE IS THE KARRAKATTA CLUB AND THE COST IS NOW $40 - the booking sheet may still show the WA Club and $30
Highgate’s next Luncheon is at the Karrakatta Club, 4 Sherwood Court, Perth on Monday 17 September 2018 at 1200 for 1230 hours. Please use the “Luncheon Bookings or Apologies” link at the top of this page to make your booking or send your apology by COB Wednesday 12 September 2018
Our Guest Speaker is our Highgate member Ray Galliott who will speaks to us about history's last great cavalry charge.- Beersheba.
On matriculation from Perth Modern School in 1968, Ray successfully applied for enlistment at RMC Duntroon, however, as he was still 16 years of age (being a December birthday boy), he had to get a job for a couple of years. Banking seemed like a good idea (the brass sign said "Open 10 am to 3 pm"!) so began a career with ANZ Bank serving in WA, AHQ Victoria, India, Singapore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. After 28 years in ANZ, Ray was headhunted to join Hongkong Bank/HSBC serving time again in India and then Hongkong. A subsequent move to Standard Chartered Bank saw service in Dubai (UAE) and London. In a parallel career, enlistment in 11 RWAR satisfied the military desire. Ray was called up for National Service and, under the scheme rules, was obliged to fulfill 6 years effective CMF service so he applied for OCTU and eventually graduated in Jun 1973 with No. 7 course. Postings included 11RWAR (PL COMD Perth and OC Kalgoorlie Depot 1974-1978), 16 RWAR. 28 RWAR, WAUR, HQ 13 BDE, 5/6 RVR, HQ 4 BDE and operational deployments on CHOGM and Vic Bushfire Assist. After returning home to WA from London and retiring from banking, Ray completed 2 years CFTS at the Regional Training Centre Leeuwin Barracks and then ARes service with 13 BDE retiring from the ADF in December 2016 on reaching CRA. Ray has been Secretary of Highgate sub-branch, a RSL-WA Board Member & Chairman of the Finance Committee, a Director of YMCA-WA, is currently Secretary of the RWAR Regimental Committee, Secretary/Treasurer of the Ex-POW Association - WA & the ANZ Bank Retired Officers' Club - WA plus The 28th Battalion (Swan Regiment) Association (a co-founder in 1985) and a committee member of the Defence Reserves Association of WA.
If you, or a Member known to you, is likely to experience difficulty in arranging or obtaining transport to and from the Luncheon, please contact one of our Committee Members Senior Vice President John Cleary, Secretary Greg Wilson, or Committee Member Margot Harness who will assist with making your transport arrangements at no cost to you. This transport arrangement also includes provision for a partner or carer.
Please note that this assisted transport arrangement is a standing offer available to all Highgate Members for all Highgate events.
Please also note that Highgate Luncheons are open to all, subject to booking and making payment in advance, and adhering to the Karrakatta Club’s Dress Code.