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Extract from SAA Constitution 2011 pg 12 Sect 6 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

For those keep asking - this is the last corro we have. Over to the Exec.

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Extracts from SAA Constitution effective 20 June 20116


Mike Bennet Provided:

This is a sketch that was made for the Paul Hogan Show, on the banks of the Yarra, and at a time when Hogan was at his best. This is from a very OLD 'Hoges' TV show.. and most of it has been filmed around the Melbourne suburb of Middle Park, around Nimmo & Richardson Streets (near the Yarra) Victoria Australia.Obviously, filmed back in the '70s as all those houses are now renovated and no old fences remain! Enjoy looking at the background .. doesn't look like this now. No way could they film and show a film like this in 2022, the poofy & PC brigade would be upset - Stuff 'em..

Peter Reid sent us


A cautionary tale sent in by John Culnane

"Why I'm divorced."
Written by a woman.

That morning, I went downstairs for breakfast hoping my husband would be pleasant and say, 'Happy Birthday,' and possibly have a small present for me. As it turned out, he barely said good morning, let alone 'Happy Birthday. ‘I thought...well, that's marriage for you, but the kids.... they will remember. My kids came bouncing down stairs to breakfast and didn't say a word. So when I left for the office I felt pretty low and somewhat dejected.
As I walked into my office, my handsome boss, Rick, said, "Good morning, pretty lady, and by the way Happy Birthday" I felt a little better that at least someone had remembered.
I worked until one o'clock, when Rick knocked on my door and said, "It's such a beautiful day outside, and it is your birthday, what do you say we go out to lunch just you and me."
I said, "Thanks Rick, that's the best thing I've heard all day. Let's go."

We went to lunch, but we didn't go where we normally would go. He chose instead a quiet bistro with a private table. We had two martinis each, and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.

On the way back to the office Rick said, 'it's such a beautiful day; we don't need to go straight back to the office, do we?"

I responded, "I guess not. What do you have in mind?"

He said, "Let's drop by my place, it's just around the corner".

After arriving at his house Rick turned to me and said, "If you don't mind, I'm going to step into the bedroom for just a moment. I'll be right back."

"Ok," I nervously replied. He went into the bedroom and after a couple of minutes he came out carrying a huge birthday cake followed by my husband, my kids, my parents, and dozens of my friends and co-workers all singing 'Happy Birthday To You.'

And I just sat there...on the couch....

Not really feeling much like talking . . .


Authors Note: I mentioned in the Grot the confusion that we are subject to with AUKUS and such and selected several of many that Buck forwards on a daily basis. The comments and links do not reflect the endorsement of the SAA but is current, topical and outright confusing. Buck must subscribe to every defence periodical known to man.

Bucks Comments and Links:

Sorry I forgot an important item put forward to the idiot who suggested amirecan junk. When the ROYAL NAVY uses the term PAID OFF does not mean they are paid for.... British, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian Navy terminology PAID off means GONE PAST THEIR AFFECTIVE USE BY DATE.

FURTHER, Why should AUSTRALIA Lease obsolete amirecan mothball junk.
When it could be possible to station/lease a couple of BRITISH ASTUTE class boat's to the AUSTRALIAN SQUADRON. The same as our history shows with the "T" Boats whilst AUSTRALIANS WERE BEING TRAINED BY THE ROYAL NAVY. Which is the backbone of the Australian Submariners today. This our SUBMARINE CULTURE. and it makes the amirecants look stupid.
Watch the ABC real life program on HMAS/M RANKIN... entering Pearl Harbour. The amirecants knew she was coming and they had a fleet including their Submainers waiting for her... HAMAS/M RANKIN made them look stupid and arrived in Pearl Harbour UNDETECTED. That's BRITISH TRAINING. WHY CHANGE THAT.. WE are HER MAJESTY'S AUSTRALIAN NAVY. And serve on HMAS/M SUBMARINES. The best training in the WORLD


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