At OEM we actively support and promote the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia mission "to assist all veterans, dependants and their descendants in all matters relating to their health, welfare and well being".
We are an unfunded not-for profit organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers.
We conduct our functions and activities in a wide range of locations throughout our Sub-branch region.
|* Concert at Nui Dat 1971||
The OEM Sub-branch was formed in early 1995, and with a membership of around 300, it has grown to be one of the largest Vietnam Veteran Sub-branches within Australia. Although our core area includes the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, we also have a growing number of members from all parts of Victoria, as well as interstate.
OEM prides itself on being "The Family Friendly Sub-branch”. The Sub-branch mantra is “Vietnam Veterans helping and supporting fellow veterans”. A key focus is on social inclusion and the community engagement of our members. Our Vision, Mission Statement, Core Values, Goals and Strategic Priorities are identified on our Principles of Operation document which is also incorporated within our Constitution. If you wish to belong to a progressive Vietnam Veterans organisation, and share our vision and values, we urge you to consider becoming a member of our Sub-branch.
Led by an Executive Committee and a Support Group, a major contributor to the success of the Sub-branch is the role played by our dozens and dozens of member volunteers and a number of Activity Groups. This "helping your mates" and "sharing of the workload" approach encourages wide participation and works in everyones interests. More information on our activities is covered in the "activities" section.
|President||Allan Small AFSM||Committee||Ken Gregson|
|Vice-President/Secretary||Amat (Aff) Binnoore BEM||Committee||Heather Lucas|
|Deputy Vice-President||Bob Farquhar||Committee||Vic Alsbury|
|Treasurer||Stephen Shortis BBus||Committee||Greg Best|
|Membership Officer||Pat Young||Committee||Bob Mackay|