Chairman's Award - COL Steve Evans

Steve Evans Award Feb 2024 Large

Pictured above: (l-r) RAQ Chairman Peter Matthews presents COL Steve Evans with a Chairman's Award.

Colonel Commandant Queensland COL Steve Evans was recently presented with a Chairman's Award at the February Monthly Meeting.

His contribution and leadership as Colonel Commandant Queensland have made a positive impact on the reputation of the Association and Corps Members in Queensland.

Along with the organising Committee, Steve's commitment in advancing the North Queensland RAEME Recovery Mechanics Memorial Project, which honoured two fallen soldiers, WO2 Ryan Leslie and CFN Brendon Payne, also strengthened the Association's and Corps connection with the local community.

Additionally, his endorsement and talk at the Women in RAEME Event in Brisbane played a key role in promoting diversity and inclusion, enhancing our reputation as a progressive Association.

Steve also spoke passionately on the Corps history at the Mermaid Beach AEME SLSC Book Launch. By actively participating in this event, he celebrated the Association's history and strengthened its ties with the Surf Club and the broader community.

On behalf of the Association, congratulations Steve. Your dedication to the Association and the success of these projects is commendable.

Thank you Bruce!

Bruce Award Feb 2024 Large

For those of you who don't know, Bruce Hermann (pictured right) is our Merchandise Officer. He posts out and manages all the RAEME merchandise we have in Brisbane. This is no small task and forms the most significant revenue stream we have in the Association.

Bruce is Honorary Life Member No.10, and Chairman's Award recipient. His is a proud Vietnam Veteran, who served on operations in SVN with A & B SQN 3 CAV REGT LAD from April 1969 to Apr 1970.

Thanks Bruce for your enduring contribution to the success of the Association and the Corps reputation in Queensland. As a small token of appreciation, Bruce was presented with a bottle of aged Port. Thankyou Bruce!


Warning order - First 2024 Spanner Club - Brisbane Northside - Friday 22 March 2024

Spanner Club 31 March 2023 8a

Pictured above: Members and guests at the March 2023 Spanner Club Indooroopilly Hotel.

After the success of the Spanner Clubs run in 2023, we are again supporting the first one for 2024, which will be Friday 22 March 2024, starting around 1400 hr.

Feedback from the group in 2023 indicated a Brisbane Northside location closer to Enoggera Barracks would be great for the next one, so this is being worked on now and will be advised shortly. Keep an eye on Friday Files for all the details.

The organiser is SGT Dave White from 9FSB, so if you have any questions or feedback, please contact him directly at his Defence email address.

 RAQ Online Shop - Did somebody say RAEME hoodies, again!

Due to popular demand, we will be shortly commencing our one and only release for 2024.

Each Black RAEME Unisex Hoodie features:

  • An everyday essential fleecy pullover that’s been upgraded for a modern appeal
  • Great fit that’s cut to be comfortable and relaxed - not oversized or baggy
  • Reliable Poly Cotton fleece fabric is warm, light and perfect for layering
  • Traditional Pullover hoody style with good sized kangaroo pockets
  • Knitted band at the hem is not too loose or too tight. The length hits perfectly at the lower hip.
  • Wider shoe-lace style hoody cord for a modern urban sporty look
  • 55% Cotton Fleece 45% Polyester
  • 320 GSM

Will are also looking to incorporate a front zip version as well this year!

Stay tuned as these will be released as a 'Pre-Sale' shortly and all RAQ financial members can purchase these at a discounted price!

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