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My name is: Roque Charles “CHINA”
Hammal, and I have been assisting veterans and their families in dealing with
the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) since 1991.
In1997 I founded the Australian Navy in Vietnam Veterans’ Welfare
Association of WA Inc and was with the WA Association until 2003 when I moved to
Whilst I was residing in Orange, I remained passionate about continuing my
advocacy service for veterans and so I established and founded the Australian
Navy in Vietnam Veterans’
Welfare Association of NSW Inc.In 2005 I suffered some significant health issues
which required a lengthy hospitalization period and I was not in a position to
continue with the
NSW association and so it was closed. In 2006, my health had improved to a level
where I could resume an increased workload with my advocacy services and I
Copacabana NSW where I re-established the association, but this time not as an
Sadly, the Australian Navy in
Vietnam Veterans Welfare Association WA Inc was compelled to close its doors in
2020 due to the lack of volunteers to assist with advocacy and
welfare and the ageing of the remaining volunteers to continue providing
the same standard of service to veterans was jeopardized.
Whilst I remained close to
the WA association, my focus was establishing the NSW association and providing
free advocacy assistance and support to
veterans and their families wherever needed. The NSW Australian
Navy in Vietnam Veterans Association was not eligible for any funding and all
with assisting veterans and their families was borne by myself.
As the need to provide advocacy assistance has grown, this is no longer a viable
option, and the need to become an incorporated association and apply for
funding from DVA was a natural and logical progression. In February 2021,
the NSW association became incorporated, albeit with a slight name change,
it is now officially known as the
Navy Veteran’s Welfare Association of New South Wales Inc
(Registration Number INC2100219).
I now request assistance
in seeking your support by way of membership to the Navy Veteran’s Welfare
Association of NSW Inc as this will help spread the word to any of your
associates that may need assistance in obtaining their DVA entitlements. Membership
is free and there are no ongoing costs involved.
Please find attachments:
(1) An application to join the new association: (2)
Certificate of Incorporation
as an Association and (3)
We hope that you decide to
join the association as the stronger the data base the more we can achieve.
Remember, “Together We
Achieve More”. Should you require any
further information or discussion is
required, please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone 042 045 8895.
Roque Charles “China” Hammal
Welfare Officer and Advocate
- Australian Navy in Vietnam Veterans’ Welfare Association (WA & NSW)
- Navy Veterans’ Welfare
Association of New South Wales Incorporated
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