Commemorating ANZAC Day 2017

Our guest speaker at the ANZAC Day formal dinner was Major Michael Sheehan.

Major Sheehan has served in the Australian Army as a Combat Engineer in the Royal Australia Engineers for 21 years. He specialises in explosives, heavy weapons, mine field breaches, horizontal and vertical construction, mobility and water purification and has had operational experience leading his Squadron in a variety of tasks, including bomb searches for the G20. 

Michael spoke about the history of ANZAC Day and the challenges faced by some of our returning veterans, including his experience of leading returning soldiers in achieving a 330km unsupported sea kayak crossing of Bass Strait as part of Mates4Mates. He has family ties with Cromwell with his father attending the college in the late sixties and early seventies.

A big thank you to Mr Matthew Thurecht, our Executive Chef, for providing a menu that was reflective of ANZAC Day, the poppies for table decorations made by our Community Relations Officer, Ms Tania Dempsey and the moving rendition of Amazing Grace sung by one of our very talented musicians, Ms Bronte Holding.