Families Of Veterans Guild

October 2021

AVCAT scholarships closing soon!

Your child or grandchild may be eligible for the AVCAT tertiary scholarship. The AVCAT Tertiary scholarships are open to children and grandchildren of Australian ex-serving veterans. Applications close in 3 days time!   Scholarships provide up to $4000 per year, for three years, to full-time students at uni, TAFE or a registered training organisation. Many Scholars […]

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Founders Day

Today, on Founders Day, we remember and celebrate our founder Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey OBE CBE, born in Roma, Queensland on 19 October 1897. Born Jessie Mary Halbert, Jessie was the eldest of three girls, daughter of a Queensland grazier, and a university graduate with first-class honours. Jessie Halbert married George Alan Vasey on 17

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The power of friendships

What do our members value most? “Friendships. People I didn’t really know particularly well before COVID-19 and now they’re like best friends.” The power of friendships is something AWW NSW does not take for granted. Our community is central to our organisation. Staying connected is so important to us and our members. We are thrilled

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Interview with Rachel McGrath

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=\”4_4\”][et_pb_text] “Just remember that there\’s a very big strong family of community out there for you.” Recently, Renee Wilson CEO of Australian War Widows NSW had the opportunity to interview Rachel McGrath, wife of triple Paralympic gold medalist, Curtis McGrath. They discussed what it is like to be the wife of a veteran and

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AVCAT Scholar Megan Beecher

Meet Megan Beecher, Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholar.   In 2020, Megan was the recipient of the AVCAT Australian War Widows NSW Scholarship. The support provided by AWW NSW to Megan continues throughout her Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar) study until 2023.  Megan’s grandfather, Major Arthur McDermott (Grandpa Mac, as he was

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