Vietnam Veterans Day August 2020



Vietnam Veterans Day

Old Bar, NSW 16-18 August 2020

John Macartney has organised a Vietnam Veterans Day at Old Bar over the weekend 16-18 August 2020.  It is open to all RAN vets and their family and friends; 9 Squadron personnel will be particularly welcome, as of course will all the EMU family. 

The program for the event is set out below, and is firming up.  As COVID-19 restrictions ease, there may be some tweaking, but the majority of the program is set.  Please register NOW as bookings are essential. 

Sunday 16th August 2020  – Meet & Greet    
Cost: $8.00 p/h (includes finger food and goodies bag)
Time: 4pm
Location: Club Old Bar, Cnr Waterman & Belford St Old Bar.
Dinner & drinks available at your own cost.
Courtesy bus available

Monday 17th August 2020

Day –  Lunch with the Old Bar Beach RSL Sub Branch
Cost: $12/person
Time: 11.30am
Location: Memorial Hall Old Bar

Evening – Reunion Dinner, Club Old Bar
Cost: $35/person two-course meal, drinks at your own cost
Time: 6pm
Location: Club Old Bar
Dress: Smart casual. Courtesy Bus available

Tuesday 18th August 2020             

Morning – Brunch (at own cost)
Time: 10.00am
Location: Old Bar Village Café

Vietnam Veterans’ Day Parade & Service
Time: 1.45pm
Location: Muster on Smith Street outside of the School. Parade fall in 2pm.
Parade dismisses and adjourns to School Hall for the Service.
Afternoon tea at Old Bar Public School post service.
Dress: Neat casual with medals.
Cost: Nil.

Evening – Informal Farewell Dinner
Time: 6pm
At your own cost.

Getting There          

By Road:         Off the Pacific Highway, East of Taree

By Air:             Fly into the Taree Airport or fly your own lighty to Old Bar Heritage Airfield

By Rail:           Taree’s Railway Station is on the main north/south line.

REGISTRATION.   Please download and fill out page 3 of the attached Flyer/Registration Form here, and send to John Macartney with your payment (post or email).



The Meridian Resort

To book, Just give them a ring and ask for the best rate. 

Managers, Meridian Resort Beachside
02 6553 3441

Flows Boogie-Woogie Beach House

Very nice accomodation.
Phone (02) 6557 4224 & mention Vietnam Veterans Day.

Website here:

Lani’s On The Beach

Lani’s On The Beach is Old Bar’s Caravan Park with ample sites and on site cabins. Pets allowed with prior arrangements. Group discount can apply depending on numbers.

Phone: (02) 6553 7274
Website: here.

Club Old Bar Motel

Phone: (02) 6553 7224

Will offer special rates whilst rooms are available – 10% off and free Continental Breakfast or
15% off for Members (application form here).

The Deluxe Rooms are $155.00 with a Queen Bed,- they have 6 of these

Accessible Deluxe are $155.00 with Queen bed – they have 2 of these

The Superior Rooms are $165.00 with a King bed or Twin Singles beds – they have 11 of these

The Executive Rooms are $175.00 with a King or Twin and with a full Balcony – they have 7 of these.

By: 03th August 2020 (bookings essential)
Cheque/money order: Pay to account JR & SM Macartney
Direct Deposit: Suncorp, Account name: JR & SM Macartney BSB 484 799 Account: 5016 747 57

Ensure you reference your surname with initials.

CANCELLATION: A full refund will be made upon notification prior to 13th August. No refund after this date.

Please post / email registration details and payment to: JR Macartney, 14 Joel Drive Old Bar NSW 2430

Queries: John Macartney (02) 6557 4165 or 0427 787 296 or email here.