Very Light Magazine is a magazine of The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc                                                                       No 86 February 2017


Retirement of Guild Secretary


The Guild is seeking expressions of interest from any members who would like to take over the position of Guild Secretary.


After 13 years of valiant service the current secretary, Dr Malcolm McKay, advised the committee that he would not nominate for reelection at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Malcolm feels that he would like to hand over the reins to a fresh pair of hands and enjoy life as an active ordinary guild member.


Details of the position and the work involved can be obtained from the Secretary on 9584 2907. Remuneration is offered.


Quarterly Guild Lunches


In response to member requests the Guild committee has agreed to support regular lunches. These will be held quarterly at the German Club. 291 Dandenong Rd., Windsor, tel. 9529 5211.


The Wednesday dates proposed are 15 February, 17 May, 16 August and 15 November. All members are cordially invited to attend. Please ring the German Club on 9529 5211 to advise, in good time your intention to attend. 



Monday Night Themes for 2017


27 February – Early and ancient (pre 1800) arms & weaponry – This is a Noel Hall

                         Award night.


27 March – American arms and militaria – This is a Noel Hall Award night.


24 April – European arms & militaria – This is a Noel Hall Award night.


29 May – Asian & Middle Eastern arms & militaria – This is a Noel Hall Award night.


26 June – Small things of interest, any category – This is a Noel Hall Award night.


31 JulyA Story to Tell, arms & militaria with known provenance – This is a Noel Hall

                Award night.


28 August – Annual General Meeting and presentation of the Noel Hall Award. A supper

                     will be served.


25 September – Buy and sell night, books, parts, odds and sods – anything except reg.



30 October – General unthemed display night with buy and sell.


27 November – Vintagers Night – theme to be announced. Supper will be served.




National Vietnam Veterans Museum – Newhaven, Phillip Island


A proposal has been made to the committee that members may like to participate in a group visit to the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven, Phillip Island. Details of the Museum and its displays can be found at their website https://www.vietnamvetmuseum.org/



Group bookings need to be arranged so that the museum can prepare for them. Any Guild members who would like to be part of a group visit need to contact the Guild Secretary by email – cupfire1@ozemail.com.au or telephone 9584 2907. If we have sufficient numbers to warrant a group visit it will be arranged, but even if we don’t we heartily recommend that the museum is well worth a visit.




Name Badges


Members are reminded that the Guild is taking orders for name badges for members. The cost is $15.00. The badge is depicted below




If you want one and haven’t ordered it please contact the Secretary by telephone on 9584 2907, or by email at – cupfire1@ozemail.com.au




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