The following events for 2021 will be held subject to any COVID-19 State or National Restrictions imposed or in place at the time. Please be aware restrictions can come into affect while you are travelling – this may mean extra paperwork for permits or borders closed.
Saturday 15th May 2021
ALHA Annual General Meeting, Board Meeting and Presidents Dinner.
Currumbin RSL – 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin QLD
A formal dinner on Saturday night hosted by the AAVC Commemorative Troop Queensland Inc.
Full details will be sent out by the AAVC Troop to all by end of March 2021.
Contact: Laurie Watts
July – August 2021
Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August 2021
Boonah RSL commemorating the 101st Anniversary of the Dedication of the Boonah War Memorial on Saturday where a Dignitary will be officiating at the War Memorial with a Light Horse parade through town with an Escort to be provided. In the evening a formal dinner at the Boonah Cultural Centre, followed on the Sunday by a Light Horse competition on the Sunday at the Boonah Showgrounds.
Contact: Arthur DeMain – who will be sending out the Admin and Joining instructions early 2021.
Friday 24th September, Saturday 25th September and Sunday 26th September 2021. Beaudesert Showgrounds Queensland. 1st Cavalry Brigade Competition, (Association Cup event). Commemorating a Light Horse event at Beaudesert on the 9th March 1940, between the 2/14th, 5th, and 11th Regiments.
Hosted by the AAVC Commemorative Troop Queensland Inc. Admin and Joining instructions
will be sent out end of July 2021.
Contact: Laurie Watts
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November Jericho Cup State Challenge Warrnambool Victoria. Dates to be confirmed.
Contact: Wayne Mills
Due to the evolving situation regarding COVID – 19 and the uncertainty of State Restrictions that are in place. the following events have unfortunately been cancelled.
- 7th Light Horse – Bemboka Troop – Annual Dining In Night 12 September 2020 Merimbula NSW
- ALHA Association Cup October 2020
- ALHA – The Jericho Cup Challenge – 28 November 2020 Warrnambool VIC.
Keeping Up to Date with COVID-19
With restrictions and regulations changing on an almost daily basis, the ALHA has put together the following information and included links that Members may find helpful to keep up-to-date with the most current restrictions and requirements.
The ALHA would like to advise its Troops if you are considering holding a gathering or event of any kind you need to be aware of the latest requirements in your state. It is important that you are familiar with the COVID-19 Guidelines when organising or participating in an event and if you are required to display the necessary documentation around the event premises.
Collect a Coronavirus Self-Declaration Form (here) from everyone attending, these forms must be completed by all attendees and retained by the host Troop.
Please see links below:
BE COVID SAFE GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY SPORT
Troops holding events need to be familiar with COVID-19 Guidelines, and need to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are required to display the necessary documentation if required. Some venues may require a Risk Management Form
Troops must contact their venue owners (Council, Trusts etc.) to confirm that the grounds are available for use and have completed their own risk assessment document for their venue.
The following Covid safe practices are implemented to minimise cross contamination these include (but are not limited to):
- Continue to self-distance, practice good hygiene,
- Provide hand sanitiser dispensers in prominent places around the event
- Keep all shared services and areas clean by washing/wiping down with antibacterial wipes or soap and water frequently.
- Appoint one person to open and close venue gates at the start and end of the day
- Clearly communicate your Covid Safety Plan and procedures to your members, prior to activities and events.
- Ensure maximum numbers are adhered to for your venue
- Members bring their own feed and buckets etc.
- Minimise or remove any need to share tack or other equipment.
- Non-contact for all uniform, saddlery and equipment – when a gear check is performed disposable gloves are to be worn.
- Please follow these guidelines – COVID-19 infection control guidelines for community
COVID-19 Awareness Course at https://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/covid-19-support-centre/covid-19-awareness-mini-course
Members are still required to submit all ALHA Event Notification forms including:
- Events Notification
- Risk Management Form
- Site Inspection Checklist
Please be aware that restrictions change regularly so it is important to check your state’s regulations for updates.
As of Wednesday, 1 July 2020, further changes to restrictions have been implemented in some states.
Nominations for the 2020/2021 Executive and Board of Directors have closed, with the following nominations being correctly nominated and received.
ALHA Executive 2020/2021 – The following nominations have been received unopposed.
President – Lawrence Watts
Treasurer/Secretary – Thomas Childs
ALHA Vice President 2020/2021. The following nomination has been received unopposed.
Board Members – The following nominations have been received unopposed.
All nominated will be ratified at the Virtual AGM on Saturday 27 June 2020
Members and Troops Notice:
A statement to our members in response to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The health, safety and welfare of our members and troops continues to remain our highest priority as we navigate through these tough times.
With restrictions being eased almost weekly, the ALHA is easing the suspension on ALHA sanctioned activities and advises all members and troops to participate in activities in accordance with their local public health, state and national regulatory procedures.
Events being planned must supply notification and the appropriate paperwork.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic and following Government Health Restrictions, Guidelines and Advice, the ALHA is not sanctioning any events, training or activities for the foreseeable future.
Any of our members who choose to conduct activities etc. do so at their own risk and will not be covered by the Association.
Also at this time we are not processing any new membership applications and request that all forthcoming membership renewals be delayed until after the new financial year.
When conditions change and further details become available notification will be placed on the website.
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE ASSOCIATION LTD.
Saturday 27th June 2020.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Australian Light Horse Association Limited will be held on Saturday 27th June 2020.
Due to COVID-19 Health Restrictions, State regulations and under advice from ASIC the ALHA will be conducting an On-line/Virtual meeting. Details will be forwarded to financial members shortly.
The AGM will commence at 12.00pm.
Nominations for the Board of Directors of ALHA Ltd are now open for the following positions:
- Vice President
- Director – Board Members
All nominations for the position of Director or any other position on the Board must be received at the company office no later than the 4.00pm on the 12th June 2020. They must be signed by the Nominee and 2 other Financial Members of the Association
Notices of motion
All notices of motion must be received in writing at the Company Office by 4.00pm on the 5th June 2020.
For further information, contact The National Secretary – Tom Childs OAM JP
On 07 3807 2382 or email: Tom Childs
An Agenda and Audited Accounts will be available in due course.