RAAFA Tas Memorial Centre

General Background and Information

THE RAAF MEMORIAL CENTRE

The Memorial Centre was purchased by public subscription and fund raising activities soon after the end of WWII.  The Centre was purchased in 1946 and after extensive renovations the building was opened and occupied in 1954 as the State Headquarters of the RAAF Association in Tasmania. The bullding was orginally held in trust for all members by Trustees but as the Association became an Incorpated Body in 2001, the Trustees, in April  2013, transferred to property from their holding into that of the Association.

The Association uses the most of the Ground Floor area of the building for State Adminsitration and member activities, largely through Hobart Branch. Part of the eastern section of the Ground Floor and the Upstairs areas are leased to tenants whose rents provide the Division with much needed revenue to promote Member Welfare support and activities.

 

 THE RAAF MEMORIAL CENTRE MUSEUM

The Museum, located on the First Floor of the RAAF Memorial Centre,  was opened by  the then Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal J.W. Newham AO on 13 September 1986 and contains many interesting exhibits.  The main thrust of the exhibits is centred around the service of Tasmanians in the RAAF over the years from formation to present day. The Museum operates under the authority of the State Council and is governed by the Tasmania Division Constitution which provides for its being , mangement and control.

The Museum is open to inspection by prior arrangement. Any person, club or group who wishes to pay a visit and have a conducted tour is asked to email the State Secretary of the Tasmania Division (Deb Coulson) on:  secretary@raafatas.org.au or Telephone the Division Office on (03) 6234 3862..

A message service is active when the office is unattended.

 

The Museum is managed by a Museum Committee, the members of which are listed below:

AVM Peter Scully AO - Chairman

Mr Peter Dalkin

GPCAPT Rex Bean

WGCDR Jenny Robertson

Mr George Ashwood

TRAINING/CONFERENCE ROOM / LIBRARY FACILITY

 The Rising Damp has now been rectified leaving our room dry and well refurbished.  The Library has now been catalogued and is a very substantial asset.

HIRING CHARGES - MEMORIAL CENTRE - SOCIAL USE REG 2/13

The following Hire Charges and Policy has been determined by the State Executive on 15 March 2013.

                                 HIRE CHARGES  -  RAAF MEMORIAL CENTRE

The following charges are a general guide set by the State Executive but subject to negotiation in special circumstances

Divisional & Branch Office Bearers -  No Charge

Current Association members      -    $50

Non Association members            -    $100

Commercial Hire                           -    $200 + GST

DVA activities  (Social & TIP)             No Charge

Other Military related hire                By negotiation

 

The above charges are based on an evening use averaging up to 6 hours.   Morning or afternoon hire for shorter periods may also be negotiated.

 

D.G. COULSON

State Secretary

For the State Executive

10 May 2017

TRAINING/CONFERENCE ROOM FACILITY - HIRING DETAILS FLYER

The Training/Conference Room is set up for about 15 people with whiteboard, wi fi and OHP facilities. Comfortable chairs have been installed for greater comfort.

With the set up of our Training Room/Conference  facility we are able to offer ESOs, Community and Military based Associations access to this great facility.

 

RAAF MEMORIAL CENTRE

61 Davey Street

HOBART  TAS  7000

 

Need a Training or Conference facility?

Set up and ready to roll!

 Look no further!

We have a dedicated Training/Conference Room that will seat up 14 people with Desks, comfortable Chairs, White Board and Wi Fi facilities. In addition we have kitchen facilities to support your catering needs.

 To book this facility call the RAAF Memorial Centre Executive Officer, Alan Robertson, on

0418 545 207.

 HIRE RATES NEGOTIABLE

CORPORATE REGULATIONS FOR SOCIAL HIRE OF THE CENTRE

 The State Council has issued a Corporate Regulation relating to Hire of the RAAF Memorial Centre. The Regulation is hereunder;

 

Royal Australian Air Force Association

Tasmania Division (Inc.) 

CORPORATE REGULATIONS

No 2 of 2013 

HIRE OF MEMORIAL CENTRE

 PurposeTo outline the policy regarding the hire of the RAAF Memorial Centre Hobart by members of the Associations and other approved persons.

1.            The RAAF Memorial Centre is available for use by  members and other outside Service related organisations. The policy governing the hire of the premises is hereunder.

2.      All applications to hire the Memorial Centre shall be made on the form prescribed, and lodged with the Divisional office.  The State Executive  will determine the cost of the hire.

 Applications for the hire of the Centre may be approved by:

                a. The State Secretary

                b.  The State Treasurer, or

                c.  In their absence, by a member of the State Executive

3.         The State Secretary is to maintain a register of all bookings to ensure no conflict occurs and proper accounting records of the income are maintained

 4.         Once approval for the hire has been given, the hiring fee is to be paid to the Association before the date of the proposed activity.  All hirers will be briefed on the OH&S provisions relating to use of the Memorial Centre and shall sign the copy of the briefing  form to the effect they understand and will comply with the OH&S provisions applicable.

 5.          A members or person hiring the Memorial Centre shall be provided with access to the building on either the day of hiring or the last working day before the date of the hire. The State Secretary, or in his absence the State Treasurer,  is responsible to arrange for access, key issue and return.  The responsible member is to have cognisance of building security issues in all cases of hire.

 6.           The hirer (s ) is/ are  to ensure the Centre is left in a clean and tidy condition and shall be restricted to those Rooms or areas  of the Memorial Centre designated in the Application to Hire. In the event the premises are not left in a satisfactory state of cleanliness, the hirer will be charged for the necessary cleaning to be undertaken by the Memorial Centre Cleaner.

 

Note:  The current hiring charges are annexed hereto

 

STATE PRES

Re-confirmed 06 Jun 14

NOTE:  All Corporate Regulations are reviwed each year by the State Executive and either confirmed or amended.