President’s Report 2015
Profile of new President – Anne Rae
Elected as President at the 2014 AGM, Anne is the daughter of the late Cec Rae (9th Battery). Cec served on the Regimental Association from 1949, was the Honorary Secretary from 1969 to 1996 and President from 1996 to 1999. He was awarded life membership of the Association in 1987. With Les Harris (7th Battery) and Ron Bryant (8th Battery) he co-authored “On Target”, the history of the Regiment.
Anne was brought up in Mentone with her sister Pat (Thurlbeck) and brothers Jim and Ian and was educated at Firbank Grammar School, Monash and Melbourne Universities. She was a secondary teacher and school Principal, later working as a senior education officer and most recently a senior advisor in the North Western Victoria Region of the Department of Education and Training. Anne lives with her partner and having both retired in 2014, they spend half of the year in at their home in Heidelberg and the remainder on Flinders Island, Tasmania.