Our Speaker will be LCDR CASSANDRA MOHAPP RAN the First Lieutenant of our HMAS CERBERUS.LCDR Mohapp enlisted in the RAN in 1997 as a musician, having completing a Bachelor of Music Degree, and Diplomas in Music (Performance) and Education (Secondary) at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. Prior to joining the RAN, Cassandra worked as a music teacher in both high and primary schools. The professional theatre beckoned and Bassoonist Cassandra, was in the Orchestra pit for the productions: Phantom of the Opera,and Miss Saigon!
As a Naval Musician, Cassandra served in both permanent bands of our RAN, including two years as the National Public Relations Manager for all RAN Bands. A highlight of this time was spending three months with HM Royal Marines Band, which included performing at the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo.
In 2009 Cassandra commissioned from the rank of Petty Officer to Lieutenant and in 2012 was appointed Assistant Director of Music-Navy . Command followed in 2012, as Music Director and OIC ,of the RAN Band Melbourne. Cassandra led this band during the International Fleet Review in 2013 on the Flagship, HMAS SYDNEY IV. Cassandra also counts as a career highlight, conducting the Dawn Service and Commemoration services in Gallipoli in 2013!
We will hear of Cassandra’s fascination on learning of the unique teaching techniques of our WRAN telegraphists in WWII using music to expedite the learning of Morse Code as well as other fascinating tales, of what has been a very interesting career journey thus far into ‘UNCHARTED WATERS’. Join us on November 27th.LCDR Cassandra Mohapp joined the HMAS CERBERUS Command Team in December 2015, and the story continues!
This is our last get-together for the year. Being a celebration we invite you ,your partner and friends, plus fellow members of the Waverley RSL Community and the Navy family at large, to join us in the SUNSET Room for some beautiful food, Betty’s raffle and congenial company. You will enjoy a two course delicious meal for only $30 per head, plus drinks at bar prices. Most folk will arrive from 6.30 onwards for a drink and a chat in the downstairs bar before going up stars for our meal followed by our excellent Speaker. What an intriguing life LCDR Mohapp has lead!
We need an indication of numbers attending as soon as possible for catering purposes. You can pay on the night providing you make Marty’s life easier by putting correct money in and envelope with your name and the amount written on it.
Alternatively we request you send a postal note or cheque, made out to ‘The Naval Historical Society of Australia, Victoria Chapter to : M G Grogan, 26, Forbes Drive Aspendale Gardens 3195.
Next year we will offer direct debit facilities as well for your convenience, but for now we would appreciate you popping your cheque or money order in the mail ASAP. If you wish to pay on the night let Marty or Rex know, so we can reserve your place. We need your co- operation so that we can ensure we have room for all, and can place you on tables with your friends!
Marty is contactable on 0417 377763 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rex is contactable on 98508497 0406 381312 email@example.com
The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley. The RSL Car park is free but you need to display a ticket on your dashboard.(Get from reception)
Waverley RSL 161 Coleman Parade Glen Waverley (Melways 71C3)
Public transport is recommended. The only parking in the area is pay parking.
Gather in the level 3 lounge area from 07:00 PM. Presentation 05:00 PM.
Members are welcome to partake of the Clubs bar and snack facilities.
NHSA: 02 93592372 (Tuesday and Thursday), Non-members are welcome. Please advise us in advance Phone or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org