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About The Friends of HSM
BACKGROUND -The Friends of Holbrook Submarine Museum (FHSM) Association came into being after discussion in early August 2019. In September 2019, the formation of a support group for the Holbrook Submarine Museum (HSM) was formed. Initially, a management team was developed. Later a constitution and rules were set out as we progressed into a formal Association. Since then much work has been done with and for the Museum. We hope that you will share our vision and assist us as we go forward.
AIM OF FHSM – The aim of the Friends of Holbrook Submarine Museum (FHSM) Association is to assist The Holbrook Submarine Museum (HSM) and its Curator(s) with funding and practical assistance to ensure the museum’s artifacts, displays, and photographic records are maintained and developed. FHSM supports the strategic plan and direction of the Museum and its interface with the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) objective of a virtual national submarine museum and The National Maritime Museum’s involvement. We also support the goals and aims of the Submarine Association of Australia (SAA). We appreciate your support and comments and, also hope that you will encourage others to join us in supporting the Museum and its work.
President – Michael White – Brisbane, Qld
Vice President – Commander Andrew Clowes RAN – Brisbane Qld
Hon. Secretary – Ian Roberts – Qld
Treasurer – Geoff Anderson– NSW
Membership Officer – Carol Wilson
Patrons and support
Peter Horobin MBE (former first Navigator of HMAS OTWAY and later Captain) is one of our Patrons.
Rear Adm rtd Peter Briggs OAM also brings a substantial presence to the Association and its objectives.
MEMBERSHIP FEES – Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the museum, submarines, or submariners. Membership is only $50 for 3 years. or $75 for 5 years. Family membership includes 2 adults and 2 school-aged children and is $75 for 3 years.
NOTE: The membership year is from 1st August to July 31st of the following year. All membership fees begin and expire on those dates regardless of when a member joins in the membership year. So if a person joins for a 3-year period on 1 November, they will actually have 2 years and 9 months of membership (i.e. 1 November 2022 until 31 July 2025).
SPECIAL OFFER -Serving Submariners and current members of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) or the Submarine Association of Australia (SAA) enjoy a 50% discount on the above fees. all proceeds go toward supporting the ongoing work of the museum and its displays.
MEMBER BENEFITS -Members receive regular newsletters and updates on Museum events, exclusive webinars, and presentations. They also receive free entry to the museum as well as special discounts on publications and merchandise. We would love to welcome you as new members. A membership application form is included on this website for you to complete and send to us.
All funds raised are deposited into the FHSM, Bendigo Bank and are distributed to HSM for approved development projects in consultation with the Curator and Museum management. Full reporting of funds management and distribution is available from the Treasurer and forms part of the annual report.
Donations – Can be made by direct deposit to the FHSM Inc Account
Bendigo Bank – BSB – 633-000. Account – 205 052 582
Please ensure you put your name on the deposit slip or electronic record