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 museums artefacts, 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 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.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the museum, submarines, or submariners. Membership is only $20 a year or $50 for 3 years. There is a special membership for children under 10 years of age for only $5. all proceeds go toward supporting the ongoing work of the museum and its displays.
Members receive regular newsletters and updates on Museum events. They also receive a single free entry to the museum as well as special discounts on 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.
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Current Office Bearers
President – Michael White – Brisbane, Qld
Vice President – Michael Carew – Yass, NSW
Hon. Secretary – Thor Lund – Gold Coast, Qld
Treasurer – Geoff Rose – Tuross Heads, NSW
Patrons and support
Peter Horobin MBE (former first Navigator of HMAS OTWAY and later Captain) is our current Patron and brings a substantial presence to the Association and its objectives.
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 are available from the Treasurer and form part of the annual report.
Donations – Can be made by direct deposit to the FHSM Account
Bendigo Bank – BSB – 633-000. Account – 170008056
Please ensure you put your name on the deposit slip or electronic record