Defence Bank – Vic Hotel – Aussie Disposals – Sharpshots

Defence Bank is off to a flying start to 2019 with two new staff members joining the Kapooka Branch and the bank continuing as the major sponsor for the Kapooka Sporting Series.

Kapooka Branch Manager Tanya Kingett said it was a great pleasure to announce she has been joined at the branch by new Member Consultants Amy and Julia, both of whom have partners that also work on the base.

“We’re a tight-knit group here at Defence Bank,” Tanya said.

“Amy started with Defence Bank in January after moving down from Townsville, and her partner is a Recruit Instructor

“Julia started with Defence bank in August. Her partner also works on base and they have been here at Kapooka since the start of last year.

“A particular type of person works for us – someone who is keen to positively affect the financial future of our Members, and someone who wants to work within an intimate, dedicated team.

“Each one of the Defence Bank team of employees respects the special position we hold within the Australian financial industry and here as part of the Kapooka community. We go to work each day with the intention of working hard for you,” Tanya said.

“That’s why sponsoring K-Series is such a good fit for us. It’s a brilliant fixture on the local sporting calendar and helps to forge social links between this base and the surrounding civilian community, so we see it as investment in the longer term success of our bank and this base in this local community, and that’s something you can’t pin a dollar value on, which is in line with the overall philosophy of our bank.

“Unlike many other financial institutions, Defence Bank doesn’t exist to make profits for shareholders. We’re here to focus on your financial needs, rather than being driven to make profits for shareholders. We re-invest our profits back into the Bank to make sure we give you the service and competitive products you deserve.

Defence Bank offers financial products and services to not only the Australian Defence Force, but the broader community as well. We’re one of Australia’s larger member-owned banks,” Tanya said.

Vic Hotel Proud to Support Wagga’s Defence Community

The Victoria Hotel in Wagga has a proud association with the Kapooka Sporting Series for many years.

Victoria Hotel licensee Harry Vearing said “the Vic” has always had a strong association with the local Defence community.

“After march outs, in particular, we find that new soldiers and their families will come here for a meal and to celebrate, and were proud that coming to the Vic is something of a tradition for new soldiers,” Harry said.

“Likewise, the Vic is the traditional gathering place after the K-Series.

“I suppose for many of the K-Series participants there’s an element of nostalgia, as The Vic is probably the best-known establishment in Wagga and by virtue of that it’s an establishment that’s known to every soldier and airman/airwoman in the ADF.

“So this is a very appropriate location for the post K-series function and it’s the right environment for Defence members and civilians to socialise together in a positive supporting environment, and to have fun.

“We’ll be putting on some food from the bistro, so we’re expecting it to be a good night as usual

“Visitors returning to Wagga will notice a few changes though. While the front bar still has a cosy relaxed atmosphere which transforms to entertainment central at night, featuring live music on weekends, our upstairs area has been recently transformed into something really special – The Loft.

“The Loft is Wagga’s newest cocktail bar. It’s an ideal space to host a function or go for a more civilised night out and a chance for you to choose from an impressive selection of whiskies or snacks from our tapas menu.

“So we are really looking forward to hosting the Defence and civilian players and supporters after the K-Series, but more than that we look forward year round to maintaining our tradition of being a popular venue of choice for our local Defence community,” Harry said.