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The Vietnam Veterans (Neville Wallace Memorial) Children's and Grandchildren's Trust was formed following a discussion between two Vietnam veterans who concluded that the offspring of veterans were their legacy and the countries future.

The Trust was incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 on 15 December 1993 (AK/614218). The Trustee is the Perpetual Guardian. There is a Board of Advisory Trustees comprising two Vietnam veterans, the spouse of a Vietnam veteran and three children of Vietnam veterans. The Board is chaired by the nominee of the Wallace family.

Donations are credited to the funds capital account with the return on investments available for distribution by way of grants. Since 1993 the trustees have approved a wide range of grants covering the whole spectrum of youth endeavor.

In 2004 the name of the Trust was amended to recognize the work of the late Neville Alan Wallace, Vietnam veteran and a Past President of EVSA, as the Trust's Settlor.

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Decisions on applications are made by the Board of Trustees in April and October of each year although the Board can and have approved 'out of session' applications when the circumstances so dictate.
The Board members involved in the process are:

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Trust Chair

Ross Miller, Trust Chair. Ross is appointed by the Wallace Family as provided in the Trust Deed. Ross served in V3 Company. After leaving the military he worked in the local government and education sectors. He resides in Paihia. Ross holds a judicial warrant as a member of the Alcohol Regulatory & Licensing Authority (ARLA).

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Board Member

Kate is the nominee of the Board of Trustees as representing the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. Kate's father (Neville) served with the ANZAC Battalion. Kate is a practising barrister and resides in Whitford in South Auckland.



Board Member

Keith is the nominee of the President of the New Zealand Vietnam Veterans Association. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Royal Military College of Science Shrivenham. He served nineteen years in the British Army including operational tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has now returned to New Zealand where he is the Director of Service Operations for the NZ Police. He resides in Wellington.

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Board Member

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Board Member

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Board Member


Peter Roberts is the nominee of the Executive of the New Zealand Vietnam Veterans Association. He served two tours with 1 RNZIR in Singapore including a tour to Vietnam as a member of V6 Company. Peter is a retired farmer from Northland. He resides in Dargaville.

Els is the nominee of the Board representing the spouses/partners of Vietnam veterans. Els is heavily involved with the RSA at both local and national levels. She lives in Te Awamutu with husband Lou who served with Victor 3 Company.

Jenny is the second nominee of the Board representing the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. Jenny's father (Neil) served with 161 Bty. Jenny lives in Kerikeri and works at Okaihau College where she is the Administrator.

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