The inaugural black tie dinner of the CVAA was held on August 30 this year at the Commonwealth Club, Canberra. Australia's first recipient of the Cross of Valour, Mr Darrell Tree CV and his wife Josie were the guests of honour. The MC for the night was Mr Ray Martin AM, a long time supporter of the recipients. Also joining us on the night were Mr Keith Payne VC,OAM and his wife Flo Payne OAM, distinguished guests from the Australian Bravery Association, Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police, Queensland Police Force and community leaders. Our guest speaker for the night was Mr Clive Johnson, author of Australian's Awarded, the definitive encyclopedia of all awards made to Australians. Simply a fantastic night to get together, to honour Darrell and Josie and celebrate the formation of the Association.