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Kingscliff RSL
Kingscliff RSL
REMEMBRANCE DAY: What a great way to try to re-establish our lives to a level of normalcy that we all once enjoyed. Clear guidelines, a great venue and beautiful weather. Needless to say we had about 100 people gathered for our Remembrance Day service yesterday at the cenotaph at Rowan Robinson Park. The service was MC'd by John Murray, gues speaker was the President of Kingscliff RSL COL Russell Maddalena CSM, the prayers were led by Father Paul McDonal, the Ode recited by Christie Bavage, the Poem by Aaron Barnes and the music was recorded by Geoff Dart - the Robinson family attended the service along with the Buckmans, members of the RSL, the school captains of the Kingscliff High School, the section leaders from St Anthony's Catholic School and members of the general public

A very good event with the extra work provided to meet the Covid 19 restrictions - thank you to all those who assisted particularly David Field and Barry and Gail Synot
Kingscliff RSL
Kingscliff RSL
REMEMBRANCE DAY - 11th of the 11th
Kingscliff RSL will be hosting a service at 10.30am on Wednesday 11th November at the Kingscliff cenotaph. Covid-19 restrictions only allow us to seat 75 people however it will be a full service with wreath laying and the dedication of two new plaques to the Memorial Walkway - social distancing will be necessary and sanitiser will be provided - further information will be provided as we develop this service to meet current restrictions - lest we forget
Kingscliff RSL
Kingscliff RSL
Late last year we had an idea that seemed to make good sense - we decided that to get the bulk of the large crowds that now attend our Anzac Days away from Marine Parade and to make better use of Rowan Robinson Park we would investigate re-badging the ocean side of the cenotaph and conducting the service on the Eastern side centred on the park. We did some measuring and pontificating and seemed to get consensus that it was, in fact, a good idea. Much has yet to be done as the cenotaph is a heritage listed site and as such any work/amendment/alterations made to the site have to be approved - we started work on this. We also got quotes on the service badges that would have to be applied to the cenotaph and applied for a grant. The grant was denied.
The news of this was picked up by the Rotary Club of Kingscliff and I was asked, by Carolyn Byrne to provide a history and presentation to the club - this I did and they agreed to help me raise the money independently. So far we have had pledges from Kingscliff Lions, Tweed Neighbourhood Watch, Kingscliff Rotary and Kingscliff chamber of Commerce - I wish to thank Carolyn, Rotary and these other wonderful contributors for advancing this project to a point where I can almost say I am back in control - Brian
Kingscliff RSL
Kingscliff RSL
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE RSL
Construction Engineers completed their inspection last week and have provided their findings to the the Board of the Leagues Club. Electricity has now been restored and this will provide us with an opportunity to move all salvaged items over to the bus sheds and commence final sorting prior to cleaning. We are also finalising our claim for the insurance company - this is not a small task - we have also been seeking an office to provide basic services to our members - a couple of options have already been identified.
Additionally, we have taken out a lease on a shed at the Storage Kings to have a clean, dry location to place all items as they are repaired/restored - this will be a slow process. We are proceeding cautiously and have been fully supported by the Leagues Club and some wonderful individuals - thank you Kingscliff
Kingscliff RSL
Kingscliff RSL
An Update on RSL Club Room:

Despite some very encouraging rumours circulating around Kingscliff it would seem very little of our furniture and memorabilia is salvageable from the recent fire in the Cudgen Leagues Club - smoke, water and heat have done a lot of damage which has meant that most items have been affected in some way and are unlikely to be restored. Malcolm and Patricia are sorting through all the items today particularly in the search for records and books of account. It is anticipated Insurance Assessors will visit early next week;
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Kingscliff RSL shared a video from the playlist Originals.
We were dissapointed that we couldn't pay our respects to those in the services the way we usually would on ANZAC Day so we have written this song. This goes out to all of those who have sacrificed so much for our amazing country. "We Will Never Forget You". To Download a copy of this track visit www.hypeduo.com.au
Cheers,
Grug and Micko
Kingscliff RSL
Hype Duo
We were dissapointed that we couldn't pay our respects to those in the services the way we usually would on ANZAC Day so we have written this song. This goes out to all of those who have sacrificed so much for our amazing country. "We Will Never Forget You". To Download a copy of this track visit www.hypeduo.com.au
Cheers,
Grug and Micko

RSL NSW News Feed

Below is a direct feed of the latest NSW RSL News articles. Click on the item to read the full article

  • The power of sport to heal our veterans
    by admin on November 30, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Veteran Sport Australia works as a peak body to develop a strong and connected system of sporting programs and opportunities for veterans and their families. It is one of the many organisations that connects veterans and their families from around the country with sporting opportunities and supports ongoing involvement. RSL NSW is committed to working with

  • Board Communiqué for 26 November 2020
    by Ray James on November 26, 2020 at 10:30 am

    The Board met in person at ANZAC House and by Teams video.  Due respects were made to the fallen. The Acting President’s Update ANZAC Day 2021 – The Acting President has met with NSW Government officials about the importance of the traditional commemoration activities and the need for early planning. The position agreed, considering current

  • Support is always available
    by admin on November 19, 2020 at 2:10 am

    Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling is Australia’s leading provider of high-quality mental health assessment and clinical counselling services for Australian veterans and their families. Formerly known as Vietnam Veterans’ Counselling Service (VVCS), the Australian Government expanded the services to veterans of all conflicts, their families, and other members of the ADF and ex-service community

  • Media Statement – 19 November 2020
    by admin on November 19, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Due process must be afforded in ADF Inquiry outcome The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) says all personnel suspected of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan are entitled to due process. This follows the Government’s announcement of the pending appointment of a special investigator on the release of the Inspector-General’s report and the investigation

  • Circular – 19 November 2020
    by Jeff O'Brien on November 18, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Appointment of Scrutineer for 2020 Board Election Sub-Branches would be aware that we are in the final week of voting for the Board Election. We encourage all to visit the 2020 Board Election page on the RSL NSW website and select ‘Vote Now’ to cast your vote online by 5pm on 24 November if you

  • Circular – 16 November 2020
    by Jeff O'Brien on November 17, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Registration reminder for Annual State Congress 2020 Further to the circular issued on 15 October 2020, registration is now open for Honorary Secretary’s to register their sub-Branch’s nominated delegate. It is important that your nominated delegate is registered before 4pm on Wednesday 25 November 2020. A reminder that the 2020 Annual State Congress will be held

  • Circular – 3 November 2020
    by Jeff O'Brien on November 5, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Proxies for RSL NSW Annual State Congress/Annual General Meeting 2020  sub-Branch Delegates who cannot attend the Annual State Congress/Annual General Meeting (held online on Monday 7 December 2020) may appoint the Chair, a Director or their sub-Branch District Council Delegate as a proxy to vote on their behalf in accordance with clause 15.52 and Appendix

  • Media Release
    by admin on November 2, 2020 at 12:26 am

    RSL NSW Launches Virtual Remembrance Day Initiatives RSL NSW has today announced the launch of the national Remember to Remember campaign, asking people to pause for one minute in their homes, schools or workplaces at 11.00 am on 11 November to remember and honour the memory of all Australians who served, are currently serving, and

  • Board Communiqué for 30 October 2020
    by Ray James on October 30, 2020 at 4:57 am

    On 28 October the Board met in person for the first time since February. Due respects were made to the fallen. The Acting President’s Update The Acting President reported on numerous sub-Branch and District Council meetings and visits, often presenting awards including life memberships. Issues raised by members at those visits included membership cards and Reveille

  • Veteran Health Week Activities 2020
    by admin on October 23, 2020 at 3:23 am

    With a theme of ‘Social Connection’, Veterans’ Health Week is a continued reminder of the importance of the role that camaraderie and social activities play in the lives of veterans and their families, supporting both physical and mental health and well-being. From competitive sporting challenges including beach volleyball, golf and lawn bowls to other pursuits