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
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;
Kingscliff RSL
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
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

  • RSL Congratulates The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
    by admin on July 30, 2021 at 7:00 am

    The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) has congratulated the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery on the occasion of its 150th Anniversary. National President Greg Melick has extended his warmest congratulations on behalf of the members of RSL Australia, to the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery that commemorates 150 years of continuous service on

  • Census 2021 more important than ever for veterans
    by admin on July 30, 2021 at 6:05 am

    The latest Australian Census is taking place on 10 August and it is a particularly important one for veterans. This is because for the first time, the Census will include a question about service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), which is the result of a great deal of lobbying by the RSL. The reason

  • RSL Supports New Census Question on Defence Service
    by admin on July 30, 2021 at 5:30 am

    The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) has welcomed the first-time inclusion of a question regarding service in the Australian Defence Forces in the forthcoming National Census. RSL National President Greg Melick said the question, “Has the person ever served in the Australian Defence Force?” will provide valuable new information for Governments and veteran

  • Circular 23/21 Annual Information Statements
    by Jeff O'Brien on July 27, 2021 at 7:27 am

    Further to Circular 6/21, I remind all sub-Branches that it is a requirement of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) that they submit an Annual Information Statement (AIS) by the end of their reporting period. The 2020 AIS was due on 30 June 2021. The AIS can only be lodged by the sub-Branch via

  • Seoul Searching
    by admin on July 26, 2021 at 5:47 am

    By Chris Sheedy John Bineham’s entry into the Korean War effort became a bitterly tragic one as soon as he landed in the desolate, cratered and bomb-blackened landscape. He and two of his best friends had signed up on the same day to serve. One of those friends had been transferred to Korea earlier, with

  • Circular 22/21 Resignation of Board Director Clinton Grose
    by Jeff O'Brien on July 22, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Clinton Grose, who was elected as a Director of RSL NSW, has resigned from the Board, effective from 21 July 2021. Mr Grose acknowledged the difficulty he had making the decision after so many members had supported his candidacy for the Board but advised that his full-time CEO work commitments, and his commitments to his

  • Commemoration for Australians involved in the Middle East Area of Operations
    by admin on July 20, 2021 at 6:40 am

    In response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, Australian military personnel and civilian staff from various agencies took part in campaigns across the Middle East Area of Operations between 2001 and 2021. On 11 July 2021, the Minister for Defence confirmed all Australian Defence Force personnel had departed Afghanistan, bringing our nation’s longest war to

  • Wagga Wagga RSL sub-Branch
    by admin on July 16, 2021 at 6:02 am

    Following public commentary about proceedings of the Wagga Wagga RSL sub-Branch’s General Meeting held on Wednesday 14 July, the sub-Branch wishes to clarify statements that have been made in relation to the purchase of the Carmelite Monastery at Ashmont. Representatives from RSL NSW including the Wagga Wagga RSL sub-Branch and RSL NSW’s partner charity, RSL

  • Honouring the fallen
    by Will Turner on July 15, 2021 at 4:43 am

    The work of the City of Orange RSL sub-Branch made the news earlier this month following the death of a local veteran. It was a developing story that began with reports that the late veteran, Glen Sutton, had died homeless and may not have anyone to attend his funeral. As more detail came to light

  • Circular 21/21 Update on 2021 State Congress and AGM
    by Jeff O'Brien on July 15, 2021 at 4:32 am

    I wanted to provide an update on plans for this year’s State Congress and Annual General Meeting taking place on 25 and 26 October 2021, at Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre (NEX). ANZAC House is assessing the current COVID situation and any potential impacts this may have on Congress and the AGM. It is important