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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;
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 www.hypeduo.com.au
Cheers,
Grug and Micko

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  • Circular 6/23 Veterans’ Catalogue of Services now available
    by Jeff O'Brien on January 27, 2023 at 9:10 am

    One of the key initiatives of the RSL NSW Strategic Plan is to provide a means by which veterans can contact their local sub-Branch. This was included because the consultation process during the development of the Plan revealed that sub-Branches were frustrated because younger veterans were not joining and transitioning service personnel didn’t know how The post Circular 6/23 Veterans’ Catalogue of Services now available first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Australia Day Honours 2023
    by admin on January 27, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Congratulations to the following RSL NSW members who have been recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Honours for their ongoing service and support of Australia’s veterans and their families. The RSL badge is a symbol of readiness at all times to render service to the country and former comrades. Each award is testament to what it means The post Australia Day Honours 2023 first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 5/23 Fee-Free Compensation Advocacy Services
    by Jeff O'Brien on January 26, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    ANZAC House has received advice that correspondence is being circulated to some RSL NSW sub-Branches by an organisation that provides fee-for-service compensation advocacy to veterans. RSL NSW is committed to supporting the provision of fee-free advocacy services to all veterans and their families. All advocates authorised by RSL NSW and its sub-Branches to provide advocacy The post Circular 5/23 Fee-Free Compensation Advocacy Services first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 4/23 For Review: Amended Board Election Standard Operating Procedure (SOP 12)
    by Jeff O'Brien on January 24, 2023 at 2:34 am

    As a result of the feedback provided by sub-Branches and individual members, the RSL NSW Board Election Procedure Standard Operating Procedure (SOP 12) has been amended and is now ready for review by members. The SOP 12 Steering Committee, including representatives of the District Presidents’ Council and chaired by the former AEC Deputy Commissioner, has The post Circular 4/23 For Review: Amended Board Election Standard Operating Procedure (SOP 12) first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Young Veterans Committee members share their goals for younger veterans in 2023
    by admin on January 23, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    Six members of the RSL NSW Young Veterans Committee explain what they’re proudest of achieving, and their goals for 2023. At a glance: The Young Veterans Committee works with fellow veterans and RSL NSW leadership to advance the priorities of younger veterans. There are nine current members, representing a cross-section of RSL NSW sub-Branches and The post Young Veterans Committee members share their goals for younger veterans in 2023 first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 3/23 Sub-Branch Portal link for the Compliance Annual Report
    by Jeff O'Brien on January 18, 2023 at 5:34 am

    The link to the new Compliance Annual Report included in Circular 2/23 is not working. Please use this link to access the 2023 Compliance Annual Report which is now available in the sub-Branch Portal. The sub-Branch Portal User Guide has been updated to include instructions on how to complete the Report and can be downloaded here or accessed in the sub-Branch Portal. The post Circular 3/23 Sub-Branch Portal link for the Compliance Annual Report first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • RSL Australia marks passing of Senator Jim Molan AO DSC
    by admin on January 17, 2023 at 4:52 am

    The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSLA) is mourning the passing of distinguished service veteran and Australian Senator Jim Molan AO DSC. The Liberal Party Senator (72) died yesterday following a two-year battle with cancer. A former major-general in the Australian Army, Jim Molan represented New South Wales in the Senate since 2019 and The post RSL Australia marks passing of Senator Jim Molan AO DSC first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 2/23 The 2023 Compliance Annual Report is now available and due for completion by 31 May
    by Jeff O'Brien on January 16, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    Further to Circular 61/22, the Compliance Annual Report (CAR) is now available for sub-Branches to complete by 31 May 2023. It is recommended that all sub-Branches participate in completing the CAR to provide a broad subset of responses to better inform future training programs. The Compliance Annual Report has been designed and tested in consultation The post Circular 2/23 The 2023 Compliance Annual Report is now available and due for completion by 31 May first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • RSL LifeCare Veteran Services Oct – Dec 2022 update
    by admin on January 16, 2023 at 3:23 am

      RSL LifeCare Veteran Services continues to provide critical support to hundreds of veterans and their families. Between October and December 2022, RSL LifeCare Veteran Services was able to: Provide $147,706 in financial assistance including $99,000 in disaster assistance to a total of 69 veterans and families Assist 61 veterans experiencing homelessness Help 304 veterans The post RSL LifeCare Veteran Services Oct – Dec 2022 update first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • How Justin Donnelly turned Defence experience into a new civilian career
    by admin on January 13, 2023 at 3:45 am

    Why former Army psychological examiner Justin Donnelly sought a career change at RSL LifeCare Veteran Services, and how he empowers veterans in the new role. At a glance: Justin spent 12 years in the Army, nine of those as a psychological examiner, and transitioned out in late 2021. Finding work at RSL LifeCare Veteran Services The post How Justin Donnelly turned Defence experience into a new civilian career first appeared on RSL NSW.