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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

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

  • Family members share the challenges of seeking support
    by admin on May 19, 2022 at 5:41 am

    We spoke with two ‘military family’ members about maintaining their relationships and seeking veteran support.  By Chris Sheedy This article discusses suicide, self harm and other issues that may impact veterans. If this raises issues for you, find assistance from:  Open Arms 1800 011 046 Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467  Lifeline:  13 11 The post Family members share the challenges of seeking support first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 18/22 RSL NSW sub-Branch Incorporation Update
    by Jeff O'Brien on May 18, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    The RSL NSW Constitution allows RSL NSW sub-Branches to incorporate. The Board has considered the process of incorporation and has been working with the team at ANZAC House to finalise the standard operating procedure for sub-Branches to incorporate as companies limited by guarantee (CLGs) pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001. RSL NSW and many sub-Branches The post Circular 18/22 RSL NSW sub-Branch Incorporation Update first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Together we stand: Barry Grant OAM and Bree Till
    by admin on May 16, 2022 at 5:39 am

    When Bree Till’s husband was killed in Afghanistan, Barry Grant, President of the Woronora River RSL sub-Branch, reached out. Years later, they continue to catch up and serve the Woronora veteran community. By Tess Durack   Barry Grant OAM Barry Grant has been President of the Woronora River RSL sub-Branch since 2011 and was State The post Together we stand: Barry Grant OAM and Bree Till first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Infographic: RSL NSW young veteran research
    by admin on May 12, 2022 at 6:05 am

    RSL NSW has recently undertaken rigorous and in-depth research into the needs and preferences of younger veterans to ensure support and services are hitting the mark. Here are the findings. Currently, the majority of RSL NSW members are over the age of 70 years, but the launch of online membership, the removal of membership fees, The post Infographic: RSL NSW young veteran research first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • What I wish I’d known: Troy Knight
    by admin on May 5, 2022 at 5:51 am

    We caught up with Troy Knight about transitioning out of the Air Force twice, the impact service can have on family and how he’s using his experience to help other veterans.   Lighting the fire I had just finished my apprenticeship as a butcher when the crisis in East Timor kicked off and I was The post What I wish I’d known: Troy Knight first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • How the Wauchope RSL sub-Branch launched a sport program
    by admin on May 2, 2022 at 4:20 am

    We caught up with Jess Leonard, Army veteran and welfare and compensation advocate at Wauchope sub-Branch. She shares the challenges of starting a sport and recreation initiative and the satisfaction of working up a sweat with other vets and their families.   Working towards change I’ve been interested in veteran wellbeing for a long time. The post How the Wauchope RSL sub-Branch launched a sport program first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Board Communiqué for 28 April 2022
    by admin on April 29, 2022 at 3:36 am

    The Board met via Microsoft Teams for the Board meeting commencing at 9:00am. Due respects were made to the fallen and an Acknowledgment of Country was delivered by the Chair. President’s Report The President briefed the Board on his observations and extensive member feedback from phone calls and visits around the State.  Areas of interest The post Board Communiqué for 28 April 2022 first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • ANZAC Day 2022: Sydney events
    by admin on April 28, 2022 at 1:26 am

    On Monday, more than 600 events across the state brought together veterans, their families and communities to remember and honour the ANZACs as well as veterans of recent conflicts. This was the first face-to-face ANZAC Day commemoration since Australia’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. At a glance: More than 600 events across the state on 25 April The post ANZAC Day 2022: Sydney events first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • How we build this: ANZAC Day
    by admin on April 20, 2022 at 4:17 am

    From Kingscliff to Corrimal, RSL NSW members share what it takes to build ANZAC Day services across the state. At a glance: From dawn services to school visits, many kinds of activities are organised on or around ANZAC Day. For those in the RSL Auxiliary, ANZAC Day is one of the busiest days of the The post How we build this: ANZAC Day first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Military families on the impact of service and the importance of veteran support
    by admin on April 14, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Military families are a major support pillar of defence careers – often holding down the fort during deployments or postings, if not moving around the country with each posting. We spoke with a Navy wife and an Army son about the joys and challenges of a life less ordinary, the impact of service and the The post Military families on the impact of service and the importance of veteran support first appeared on RSL NSW.