KINGSCLIFF RSL LATEST NEWS

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

  • RSL welcomes announcement of Royal Commission
    by admin on April 19, 2021 at 7:51 am

    The Returned & Services League (RSL) reiterates its previous commitments to provide its full support for the Royal Commission established by the Federal Government to investigate the incidence of veteran and Defence personnel suicide. RSL National President Major General Greg Melick said the organisation looked forward to providing input to the development of terms of

  • ANZAC Day giveaway: Harbour Bridge climb at dawn
    by Will Turner on April 16, 2021 at 7:28 am

    There is no denying the sense of reverence and reflection that is evoked during the solemn pause as the sun rises on ANZAC Day. Can you imagine being on top of one of the most recognisable bridges in the world as a bugler plays the Last Post and the Ode is recited? Here’s your chance

  • Preparations for ANZAC Day continue around NSW
    by admin on April 16, 2021 at 5:46 am

    With the entire state and most of the nation in lockdown, 2020 was an ANZAC Day like no other. This year the COVID situation has improved and preparations for ANZAC Day by volunteers from RSL NSW sub-Branches are taking place across New South Wales. We asked leaders from four of our sub-Branches about the feeling

  • Circular 11/21 Petition regarding RSL Australia President
    by Jeff O'Brien on April 14, 2021 at 7:34 am

    ANZAC House has received a copy of a petition that is circulating sub-Branches which calls for the resignation of RSL Australia President, Greg Melick. RSL NSW President Ray James publicly announced that he did not share the views expressed by Mr Melick in a private email. The statement is published on the RSL NSW website

  • Light up the Dawn
    by admin on April 6, 2021 at 4:03 am

    How will you light up the dawn this year? The choice is yours – commemorate at a traditional Dawn Service at your local memorial, honour veterans from home at 6am, or watch the live coverage of the Martin Place Dawn Service on the ABC. ‘Light Up the Dawn’ was an idea which originated within the

  • Media Release – ANZAC Day numbers increased
    by admin on April 5, 2021 at 10:57 am

    The Minister for Health and Medical Research has granted further exemptions under the Public Health Order for 10,000 people to participate in the Sydney CBD March and 5000 people to attend dawn services, marches, and all other ANZAC Day commemorations across NSW. The current exemptions allow for veteran associations to march together through the Sydney

  • Circular 10/21 Feedback on amendments to the RSL NSW Constitution
    by Jeff O'Brien on April 1, 2021 at 6:45 am

    As a result of the online format of the 2020 RSL NSW Congress/AGM, which was implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many motions presented to the Congress Agenda Committee were not able to be debated in the usual forum, including motions requesting amendments to the RSL NSW Constitution. The motions and corrections to

  • Outcomes from the Board Meeting 25 March
    by admin on March 30, 2021 at 6:51 am

    The Board met in person at ANZAC House and by Teams video.  Due respects were made to the fallen. Royal Commission into Veteran Suicides Greg Melick, RSL National President joined the meeting to discuss the Royal Commission into Veteran Suicides. The Board agreed its position on the Royal Commission was to support its establishment and

  • Media Statement: RSL NSW President rejects reported views of RSL Australia President
    by admin on March 30, 2021 at 2:16 am

    RSL NSW State President Ray James said today that neither he nor RSL NSW share the views expressed by RSL Australia President Greg Melick about Julie-Ann Finney published online by ABC News. Mr James extends his sympathy and support to any person that has lost a family member who served and protected their country. Mr

  • Reveille – March 2021 issue
    by Will Turner on March 25, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Reveille is the official quarterly magazine of RSL NSW for Service and Affiliate Members. In this issue… A lifetime of service: RSL NSW President Ray James reflects on the past and looks forward to guiding the League in a new direction. Strategic Plan 2021-2026: See the blueprint for the future of RSL NSW. ANZAC Day: