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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 45/22 Notice of Meeting for 2022 State Congress and AGM
    by Jeff O'Brien on September 30, 2022 at 5:04 am

    Please find below links to the 2022 Notice of Meeting and associated annexures in preparation for the 2022 RSL NSW State Congress and Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please note that the AGM will now be conducted on Tuesday 1 November, not Monday 31 October as originally circulated. The updated schedule is outlined in the Notice of The post Circular 45/22 Notice of Meeting for 2022 State Congress and AGM first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 44/22 2023 Budget Template now available
    by admin on September 29, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Dear Honorary Secretary The 2023 Budget template and submission instructions are now available under the Finance tab of the Member Resources section on the RSL NSW website. Please note that the deadline for receipt of your 2023 sub-Branch Budget to ANZAC House is 30 November 2022. The Budget template is a management tool for sub‐Branches to prepare a The post Circular 44/22 2023 Budget Template now available first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Kokoda campaign – 80th anniversary expedition
    by admin on September 28, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign, personnel from the 39th Operational Support Battalion (39 OSB) and the 16th Royal Western Australian Regiment (16 RWAR) set out on a commemorative expedition to retrace the steps of their forebears on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. After starting from opposite ends of the The post Kokoda campaign – 80th anniversary expedition first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 43/22 New Head of Legal, Governance & Compliance – ANZAC House
    by admin on September 28, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Please be advised that Reuben Bowd has been appointed to the role of Head of Legal, Governance, & Compliance at ANZAC House. Mr Bowd will commence his position on 17 October 2022. Mr Bowd served in the Armoured and Logistics Corps of the Australian Army before embarking on a legal career. His experience includes working The post Circular 43/22 New Head of Legal, Governance & Compliance – ANZAC House first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 42/22 RSL NSW welcomes the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen & Women
    by Jeff O'Brien on September 28, 2022 at 2:45 am

    The Board has approved the merger of the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen & Women and RSL NSW and a Charity Business Transfer Agreement has been executed by both parties. The Agreement states a transfer date of 27 September 2022. RSL NSW welcomes all members of the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen & Women to the Returned The post Circular 42/22 RSL NSW welcomes the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen & Women first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • How sport gave Peter Rudland a new lease on life
    by admin on September 28, 2022 at 1:33 am

    How sport gave Peter Rudland a new lease on life post-injury After a helicopter crash left him with extensive injuries, Peter Rudland wondered if he could still participate in sport. Then he found sit-skiing and recumbent cycling, which spurred him on to recovery. By Chris Sheedy At a glance: RSL NSW member Peter Rudland was The post How sport gave Peter Rudland a new lease on life first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • The RSL welcomes Government’s Royal Commission response and forwards its own submission
    by admin on September 28, 2022 at 12:00 am

    The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) has welcomed the Federal Government’s response to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. The RSL commended the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh on his apology in Federal Parliament to serving and former military personnel who he said had been let The post The RSL welcomes Government’s Royal Commission response and forwards its own submission first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • How RSL NSW is addressing the Royal Commission recommendations
    by admin on September 27, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Infographic: Addressing the Royal Commission’s recommendations How RSL NSW and its partner organisations are addressing the recommendations in the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Interim Report – and the work that’s still to be done. The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Interim Report delivers 13 urgent recommendations – and a milestone The post How RSL NSW is addressing the Royal Commission recommendations first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 41/22 Introduction to Governance and Compliance Training for sub-Branch Office Bearers
    by admin on September 26, 2022 at 3:31 am

    Further to the email from District Presidents’ Council Acting Chair, Brian Willey, ANZAC House will be releasing three mandatory Governance and Compliance courses for Office Bearers over the next 12 months. As per Initiative 5.7 of the RSL NSW Strategic Plan, the need to implement a state-wide education and training program has been identified and The post Circular 41/22 Introduction to Governance and Compliance Training for sub-Branch Office Bearers first appeared on RSL NSW.

  • Circular 40/22 Draft SOP 1 – Funding our charitable purpose
    by admin on September 26, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Further to the District Presidents’ Council meeting on Thursday 15 September, all RSL NSW sub-Branches are invited to provide feedback on the draft Standard Operating Procedure 1 (SOP 1) to the District Presidents’ Council, via their District Councils, by 15 November 2022. Individual members can also provide feedback directly to the District Presidents’ Council via  The post Circular 40/22 Draft SOP 1 – Funding our charitable purpose first appeared on RSL NSW.