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;
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
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

  • Board Communique’ 1/21 25 February 2021
    by Trina Constable on February 26, 2021 at 6:56 am

    The Board met in person at ANZAC House and via Microsoft Teams.  Due respects were made to the fallen. The Board also conducted a strategy day on 24 February 2021, which included a development session on improving board effectiveness.  The Board is resolved to achieve the Strategic Plan’s vision and agreed to re-focus all board

  • Military Wife Life Defence Community
    by admin on February 25, 2021 at 2:38 am

    When Beck found herself in a new posting location with her husband who had joined the Royal Australian Navy, with no friends, no employment, and no networks she realised she needed to make a change. She decided to get involved in the Defence community and what she found was the missing support she never knew

  • A fitness app, a PhD student, and a university join forces
    by admin on February 22, 2021 at 12:52 am

    If you’re looking for a hands-on way to manage your mental health, fitness, and wellbeing from wherever you are the Swiss 8 app might be the right option for you. Jake joined the Australian Army as a Rifleman in 2010 before transferring to the Reserves and completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) with the University

  • RSL NSW President reiterates that ANZAC Day commemorations can go ahead in NSW
    by Trina Constable on February 22, 2021 at 12:47 am

    The President of RSL NSW has today reiterated that ANZAC Day marches and all other commemoration services can go ahead across metropolitan and regional NSW this year. Ray James, OAM spoke with Ben Fordham on 2GB this morning and said that calls for the Sydney CBD March to be moved to the Sydney Cricket Ground

  • Circular 5/21-15 February 2021
    by Jeff O'Brien on February 15, 2021 at 5:17 am

    RSL NSW is collaborating with RSL LifeCare to deliver the RSL Employment Program. The national program that is funded by the Australian Government has been customised by the RSL to support veterans and Defence partners in their search for meaningful employment. The highly trained RSL LifeCare Employment Team will work closely with veterans and their families

  • Circular 4/21 11 February 2021
    by Jeff O'Brien on February 11, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Further to Circular 2/21 on 28 January 2021, I can now provide formal advice regarding 2021 ANZAC Day Commemorations across the state, including the Sydney CBD March. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Australians can commemorate this ANZAC Day. Together with RSL NSW President Ray James I have worked with the NSW Government to

  • Media Release – ANZAC Day 2021 commemorations will proceed in NSW
    by Trina Constable on February 11, 2021 at 7:46 am

    RSL NSW has today announced that NSW-based ANZAC Day commemoration events, including the Sydney CBD March, can proceed on 25 April this year. RSL NSW State Secretary Jeff O’Brien said that the leading ex-service support and advocacy service for veterans has been working with the NSW Government to ensure Dawn Services, Marches, and all other

  • Ron Glew- Air Force Association NSW President
    by admin on February 9, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Air Force Association of NSW President and Malaysian Emergency, Vietnam, and Indonesian confrontation veteran, Ron Glew, will feel immensely proud on 26 March when the Association commemorates the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force and the Association’s 101st birthday. Ron, also known as ‘Sticky’ and ‘Glewie’, served in Singapore and Malaya in 1958-61 and

  • Circular 3/21 5 February 2021
    by Jeff O'Brien on February 5, 2021 at 4:47 am

    The 2020 Annual Return Forms are available in the ‘Annual Returns’ section of the Member Suite on the RSL NSW website. Please click on this link to go directly to the page. The following documents are available for download: SBA Forms Notes and Definitions DC Annual Return Form If you have any questions or require

  • Burnouts in the Big Red Car
    by admin on February 1, 2021 at 1:09 am

    At the age of 18, Anthony Field was a recruit at Kapooka, where he underwent basic training for the Australian Army. Next stop was the School of Infantry in Singleton, NSW, where he learned how to be a grunt, training in the use of machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades. After qualifying as an infantry