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Community Noticeboard

The RSL NSW community noticeboard provides a place for sub-Branches, other veterans organisations, and the general public to submit notices that are of interest to Members. To submit something to the community noticeboard, complete the form at the bottom of this page. It will be reviewed by the team at ANZAC House.

25 May 2022

Calling all not-for-profits and community groups who are in need of extra funds. Applications are now open for IMB Bank Community Foundation 2022 grants. But get in quick – the closing date is Thursday 30th June. Head to imb.com.au/community to apply.


29 April 2022

KaRa MINDS is an internationally recognised Clinical Trial centre focused on the prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia. New treatments for dementia have recently been approved in the USA, and these treatments are available in Australia for people involved in clinical trials.

Joining a clinical trial at KaRa MINDS means you are getting access to some of the most promising treatments available worldwide. KaRa MINDS uses state-of-the-art diagnostic approaches and ensures that individual needs are closely monitored during any study. Participating in a clinical trial is free of cost, and reimbursement for travel and meals is provided.

For those people aged 60yrs and older, KaRa MINDS recommends a memory clinic appointment to help establish a baseline for your future care. This appointment helps you to identify any modifiable lifestyle approaches that may assist in preventing dementia

If you are interested in volunteering for a study, or wish to book an appointment, call KaRa MINDS now on (02) 8960 7788, to discuss your needs.

For further information visit our website at https://www.karaminds.com.au/


10 December 2021

The Dungog RSL Sub-branch have received a grant from the DVA Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant Program and commenced collecting nominations for a new Dungog and District Honour Roll for Service from 1974. These names will be added to a new honour board to be hung in the RSL Club before ANZAC Day 2022. Our duty is to remember those who have given military service to our Country and not forget the sacrifices they have made. While the older generations can see their family’s service on honour rolls it was time for the current generations to get the same recognition as those earlier ANZACs.

The Dungog RSL Sub-branch is reaching out to the veteran community to identify and nominate those with war-like service since 1974 and who have an affiliation with the Dungog district. If you were awarded the AASM or the AOSM (specific operations/periods) then you qualify for war-like service.

Anyone can nominate a service person who qualifies with war-like service for inclusion on the honour roll. The affiliation criteria for the Dungog district are through birth, schooling, living, next of kin or other special affiliation. More details are on the Dungog RSL Sub-branch Facebook page. The Sub-branch Project Officer, Martin Holmes, is taking nominations and can be contacted by email DungogSB@rslnsw.org.au or 0415 912673.


4 December 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has literally disrupted every aspect of life, including how we die and how we grieve. Lockdown, social distancing and travel restrictions mean that a death from any cause during the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have occurred against a backdrop of many losses. As businesses and cities open up again, we are being told that life is getting back to ‘normal’, but for people who have experienced a death during COVID-19, there is no back to normal.

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney invite you to take part in a research study that explores the experiences and support needs of people bereaved from any cause during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you feel ready to reflect on your experience, participation in the study will consist of a 30 minute anonymous online survey that asks about your experience of bereavement, the kind of support (if any) you have received and wanted, what has been most helpful and least helpful for you, and any other comments you would like to make. The anonymous survey can be accessed here:

https://redcap.link/z94laqf9

The researchers hope to use this information to help develop a national plan for bereavement support during the COVID-19 pandemic and any future pandemics.
If you want to know more about the study please contact Prof Liz Lobb via Elizabeth.Lobb@uts.edu.au or Dr. Serra Ivynian (Serra.Ivynian@uts.edu.au) on (02) 95144822.

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