News - President Update - Ray James at Congress

President Update – 28 January 2020

Dear RSL members,

On behalf of the RSL NSW Board and the team at ANZAC House, I would like to congratulate the following RSL NSW members who were awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division as part of the 2020 Australia Day Honours list:

  • Mr Robert Barry AUSTON, Castle Hill and District RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans through a range of organisations
  • Mr Richard Joseph BARRY, Narrabri RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families, and to the community of Narrabri
  • Mr Patrick Joseph BARTOLO, Maltese Ex-Servicemen’s Association RSL sub-Branch, for services to the Maltese community of New South Wales
  • Mr William Richard CRUWYS, Smithfield RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families
  • Mr Colin Bruce DARTS, City of Albury RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families
  • Mr Mark Leeds FERGUSON, Palm Beach RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families
  • Mr Ronald Richard GIVEEN OAM (Mil), Dee Why RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families, and to the community
  • Mr Barry Lindsay GRANT, Woronora River RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families
  • Mrs Pauline JAMES, RSL NSW Auxiliaries Coordinator, for service to veterans and their families, and to the community
  • Mr Kenneth Ray McINTYRE, Canterbury/Hurlstone Park RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families
  • Mr Trevor PLYMIN, Maclean RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans and their families
  • Mr Ronald Kenneth RAY, Castle Hill and District RSL sub-Branch, for service to the community through a range of roles
  • Mr Ronald ROSENBERG, Campsie RSL sub-Branch, for service to veterans, and to the community
  • The Reverend Albert William ROSIER, Glenorie RSL sub-Branch, for service to the Uniting Church of Australia, and to the community

It is truly inspiring to see the number of RSL NSW members who have been recognised this year, and in year’s previous, for their work supporting veterans and their broader communities. This is another example of how the RSL and its’ members are part of the fabric of Australian society, from major metropolitan hubs to small rural towns.

I would also like to congratulate Michael Anthony HARTUNG on his OAM in the General Division for service to sport for people with a disability, in recognition of his work during the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, and subsequently as General Manager of the RSL NSW supported program, Veteran Sport Australia.

 

Yours,

Ray James

Acting State President

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