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State Secretary Newsletter – 10 October 2018

2018 Constitutional Consultation Sessions

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

RSL NSW President James Brown and team members from ANZAC House met with members in Sydney today.

To attend a session at ANZAC House please email to register your attendance.

The President will make every effort to be in attendance for these sessions.

More dates for metro sessions will be released as soon as they are available. These will be after the Invictus Games.

You can follow the 2018 constitutional consultation sessions blog as the ANZAC House team travel around the state meeting with members by clicking HERE. This page will be updated regularly, as photos come in from the team as they travel from town to town.

Sub-Branches that wish to share these photos on their official RSL sub-Branch social media channels may also download images from a shared Dropbox folder. Please click HERE to access this folder. You may also use the following link to access this folder:


Extraordinary Congress 2018 registration

For information and action by sub-Branch members and District Council Honorary Secretaries

Registration for Extraordinary Congress 2018 has been extended and will now close on Friday, 19 October 2018 at 4pm.

Please note: Only financial service members and sub-Branches that have submitted their 2017 SBAs are eligible to register. Registration will take place online via the RSL NSW website. Instructions on how to register can be found HERE. Please read these instructions prior to registering.

If your sub-Branch needs financial support for a delegate and alternate to attend, please submit a written request to the Support team on marked to the attention of the State Secretary. Requests for financial support will need to supply the following information:

  • Name of sub-Branch requesting funds
  • Estimated transport costs (car, plane, train, bus etc)
  • Whether overnight accommodation needs to be included as part of the travel
  • Estimated accommodation cost as needed
  • How many people the request covers. Please note ANZAC House will consider costs for delegate and alternate only.


RSL NSW Fundraising for Remembrance Day 2018

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

Information about how sub-Branches can participate in fundraising for the 2018 Poppy Appeal is available on the RSL NSW website HERE. An expression of interest form for sub-Branches and Auxiliaries interested in participating can be found HERE. Expressions of interest can be made now. This is housed in the secure zone of the website under the heading Poppy Appeal 2018 – Resources.

Sub-Branches and Auxiliaries participating in the 2018 Poppy Appeal can only use tokens that are issued by RSL WBI. Tokens or merchandise purchased from any other source such as the military shop cannot be used in exchange for a donation.

Please note this is a one-off fundraising event for the 2018 Poppy Appeal. RSL NSW sub-Branches are still unable to fundraise outside of this event.


RSL DefenceCare

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

RSL DefenceCare is now able to accept donations from sub-Branches, Auxiliaries, individuals and other organisations. Donations can be accepted via the website HERE or as follows:

  • By direct deposit to: RSL WBI Fundraising Account – BSB: 062 124, Account number: 11226906. Please send an email to with the donation amount and contact details (name, email and telephone number) of the donor; or
  • By sending a cheque made out to RSL WBI Fundraising Account mailed to ANZAC House, Level 5, 341 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000.


2019 Diaries

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

The order form for diaries is available in the secure zone of the website HERE. The cost of diaries has not changed from last year – it is $5.50 per diary + postage & handling to your delivery address.

If you are unable to fill out the online order form contact the Support team on 1300 679 775. They can complete the online form for you over the phone.


2019 sub-Branch Budget Information

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

Last week I reported that the Budget process information and forms would be sent to sub-Branches today as part of the State Secretary newsletter. This information will now be sent via email to sub-Branches and available on the website secure zone on Friday, 12 October. The information will also be mailed early next week. I am sorry that we are unable to send this information today and appreciate your continued patience.


Jeff O’Brien

State Secretary

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