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State Secretary Newsletter – 12 September 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 this week during the constitutional consultation sessions in Bowral, Goulburn, Braidwood and Wagga Wagga.

During week two of the constitutional consultation sessions, the team will meet with members from surrounding sub-Branches at Cardiff, Taree, Port Macquarie and Sawtell. We’ll also host a consultation session at ANZAC House in Sydney on Thursday 20 September from 10.30am – 1.00pm. Due to limited space, we will have to restrict the session to 25 members. If you’d like to attend, please send your expression of interest to The first 25 members to respond will be confirmed.

More Sydney metropolitan sessions are currently being organised. Dates and venues for these sessions will be released as soon as they are available.

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 who 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:


Remembrance Day Commemoration Services

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

If your sub-Branch is organising a Remembrance Day commemoration service, please send the following details to if you would like details of the service to be hosted on the RSL NSW website. Submissions will be accepted until Friday 2 November. A dedicated Remembrance Day commemoration service page will go live once we have received a minimum of ten submissions.

Please include the following information when sending through your submission to publish on the RSL NSW website.

  • Sub-Branch
  • Location of service
  • Time
  • Any other information


NSW Office for Veterans Affairs Grants

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

Applications for the Community War Memorials Fund and the Anzac Community Grants Program are now open.

The Anzac Community Grants Program provides small grants of up $2000 (excluding GST) for a range of projects that commemorate and educate NSW communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women. More information about this grant and how to apply can be found by clicking here.

The Community War Memorials Fund awards grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) for war memorial conservation projects to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Find out more about the fund and how to apply by clicking here.

Applications for both of these grant rounds must be submitted before 5pm on Remembrance Day 2018.


Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members
In last week’s RSL NSW Invictus newsletter update, we advised interested sub-Branches how to get involved in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project. If you missed this information, please click here for background information on the project and how to get involved.


Jeff O’Brien

State Secretary

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