State Secretary Newsletter – 19 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 Singleton, Cardiff, Taree and Sawtell.

Next week the team will meet with members from surrounding sub-Branches at Orange ExServices‘ Club.

As a reminder, we are also hosting a consultation session at the new ANZAC House which is located on Level 5, 341 George Street, Sydney. This session will take place on Thursday 20 September from 10.30am – 1.00pm. If you’d like to attend, please send your expression of interest to invitations@rslnsw.org.au

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 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: http://bit.ly/2018RSLSessions

 

Remembrance Day Commemoration Services

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

Thank you very much to those sub-Branches who have submitted their Remembrance Day commemoration service information. We now have enough services to go live on the RSL NSW website with a dedicated page. Please click here to access the page.

If your sub-Branch is organising a Remembrance Day commemoration service, please send the following details to marketing@rslnsw.org.au if you would like details of the service to be hosted on the RSL NSW website. Information provided after 8 November may not be able to be uploaded to the website before Remembrance Day.

Please include the following information when sending through your submission:

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

All services are also being shared with the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs to post on the official NSW Government Centenary of Anzac “What’s On” online guide.

 

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members
We received the following question in response to our recent Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project communications in the last two State Secretary Newsletters:

Q: Are sub-branches are able to make donations to schools attending the Invictus Games?

The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education project is providing NSW schools with high quality curriculum materials linked to the Invictus Games Department of Education. Across NSW school children will be learning the importance of service and about the people who have served and continue to serve.

In conjunction with the schools, the RSL NSW programme furthers our objective to respect, support and remember veterans and their families. While traditionally RSL NSW commemorative events are more historically focussed and formal, Invictus introduces a different take on commemoration.

Because of this, any support provided to schools around Invictus is classified as commemorative. This wasn’t clear in our initial communication, so we hope this information now provides clarity.

To date the following schools have approached RSL NSW seeking support. Please note, schools will happily accept any amount that a sub-Branch is able to provide, to contribute to the total amount.

  • Wiley Park Primary School – $700 for bus for 30 children
  • Peats Ridge – $500 for bus for 16 children
  • York Public School – Ticket cost for 40 children $2K Bus $1K
  • Banks Public School – $450 – $1650 to reduce excursion cost
  • Walters Road Public School – $600 – $700 to reduce excursion cost
  • Granville South $450 – $750 to reduce excursion cost
  • Fairfield High School – $560 for bus
  • Rydalmere East Public School – RSL NSW member to attend Remembrance Day ceremony at school and talk to children about service
  • St Johns Park High School $500 – $1K to reduce excursion cost
  • Terrigal High School – $800 to reduce excursion cost
  • Kiama High School – RSL NSW member to visit school and talk about service to children
  • Toongabbie Public School – $800 to reduce excursion cost

 

Jeff O’Brien

State Secretary

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