State Secretary Newsletter – 26 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 in Orange today.

Next week the team will meet with members from surrounding sub-Branches in Wollongong, Nowra and Moruya. Please note, while the table below refers to surrounding sub-Branches, this is purely a guide and all sessions are open to all sub-Branch members across the state.

Sydney metropolitan sessions have now been scheduled and will be held at the new ANZAC House. The first sessions will be on Wednesday 10th and 17th October. There will be two sessions scheduled on both day at 10am and at 5pm. To attend a session at ANZAC House please email invitations@rslnsw.org.au 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: http://bit.ly/2018RSLSessions

 

200 ex-Army Land Rovers for commemoration services

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

200 ex-Army Land Rovers will be made available to sub-Branches for use on ANZAC Day and other commemorative services. The Land Rovers are progressively being refurbished at the Bandiana Defence site in North East Victoria.

At least 100 Land Rovers will be offered through an ‘expression of interest’ and ballot process prior to ANZAC Day 2019. The full complement of Land Rovers will be available prior to ANZAC Day 2020.

Sub-Branches that would like to apply for the use of a Land Rover are encouraged to email AMSO@defence.gov.au

 

50th Anniversary Reunion – 1st Logistic Support Group – Vietnam Veterans

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

A 50-year anniversary reunion will be held for Headquarter 1st Australian Logistic Support Group (1ALSG) in Ballarat, Victoria from 8 November 2019 – 11 November 2019.

For more details, including accommodation, please contact Tony Brown on 0428 852 736 or email tony11raye13@bigpond.com

 

$5 capitation fee refund for 2018

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

On Monday ANZAC House transferred the amount owing into sub-Branch bank accounts. This should now appear in sub-Branch accounts. I apologise that this has taken time. The calculation and reconciliation for this has been complex and time consuming.

 

2019 Diaries

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

The order form for diaries is being prepared and will be available later next week. I can confirm there will be no price increase. Each diary will cost $5.50. I will update you on the release date for order forms in this newsletter next week. The ANZAC House team are making the final preparations for this now.

 

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.

 

Jeff O’Brien

State Secretary

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