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State Secretary Newsletter – 5 September 2018

2018 Constitutional Consultation Sessions

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

President James Brown and team members from ANZAC House will commence a series of constitutional consultation sessions with members commencing Monday 10 September. These sessions will be held at sub-Branches or local clubs (due to space limitations at some sub-Branches). This is an opportunity for members to hear about the draft constitution, share their opinions and ask questions.

Phase one will encompass consultation sessions for members at various locations across the state over several weeks in September and October.

The first of these sessions will be Bowral at 9.30am on Monday 10 September, followed by Goulburn and Queanbeyan later in the day.  The team will then travel to Wagga Wagga for a consultation session on Wednesday 12 September.

There is an anticipated loop through Newcastle and the mid-north coast from the week commencing Sunday 16 September.  In early October we plan to visit the south coast with dates, times and venues to be confirmed.

We will release confirmed dates, times and venues each week in the State Secretary newsletter as soon as they are available, so members can plan their attendance ahead. Confirmed dates will also be made available on the RSL NSW website here.

The second set of information sessions will take place in November, where the final constitution with any amendments from the consultation sessions will be presented to members. Further information such as venues, dates and times to be released via the State Secretary Newsletter once details have been confirmed.

We highly encourage your attendance and look forward to seeing you at the information sessions.

Please contact the sub-Branch & Member Support Team on 1300 679 775 or via email at for inquiries regarding the constitutional consultation sessions.


Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presentation to athletes

For information and circulation to sub-Branch members

RSL NSW has a unique opportunity for up to five members to take part and play a special role in the Invictus Games this October. As a Founding Partner of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, RSL NSW is entitled to present medals or gifts to competitors on five separate occasions across eight days of competition.

State Council is calling for nominations for up to five RSL NSW members to take part in this event. Each member chosen will be an RSL NSW representative at the medal ceremony.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another member for this, please complete the nomination form and send your response to with the email subject – Invictus Medal Ceremony Nomination.

Nominations will close on Friday 21 September 2018.

Please note. Currently, RSL NSW is unable to confirm which sports, days or times that the medal ceremonies will occur. This information is not yet available and will need to be confirmed at a later date. All nominees will need to be available during the games period from 20 – 27 October and be able to be in Sydney at this time. RSL NSW will provide ticketed entry to the Games for the medal ceremony day.

The nominee may be required by the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 organisers AIMG to undergo a security and identity check prior to participating.


The Nomination Process

Who can be nominated?

RSL NSW members are all eligible to nominate another member or nominate themselves

How do you prepare a nomination?

Please fill out the nomination form, it is important to provide specific examples for State Council to help their consideration of each nominee

How many opportunities are there for members to present at medal ceremonies?

RSL NSW has five opportunities available for members to present medals or gifts to competitors

Who will review and choose the five members?

State Council will review the applications and choose the five members.

Is this opportunity only for Sydney based members?

State Council are keen to ensure that a diverse and wide representation of RSL NSW members are chosen for this honour. RSL NSW will provide financial support to members who are unable to fund this and who need to travel from outside Sydney

How long will it take for nominations to be considered?

State Council will review all nominations and RSL NSW member representatives for the medal ceremony will be notified by 5 October.

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Contact number
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Sub-Branch
  • Type of Defence service
  • Yes, the nominee is available to be in Sydney during the Invictus Games
  • Why do you think this person should be chosen to present a medal?


Jeff O’Brien

State Secretary

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