Sub-Branch Newsletter

Thank you to all who attended our Commemoration Sunday Service on 23rd April. Again, we were fortunate with the weather and this assured great numbers for the service. I would like to thank the NSW Police Band, Blacktown Pipe Band, 2nd Abbotsford Sea Scouts and children from Abbotsford, Five Dock, Haberfield, Dobroyd Point and Russell Lea Public Schools, as well as All Hallows Catholic Primary School, St Joan of Arc Primary School and Rosebank College. Father Greg McGregor of All Hallows Church led us in song and prayer and it was a special treat to hear the National Anthem sung by our local school children.

I would like to single out and thank two of our Sub-Branch members for their
assistance this year: Mr Liam Farrell, who assisted with the design, layout and printing of our program and Mr Bob Vincent who project-managed the recent
stage of the Five Dock Park Memorial. I would also like to congratulate Mr
David Clarke, Sub-Branch Secretary, on his appointment as Western Metropolitan
District Council (WMDC) President. I know all members join me in wishing
David all the best in his new role.

Finally, next year marks our Sub-Branch’s 100th anniversary and we are planning
a special day to commemorate this important milestone. I will need as much help as possible to plan the event so please contact me at if you are able to assist in anyway.

Important dates: Members Luncheons Friday 23rd June, Friday 22nd September and Friday 1st December commencing at midday.

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Robert Ridge
Five Dock RSL Sub-Branch