Our Commemorative Sunday Service in Five Dock Park was a great success and I would personally like to thank everyone who helped. The sun was out, and it was a real treat being lead down to the park by the NSW Police Band. Our guest speaker,
Commodore Chris Smallhorn, Commander Navy Fleet Air Arm, delivered a poignant speech and was very impressed to see a large number of local school children participate in uniform during their school holidays. There are some great pictures
and a short video on the Club’s Facebook page and I would encourage you all to take a peek.
We also extend a ‘thank you’ to all the local schools that participated in our ANZAC School Activity. We had a huge response with some outstanding artworks, which made it a tough competition. Congratulations to everyone who participated.
Five Dock RSL Sub-Branch delegates attended the State Congress in Albury on 21st May. The mood was a sombre one with many questions still unanswered on the direction RSL NSW will take, under the new State President and recently appointed State Councillors. RSL NSW has entered an enforceable undertaking with the ACNC as of 15th May 2018.
In addition, the NSW Government is reviewing the RSL NSW Incorporation Act and changes will come into effect in September this year. Sub-Branch budgets will not be approved until 2019 which means we cannot donate to our usual welfare recipients and beneficiaries. Our Sub-Branch reaches its own milestone this year, celebrating our 100th year helping our comrades and our community. We will be holding our service at Five Dock Park on the 14th October.
Lastly we have our own website that has launched, www.fivedockrsl.org.au so please head over and take a look.
President, Five Dock RSL Sub-Branch