Welfare and Hospital Visitation
Sub-Branch Administration (The Sub-Branch Hall and Office at 70 Wollombi Road Cessnock is open most Thursdays between 0900 and 1300 commencing 11th January 2024)
Member Social Functions
At a recent meeting Vice-President Mick Wright was presented with his 50 year membership of the RSL Certificate by Sub-Branch President Max Lewis. A resounding effort Mick.
Our Coffee and Chat morning Tea commences again on Thursday 11th January 2024 9am to 1pm. All welcome.
We welcome new member Abby Szczerbanik.
RSL/Bunnings BBQ Fundraisers
Bunnings have re-commenced Community BBQs' and our next fundraising BBQ's at Bunnings Cessnock will be on Saturday 9th March 2024 8am to 4pm. Volunteers to assist most welcome.
COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
There are no current COVID restrictions in place
Next Sub-Branch meeting 10am Tuesday 5th March 2024 General Meeting and AGM (Not an election year)followed by Morning Tea This is a very important meeting as there will be a motion put to Change the name of the Sub-Branch to City of Cessnock RSL Sub-Branch to reflect the large geographical catchment area.
Our members Dinners for this year are scheduled as follows:
RSL Hall 12 Midday on Wednesday 28 February 2024
Cessnock Leagues Club 6.30pm on Wednesday 17th July 2024
RSL Hall Tuesday 3rd December 12 Midday
Quarterly Sub-Branch Newsletter
The latest newsletter is now available for download.
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RSL Australia submission to Consultation on Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide
I am pleased to advise that following the request for feedback from sub-Branches through District Councils, RSL NSW has contributed to the RSL Australia submission on the Themes for Consultation to inform the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide which was lodged on 21 May. You can read the submission here.
RSL State Branches across the country (except Queensland) provided member feedback which contributed to the RSL Australia submission.
The feedback received was consistent across the Branches, and predominantly in these areas:
The submission also communicated RSL members’ views on the scope of the Royal Commission, the need for clarity between the function of the Royal Commissioner/s and the role of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention and the importance of reviewing the previous work in this area.
We will continue to listen to and advocate for all veterans throughout the Royal Commission. The RSL NSW Strategic Plan, which was formulated following consultation with members, has set us up well to be the leading agents of change to improve the lives of veterans.
RSL NSW President
Your membership is important to the Club as it is only through our members that the important work of supporting our veterans and their families can continue. Membership is free but there is in place a voluntary members levy of $20.00 payment of which may be made to:
Account Name: Cessnock RSL Sub Branch
Account No: 345487
Ref: Your name or Badge No.
Our Executive Members are committed to assisting returned and service men and women in our local community. Come and join us.
PATRON: Chief Inspector Michael Gorman NSW Police
PRESIDENT : Max Lewis
VICE-PRESIDENT: Lindsay Davis
VICE-PRESIDENT: Michael Wright
TREASURER: Lindsay Davis
SECRETARY: David Owens
Cessnock RSL Sub-Branch was first Chartered on the 8th August 1928. At that time its membership consisted of veterans returning from active service in the Boer and First World Wars. The Club received an updated charter on the 30th June 1987 by which time its membership had been expanded to include all those men and women who had served in the Defence Forces of Australia and her Allies.
LEST WE FORGET
Respecting supporting and remembering our veterans and their families