Showing posts with label RSL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RSL. Show all posts

Thursday, December 15, 2022

3 February 2023: Our Next Happy Hour!

---- We open most Fridays from 5 pm. Meals on the first Friday of the month ---- 

Our sub-branch will be taking a break until 3 February 2023 when we will open for our Friday night Happy Hour at 5 pm with a meal available.

Members of the management committee will still be available if you need to contact us urgently. If you can't find one of us, please try another. We're here to help if you need us.

You'll see from the previous post that there is a couple of new members in the Management Committee and a new treasurer.

We hope you have an enjoyable, happy and safe Christmas-New Year break and look forward to seeing you back at The Hut in the new year.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

New 'Veterans' Catalogue' of Services

---- We open most Fridays from 5 pm. Meals on the first Friday of month but activities have been suspended until further notice due to construction works ---- 

The RSL in conjunction with Servulink has created a Veterans' Catalogue to help veterans and their families locate services available from one handy location.

With the increasing number of organisations providing a wide range of services for veterans, it's very timely that this app has been produced as it will reduce the time spent searching for the help you want.

You can read all about the Veterans' Catalogue and download the application by clicking here or from the link in the right-hand column. 


Saturday, November 12, 2022

A Remembrance Day of Sunshine and Reflection

---- We open most Fridays from 5 pm. Meals on the first Friday of the month however, The Hut access has been suspended until further notice due to construction works ---- 
Remembrance Day turned out to be warm and sunny - perfect for our outdoor commemorative service. It was also a great relief following weeks of intermittent rain.

Although the attendance was what I would call 'moderate', Friday of course is a workday, so many people who may have attended on a weekend weren't available at 10:30 am when our commemorative service commenced. A few people turned up shortly before 11 am.

Priest and currently serving Army chaplain, Mark Sexton again did an excellent job throwing in a couple of anecdotes based on military service. Our President, Trevor Klose was the Master of Ceremonies and similarly did a respectable job taking attendees through the order of service.

Several wreaths were laid and all of us who attended had time to reflect on those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice and thousands of others whose service we honour, including those now in the Australian Defence Force.

Preparing for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day begins a few months ahead of the scheduled events and requires quite a lot of work from committee members. 

Close to the events, we're fortunate and most appreciative to have the help of Faith Lutheran College students to install our crosses. Each cross bears the name of one of our fellow Australians who died in service to our country and is placed in alphabetical order according to the theatre of war in which they served.

The photo above shows several students and their teacher supervised by our member Neville Jaeschke who volunteers to do this job twice per year. The teacher told us these year-eleven students are going to be college leaders in their final year at the college.

The finished job looks very impressive as you can see in this photograph.

In previous years we have invited people to have lunch at our Hut following the service but unfortunately, due to the construction work currently being undertaken in the Tanunda Recreation Park, it wasn't possible to do so this year.

By ANZAC Day 2023 we expect the construction work to have been completed and we'll be back to normal.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting

Members and partners are cordially invited to join us for our Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting to be held as follows:

When:    28 November 2021

Where:    The Clubhouse, 45 Macdonnell Street, Tanunda

Times:    12 pm for a 1230 pm start for lunch; 3 pm for the AGM

RSVP: By 26 November 2021 by email (see below) or to Dawn Klose, Secretary on 0419 787 422

NOTE: A range of meals is available from The Clubhouse menu at your own cost.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Management Committee.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Remembrance Day Appeal

Our volunteers will be outside Foodland Tanunda selling a wide range of memorabilia on Wednesday, 3 and Thursday, 4 November between 9 am and 5 pm.

This is part of our annual activity to raise funds for our veterans' support programs and the ongoing costs of running our sub-branch. Apart from special grants we receive for specific tied activities (see here), our club runs largely on donations from our generous sponsors and the Barossa public.

Numerous people simply drop off a donation and we have at least one collector who spends a large sum on new badges every year. Others buy one or two of our products sourced mainly from the Military Shop with whom we have an affiliation.

If you click on the Military Shop link here in the right column under Links, you'll not only find a rich harvest of militaria you can buy eg, jackets, medals, badges, caps, water bottles and much more, but you'll also ensure our club gets a small commission.

Do visit us on either of the two days and get yourself some of the newer memorabilia. We look forward to seeing you. 

PS: The umbrellas were popular last year as were the purple badges acknowledging the service that animals have provided during all wars.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Preparing for ANZAC Day

For the Returned and Services League (RSL) ANZAC Day is our major annual event. 

On this day we commemorate those who served and made the supreme sacrifice in all theatres of war. 

During the emerging pandemic of 2020 we were disappointed that our main event was cancelled. Mini ad hoc commemorations were held by individuals and small groups at the front of their properties and in other non-public places.

It was a sound effort by millions of people around the country, but nothing on the scale of previous years since the end of World War I.

Fortunately, the strictures that affected us last year have been loosened this year and we can run ANZAC Day events while exercising sensible precautions to avoid COVID-19 exposure.

At present the Sub-Branch Management Committee is beavering away planning for our big day. There's lots to do organising a band, limited catering, and logistics for the event. 

Beforehand we will be setting up a couple of donations stalls and seeking volunteers to staff them. If you are interested in helping, please contact us.

We'll keep you posted on progress towards our ANZAC Day ceremony.

Management Committee