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DVA CLOSURE DATES

DVA CHRISTMAS CLOSURE. All Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) offices will be closed from end of business Friday, 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. As in previous years, DVA services over the Christmas–New Year period will be provided through the Department’s after-hours arrangements, such as those in place for the Easter…

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Interim President’s Update 1/12/17

The last seven days have been eventful to say the least for the RSL South Australia/ Northern Territory and to be honest for me personally. I am writing to let you know how we are tracking and to discuss some issues that might be relevant to you. Resignation of the former CEO The rumour mill…

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State President Resignation from RSL National

Resignation from the board of RSL National (RSL Australia Limited) With the endorsement of Board, I resigned as a director of RSL National effective today, 29 November. I have taken this step because I do not agree with the current direction being taken by RSL National on a number of matters and I do not…

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Major Grant for Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL

The South Australian Government approved a significant grant of $150,000.00 to the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL for major club redevelopments. Members and the public will benefit massively from the project. SA Premier Jay Weatherill presented the RSL Treasurer Julia Barry and President Colin Johns with the grant cheque.

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Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize 2018

Students in years 9 and 10 in 2018 are eligible to enter an historical research competition relating to World War 1. The recipients of the prize participate in a fully funded study tour to Vietnam in October 2018. The competition is a great curriculum opportunity to: • Address the year 9 Australian Curriculum: History World…

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RAID ON CELTIC WOOD

What happened to 71 out of 85 Australian soldiers missing after an attack on the Germans in Celtic Wood in 1917? For a century it has been a mystery of the Great War. Three Courts of Inquiry with vague results, speculation of a massacre and acceptance of what was officially recorded did not resolve the…

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Host a Big Aussie Barbie for Prostate Cancer Fundraising

Host a Barbie to fundraise for prostate cancer. Cricket legend and Big Aussie Barbie ambassador, Matthew Hayden AM, says “Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Aussie men. “Hosting a BBQ is an easy way to help me raise $1,000,000 for men like my father to survive prostate cancer.” Find out how to…

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – INVICTUS GAMES 2018

1. The Invictus Games (IG) is an international multi-sport event for wounded, injured or ill (WII) serving and former serving military personnel. HRH Prince Harry initiated the IG following his observations of the Warrior Games in the United States. In 2014 London hosted the inaugural IG involving more than 400 competitors from 13 nations. Orlando…

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Young Veterans at Northfield RSL

Young Veterans on a Mission at Northfield RSL. President Warren Melling and his team of several generations are making their RSL appealing to younger members. Read the Messenger news article http://bit.ly/2upWySl Photo courtesy of Messenger

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Bronson Horan, New RSL State President

Letter from Bronson Horan, new RSL SA State President Dear Members Preamble Today a meeting was held of the RSL SA State Board, at which BRIG Tim Hanna announced his resignation as State President and from the Board of RSL SA. Mrs Jill Hoare will be stepping down as her term as Vice President has…

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