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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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MEDAL COMPLIANCE

THE RSL IS NO PLACE FOR FRAUDS MEDALS Military service to your country is a proud achievement. The Australian Government awards medals and honours to signify service and contribution to the nation. Most people wear medals appropriately, knowing that they have earned them. A minority embellish their service with lies and trinket medals, thinking it…

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State Board Resignations

The State President, Tim Hanna, advises all members that the following directors of RSL-SA have resigned:  Ivan Venning Corey McGowan Cheryl Cates  This follows the earlier resignation of Dr Francine Pinnuck.  These members of the board have contributed greatly to the work of the RSL.  I thank them for their considerable effort and wish them…

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UniSA hosts the VWM Showcase

The inaugural showcase for the RSL Virtual War Memorial Schools Program and the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize was held at the University of South Australia, on Tuesday 7 February. Attended by the South Australian Minister for Education and Child Development, the Honourable Susan Close MP, and combined with professional development workshops for teachers, the…

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Garage sale to support OPK9

Two dedicated volunteers are turning trash into treasure for the Operation K9 assistance dog program.  Tanya and Tracy are supporters of the program and held a successful fundraiser at Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL last year (pictured above with Colin and David).  Their first venture for 2017 is a garage sale at Adams Place, Alberton on…

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Positive outcomes from the TDU

The RSL Active program has participated in the Tour Down Under for the first time and the results are impressive.  An average of 25 cyclists rode each day, with some cyclists riding 560 kilometres across the six days. The RSL Active brand, including cycling kits and support vehicles, was exposed to over 700,000 spectators who…

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Canberra seeks donation of soil

The staff of the RSL Virtual War Memorial have had some interesting requests in the past but this one was out of the box.  The Australian War Memorial are developing a new Flanders Field Memorial Garden to be unveiled in Canberra in April.  The garden is a gift from the people of Flanders to commemorate…

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Sappers and Shrapnel

RSL staff have toured the new exhibition Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches at the Art Gallery of South Australia.  Sappers & Shrapnel is a contemporary art project inspired by the little-known and undervalued art form known as trench art.  This term describes the objects made from the waste of…

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