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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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RSL to celebrate Australia Day

RSL SA will participate in the Australia Day Parade on January 26 with the Australia Day Council allowing RSL SA members to march with the RSL flag.  The annual parade has grown in significance over the past few years and many multicultural and community groups participate.  The parade commences at 6:00pm from the corner of…

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The Jamie Larcombe Centre – Update

On 10 November 2016, Minister for Health, the Honourable Jack Snelling MP, and Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the Honourable Leesa Vlahos MP, announced that the new Veterans’ mental health precinct at Glenside Health Service Campus will be named “The Jamie Larcombe Centre”.  The name of the centre was selected after extensive consultation…

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SALHN seeking veteran consumer participation

The Southern Adelaide Health Local Network (SALHN) is seeking enthusiastic consumers – whether patients, family, carers or visitors – with a range of skills, experiences and knowledge. SALHN wishes to involve interested consumers with participation opportunities as part of its commitment to work in partnership with consumers to improve its services. Once entered on the…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

This will be the last official post for 2016 and the RSL Board, staff and volunteers wish all our readers a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.   We thank all our Sub-branches, members and volunteers for their support.  We also acknowledge everyone who has donated and raised funds for the RSL and the veteran community.…

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New Year Savings – Check out Viridian

RSL SA is working closely with Viridian and Click Energy to bring our members the following benefits. ▪ 50% carbon offset on all energy provision ▪ monthly billing ▪ no lock in contract ▪ and one easy to understand flat monthly rate The most important thing is you will have the peace of mind knowing…

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