RSL Awards

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The National President may propose that an Ordinary Member who has given long, continued and outstanding service to the League, be elected by the National Executive to the class of Life Member.

 

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT AND GOLD BADGES

The highest award that may be made by the League to a person who is not a member of any class of membership, is a Certificate of Merit and Gold Badge.

Such an award shall not be made to a person who is eligible to apply to become a member of any class of membership of the League save and except that this clause shall not apply to a person who is a member of a Women's Auxiliary.

Such an award shall only be made to a person if, in the opinion of a National Congress or the National Executive, such person has rendered outstanding service to the League, ex-service personnel or their dependants.

The procedure to be followed by State Branches and sub-Branches in making nominations for awards of Certificates of Merit and Gold Badges shall be determined from time to time by the National Executive.

The maximum number of such awards that may be made in any financial year shall be determined from time to time by the National Congress.

 

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE

Certificate of Appreciation

The National Executive may award a Certificate of Appreciation to any person or corporation considered to be worthy of special recognition for services rendered to the League. The Certificate may be awarded to a member or a non-member.

Certificate of Outstanding Service

The National Executive may award a Certificate of Outstanding Service to any corporation, company, association, society or other body that has given outstanding service to the League for a period of not less than 25 years.

 

LONG SERVICE AWARD

An Ordinary or Life Member who has given not less than 50 years continuous service as a member of the League, may be granted a Long Service Award by the National Executive.

A State Branch may propose to the National Executive that it grant a Long Service Award to an Ordinary or Life Member over whom it has jurisdiction and who has given not less than 50 years continuous service as a member of the League.

The number of Long Service Awards that may be granted by the National Executive in any one calendar year shall not be limited.

For the purposes of this By-law, service as a member of a Women's Auxiliary may be taken into account.

 

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

The RSL Meritorious Service Medal is the highest award that may be made by the League to a member as an honour over and above Life Membership.

Such an award shall only be made to a member who:

is a Life Member;

has had 30 years continuous membership; and

who, in the opinion of the National Executive, has given 25 years outstanding service.

The procedure to be followed by State Branches and sub-Branches in making nominations for awards of a Meritorious Service Medal shall be determined from time to time by the National Executive.

The maximum number of such awards that may be made in any financial year shall be determined from time to time by the National Congress.

In addition to the number determined from time to time pursuant to paragraph 4, the National President may recommend to the National Executive in any financial year that not more than one particular Life Member be awarded the said Medal.

The award comprises:

a medal which is worn on the right breast whenever Service medals, decorations and awards are worn in the usual place on the left breast, or when the recipient is on official RSL duties or at official RSL functions;

a lapel badge in the form of a life member's badge surrounded by a laurel wreath which is worn by recipients in place of their previously awarded life member's lapel badge; and a certificate.