Womens Auxiliary

What is the role of the Women’s Auxiliary – a little bit of history

 

The Australian Imperial Service of Women’s Auxiliary was formed in Phillip Street Sydney by mothers, wives, widows, sisters, daughters and aunts of men who served in the Australian Imperial Forces in the First World War (1914-1918). The auxiliaries grew from this beginning to raise money for the welfare of men and women who served and their widows and families. In 1947, at the Annual State Congress of The Returned and Services League of Australia (NSW Branch) (RSL NSW), a Resolution was formed that an Annual Congress of all Women’s Auxiliaries be convened under the auspices of the RSL.
The RSL Women’s Auxiliary is a non-political non-sectarian organisation. We raise funds for the wellbeing of our current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their families. Also we visit the sick in hospital and those convalescing at home. We raise funds to support the RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution by holding raffles, selling tokens during the ANZAC and Poppy Appeals, as well as other fundraising avenues that arise throughout the year in our local sub-Branch area.

RSL Women’s Auxiliaries were founded on fellowship and a desire to care for our communities. This continues to exist to this day. Members enjoy the friendship of like-minded women, visiting other auxiliaries when they hold functions, and being able to share our ideas and ideals. We are a voluntary organisation, dedicated to raising funds for the welfare of veterans of all wars and conflicts. Eligibility of membership is open to any woman over 16 years of age. Encouraging membership is the future of the auxiliaries to carry on this good work for years to come. Many present members have been in the Auxiliary for over 50 years, a lifetime of devotion to welfare of veterans.

 

Committee Members & Contact Details

President:  Ann Betts

Phone:  9402 0882 or Mobile: 0478 044566

Email: anniebetts@optusnet.com.au

 

Vice President: Caryl Flint

Mobile: 0447 391 113

Email: d.cflish@gmail.com

 

Vice President: Rae Stoddart

Phone:  9972 7385

Email: davidstoddard@optusnet.com.au

 

Secretary:  Barbara Norton

Phone:  9452 1312  Mobile: 0414 415 332

Email: barian@optusnet.com.au

 

Treasurer: Carol Anstiss

Phone: 9970 7026  Mobile: 0409 251 618

Email: kmcd2000@bigpond.net.au

 

Social Secretary: Jan Taylor

 

GENERAL COMMITTEE

Carolyn Finlay
Phone: 9401 9085  Mobile: 0425 234 424

Email: jandcfinlay@gmail.com

 

Shirley Mashman

Mobile: 0418 166 130

Email: shirleymashman@gmail.com

 

 

2018 Meeting & Activity Dates

APRIL

Monday 2nd April – 1.00pm                               General Meeting

Sunday 22nd April – 2.30pm – 3.00pm             Anzac March

Wednesday 25th April – 5.30am                        Anzac Day – Dawn Service

MAY

Monday 7th May – 1.00pm                                 General Meeting – Assisted                                                                                                       Living/Artist Talk

JUNE

Monday 4th June – 12.30pm                               General Meeting & BBQ

JULY

Monday 2nd July – 1.00pm                                  General Meeting – Speaker TBA

AUGUST

Monday 6th August – 1.00pm                              General Meeting – Trivia

SEPTEMBER

Monday 3rd September – 12.00 Noon                 General Meeting
1.00pm                        Birthday Luncheon

OCTOBER

Monday 8th October          1.00pm                       General Meeting – Fashion                                                                                                        Parade

NOVEMBER

Monday 5th November     1.00pm                        General Meeting – Roland Storm
(2pm)
8th – 10th November
Sunday 11th November     11.00am                       Remembrance Day
Poppy selling?
Wednesday 14th Nov         11.00am                       War Vet’s Luncheon

DECEMBER

Sunday 2nd December        6.00pm                       Sub Branch Christmas Dinner
Hampers
Monday 3rd December       12.00 noon                  General Meeting
1.00pm                        Christmas Lunch & Raffle draw

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