RSL Auxiliary

What is the role of the RSL Auxiliary

 

The Australian Imperial Service of the RSL 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 Auxiliaries be convened under the auspices of the RSL.
The RSL Auxiliary is a non-political non-sectarian organisation. We raise funds for the well being 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 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 folk, 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 anyone 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.

 

Contact Details

Co-ordinator:  Ann Betts

Phone:  9402 0882 or Mobile: 0478 044566

Email: anniebetts@optusnet.com.au

 

Deputy Co-ordinator: Rae Stoddart

Phone:  9972 7385

Email: davidstoddard@optusnet.com.au

 

 

 

2023 Meeting & Activity Dates

Month & DayTimeEvent
February
Monday 6th
Friday 24th
11.00amGeneral Meeting - Purple Poppy Day
March
Monday 6th
11.00amGeneral Meeting
April
Monday 3rd
11.00am

General Meeting

April
Sunday 23rd
2.30pmAnzac SundayMarch
April
Tuesday 25th
5.30amAnzac Dawn Service & Morning Tea
May
Monday 8th
11.00amGeneral Meeting
June
Monday 5th
11.00amGeneral Meeting
July
Monday 3rd
11.00amGeneral Meeting
August
Sunday 13th
TBACommemoration Luncheon
September
Monday 4th
12.00am
1.00pm
General Meeting
Birthday Luncheon
October
Monday 9th
11.00amGeneral Meeting
November
Monday 6th
11.00amGeneral Meeting
November
Saturday 11th
11.00am
Remembrance Day
December
Sunday 4th
12.00pmSub Branch Christmas Fundraising Luncheon