RSL Auxiliary

What is the role of the RSL Auxiliary – a little bit of history

 

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.

 

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: b.c.flish@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

 

 

2020 Meeting & Activity Dates

Month & DayTimeEvent
February
Monday 3rd
1.00pmGeneral Meeting - Guest Speaker
March
Monday 2nd
12.00pmAGM, General Meeting
April
Monday 6th
1.00pmGeneral Meeting - Guest Speaker TBA
April
Sunday 19th
2.30pmANZAC March
April 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25thSelling Anzac Badges
April
Thursday 25th
5.30amDawn Service
May
Monday 4th
1.00pmGeneral Meeting - Guest Speaker TBA
June
Monday 1st
12.30pmGeneral Meeting
July
Monday 6th
1.00pmGeneral Meeting - Guest Speaker TBA
August
Monday 3rd
1.00pmGeneral Meeting - Guest Speaker - Patron's Day
September
Monday 7th
12.00 noon
1.00pm
General Meeting - 66
Birthday Luncheon
October
Monday 12th
1.00pmGeneral Meeting - TBA
November
Monday 2nd
1.00pmGeneral Meeting - TBA
November
5th, 6th & 7th
Selling Poppies
November 11th
Wednesday
11.00amRemembrance Day
November
Wednesday 18th
11.00amWar Vet's Luncheon
December
Sunday 6th
6.00pmsub-Branch Christmas Dinner/Hampers
December
Monday 7th
12.00 Noon
1.00pm
General Meeting
Christmas Lunch & Raffle Draw