Newsletter 15 December 2021

Dear Members, welcome to our December Newsletter.

Sub-Branch Office

Our office will be closed for the Christmas break from Thursday the 16th Dec 2021 and reopening on Monday the 31st January 2022. During this period the executive can be contacted for emergencies and assistance via the RSL Club reception.

Membership Renewal

Membership renewals are now open. Membership renewal fee for next year is $2.20.

Important Dates

Our first General Meeting for 2022 is Wed 16th February in the Macquarie room commencing at 6pm, pre meeting drinks will be available at the Waves Bar from 5.30pm. Following on from the meeting members are invited to the Star Buffet for a meal.

November General Meeting and Members 50 Year Award Ceremony and Luncheon

Following on from our November General Meeting a fifty year membership award ceremony and members luncheon was held in the Hornseywood Room. Certificates were presented to ten recipients with a further five members sending attendance apologies.

Members and their partners enjoyed a three course meal, in all there were approx. seventy attendees on the day.

Guitars for Vets

On Wednesday the 8th of December, participating members from both St Marys and Penrith sub-Branches held their very first concert. It was a fantastic night that showcased their talents. We are looking forward to holding and even bigger event next year. Congratulations to everyone involved.

If you are interested in learning guitar, improving your skills or just want to have a jam session please contact the sub-Branch for details.

323 RAAF Graduation Ceremony

The sub-Branch was represented at the 323 RAAF Cadet end of year parade, a certificate was presented to CSGT Hayden Mitchell for the most Proficient Cadet for 2021.

Remembrance Day 2021

The Remembrance Day service was a huge success given the changing of Covid Rules two weeks out.

A service was held for fifty registered members and guests, the service was concluded with a Hercules flyover from RAAF Base Richmond.

4WD club

After a promising start with our first outing in June, along came Covid to muck it all up.

However, we are planning on making 2022 a fun and adventure filled year.

We would like to hold a members’ meeting in early February (sometime during the week commencing Monday 7th) to form a sub-committee and start preparing a trip calendar for the year. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please email the sub-Branch to register preferred date(s)/time so we can arrange catering etc.

Veteran Mates or Neighbours

Don’t throw your newsletter away, why not pass it onto a Veteran neighbour or friend that may not be a member of the sub-Branch! If you’re a current serving member please pass it onto a serving colleague.

Member’s Welfare

If you become aware of a fellow member that is not coping or is need of any form of assistance, including those that may be admitted to hospital, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the executive on the numbers listed at the bottom of this notice.

Mental Wellbeing

If you are aware of any member that is a worthy recipient of a “Wellbeing Hamper” please contact the sub-Branch with details.

Seriously members, if you are feeling down in any way or just want somebody to talk to, do not hesitate to contact:

  • Open Arms 1800 011 046
  • Safe Zone Support 1800 142 072

The Counsellors are trained to address issues of concern to Serving ADF personnel & ex-serving members both male & female.

New sub-Branch Website, Social Media Sites and email address

The sub-Branch has a new website:

The website is now fully integrated with our social media platforms:

Facebook site ((4) City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch | Facebook) and

Instagram site (Penrith RSL sub-Branch (@penrithrslsubbranch) • Instagram photos and videos)

If anyone is interested in assisting us with our social media, please contact the sub-branch.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Sub-Branch office – 4728 5225 or

Peter Ward – 0408 015 117 or

Brian Cartwright – 0488 411 222 or

On behalf of the Committee, we wish You and Your Families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.