Newsletter 19 January 2022

Members, welcome to our January 2022 Newsletter.

Our sub-Branch office will be open from Monday 31st January.

February General Meeting:

Our February 16th General Meeting will be held in the Macquarie Room, the meeting will also be “Hybrid” meeting for our members that are unable to attend. Zoom details will be sent via a separate email. Immediately following the Club Ltd will be holding a “General Meeting and Special Resolution” and vote. A Quorum of thirty sub-Branch member is required for the special resolution voting.

All attendees are required to be double vaccinated to gain access to the RSL Club with proof of vaccination being required.

Membership Renewal

Members please be aware that membership renewals are now past due, a grace period is being made available so please renew as soon as possible. All service members please fill out the attached service details form so that our sub-Branch records can be updated, if you cannot open the attached “Members Detail Form” please check with our office for a hard copy.


Norman Ernest Wardrop, 7th December 2021, Navy. A special thank you to Tim Badger and Andrew Iverson for their attendance, Andrew generously offered the services of Bagpipes for the gravesite service.

Albert Alfred Matthews, 12th December 2021, Navy.

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.

Members’ Welfare:

If you become aware of a fellow member that is not coping with Covid 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.

While members have been encouraged to undertake a physical activity, such as yoga, in place during lockdown it is time to consider outdoor activities.

Within the sub-Branch the Guitars 4 Veterans program which is run in conjunction with Noro, is continuing & members should consider joining in, it is great therapy & even if you have limited or no musical talent, there are those in the group who can help you.

The 4WD club is also kicking off again with its first meeting on Wednesday 9th Feb. If interested in attending, please contact the sub-Branch for details.

Mental Wellbeing

With the ongoing restrictions due to COVID 19, it is important that members continue to look after themselves and their colleagues. Jeff Townsend & Ian Lamont continue their great work in contacting veterans and members using the RUOK theme, additionally, Jeff has been instrumental in arranging the supply of hampers to our members, in total 10 hampers were delivered the week prior to Christmas, including one to support a local veteran that was living on the street.

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.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Sub-Branch office – 4728 5225 or

Peter Ward – 0408 015 117 or

Brian Cartwright – 0488 411 222 or

Veterans Family Bowling Day

“Invitation from INVICTUS Australia”

If you are a Veteran living in Sydney, we have an amazing opportunity for you to join us for a social game of bowls!

Why not ROLL down to The Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club for our FREE Family Bowls Events!

We have partnered with Bowls Australia and the local clubs to bring these events to Sydney!

Bring the WHOLE family – there will be something for everyone – from the seasoned bowler, the absolute beginner, to children and grand-children – everyone will be catered for!

From family friendly games and activities, bowls coaching, a BBQ, exhibitions matches and information on how to get involved – we have it all!

Register for the Penrith event via the link:

Due to COVID, this month’s planned event has been postponed until April. All other details remain the same.

Come and join us in Penrith on the 7th April from 5pm-6.30pm

Major Events Planning

We are in the process of planning for all major events for the first six months of 2022, Sunday Service, ANZAC Day Service and ANZAC School Service and the Veterans family Day.

If you are able to assist by volunteering for these events, please contact the office and register your availability.

Double Click to Open “Members Detail Form”