On Tuesday October 9th the sun shone brightly over our Cenotaph as our new bronze statues were installed. They arrived on schedule and in time for our Remembrance day ceremony. This sees stage two of our Cenotaph upgrade and refurbishment program successfully completed. Planning for the third and final stage is well underway and we are hoping that all will be completed by ANZAC Day 2019..
Remembrance Day and Dedication Services
Sunday 11 November 2018 Commencing at 10.40am At the Cenotaph, Main Road, Toukley
To commemorate the centenary, marking one hundred years since the signing of the Armistice signifying the end of WW1, Toukley RSL Sub Branch will be conducting a Memorial Service and also a Dedication Service for two bronze statues. These statues will not only serve as a reminder to all those who have served our country and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice but also act as guardians for the current 408 veterans whose ashes are interred in the Memorial Gardens. Lest We Forget
Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC to meet with Central Coast RSL members at Toukley RSL
Senator Molan will be at Toukley RSL on Wednesday 18th April at 2.00pm to conduct an open forum with the ex-service community. Central Coast Sub Branch members have been invited to attend the session which could run up until 4.00pm giving everyone the opportunity to speak with Senator Molan on and individual basis.
Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC
Jim Molan is a highly decorated and now retired Australian Army Major General who served his country for 40 years. Jim has given in so many ways as an infantryman, a helicopter pilot, Commander of army units up to a division of 15,000 soldiers, commander of the Australian Defence Colleges and of the evacuation force from the Solomon Islands. Jim was deployed to Iraq as Coalition’s Chief of Operations, during a period of continuous and intense combat.
Beyond his time in the military, Jim has been called upon as an expert commentator on defence and security issues by the media and in a number of journals and blogs. He is a highly qualified, honourable and humbling expert speaker on “Leadership in Challenging Times”. Jim is able to convey the need for leadership, strategy and calm under pressure, and we could all benefit from a lesson like that.
It’s time for the web site to get a bit of a face lift so work has started on an updated version. Keep an eye on the site over the coming weeks for the new look Toukley RSL Sub Branch Web Site. It has been a pleasure working with the Sub Branch bringing you this site and I hope it has been both usefull and interesting to members. Ed.
Monthly meetings are held in the first floor meeting room at the Toukley RSL Club on the first Monday of each month at 1000hrs. All members are encouraged to attend to involve themselves in sub-branch activities. Refreshments are available following the meetings.
The July 2017 Newsletter is hot off the press! Read the latest news from the Toukley RSL Sub Branch including a letter from the President, Dates for your Diary, an update from the Ladies Auxilliary and the upcoming Bus Trip.