- Dayboro RSL Sub Branch
CWA Hall Delaney Road,
Dayboro, QLD 4521
- Directions here
Sub Branch History
It has taken 5 years, but we have now become a fully-fledged RSL Sub Branch in 2016. It was approximately 5 years ago when Adrian Surplice (our Public Relations Officer) approached Richard Hawkins (an ex Vietnam Vet) on an Anzac Day and enquired as to why Dayboro did not have an RSL Sub Branch. Richard explained that there was an RSL in Dayboro however it closed its doors back in the 1940s.
Apparently the Dayboro RSL was originally formed in 1926 with the assistance of Mr Fredrick Nethersole who served in WW1 with the 3rd Pioneers. Some years after the war he settled in Armstrong Creek and eventually formed the then Dayboro Branch of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A. Unfortunately as time passed membership within the RSL dwindled resulting in it having to reluctantly cease in 1943 just after the death of its founding members.
As a consequence of the conversation between Adrian and Richard, Richard advertised in the Grapevine calling for an expression of interest from ex-servicemen and women to reforming a RSL in Dayboro. Interest was such that a Chapter was formed under the mentorship of the Bray Park-Strathpine RSL Sub Branch with Richard being appointed as Acting President with the first permanent President Alex McMillan being appointed as President in May 2012 and to date, current membership is 38 members with our oldest member being 96 years of age.
The RSL recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Dayboro Queensland Country Women’s Association to utilise the local CWA Hall on an ad hoc share basis with the CWA for the hall as the new home for the local RSL. This means that we will be able to offer a place for members and their guests to talk to likeminded people and a place to offer Advocacy and Representational support. We are also committed to not only provide day to day Advocacy and Representational support within the district, but also provide day to day assistance to all veterans and ex service men and women regardless of the their membership in the League. In addition, having a permanent home also allows the RSL to provide a venue where members and guests can meet socially on advertised Friday nights between 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Information for Members
Meetings are held Wednesday evenings every 2nd month (except December) at 1900.