Samford
RSL Sub Branch

RSL Queensland RSL Brisbane North District Samford Sub-branch
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RSL Queensland RSL Brisbane North District Samford Sub-branch
RSL Queensland RSL Brisbane North District Samford Sub-branch
RSL Queensland RSL Brisbane North District Samford Sub-branch

Project Info

Project Description

Location
Samford Sub Branch Inc. RSL House
Corner Progress Street & Main Street
Samford Village, Samford, QLD 4520
Map
Directions here

Sub Branch History

The Samford Sub-Branch was initially formed shortly after WW2 and those initial members worked tirelessly to obtain the land in Samford and then to build a small ‘hall’ on the land. This original hall was constructed from second hand materials and is used to this day by the local Playgroup members.

The Sub-Branch collapsed in the early 1950’s when the railway line through Samford closed and many of the members left the area for work reasons. The land was transferred to Gaythorne Sub-Branch for safekeeping, but came back to Samford ownership when the Sub-Branch was ‘resurrected’ in the late 1980’s.

A house was moved to the site, renovated by the members, and then opened as our home in 2004. We do not have any pokies or restaurant facilities.

We now have three trained pension officers at the Sub-Branch and a small welfare team operating. Veterans requiring assistance with claims to DVA are encouraged to contact our pension officers before lodging any paperwork with DVA.

A Commemorations team organises Anzac Day activities and other significant events, while a fundraising team organises our badge and poppy sales activities. Social activities take the form of a monthly BBQ and fellowship session, and our December meeting takes the form of our Christmas Party with a spit roast or other catering.


Information for Members

Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the RSL House, although some are held on Saturday mornings. Contact the RSL by phone or email to confirm the date / time of the next meeting. The December meeting is our Christmas Party.


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