Dayboro
RSL Sub Branch

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

Project Description

Location:
Currently no fixed abode.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 323
Dayboro
QLD 4521

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 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 retiring in 2017.

The Sub Branch became a full Sub Branch on 28th August 2015 when it was incorporated and welcomed into the Brisbane North District of the State Branch. Current membership is 35.

The Sub Branch currently has no fixed abode with meetings and events being held when possible in the Local Showgrounds Pavilion.

Fund raising is carried out with Sausage Sizzles at the Brendale Bunnings and Badge & Memorabilia Sales being held at various local locations prior to Commemorative Days.


Information for Members

Meetings are held 4th Wednesday evenings every 2nd month (except December) at 1900.
The venue is advised a week prior to meeting being held.

A Welfare coffee morning is held at a local café at 1000 every 4th Wednesday of the month. Contact the Sub Branch Secretary if you wish to attend.

The Sub Branch provides Advocacy Services and assistance to local Veterans and their families and continues to be an active member of Brisbane North District.

For Advocacy Services and assistance please call the Secretary on 0487 316 732