- Pine Rivers District Sub Branch Inc.
1347 Anzac Avenue
Kallangur, QLD 4503
- Postal Address
- PO Box 24
Kallangur, QLD 4503
- Directions here
Sub Branch History
The Pine Rivers District RSL Sub Branch was formed and received its charter on the 28th October 1945, approx. 10 weeks after the end of WWII. The first President of the Sub Branch, Mr Tom Gorringe, a WWII veteran, met with 22 members in the School of Arts Hall at Petrie where they stayed until 1954. The opening and formation of the Pine, Petrie and District Sub Branch was made possible with the support of the Qld State Branch and Nundah, Northgate, and Toombul Sub Branch.
The Women’s Auxiliary was formed in 1950.
In 1954, the Sub Branch was renamed the Pine Rivers District Sub Branch.
On 13th March 1976 a new clubhouse was opened. At that time we had approx. 300 Sub Branch members and 1200 Service Club members. The land on which the clubhouse sits was purchased by the club. Due to an overwhelming increase in the workload of the Sub Branch with pensions etc. it was decided in 1997 that the Sub Branch purchase a relocatable Home (known as the Bunker) and place it on the land next to the WACC. Later in the same year the Sub Branch had to purchase a further relocatable (known as the Swamp).
By 2002 it was quite obvious that the Sub Branch needed more space as the pension work load had increased so much and also the Brisbane North RSL District (BNRD) were looking for a place for their HQ that they could call home. John Smith, President, then negotiated with the Club to lease back the old building. In March 2003 the new building was officially opened and named the William Abell Community Centre. This centre is now used by the Sub Branch, Women’s Auxiliary and the Signals Vietnam Veterans Assn. for meetings etc. The building houses our Pension and Welfare section and also the BNRD HQ with Kitchen and Drop In Centre with Conference facilities.
Information for Members
General Meeting held 2nd Thursday of the month at 11.00am
Drop In Centre open – Tuesday and Thursday – 10.00 am – 2.00pm