Currumbin RSL is proud to initiate the project called Australia Remembers. This project is a program of events, Veteran fundraising activities and Remembrance activities set around Remembrance events including ANZAC Day with a focus on the commemoration between 2014 – 2018.
The Centenary of ANZAC 2014 to 2018 is the most important period of commemoration for Australians. This period marks 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War, the ANZAC Centenary is a time to honour the sacrifice and service contributed by our original ANZACs, and the many of Australian servicemen and women who have defended and continue to defend our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a century of service.
On April 25, Currumbin RSL will commemorate 100 years since the fateful day when many Australian and New Zealand soldiers lost their lives on the shores of Gallipoli. This day is recognised for its historical significance and also the part it played in shaping a new nation.
Through this website and activities, Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch and Memorial Club aim to provide the opportunity for remembrance, reconciliation, community spirit and education.
To directly support our Veterans, Currumbin RSL established the Currumbin Palm Beach Veterans Support Centre. We also have close association with contemporary Veteran charities such as Soldier On – helping our wounded soldiers and Cam’s Cause. Soldier On focuses its support on contemporary Veterans.
In 2018 we encourage you to run, walk or push a stroller individually or as part of a group for the Mateship Run. This event will be run in the later part of 2018 and all profits from this event go towards helping young Veterans through their recovery of trauma resulted from war.
Currumbin RSL is located along Currumbin Creek on the Gold Coast. It strives to be ‘The Best Little Club in the World’ and over the years has won several Clubs Queensland awards such as Best Club Gold Coast, Best Community Contribution and Best Dining. The Club has over 23,000 members, employ’s 165 staff and with all of our suppliers has a direct impact on an additional 4,138 jobs.
The Club subscribes to the National RSL Mission, Role and Objectives which is: “To ensure that programs are in place for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their dependents; and promote Government and community awareness of the need for a secure, stable and progressive Australia.”
The Club is known as a social enterprise which exists to provide community benefit through financial, social and environmental contributions. Over the past five years the Club has contributed just over $4million to the local community via financial and in-kind support.
Currumbin RSL is the creator and manages of one of Australia’s largest ANZAC Day Dawn services held at Elephant Rock, Currumbin on the Gold Coast.
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In successful operation for almost 20 years, the Currumbin RSL Veterans Support Centre (VSC) is run by two paid staff and over 20 volunteers with all arms of the Defence Force represented. The centre is funded almost exclusively by Currumbin RSL with support from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).
They exist to offer assistance to both current and ex-service personnel and their families through personal support, legal advice, hospital and home visits, accessing entitlements and providing a social hub.
A recent analysis undertaken showed that over the past five years the VSC had accessed over $9M in entitlement for Veterans and their families. As important, if not more so, in the past 12 months they have provided over 6,000 hours of volunteer work including home, hospital and respite care visits.
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Cam’s Cause was founded in 2014 by a tight group of lifelong friends and in association with the Commando Welfare Trust (CWT).
It is their vision and mission for Cam’s Cause to sustain Corporal Cameron Baird’s legacy and to continue to support the CWT as they provide relief in times of hardship and also to support our efforts to maintain the memory of Cameron in all things he was dedicated to.
Corporal Baird was a member of the Special Operations Task Group and was from the 2nd Commando Regiment based at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney, New South Wales. Corporal Baird, 32, was shot dead during a battle to take an insurgent-held compound in the village of Ghawchak, in Afghanistan’s Khod Valley on June 22, 2013. Cameron was an exceptionally modest man who, when on home soil spent significant time supporting the CWT. The CWT is an organisation established in 2007 to ensure families of our dedicated Australians have peace of mind that should the worst happen there is emergency funding available, together with the long term financial support where grants or entitlements no longer exist.
Their aim is to continue to raise much needed funds for the CWT in conjunction with helping to facilitate an opportunity to pay tribute to, and thank an ordinary citizen who will be remembered as an extra ordinary Australian, and ultimately to the men and women who provide the very freedom we enjoy each day.Read more aboutCam’s Cause
There are many staff, volunteers and local businesses involved in the preparation of ANZAC Day and all the events leading upto ANZAC Day. Currumbin RSL would like to acknowledge you and thank you greatly for this kind contribution of time and support of theses events and helping to grow the Gold Coast community spirit.