What Does The RSL Offer?
The Devonport RSL offers a lot more than you might think!
The RSL provides, for current and ex-serving members of the Defence Force and its allies, as well as their families, a range of support groups and activities that any member is welcome to utilise.
Carers Support Group
There is a gathering of people who are Carers who meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm in the small meeting room downstairs, to offer each other support in respect to their carer duties.
If you are a Carer and need a break to talk to people in similar situations then you are most welcome to come along for a chat and a cup of tea. These gatherings are also a handy source of information in relation to benefits that may be available for carers and their charges.
If you would like to use this service then please just turn up on a Tuesday afternoon at around 1pm.
The Devonport War Widows' Guild is a group which promotes and provides companionship, counselling and support for its members.
Members are those whose husbands have been killed or died on active service. War Widows meet from 11.00am on the third Monday of each month for a light lunch and a chat.
If you would like to know more, please contact Dot Mosely on (03) 6424 2102.
Devonport Widows' Club meets at the Devonport RSL on the first Monday of each month.
This group assists widows and widowers with socialisation and to combat the loneliness that many of them feel after the loss of their partners.
This group is always keen to have new members, as well as volunteers to assist with the sacred task of looking after the families of our incapacitated and deceased Veterans.
If you would like to know more, please contact Leon Collins on (03) 6424 7782.
The word "auxiliary" means "giving help" or "support". The first duty and responsibility of each Auxiliary is to its Parent Sub-Branch (Devonport).
Its second duty is to assist wherever possible, in the projects supported and promoted by the RSL, e.g. ANZAC Day. Activities mainly consist of, but are certainly not limited to, cooking and making poppies.
The Women's Auxiliary meets on a monthly basis at the Devonport RSL.
Any ladies who would like to join the Auxiliary please contact Corrie Austin on (03) 6424 7065.
National Servicemen's Association
The Mersey Regional Sub-Branch of the National Serviceman's Association is open to all who were involved with the National Service scheme.
The Mersey Sub-Branch is well supported with around 100 "Nashos" fronting up on the first Sunday of each month at 10.00am to listen to guest speakers and enjoy each other's company.
For more information, please call Stan Bailey 0481 482 458
The Devonport RSL has many sporting clubs associated with it. For more information, please contact the persons listed below:
Snooker and Billiards - Grenville Brown (03) 6424 6796
8 Ball - Shona Kuipers 0435 779 887
Devonport Legacy Golf Day is a day held once a year at the Devonport Golf Club "Woodrising" towards the end of each January.
Financial Service Members of any RSL play for the Ex-Serviceman's Shield, whilst any other entrants play for the Legacy Cup. Proceeds from this day go to Legacy. Contact the Devonport RSL for further details.
Can You Help The RSL?
As with most not-for-profit organisations, the Devonport RSL relies heavily on volunteers to run such an organisation.
If you feel you can provide some time to the Devonport RSL as a helper in cooking, administration, gardening, general handyman tasks, or one-off events like ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day, then please call the RSL on (03) 6424 2673 and we can place you onto our volunteers' register.