Tin Can Bay RSL – Serving Veterans and the Community

TCB RSL - Wellbeing Officer, Terry Giles, cooking up a storm at our monthly drop-in sausage sizzle

Wellbeing Officer, Terry Giles, cooking up a storm at our monthly drop-in sausage sizzle

If you’ve ever served in the Australian Defence Force, RSL Queensland and its Sub- Branches like Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach have got your back. They provide a broad range of welfare and wellbeing services, programs, and events and have a key role of making all veteran families feel supported and connected.

This is particularly important as we start a new year as we understand that holidays can be a difficult time for some veterans. One of the ways RSL helps deal with these issues is through its Christmas Hamper program, where veterans that have been doing it a bit tough through the year are presented with a hamper to brighten their Christmas and New Year.

Another way is through our wellbeing program where our Wellbeing Officers give veterans a call if we find they are having problems.

As Tin Can Bay RSL president Don Holland said, ‘Terry and Rowena Giles and Christine Reid were appointed as our Wellbeing Officers earlier this year and have done a great job. A number of veterans have told me how much they appreciate our Wellbeing Officers and the great service they provide.’

As well as supporting veterans the Tin Can Bay RSL believes the RSL has a role in supporting the community in general. This support is provided through our monthly Veterans and Community Morning Teas, monthly drop-in sausage sizzles, donations to community organizations, and our Social Member program.

Said Don, ‘The Tin Can Bay RSL has great facilities that are there for the use of veterans and the general community alike. We believe we are a unique Sub-Branch and are proud of the services we provide to veterans and the community.’

February is Annual General Meeting month in RSL-world. The Tin Can Bay RSL is holding its AGM on 19 February commencing at 10am.

This is your club, so come along and provide your input to our 2023 Business Plan. I can assure you there are some exciting plans currently being considered and we need your help to make them happen!

Ross Carruthers

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