Currumbin Palm beach RSL

Sub-branch

VETERAN CONVERSATIONS

Have you ever wanted to ask a Veteran about their experiences? Would you like to know how Veterans feel about their service?

Currumbin RSL has launched “Veteran Conversations” – a series of five videos of  conversations between a Vietnam Veteran and a Young Veteran. The discussions examine the similarities and differences between their time spent deployed, showcase some candid sides of military life, shared stories and that camaraderie of the Australian digger certainly can span generations. As Vietnam Veterans transition into a leadership role within Veteran cohorts, the project was created to give Vietnam Veterans the much-deserved profile, honour and dignity for their service which was, for so very long, not valued.

Subjects covered in the conversations include joining Defence, weapons, encounters in conflicts, civilian interactions and personal mental health. The project was borne from a Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch member and Vietnam Veteran asking if he could meet a young Veteran to ask questions about “their war”. He identified with fighting in the dense jungles of Vietnam – and wanted to understand how modern soldiers have fought in the desert with little or no cover?

The videos are 10minutes each – grab a cuppa, sit down and learn about a soldier’s life through Veteran’s words.

 

WATCH ALL 5 VIDEOS HERE >

Welcome to Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch

Established in 1947 at the Old School of Arts Hall in Currumbin, our Sub branch has a very proud history caring for our veteran community. While we have grown over time we have always maintained our focus and commitment to providing veteran support and commemoration. We established the Ron Workman OAM Veteran Support Centre in 1998 and the Young Veteran Support Services in 2017. Both of these services provide veteran support, advocacy and connect veterans to essential services. We also offer a social and wellbeing program with focus on connecting our veterans.

Vision

Past Present Future

Mission

We honour the reason we exist, but ensure we are relevant in the present, with an eye on the future.

We also invest in our veteran facilities including the Cenotaph and Memorial Garden at Currumbin RSL waterfront. Our days of Remembrance are hosted at these sites and are reflective and inclusive.

We are always looking for new members and welcome feedback from our current members. Join our veteran community, connect with other veterans, reach out for support if you need it and become a part of this very special group. Together we are better.

 

Michael Humphreys
Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch President

Welcome to Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch.

Established in 1947 at the Old School of Arts Hall in Currumbin, our Sub branch has a very proud history caring for our veteran community. While we have grown over time we have always maintained our focus and commitment to providing veteran support and commemoration. We established the Ron Workman OAM Veteran Support Centre in 1998 and the Young Veteran Support Services in 2017. Both of these services provide veteran support, advocacy and connect veterans to essential services. We also offer a social and wellbeing program with focus on connecting our veterans.

Vision

Past Present Future

Mission

We honour the reason we exist, but ensure we are relevant in the present, with an eye on the future (lay this out nice) We also invest in our veteran facilities including the Cenotaph and Memorial Garden at Currumbin RSL waterfront. Our days of Remembrance are hosted at these sites and are reflective and inclusive. We are always looking for new members and welcome feedback from our current members. Join our veteran community, connect with other veterans, reach out for support if you need it and become a part of this very special group. Together we are better.

upcoming sub-branch meeting dates

29th October 1pm

26th November 1pm

*Dates are subject to change.

in the waterside events room at currumbin rsl

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

One of the Key Roles of our RSL includes Commemoration and Remembrance. This is done via important and significant Remembrance Days such as ANZAC Day & Remembrance Day, along with others.

COMMEMORATION

Anzac day - april 25

ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War I. However our ANZAC Day commemorative service goes beyond this. It is the day where we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Currumbin RSL is the creator, funder and manager of one of Australia’s largest regional Dawn Services which attracts tens of thousands of people each year.

VP VJ DAY – AUGUST 15

World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945 and was the most widespread war in history which directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. We hold a small but special service on VP VJ Day and are proud to have a small number of WWII veterans in our Sub Branch.

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY – AUGUST 18 2022

We remember the sacrifices of those who died and thank the 60,000 Australians who served during the 10 years of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1972. Sadly, 521 died and 3000 were wounded. On the 18th August 2022 Currumbin Palm Beach Sub Branch will hold a Vietnam Veterans' Day service at the Currumbin RSL Cenotaph that will commence at 11.00am. No need to register for this service. If however, you can not make the service in person you can live stream the service via the button below from 10:45am.

remembrance day - NOVEMBER 11 2022

On the 11th November 2022 Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch will hold a Remembrance Day service in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and conflicts. The service will be held at the Currumbin RSL Cenotaph, with guest arrival from 9.45am and the service commencing at 10.10am. This will also be live streamed on this website for those unable to attend. Everyone is welcome to attend the cenotaph service. No need to register for the service.

If you wish to lay a white cross at this service, please contact the Veteran Support Centre on 55595022.

Luncheon: Following the service there will be a 2-course luncheon held in Waterside Events (upstairs in Currumbin RSL). This luncheon is free for all Veterans, Sub Branch members and partners/families. Starting at 12.30pm. Seating will be un-allocated, allowing you to choose who you wish to sit with on the day. You must register for the luncheon and you can do below or call the clubs reception on 55347999.
LUNCHEON IS NOW SOLD OUT