New training for RSL Sub-Branch

Karl Martin, Frank Hanns and Allan Bauman took part in training around what it means to run a sub-Branch in 2019 and beyond.
Karl Martin, Frank Hanns and Allan Bauman took part in training around what it means to run a sub-Branch in 2019 and beyond.

Representatives of RSL sub-branches from across the region attended an important training session on Governance and Regulatory Compliance around running a modern sub-branch and not-for-profit organisation.

The training session is part of a state-wide initiative by RSL NSW.

It comes after RSL NSW recently lifted a suspension on fundraising that had been in place since August 2017.

Trustees, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Treasurers and Honorary Secretaries from district sub branches including Grenfell, Cowra, Trundle and Parkes were at the local session.

Ray James, RSL NSW Acting President, said the training was part of evolving the organisation more broadly.

"The RSL is vastly different today than it was 100 years ago, and it is imperative that our members remain fully across the legislative requirements around what it means to run a sub-Branch in 2019 and beyond," he said.

Areas covered in this training include governance standards required for not-for-profit bodies, charity regulations, reporting obligations, responsibilities of committee members and trustees, and education around broad compliance with fiduciary duties.

Forbes RSL sub branch marked 100 years of supporting our returned service men and women in 2017.

"One can only imagine when this sub-branch was formed, it would have been essential," Member for Orange Phil Donato said at that centenary anniversary.

"To return, to share the mateship and camaraderie, remember their fallen comrades."