ANZAC Day 2020

ANZAC Day 2020 will be like no other in history and keeping the ANZAC Spirit alive is particularly important in these times.

This ANZAC Day is an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made for us and how fortunate we are to live in a country like ours. Although we may not be attending marches and sharing stories at our local RSL Club, this year presents a quiet time to reflect on the importance of peace and also what it means to be Australian.

We remember that mateship formed the foundation of the ANZAC Spirit and helped many Diggers get through the horrors of the trenches. Once again, mateship will get us all through the tough times we are living in currently.

ANZAC Day, regardless of where we are, allows us to reflect on the sacrifices, courage of people and the value of friendship as well as honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. Let us remember those who still suffer the effects of war and celebrate the human spirit – the ANZAC Spirit.

Here are 6 ways to commemorate ANZAC Day 2020:

  1. Watch or Stream an ANZAC Day Service

ABC network will be televising a national dawn service live from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra from 5.30am. A pre service program will be shown from 5am for those wishing to tune in. The Governor General and Prime Minister will lead this service.

From 10am RSL NSW are facilitating a televised service from the Hyde Park Memorial and the viewing details for this can be found by checking your local TV guides.

  1. Light up the Dawn – Thanks to RSL NSW

At 6am on ANZAC Day, go to the end of your driveway or stand on your balcony holding a candle or light and listen to a brief commemorative service. Together – even while apart – we’ll remember those who served and sacrificed. You can sign the pledge to light up the dawn at: rslanzacspirit.com.au

  1. Recite the Ode

Take the time to recite the Ode at 6am and reflect on the sacrifices our Diggers made when the first Australian troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, 1915. Share a minute silence with your family.

  1. Share a message of Support – Thanks to RSL NSW

You may wish to share how you’ll be commemorating ANZAC Day by recording a video message or your recitation of the Ode.  You can share this to social media by responding  “Going” to the ANZAC Day 2020 Facebook event. Then use the hashtag #ANZACSpirit.

You may also wish to thank a Veteran who you know personally. Call them and thank them for their service or post to their Facebook page to show them your support.

  1. Reflect on Mateship

Mateship formed the foundation of the ANZAC Spirit which now more than ever is vital to get us through the challenges we are facing. Use ANZAC Day as a reminder to check on those who may be alone or struggling. Call or text a mate and see how they are going and make plans to catch up at Ingleburn RSL when we re-open.

  1. Bake ANZAC Biscuits

During World War One, the friends and families of soldiers and community groups sent food to the fighting men – this was the birth of the ANZAC Biscuit.
Bake some of these biscuits on ANZAC day and teach your family about their origin – they are simple to make so it’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved and learning about ANZAC Day. Click here for a recipe.

On behalf of Ingleburn RSL Club President, the Board of Directors, CEO and the staff at Ingleburn RSL, we are saddened that we will not be sharing ANZAC Day with you this year. We encourage you all to Respect the Day from your homes and remember those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us during past moments of conflict and crisis.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest we forget

Sincerely,

Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer
Ingleburn RSL Club

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Ingleburn RSL Club Update

Dear Members and Guests,

We trust you are safe and well during these uncertain times. As you are aware, Clubs across Australia including Ingleburn RSL were temporarily Closed as of Monday 23rd March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage, we still haven’t received any advice from the Australian Government as to when we will be able to reopen, but are confident we will continue to provide you with the exceptional hospitality that you’ve come to know and love in the near future.

Whilst this situation continues to evolve, we’re writing to provide you with an update on the current state of affairs regarding your Club.

  • AGM – Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Ingleburn RSL Club Annual General Meeting has been postponed. Further details will be communicated to members (in accordance with the Club’s constitution) once a new date has been set.
  • PROMOTIONS – All promotions and events have been suspended due to the Club’s closure. Our Members Cash Draw and ‘Win a Car’ promotion have been suspended and will recommence upon the Club’s re-opening. All previous entries prior to our closure will be honoured. For a full list of suspended promotions/events visit www.ingleburnrsl.com.au/whats-on/
  • VOUCHERS – If you hold a prize voucher with an expiry date within the shutdown period, we will honour that voucher for the equivalent number of days on re-opening.
  • LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT– At our core, we’re all about supporting the local community.  As we’re no longer able to open our doors, we’re inviting local businesses that are still trading to email through their details (info@ingleburnrsl.com.au) and we’d be happy to promote them on the Ingleburn RSL Facebook page. T&C’s apply.
  • MEMBERSHIP POINTS – Your Ingleburn RSL Club Membership Points have now been frozen meaning that your points balance will be honoured once the Club re-opens.
  • ANZAC DAY – ANZAC Day 2020 will be like no other in history. Keeping the ANZAC Spirit alive is particularly important during these times. Whilst we will not be gathering at services or marches, there are still ways to acknowledge ANZAC Day and ensure Australian servicemen and women are appropriately remembered. Visit https://www.rslnsw.org.au/anzac-spirit/ to find out more.
  • TABATINGA PLAY CENTRE – Is now temporarily closed. We will continue to provide updates via the Tabatinga Ingleburn Facebook page.
  • HELP IS AT HAND – Whilst the Club is temporarily closed, it’s important to take care of your physical & mental wellbeing. Help is out there for those in need. Call 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au

We will continue to provide updates and monitor any developments around COVID-19. In the meantime, please visit our website and like/follow our social media pages:

www.facebook.com/IngleburnRSLClub
www.instagram.com/ingleburnrsl
www.ingleburnrsl.com.au

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, guests and community for their continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer
Ingleburn RSL Club

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We are Closed

NSW clubs are closed for now. As the battle to contain COVID-19 continues, our immediate thoughts are with our staff and members.

Dear Members, Guests, Staff, Suppliers and Our Community,


In light of the announcement from the Prime Minister, licensed Clubs across Australia including Ingleburn RSL will be CLOSED until further notice.

This is effective Monday 23rd March 2020. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff we thank you for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.


For any outstanding club matter please use our email to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


e: info@ingleburnrsl.com.au

Thank you
Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Office
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ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIONS CANCELLED

 

It is with deep regret that we make this announcement to cancel the 2020 Anzac commemorations at Ingleburn RSL Club in accordance with RSL NSW’s announcement on Monday 16th March and the interest of public safety. Our ANZAC Day Breakfast and Two-Up have also been cancelled.

Ingleburn RSL will continue to trade as normal from 10am on ANZAC Day (Saturday 25th April) unless advised otherwise by Health Authorities.

In accordance with recent advice from the Australian Federal Government that non-essential public gatherings of more than 500 people (outdoors) and 100 (indoors) have been outlawed, we will be required on the day to conduct head counts to ensure our compliance. Failure to comply with this advice can attract a fine of up to $55,000. Any further updates will be advised via social media.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the sacrifice of Veterans past and present.

LEST WE FORGET.

Yours Sincerely,

Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer

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