A lovely, respectful day was observed at Ingleburn RSL Club this ANZAC day. As we reflect back, we thank each and every person who attended our club on the 25th April 2021.
The day commenced with the sombre and commemorative dawn service, which was the highlight of our morning. Each year this service is held, the Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch hold a beautiful and commemorative event that is enjoyed by all who attend. Congratulations to the Ingleburn RSL Sub-Branch who once again staged a moving Dawn Service in the Sister Haultain Memorial Park. COVID precautions were in place this year with seated attendees, capacity limits and the encouraging of face masks. It was a lovely ceremony which will be remembered by all.
When our club doors opened at 10:00am, we were met with warm smiles and familiar member faces. And although this year was not the usual Anzac Day we were used to, the energy and appreciation for the day was nothing short of amazing.
‘’It was lovely to see so many faces in the club yesterday, and even more lovely to see an increase in families, children and loved ones gathered together for lunch in a comfortable sit-down environment.” Terry Goldsworthy – Club President, Ingleburn RSL Club.
The ODE was observed at 1:00pm & 7:00pm with everyone at a standstill and attentive, showing their respect for this momentous day.
The Ingleburn Pipes and Drum band performed for all at approx. 1:15pm. A beautiful show appreciated by all who were in attendance to witness. They walked through the club playing music as everyone enjoyed their lunch. Children of all ages, excited to see the band in action.
One of our Facebook followers Trish commented
“What a wonderful lunch we enjoyed listening to the beautiful bagpipes. Thank you soo much. Made my Anzac Day. Lest We Forget”
Our Salute restaurant was kept busy throughout lunch and dinner as their specials and menu options were ordered around the clock. Delicious ½ WA Lobster Mornay, Mixed grills and Trio of Schnittys as the top favourites for the day.
Cash Housie Mega session commenced at 2:00pm, followed by ticket sales at 3pm for our Mighty mixed raffles. From 5pm winners were drawn and 40 Meat trays and 20 hampers were won by members, happy to walk away with a beautiful array of prizes for the day.
From the beginning of the day, members swiped to enter into our $3,500 members cash draw. The draws got underway from 7pm and a total of seven happy members walked away with $500 each.
“Although we were unable to accommodate the traditional ANZAC day list of activities this year due to certain COVID restrictions that are still in place, ANZAC day 2021 was still a fantastic day for all involved and we thank everyone for their support and understanding surrounding this’’ Glenn Cushion – Chief Executive Officer, Ingleburn RSL Club.
It was not just a day we reflected our ANZAC history inside the walls of our club, we were also sent photos from our staff team who embraced the day and shared moments spent with their families and loved ones. Each and every member of our team hold this day to high accord and we thank them for sharing this with us.
As the commemorations for ANZAC day come to a close for 2021, we will always remember those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for us. ANZAC day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions and we as a club, will continue to remember the contributions and sacrifices made for all those who served. “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.