Circular – 19 May 2020

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Congress – Change of Dates

Dear members,

In accordance with Board Communiqué 04/20 issued on 1 May 2020, the Annual State Congress due to take place in October has now been postponed until early December. The new dates for congress are:

  • Sunday, 6 December: meet and greet
  • Monday, 7 December: presentations, reports and awards
  • Tuesday, 8 December: Annual General Meeting

The congress venue will remain NEX, Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, 309 King Street, Newcastle.

Appendix C item 2 of the RLS NSW Constitution requires all motions for the AGM to be submitted 10 weeks prior to Tuesday, 8 December (i.e. close of business Monday, 28 September 2020). Members wishing to submit motions should familiarise themselves with the content of Appendix C.

RSL NSW is continuing to monitor the evolving health environment and advice from government around restrictions on public gatherings. At this stage there is still the potential for these pandemic restrictions to impact how, or if, we can conduct the meeting. As such, we would urge delegates thinking of attending congress to ensure they have the option to change or cancel accommodation and/or transportation bookings without penalty.

We are currently planning on presenting congress in a format that would be recognisable to most delegates and more information will be released to sub-Branches as the situation becomes clearer.




Jeff O’Brien

GM Member Services & State Secretary