Circular 30/22 Member Workshop to progress key priorities for the future of RSL NSW

In consultation with the Chair of the District Presidents’ Council and following a preliminary review of a sample of responses to the Discussion Papers on Charitable Purpose and the RSL NSW Code of Conduct, a workshop has been planned by ANZAC House to facilitate discussions with members regarding the progression of a number of key priorities within RSL NSW. These include the purpose and role of the Written Direction Framework including policies, development of a revised SOP 1 (incorporating feedback to the District Presidents’ Council on the Discussion Paper on Charitable Purpose and the Draft Veteran Support Fund SOP), the RSL NSW Code of Conduct, and sub-Branch Incorporation.

The workshop will take place at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney from 9.00 am – 4.30 pm on 10 August. Nominations for individual RSL NSW members, representatives of regional and metropolitan sub-Branch Executives and District Councils wishing to participate in this workshop are now open.

The workshop will facilitate the following desired outcomes:

  • Understanding of the purpose and the role of the Written Direction Framework and component parts to inform the drafting of a revised SOP 1
  • Development and a common understanding of the definitions which underpin the subsequent revision of SOP 1
  • A draft revised SOP 1 that incorporates the draft Veteran Support Fund SOP and elements of the Charitable Purpose Discussion Paper and existing SOP 1
  • Input to a potential draft Congress Motion relating to a role of the sub-Branch and District Council in disciplinary procedures (Amendment to Appendix D of the RSL NSW Constitution)
  • Confirm District Presidents’ Council position in regard to a clear understanding of the role of the Corporate Member in an incorporated sub-Branch prior to Board approval of the draft SOP.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please send nominations to the Chair of the District Presidents’ Council at on or before 31 July 2022. The Chair, in consultation with other District Council Presidents, will select from the nominations a range of representatives to attend. Attendees will be advised by 1 August 2022.

The number of attendees will be capped at 20 due to space limitations at the available venue, although the workshop will be accessible through MS Teams to participants who do not wish to travel to Sydney.

Travel expenses associated with attendance can be accommodated by the RSL NSW sub-Branch Support & Assistance Fund. Confirmed attendees seeking funding support must apply to the State Secretary by completing this online form.

For more information regarding the workshop, please contact RSL NSW CEO Jon Black via

Related correspondence:

Discussion Paper – Charitable Purpose

Draft Discussion Paper – Veteran Support Fund

Proposed SOP Veteran Support Fund

Circular 18/22 sub-Branch Incorporation Update

SOP 1 – Charitable Activities, Donations, and Charitable Purpose Contribution