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Australia Day Awards – RSLWA

The Australia Day Achievement Medallion

Each year the RSL participates in the Australia Day Achievement Medallion Program that recognises the contribution of individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Veteran and Ex-service Community in Western Australia.

RSLWA presents 3 awards in the following categories:

  • Sub Branch Award
  • Individual Award
  • Community Group Award

The Award is sponsored by the Australia Day Council and has Australia wide recognition. The awards are presented at RSLWA’s Australia Day Function in January each year.

On Friday 28 January this year Awards were presented to:

  • North Beach RSL Sub-Branch as the best Sub-Branch in the State, and for the effort we have all achieved during 2021,
  • Paul McGuinness was awarded the Australia Day Medallion for service to veterans and the community.

The nomination for the Awards were confidential and not to be broadcast prior to the presentations.

Well done the North Beach RSL Sub-Branch

February March

With no meeting in January and Covid restrictions in place,our February and March meetings have been quiet, with numbers down.

However, our activities have not stopped with our walking, kayaking, cycling and coffee groups very active from Hillarys Marina twice weekly.  Our kayaking group is increasing in size, which is good to see.  Because of the increased participation, the Gazebo meeting place at the Marina has been reserved for us by Marina Management between 08:00 and 10:15 each Wednesday and Friday.  For this we thank Hillarys Marina.

Secretary Koch and President Rolfe
The best behaved table of the night - well done
WW2 Veteran Bill Fielding and Chaplain Martin Heffer

Social Activities Coordinator Paul McGuinness has just completed organising the 2022 Kalgoorlie Tour of Duty which left Perth on March 16 and returned on March 21.

An action packed Tour was organised in conjunction with the Kalgoorlie RSL Sub Branch President Robyn Steenbach.

Paul was presented at the March meeting with his Temporary Acting Lance Corporal half stripe in recognition of his effort, as well as recognising alleged service in Exercise Barra Winga, Qld 1966 and Canungra Qld 1967. (his mates will tell another story)

Always the showman.

Kalgoorlie Tour of Duty

16 to 21 March 2022

On 16 March 39 Sub-Branch members travelled by Prospector to Kalgoorlie for the 2022 Tour of Duty.  The Tour of Duty was organised by Paul McGuinness, with on the ground logistics managed by Robyn Steenbach, President of the Kalgoorlie Sub-Branch and RSLWA Board Member.

We are privileged to have Robyn’s guidance and support, and much of the success is due to her local knowledge.

An action packed  stay included all of the key areas of interest around Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Coolgardie and Gwalia.



The ANZAC Football Match at the North Beach Football Club.  A very well attended match with all paying their respects.  

A now traditional match and commemoration, much appreciated by the North Beach Football Club and the North Beach RSL Sub Branch.

Lest We Forget

ABOVE: Paying their respects. RIGHT A group of Sub Branch Members with City of Stirling Deputy Mayor Stephanie Proud JP and Councillor Tony Krsticevic.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the North Beach Memorial.

The Service was attended by 2000 members of the community, veterans and serving members of the Defence Force.

Councillor Tony Krsticevic. and North Beach RSL President John Rolfe
A well attended Dawn Service with a broad range of the community attending
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