RSL call to keep the flame burning

Rolly and Susan Sweet with vice-president Bill Jones, left. Picture: Emma Goodwin
Rolly and Susan Sweet with vice-president Bill Jones, left. Picture: Emma Goodwin

The Yanchep Two Rocks sub-branch of the Returned Services League needs younger members to survive, according to president Rolly Sweet.

Mr Sweet said they had produced membership brochures titled ‘Let’s keep the flame burning’ as part of a membership campaign targeting younger ex-servicemen and women who have served since the Vietnam War ended in 1975.

‘It is not generally understood that membership of the RSL is open to a broad range of people, not just people who have served their country,’ he said.

‘Membership is also open to people who work as nurses, prison officers or for St John Ambulance or numerous other state and commonwealth paramilitary services.’

Mr Sweet said the RSL’s voluntary members were grateful for community support, but needed more members involved in the Anzac Centenary year.

The Two Rocks resident said the RSL as a whole was also trying to involve more younger members.

The sub-branch meets at the Yanchep Sports and Social Club on the second Monday of each month, usually from 11am, although it has trialled evening meetings as well.

To mark the Anzac Centenary, it will hold a dawn service at the club followed by a mid-morning parade at Yanchep National Park.

For more information, call secretary Gladys Shave on 9561 6184.