Grenfell RSL sub-Branches takes part in important training as fundraising resumes across NSW

Representatives of RSL sub-Branches from across the region attended an important training session organised by RSL NSW on Governance and Regulatory Compliance areas relevant to running a modern sub-Branch and not-for-profit organisation.

The training session, took place today August 7th at Parkes RSL, is part of a state-wide initiative by RSL NSW that will see all 348 sub-Branches across the State invited to undertake this training. It comes after RSL NSW recently lifted a ban on fundraising that had been in place since August 2017.

Trustees, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Treasurers and Honorary Secretaries from the following sub-Branches attended today's training session:

  • Bribbaree,
  • Grenfell,
  • Wirrimah/Koorawatha,
  • Cowra,
  • Canowindra,
  • Forbes,
  • Parkes,
  • Condobolin,
  • Trundle,
  • Peak Hil

Ray James, RSL NSW Acting President speaking on the importance of governance and compliance in evolving RSL NSW both at sub-Branches and ANZAC House (RSL NSW Head Office):

"The RSL is vastly different today than it was 100 years ago, and it is imperative that our members remain fully across the legislative requirements around what it means to run a sub-Branch in 2019 and beyond."

"This training is part of evolving RSL NSW more broadly, and ensuring the public can have full confidence in supporting the important grassroots activities being undertaken everyday by sub-Branches for veterans and their families."

Areas covered in this training include, among other things, governance standards required for not-for-profit bodies, charity regulations, reporting obligations, responsibilities of committee members and trustees of a sub-Branch, and education around broad compliance with fiduciary duties.