What we do
We currently support sub-branch members, and any ex-service men and women who seek assistance in obtaining support, advice and where possible advocacy, in dealing with their lives after service in the Australian Defence Force or other entitled or allied services.
We organise and coordinate services marking Anzac Day and Remembrance Day each year – normally undertaken at the Woy Woy Memorial Park, with support functions held here at the Ettalong Diggers (Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club). Members attend community, school and other activities as representatives of the RSL.
In cooperation with Gosford Council, we act as ‘custodians’ of the Memorial Park and coordinate arrangements for installation of memorial plaques for deceased ex-service persons. As might be requested, we will attend funerals or memorial services for ex-service people.
And, we look to the ongoing well-being and welfare of members of this sub-branch.
What we offer
We offer to lend a listening ear to any ex-member of the Australian Defence Force who may be needing some advice, support, guidance or direction in dealing with their transition to civilian life or with things that arise along the way. No forms, no fuss. We will do what we can to help them find the right way ahead for them.
If anyone needs a hand, just give us a call or send an email and we’ll see what we can do to help.
General Meeting Dates
- Friday 13th of August 14:30
- Friday 8th of October14:30
- Friday 10th of December14:30
Dinner Meeting Dates
We will start a trial of bi-monthly meetings out of working hours for those who work or cannot attend on Fridays. We will try 18:00 on the Tuesday night following the Friday meetings. Meeting will be informal, but follow the Friday, giving attendees their chance to have their say. And we will then stay on for a meal and/or drink in the Diggers for those who are interested. We will assess how this goes after the December meeting.
- Tuesday 17th of August 18:00
- Tuesday 12th of October18:00
- Tuesday 14th of December18:00