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Remembrance Day 2017 Photos

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Dear friends and members,

The photo gallery for Remembrance Day 2017 has been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. This year the ceremony was held at the MI RSL hall instead of the Alma Bay cenotaph. The intention was to bring focus back to the Memorial hall itself providing for a very dignified and well received ceremony. Due to the success the intention is to conduct Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the hall from now on. ANZAC Day ceremonies will still be conducted at Alma bay.

As always, please contact the RSL Office for copies of these images; larger high definition copies are available.

The Magnetic Island RSL wishes to that all of those who were involved and lent a hand in making it all happen so seamlessly. Thank you, also, to all those who attended this solemn commemoration with us. 

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Kedron State High School Needs Your Help!

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Photographer: Leading Aircraftman Rodney Welch

Do you know of any past or current Kedron State High School students or staff (cleaners, groundsmen, office workers, teachers, principals etc), who have served as part of the Australian Defence Force during military campaigns? If so, the Kedron RSL Liaison Prefects need your help.

This year, the Kedron High RSL Liaison Prefects are working towards acquiring an Honour Board for Kedron State High School.

However, they need the community’s help to track down the names of Australian Defence Force servicemen and women from Kedron High who have served in military campaigns to ensure their names are included on the Honour Board.

If you know of any Kedron High staff or ex-students who should be added to the Honour Board, please contact Kedron State High School.

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Remembrance Day 2017

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Remembrance Day

Please be advised that the Magnetic Island RSL will be hosting the 2017 Remembrance Day ceremony at the Stone of Remembrance at the Magnetic Island RSL memorial Hall, 31 Hayles Ave, Arcadia.

This will be the case for all future Remembrance day ceremonies.

As before refreshments will be served at the RSL Hall after the ceremony.

ANZAC day will still be commemorated at Alma Bay.

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Hall Hire Rates

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Remembrance Day

After  many years of no increase in hall Hire Rates, the Magnetic Island RSL would like to advise that it has been forced to review its charges as follows:

  1. Businesses- $40 per hour or part thereof
  2. Individuals – $20 per hour or part thereof
  3. Not-for-profit Organisations – $15 per hour or part thereof
  4. Australian Defence Force – Free

If it is required, Bar service is charged at an additional $10 per hour to the hall booking charge.

To request a hall booking click HERE.

Full Day Hire ( 8 hours) options are available as follows:

  1. Businesses – $300 for 8 hours
  2. Individuals – $140 for 8 hours
  3. Not-for-profit Organisations – $100 for 8 hours

As before, 1 hour either side of the booking has been allowed for setup and cleanup at no charge.

Call the MI RSL to discuss options on (07) 4758 1602.

The MI RSL is canvassing for additional volunteers to step up and lend a hand with the running of the operation.
The current crew has been in the saddle for well over 5 years already. While every new membership and membership renewal is greatly appreciated there is a buck-load of work that is needed to run the operation and facility. 
The Magnetic Island RSL serves a very important role in the community and can be rightly seen as the community Town hall as it provides not only services to veterans, it also serves as a venue for wedding receptions, dance classes, adult education, discussion groups, dinners, celebrations and other events.
Being a not-for-profit charity, all monies raised from such events are ploughed right back into the upkeep of the facility, welfare and the community itself (think School prizes for achievements, for example).
So, if you have a bit of time, no matter how little, please consider lending an active hand by getting in touch with us.

Thanks in Anticipation,
The Magnetic Island RSL Board


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MIRSL Friday Markets and Sunday Roasts Closing for February 2017

To all our valued patrons and members.

Jenny Safe will be taking a well deserved rest from her sterling work of providing Sunday Roasts at the Magnetic Island RSL for the month of February.

Due to the annual downturn in market attendance the MIRSL will be closing its Friday Markets for the month of February 2017 as well.

HOWEVER, We plan to come back with due fanfare when we reopen in March. Watch this space and Lyn’s famous newsletters for the announcement!

Once again, the MIRSL wish to thank you, our valued patrons, for your amazing support!

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New Telephone Number

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The RSL state have implemented a project in which it provides (and pays for ) internet, ADSL and landline services for all sub-branches in order to allow such sub-branches to put the monies it raises to better use than to pay for basic infrastructure.
The Magnetic Island RSL now has two telephone numbers; its original one which is paid for by the MI RSL and the new number which is paid for by RSL state. The old number will be phased out over the next few months – in the mean time both numbers will get you to the RSL Office.

Our new number is (07) 4758 1602.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards
Anton Prinsloo

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February – March Trading

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Jenny from the RSL Kitchen is taking a well earned break during part of February and March, therefore the RSL Kitchen will be closed during that time.
The Bar will still be open on Friday nights for the Markets.
Our Market stalls will still be trading as usual.

Our trading times for the period are shown below:

Sunday Roast / Bar
Sunday 21 February Closed
Sunday 28 February Closed
Sunday  6 March Closed
Sunday 13 March Closed


Friday Trading Times
Friday 19 February Markets / Bar OPEN
Friday 26 february Markets / Bar OPEN
Friday 4 March Markets / Bar OPEN
Friday 11 March Markets / Bar OPEN
Friday 18 March Kitchen / Markets / Bar OPEN
Friday 25 March CLOSED for Good Friday
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The Magnetic Island RSL are calling for volunteers to assist with Bar duty on Friday and Sunday nights.

Due to personal commitments for some of our existing team, the RSL are running a bit low on people who can staff the bar on opening nights.

If you enjoy a bit of social banter and learning a new skill and doing community service, please don’t hesitate to approach the RSL to join the happy-go-lucky bar team.

You will need a valid RSA certificate, but if you don’t have one, no worry. The RSL will help you get one by pointing you in the right direction for on-line training and reimburse you the expense of your training, if you commit to doing a few stints behind the bar over a six month period.

So, don’t hang back, come join us!

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Remembrance Day 2015

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The board and volunteers at the Magnetic Island RSL have started preparations for Remembrance Day commemorations on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

As in the years before the ceremony will be conducted at the Alma Bay cenotaph.

We will keep members and the community updated as we firm up the exact detail and timings.

Lest we forget…


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Quick Messages

Hall Hire booking button and page has been added and the process has been simplified.