Board meeting July 2018

Board meeting July 2018

30 July, 2018

These are notes from the Board meeting held 19 July 2018 and are not to be taken as the formal minutes of the meeting.

  • The State President has met with the Chair of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund who has advised Sub Branches can apply for funding of up to $35,000 for renovations, buildings, computers etc. Once the first $35,000 is acquitted, the Sub Branch can apply for a second round of funding up to $35,000. In 2019, the Gambling Community Benefit Fund will have five funding rounds.
  • It is recommended that Districts investigate training through DVA and local Councils to help Sub Branches with writing grants. 
  • The new President of the Sunshine Coast & Regional District, Mr Ian Hall, has been appointed as a Director of the RSL Queensland Board.
  • The following disclosure will be included in future Board minutes: “Directors are required to turn an independent mind in the exercise of their duties to ensure they act in the best interest of RSL Queensland. In doing so, Directors must ensure that they are not subject to any external influences or persons that may restrict Directors in making an independent decision.”
  • The Board strongly recommends all Sub Branches and Districts include the following statement as part of their financial report: “That, in the Directors’ opinion, the Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) is solvent and there are reasonable grounds to believe that it will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable.”
  • State Branch will no longer charge Sub Branches freight on merchandise purchases.
  • RSL Education was publicly launched on 20 July 2018. State Branch staff will attend District meetings to present on the program if requested.
  • State Branch is developing an online portal for Districts and Sub Branches, which will provide a central point for sharing information. It is anticipated that this will be finished by early 2019.
  • The delivery of basic welfare training for Districts has proven to be very popular. Between now and the end of 2018, five two-day Welfare Support Officer conferences are being held across the state. This training will enable volunteers to carry out welfare activities that do not require Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP) accreditation.