Caboolture-Morayfield and District RSL Sub Branch opens new office

Media Release 25 November 2023
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The Caboolture-Morayfield District RSL Sub Branch officially opened their new office space on Thursday 2 November.

Prominently located on King Street, the Sub Branch’s new space aims to provide an accessible location for veterans and their families to engage with their services, commemorations and social activities. 

Significantly, the opening event came just ahead of Remembrance Day, which was a goal for Sub Branch President Ron Court and Vice President Bruce Miller, who identified the need for a space that would better serve the ever-growing membership base.   

Caboolture-Morayfield and District RSL Sub Branch opens new office

(L-R) Glen Willmann, Horrie Hunt, Sub Branch President Ron Court, Brisbane North District President Merv Brown OAM  Bruce Miller OAM pictured with official opening plaque.

The new office is conveniently located adjacent to their memorial and was a poignant site that members passed by for their annual Remembrance Day march. Additionally, the Sub Branch had a flyover event which was seen from the new premises. 

"It's a very exciting move and we see it as an opportunity to set our sights on a new horizon as we aim to expand our service offerings and see more members come through the doors,” Mr Court said. 

With a strong emphasis on providing wellbeing services and support to veterans, Mr Court and Mr Miller said this next step for the Sub Branch is an important growth milestone.  

“This larger office will help to encourage veterans to come make use of our facility – whether that be for socialisation or to receive any support that they may need,” Mr Court said. 

“The kitchen and library spaces are definitely stand-out features that we know will help to foster social connection and a sense of camaraderie amongst our many members,” Mr Miller said.  

“Looking to the future, we hope to also expand to the neighbouring building to accommodate the local war widows organisation. However, our current focus is on recruiting volunteers to support our team as they manage this new and improved space,” Mr Court explained.   

The Sub Branch performed regular welfare checks on members which even extended to reaching out to individuals in nursing homes. 

“We want veterans in our community to know that we are there for them, whether it’s calling to give them a birthday wish or just see how they are going.” 

"We just want people to know our doors are open, and we are keen to engage and chat with the local community about the services and activities we offer,” Mr Miller said.