St Marys RSL sub-Branch - Auxiliary
St Marys RSL Auxiliary is a very active group who concentrate much effort into fundraising to support a variety of community activities/groups in the St Marys district.
The Auxiliary apply their fundraising to worthy causes such as the food hampers it supplies each month for a raffle at the Governor King Day Club
Our Auxiliary meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month at 11am in the St Marys RSL Club. At present the Auxiliary has 17 members, and new members are welcome.
Our ladies are very active in supporting the sub-Branch members with the various ANZAC function and we also help with the ANZAC Day dawn breakfast.
History of the Auxiliary:
The Auxiliary was formed in March 1947. They met in a little brick building in Queen Street, St Marys. The women worked very hard on street stalls, competitions and raffles to support Legacy and of course the Sub-Branch diggers. The Auxiliary also cooked a hearty breakfast on a primus and "metho" stoves for those attending the annual ANZAC Dawn Service, and held picnic days for elderly diggers, taking them out and supplying them with sweets and "cigarettes".
The Auxiliary celebrated its 68th Birthday in 2015 in the present club auditorium known as Bobbys Room.
Resulting from the new RSL NSW Constitution which took effect from 1st December 2019, the St Marys RSL Women's Auxiliary was renamed St Marys RSL Auxiliary. Through the resultant changes, the Office Bearing positions of President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer & Secretary were replaced by Co-Ordinator and Deputy Co-Ordinator, recommended by the Auxiliary body and appointed by the sub-Branch President at the sub-Branch AGM. The purpose of the Auxiliary is unchanged in that it functions to raise funds, all of which go to the sub-Branch Welfare account or to DefenceCare.
Currently, the Auxiliary Co-Ordinator is Ted Fish OAM; the Deputy Co-Ordinator is Joan Miller.