Welcome to Portarlington &
St Leonards RSL Sub-Branch
The RSL Sub-Branch is located in the township of Portarlington overlooking Port Phillip, about 30 minutes south of Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Our membership consists of returned servicemen and women, serving and retired ADF personnel, families, relatives, and members of the local community.
VALE: (Please see all VALE records on our Commemoration Page)
Yvonne "Vonnie" Gladys SCHNEIDER
104949 - WRAAF
19/01/1923 - 1/09/2017
Thursday 7 Sep at 2.00pm at St Andrews Uniting Church Portarlington
Robert "Bob" William HALEY RAN VX 2137
22/11/1919 to 1/7/2017
WW2 1940 to 1946
VIETNAM VETERAN'S DAY
Friday 18 August
3.30pm REFLECTION Ceremony
at the Remembrance Garden,
RSL 8 Harding Street, Portarlington
followed by refreshments
GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING
Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 7.00pm at the
RSL, 8 Harding St, Portarlington.
11.30am to 4.00pm
FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
4.00pm to 7.00pm
Fridays evenings throughout the year
members and guests welcome
Restart Saturday 7 Jan 2017
1.30pm to 4.00pm
second Wednesday of the month at 10.30 am
LIFE MEMBER: Brian Bergin
Brian Bergin was granted a well deserved Life Membership at the January Sunday BBQ.
Brian and wife Lyn joined the RSL in 1980 and they immediately committed to its activities. Brian took on leadership roles, including welfare, fostering comradeship, commemoraions, organising social activities, bus trips, funerals, and of course, bowling.
Brian joined the committee as President in 2004, a position he held for the next twelve years. Brian oversaw a great deal of change during that time, and before he stepped aside in 2015, he made sure a succesion plan was in place. He promoted comradeship and his mantra was always " we are a friendly club!"
He also managed the Duke of Edinburgh Shield bowling team.
Brian now fills the fole of Immediate Past President, with the ongoing support of wife Lyn.
Congratulations and well done Brian & Lyn.
Photos: Brian Bergin, Wife Lyn (right), Life Members John Graham & John Rowell