Robert "Bob" HANNAH - ARMY 3/55738

CMF 25/8/60 - 5/12/63, 28/1/65-7/2/68 Gunner, Artillery Surveyer

7/1/1940 - 29/6/2020


Ramon Miechel KERLEY - RAAF A311448 and ARMY 3168805

RAAF National Service 1954-60, Army 6th Sig Rgt 1963-65

16/8/1935 - 17/6/2020


Marie Elaine VERNON - ARMY Nurse VF513667

WW2 1943-1946 108 AGH Bonegilla

07/05/1925 to 30/12/2019


Eileen Sharp (War Widow)

Ladies Auxiliary President from 1982 to 1994, then 1996 to 2012

(a total of 28 years service)

10 years president of Laurel Group (War Widows)


Christopher William Shea -  RAAF 116281

WW2 1942-1946

27/05/1924 to 23/08/2019


David Charles Hatcher  -  ARMY 3/74636

national Service and CMF

15/11/1935 to 04/10/2019



ANZAC Day March Cancelled

In accordance with RSL Vic and State Govt Covi9-19 directives, the March has been cancelled.


6.00 am DAWN Service Portarlington. One RSL representative will raise the Aus & NZ flags, and lay a wreath. NO PUBLIC attendance, in person or in cars.


6.00 am SERVICE (similar service) at St Leonards Memorial Hall. One RSL representative will raise Aus & NZ flages and lay a wreath - NO PUBLIC attendance, either in person or in cars.




No other services or functions are planned at the Sub-Branch at this time.



We offer our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the families of the Victoria Police members that gave their lives in the service of our community. We will fly flags at half mast as a mark of respect.


Flags at St Leonards Memorial Hall

Upcoming Activities - SUSPENDED



SOCIAL Sub-Committee


call Kerrie 0404 108 216 or Lorraine 0411 568 775




Chat & Craft afternoons (commencing Tue 12 Feb)

3rdTuesday of the month, 1.30pm to 4.00pm

bring some craft, etc, or just chat








SUSPENDED until further notice

11.45am to 4.00pm

19 January

16 February

15 March 

19 April

17 May

21 June

19 July

16 August

20  September

18 October

15 November

13 December Xmas Lunch tbc


FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Suspended until further notice

4.00pm to 7.00pm

Fridays evenings throughout the year

members and guests welcome


BINGO  suspended until further notice

Restart Saturday 4 Jan 2020

1.30pm to 4.00pm

Cash Jackpots!!

All Welcome



 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, commemorations, 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



Life members John Graham & John Rowell