Seaford RSL is a community organization focused on encouraging participation in our annual memorial services by 19 local schools, sporting bodies and community groups whilst assisting Service personnel with daily living advice and helping those in necessitous circumstances.

 

Seaford RSL are proud to support local community groups and have supplied defibrillators and training for a “just in case” senario to three (3) of our local sporting clubs

  • PINES Football, Netball and Cricket Clubs
  • SEAFORD Football, Netball and Cricket Clubs
  • Seaford Soccer Club.

We would hope this emergency medical apparatus is never call upon but at least the equipment is available should it be needed. The Seaford RSL also provide sponsorship to Seaford Football & Netball Club

 

SCHOOLS PROGRAM BREAKFAST PROGRAM 

Seaford RSL supports a SCHOOLS PROGRAM BREAKFAST PROGRAM in 5 local schools ensuring our younger generation start the day well.

 

SCHOOLS COMMEMORATION SERVICES

The Seaford RSL design and conduct special school commemoration services for our local school children. These services are fully supported by all local schools for both ANZAC DAY & REMEMBRANCE DAY each year. The band and bugler, school choir, flag raisers the junior guest speakers are all students. Schools are encouraged to design and construct their wreaths, then nominate the wreath layers.

 

We see education for future generations about the sacrifices and hardships made by those Australians and New Zealanders who served our countries at wartime and as Peacekeepers as a vital part of the overall education process.

SCHOOLS CITIZENSHIP AWARDS

Nineteen (19) SCHOOLS now partake in our Citizen Awards Programme where a student from each school who has contributed outstanding service to their local community is nominated to receive this award. Seaford RSL organises a special “Awards Night” at the Club where successful recipients receive a Certificate together with a $50.00 voucher in front of their peers, parents and teachers.

 

ANZAC DAY 2015

Sonya Kilkenny Members Statement

Seaford RSL

 

Last weekend as we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli I attended two very special ANZAC services put on by the Seaford Branch of the RSL.

 

I would like to congratulate the Seaford RSL and in particular, Geoff Andrews, Peter Gill, John Beslee and the rest of the Seaford RSL Committee for putting on both services. Whilst each service was distinct they were both very community focused and extremely moving.

 

The first, on Friday, was a schools service attended by 15 local schools from the Carrum electorate.  Students from Kananook Choir sang for us; primary school students read poems, the principal of Patterson River Secondary College, Marie Vinocuroff, gave a wonderful speech about the role of students during the war and the ways in which students contributed to the war movement. The flag bearers were school children from Seaford North and students from each school laid a wreath in remembrance.

 

On ANZAC day several thousand people from the local community lined Station Street Seaford to watch the march and then attend the local service at the Seaford RSL. One of the highlights of the service was a speech by two year 7 students from Patterson River Secondary College. They spoke about what the spirit of ANZAC meant to them. Their confidence, insight and empathy well exceeded their 13 years.

 

Scouts from the 1st Seaford Scouts Group put on a sausage sizzle in the carpark of Seaford Railway station. And whilst the queue to buy a sausage in bread snaked and weaved for about 20 metres, befittingly, people used this opportunity to strike up a conversation with strangers and to make new friends.

 

The Seaford RSL services were beautiful. I felt extremely proud to be an Australian and immensely honoured to be the representative for the wonderful communities of Carrum and Seaford in our State parliament. Well done to all involved.

Sonya Kilkenny MP  
State Member for Carrum