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The need for younger leadership
took centre stage at this year’s RSL
State Congress where over 450 RSL
representatives discussed key topics
such as welfare, commemoration
Oakey RSL Sub Branch President
Miles Wootten, 37, was one of the
youngest leaders at the League’s
annual policy making forum,
recently held in Townsville.
Mr Wootten said the Oakey
RSL Sub Branch provided a keen
example to others that changing
with the times was vital to keeping
the RSL relevant.
“We face many obstacles when
it comes to the RSL’s ageing
membership,” he said.
“It is important to give younger
veterans and current serving
members an incentive to join.”
Oakey RSL Sub Branch has a strong
presence in the local community
and focuses on the core values of
the RSL by providing veteran welfare
assistance and also donating to
“ We offer local housing to veterans
and war widows in addition to
processing a steady stream of
pensions and welfare claims on
behalf of our current and ex-service
men and women to ensure their
entitlements are delivered,” Mr
“ Whilst we remain committed to
our key function, we are heading
in a new direction with engaging
younger members so we’re on track
for the future,” he said.
“Getting involved with local
school students and highlighting
the benefits of being a member
to current service personnel is just
a snapshot of the ways the RSL is
attempting to engage a younger
For more information about Oakey
RSL Sub Branch contact Secretary
Trevor Steinmuller on (07) 4691
RSL recognises need for younger leadership
Birthdays are making 2010 a very
busy year for 23 City of Brisbane
Squadron, as it attends many functions
as part of celebrations in a number of
This year, RAAF Base Amberley turns
70, Government House turns 100 and
Queensland turns 150.
A recent birthday activity involving
23 Squadron was the centenary of
Fernberg, the residence of the Governor
of Queensland, on Queensland Day.
The Open Day Governor Penelope
Wensley organised for the people of
Queensland celebrated the centenary
of the vice-regal residence and to
showcase the history and system of
government and the responsibilities of
Queensland’s Head of State.
23 Squadron attended to support the
Open Day and to promote the role of
Air Force and its career opportunities.
On display were models of the
Roulettes PC-9/A and the F/A-18 Hornet
which attracted a high level of interest.
Cpl Lewis McLennan, WOFF Bob
Baldwin, FLGOFF Peter O’Callaghan and
FLTLT Bruce Chalmers were on hand to
field enquiries and answer questions
of enquiring young and not so young
minds about how Air Force operates
Governor Wensley visited the display
and thanked members of the squadron
for supporting her Open Day.
Located in the suburb of Bardon,
Fernberg has been the residence of
15 of Queensland’s governors since it
became Government House in 1910.
Above: No 23 Squadron members Cpl Lewis
McLennan, WOFF Bob Baldwin, FLGOFF Peter
O’Callaghan and FLTLT Bruce Chalmers field
questions at the Government House open day.
attends ‘Fernberg’ centenary
By FLTLT Bruce Chalmers
6/08/10 12:55 PM
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