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The Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch was first founded in the early 1918’s, but which month we do not know as no records were kept, it is also not known where their meetings were held. This year is our Centenary Year.

However it isBeaudesert RSL Sub Branch known that in 1951 the first load of logs were brought in by Dick Jurd, free of charge, to enable the Sub Branch to erect a building in Jane Street (presently the Girl Guides Hall).

In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s these premises were sold and the Sub Branch then moved into a room at the Shire Council Chambers new office block in Brisbane Street.

This was later sold back to the council and the RSL purchased land at the top end of Brisbane Street, to build a complex for various uses as well as RSL Offices. This building did not transpire as the Sub Branch decided to purchase the old Post Office which came on the market in the late 1960’s. This Building became the RSL Services Club which is a seperate entity to the Sub Branch

Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch Inc. was incorporated in 2009.Our Office is called “Flanders House”

At present the Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch is situated in the Neilsen Building on the Crn. of William and Brisbane Street in Beaudesert, where we conduct our core objective looking after the Welfare and Wellbeing of our Members their families and any Veterans that requires assistance.

We have a group of very dedicated Qualified Welfare Officers that can assist with any DVA Claims

We also run in conjunction with the QABS a transport service to assist Veterans and Community Members to access medical Appointments, this is run by Volunteers..

This year we are holding REMEMBRANCE DAY at the Palm Gardens Memorial, as it is our Centenary Year the Scenic Rim Regional Council is presenting us with a Commemorative Plaque recognising our Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch”s 100 Years of Service to our Veterans and their families and our Service to the Community.

THE OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO VOLUNTEERS HOSTED BY THE BEAUDESERT RSL SUB BRANCH RETURNED SERVICES LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA.

MAJOR GENERAL JOHN PEARN AO RFD MD FRACP FRCP OFFICIALLY OPENED THIS TRIBUTE TO VOLUNTEERS ON THE 20.10.2018. A VERY AUSPICIOUS OCCASSION FOR OUR SUB BRANCHES 100 YEAR CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF VOLUNTEERS SERVING OUR VETERANS AND FAMILIES AND OUR COMMUNITY

Below are some excerpts from Major Genral John Pearns speech on the official opening.

The Official Unveiling of the Honour Guard was mounted by the Jimboomba District Cadets. The Motto of this fine youth movemnet is “Arbetrium” the latin for “I will” or “I serve as a Volunteer”. Every family knows that the truesest volunteers are mothers and fathers who step forward, albeit often with a wiry smile of inevitability, when volunteers are called upon to serve on innumerable local committees. Such service is never identified by a corporate uniform, and such volunteers never recieve medals for their volunteering service.

It is a fine thing indeed that our Returned and Services League of Australia, and specifically the Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch, has had the vision to acknowledge publicly, this core value of Australian Society, both civilian and military.

May all who pass by, pause, reflect and give thanks for the countless gifts embodied in its symbolism