St Marys RSL
St Marys RSL Women’s Auxiliary is a very active group who concentrate much effort into fundraising to support a variety of community activities/groups in the St Marys district.
Currently, the Executive of the Women’s Auxiliary comprises:
The Auxiliary apply their fundraising to worthy causes such as the food hampers it supplies each month for a raffle at the Governor King Day Club
Our Auxiliary meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month at 11am in the St Marys RSL Club. At present the Auxiliary has 17 members, and new members are welcome.
Our ladies are very active in supporting the sub-Branch members with the various ANZAC function and we also help with the ANZAC Day dawn breakfast.
History of the Auxiliary:
The Auxiliary was formed in March 1947. They met in a little brick building in Queen Street, St Marys. The women worked very hard on street stalls, competitions and raffles to support Legacy and of course the Sub-Branch diggers. The Auxiliary also cooked a hearty breakfast on a primus and "metho" stoves for those attending the annual ANZAC Dawn Service, and held picnic days for elderly diggers, taking them out and supplying them with sweets and "cigarettes".
The Auxiliary celebrated its 68th Birthday in 2015 in the present club auditorium known as Bobbys Room.
The Auxiliary raised in excess of $8,000 last year and donated $7,500 to Central Council Women's Auxiliary who then pass the funds onto The Welfare & Benevolent Institution to be distributed to Service people in need and a further amount of $500.00being donated to Legacy.
As part in the annual St Marys Spring Festival our ladies man a stall selling pre-loved goods and odds and ends. Last year we raised $500.00.
A meat raffle is conducted at the RSL Club on the first Thursday of the month, and seasonal and special raffles throughout the year.