Sporting Clubs

Clayton RSL has 4 successful sporting clubs with many flags and trophies adorning the walls of our members room.

Social Clubs

Our Social Clubs are vibrant and busy with activities like games days, tai chi, hobbies, bus trips, and a whole lot more. Why not join now and start sharing in the fun with new friends?

Special Events

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Tuesday November 11th 2014

Our Remembrance Day Service was held at the Lone Pine Tree in the Remembrance Gardens in Clayton Road. It was well attended by members of the Services, Council and Government representatives, Members of our own RSL Club and Year 5 & 6 students from St Peters Primary School as well as Students from Westall secondary College.

Our Master of ceremonies was our own Tom Kelly, and he was ably assisted by Asif Chowdhury and Mai Luong from Westall secondary College in their reading of In Flanders Field and Remembrance.

The “Ode” was recited by Gary Molloy CSM.

Petty Officer Mark Brophy commanded the well drilled Catafalque Party which was supplied by HMAS Cerberus. Our Guest speaker was L/CDR Lucito Irlandez [Royal Australian Navy] who spoke about the significance of the 95th Anniversary of the first Remembrance Day and the origins and traditions of Remembrance Day.

At the 11th hour on the eleventh day of November in 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare, when the Germans called for an armistice [suspension of fighting]. Although the armistice which was signed on 11 November 1918 ended the actual fighting, it took six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty. The treaty was registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 21 October 1919.

By the end of the Second World War, Armistice Day had grown from being solely a remembrance of the men and women who died in the Great War of 1914 - 1918, into something larger. It became a day to honour all those who had fallen in war.

With this evolution, came a change of name, and the 11th of November became known as Remembrance Day. Australians today remember all those who served and sacrificed during times of war and on peacekeeping operations in recent decades.


Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Anzac Day Service – Monday 25th April, 2016.

We will conduct a Dawn Service in the "Remembrance Gardens" in Clayton Road Clayton at 6:00 am.

During the afternoon there will be 'two up' in the George Foster Room. We propose to conduct the ‘two-up’ school from around 2.00pm. Come along and have some fun with your mates. All proceeds go towards Welfare activities in the Club.

All members, their families, friends and all local community residents are invited to attend.

(All non- members must sign in)

Mega Jackpot Draw

Current Prize Value

$875.00

How to Win!!

Every Friday in the Sovereign Room at 7:15pm we run the Members Mega Jackpot draw.

Each week we call out the name of a member and if they're in the club and come to the Sovereign Bar within 1 minute of having their name called they collect the Members Mega Jackpot valued up to $800.

After the jackpot has been won, the prize value resets to $100 and jackpots each week until it is either won or attains a maximum value of $800.

Once the Mega Jackpot attains $800 in value, it stays there until it is won.

All you have to do to win is be a member in the venue and be lucky enough to have your name called.

Big Barrel Bonus Draw

Big Barrel Bonus draw

How to Win!!

When members visit Clayton RSL on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays and swipe their card on entry, they receive tickets.

On the last Friday of the month (Feb - Dec), members place their tickets into a barrel in the Sovereign Room and at 7:20pm a ticket is drawn from the barrel.

The member with the winning ticket will win a prize valued up to $200 but they must be present when their ticket is drawn.

This Months Prize

$200 Ticketek Voucher

Cirque De Soleil Acrobat

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RSL Rewards Draw

How to Win!!

Members will automatically be entered into the Promotion by swiping their membership card when purchasing food and beverages at participating RSL’s in Victoria between 9am on 1st October 2016 until 3.59pm on 30th October 2016.

This Months Prizes

See The Winners

A Ladies Watch by Haigh and Hastings

Clayton RSL Club Members

RSL Club Members

Members

Membership of the Clayton RSL Club entitles you to a range of fantastic benefits at Clayton RSL.

As a member of Clayton RSL, you’ll enjoy a long list of benefits, savings and fantastic experiences!

  • Ability to win prizes by swiping your member card daily at the Member Rewards Centre at Clayton RSL
  • Member Meal Deals at Clayton RSL
  • Quarterly members Club News magazine
  • Eligibility to join our popular sports and social clubs

History

The RSL was established in 1916 by soldiers returning from Gallipoli their aims were simple. They needed to preserve the spirit of mate ship formed amidst the carnage of horror and battle. To honor the memory of the fallen and to help each other in their time of need and this is still today the underlying philosophy of the RSL.

Evolution of the RSL

The RSL evolved as a direct result of the camaraderie, concern and mateship shown by the "Diggers" for the welfare of their mates during and after the 1914 - 1918 War. That ethos of compassion and service remains today the motivating influence of the League.

Some key historical dates in the history of the League

June 1916

Conference of Returned Soldiers' Association recommended formation of The Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (RSSILA)

September 1916

First RSSILA Congress (delegates from QLD, SA, TAS and VIC)

March 1917

NSW admitted to the League

March 1918

WA admitted to the League

1927

Formation of the ACT Branch

November 1940

Name changed to the Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmens Imperial League of Australia (RSSAILA)

October 1965

Name changed to Returned Services League of Australia (RSL)

September 1983

Name changed to Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL)

September 1990

Name changed to Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL)

The ideals and objectives which had characterised the initiation of the first state associations in 1916 were correlated and finally adopted, in the following form, as the aims and objectives of the League:

  • To perpetuate the close ties of friendship created by mutual service in the Australian Defence Force or allied forces, to maintain a proper standard of dignity and honour among all past and present serving members of the Defence Force and to set an example of public spirit and noble hearted endeavour;
  • To preserve the memory and records of those who suffered and died for Australia;
  • To provide for the sick and wounded and needy among those who have served and their dependents including pensions, medical attention, homes and suitable employment;
  • To inculcate loyalty to the Nation, to guard the good name and preserve the interests and standing of members of the Defence Force; and
  • To promote our policy on national questions, particularly:
    • the unity of the Commonwealth of Nations,
    • the Defence of Australia
    • the maintenance of a sustainable and selective immigration policy
    • the development of a national Defence infrastructure and Defence industry, and
    • the promotion and proper employment of the nation's natural resources.

What is the RSL Motto?

"The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance"

RSL Mission Statement

To ensure that programs are in place for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their dependants; and promote Government and community awareness of the need for a secure, stable and progressive Australia.

The Role and Objectives of the RSL

To serve the interests of its members, veterans, the ex-service community and members of the Australian Defence Force, the RSL executes its role by effectively implementing the following objectives which are in accord with the League's Mission Statement:

  • Welfare.
  • Advocacy and Representation.
  • Assistance to all veterans and ex-service men and women regardless of their membership in the League.
  • Commemoration and Remembrance.
  • Participation in employment Programs for veterans, ex-service members and their dependants.
  • Commitment to democratic principles and practices.
  • Provision of a means for members to enjoy camaraderie and mateship.
  • Provision of effective and efficient management of RSL assets and resources for the benefit of its members and serving members of the ADF.
  • Act as an effective lobby group to Government and its departments.
  • Provision of moral and active support for the ADF.
  • Provision of a respected and meaningful voice within the community and Australian society.
  • Promotion of loyalty and pride which the League has for the Nation, its people, the Crown and the Flag.

Supporting the Australian Defence Force

RSL Standing Policy states that the primary objective of Australia's Defence and foreign policies should be to promote Australia's national security and safeguard Australia's vital interests. To meet such an objective, the RSL believes that Australia should maintain:

  • regular armed forces (Navy, Army and Air Force elements); to be of a size able to operate without additional forces in limited roles, and with additional forces in major roles either at home or overseas;
  • reserve forces (Navy, Army and Air Force elements); able to augment the regular forces, on callout able to undertake combat operations with minimum additional training, and able to be mobilised in times short of war;
  • cadet forces;
  • a national service scheme; in the form of military or civilian service to provide a reserve of trained and disciplined manpower;
  • a Defence industry; and
  • a national Defence infrastructure.

RSL support points of particular significance are:

  • Defence policy should be above party politics. Because of its long term nature, major political parties must strive for agreement on Defence policy.
  • The Defence vote should be progressively increased to be not less than 3.5% of the Gross National Product.
  • The special nature of service in the ADF should be recognised by the provision of adequate housing and financial conditions of service for members and their families.
  • The Navy, Army and Air Force Reserves must be active and essential components of the ADF.

Membership

Service Membership

A Service member is one that has served in the Australian Defence Forces or the Defence Forces of our allies as a regular, Reserved or National service person.

Affiliate Membership

An affiliate is a type of membership that caterers for family members of serving or ex service men & women its purpose being to provides a form of RSL membership that maintains the “blood” line of those who have served their country in both peace and war. It is also for current and ex -serving members of anAustralian Police force, Fire brigade, Ambulance Service and State Emergency Services or any person who has been awarded a certificate of Appreciation by the RSL. By being a member there are many different services available for each and every member although they do vary between Service Members with overseas service as opposed to non overseas service and some are again different for affiliates members.

Fees for 2017

Renewal of Service & Affiliate Members - $10

Renewal of Social Members - $10

Download the Service / Affiliate application form here.

Download the Social application form here.

Access to RSL Sub-Branches by Members of the ADF

The RSL state executive (Victoria) recently past a resolution to allow access to sub-branches and the use of RSL facilities to all Australian Defence Force members in Victoria, full-time and part-time, on the production of their Service ID card.

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