RSL poppy appeal thanks
SIR:

On behalf of the RSL president and members, I would like to express our appreciation to all who supported the recent poppy appeal and attended services across the district.
Thank you to the businesses, employees and the communities of Beulah, Brim and Warracknabeal. We raised over $4100, for welfare of servicemen and women and family members, who may need assistance, we keep a quarter of this in Warracknabeal, for use locally and for anyone who may be in need.
Thank you to the schools for their support in sales and also for taking part in the wreath laying and service. Thank you also to Cubs, Scouts and Guides, your actions  and participation in this special Remembrance Day augers well for for the future of our nation, when we can remember the sacrifice of our forebears who died for their country in this way.
Thank you also to the poppy sellers across the district, Warracknabeal RSL ladies auxiliary members, RSL members who purchased poppies and the Warracknabeal Herald for their publication of Remembrance Day activities.
The year is quickly nearing its end, with RSL wind up activities to be hosted in the clubrooms on December 19 at 12.30pm. All members and supporters of the Warracknabeal sub-branch are invited to attend the light lunch, which will also feature music and games.
The final meeting for the year will take place on December 20, with subs to be paid on  January 1, and we welcome anyone who has the future of the RSL at heart, or who has connections to anyone who has served in any branch of armed services to attend.
During the last month, members have attended a region six meeting at Birchip which was also the annual meeting and election of office bearers, with Minyip's Peter Byrne elected president, Mildura's Alec Olerencho, vice president and Sea Lake's Wendy Curley as secretary-treasurer.
The meeting was chaired by state executive member Harold Heslop, with Warracknabeal's Jack McKenzie nominated as regional representative of headquarter memorabilia and the heritage sub-committee.
Representatives from the Wimmera Veterans Centre at Horsham RSL also attended the meeting, commenting that the centre staff had been busy processing pension and welfare requests from service members and dependants.
Warracknabeal RSL sub-branch members have also visited Rural Northwest Health and completed home visits during the past month.
On behalf of our members we wish the community a happy Christmas season and hope that 2011 is a good year for all.
Yours etc.
Jack McKenzie
Warracknabeal RSL sub-branch