Representatives of RSL sub-branches from across the region recently attended training session on Governance and Regulatory Compliance, topics which are vitally important to running a modern sub-branch and not-for-profit organisation.
The training session, held in Sawtell, is part of a state-wide initiative by RSL NSW that will see all 348 sub-branches undertake this training and comes after RSL NSW recently lifted a ban on fundraising that had been in place since August 2017.
Local trustees, presidents, vice presidents, treasurers and honorary secretaries from Kemspey Macleay and South West Rocks, along with eight other sub-branches attended.
RSL NSW Acting President Ray James said the organisation was vastly different today than it was 100 years ago and it was imperative that members remained fully across the legislative requirements around what it meant to run a sub-branch in 2019 and beyond.
"This training is part of evolving RSL NSW more broadly, and ensuring the public can have full confidence in supporting the important grassroots activities being undertaken everyday by sub-branches for veterans and their families," Mr James said.
Areas covered in the training include governance standards required for not-for-profit bodies, charity regulations, reporting obligations, responsibilities of committee members and trustees of a sub-branch, and education around broad compliance with fiduciary duties.
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