Monday, 22 March 2021
Statements by Members
Box Hill Returned and Services League
Over the weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Box Hill RSL. Since it was established in 1920, the RSL has been a place where generations of locals have met to connect over a shared history. It also has a vital modern relevance, supporting our local returned veterans. Despite some remaining COVID restrictions, it was fantastic to see so many turn out for the celebrations from regular RSL goers to the RSL Victoria State President, Dr Robert Webster. It was also good to have representatives present from both the Liberal Party and the Labor Party. Occasions like this should transcend politics.
A particular highlight of the day was the unveiling of a new book documenting the history of the Box Hill RSL, immortalising its invariable contribution to our community. Congratulations must go to the author, Steven Cook, for this monumental achievement. Thank you to the RSL President, John Howard, and the rest of the committee for inviting me to share in this special day and for everything you do for the Chisholm community.