Known as ‘The best little Club in the World’, Currumbin RSL has provided over $5 million back into the local community in the last five years. This phenomenal figure was announced during the presentation of the RSL’s Sustainability and Community Benefit Initiatives on March 2.
Currumbin RSL CEO Anne Stovin outlined the work the Club is doing within the all-important area of veteran welfare. In conjunction with Soldier On, they are now able to employ a psychologist 3 days per week and they also have future plans to introduce Transition to Employment services for returned service personnel, in an effort to reduce the extremely high rate of suicide among contemporary veterans.
A key focus of the RSL’s operation, their sustainability measures were also outlined including the plan to have their kitchen herb supply fully self-sustainable through the planting of herb gardens, onsite rain tanks for watering gardens and supplying flushing water for the Club’s toilets, switching to LED lighting with more LED upgrades on the way to save energy costs, and the introduction of a Bio Bin at the Club, with 100% of the organic waste produced by the kitchen able to be turned into commercial compost.
In addition, the RSL’s commemorative ANZAC Dawn Service held each year is moving to a more sustainable model in 2017. Along with other measures, the organisers are aiming to improve access by encouraging more attendees to ride their bikes to and from the service.
It is these initiatives, and many others, that have seen the RSL become a leader in business sustainability in our region – with staff champions who continue to educate and inspire others to stick with the sustainability measures on a daily basis. For more information on how the RSL is reducing their carbon footprint through sustainable practices, visit http://www.currumbinrsl.com.au/sustainability/
On behalf of the Southern Gold Coast region we thank CSGC Chair and Currumbin RSL CEO Anne Stovin, Chairman Ron Workman OAM and their exceptional team for all the work they do in and for our local community. Congratulations to all on this wonderful achievement.