Thursday 25 April
Presented as part of Caufield RSL’s ANZAC DAY celebrations…
Since 1917 the members of Caulfield RSL have celebrated ANZAC day. In the early days during and after the War it truly was a celebration, where the men would gather with those they fought with and whilst remembering those who died they celebrated the fact they had lived. They usually went to the March and then came back the club to meet their mates.
Whilst all the WW1 and many of the WW2 veterans are no longer with us, we want to make this year’s ANZAC Day a celebration for our members and all members of the community and their families, to commemorate those brave Australians and New Zealanders who served our two great countries.
As part of the ANZAC DAY celebrations The Flying Saucer Club will present a special performance by MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION WALL OF FOLK ORCHESTRA in the Flying Saucer Room (also known as the Caufield RSL Dining Room) from 3.30-6pm. Mick’s expanded 7 piece line-up includes two fiddles as well as an extra mandolin/dobro and of course accordion, etc. It’s gonna be a hoot!
ANZAC DAY activities commence at 7.00am with a short service in front of the club, with Jack Howard performing at the service, followed by the traditional Gunfire breakfast in the dining room. This is usually attend by members who are going to the March in the city, and also by many who have been to the Dawn Service at the Shrine. Later in the morning there will be a jumping castle for kids, face painting, a children’s animal farm and a balloon artist. All day we will open an Exhibit of our Memorabilia in our function room upstairs on Level 1 to highlight the Souvenirs and equipment collected by the men and women that served.
And of Course it wouldn’t be ANZAC day without a traditional game of Two Up! We have a 10 x 12 Metre giant Marquee being erected in the car park at the rear of the building from 12pm with bar meals, an Aussie bbq and a HANGI throughout the day!
There will not be a charge for any of the above mentioned activities however The Caufield RSL will be asking folk for a Gold Coin Donation that goes directly into the RSL’s Welfare Patriotic Fund.
Please note there is no parking at the club on Anzac Day.