An "evolving RSL NSW" has rolled out training at Dubbo that acting president Ray James says is crucial to ensuring the public can have "full confidence" in the statewide organisation.
Representatives of sub-branches in the region took part in the session on governance and regulatory compliance topics relevant to operating a not-for-profit entity in the 21st century.
A statewide initiative, it coincides with RSL NSW lifting its two-year ban on sub-branches fundraising.
The ban was put in place during the Bergin inquiry, which was established by the NSW government in 2017 after financial irregularities in RSL NSW were exposed.
The inquiry called for sweeping charity reforms among its recommendations last year.
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Mr James, who became acting president in July, spoke about the importance of governance and compliance in evolving RSL NSW both at sub-branches and head office Anzac House during his visit to Dubbo.
"The RSL is vastly different today than it was 100 years ago, and it is imperative that our members remain fully across the legislative requirements around what it means to run a sub-branch in 2019 and beyond," he said.
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.RSL NSW acting president Ray James
"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."
All 348 sub-branches in NSW will be invited to undertake the training.
Attendees at the Dubbo session included representatives from the Dubbo, Wellington, Narromine, Nyngan, Cobar, Walgett, Coonamble, Baradine, Coonabarabran, Gilgandra, Eumungerie-Coboco, Mendooran, Dunedoo-Leadville and Coolah.
Among the topics were governance standards required for not-for-profit bodies, charity regulations, reporting obligations, responsibilities of committee members and trustees of a sub-branch, and education about broad compliance with fiduciary duties.
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