Calendar

Jan
23
Wed
Learn to Crew & Race
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You are invited to join a Sailing Crew and learn the craft of Yacht Racing with our friends at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Toronto, Lake Macquarie. This is a great opportunity for you to join a Race Crew and develop skills and a love of sailing. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t sailed before or if you’re the keenest of sailors, sailing is for everyone! Participants can join the team on a weekly basis for the season and enjoy being part of a racing crew on these beautiful twilight races.

Who can attend: This FREE event is open to all current and ex-service personnel (given the nature of this activity – ages 18+ apply)

To register: please email newcastle@soldieron.org.au as places are limited

Jan
24
Thu
Serving On – RSL Lifecare @ Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital Grounds
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Serving On team is back helping out the community! This month we are helping out at the new Veterans Equine Welfare Program facility, run by RSL Lifecare. This fantastic program helps veterans who have been impacted by their service by offering them a place of quiet reflection whilst engaging in activities that see the veterans taking care of, and riding, the horses. Engaging in activities with such a powerful yet gentle animal is a new experience for many service members, who soon find that the therapeutic benefits are beyond compare.

RSL Lifecare is setting up a new facility in Picton. This means they will need plenty of help to prepare a new rounding yard for the horses, prepare and paint the new veterans accommodation block, and help restore a historic picnic shelter. Later in the day, there will be an opportunity for the Serving On participants to experience horses up close and personal and do an introductory session.

This event is open to current and ex service personnel and their family members.

To register email: serving.on@soldieron.org.au with your name, the names of those coming, and a contact number.

Jan
30
Wed
Learn to Crew & Race
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You are invited to join a Sailing Crew and learn the craft of Yacht Racing with our friends at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Toronto, Lake Macquarie. This is a great opportunity for you to join a Race Crew and develop skills and a love of sailing. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t sailed before or if you’re the keenest of sailors, sailing is for everyone! Participants can join the team on a weekly basis for the season and enjoy being part of a racing crew on these beautiful twilight races.

Who can attend: This FREE event is open to all current and ex-service personnel (given the nature of this activity – ages 18+ apply)

To register: please email newcastle@soldieron.org.au as places are limited

Feb
4
Mon
Coffee catch up-Wodonga @ Cafe Grove
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come along for a brew and a chat, our Programs Officer will be attending the catch up to share information about upcoming events and to discuss ideas for future events and any individual needs. There is no need to RSVP, and all those attending cover the cost of their own drinks.

Feb
5
Tue
Wagga Coffee Catch Up @ Thorne Street Café
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come along for a brew and a chat, our Programs Officer will be attending the catch up to share information about upcoming events and to discuss ideas for future events and any individual needs.  There is no need to RSVP, and all those attending cover the cost of their own drinks.

Feb
6
Wed
Learn to Crew & Race
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You are invited to join a Sailing Crew and learn the craft of Yacht Racing with our friends at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Toronto, Lake Macquarie. This is a great opportunity for you to join a Race Crew and develop skills and a love of sailing. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t sailed before or if you’re the keenest of sailors, sailing is for everyone! Participants can join the team on a weekly basis for the season and enjoy being part of a racing crew on these beautiful twilight races.

Who can attend: This FREE event is open to all current and ex-service personnel (given the nature of this activity – ages 18+ apply)

To register: please email newcastle@soldieron.org.au as places are limited

Feb
13
Wed
Coffee Catch up-Albury @ Retro Lane Cafe
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn to Crew & Race
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You are invited to join a Sailing Crew and learn the craft of Yacht Racing with our friends at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Toronto, Lake Macquarie. This is a great opportunity for you to join a Race Crew and develop skills and a love of sailing. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t sailed before or if you’re the keenest of sailors, sailing is for everyone! Participants can join the team on a weekly basis for the season and enjoy being part of a racing crew on these beautiful twilight races.

Who can attend: This FREE event is open to all current and ex-service personnel (given the nature of this activity – ages 18+ apply)

To register: please email newcastle@soldieron.org.au as places are limited

Feb
15
Fri
Sailing Day – RPAYC – February
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

The day begins with a coffee catch up in the Halyards Café in the Club, followed by a briefing on safety and fitting of PFD’s before jumping in the boats. Weather permitting you will spend approximately 2 hours on the water and return to the club around 1230 for a relaxed lunch in the club. Each of the Elliot 7 boats will be skippered by an instructor from the club and the larger craft are skippered by the owner/club members who generously donate their time, their knowledge, and their craft. Soldier On staff will also be around throughout the day for a chat or to provide more information about the organisation and our services.

We suggest bringing: a wind stopper/spray jacket/raincoat, sun protection, towel, change of clothes, and wearing comfy clothes and shoes (that you don’t mind getting wet) you can move around in; warm/wet weather gear – showers and lockers are available for use at the club.

Participants with mobility restrictions are encouraged to apply and can be catered for on the day with suitable boats available for use.

How to register: email activities@soldieron.org.au with your name, contact details, and dietary requirements.

Feb
18
Mon
Coffee catch up-Wodonga @ Cafe Grove
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come along for a brew and a chat, our Programs Officer will be attending the catch up to share information about upcoming events and to discuss ideas for future events and any individual needs. There is no need to RSVP, and all those attending cover the cost of their own drinks.