$5000 for Rutherglen RSL Sub-Branch
Federal Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has congratulated the Rutherglen RSL sub-branch on receiving a $5000 federal grant for its 2018 Armistice Day commemorations.
Ms McGowan said the grant recognised more than 12 months of hard work from the Rutherglen RSL sub-branch and president David Martin throughout the application process.
The money will be used to install a granite Victory Cross with a plaque attached, and a flag pole at the Rutherglen Carlyle Cemetery.
Mr Martin said the cross would be the centrepiece of the memorial and would be a great asset to the Rutherglen community.
“The whole community will benefit from having a permanent memorial and will serve as a lasting dedication to the service personnel who are buried at this cemetery,” he said.
The grant was approved by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester as part of the Armistice Centenary Grant Program, which allocates up to $50,000 for projects in each Federal Electorate.
The Bright and Mansfield sub-branches were awarded $6500 and $5000 respectively earlier this month, while another five local projects have also nominated for grants under the program.
“These works will be a great benefit to local communities and I look forward to seeing the projects come together for Armistice Day,” Ms McGowan said.