Cardiff RSL has won 2019’s Club & Community Award for Disability, Welfare & Social Inclusion. These Club & Community awards were created to recognise the outstanding social contributions made by clubs in their local communities.
Our theme for this Disability, Welfare & Social Inclusion award was ‘AUSLAN: Bringing two worlds together’. Cardiff RSL staff began AUSLAN training back in 2018 with the Deaf Society. These classes were over a two hour period with no conversation so that our staff could truly enter and understand the world of the deaf and hearing impaired. As part of our commitment and to show our community we were sincere in providing a safe, friendly and inclusive environment we appointed a Deaf Awareness Ambassador. For hearing members and guests to see staff sign with other patrons helps create awareness, reminds us all to have empathy and compassion but also allows families and friends to come out together as we have trained staff to be able to communicate with the whole group.
Cardiff RSL has also had menus printed in Braille to support deaf and hearing impaired members and guests. AUSLAN training was not just about learning sign language it is also about the holistic approach to individual personal and professional growth and in turn support society’s and the club’s values.
A big congratulations goes out to all Club & Community Award winners listed below:
Arts & Culture – Glen Innes & District Services
Clubs in Collaboration – Newcastle & Hunter Region Clubs
Disability, Welfare & Social Inclusion – Canterbury League Club, Cardiff RSL, Laurieton United Services Club & Wauchope Country Club
Education – Bankstown
Sports Emergency Services – Campsie RSL & Club Liverpool
Health & Wellbeing- The Epping Club
Heart of the Community – Harbord Bowling Club
Support of Amateur Sport – Blacktown Workers Club Group, & Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club
Youth Leadership – Ramsgate RSL
Special Category Winners:
Clubs Unite for Drought Relief – Armidale SerVies, Castle Hill RSL, C.ex Coffs (on behalf of Far North Coast Region Clubs), City Tattersalls Club, Club Catalina with Narooma Golf Club & Moruya Golf Clubs, Club Central, Club Rivers, Club Taree, Mounties Group, Nambucca Heads RSL & West Tamworth League Club
Arts & Culture – Deniliquin RSL Club, Ettalong Diggers Education, DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club & Sharks Leagues Club.
Health & Wellbeing – Bathurst RSL & Tradies
Heart of the Community – Twin Towns Services Club
Support of Amateur Sport – Ballina Bowling & Recreation Club