Commemoration service

Anzac Day 2020

Press Release 2

Executive Committee

Northam RSL Sub Branch

At a recent meeting of the Northam Sub Branch executive it was agreed that the following activities be promoted through the Northam district as a way for the community to honour our Anzacs.

Resources for families to access will be made available on Facebook and the sub branch website ( to encourage discussion about Anzac Day. These resources include a picture of the Australian Flag, poppies and a Anzac lantern, these items could then be used as decorations for the home service on Anzac Day.

The community is encouraged to utilise local radio broadcasts of both the Dawn Service and the 11am Anzac Service. Check local guides for details.

At 11am at the Northam Memorial, Northam RSL President Mick Prytulak, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Service Community other wreaths can be laid by the President representing the organisation.

There will be a flyover at this time viewable from most homes in Northam.

Any persons attending the Memorial privately during the day must obey the COVID-19 protocols. It is requested that serious consideration be given whether your visit is essential.

Should any community group wish the President to lay a wreath on their behalf please contact the RSL Secretary by email, or advise the florist when ordering the floral tribute who will arrange for delivery to the sub branch.

The Northam Sub Branch remind any service personnel needing assistance to contact the sub branch, confidentiality is assured.


Defibrillator unit now available

Defibrillation unit installed by members of Northam Lions, & members of the Northam RSL

The Northam Lions decided that the Northam Memorial Hall needed an Automated Exernal Defibrillator (AED) attached to an external wall of the premises — providing uninterrupted community access to the lifesaving device.

They applied for the much needed equipment through St Johns. The unit has been mounted to the side wall of the Memorial Hall with members of the Northam RSL looking on.

The President Mick Prytulak thanked the Northam Lions not only on behalf of  the Northam RSL but for all users of the Hall and community members.


New seating at Memorial

Members of Northam Men’s Shed & Northam RSL try out the new benches

Thanks to a donation from Northam Rotary Club, the Northam RSL Sub Branch were able to ask the Northam Men’s Shed if they would be interested in building two bench seats for the gazebo area behind the Memorial.

On completing the work the Men’s Shed mounted the two seats to the gazebo.

What a great job they did. The seats are designed to look like the sun raising. The members of the Sub Branch couldn’t wait to test them out.

President Mick Prytulak added that the area behind the Memorial is now a place where people can go  take a seat and reflect.

Thank you to Northam Rotary Club and Northam Men’s Shed.