Happy Commonwealth Day!
Commonwealth Day is an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth’s organisations, which aim to improve the lives of its citizens.
The aim of Commonwealth Day is to celebrate the unity, diversity and linkages of the modern Commonwealth and foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth’s achievements and role.
In 2014, the theme will be Team Commonwealth. The theme is intended to stress the importance of teamwork and collaboration both within and between Commonwealth countries. It also sets the tone for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the year. This theme will be reflected in the Observance and the throughout Commonwealth Week.
For more information and to see/read the Commonwealth Day Message from HM The Queen and the Commonwealth Secretary General, please visit the website for The Commonwealth. http://thecommonwealth.org/
Anniversary Celebration – Volunteers Wanted!
In 2016 the Royal Life Saving Society will celebrate 125 years of saving lives across the Commonwealth.
The 125th Anniversary Steering Committee is seeking volunteers to lead on Commonwealth-wide projects to mark this important occasion in the life of the RLSS. The 125th celebration will:
Mark the RLSS Commonwealth 125th anniversary and celebrate
the Society’s many achievements
Increase public awareness of the activities and achievements of the RLSS
Support an increase in participation in RLSS programs
Support drowning prevention
Increase and strengthen the link between member branches and with the Commonwealth Society. Build relationships among members, partners, governments and staff and inspire members to contribute in the future.aff and inspire members to
contribute in the future.
Project will be in the areas of:
Project Leads will:
Provide overall leadership, communication, coordination, support, orientation and financial and supervisory oversight to his/her project
Develop project tools and templates as required
Contribute to development of budget and timelines. Stay within approved budget. Notify Steering Committee Chair of any financial issues
Seek and consider input from stakeholders as required
If the Lead desires a Project Committee, he/she will identify required skill sets and potential candidates and recruit and appoint.
Execute approved plan to achieve desired outcomes
This is a two-year volunteer commitment. There is no compensation however reasonable pre-approved expenses will be provided.
If you have skills, experience and interest in one or more of the above projects please complete and return the attached application form to either you local Member Branch of via email to Emma Harrison at RLSS Commonwealth email@example.com by 1st April 2014
For more information please contact Emma Harrison at Commonwealth Headquarter firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1789 774229
Mountbatten & Russell Medal nominations being sought for 2013
The first month of 2014 is almost over but we need you to think back to 2013. Have you heard of any rescues during 2013 that you feel should be recognised? We are seeking nominations for the 2013 Mountbatten & Russell Medals. Full criteria details can be found on our Awards page. Don't forget if the rescue doesn't meet the criteria for either of these awards there is also the HRH Prince Michael of Kent Certificate of Merit. Please ensure any nominations are sent to us at Commonwealth Headquarters by 31st March 2014 for consideration.