The 2009 ClubsNSW Awards for Excellence has 20 award categories. In some categories, all clubs regardless of size, compete for the one award.
The Bingara RSL Club applied for the “Spirit of the Bush Award”, an award designed for small regional clubs with a membership base of less than 1000 members.
To enter the awards the Club had to complete a written nomination and explain why they should be the recipient. They also had to clarify in their submission the environment and circumstances in which they are situated, the achievements the club has made, their contribution whether it be in-kind or financial to the local community and show examples of the actions taken by the club that demonstrate the mateship, support and spirit found in rural NSW.
The submission also had to include three individuals who would support their nomination.
The winner of this award receives $5000 to be donated to a charity or organisation of the clubs choice, a considerable amount which would be welcomed by any.
Once again the Bingara RSL Club came close, a finalist in this award two years in a row is commendable in itself.
The written nomination was written by Vanessa Patch and supported by Eric Ozols, John Wearne and Nancy Capel. The Bingara RSL wishes to thank them for their great efforts and support not only for this award but also providing examples of mateship, support and spirit found in rural NSW.