Mannum RSL celebrates its centenary

Mannum's Returned and Services League (RSL) sub-branch has celebrated its 100th year.

His Excellency Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia and Mrs Le were guests of honour at a function at the Mannum Football Club rooms on Sunday.

His Excellency congratulated the sub-branch for maintaining its relevence in the 21st century.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin also offered his congratulations.

President Denis Jericho accepted a certificate congratulating the sub-branch on its 100 years from Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond, acting on behalf of the Premier, Steven Marshall.

A certificate of congratulations was also presented by RSL state president Cheryl Cates on behalf of the national president of the RSL.

Mr Jericho gave a brief history of the Mannum sub-branch and the activities and assistance for which it has taken responsibility within the community.

He mentioned its commitment to Legacy, RUOK Day, the Black Dog Ride, Andrew Russell Veteran Living for homeless veterans, sending students to Gallipoli, and mentoring programs at Mannum Community College.

The town's netball club, football club, rowing club, scouts and the 622 Squadron of the Air Force Cadets have all been embraced by the sub-branch, which has aimed to display greater relevance to the community as it enters its second 100 years of existence.

One-hundred-year-old veteran John Chandler, 75-year member Keith Lowe and Korean War veteran Jim Stevens were recipients of state league awards.

Noel Allen and Denis Jericho also received awards for 50 years' cumulative service to the league.