FROM humble beginnings in 2002 when Men Of League was formed by Ron Coote, Jim Hall and Max Brown, the foundation now boasts more than 23,000 members Australia-wide.
There are 36 local committees in the country, manned by more than 500 volunteers who dedicate their time to organising fundraisers and providing welfare assistance to those in need.
The fundraisers take the form of country tour dinners and golf, bowls and race days where members and friends get together for a great cause.
Men Of League offers a once-only joining fee of $20 and this includes a key ring, badge and membership number and subscription to the bi-monthly Men Of League magazine which outlines upcoming events, stories and news from the local area committees.
The North West has a local committee area stretching from Tamworth to Moree which includes smaller centres like Werris Creek, Quirindi, Manilla, Boggabri and Wee Waa, North West committee treasurer Peter Haley said.
“Gunnedah membership has reached 110 and membership forms are available on the net at www.menofleague南京夜网
“Anyone who has an interest in rugby league can join this great organisation which really does make a difference, especially in country areas.
“Men Of League is a great way to renew friendships forged in the game and at the same time contribute to those enduring hardship.”
The North West Committee will conduct a fundraising bowls day at the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club this Sunday.
It begins at 10am and costs $20 per head, which includes bowls and a barbecue lunch.
Those not wishing to bowl can pay $10 for the luncheon.
There will be plenty of raffles on offer, including Christmas hams, along with a live auction of rugby league and other sporting memorabilia.
Two much sought-after items will be the Five Greatest Coaches and the Team Of The Century limited prints.
Haley can be contacted (67420097) for more information on the bowls day or Men Of League issues.
Preparing for a big Men Of League fundraiser in Gunnedah this Sunday is North West MOL treasurer Peter Haley. Photo: Peter Lorimer
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