North Ryde RSL Community Club – logo (excerpt from the 1984 annual report)
“Being a Returned Servicemen’s organisation, I embodied the known emblem of the three Services, Viz., Rising Sun (Army) Oak Leaves (Navy), Wings (Air Force). The three held together with a bowl (Bowls Section) pierced with an arrow to represent the Magnetic Needle pointing North; the area of the Club is North of the Municipality of Ryde, hence the name North Ryde.
The Emblem may also be interpreted as interlacing the functions of the Bowls Section – the needle points North, The Rising Sun is to the right of it, The Sun rises in the east and passes over the greens (oak leaves) of playing area. The bowl is in flight so we represent it in action by the wing attached (flight). The ribbon at the base is in white with the name of the club embodied. White represents peace and purity.
The whole may then be phrased: a body of men joined as sports, to enjoy the sunshine of the playing area, the sociability of each one’s company – in peace love and harmony.”
Rob Radecki (artist)