Many hands make a beautiful hall
THE huge task of restoring Mundubbera’s RSL Hall is complete.
Thanks to the generosity of community members and businesses the hall has been returned to its former structurally-sound state.
Mundubbera sub branch president John Ogden said he was grateful to all who helped in any way to bring the dream of a few to reality.
“It has been a massive job, starting from the ground up with external restumping, recladding, repainting, replacement of guttering and roof,” he said.
“The bank balance may be diminished somewhat but Mundubbera now has a hall that it can be proud of.”
“Internally district executive helped with financing a new floor when the old one kept collapsing in the process of restumping, and Lions Club of Mundubbera helped our members with painting.
“Insurance provided us with a muchneeded new ceiling.
“The Women’s Auxiliary supplied the finance to purchase new fans, tables and varnish for the new floor and local handyman Dave Holleran gave us his services for this job.
“Not to be forgotten is the lovely new hall sign done for us by Robbo Designs of Mundubbera.”
The old sign was not discarded and will be kept as memorabilia.
Monetary assistance from the Masonic Lodge funded an improvement to the disability ramp and the women’s auxiliary paid to extend the ramp with a footpath to the existing council pathway.
“We were also extremely lucky in acquiring pew-type seating from the Masonic Lodge when they disbanded, which now take pride of place around the walls of the hall with plaques attached acknowledging their origins,” Mr Ogden said.
He extended thanks to the hard work of many volunteers from the Mundubbera community, funds from RSL district executive, Mundubbera RSL Women’s Auxiliary and grants from Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund.
LOOKING GREAT: Mundubbera’s RSL Hall is once again a safe, attractive building thanks to recent repair and maintenance work. President John Ogden and ex-serviceman Charles Dove are thrilled with the result.