A busy year for RSL

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

TED Kirk was an en­ter­tain­ing guest speaker at the an­nual RSL din­ner at Gayn­dah on Satur­day night.

Gayn­dah’sTed KirkOAM­took on the speaker’s role af­ter state RSL pres­i­dent Chris McHugh called in sick.

Mr Kirk de­lighted the au­di­ence rem­i­nisc­ing about his RAAF ca­reer and his civil­ian life­which cov­ered be­ing a fam­ily man, cat­tle­man, coun­cil­lor and fire war­den.

He said hewas a jack of all trades and mas­ter of none.

“I en­joy my life and I don’t in­tend to re­tire,” he said.

“No mat­ter what you achieve in life, your great­est as­set is your fam­ily.”

Gayn­dah sub-branch pres­i­dent Er­rol Shep­herd said the past year had been busy but en­joy­able.

“I ac­knowl­edge the help and sup­port of all our mem­bers and the ex­ec­u­tive,” Mr Shep­herd said.

“There has been an av­er­age of 17–18 and, at times, 24 mem­bers at the monthly meet­ings.

“The sup­port and wel­fare of mem­bers is our chief con­cern and many im­prove­ments had been achieved but not with­out some dif­fi­cul­ties.”

MrShep­herd high­lighted the sup­port and in­ter­est of the community and dis­trict schools to the com­mem­o­ra­tive meet­ings.

“Next year there has been the of­fer of a static dis­play of ve­hi­cles and equip­ment from 2CER thatwe will be keen to take up.

“The visit of the Aus­tralian Army Band from Bris­bane dur­ing the year was a spec­tac­u­lar suc­cess,” Mr Shep­herd said.

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