A busy year for RSL
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.