RSL says thank you

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Air­lie Beach RSL Sub Branch said thank you to mem­bers and vol­un­teers at a meet­ing last Wed­nes­day night.

Ted Wright, Bob Mohle and Joan Rose were all given Aus­tralia Day cer­tifi­cates of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their on­go­ing ef­forts within the RSL.

“Bob Mohle is pre­sented this award for his never-fail­ing sup­port of the Air­lie Beach RSL. He did all the con­crete work for our ceno­taph, wall of re­mem­brance and the new mid­ship­men me­mo­rial on the Es­planade. Th­ese sorts of awards don’t get handed to just any­one,” RSL found­ing mem­ber Bill Rose said.

Mr Mohle said he would trea­sure the award.

“I love do­ing jobs for the RSL, it’s a great group of peo­ple and it’s for a great cause,” he said.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Joan Rose was also given an award.

“Joan has been an ac­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber of the RSL since 1999. She has been our re­fresh­ment of­fi­cer and our fundrais­ing of­fi­cer, and has raised over $33,000 in meat tray raf­fles alone,” Mr Rose said.

Mrs Rose said this year ho- wever, she planned to take some time off.

“I’m plan­ning to go away for a hol­i­day for a few weeks this year, so I ap­pre­ci­ate all the help I can get,” she joked.

Ted Wright was also pre­sented an Aus­tralia Day Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion and an Aus­tralia Day medal.

“Ted Wright was a found­ing mem­ber of our RSL, and has al­ways been the first to put his hand up and vol­un­teer for any job. He plays an in­te­gral role in our fundrais­ing, and has al­ways been there when we’ve needed some­one,” Mr Rose said.

RSL AWARDS: Kaye Bull, Chris Bull, Ted Wright, Bob Mohle, Joan Rose, Terry Brown, Bill Rose, Robert Voight and Vicki Birk­head.

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