New, local manager appointed for RSL
THE Chinchilla RSL is looking to push forward after appointing a new full-time on-site manager.
Late last year the club appointed external managers to be on-site two days a week starting in January.
But, while they made some changes, RSL Memorial club president Peter Bellgrove said it wasn’t working from a managerial perspective.
“All members like to see the person in charge around the place, the person responsible,” Mr Bellgrove said.
The new general manager, Christopher Erwin, said he was looking forward to his new role to help realise the club’s potential.
“You can’t keep your finger on the pulse of the club and push it forward and actually develop the club and run it on a day-to-day basis while you’re living on the coast or coming up here, it’s not the other guys haven’t done what they can do, it’s just a function of the role.”
Mr Erwin’s appointment is an important step for the club, which has continued to struggle this year.
“Basically we need Chinchilla to come out and support us,” Mr Erwin said.
“We’ve got a new menu, new wine list, got new things happening, we’re going to be looking at new promotions and new entertainment but we need Chinchilla to come out and support their local.
“(The RSL’s) been here for a long time and we need the locals to come help us out.”
NEW JOB: Chinchilla RSL general manager Christopher Erwin and president Peter Bellgrove.