THE Moruya RSL Sub-branch office at the Memorial Hall was close to capacity last Tuesday afternoon with nearly 30 people there for the annual general meeting.
It wasn’t quite a repeat of last year’s election of officers as some new faces were elected to the executive, but the top remained the same.
Without any opposition Harold Barkley was re-elected president, Kevin Setter as senior vice-president, pensions officer and assistant secretary, Rob Griffiths as junior vice-president and Andy MacKenzie as treasurer.
Also re-elected, as secretary, was Barry Stephens, in his absence. The president said Mr Stephens was out of hospital after an operation and was doing well at home. June Mills was elected as his assistant.
Alan Shephard was selected as property officer and joined Ron Chesher and Fay Allan on the committee.
Opening the meeting Mr Barkley referred to the anniversaries of the bombing of Darwin and the sinking of the Voyager, with one ex-RAN member mentioning he had been on the destroyer that day.
Treasurer Andy MacKenzie then presented his annual report, saying it had been financially a very good year. He spoke of the gathering of funds for the replacement of the Memorial Hall asbestos roof, telling members that with private and government contributions after the sub-branch put in its contribution the fund was still $70,000 short of the required $180,000.
“We remain ever hopeful,” he said.
Mr Setter told members he was exploring other avenues for funding, adding: “we are not doing too badly”.
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