State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle today launched a fundraising initiative for the Beerwah and District RSL Sub-Branch to construct a new home for the members.
In October 2017 Mr McArdle met with the Sub-Branch to discuss the difficulties they had faced, but it was clear at the time that members had not lost their spirit or enthusiasm for the important work of supporting veterans and their families.
“The Beerwah and District RSL has been being doing it tough of recent times but, undeterred by past events the members have pushed forward. They have now secured a parcel of land on which to build a structure,” Mr McArdle said.
“The Sub-Branch now are seeking community support to raise the funds needed to build this new ‘home’. The fundraiser will be to the tune of $30,000 to allow construction of a suitable premises and connection to electricity and water.
“Beerwah and District RSL commenced its life just after WWII and has played a significant role in supporting veterans in the community.
“The current members acknowledge the important ground work done by the founding members which included Nev Anning, Cliff Barr, Bill Neil, Bill Swann, Alan Free, Tom Baker and Finch and Jack Barry. Of course so many more men and women have contributed to the RSL’s proud history.
“Full details of the fundraiser will be released shortly and I am simply asking organisations and people who have enjoyed the comradery of the RSL and acknowledge their wonderful contribution to our system of government and democratic lifestyle to give as much as they can for this very worthy cause.
“We cannot allow this proud RSL Sub-Branch to fade and importantly your contribution will renew and revitalise the spirit that has so long lived in Beerwah due to its connection with the RSL,” Mr McArdle concluded.