RUSSELL ISLAND RSL CLUB SUB BRANCH ‘HOPEFUL’ OF RE-OPENING SOON
There is a strong chance the Russell Island RSL Club could re-open its doors in the coming
Interim club president, Greg Roach, says much work has been done since the public meeting
held in mid December.
“We have a new-look sub branch board with expertise right across the spectrum.
“There is also a strong desire to make sure that the RSL legacy remains strong in our Russell
“Many people have come forward to provide needed expertise and help,” Greg Roach told The
Friendly Bay Islander.
The new club president said the sub branch has a completely new board of directors.
All are returned service personnel.
Under the regulations of the RSL movement, only the sub branch board can make decisions on
a club’s future. No one else.
A new board was elected after the shock public meeting held in December.
Since that time two meetings have been held and much has been achieved.
“Some of the new sub branch board members have specific skill sets and have undertaken
tasks to shore up the Russell Island RSL Sub Branch and club operations.
“We have followed up all areas of responsibility in relation to gaming and other specific areas.
“The new board members are enthusiastic and have come up with some pleasing outcomes,”
Greg Roach said.
The previous board was waiting for a report from the Worellls Solvency and Forensic
Whether this is a factor in the club re-opening, remains to be seen.
Greg Roach is confident the island community will get behind the club when it reopens.
“We will have some really good news for islanders that will have a major influence on returning
the club to a strong position sooner rather than later.”