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“We have the money” Moruya RSL told

A smaller-than-usual meeting of Moruya RSL Sub-branch on Tuesday received some big news.

Acting chairman Rob Griffiths told them: “We have the money!”

He was referring to the sub-branch fund-raising for replacement of the roof reaching its target, with a little to spare, with contributions now totalling $183,430.

The sub-branch decided a couple of years ago that the roof of the Moruya RSL Memorial Hall needed replacing; it had some leaks and was, above all, of corrugated asbestos. An estimate for the job of $180,000 was received and fund-raising begun.

Mr Griffith told members he would be seeking a meeting with Eurobodalla Shire Council next week to advise it that the money was in hand to begin the work. “The idea is to get it started as soon as possible, it will take a month or two,” he said.

Members agreed to the formation of a small Restoration Committee to, among other things liaise with the Council. Among decisions it will have to make will be who will call for tenders. Some members said the Council might be best “they are better at that sort of thing”, but the Sub-branch might decide to do that itself.

Council has offered to do $10,000-worth of administration work in the project. Cash donations have been:

Moruya Sub-branch $50,000; The NSW Government $60,000; Ron Millikin, of Ulladulla, $15,000; Narooma Sub-branch $1,000; Merimbula Sub-branch $750; Bombala Sub-branch $500; and advised only last week, the Veterans’ Affairs Department $55,930.

Photo: Moruya RSL Sub Branch

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