AFTER months of uncertainty members of Moruya RSL Sub-branch will be on the streets of Moruya and Tuross again this year selling poppies and other Remembrance Day memorabilia.
Members were told this at the monthly meeting, at Moruya Memorial Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Deputy president Kevin Setter and secretary Barry Stephens said some new complications relating to the Poppy Day appeal had been introduced this year, but poppies and other items should be on sale in Tuross and several places in Moruya on November 8 and 9. Sub-branches were unable to sell poppies last year due to legal problems relating to State Headquarters in Sydney. The same circumstances prevented the sale of Anzac Day badges this year, but it is hoped that will return to normal for 2019.
Mr Setter told members there were also some new requirements regarding sub-branches making donations to local organisations and individuals, including school. Recipients would have to first produce invoices including their NBNs.
During the meeting Paul Barkley presented his father Harold’s resignation as sub-branch president, due to ill-health. The meeting decided to consider some suitable recognition for Harold’s service to the sub-branch. In his written resignation Harold said being a president of the sub-branch had been “a milestone in my life”.
Mr Setter told members he had received a message from State RSL President James Brown following Mr Brown’s visit to Moruya. “You have a great group in Moruya,” Mr Brown wrote.
Members were told there would be no Dawn Service on November 11, just the 11-o’clock ceremony at the Memorial Hall.