Service returns to Gatton RSL

ACTIVITY: The Gatton RSL Services Club ceased day-to-day trading at the end of June but some services have returned, including Wednesday bingo sessions.
ACTIVITY: The Gatton RSL Services Club ceased day-to-day trading at the end of June but some services have returned, including Wednesday bingo sessions. Francis Witsenhuysen

ALTHOUGH the Gatton RSL Services Club may have ceased day-to-day trading at the end of June, some services have resumed and more are planned for the near future.

The Gatton RSL sub-branch, which owns the building, has taken over management of the club.

The sub-branch has reintroduced bingo sessions every Wednesday, with meals available in the bistro and drinks available at the bar from 10am until 2pm.

Sub-branch treasurer Ken Slater said there was more planned.

"We're hoping to get a few things going... some things are still in the process,” Mr Slater said.

"Some renovations will be undertaken and hopefully other activities will commence in the near future.”

They also host the Old Diggers Lunch at the club on the second Wednesday of every month, providing lunch for veterans residing in aged care homes.

As a completely separate entity from the club, business for the sub-branch has carried on as usual since the club ceased trading. Commemorative events and general meetings are still held every month.

On August 18, the sub-branch will march to Littleton Park, starting from the front of the club, at 4.45pm for a short service as a part of Vietnam Veterans Day.

The public is welcome to attend the service and visit the club afterwards for a light supper.

The sub-branch continues to provide welfare and pensions service to those veterans seeking advice on applications to the Department of Veteran's Affairs at its administration building at Braeside Manor on Railway St every Wednesday morning.

Plans are under way to relocate the pensions and welfare section and the library to the services club but Mr Slater said there was no timeline on when it will be completed.

"We've got a lot of stuff to get through,” he said.

Gatton RSL board member Les Nash said in June that a lack of support from the community meant that the previous business had no longer been sustainable.

Topics:  gatton rsl

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Meet Gatton's gorgeous cop and stunner girlfriend

Mason Jago and his girlfriend Tayla Lange.

We talk dogs, day-trips and community policing with Constable Mason

Motoring buffs experience 'unreal' trek

ROLLING ON OUT: More than 50 vintage tractors rolled out of Gatton on Saturday morning for a weekend enjoying nature and camaraderie.

Sel Hawley hasn't let age stop him having a bash around the bush.

Barber Lisle Thomas still as sharp as ever on Gatton return

LEGACY: Lisle Thomas returns to the Gatton barber shop where he started working in 1952 as a 13-year-old, to present an old photo to current owner of Pete's Barber Shop, Natalie Cannan.

Lisle Thomas returned to the Gatton barber shop where it all began.

Local Partners

Forget the beach, holiday in the Lockyer

Lockyer Valley tourist operators and farmer take to the Ekka to encourage people to skip the beach for their next holiday.

Jemma's bewitching voice

STAGE PRESENCE: Suzie Mathers and Jemma Rix in a scene from Wicked The Musical.

Wicked musical theatre star Jemma Rix has released her debut album.

This laughter yoga video will have you in fits of giggles

BEST MEDICINE: Karen Flannery is spreading happiness through laughter throughout Hervey Bay.

New members needed for a laughing good time

Dancers show off skills at Toowoomba Eisteddfod

Milla Rowbotham and Rebecca Gill from All Star Dance Academy .Toowoomba Eisteddfod, Empire Theatre. August 2017

Poems and dances dominated the 72nd City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod

Sam Newman: How a Playboy magazine changed everything

SAM Newman was so desperate he was stealing food from Channel Seven. Chocolate, cheese, orange juice — whatever he could get his hands on.

Leah slams Matty: ‘I was incredibly disappointed’

Leah says she was ‘incredible disappointed’ with Matty J.

BACHELOR evictee's controversial chat with Kyle and Jackie O.

John Eales finds peace with the haka

Inia Maxwell and John Eales in a scene from the documentary John Eales Reveals: The Haka.

Rugby legend is on a quest to learn about a sacred Maori tradition/

The Bachelor recap: Secret pasts publicly exposed

Matty J is left speechless on The Bachelor.

TWO Bachelor contestants’ secret adult pasts have been exposed.

Mother-daughter duo passes Top of the Lake test

Alice Englert, Jane Campion and Nicole Kidman pose for a photograph at the Top of the Lake: China Girl Australian premiere in Sydney.

Alice Englert is a feisty addition to the cast of mum's crime drama.

What's on the big screen this week

Idris Elba in a scene from the movie The Dark Tower.

IDRIS Elba debuts as the Gunslinger in The Dark Tower.

Fancy a head full of Coldplay on Samsung VR?

Coldplay will come to you in VR

Supergroup's Chicago show will be streamed in virtual reality

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

How we got a rental straight away on the Coast

Rita and David Allara, moved down from Townsville, paid three months up front rent to secure the place at flash new unit block in Kings Beach.

Genius move helps secure rental property

Developer tears up couple's contract for new home

Jade and Edward Roberts were stung by the sunset clause on the first day of their honeymoon.

The developer has the right to do this under the sunset clause

Reports of Ibrahim family connections to farm and food hub

John Ibrahimat Bluesfest 2012.

REPORTS circulate colourful Sydney family have investments on the NR

Stunning, heritage-listed Coast home going under the hammer

STUNNING: Buderim House, a stunning heritage-listed Queenslander estate, is going to auction.

Coast home that played host to royalty is set for auction

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!