Gympie RSL Sub Branch
The Gympie RSL Sub Branch has recently acquired new premises at 44 Nash Street, Gympie. The aim is to create a centre of wellbeing that provides a range of services to benefit the Veteran community, their families and the wider Gympie municipality.
Martin Muller, the Veteran Services Manager of the Centre, heads up a dedicated team of nine people and a core of amazing volunteers.
Martin says, “We used to be a small hole in the wall in the Mary Street RSL Club. Our premises is new, but the Sub Branch which is the charitable arm of the Gympie RSL Club certainly isn’t new, and has been providing support to Veterans and the wider Gympie region since 1919 in pursuit of its benevolent and charitable objectives. In fact, not many people realise that the Gympie Sub Branch existed before the RSL Club in Gympie. We created the club to fund our charitable works.”
Martin explained that the Veterans Services Centre deals with a wide range of issues, everything from helping homeless veterans get back on their feet, to the team rolling up their sleeves and doing “backyard blitz” style cleans ups for elderly infirm Veterans in need.
“We’re pretty much up for anything. We have two new veteran services officers on board, a wellbeing support officer, a health and wellbeing coordinator, as well as an experienced team of compensation advocates to help injured and sick veterans access pensions and compensation claims that they may be entitled to.”
“On a lighter, more fun note, October is Veterans’ Health Month, and we are holding a ‘Monster 21 Events’ for Veterans and their families and friends to enjoy. The events are designed to get people of all ages and abilities out and about and moving.
We’ve called the month Movin’ n Groovin’. Make sure you check out our calendar of events at – there’s something in it for everybody.”