Tin Can Bay RSL – 2022 in Review

 Tin Can Bay RSL volunteer ladies are fully prepared for the annual Line Dancers Christmas Party

Tin Can Bay RSL volunteer ladies are fully prepared for the annual Line Dancers Christmas Party

2022 has been a very successful year for the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub-Branch.

The commemorations where we remember those who served our nation – Anzac Day, Vietnam Veterans Day, and Remembrance Day were very well attended and going from strength to strength.

Who could forget this year’s Anzac Day with the school choir performing beautifully, despite the raindrops falling on their heads. Have we ever had a wetter year here on the Cooloola Coast?

There were also record attendances at the monthly Drop-In Sausage Sizzle and the Veterans and Community Morning Tea. It’s great to see these monthly community service events being appreciated and so well supported by Cooloola Coast locals.

The Sunday BBQ continues to be popular with a number of new entertainers coming on line. As Entertainment Manager Mike Austin said, “Whilst it’s great to have new talent available, we make a point of continuing to engage the entertainers who supported us over past years.”

Events organized by RSL volunteers during the year included Trivia with Tezza and team, Social Bowls, St Patrick’s Day, War Widows luncheon, and more recently a great Rock and Roll Dance featuring some of our favourite entertainers.

There were also a number of private functions with the Tin Can Bay RSL starting to be recognized as a venue of choice for special occasions.

We also made a point of celebrating the contribution of our volunteers this year with a special Volunteers Luncheon held away from our facilities so all the volunteers had to do was enjoy themselves.

As Club President Don Holland said, “Without our volunteers we wouldn’t have a sub-branch. They are the lifeblood of our organisation and we need to continually recognise their contributions.”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Tin Can Bay RSL.  Thank you to everyone who supports or is involved in our sub-branch. We look forward to an even bigger and better 2023!

Ross Carruthers

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