Call up for service: Wentworth District RSL seeks volunteers

Wentworth District RSL sub-branch president Peter Atkinson, Wentworth District RSL sub-branch secretary Shirley O’Brien and Wentworth
District RSL sub-branch vice president Don Baird. Picture: Louise Barker

Wentworth District RSL sub-branch president Peter Atkinson, Wentworth District RSL sub-branch secretary Shirley O’Brien and Wentworth District RSL sub-branch vice president Don Baird. Picture: Louise Barker

ALONG with a pub and a post office building, the local RSL is traditionally one of the mainstays of any Aussie town but for many smaller branches with dwindling membership, the future is uncertain.

Wentworth District RSL is one local sub-branch which is battling on with a dedicated membership, but with just 25 regulars, the committee has put out a call for new volunteers to get on board.

The chapter is already an amalgamated version, absorbing Curlwaa and Dareton, and with the closure of the Wentworth Services Club, the sub-branch has no permanent home.

Members currently gather at the Wentworth Memorial Rooms while all memorabilia is locked up in the old Services Club building, leaving them to feel, "like gypsies".

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