Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

RSL Club 'Not Going Anywhere'

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

RSL Club 'Not Going Anywhere'

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ARTHUR GORRIE

Senior journalist

arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com

GYMPIE RSL Club is not going anywhere, whatever its committee or members may plan.

That was clear yesterday from the club's landlord and brand name owner, the Gympie sub branch of the Returned Services League.

New sub branch president Peter Maddocks said the league owned the Mary St building and the RSL name.

"This building will remain the RSL club," he said.

He denied claims by club manager Roy Shipp, that the club was in negotiations with the sub branch on shifting to purpose-built premises at the Gympie Pines Golf Club.

Mr Shipp told the club's annual general meeting two weekends ago of advanced plans to buy the golf club on behalf of a new Gympie Recreation, Sports and Services Club.

But Mr Maddocks said: "We're not in negotiations with anyone.

"We're talking to our legal people and our financial people.

"It's all at (local) board level but we are asking advice from the RSL (Wide Bay) district and the state organisation. …

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