AN HONOUR: The Gladstone RSL sub branch has a new president, Harry Tattersall.
AN HONOUR: The Gladstone RSL sub branch has a new president, Harry Tattersall. Paul Braven

New Gladstone RSL president says it's an honour

HARRY Tattersall is hoping to have a larger and younger crowd at this year's Anzac Day ceremony.

The new Gladstone RSL sub branch president was handed the top job, replacing ex president Russell Tidd, last month.

He's taken on the role at arguably the busiest time of year, ahead of Anzac Day.

Mr Tattersall was nominated by his peers as the new RSL sub branch president.

The branch member of more than 20 years said it was an honour.

"It's great to know they've got faith in me," he said.

Mr Tattersall wants to grow membership numbers and interest in the community.

He says he'll do that by increasing the word of mouth about the clubhouse.

Every Friday night there are raffles at the Bowls Club, and the bistro meals have also been a hit for punters.

Mr Tattersall joined the army reserves when he was 17.

He was a member for 26 years, signing up again when he was 27 years old.

"It was always an interest of mine and I enjoy the camaraderie.

"I found it was very enjoyable and I met a lot of great friends," he said.

Mr Tattersall said the benefit of the Gladstone club was that it isn't exclusive to just ex-veterans, but it's open to ex-reserves who only served in Australia.

The Gladstone RSL sub branch meets once a month at the Gladstone Bowls Club.



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