THE merger of the the Tumut RSL Club and Club Tumut took a major step to completion this week with the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing approving the transfer of the RSL’s licence to the new Club Tumut – Tumut RSL entity.
“The onus is now on the liquidators to wind up the club and for the clubs to be merged,” Tumut RSL president Ernie Powers said.
Mr Power said he is “very relieved” the long drawn out process is ending.
“Now the RSL members’ assets can be transferred to the Bowling Club (Club Tumut),” he said.
“I am relieved the RSL members’ assets will be protected and I fervently hope that the RSL Sub-Branch (which owns the building) and the bowling club can come to an agreement in the future regarding the Anzac tradition in Tumut.”
Club Tumut CEO Jarrad Rossiter said he was “thrilled to bits” about the development.
“Everyone wants it over and done with, and to make a fresh start,” he said.