December 6, 2019
A special presentation was made to a local resident at the Murgon RSL Sub-Branch Citizens Auxiliary’s community Christmas lunch on Thursday.
Eileen Smith was presented with two certificates – one for 30 years cumulative membership of the Returned and Services League of Australia, and another for 30 years membership of the RSL Citizen’s Auxiliary.
The certificates were presented to the Castra resident by Murgon RSL Sub-Branch Citizens Auxiliary president Gloria Bell and Murgon RSL Sub-Branch spiritual adviser Pastor John Drew.
Eileen joined the Women’s Royal Army Corps in Britain and was stationed with the British Army in Germany between 1951-54.
In 1957, she moved to Australia with her parents, settling in Victoria.
She was the first female committee member at the Shepparton RSL Club.
Eileen later moved to Murgon and became involved in RSL activities in the local area.
About 80 diners enjoyed the Christmas lunch held at the Murgon RSL Club.
Well-known local saxophonist Tom McKenzie provided the musical entertainment as well as a choir of young singers from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
The Prep to Year 5 students sang carols and also read out some poems.