19 December 2018: Plaques were unveiled and flags raised for the first time at the new combined Victor Harbor RSL and Football Club complex to be known as the Roos Club.
The unveiling had been scheduled to take place on November 11, the day to commemorate the centenary of Remembrance Day, but this wasn’t possible due to site restrictions as construction was still continuing.
It was a small crowd that gathered at the new complex on December 19 to see the Australian, United Nations and South Australian flags raised for the first time.
A plaque recognising the centenary was unveiled by Grant Retallick and president David Miller while Mr Miller joined his wife Joy, who is president of the Women’s Auxiliary to unveil a plaque in honour of the memorial rose garden that has been funded by the auxiliary. The rose bushes are expected to be planted in coming weeks as the landscaping continues.
The RSL is continuing to operate from the Coral Street premises until early in the new year and is expected to officially relocate in February.
The $1.8million Roos Club complex has been jointly funded by the two organisations, Federal and State Governments with assistance also provided by the City of Victor Harbor.