Honour boards back on display

FOLLOWING the closure of the Beerwah RSL Club a number of years ago, the Beerwah Peachester RSL Sub Branch honour boards have remained in storage.

The recently established Beerwah and District RSL Sub Branch, which had retained ownership of the boards, felt it was important to have the boards restored and permanently mounted on display.

With the efforts of Cr Rick Baberowski and support of Sunshine Coast Council staff, the boards were recently installed in the foyer area of the Beerwah Community Hall.

The restoration works were undertaken by Glasshouse Country Men’s Shed member Dale Pfeffer with the assistance of Andy Henry.

Dale said it had taken them around 40 hours to repair and make the boards sound again.

“The years had taken their toll on the structure of the boards but now they’ll last for many years to come,” he said.

RSL sub branch president John Nisbett said the members were really pleased to have the boards back on display. He also publicly acknowledged the hard work of RSL sub branch members in the community.

Cr Rick Baberowski said he was delighted that the council was able to assist to showcase and honour these incredible men and women and their legacies.

“Having the honour boards positioned in the foyer area of the Beerwah Hall is a respected addition to this Beerwah community hub and complements the nearby cenotaph,” he said.

Men’s Shed representatives Andy Henry, Dale Pfeffer and Taffy Watkins (in orange and yellow) with RSL representatives Neville and Liz Layt and Leigh Christie