Men of League Canberra Monaro report

The Canberra Monaro committee have a new Treasurer; Michael Heath has taken over the reins after Paul Elliott has decided to stand down following seven years of dedicated service to the Men of League. Paul was our committee’s inaugural Treasurer, a position which he has held since the forming of our committee in 2008. We take this opportunity to thank Paul for his tireless efforts which contributed greatly to the success of our committee and look forward to his company in our future events.

We have just recently conducted our yearly Bowls Day at the Canberra Bowling Club. Once again the day was a huge success. The weather was kind and all enjoyed a great day. Many thanks to the manager of the club, Mark Thompson, for his assistance and Mick who cooked up a storm with a great BBQ. Not forgetting the club’s Ladies Auxiliary who put together all the salad items which were most inviting.

Our NSW State Manager Stu Raper came down for the day and held very light hearted and entertaining interviews with Canberra Raiders Sia Soliola and Joseph Leilua, which were not only very interesting, they were very humorous as well and certainly set the scene for an enjoyable day.

We thank Sia, Joseph and the Raiders for their time and contribution to the day, also to Stuart for making the journey down to Canberra to be with us.

It was also great to have our Patron Don Furner OAM and his wife Lee in attendance. Both are in good health and have always been very supportive of our region.

The raffle of a signed Heritage Round Raiders Jumper (donated by the Raiders) was very successful with all in attendance opening up their pockets to support our great cause.

The committee is looking forward to our next meeting as we will be organising our functions for the future and also further investigating, along with our Welfare Officers, any personnel in the rugby league family that need assistance.