Club Engadine RSL has officially joined the Ramsgate RSL Group after members of both clubs voted in favour of the merger proposal. Ramsgate RSL members voted unanimously for the merger on Sunday, 1 May following a similar result at an earlier meeting by members of Club Engadine RSL.
The amalgamation has been ratified by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) and is therefore official.
The Ramsgate RSL Group now consists of Ramsgate RSL, Fingal Bay Sports Club and Club Heathcote with a combined total of 22,804 members while Club Engadine RSL has more than 10,000 members.
Last year, Club Engadine RSL purchased an adjoining property for $2.25 million. The site will be used for a major renovation and expansion plan of its Old Princes Highway premises.
“The amalgamation sees two strong clubs join forces with the eye on the future, built on a strong foundation of tradition and respect,” said Sallianne Faulkner who is also Deputy Chair and non-executive director on the board of ClubsNSW.