The Hibiscus Coast Community RSA was dealt a blow last month with the sudden resignation of its president, Rod Klarwill and vice president, Gary Jacob.
The pair has been at the helm for two years and believes their input steered the struggling club in a positive direction – including the recent decision to restructure (HM April 17).
Not everyone is of like mind and Mr Jacob says an email from a disgruntled member proved to be the last straw, leading to the resignations on April 26.
“I spend around six hours of every day on RSA work,” Mr Jacob says. “I thought why should I work my butt off to save the club when some people have no respect for what we’re doing.”
Mr Klarwill says he is fed up with the criticism and negativity from a small group of members. “Frankly we don’t need the stress – our health is more important,” he says.
Mr Klarwill says there have been ‘pleadings’ from committee members for both of them to return – something they are not ruling out.
David Dryden is acting president and says it is business as usual for the committee, although it is regrettable that Mr Klarwill and Mr Jacob felt the need to go.
The next annual meeting is in September.