Ararat Returned and Services League held its Annual General Meeting to elect a committee and assess the health of the sub-branch after a tumultuous 2020.
The meeting was initially scheduled o be held in March but was postponed due to COVID-19 and instead held on Sunday, May 9.
At the meeting, it was decided the committee would continue unchanged.
"The meeting was good," Ararat RSL general manager Maria Whitford said.
"There are no changes, we have the same committee, and we achieved what we needed to achieve," she said.
Treasurer Barry Sertori gave his report for 2020 at the meeting.
He said while COVID-19 had significantly hindered business, government support had ensured the losses were manageable.
Mr Sertori said Ararat RSL had been "Closed for approximately eight months, resulting in massive decreases in revenue and being forced to survive on the brilliant, innovative ideas of our incredible manager and staff, takeaways and deliveries, JobKeeper ($575,250) Cash Flow Boost ($100,000) and Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund Grant ($25,000).
"Without these cash injections from both state and federal government I am sure this report would have read very differently," he said.
"This year's much-reduced trading resulted in a net loss of only $86,798 compared to a $212,603 net profit in 2019."
Frank Neulist now enters his 23rd year as president of Ararat RSL.
In his president's report, he praised Ararat RSL's staff and volunteers for their actions during the pandemic.
"On behalf of my committee thank you for your support, all our magnificent staff who cooked and delivered takeaways, the volunteers who used the RSL car to convey members to Ballarat for medical appointments," he said.
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