Meet Courtesy Bus Driver, Chris Silvester
Congratulations to Nerang RSL staff member and Army veteran Chris Silvester who was recently acknowledged by the Australian Government.
Chris received a letter of appreciation from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and a Veteran Lapel Pin to thank him for his service and sacrifice for our nation as part of the Australian Defence Force.
On behalf of the Nerang RSL we would also like to thank Chris for his service to our country and are pleased to see him receive this important recognition.
We are proud to profile Chris in the March Stentorian, not only to acknowledge his service to our country but also to our Nerang RSL family.
How long have you been working at Nerang RSL and can you share a little about your role at the club?
I will have been working at Nerang RSL for four years in June. I drive the courtesy bus, which runs every hour, and during busy periods I also clear glasses or work behind reception, offering a helping hand when it is busy.
What do you enjoy most about working at the Nerang RSL?
Everything! The job, the staff, the managers. It is a great job – in fact, it is the best job I’ve ever had. I love working at Nerang RSL, meeting everyone and getting to know the members.
You were just honoured as an Army Veteran – congratulations. what does this mean to you?
Thank you. It means a great deal! I have the Pin now, which is an honour to wear and, really, it is just such an honour to be acknowledged.
What has been a highlight from your time at the club?
I have quite a few. I just love meeting everyone – the staff and the members – the learning about all the different areas of the club. I just love everything.
As an Army Veteran yourself, how do you recommend active defence force personnel and Army Veterans get involved at Nerang RSL?
I’d say helping out at the Sub-Branch and getting involved on ANZAC Day.
What are you likely doing when you’re not at the Nerang RSL?
I don’t do much, just relax at home and spend time with my wife, going out for coffee or shopping. We just like to enjoy each other’s company.