A fundraising ban which damaged the finances and standing of NSW RSL sub-branches has been lifted after two years.
But the ban had taken a toll, Albury sub-branch president Graham Docksey said.
"I can't put a figure on [the financial toll], but it has affected morale as much as anything else," he said.
RSL NSW voluntarily suspended all fundraising in 2017 after new leadership discovered some of its processes were 'technically' illegal under state charity laws.
It followed a series of allegations of past impropriety and mismanagement which plagued the organisation at a state level. There was no suggestion sub-branches were acting improperly.
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"The issues were at state headquarters, not sub-branches, so in some of the community's mind we've been punished unfairly," Mr Docksey said.
"We welcome the opportunity to fundraise again. It will help us pick up those day-to-day expenses that keep Anzac House open; the water, the gas, the electricity and insurance."
RSL NSW president James Brown said now the ban had been lifted, all 350 sub-branches could apply to the NSW Department of Fair Trading to start fundraising.
Mr Brown also unveiled a new draft constitution, which Mr Docksey said he was looking forward to reading.
In December, RSL members rejected a proposed constitution which would have given head office more responsibility for sub-branches' financial management.
Mr Docksey said the community had reacted wonderfully to the branch being able to sell poppies ahead of Anzac Day so he was sure they would continue to support them now the ban had been lifted. He said the sub-branch was on the look out for new sellers to man stalls.
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