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Christmas came early to The Clubhouse

In the week leading up to Christmas we were feeling the festive spirit; The Clubhouse was gifted $870 from Cromwell Property Group and we finally received the keys to the club (one year after finding out our tender was successful!).

On Christmas Eve, Lesley, a local community member, messaged us to explain she had nominated The Clubhouse Moorooka as an organisation Cromwell employees could choose to donate to in the lead up to Christmas. Cromwell also contributed as well. We were blown away by Cromwell and their employee's generosity. Thanks Lesley!

On 21 December we finally received keys to the club. It took a year and a day of negotiations and works by Council (which aren’t complete yet) to get to this point. It was definitely a milestone to celebrate!

As a result of the negotiations with Council we are pleased to report the Main Bar in the building has a new cold room and bar flooring, with a bar frame coming soon (it’s our job to fit it out). The Dining Hall has new ceiling tiles and will have new carpet soon. The kiosk (which will serve The Garden Bar) has had the cold room removed and due to the floor falling away underneath, it also has new flooring and walls.

We would like to thank locals James from JDA Co and Shaun from All So Cool for quickly swinging into action and expertly guiding us in this space.

The Main Bar - cold room constructed, with doors to be cut.

A view from the kiosk out to The Garden Bar

Earlier this year we were successful in two grants, a Federal Stronger Communities Grant which has funded a new dishwasher in the kiosk and some chairs and tables for The Garden Bar, as well as a Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grant, which will fund the restoration of one of our greens to social bowling standard (see our volunteering opportunities for more information).

Now that we have the keys to the building we are looking to opening the venue in late January. Watch this space for opening details and volunteering opportunities to make it a reality.

Check out more construction photos on our instagram feed:


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