The East­ern GC wins Club of the Year

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MEL­BOURNE’S The East­ern Golf Club took top hon­ours last month, be­ing an­nounced as ‘Club of the Year’ at the 2011 Clubs Vic­to­ria Achieve­ment Awards. In front of an au­di­ence of over 450 mem­bers and spon­sors at the Crown Pal­la­dium, Gen­eral Man­ager Ben­jamin Tel­ley ac­cepted the award on stage with fel­low staff on be­half of the Club.

Club of the Year is awarded for out­stand­ing over­all club op­er­a­tions in­clud­ing com­mu­nity sup­port, mem­ber ser­vices, pro­mo­tion of pos­i­tive club cul­ture and environment, staff ser­vice and pro­fes­sion­al­ism and fu­ture ini­tia­tives/strate­gies for the Club.

Mr Tel­ley said “It has been a chal­leng­ing last five years for the Club and it is al­most over­whelm­ing to ac­cept this award on be­half of the Club. I would like to recog­nise the hard work and com­mit­ment of the Board to se­cur­ing the fu­ture of the Club and also the mem­bers and vol­un­teers that make the Club what it is to­day.”

“Fi­nally, I would like to record my sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the amaz­ing team of staff that make the Club environment a plea­sure to come to and work each and ev­ery day. There is a real sense of pur­pose about what we are do­ing to­gether and why and this award is re­flec­tive of their com­mit­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to the Club, they should all be very proud of this great achieve­ment”.

It was not the only award re­ceived by the Club on the evening. The East­ern Golf Club Op­er­a­tions Man­ager, Peter Vla­han­dreas won ‘Em­ployee of the Year’ for his on­go­ing com­mit­ment to cus­tomer ser­vice, at­ti­tude, en­thu­si­asm and ef­fi­ciency in his role and be­ing a driv­ing force in the mar­ket­ing and so­cial me­dia ac­tiv­i­ties of the Club. This marked back-to-back awards in this cat­e­gory for East­ern em­ploy­ees, with Event Co­or­di­na­tor Ni­cole Ker­ley the re­cip­i­ent in 2010.

The Club made it a triple ti­tle night, also win­ning the cat­e­gory of ‘Best Brand­ing in Mar­ket­ing’, re­flec­tive of the Club’s lead­ing ini­tia­tives in lo­cal area mar­ket­ing cam­paigns and so­cial me­dia net­work com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

As the Club em­barks on se­cur­ing its fu­ture with plans to re­lo­cate to the Yarra Val­ley, these awards are recog­ni­tion that the Club as a whole in­clud­ing the Board and staff are striv­ing to con­stantly im­prove sys­tems and ser­vice to cre­ate a dy­namic environment that is wel­com­ing to Mem­bers, fam­i­lies and guests.

Ben Tel­ley (left) with Peter Vla­han­dreas from The East­ern Golf Club

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