Forced to walk
Childers Apex Club set fold after 60 years:
AFTER more than 60 years of service, the Apex club of Childers may be forced to fold.
Childers Apex Club president Tim Turner said the club had been struggling with low membership for some time and couldn’t continue to cope financially.
“It’s disappointing but you come to a time when you realise that financially and physically, we’re just pushing ourselves too
It’s disappointing but you come to a time when you realise ... it just becomes too hard.
much, it just becomes too hard,” Mr Turner said.
He said the only saviour for the club would be more members coming onboard, with numbers sitting at just five.
“All the guys in it have all got young families and they’re finding it hard to try and spend time with their families and run their businesses,” he said.
“The rest of us are left behind and we’re wearing ourselves out.”
The club was started in Childers 60 years ago by luck.
“The guys tried to start a Rotary club but couldn’t get onto the Rotary, so they started an Apex club instead,” Mr Turner said.
He joined the club in 2000 and said it had been very active in the Childers community.
“We’ve done lots things over the years,” Mr Turner said.
But unfortunately, he said modern society had become too wound up in red tape for the club to be able to just go out and do things like they could back in the day.
“The needs are probably still there, but you can’t just go and do it,” he said.
END OF AN ERA: Apex president Tim Turner would be saddened by the closing down of the club after 20 years of service.