Chang­ing of the guard gives club a boost

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE Bel­mont Sports and Re­cre­ation Club has kicked off a new be­gin­ning with a $50,000 grant and new man­age­ment.

The club said this time last year it was in se­ri­ous fi­nan­cial hard­ship and its 650 mem­bers were un­sure if they would have to close the doors.

Pres­i­dent Barry Rowe and sec­re­tary/ man­ager Jenny Davis are now lead­ing the club, with the City of Bel­mont of­fer­ing the $50,000 grant and new so­lar panels.

“I gave an un­der­tak­ing to the Mayor that I would change the cul­ture of the club and make it a pos­i­tive place to bring fam­i­lies,” Mr Rowe said.

“We have also worked closely with an au­di­tor engaged by the City to produce a con­fi­den­tial re­port into the past man­age­ment of the club.”

The club is hop­ing to hold a se­ries of com­mu­nity events in com­ing months, in­clud­ing a Sunday car boot sale and pos­si­ble farm­ers’ mar­ket on Satur­days.

Ms Davis said the club could cater for var­i­ous types of func­tions, from quiz nights to cor­po­rate bowls and birth­day par­ties, with a bar on site.

Visit the club on the cor­ner of Aber­nethy Road and Keane Street in Cloverdale, or call 9478 2051.

Barry Rowe, Jenny Davis, venue man­ager Liz Jack­son and Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks.

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