No more trad­ing on Sun­days at Proser­pine RSL

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Proser­pine Ex-Ser­vices Club will no longer trade on Sun­days, as of Oc­to­ber 12.

The decision to close the club’s doors on Sun­days was reached at Tues­day night’s monthly fi­nan­cial meet­ing and comes a month after the club’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing re­vealed the club was in se­ri­ous fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties, hav­ing lost half a mil­lion dol­lars over the past two fi­nan­cial years.

The club cur­rently has just un­der $60,000 across its com­bined ac­counts, down from $72,000 at the end of June.

Trea­surer Brian Dun­lop moved the mo­tion, which was sec­onded by com­mit­tee mem­ber Mick Eas­ton and passed unan­i­mously.

Proser­pine Ex-Ser­vices Club man­ager Jo-Ann Kielly said the decision to close the doors on Sun­days would ease the bur­den of wages upon the club.

“It was ac­tu­ally Leanne Althaus’s idea. Hav­ing done the ac­counts now for the last three weeks, she has no­ticed a pat­tern of Sun­day be­ing the day of least trade,” Ms Kielly said.

“The only trade we have on a Sun­day is our Goose Club crowd and it’s not mak­ing any money.

“I have per­son­ally opened up the kitchen to do lunches and din­ner and I haven’t had any worth­while trade.

“There are three lots of wages on a Sun­day just hav­ing a bar open. This will ease the bur­den of wages on a Sun­day.”

Ms Kielly also said ru­mours of the clubs clo­sure that are cur­rently cir­cu­lat­ing town were false.

Con­trary to any ru­mours, the club is still open for business ev­ery day ex­cept for now Sun­days.”

Ms Kielly said another karaoke party would take place on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 17, thanks to the ef­forts of Karaoke Stars’ owner Scott Neale.

Ms Kielly is also try­ing to or­gan­ise an un­der-18’s disco.

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