No more trading on Sundays at Proserpine RSL
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.