Full steam ahead for Navy club

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Fre­man­tle Navy Club will hold the first of many fundrais­ers in a bid to se­cure its fu­ture.

The club held an an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on May 11 to dis­cuss its fu­ture.

Op­tions in­cluded mov­ing, amal­ga­mat­ing or merg­ing with a sim­i­lar not­for-profit club or wind­ing up. Club man­ager Sharon Pratt said there was a good mem­ber turnout for the meet­ing.

“All three op­tions were unan­i­mously de­clined and mem­bers de­cided on busi­ness as usual,” she said.

“The mem­bers ac­knowl­edged the fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion and of­fered sub­stan­tial as­sis­tance in the ac­count­ing ar­eas to try to de­ter­mine our fu­ture.

“The mem­bers were en­cour­aged by that and de­cided to help the club in any way they can, which is go­ing to be kicked off with the fundraiser.”

The fundraiser will fea­ture Deb­o­rah Con­way and other lo­cal Fre­man­tle mu­si­cians. Ms Pratt said there would be food and a raf­fle at the event.

“We will be do­ing every­thing we can to raise as much money for the club,” she said.

“The Navy Club has been around since 1947. We’ve been in our cur­rent premises since 1992, we are a big part of Fre­man­tle and sup­port­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“It would be nice to think the Fre­man­tle com­mu­nity would sup­port the club.”

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