Full steam ahead for Navy club
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.”