On Saturday, 6 April, more than 80 Strathbogie residents attended dinner at the Strathbogie Golf Club to celebrate the opening of the extension to the clubhouse. (Click here for more.)
The extension has provided over 100 square metres of shaded outdoor area, six purpose built table and chair settings, a built in barbecue and lighting.
David Kennett, the club president, explained how the extension added a new dimension to the club's facilities. The project, funded by grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (Skin Cancer Prevention Program) and the Strathbogie Shire Council, enables members to congregate out of the club rooms into a safe shaded area. Mr Kennett thanked all those involved in bringing the project from an idea to reality. He specifically acknowledged Brad Mildren-Nicel of Euroa Clay Products, who was so generous in donating labour, materials and expertise.
The extension was opened by Crs Deb Bower and Alistair Thomson of Strathbogie Shire Council. Cr Thomson highlighted that this project was a great example of government and a community club collaborating successfully. Cr Thomson also emphasised the concerning statistics around skin cancer, particularly for golfers who can spend decades playing a sport with full exposure to ultra violet radiation. He stressed the importance of golfers to wear hats and use sunblock to protect themselves.
The facility provides new opportunities for gatherings on the Strathbogie Tableland.