USER comfort has improved dramatically at the Camperdown RSL clubrooms thanks to a $14,000 Federal Government grant.
The Pike Street clubrooms have been refurbished with 100 new conference chairs, 15 new tables and another 30 fold-up chairs.
Club president Alan Fleming said the furniture was of a high quality, sturdy and comfortable.
“The chairs we had were purchased second-hand 15 years ago from South West Healthcare and had become unstable,” he said.
“The new chairs are much safer and provide a much more inviting facility to encourage the return of elderly veterans and their families, as well as new younger members.”
Mr Fleming said the new furniture would also encourage more groups and individuals to hire the clubrooms for their functions.
The folding chairs will also provide additional seating at functions if needed and give added comfort to elderly club members when attending off-site ceremonies such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day held at Camperdown’s war memorial on Manifold Street.
The $14,000 grant follows on from a $35,000 State Government grant awarded to the club late last year to rewire the clubrooms, install air conditioners, repair the roof, upgrade the toilets and extend a rear storage shed.
“We’re thrilled to secure the funding and are looking forward to completing the works,” Mr Fleming said.
“There’s a lot going on at the Camperdown RSL, so it would be great to see more people get involved.”
The club’s extensive military display is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from 10am until 3pm (or by appointment on 0439 229 606) and the hall is available for hire by contacting 5593 2562.
“Locals can also research the military involvement of their own family members at the clubrooms,” Mr Fleming said.
“We have a lot of resources available to us.”
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm, with new members invited to attend.