STRATHBOGIE MEMORIAL HALL AGM

Tuesday 19th July, 2016 7:00pm

at the Memorial Hall


AUSTRALIA DAY IN STRATHBOGIE  

Australia Day was held at the Memorial Hall and organised by the Hall Committee. Andrew Townsend compered proceedings with his usual blend of humour and dignity.

Commencing at 9:30am the day included delightful performances by the Strathbogie Singers and the school children read “The Pioneers are Passing” by Wilfred Vroland 1938.

Congratulations to the worthy recipients of the Strathbogie Australia Day Awards and thank you for your tireless efforts in our community.

Citizen of the Year: David Jamieson

Community Event: Sustainable Forests – Sim Ayres and Bert Lobert

Special Recognition: Suzie Bates

 

chris normanAustralia Day Ambassador Chris Norman

Australia Day Ambassador Chris Norman spoke of his role as CEO of Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and the importance of the Strathbogie Tablelands as the headwaters of the catchment.

Those present adjourned to the Supper Room for lamingtons and a cuppa capably organised by Hall Committee members. 

Many  went on to the Community Barbecue at the Rec. Reserve for lunch. Thanks to Kim for his excellent efforts with lunch.

It was a delightful day for families spending time together within our wider Strathbogie Family. Thanks to all the volunteers who work so well together to make it a great day.


The Great Insulation Installation Afternoon

Sunday September 6th at 1pm.   All welcome.

At long last we have the insulation to fill the ceiling of the Hall and Supper Room!

So we are calling in all users of the Hall, past, present and future to assist with this mammoth but lightweight task.

Please check your Diaries and if you can make it let Toni D. or Andrew T.  know.

It will also be a great opportunity to have a kitchen spring clean  for those folk unable to do the insulating.

So please bring along :

  • sturdy boxes to place old plates etc into.
  •  Dust masks
  • Gloves
  • Afternoon tea / happy hour consumables
  • Portable lighting for the roof space

The Strathbogie Memorial Hall was opened in 1955, after local volunteers, including returned soldiers, sailors and airmen, had built it in memory of those who volunteered to defend Australia in the Second World War and who did not return. The Federal government of the day met half the cost and the rest was raised by the community, mostly in-kind. This hall has been a major focal point for the community since then, and is still treasured and used by Strathbogie Tableland residents of all ages.

For bookings contact:   Kim Usher 5790 5345


Strathbogie Badminton Club

Strathbogie Hall is the home of the Badminton Club which is currently in recession. The club was active from the early 1970’s.  Through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Strathbogie entered its own teams in the Euroa & District Badminton Association, along with Longwood, Ruffy, Youth Club, Violet Town, and Miepoll, and won many premierships over the years.    Presently, all teams in the EDBA competition are formed from a common pool of players, including many Strathbogie Tableland residents.

 

Its walls, if they could talk, would tell the story of grand balls, community singing, country dances, school plays, variety concerts, ‘coming out’ nights for local debutantes, celebration of sporting premierships and  a now-legendary function to celebrate the connection of mains power to the Tableland in 1966.

 

The Hall and its shaded grounds have proven to be the ideal setting for highly successful seasonal festivals, exhibitions and markets.

Facilities

The Hall was completely renovated in the early 2000s.  The main hall can seat up to 250 people and accommodate over 150 at tables for a meal.
It has new gas space heating and an excellent sound system.
The large refurbished kitchen can handle large catering demands and a gas barbecue augments the electric stoves, urn and microwave oven with its appropriate china, cutlery and cooking equipment.
Next to the kitchen is a spacious supper room which has an excellent permanent exhibition of restored old photographs showing historically important images of life on the Tableland in earlier days.

The Main Hall

The local primary school children have enjoyed many happy hours practising gymnastics, singing, dance, drama and musical items for school concerts . They have also learnt how to make nutritious meals for themselves and others, helped by volunteer parents in the recently updated kitchen.
Locals of all ages – children, teenagers and adults – have  spent many energetic nights of inter-district competition badminton twice a week in this spacious hall.
Older people have found it to be an ideal venue for indoor bowls in the winter, not least because of its efficient heating system!    The local `Over Seventies’ group meet here for a monthly luncheon organized by the Strathbogie Shire and local