Fremantle Navy Club to hold special meeting to discuss future

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FREMANTLE Navy Club will hold a special general meeting on Saturday to discuss the future of the club.

Members will have a chance to vote for three options, with the issue needing to be resolved by the end of month.

The options given include relocating, amalgamating or merging with a similar not for profit club or wind up Navy Club it it’s entirety.

Fremantle Navy Club president Craig Gorham said in a letter to members that over the past decade the patronage of the club has been on the decline.

“We have all noticed fewer members attending the club, or the same members attending less frequently,” he said.

“Over this time, increases in the price of drinks have been kept to a minimum, the membership fee hasn’t increased, and yet the costs of the club continue to rise.

“The Navy Club Inc is here to provide a social club for the members, and the objective of the committee is to see this continue.

“However, with cash reserves now exhausted and liabilities increasing, it is time for the club to consider its future.”

Mr Gorham wrote the only viable solution to allow the Navy Club to pay its existing debt involved the sale of the property.

“It is the committee’s preference that the Navy Club Inc continues to operate and create opportunity to flourish, and therefore the option to relocate is the committee’s preferred option,” he said.

“The committee recognises that this option will only be successful with an increase in commitment from members.”