Hills social hub to mark milestone

Committeeman Ken Ablett, secretary Adele O'Hara president Robert Bateman. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d409156
Committeeman Ken Ablett, secretary Adele O'Hara president Robert Bateman. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d409156

The social hub of the Hills since the late 1950s will be buzzing with activity for a weekend-long celebration from October 18 to 20 to mark the occasion.

President and English expat Robert Bateman, who has been a member for 18 years, said after some tough times, the award-winning club deserved a big party.

‘There have been some financial changes over the years; most recently the global collapse has been reflected at the club, so we are hoping to encourage more young people to join because they are the future and we don’t want it to get stale around here,’ he said.

‘We have organised raffles and prizes, a band and a family and members day with a bouncy castle for the weekend.’

Mr Bateman has only been president for a month but has plenty of ideas to rejuvenate the club and attract more members.

‘I want to see more local bands play here,’ Mr Bateman said.

The Lesmurdie Club has been named the best in WA on several occasions at the Clubs WA Awards.

What’s on: Friday, October 18: raffles and prizes; Saturday, October 19: Stratosfunk band; Sunday, October 20: sausage sizzle and children’s entertainment