MEETING CALLED: 'Come along and make yourself heard'
"COME along and make yourself heard."
Concerned Warwick RSL Memorial Club members have issued this appeal as members are invited to vote for a new management committee at a special general meeting at Kings Theatre on January 2.
"You will be allowed to speak, any grievances you have will be heard and if you don't want to do that you can contact me and I will be happy to hear what you have to say," former committee member Lorraine Dent said.
Mrs Dent said she would run for a position on the committee in the hope of implementing key recommendations made in a report prepared by Kestrel Solutions.
Memorial club president Geraldine O'Neil said it was up to the committee to move forward with the report but there have been "so many other things to be dealt with".
Warwick real estate agent and memorial club member Darryl Evans said the club had a lot going for it and the public were not aware of many positive changes, such the appointment of a new chef.
"I do think the club has hope," he said. "They have a new chef but they are not promoting the meals, they are not promoting the atmosphere, they are not utilising Kings Theatre."
Mr Evans organised a petition calling on the management committee to resign and delivered more than 15 signatures to club secretary Lindsay Goodwin on Monday evening. "The community needs to decide to get back on track with its own function centre," Mr Evans said.
Mrs O'Neil urged members to think seriously about the coming meeting.
"We have 44 staff to consider. We support suppliers and tradesmen in the community," she said. "Those who signed the petition do not necessarily speak for the broader scale of our membership."