Services club gives back to community
In its own quiet way, the Byron Bay Services Club has been a great supporter of its local community over the years and the tradition is continuing.
The club's board recently voted to contribute $23,000 to a range of community groups, with the Orthodox Home and Katia Herb Nursery the major recipients, each getting $4000.
Smaller donations were made to schools at Byron Bay and Newrybar, Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary, Relay for Life and North Coast Dance Festival.
“That's what we are all about,” said club manager, David Green.
“If the club runs at a profit, we are required to invest any surplus back into building, which we have been doing now for 12 years, or we are required to distribute it through the local community.”
Mr Green said the club's board of directors was well aware of the local community's needs.
He said the club, which was a bit of a 'sleeper' at the quiet end of Jonson Street, employed 50 people and had 5000 members, double the membership from two years ago.
“We are a big part of the community,” Mr Green said.