After many months of construction, the finishing touches are now being applied at the facility, which is on track to be handed over to the club in a few weeks, just in time for the 2020-2021 Summer season.
Mid-December will see the launch of what is to be known as Jimpy’s Bar on the top floor of the clubhouse in the spectacular John Worrell Room. This members’ bar has been named after club stalwart and life member John “Jimpy” Shears, who recently passed away aged 94-years-young.
The bar, which will offer views over Anglesea’s Main Beach and across the Surf Coast to Point Addis, will operate from late afternoon into the early evening throughout Summer.
Jimpy’s Bar will be the best spot in town to chill out after a day of patrol or family fun on the sand. Jimpy’s will be the place at the top of the ramp to catch up with old friends and connect with new ones as ASLSC members gather both inside and out on the stunning clubhouse top deck.
As exciting as all that is, Jimpy’s Bar won’t become a reality without the support of you, our members. We are seeking expressions of interest from members over the age of 18 who are prepared to become part of Jimpy’s bar crew on a rostered basis for a few nights over Summer.
Those volunteering need no prior hospitality experience, but are required to hold a current Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate, which can now be completed online.
If you are interested in helping please contact the Club by 22 November via email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
This will allow us to begin assembling rosters.
We will need a copy of your current RSA by 14 December. This can be obtained or updated online via a provider approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR). See the VCGLR website for more details or one of their providers Access All Areas Training or CFT International.
We stress Jimpy’s Bar won’t get off the ground without enough support from members both behind and in front of our new bar. Please get involved.
Elsewhere at the Club, the completion of construction works so close to Summer and uncertainty and complexities associated with the impact of the Coronavirus in Victoria has meant that our selected food and beverage partner SOLT, has in conjunction with the club delayed the opening of their dining venue and kiosk. As we continue our dialogue with SOLT, we are working hard to finalise an exciting “pop-up” hospitality offering that can operate within unfolding Covid restrictions.
Finally, as eager as we are to unveil and welcome you into your new clubhouse and community facilities, please bear with us as its opening will be in line with the prevailing Covid-safe restrictions which are expected to limit numbers and require additional cleaning and hygiene protocols to be observed.For the safety of members and all our visitors, we want to make sure we get it right when it comes to following the evolving restrictions that apply in what will be the “new Covid-normal”.
We will update you soon on developments and look forward to seeing everyone at the club soon.