We just wanted to update you on a few things that have been going on.
Our garden bar is fully fenced and the childrens playground is finished and it is already a popular spot for families. We have a ping pong table inside along with giant chess and a few games to keep the kids, and adults, entertained.
The front deck is built and we are just finalising compliance before it will be open for business. Next step will be some nice outdoor furniture and we are open to suggestions.
A huge thank you to John, Glenn, Simon and all the volunteers that have worked so hard on building the outside areas over the last few months.
We’ve had a fabulous volunteer driving the courtesy van on Sundays over the last few months but will be finishing up soon, so if anyone has a Sunday evening free, 4pm until 8ish and you can volunteer to drive our van, we’d love to hear from you.
As part of our financial recovery program we are looking for other ways to generate income. To this end we are having some markets and some permanent stalls over the summer at the front of the Club.
We have had some health and safety issues raised so we are going to trial making the front of the Club pedestrian access only for the summer. This means vehicle access will be via our back entrance off Wallis street.
We are also offering permit parking in the Club carpark during the day when the Club doesn’t have many patrons. If you are working, volunteering or visiting the Club you are most welcome to park free. However, if you are not visiting the Club parking is by permit only at $100 per month, this is only about $3 per day. Please see the bar staff or manager for a contract or download one from our website.
Our loyalty program will start on Saturday 8th December. Each time you purchase something at the bar (membership excluded) swipe your card and you will accumulate points. Once you get to 100 points you will receive $5 off your next purchase. That’s a 5% return, it’s our way of thanking you for supporting your Club.
The Club has always had a policy of no hats, historically this comes from both service tradition and good manners. However, with changing times Clubs and RSA’s around the country have been removing the ban on hats. Raglan is a beach town and with the summer upon us everyone needs to be sunsmart and aware of the dangers of our NZ sun. We know you will need to wear your hats outside and in the garden bar, so for the summer, starting December 8, we are going to trial allowing hats inside the Club as well. For security reasons, there will be no hoodies, and no hats in the gaming room. We hope you will embrace this change and support members and guests in their choices.
As you can see, there are a lot of changes happening in your Club, we hope you will support these and enjoy the new environment and culture and we can go from strength to strength.
The Raglan Club Executive