Background

Following the placement of advertisements in the local paper asking if there was any interest in forming a workingmen's type of club in Masterton and receiving over 1200 replies, a public meeting was called for 19 June 1972. At that meeting, attended by over 300 people, two motions were passed - that a club be formed in Masterton and that a steering committee co-opt assistance as required.

After that meeting a tremendous amount of work went on resulting in monthly club nights being held until April 1974 when the lease for the old Central Billiards Saloon was obtained. For over 2½ years the saloon was a temporary club room, providing members with snooker and pool tables, dartboards, indoor bowls. An application for a Club Charter during 1974 was declined but following that plans for the building of the club's own premises were reaffirmed. The next several months were spent in arranging loans, debenture monies and a site for the proposed building.

By October 1975 the Committee were in a position to call tenders for the construction of club rooms and work commenced in March 1976. There were 850 club members at that stage and a second charter application in June of that year was successful with the official opening of the newly completed club rooms being held on 27 November 1976.

 

Committees
President Fred Morgan Finance, Clubs New Zealand
Vice President Bruce Alderson Entertainment, Maintenance,Disciplinary
Treasurer Alan Stewart Finance
Executive Goff Moorcock Sport, Entertainment, Disciplinary
Executive Hannah Elworthy Courtesy Coach, Entertainment
Executive Bruce Alderson Maintenance, Sport
  Heather Galyer Maintenance, Disciplinary
  Ian Galyer T.B.A.
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Portfolios
Finance Alan Stewart, Steve O'Hara
Sport Goff Moorcock, Bruce Alderson
Maintenance Fred Morgan, Bruce Alderson, David O'Reilly
Entertainment Goff Moorcock, Heather Galyer
Disciplinary Fred Morgan, Goff Moorcock, David O'Reilly
Clubs NZ Tony Teal
Courtesy Coach Hannah Elworthy, Fred Morgan, Bruce Cohen
Website Steve O'Hara
Administration
Secretary/Manager Steve O'Hara
Office Administration Carol Hemmingway, Elaine Smith
Duty Managers Leanne Dean, Nicola Te Patu, Steve O'Hara

 

Guests

There is no restriction to the number of guests that a member can sign into the club. The Visitors Book must be signed by your visitor and yourself - this is no longer a requirement of law, but a Club Rule set by members.

Your guests must be 18 years of age and over. This does not apply at all to Family Dining hours where children are restricted to the Stewart Dining Lounge.

Membership Cards

These must be carried at all times as door checks are carried out regularly.

Membership Information

To obtain further information on membership details and to obtain a Membership Application Kit go to our Home Page and download the application the form.

 

Snooker
Running
Outdoor Bowls
Indoor Bowls
Darts
Cricket
Golf
Golden Oldies