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New clubs on the way?

By johnboy - 27 June 2009 27

The Canberra Times informs us that the merged Tradies/Labor Clubs are going to hand back a portion of their enormous allocation of poker machines:

    CFMEU ACT branch secretary Sarah Schoonwater said the Tradies was committed to handing in some of its pokies licences provided they went to a new club in a new area to bolster community participation.

    ”We are of the view that we should be in a position to hand some of those machines back, and we are also of the view that they should go into a pool for new clubs,” Ms Schoonwater said.

Any club, however small, that had poker machine licences would not struggle to get banking finance to build pretty much any facility it wanted.

So what new clubs would you like to see in Canberra?

What’s Your opinion?


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27 Responses to
New clubs on the way?
willo 1:19 pm 27 Jun 09

i spose they wouldnt have topless barmaids…….perhaps brainless barmaids?

emd 1:19 pm 27 Jun 09

sepi, I’ll meet you at the organic salad bar, maybe we can compare notes on which is the best local cider! But you’re right, nobody would play the pokies there.

I think this town already has more than enough pokie machines, there’s no need to create more places to house them. More clubs would be nice, I just wish there was a way to have the clubs without all the pokie machines too.

sepi 1:12 pm 27 Jun 09

Fruit basket!

Anna Key 1:05 pm 27 Jun 09

Would the greens club still have a meat raffle? Winning a tofu and lentil tray doesn’t seem quite the same

sepi 12:53 pm 27 Jun 09

I’d be up for a Greens club – organic vegie food, local pear cider on tap, sustainable building, pelmet making classes, pottery nights, lentil festival. Sounds great – but who would play the pokies?

Anna Key 12:51 pm 27 Jun 09

canberratowie2 said :

Canberra liberal club ?

lol

It will start as the Liberal club. Will then be split into two separate clubs while reassuring us it is still one. They will both go broke and blame the tradies. Jim Murphy will then start his own.

MelonHead 12:44 pm 27 Jun 09

Clown Killer, you may not have been to the RUC in Barton lately.

It was once a great little club, a sort of hidden treasure.

Now the drinks are truly boutique bar prices, with the exception of jugs of Carlton between 3 and 5, and coffee is $4 takeaway. The six or seven pokies that no one really plays much, are subsidising nuttin’

Back on topic, I want the RUC from 10 years ago. or any club that supports sport for kids.

2604 12:38 pm 27 Jun 09

Clown Killer said :

I’ve always had a soft spot for the RUC in Barton. It’s not really big, has a good bar with well priced drinks and the foods good for what you pay. If that’s all subsidised by twats playing the handful of pokies tucked in the corner then that’s even better.

Well-priced drinks? Don’t know what you drink there but I’ve always found the RUC to be a complete rip-off. $8 for most premium beers and $5-6 for a schooey of generic local beer. Even soft-drinks cost $3.60!

I hear you on the pokie subsidies – maybe they need a few more though?

willo 12:35 pm 27 Jun 09

canberratowie2 said :

Canberra liberal club ?

lol

I gues that would be preferable to “the canbera greens club”

canberratowie2 12:00 pm 27 Jun 09

Canberra liberal club ? lol

Clown Killer 11:57 am 27 Jun 09

I’ve always had a soft spot for the RUC in Barton. It’s not really big, has a good bar with well priced drinks and the foods good for what you pay. If that’s all subsidised by twats playing the handful of pokies tucked in the corner then that’s even better.

willo 11:49 am 27 Jun 09

a combined motorsports club with revenue going towards building new facilities and rebuilding/maintaining existing ones……almost certainly wont happen but a nice dream

sepi 11:48 am 27 Jun 09

One that sponsors the Canberra Capitals, that shows their games on big screen, and that they go to.

One that has movie afternoons for kids. Or weekend breakfasts with humphrey bear for kids.

Trunking symbols 11:47 am 27 Jun 09

I will not step foot back inside Tradies until they return 83 Restaurant back to the Woden club. How on earth do they think they’ll sustain four new clubs when they get rid of their best restaurant?

ant 11:38 am 27 Jun 09

Small ones that do good food. Those monster poker machine palaces are a bit disturbing.

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