This page is a constant work in progress. It is an attempt to collect the history of the Charlies Social Club and information about the people and the organisation that has brought us to today. If you have any information, stories or photos, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and keep our history alive. Our history, as you can see is about the people.
The club has had some logo's in it's time. they began to be used in about 2009. The logo were created to improve the brand of the Social club and make the club and services more recognizable.
Early logo included the word "gymnasium" or even "24hr Gymansium", because many staff were unaware that there was a staff gym. For similar reasons clubroom logo were created later.
In 2016 the Club increased it's online presence with this website and social media. Since then there have been further logo and branding developments.
The clubrooms, (referred to as Charlies Bar since 2014), have been an important space for the Social Club. This area has hosted birthdays, retirements, parties, meetings, AGM, Quizzes..... you name it. Staff have gathered here for decades.
Since early 2015 a significant amount of capital work and members funds have been invested the Clubrooms. This is part of a 5 year project to renew the space to encourage greater utilisation, and provide a better, more usable space for staff and members.
The Social Club gym began in 1988. Since then it has been staff run and membership fees have paid for gradual improvements. These improvement continue today. In 2012 the gym started to undergo a number of significant refurbishments and upgrades. This has been part of a broader 15 year plan to provide members with a commercial quality facility, without increasing prices.
As of 2017 this process is about one third complete.
Committee members and particularly our office bearers have been the backbone of our organisation since 1975. A big thank you to all our office bearers who have included
|1975||R. Torkilosen||T. Moore||M. Walker||G. Robertson|
|1976||J. Webster||J. Islip||M. Walker||G. Robertson|
|1977||J. Webster||J. Islip||M. Noone||G. Robertson|
|1978||J. Webster||W. O'Brien||J. Lynch||E. Davis|
|1979||W. O'Brien||H. Fowle||J. Mc'Kay||R. York|
|1980||K. Bromley||J. Mahoney||H. Ross||A. Oakden|
|1981||W. O'Brien||R. Stoker||S. Pocock||R. York|
|1982||W. O'Brien||R. Stoker||N. Wolfgram||H. Ross|
|1983||J. Mahoney||E. Lawrence||R. Graham||G. Robertson|
|1924||J. Mahoney||S. Nicholson||R. Graham||H. Ross|
|1985||M. Stewart||S. Nicholson||J. Page||G. Robertson|
|1986||M. D'Adamo||D. Schulz||J. Hardwick||R. York|
|1987||I. Jack||P. Pearson||V. Gomm||R. York|
|1988||E. Davis||P. Pearson||R. Smith||R. York|
|1989||E. Davis||R. MacLatchy||J. White||R. York|
|1990||E. Davis||R. MacLatchy||A. McGrath||R. York|
|1991||P. Pearson||E. Davis||A. McGrath||R. York|
|1992||D. Singh||M. Noonan||A. McGrath||R. York|
|1993||D. Singh||M. Noonan||M. Davies||R. York|
|1994||G. Potts||M. Noonan||M. Davies||R. York|
|1995||B. Evans||G. Laney-Hayes||M. Davies||M. Davies|
|1996||G. Laney-Hayes||G. Potts||M. Davies||M. Davies|
|1997||B. Whiley||M. Davies||M. Davies|
|1998||B. Whiley||L. McDonald||M. Davies|
|1999||B. Whiley||L. McDonald||M. Davies|
|2000||B. Whiley||L. McDonald||M. Davies|
|2001||B. Whiley||M. Davies|
|2002||B. Whiley||T. Jackson||M. Davies|
|2003||B. Whiley||T. Jackson||M. Davies|
|2004||B. Whiley||T. Jackson||M. Davies|
|2005||B. Whiley||M. Davies|
|2006||B. Whiley||N. Ottaviano||M. Davies|
|2007||B. Whiley||N. Ottaviano||M. Davies|
|2008||L. Earthy||Covered by staff||M. Davies|
|2009||L. Earthy||Covered by staff||M. Davies|
|2010||J. Newberry||Covered by staff||M. Davies|
|2011||E.M. Collins||Covered by staff||M. Davies|
|2012||P.L. Gibbons||Covered by staff||C. Metcalfe|
|2013||P.L. Gibbons||P.L. Gibbons||C. Metcalfe|
|2014||P.L. Gibbons||S. Lummis||P.L. Gibbons||M. McManus|
|2015||P.L. Gibbons||S. Lummis||T. Greig||M. McManus|
|2016||P.L. Gibbons||T. Greig||R. Nezich||T. Greig|
|2017||P. L. Gibbons||R. Nezich, S. Casley|
Life members are traditionally those individuals who have significantly contributed to the Social Club over a period of at least 5 years, generally through outstanding volunteer efforts, and often on the committee as office bearers. The club life members are listed below.
|Year||Those Recognised as Life Members|
|1980||W. O'Brien, T. Radionow, J. Webster, J. Harvey|
|1981||R. Stoker, J. Mahoney|
|1988||J. Islip, I. Jack|
|2000||W. Hanlon, G. Laney-Hayes, R. Lee Steere, M. Davies|
|2007||B. Whiley, A. glatz, V. Seymour|
|2011||M. Wade, M. Gadsby, S. Pocock, P. Moorhouse|
|2015||P.L. Gibbons, P. Haslehurst|
As the Social Club has grown with our site and the demands of members, paid staff have become a necessity at the Social Club. From daily administration of over 1000 members, ordering of stock, organising events, tickets and parties our staff have and will continue to be an essential part of our onsite community and culture. Thank You!
|Year||Administration Staff||Events Coordinator||Bar & Event Staff||Gym Staff|
|2007||L. Case, L. Foreman||A. Campbell, A. Grose||B. Rowles|
|2008||L. Foreman||R. Fisher||S. Greenan|
|2009||L. Foreman, Mia Hofer||R. Fisher||S. Greenan|
|2010||T. Binns||R. Fisher||S. Greenan|
|2011||T. Binns||J. Negro||S. Greenan|
|2012||T. Binns||J. Negro, B. Jarman||S. Greenan, Sense of Space, Aspects Yoga|
|2013||K. Leach||H. Dunne, B. Jarman||C. Huggins, Sense of Space, Aspects Yoga|
|2014||K. Leach||K. Leach, H. Dunne, S. Lummis||Absolute Balance, She's a Knockout, D. McGay, Sense of Space, Aspects Yoga|
|2015||K. Leach, N. Read||K. Leach, N. Read, G. Sesnan, V. Del Borello||Absolute Balance, She's a Knockout, D. McGay, Sense of Space, Aspects Yoga|
|2016||A. Mebar, T. Kruck, C. Read, P. Haselhurst||N. Read, G. Sesnan, V. Del Borello, V. Batchelor, R. Sheil, D. Lakhiani||Absolute Balance, She's a Knockout, D. McGay, Sense of Space, Aspects Yoga|
|2017||A. Mebar, N. Read, P. Haselhurst||C. Read||N. Read, G. Sesnan, V. Batchelor, R. Sheil, D. Robertson, R Read, D. Lakhiani, P. Gosman||Absolute Balance, She's a Knockout, D. McGay|