$184,000 to re-open bowlo
THE Lennox Head community has been told it needs to raise at least $184,000 to relaunch its bowling club.
Hundreds of people attended a community meeting at the club last night.
Chairman of the working committee Pip Carter said they were also trying to de-amalgamate from the Ramsgate RSL.
Ramsgate's entire board of directors resigned in December last year and an administrator will start on Monday.
Mr Carter said the Lennox bowlo committee would liaise closely with the administrator to work towards de-amalgamation.
"They have basically said they will co-operate," Mr Carter said.
"I am hoping that it's going to be positive.
"But from now on, it's going to get very hectic."
Graham Shaw from the club's working committee said they needed to raise at least $184,000 so the club could re-open.
A number of fundraising initiatives have been planned, including a Reaching for the Stars campaign, which will involve people making pledges or monthly donations.
Other possible fundraisers include Music Under the Stars at Williams Reserve, a dinner dance and telethon.
"Raising this amount of money is a big task," Mr Shaw said.
"But we will get the whole community on board."
Mr Carter also said they would not "tread on the toes" of other organisations trying to raise money in the Lennox village.
"We are a community; we need to look after each other," he said.
"If people start feeling like we're doing too much or asking for too much, please let us know.
"We want to encompass everyone in the community, because this is our club.
"We have to make this sustainable."
The club's first members' meeting will be held on Feb- ruary 6, although a location for the meeting has not yet been decided.
At that meeting, the members will elect the new seven-member committee, including a chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary.
"After that we will be in a very solid position," Mr Carter said.
"We will have a voice, and that is very important."
To keep up to date with the Lennox bowlo situation, visit savelennoxbowlsclub .com.au.