Apex club makes one last bid to survive
BIGGENDEN Apex Club is not ready to give up but instead are going to push forward and give a 100 per cent commitment.
Last Wednesday night the club that has been in hiatus since June organised a meeting to attract new members to the club.
Biggenden Apex member Phil Sharps said he was hoping for a bit of a bigger crowd.
"This meeting is all about moving forward as a club or to make the decision to close," he said.
"If we close there won't be a Christmas Fair."
Region 2 co-ordinator Tara Spotswood with Fraser Coast president Kaden Bryant and wife Kaye attended the meeting.
All had just returned from the National Conference in Adelaide.
Ms Spotswood said Biggenden with only four members is better off than other clubs around the state.
"Many other clubs are in the same predicament," she said.
"It is a credit to you what you have achieved."
Member Robbie Radel said it was a great disappointment to have reached this situation.
"It is not reflection on the community but a sign of the times," he said.
"We need to make a decision."
He said it was more than running the Christmas Fair.
"It is no use us busting our a--- putting on a fair only for the club to fall over in February."
Mr Sharps said moving forward they needed to get back to the basics.
"Our ideals and invocations need to be said at our dinner meetings," he said.
"We've been pretty slack and let them go by the wayside."
All present including two potential apexians agreed the club was worth saving.
Mr Sharps said we are not out of the woods.
"We still need those new members," he said.
An annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at the Grand Hotel at 7pm. A topic under discussion will be the Christmas Fair on Saturday December 21.