Celebration of Colour
We’re an arty bunch of staff at the Upfront Club and Maple Street Co-op – we can paint like Monet, draw better than Leonardo da Vinci and compose a photograph to rival any of Anne Geddes! And from the middle of June, we get to prove it by hosting our own, staff only art exhibition, the ‘Celebration of Colour’. Coinciding with the club’s 20th birthday celebrations, it all kicks off from 6pm on Thursday, the 19th of June for 4 weeks only. Party on down opening night, as it will be full of colour, fun and your chance to leave your very own artistic mark on the club…
New Restaurant Manager for the Club
We are delighted to introduce our new Restaurant Manager, Michael (‘Mick’) Toner.
Mick has worked in the Club previously and helped fill Sharon’s role when she was on annual leave.
He is a qualified chef with a sound food and business sense.
The timing was perfect – after 5 years of being both Manager and Head Chef at the Club, Sharon has been keen to concentrate on the kitchen. She’ll now have that chance.
As many of you know, Suzee left in February to live in Brisbane, leaving a gap in ‘front of house’ staff. All in all, Mick’s entrance is a boost for everyone.
The selection committee reached consensus - Mick’s experience and commitment to the club were hard to beat.
We extend heartfelt thanks to Sharon for her hard, hard work over the years. Now, hopefully, she’ll have more time to build her home!
We also want to give a big ‘welcome’ to Mick.
Come and say hello after 26th March.
Keeping it sustainable, fresh - and gluten free!
The Club continues to put sustainability and health first and foremost.
For some time, the Club has been using only Sustainable Seafood – now we’ve added Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable.
Tempura battered Hake is our choice for fish and chips and we’re now serving salad with the dish, keeping it fresh. Of course, there’s also our fabulous garlic aioli!
Gluten Free Bread
We’ve sourced a fantastic new Gluten Free Bread from our friends at the Essential Grain organic bakery. Essential grain also supply us with our Panini and the awesome Wholegrain Sourdough.
Gluten Free Soy Milk
Made with organic Australian soybeans, is now also available – just ask.
See you at the Club!
UpFront Club wins funding for solar panels
Against some stiff competition, the Club has been successful in gaining a $34,621 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to install solar panels.
The benefits will be greatly appreciated by our members and community with the potential to reduce our greenhouse emissions by nearly 90 Tonnes per annum.
In addition, the solar panels will enable us to partner with the solar equipment supplier to offer regular education forums delivering education to the greater community about renewable energies.
Our thanks to Andrew Powell, Jenny McKay and Nathan Arrowsmith for being referees for our application.