Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

A Place to Call Their Own; Fifteen-Year Wait over as Minnie Water-Wooli Club House Is Finally Opened

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

A Place to Call Their Own; Fifteen-Year Wait over as Minnie Water-Wooli Club House Is Finally Opened

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Byline: KATE MATTHEWS

SINCE the very first surf patrol at Minnie Water in April 1995, the Minnie Water-Wooli Surf Life Saving Club has had the unfaltering aim of having its very own place to call home and after almost 15 years of fundraising and shrewd saving, the dream finally became a reality last Sunday when the newly built club house was officially opened.

"The new club house means that we now have a secure environment and storage for all our equipment and it is all in one location," said club president Tony Benfield.

Previously club members had stored gear at their own homes and transported it back and forth as required.

"The facilities are much better and we can also now train up to 20 people at once." Mr Benfield said.

"Patrolling members can now have a decent shower after their shift."

Mr Benfield said that the Minnie Water-Wooli Surf Life Saving Club had been very dedicated in raising and saving funds over the past 15 years, and had always been actively working towards their vision. …

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