The Goulburn Soldiers Club opened their doors in 1921 to provide social relaxation to all servicemen that came back home to Goulburn and the district after WW1.
The premise was to provide the Returned Service Personnel a place that felt like home, where they could unwind and feel safe.
Eden Darnley of the Goulburn Soldiers Club said she is proud of the efforts the club makes to give back to the community.
“The Goulburn Soldiers Club donates around $330,500 annually to the local community and sporting groups.
“This is designed to ensure that we contribute to the provision of front-line services for our local community and to ensure that disadvantaged groups are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions that we can afford to make.”
The club are committed to the community they serve by providing support to members and their families.
“This year we saw our 21st sponsored participant in the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge, where we send up to two local youth to walk the Kokoda Trek.
“The 10 day journey has such a great impact to the local youth, enabling them to improve their endurance and leadership skills, giving back to the local community.”
“We also support community-based projects within the club throughout the year which includes ‘Do Something Day.’”
This year the club participated in a winter clothes and blanket drive to donate to the Goulburn Street Van. They also contribute to the ‘Christmas Giving Tree’ which gives the community a chance to bring in gifts for Christmas to local families facing hard times.
Goulburn Soldiers Club is a special place for locals and in 2021. they are very proud to be celebrating 100 years of community based service.
“We recently underwent renovations that made way for a more family friendly club, we now house a huge play centre ‘Tabatinga’ so all children between 0 - 12 years old will have an amazing time as well,” said Eden.
Goulburn Soldiers Club is a great place to meet family and friends while supporting your local community.