The St Ives Club is the talk of the town on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, with its trendy new facilities put on show for the community.
Directors at the club recently made the decision to undergo a major renovation to their clubhouse and surrounds to make it a more attractive location for the bowls community and their families to visit.
The renovation has been a major success with the club barely recognisable from its old setting. The venue is fresh, attractive and has already brought the younger demographic of the local community to the club.
Full most nights, the club restaurant has a wide range of variety with your classic bistro favourites at a very reasonable price, while Tuesday and Wednesday $12 meal specials have proved an early hit.
The refreshed look of the club has also seen an increase in barefoot bowls functions with a number of Corporate & Business Houses in and around St Ives choosing the new venue for social gatherings, aiding the club’s push to attract new members from the community to join the club in a social capacity.
Complimenting the social program will be the Jack Attack program commencing in February, with teams already entered from Royal North Shore nurses, local builders, Chadwick Real estate and local sporting groups.
An additional $15,000 grant from the community building partnership will go towards the shades on the outdoor decking area, which will be finished in the next few weeks.
This will benefit all members and be a great asset during the barefoot and social bowls peak period over the summer months.
The changes to The St Ives Club has already had a major impact on the club with an increase in clubhouse trade and bowlers.
For those in the North Shore area, The St Ives Club is definitely worth a visit for a roll or your next social function.
Contribution by Brett Hughes – Regional Bowls Manager (Sydney)