Bangalow Bowling Club members have voted in favour of a merger with North Collective.

Bangalow Bowlo members have voted 289 to 192 in favour of amalgamation with Sydney club group Norths Collective.

“Thank you to all our valued members who attended the General Meeting (on Saturday) to vote on the amalgamation proposal with Norths Collective,” the club posted. 

“Thanks again to all our members, regardless of how you voted, for turning up and caring about your club.”

The next step is a vote among the Norths Collective membership which counts among its venues, Norths Cammeray; The Greens, North Sydney; The Alcott, Lane Cove; Seagulls Tweed Heads; and its most recent merger club, The Verandah Beecroft, formerly Beecroft Bowling Club. The club also owns The Glasshouse restaurant in Artarmon, a former Tully Heard property, and recently won the tender to operate F&B for The Cheltenham Recreation Club. 

Club Central and Georges River 16ft Sailing Club merger one step closer

Georges River 16ft Sailing Club is on track to merge with Club Central.

In other merger news, the amalgamation of Club Central and Georges River 16ft Sailing Club is one step closer after Club Central took effective control of the GRSC business on 1 November.

“It’s certainly an exciting time for us all. This next phase of the amalgamation will see existing GRSC members become part of the Club Central family. In turn, Club Central members will become members at GRSC and all members will have access to three fantastic venues in Southern Sydney,” ICC Group CEO Paul Richardson said.

“Not only are we celebrating this landmark event for our clubs, it comes at the end of a momentous year for ICC Group as we celebrate our 60th anniversary of the establishment of Illawarra Catholic Club in 1962. Our members and staff have much to celebrate after a year of growth and new opportunities.” 

Club Central and GRSC members have been kept informed about the amalgamation process since they voted in favour of amalgamation earlier this year.

“The amalgamation process is complex; however it is our intention to make this as seamless as possible for members. There will be a short period between 1 and 8 November where we will be introducing our membership and point-of-sale systems into GRSC to bring these into line with Club Central Hurstville and Menai.

“We intend to make the benefits of Club Central membership available to all current GRSC members wherever possible and encourage members to visit our website to view our Q&A or contact us with any questions they may have about the process,” Richardson said. 

The GRSC amalgamation caps off a busy year for ICC Group. In February a two-year, multi-million-dollar expansion and refurbishment of the Hurstville premises was officially opened. In March, ICC Group took ownership of two spectacular properties in the Blue Mountains – Hotel Mountain Heritage in Katoomba and Falls Luxury Apartments in Wentworth Falls, further expanding its hospitality footprint.

“Our entire team, from the ICC Board, management and our talented frontline teams are excited to take this next step and welcome the GRSC members and staff to our Club Central family,” he said.

Expect some changes ahead for Georges River 16ft Sailing Club after its Club Central merger.

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