Golf equipment’ high awards put the ‘unity’ into neighborhood

In its first main occasion for the reason that finish of covid lockdowns, ClubsACT has celebrated the neighborhood contribution of its members at its 2022 Awards night time.

THRILLED with the awards night time, ClubsACT CEO Craig Shannon says that from the greater than 250 attendees, “we noticed a terrific cross part of the trade represented, with different key stakeholders from the trade, our companions and authorities attending”.

“We had three to 4 nominees in every class and every award highlighted a distinct and particular contribution our member golf equipment make to the Canberra neighborhood.

“I believe many individuals overlook that Canberra Golf equipment are not-for-profit organisations with deep-rooted commitments to the communities they symbolize.

“The outward-looking, neighborhood based mostly perspective of the awards was nicely acquired and the story narratives of nominees and winners had been seen by attendees as broad in scope, representational when it comes to actions and optimistic when it comes to the neighborhood contributions they recognized.

“The awards spotlight the excessive degree of neighborhood engagement undertaken by the member golf equipment of ClubsACT and the broad spectrum of actions they’re concerned in. The awards recognise people and teams contributing to the social material of the Canberra neighborhood.

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“Day-after-day in Canberra not-for-profit neighborhood golf equipment are out amongst the neighborhood supporting people and organisations that make our neighborhood stronger and extra resilient.

“Every award class had a narrative to inform and the tales instructed by every nominee highlighted an usually neglected function of our neighborhood and the issues which might be happening on the market every single day.

“These tales are not often introduced into the highlight and we hope via these tales we are able to higher promote the neighborhood membership trade and its significance to the sporting, cultural and social lifetime of our metropolis.”

ClubsACT president Kim Marshall echoed the CEO’s sentiments saying it is very important recognise the function Canberra golf equipment play in offering some semblance of social cohesion to native communities and the essential help they supply to people and organisations via unstable occasions.

“The 2022 Awards supplied a wonderful alternative to recognise the neighborhood function performed by ClubsACT members and in addition recognise these teams working with our members to profit the broader Canberra neighborhood,” she says.

Triple deal with for the Vikings Group

THE Vikings Group has gained three awards on the 2022 Golf equipment ACT Awards ceremony, together with “Contribution to Novice Sport”, “Sustainability and Atmosphere” and “Coronary heart of the Group – Massive Membership”.

“Vikings Group is extraordinarily proud to help 49 affiliated golf equipment within the Tuggeranong Valley via an unlimited array of applications and sources,” the membership spokesperson says.

“Vikings Group affords monetary help via the supply of grant funding, consultant grants and occasion involvement.

“However within the true spirit of neighborhood, we’re capable of present in-kind help to our affiliated golf equipment via measures which might be instrumental in preserving our affiliate golf equipment viable and wholesome as they’re predominantly volunteer bases.

“These help measures embody complimentary room rent for conferences and capabilities, complimentary rent of occasion tools together with marquees and trailers, complimentary rent of the Vikings Group neighborhood bus and administration and advertising and marketing help.

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“Vikings Group prides itself on main the best way in our dedication to a sustainable future not only for our enterprise, however for our members and broader neighborhood.

“To have fun Nationwide Tree Day, Vikings Group distributed over 3600 packets of seeds to native faculties to allow pre-school and first college college students to take part.”

Vikings Group is positioned at Chisholm, Erindale, Lanyon and Greenway. Go to

Southern Cross Membership wins Collaboration Award

THE Canberra Southern Cross Membership took out the “Golf equipment in Collaboration” award at this 12 months’s Golf equipment ACT Awards.

In the course of the nationwide lockdown in 2020, the Canberra Southern Cross Membership launched a “Job Saver” program, says basic supervisor of gross sales and advertising and marketing Mel Braid.

“This program allowed us to offer better help to the Vinnies Evening Patrol service. The meals supplied to Vinnies Evening Patrol through the COVID-19 emergency was along with our ongoing help of the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn.

“Our workers who’re dwelling in Australia on worldwide visas weren’t eligible for help applications akin to JobKeeper and so with out ‘Job Saver’, would have had no supply of revenue.”

Canberra Southern Cross CEO Ian Mackay says they’re delighted to have been capable of assist workers with significant work and a wage whereas offering the Vinnies Evening Patrol service with meals.

“The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn help roughly 8000 individuals in our native area every year. Staffed by volunteers, they provide among the most weak members of our neighborhood with a supply of connection, help, referral level to different providers and vitamin, and depend on help from organisations such because the Canberra Southern Cross Membership to supply this priceless neighborhood service,” says Ian.

The Canberra Southern Cross Membership is positioned at Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison and the Yacht Membership. Go to

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Two awards for Harmonie German Membership

A DESIRE to serve the neighborhood helped the Harmonie German Membership take out each the “Arts and Tradition”, and “Coronary heart of the Group – Small Membership” awards within the Golf equipment and Group Awards 2022, says CEO Paul Berger.

“The Harmonie German Membership was established as a social membership in 1961 to cater to German migrants who made up a big a part of the inhabitants of Canberra on the time,” he says.

“At the moment, the Harmonie German Membership is dwelling to Knuckles Restaurant, which is wildly well-liked for its pork knuckles, wursts and a wide range of German meals. We additionally serve genuine fully-imported German beer in a really welcoming family-friendly and inclusive environment.”

Paul says the membership is privileged to have hardworking workers that come from numerous backgrounds, which allowed them to thrive all through the pandemic.

“We at the moment are dwelling to, and have constructed sturdy ties with, many neighborhood teams, together with the Canberra Blues Society, the ACT Eight Ball Affiliation and varied choral and dance teams. These neighborhood teams are very grateful to have membership amenities they will name dwelling and our symbiotic relationship helps maintain us sturdy and sustainable.”

Paul says it was undoubtedly gratifying to see all their exhausting work being recognised.

“It has been an extremely robust couple of years and these awards mirror precisely what has been preserving us sturdy,” he says.

The Harmonie German Membership, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah. Name 6295 9853 or go to

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Ian Meikle, editor