Two of Nelson’s social clubs are set to unite under one roof next month.
The Nelson Suburban Club will be operating from the Nelson City Club on Kinzett Terrace from the start of September.
It is a welcome move for the Suburban Club, whose future has been uncertain since it closed the doors to its Tahunanui Drive venue at the end of 2017.
The club has been based at the Nelson Golf Club since February, but club president Pam Coltman says it was never a permanent option for them.
“It’s exciting that this is not temporary. Our members need to have some stability and I think we’ll complement each other well.”
She also hopes the move into the city will help to grow their membership – although she expects they could lose some of their current 1400 members.
“Lots of people don’t have the ability to travel, but we will be offering a courtesy coach from Tahunanui, Stoke, Richmond and Atawhai, to help get people to and from town.”
Pam says they will also be looking at installing a lift at the new venue to cater for members who can’t climb the stairs.
The clubs will be combining their club nights, which are held every day apart from Sundays and Mondays.
Pam says the club scene is a safe place for people to go and have a drink and a meal, and socialise.
Members from both clubs are invited to meet at the Suburban Club’s first day at the premises on 1 September at 4:30pm. New members are also welcome.
Quiz evenings will continue at Kinzett Terrace on Tuesdays and housie continues at Warnes Stadium on Tuesday afternoons.