Casey Grange Village Clubhouse: the beginning of many stories
Casey Grange Village residents have been watching their Clubhouse rise out of the ground with great anticipation. Residents, staff, prospective residents and the south east Melbourne community gathered on Wednesday 18 July 2018 to celebrate the official opening.
Generous in scale, and oozing warmth and a strong sense of welcome, the Clubhouse comfortably accommodated more than 300 guests, excited to see the Clubhouse open for action.
RCA Villages Managing Director Andrew Philip addressed the captive audience and likened the village to a small country town and the kinship that such a community nurtures. And yet, the village is conveniently located to all the infrastructure and facilities offered by a metropolitan area.
Mr Philip, RCA Village Board members, village residents, staff and guests were clearly impressed by the grandeur and comforts of the new Clubhouse.
“While the bricks and mortar are important, what really makes the community is the people who live here,” Mr Philip said.
He continued by adding that Casey Grange Village, “offers great facilities but even greater is the people that make the Village a community.”
The new Clubhouse features a library with computer hot desk, an indoor heated swimming pool and spa, a beautifully presented billiards room, a bar, a full commercial kitchen, a beauty and personal care salon, a gymnasium and more.
Guest speaker, 3AW personality, Nick McCallum set the scene for this Clubhouse as being a place to gather and “share lots of stories and tell lots of lies!”
Mr McCallum kept everyone enthralled with his theme of “you start off as a young hack, end up as an old hack, but it’s all the fun in-between that counts!”
A true storyteller, he brought the audience from giggles to belly shaking laughter and then settled the crowd with stories of heartache and loss, including some of his personal reflections on his involvement in the 2002 Bali bombings, and the Black Saturday bush fires of 2009.
The Clubhouse was a fabulous platform for such a talented storyteller. The building indeed offers welcoming spaces to spin yarns of love, laughter and lives well lived.
In closing, Mr Philip shared Mr McCallum’s decline of payment for his enthralling guest appearance, instead asking that RCA Villages donate the money to a favourite charity. RCA Villages supports the work of VincentCare, whose purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised people in our communities.
RCA has established a foundation that will partner with VincentCare to provide emergency accommodation for women and children whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. Mr Philip presented a cheque to Brad Cooper who accepted it on behalf of VincentCare.
If you couldn’t make it to the grand opening, it is not too late to explore the Clubhouse and the village for yourself. Book a tour via the Casey Grange Village website or call 1800 998 900.
You’ll be wanting to share your own stories in the Clubhouse too!
Main image: 3AW's Nick McCallum (right) shaking hands with RCA Villages' Managing Director Andrew Philip (left), and just about to cut the ribbon and officially open the Casey Grange Village Clubhouse.
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