The Pioneer Club House is a community based facility for adults living with or recovering from mental illness and offers and assists members to gain meaningful work, employment, services and support.
The original Pioneer Club House was built in 1951 and was in disrepair as well as not meeting present day building standards.
How Rotary Helped
Due to the relationship that had developed between the Rotary Club of Manly and the Pioneer Club House, we offered to manage the expansion of the Pioneer Club House including ensuring sufficient funds would be sourced to effect completion.
The NSW government, via the Community Building Partnership Programme, donated $60,000 to the project that was awarded for the sum of $175,000 to the successful contractor. With additional work to cover unknown costs and painting, the final amount was approximately $185,000.
The refurbishment followed a recently completed additional building supplied by the local Council that was to be joined to the existing building following its refurbishment. At this time the club had only approximately 20 members.
The work was completed in 2 months, allowing the club membership to quickly expanded to many hundreds!
Installation of flysreens and screen doors in their kitchen and dining area.
Our Club has a long association with Pioneer Clubhouse (Open Door) that is a facility for men and women who are recovering from some form of mental illness.
Apart from the major re-construction of the Clubhouse we recently were able to help again with the purchase of flyscreens and flyscreen doors, to ensure the best hygienic conditions for their kitchen.
Manly Rotary's donation for these flyscreens was $1,600.
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