Meeting called after turmoil

WESTERN Suburbs Leagues Club will hold a special meeting on Sunday to discuss turmoil in the past few weeks that have seen the club's president, treasurer, chef and manager quit.

Acting president Col English told the NewsMail that long-serving president John Faircloth and treasurer Don Wiskah had resigned from the managing committee because of ill health.

He denied rumours there had been a vote of no confidence in Mr Faircloth.

Mr English said the special meeting, set for Sunday at 11am, would be to explain to affiliates and members of the public what had been going on in the club.

"There have been a lot of rumours swirling around town," he said.

Mr English said he believed the club had turned the corner, with financial commitments being met and a new chef already appointed.

"We're coping all right. Our commitments are being paid for," he said.

Mr English admitted the club had been struggling to stay afloat recently.

But he said the club was seeking new faces on the committee to re-energise it.

"At the special meeting we will be asking for expressions of interest from anyone who wants to take over one of the vacant positions on the committee," he said.

"But we can operate with the people we have left on the committee."

Mr English said after the resignations of the two members, there were still six people left on the committee.

He said the club was trying to get more people in with a new menu and a change of style.

"We've already had good feedback," he said.

THE MEETING

At the Western Suburbs Leagues Club.

Meeting starts 11am on Sunday.

Open to affiliates and members of the public.



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