The Shellharbour Club turns 60 and celebrates with diamonds

By Greg Ellis
Updated May 23 2016 - 3:01pm, first published 3:00pm
Giving away $10,000 in diamonds: Michael Nutt and Katrina Edmonds are ready for The Shellharbour Club's 60th anniversary this weekend. Picture: Greg Ellis.
Giving away $10,000 in diamonds: Michael Nutt and Katrina Edmonds are ready for The Shellharbour Club's 60th anniversary this weekend. Picture: Greg Ellis.

The Shellharbour Club is celebrating its 60th year this weekend. The first public meeting to establish the club was held on April 18, 1952 and the liquor licence was granted on May 26, 1956. The club officially opened on the corner of Mary and Addison Streets in Shellharbour Village, soon became affectionately known as Shellys and traded as Shellharbour Workers Club for more than 50 years before changing its name to The Shellharbour Club in 2011. The club is celebrating its diamond anniversary with diamond giveaways and three days of community activities this weekend. It all coincides with under-utilised land being turned into a community leisure hub. Brooke Formica said a new car park would be finished by November. The club expansion includes a swim and fitness centre and a childcare centre which will be built within 18 months. “We are about to start renovating the auditorium which is going to be an exicting new dining precinct by February,” Mrs Formica.

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