CLUB HISTORY

2022 FLOODS

In February 2022, the Club succumbed to the flood water again closing the Club temporarily. Once we were allowed to enter to commence the clean up, The Royal Australian Air Force came to the venue to assist. We were overwhelmed with the amount of support the ADF and the local community have given us and we will be forever grateful.

So, its back to rebuilding for our Community. We have overcome these challenges in the past, and we are determined to still be parrt of this wonderful Community.

From the moment the area was deemed safe on March 3, the Frank Mc Greevy Function Centre became a Community Recovery Hub set up by Ipswich Council – a place where flood affected members of this great Community could seek assistance including mental health and financial aid services. Donated items for flood victims were also available.

Theiss were at the Community Hub providing a free community BBQ and drinks for Flood victims and the clean up volunteers with members of the Enoggera Base ADF assisted in removing furniture and carpet from the Club.

Lance McCallum MP ALP Member for Bundamba and Chris Green LNP for Oxley were also at the Club to help with the clean up.

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk held a Press Conference at the Frank McGreevy on  8 March.

Orange Sky were providing complimentary laundry services for flood affected members of the Community adn the RACQ were also set up providing insurance advice.

EDL also joined to provide complimentary snacks and drinks to all those affected.

GOODNA SERVICES CLUB HISTORY

Frank McGreevy was the founder of the Goodna RSL, which originally stood on the ground which now stands the Frank McGreevy Function Centre. The original building on this site was the Railway Hotel, which looked similar to the Royal Mail down the road. The liquor license was transferred to the Weeroona Hotel in the early 1960’s, and the Railway Hotel was demolished and another building erected in its place. After some time, this then became the Goodna RSL, until recent years when they erected a new building adjacent to the Goodna Railway Station. The old RSL was then demolished and the function center consequently built.

Frank McGreevy was a decorated soldier in World War 2, and after the war worked as a nurse in the Repatriation Section of Wolston Park Hospital – now known as The Park – Centre for Mental Health.

Franks picture is painted on the sound barrier near the Henry Ellerton Bridge – Ipswich bound service road, (near Bertha Street intersection), along with many other service personnel.

During the flooding event of January 2011, Goodna Services Club Inc was inundated by floodwaters, completely destroying all assets of the club with only the shell of the original building remaining. In the absence of appropriate flood insurance, the state government provided the club further funding to rebuild & re-open.

Construction commenced in January 2012 with the club re-opening its doors in July 2013.

Welcome, or not welcome 2020 with the COVID-19 epidemic forcing the closure of the Club on March 23, along with all other pubs, clubs and Casinos for close to 3 months. During that time, Goodna Services Club Board and HCS Management renovated the Club, giving it a fresh new look externally and a brand new Gaming Lounge and Bistro – taking just 6 weeks and opening the Club on July 3, 2020.

On July 11, 2020, very close to exactly 8 years after the Club reopening after the floods, Mr Milton Dick, Federal MP for Oxley, Lance McCallum State MP for Bundamba, Cr Paul Tully Division 2 Ipswich and Cr Nicole Jonic Division 2 Ipswich, officiated the opening of the new look Goodna Services Club.