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.