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The first Ex-Services club was initially formed prior to the 1950’s. The club met regularly where the Waratah Café is currently situated in Hoskins Street, Temora. Unfortunately, in those days it was difficult to obtain a liquor license which left the Club no option but to close down.
Then on 14th August 1955, a meeting was called to reform the Club, with a view to obtain a liquor license. The president of the then RSL Sub-Branch in Temora chaired the meeting with 17 members present. That day it was moved and passed that the Club reform and the first committee was formed.
In December of 1956, a liquor license was finally obtained and the Club’s committee arranged to borrow six Poker Machines from another club in Wagga Wagga, just in time for Christmas. Needless to say, there was cause for much celebration and the beer flowed freely during the festive season!
From that time on the Temora Ex-Services Memorial Club has steadily grown in it’s membership numbers and has gone from strength to strength within our small community.
Throughout the years the Club has always held a strong position in Temora and has endeavored to support our town by sponsoring many sporting clubs and social groups, as well as striving to become Temora’s leading entertainment venue.
Currently the Temora Ex-Services Memorial Club maintains four function rooms and three commercial kitchens which are utilized by the Club and many members of the Temora and district’s community. We also run a number of social activities such as the Friday evening Golden Gifts and the Tuesday Club Draws, which are enjoyed by many members and visitors alike.
The Ex-Services Bowling Green is also very popular with those who enjoy it’s facilities, and many patrons like to relax to a quiet drink in one of the many bars Temora Ex-Services Club has.
The Club is rapidly becoming Temora’s one stop shop for private functions which may held in one of our lovely function rooms. Friendly staff are available to help you with what you require for your function whether it be a wedding, conference or brunch.
As Temora’s first choice in entertainment our Club offers a steady stream of quality artists and shows throughout the year. The likes of Roy Orbison and Elvis Tribute Show and Craig Giles are just some of the popular shows to have appeared at the Club this year.
The club hosts the Temora Country Music Festival held in November each year drawing a crowd from near and far to be entertained by some of Australia’s great entertainers.
The Club has recently undergone a major refurbishment, which has included revamping the Auditorium. It has reopened it’s restaurant as The Gallery Bistro, which offers a new a la carte menu as well as a daily changing black board menu. Further renovations now sees a kids room built into the restaurant so parents can come and enjoy dinner while their kids play the playstation. It now boasts a beautifully modern décor complete with local artists works decorating it’s walls, which are also for sale to those who are interested in taking home a piece of one of Temora’s highly skilled artists .
Temora Ex-Services Memorial Club will continue to be a much loved establishment within our community and it is expected that the Club will continue to grow and prosper as it continually offers new and exciting services for its members.