From the mid-1970’s a Social Committee was part of the Club’s administration structure. The tasks of the Committee were to organise social functions and to raise money for the Club.
Apart from the usual after-match BBQ’s and end-of-season Presentation Nights it is interesting to note some of the social “highlights” that were organised by the Social Committee and other Club members during this period.
Among these were “Critto’s” games-night extravaganza at a Lorn barn; the Ellimatta Cup Ten Over competition days; the Bowls-Cricket days arranged with Lorn Park Bowling Club; the combined entertainment night with Raymond Terrace Club starring “the international acts of John Revolting and Olivla Newton-John”; and the fancy dress Prawn and Chicken Night with Western Suburbs Club. Other money-spinners for the Club were “the Fatman’s Bar” in the pavilion; the usual raffles; “200” and “500” Clubs; “Lotto” and the “punch-board”.
Some social fishing trips were even arranged for Club members with varying degrees of interest in fishing; and Phil Warby for a number of years regularly headed off at Easter with some Norths players for a cricket carnival at Moree.
In the organisation of the various social functions, the Club was fortunate in having an active group of ladies who assisted, particularly with the catering. In 1986 a special Ladies Auxiliary was even formed by Gwen Leary to band together this group of willing supporters.