Club History (The official website for Guanaba CMC)
GUANABA COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB INC was founded on the 6th of October 1987 by Founding Members Dennis Cole, Joan Fenner, Fredrico Harrop and Darryl Scott.
The club began life at Coomera Valley Grass Ski and was named after the Guanaba area.
Then in May of 1988 the club moved to Banksia Hall on Hope Island where they held socials and fundraisers. These fundraisers were held on the back of a semi-trailer and Graham Remnant built an extended stage onto the semi tray to make more room for the clubs that performed on these days. During this time, practice sessions and meetings were held at Dennis Cole’s house and for socials Dennis would cart the music gear from his house to the hall.
On the 18th of March 1998, thanks to Ken Notley, the club obtained the fire engine hall at the SCRS in Pimpama, the hall was previously located in and served as the Beenleigh fire station. Many willing hands cleaned the hall, added toilets, kitchen, bar, stage, storage rooms and a water tank, plus the floor was sanded and oiled by club members. Practices and socials were held in the SCRS bottom shed until the hall was ready.
January 1999 saw the hall opening with the first social at the clubs new premises. This year also saw extensions to the sides of the hall, a new front verandah, ramp and fencing. In 2001 members painted the outside of the building and the inside was painted by Dennis McCabe. The hall was officially completed and opened in 2002.
Laurie Barton painted the mural at the back of the stage in 2004 and once again, members sanded and oiled the floor.
In 2013 a grant made it possible for the interior and exterior to be repainted by Dennis McCabe. The club also received various grants for additional sound gear plus tables and chairs.
As we are now in 2017, the club is still going strong and will be for many, many years to come.
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