THE BROTHERS Leagues Club in Murwillumbah has bounced back following extensive flood damage during the Tweed disaster with around 25 centimetres over the carpet of the two-storey clubhouse.
The water levels had not been seen by club members for the past 35 years and the devastation had claimed fridges, furniture, stock, cabinets and much more – fortunately no memorabilia or historical items were damaged.
The club members including the Gentlemen of Murwillumbah Rugby Union team banded together and with a little help from fellow clubs and local businesses along the way, have restored the Brothers Club back to its former glory.
Club president Lionel Alexander and secretary Bill Carroll told The Weekly the club was facing more than $100,000 in damages with only around $35,000 so far replaced and more work to be done.
“It was huge blow to the club,” Mr Carroll said.
“We had to undertake a lot of the recovery ourselves but we’d also like to acknowledge Twin Towns Services Club for the furniture and Tweed River Jockey Club who shared some of the chairs they received from Sydney.”
The club is now back in full swing and is inviting members and visitors to come back and visit.
The club has also seen the return of Paul Line and Chrissy Tidmarsh in the restaurant serving up a delicious range of meals at great local rates.
The club board also wanted to thank members and Kim Vickery at Aussie Bouncing Bites and the Junior League Committee for assisting the Brothers Club on Anzac Day.
Brothers Leagues Club members (pictured below) include Secretary Bill Carroll, board members Ross Cameron and Stephen Day along with president Lionel Alexander and board member Greg Blacklock bar manager.