Club on calmer waters with new secretary manager appointed
KEPPEL Bay Sailing Club is getting a new lease on life with new secretary manager Julie Strudwick, driving the club forward with fresh and innovative ideas.
Ms Strudwick has a long history in the hospitality industry, having worked in clubs for the past 22 years.
That experienced paid off when she was given the role that had 42 expressions of interest from the community.Club president Tim McCall said the expressions of interest were generally of a very high standard, with the top four candidates being exceptional.
"After interviews, and then four days of deliberations, the sub-committee offered the position to Ms Strudwick, and much to our pleasure, Julie accepted," Mr McCall said."Ms Strudwick's background is in clubs (22 years), and was secretary manager of Moreton Bay Boat Club.
"She is no stranger to our area, and has previously worked extensively for Frenchville Sports Club (10 years).
"She is on the board of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, a board member of the Club Managers Association, and has been a board member of Clubs Queensland for eight years.
"Mr McCall said he sees KBSC moving forward in a positive manner, winning awards for club excellence, winning sailing championships and supporting the community.
Ms Strudwick said she is thrilled to be selected to fill the position in a club that offers so much potential.
"I am looking forward to further developing the aquatic sports and youth training opportunities at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club," she said.
"KBSC has in the past had an amazing record for club training in aquatic sports and I am very enthusiastic to see that reputation further enhanced with more youth development offered.
"This is a community club so we will be looking at enhancing opportunities to expand the community involvement with functions and events.
"I also have a love for quality consistent food and am excited that we are currently developing new menus which we plan to launch in the near future."Ms Strudwick began her new position at KBSC last Wednesday.