Keeping the Commercial Club successful

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After struggling to stay afloat the Commercial Club was thrown a lifeline by the RSL Club back in 2009. 

The RSL Club put forward a merger proposal and after some deliberation and a member vote the two clubs became one. 

“The club was on its knees and was requesting assistance,” RSL Club general manager Andrew Bell said.

Without the amalgamation the Commercial Club would have been forced to close its doors within a few years. 

The amalgamation was a big thing for their members

Andrew Bell Wagga RSL general manager

“It’s been uphill ever since,” Mr Bell said.

After the merge the RSL Club poured more than $750,000 into refurbishing the Commercial Club and has continued to invest in renovations ever since.

The renovations transformed the tired club into the modern and inviting venue it is now.

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“There are renovations going non-stop throughout our clubs,” Mr Bell said.

“There isn’t a place untouched.”

The picturesque deck was added to give members a relaxed outdoor area overlooking Gurwood Street.

The space is perfect for dinner, after work drinks or for groups to gather for events.

The Commercial Club was formed in 1948 and is flourishing today under the management of the RSL Club. 

The club boasts meals from the CC Bar & Grill, a coffee bar, The Deck with views over Gurwood Street, a main lounge and a range of function rooms. 


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