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Celebrating 20 Years of Women’s Membership

The Brisbane Club may only be 115 years young, but we are one of the longest-standing mixed gender private clubs in Australia. In December 1998 President Mr Dean Prangley hosted the Extraordinary General Meeting that saw eighty-five percent of the Membership vote to welcome women into our Club. Since then, our Club has undergone a few changes. We spoke with Mr Prangley and one of our very first female Members, Dr Cherrell Hirst, about our most significant anniversary being celebrated this month, 20 years of women’s Membership, and how the club has transformed since opening our doors and welcoming women as Members.

“At the time we realised, yes, there are a number of fine business women in town and being a business club, we had to consider it seriously,” said Mr Prangley, on why his Committee chose to have the vote. “It was obvious there were a lot of extremely competent women, it was silly not including them. We had to sneak Sallyanne Atkinson in through the back door to have lunch!”

“I could only attend the Club as a guest of the Vice-Chancellor, because I couldn’t host a lunch in the Club in my own right,” said Dr Hirst, who was Chancellor of QUT at the time.

The Club was unsure if women actually wanted to join as Members. However, the EGM was an opportunity, rather than a risk, for the Club to grow with women who felt they could gain benefit from a business professionals club, to enjoy and to network.

Remarkably, the vote was eighty-five percent in favour. The Members’ Dining Room was filled to the brim with Members showing their support, but also expressing their concerns. Some Members were worried they wouldn’t be able to use the Club as a sanctuary anymore, afraid they would no longer be able to relax and swear with women around.

“The concerns weren’t based on any real strength,” said Mr Prangley. “Even one of the most prominent objectors brought his secretary to lunch here the next day.”

“I found the Club very receptive to having women join,” said Dr Hirst. We felt very welcomed as the Committee asked the female Members for advice on how to make the Club friendlier for women.

The new women Members initiated the business centre on level 2, broadened the menu choices, and ensured better quality coffee was served. However, despite the physical changes of the Club, women joining did not affect the premise of the Club one single bit.

“Blokes could still be blokes, the ladies did their own thing, but we all mixed in and we still do,” said Mr Prangley.

The result of female membership worked out more successful than Mr Prangley’s Committee expected.

“It has been good for the Club and good for Brisbane because it gives a lot of women the opportunity to join our networks, to learn and give back to our community through mentoring, and it has made our Club more financially stronger than ever before.”

Twenty years on, we have a lot of very active women Members in our Special Interest Groups who are making a big contribution. The Club was represented by President Ms Bronwyn Morris, and currently by Dr Sally Pitkin and Ms Theresa Moltoni OAM in our present Committee. Our Women’s Network of the Club interest group is growing with popular topical lunches each month, and our range of other interest groups organised by female convenors and sub-committee members feature guest appearances of the country’s business, government academic and community female leaders.

“Women see the Club as a function that adds to their quality of life,” said Dr Hirst. “I’ve also used the Cellar room for numerous personal and company meetings since I became a member. I love the familiarity, convenience and location.”

Looking to the future, the Brisbane Club aims to stay relevant in our progressively technological work environments. We are the only Club that represents what began as a place for leaders in workplaces to meet.

“There will always be women with corporate ambition who see great value in our Club,” said Dr Hirst.

The Club will survive through our tradition of fellowship,” said Mr Prangley. “Even if the idea of business changes. This is where successful people are Members, and we can’t avoid face to face business – that will always be important; working from home, from tablets and computers, that will never take away the experience of our Club.”

The Club celebrated 20 years of women’s Membership along with 30 years in our current Clubhouse and 115 years since formation with a Cocktail Gala on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Introducing women or men whose values align with ours into Club Membership is welcome at any time. Please contact our Membership Officer, Rachel, for more information on proposing new Members.*

 

*Proposers and Seconders must be an active Club Member of two or more years.

 

Celebrating
20
Years
of
Women’s
Membership

The Brisbane Club may only be 115 years young, but we are one of the longest-standing mixed gender private clubs in Australia. In December 1998 President Mr Dean Prangley hosted the Extraordinary General Meeting that saw eighty-five percent of the Membership vote to welcome women into our Club. Since then, our Club has undergone a few changes. We spoke with Mr Prangley and one of our very first female Members, Dr Cherrell Hirst, about our most significant anniversary being celebrated this month, 20 years of women’s Membership, and how the club has transformed since opening our doors and welcoming women as Members.

“At the time we realised, yes, there are a number of fine business women in town and being a business club, we had to consider it seriously,” said Mr Prangley, on why his Committee chose to have the vote. “It was obvious there were a lot of extremely competent women, it was silly not including them. We had to sneak Sallyanne Atkinson in through the back door to have lunch!”

“I could only attend the Club as a guest of the Vice-Chancellor, because I couldn’t host a lunch in the Club in my own right,” said Dr Hirst, who was Chancellor of QUT at the time.

The Club was unsure if women actually wanted to join as Members. However, the EGM was an opportunity, rather than a risk, for the Club to grow with women who felt they could gain benefit from a business professionals club, to enjoy and to network.

Remarkably, the vote was eighty-five percent in favour. The Members’ Dining Room was filled to the brim with Members showing their support, but also expressing their concerns. Some Members were worried they wouldn’t be able to use the Club as a sanctuary anymore, afraid they would no longer be able to relax and swear with women around.

“The concerns weren’t based on any real strength,” said Mr Prangley. “Even one of the most prominent objectors brought his secretary to lunch here the next day.”

“I found the Club very receptive to having women join,” said Dr Hirst. We felt very welcomed as the Committee asked the female Members for advice on how to make the Club friendlier for women.

The new women Members initiated the business centre on level 2, broadened the menu choices, and ensured better quality coffee was served. However, despite the physical changes of the Club, women joining did not affect the premise of the Club one single bit.

“Blokes could still be blokes, the ladies did their own thing, but we all mixed in and we still do,” said Mr Prangley.

The result of female membership worked out more successful than Mr Prangley’s Committee expected.

“It has been good for the Club and good for Brisbane because it gives a lot of women the opportunity to join our networks, to learn and give back to our community through mentoring, and it has made our Club more financially stronger than ever before.”

Twenty years on, we have a lot of very active women Members in our Special Interest Groups who are making a big contribution. The Club was represented by President Ms Bronwyn Morris, and currently by Dr Sally Pitkin and Ms Theresa Moltoni OAM in our present Committee. Our Women’s Network of the Club interest group is growing with popular topical lunches each month, and our range of other interest groups organised by female convenors and sub-committee members feature guest appearances of the country’s business, government academic and community female leaders.

“Women see the Club as a function that adds to their quality of life,” said Dr Hirst. “I’ve also used the Cellar room for numerous personal and company meetings since I became a member. I love the familiarity, convenience and location.”

Looking to the future, the Brisbane Club aims to stay relevant in our progressively technological work environments. We are the only Club that represents what began as a place for leaders in workplaces to meet.

“There will always be women with corporate ambition who see great value in our Club,” said Dr Hirst.

The Club will survive through our tradition of fellowship,” said Mr Prangley. “Even if the idea of business changes. This is where successful people are Members, and we can’t avoid face to face business – that will always be important; working from home, from tablets and computers, that will never take away the experience of our Club.”

The Club celebrated 20 years of women’s Membership along with 30 years in our current Clubhouse and 115 years since formation with a Cocktail Gala on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Introducing women or men whose values align with ours into Club Membership is welcome at any time. Please contact our Membership Officer, Rachel, for more information on proposing new Members.*

 

*Proposers and Seconders must be an active Club Member of two or more years.

 
The Brisbane Club

The Brisbane Club Chefs Win Silver Medals at Nestle Golden Chef Hat Awards

Congratulations to our own Eve Sheraton and Sam Lee who were awarded three silver medals at the 2018 Nestle Golden Chef Hat Awards, Australia's longest running and most credible culinary competition for young chefs.

After winning the Regional Cook-Off, Eve and Sam earned their place at the national finals at Fine Foods Melbourne last week. The duo impressed judges throughout the Entree, Main and Dessert categories, scoring an overall 89/100 for mis en place and professional preparation, including presentation and taste.

This title is yet another accomplishment for our award-winning culinary team, who are committed to and take pride in their art. Current accolades also include the National Team of the Culinary Olympics, Oceanafest and Chaine de Rotisseurs competitions.

The
Brisbane
Club
Chefs
Win
Silver
Medals
at
Nestle
Golden
Chef
Hat
Awards

Congratulations to our own Eve Sheraton and Sam Lee who were awarded three silver medals at the 2018 Nestle Golden Chef Hat Awards, Australia's longest running and most credible culinary competition for young chefs.

After winning the Regional Cook-Off, Eve and Sam earned their place at the national finals at Fine Foods Melbourne last week. The duo impressed judges throughout the Entree, Main and Dessert categories, scoring an overall 89/100 for mis en place and professional preparation, including presentation and taste.

This title is yet another accomplishment for our award-winning culinary team, who are committed to and take pride in their art. Current accolades also include the National Team of the Culinary Olympics, Oceanafest and Chaine de Rotisseurs competitions.
The Brisbane Club

How to make your Corporate End of Year event stand out

The Brisbane Club has the skills to ensure your event is memorable and unique!

Corporate end-of-year events celebrate the calendar year coming to a close and are a great way of thanking your clients for their business, or your staff and employees for all their hard work. You may be looking for a fun and energetic location to celebrate or you may want a private and intimate venue, it all depends on your guests and what you are trying to achieve with your event.

End of year events can be anything from staff Christmas parties to client cocktail parties and luncheons. Have your event stand out from your average corporate functions with these helpful tips:

Great Venue

The key to a great end of year event is a unique venue to ensure your function is memorable. A venue with large windows and a nice view will do wonders to everyone’s moods. It must be able to cater to the right number of guests, have a warm and welcoming ambiance with a convenient, preferably central location. Other things that you might want to consider when looking for a venue would be smoking areas, additional services such as valet parking, food packages and event planning services.

Infrastructure

Make sure whatever venue you choose, that it can accommodate your event’s needs. You may decide that you want to show a video, presentation or have a speaker. Make sure the venue has a screen, projector, audio equipment or microphones, and check if there are any extra costs involved.

Entertainment

To make your end of year function one to remember, organise some form of entertainment or a theme to warm up your guests or excite them during the event. Some ideas for entertainment can be anything from a singer, band, DJ or a dance performance. Surrounding your guests with themed decorations will fill the room with fun and enjoyment.

Food

The Brisbane Club excels in creative innovative menus and matching wines that will leave your guess wondering when they can next attend another Brisbane Club event. If your event is a little more casual, then canapés will be the best option for your guests to enjoy mouth-watering food. If you are planning for a more formal event, treat your guests to our variety of 2 and 3 course meal options.

Think of Your Guests

To ensure everyone has an amazing time, go the extra mile and consider all of your guests’ requirements. From transport, parking, accessibility, and any dietary requirements, thinking of the details always help guests feel special and will make your event one to remember. The Brisbane Club can cater for any dietary requirements that will leave your guests impressed.

End of year events can be business casual or professional, just make sure that you’re choosing the correct venue to really make your event stand out. If you are looking for a venue that can cater for  your company’s and event’s needs, don’t hesitate to take a look at our function spaces or contact us now.

How
to
make
your
Corporate
End
of
Year
event
stand
out

The Brisbane Club has the skills to ensure your event is memorable and unique!

Corporate end-of-year events celebrate the calendar year coming to a close and are a great way of thanking your clients for their business, or your staff and employees for all their hard work. You may be looking for a fun and energetic location to celebrate or you may want a private and intimate venue, it all depends on your guests and what you are trying to achieve with your event.

End of year events can be anything from staff Christmas parties to client cocktail parties and luncheons. Have your event stand out from your average corporate functions with these helpful tips:

Great Venue

The key to a great end of year event is a unique venue to ensure your function is memorable. A venue with large windows and a nice view will do wonders to everyone’s moods. It must be able to cater to the right number of guests, have a warm and welcoming ambiance with a convenient, preferably central location. Other things that you might want to consider when looking for a venue would be smoking areas, additional services such as valet parking, food packages and event planning services.

Infrastructure

Make sure whatever venue you choose, that it can accommodate your event’s needs. You may decide that you want to show a video, presentation or have a speaker. Make sure the venue has a screen, projector, audio equipment or microphones, and check if there are any extra costs involved.

Entertainment

To make your end of year function one to remember, organise some form of entertainment or a theme to warm up your guests or excite them during the event. Some ideas for entertainment can be anything from a singer, band, DJ or a dance performance. Surrounding your guests with themed decorations will fill the room with fun and enjoyment.

Food

The Brisbane Club excels in creative innovative menus and matching wines that will leave your guess wondering when they can next attend another Brisbane Club event. If your event is a little more casual, then canapés will be the best option for your guests to enjoy mouth-watering food. If you are planning for a more formal event, treat your guests to our variety of 2 and 3 course meal options.

Think of Your Guests

To ensure everyone has an amazing time, go the extra mile and consider all of your guests’ requirements. From transport, parking, accessibility, and any dietary requirements, thinking of the details always help guests feel special and will make your event one to remember. The Brisbane Club can cater for any dietary requirements that will leave your guests impressed.

End of year events can be business casual or professional, just make sure that you’re choosing the correct venue to really make your event stand out. If you are looking for a venue that can cater for  your company’s and event’s needs, don’t hesitate to take a look at our function spaces or contact us now.
The Brisbane Club

This Week at The Brisbane Club: 18 – 22 September 2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


18 September - 22 September 2017
On Tuesday the Senior Cru had their lunch and this afternoon the Club welcomed General Manager of Uber Australia and New Zealand, David Rohrsheim for this month's Brisbane Club Business Series Lunch. We thank David for sharing his stories and ways in which Uber has changed the culture of Australians, especially young people.

This
Week
at
The
Brisbane
Club:
18

22
September
2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


18 September - 22 September 2017
On Tuesday the Senior Cru had their lunch and this afternoon the Club welcomed General Manager of Uber Australia and New Zealand, David Rohrsheim for this month's Brisbane Club Business Series Lunch. We thank David for sharing his stories and ways in which Uber has changed the culture of Australians, especially young people.
The Brisbane Club

This Week at The Brisbane Club 11 – 15 September 2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


11 September - 15 September 2017
On Tuesday Minerals and Energy Group had their Lunch then on Wednesday the Photography and Motoring Groups enjoyed their monthly lunches.

Also on Wednesday the Past Presidents gathered together for their annual Luncheon to celebrate the year that was. The Gourmet Enthusiasts Group celebrated Chinese European Fusion at their dinner.

Today the Fishing Group delighted in their luncheon and the Club Jazz will be playing in the Lounge tonight.

This
Week
at
The
Brisbane
Club
11

15
September
2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


11 September - 15 September 2017
On Tuesday Minerals and Energy Group had their Lunch then on Wednesday the Photography and Motoring Groups enjoyed their monthly lunches.

Also on Wednesday the Past Presidents gathered together for their annual Luncheon to celebrate the year that was. The Gourmet Enthusiasts Group celebrated Chinese European Fusion at their dinner.

Today the Fishing Group delighted in their luncheon and the Club Jazz will be playing in the Lounge tonight.
The Brisbane Club

This Week at The Brisbane Club: 4 – 8 September 2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


4 - 8 September 2017 -
The Out of Towners Group had their monthly lunch on Wednesday, the First Thursday Groups also had a lovely afternoon and today the Golf Group were going against the Queensland Club today and the Treasury Wine Dinner is tonight hosted by Andrew Corrigan MW.

This
Week
at
The
Brisbane
Club:
4

8
September
2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


4 - 8 September 2017 -
The Out of Towners Group had their monthly lunch on Wednesday, the First Thursday Groups also had a lovely afternoon and today the Golf Group were going against the Queensland Club today and the Treasury Wine Dinner is tonight hosted by Andrew Corrigan MW.
The Brisbane Club

This week at The Brisbane Club: 28 August – 1 September 2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


28 August - 1 September 2017 -
The Workplace Relations Group Lunch with Australia's Leading Workplace Relations Barrister, Stuart Wood QC had a fantastic time on Wednesday, Women's Network of the Club Lunch with an incredible turnout on Thursday was a hit once again and the Young Members Meet the Winemaker Event on Friday night was a success with Members getting involved in the fun.

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club:
28
August

1
September
2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


28 August - 1 September 2017 -
The Workplace Relations Group Lunch with Australia's Leading Workplace Relations Barrister, Stuart Wood QC had a fantastic time on Wednesday, Women's Network of the Club Lunch with an incredible turnout on Thursday was a hit once again and the Young Members Meet the Winemaker Event on Friday night was a success with Members getting involved in the fun.
The Brisbane Club

This week at The Brisbane Club: 21 – 25 August 2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


21 - 25 August 2017 -
On Wednesday The Brisbane Club and Entrepreneurs Organisation Lunch with Silver Chef Allan English was a successful event and inspirational to all!

The Coriole Wine Lunch was delightful to all wine enthusiasts and the Club Connect Networking Event on Thursday was a great way to meet new like - minded businessmen and women and network.

Today is the History and Current Affairs Lunch with David Fagan and the Female Cellar Event: Pop Voyage Pol Roger Evening will be a hit tonight!

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club:
21

25
August
2017

This Week's Events at The Brisbane Club:


21 - 25 August 2017 -
On Wednesday The Brisbane Club and Entrepreneurs Organisation Lunch with Silver Chef Allan English was a successful event and inspirational to all!

The Coriole Wine Lunch was delightful to all wine enthusiasts and the Club Connect Networking Event on Thursday was a great way to meet new like - minded businessmen and women and network.

Today is the History and Current Affairs Lunch with David Fagan and the Female Cellar Event: Pop Voyage Pol Roger Evening will be a hit tonight!
The Brisbane Club

New York Athletic Club and Algonquin Club Boston review by Member Dr. David Ashton



What was the reason for your visit to New York Athletic Club/the Algonquin Club in Boston?

My wife Christine and I were visiting New York and Boston on holidays.

Can you give us a small background/blurb about the Clubs you visited?

The New York Athletic Club was founded in 1868 in order to bring structure and support to amateur sport. It consists of a 24-floor facility includes two restaurants, a cocktail lounge, library, ballroom, billiard room, meeting rooms, wellness centre, and eight floors of guest rooms for members and Club guests. The athletic training floors include a swimming pool, basketball courts, and boxing rings, fencing and wrestling room, judo floor, and squash courts. It provides wonderful facilities for its members at two locations – the Manhattan City House and Travers Island in Westchester. On the other hand, the Algonquin club was formed as a social club in 1885. It is a six-floor Indiana Limestone building designed in the Italian Renaissance Palazzo style for the specific purpose of a private social clubhouse and not as a residence, unlike other clubs in Boston whose premises began as private residences. It was designed by the leading architects of the day, McKim, Mead & White of New York, designers of the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as other notable buildings in other cities.

Why did you choose this particular Club?

In both cases, the clubs were situated in very convenient and desirable locations, with the NYAC overlooking Central Park, and the Algonquin Club situated in Commonwealth Avenue and a short walk to vibrant Newbury Street.

What was the highlight of your stay, in terms of service, dining and your room?

At the NYAC, the highlight would have to be a window table at breakfast in the beautiful dining room overlooking Central Park. The service at the Club was always very attentive and everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful. The cocktail bar was open until quite late and it was a great place for a ‘brightener’ after a long day of sightseeing or a nightcap after night on Broadway. Other guests were very sociable and keen to discuss the show or restaurant they had just come from! The casual dining room was popular and busy. At the Algonquin club the guest suite accommodation was spacious and included a very comfortable sitting room with fireplace overlooking beautiful tree lined Commonwealth Avenue. The service was excellent and we were made to feel very at home and welcome. The oysters offered in the casual dining area were particularly good.

What facilities were made available to you and did you make good use of them?

At both clubs, all facilities were made available to us. The NYAC had a swimming pool and gym for guests to use and very good dining facilities. The Algonquin Club had gym equipment also good casual and formal dining and a bar. However, mostly we dined out preferring to sample the restaurants that both cities had on offer rather than dine in house and we got enough exercise exploring these beautiful cities.

What appealed to you most?

The Algonquin Club has been beautifully maintained. It had a sweeping four-floor central staircase, and ceiling heights ranging from 12 to 25 feet combine to create a sense of spaciousness and reflecting the era in which the clubhouse was constructed. Particularly appealing was the ornate and extensive wood millwork and panelling throughout the clubhouse. The Reading Room, which is touted as one of the finest drawing rooms not only in Boston but anywhere, spans the entire 80-foot interior width of the building and features the original ornate molded plaster ceiling, as well as imposing fireplaces at each end and ten-foot windows. It seemed to be well used by locals who lived nearby in beautiful brownstone houses. In contrast, the bustle and conviviality of the NYAC was very appealing and its location was just so convenient.

ALSO READ:
Member's Review of the Workplace Relations Group Lunch with APM Nigel Hadgkiss

New
York
Athletic
Club
and
Algonquin
Club
Boston
review
by
Member
Dr.
David
Ashton



What was the reason for your visit to New York Athletic Club/the Algonquin Club in Boston?

My wife Christine and I were visiting New York and Boston on holidays.

Can you give us a small background/blurb about the Clubs you visited?

The New York Athletic Club was founded in 1868 in order to bring structure and support to amateur sport. It consists of a 24-floor facility includes two restaurants, a cocktail lounge, library, ballroom, billiard room, meeting rooms, wellness centre, and eight floors of guest rooms for members and Club guests. The athletic training floors include a swimming pool, basketball courts, and boxing rings, fencing and wrestling room, judo floor, and squash courts. It provides wonderful facilities for its members at two locations – the Manhattan City House and Travers Island in Westchester. On the other hand, the Algonquin club was formed as a social club in 1885. It is a six-floor Indiana Limestone building designed in the Italian Renaissance Palazzo style for the specific purpose of a private social clubhouse and not as a residence, unlike other clubs in Boston whose premises began as private residences. It was designed by the leading architects of the day, McKim, Mead & White of New York, designers of the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as other notable buildings in other cities.

Why did you choose this particular Club?

In both cases, the clubs were situated in very convenient and desirable locations, with the NYAC overlooking Central Park, and the Algonquin Club situated in Commonwealth Avenue and a short walk to vibrant Newbury Street.

What was the highlight of your stay, in terms of service, dining and your room?

At the NYAC, the highlight would have to be a window table at breakfast in the beautiful dining room overlooking Central Park. The service at the Club was always very attentive and everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful. The cocktail bar was open until quite late and it was a great place for a ‘brightener’ after a long day of sightseeing or a nightcap after night on Broadway. Other guests were very sociable and keen to discuss the show or restaurant they had just come from! The casual dining room was popular and busy. At the Algonquin club the guest suite accommodation was spacious and included a very comfortable sitting room with fireplace overlooking beautiful tree lined Commonwealth Avenue. The service was excellent and we were made to feel very at home and welcome. The oysters offered in the casual dining area were particularly good.

What facilities were made available to you and did you make good use of them?

At both clubs, all facilities were made available to us. The NYAC had a swimming pool and gym for guests to use and very good dining facilities. The Algonquin Club had gym equipment also good casual and formal dining and a bar. However, mostly we dined out preferring to sample the restaurants that both cities had on offer rather than dine in house and we got enough exercise exploring these beautiful cities.

What appealed to you most?

The Algonquin Club has been beautifully maintained. It had a sweeping four-floor central staircase, and ceiling heights ranging from 12 to 25 feet combine to create a sense of spaciousness and reflecting the era in which the clubhouse was constructed. Particularly appealing was the ornate and extensive wood millwork and panelling throughout the clubhouse. The Reading Room, which is touted as one of the finest drawing rooms not only in Boston but anywhere, spans the entire 80-foot interior width of the building and features the original ornate molded plaster ceiling, as well as imposing fireplaces at each end and ten-foot windows. It seemed to be well used by locals who lived nearby in beautiful brownstone houses. In contrast, the bustle and conviviality of the NYAC was very appealing and its location was just so convenient.

ALSO READ:
Member's Review of the Workplace Relations Group Lunch with APM Nigel Hadgkiss

The Brisbane Club

Membership at a Private Business Club Has Many Benefits



Membership at a private business club is prestigious and looks great on your LinkedIn profile. However, membership at the Brisbane Club has many more benefits and creates opportunities for its Members beyond a great place to hang out.

Networking Opportunities


Perhaps the best opportunity and the motivation behind many Members joining the Brisbane Club are the networking opportunities. Networking is a crucial part of success in the business world, interacting and engaging with like-minded people who are looking for mutually beneficial relationships, can be the key to growing a successful business. After all it’s not what you know, it’s often who you know and private business clubs are renowned for being home to the ‘movers and shakers’ of the business world.

The Brisbane Club is home to many of Brisbane and Queensland’s business elite, yet also has overseas and inter-state members, giving you the ability to vastly expand your network and create relationships with business people outside of your immediate circle. Members find the relationships they form with fellow experts and other professionals, often result in contacts that last a lifetime. Networking can accelerate and sustain your business growth and development. The relationships forged within a business club not only can last a life time, but can reap benefits in every aspect of life, not just business and careers.

The Brisbane Club provides the best environment to develop and foster these new and long term relationships.

Dining Priviledges


The Members-Only dining room is open for lunch and dinner five days a week and provides the opportunity to dine with peers in a sophisticated environment tasting world class cuisine. If you’re looking for a more secluded environment there are many lovely private dining rooms available for exclusive meetings and functions. Members receive a discounted rate when using the function spaces available and experience a top class service to go with it.

Special Interest Groups


Another benefit to membership at a private business club such as the Brisbane Club are the special interest groups. Not only do they provide members with a luxurious environment to enjoy their interests with like-minded people, they also give the opportunity for members to expand their network in a more casual environment.

Affiliations With Interstate and Overseas Clubs


Private business clubs normally have reciprocal affiliations with interstate and overseas clubs. The Brisbane Club has affiliations with many private clubs throughout Australia and the world. Many of these clubs have accommodation available, all of them have dining facilities and can offer Members a little home away from home, which can make business trips far more enjoyable.

Access to The Cellar


Another benefit unique to the Brisbane Club is the world class cellar. Open five days a week, the Members-only cellar is the perfect place to source all your wine. Not only can you purchase wine from the cellar, the cellar team can also prepare wine for any event a Member is holding, whether it’s a family dinner, a corporate event, or even a fishing trip. Cellar staff can give advice on designing home cellars, and food and wine matching. The cellar also has a beautiful dining room which is a unique place to host an event or special dinner and is admired by everyone who visits it.

There are many different benefits to having a membership at a private business club. The Brisbane Club is the best club in Queensland where members form beneficial networks whilst enjoying an oasis of comfort in todays’ hectic business world.

To learn more about membership at the Brisbane Club, please visit our Membership page.

Membership
at
a
Private
Business
Club
Has
Many
Benefits



Membership at a private business club is prestigious and looks great on your LinkedIn profile. However, membership at the Brisbane Club has many more benefits and creates opportunities for its Members beyond a great place to hang out.

Networking Opportunities


Perhaps the best opportunity and the motivation behind many Members joining the Brisbane Club are the networking opportunities. Networking is a crucial part of success in the business world, interacting and engaging with like-minded people who are looking for mutually beneficial relationships, can be the key to growing a successful business. After all it’s not what you know, it’s often who you know and private business clubs are renowned for being home to the ‘movers and shakers’ of the business world.

The Brisbane Club is home to many of Brisbane and Queensland’s business elite, yet also has overseas and inter-state members, giving you the ability to vastly expand your network and create relationships with business people outside of your immediate circle. Members find the relationships they form with fellow experts and other professionals, often result in contacts that last a lifetime. Networking can accelerate and sustain your business growth and development. The relationships forged within a business club not only can last a life time, but can reap benefits in every aspect of life, not just business and careers.

The Brisbane Club provides the best environment to develop and foster these new and long term relationships.

Dining Priviledges


The Members-Only dining room is open for lunch and dinner five days a week and provides the opportunity to dine with peers in a sophisticated environment tasting world class cuisine. If you’re looking for a more secluded environment there are many lovely private dining rooms available for exclusive meetings and functions. Members receive a discounted rate when using the function spaces available and experience a top class service to go with it.

Special Interest Groups


Another benefit to membership at a private business club such as the Brisbane Club are the special interest groups. Not only do they provide members with a luxurious environment to enjoy their interests with like-minded people, they also give the opportunity for members to expand their network in a more casual environment.

Affiliations With Interstate and Overseas Clubs


Private business clubs normally have reciprocal affiliations with interstate and overseas clubs. The Brisbane Club has affiliations with many private clubs throughout Australia and the world. Many of these clubs have accommodation available, all of them have dining facilities and can offer Members a little home away from home, which can make business trips far more enjoyable.

Access to The Cellar


Another benefit unique to the Brisbane Club is the world class cellar. Open five days a week, the Members-only cellar is the perfect place to source all your wine. Not only can you purchase wine from the cellar, the cellar team can also prepare wine for any event a Member is holding, whether it’s a family dinner, a corporate event, or even a fishing trip. Cellar staff can give advice on designing home cellars, and food and wine matching. The cellar also has a beautiful dining room which is a unique place to host an event or special dinner and is admired by everyone who visits it.

There are many different benefits to having a membership at a private business club. The Brisbane Club is the best club in Queensland where members form beneficial networks whilst enjoying an oasis of comfort in todays’ hectic business world.

To learn more about membership at the Brisbane Club, please visit our Membership page.