HISTORY OF OUR WEEKLY BBQ
The weekly BBQ at SVAC has been happening for many years.
The aroma of the cooking sausages and onions wafting across the grounds is delightful.
We have been mindful of keeping our prices down to extremely reasonable prices since we began.
Even with our low prices, the canteen is extremely profitable for the club.
After the first year of having the weekly BBQ, we had made enough profit to purchase a new fridge.
For those who weren't at the club at that time, the old fridge had been kindly donated years before and was on its last legs. Drinks at the back got frozen, drinks at the front stayed warm, so the day was spent rotating the stock around in the fridge so everyone could have a cold drink to enjoy.
This is why SVAC works so well as a club.
We give of our time (to cook the BBQ or to do a working bee) and every member benefits from it.
This is why it is important that EVERYBODY pitches in and does their bit.
If you haven't cooked a BBQ for over a year or more (or ever), please step up and do the right thing.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
Each Saturday we ask a member to volunteer to cook the bbq
By taking it in turns the workload is spread amongst the membership fairly
Please look for any vacancy on the BBQ roster where you may be able to take your turn
The BBQ Roster is kept on a clipboard on the canteen counter
WHAT TO BUY
Usual purchases for the Saturday BBQ:
Bag of large brown onions
2 litre milk
Bread or buns (depending on what you're cooking)
You might like to do something else (bacon/egg sandwiches, hot dogs/ etc) but we still need the milk
HOW TO GET THE MONEY
The week before your turn, get your money and the BBQ bag from the canteen
If there is a QRE or a special shoot on the day, ask for more money so you can purchase more food for the increased number of people expected at the club
WHAT TIME TO START
We try to have the BBQ mostly finished by 11am so that people in the training class can enjoy something as they finish their class for the day, and so members can have some lunch before they head out to practice and before the afternoon shoot.
For this, we ask that you consider getting to the club and start cooking around 9.30ish.
HOW TO GET REIMBURSED
Please bring in the receipts and change from the money to the canteen, and please return the BBQ bag
If you have spent over the amount provided on the bbq items, please bring in the receipts and the canteen will reimburse you
HOW WE SAY THANK YOU
As a Thank You for volunteering to do the bbq, the club offers you:
1 x Free Line Fee
1 x Free Sausage/chicken stick (or the food cooked on the day)
1 x Free Soft Drink
And after the shoot
1 x Soft Drink (or 1 x Alcoholic Drink if you are an adult)
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT
If, for any reason, you are unable to do the bbq please contact the club as early as possible so other arrangements can be made for the bbq on the day