HISTORY OF THE EXIES

Exies Griffith | History
1938
The Exies was founded in 1938 by a driving group of forward thinking RSL members.

On the 5th March, 1938, a final inspection resulted in the signing of the lease for the first club premies at 23 Banna Avenue, Griffith (where Fred Coles Betta Electrical currently stands).

Exies Griffith | History
1939
On the 8th October, 1939, the committee decided it was time to make the shift across the road to a bigger premises known as the ‘Solider’s Memorial Hall’.

Trading got busy that they had to employee three staff members, purchased their first refridgerator, 2 billiard tables & 2 token fruit machines. They started selling bottled beer & began trading on Sundays.

Exies Griffith | History
1947
The RSL club made its final move to what was originally the Mirrool House in Jondaryan Avenue (its current location).

The premises was purchased for £10,000. The committee officially named the club the ‘Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club’.

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1961
The club membership base expanded rapidly over the years, resulting in many renovations.

The Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club was two story & was home to an array of sporting & leisure facilities for it’s ever-growing patronage.

1982
In July of 1982, a vicious fire brought the Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club to its knees.

A substantial amount of official records & artifacts were tragically lost in these fires.

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1984
Following the massive set back after the 1982 fires, the club reopened its doors and set out to rebuild the business.
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1993
In 1993, the Exies decided to expand their club beyond one site/venue with the purchase of the Exies Sports Club.
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1994
The Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club continues to expand.

In 1994, major renovations took place to modernise the venue & create more space for it’s ever-growing membership base.

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2007
In 2007, the Exies Sports Club (fondly known as the Sporties) had a major reface building a modern club house for it’s members & many sporting groups.
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2013
The Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club continues to expand.

In 2013, major renovations took place to modernise the venue & create more space for it’s ever-growing membership base.

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2014
The Griffith Exies again expanded their empire, purchasing the Exies Bagtown Motel & Function Centre in 2014.
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2017
2017 saw the extension of the Exies Sporties yet again with a bigger deck space, gaming facilities, change rooms and a new restaurant.

Sources:

A Brief History: 1938 – 1994 by Joanna Hams, commissioned by The Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 1994

The Club: Official Organ of the Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club Vol.1, No1.

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