The Southern Cross Club – still serving our Community

Like all hospitality and wellness providers, the Canberra Southern Cross Club has weathered two very difficult weeks.  Amidst the adversity, the show of strength within our community has never been stronger.

Our employees have come up with ideas on how we can keep our Community strong, that (within allowable guidelines) have been put immediately into action.

Here’s just a few of the things our team has achieved:

  • All our staff, whether we’ve been able to provide them with work or not, can get a free take away cooked meal every day from our Woden kitchen. No one on our team need go hungry.
  • All staff have been offered a free flu shot to help ward off the flu and stay as well as possible to help keep pressure off our health system.
  • We’ve managed to keep Snapper on the Lake fish and chippery open for business as a take away outlet by going cashless, removing furniture and adopting other procedures to keep our community safe.
  • We’ve been humbled by our fabulous health and wellness members who have contacted us wanting to keep paying their weekly health Club membership after we made the immediate call to suspend all payments when we closed.  Over 150 members have already taken up this option, and we’ve promised to credit back all these payments once we re-open.
  • We’ve opened all our venues, serving takeaway and launching a new direct home delivery offer from all our kitchens. So if you’re still craving our Schnitty, burgers or Woodfired Pizzas we’ve launched our own service from Woden Central, Tuggeranong and Jamison for you to enjoy a taste of the Club at home. Our takeaway and delivery service is open from 11am to 9pm every day of the week and orders can be made on our website or by phone.  Delivery is free on all orders over $20. Pick up is of course free.
  • Many of our partners at Stellar Canberra have been forced to close their doors too – and if they have we’re charging no rent until they can re-open.
  • We’re planning for our kitchens to provide even more food to help those most in need for welfare groups such as St Vincent De Paul’s ‘Vinnies Night Patrol’ – a service we’ve supported for over 20 years.

Canberra Southern Cross Club CEO Ian Mackay added, “Of course we’re looking forward to welcoming our Members back when it is safe to do so, but until then we’ll be doing all we can to help our Community. Our team has been fantastic and their efforts over the last two weeks has been a great reminder that our employees will always be our greatest asset.”