New clubrooms for historical military society

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THE Historical Arms and Military Society of Tasmania (HAMST) has opened its new clubrooms at the disbanded Glenorchy RSL Bowls Club and accompanying grounds with support from Glenorchy City Council.

HAMST president Stephen Denholm said the society, which has more than 100 members, was actively involved in the community, reliving military history through stories, re-enactments, displays and commemorations of significant events.

“The move into the new clubrooms enables HAMST to have a permanent home to house all our militaria artefacts and vehicles under one roof,” he said.

“We intend to develop a permanent display for the general community to examine and appreciate on specific HAMST open days throughout each year.

“The clubrooms are comfortable and spacious, and HAMST is keen to share the facilities and have already secured regular tenants – HAMST is keen to expand this to other likeminded groups.”

Mr Denholm said the new clubrooms would benefit the society as well as the individual members.

“The consolidation of HAMST into the new clubrooms is significant as it will allow the society to continue to grow, expand and attract younger members of the community, ensuring the memory and sacrifice of those who have gone before them are never forgotten,” he said.

Independent Member for Clark Kristie Johnston opened the new club, unveiling a plaque with Mr Denholm and Member for Lyons John Tucker.

“It’s very important the sacrifices of our brave men and women are never forgotten and with the opening of these new clubrooms there is now a permanent home to preserve and promote the stories and artefacts for generations to come,” she said.

“The clubrooms were previously occupied by the Glenorchy RSL Bowling Club, but with support and generosity of the Glenorchy City Council, HAMST now has a home where it can grow, expand and potentially attract younger members of the community.”

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