Your name and club and your position ( inc any letters eg ACCM)
Scott Ingram / Secretary Manager Club Bombala ( formerly Bombala RSL Club Ltd) Secretary Manager - CMA Committee Far South Coast (5 years)
What is your biggest or has been your biggest challenge with the club/ area?
Inheriting in house catering in July 2011 within my first 8 weeks of employment when the contractors pulled the pin. I might add this has been a successful move and the bistro has shown profit every year since!
What has been some of your achievements or highlights since being at the club?
Well initially the catering, but the last 6 months has seen the development of the Club ripping off the band aid solutions from the past 17 years finally we almost have a new front entrance, sports lounge and a second bistro kitchen (for Stage 2 developments) All current renovations have been fully self funded with a few years saving and excellent budgeting and Management. The new goal now is to build the money chest again for Stage 2.
Is there a piece of advice or something compelling you have learnt that you can pass on to our readers and up and coming managers
The key for me has been attending all the CMA regional meetings. The networking is invaluable and everybody is always willing to lend a hand or offer advice when its required. Being a Manager in a small regional town, the interaction with your peers is important but it also allows you reinforce that you’re not the only Manager going through tough times or having difficult situations. Oh.. and the occasional golf days have been very important too. ( always relieves the stress)
Outside of the club and your role there. Do you have any hobbies or passions. Tell us a bit about you?
Ha ha , well when I’m not living at work, I’m usually outside in the yard landscaping or helping the wife in the garden. I’m a laid back out doors type of guy, so getting out in the bush wood carting ( for the city folk, that’s wood collecting with a chainsaw and ute, not the stuff in plastic bags at the servo) is my getaway for a half day. Watching Rugby League and yelling at my beloved Parramatta Eels through the TV, having a beer or more, and BBQ’s. Catching up with my now adult kids is always a highlight. My goal this year is to get my tinny out and use it more & as you can see, I don’t take life too seriously