Services to the club
By BOB ANTHONY Jnr
"TWIN Towns Services Club is a monument to Russell Roylance's success." That was just one of the glowing tributes paid to the former secretary manger of Twin Towns Services Club, Russell Roylance, at a lunch in his honour yesterday. Business leaders, entertain- ers and club members gath- ered to salute a man who had steered the club from being a small provinical RSL club to become one of Australia's
leading registered clubs over a period of 31 years. In that time, Mr Roylance oversaw the opening of the club's main building in 1978, the establishment of a golf course at Club Banora in 1982, the opening of Club Banora in 1986, winning Club of the Year in 1987, the open- ing of Twin Towns Resort in 1996 and the winning Club of the Decade in 2001 ? as well as a host of other awards. Not only was he awarded an Order of Australia Medal but saw the rise of many art-
ists, including Tweed-based Julie Anthony. Ms Anthony thanked Mr Roylance for having belief in her and selecting her for the honour of opening the club's auditorium many years ago. Mr Roylance said it was Twin Towns' ability to stage international acts that helped to raise the profile of the club nationally ? and he took great pride in knowing that he had been responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to the Tweed.