Foster War Memorial Arts Centre and Elderly Citizens
Foster War Memorial Arts Centre and Senior Citizens
The Foster War Memorial Arts Centre and Elderly Citizens is used by a number of groups for the benefit of the community. It is the home of the Foster Elderly Citizens and Foster Arts Music and Drama Association (FAMDA). Both groups have a calendar of events for the community and their members.
The Centre is manamged by a group of dedicated volunteers appointed by Council under Section 86 of the Local Law Act. The Commity meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Centre commencing at 7.30pm.
The hall and facilities are available for hire.
The Hall was built in the l960s after the previous wooden building (the Foster Mechanics Institute) burned down. More than fifty years on it serves as the ‘gathering place’ for weddings, parties, concerts, theatrical performances, funerals, meetings and many different celebrations, usually hired over three hundred times a year. Recently the rear of the hall has been upgraded by the addition of a steel canopy along the length of the building, offering shelter from bad weather and extra hospitality space. The kitchen in the past two years has been upgraded also with a huge fridge, a new freezer, and a new stove; the committee has also since Christmas invested in three large Baccarat saucepans, same make fry pan with lid, sharp knives, utensils and chopping boards, with dinner plates still to be bought. These items are available to hirers providing complete meals and the equipment inventory will be regularly checked.
Each Section 86 Committe has an Instrument of Delegation outlining their role and responsibilities. The Foster War Memorial Arts Centre and Elderly Citizens Instrument of Delegation can be view by clicking the link below.