It’s not just buildings that showcase the history of Childers. The Isis Club has lasted the test of time to celebrate its 101st year in 2021.

Home to countless birthdays, weddings, reunions and celebrations over the last century, The Club is still the local home of entertainment, dining out and group gatherings.

Manager Kerry Smythe said getting the fundamentals right was what kept the doors open for more than a century.

“It is all the simple things that people love – the good customer service, air-conditioning, friendly staff and great meals,” she said.

It first opened as a men’s club, with a list of names drawn up of “acceptable” admissions. In the original minutes names have been crossed off – presumably men who had their invitations rescinded or were ousted for unsavoury behaviour. Croquet was the first game played here, before lawn bowls began a few years later. Women were only allowed in to cater food until 1977, when the constitution was amended to allow them to become full club members.

While traditional bowls competitions aren’t what they used to be, there is still a lot of fun to be had in a social game of barefoot bowls, which everyone is welcome to participate in.

“It is great to get out there with a group of mates. We’ve had some really fun days where you change the rules a bit, or have some fun with silly challenges,” Kerry said.


Isis Club is open 7 days for lunch and dinner.