Since its inception in 1949, this property has developed into a rich and meaningful part of Seven Lake’s history and persona. Our club was made up of our neighbors throughout the greater Seven Lakes area, coming together to organize activities to improve the quality of life in our community. In the past, we have raised funds for the fire station, the playground equipment at Wenberg County Park, play ground equipment at the Lake Goodwin County Park, a Seven Lakes area water quality study, the Lakewood School Sign and more.
The Lake Goodwin Community Club was on the precipice of closing its’ facility doors permanently in 2018. In order to prevent that from happening, sixteen members from neighboring communities including Oso, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Arlington and Stanwood, united together in order to save the center
The newly formed Board of Directors committed to a 2019 revitalization campaign with a declared new mission of turning this historic landmark into the centerpiece of the 7 lakes for community, commerce and service. With an improved venue space, the organization would have the ability to directly affect the 7 lakes area positively. The increase in money generated from rentals could go into increasing scholarships and community events. By becoming the centerpiece of the 7 lakes it will be able to make the local and surrounding communities a better place to live.
In order to become that centerpiece, the building needed a new identity. From an outdated run-down venue to a modern rustic hall. The project involved full interior and exterior painting, updating the lighting with energy efficient LED lights, removing old stained carpet, and refinishing and staining the existing concrete floors. Although the plans were big, the budget was minimal and initial project goals seemed unrealistic.
Many local companies made this ambitious renovation a reality. Primarily Sherwin Williams’ commitment to support local non-profits is what made this project possible. They donated thousands of dollars of concrete stain, interior and exterior paint and provided the expertise. Unique Interiors donated countertops and flooring. And, Wingnut Electrical was able to acquire the LED lights at cost. Even with the generous donations, there lacked the funds for labor and no real active membership base to call on for help.
Under the vision and leadership of Vice President, Ginny White, teams of volunteers were recruited to fulfill the dream of this project. Shifts went non-stop from 4:00am to 9:00pm for 2 months in order to complete the transformation. As a true testimony of service, all workers volunteered their time, talents and labor.
With new leadership, new focus, and new look, the Lake Goodwin Community Club was transformed into The Clubhouse @ 7 Lakes. Because of Countless hours of volunteers and generosity of local business the Clubhouse @ 7 Lakes is now set to be a lasting and stable part of the community for generations to come.
Our historic clubhouse is available for rental most days throughout the year. We are pleased to host private events, educational courses, community meetings and community events open to the public. The clubhouse capacity is 300 people and we open for events of all types. For more information about clubhouse rental please visit our rental page. If you are considering an upcoming event our community events calendar can provide you with an idea of availability.
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