The Ruffy Hall was erected in 1893 – a small weatherboard building with a small supper room at the back. From 1959 to 1967 Mr Tom Eddy’s generator was used to provide power to the hall until the State Electricity Commission connected power with a grand ‘Switch-On Ball’ on 30 June 1967. With continual fund-raising over the years, many improvements and extensions have been to the building until it now ranks as one of the best country halls in Victoria.
The present committee consists of:
Henry Noye President
Sharron Batt Secretary
Melissa Eddy Treasurer
Bill Eddy Hall bookings ph. 5790 4264
Terry George Cathy Artridge Roger Morgan
RUFFY HALL IMPROVEMENTS
The most recent improvement to The Ruffy Hall has been the installation of solar panels to offset electricity usage/costs.
The necessary removal of some trees, due to safety issues, has resulted in improved access and light at the front of the hall. The trees have been replaced with more suitable species, and form part of a soldier's memorial area in memory of local men who served in WWII - this memorial is wonderful sight right near the entrance to Ruffy.
The Ruffy Hall Community Accessibility and Enhancement Project (2011) has been completed. This involved the installation of cafe blinds to enable the rear skillion to be enclosed in bad weather, a spectacular stone fire place ensures a cosy atmosphere, a BBQ area and landscaping of the rear garden area aswell as a wheel-chair accessible toilet.
Photo: Sue Hargreaves opening the new disabled facility at the 2010 Ruffy Art Show
Happy Hours – 6.30 pm on the third Friday of each month. BYO BBQ meat & drinks and a salad or sweet to share. For info: ring Henry 5790 4246
Committee Meeting dates 2012 8pm Monday Feb 20th, May 28th, Aug 20th, Nov 19th, at the Hall.