WHY IS A CAN OF BEER $5.50

A conversation between the Club President and club member
Joe HalfBackFlanker

 
Joe: G'day Pres. Great win today aye?
Pres: Yes Joe.  Great win, but what are you doing with that can?  We don't even sell that brand of beer here.
Joe: Well, I can't afford to pay $5.50 for a can of beer, so me and my mate organised a carton on ice in the boot of the car - for about $2 a can.
Pres: Firstly Joe, you can't do that.  Secondly, do you realise that your are cheating yourself?
Joe: Uh!  What do you mean?
Pres: Well Joe.  As a member of this Club, you are a part owner and unless you support the Club the right way, you are cheating yourself!
Joe: Gee whiz Pres.  I never thought about like that.
Pres: Well, how do you think the Club makes money to pay for sport?
Joe: I see what you mean. But, $5.50 seems a lot when they're about $2 from the drive through.
Pres: There are many costs in running your Club and $5.50 is necessary.  Our prices are still much cheaper than over the bar prices from the Hotels.
Joe: OK Pres.  But, where does the per can profit go?
Pres: Now, that is a very good question Joe.  I will list some costs for you.
1. Hire of clubrooms and oval
2. Electricity and oval lighting
3. Insurance
4. Wages
5. Telephone
6. Cleaning supplies and toilet hygiene
7. Music licence
8. Tobacco licence
9. Auditor fees
10.Bank fees
11.Beer line servicing & BOC gases
12.Rubbish collection
13.Printing & Stationery
14.Postage
15.Repairs & Maintenance
16.Security
17.Workcover
18.Superannuation

That about covers it Joe, although I may have missed some. Now, anything left out of the profit goes to cover the cost of sport. Just as a matter of interest Joe, Senior Football (3 teams) costs about $70,000 per year and Senior Cricket (5 teams) costs about $50,000 per year.

Joe: Gee! Pres, you have made me feel bad.  I am gonna take my esky home right now and when I get back, I am gonna buy you a Crown Lager!
Pres: Joe, that is magnificent.
JUST REMEMBER - IT'S NOT WHAT THE CLUB CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR CLUB
Joe: Love ya work Pres.