The new system includes three new heating units worth around $70,000.
Club President Kerri Van Loosen said the old furnace system was the original one to the building.
“It’s original to the building, so it’s from 1968,” Van Loosen said. “We, over the years, have (had) several parts of it replaced that we could do that were cost-effective, and we knew eventually we’d have to replace it.”
Van Loosen said when she learned they’d be receiving a new heating system, she was overcome with emotion.
“They said ‘we want to get all of the equipment from start to finish, installation, the units, everything, we’re going to look after it for you guys, we want to have you up and running efficiently at no cost to you whatsoever,'” van Loosen said. “At that point, I was actually dumb-founded, and I started to cry because I was like, ‘Am I hearing this right?'”
Van Loosen explained they had been raising money to fix or replace the unit.
That money will now go toward other repairs needed in the building.
“We’ve already raised a few thousand dollars between our fundraisers and our GoFundMe page, so now we can focus on some of the smaller things whether it’s visual repairs that we have to do or other maintenance requirements we have. Our flooring is one of the things we’ve been told we should get upgraded,” Van Loosen said.
“Parts of it (floor) are being held together with strips of duct tape,” she added.