President Alan Shannon and Vice President Chris Avery (pictured) say it’s not the end, and the club will rebuild. “We’ve got too many members to close up” Ms Avery said.
They will hold a special general meeting for all members to decide what to do next. First they will need to find a venue.
Mr Shannon said the cause of the fire, which took four hours to put out, was still being investigated.
They were waiting for insurers to finish their work and for asbestos to be removed before the building was demolished.
There wasn’t much that could be salvaged. The fire ripped through every part of the building, except for a pump shed.
The Foxton Beach club was built in 1960 and in 2006 merged with the Foxton club to become Foxton and Beach.
It has 60 playing members and 200 to 240 social members. The club also runs business house bowls on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and winter bowls. Its Friday night meals are popular too.
More than 60 years of memorabilia including photos, trophies, honours boards and certificates were destroyed in the blaze.