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The historic Officers Club, built in 1928,
has its own beauty and vintage charm. The
ballroom seats up to 300 guests. If you are
hosting a larger event, the outside patio area,
which can be tented, can be utilized for
additional seating. You do not need to be part
of the military to lease the Club for events.
The Fireplace Room at the right entrance of
the Club is approximately 20' X 40', and
features wood beamed ceilings and accent
lighting. This area is wonderful for welcoming
your guests, displaying photos and memorabilia
and serving appetizers. It can even be used for
an intimate ceremony. There is a fireplace at
the end of the room, with French doors along the
front side of the building opening onto the
veranda. Behind the Fireplace Room, through a
set of French doors, is a library area with a
pass through fireplace from the Fireplace Room.
As you enter the left entrance of the Club
you will find our newly refurbished "lounge
area." This area has new French doors and
hardwood floors and is perfect for intimate
gatherings, small meetings/conferences or
luncheons. The lounge area also contains our
bar. The Officers Club holds a liquor license
and provides all bar service.
Arched entries invite guests into a ballroom
that is approximately 50' X 75' and 15' ceilings
and features dramatic draping and twinkle
lighting. At the east end of the ballroom is a
dance floor that measures approximately 30' X
30', and a stage with a piano.
The newly renovated, state of the art kitchen
is available for your caterer to utilize. The
kitchen includes a new industrial stove/oven,
microwave, holding cabinets for hot entrees,
refrigerator, coffee maker/server and ice maker.
Photographic opportunities abound, from the
1950s and 1960s historic airplanes that are
on-site to the beautiful oak trees throughout
the historic property. There is also a lovely
small gazebo located on the grounds just to the
right side of the parking area.
Historical Note: The Officers Club, Herbert
R. Temple Center, is named after Lieutenant
General Herbert R. Temple, Jr., who led and
commanded platoon through brigade level
organizations in the California National Guard.
During his military service, he had key
assignments with the 40th Infantry Division, the
California Military Academy and served twelve
years assigned to the Army Staff at the
The culmination of LTG Temple's exceptional
career was in 1986. He was appointed by the
President of the United States, Ronald Reagan,
as the Chief of the National Guard Bureau,
overseeing 550,000 Army and Air Guardsmen
located throughout the 54 states and
territories. General and Mrs. Temple currently
reside in Palm Springs, California.