Bruce’s weekly update 4Nov14

Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

It was another busy week at the Club due to the Ladies Two Day Bowls Carnival, Men’s social bowls, a busy Friday night,  Men’s Pennants and Saturday sports.

Men’s Social bowls attracted 36 bowlers on Wednesday which was a good turnout considering how many regulars were away at bowling carnivals.

Thursday and Friday was the Ladies Two Day Carnival.

We had over 100 in for Friday night dinner.  The members jackpot was not won and will be at $1100 this Friday.

There will not be a dinner on this Friday due to the Drifters performing.  We will be drawing the jackpot and Club raffle as per normal.

Ladies Two Day Bowling Carnival.

Preparations for this carnival started way back in April and solid work continued over the ensuing months.  Over 3400 kms was travelled by the 22 nominated teams with the Sorrento Bowling Club travelling the greatest distance.  From the draw we saw last year’s first and second place winners competing in the very first game.  This was very interesting and ended up with Capel destroying Mosman Park. Maybe the wind had something to do with Lisa Featherby’s team going down in three of the five games they played.  Again the final games came into  play for the placings and this year we congratulate Meadow Springs who came in ahead of a Busselton team.  Capel was third and Sorrento placed 4th.

The carnival once again had great sponsors in The Bendigo Bank, Nick Goode Construction, Inspirations Paint and Simone Perele.  We are grateful for their support.  We were also very fortunate in receiving great sponsorship with our raffles over the two days and all companies are thanked with special mention of the two sponsors for the two-day raffles.  These were the Dunsborough Pharmacy and Royal Doulton in Perth.

All ladies worked hard for this carnival and I extend personal thanks to everyone.  Big mention to the team in the kitchen, Pam Brown and Beth Jackson and all their support staff.  The food was great and extensive.  I have had many people commenting on the carnival, all stating it a huge success in organisation, friendliness and the meals of course.

The entertainment on the night was fabulous and those teams which stayed had a great time dancing and playing up!  I have already been asked by clubs to send me some of the photos I took of their dancing stars!  Talking of photos; all photos taken were shown on the telly screen again this year and they will also be shown on the Country Club’s website for those who would like to view.

Janice Paddick-Hoover

Croquet SW Pennants 2014

Last Thursday, Dunsborough played its last SW Pennants games for 2014 at Moorabinda, Bunbury. Happily we won the day against Halls Head 2, scoring 63 hoops to 57 in the 4 games.

Raelene Willis and David Bell won their games convincingly, Raelene did especially well against a 12 H/C player. Stuart Dunn and Terry Herd were gallant in defeat! Dunsborough ended up 4th out of the 5 teams in the competition, with 206 hoops for and 238 against over the 4 rounds.

I should like to thank our 4 regular players plus David Morris, who played in the first round, for their commitment to the Pennants competition.

Next year, Dunsborough is to co-ordinate the competition. With our second full-size court in place, our 2 home fixtures will be played at Dunsborough for the first time. We are looking forward to that.

Terry Herd

Croquet Captain

Seniors’ Week

The DDCC will host a morning of activity on Thursday November 13th to celebrate Seniors’ Week. The day will begin with morning tea at 9.30 am and you will have the opportunity to try 3 of the offered activities in a 45 minute time slot. Activities will include tennis, croquet, bike riding, walking the mountain bike trails, carpet bowls, mah jong, table tennis and scrabble. There will be some bikes available for you to borrow. The day will conclude with lunch at 1pm. RSVP’s close on Monday 10th November, for catering purposes. Ring the DDCC on 97553250, email ddcc@westnet.com.au or put your name on the list in the foyer. This is a free community event.

Men’s Golf

“The Men’s Golf Section will be holding their AGM on Wednesday November 12 2014, commencing at 10 am. This will be followed by a 10 hole golf competition. After golf there will be the annual major trophy presentation.

Any member of the Club is invited to attend. A nomination form, to fill committee positions for 2015 is on the Men’s Golf section notice board.

All golfers are requested to consider a position on the committee.”

Corporate Bowls begins today.  Both Tuesday and Wednesday evening have been very well supported and a great season ahead is expected.

The Club is looking for bar volunteers  to help out in the season ahead.  If you do not have a RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) Certificate and would like to help out and learn the Club is more than willing to cover the cost of the course.  It takes less than 30 minutes to complete online.  Anyone interested please contact me at the Club.  Thanks

Hope your horse runs fast today.

Keep Smiling

Regards

Bruce Taylor

DDCC Manager

Winner –  2014 Clubs in The Community

Winner – 2013 Club of The Year Award Regional

Winner –  2011 Best Sporting/Recreational Club Award

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