Bruce’s Weekly Update 30Dec14

Bruce’s

Weekly Club News!

Hello all members, sponsors & patrons

I trust you had a safe and Merry Xmas.

For update on Club news go to the Club website…

www.dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

Friday Night Dinner

The Club will be closed Thursday 1st January 2015 and will re-open for dinner Friday 2nd January 2015.  Chef Kirsty is preparing a beautiful summer meal for us all to enjoy (menu attached). Get your friends together and book a table.  Bookings can be made via phone, the foyer booking sheet or email (manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au) by midday Friday please…

The Club will be open daily for all sports over the holiday period.  The bar will operate 6 days a week (closed Sunday unless there is an event).

Member Feedback

What do the members think?

A consideration at the last management meeting was to trade in the piano and the pool table for something that may be used more regularly. The Management team was split as to whether these Club assets are being utilized by members and patrons or just taking up space in the Club.  I would be very interested to hear your point of view on the subject.

So to express your opinion please send me an email

manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

Alfresco Misting System to be installed soon!

Club sponsors Adam and Kayleigh Campbell from Thinkwater Dunsborough kindly donated a water misting system to be installed in the bowls shelters on both A and B greens.

The addition of the misting system under the Alfresco Area will be very appreciated by the bowlers in the upcoming summer months.

Bowls News

Bowls have come to a standstill over the Xmas and New Year period. There are a number of tournaments coming up in which Dunsborough will field a number of sides. The first will be the Busselton 1000 on January 3 and 4.

The second will be the men’s Inter League Championships being held at Donnybrook on January 10 and 11. Men’s pennants will commence on January 17.

Hadley’s Open men’s fours will take place on Monday, January 19.

Tuesday mixed Scroungers will recommence on Tuesday 13th January 2015.  Please turn up at 1.00pm for a 1.30pm start.

Corporate Bowls will be recommencing on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st January 2015.

Junior Section

Some interesting facts from the Junior section

The history of bowls in 100 words.

The history of bowls has been traced back to the ancient Egyptians. It is believed they played with stones – probably selecting the small round ones that weren’t any good for building pyramids with anyway. The English, of course, wanted to machine perfectly spherical ones from fine lumber they obtained from remote parts of the empire.

Until one day someone’s bowl split in two. And he put a simple knob to replace the broken half which led him to immediately discover he could bowl curved shots and sneak around other bowls near the jack. Today all bowls have a certain built in bias.

Reference: http://www.palbc.org/history.html

Tennis Section

Junior Tennis tournament at the Country Club

Club tennis coach Paige Newhill will be holding a round robin tournament in the last week of the holidays for any interested juniors.  The tournament is limited to 60 players so be quick to register.  Full details of the event will be available next week.

Wanted

Outdoor Setting in Alfresco Area

It has been suggested the Club could do with a nice outdoor setting for the alfresco area.  The quote returned was around $2000.  This was deemed to be a bit too much money to outlay at present.  If anyone knows of a good quality setting for a less amount could you please contact me at the Club.

Cycle Section

Twilight MTB Time Trials

Our Summer Time Trials Series starts again with Round7 next Monday 5 January 2015.

Juniors ride 4.30 – 5.30pm           Seniors 5.30 – 6.30pm

If you would like more info Click Here

Good News!

Insurance recovered costs

The Club received a full insurance payout for the quad bike that was stolen from the workshop several months ago.  It was a drawn out process and we eventually got the result in our favour.  Thank you very much to Ian Potts for his time and effort in dealing with the process.

The Members Jackpot Draw will be at $900 this Friday.  The draw will take place between 5.30pm & 6.30pm.  Members must be present and financial to claim.

Have a great week and enjoy the glorious weather!

Keep Smiling

Regards

Bruce Taylor

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manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Inc.,

PO Box 57, (40 Gifford Road)

Dunsborough, Western Australia  6281

Tel/fax: 08 97553250  em: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

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Winner – 2013 Club of The Year Award Regional

Winner –  2011 Best Sporting/Recreational Club Award

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