Bruce’s Weekly Update 24th February 2015

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Hello all members, sponsors & patrons

 

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Club President Richard Renn is seeking member feedback on the future direction of the club. Following recent talks with councilors and officers at the City of Busselton, the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club has been asked to present a 5year Master Plan. This plan will detail the vision, strategic goals and financial forecasts for our club over the next five years. With a rapidly changing Dunsborough demography, there is an opportunity to present the City of Busselton with a Master Plan that details a vision of striving to maintain and further improve our facilities, so they are always in tune with community needs and of the highest quality. The 5year Plan will also describe how we will intend to offer premium sporting programs, services and amenities to ensure long term satisfaction among our entire membership.

We have a great history and many fine traditions that we want to preserve, but we also need to continue to advance our Club to meet the changing lifestyles of members and prospective members.

A ‘Vision Statement’ and strategic ‘Club Goals’ will guide our Club and its management in a variety of areas. Below are some of the specific goals to be used to guide the various committees as they evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their respective sporting sections:

Vision Statement “An ongoing pursuit of excellence in facilities, programs and member service where bowls, golf, tennis, croquet, cycling and wellness combine to make Dunsborough & Districts Country Club a place for fellowship and the ‘Club of Choice’ for family members of all ages in and around Dunsborough.”

Club Goals

Full-Service and Family-Oriented Club: Offer a complete membership experience by providing high-quality facilities for social and recreational activities desired by all age groups among the membership.

Great Sport: Have top rated bowls, golf, tennis, croquet, mountain biking and other sports in Dunsborough along with high-quality practice facilities.

Invite Usage and Encourage Participation: Organise the venue to promote interaction among activity users and integrate the facilities with the beautiful natural setting.

Clubhouse as Activity Centre: Create a clubhouse that promotes fellowship and serves as a stimulus for social interactions among the members and their guests.

Health and Wellness: Provide high-quality health and wellness facilities and programs.

Family Recreational Complex: Attract families by providing a family friendly complex with playgrounds, child minding and other junior recreational facilities.

Initial information for the 5year Master Plan has been gathered from the management committee and now the committees of each Sporting Section will be invited to offer opinion and information regarding the 5year Master Plan. Once this information has been gathered all members will be given the opportunity to comment on the plan, prior to presentation to the City of Busselton.

The combined effect of the 5year Master Plan will be to develop a club that continues to strive for top level sport and excellent facilities. We also expect to identify new opportunities and programs for family-oriented social, sporting and recreational activities that will offer our existing members (and members of the future) a venue that provides a highly valued membership with a continued sound financial structure.

More information and feedback opportunities will be available shortly on the club’s website

This will be used to prepare the club and the City of Busselton for the programs, membership and required facilities in the future.

Bowls

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SUNDAY SAW THE WILLIAM BARRETT OPEN MIXED FOURS EVENT PLAYED WITH 10 TEAMS IN COMPETITION.

WHILST THE SMALL NUMBER OF TEAMS INVOLVED WAS DISAPPOINTING IT WAS PLEASING TO NOTE THE ENTHUSIASM OF THE PLAYERS AND THE RESULTING EXCELLENT BOWLING.

THE WINNING TEAM WAS KELLY ALLSOP, BRIAN MARWICK, PAM BROWN & PAT MANTON.

RUNNERS UP WERE TOM AND FAY FERGUSON, MAX & OLIVE JEANES FROM BROADWATER

IN THIRD PLACE WERE JILL AND GRAHAM WINTER, ROD WINCHCOMBE & KATE SPEEDIE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE PLAYERS.

MEN ARE REMINDED THAT TRADERS DAY (OPEN MEN’S FOURS) WILL BE PLAYED ON THURSDAY 12TH MARCH & THEREFORE SOCIAL BOWLS IS CANCELLED FOR THAT DAY.

PROFESSIONAL MEN’S SINGLES COMMENCES ON SUNDAY 8TH MARCH & IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THOSE GOING TO COUNTRY WEEK BOWLS TO ENSURE THEIR NAMES ARE REGISTERED BEFORE DEPARTING.

Junior Bowls

Junior bowls will be held on Friday afternoon 4.45pm – 6.00pm.  at a cost of $3 for members and $5 for non-members.  Refreshments included.  All are welcom

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Croquet 

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President of the Croquet section,  Frances Lismore resigned last Friday.  The croquet players would like to thank Frances for her endeavors on their behalf.

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Raelene Willis with Sponsor Estelle Perry

The Croquet Section held their Presentation Night on Friday 20th at the DDCC. We were honoured to have Estelle and Lindsay Perry, the sponsors of our Singles tournament, with us. Trophies from our 2014 tournaments were presented by Captain Terry Herd.

Singles Champion: David Morris       Runners-Up: Raelene Willis

Ac Doubles: David Morris and Helen South   Runners-Up: Barbara Mander and David Bell

Ricochet Doubles: Barbara Miller and David Bell.  Runners-Up: Terry Herd and Maree Jager

Break Points: David Morris

Jumps: Barbara Miller

President’s Award: Terry South

 

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David Bell & Barbara Miller

 

There are several options for those wishing to try croquet, and interest is certainly growing. We are all looking forward to the completion of the second court because on Friday nights we have been turning people away as only 12 players can be accommodated on the one court.

Friday night social golf croquet is held from 5pm until 6.15pm, in time for you to join other dinners at the Club. Equipment and coaching is provided and the cost is $5 for social and non members, and $3 for DDCC members. This is only held over the summer.

Wednesday social golf croquet and ricochet is held all year round from 3pm and 5pm. The same costing as Friday night applies.

Association Croquet is played on Tuesday and Friday mornings.  Please have names in by 8.15am

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Cycling

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The MTB TT Summer Series is coming to a close next month… with the next race (700m Fireys Descent) on Monday 9th March and the final round (10km Cross Country) on Monday 23 March 2015. Followed by the MTB TT Summer Series Presentation Night… which will be held on Friday 27 March 2015. This is be organised in conjunction with the Friday Night Club Dinner… so be sure to put this one in your calendar as bookings for the $22 dinner are sure to be sold out! and the presentations will be a very entertaining mountain biking evening!

Results from last nights MTB TT Summer Series

Round 10.  23rd February 2015.  1km Slalom Sprint

Rank Bib Rider Gender AgeGroup Sprint1 Sprint2 Sprint3 Points
1 362 Mitch Monotti Male (1) Serious Racers Under29yrs (1) 01:23.1 01:21.3* 01:22.6 100
2 353 Martin Danger Male (2) Just for Fun Under39yrs (1) 01:31.6 01:23.5 01:23.0* 100
3 323 Matt Rodier Male (3) Serious Racers Under49yrs (1) 01:27.5 01:27.3 01:23.5* 100
4 317 Pete Mathews Male (4) Just for Fun Under49yrs (1) 01:27.1 01:25.8* 01:29.9 100
5 335 Liam Hough Male (5) Serious Racers Under19yrs (1) 01:28.7* 01:45.8 01:31.8 100
6 334 Greg Hough Male (6) Just for Fun 50+yrs (1) 01:33.2 01:31.4* 01:39.9 100
7 287 Ian Lightfoot Male (7) Serious Racers Under39yrs (1) 01:34.7 01:36.4 01:33.0* 100
8 275 Mark Webster Male (8) Just for Fun Under49yrs (2) 01:40.1 01:36.1* 01:37.7 80
9 333 Kolby Hough Male (9) Just for Fun Under15yrs (1) 01:37.2* 01:41.4 01:46.3 100
10 328 Wade Reynolds Male (10) Just for Fun Under39yrs (2) 01:45.0 01:41.0* 02:12.0 80
11 352 Jess Reynolds Female (1) Serious Racers Under39yrs (1) 01:51.2 01:49.7 01:45.9* 100
12 339 Damon Baldock Male (11) Just for Fun Under15yrs (2) 01:55.0 01:47.0* 01:54.0 80
13 252 Jasper Reynolds Male (12) Just for Fun Under15yrs (3) 01:49.5 01:49.0* 01:50.5 70
14 338 Amber Nash Female (2) Just for Fun Under39yrs (1) 01:52.6 01:49.7* 01:53.6 100
15 365 Anton Rowe Male (13) Just for Fun Under15yrs (4) 02:03.3 02:03.9 01:55.2* 65
16 399 Beaux Hough Male (14) Just for Fun Under15yrs (5) 02:09.7 02:01.7* 02:05.0 60
Vol Mike Longman Male Serious Racer 50+yrs 60
Vol Helen Baker Female Just for Fun Under49yrs 60
Vol Anthony Baker Male Just for Fun Under49yrs 60
Vol John Christensen Male Just for Fun Under49yrs 60
Vol Andrew Cohen Male Just for Fun Under49yrs 60
Vol Leanne Hough Female Just for Fun Under49yrs 60

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Friday Night Dinner

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Kirsty is cooking  at the club this Friday evening.  Get your friends together and come enjoy a great evening of dining and laughing.  Please have your bookings in by midday Friday to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made by Clicking Here or via email manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au or telephone 97553250 or the booking sheet in the foyer.

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Friday Night menu

27th February 2015 @ 6.30pm

Chef : Kirsty Gutteridge

Main Course :  Hoisin Lamb cutlets

Baked potato wedges with sesame miso dressing

Asian coleslaw

Vegetarian Option (please pre-order) :  Vegetable pakora with eggplant pickle

Dessert : Chocolate crackle and caramel ice cream cake

Adults:  $22.00    Children (under 12):  $14.00

To book your table Click Here

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The Members  Jackpot draw was not won on Friday.  The jackpot will be $600 this week.   Members must be financial and present to claim.  The draw will be held in the club rooms between 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

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Have a great week!

Keep Smiling!

Bruce Taylor