Bruce’s Weekly Update 9th June 2015

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Hello all members, sponsors & patrons

 

 

Long time Club member David Whittaker passed away last Thursday.

David was a strong contributor to tennis and The Club, he served on the Management Committee and spent lots of time in maintenance of the tennis courts.

David’s funeral will be on Thursday 11 June at 11am at the St George’s Church in Dunsborough and there will be drinks afterwards at the Country Club.

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On a happier note, Leonie Walker was presented with an Order of Australia Medal from the Queen’s Birthday Honour List.  Leonie was recognised for all her work with the Active Foundation.  Congratulations Leonie

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Clubs WA

On Saturday night myself, my wife Sharon, Ian & Joy Potts are attending the Clubs WA Awards.  The Dunsborough Country Club are finalists in four categories.

Club of the Year (Small) Award:

Finalists are:

Albany Club Inc, Manager  Damon Bryce Seymour

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club.  Manager Bruce Taylor

Gosnells Bowling Club.  Manager Peter Charkiewicz

Best Club Function Facility (Small) Award

Finalists are:

Albany Club inc.

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club

Best Club Members Night (Small) Award

Finalists are:

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club

Gosnells Bowling Club

Pickering Brook Sports Club

Members Choice Club of the Year Award

Finalists are:

Manning Memorial Bowling Club, John McCooke

Swan Districts Football Club, Jim Benson

East Perth Football Club, Keith Savage

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club, Ian Potts

Below is Ian’s entry

In 50 words or less, tell us “My club is the best because …

It is the beating heart of Dunsborough, stimulating and enhancing HEALTH in the various sporting facilities available to both young and old.

For the not so energetic, it circulates oxygen to the brain in the form of MENTAL activities such asSocial functions, Bridge, Mahjong, Croquet and Probus.

KEEP BEATING STRONG HEART.

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BOWLS

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MEN’S BOWLS

Tuesday’s MM bowls attracted 15 players with Peg Howley proving too good & won the day.

Geoff Oddy and Judy Henderson tied for the Runner Up position.

Thursday’s Men’s social bowls again had a good turn out with the weather being ideal foran afternoon of bowls.

The triples team of Clem Taylor, Bill Marwick & Lee Burgen were outright winners with Geoff Oddy and John Cunneen Runners Up.

The Consolation prize went to Bill Bass and Andre Gil.

 

Birthday wishes were extended to both Tom Ferguson on his 86th and Alan Ellis on a milestone 80th. Congrats guys again from us all.

 

Snakes and Ladders was well supported with 26 bowlers ready to either climb the ladder or fall down it!

new Player Gary Robinson put in a mighty effort to win the day with 6 points from Geoff Oddy close behind with 5 points.

Equal in third place were Janice Hoover and Sue Chester.

The format of seeding bowlers has become popular with all level of players able to have a chance of winning the cash.

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Butch Sharpe in action

 

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GOLF NEWS

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Men’s Golf   Notes:  Ron Carmody Captain

 

Saturday 6 June   2015  

A field  of 18 players took part  in a 2 man Ambrose event sponsored by Bill Jensen . There was keen competition and good golf on a course which looked great in the winter sunshine.

Winners for the event was the team of Ken Manton and Doug MacPherson with a Nett 61. Runners Up were Clive Williams and Ben Tas  on 64 ¼.

Third Place went to Stephen Robertson and Peter Jordan who carded a

Nett 65 ½.

 

Busy Bee  was held on Sunday morning with both Ladies ‘and  Men’s Golf members attending.  The course looked better for the work carried out .

Thanks  for your time and effort . Our works check list is being shortened as we go on .

 

Wednesday Scroungers is on for any one wishing to play.

Stephen  Robertson will be organizing as six  of us will be playing in the Vets Comp at Balingup on that day.

 

Saturday   13 June      Event     Stableford Sponsor   John Murphy

All are welcome to participate.

Names in by 11.45 please  so we can all hit off at 12 noon.

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Friday Night Dinner

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Kirsty is  cooking for us all at the Club on Friday. Get your friends together and come enjoy a great evening out. As the cold weather is getting closer and members are starting to head north, your attendance and support of Friday night meals through winter is very much appreciated.  Please have your bookings in by midday Friday to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made by Clicking Here , via email manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au , telephone 97553250 or the booking sheet in the foyer.

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Friday Night Dinner Menu

12th June 2015 @ 6.30pm

Chef Kirsty

Main Course 

Slow cooked pork shoulder with crackling

Roast winter vegetables

Minted peas

Apple & sage sauce

Rich gravy

Vegetarian Option (please pre-order) 

Haloumi & quinoa stuffed capsicum with kale pesto

Dessert 

Sticky date pudding with caramel sauce & ice cream

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

To book your table Click Here

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The Members  Jackpot draw was won on Friday by Ian Potts.  Ian supports the Club every Friday for dinner and was a worthy winner. Congratulations.  There was an extra $200 put aside from two additional raffles so the jackpot will be $300 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