Bruce’s Weekly Update 29th August 2017

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

Our Club Major Sponsors

             Trevors Carpets logo

Do not forget to support our Club Sponsors.

 

Happenings Around The Club 

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TRIAL TRANSACTION CENTRE – NATURALISTE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Now open

The City of Busselton is operating a trial Transaction Centre at its Naturaliste Community Centre, Dunsborough Lakes Drive, Dunsborough.  The trial commenced on 22 August 2017 and is open between 9.00am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday. Customers will be able to make general enquiries; lodge customer requests; pay rates; register animals; and make other general payments and enquiries.

DUNSBOROUGH & DISTRICTS COUNTRY CLUB (Inc.)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THIS IS TO ADVISE THAT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CLUB WILL BE HELD AT THE CLUB HOUSE, GIFFORD ROAD AT

10.00AM ON SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2017

Notices of any resolutions to be considered by the meeting and Nominations for Committee Persons, correctly completed on the prescribed form, must be in the hands of the secretary by—

4.00pm on Friday

15TH September 2017

A Short resume should accompany all nominations.

The order of the meeting shall be as set out in the Constitution.

ROB PRENTICE

PRESIDENT.

Nominations are invited to fill FIVE vacancies by the expiration of the term of office of the following persons.

T. Herd, I. Potts, G. Banfield, B. Morris, One vacancy.

Each section should nominate an actively involved member from their section for election to the Management Committee

 

100 CLUB RAFFLE IS HERE FOR EVERYONE!!
$$$$$ $5,000 in prizes $$$$$

The Golf Section are holding a 100 Club Raffle to help fund our
upgrading of the fairways. This is a raffle where only 100
tickets are sold and there will be 9 draws conducted
throughout the year from 20th of October until 15th December.
Hopefully it will create a bit of fun along the way as well as
raise some money for the golf section and for the Club in
general!!
There will be 8 Regular Weekly Draws commencing on 20
October each with a 1st prize of $300 and 2nd prize of $200.
Then on December 15th there will be a Final Draw with a 1st
prize of $700, 2nd prize of $200 and 3rd prize of $100.
Overall there are 19 chances to win which equates to nearly a 1
in 5 chance of winning-so pretty good odds when compared
to lotto!!
All 100 numbered balls will be placed in the barrel at the start
of each draw-therefore, one number could win more than one
prize but NOT in the SAME draw. The winners DO NOT have to
be present to win.
Results of the draws will be published on the DDCC website,
in the DDCC Weekly Newsletter and on the Bar the following
Tuesday of each draw.
Tickets are for sale NOW and are $100 each. So get in quick to
be able to select your favourite number/s ticket. Some people
may wish to form a group of 4/5 people each paying $25/$20
each-this may be a good way to buy a ticket. It may be good
fun to be in a couple of groups- more chance of a win!!
Perhaps there is a birthday coming up-maybe a ticket as a
present?!?! Or maybe you might just want a ticket all to
yourself!!! Whatever suits you -we will be more than happy to
sell you a ticket!!
The first draw is on the 20th of October. So if you wish to
purchase a ticket please contact a golf member (male or
female), see the bar staff or contact Vicki Frost on 0428649810
at any time.
Thank you for your interest and we wish everyone the Best of
Luck!!!

 

Something for everyone to think about!!!

October and the Club’s Annual General Meeting is approaching so it is time to think about nominating for a position on the Management Committee.

This year we have five (5) positions to fill therefore we would encourage all Members to consider nominating.  For each of the sporting sections it is important to nominate one of your members for a position so as to have a strong voice in the management as well as a representative for the interests of that sport.

The Club has an important social and community role within Dunsborough.    By becoming a member of the Management Committee one can:

  • contribute to enhancing this service,
  • put your ideas on the table about the running of our Club,
  • hear firsthand what the other sections are planning and contribute your thoughts,
  • get satisfaction from progress and good outcomes, and
  • of course feeling more involved generally.

As always, volunteering in any worthwhile cause gives personal satisfaction to those involved.

Our Club holds a very important place in this community and to all our members.  It needs to be managed in a very professional manner by a cross section of members. Also, a healthy situation exists when these Committee members change over on a regular basis to maintain fresh ideas and energy.

The last two years has seen many new projects put in place, new Bowling Greens, new Tennis courts, upgrade of our Golf course, improvements to the Bike skills course, Croquet is booming, new membership options, new outdoor furniture, the Point of Sale system to better manage the Bar and recently the new Reward Card. Our Club sponsorship is also expanding with a number of new sponsors coming on board.

We envisage the future being as progressive, rewarding and exciting for the Club.  New ideas and energy are very important in achieving this vibrancy.

Please give strong consideration to nominating.  Nomination will be called for during August.

Kaye L McCormick

Secretary

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Save this Date:  October 22nd  KEITH POTGER returns

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BOWLS NEWS

22 players turned up for another fun & enjoyable day of bowls.

Ken Littlefair played strongly all day to be first into the finals followed by Barb Kerruish & Tom Ferguson.

In the finals Tom Ferguson forged ahead to win again.  Well done Tom & hope to see you all again next Tuesday.

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CROQUET NEWS

                             THE HUMPTY TUMPTY CROQUET CHAMPIONSHIPS..

You have probably wondered where the Consumate Croquet players have been over the last couple of weeks. Owing to some much needed repair to our courts the intrepid lads and lasses ventured to fields afar to continue the beautiful game.

So It was with and air of excitement that 4 very green to the conditions Croquet players gathered on the Rugby Field, Set up the hoops and began a game of Golf Croquet. Balls did NOT go where expected and if hit hard had a tendency to bounce in any direction but through the hoop. Some wonderful incredibly lucky shots were made, a lot of shyacking and rude comments  were voiced and the winners were Karrin and Rob.

The following Friday we all gathered at The Yacht Club on Geographe Bay Rd. Two sets of hoops were deployed and some 15 or 16 persons commenced another bush bash with longer grass and deeper holes. Again it was on for young and old and some dogged play resulted in no actual winners but we all went upstairs to the bar and ribald stories of playing brilliance, were exchanged and hotly countered.

We now had begun to enjoy this Humpty Tumpty Croquet and a number of the players were beginning to understand the quirks that ensured that the Slings and Arrows of outrageous fortune were falling into place and we set up  the hoops at the bottom of Dunbay Road. We had hoped for a crowd to gather to watch the brilliance and we were not dissapointed as a young man and his dog were  avid watchers but soon moved on to more mundane persuits.

The triumph was to come last Thursday as we all met down at Bootleg Brewery on the Green Sward by the lake, set up up the hoops in varying degrees of formality and commenced our last foray into the rough and tumble of shots played through and under tables on what was a very wet paddock.

We then retired suitably chagrined by the conditions but for ever grateful that we were able to play shots that amazed and others that we will all disregard and blame on those conditions.

Karren had organised for us to play at Bootleg and afterwards we went upstairs to enjoy a private viewing of her lovely paintings and a couple of wines, beer.s and finger food. Life does not get much better than that!!!!

We are all back to the DDcc this week and one would hope that our play now has been enhanced by the Humpty Tumpty croquet and fun that went with it.

Cheers David Bell

GOLF NEWS

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DDCC Hosts  S W  Vets Day   Competition    Wednesday  23 August        

  With  104  players from all over the South West teeing off  in a day blessed with sunshine  on a course looking great,  the stage was set for one of our best events held  at DDCC  since the greens have been renovated.

            On to the next Tee.                                                         Half Way Soup Stop

 

                      What a Putt!!   

Thanks to the team of Volunteers  for your efforts for this major event.

The winner was Peter Castelli from Harvey  on 39, Garry Dawson also from Harvey scored 38  as did  Doug MacPherson  from DDCC .

Last Saturday  saw Mark Embry back in form winning with  score  of 37 points on a countback from Doug MacPherson also with 37 and winning the longest putt on No 18.  

Doug has had a good week  of Golf.  Well done!

 Coming Events

 Wednesday     30 August        Scroungers   – Stableford .   12.00 Noon

 Saturday             2 September     12.00 Tee Off    – 

 Monday             4 September         SW Mens  Vets at Augusta

 Special Note   Tuesday 5 September

 Our Ladies Golf Section is hosting an Open Day for  SW Ladies on Tuesday 

5 September and  will require the assistance of some men on the day for staging this event

It will include an on course Soup Kitchen – Transport to Tees etc            Table set up –  

I will give you  more details this week .

 Good Golfing !

 Ron Carmody  .  

LADIES GOLF

THURSDAY AUGUST 24th  STABLEFORD.

WINNER……….VICKI FROST……….37

RUNNER/UP…..JOAN EMBRY………36

THIRD……………DOT CARMODY…..34 ON A COUNTBACK

FROM  GAY GROWDEN   34

N.T.P.  NO.5………SHARON BATCHELOR

LONGEST PUTT  NO 18……SHARON BATCHELOR

THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE SOUP FOR THE MEN’S VET’S

DAY, AND TO DOUG WALKER FOR COOKING THE MEAT AND TO

EVERYONE IN THE KITCHEN.

SAYING OF THE DAY.

IT’S ONE THING TO HAVE A SAYING, IT’S ANOTHER TO LIVE BY IT.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER

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Friday night meals are available between 6.00 pm & 7.30 pm.

Friday Night Menu

1st September 2017

Main

Fish and chips with garden salad and tartar sauce.

Baked fish roulade filled with spinach and mozzarella, served on a bed of mushroom and asparagus pearl couscous and topped with a sherry beurre blanc sauce.

Crumbed pork cutlet with garden salad chips and mushroom sauce.

Vegetable curry served with wild rice and crispy pappadums.

     Dessert         

  Chocolate Bavarian cake.

     Cost for two courses

$25 per person

Please advise of any dietary requirements prior to Friday.

Email: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

To book your table Click Here


Friday Night Jackpot

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The  Jackpot Draw on Friday night was not won by. The Jackpot will be $500 this week.  Members must be financial for the 2017/18 membership year now and present to claim. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!