Bruce’s Weekly Update 11th December 2018

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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

 

As some may be aware, the Club is undergoing some maintenance and upgrades.  The inside is being painted, the sporting information boards have been mounted in the foyer (which is to become the central sporting information area).  Two bi fold doors will be getting installed and we are currently sourcing funding to automate the three entry doors in the foyer.  The management committee and myself hope all members will enjoy and appreciate the improvements we are always endeavoring to deliver.

Many thanks to Master Angler Toby McCarthy (pictured) and crew for returning Bluey to his new resting place over the bar which is to be named in his honor.

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GARDEN HELPERS – GENERAL WEEDING AROUND CARPARK & PATH TO TENNIS, CYCLE AND GOLF

Garden helpers are required to assist with weeding in the garden that edges the carpark and the tennis courts.   If any member has any spare time to spend in assisting in weeding the area it would be greatly appreciated.  The recent warmer weather has brought a crop of weeds. 

 Once weeding has been undertaken, planting in the remainder of the garden behind the new limestone wall will be progressively undertaken.

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BRIDGE

2019 will be a new year of change and challenges, so how about boosting those memory skills and learn to play Bridge?

A beginners class is being planned at the Country Club and if there is enough enrolments, the course will proceed with 2 hour sessions once a week for 8 weeks, starting late January 2019.

For further information and registration please contact Margret on 97522635 or email on mpnixon@iinet.net.au  Text books need to be ordered so registration is essential before December 7th 2018

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Do not forget Friday Night Jackpot will again be  $1000.

On Friday 21st December the Members Jackpot Draw will be drawn until it is won.  Please note:  This will be for the Jackpot total on the drawn date.

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‘Yoga for over 50’s’ at Dunsborough and Districts Country Club, for ladies AND gentlemen ~

Beginners welcome ! 

In the words of local Dunsborough resident and yoga instructor Mandy Lancellas ‘I thrive on encouraging those who feel they ‘can’t do yoga’ to become those who can, by exploring the multiple benefits for the body, mind and soul. Gentle Hatha Yoga enables the body and mind to find calm and focus in the present moment. It is through breath awareness that we manage to realign our physical body with the mental and energetic systems. Our main focus is safe and effective alignment, to create awareness, strength and mobility. As we grow older the saying of ‘what we do not use, we loose’ begins to resonate with us more and more and so its vital to keep the body moving in a gentle and safe way, maintaining a healthy range of movement throughout our senior years and reducing the risks of injury.’

Mandy invites anyone who is interested to join this gentle and safe yoga practice, suitable for all levels including beginners and people over 50.

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Dunsborough and Districts Country Club

Cost: $15

* Please bring a blanket for relaxation (as well as your own yoga mat if you have one).

* Yoga mats available for hire $3

For any queries (or to book a yoga mat) please call Mandy Lancellas 047 505 7294

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BARISTA MADE COFFEE NOW AVAILABLE DAILY

Friday_Dinner

Town Kitchen

MAINS

Thai Green Chicken Curry $24

Served with jasmine

rice & paw paw salad (gfo) 

Chilli Salt 5 Spice Squid  $24

 Green paw paw + sprout

salad, lime mayo

Grilled Fish of the Day m/p

Please see specials board (gfo)

Twice Cooked Pork Ribs $26

Served with Asian slaw &

sticky plum sauce

Scotch Fillet Steak $32

200g MSA grain fed beef, served with

 chips, fennel & horseradish coleslaw

& creamy garlic sauce (gfo)

SIDES

Chips $10 (gf)

Served with house made aioli

Seasoned Wedges $10

Served with sour cream &

 sweet chili sauce

     DESSERT

Chocolate & Walnut Brownie $10

Served with vanilla ice cream

& raspberry coulis

     KIDS

Fish + Chips $9

Chicken + Chips $9

Spaghetti + Meatballs $9

Kids vanilla ice cream $3

*club members receive $3 off any main meal over $20

To book your table Click Here

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BOWL’S NEWS

MEN’S BOWLS

Tuesday

In round 7 of the Southwest Bowling League, our first side won their 1st Division game at home to Bunbury to claim 4 points and leave them third on the ladder 1.5 points behind Busselton Red. In Division 3, our second side beat Bunbury away to take 4 points and leave us 4 points above our nearest rivals at the top of the ladder. Our third side, in Division 4, took the aggregate, despite losing on one rink by 2 shots, to come away with 3 points, and remain second on the ladder, 6 points behind Busselton.

For full details see the noticeboard

Thursday

Numbers were slightly down for the peg-draw, with 37 bowlers taking part. Winners on the day were Wayne Coyle and Ralph Don with 2 + 22. Runners-up were Kevin Gibb and Johnny Cunneen, just 2 shots behind. The Mars bar was claimed by Alan Legge and Cliff Dawson.

Saturday

In round 8 of the Leeuwin League our first side, Dunsborough White, overwhelmed Cowaranup Maroon at home to take 4 points and remain safely at the top of the ladder 2.5 points ahead of Augusta Blue. Our second side, Dunsborough Blue, lost on both rinks at home to Augusta Blue so are in seventh place on the ladder. Dunsborough Gold, our third side, were also at home, but only won on one rink and lost the aggregate so are now in ninth place on the ladder and look like missing out on the finals.

For full details see the noticeboard

LADIES BOWLS

LADIES VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP.

Eight ladies contested the veterans championship.

Jill Winter was winner from runner –up Maureen Hines 17 –6.

The plate was keenly contested with Janice Hoover winning from

Estelle Perry 17 to 10.

LADIES NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP.

For the first time in some years the club had two novices who played

the best of three games.
Lorraine Bell managed to win from Gay Wilkin in two games.

Six players also enjoyed a game of social bowls.

Next week, Dec. 12th will be the ladies Match Committee trophy

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CROQUET NEWS

TWILIGHT CROQUET

Curious about croquet?

 The Croquet Section will conduct Friday night twilight sessions during the summer months for those wanting to try this sport.

Please have your names in courtside at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start. The session will run until 6.30pm and is open to all.

The cost of $5 will cover hire of equipment, basic instruction and organised games. Please wear flat shoes

CLUB GC DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP 

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER 2018

The Dunsborough Croquet Club GC Doubles Championship matches will be held at the Club this Saturday, 15th December 2018.

  • All those members who are participating in the Golf Croquet Doubles championships this next weekend please be at the Country Club by 8.10 am so that play can start at 8.30 am.
  • There will be a 5 minute hit before the start.
  • There will be a 20 minute coffee break at approx. 10.05 am.
  • Lunch will be about 12.15. Sandwiches will be provided or BYO.
  • Games should finish by 3.30 pm unless a play-off is required.

Those players, who are not competing in this event and any other club members are welcome to come along and support the competitors.

Here’s to a great day of croquet.

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GOLF NEWS

Recent Events

Wednesday  5 December    

The Men’s 14 Hole Summer Golf Season is now under way and with its innovative 14 Stroke Level Starting Point for all participants it has aroused keen interest and     

and enthusiasm  among the players. We are rotating the 14 Holes played each playing date so all players have an equal chance to score their points.

Thanks to Vice Captain Mal Williamson for setting the template.

Visitors and friends are welcome to join in at any time.

 Names in by 12.15 with a 12.30 Hit Off  will see you get into the spirit of the game.

 Barry Jackson was our first winner  on  29 points.

 Runner Up was Terry Sanbrook  scoring 28 points.

Novelty Winner was Mike Brown.

Saturday  8 December 

Round 2 of the Summer Season saw Barry Guest  win with a score of 26 points

Runner Up was Barry Jackson  in good form scoring  25 points and also taking off the novelty.

All good to go next Wednesday  12 th December and Saturday  15 December.

Tuesday morning workshop and  course work is still on for those who are free.

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Golf Section’s  next Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser .

Many thanks to Helen Rowell and her team for setting this up ,again.

Any assistance you can give during the day would be most welcome.

There is always room for further volunteers .

Contact Helen  if you can assist.

Good Golfing All .

Ron Carmody   –   Captain.

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MTB NEWS

Hi Riders,

Volunteers wanted for the Sandman race on 23 Dec. Sandman is a beach run/ jog on low tide and full moon from Busselton to Dunsborough, by very enthusiastic runners with a lot of energy!

There are bike and non bike options, as well as various time slots (between 1:30am and 9am) that can be juggled to fit the generosity of anyone willing to put their hand up.

Please RSVP with time availability to andrew@fixedstars.com.au

SUMMERS SERIES is back on, Proudly brought to you by Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association – MRORCA and Cape Mountain Bikers the Summer Series is back for another year… with the addition of the Humble Bicycle Co. South West Championship where we will crown a Prince and Princess and a King and Queen! Check out Facebook, Cape Mountain Bikers or Dunsborough Cycle Club for more info.

First race at Dunsborough thurs Dec 20th.

Thanks to the group of volunteers who helped out at our Trail Care morning a couple of Sundays ago, we cleaned up around the pump track, and worked on some trails.

See you on the trails,

Helen Baker and Cycle Commitee

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TENNIS NEWS

A group of gorgeous ladies enjoyed lunch at Olio Bello to celebrate the development of the Thursday Club. Great meal, great company & some Christmas cheer. Someone new joins each week, so welcome to Hollie, Judy, Pam, Claire, Helen, Lee & Bron who have all recently come along. Play is from 8.30 each Thursday – all welcome.

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The Jackpot Draw was not won on Friday. The Jackpot total this week remains at $1000. Members must be financial for the 2018/19 membership year and present to claim the prize. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!