Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons
NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD
12.00 NOON THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2017
TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING MOTION
Moved: Rob Prentice – 2nd Brian Morris.
“That the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Inc., apply to the City of Busselton for a loan up to $110,000, repayable over 10 years, to complete the replacement of existing carpet on A & B Bowling Greens.”
Kaye L McCormick
AFL FOOTBALL TIPPING 2017
Register your interest if you would like to take part in this years AFL footy tipping. All entry fees will be paid out as prizes. The season starts Thursday 23rd March. Registration closes Wednesday 22nd March. Cost is $20 per person. The more entries, the bigger the prize pool. Call 97553250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
SUNDAY LUNCH @ THE CLUB
Chef Colin Lyttle will be providing meals from 12.00 pm on Sunday’s. at the Club The Sunday special will be a 300g rump steak, chips, salad and either a schooner of beer, a wine or a glass of sparkling for $20.00. There will also be a choice of other dishes to choose from. Meals are also available on Saturday from 4.30pm. Come along and enjoy the new alfresco dining area.
FRIDAY TWILIGHT BOWLING
Friday at 6.00pm (5.45pm arrive). Mike O’Mara will be running a social twilight popstick drawn pairs. Cost is $5.00. Cash prizes. Great fun in a casual environment. Stay on for dinner after bowling.
March 14, 2017
Thursday Bowls : Winners were W Coyle and N Gage. R’s/U B Pearce and H Fischer. Consolation to R Winchcombe and R Don and the MB award went to C Taylor, J Halden and G Reynolds.
Sunday : William Barrett Mixed Fours. This was an enjoyable day without the heat, we had a nice cool breeze, a drop or two of rain fell with a promise of more to come after we had finished. Then in came a lot of thunder and lightning etc.
The winners with 2.5 wins were R Winchcombe, B Pearce, G Barry and J Kelly. There were 3 teams on two wins but the countback for second place went to R Prentice, R Pollard, T Smith/South and J Coupar.
Coming up : Trader’s Day on March 23rd.
Champion of Champions the weekend of 25/26 March and will be held at Augusta. A Playing schedule should be available for next week’s newsletter.
WED 8TH MARCH
A social day was held, with ex bowlers, corporate bowlers, visitors and non-bowlers taking part.
24 bowlers played 4’s, with some onlookers.
A few of the ladies had never bowled a bowl before, but enjoyed their attempt, and may decide to come back again.
The winners for the day were Chris Bingham, Jean Kelly, May Armstrong and Estelle Perry.
Participants enjoyed the usual delicious lunch afterwards.
Wed 15th the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson’s drawn pairs will be played.
Our club is probably the only croquet club in Western Australia where it is possible to play all 3 forms of the game.
Golf croquet, the basic form, is played at 4pm on Wednesdays and 3pm on Fridays. Please have your names in 15mins prior to the start time to give the captains a chance to organise games. New players are welcome to join us anytime and basic coaching is available. Numbers, particularly on Wednesday, have necessitated rotating players because the courts can only cater for 16 players at a time. We have welcomed visitors from England and New Zealand and several weeks ago we were joined by 9 players from Busselton. These visitors stayed for the Friday night meal.
Increased numbers for golf croquet has highlighted the need for another playing day, so we have introduced ricochet sessions for those needing a bit more of a challenge.
Eight players are giving it a go, and sessions have been held on a Wednesday or Friday afternoon prior to golf croquet, with coaching from experienced players. The decision has not yet been made about a separate playing day for this form of croquet.
Association Croquet, the most advanced form of the game is played on Tuesday and Friday morning. Names need to be in at 8.15am for an 8.30 start. There are 6 regular players. Terry Herd and Vaile Drake competed at Bunbury Central over the long weekend and Helen South and Vaile Drake have been attending coaching sessions in Bunbury. These are conducted by Janine Hawker, an Australian representative. Our local Div 2 player, David Morris, has made himself available to coach new players in Dunsborough.
At the end of April the club will be hosting a Div 2 tournament for Croquet West. Greenkeeper, Raelene Willis, has done a wonderful job and both courts are ready for competitive play. Wooden barriers have been installed between court 1 and B Green to prevent balls from interfering with bowls. These were made by the Men’s Shed.
Twilight Croquet at 5.15pm on Friday nights is a great introduction to croquet and several players have advanced from here to become members of the croquet section.
The cost is $6 and equipment and basic coaching is provided. Twilight croquet will continue until the end of March.
A/C 14pt Doubles Bunbury Croquet Club
Congratulations to Vaile Drake who competed in her first Croquet Tournament last Sunday. Players from Halls Head, Moorabinda and Bunbury Central played 3 Doubles matches and 1 Singles match each. Unfortunately both Vaile and Terry Herd ended up in the bottom half of the results sheet, crumpling in the afternoon heat after a productive morning. The experience however is invaluable and all contact helps put Dunsborough on the Croquet map.
Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
Newsletter Men’s Golf Section 14 March, 2017
(Ron Carmody –Capt)
This week’s games are on Wednesday and Saturday with names in by 12.45 for 1.00 pm Hit Off. (Ron Carmody is an apology for both games.)
Ian Potts is ramping up his game with a winning score of 33 points .
Jim Parry continues with his steady game to be runner up with a score of 31.
Novelties went to Barry Jackson for NTP No 10 and Ron Carmody, Long Putt on No 18.
Next Vets is at Pinjarra on Monday 20 March.
Names will be submitted today.
Green No 14
Busy Bee will be held on am Tuesday 21 March to grass the approach to this green now that it has been modified.
The new sleeper bridge over the drain looks good .
Thanks and appreciation to those involved.
Dunsborough Tennis School
Ladies & Men’s Tennis Lessons
Running every Monday and Friday from 9am. Learn how to serve and get confidence in your game.
Classes of 4 to 6 max.
Feel free to organise your own group of friends
Cost: $15.00 an hour
All equipment available if required.
0448 820 553
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
Friday night meals are available between 6.00 pm & 7.30 pm.
Friday Night Menu
17th March 2017
Fish and chips with salad and tartar sauce
Crumbed pork cutlet with chips salad and mushroom sauce
Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and chefs veg and potatoes
Vegetable pasta with fetta, olives and a sweet kumara sauce
Seasonal fruit salad with home made strawberry ice cream
Cost for two courses
$25 per person
Please advise of any dietary requirements prior to Friday.
To book your table Click Here
Friday Night Jackpot
The first Jackpot Draw on Friday night was not won. The second draw for $300 was also not won. This Friday night there will be two jackpot draws again. The first draw will be for $1000. The second draw for $400. Members must be financial and present to claim. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.