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Happenings Around The Club
EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS PLEASE!!!
Invoices for the new membership year (Jul 2018 to Jun 2019) will
come out on the 1st of June for payment on the 1st of July 2018.
There are 3 things you need to do
BEFORE 1st of JUNE in your Wild Apricot.
DO THIS before the 23th of May and all will be fine!! Don’t leave it
to the last minute!!!
1. Make sure your email address is correct -especially if you have
gone onto the NBN and had to change your email address.
2. Make sure that you have the correct sports you want to play in
the new Membership year.
3. Make sure your mailing address is correct if you have shifted
house or just wish to change to a PO Box instead. This must be a
physical address to which your Membership Card can be sent to.
To make any of these changes you can go into Wild Apricot and do
Go to https://dcc.wildapricot.org
Click ‘Log in’
Put in email address you gave for Wild Apricot.
Put in Password for Wild Apricot
(**go to bottom of page on Wild Apricot if you have
forgotten your password and follow prompts)
Click ‘Log in’ at bottom of page.
Click on ‘your name’ at top right hand side of page.
Under ‘My profile’ click ‘Edit profile’ – you can now change any
information in the the boxed sections or change the ticks that have
MOST IMPORTANT- you now MUST go to very bottom of the page
and click ‘SAVE’-if you don’t click ‘SAVE’ you will lose your
changes and it will go back to what was there before.
Now go back to very top of page (top right hand corner) and click
Please note that you CAN change the ‘Group participation’ sections
if they are incorrect BUT YOU CANNOT change or upgrade the
‘Adult Sports options’ or Adult Sport Options Capped. You need to
contact me if these need altering.
If so then please contact me –
membership@dunsboroughcountryclub and let me know what
needs to be changed and I will do it for you.
PLEASE DO THIS BY THE 25th OF MAY to give me time to update
before the 1st of June.
If you have any problems with any of the above and I am happy to
help you out- it is a good learning process- this is unfortunately the
way of our world so may as well learn it now!!
Thank you for your time.
The new membership fees for 2018/19 are available for viewing on Wild Apricot
Claiming your Club Rewards online
The simplest way to claim your Club Reward is to click on the link provided on the Reward email sent to you advising of your Reward entitlement and follow the instructions.
If you did not receive an email or have deleted it:
Logon to the
This will display the Dunsborough Country Club Rewards logon page
If you have previously used your Wild Apricot email and password to logon to Club Rewards, proceed with your logon.
If you have not registered with Club Rewards before, create your login using your Wild Apricot email and password.
Upon successful logon you will be shown your points balance and available Club Rewards that can be claimed.
Claim the Club Reward you want. The voucher will be displayed, and you can print it. Put your name on the voucher and pass it on to the relevant supplier (e.g. Membership, Town Kitchen, Blue Manna).
If you want to claim multiple Club Rewards (e.g. 2 x $50 Memberships) repeat the process.
In the unlikely event that the above options prove too complicated ☹, talk to your friendly Club manager, who will arrange for your voucher to be redeemed. Please make sure you pay any balance of your membership fees at the same time, so that your subscription can be reconciled, and your new Membership card issued.
A Rockin Great Day
The Old Guys Rock concert on Sunday was a massive success. Everyone who attended had a fantastic, fun afternoon. I have never seen so many people on the dance floor at any event at the Club before. We will definately have them back in the future.
Mother’s Day Lunch
Come along to the Club this Sunday for Mother’s Day Lunch at 12.00pm. The cost is $30.00 per person for two courses.
Bread roll & butter
Brandy snap baskets, whipped cream, fresh berries & raspberry coulis
Please book your table via the link below, phone 97553250 or the booking sheet in the foyer.
BARISTER MADE COFFEE NOW AVAILABLE DAILY
Friday 8th May
Thai fish cakes , paw paw salad with chili jam. $18
Chicken parmigiana with chips & salad. $25
Beer battered fish, chips & salad with tartare sauce. $25
Thai red beef curry, rice, bean shoots & paw paw salad. $24
Chips & aoli. $10
Wedges, sour cream & sweet chilli. $10
Chocolate & raspberry brownie, chocolate ganache & vanilla ice cream.
fish + chips $9
chicken + chips $9
kids vanilla ice cream $3
*club members receive $3 off any main meal over $20
To book your table Click Here
37 bowlers took part in the Thursday peg-draw with visitors once again amongst the winners. Wally Dawson and Roger Badains from Busselton were assisted by our own Butch Sharpe in winning the meat while Lindsay Blyth, also of Busselton, helped Alan Legge, as runners-up. A visitor from Melville, Bill Pallot, assisted “57 varieties” in taking away the Mars bar.
Only 6 bowlers of mixed gender took part in the Saturday peg-draw despite a beautiful winter’s day. (Maybe many were resting to get their legs in trim for the wonderful Rock ‘n’ Roll concert the next day!). Rob Prentice and the new lady on the block, Karen Lewis, were top bowlers and recovered their green fees.
Kevin Gibb attended the SWBL AGM on Monday and reported that the presence of Dunsborough with observer status was well received and that the likelihood of us entering a 3rd team in the SWBL next season looks a go-er.
Merv Mott was our delegate at the LL AGM, also on Monday, and it looks as if there will again be a single division in the Men’s Pennants competition next season, with the possibility of a return to two divisions the year after, and the creation of a promotion/relegation system (as in English soccer) the year after. Our motion, that the affiliation fee for the LL be based upon the number of Pennant sides a club enters rather than a club’s membership numbers, was defeated. Each member will contribute $7.50 next season to the LL, the same as last year. The $7.50, like each member’s more substantial contribution to BWA, will be included in the single $180 Bowling Section fee for next season.
Those that have not yet done so are requested to attach their names to their lockers in the men’s changing room so that we can ascertain free lockers for those on a waiting list of bowlers that have requested one.
If you are willing to play the occasional game of Pennants next year as a substitute, please enter your name ASAP on the list attached to the noticeboard, so that we can be sure of how many sides to enter into Tuesday and Saturday pennants competitions next season
MIXED TUESDAY SOCIAL BOWLS
We set a record everyone. 31 people for our fun day. Good on ya.
Thanks for everyone to make it happen. Norm Gage again did very well in all his 3 games to be the first into the final, followed by Rob Prentice, Sue Chester and Judy Henderson. In the finals though Rob showed his best form to take out first place and nail the big prize. Hope to see you all again next Tuesday.
LEAGUE CLUB CHALLENGE
Last Saturday May 5th, all clubs played at Cowaramup and again it was a perfect day for bowls. It did not cloud over until mid-way through our last game when the temperature dropped dramatically and jackets came out but it was still a good day for bowls.
We had been informed by Lyn Colmer that she had made an error on the first day with her results. Augusta was missing three points! So they stood on 14 for the second week’s games.
What an exciting Saturday it turned out to be! Both Augusta and Cowaramup went to three tie breakers, we went to two and Margs had two also.
Our first game was against Augusta, one set apiece, tie breaker. Our lead put one just right on the jack, and we were happy with that. Happy until the Augusta lead, Mem Evans, trickled into place and just moved our bowl out. Her bowls stayed and Augusta won the tie and got four points.
They just won the tie breaker against Cowaramup with one shot as well and two against Margs. So they ended the day with 12 points. How easy it would have been just for three points. That is what Cowaramup received. Three points after three tie breakers. They lost every one of them by one shot!
They had us on our tie breaker! They were holding three shots. Then Merv Mott came in and destroyed them!! One shot gave us that four points. Again how easy it would have been just to get one point.
We won both sets against Margs and got five points. They won and lost their tie breakers.
At the end of the day Augusta got their 12 to take them to 26 on the ladder. We got another 10 to take us to 20 and in second place. Cowaramup are third on eight points and Margs hold 6 points.
We travel to Margaret River for our third match with our intent on “taking on Augusta”! Merv cannot make the next two weeks and we have Ian Creagh and Dennis Frost to replace him. Our team has melded well and support each other with high fives and lots of loud, yes loud, cheering!
Dunsborough Tennis nominated four teams, two Men’s teams and two Ladies’ teams, for the Bunbury Teams Carnival which was played at the Bunbury Tennis Club over the weekend – Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May. This was in increase of another two teams from last year and indicates the popularity and standard of Dunsborough Tennis. The standard at this tournament always provides a challenge and this year was no different. Additionally, the windy weather on Sunday and the unusual bounce of the grass courts provided additional challenges for all! This tournament also provides the opportunity to watch a very high standard of tennis from the top players both in the region and from Perth. The photo shows some of the participants in the tournament.
Next Saturday 12 May is the Official Opening of the new courts and also the Annual Ye Olde Cowbell Tournament which will be run by Greg Banfield from 1.00 pm. We look forward to seeing all of our members on the courts to enjoy the spirit of this fun event.
Last Saturday’s game was a Bisque Par which kept all players on their toes in recording their cards and selecting the holes on which they wished to use their various handicaps.
Winner on the day was Ron Carmody with a +8 and Doug MacPherson was
Runner Up with a plus +6.
Clive Williams took out the Long Putt on No 18.
Mens Vets was played at Margaret River on Monday 7 May and Mark Embry was the Winner of the OBE with a good score of 35. Well done Mark.
Coming Events Names in by 12.15 Hit off 12.30 Visitors Welcome
Wednesday 9 May Scroungers Stableford 18 Holes
Saturday 12 May Par 4BBB 18 Holes
Affiliation Fees 2018
If you haven’t already paid these yet, please do so if you wish to have a Golf Link Handicap for 2018, as the final list is now due to be sent in this week.
Contact Ron Carmody 0418 643 368 of your intention.
Thanks to most of you who have already paid .
Ron Carmody (Captain)
THURSDAY MAY 3rd……….18 HOLES STROKE.
WINNER………………JUNE CASE………….74 NETT
RUNNER/UP………..DOT CARMODY……75 NETT
THIRD…………………OLIVE JEANES……..76 NETT
GROSS WINNER…….JILL WINTER………99
LONGEST DRIVE 0-30……………..VICKI FROST
LONGEST DRIVE 31-45……………OLIVE JEANES.
Saturday 2 June – Sunday 3 June 2018
The Down South MTB Festival will again be held next month, at the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club on Saturday 2nd June and down at the Pine Forest in Margaret River on Sunday 3rd June.
The event will attract around 200 of WA’s top cross country riders with the Dunsborough WA State Series Cross Country Olympic riders, racing around a 8km loop of the golf course including some sections of the new Meelup mountain bike trails. The start will take place around noon on the Saturday alongside the 12th fairway and circulate around the golf course to the Finish next to the 1st tee.
This one’s for WA’s cross-country whippets and all-mountain shredders… with heaps of flowy single track… plenty of moderate climbs and thrilling descents… among a myriad of other obstacles and hazards… this mind bending, muscle draining, test of skill and stamina… will be a challenge for all who make the trek down south to conquer…
Both the Margaret River and Dunsborough/Meelup courses are designed to challenge bike handling skills and test riders strength, stamina and mental grit. Once again this great MTB weekend promises to deliver a unique outdoor adventure experience… taking in some of WA’s newest trails and most technically challenging trail features.
Both the Dunsborough/Meelup and Margaret River courses are filled with plenty of obstacles, long twisting single track sections and fast flowing descents that are sure to flood the brain of anyone looking for a mountain biking endorfin fix…
So if you think you’re up for some of the best purpose built MTB trails on the WA mountain biking scene… sign up soon as its limited to only 200 race starters… for each day… of this long weekend of mountain biking fun…
FRIDAY NIGHT JACKPOT
The Jackpot Draw was not won on Friday night. The Jackpot total this week is for $300 as two raffles. Members must be financial for the 2017/18 membership year and present to claim the prize. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.