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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.
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DDCC Future Club Members
OLD GUYS ROCK CONCERT
Only 20 tickets left. Sunday 6th May 2018. 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Old Guys Rock are a six piece band specializing in 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Rock n Roll. Band members are from The Troupadoors, Mark IV and the Strangers. Bar facilities and food platters will be available all afternoon. Get a table together of friends for what will be a rocking good afternoon. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 non members. Available from the bar.
PRINTS FOR AUCTION
The two above prints of Steve Waugh and Shane Waugh will be up for auction on Sunday 6th May at the “Old Guys Rock” concert. If you are unable to attend the concert yet want to bid on the prints you can either call Bruce at the Club on 97553250 or email your bid to email@example.com
Mother’s Day Lunch
There will be a mother’s day buffet lunch at the Club on Sunday, May 13th. the cost will be $30 per person.
The menu will be available this week. Book now.
Club Chef Callan Baker will be away for the next two weeks. Therefore a simplified menu will be available over the upcoming fortnight.
BARRISTER MADE COFFEE NOW AVAILABLE DAILY
Friday 27th April
Friday Night Carvery
Choice of 2 roast meats (Beef & Pork)
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
LEEWIN LEAGUE CLUB CHALLENGE
On Saturday April 28 the LLCC kicked off on our club greens. This competition is based on the APL which is played in Mandurah. Bowlers may remember the first time the APL was played as Judy and Don Henderson represented our club and reported that it was a fantastic time for them.
The team from Dunsborough is Sharon and Butch Sharpe, Merv Mott and Janice Hoover whilst Ian Creagh and Dennis Frost are emergency players.
There was a buzz in the air! Definitely a buzz from all the players. Our League needs an injection and perhaps this could be IT! Having an on-line communication directly with the weather gods we set up a perfect day to kick-start this event.
Three players are in each team, two bowls per player, two sets of five ends makes one game with a one end tiebreaker if required. There is a one hour time limit, so pretty much no discussion around the head and one power play allowed each set. Each club plays each other once, so three games during the day. A maximum of five points for each game coming from an overall win for three points, and one point for each set one and one half point for each set tie.
We were off and running in the dark and learning as we ran and what a great time it was. Cowaramup became a giant killer when they took down Margaret River and won five points on the first game. Augusta would not allow our team to take a trick and we went down five zip as well after feeling confident on quite a few ends.
However the second game was different with Merv, Sharon and Butch keeping Cowaramup at bay and took the five points decisively whilst on the next green Augusta kept up with their form.
Merv played each game for our team and lead us very well. He, Butch and Janice won the five points from Margs whilst Augusta showed their strength yet again.
At the end of the first week Augusta is on top of the ladder with 11 points whilst the home side holds 10, Cowaramup is on 5 points and Margs on one.
There was a lot of fun out there on the greens, a lot of noise and encouragement from each team member to urge each other on. A few supporters dropped by and added their voices as well. This is how bowls should be played – with a lot of fun and encouragement from each other.
We look forward to travelling to Cowaramup next Saturday. As this is only a four week competition it will be over before we can blink too much – but the team is fully committed to the event and strategic planning for next week is already under way.
36 bowlers gathered last Thursday for the regular peg-draw that saw Toby McCathy and Geoff Oddy smash the field with a 26+ win after the two games. Ken Holyoake and a visitor from Busselton, Kevin Schemald were runners-up.
MIXED TUESDAY SOCIAL BOWLS
We had our first winter roll up of Tuesday mixed Social Bowls on April 24th and the weather was extremely kind to us. 19 players turned up to make it a very successful start. In the prEliminary games Norm Gage was a streak ahead of everyone and the first into the finals, followed by Mick Finney, Wendy Collins and Peter Etherington.
Norm and Mick were the only two to score 1 point each in the final and finished in a tie for first with Wendy and Peter hot on their hells. Well done everyone and will see you again next Tuesday.
Croquetwest SW Association Croquet Tournament Dunsborough 28/29 April 2018. A great two days!
Last Saturday and Sunday, the Croquet Section ran the Croquetwest AC SW Div 2 Level Play Singles Tournament. 8 players from Perth and South West clubs enjoyed 2 gloriously sunny days of Singles Croquet. The tournament involved 3 x 2 ½ hr games on Saturday and 2 x 2 ½hr games on Sunday.
The Runner – Up was Kay Swan from Como.
The winner was David Squire from Moorabinda, Bunbury.
I was a joy to see the facilities at the Club being enjoyed and used to the full. There was a stream of onlookers taking a keen interest in the games. It bodes well for the future of local Croquet.
John Doepel takes aim. The gallery takes a keen interest
The task of organising the event was made easier by the volunteers who helped beforehand and on the day: the croquet members who made cakes, the Greenkeepers David Collins, Brian, John and Phil, David Morris – our local expert on all things croquet, Max and David Bell for setting up, Wendy and David Collins for billeting, Helen, Julie and Frances who came and helped and especially David Collins for IT support exraordinaire, and lastly Vaile and Raelene for ongoing support and tireless work throughout the two days.
ANZAC DAY – Ambrose pairs ( Kindly Sponsored by Mary Vickery)
This annual special10 Hole Event was celebrated by a keen group of players .
In the spirit of the event Jim Parry paid tribute to the Vickery Family and our Past Member,Bill , who keeps an eye on us as we tee off on No 12 fairway.
(Bill always thought this fairway would be a good strip on which to land a small plane reflecting on his time as a Kittyhawk Pilot in WW 2.)
Congratulations to Winners on the day, Jim Parry and Paul Smith .
“Memorial Day” – Saturday 28 April
Kindly Sponsored by Barry Jackson & Doug Macpherson
This Annual Event set to acknowledge the contribution of our Valued Past Members who were duly recognized by Jim Parry in a short message befitting the occasion, was played in perfect weather conditions with a tinge of green appearing on the fairways following the recent bit of rain.
Winners on the day were Mal Williamson and Jim Parry with a score of 61 ¼ Nett
Clive Williams and Barry Guest came in with 67 –
John Crute & Ken Littlefair 70 1/2 -Barry Jackson & Doug Macpherson 71
Ron & Alan Carmody 72 ¾- Mark Embry & welcome new Member Rob Lucy 73.
Coming Events Names in by 12.15 Hit off 12.30 Visitors Welcome
Wednesday 2 May Scroungers Stableford 18 Holes
Saturday 5 May Bisque Par 18 Holes
On Course Work this coming week includes tree pruning & mulching by “A Cut “ contractors on Friday am.
Honky Nut raking volunteers are welcome at any time.
Thanks for a special Memorial week and Good Golfing!
Ron Carmody (Captain)
TUESDAY APRIL 24th 10 HOLES……STABLEFORD
THURSDAY APRIL 26th 18 HOLES STABLEFORD.
WINNER…………BETH JACKSON…….39 ON A COUNTBACK FROM
THIRD……………AILEEN MORRIS 37
N.T.P. NO 5………….PAT MANTON
CLOSEST CHIP NO 18…….AILEEN MORRIS
NEXT THURSDAY STROKE QUALIFYING FOR CHAMPIONSHIP.
MULTI RAFFLE……SOMETHING YOU HAVE MADE…EG JAM, PICKLES
BISCUITS, CAKE, KNITTED, CROCHETED,ETC ETC.
DON’T WORRY IF YOU HAVEN’T ANYTHING JUST COME ALONG AND
BUY A TICKET. AND IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY A STROKE ROUND
YOU CAN PLAY A STABLEFORD.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FASHION PARADE ( BY KINGS PARK FASHIONS )
BEING HELD WEDNESDAY MAY 16TH.
Hi everybody, On behalf the golf section of the DDCC l wish to thank all members who helped at Sunday’s sausage sizzle. We ended up having a good day after a very slow start and made a substantial profit. Special thanks to Pat Manton who helped me tremendously with pre cooked onions & slicing bread rolls. Thanks also to Bruce for your help and support over both our endeavours. My great full thanks to all our volunteers it’s been worth the effort. Jill Winter. President DDCC GOLF.
Tennis Section is attracting many new members and good numbers at Members’ Organised Play on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Thursday mornings – often having all courts in use. Social Tennis last Saturday afternoon saw all courts in use as well as some Members needing to sit out the occasional set to make way for others. This was an opportunity to rest and watch some great quality tennis.
Dunsborough Tennis will field two Men’s and two Ladies’ teams in the Bunbury Teams Carnival this coming weekend – Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May. This is an annual event held at Bunbury Tennis Club that is very well attended and it will be the first time Dunsborough Tennis has entered four teams. (Last year two teams were entered and the previous two years, just one team). Good luck to all participants!
The school holidays have seen many of our Junior tennis players travel to Perth for the North Beach Tennis Club Junior Tournament and Country Week Tournament. Our coach, Paige Newhill, travelled to Perth for these events and to watch her players. These tournaments are a great way of providing younger players with great competition and the drive to improve their performance as well experiencing other court surfaces and meeting many other young players.
The CBH Country Week Championships were held on 27th to 29th of April at venues Alexandra Park and Mt Lawley tennis clubs. Juniors competed in singles and team doubles, we were represented across ages 10yrs to 14yrs. High lights were in the 12yrs boys single, 12 yrs girls singles and consolation 12yrs girls singles.
Trophies were won in divisions 10yrs girls singles and doubles, 10yrs boys Dbls,
12yrs boys doubles and 12 yrs girls doubles
Congratulations to James Carter, Kai Keenan, Holly Braddock, Milly Oldmeadow, Samuel Siegrist, Holly Cucel, Maia Woodley, Fletcher Braddock, Anouk Siegrist and Ella Oldmeadow
Over 1,200 competitors made the journey to the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club for two big days of racing at this years X-Adventure Off-Road Triathlon and new Aquathlon-X, battling not only for prizemoney but also a spot at the World Championships and glory of a State Title.
The weekend got off to a stellar start with magical weather and conditions for competitors in Saturday’s Short Course X-Adventure, Kids X-Adventure and Groms X-Adventure races.
Saturday’s Short Course X-Adventure saw Hilton Power, 35 of Scarborough and 14-year-old Lauren Mellett from Stratham in WA take top honours.
In the Kids X-Adventure Kale Arena and Zoe Davison were fastest over the line, Davison blitzing the field to become overall champion with a two minute lead in 37 minutes, 21 seconds.
The Groms X-Adventure for the smallest of the off-road racers rounded out the day’s action.
Sunday’s inclement weather didn’t seem to slow the racing down, with Michael Lori and Kristen Gardner battling through the challenging conditions to take the X-Adventure 2018 Long Course and Cross Triathlon State Championship titles with fast racing and close tussles.
After coming out of the water neck and neck with close rival Jonathan Sammut, Michael Lori was very swift across the rocks to attain a nine minute lead heading into the final leg, the mountain bike.
Michael Lori, 27 of Perth, put on the gas in the challenging mountain bike leg to finish in an impressive two hours, 27 minutes, 2 seconds; a full 15 minutes ahead of the field to take out the $500 prize money.
“I knew I needed as big a lead as possible so I just went for it. The rain made it tough; it was slippery on the rocks, but you have to commit. You have to carry your momentum the whole time, as soon as you slow down, that’s when you start falling.” Lori said.
“I’m stoked, I’ve had a great local season, where I’ve managed to take out the wins where I’ve showed up, and Jonney’s been pushing me every time, so I’m always nervous when he shows up. But it’s great to take another win.”
Rounding out the Long Course X-Adventure podium was runner-up Brad Wardrope (San Remo, 2:42:23) and Adam Oldmeadow in 2:46:02.
Not much separated the top women after 1500 metres of swimming, 12km coastal trail running and a 20km mountain bike through Meelup National Park.
Kristen Gardner, 42 of City Beach (2017 runner-up) won in two hours, 53 minutes, 57 seconds and walked away with $500 cash. Rachael Smith was runner-up in 02:58:49, ahead of Dunsborough’s Jess Reynolds who also repeated history with another 3rd place, today in a time of 2:59:35.
Following the X-Adventure Long Course action was the new Aquathlon-X; featuring a 1000m ocean swim and 5km coastal trail run. Walking away with State Titles and berths at the Aquathlon World Championships was reigning 19&U world Aquathlon champion Rahul Jegatheva, 16 of Perth and Dunsborough’s Nicola Hayes, 38.
John Jacoby Race Director couldn’t have been more thrilled with the weekend of off-road racing.
“With strong winds forecast we had to make adjustments to the swim courses to hug the coastline which worked well, and was well-received.
“Despite a few downpours today, which heightened the difficulty level on the courses slightly with slippery rocks and some mud on the mountain bike leg, everyone seemed to get through it in great spirits. Today’s swim was pretty challenging to begin with, a hard slog out to the turnaround buoy, but they all came back fast, with some great times.
“We were blessed with magical weather yesterday, and slightly more challenging conditions today, but all in all it’s been a fantastic weekend of exciting racing down here in Dunsborough, we hope you all had a blast out there.
“X-Adventure Dunsborough is one of the highlights of the year, and we can’t wait to be back next March 30-31 for X-Adventure 2019! Thanks to everyone for making it an awesome weekend of off-road racing.
X-Adventure Dunsborough is the ultimate mix of triathlon and adventure racing; featuring ocean swimming, trail running and mountain bike riding, with the courses passing through the pristine coastal wilderness of beautiful Geographe Bay and Meelup Regional Park.
Returning for its sixth year in 2018, the X-Adventure weekend included long and short course races, two kids’ events plus the all-new Aquathlon-X.
Elevating the profile of this popular event was the new World Championships qualifier status and WA State Championships titles for the Long Course X-Adventure and Aquathlon-X.
There were stacked fields in all races across the weekend with over 1,200 athletes competing and hundreds more spectators.
Congratulations to all the club members that participated especially the following;
Country Club Member Podium Finishers
||Veteran Male (40-49 years)
||Prime Female (18-39 years)
||Vintage Female (50-59)
||Prime Female (18-39 years)
||Team Under 11
FRIDAY NIGHT JACKPOT
The Jackpot Draw was won on Friday by Joan Embry. The Jackpot total this week is for $200 as two raffles were sold. 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.