Newsletter for Tuesday 8 June 2021

Hello {Contact_First_Name},



It was with great sadness that we heard Mike Brown

had passed away last week.

Mike was heavily involved in both Bowls and Golf at the club.

One of nature's gentlemen who gave his time to the club 

both as a volunteer, committee member as well as a player.

You will be missed by all who met you, Mike.

Our thoughts are with Mike's family.




Wednesday 9 June - CapeCare Employment Seminar* (1:30 - 2:30pm)

Saturday 12 June - Childrens' Painting workshop* (9:30 - 11:30am)

Saturday 12 June - Adult Painting workshop*  (12:30 - 4:00pm)

Tuesday 15 June - Management Committee Meeting (5:30 - 7:30pm)

Friday 25 June - Kings Park Fashion Pop-up (9:30am - 1:00pm)

Sunday 27 June - Local Vintage Quintet (see below) (3:30pm - 6:30pm)

* for details see Advertisement at the end of this newsletter

To reserve any area of the clubhouse for a meeting or an event, please book with the Club Manager on 9755 3250

or email:

Please note that the Clubhouse Google CALENDAR can be viewed on the club website at:





The LOCAL VINTAGE QUINTET ---Melissa Tuoma-Vocals, Mike Wiese-Sax/Clarinet, Kevin McDonald-Double Bass, Sean Lillico-Keyboards & Bob Boyne- Drums.

At DDCC on SUNDAY 27 JUNE -  3:30pm to 6:30pm - Tickets $25

Tickets from the bar or at the door.

Bring your own snacks, bar service will be available.





Thank you to all who attended. The Club's 5 Year Strategic Plan was endorsed by the meeting and the council has been notified.

The Revised Rules of Association were also reviewed and approval was given by the meeting for the new Rules to be taken to the AGM as a Special Resolution. \

Both these documents are available from the Club's public website at:

Scroll down to: 

5 Year Strategic Plan & Revised Rules Of Association


Renewal invoices were emailed or posted on 1st June. 

Office hours for any membership related issues are:

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Please make sure that all your personal details are correct and that we have an up-to-date email address for you.

If you want to update/change your sports options or change anything on your membership or if you are having trouble logging in to the membership system at: 

Please phone Nicky Roberts on 9755 3250 or email



    1. Online transfer (please use the details on your invoice).

    2. In person in the office (during the above times only) either     by EFT, Cash or Cheque.

    3. NO payments will be taken over the bar.


    If you no longer wish to be a member please inform the club of your intention to resign.

    Thank you for your continued support – Nicky (Membership)




    Friday 11 June ‘Happy Hour’ 

    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    $7 Pints, tap beers only.



    During the next couple of months Club Dining will be every 

    SECOND Friday.




    Remember, to be a winner, you must be an adult, have paid your club membership fees for 2020-21 and be in the licensed area of the club, which includes the clubhouse, foyer, verandah, and both Bowls greens and both Croquet greens, between 5:30pm and 6:30pm when your member number is drawn.

    The JACKPOT this week is $200.

    Last Friday the $500 was won by Mervyn Mott



    This is a good opportunity for Ladies to come along and enjoy a Devonshire Morning Tea  and  buy some lovely clothes from Kings Park Fashions. The morning will cost $10 and there will be a raffle, 3 tickets for $5.00





    MIXED Social Bowls Tuesday 1 June

    Twenty-nine bowlers turned up for Tuesday mixed bowls.  Geoff Benn, Dom, Toby McCarthy and Jem Couper split the prize money with no eventual winner.

    Contacts: Geoff Oddy - 0419 046 120, Sharon Sharpe - 0488 568 595

    Butch Sharpe - 0417 975 732

    MEN'S Social Bowls Thursday 3 June

    There were 44 bowlers at Thursday's mens' social bowls with the Mars bars being won by Kevin Cartwright and Garry Bell.  Fourth place went to Mick Finney and Cliff Dawson, third place to Wendell Hoover and Wally Dawson and second place to Bruce Edgar and Don Henderson.  The overall winners were Graeme Winter and Terry Dixon. 

    Bowlers are again advised that there are social bowls on Saturday afternoon.  Ten bowlers turned up on last Saturday with the afternoon being won by John Eggleton with Garry Atkinson coming a very close second.  

    Bowlers are also reminded that there are now lists on the notice board for members to enter their names for midweek and Saturday pennants.

    John Eggleton



    MEN'S GOLF NEWS        

    Recent Results

    Wednesday  2 June           Event        STB   

    A great field took to the course for this event played in ideal conditions.

    Terry Sanbrook  took the honours on  a countback  from Ron Carmody with both players scoring 29  pts.  

    The Novelty  on No 18  went to Doug Macpherson on his return  to golf.

    Good to see Gary Boterhoven back on the course sharing with fellow golfers including Mal Williamson, Barry Jackson, Barry Guest, Arnold Bosenberg, Paul Smith and Mark Embry. All players ranged in the 20,s with their scores.

    Coming Events     

    Wednesday  9 June      STB   12.00 Noon     Hit Off 

    Saturday 12 June    Round 1  Club Championship    Stroke

                (Sponsored By:   Mal Williamson and Barry Guest. )

    Names in by 11.45 for 12.00 noon Hit Off.  


    Recent activity has been concentrating on clearing blocked drains around the

    Course and with the combined help of Arnold Bosenberg on his Kanga  machine and Barry Jackson on the club tractor,  some major clearing was achieved. (see photos following).

    Combine this with the continuous mowing by Mal Williamson  and Barry Guest keeping the blades sharpened etc, raking of nuts by Keith Rowell , and others from the Tuesday morning volunteer group  the course is coming up well.

    Many thanks available members  -  apologies if I missed your name.

    On Wednesday 2 June our Combined Golf Committee Meeting  was held and worked through an agenda to keep us on track for the future. 

    Many thanks for your combined input.

    Thanks also to all who contributed in any way to the recent Pink Ribbon events.

    Planning is now under way for our Golf Open Day scheduled to be held on Saturday 10 July.  The event is a Mixed Pairs Ambrose competition.

    Good Golfing All!

    Doug Macpherson    Captain               0419 937 191

    Mal Williamson         Vice Captain       0428 130 733

    Ron Carmody           Sec/Treas.          0418 643 368


    Regular Playing Days/times:

    Tuesday – 9 holes – 9:00am for 9:30am tee off 

    Thursday – 18 holes – 9:30am for 10:00am tee off

    Thursday – 9 holes – 10:45am for 11:00am tee off

    On Thursday 3rd June, we had 6 ladies play a Stroke. The winner was Jill Winter.  R/u Pat Manton.  It was a lovely day on the course but strangely the scores weren’t very good.

    There was a good number of ladies turned up for the 9 holes competition.

    Next week was to be a Mixed Fours competition but it was felt that this was too soon after the last one and it will be re-scheduled for later in the year.

    Next week will still be a Foursome but not mixed.

    The Mens’ section is holding a Mixed 2 person Ambrose on 10th July to celebrate the opening of the 2021 golf season.  This will be $30 a pair and will include afternoon tea. It will be an 11:00am hit off. Please come and support this event.

    Leonie Walker (Capt.) at

    Dot Carmody at 

    The combined effort result!



    "What a polite game tennis is. The chief word in it seems to be "sorry" and admiration of each other's play crosses the net as frequently as the ball"    ........................J.M.Barrie

    Recent Tennis Activities.

    a) Midweek Ladies Tennis..............................................................Bay Wilson.

    Midweek tennis numbers still fluctuate despite the glorious days we have had for playing.

    We have now perfected a seamless rotation of players, when playing singles is not an option. We can accommodate 10 players on two courts with minimum downtime plus the added advantage of never having to serve into the sun.

    Thursdays equally may only have five players and the constant rotation means everyone has had quite enough play in 1 3/4 hours and so can justify a quick coffee.

    b) Saturday Organised Mixed Doubles.........................................Marlene Howes.

    The weather was extremely kind to Saturday afternoon social players with perfect weather to enjoy tennis play.  

    The grounds surrounding the courts are looking excellent.  Many thanks to Carmen McFaull for providing the succulents and planting on the banks!   The Maintenance team have been continuing their excellent work around the grounds and have now installed the tennis trophies in the Foyer of the main clubrooms.  More trophies to come!  Thanks to Grant Gladman, Mike Howes and Peter Wilkins.

    Best action shot we got of Grayden on Saturday.

    c) Newsletter content..

    A dynamic action shot photo of your group's activities with an entertaining narrative is always appreciated AND will be published. It is your club!

    d) Etiquette Recap.

    A service “Let” may be called by either player/team.

    Regular Tennis Activities.

    It is your responsibility to register your presence at the Country Club, every time you visit, as part of the state government's COVID-19 response.

    The QR code is on the noticeboard in the tennis shed, to the right of the sink, for you to record your presence via the SafeWA app. If you register in the tennis shed, there is no need to register in the clubrooms/bar.
    Alternatively, a paper-based register is maintained in the club foyer.

    Tuesdays:          Cardio with Coach:                    9.00 am - $20.00 per player 
                               Adult Group Coaching:             10.00 am - $20.00 per player 

    Wednesday:       Midweek Ladies Social              9.00 am – 11.30 am 

    Thursday:           Midweek Ladies Social              9:00 am – 11.30 am 

    Saturday:           Organised Mixed Doubles          1.00 pm – 5.00 pm 

    Visitors welcome – Non-Members $10.00

    Junior & Adult Coaching:    Please contact Coach Andrew below.

    Private lessons provide a personalised service to get the most out of your game. Sign up today!

    Club Coach:          Andrew Woodward, Tennis Excellence – 0419-913-294

    Newsletter: enquiries/comments/complaints:

    Les Auty on 0437-287-745 or email:



    Regular Playing Days/times:

    (Be sure to bring a hat and wear flat protective shoes.) 

    AC:  Tues    8:45 - 12:00pm

             Fri       8:45 - 12:00pm

    Golf:   Wed     Singles   9:00 - 12:00am 

            Wed    Doubles   2:00 - 5:00pm

                Fri        Doubles  2:00 - 5:00pm

        Sat Singles    1:30 - 5:00pm

    Ricochet:   Now Thursday  1:30 - 4:30pm  

    Croquet Results

    Golf Croquet - Singles

    A dedicated group of six players competed in singles on Wednesday morning, with the best performances being:

    John Bastian:   3 wins from4 games, 21 hoops scored

    Julie Dewar:    2 wins from 3 games, 11 hoops scored

    Richard Taylor: 2 wins from 4 games, 22 hoops scored

    Robin Beer:     2 wins from 4 games, 17 hoops scored

    Golf Croquet – Doubles

    The fine winter weather brought an exceptional turnout for doubles play on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, with the courts overflowing on both days and 23 different players participating.  It was great to see Frances Lismore back on the court and to catch up with Glen and Steve Mackiewicz in the Clubhouse.  Notable performance for the week were:

    Barbara Miller:         5 wins from 9 games

    Robin Beer:             5 wins from 10 games

    Patrick Mulhern:        4 wins from 5 games

    Wendy Collins:          4 wins from 8 games

    Richard Taylor - 0417 891 011



    Hi riders, 

    A very successful Down South MTB Festival was held at the club last weekend with more than 200 participants. 

    Photos and more details next week.

    See you on the trails, soon. 

    Helen and crew



    CANASTA   (Please be in the room by 12:55 for a 1:00pm start)

    Monday        1:00pm - 4:00pm (Experienced Players Only)

    Thursday      1:00pm - 4:00pm (Experienced Players Only)

    Canasta lessons will be available on the first Thursday of each month however you do need to phone Odette on 0467 813 165 to book your seat please. This is a must!

    Both days have a number draw for tables. Barista Coffee will be available to order and the Bar will be open at close of play. You are very welcome to stay around for a social drink afterwards.

    To play Canasta, you need to be a Financial Member of the Club which requires Ordinary Membership plus Canasta subscription and also $2 each playing day.

    Last week’s highest scorers were Lynda Carmody and Del Willcocks with 5975 points. I will get your scratchies to you this week.
    The week before, Sherrell Jenkins and Ray Myers scored a terrific 7440 points.  Shame your scratchies were ‘duds’. Congratulations everyone!

    Mid-Year Canasta Knock-Out Competition

    A new list has been placed on the noticeboard showing who has returned their forms/money for the Knock-Out Competition on Thursday 24 June.  You have until 17 June to return the forms to Odette if you wish to play.


    MAHJONG  (Please be in the room by 12:55 for a 1:00pm start)

    Tuesday        1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Wednesday   1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Please phone Nita Pratt on  0458 552 500 to enquire when lessons for our Club Mahjong are available. 

    Both days have a number draw for tables. Barista Coffee will be available to order and the Bar will be open at close of play. You are very welcome to stay around for a social drink afterwards. 

    To play Mahjong, you need to be a Financial Member of the Club which requires Ordinary Membership plus Mahjong subscription and also $2 each playing day. 






    YOGA for Healthy Aging

    Join Mandy at the club for a slow and gentle yoga practice for all ages, shapes and sizes on Wednesdays at 9:00am, cost $18 (eftpos available). 

    Any questions, please contact Mandy direct:

    email: mobile: 0475 057 294



    CLUB MANAGER – Angela Newman  (9755 3250)



    CLUB MEMBERSHIP - Nicky Roberts  (9755 3250)

    Nicky is in the Club Office 

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm




    If for some reason you do not receive our weekly e-newsletter, you can find a full copy of the most recent club newsletter on the club website at: 

    The newsletter is emailed every Tuesday afternoon/evening and all pages preceding the Sports News are on the noticeboard in the foyer soon after. Please let Nicky our Membership Officer know if you change your email address or are not getting any weekly club emails.

    email Nicky: 


    The WA Government has made it mandatory that all members and visitors on entry to the club enter their name in the contact register provided at the club or use the SafeWA app on their Smartphone to scan the QR code on display.

    Please maintain good personal hygiene. Do it to protect yourself and others. Do not come to the club if you are unwell or have been in contact with anyone who has had flu like symptoms.

    Many thanks for your continued support. See you at the club.

    DDCC Management Committee

    Please send all copy for publication and comments to 

    Deadline for publication is Tuesday 1:00pm

    Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Inc.
    PO Box 57, (40 Gifford Road)
    Dunsborough, Western Australia  6281
    Tel: (08) 9755 3250

    The State government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest is a major supporter of the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club inc in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.


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