Grant for a play area at The Beecroft Club
Dominic Perrottet, State Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, took time out from campaigning in the State Election to present us with a grant for a small play area.
Dominic was accompanied by The Member for Epping, Damien Tudehope, a long time supporter of The Beecroft Club. The area set aside for a playground is at the end of the club’s expansive verandah. As a local, and with young children of his own,
we hope Dominic Perrottet will frequent the club and make use of the playground.
Membership of The Beecroft Club is growing, in both the bowling and social categories. A fenced playground will allow parents to have a game of bowls or relax in sight of their children. It’s only a small area but will be a great way to work with the growing number of families discovering the club.
Membership of the club has hit the 300 mark. Unprecedented in recent times. Both bowling and social memberships are growing as the club is discovered by the local community.
Short games have a permanent place on Saturdays. The Club is excited to announce that short games are now available every Saturday.
Instead of lamenting that society has changed we are moving with the times. Lawnbowls is an attractive sport – it offers competition, exercise and a social life. Over the last decades it has struggled to compete with busy lifestyles and the alternate options of jogging, gyms and coffee.
Parents are also consumed with the demands of their children’s weekend sport, whereas in days gone by, Dads could have gone off to bowls or golf and left the Mum in charge! What are we offering? A short game of bowls commencing at 3 pm on Saturdays. It will still be a formal game, offering all the competition and strategy of the traditional long game. You just won’t have to give over the entire afternoon.
Every Sunday 3-7 pm Barefoot bowls has become part of the fibre of Beecroft Sunday afternoons. Locals are discovering the venue for a relaxed afternoon. Play barefoot or just soak up the atmosphere with a drink on the verandah.
2nd Saturday of every month
The dance community has found The Beecroft Club.
A few months in we are attracting regulars and new comers. Last Saturday was a great success. Each time the music is tweaked to read the room. This is adding to the enjoyment of dancers. Last Saturday was a perfect evening so several groups spent the evening on the verandah between dances.
Two five week programs
7.00-8.00pm – Club Latin. A mixture of Cuban style Salsa, Bachata and Merengue.
8.00-9.00pm – Argentine Tango. Focusses on the 5 pillars of Tango.
Both Programs are suitable for both Beginners and Improvers. Both Programs have routines and choreography for Beginners and Improver.
Costs are either
Individuals: $20 per workshop, or $80 for for five (5) weeks, per Program
Couple: $35 per workshop, or $150 for for five (5) weeks, per Program
Dining at The Beecroft Club.
Book on our website.
Or email or call Brad.
0425 204 662.
Poker machine decision
Lack of interest in playing the poker machines, and a desire to become a more community focused club has led members to decide to lease the poker machine entitlements. The board is seeking expressions of interest from suitable clubs.
The Pennant season is underway for both the women’s and men’s clubs. Club competition results are also starting to come in. 1. Men’s Major Singles – 22 Nominations. Well done. Fantastic Club Spirit. 2. Minor Singles – Final to be played on Super Singles Saturday 1st June – John Rigelsford v Winner of Clem Cawley & John Di Bella 3. Tyro Singles – Final to be played on Super Singles Saturday 1st June – Barry Wall v Graham Coote 4. Major Fours – Final won by John Rigelsford/John Vanderlight/Wal Saville/Ron Inch over Earle Beaumont/Bob Catherall/Richard Dooley/Ken McLennan
If you would like to learn please phone me Noelene 0424 625 267.
Thank you to everyone respecting the car parks at the club. New members may not be aware that we have a strict parking policy. No-one, including members, may park at the club unless they are attending an activity at the club. This is for legal reasons, for protection of the safety of the school children and to enable the club to use its facilities properly. The letter sent to members last year is attached. Car park policy
4th Tuesday of the month
The local community is looking for a new book club. A group is getting together on Tuesday 12 February to discuss options. Some may be looking for a daytime meeting, others may want an evening with a glass of wine. So the Beecroft Club would be perfect.
Please come along and let us know what you are looking for in a local book club.
0424 625 267