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FEBRUARY/ MARCH All the latest news for our Members and Guests /

www.brothersipswich.com.au

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF HISTORY!

1976

2014

1993

14/02

17/03

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER

ST PATRICK’S DAY

TRYLINE STEAKHOUSE HOSTS A ROMANTIC THREE COURSE DINNER / 5.30PM – 9PM

WITH LIFE OF REILLY BAND AND WATKINS ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE / 11.30AM – 2.30PM / 6.30PM – 9.30PM


WIN A BRAND NEW CAR OR A 3 NIGHT STAY ON DAY DREAM ISLAND RESORT! DRAWN SUNDAY 9 MARCH BETWEEN 3-5PM HONDA JAZZ VIBE • 5-star ANCAP safety rating • Front, side and curtain airbags • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) • 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine • 5 speed manual transmission • Cruise control • Fuel economy: 5.8 litres per 100km • Cloth trim magic seats • 848 litre boot capacity • USB, iPod and hands free connectivity • Climate control air conditioning • Alloy wheels • Aero tailgate spoiler

RRP $18,485 (DRIVEAWAY INCL. METALLIC PAINT)

DAYDREAM WHILE ENJOYING... • 3 nights in a Coral Ocean Balcony Room • Sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival • Scrumptious full buffet breakfast daily • FREE shell necklace and mocktail on arrival • FREE WI-FI in the atrium 24 hours a day • FREE holiday portrait during your stay • Over 20 FREE guest activities including kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, stingray and shark feeding show, open air cinema, rainforest walk, gym and much more!

VALUED AT $4,000 FLIGHTS AND TRANSFERS INCLUDED

Simply spend $10 or more in the Club at any point of sale or turnover $30 on the gaming machines for an automatic entry ticket into the draw. Valid Membership card must be inserted into the gaming machine and used at point of sale to generate a ticket. Winner must be present to claim prize.


CONTENTS /03 UPDATE FROM THE GM

/ 04

FROM THE BOARD

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GAMING PROMOS

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TRYLINE STEAKHOUSE

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CATERING SPECIALS

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BAR SPECIALS

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RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA

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ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

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KINDRED CLUBS

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ROUND THE GROUNDS

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SPORTS

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OLD BASTARDS NEWS

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JOKE FOR FRANK

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CLUB NEWS

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EVENTS

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LAST WORD

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THE FABULOUS SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES SHOW

MEMBERSHIP Membership Cards and Identification to be provided and/or available upon entering the Club. All members are reminded that it is a condition of entry that, if requested, membership cards and identification are to be shown to staff and security. Brothers Leagues Club wishes to ensure full compliance in all Liquor Licensing matters. Remember, Brothers Leagues Club is a Responsible Licensed Venue. BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB ADDRESS / Wildey Street, Raceview, QLD 4305 POSTAL / PO Box 680, Ipswich QLD 4305 PHONE / 07 3817 2999 EMAIL / info@brothersipswich.com.au ALL THE LATEST NEWS FOR OUR MEMBERS AND GUESTS /


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CLUB NEWS

CLUB UPDATE MARK HENNELLY / GENERAL MANAGER

WELL CHRISTMAS HAS GONE, THE CRICKET IS NEARLY FINISHED, NOW LOOMS OUR FAVOURITE TIME OF THE YEAR, RUGBY LEAGUE COMMENCES. After the outstanding success of 2013, our senior football ranks have grounded themselves for the year ahead. Despite the loss of some senior and experienced first graders, this year looks highly promising and no doubt will be a chance for our younger players to shine. During the Christmas celebrations, I hope you all ate and drank responsibly and are ready for a fantastic year ahead after enjoying the company of your family during the festive season. This year will focus on our 40 year celebrations of Brothers! From the old wooden shed to what stands today is a testament of the support of this Ipswich community and of course all of our wonderful volunteers. Over the years there have been some very good and also hard times for the Club shared amongst us all. I can remember many a story of this fantastic Club, its growth and downfalls. In the late eighties Nev Tunny and I would meet every Monday night to do the roster and pay the bills. The roster was easy, we had 6 staff, the bills on the other hand, not so easy. It was based on priority, that

meant if the service was likely to be cut off or withheld then they got paid, if we had the money. During this period we were virtually surviving from week to week and as you can see survive we did. Tribute should be paid to the committee and many volunteers who worked diligently so that Brothers would continue to function during this extremely difficult period. As part of our 40 years of history, I would love to hear your stories of the Club, whether you helped build a wall, sat at the old Sports Bar, was part of an event, played for the mighty blue and white… share your story with us by emailing awatkins@brothersipswich.com.au. Be part of the history book of Brothers. The month of March will sure be a firecracker on the 17th! Our annual St Patrick’s Day festivities will again take place in the O Bar from 11.30am, kicking off with The Life of Reilly Band and a taste of traditional Irish dancing. Encore performance scheduled again at 6.30pm. Enjoy an array of Irish styles on the menu. Don’t miss this unforgettable day! As they say in Ireland…Cead mile failte romhat – a hundred thousand welcomes! Cheers! Mark


CLUB NEWS /05 FROM THE BOARD GREG WALSH / CHAIRMAN

I HOPE THAT ALL OF OUR MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND THAT YOU CELEBRATED THE NEW YEAR COMFORTABLY AND SAFELY. I am happy to announce that all Board Members were re-elected for the 2013-2014 year. This is a testament to the strong leadership that the Board uphold and the direction that our members continue to support. Congratulations to all the Board Members. 2014 will see the Club celebrate its 40th Birthday! Please join us in the festivities celebrating the days that were and the future... what a great community development for Ipswich, and there is still room to grow. We have once again had to pass onto our members a price increase on our beer as a result of an excise increase effective from 1st February 2014 that the government announced, as has been the practice from previous years. We have kept this increase to a minimum to only cover these additional costs. We are now heading to the half way point of the Clubs financial year as you are aware the board have a number of projects on the table at this point of time. The economic climate often dictates to business on how we move

forward, with this in mind we are constantly reviewing our operating budgets, five year planning including forecasts and our strategic plan to provide as accurate information possible so that informed decisions can be made. We will be hosting the bi-annual Brothers Confraternity Conference in early March. This is a great opportunity for ‘Brothers Clubs’ throughout the State to come together, sharing ideas and discussing topics that are affecting our clubs. We look forward to welcoming our ‘Brothers’ to the club. 2014 Football season has started with training for the boys up and running. With Christmas just behind us, the boys are getting ready for the year ahead with strenuous training sessions to get them fit and strong for the coming season to defend our Premierships. We wish all our coaches in juniors and seniors the very best for the season, and for our players an injury free successful year. See you at the club! Greg


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GAMING

WIN WEEKLY

UP TO $5,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES TO WIN WEEKLY! TUESDAY

THURSDAY

SUNDAY^

Between 6.30PM and 8.30PM

MEMBERSHIP DRAW CASH BONANZA

8.30PM*

GUARANTEED WIN OF $100

Between 6.30PM and 8.30PM

MEMBERSHIP DRAW CASH BONANZA

8.30PM*

GUARANTEED WIN OF $100

5.00PM

GUARANTEED WIN OF $100

6.00PM

GUARANTEED WIN OF $200

7.00PM

GUARANTEED WIN OF $300

8.00PM

GUARANTEED WIN OF $400

^Spend $2 or more in the Club (excluding TAB & Keno) for your chance to win.

GAMING PROMOTIONS MONDAY

FROM 10AM

BINGO

1 - 2PM

BURST WITH CASH

235

GAMI MACH NG INES

LATE RELEASST ES!

Pop the balloon for your chance to win cash or prizes TUESDAY

12.30 - 1.30PM

MAIL OR NOT MAIL Choose your lucky envelope

WEDNESDAY

12.30 - 1.30PM

BRAIN BUSTER Test Your Knowledge

THURSDAY

6 - 8PM

DOUBLE DEUCE Roll the dice to win cash

SUNDAY

10.30 -11.30AM

GROCERY GRABS Pick from the pantry

11.30 -12.30PM

MYSTERY BOX Pick a box for your chance to win

*Gaming and promotions subject to change without notice


PROMOTIONS /07 MEMBERSHIP DRAW

CASH BONANZA MEMBERSHIP DRAW STARTS AT $1,000 All Full Membership Numbers will be included in a random number generator draw. The membership number randomly drawn from the number generator will be veriďŹ ed ďŹ rstly to be a Valid Full Member by the Duty Manager. If the member presents themselves to reception within 2 minutes from when their name and membership number is called they will WIN the nominated amount.There will only be one draw each Tuesday and Thursday night anytime between 7.30-8.30pm.

2ND CHANCE DRAW All Membership categories can sign in by 7pm for their chance to WIN $100 at 8.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday Membership Draws. Every Tuesday and Thursday night the membership draw will jackpot by $500 if not claimed in the draw on either night. This is capped at $10,000. When the membership draw reaches $10, 000 a register will be opened to full members to sign in from 10am of the morning, closing at 6.30pm the same day. There will be 1 draw of $10,000 guaranteed to WIN. Drawn between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. If the membership draw is claimed before the capped amount it will then revert back to $1,000. *Membership Draw subject to change without notice

WIN & DINE EVERY TUESDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT BOTTLESHOP VOUCHER

Collect over $150 payout from the Gaming Machines from 8.30pm till 10.30pm on a Tuesday night and receive a $10 meal voucher for the Tryline Steakhouse or a $10 Coffee Lounge Voucher!

Collect over $150 payout from the Gaming Machines from 6.30pm till 10.30pm on a Friday night and receive a $10 Bottleshop Voucher.

Valid one month from date of issue. Not redeemable for cash or valid in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or event. One voucher per transaction.

Valid one month from date of issue. Not redeemable for cash or valid in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or event. One voucher per transaction.


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TRYLINE STEAKHOUSE

VOTED BEST RESTAURANT IN IPSWICH

WHAT’S THE SECRET? Have you ever just wanted a good old meal that is going to fill your belly, yet leave you satisfied but wanting to come back to try something else on the menu or just to have the same? Welcome to Brothers Tryline Steakhouse – this is the secret! Situated just off the side of the Sports Bar on the deck, overlooking the Tryline (literally!), we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. The Tryline Steakhouse will not break the bank account, nor will you leave feeling hungry. The Chefs cater to your tastebuds, cooking steaks from ‘blue to well done’ ensuring that what you ask for is what will be served to you in a timely manner.

But don’t be fooled, the menu has an array of dishes including breads to salads, pastas, fish or chicken finishing off with desserts and a hot beverage. The Tryline Steakhouse is open for lunch Friday and Sunday 12pm – 2pm. Dinner is served Thursday and Sunday nights from 5.30 – 8.30pm and Friday and Saturday nights from 5.30 – 9pm. Bookings are recommended for Friday and Saturday evenings. Book your table by calling Brothers Reception on 3817 2999. Check out the menu at www.brothersipwich.com.au Brothers welcomes you!

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Chicken & Mushroom or Pumpkin, Spinach & Chicken Risotto $16.95M / $19.95NM

Lamb Shank served on a bed of mash potato and seasonal vegetables $19.95M / $22.95 NM


CATERING SPECIALS /9 FEBRUARY

BRASSERIE MONDAY TO FRIDAY LUNCH Lucky 8s

$10M / $15NM

SUNDAY CARVERY $13.95M / $16.95NM Choose from a selection of roast meats with roast vegetables and assorted sauces MONDAY NIGHT Curry Sensation Buffet

$13.95M / $16.95NM

TUESDAY NIGHT Hot Box Meal and FREE Chefs Choice Dessert

$13.95M / $16.95NM

THURSDAY NIGHT Catch of the Day! Grilled, crumbed or battered

$9.95M / $12.95NM

COFFEE SHOP Smoked Salmon Bagel

MARCH

BRASSERIE MONDAY TO FRIDAY LUNCH Lucky 8s

$10M / $15NM

SUNDAY CARVERY $13.95M / $16.95NM Choose from a selection of roast meats with roast vegetables and assorted sauces MONDAY NIGHT RRS Steak Night Rib – Rump - Sirloin

$11.95M / $13.95NM

TUESDAY NIGHT Hot Box Meal and FREE Chefs Choice Dessert

$13.95M / $16.95NM

COFFEE SHOP Devonshire Tea

$5M / $8NM

$9.95M / $12.95NM


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BAR SPECIALS BOTTLESHOP HOME DELIVERY

FEBRUARY PREMIX OF THE MONTH + CANADIAN CLUB & COLA/DRY

HAVE YOUR ORDER DELIVERED BY BROTHERS HOME DELIVERY SERVICE 1. Orders placed before 2pm will be delivered that day. All orders after 2pm will be delivered the following day. 2. All orders of $40 and above will be delivered free within 10kms radius. 3. All orders under $40 will incur a $3 delivery fee.

FEBRUARY BEER OF THE MONTH + HEINEKEN

4. These are cash only transactions unless prior arrangements have been made with Management (ie. Cheques). 5. All members living outside the 10km limit will have an additional fee negotiable on how far away they live and the purchase quantity. 6. Membership cards and photo ID must be sighted by the driver from the person making the order. 7. Brothers reserves the right to refuse delivery to intoxicated persons under the liquor act.

MARCH PREMIX OF THE MONTH + BACARDI BREEZER

MARCH BEER OF THE MONTH + COORS LAGER

BROTHERS SUPPORTS THE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL. BOTTLESHOP CEASES TRADE NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT AND ALL TAKEAWAYS MUST BE OFF PREMISE BY 12AM.


Ph 1300 364 277 / relationships.org.au

THE HOLIDAY BLUES School holidays can be a difficult time if your children are off to spend the holidays with your expartner but you can still be a parent while apart. It can be a very quiet and lonely time spending holidays without the children. Most of the time they are in the house and rushing about you as they go to school, sport or socializing with friends. The house can seem very big and very empty when they aren’t around and this can be particularly difficult around special events in the year. But it is important for the children to spend time with your ex-partner and their father or mother. Children can sense that a parent isn’t too thrilled with them going away so you need to do a few things to help them feel reassured that you are OK with them heading off and that they should enjoy themselves. Try to use this time to pamper yourself and relax so that you are fresh and bright for them when they return. So while you may be feeling sad, you need to redirect your attention to the positive aspects of this brief time apart and realize that you can still be there even when physically you are not. HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP THE HOLIDAY BLUES AWAY: • Use technology. Use a mobile phone or digital camera to send and receive SMS text or pictures or send an email. Be interesting, humorous with your messages/pictures and let your children know you are thinking of them. While they are not with you, you should make the most of the quiet time and catch up with friends, read a book or go to the movies. You might want to take a picture of you out and about so your children know you are fine and they can enjoy the time they are spending with your ex-partner. Just make sure that you only keep in contact once or twice a day – any more than that and you might give the impression you are trying to keep control over them and their visit. • Leave notes or surprises in their bags. When they are packing their things to take on their holiday,

add a few small notes telling your children how much you love them and will miss them, but also how it is important they spend time with their father or mother. This will provide them with reassurance about the separation from you and give them a few surprises while away. • Talk to your children before they leave. It is important to sit down and have a chat with your children before they go off on holidays to make sure they are happy with the situation and for you to reassure them that you will miss them but it is important that they go. Ask them about how they are feeling and if they have any concerns. It is important to put in some effort especially the first few times as your children will be just as nervous as you about spending time with a parent that they may not see very frequently. Try your best to help the transition be as smooth as possible. It will be worth it in the long run. • Give them a photo of yourself. Give them a photo of you to take with them and tell them that while you may not be there physically with them, every time they look at the photo it will be like you are there. • Make plans. Yes, plan some activities to keep yourself busy over this period of time and you will be surprised how quickly the time goes. Finally get into sorting out that cupboard or the storage space underneath the house. Catch up with old friends. Get to that movie you’ve been wanting to see. Go shopping. If you let your children know you have plans while they are away, they will know that you will be busy and won’t be sitting around missing them. So they will be able to enjoy their time away and know you will be having fun yourself. Plus think of the fun when they come back and you tell them all that you did and they tell you all that they did! Spending the holidays without your children need not bring on the holiday blues – by concentrating on the positives in the situation everyone can have a good time, after all ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder!’


ENTERTAINMENT

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What’s on in February and March? Sunday from 4 - 8pm to some laid back sounds. Don’t forget every Thursday is Morning Melodies from 11.30am - 2.30pm. If food is your love, check out all the specials under Members Offers.

DINE AND RELAX IN THE CLUB WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS THIS MONTH. Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 7.30pm in the OBAR and 8.30pm in the Sports Bar, or unwind and relax every

FEBRUARY 14/02 VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER Three course dinner at the Tryline Steakhouse / 5.30PM – 9PM

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SUN

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MON

TUE

09

SUN

05

WED

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm

ROCK STEADY /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

BINGO 10am

10

MON

ZOOPHONIC BLONDE Live in the Sportsbar / 8.30PM – LATE

THE FABULOUS SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES SHOW / 7.30PM – LATE

04

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

11

TUE

01

21/02

15/02

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

12

WED

06

THU

HIGH NOON /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

13

THU

07

THE ANCHORMEN /SPORTS BAR THE FABULOUS BOOGIE BOYS /OBAR

FRI

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

16

SUN

BINGO 10am

17

MON

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

18

TUE

ROB ROSENLUND & TONY JEFFREY /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

23

SUN

19

WED

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm BINGO 10am

24

MON

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

25

TUE

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

26

WED

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm

DANCE ON /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

BINGO 10am

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

ARTHUR BLACK /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

20

THU

GLENN CALLAGHAN /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

27

THU

TRANSITION /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

08

SAT

NO STANDING /SPORTS BAR

WASABI /SPORTS BAR

FAMILY AFFAIR /OBAR

THE AVENGERS /OBAR

14

FRI

VALENTINE’S DAY COOL CHANGE /OBAR

SAT

SIMPLY BAND /SPORTS BAR ROCK STEADY /OBAR

21

FRI

15

SAT

DIVA DEMOLITION /SPORTS BAR THE FABULOUS SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES SHOW /OBAR

22

SAT

ZOOPHONIC BLONDE /SPORTS BAR

KARAOKE /SPORTS BAR

SEDUCTIVE SOUL /OBAR

ABLEMAGWITCH /OBAR

28

FRI

THE HIPPOES /SPORTS BAR ONE SOUND /OBAR


ENTERTAINMENT /13 BROTHERS PLAY HOST TO...

THE FABULOUS SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES SHOW SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY / OBAR, 7.30PM Jam-packed with great fun, great costumes and great vocals, taking you on a magical mystery tour to the fabulous days when love-ins were in, peace was cool and flower power was happenin’.The Darren J Ray Band perform hits from artists such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison and The Mamas & The Papas to bring you a kaleidoscope of music and magic that takes you right back to the ‘60s.

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02

SUN

03

MON

04

TUE

09

SUN

10

MON

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

11

TUE

WALLY & THE GATORS /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

16

SUN

05

WED

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

12

WED

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm BINGO 10am

17

MON

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

18

TUE

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

19

WED

06

THU

KEVIN SMITH /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

13

THU

ROSIE KING - THE LOCKYER VALLEY ROSE /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

20

THU

07

FRI

SAT

JUST LIKE THAT /SPORTS BAR VINTAGE /OBAR

6.30PM - 9.30PM

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm BINGO 10am

01

/11.30AM - 2.30PM

BINGO 10am

ROCK STEADY /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

Featuring performances from The Life of Reilly Band

THE DEAD BOWIES / 8.30PM – LATE

ON THE MOVE /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

ST PATRICK’S DAY

08/03

08

SAT

NO STANDING /SPORTS BAR

THE DEAD BOWIES /SPORTS BAR

THE AVENGERS /OBAR

TOO MANY HANDS /OBAR

14

FRI

15

SAT

DJ HUGHIE /SPORTS BAR

RUSH HOUR /SPORTS BAR

ROCK STEADY /OBAR

SIMPLY BAND /OBAR

21

FRI

22

SAT

ST PATRICK’S DAY IPSWICH CITY BIG BAND /OBAR

THE LIFE OF REILLY BAND /OBAR

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

BINGO 10am

23

SUN

24

MON

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm MEMBERSHIP DRAW

25

TUE

DON’T LOCK UP YOUR GRANNY SHOW /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

26

WED

TRIVIA OR DARTS 7pm BINGO 10am

MEMBERSHIP DRAW

POKER REGISTRATION 6pm

GLENN CALLAGHAN /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

27

THU

TRANSITION /OBAR MEMBERSHIP DRAW

THE HIPPOES /SPORTS BAR

WASABI /SPORTS BAR

CAUGHT IN THE ACT /OBAR

KICKSTART /OBAR

28

FRI

JERICHO /SPORTS BAR ONE SOUND /OBAR

29

SAT

KARAOKE /SPORTS BAR THE FABULOUS BOOGIE BOYS /OBAR


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KINDRED CLUBS

BROTHERS NETBALL SIGN ON DAYS FOR THE 2014 SEASON FOR BROTHERS NETBALL will be on Saturday 1st February 2014, 9am till 12pm at the fields of Brothers Football Club, Wildey Street, Raceview and then at the netball courts on Salisbury Road at Limestone Park on Sunday 2nd February 2014 from 9am till 11am. After a great 2013 season (winners of the Open Division One Grand Final) we welcome back all of our previous players and welcome new ones too. We offer teams from the ages of seven up to open women's divisions.

If you are interested and want to secure a spot come along to sign on day or phone our President Julianne on 0400 241 954 or our Vice-President Craig on 0434 725 331 for any further information. Brothers Netball are a family friendly club who work hard to develop their coaches and players so that people get the most out of their netball experience with Brothers. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014 and seeing lots of new faces for the 2014 season at Brothers Netball Club.

BROTHERS SOCIAL LAWN BOWLS CLUB WELCOME TO 2014‌ the events that will be held in February and March as follows below. February 9th we are off to Logan City Bowls Club and will be leaving Brothers Leagues Club. Please be at the club by 10am for a 10.30 bus departure. March 2nd we will be playing at Ipswich United Services Bowls Club. Please be there by 8.15am to make it easier for the selectors to sort out the teams ready for a 9am start. Membership is increasing and it is a great to see new members joining this enjoyable sport and meeting new friends. Wayne Palmblad, President

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BROTHERS GOLF CLUB HELLO GOLFERS WELCOME TO THE FIRST EDITION FOR 2014. Our Social Golf Club plays once a month on local courses such as Sandy Gallop, Wolston Park, Karana Downs, Lowood, Laidley, and Boonah and we have also planned four bus trips to resort courses such as Royal Pines, Palm Meadows, Gainsborough Greens and Middle Ridge at Toowoomba. At last year’s AGM we decided to retain our membership fee of $10, with the only qualifying criteria being that to be a member of the golf club you must also be a member of Brothers Leagues Club. While we like to get around the different courses, we do try to keep the cost of most games to around $20,

with the upmarket courses obviously costing a little more. We are a friendly, helpful and sociable group who are not about increasing our coffers, but more interested in giving our members an enjoyable day out. So why not come along and even bring a friend or partner to see how much fun we have. Prior to our games there is a game sheet posted in the Sportsman’s Bar at Brothers and if you are interested in playing that particular game, just write your name or your team members’ names on it. For further enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact Don Currie on 0439 725 313.


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KINDRED CLUBS

CYMS ST. EDMUNDS THE SWIM CLUB IS APPROACHING THE FINAL STRETCH FOR THE 2013 – 2014 SEASON. Most of our champions have enjoyed the school holidays but it is now back to work in the pool till the end of term 1 when we wind up the club nights finishing with our presentation night and AGM just prior to Easter. For those interested, it is never too late to sign up. For information or to download a membership form, go to cymsstedmunds. com.au or you can ring Greg on 3201 5070 or Kerri on 3201 5500. We are always looking for new members. The first half of the season has seen around 50 swimmers take to the water each club night. This has been a pleasing result as we’ve not had this level of patronage for a few years.

Our rep swimmers are hard at work as usual and have trained right through the holidays. After 17 swimmers from our club contested the December State Titles in either individual or relay events the club had 10 contest the Brisbane Sprint Titles on the Australia Day weekend and it looks like 8 of these have qualified for the Queensland Sprints which are being held at Chandler on February 8 – 9. After this there are a number of events including a camp on the Gold Coast in February and a relay carnival on March 22. These are all very important events for the swimmers that are aiming to qualify for the Australian Junior Titles which are held in Sydney in mid April. Greg Roche, President


EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS OFFER

ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO BE A MEMBER! To celebrate the release of summer’s biggest blockbusters, Birch Carroll & Coyle Ipswich is bringing even better value, exclusively for Brothers Leagues Club Members. You can enjoy all of this summer’s biggest movie releases for the low price of only $9.50 per person. That’s an extra $2 off the already low admission price! But that’s not the best bit. This new ticket price will be valid to Brothers Leagues Club Members ALL YEAR ROUND on renewal of your membership in 2014! There is sure to be something to please everyone at Birch Carroll & Coyle Ipswich, with a massive summer of blockbusters set to hit the big screen. For session times or to book, head to eventcinemas.com.au or visit the box office.


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KINDRED CLUBS

BROTHERS OLD BOYS & SUPPORTERS HI EVERYONE, WELCOME BACK. Brothers Old Boys & Supporters hope you all had a safe and very merry festive season, not too merry though. Here we go again, footy starting, sign on days happening, training to attend, and then supporting and volunteering. BOBS would like to wish everyone “GOOD LUCK� for the 2014 season and we hope everyone works hard towards achieving your goals and expectations for the year. It has already started as a busy year for the Old Boys. We had a short break over the holiday period and resumed our usual activities by the end of January. Saturday afternoon raffles are back again in the Sports Bar from 2pm so we look forward to seeing you there. We are preparing for the 2014 NRL Rugby League Masters Carnival at Runaway Bay in March. You will once again see Bluey out and about at home games with his Doubles, and we continue to seek your feedback about any other activities you would like to see on our agenda for the future. Ie: golf, fishing, bowls, and Gala Dinner. Prior to the festive season we held our Annual General Meeting which has seen us retain the same committee with just a change of roles. We thank Andrew Boxsell for his hard work as Secretary and we welcome Neil Rashleigh into this role. I would also like to thank our committee and welcome them back for another year, your hard work does not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated.

By the time this goes to print we should have completed works on a new set of entry gates to enhance the main entrance to Brothers Seery Park to complement the new Ticket Box. BOBS will continue to set goals for improvements to make our Supporters, Families and Players more comfortable while enjoying a day at Brothers watching the Footy. And it is with your support that we are able to do this, so please continue to support us when we are selling doubles or raffles or even if you would like to become a member of the Old Boys & Supporters. For Memberships please see any of the BOBS Committee or more specifically Phill Richardson who has taken the responsibility of coordinating the Memberships. For news and updates like us on Facebook or if you wish to share some news just email BOBS@brothersipswich.com.au. That will do from me, I look forward to catching up with you at Brothers at the footy or enjoying a coldie in the Sports Bar. Cheers, James McGill, President Brothers Old Boys & Supporters


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BROTHERS CRICKET AS THIS ARTICLE GOES TO PRINT BROTHERS SENIOR CRICKET HEAD INTO XMAS WITH ONE GAME REMAINING. So far it’s been a very promising start with Brothers leading the Club Championship. This is on the back of both First and Second Divisions in second and first place respectively. Third Division after winning their first two games have struggled and have some work to do to be in the running for finals come March next year. Lead by skipper Chris Ellis the players remain positive and some committed training will get them back on track.

Our one day side (fourth div) unfortunately are subject to player availability and have had to forfeit two games this season with up to 15 players unavailable at times. But despite this, they are running second and are a real credit to the club as the core group of players turn up each week and put in despite playing short sometimes. Darren Lacey and Mal Neinhuis are leading this side and doing a fantastic job. Off the field the club continues to do well and are in a financially sound position. Looking forward to 2014 and more success both on and off the field!


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CLUB NEWS

ROUND THE GROUNDS WITH SARAH CASSIN / SPORTS & RECREATION CO-ORDINATOR

WELCOME TO 2014! I hope everyone enjoyed their break over the Christmas and New Year period. After the success of 2013 I am very excited for what is in store for the Brothers Kindred Clubs this year! Our summer sports – Cricket, Basketball and Swimming continue into their seasons after having a break over Christmas. Swimming has a busy month ahead of them with two major meets, while cricket start to eye off finals potential. Good luck to both clubs and their athletes! Remember that we live in a hot climate and sun protection and hydration are vital when competing. So please ensure you have adequate sun protection and keep your fluids up! And for our winter sport lovers, February is the time for Sign - Up! If you’re interested in playing, managing, coaching, umpiring/refereeing, scoring, timekeeping or helping out in any way please make your way down to the Brothers Kindred Clubs Sign on Day, 1st February from 9am, underneath Brothers Leagues Club, next to the canteen. The day will provide families an opportunity to find out about what the clubs have to offer by talking to club members. Clubs on offer for the winter season include - Brothers Junior Rugby League Club, Brothers Netball Club and Hancock Brothers Hockey Club. Please note that all our Brothers Kindred Clubs have once again been successful in registering for the ‘Get Started’ funding under the Queensland State Government. Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sporting club. Eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 (GST exclusive) which

can be redeemed for registration at one of our Brothers Kindred Clubs. Individuals eligible to apply for a voucher are: Children and young people from the age of five and under the age 18 who hold or whose parent, carer or guardian holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and who are residents of Queensland. Or children and young people identified by two referral agents. Referral agents are: Police Officer, Police Liaison Officer, Local Councillor, Council Youth Development Officer, School Teacher, School Principal, School Guidance/Career Counsellor, Local Sport and Recreation Coordinator, State Member of Parliament and Federal Member of Parliament. The next round for the program will open in early 2014 so please keep an eye out on their website www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame for the official date. All eligible children and young people in receipt of a voucher in 2013 are eligible to reapply for a voucher in 2014. You need a QGrants account to apply for a voucher. You must use your personal email address and personal QGrants account to apply for a voucher. If a club’s or friend’s QGrants account is used, the club will not be able to redeem the voucher. You can register for a QGrants account at any time. If you do not already have a QGrants account, I encourage you to register for an account prior to the next voucher release in early 2014. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me through the Leagues Club. See you round the grounds! Sarah


SPORTS /21 COACH’S CORNER TYRON DAY / A GRADE COACH CHRISTMAS IS DONE AND BACK INTO THE 2014 SEASON TO DEFEND THE SUCCESS OF LAST SEASON. Our pre-season was well attended with over thirty players attending and laying a foundation for the coming year. The rumours are out there but I assure all supporters that we will be fielding quality teams once again this season. It is great to welcome back Adam Stokes who is probably fitter than when he last played. Dean Daylight and I have adopted a strict stance on attendance at training and will demand a high level of attitude from all players. Our goal is to continue to develop the skills and ability of our players through variety at training and by introducing guest trainers, the boys more than likely will not enjoy these nights.

We have always been a family oriented Club and we will be striving to get more players and their families back to the Club for after game awards and some social interaction. There is nothing like a quiet beer with the boys, a meal with the family to celebrate that win. Brothers have the best facilities in the region and I want all of our players to enjoy both their on field and off field activities. It is a great chance to interact with our fantastic supporters and sponsors. A new football club executive has been very supportive of Dean and I and we thank them for their support and the direction that they are taking the Club. To all of our supporter’s thank you, keep cheering the Blue and White on and here’s to another successful year. See ya at the Footy! Tyron

BROTHERS JUNIORS JASON CONNORS / COACHING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

WELCOME BACK TO START OF OUR SEASON. Our sign in day is still to be confirmed but likely to fall on the first weekend in February. Keep a look out on our website for the date. This is due to the NRL introducing a online tool to make it easier for clubs and parents to sign on by logging onto to the NRL searching State, City and suburb to find the club you are interested in then follow the prompts. Our Coaches selected for 2014 season for are: Under 10: Darryl Squires, Will Pene & Ben Rahn

Under 11: Gary Perrett & Greg Deering Under 12: Dave Madden, Rob Morris & Ty Breed Under 13: Jason Connors & Byron Fahlstrome Under 14: Ben McAteer & Noel Attwood Under 15: Rob Kurtz, Jake Casey & Troy Johnson Under 17: Russ Myers & Pat ODoherty All coaches have now been informed by mail or phone call. Yours in League. Jason


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AOOB

GIDDAY AGAIN OLD BASTARDS AND OTHERS. Great to have you back again for another year plus. Nothing much to tell you for now as the new year is pretty quiet for us. The special school Christmas party was again a great success and hopefully we will be able to continue this on for many years to come. The day started well with all volunteers ready for the buses to arrive with everything already prepared. Thanks to my wife Jenny for her year of preparation. Once the buses arrived the face painters Cindy & girls, were kept very busy. Then the show started with Simon, his daughters and son, entertaining the crowd as usual. Then of course, the day continued with Neil Duddy captivating the kids with his performance. Thanks to Hungry Jacks Booval, for supplying at no cost the cups, some toys and vouchers. They’ve been donating to

our cause now, for at least 20 years. So remember the burgers are better at Hungry Jacks. As per usual, our very own Brothers Leagues Club deserves thanks for once again supplying the lunch for the party. Santa arrived after lunch giving each child two gifts and a lolly bag. After Santa Neil Duddy took over again having the kids dancing in wheelchairs, on their feet, the best way they could. To see the smiles on their faces was something that lasts a lifetime. Thanks again to big top circus owned by Cindy and Simon, Neil Duddy, Hungry Jacks, Brothers Leagues Club and a special thanks to all those volunteers involved in making the day possible. That’s it for now, av a gooden. Jack Ryan, Spokesperson.

JOKE FOR FRANK I LOVE THIS WOMAN AN ELDERLY LADY WAS STANDING AT THE railing of the cruise ship holding her hat tight so that it would not blow away in the wind. A gentleman approached her and said, “Pardon me, madam…I do not intend to be forward but did you know that your dress is blowing up in this high wind?” “Yes, I know,” said the lady. “I need both my

hands to hold onto this hat.” “But madam, you must know that you are not wearing any panties and your privates are exposed!” said the gentleman in earnest. The woman looked down, then back up at the man and replied, “Sir, anything you see down there is 75 years old. I just bought this hat yesterday!”


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STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH CAITLIN DEVIN / FUNCTION AND CATERING ATTENDANT

EMPLOYED AT BROTHERS? Six months. WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING FOR BROTHERS? It's a fast-paced work environment full of great people! WHERE DID YOU WORK PRIOR TO BROTHERS? Yamanto Country Markets. FAVOURITE MOVIE? Any of the 'Harry Potter' movies! HOW DO YOU LIKE TO RELAX? Listening to music. MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AT BROTHERS? Any shift I've done, there's always something or someone to make you laugh. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? Living and working overseas.

ZERO TOLERANCE ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB CONTINUES TO ENFORCE THE MESSAGE OF ZERO TOLERANCE TO ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN ANY FORM. The Club will not condone nor ignore this behaviour. All members, guests and visitors are to be respectful to one another at all times at the Club.


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EVENTS VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER

$70 M per couple / $80 NM per couple

ENTRÉE Lemon Pepper Calamari - served on a bed of rice noodles with garlic aioli Satay Chicken Skewers - served on a bed of steamed rice

MAIN COURSE (CHOICE OF) Barramundi - Lightly cajun dusted, grilled with sautéed spinach, mash and coriander chutney Eye Fillet - Grilled eye fillet, beer battered fries, garden salad and grilled tomato Chicken Breast - Filled with prawn meat, sliced over a warm herb potato and baby leaf salad

SPEND THE EVENING WITH YOUR LOVED ONE IN TRYLINE STEAKHOUSE

DESSERT (CHOICE OF) Profiteroles - Cream filled choux pastry balls topped with chocolate fudge Honey and Macadamia Crepe Plus a glass of champagne, pot of beer or softdrink

THE LIFE OF REILLY BAND/ OBAR

ST PATRICK’S DAY The luck of the Irish will be bestowed on the Club this St Patrick’s Day. Dressed in a pasture of green, you won’t be disappointed with the lineup of entertainment. The Life of Reilly Band will be taking to the stage playing traditional Irish tunes. Plus, the WATKINS ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE will be making an appearance.

ON THE MENU Roast lamb Sausages in a tomato, onion and basil gravy Guinness and beef pie Irish lamb stew Lamb chops with mint gravy …and much, much more!

ENTERTAINMENT IN THE OBAR 11.30am - 2.30pm and back for an encore performance from 6.30pm - 9.30pm

BOOKINGS Call Brothers Reception on 3817 2999 for more information.


EVENTS /25 MONSTER CENT AUCTION SATURDAY 8 MARCH Ipswich Bowls Club, Merle Finnimore Ave, Queens Park

QUESTION MARKS TRIVIA Wednesday 7pm / OBar

Entry $2 per person includes ONE FREE SHEET OF TICKETS Good prizes and light Supper (sandwiches, chips, drinks are available for sale)

Great prizes and jackpots on offer. No entry fee.

Tickets available at Club 9-11am and 1-3pm on the day. Tickets will also be available prior to the day. Please call to arrange a time to pick them up. Phone: Lee Holland 3281 4526 / Bowls Club 3281 1420

AUSTRALIAN PRO POKER

Doors Open 4.30pm / Start 7pm / Free Parking / Lucky Door Prize

Wednesday 6pm / Sports Bar Test your skills.

Ipswich Bowls Club IPSWICH BOWLS CLUB CALENDAR 2014 MEN’S CLUB • Every Thurs Open Pairs - 12.30pm start • Every Sat Social - 12.30pm start • 1st Mon of the Month 400 Club - 11am start • 3rd Mon of the Month 3 Bowl Pairs -11am start LADIES • Every Wed morning (Open) - 9am start • 4th Monday of the month (Party Day) • Open Fours (Big prizes, lunch included) BAREFOOT BOWLS • Every Friday night (during summer) - 6.30pm start • Sausage Sizzle after game LINE DANCING • Tues & Thurs mornings from 9am • Thursday evening from 6pm

JOIN TODAY! Social Bowls membership only $10! Merle Finimore Avenue, Queens Park • Phone 3281 1420 ipsbowls@bigpond.com • www.ipswichbowlsclub.bowls.com.au


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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FEBRUARY ONLY

Order a main meal from the Tryline between 5.30pm - 6.00pm during February and receive your second main meal for half price! Available to members only. Conditions apply

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