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BROTHERS BULLETIN: AUTUMN EDITION

Contents General Business

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Hail to the Bus Driver

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Around The Club with Graham Major promos - it’s all happening! 6 Behind the Bar with Hallsy Wine Tasting 8

MAJOR PROMOS

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ZED 28

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Feature: Still Bowling Along 10 In the Kitchen with Chrissie Try the Tryline

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In Focus: BOBs 14 March Entertainment

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Getting to Know: Zed 28 18 April Entertainment

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WINE TASTING

Getting to Know: Transition 22 May Entertainment

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Why not try: Social Darts

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In the Community: Young Life

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Jokes for Frank

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Kindred Clubs Contacts

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Brothers Notice Board

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JEAN BELL

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TRANSITION

SOCIAL DARTS

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Welcome to the autumn edition of the Brothers Bulletin. In this issue we pay tribute to a long-standing member of staff, there’s a feature on a remarkable athlete, we get to know a couple of our regular bands, we invite you to try social darts and we learn a bit more about the Brothers Old Boys. And of course, some of our managers tell you what’s going on in various parts of the club.

PUBLICATION Brothers Bulletin is a quarterly publication for members and guests. All information was correct at time of printing. Editor: Anthony Watkins Design: Tandem E. Tandem Pty Ltd Advertising Enquiries: awatkins@brothersipswich.com.au

COVER Clare and Lachlan show off the new Brothers uniforms. Photography: Inscape Photography

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As you might be aware, Brent Kinnane was appointed a Director of the Leagues Club in the middle of last year, filling a casual vacancy after the retirement of Terry Sessarago. I am pleased to say his position was formally endorsed by the members at the elections held in November as both he and new addition Michelle Kerr were elected to the Board. I am looking forward to continuing our strong working relationship with Chairman Greg Walsh and the rest of the Brothers Leagues Club Board, and take this opportunity to publicly welcome its two newest members. This time of year is full of anticipation with trial games already underway and the footy season proper about to kick off. Former Captain, Jason Connors has returned to take over as coach in 2016 and we’re all hopeful the boys can put in another good showing. The club is continuing to trade well and early indications suggest the introduction of the Brothers Advantage loyalty program has been well received by members. We have been working hard to try and explain the program as simply as possible but as with anything new there are always challenges along the way. Now we are several months into it and most of the initial teething problems have been worked through, I am confident the majority of our members are highly satisfied with what we consider to be the most generous loyalty program in the region. Behind the scenes we are continuing the planning process into the future development of the club. A survey of members conducted earlier this year drew more than 1800 respondents and will be used to help inform decision making. The most likely outcome is the work will be conducted in stages over several years and we remain optimistic the first stage will commence later this year. We will keep you updated with progress and any significant developments along the way. In the meantime, enjoy reading and I look forward to seeing you at the Club. Cheers,


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Hail to the Bus Driver –

Ron Sutton

There aren’t too many people who can boast working at Brothers for longer than the General Manager, Mark Hennelly. Ron Sutton can.

Ron started a few months prior to Mark as a groundsman in May 1993 and was in that role until just a few years ago when he became a permanent courtesy bus driver. Now, after close to 23 years at Brothers, Ron has decided to call time. An Ipswich local, born and bred, Ron first knew of Brothers through playing rugby league. He played for another club but says even back then he respected the blue and white for being a well run organisation. When an employment opportunity came up, he jumped at it. “I was working for the Education Department as a groundsman at a state school and funding just wasn’t there,” explains Ron. “I could see a future here, that the place would grow and I could contribute to it.” In the early 1990s, Brothers Leagues Club was a fraction of the size it is today. Currently Brothers employs 117 people. When Ron came on board there were only about twenty. But the smaller size had an upside with all the staff being very close. “It was more like a little family business” says Ron. “We worked out of a little garage beside the canteen, and then when they started extensions we moved into a little house across the road.” “I was employed as a groundsman but we did everything. We unloaded beer trucks, we mowed, I set bingo up, set the function room up, anything, just anything.” “We had to crawl before we walked in the early days. Water was a big problem. The creek would silt up and I’d have to get in the creek and dig a hole so the pump would actually work overnight. And then go down and get in the creek the next morning again and start from scratch. It was just

something we did. You had to do it so you did it.” General Manager, Mark Hennelly remembers Ron as a willing worker with a keen interest in maintaining the fields. “Ron virtually was our first fulltime grounds employee and I just remember it was good to have someone permanently able to do that work and start the basis of the care and attention we now give to our fields” says Mark. “He got really excited when we bought some new equipment. Because obviously we didn’t have a lot of equipment like we’ve got now.” It’s an observation that Ron shares when he thinks back to what he used to work with when he started. “In the early days we only had an old Ford tractor and a ride-on mower. And when they were both broken down, which was often, we’d have to mow the field by hand with a push mower. You’d allocate a day to mow it, a day to rake it and then all your other jobs you had to do.” But no matter the challenges, Ron always found the rewards paid off. He took particular pride in the facilities Brothers was able to provide for the juniors. “I used to like the grounds because you saw the enjoyment the kids got out of it. You could have a bad week and come down here on a Saturday morning and watch the kids run around and it was worth it to see the enjoyment they were getting out of it.” Now that Ron is in a position where he is able to retire, he is looking forward to allocating more time to some of the things he loves. “I think there’s more to life than work. And I want to look after myself a lot

better than I have been.” He plans to catch up on some fishing and camping and is looking forward to watching more live football games. As a Broncos fan, he found his work driving the buses in the last few years often conflicted with their home games. But now he’s keen to renew his membership and start going again. And of course, you can expect to see him at a lot more Brothers games. Ron’s other great passion is custom cars. He used to run car shows in the eighties and plans to build another hot rod in the near future. “My wife loves the car side of it. Between the two of us we’d like to get back into it and do some travelling with the cars as well,” say Ron. “We’ve been looking for a while, but now that I won’t be at work I’ll have a lot more time to go to shows and swap meets.” While travelling might be on the cards, Ron has no plans to leave Ipswich permanently and says he is grateful for his time at Brothers. “The place certainly has changed. And it’s going to get bigger again” says Ron. “Just generally everywhere the club’s got bigger and better. I’ve made a lot of good friends here and I hope the friendship continues. I’m sure I’ll be welcome whenever I come in.” We haven’t seen the last of Ron yet. “He’s more than welcome to come down” says Mark. “Ron will be missed. There is no doubt about that. He’s built up a lot of friendships over the years with people that worked here and more recently with the members that he chauffeured around in the courtesy buses. I wish him all the best. I hope he has a long, healthy and happy retirement.”

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AROUND THE CLUB WITH GRAHAM

Major promos: it’s all happening! I am really excited by the response we’ve had so far to the Brothers Advantage Program. Our regular members are clearly enjoying the benefits of the easier access, faster rewards and bigger discounts on offer. Even brand new members are taking advantage of the instant 10% discount they receive on food and beverages in greater numbers than before.

After a successful Summer Series of weekly promotions we’ve decided to keep them all running for the time being. Off-Peak Power Points will still be in effect seven days a week between 10am and 12pm. You can still Flip our attendant for cash on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The biggest weekly raffle in town isn’t going anywhere. And, you can keep playing Bombardier on Sundays. We have, however, made a couple of slight tweaks. But we think you’ll like them. Our Weekday Waffel each Monday to Friday at 2.30pm will continue to offer ten fantastic prizes consisting of meat trays, fruit and vegetable baskets, alcoholic beverages and delicious bakery treats. You can still get free tickets when you spend $10 or more at the Brasserie or when you collect $200

or more on the gaming floor before 2pm. The tweak we’ve made is now there will be an eleventh draw for $100 cash. And we’re giving you even more chances to win the Members Draw each week with an extra jackpot draw added at 7pm. Now you will have four chances to win a minimum $5,000 every Thursday and Friday night between 7pm and 10pm just for being here. These Jackpot Draws will continue to be followed by consolation draws of $500 each at 10.30pm and 11pm so make sure you are using your membership card to generate entries. Speaking of using your card to generate entries, our Major Promotion drawn on the 30th of April is another beauty! In The Car or The Cash our major prize winner will have the choice of one of three stunning vehicles valued at up to

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$27,620 or they can take the $15,000 cash. If you want a closer look to help you make up your mind, head down to Blue Ribbon Motors in Yamanto and ask for a test drive. And when that one is over we’re bringing back Choose Your Own Adventure with entries commencing in May. Just like last year, the major prize will be a $15,000 holiday to pretty much wherever you want to go. You could take the family for a tour of American Theme Parks, or take a loved one to see the Romantic Capitals of Europe. Maybe you would go on an African Safari? It’s entirely up to you. There’s also a lot happening in entertainment during autumn. With our Morning Melodies on Thursdays, our Friday and Saturday night acts in both the O Bar and the Sports Bar, the

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Sunday arvo Rock n Roll and evening MusiQue jam sessions, our resident illusionist on Thursday evenings and our Senior Sessions on the first Tuesday of the month, there has never been more free entertainment on offer. As for feature acts, the 17th of March is St Patricks Day and The Life of Reilly Band are back again this year to present a mix of traditional and popular singalong Irish songs together with poems and silly stories. They’re also bringing special guests the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance. The first performance starts at 11am and then they return in the evening for a second show at 6pm. On the 7th of April we have a special school holidays treat for the kids. The Mime & Magic Show is a comedy magic act for all ages featuring mime artist Peter Wilson and our very own resident Illusionist Josh Norbido. This 90 minute

show starts at 4pm. It’s free but we still need you to book as seats are limited. Contact reception for a ticket. Then Josh returns at 7pm for his full stage show that he has performed across Australia and around the world. You’ve seen him do his up close illusions each Thursday, but you haven’t seen this. Sit back and witness astonishing magic, manipulation of the mind, comical audience participation and a spell binding conclusion in this two hour production! Tickets are only $15 and available from reception or online. We also have another special treat for members in April. New York Singersongwriter Mike Scala and his band will be calling in to Brothers while touring his new album. Mike has worked with artists such as The John Butler Trio, Imagine Dragons and One Republic. Expect a night of high energy, interactive Acoustic Rock/Pop. You can

catch this free show in the O Bar from 8pm on Thursday the 28th of April. Then in May for Mothers Day, we’ve got the Rod Stewart Show featuring Shaun Marshall. Shaun is one of the UK’s most exciting vocal talents and is bringing his electric tribute to this legendary superstar to Australia for the first time. The show covers the fortyplus year career of this renowned artist and is full of instantly recognisable hits such as Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?, Hot Legs, The First Cut Is The Deepest and so many more! Tickets are only $25 for the show on its own or you can make a day of it and bundle tickets with the Tryline Mothers Day Special. There really is a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Continue to experience the Brothers Advantage and I look forward to seeing you around the club.

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BEHIND THE BAR WITH HALLSY

Wine Tasting A nice drop of wine is truly one of life’s great pleasures. Unfortunately a lot of people are put off by the snobbery that sometimes gets associated with wine appreciation and are intimidated by the sheer complexity of what is ultimately just fermented grape juice.

There are probably a few choice words I could use to describe those people who think they’re somehow special for knowing a few grape varieties, regions and vintages. But I won’t. With so many styles available to suit all kinds of preferences, wine should be accessible to everyone.

included, these nights are very popular and we even have some members who have been regularly attending since the very beginning. On Friday, April 8 we will be holding another such event and it’s open to everyone.

This is where a bit of expert advice can help point you in the right direction.

Representatives from Brown Brothers, Casella Wines, Pernod Ricard Wines, Accolade Wines, Oyster Bay Wines and Samuel Smith & Sons will all be there and will be bringing with them at least forty different wines for you to try. All preferences will be covered with a range of Whites, Reds, Sparkling and even Ports.

For the last fifteen or so years, we’ve been hosting wine tasting events with our suppliers on hand to answer your questions and hopefully introduce you to a whole new experience with wine. With canapés and cheese platters

Whether you are already a connoisseur or just curious, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a night out while you learn about some of the products on offer. These nights also give us an idea of what is popular and what we should stock in

Yet, for the novice, it can sometimes be difficult knowing where to start. And a bad experience first up can prevent you from discovering something magical.

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our bottle shop and behind the bar. If you do find something to your taste, special discount prices will be offered exclusively for orders placed on the night for everything on display. You don’t have to pay until you collect your order. Of course, what you like is up to you, but at this time of year, I will be paying close attention to the full bodied reds. And that’s the great thing about wine. There is bound to be something to suit everyone. We only have a limited number of places available and tickets can be purchased from reception. Get yours today and join me for a evening of new experiences. Who knows what you might find?

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FEATURE

Still Bowling Along Few people can boast an involvement in sport to rival Ipswich Bowling Club’s Jean Bell. After twenty three years of playing indoor bowls, she took up lawn bowls in 1972 and began an association that still continues today. It was through her late husband George, who played alongside her into his 80s, that 96 year old Jean was first introduced to the sport she now loves. George’s boss at the time, Len Woodford, was also the President of Booval (now Swifts) and he asked the Bells to become members. They remained at Booval for sixteen years before moving to Ipswich. At first it was just something to do. But more than forty years later, lawn bowls has become an integral part of Jean’s life.

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Her motivation is quite simple. “I just like playing” she says “Good company, good competition.” And don’t be fooled by this nonagenarian’s cheeky smile. On the green, Jean is as fierce a competitor as they come. Or at least she was until a serious shoulder injury in early 2015 almost forced her to give the game away. Inevitably, she found a way to overcome this setback and has now mastered the Bowler’s Arm, a device that has allowed her to


“ Good company, good competition continue playing 2-3 days every week. And while she is modest about her achievements, a little prompting from her son Bevin and daughter Debbie reveals a fairly substantial list of accolades. “Oh yeah, I went to a lot of carnivals and everything,” Jean recalls matterof-factly. “I played a few Pennants. Won my first one in 1980. Skipped it. Skipped second division in 1992 and played in the winning team in 1993 and we played again in division 2 in 2014 and we got runners-up.” Of these, it was her first Pennant Badge as Skip that she remembers most fondly. “I thought it was best. It was in Division 5 but it was good” she says with a laugh. Like most bowls clubs around the country, Ipswich Bowling Club relies heavily on its volunteers. Jean has been in amongst it since she started, serving in numerous official roles including positions of President, Games Selector and Games Director and helping out with catering and fundraising. When asked why she thought it was so important for her to be involved at this level her response is typically tonguein-cheek. “So you know what’s going on,” she laughs. Fittingly, after a quarter of a century of service, she was awarded a Life Membership at Ipswich Bowls Club in 2013 and is currently the Vice Patron of the Ladies Section. Along the way, this matriarch of a family that now spans five generations with 45 great grand children and 2 great great grand children has picked up her Veterans, Super Veterans and Super Super Veterans Badges. In the decades she has been involved, Jean has observed many changes in both the game of bowls and the club she says has gone ahead in leaps and bounds. “When we started, we all had the same bowls and we played on couch. It was just a drawn game. Everybody was in the same boat. As time went on, bowls changed, colours came in and they changed the way they roll. And the dress when I started was a long white dress, three inches below the knee and stockings. Then after that they brought in that the ladies could wear white shorts or white three quarters

and then the coloured three quarters and so it went on. Now, they come out in all colours. Each club seems to have their own colours.” Not that she minds, most changes she just takes in her stride. “Oh, the colours are nice” she says. And as for the club, Jean has watched it steadily grow from year to year in terms of both facilities and membership. “I’d say it’s the best it’s been. It’s very satisfying to see it grow.” Jean’s passion for bowling has now been passed down to the next generation. Her son Bevin and daughter Debbie are both heavily involved at Ipswich and her other daughter Coral plays at Coffs Harbour. According to Jean, they’re the bowlers and she’s the novice now. “I showed Bevin how to play but now he’s better than me. I think Deb had a coach but they’re both better than me now.” Her children agree that Jean was, and is, an inspiration for them to follow in her footsteps. Debbie says part of the reason she took up the sport 11 years ago was due to observing her mother’s good health and vitality. “I thought there must have been something in this bowls that I’d have to join.” At 96 years young, Jean isn’t showing any signs of slowing down either. She still does her own washing and ironing and loves to cook for family and friends. If she’s not at Ipswich Bowling Club there’s a fair chance you’ll find her at Brothers enjoying a lemon, lime and bitters. Bevin says she’s a great supporter of the club and the staff all know her. “I’m a good member of Brothers,” she agrees with a laugh. And in her own understated way she remains just as passionate about the game that has been part of her life for longer than many of its current members have walked the Earth. She has no plans to retire just yet. “Oh yeah, I enjoy it”

Pictured (top to bottom): Joined Lawn Bowls at Booval Bowls Club (now Swifts) in 1972; President Booval Bowls Club (now Swifts) in 1978 with QLBA ladies; President - skipped winning pennant team in 1993 in 2nd Division; Won first pennant badge as skip in 1980; Division 3 2015; Life member November 2013.

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHRISSIE

Try the Tryline Autumn is a season of change and we’re making a few changes here as well. More than likely, by the time you read this we will have introduced our new menu at the Tryline. It comes into effect on Thursday 3rd of March.

Some of our newer members may not have had a chance to visit the Tryline yet. Some may not even realise that it’s there, tucked up behind the Sports Bar. The Tryline is primarily a steakhouse although in recent years the menu has been expanded quite a bit to include seafood, poultry, pasta and vegetarian meals. It differs from the Brasserie in that it offers full table service and the menu is a little more adventurous. It’s where you would go for a special occasion or if you simply prefer a change from the traditional club meals found in the Brasserie. We like to update the menu every four or five months to keep it fresh and engaging. When we do, it’s always a challenge to find the right balance between keeping the old favourites and introducing something new and exciting, and this menu is no different.

One of the brand new dishes to look out for is the Chicken Oscar. It’s a lovely grilled free-range chicken breast topped with pan-fried king prawns and fresh asparagus spears and finished with a delicious hollandaise sauce.

The Brasserie will continue to offer the simple classic value meals but expect to see a few heartier meals added in preparation for the cooler weather. Something else we’re doing at the Brasserie that I’m particularly looking forward to is our Chef’s Signature Specials. I’ve laid down the challenge to all our chefs to come up with a dish that we will feature as a special for a week or so. They will be competing with each other for bragging rights to see whose dish turns out to be most popular.

“Finding the right balance between old favourites and introducing new and exciting.

Some of the new additions to the menu were originally specials we had on for short periods of time that have proved popular such as the Rib and Bugs, the Eye Fillet with Creamy Garlic Prawns and the Salmon Fillet. Of these, my tip is the Eye Fillet is going to be the most popular with members. It’s char-grilled on our volcanic rock grill which gives it a nice smokey flavour throughout. The prawns are marinated in garlic and then pan-fried with a dash of cream and the combination is simply heavenly. Some things were just meant to go together.

My personal choice though, would be between the Sweet Chilli Prawns, which we serve as an entrée, or if I was feeling hungry, the 500gm Rump. The rump is a beautiful piece of steak but at half a kilo I find it a challenge to get though. I like it cooked rare on the char-grill, it’s absolutely amazing. And to complete the meal, I’d have it with the Caesar salad and probably the mash. In other parts of the club, we’re also currently working on revising the Coffee Shop and Brasserie menus and expect to have them available in April.

Maybe, if we get a good response one or two of these will appear on future menus.

Finally, Mothers Day is coming up and we will once again be offering our hugely popular Buffet Breakfast and Lunch sittings. Each comes with a wide selection to cater to everyone’s tastes and is a great option to bring the whole family along. If you really want to impress mum, we’ll be offering a special two-course package in the Tryline. You can choose from a selection of three mains and three desserts that you can have separately or bundled with a ticket to the Rod Stewart Tribute Show. She will love it. I highly recommend you book early for Mothers Day as there are only limited places available.

Bon Appetit!

The Coffee Shop Menu will still be focused on light meals and snacks but we’re looking to introduce a few extra healthier options.

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IN FOCUS

BOBS Brothers Ipswich Rugby League Football Club Old Boys and Supporters Incorporated, better known as the Brothers Old Boys and Supporters (or BOBS) became an incorporated body in 2007. But their roots go back at least fifty years. Current President, James McGill says back then they didn’t have a formal committee. But they used to meet to organise functions and fundraising activities. “I was having a discussion with the late Norma Flannery (wife of Denis, Brothers Old Boy and Australian representative player), and she was telling me one night that she could recall back in the 60s they used to meet at her pub, in at the Ulster Hotel in Ipswich and have Old Boys meetings back then,” says James. “I think that’s probably the earliest recollection I’ve got of the Old Boys.” According to James, becoming an incorporated body has added a bit more professionalism to what BOBS does and has opened up new opportunities such as the ability to apply for grants and attract their own sponsors. “I think it was pretty smart to set it up that way”.

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The heart and soul of any sporting club is the group of dyed in the wool, one-eyed supporters who bleed the team colours. At Brothers, we call these guys BOBS.

As a result, BOBS has been able to contribute tens of thousands of dollars in recent years to Brothers Football Club and Brothers Junior Football Club through sponsorships, donations and the purchase of infrastructure and capital works items. James says BOBS places a strong emphasis on rugby league development. “If we can develop good coaches and prepare the boys for the transition to Senior footy then I believe the Juniors are the cornerstone to a strong and successful Senior Football Club” says James. “And it’s hopefully these guys that will be our long term players, officials, and Old Boys and Supporters. That’s a big part of why we see our Juniors as the future of our clubs.” In addition to their contributions to football and the wider community, BOBS is also very much about fostering and maintaining a connection to the club. “I think it’s also a social thing. We’re all fairly social people,” says James. “We do a lot of bus trips, bowls nights, we just try and bring everyone together and it’s not always about making money. I think

the emphasis is on mateship and the comradery that comes with being part of Brothers. I guess the Old Boys is probably just about keeping the community sense about Brothers as a whole.” Unlike many other Old Boys organisations, BOBS does not require you to have actually played for Brothers. You become a member of BOBS because you care about the future of the club and you want to be involved in the culture. “People come to clubs for various reasons. It doesn’t devalue it in any way. I think it shows your passion for your club,” says James. “With so many players shifting clubs these days it’s hard to keep those traditions going. We work really hard at maintaining those connections.” Two years ago BOBS inducted their inaugural Life Members, Mark Hennelly and Rex Jorgenson. Mark and Rex took on the Old Boys back in the early 1980s and were President and Secretary Treasurer up until 2006 when they handed it over to the new full committee. “That’s pretty important,” says James. “I mean, yeah we raise a lot of money and we do a lot of donations and stuff


like that but I think it’s the history. What those blokes can’t tell you about Brothers hasn’t happened. That’s how we look at Rex and Mark. Basically, we refer to them as the keepers of the flame. They kept it going through chook raffles and sportsman’s nights. We just found that what they had done was worthy. When you look at what Life Membership gets handed out for now, we thought that 22 years of keeping it going by themselves without a committee or anything was pretty good going.” The Old Boys probably wouldn’t be as strong as it is now without the introduction of the Masters. In 2008 they put in a side in the then ARL Masters Tournament at Runaway Bay and it was from then they found more people interested in returning to Brothers to get involved. That’s also when James and current Vice President Michael Burgess joined the BOBS committee. “I think that was a big achievement for the Old Boys,” says James “The strength of the Masters did help it kick along.” Other notable achievements in recent years include the hugely successful 100 Year Celebration Dinner in 2014 and the High Tea last year to acknowledge Women in League.

Pictured: BOBS Australia Day Big Bash Game against the Brothers Football Club Legends

“That was a big thing for the Old Boys,” says James. “The local member Jennifer Howard attended and she was wrapped in what the ladies had organised. And the Centenary Dinner saw some people return to Brothers who had had an

absence as life took them in different directions for different reasons.” 2016 looks like being a busy year for BOBS too. “We’ve got quite a few reunions, ten, twenty, thirty and forty year reunions that the guys are wanting to host,” says James. “It will be great to put a marquee down on the hill and recall those guys from those years. You can guarantee it will be a massive day. That’s probably our biggest thing for this year, to make sure something happens for these reunions.” Currently BOBS have around 120 members on the books. Anyone with an interest in Brothers is welcome to join. Annual membership costs $10 and runs October to September. “We don’t have any expectations on our members,” says James. “For your ten dollars, we would normally have a couple of games where we’d subsidise beers. So we give our members cheap beers at home games a couple of times. They love our raffles. Not only that, the AGM for the Leagues Club and the Old Boys share the same day and we combine to put on drinks and nibblies after that as well. So for your ten dollars, you’ve done alright.” If you are interested in joining or just supporting BOBS, come down to their weekly meat raffle held every Saturday from 2pm in the Sports Bar or contact them using the details on page 30.

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05 March Vintage

11 March SoulCutz

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18 March Ear Candy

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26 March Truckstop

31 March Glenn Callaghan

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05 March Sarenda

06 March The Rock Hounds

11 March Chester

12 March Rush Hour

18 March Wasabi

19 March Diva Demolition

13 March Little Stevie and the Tail Fins

25 March CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY

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GETTING TO KNOW

Zed 28 When Mark Nyburg let Paul Bonsey get up and sing with his band at a wedding, he probably had no idea that some fifteen years later he would wind up as Paul’s lead guitarist. At the time, Paul was a rock n roll dance instructor and he used to hire Mark’s band for the dances. But after getting a taste of the spotlight, Paul was bitten. He picked up a guitar for the first time ever in 2000 and hasn’t looked back. “First song I ever learned right through was Red Cadillac. That’s the first song I ever learned and I never ever get sick of it.” Paul started Zed 28 about eight years ago, naming the band after his Camaro because it seemed to fit. Cars and rock n roll just go together. Zed 28 have been through many changes and now Paul is the only original member remaining. The current line up of Paul (vocals and rhythm guitar), Mark (lead guitar and vocals), Shane Jacobs (upright bass) and John E Rockit (drums and vocals) has only been together for about a year, but Paul is confident he has finally got the ingredients right. When Paul found himself short of a guitarist he called Mark. Mark had started his musical career playing guitar in a successful rockabilly band but had also spent eight years in a hard rock outfit and touring with some big name acts before returning to rockabilly for a five year stint as a double bass player. When Paul called, Mark was just starting to think about picking up his guitar again.

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“Paul rung me up and said, ‘Do you want to play again?’ So I said ‘yeah, ok no worries’ and we started playing. And I said ‘How far do you want to go with it? And he said he wanted it to be like my old band and I said, ‘Yeah all right. These are the guys we have to get’.” John had played drums with Mark years earlier so he was the natural choice for the new lineup. After a couple of bass players that didn’t work out, they recruited Shane from another band. Collectively, they decided to knuckle down and get serious. “We want to do this. We want to play good music. We all know each other very well. We all get on. except Shane. He’s just a bass player,” laughs John. They describe the music they play as danceable rockabilly. “It’s all pretty much based on rock n roll and rockabilly and the aim is to have a lot of fun on stage and then hope that transfers to the people on the floor,” says John. “If there are dancers there we’ll slow it down a little,” says Paul. “We don’t change the songs but we slow them down so that they’re danceable. But if we’ve got people sitting, and they’re just enjoying the music we play at a higher tempo and we just encourage the crowd to enjoy what we do.”

listens so we all listen to each others’ criticism and it’s worked out really well.” Already, they are starting to see some success. Playing one of the main venues at Cooly Rocks On, the biggest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival in Australia, they packed the place out and according to John, “slayed them”. Someone who wasn’t able to get in that night sent Paul a message “Paul, the place is full. They’re dancing out here in the street!” “It’s a very fickle crowd down there and we had to work hard to impress them,” recalls John. “And we did it and it was just a great weekend. And since then really it’s just had a roll-on effect.” Now Zed 28 are fielding requests to play interstate. “We haven’t really put the feelers out, they’re approaching us. That’s the ride that we’re going on,” says John. “We’ve done Ballina, we’ve done Casino, we’ve done Tweed Heads, now we’ve got Yamba,” says Paul. Mark is confident the band can find gigs all the way down the coast to Melbourne and across to Adelaide.

Some of the songs they play that always get a big reaction include pretty much anything by Elvis and Rockabilly Rebel by Matchbox.

“There’s heaps of shows in Melbourne, like hot rod shows that I know would want us,” he says. “Rockabilly fits a little bit into the country but if you go too far it doesn’t suit. It’s more you stay on the coast way and you’ll pretty much be ok.”

“Everyone knows that one if you’re a rock n roller or if you’re not a rock n roller. Everyone knows that song and they love it to death” says John.

While touring the rockabilly circuit seems a certainty for these guys, in the short term you can still find them playing a few gigs at Brothers.

While they haven’t been together as Zed 28 all that long, each of the members can recognise the potential.

“I like it how there’s a lot of families here, not just the rock n rollers. It’s good to have a different mix,” says Mark.

“This is the line up. This is it,” says Mark. “I’ll fight to keep this one together,” agrees John. “It doesn’t matter how good the players are,” explains Mark. “I’ve backed up with very good session players and it hasn’t mixed, it hasn’t gelled. I feel this band gels well. I can sort of turn to Shane and say ‘how about we try this?’ and he does it. So he listens. John listens, I listen, Paul

“I actually find it’s not hard to play here because we get a good crowd reaction. Some places we play it’s really hard work. This place is not hard work. This is good fun,” adds John. The boys love a bit of interaction with the crowd and encourage punters to come and hang out with them. “Come up and have a listen, enjoy yourself. Just pretty much have some fun.”

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Double Vision

09 April

Rock Steady

15 April

Route 66

16 April

Midnight Rambler

22 April

Paisley Road

23 April

Sekada Band

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Caught in the Act

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02 April

No Standing

03 April

Stray Fragments

08 April

Bootleg Flyers

09 April

Super Active Rock

10 April

Wally & The Gators

15 April

Men Behaving Loudly

16 April

The Whiskey Brothers

17 April

Bit by Bit

22 April

Just Like That

23 April Hippopotamus

24 April

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GETTING TO KNOW

Transition Transition were founded by husband and wife, John and Marlene Rawlings with friends they met through the Queensland Caravan Club in 2008. Together with Doug Jones, also from the original line up, they have been performing regularly at Brothers since August 2009.

Today the band consists of Marlene (electric piano), Doug (guitar and vocals), John (drums) and relative newcomer, John Klasen (bass and vocals). According to John (Rawlings), they first asked John (Klasen) to stand in for a show just over two years ago when their bass player at the time indicated he was planning to buy a new van and go travelling. They had spotted John at another venue performing with a country band and were impressed by his musicianship and professionalism. “We had our eye on this guy because he was multi-skilled and of good character” says John. “Then the original bass player resigned and John (Klasen) and his wife were in here having dinner and Marlene saw them and came over and said look, you wouldn’t believe this but we’ve got a vacancy in the band. If you want to talk it over with your wife, we’d like to have you on board. He said, I’m in. I don’t have to talk it over with my wife. That was it.” Fortunately his wife, now also friends with the Rawlings, was supportive.

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you’ve lost the plot.”

“I’m very particular about the whole package, how we present onstage, our dress code and all that,” says John. “We’re very particular about how we present our band.”

This approach means sometimes having to put the show ahead of personal interests. John prefers playing rock and roll, while Marlene loves ragtime and boogie woogie. But the whole band understands that it’s the audience that matters and they’ll happily play whatever the crowd want to hear.

Since the start of 2016, Transition have been hosting the Seniors Sessions on the first Tuesday of each month. It is an audience they have been cultivating for a number of years. “Since we formed Transition we focused on the seniors and through word of mouth people have heard about us,” says John. “A lot of the people who come to hear us on the Tuesday are listeners, they’re not dancers,” says Marlene. “They’re older people that enjoy music and come to listen to what we play. There are dancers too.” Transition plays popular music that their audience grew up with from as far back as the 1930s through to current times covering everything from waltzes, swing, country, rock & roll, boogie woogie as well as a few originals.

While Transition have been around for less than a decade, the individual members boast a musical pedigree that extends back further than members of most other bands have been alive. Collectively, this four-piece has around 270 years of experience and have ticked almost every box along the way. Between them they have been involved in teaching music, producing concerts, performing in brass bands in the military, working the country music circuit in Queensland and the Rock and Roll pub circuit in Sydney with big name touring acts.

Each show is meticulously planned by Marlene, sometimes to a theme, and no two shows are the same. Rarely do more than a handful of songs get repeated from one four-hour performance to the next and only then if they are especially popular by request.

They come from a time before computers and are immensely proud of the fact that they are a 100% live band who plays all their instruments with no

“We play all types of music,” adds John. “What we focus on is our audience. You’ve got to perform to suit the audience you’re attracting otherwise

“We’re a variety band” explains Marlene. “We know we can’t please everyone all the time so we aim to please some of the people some of the time and by playing a variety of music I think we’re able to do that.”

“We’ve got a big repertoire,” says Marlene. “Sometimes somebody will come up and say can you play so and so, and if it’s not in our program which we’ve set for that day, the answer is we haven’t got it on the program today but we’ll do that for you next month,” says John. The audience focus extends off-stage too. “John and I like to move around the people and have a few words with them, make them feel they’re part of it,” says Marlene. “We appreciate their attendance.” “We’ve got quite a following that come here. We can see a build up from further afield and it’s all through word of mouth,” says John. “There’s even a lady who comes from Brisbane.” Although in the beginning Transition played at various venues around Brisbane, these days they prefer to perform exclusively at Brothers which is close to home and close to their hearts. “We enjoy playing here and that’s where we want to spend our time” says John. “Brothers were kind enough to give us a go here and this is where we want to stay.” Now their sole focus is on making a success of the relatively new Senior Sessions. So far they have proved quite popular. But ever the perfectionist, John believes there is more to be done. “Once we run out of chairs I’ll be happy” he says.


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May

FRIDAYS

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CLUB STYLE VARIETY

50’S & 60’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

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7.30PM-11.30PM

05 May

Kevin Smith

06 May Indecision

07 May

12 May

Billy Guy

13 May SoulCutz

14 May Atmosphere

19 May

Rob Rosenlund & Tony Jeffrey

20 May

Buddy Love & the Tremors

21 May

26 May

Glenn Callaghan

27 May

The Red Couch

Able Magwitch

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07 May

A Noble Few

01 May The Rock Hounds

13 May Chester

14 May

Dirty Dice

08 May Hot Rocks & the Rockettes

20 May

21 May

Diva Demolition

28 May

Zoophonic Blonde

15 May Little Stevie and the Tail Fins

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27 May Hippopotamus

22 May Crisis the Band 29 May Hot Wire

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Social Darts “The ability to send tungsten into a small area reliably and consistently is breathtaking” Stephen Fry

What began as a fairground game played in France in the nineteenth century before moving into pubs in the UK in the twentieth century has evolved in recent times into an international sport with more than six million regular participants. At the top level, massive television audiences watch championships played for huge sums of money in front of thousands of live spectators. The colour and spectacle of these events has to be seen to be believed with crazy costumes, colourful nicknames, entrances befitting a modern day gladiator and an atmosphere more akin to professional wrestling than a quiet night at the pub. Spokespeople for Brothers Social Darts Club, Jack Ryan and Daniel Suchanow say the regular games of the working man’s golf held here are more in keeping with the traditional values from which darts evolved. “Oh we like our darts,” says Jack. “You’re trying to win all the time. But we’re not being nasty and kicking somebody if they peg out.” “You can get one dart on the dart board and you’re not going to be harassed for not throwing that well” adds Dan. “At the end of the day we all drink together and laugh about it.” Jack was one of the founders of the club back in the mid-1980s. “When Kev Dixon was the Manager, I asked him if we could start social darts and he said ‘anything to bring people to the club.’ So we started straight away,” remembers Jack. “We built up to about 40 coming and decided to put a couple of teams in the West Moreton competition. Then we were here one night and actually it was Colin McGill who said ‘why don’t we just have our own competition here in the club?’ So we all agreed.”

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Now the Brothers Social Darts nights are held every Wednesday at 7pm in the Sports Bar. Two seasons leading into semi-finals and grand-finals are held between mid-February and Christmas with prizes awarded to teams and individuals.

Brothers is the Courtesy Bus available to Members to ensure you get home safely. Although the focus is primarily social, the club is also planning to provide the better players with a pathway to representative teams.

“You just show up. You either have your own team or we chuck you into a team. It’s just six different teams of mixed players at any level” he says.

“I’m looking into joining the Queensland Federation,” explains Dan. “So then if we do get 180s we’ll get acknowledged by Queensland, we’ll get badges. The better average players might qualify for Queensland.”

Darts is perhaps harder than it looks but if you have good hand-eye coordination then anyone can do it. A sport for all ages, it’s something you can play with your mum and dad. Last year Brothers Social Darts had regular players from sixteen to more than seventy years old.

They also have plans to introduce a new knock-out competition on the first Sunday of the month. It will be a pot luck doubles game where your partner is selected at random. Everyone will get a minimum two games so if you lose in the first round you still have a chance to get back into it.

“If you can throw anything from 16 grams to 35 grams two and a half metres you can play” says Dan.

For now, the Wednesday games are already underway. If you are interested in joining, the cost to play is $10 per week with the money going towards the prizes and the social nights. So come along by yourself or with friends and have a good time. You can even borrow darts while you’re starting out.

Dan says anyone is welcome to join.

Each Wednesday night games are played between teams (four v four), doubles (two v two) and singles. Points are awarded for wins and contribute to the overall team score. Everyone plays in all the different games and is guaranteed at least four games in a night. At the end of the night (which is usually around ten or eleven o’clock), whichever team has won the most games wins. While there is a season points tally, you don’t have to play every week and are welcome to join mid-season. Provided you play four nights in the season you can still qualify for the finals and can take part in the associated social events, which for many is the main draw card. “Most drinkers love a game of darts,” observes Jack. And, as Jack points out, one of the advantages of playing Social Darts at

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IN THE COMMUNITY

Young Life Ipswich Young Life is about connecting with young people in their world. We believe the best way to assist young people to make great life choices, is to come alongside them, in their school and community, and equip them to live life to the fullest. We build self-esteem and confidence in teenagers, and provide practical advice as well as pastoral care, without judgement, in much the same way a School Chaplain might. Summer Camp is our annual national camp that runs in January every year in Jindabyne NSW. For seven days, we had the absolute time of our lives! We spent time water skiing, tubing, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling. It was also a great opportunity to see the young people try things they’ve never done before, overcome fears and push themselves to another level! Thank you Brothers League Club for allowing us to take more kids on camp this year. Without your assistance a lot of the kids would not have been able to go. We really appreciate your support. Special thanks from campers: Dear Brothers! Thank you so much for your great deeds. Thanks to you I was able to attend this camp and I got over my fear of falling :) From Kat. Dear Brothers, Thank you for your support of Young Life. Thanks to you I made many new friends even though I suffer from anxiety. From a Young Life Camper. Dear Brothers. I would just like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to go and enjoy this spectacular camp. From Anonymous! Dear Brothers, Thank-you for the opportunity to attend this amazing camp, I learnt things I never knew!! From one happy camper

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CAN YOU HEAR ME?

Birthdays and anniversaries should not be challenges to see if we can again find the perfect present for you.

An old man went to the Doctor complaining that his wife could barely hear. The Doctor suggested a test to find out the extent of the problem.

Sunday is sports day. It’s like gravity or a full moon or gravity. Let it be. Just ask for what you want. Let’s be clear on this. Subtle hints don’t work. Nor do strong or even obvious hints. So just simply tell us what you want. We don’t remember dates. So write birthdays and anniversaries on the calendar and remind us frequently before the event. Most men own at most three pairs of shoes. So what makes you think we’re any good at helping you decide which pair of your shoes, out of forty, goes best with your dress? If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

“Stand far behind her and ask her a question, and then slowly move up and see how far away you are when she first responds.” The old man excited to finally be working on a solution for the problem, runs home and sees his wife preparing dinner. “Honey” the man asks standing around 20 feet away “what’s for dinner?”

A husband and wife are trying to set up a new password for their computer. The husband puts “Mypenis” and the wife falls on the ground laughing because on the screen it says, “Error. Not long enough.” A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, “The driver just insulted me!” The man says, “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

After receiving no response he tried it again 15 feet away, and again no response. Then again at 10 feet away and again no response. Finally he was 5 feet away “honey whats for supper?”

A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mum was talking about her side of the family.”

She replies “For the fourth time it’s lasagna!”

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE Benny decided to buy a present for his Uncle Sam’s birthday. With his older brother’s help he bought a present, wrapped it, and brought it to his uncle. His uncle, knowing that Benny’s father manufactured apple juice, and seeing a wet spot on the bottom corner of the box, decided to have some fun with Benny by trying to guess what was in the box. “Hmm” said Uncle Sam, dipping his finger on the wet spot and taking a quick taste, “I’m going to guess it’s a case of apple juice.” “No” said Benny jumping up and down clearly enjoying the game. “Not apple juice?” Said Uncle Sam clearly surprised. After another quick taste and a brief pause he guessed again “is it apple cider?” “No,” said Benny practically squealing in excitement “IT’S A PUPPY!”

Sources: laughfactory.com; greatcleanjokes.com; lefunny.net; funny-pictures.funmunch.com

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BROTHERS CRICKET CLUB

Contact James McGill Email jf.kb@optusnet.com.au BOBS@brothersipswich.com.au Phone 0434 353 874

Contact Brent Kinnane Email ipswichbrotherscricket@gmail.com Phone 0407 155 202

HANCOCK BROTHERS HOCKEY CLUB Contact Paul Hardie Email paul@bryntawelhorses.com Phone 0418 870 373 www.hancockbrothers.ipswichhockey.com

www.brothersipswich.qld.cricket.com.au

BROTHERS BASKETBALL CLUB Contact Kath Doyle Email kathdoyle@bigpond.com Phone 0421 000 057

BROTHERS NETBALL CLUB

BROTHERS SOCIAL BOWLS CLUB

Contact Julianne Elton Email brothersnetball@gmail.com Phone 0400 241 954

Contact Mark Potts Email brothersbowls@gmail.com Phone 0401 250 841

BROTHERS SOCIAL DARTS CLUB Contact Daniel Suchanow Phone 3812 0101

BROTHERS SOCIAL GOLF CLUB Contact Don Currie Email doncurrie53@gmail.com Phone 0439 725 313

CYMS ST EDMUNDS SWIMMING CLUB BROTHERS AOOB Contact Jack Ryan Phone 07 3816 1411

Contact Greg Roche Email president@cymsstedmunds.com.au Phone 0411 131 066 www.cymsstedmunds.com.au

IPSWICH ATHLETICS CLUB

IPSWICH BOWLS CLUB

Contact Vic Pascoe Email vgpascoe1@bigpond.com Phone 0409 754 884

Contact Daryl Knight Email darryl_knight@optusnet.com.au Phone 0432 187 206

www.ipswichathletics.org.au

www.ipswichbowlsclub.bowls.com.au

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BROTHERS BULLETIN: AUTUMN EDITION

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Brothers Bulletin Autumn 2016  
Brothers Bulletin Autumn 2016  

The Brothers Bulletin is a quarterly publication for members and guests of Brothers Leagues Club in Ipswich. It contains stories about the p...