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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS Cabra-Vale Diggers Board Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. All correspondence to the Board of Directors must be received by the Friday prior to the Board Meeting.
CLUB CONTACT DETAILS Ph: 02 9727 3600 Fax: 02 9727 7864 Address: 1 Bartley Street, Canley Vale NSW 2166 Mail: PO Box 397 CABRAMATTA NSW 2166 www.cabravale.com.au facebook.com/cabravalediggers @cabravalediggers
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PACIFIC T U E S D AY 1 4 A U G U S T
C A B R AVA L E M E M O R I A L PA R K
s the President of your club, I am proud to report that the Board of Directors, Management and Staff take great pride in being able to service the needs of the local community. Your club is well known in the district for its caring generous and support to many local organisations. One such group, the Australian Vietnamese Aged Care Services has received a substantial donation in support of the first Vietnamese Aged Care facility to open soon in the area.
This year the Annual Life and Veteran Members’ Luncheon will be held on Saturday 30 June 2018 in the club’s event centre. This year over 30 Members will be recognised for achieving 40 years of continuous membership with the club by being honoured with the veteran membership. The inaugural veteran members induction occurred on 7 December 1991, that’s over 26 years ago. Invitations were sent to 30 members at that time. This year we expect over 450 to attend the luncheon.
The Board of Directors have completed the process of selection for the vacant position of Director left by the untimely passing of Mr John Dillon late last year. I am pleased to advise that Mr Colin Newham has been appointed to the position.
Each year the club in conjunction with twelve other clubs will celebrate the Victory in the Pacific on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 11.00am. I would encourage all members to attend this commemoration of the end of the second world war in the Pacific.
Anzac Day 2018 marked 103 years since that fateful battle at Gallipoli. The club has commemorated this day since 1957 with a Dawn Service held in Cabravale Memorial Park. This year over 1200 people attended a respectful and poignant service in memory of those who were involved in that campaign and all wars that followed. The club was fortunate to have as the guest speakers Major Simon Statton - Royal Australian Signal Corps (Army), and Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley - Royal Australian Navy, whose addresses reminded us the sacrifice of our forefathers.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we trust that you will continue to be active in enjoying the facilities and services that your club is able to offer.
George Taylor PRESIDENT
WALTER ROBINSON OAM, JP
recently had the pleasure to attend our Anzac Day Service and it made me start to think not only the fact that this year is the Centenary of the end of World War 1 1918-2018 but also about looking ahead and where our future ceremonies could be held in light of the club’s building master plans. I am pleased to say that our new Hotel and Porte Cochere entry will be large enough to hold these important community events and will alleviate the need for our members having to cross Bartley Street to partake in Anzac and Victory in the Pacific services at Cabravale Memorial Park. For those members who are very observant you may have noticed that there are numerous spray markings on concrete ground surfaces around the driveway entry to the club. This is the first sign that construction of the new Bowls facility will be commencing soon. When you read further into this magazine edition you will see elevation drawings of this world class facility. I know our Bowls/ Greens Administrator can’t wait for this to start. Brent has been integral to the planning and design of this facility to ensure the greens surface and surrounds are of the highest standard. Whilst waiting to finalise tenders for stage one of this project and more importantly to ensure that the greens to the new bowls surfaces are ready in time for summer the club will fast track the demolition of the police station and adjacent car park. In relation to the police station our local area command have requested a proper send off before demolition as I could imagine the old police station would have some “stories” to tell. In April we farewelled Rodney Mackie; head cellarman for 28 years and Lisa Slarke following 20 years of service at the club, an outstanding achievement for both staff members. Thank you both for your service to the club over the years and best of luck with your future paths. The focus of our earlier editions of this magazine have been on District 8 and the delicious south east Asian food on offer. But we can’t forget the great variety of western food at our Brasserie and therefore I’m pleased to announce that we have appointed our new Executive Chef Dwayne Baber who is going to introduce some new and exciting dishes into the menu of Brasserie on the Park, for example a cheeseburger spring roll sounds wicked, wait until you try it. Dwayne is a very passionate chef with vast experience in clubs, hotels and restaurants and is extremely excited about joining our management team and meeting the food challenges imposed by the implementation of our masterplan. Boris Belevski CEO
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Long term club member Lillian Stubbs with a picture of her brother James Semple before he went to serve in World War II.
ANZAC HERO Anzac Day is not just a commemoration of Australia’s fallen Diggers, it salutes the unsung war heroes who worked selflessly behind the scenes, fulfilling the Anzac values of duty and sacrifice. Lillian Stubbs’ life is one such story, so interesting in fact, that it was featured on the cover of the Fairfield Advance ANZAC edition in April this year. Long term club member Lillian Mabel Stubbs, OAM (nee Semple) at 95 years young has lived a life worth living. She has been spoken of in newspaper articles over many years in the local area, but few know of her brother James Thomas Semple. At 24 years of age James volunteered to serve in the 2nd /3rd Anti-Tank Regiment, 12th Battery, attached to the 2/28th Battalion which was formed in July 1940 at Warwick Farm, during World War II. It was at this time that volunteers were sought to create a new unit, the 2nd/3rd Anti-Tank Regiment. During World War II the unit served in Palestine, North Africa, New Guinea and Borneo. James Semple joined this unit and was sent to Haifa, Israel in late 1940. On 27 July 1942 he was reported MIA after the Battle at Sanyet el Miteiriya ”Ruin Ridge,” El Alemein. James’s father was advised by telegram that he was missing in action, presumed dead. Gunner James Semple was captured and was interned initially at Campo P.G. 66 Capua, Italy – transit camp, later he was moved to Campo P.G. 106 Vercelli, Italy. On 29 September 1943 the Italian Armistice was signed and the Italian guards left the camps, the prisoners headed into the Swiss Alps trying to get to neutral Switzerland. They ran into the hills,
however they were caught at the border. Before they were caught James spent several nights hiding and sleeping in a mortuary in a cemetery. It wasn’t until several months (16 October 1942) later that the Australian Red Cross advised the family that he was alive and was imprisoned in a POW camp in Italy. After being recaptured he was sent to and interned at Stalag IVB Mullberg, Germany. The Germans had the captives working in a copper mine. He spent 4 years in various camps and survived the ordeal. He was discharged on 26 July 1945 after 1,880 days of service and returned home to Sydney. He like many others of that era never spoke of his time during the war. James lived out a full life, working in the Brickworks in the Admin side of the business, was married and had 3 children. Lillian said even after 70 years after the event of World War II James still suffered PTSD related symptoms from his wartime service. He was a good father, brother and wonderful husband. The Australian Red Cross played such an important role in so much as supplying information back to waiting families and loved ones. They also sent comfort packages/parcels containing not only food but essentials such as shaving items, cigarettes, writing material and clothing. These were sent to Allied POWs, Australian troops and injured and sick Diggers. Lillian joined the Australian Red Cross and started by helping with the assembly of food parcels. Through letters to the family from James she recognised how important these comfort parcels were to people such as the POW prisoners. This started a lifelong journey and commitment to the Australian Red Cross Organisation. Lillian was President of the Fairfield Cross for 55 years and received the long service award for her dedication. In 1995, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her lifetime service to the Red Cross.
THE ANNUAL LIFE & VETERAN MEMBER’S LUNCHEON • SATURDAY 30.06.18 •
THIS YEAR’S INDUCTEES Kevin Chamberlain
Herbert Le Roy
Function Packages Have you booked your end of year event or Christmas get together? Christmas is fast approaching and the OPAL would love to help spread some festive cheer! Choose from a traditional Christmas lunch/dinner with all the trimmings or a lively cocktail party and let us take care of the rest! Cocktail Packages starting from $15.50pp | Set Menu Packages starting from $28.00pp
FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT THE EVENTS TEAM ON 9727 3600 OR EMAIL MYFUNCTION@CABRAVALE.COM
in July BRASSERIE ON THE PARK
XMAS IN JULY
MAIN ONLY $19 2 Course $25 | 3 Course $30
CAN’T WAIT TILL DECEMBER? WELL NEITHER CAN WE!
ENTRÉE Seafood Salad
MAIN Maple glazed Ham, Honey Roasted Carrots, Minted Peas, Potato, Pumpkin DESSERT Individual Plum Pudding brandy sauce, Eggnog Available for Lunch and Dinner
A huge variety of Christmas hams, gifts, wish cards and more!
On Sale from 12pm Draw from 2pM
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where the grass is greener IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO AS WE SET TO TRANSFORM OUR BOWLING GREEN INTO AN ALL ENCOMPASSING RECREATIONAL HUB.
From our first stage of renovations with the introduction of Brasserie on the Park and Poppy Café, to the implementation of District 8 in stage two, our multi-million dollar masterplan is now in full swing. Whilst a long road is behind us, we still have plenty ahead; as we have more exciting upgrades continuing this year. Stage three is steadily approaching and our Cabra-Vale community is in for another treat; the all new, state of the art bowls facility. Kicking off 2018 with our redevelopment project, two new natural turf bowling greens are being implemented to accompany our new look and branding. The new square outdoor greens will allow for 7 rinks each, which can be played in both directions of north to south and east to west. Coinciding with this development will be a new twostory bowling club situated alongside the greens. Whether watching the bowls from the terrace with one of our signature drinks, or playing on one of the rinks, you’ll never want to leave! With picturesque landscaping around the greens, each rink will be perfectly aligned next to one another, providing more standing space for viewers and players. A place for tournaments, as well as the casual day-to-day match with friends, you’ll want to experience the serenity this new area will provide. Whilst we have a lot to look forward to, there’s plenty more to come for Cabra-Vale Diggers. Additionally, we will be revamping the Foyer and Gaming Lounge areas. As we focus on listening to our community, we are continually striving to be the perfect venue for you!
WEDDINGS NEW TO OUR RANGE OF WEDDING PACKAGES IS MENUS WITH AUTHENTIC ASIAN CUISINE
Introducing new Asian menu options to our extensive Opal Functions packages. From delicate hand made dumplings to lavish Chinese banquets, the Opal delivers on tastes, traditions and tailor made events. Our experienced event staff will help every step of the way, creating events that are rich with meaning and significance. The flexible space can be set up in many varied ways to accommodate different styles of Weddings from Commitment Ceremonies to Multicultural or Western Weddings. We would love to talk to you about how we can make your Wedding an occasion to remember!
BOOK YOUR OPAL EXPERIENCE TODAY!
wine dine SIP . EAT . REPEAT Join us for the ultimate Food & Wine Pairing Experience! Sample 6 courses of housemade culinary bite sized creations with our expertly paired featured wines.
24 AUGUST, 6PM $60pp Bookings through Member Services or online at www.cabravale.com.au
O N T H E PA R K
AUGUST JERK ROTISSERIE CHICKEN & FRIES
JUNE SMOKED BEEF BRISKET BURGER & FRIES
JULY 1KG FULL RACK PORK RIBS, BBQ GLAZE & FRIES
$24 LU N C H DINNER
O N T H E PA R K
M O N DAY T O W E D N E S DAY 1 2 : 0 0 p m – 2 : 0 0 p m
M O N DAY T O W E D N E S DAY 5 : 3 0 p m – 8 : 0 0 p m
T H U R S DAY & S U N DAY 5 : 3 0 p m – 8 : 3 0 p m
F R I DAY & S AT U R DAY 5 : 3 0 p m – 9 : 0 0 p m
THE USUAL PUB SUSPECTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR NEW BRASSERIE ON THE PARK MENU From Riverine T-bones and rump steaks, oysters and schnitzelâ€™s to some exciting new flavours including house slow roasted, cured and smoked meats (the 14 hour slow roasted beef brisket is a standout), our new menu has it all without compromising on your favourite classics! You will love our new smaller options to share or simply start your meal, including, bacon cheese burger spring rolls (an absolute must) incorporating all of your cheeseburger flavours in a bite size spring roll or the black truffle mac n cheese as a side dish. For those who dare to try something a little different dive into some seared scallops with green pea puree, black pudding and pancetta or the salt and pepper squid served with a house beer pickled jalapeno mayo. We are also introducing some new cooking techniques, with our own coffee spiced hanger steak which is sous-vide for 4 hours at 53 degrees serving up a perfectly medium rare steak. The new Burger section is all the buzz including the revamped Beef Burger; Wagyu Beef Patty, Sriracha Mayo, Bean Sprout & Herb Salad with Tamarind Glaze, and the fried Haloumi Burger to satisfy even the fussiest vegetarian. The pasta section has been updated with some new flavours including the Asparagus Risotto and a Pumpkin Gnocchi. Finally, for the ultimate decadent indulgence you wonâ€™t be disappointed with the new Snickers Ice Cream Sandwich. Yum!
BUY 4 BUDS TO SHARE AND GET BUD MERCH INCLUDING T-SHIRTS, SOCCER BALLS, BEANIES AND SCARVES
FOR PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 18 ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST. AU residents 18+ only. Starts 9am (local time) 14/6/18 & ends 11:59 (local time) 15/7/18, or when gift stocks are exhausted, whichever occurs sooner. During the offer period buy 4 bottles of Budweiser to share (Eligible Purchase) from a participating venue to drink on premise to get a free gift, while stocks last. Gifts in venue: 50x Soccer Ball (RRP $25), 50x Beanie (RRP $10), 10x T-Shirt (RRP $20) and 10x Scarf (RRP $15). Prize pool in venue: $2,100. Gifts will be awarded on first in basis. Max 1 entry (NSW) or max 4 std drinks (outside NSW) per person per day. Limit 1 gift per customer per Eligible Purchase. Gift cannot be exchanged/redeemed as cash. See venue staff for full conditions inc. privacy statement. Promoter: CUB Pty Ltd (ABN 76 004 056 106), 77 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006. Permit: NSW LTPS/18/23073.
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AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE
OI! OI! OI! AUS V FRANCE
SATURDAY 16 JUNE 8.00PM
AUS V DENMARK
THURSDAY 21 JUNE 10.00PM
AUS V PERU
WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 12.00AM
One of 5 Rebel Sports Vouchers up for grabs! To enter simply purchase any pizza from our Paisano’s pizza range or 1kg bucket of buffalo wings available at Brasserie on the Park to receive your entry ticket. •
Promotion runs from 11am on 15/6/2018
- 11pm on 16/7/18.
Prizes drawn at 10am on 17/7/18. Winners will be
notified by phone if not present at draw time.
Prize includes 5 x $150 Rebel Sports Vouchers.
Authorised under NSW TPL Permit Pending.
(viewing times may be subject to change)
TASTES OF ASIA
Great EXECUTIVE CHEFS
don’t get more passionate about food than our very own Stevenson Su. We went behind the scenes to get a taste of what he’s cooking up in District 8, here are his best 8.
We’ve taken a classic dish and given it the wow factor with our custom Mongolian sauce, its Mongolian lamb, but not like you know it. Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Fried and battered chicken breast served with a lime twist, the crispy texture complements the acidic flavour. Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
PAN FRIED OMELETTE WITH OYSTER
This omelette is unlike any omelette you’ve tried before! It contains sweet potato flour, coriander, shallot, fish sauce and of course oysters as the headlining act.
ROASTED CRISPY PORK BELLY
The best of the best. This dish has been one of our most popular from day one. Prepared and cooked with love everytime!
This congee combines meat and seafood, packing a good punch. In the past it was sold on little boats, that’s where it gets its name.
SLOW POACHED FREE RANGE CHICKEN
Quality free range chicken sourced direct from the farm and sous vide for maximum tenderness and taste. Guaranteed to please.
DUCK TONGUE WITH THREE CUP SAUCE
Step outside your comfort zone for this specialty dish, cooked in 3 cup sauce and served in a clay pot for flavour that’s on another level. Get in quick for this one as stock is always limited.
DEEP FRIED PRAWN ROULADE TEOCHEW STYLE
This is a typical Teochew dish, handcrafted from scratch. We start with chopping the prawns to an even consistency, wrap them in tofu pastry then roll them into a roulade. Once they are steamed we cut them into portions and deep fry them in a tempura batter.
Tomato base, Fior Di Latte, Bacon, Red Onion & Egg
Heirloom Tomato, Olives, Feta, Onion & Cucumber with Oregano Dressing
BREAKFAST BURRITO Bacon, Egg, Hash Brown, Haloumi & Spinach in a Tortilla Wrap
$9.50 TRADING HOURS SUN TO THU 9am – 11.30pm FRI & SAT 9am – 2am
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$1 from every sale will be donated to the Cancer Council to assist in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.
HANDMADE SCONE & ENGLISH BREAKFAST LEAF TEA
THE RAT PACK FROM VEGAS THE RAT PACK FROM VEGAS ARE BACK!
OCT SUN 28 DOORS 3PM | SHOW 3.30PM IN THE AUDITORIUM
Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and the King of Cool Dean Martin. The Rat Pack are back down under to inject their own brand of swing to Cabra-Vale Diggers. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound, the comedy and the spontaneity that they made their own throughout the 60’s and 70’s. Robbie embodies Frank at his musical best with his big band hits Come Fly With Me and New York New York; Alfredo recreates Sammy and his incredible singing talent with his rendition of Mr. Bo Jangles. Johnny channels Dean Martin at his relaxed best, crooning through Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore. Don’t miss this amazing musical and comedy experience.
MAMAMIA A TRIBUTE TO ABBA
JUN SUN 24 DOORS 3PM | SHOW 3.30PM IN THE AUDITORIUM
Abba lives on in one of the most powerful & exciting all-Abba tributes to this timeless icon of the 70’s. Throw yourself into the revival of the decade as the cast explode onto the stage with a dynamic production & recreation of this era. These brilliant performers and musicians have spent years fine tuning a reproduction to make your event a most memorable experience. Abba’s favourite songs are presented with a contemporary, energetic sound which compels you onto your feet with every driving beat. Fully choreographed with impressive precision & scripted with a witty humour, this show has magnificent costume changes re-living all the fabulous crazy retro gear that Abba wore. The audience can dress up & enjoy the theme also & there is fun audience participation segments.
A Night of Romance and the Great Music of Engelbert Humperdinck
CLASSIC ENGELBERT JUL SUN 29 DOORS 3PM | SHOW 3.30PM IN THE AUDITORIUM
The Last Waltz
Man Without Love
After the Lovin’
Please Release Me
and all the greatest hits
FEATURING DOUBLE EXPOSURE Superb Vocal Duo THE HUMPERDINCK DANCERS & THE CLASSIC ENGELBERT ORCHESTRA
There have been plenty of tribute shows produced, but none have the class of “Classic Engelbert”. Geoff Jones has recreated the melodious music of Engelbert Humperdinck, the man who has the biggest fan club in the world and brings to audiences of Australia the magic on stage of this International Superstar. Regarded as one of Australia’s best ballad singers, Geoff Jones will deliver Engelbert hit song after hit song, such as; “Please Release Me”, “Man Without Love”, “The Last Waltz”, “After The Lovin”, “There Goes My Everything”, “Another Time Another Place”, “Am I That Easy To Forget”, “Winter World Of Love” and “Portofino”. Geoff has been performing Engelbert’s songs since Engelbert made his mark on the music industry, with the same warmth and quality that is required for these great hit songs. With a cast of 12 that includes a marvellous orchestra, two sensational backup singers and beautiful dancers, “Classic Engelbert” brings to audiences throughout Australia the magic of this music, that has brought people back time after time. Classic Engelbert has twice been nominated as the best production show for the Australian Mo Awards.
DUETS THE SHOW
AUG SUN 26 DOORS 3PM | SHOW 3.30PM IN THE AUDITORIUM
Duets is a showcase of the worldwide hit duets spanning the 40’s to today. From Frank & Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Something Stupid’ to Dirty Dancing’s ‘Time of my Life’……. add Kenny & Dolly, Sonny & Cher, John & Olivia, Donny & Marie, comedy and fun impersonations and you have a truly entertaining show. We also have some serious moments with those heart wrenching love ballad duets. Starring Sharon Calabro, Guy Taylor, Tony Mazell & Sara Mazzurco, you have a cast that has years of experience and know how to command a stage. With a live band, screen visuals and great voices, this will be a show not to be missed!
FLEETWOOD MAC SHOW RUNNING IN THE SHADOWS
SEP SUN 30 DOORS 3PM | SHOW 3.30PM IN THE AUDITORIUM
With up to 8 performers ‘Running In The Shadows’ - The Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show brings to life the music of Fleetwood Mac superbly. With all live instruments and vocals, this fantastic young band of talented musicians is doing what they do best, the sounds and music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. The extraordinary vocal delivery of lead vocalist Ursala Cain authentically reproduces the part of Stevie Nicks when she was at her artistic best. She not only has the sound but with her long blonde hair also looks the part. Hear all the hit songs - Rhiannon, Little Lies, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, Second Hand News, Gold Dust Woman, You Make Loving Fun, Dreams and even songs from their new album.
THE ROYAL BAND 7PM
- FREE LIVE CAMBODIAN BAND
FREE SENIOR’S CONCERT 12PM
LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH - REFER TO PAGE 26 FOR MORE DETAILS
WPT POKER 6PM REGO
$100 Note giveaway 6.30PM
MEMBERS SECOND CHANCE JACKPOT 7PM
International karaoke 7PM
FAB THURSDAY RAFFLE & TRIVIA ON SALE 5PM | DRAW 6PM
LATIN NIGHTS 8.30PM
TGIF MEAT RAFFLE
ON SALE 5.30PM | DRAW 6.30PM
THE ENTERPRISE BAND 8.30PM
Karaoke classic 8.30PM
the enterprise band 8.30PM
SUPER SUNDAY RAFFLE
ON SALE 12PM | DRAW 2PM
FREE SUNDAY CONCERT 3.30PM
REFER TO PAGE 26 FOR ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP
THE ENTERPRISE BAND 8PM
ON AT CABRA-VALE DIGGERS
It’s ON at Cabra-Vale Diggers with Promotions & Entertainment galore every day of the week!
THE ENTERPRISE BAND
FROM 7.00PM FRI SUN
Free Live Cambodian Band, Music and Dancing with the Royal Band. Every Monday from 7pm in the Auditorium.
Free Live Vietnamese Band, Music and Dancing with the Enterprise Band in the Auditorium.
HOSTED BY TONY KEOGH AND STEVE WILKINS
LATIN DJ & BAND
FROM 8.30PM FROM 8.00PM
FROM 8.00PM WED SAT
Go Latin everything Thursday night! New fortnightly band rotation including: LATIN POWER FEAT, DJ MARSS with free dance classes FREDDY AGUILERA AND THE IPANEMA BAND
FROM 7.00PM FROM 8.30PM
INTERNATIONAL STYLE KARAOKE Choose from a huge variety of International classic tracks or BYO tunes. Every Wednesday from 7pm. LET’S PARTY KARAOKE – RETRO PARTY MIX Dance & sing the night away with the best of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Every Saturday from 8.30pm. $2,500 Super Karaoke Grand Final every 12 weeks
FREE SUNDAY CONCERTS
PAULA WATT & DAVID BOND
PAIGE JEFFREY & JOEY FIMMANO
NICOLE PIGADAS & ROLAND STORM
LONNIE BRABENDER & LEIGH ARCHER
JACE PEARSON & KRISTY LEE
GRACE RIZZO & DANIEL TAMBASCO
DARREN JOHNSTONE & MAREE MONTGOMERY
BEC CASEY & MILKO FOUCAULT-LARCHE
PAUL CINCOTTA & KERRYN GRANT
KRISTY LENDRUM & GRAEME WRIGHT
FREE SENIORS CONCERT LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 11.30AM JUN
BRIAN STODDART & ALEX BLANDINO
AMANDA EASTON & BRIAN LORENZ
JAMES CASSAR & VITORIA MCGEE
SHANE PETERS & DAVIDIA
Year 6 FAREWELL PARTIES DID YOU KNOW WE HOST YEAR 6 FAREWELLS/END OF YEAR GRADUATIONS?
WED 18 JULY FROM 1PM GREAT PRIZES FOR YOUNG AND OLD 1 X FREE BOOK FOR CHILDREN OF CLUB MEMBERS $2 PER BOOK FOR CHILDREN OF VISITORS AND ADULTS CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER AND COLLECT YOUR ENTRY TICKET AT MEMBER SERVICES DESK PRIOR TO EVENT.
2 COURSE PACKAGES START FROM $19.90 CONTACT OUR EVENTS TEAM ON 9727 3600 OR EMAIL MYFUNCTION@CABRAVALE.COM
CORE COMMUNITY BUSINESS BREAKFAST Director Walter Robinson and Group General Manager Michael Foulkes attended the refugees information session held at the club and supported by Cabra-Vale Diggers on Friday 16 March 2018. Over 60 government and local business people attended the meeting. The club was not only mentioned but congratulated on its support on this initiative. The Member for Prospect Dr. Hugh McDermott MP gave the opening address. It was a worthwhile exercise for the club, working and meeting with community stakeholders who run the various programs to support the new refugees and migrants in the region. CORE Communities organised this first event to bring together the business community and the support services to help improve the understanding of the needs of the refugees. CORE Communities Group Manager Simon Sogora was supported by Michael Foulkes over many months with this project for the benefit of the local community.
AUSTRALIAN VIETNAMESE AGED CARE SERVICES The club met with Dr David Minh Tang, President of the Australian Vietnamese Aged Care Services in February 2018. Dr Tang and his associate gave a passionate description of the project to which they are seeking support to raise funds to aid a 68 bed Aged Care facility focussing on the Vietnamese and Chinese community. Located at 783-785 The Horsley Drive Smithfield, this will be the first of its kind in NSW. The Vietnamese community like others is changing the way they are coping with their elderly, especially the disadvantaged, frail, lonely and sick elderly in their community. The total cost of the project is $18m. A majority of the funding has come from the Federal government and a special loan. The remainder of the funds will come from fund raising in the community. The club donated $30,000 to this worthy resource in support of the growing need in our local community.
ANZAC DAY 2018 This year marks the 103rd Anniversary of the first landing on Gallipoli by the ANZAC forces. For the past 60 years (commencing in 1957) the club has conducted the Dawn Service in Cabravale Memorial Park. This year the Centenary of ANZAC 2014-2018 also commemorates the end of WW1. Over 1200 attended the Dawn Service. The weather was kind to us on the day and the morning commenced with the march from the club to the park in the dark, led by the Blacktown City Pipe Band. The Dawn Service commenced at 6.00am with Jesse Moffat, student from St Johns Park High School giving the acknowledgement to country followed by the wreath laying in remembrance of the fallen. This year 45 wreaths were laid by the military, politicians, clubs, schools and members. The morning began in darkness and during the commemoration was greeted by a spectacular sun rise at 6.28am. The choir from Mary MacKillop Girls College sang the Hymns and the National Anthems of both Australia and New Zealand. The young womenâ€™s voices added a level of reverence and sincerity to the morning. This year with the co-operation of one of our members Lillian Stubbs we remembered her brother James Thomas Semple who fought in WW2 and was a POW for 4 years of the war. The club was honoured to have two guest speakers; Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley, Royal Australian Navy and Major Simon Statton, Royal Australian Signals Corp â€“ Army. They reminded us of the sacrifices made by all those who were involved in the Anzac campaign and the many conflicts that have followed. Special thanks must go also to Rev Father Liem Duong from the Sacred Heart Parish and the following persons who participated in the ceremony; President George Taylor, Vice President Les Eldridge, Directors Patrick Campbell, Ronnie Moore, Lindsay Sharp Ray Bramman and Joe Farrugia, Michael Kelleher, Ms Cecily White and Ms Jennie Webster. Through the coordination and direction of the MC on the day Major Walter Robinson (retired) it was a Dawn Service to remember. LEST WE FORGET
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SUB CLUB REPORTS
CAMERA & VISUAL ARTS CLUB
Chris Pritt Alan Dudley
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COBRAS JRLFC PRESIDENT SECRETARY
Andre Nakhl Ali Gonzalez
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George Taylor SECRETARY Michael Kelleher
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James Whitby SECRETARY Peter Davis
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Jeff Smith SECRETARY Joe Parlato
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Chris Collins SECRETARY Brian Farrugia
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INDOOR BOWLING CLUB
Jennifer Sargent SECRETARY Yvonne Kelly
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JUNIOR LADIES NETBALL CLUB
Jennie Webster Tracie Hanson
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Cecily White Judith Armstrong
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MENS BOWLING CLUB
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MIXED TRAVELLING BOWLS
Bruce McCahon SECRETARY Kelly Faggon
TABLE TENNIS CLUB
Andy Wu SECRETARY Thanh Van
Garry Fisher Dick Lungu
Krystal Luu Andy Tan
Jim Elliot Robert Noyes
WOMEN’S BOWLING CLUB
Sharon Carroll Shirley Gibbons
CAMERA & VISUAL ARTS CLUB
CVD Camera & Visual Arts Club have successfully amalgamated with the Fairfield Camera Club making both clubs stronger with a broader wealth of experience and photographic skill. We welcome greatly our new members from Fairfield. This will allow the beginners and those wishing to enhance their camera skills to benefit from those members who have a vast and varied wealth of camera experience. All new members are always most welcome to join the now 40 strong Cabra-Vale Diggers Camera and Visual Arts Club.
The season is just about coming to an end, we have 4 of our senior sides making it through to the semi-finals, we wish them all the best.
The club has already had outings this year to take photos of the pre gathering for the Mardi Gras parade and also to the Darling Harbour Chinese Gardens to photograph events showcased for the Chinese New Year.
Club meeting nights have changed from Tuesday nights to Wednesday evenings. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month and all are welcome.
It would be remiss not to mention a few players that have shone out this season; 2nd Grade A. Paul 70 Runs A. Ahmad 55 Runs A. Chandra 7 Wickets for 31 Runs M. Parameswaraw 53 not Out B. Alexander 70 Runs P. Bucca 94 Runs 5th Grade K. Bajwa 62 Runs T. Islam 58 not Out
Our next club outing will be on Wednesday 4 April when we will meet at 6pm at Cockatoo Island to learn techniques for taking the best evening/night photography. If you would like to bring your camera and join us, please telephone the President for rendezvous details.
K. Deshikan 86 Runs & 52 Runs
Please feel free to visit a meeting held on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
C. Cairns 57 Runs
Morning Team D. Balderston 60 Runs C Jackson 66 Runs K. Thomas 6 Wickets for 57 Runs M. Baird 93 Runs D. Balderston 57 & 54 Runs C. Jackson 57 Runs K. Thomas 51 Runs Don’t forget the annual Presentation held at the Club, 26 May at 7pm.
Due to unforeseen circumstances this is our first report for the year and I sincerely apologise.
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We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with their families and loved ones.
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The Executive and Committee of the Ladies Auxiliary has undergone a few changes this year. Cecily White is once again at the helm as President, Vice Presidents are Colleen Leonard and Jill Hall, Secretary is Judy Armstrong, welcome to our new Treasurer Yvonne Craig, Welfare Officer is Pat Hogan, Publicity Officer is Lois Farrar and welcome to our new Social Secretary, Judith Hibbard. We would like to express our warmest appreciation to Kay Lamb who has worked tirelessly for many years as Social Secretary organising the many and varied trips for the Ladies of the Auxiliary. Thank you! We would also like to wish her a very happy birthday. Birthday wishes are also extended to another valued member of the Auxiliary, Jan Nitarski. 29
Our first concert for the year was a great success and we had a bumper crowd. We want to thank the young and enthusiastic staff who helped us cater for the large crowd who attended. As usual we will be raising funds for charity and will be holding our wonderful Charity Day in June, and the stalls throughout the year in April, July and October. Don’t forget to support these endeavours as the money raised goes to very worthy causes. It was with a great deal of sadness that we attended the funeral of a great supporter and friend John Dillon. John was always smiling and helpful to us ladies, nothing was a trouble. His services as a Director of the Club will be sorely missed. Vale John! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his lovely wife Denise and their children.
We are always looking for new members to join our bowling team and learn our great sport anyone interested can ring the club and make a booking for coaching. Our new uniforms are continuing to get noticed around the zone with positive comments coming back to me, we have now added jackets, shorts, caps and name badges to our uniforms as we look like a united team. These uniforms can be purchased from member services as a package. Until next time see you on the green.
We will be starting Pennant and circuit training for those guys that are interested on Wednesday afternoons starting from 4th April. These will run from 4pm-7pm.
-Mike has returned after a short layoff – great to see him back – apart from his big serves -An old friend, Frank has returned after about 10 years! How time flies – good to see him back
The major singles have begun, the semifinal will be played after the district medal competition has been completed. On 23 February our Officers and Friendship day was held, people from different clubs joined us for a lovely afternoon of bowls and good tucker. Year after year this event is a must on the ladies’ calendar – a great day was had by all. Not too much to report at this stage but to all our members welcome back for the start of our new year of bowling!
We had a great response for entries in this event totalling 33 teams and being the most popular event in the club, we decided to run it as a 2-life pairs meaning you can lose 1 game and still have the opportunity to continue on.
By the time we go to print our grades should be finalised and pleased to announce we look like having 6 grades.
-Chieu continues to pound down those forehands of his & is looking forward to his Holiday to South America
The Womens’ Bowling Club resumed on 17 January and everyone was pleased to see one another again.
Bowls is back into full swing again with both greens back into play and guys taking advantage of the lights for playing our second Championship for the year the Handicap pairs.
The Pennant season is fast approaching with the first game scheduled for 28th April. We have had a number of trials against other club with some solid performances and its shaping up as a great season for the club.
-George is ever keen and comes most weeks…
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We had a number of guys completing in zone championships as well with special note going to Stephen Smith who was runner-up in the senior singles event.
- Jenny keeps improving her tennis and keeps us honest on the court
Again – all members – hope to see you on the court soon
Thank you ladies for your time you give so willingly and all the hard work you put in to the concerts, Charity Day and stalls - such a great success. It is much appreciated. One of our regulars expressed to me at the last concert that since her husband passed away the concerts had been a godsend and got her out of the house and into a happy environment - there would be many stories like this - so the concerts play an important role in the lives of many lonely people.
Our first Championship for 2018 has now been completed with Andrew Emmans, Peter Mathis, Bill Monaghan and Peter Maudlin taking out the club fours title. These guys showed great team work all through the event and were worthy winners. They defeated Brian McCormack, Rob Weatherby, John Clarke and Shane Allard in the final.
-Bissey has been ill and is slowly recovering and still comes for a set or to
TENNIS CLUB All club members are welcome for Sunday morning Tennis, we play social (but competitive) doubles from 8.00am to 11.00am at Fairfield Tennis Centre (court 3), Vine St. Fairfield - only costs $5 for courts & balls - hope to see you there! We have a steady roll up at moment ensuring we have enough players to have a good hit out, but we are always after more players. We have endured the hot weather and looking forward to some cooler morning as autumn rolls on. Some news from our members: -Phil has made a concerted effort to turn up after injuring his shoulder -Eric is enjoying his retirement & his tennis
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On behalf of the Club Board of Directors, CEO Management and Staff may I extend my deepest sympathy to the Members Families and friends. LEST WE FORGET Pauline Rose -Welfare Officer
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