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Autumn 2020

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Dear Members I recall wondering as a child what life would be like in the year 2020. I don’t think any of my predictions came true but I still believe we live in a lucky country and our children have much to be optimistic about. Our resolve is being tested by the terrible drought and bushfires surrounding us, but I hope we as a community can come through relatively unscathed. Through good times and difficult times, your local Club is a place to seek comfort and refuge and I am sure that is a role the Canberra Southern Cross Club will continue to play for many decades to come. As we launch into 2020 we’ve rolled out some all time favourite promotions over the first few months of the new year: • In February, the 5:1 StarRewards redemption offer will run for the whole month, giving you great value to redeem your points for food and beverages at the special promotional rate. • In March, Kids Month is back, highlighted by some great activities for families and the bonus of a Kids Eat Free offer every day of the month at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison. See pages 6 and 7 for all the details. • In April, Everyone’s a Winner is back. Every time you visit during April just swipe your membership card at the Rewards Centre at Woden, Tuggeranong or Jamison to


• May is our Month of Mum, where we help families spoil Mum with special meal offers through the month and our Month of Mum prize packs at each venue. The other highlights for the early part of 2020 are our new Southern Cross Health Women’s Gym at Stellar and of course our annual Chefs' Signature Dinner. The Women’s Gym, which opened in December on the top floor of Stellar has already been popular with existing SCHC members. Page 11 has more details on the membership options available. Our annual Chefs' Signature Dinner is locked in for Friday 13 March and always sells out quickly. If you haven’t been to one before, I urge you to consider coming along – it’s a night where we celebrate our talented Chefs, eat good food, drink good wine and enjoy some great music. Find out more on Page 5 of this edition of Members Magazine. I hope 2020 brings good cheer and happiness to you and your family. Regards


Ian Mackay, CEO

Cover: Bec, Sharron and Shannon from our Women's Gym team

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Chef Jojy with inset L-R Chef Jawad, Chef DJ and Chef Brad

Chefs' Signature Dinner 2020 Now in its sixth year, our annual Chefs' Signature Dinner is the culinary highlight on our calendar. This year's event sees the introduction of some new faces to our line up, with Head Chef DJ and Head Chef Jawad leading the teams from Jamison and Yacht Club respectively. Executive Chef Jojy has designed the main course featuring duck from the Young region in NSW, complemented with potatoes from Crookwell and locally grown vegetables from the Canberra region. "My grandfather was a spice farmer in Kerala, so I'm passionate about the people behind the produce and I always prefer to use local growers," he said. As always, the focus is on fresh produce and Head Chef Brad from Tuggeranong has used his mum's cooking as an inspiration. "I'm making a delicious Balinese style prawn dish featuring fresh prawns from Queensland wrapped in banana leaf," said Brad.

Chef Jawad from the Yacht Club has created a dessert featuring dark and white chocolate and fresh berries. "This dish is a modern play on an old classic. Fresh berries are so important as they set the tone for the whole dish," said Chef Jawad. This year's dinner features entertainment by internationally acclaimed Boys in the Band, backed by their sensational live band The Players as they explore a mega mix of hits from the last 50 years. The Chefs' Signature Dinner is always a sellout, so make sure you book early! Chefs' Signature Dinner is on Friday 13 March. Tickets are $130 per person or $1260 for a table of 10. View full menu and booking details online at 5

March is Kids Month

Your whole family will enjoy our fun and free activities at Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison, and Snapper at the Yacht Club, including face painting and balloon modelling for the kids. We're jumping for joy – Kids Month is back! Throughout the month of March, we're celebrating your family with a range of great offers.

With every kid's meal ordered, you'll also receive an entry into the draw to win a free Henry's Birthday Party to the value of $350.

During March, kids under 12 years old eat free seven days a week at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison with the purchase of any adult main meal over $20, and they'll love the free scoop of gelati or ice cream with every kid's Whipper Snapper meal sold at Snapper on the Lake.

The kids will also enjoy activities including face painting and balloon modelling every weekend at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison and a free jumping castle at Jamison on Saturday 14 and 21 March.


nth ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE • Kids eat free, 7 days a week at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison. • Free scoop of gelati or ice cream with every Whipper Snapper meal sold at Snapper on the Lake. • Free face painting and balloon modelling at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison every weekend in March . • Every kid's meal ordered during March will earn an entry to win a free Henry's Birthday Party to the value of $350. • Free Jumping Castle at Jamison on Saturday 14 and 21 March. 7


AROU BS U L C H T HEAL Anytime Fitness: Members Make It Happen Heather’s fitness journey has been nothing short of inspirational. After experiencing a life threatening medical condition in late 2017, Heather decided it was time to make a positive change for her health and started personal training. This has been pivotal for her wellbeing and has helped her discover a passion for fitness. Heather has lost a huge 44kg, but most importantly, she is physically and mentally healthy again. We are so proud to help and support our members in their fitness journeys, and Heather's progress shows that anyone is able to create a healthier and happier lifestyle. Anytime Fitness member Heather (above) before she started with Personal Trainer Sebastian, and (top right) all smiles after losing 44kg. 8

Come and talk to our friendly health and fitness team about how personal training sessions can kickstart your fitness goals for 2020. You can find us at Anytime Fitness Woden, Stellar, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, Jamison and the Women's Gym at Stellar Canberra.

Active Recovery From a 'niggle' that impacts on activities that are important to you, to a life changing injury, illness or disability, the team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists at Active Recovery are there to get you back on track. Take advantage of their special offer for members of the Southern Cross Club to receive a one hour initial assessment for just $95 at any of their practices at Stellar, Belconnen and Gungahlin. Health fund rebates may apply. Visit to book a session and make life worthwhile again.

L-R: Bec, Sharron and Shannon from our Women's Gym team

Women’s Gym Calling all ladies who haven’t seen our new Women’s Gym at Stellar Canberra! Don’t miss out on Canberra’s newest boutique women’s only gym, with 24/7 access, new equipment, functional fitness areas, and a green room social space to relax after your workout. There’s a friendly atmosphere and our qualified and experienced trainers are ready to help you with any questions you may have, or we can help you develop a workout plan with a personal training session.

Governor-General Visits Stellar The team at Stellar Canberra were delighted to be visited by the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley in December 2019. They attended to visit the Veterans that Lea and Hayley from Capital Rehabilitation Professionals work with in their weekly Department of Veteran's Affairs classes in the Circuit studio at Stellar Canberra.

Come in and speak with our friendly Stellar Reception staff about our membership options, starting at just $24.95 a week which includes access to over 100 group fitness classes, access to member's time in our pool plus other additional options.

FloatAbove Spoil your special someone with the gift of relaxation this Valentine's Day! FloatAbove has options for float tanks and massage therapists, plus a range of candles, ointments and lotions. Visit or come and visit us on level 3 of Stellar Canberra. 9


On top of this, Type 2 diabetes can be 'silent' and occur without any obvious symptoms – there are almost 500,000 people who are living with Type 2 diabetes but don’t know it. If you’re feeling tired, thirsty, going to the bathroom a lot, or have wounds that don’t heal, ask your GP for a diabetes test. When Type 2 diabetes goes undiagnosed, there is a danger of complications like vision loss and blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage Diabetes NSW & ACT and heart disease. Every day almost 300 Australians are Diabetes doesn’t discriminate and it's diagnosed with diabetes, but for many the more common than you think. We don’t diagnosis is being made too late, putting want the next person diagnosed to be them at risk of life threatening or serious a friend, or member of your family. Get health issues. Diabetes NSW & ACT is urging to know the signs and symptoms of people to learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes and if you’re over 40, ask your Type1and Type 2 diabetes. GP for a test at your next check-up. Each year, 640 children and adults are Diabetes NSW & ACT is now admitted to hospital because the early participating in our Community symptoms of Type1diabetes – severe Rewards program. To support them, fatigue, thirst and weight loss – are not visit, select them recognised. Type1diabetes can be fatal if on the CSCC Members App or see your not diagnosed in time, so friendly Club receptionist. making sure the early signs and symptoms are picked up is critical.


Free Screenings

Diabetes NSW & ACT will be holding free CSCC member screenings from 9am–2pm on the following dates: Woden: Tuesday 10 March Tuggeranong: Wednesday 11 March Jamison: Thursday 12 March More information will be released on in early February.


Woden Youth Centre Late last year, the Woden Youth Centre celebrated it’s 30th Birthday. In those 30 years of operation, it has been a pivotal resource to the local community, helping young people by providing meals, support services, school holiday programs and social activities. The Club is very proud to have been by their side since day one providing food, and we look forward to many more years of supporting a great organisation. Right: Craig and Rhani cutting the celebration cake

English Conversation A big congratulations to our English Conversation CSCC community group, who won the Heart of the Community Award at the 2019 Clubs ACT Awards in November. The English Conversation group was started in 1986 by then director Billie Eades, to help migrants practice speaking English in a friendly, social and non-intimidating environment. The group meets every Wednesday and has been in operation for more than 30 years. It is run by a group of committed volunteers under the visionary leadership of Jane Monico. Congratulations to you all and well done!

Pioneer Club If you like to meet new people, socialise and feel connected to CSCC then the Pioneer Club is for you! The Pioneer Club has been meeting once a month for lunch since 1996. “It’s very low-key and informal, but a great way to catch up with old friends and meet new people while enjoying a meal together,” said Adrian Caddy, Pioneer Club Convener. “We are always welcoming new members to join our community.” If the Pioneer Club sounds like something you would like to get involved with, contact Adrian on

Pictured: the English Conversation Group at their 2019 end of year celebration





Orion Room and Private Dining Room Upgrades

Two of our function rooms at Woden have had a facelift! The Orion Room and the Private Dining Room have both been renovated and look fantastic. Visit or contact our Events team on 6283 7200 to book your next function with us.

Top of the Cross Renovation

Watch this space – the Top of the Cross is getting a makeover in early 2020. With renovations due to finish in May, this space will be perfect to cater for gatherings and events between 80 and 400 people.

Pictured: Emily Priest

Staff Member of the Year

A big congratulations to Emily Priest from Woden Central, who won the Club's Employee of the Year award. Emily won the prize for her managerial skills, innovative ideas and the ability to further relationships between the teams at Woden. Make sure you congratulate Emily next time you see her!

The freshly renovated Orion room. The Top of the Cross is being refurbished early in 2020. 12

Members' Monthly Buffet

On the last Saturday of each month, join us in the Orion Room for our themed lunch or dinner buffet, featuring a great selection of entrees, mains and desserts for all the family. The first buffet of the year is Italian themed on Saturday 29 February. Members $29 adult, $14.50 children under 12, non-members $34 adults, $17 children. View menus and further details online at

Good Friday Seafood Buffet

This Easter, we're launching our Good Friday seafood buffet lunch in the Patio at Woden Central. Featuring fresh Australian seafood, this is the perfect opportunity to come together with family and friends. $79 adults, $40 kids. Lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6pm. Friday 10 April. Book at

Mothers' Day Sparkling Brunch

Show Mum how much you love her with our Mothers' Day brunch buffet in the Orion Room. With your choice of bottomless sparkling wine or RosĂŠ, a charcuterie station, pastries, cheeses and sweet treats. Adults $69 per person, children under 12 $35. 10.30am til 2pm Sunday 10 May. Book online at


Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner

Head Chef Brad Howden has designed a wonderful menu for our first dinner of 2020 – a divine degustation of gourmet vegetarian cuisine. Chef Brad has worked with Chef Anurag to design


A Degustation the six course dinner showcasing some amazing vegetarian dishes. Friday 21 February 6.30pm, $65 per person. An optional wine package is available on the night for an additional $25. Book online at

Accolade Wine Dinner

Type it into your calendar, or pencil it in your diary! Featuring wines from Accolade's extensive catalogue, matched to six courses, this dinner will be a sell out. Keep an eye on our website for tickets and menus. 6.30pm Thursday 19 March, $90 per person including matched wines.

Good Friday Seafood Buffet

Tuggeranong's inaugural Good Friday Seafood Buffet is coming to the Valley Grill. Showcasing a range of delicious Australian produce, the buffet is $75 per person at 12 noon on Friday 10 April. Book online at



Pirate Life Brewery Beer Dinner Pirate Life Brewing began with a dream in Scotland to sail across the seas and start a craft brewery in Australia. While the crew at Pirate Life in Adelaide are not pirates, they do believe in a carefree, relaxed lifestyle. Join us for a pirate themed five course dinner with matched beers, hosted by Imran Mahmood from the Beer Collective and special guest Andy Diel from Pirate Life Brewery. Don't forget to wear your pirate hat for the best dressed competition. 6.30pm Friday 7 February, $75 per person. Book online at Valentine’s Day Spoil your special someone with a delicious dinner this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy 3 courses for $55 per person. 6.30pm Friday 14 February. For bookings, visit


Good Friday Seafood Buffet Join us at Jamison for our Good Friday Seafood Buffet. Featuring delicious Australian produce, the buffet is $75 per person at 12 noon on Friday 10 April. Mother's Day Breakfast Treat Mum to all her breakfast buffet favourites like scrambled eggs, bacon, pastries and Chef DJ’s house made hash browns. Sunday 10 May. Breakfast $29 adult, kids aged 2-6 $6, kids aged 7-12 $12. View menus and book at

Yacht Club

Local Craft Beer Lunch Enjoy a Long Lunch in the Marquee by the lake, with 5 delicious courses matched to 5 beers from Canberra craft beer experts, Capital Brewing.

We'll also be joined by the local brewers from Capital who'll share the story of this great local Canberra brand, who won six medals at the Australian International Beer Awards! 1pm Saturday 21 March, $79 adults. View the menu and book online at Mother's Day Lunch Mum will love a delicious breakfast or lunch at the Yacht Club. Our chefs will prepare a delicious buffet breakfast for you with bottomless MUMosas, or give Mum a sleep in and come for a buffet lunch with a glass of sparkling. Sunday 10 May. Breakfast $50, Lunch $95. View menus and book at

Free Outdoor Movies at Snapper We are showing FREE outdoor movies on Friday nights on the big screen on the lawns of the Yacht Club. Enjoy our family friendly movies with Snapper and the pop up bar open, selling beverages and fresh fish and chips, plus ice creams, gelati, popcorn, snacks and chocolates to help make your movie night perfect. Seating is first in, best dressed, with the movie commencing around 7.45pm – as soon as it’s dark enough! Bring your own picnic rugs and pillows. Movies on the lawn is a family friendly event. For list of upcoming movies visit

Good Friday Seafood Buffet Don’t miss our famous Good Friday Buffet! Enjoy the best of Australian seafood including South Coast oysters, fresh prawns, salads, cheese platters and desserts. Lunch 12-3pm, Dinner 6-9pm, Friday 10 April. $109 adults, $55 children under 12. Book online at Our Winter Buffet 7 days a week! This winter, the Yacht Club will run a buffet for lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 1 June to 31 August. Adults $29 per person, children under 12 years old $14.50. For inclusions and to book, visit


MV Southern Cross

Valentine’s Day Cruise Treat the special someone in your life to a romantic night out. Step aboard the MV Southern Cross for our special Valentine's Day Dinner and Cruise. $90 per person with a matched wine package available for an additional $30. Departs 7pm Friday 14 February. For bookings, visit Breakfast with Balloons Wake up to see Canberra’s sky come alive with the Balloon Spectacular festival from the heart of the city, Lake Burley Griffin. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast while you cruise the lake and marvel at the balloons. Departs 6.30am and concludes 9am. Saturday 14 March, $50 adults, $25 children under 12. Book at Reception or online at


Skyfire Cruise Experience the dazzling excitement of Canberra’s fireworks extravaganza from the best vantage point on the lake. Includes a premium beverage package and substantial canapes. Saturday 14 March, $120 per person (adults only). Hurry, spaces will sell fast! Book now at



Healthier Choices Winner A big congratulations to Lola, winner of the Healthier Choices Canberra Little Chef competition which was held in Henry's in November. As part of her prize, Lola's delicious San Choy Bau will be featured on the specials board during Kids Month in March.

coming to Woden.

Don’t forget

To join Henry's all of March is Club, pick up Kids Month! See and fill out an page 7 for all application from the details! Henry's reception. If you have an existing Henry's arcade card that your child has been collecting points on, bring the card with you and Reception will print your child's name on the card so you can keep any existing points earned. Gelati is coming to Jamison! There’s already 18 flavours at Woden, 18 at Tuggeranong and 4 at Snapper, and now gelato is coming to Jamison! In February, 12 flavours are arriving, making dessert an easy pick for young and old alike! Kid's Pizza Workshop Your budding chef will enjoy learning how to make woodfired pizza from our chefs at Woden in the April school holidays!

Lola aged 11, with Hit 104.7's Ned

How to Join Henry's Club Henry's Club is a fun way for kids to get involved at your local Southern Cross Club. Benefits include a birthday card with a free voucher on your kid's birthday, free kids' activities throughout the year, and you'll be the first to know when kids entertainment is

$5 for Henry's members, and $12.90 for non Henry's members. 3-4.30pm Tuesday 14 April and Thursday16 April. Places are limited. Book at Woden Reception.


Month of Mum We think that one day a year is just not enough to celebrate the many wonderful things that the women in our lives do for us, so join us as we celebrate our special ladies throughout the entire month of May! A mother is not just someone who gives birth to a child, she is someone who cares for, teaches and loves that child, whatever the circumstances. To help you celebrate your leading lady, we're giving away four fabulous 'Month of Mum' prize packs worth over $3,000, across Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison and the Yacht Club. The Month of Mum prizes include one year's membership to FloatAbove, one year's membership to our Women's Gym at Stellar Canberra, $100 food and 18

beverage voucher per month for 12 months at any of our venues and to top it all off, a bottle of Champagne! To enter, simply spend $20 or more on food and drinks in one transaction during the month of May. Prizes will be drawn 12pm, Monday 1 June. Each week in May, commencing Monday the 4th we'll feature a dining special created to tempt mums! Every time you buy this meal, you'll earn an extra entry into the Month of Mum prize draw.

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Pizza Sundays at Woden Central

Woden Sundays

The BIG 3

Tuggeranong, Jamison Mondays

Steak and Wine Night

Woden Central Mondays

Well, Burger Me!

Woden Central Tuesdays

Chicken Schnitzel Night

Tuggeranong, Jamison Tuesdays

Gourmet Burger Bunanza

Tuggeranong, Jamison Wednesdays

Buy any pizza for just $17.90* on Sundays at Woden Central and get a free standard glass of our red, white or sparkling wine of the day. *Add Peri Peri prawn for $3. Available until 30 June. Enjoy any of our BIG 3 menu items – Battered Whiting, Rump Steak or Chili Prawn Linguine – for just $13.90 every Monday for lunch and dinner at Tuggeranong and Jamison. Available until 30 June. Monday nights are a whole lot better with our Steak and Wine night at Woden Central. For just $17.90, members will enjoy a Riverina Sirloin steak cooked to your liking, served with crispy chips, tossed salad and a glass of wine. Available until 30 June. Every Tuesday at Woden Central, our gourmet burger comes with a free local brew from BentSpoke or Capital Brewing Co for just $17.90. *Schooner of beer can be switched for a schooner of soft drink from the Coca-Cola post mix range on request. Available until 30 June. Enjoy our famous crumbed chicken breast schnitzel with chips and salad from just $11.90 for dinner. Add one of our great toppings including classic Parma, or our new Wild West for $2 or try our new Garlic Prawns topping for $5 extra. Available until 30 June Grab a gourmet burger and a drink for just $15.90 every Wednesday for lunch or dinner. Choose from the Wagyu Burger, the Schnitty Butty, Pulled King Pork Roll, Aussie BBQ Lamb Burger, or The Magic Mushroom (vegetarian). Available until 30 June.

See in venue for full terms and conditions – for members only


Gig Guide Who


Björn Again

Friday 14 February

Songs in the Key of Motown

Wednesday 19 February


Saturday 22 February

On the Spectrum Live

Thursday 27 February

A fabulous night filled with ABBA hits, glittering costumes, entertaining stage antics and banter in their own version of Swenglish – you'll be up and dancing all night like a Dancing Queen. Spectacular all-singing, all-dancing show featuring the music of Motown, soul and the great disco era of the 70s. They will transport you back to an era where music was life, and life was music. 10cc, fronted by Graham Gouldman, will feature their massive global hits Donna, Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday, The Things We Do For Love, Good Morning Judge and many more. Join Dougal Austin and Jeremy Samson as they present a 90 minute panel discussion show, featuring a range of Autism Spectrum Disorder topics and audience Q&A sessions.

6pm Dinner and Show $94.75 8pm Show $57.75

6pm Dinner and Show $109.65 8pm Show $72.65

6pm Dinner and Show Adult $62, child $57 8pm Show Adult $25, child $20

The Italian Tenors

Thursday 5 March

Boys in the Band

Saturday 14 March

The Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Evans Tonon, Sabino Gaita and Luca Sala combine their classical roots with Neopolitan songs and a blend of Italian pop classics. Starring Australia’s finest leading men and backed by their live band The Players, this dazzling performance features over 50 years of mega hits in an all singing, all dancing, high octane concert.


6pm Dinner and Show $84.75 8pm Show $47.75

6pm Dinner and Show $89.75 8pm Show $52.75

6pm Dinner and Show $89.75 8pm Show $52.75

Book at or at the venue • Booking fee extra



John Williamson

Saturday 21 March

There is no other performer who stirs the Aussie spirit as John Williamson does, crafting some of Australia’s well loved unofficial anthems, ballads and songs that capture the outback landscape and the people of the country.

6pm Dinner and Show Adult $88.75, child $72.75 8pm Show Adult $51.75, child $35.75

Charlie Landsborough

Saturday 4 April

Superstars of Country

Saturday 4 April

Truly Lionel and Rod

Friday 8 May

Fastlove: Tribute to George Michael

Thursday 4 June

Gina Jeffreys

Saturday 13 June

Charlie Landsborough truly is as entertaining on stage as he is melodic. Together with his five-piece band they blend 'easy on the ear' folk, country, inspirational, ballads and blues. Hayley Jensen and Jason Owen come together and feature songs from the biggest country music superstars of our time including Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks and Keith Urban. From Chicago USA, music icon Doug Williams as Lionel Richie joins Dave Patten as Rod Stewart, for a truly magnificent tribute concert event. This is a dynamic and collaborative, 8 piece full-scale concert production. Fastlove features a professional cast of singers, dancers, a full band and the incredible Andrew Browning as George Michael to create an authentic and spectacular show!

Country music superstar Gina Jeffreys returns to centre stage with her exquisite new album Beautiful Tangle – exploring a roller-coaster of emotions that will be sure to connect with her legion of fans.

12pm Lunch and Show $85.75 2pm Show $48.75

6pm Dinner and Show $79.75 8pm Show $42.75

6pm Dinner and Show $74.75 8pm Show $37.75

6pm Dinner and Show $94.65 8pm Show $57.65

6pm Dinner and Show $79.65 8pm Show $42.65

Book at or at the venue • Booking fee extra


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CSCC Member Magazine Autumn 2020 - Canberra Southern Cross Club

CSCC Member Magazine Autumn 2020 - Canberra Southern Cross Club