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Campbelltown Catholic Club Spring - Summer 2019


BOARD OF DIRECTORS (left to right) Peter Crittenden, Leo Delissen, Alan Scott, David Olsson, Mary Ellen Bland, Michael Lavorato (CEO), Andrew Stapleton, Steve Carter, Peter Meadows, David McDonald

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Campbelltown Catholic Club Spring - Summer 2019

AQUAFIT Old Menangle Road, Campbelltown 46 297 297 info@aquafit.com.au www.aquafit.com.au THE CUBE CONVENTION ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 20-22 Camden Road, Campbelltown 4625 0000 feedback@thecube.net.au www.thecube.net.au RYDGES CAMPBELLTOWN 15 Old Menangle Road, Campbelltown 4645 0500 reservations_campbelltown@rydges.com www.rydges.com/campbelltown

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Campbelltown Catholic Club has commenced a 12-month building program that will completely transform the ground level of the Club. The new foyer, depicted on the cover provides a grand sense of arrival and reflects the contemporary textures, finishes and greenery that will be featured throughout the new facilities. More artists impression can be viewed on P16 and P17.


INDEX / CHAIRMAN’S REPORT INDEX 3

Chairman’s Report

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Rydges Campbelltown

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Christmas 2019

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General Manager Report

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Aquafit

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Events

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Welfare Report

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Kyūbi Award

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Looking Back

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Vale

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Club Refurbishment

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Communion Luncheon

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Made Local

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Community Support

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Hot Shots Winners

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$30 Million Milestone

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Out and About

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Pink Up Campbelltown

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Campbelltown Golf Club

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Entertainment

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Sub Club Directory & Reports

From The Chairman David Olsson I offer a warm welcome to all members to this Spring/ Summer edition of our regular Superstar magazine. As always – time flies and it’s hard to know where this year has gone but it does mean it’s almost time to start thinking about Christmas. I trust that 2019 has been a good year for you all and that you can enjoy the remainder of the year – and hopefully fit in a visit or two to the Club. There always seems to be a lot happening, with something to appeal to all ages and tastes. The Club had a satisfactory year of trading in 2018/19. The details of our Club’s financial performance can be found in the Annual Report. In summary though – the impact of rising food costs due to drought, increased energy and property costs and higher employment expenses resulted in a profit that was down on last year. Despite the reduced profit – we were still able to donate $1.135m in cash donations to various charities, schools and sporting clubs, a level which is well above that legislated for community assistance. The underlying economic conditions in which club’s trade remain very difficult. Disruptors such as UberEATS, together with the relatively low cost of home entertainment technology and the ready access to cheap alcohol are having a profound impact on the way people choose to spend their leisure time. Directors and Management are constantly looking at strategies to ensure the club remains the club of choice for members and visitors in the Macarthur area. In the coming weeks work will commence

on the latest refurbishment to the club. This is an exciting and significant renovation which will deliver the following:

• A new coffee shop • A new Restaurant to replace Café Samba (architectural images of the new coffee shop and restaurant can be viewed on pages 16 and 17).

• The complete gutting of the foyer to

improve traffic flow which will involve the demolition and replacement of the main stair

• New reception area • The refurbishment of the indoor gaming lounge

• Improved traffic flow to ground floor eateries

• A new bar and pizza offering to enhance

the Embers Charcoal Kitchen experience

• Refurbishment of ground floor toilets • Renewal of the upstairs pre function spaces. It is expected that the works will be completed within 12 months and the result will be stunning and worth the inevitable disruption. I thank members in advance for their patience and understanding. I am thrilled to advise that members will have the opportunity at the upcoming Annual General Meeting to endorse the nominations for Life Membership of Club Directors Leo Delissen and Mary Ellen Bland. Leo and Mary Ellen have done

outstanding work for many decades in various roles on the Board and on numerous sub committees and richly deserve this special recognition. I hope to see many of you at the Annual General Meeting. Please see the Notice of Meeting that would have been mailed to you for details on both Leo’s and Mary Ellen’s nominations. The Board continues to look at ways to improve its governance and leadership to ensure the club remains relevant, viable and successful. This involves exposing the club to potential new Board members through a “Board Observers” process whereby potential Board Members are invited to attend Board Meetings to engage in and understand the extent of the Club’s business and community responsibilities. I am pleased to advise that Julie Puckrin (nee Burton) recently joined the Board in this role and has already made a great contribution. Julie is a lawyer and was once an employee so has an in depth knowledge of the club and its history. Members may also be aware that Julie is the daughter of the late and admired Noel Burton who served as President from 1991-2002. In closing, as always thank you to members for your loyal support and I trust you continue to enjoy the benefits provided by the club. I’d like to wish all members the very best for Christmas and the New Year. I sincerely hope you have a safe and happy festive season.

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CLUB REPORTS

From The General Manager Michael Lavorato I trust that members are enjoying the warmer Spring weather and have been able to pop down to the club recently. If not, then I hope this issue of “Superstar” which is packed full of entertainment, dining and promotional offerings might inspire you to revisit soon. As detailed in the report from the Chairman – the club is about to get a substantial internal “facelift” in the coming months. The cover of this issue of “Superstar” includes an accurate Architectural “render” of the proposed remodelling of the foyer of the Club. I am confident that members and guests will be impressed with the result which will be fully unveiled once construction is complete in October 2020. Look out elsewhere in the magazine for “sneak peaks” of other areas of the club to be refurbished. Fans of Café Samba will be saddened to hear that the grand old café will be closing its doors. The good news is it will be replaced by an exciting new restaurant and coffee shop as part of the refurbishment. I know Café Samba has been the venue many members have shared lots of celebrations. Before it closes at the end of the year – why not come down and relive those moments and take advantage of the Promotions being planned in the lead up to Christmas.

Nurses. Refer to page 38 to see how you can support this initiative. White Ribbon Day will be held on 22 November this year. Sadly, Violence Against Women (Emotional, Financial and Physical) continues to be a major issue across Australia. As a White Ribbon accredited workplace, we continually strive to educate and raise awareness around this issue. Our Annual White Ribbon Golf Day will be held on 15 November to help support this cause It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to the festive season and that means it’s time for our amazing Christmas Toy Raffles and Meet Raffles. Our busy Marketing team have had fun (along with yours truly) selecting the toys that will bring a smile to children on Christmas morning. A full list of Christmas promotions with dates and times can be found on page 29.

As a result of popular demand, the club is expanding its current pizza offering by constructing an authentic Pizza oven to be served from Embers Charcoal Kitchen. Food and Beverage Director Peter Sheppard and Head Chef Tim Fuller are putting the finishing touches to what will be an exciting and delicious menu. It is worth noting that early in Tim’s career he opened a Pizza Restaurant in Notting Hill, London which earned rave reviews. We are looking to Tim and Peter to tantalise our taste buds very soon. Embers Pizza is due to open in late October.

The Spring/Summer edition of the club journal is issued at the same time as the Annual Report and Notice to Members of the Annual General Meeting. I commend your attention to these important documents as they outline in detail the financial performance of the club and matters that are to be dealt with by the members as indicated in the notice to members. The annual general meeting this year will be held on Wednesday 6th November. If you haven’t been to one in the past, I encourage you to come along to hear about the exciting new refurbishment amongst other things.

This October we will also be participating in the Pink Up Your Town - McGrath Foundation initiative. It is the first time Campbelltown has participated and we’ll be helping PINK UP CAMPBELLTOWN to raise valuable funding for Breast Cancer

Finally – thank you to our members for your ongoing support and loyalty. It is always appreciated and never taken for granted. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy festive season.

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CLUB REPORTS From The Welfare Director Alan Scott

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Spring/Summer edition of Superstar for 2019.

In April this year, Jessica and Ryan Love welcomed their first child, a baby daughter, Isabelle, into the world. Congratulations to the happy parents and grandparents Caroline and Peter Meadows. Peter is a current Board Director. Congratulations and best wishes are extended to two couples who recently celebrated milestone Wedding Anniversaries, 40 years, to Julie and Kevin O’Keefe and Kerry and Steve Noyce. Well done. On a personal note, my wife, Christine, and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary on 5th July, with family and friends joining us in the celebration the following day. In May 1970, the Superstar Magazine boasted that three sporting sub-clubs had been formed under the Catholic Club banner – Collegians RLFC, Fishing Club and Social Golf Club. Additionally Collegians Senior Cricket Club will start their 50th year at the commencement of the coming season and going forward into 2020. Congratulations to these 4 great Clubs for the work they have done and enjoyment given over the years. On a sad note, Foundation Board Member, Simon Kelleher passed away in July this year and we extend our sympathy to his family. Simon was a Director for a short period from 1965-1966 and held badge number 2. Another Foundation Member, Hilary Hillbrick who held badge number 152, passed away in July this year and we extend sincere sympathy to his wife Gloria and family.

We were advised recently that Mrs Sheila Slattery, wife of former Director Bernie Slattery, passed away in April this year. To the Slattery family, we extend our sincere sympathies. One of our dedicated staff members, Maree Sophocleous, lost her Mum on 21 June. Maree’s Mum’s name was Clare Sophocleous and to Maree’s family we offer our thoughts and prayers. Former Duty Manager, Reg Cooper passed away on 5th April this year. Reg, who worked in the Club in the 1990’s, was a great family man and loved his Rugby League, having played for St George, Canterbury and Griffith Waratahs. To his wife Frances and the family, we extend our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are also extended the families of other Members who have passed away recently. The Vale list appears further on in this edition of Superstar. May they Rest in Peace. Finally, I extend to all Members, Staff and their families, a very happy and blessed Christmas and New Year. Don’t forget, if you have an announcement you would like to be included in the next edition of Superstar, please contact one of our Receptionists and they will forward your message on to me. Alan Scott Welfare Officer

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the following members who have passed away recently. May they rest in peace. Edward Alexander Steven Bannister James Barrie Anne Barrs Robert Behrmann Charles Boudan Elizabeth Brennan Reginald Cooper John Costa Patricia Coves Jeanie Craig

Margaret Dederer Penny Edwards Arthur Farley James Glendenning Charles Hardy Robert Heron Hilary Hillbrick Sarah Holdsworth Jurgen Hoomans Anthony House Peter Howis

Bruce Irwin Adolfas Jablonskis David Jones Ingrid Kauffman Dennis Lambros Paul Little Joyce Lougher Gerald Marshall Jean Mathison Frank McDougall David McMillan

William McShane Norman Michell Brian Moore Richard Moreton John Mostyn Gwendoline Mount Terry Neal Leonard Nutt Audrey Pearsall Christina Ritchie Alfred Simiana

Sheila Slattery Gary Smith Keith Edward Smith Clare Sophocleous Stanley Strang Lola-Rose Straube Brian Venslauskas Emmanuel Vidal Yvonne Withall

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MADE LOCAL

Share your videos and you could

win up to $10,000 ClubsNSW ‘’Made Local’’ Campaign is all about celebrating your local community. Your local club is made local. So we want you to share and show what makes your local area and local life great. ClubsNSW will use the best videos to create a series of short films showing what NSW loves about local clubs and community life: Junior sport, weddings, birthdays, get-togethers, the hugs, the tears, community projects, volunteers and more. Films shot by you on your phone to show what we all love about local life. So let’s share and show the rest of Australia what makes Campbelltown Catholic Club and local life in Macarthur great. Videos can be up to 30 seconds with categories including: • Junior sport • Celebrations in Clubs (birthdays/weddings) • Great meals • Funny moments • Live music and any entertainment-related videos • Community contributions and volunteers • Supporters

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

Shoot or share video (up to 30 secs).

Upload your videos at YourLocalClub.com.au

If it’s used in one of our videos, you go into the draw for cash prizes up to $10,000.

The site also has some sample videos you can check out for inspiration.

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THE CLUB AND COMMUNITY

$30 MILLION COMMUNITY SUPPORT Campbelltown Catholic Club recorded a net profit of $3.587M for the year ended 30 June 2019. Community donations for the year were $1.135M which equates to 31% of the clubs operating profit. In addition to these cash donations a further $104,000 was donated in kind and $125,200 provided in local Community sponsorships. Total donations to the local community since the Clubs inception now exceed $30 Million. This is a credit to all Members, past and present, and only made possible through your ongoing support and patronage of our Club. The full Annual Report will be available online at cathclub.com.au from mid October.

WELCOMED

1 Million PATRONS

ENTERTAINED

24,990 SHOW PATRONS

865,771 MEALS SERVED

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38,051

HOTEL ROOM NIGHTS

27,725 ROUNDS OF GOLF

HOSTED

86,929 FUNCTION GUESTS

RECYCLED

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 Scholarship winners (from left) Melina Morabito, David Ryan, Jayde Bermingham, and Kiarra Brennan.

CATHOLIC CLUB SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

So, David has also decided to follow in their footsteps.

David Ryan, like the others, looks back fondly to his primary school experiences. “At St Thomas More I had two very good male teachers who were very influential on me, and I enjoyed learning from them – great role models,” he said. “So I wanted to do the same sort of thing.”

He is one of four local students attending Sydney’s University of Notre Dame who have been awarded $2000 scholarships by Campbelltown Catholic Club.

Catholic Club Director Mary Ellen Bland – a former teacher herself – said the Club’s Board was passionate about providing educational opportunities.

Two of David Ryan’s most powerful childhood role models were teachers at St Thomas More Primary School – Mr Patrick Douglas and Mr Russell Preece.

The others are Kiarra Brennan, Jayde Bermingham and Melina Morabito, who are also studying to become primary school teachers.

“Each year the club offers scholarships to HSC students at local Catholic high schools who want to study teaching at the Australian Catholic University or University of Notre Dame – and also hope to teach locally once they have graduated.”

For more information contact the club on (02) 4625 0000 or speak to your school Principal.

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Congratulations to Welfare Director Alan Scott and his Wife Christine who celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary on 5 July. The milestone was celebrated in fitting fashion with family and friends at Campbelltown Golf Club.

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PRO-AM 09 - 10 December 2019 Play with some of Australia's leading golf professionals in tournament conditions at the Campbelltown Golf Club Pro-Am. A two day event with great prizes for amateurs.

Prize Pool of $25,000 (Pro only) This tournament is in support of Cystic Fibrosis research through the

Charity ABN 66 228 384 017

CONTACT SCOTT MARTYN TO SECURE YOUR PLACE 4622 2990 or proshop@campbelltowngolfclub.com.au * Members Prices applies to Campbelltown Golf Club Playing Members Only

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CAMPBELLTOWN GOLF CLUB HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE LATEST EDITION OF SUPERSTAR MAGAZINE! We are now well and truly into spring and are hopeful for a good growing season. Long range forecasts indicate that we are in for another dry, hot summer period which is always a challenge for golf courses but the team will be working very hard to ensure that Members and visitors have the best possible course to play. The winter period traditionally is a time for greens staff to perform maintenance on the course with leak repair, sprinkler lifts, tree pruning and the building of new tees taking up the majority of our time. Members would be aware that the new black plate 10th tee is complete and we hope to have this in play by the club championships. Construction of the new 13th hole black plate tee is also underway and we hope to open this by the end of summer pending weather. Our existing distance markers are also being removed and replaced with the more functional marked plates installed in the fairways. Scott Martyn and Phil Higgins will be out on course in September to mark these locations ready for greens staff to install them. At the end of June the club took delivery of eighteen brand new Yamaha petrol carts that were bought to replace part of the fleet. We now have a full fleet of 43 of the latest Yamaha carts. In addition

to this, in August we took delivery of a current model Club Car Lithium Ion battery cart. Whilst we’ve never really considered battery powered carts in the past due to concerns over battery power and the hilly terrain at the club, it was felt that with the continual advances in battery technology that now was the time to take a closer look. If this cart performs the way we expect then we may look at slowly replacing the existing petrol fleet with battery. Early indications from our Club Car unit are very promising. Speaking of carts, some of you may have seen us trialling the Club Car Tempo Walk unit on course. This unit is a hands-free caddy that is designed to make walking your round more fun (see image below). To summarise, it is a three-wheeled golf buggy that carries your clubs and follows the player around the course. This allows those who wish to walk, to do so without having to pull/push their clubs around the course.

The Tempo Walk has not yet been released in Australia but when it is, we’ll take the opportunity to trial it with a view to purchasing so that Members will be able to hire it out! Finally, committee elections are fast approaching so if you feel you’d like to be on the committee, please see the noticeboard for instructions on how to stand. Of course you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the benefits of Campbelltown Golf Club. Our Fairview Café & Bistro offers family friendly dining with value specials available every day. It’s a great spot to relax with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and spectacular views. We look forward to seeing you soon. Dave Turner, General Manager

PGA PROFESSIONAL TRAINER PGA Professional Trainer Private | Package | Playing lessons Classes | School sessions Swingfit | Clubfit | Demo days Follow website & CGC facebook page for updates or contact the Pro Shop To book a lesson with Scott Martyn or for more information please contact the Pro Shop on 4622 2990

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*Average weekly cost based on a Standard/Senior/Student Membership for a Pre-paid 12 month membership. Full cost of membership is $780. Additional joining fee & admin fee apply. *Average weekly cost based on a Standard/Senior/Student Membership for a Pre-paid 12 month membership. Full cost of membership is $780. Additional joining fee & admin fee apply. Campbelltown Catholic Club cathclub.com.au *Average weekly cost based on a Standard/Senior/Student Membership for a Pre-paid 12 month membership. Full cost of membership is $780. Additional joining fee & admin fee apply.


AQUAFIT 24 HOUR FIGHT AGAINST CANCER 2019 – HELP US RAISE $10,000! The 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur is an annual fundraising movement that exists to provide the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre, the Oncology Ward and the Paediatric Ambulatory Care Unit at Campbelltown Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit and associated Outreach service at Camden Hospital with the extra services and equipment they need to assist in the treatment, care and comfort of children and adults dealing with cancer. 2019 marks the 14th consecutive year, that Aquafit has been a major sponsor and supporter of this local event. Held over the weekend of October 19 & 20 at Leumeah Stadium, Aquafit will again be involved and our goal is to raise $10,000 for this very worthy cause.

There are a number of ways that you can get involved… and every dollar counts! You can: • Join our Aquafit team to participate over the weekend – Register at Aquafit Reception for $16 and come along and walk for as little…or as long as you like! • Buy or sell raffle tickets • Sponsor one of your Aquafit friends • Participate in any of our special fundraising events – SAVE THE DATES!! • Calories for Cancer – Wednesday 23 October, 11am (Gym Floor) • Outdoor Sunrise Yoga – Saturday 26 October, 7am – 8am (Outdoor Area) • Biggest Aqua Class – Halloween Theme – Thursday 31 October, 10.30am • Great Aquafit Duck Dive & Fundraiser BBQ – Tuesday 19 November, from 6.30am (BBQ)

LIVING STRONGER – OVER 55’S PROGRAM • Do you find it difficult to walk long distances or climb the stairs? • Do you get tired quickly and feel lacking in energy? • Do you suffer from arthritis, diabetes or osteoporosis? • Do you have difficulty lifting things during your daily tasks? • Are you prone to falling?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, this program can help you. Living Stronger is a safe, quality-controlled strength training program specifically designed for people over 55 to build muscle mass, increase bone density, improve strength, balance, gait, flexibility and coordination.

Sessions are held throughout the year – available for non-members and members – please contact Aquafit Reception on 46 297 297. Campbelltown Catholic Club cathclub.com.au

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Dining Award

KYUBI RECEIVES TOP GONG AT RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AWARDS Kyūbi Modern Asian Dining has won the Best Restaurant Pub/Club/Tavern category at the 2019 NSW Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. Restaurant Manager Madeleine Salter was delighted to win the award, “We are all very excited, well done to the entire Kyūbi team (front and back of house) who always show great pride in their work and put 110% into service every single day! Hard work always pays off.” More than 700 local restaurants, cafés and catering guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged in over 65 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at The Star, Sydney. The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience. The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the restaurant/café winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.

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CLUB REFURBISHMENT EMBERS WOOD FIRED PIZZA COMING SOON Over the coming months Embers Charcoal Kitchen will be undergoing a major make over as part of our broader refurbishment. The first stage of this will be the addition of a Wood Fired Pizza Oven due to open late October. While not Italian, Head Chef Tim Fuller has valuable experience in this field having opened and operated a Pizza Restaurant in London’s Notting Hill. “The key to a great pizza is fresh hand stretched dough and quality toppings. The simpler the better”’ said Tim. “We’ll also be combining ingredients from Embers Charcoal Kitchen with toppings such as slow cooked pork belly and grilled half chicken”. The new offer will continue the Embers tradition of cooking with solid fuel and provide a readily accessible casual dining option to Club patrons. Pizzas will be available for purchase from any point of sale throughout the Club making it a great late-night option. It will also be perfect for casual Christmas parties. Price point will be around $14-$15.

Head Chef Tim Fuller and DIrector of Food and Beverage Peter Sheppard fine-tuning the menu.

New Restaurant to replace Café Samba opening 2020

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FEEL THE BEAT

CAMPBELLTOWN FELT THE BEAT! Feel the Beat 2019 inclusive youth music festival was held at The Cube Campbelltown on Sunday 18 August in conjunction with Campbelltown Council and The Disability Trust. Feel the Beat was the first fully inclusive music festival in Western Sydney and an exciting new concept for Campbelltown.” The wonderful event presented local youth living with disability with an amazing opportunity to have the same festival experience as their youth counterparts. Held across two sessions Feel the Beat successfully catered to a large youth demographic. Over the Rainbow session was held from 2pm to 4.30pm for 12-17-year-old youth. The Light up your Night session was held from 6pm to 10pm for the 18 – 30 age category. Up to 300 people rocked out to performances from Ironic Circus, Under Wraps, Ash n Bodo, Rudely Interrupted, Chris Sebastian and Luke Koteras building up a great sense of excitement and anticipation for the amazing headline act to hit the stage.

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‘The Other Superman’ had everyone in the venue holding their breath as he performed his famous neck-hang spins hanging from The Cube rafters on silks, all while he was still attached to his wheelchair. Justice Crew were greeted with a very enthusiastic crowd as they brought their signature high energy dance moves to the stage. The absolute highlight of both sessions was the opportunity for youth from the crowd to join Justice Crew up on stage for a danceoff. The joy and excitement amongst the crowd was infectious and everyone cheered for the young people who were given the opportunity to show the crowd their own dance moves. Everyone was dancing like no one was watching. Many carers and parents attended

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the sessions along with their clients or children and a number of families who expressed their appreciation at being able to attend a wonderful local event that could provide a festival experience for their whole family. The Campbelltown Catholic Club were proud venue sponsors of this event, providing The Cube as the venue. The ground floor access, accessible toilets and quality production was the perfect fit for this style of event. Festival goers delighted in face painting, henna tattoos and airbrush tattoos and a flower crown workshop. Feel the Beat has given both youth living with disability and their families an amazing music festival experience right here in Campbelltown and has opened the door for them to attend more inclusive events in the future.


IN THE COMMUNITY

INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR PATRONS Over the past two months Campbelltown Catholic Club has been facilitating a number of information sessions for Members and Guests through our ClubCare program. This initiative came about through feedback from members who were looking for information and support around particular social, community and wellbeing areas. Our ClubCare program sessions were held around such things as accessing NDIS support, support for Seniors, navigating Government systems and how to access My Aged Care services.

Feedback from participants has been very positive and the benefits have spoken for themselves, with a number of patrons going on to be supported to register for My Aged Care support as well as receive individual assistance and advice around the NDIS system and carer support.

parenting, finances and budgeting, dementia and carer support. These events are free to attend and will provide participants with helpful information, resources and strategies.

Given the success of these sessions Campbelltown Catholic Club will continue to host regular information sessions in the coming months. Some potential topics suggested by members have been related to a range of areas including Campbelltown Catholic Club cathclub.com.au

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Congratulations to Max Geisler winner the August $20,000 Members draw. WE WILL..WE WILL… ROCK YOU! Killer Queen rocked The CUBE during June with a full house. Kyūbi Modern Asian Dining won best Club Restaurant at the 2019 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards. Kyūbi team members celebrated the win in style at The Star Casino. (L to R) Yuba, Kimberley, Lokendra, Keshar, Candice, Madeleine & Marnie. The Aquafit 80’s Aerobics Class helped towards the $10,000 fundraising tally for this year’s 24-Hour Fight Against Cancer. The Club was a major sponsor at the ClubsNSW Rosehill Raceday helping raise over $20K For Little Wings Foundation.

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2 course luncheon and a glass of bubbly on arrival. Prizes for the best dress and best hat. Roving entertainers, Melbourne Cup sweeps, raffle and lots more. Doors open 10.45am


ENTERTAINMENT

British Invasion

Daryl Braithwaite

Get ready for the best British Invasion of all time! There’s a new show on the road and if you are a fan of Bowie, Elton John or Rod Stewart you simply can’t miss it.

The most popular song was undoubtedly ‘The Horses’, holding the #1 position on the national charts over three consecutive weeks.

This high energy, critically acclaimed, international tribute act showcase the best of British Rock from the 70’s and 80’s in a spectacular stage show with hits including: Space Oddity, Tiny Dancer & Forever Young.

The unexpected success of this single led to being voted ‘Australian Song of the Year’ at the 1991 Australian Music Awards. Braithwaite remains an integral part of the evolution and development of Australian popular music and is a must-see live on stage!

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SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 8PM Tickets $39 (+BF)

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FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER, 8PM Tickets $40 (+BF)

Kasey Chambers

Michael Jackson

Twenty years ago, Kasey Chambers released her groundbreaking debut album ‘The Captain’. It was a pivotal record that remains the cornerstone of her outstanding career. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Captain, Kasey performs a very special concert, sentimentally reforming her original band, playing songs from The Captain album, alongside a “best of her career set”. Kasey has followed it up with 11 more albums, and garnering her a cabinet full of awards. She is one of Australia’s most respected, accomplished and captivating performers.

Legacy… the world’s greatest tribute, to the world’s greatest entertainer… Michael Jackson.

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SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER, 8PM Tickets $54.90 (+BF)

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William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full-scale production of Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most idolised entertainer. William Hall is as close as you will get to experience the King of Pop live.

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SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER, 8PM Tickets $50 (+BF)


OCTOBER

October Entertainment Calendar SPECIAL EVENT TUE

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SUN

The Cube

Morning Melodies

Tickets $12 (+BF), 9.45am (Includes Morning Tea)

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The Frocks

FREE from 1pm SPECIAL EVENT

WED

02

The Cube

Monster Housie

On sale from 6.30pm, $150 cash prizes SPECIAL EVENT

THU

03 FRI

FREE from 9.15pm

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One Hit Wonders FREE from 9.15pm

SUN

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Dave White Experience FREE from 9.15pm

FRI

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FREE from 1pm Lounge

NRL Grand Final

Tickets $54.90 Lounge

Brown Sugar

Embers Sundays

All Star Duo

FREE from 1pm

Lounge

Lets Groove Tonight FREE from 9.15pm

SPECIAL EVENT

FREE from 7.20pm Lounge

SAT

The Frocks

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Kasey Chambers

FREE from 9.00pm

Natasha Vella Duo

FRI

SPECIAL EVENT SAT

Embers Sundays

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Matt Jones Band

The Cube

Lounge

MON

Lounge

Tickets $10, 11am

SAT

06

Tickets $40

Magical World of Crazy science

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SUN

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The Cube

Lounge

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FRI

The Cube Daryl Braithwaite

The Cube

The Cube Michael Jackson Tickets $50, 8pm Lounge

Uptown Funk

FREE from 9.15pm

Mini Housie Marathon

On sale from 10am, $5000 in prizes 43 games for $27

Lounge

Dora D Band

SUN

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Salsa Kings

FREE from 1pm

FREE from 9.15pm

Lounge SAT

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The Kamis

FREE from 9.15pm The Cube

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British Invasion Tickets $39, 8pm

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Golden Boys of Aussie Rock ’N’ Roll Lucky Starr and Roland Storm Australia’s favourite Celebrities, together with Sydney’s most famous Piano Man John Watson and his band pack a punch in this fun filled rock and roll show. A production performance from the best Sydney has to offer who will share songs, stories and the journey as you enjoy this great show of hits from 6 O’clock rock, Bandstand and Sing, Sing, Sing, including Dream Girl, Five Foot Two, I Don’t Want To Be Alone, Mule Skinner Blues, Hello Josephine, Birds & Bees and the iconic I’ve Been Everywhere.

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SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 2.30PM MATINÉE SHOW Tickets: Members $15, Visitors $20 (+BF)

John Paul Young

Young Stars Of Country

The Vanda and Young Songbook

Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Felicity Urquhart & Darren Coggan

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda & Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s and still to this day. They will take you through the decades of mega hits and John’s own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king. John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artists in Australian music’s history, with over 4 million worldwide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. Don’t miss the opportunity to see John Paul Young Live at The CUBE.

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SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER, 8PM Tickets $49 (+BF)

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Individually, these are four of the most recognisable names in the Australian entertainment world. Golden Guitars, Gold records, chart-topping albums and countless number one singles between them…and this merely scratches the surface of their combined achievements! Why are we seeing them join forces? 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of these four talented and highly decorated artists forming a tour called The Young Stars Of Country. These young and feisty newcomers fought to have their own names splashed across the lightboxes and chalkboards of the venues they played for fear of not being remembered - they needn’t have worried! Darren, Beccy, Felicity and Adam were not to know that this was the beginning of a musical bond and personal friendship that was to last for two decades.

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NOVEMBER

November Entertainment Calendar FRI

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Lounge

SAT

Lounge

02

Lounge

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Pop Fiction

FREE from 9.15pm

Out Of Salem

FREE from 9.15pm

SUN

Brown Sugar

FREE from 9pm

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THE CUBE

David Agius Duo FREE from 1pm

SPECIAL EVENT The Cube SUN

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Mega Housie

On sale from 10am, $120 cash prizes SPECIAL EVENT

Ben and Ashleigh Duo FREE from 1pm

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The Cube

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Lounge

FRI

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Lounge

SAT

Lounge

$20,000 Members Draw

Must be present to win from 8pm

Melbourne Cup Luncheon Tickets $65, 11am

Lounge

Maxi Housie

On sale from 6.30pm, $150 cash prizes

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The Kamis

FREE from 9.15pm

Countdown Explosion FREE from 9.15pm

Lounge

The Family Jewelz

SUN

FREE from 9.15pm

SPECIAL EVENT

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The Frocks

FREE from 1pm

The Cube SAT

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John Paul Young

Tickets $49 (+BF), 8pm Lounge

Akinga

FREE from 9.15pm

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Salsa Kings

FREE from 1pm

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Monster Toy Raffle #1

On sale from 6.30pm Must be present to win

After Party Band FREE from 9.15pm

SPECIAL EVENT The Cube

FRI

15

Lounge

That 80’s Band

FREE from 9.15pm

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Uptown Funk

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Morning Melodies Presents Lisa Cook & Daniel Tambasco Daniel brings his own unique style and vocal talent to many of the most popular songs of all time. He sings and performs the songs that people love, pop, opera and anything in between. Lisa has performed as half of the vocal duo, “double exposure” since1986. In 2014 the girls won the Australian entertainment ‘mo’ award for best vocal group. Lisa has continued entertaining audiences with her own show and also has performed with john charter as “twin set” since 2008.

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TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER, 10AM Tickets $12 (+BF). Includes Morning Tea

NYE Count down to 2020 with Abbalanche LIVE at The CUBE this New Years Eve. Let Abbalanche take you all the way back to the 70’s with all of Abba’s greatest hits. Enjoy food and drinks from the pop up stalls. Pick up some free party hats, streamers and a Lei to have the best time with your friends. General Admission standing. 18+ event.

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TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9PM Tickets $35 (+BF)

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DECEMBER

December Entertainment Calendar SUN

01 TUE

03 THU

05 FRI

06

Embers Sundays

Gabrielle Amelia Duo FREE from 1pm The Cube

Morning Melodies Tickets $12 (+BF), 10am Lounge

Monster Toy Raffle #2

On sale from 6.30pm Must be present to win Lounge

The Family Jewelz FREE from 9.15pm

The Cube SAT

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Mega Housie

On sale from 12pm, $120 cash prizes Lounge

Wild Katz

FREE from 9.15pm SUN

08 THU

Embers Sundays

Salsa Kings

FREE from 1pm

12

Lounge

FRI

13

Lounge

SAT

Lounge

14 SUN

15 WED

18

Monster Toy Raffle #3

On sale from 6.30pm Must be present to win

Akinga

FREE from 9.15pm

Out of Salem

FRI

20

Lounge

SAT

Lounge

21 SUN

22 TUE

24 WED

25 THU

26 FRI

Peta Mai Duo FREE from 1pm

FREE from 9.15pm

After Party Band FREE from 9.15pm

Embers Sundays

Natasha Vella Duo FREE from 1pm

Christmas Eve CLUB OPEN

Christmas Day

Public Holiday CLUB CLOSED

Boxing Day

Public Holiday CLUB OPEN

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SAT

Lounge

28 SUN

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The Bad 80’s Band FREE from 9.15pm

Uptown Funk

FREE from 9.15pm

Embers Sunday

Ben & Ashleigh Duo FREE from 1pm

SPECIAL EVENT

FREE from 9.15pm

Embers Sundays

Hyjinx

The Cube TUE

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NYE – Abbalanche Tickets $35 (+BF), 9pm Lounge

Pop Fiction

FREE from 9.15pm

The Cube

Maxi Housie

On sale from 6.30pm, $150 cash prizes

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COMING SOON...

TICKETS FROM $35 (+ BF)

NYE IN THE CLUB LOUNGE Party in 2020 with Funk and Dance friendly Trio Pop Fiction LIVE and FREE in the Club Lounge. Classic dance songs from Disco to RnB, Funk to Soul and select Pop Hits Plus… Embers Charcoal Kitchen will be open late serving a selection of your favourites plus our brand new Wood Fired Pizzas. Join us on the Terrace for a great of the 9pm and 12am fireworks.

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WHAT’S ON

2019

Monster Toy Raffles

Meat Raffles

28 November | 5 December | 12 December

Saturday 30 November till Sunday 22 December

Over $45,000 Worth of Toys to be won over 3 Huge Weeks! The BIGGEST and BEST Toy raffle is right here at Campbelltown Catholic Club giving you the chance to win some of this year’s most popular toys including PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch, IPads, Bikes, LOL Big Surprise, LEGO, Crate Creatures and lots more. Great for the young and the young at heart! Tickets go on sale in the Club Lounge from 5pm on the night, but get in early, they do sell out!

With a variety of Christmas fare including Legs of Ham, Bone in Leg Pork, Christmas Puddings and much more, we’ve got your Christmas sorted with our festive holiday raffles throughout December.

Members Hampers

Giving Tree

If you’re visiting the Club during December be sure to swipe your membership card for the chance to win one of our fantastic Christmas Hampers. We are giving one away every weekday from 2 December till 24 December.

Wednesday 13 November till Friday 13 December

Tickets are 6 for $1 and on sale from 3.30pm on Saturdays and 4.30pm on Sundays in the Club Lounge. Please note: These raffles will replace our normal Saturday & Sunday meat raffles.

We invite you to share the real spirit of Christmas by donating a gift at our St Vincent De Paul giving Tree. All gifts will be given to families this Christmas, We invite members and guests alike to take a tag off our tree in the foyer and buy a present for someone in need. Your gift could bring a family hope and happiness this Christmas.

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SHARE PLATTER From $77 per person • Private function room • Christmas event styling • Share platters menu Non-alcoholic beverages • Disc Jockey or Juke Box • Standard AV

BUFFET From $77 per person • Private function room • Christmas event styling • Buffet menu Non-alcoholic beverages • Disc Jockey or Juke Box • Standard AV

SET MENU From $72 per person • Private function room • Christmas event styling • 2/3 course menu Non-alcoholic beverages • Disc Jockey or Juke Box • Standard AV

KYŪBI From $75 per person • Private function room • Christmas event styling • Kyūbi men Non-alcoholic beverages • Disc Jockey or Juke Box

GRAZING From $50 per person • Event space • Christmas event styling • Grazing buffet menu

COCKTAIL From $40 per person • Event space • Christmas event styling • Cocktail menu Minimum numbers will apply

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EVENTS MATER DEI FOUNDATION DINNER The Mater Dei Foundation Dinner is without a doubt one of the largest events in the Club calendar and one that our events team look forward to every year. This year Mater Dei celebrated their 19th Annual Foundation Dinner. The theme “You are our Champions� celebrated the spirit of the Mater Dei students and culminated with a surprise performance by The Killer Queen band. The event was an extraordinary success raising over $320,000 for the school. Behind the scenes months of planning go into the event to co-ordinate production, food preparation and room set up. Every detail is checked with nothing left to chance. On the day twenty catering staff assist in the preparation of meals under the guidance of Head Chef Tim Fuller. Another forty front of house staff provide Food and Beverage service ensuring the prompt delivery of a 3-course meal to 550 patrons.

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CAN YOU HELP US FIND THIS MISSING PAINTING OF QUONDONG? Catholic Club history buffs Alan Scott and Jeff McGill are trying to locate this oil painting of Quondong, painted in the 1980s by Sandy Inglis. It’s perhaps hanging on a wall somewhere in the Macarthur area (it’s too big to hide in a draw)…but we don’t know exactly where. The only reason we’re able to feature an image of the painting on this page is because a photo of it was snapped back in the 1980s. The artwork was part of a collection of 12 historic paintings commissioned by the Catholic Club more than 35 years ago. (The club’s constitution states that it not only support local education and sport, but arts/culture too.) Talented Minto painter Sandy Inglis captured a series of portraits of Macarthur’s most historic buildings in earthy brown tones to resemble old sepia photographs. The paintings for many years decorated the club’s main dining room, and today they line the walls near the administration section.

It’s quite possible it was given as a gift or donation, and is today being lovingly looked after by a worthy recipient. Our quest is not about grabbing it from them, but about confirming its location. “We just don’t have any record,” Alan said. “It’s a mystery”. Jeff has run articles on the mystery in the Advertiser and contacted everyone from principals and priests to former club bosses, but has also drawn a blank.

exists, but it’s hidden inside the large red brick extensions added around 1940.) Sandy’s painting of the old Fisher’s Ghost Restaurant building – now a ruin and recently purchased by the Catholic Club – shows the building as it looked when it had a large steam mill attached in the 1840s. That mill was demolished in the 1920s. Sandy Inglis at work painting the artworks in the 1980s

If you can shed any light please contact Alan or Jeff, via the club’s front desk. Although the 12 paintings are not old in historic terms, they are a stunning historical record because of the amount of detailed research Sandy Inglis did to recreate the buildings as they looked at their apex. Two of her most interesting paintings, shown at right, include St Gregory’s College as it looked as a rural homestead in 1926. (The original homestead still technically

But there are only 11 of them – Quondong is missing. “We just don’t know where it is,” admitted Alan Scott, the club’s longserving director, who is keen to enlist the help of club members. Maybe you’ve seen it hanging in a local school, or church, or office, or even in someone’s lounge room?

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Sandy Inglis at the launch of the collection in 1986 with club manager, Greg McKone and president Paul O’Loughlan.


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COMMUNION LUNCHEON This year we hosted our 55th Annual Communion Luncheon. Every year, we celebrate the Campbelltown Catholic Club’s community support for the year and is one of the most symbolic days in our clubs annual calendar. This event is attended by life members, local schools, local MPs and politicians as well as community members. Thank you to those who were part of this year’s celebration and a huge thank you to our Club community for their ongoing support!

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Mason McPhee

Amelia Cullen

Mason McPhee’s sporting achievements tend to be very team-based.

Amelia Cullen is a rising hockey star who represented NSW at this month’s [August] Girls U/16 All Schools Championships.

They can’t not be, because the 14-year-old competes with local teams – baseball, softball and basketball. But, in the midst of that team unity, Mason’s own personal milestones have been shining through lately – from personal best batting averages, to winning “junior player of the year” awards for two different clubs.

But that’s not the only reason she is our latest Sports Hot Shot Winner. Campbelltown Catholic Club presented her with a $500 prize to also recognise her amazing efforts with younger players.

That’s why the John Therry Catholic High School student has been named as the latest winner of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s monthly Sports Hot Shot award. That comes with a $500 prize.

Amelia – a Year 11 student at St Patrick’s College – has been coaching the Under 13s Metropolitan South West Hockey Association team, which sailed through its competition undefeated.

“Thank you so much, Catholic Club, for your encouragement,” Mason said.

She also coached her own school’s Yrs 7-9 team.

“I’ll be using money to buy a new bat and gloves to help with my baseball.” Mason, from Ruse, is aiming to eventually play college baseball in the United States – a very competitive field. “Mason has been playing baseball at a representative level for the past 5 years and he is currently in the Macarthur AllStars Junior league Team which has just won the NSW state championships,” she said.

Amelia believes its important to give back to the sport she loves. “Thank you so much to the Catholic Club, this $500 will be a great benefit to helping in my sporting progress.” Amelia sees the Olympics as her ultimate goal, and is making her mark on the state scene – poised to play in the NSW Under 18s. We wish her all the best in her sporting endeavours.

“This is the first time a junior league team from Macarthur has achieved this honour. Mason and his team will now be competing at the national championships in Adelaide in a bid to become National championships and earn a spot in the Junior League Baseball World Series which will be held in Michigan, USA, in August.” We all wish Mason and his teammates well.

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SUB CLUB DIRECTORY CLUB

PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

AUSSI Masters Swimming

Greg Jacques: 0412 089 984 jacques101@optusnet.com.au

Lindsay Risk: 0419 488 739 allbuilding@bigpond.com.au

C4 Choir

Matt Glynn: 0457 513 178 glynn_matt@hotmail.com

Kate Glynn: 0430 969 827 singwithc4@gmail.com

Camden Cats Senior AFL Club

Stuart Farnell: 0408 735 960 stuartfarnell@hotmail.com

Belinda Hunt: 0412 846 496 belindajdunn@optusnet.com.au

CCC Fishing Club

Mark Thompson: 0412 227 809 Mt486766@bigpond.net.au

Joanne Van Heeswyk: 0439 724 156 jovh888@gmail.com

CCC Social Golf Club

Alan Smith: 0410 789 171 drag.tige@hotmail.com

Rod Kennedy: 0411 044 054 rodkennedy70@optusnet.com.au

CCC Snooker Club

Bernard Roser: 0412 575 065 brroser@bigpond.com

Joe Amoroso joe.amoroso@bigpond.com

Collegians Bridge Club

Christine Edge: 0402 351 339 christineedge@bigpond.com

Sue McGarrity: 0402 351 339 smcgarrity1@bigpond.com

Collegians Chess Club

Douglas Adams: 0420 447 827 a_james45@yahoo.com

Kerry Lee: 4625 9812

Camden Cycling Club

David Hunt: 0435 932 976 daveandangela65@gmail.com

Sam Playford: 0424 757 380 samm.p777@gmail.com

Collegians JRLFC

Andrew Thornton: 0433 847 409 campbelltowncollegians07@gmail.com

Jacqui Moran: 0420 804 621 campbelltowncollegians07@gmail.com

Collegians Hockey Club

Samantha Freeman: 0416 311 136 president@collieshockey.com.au

Kellie Noble: 0459 394 523 secretary@collieshockey.com.au

Collegians Cricket Club

Steve Cantrill: 0415 896 442 Spc17n@gmail.com

David Thomas: 0457 312 496 collegians.secretary@outlook.com

Karen John: 0490 683 505 kj2506@gmail.com

Alison Tonna: 0434 742 232 collegianssecretary@hotmail.com

Gai Hoban: 0404 674 777 holyfamilynetball@gmail.com

Lisa Sultana: 0417 656 007 holyfamilynetball@gmail.com

Maurice Kostopoulos: 0404 329 311

Steve Peters: 4626 3322 peterss01@dow.catholic.edu.au

Macarthur Saints Rugby League Football Club

David Ashcroft: 0412 020 762 david@ashcroftenterprises.com.au

Belinda Prakhounheuang: 0427 664 724 macarthursaints@gmail.com

Mountain Devils Bushwalkers

Patricia Stubbs: 0414 552 108 trishstubbs50@bigpond.com

Marilyn Moorhouse: 0407 066 953 marilynm1@bogpond.com

Mt Carmel Netball Club

Jeanette Sirec: 0412 427 546 nettysirec@hotmail.com

Kelly Barnett: 0402 072 660 kellbarnett74@yahoo.com.au

Over 50's Social Club

Tomas Allen: 0424 744 774 priscilla.allan0409@gmail.com

Valerie Earl: 0401 455 733 val.dave@hotmail.com

St Johns Netball Club

Loren Johnson: 0431 102 580 Loren.sarah.johnson@gmail.com

Danielle Dew: 0407 668 034 dani29788@hotmail.com

St Marys Eaglevale Soccer Club

Iain Kelly: 0448 047 542 president@stmaryseaglevalesc.com.au

Rebecca Collins: 0404 014 330 secretary@stmaryseaglevalesc.com.au

St Thomas More Netball Club

Julie O'Keefe: 0418 287 566 julie@macarthureng.com.au

Debbie Perinich: 0419 741 077 debbie@macarthureng.com.au

UWS Collegians Athletics

Terry Manns: 0415 182 080 terrymanns@hotmail.com

Bronwyn Webb: 0430 444 805 bronnywebb@live.com.au

Collegians Soccer Club

Holy Family Netball Club John Therry Basketball

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CCC FISHING CLUB The weather has been a bit ordinary over the past 3-4 months restricting opportunities for the fishing club on the fishing scene, however, that hasn’t stopped a few hardy members traveling to Greenwell Point for the odd weekend, unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions which in most have been accurate the boats have not traveled with them. It is unfortunate though as generally the cooler months have been the best time to find a few reasonable snapper, especially over the last month or so with the cuttlefish spawning season underway, but mother nature has had other ideas. One of our members (Orly) did manage to get out in early August and was rewarded with 4 nice snapper with the largest weighing in at approx. 4kgs and a nice 66cm in length.

for their culinary skills with the Spit Roasting and Turkey Cooking. Some of our major award winners this year were John Van Heeswyk (Champion Angler) Natalie Harrison (Champion Lady Angler) John Portelli (Champion Boat) and Ethan Brown (Junior Champion). All of this is possible with the hard work of our Weighmaster (Tania Mackie) Secretary (Joanne Van Heeswyk) for the work put in behind the scenes for all of this to come together and the assistance of all the members who help at the events throughout the year. Planning is underway for our Annual trip to Ulladulla in late October/Early November which this year has been

extended for 2 weeks, planning includes a sinker day. Snapper were a little hard to find on last years trip but with as many as 12 Trailer boats searching for them, there is no doubt there will be a few to find…. We now need mother nature to calm down a bit prior to the trip for good fishing conditions. As always the CCC Fishing Club welcome families as well as singles who may be interested in spending quality time on the water with like minded people.

July is our Annual Christmas in July Dinner/Presentation night which again was a huge success with 35 members attending. All the ladies did a fantastic job with the catering and a special thanks to our Host for this event Natalie and Wayne Harrison for providing the venue again and John and Juliette Portelli

Our meetings are held at the Catholic Club on the second Wednesday of the month commencing at 7.30pm. Tight Lines

CCC WALKING DEVILS As the weather started to cool down our activities heated up, heading to all points of the compass, near and far. With morning tea stops in a diverse range of places such as a rocky outcrop overlooking virgin bushland, on the waterfront, any piece of grass in the shade, to the naughtily delicious Black Star Pastry Cafe. Jenny led a group of 18 on the Illawarra Escarpment Walk, along this pleasant quiet track (except for us happily chatting away) from Sublime Pt to Bulli Lookout and back.

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Natalie decided Mt Kembla summit with magnificent views of the South Coast was the go. While Michael once again went to National Parks in every direction. A short 11km around 4 Mile Creek in Dharawal before the last burst of summer fried us, started his program. Garrawarra Farm to Garie Beach included a wander through pretty Palm Jungle and past beach cabin communities. A Rocky Waterholes recon walk was next, followed by the Heathcote NP Waterfall area complete

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with a few diversions along the way, all up to his previous walks level of “fun”. Andy’s idea of fun was a 2 night stay at Cuppacumbalong Homestead near Canberra. Visiting Namadgi National Park for a variety of walks. His group of 20 agreed and had a ball. On his Bundanoon Lookouts outing, many close up photos of a wombat were snapped. Then up to Blackheath for the Govetts Leap to Evans Lookout walk. Kevin headed to Mill Creek at Alfords Point where our group were joined for


SUB CLUB REPORTS Far left: CCC Fishing Club member. Left: CCC Walking Devils enjoy a well-earned rest.

“Big thanks to our group leaders for another variety filled six months”.

lunch by mosquitoes! South at Bowral a climb up Mt Gibraltar with its many lookouts was followed by a tumble down by an unlucky few. Public transport had us arrive at Northmead for a wander along Quarry Branch and Toongabbie Creeks. Kevin also filled in for Rosslyn to lead The Painters Walk around the inner harbour. Meanwhile Kerri took us to Manly and Rozelle markets, then we headed north to Brooklyn. Down to Stanwell Park and Grevillea Park, a recon outing for next season. We also visited the Q Station at North Head, an interesting step back in time. And an unrushed wander from Central to Rushcutters Bay via the Entertainment Quarter and Paddington Reservoir Gardens was nice.

Thank you to all members and visitors (who can make our activities very interesting indeed). Also our walk leaders are willing to mentor anyone considering a try at the front of the pack. Big thanks to our group leaders for another variety filled six months.

stories from his past, including telling me all about taking fellow Devil Rosslyn out dancing on their first date. Harry was a respected club member, a gentle giant, history buff and a mad Liverpool fan.

Finally, unfortunately Devil Harry Hardy climbed his last mountain, to heaven! Harry joined the club in 2005 and into his 80’s was still leading walks, until recently. Happy to fill in time by sharing

“You’ll never walk alone”.

Vale Harry.

So be a Devil, Walk with a registered club www.mountaindevils.org.au

Phil started this season off with a trip along Historic Convict Roads at Mt York, then continued with the Megalong Valley to Cox’s River section of the Six Foot Track. While his group of 26 enjoyed the Manly Circuit via North Head and Collins Beach. His next outing began with a relaxing Rivercat ride for an 0lympic and Bicentennial Parks day out. Finishing with Valley of the Waters Nature Trail in Wentworth Falls, spectacular views but so-so weather.

CCC SNOOKER & BILLIARDS ASSOCIATION

We had our AGM last February and a new committee was selected and although some of the names are the same some of the positions have changed.

Well the Snooker Club just keeps on keeping on.

PRESIDENT: Bernie Roser SECRETARY: Joe Amoroso

Our new committee is:

TREASURER: Keith Addy CLUB CAPTAIN: Brian Mills COMMITTEE: Richard Abernethie COMMITTEE: Warren Muir As some will notice Martin Sadler is no longer our president so I would like on behalf of the committee and members of the club to thank him for all his years of service. I do not think it is an

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SUB CLUB REPORTS exaggeration to say that without Martin and his tireless efforts over the years the club would not be what it is today. In other news our new president, Bernie Roser, was made a life member of our club so congratulations to him on both counts. We continue to play ‘the circuit’ with Brian finding us new and challenging places to go. I don’t mean challenging as in location, although with Bernie driving you could be fooled. No I mean clubs with players who we haven’t met before and are an unknown quantity. So thanks again to Brian, who is another person without whom the club would be in trouble.

Having said all that, I have to report that sadly we don’t always come out victorious in the competitions. We win a few, lose a few and draw occasionally but we always have a great time and enjoy ourselves. Our next trip is to Shellharbour Workers Club in September and we have already been to Marconi, Revesby, Guildford and Blacktown this year. Hopefully we will get another 1 or 2 more comps in before the end of the year. As always we invite members of the Catholic Club to join our club, especially former members of our snooker club. Just contact the committee and let them know that you are interested. Obviously due to the transport considerations to various venues our membership is

somewhat limited but I am sure we could squeeze another one or two in. Finally thanks to the Campbelltown Catholic Club for their continued support. I can definitely say that without them we would be lost.

CAMPBELLTOWN COLLEGIANS HOCKEY CLUB Campbelltown Collegians Hockey Club, also known as Collies, have had a very busy and successful season this year. This year we entered 14 teams from U7’s to Open Men and Women’s in the Metropolitan South West Hockey Association competition. The finals series are fast approaching and this year Collies are excited to have 5 junior teams (U11 A & B, U13 A & B, U18 boys) and our Ladies A grade eligible for finals. We wish our players the best of luck! Throughout this season we have seen a massive improvement in all our player’s skills, particularly for our junior players. Not only have our skills improved, but our junior players have learnt the value of sportsmanship and team play. This year many of our players have had the opportunity to represent the association from the U11 development squad through to Open Men and Women representative teams. We are so proud of how well they played and represented not only themselves, but our club also!

or canteen volunteer. Your time is greatly appreciated and your help makes our club run smoother. This year we are lucky enough to have many of our players train to become umpires. It is particularly great to see so many junior players willing to learn how to umpire and they are doing a great job so far! We would also like to thank our sponsors BP Narellan and Campbelltown Catholic Club for your support throughout the season.

Our Annual General meeting will be held on Monday 2nd December 7pm at Campbelltown Catholic Club. We welcome all members to come along. We look forward to another great season in 2020. Keep an eye out for next year’s registration information on our Facebook page (Campbelltown Collegians Hockey Club Inc) and website: https://www. collieshockey.com.au

Collies would like to thank those what have assisted the club by volunteering their time as a coach, manager, umpire Under 11’s team.

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SUB CLUB REPORTS Left: Campbelltown Collegians Hockey Club Men’s. Below: Campbelltown Collegians Hockey Club Master’s Women’s team.

CCC SOCIAL GOLF CLUB Campbelltown Catholic Club Social Golf Club finalised another successful season with our AGM and presentation dinner at the Catholic Club on Sunday 4th August 2019. Special guests for the evening were Life Members Jim Dengate, President Alan Smith and Betty Berthon a memorial trophy presenter. Apologies from Arthur Smith, Judy Dengate who were unable to attend. The AGM was well attended with members having an input into the running of their club. President Alan Smith in his report noted the trophy cabinet was a pretty site with all contested trophies back in the cabinet where they belong and thanked all the committee members for their efforts throughout the year. Committee members for the coming year are:PRESIDENT: Alan Smith VICE PRESIDENT: Paul Gerrard TREASURER: Bob Piefke SECRETARY: Rod Kennedy CAPTAIN: Phill Wright HANDICAPPER: Peter Rogers

in the final 2&1. The 2BBB event this year was won by Beau Dowton & Peter Rogers with a total score of 142 points congratulations to the winners. The Roy Murray Trophy went to Gary Garven with a nice score of 65 Nett followed by Nick Viskovich with a 69 Nett. The Max Berthon memorial went to Liam Murphy with a very impressive score of 43pts. The President versus Captains trophy this year went to the Presidents team with a resounding victory 470 points to the Presidents 442 points, congratulations to Alan Smith and his team. With 3 Association games against Lidcombe Catholic Club having been played so far, Campbelltown are Behind 2-1, with the trophy on the line hopefully we can win the final 2 games.

The Club Championships were played in some adverse weather conditions which led to some ordinary scores being recorded. The Club Champion was a close contest going down to the last round which was won by Phil Wright with a scratch score of 241 congratulations on winning this coveted title. A Grade champion was won by Matt Greene with a net score of 208, runner up was Nick Viskovich with a net score of 213. B Grade champion was one by Garry McDonald with a net score of 217, runner up was Mark Smith with a net score of 220. C Grade Champion was one by Peter Copus with a net score of 215; runner up was Reece Pulbrook with a net score of 219, Congratulations to all players on their efforts throughout the championships.

Life member Jim Dengate officiated for committee and club person of the year elections. Congratulations to Rod Kennedy for being voted the Club person of the year. Thank you Jim for your time and guidance given to the golfers. The matchplay title goes this year to Mark Smith who defeated Bob Piefke

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SUB CLUB REPORTS The matchplay (Cock of the Walk) competition has just begun, with last year’s winner Mark Smith out of contention going down to Beau Dowton 4 & 3. Other first round winners where Alan Smith def. Matt Greene 3 & 2, Peter Rogers def. Liam Murphy 3 & 2, Jason Churchin def. Rob Green 5 & 4, Jeff Wright def. Wayne Golby 3 & 2, Gary Billingham def. Peter Copus 6 & 4 and Gary Garven def. John Christopher 3 & 2.

Our Club welcomes all players no matter what your ability is and in particular we would like to see ladies and juniors participate in the great social atmosphere that exists at this Club. The committee and members greatly appreciate the support received from The Catholic Club, which has been ongoing since our inception in 1969. Most games are played fortnightly early on a Sunday morning and those interested in

joining can access our website www. cathogolfers.com.au or through the link on the Catholic Club website. Until next report enjoy your golf and keep swinging. Rod Kennedy Secretary

MACARTHUR COLLEGIANS BRIDGE CLUB Macarthur Collegians Bridge Club is growing rapidly – a reversal of the trend state-wide and even internationally. We recently had so many tables that we had to conduct two club competitions running concurrently within the one room. Our success is due to many factors: • We conduct lessons regularly • We support new players • We are a friendly club • We are concerned about the welfare and wellness of members • We enjoy being together and having fun, and • Our Directors are great!

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The Club offers a mix of competitive club days, competition pairs and teams events plus gala and fun days. It’s been a busy time recently in our calendar with a number of red point events held. We extend our congratulations to the following competition winners: • Bobbyreff Pairs: Renate and Richard Riedel • Club Gala Day: Christine Edge and Sue McGarrity • Kellerman Pairs: Lucia Mendonca and Christine Derrig • Glad Ray Pairs: Joy and Terry Turner

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If you have an interest in learning to play, we’d love to hear from you. We’d be happy to place your name on our list and contact you before the next round of lessons starts. Our club also welcomes visiting players of all standards. If you’d like to know more about Bridge or how to get involved please contact Sue McGarrity, Secretary on 0402 351 339.


SUB CLUB REPORTS CAMPBELLTOWN COLLEGIANS CRICKET CLUB A special time ahead with Campbelltown Collegians Cricket Club (Collies) participating in its 50th season in the Camden District Cricket Association. Since commencing with a single Under 11 Boys team from St John The Evangelist Primary School the Club has grown over the years and successfully competed in both Junior and Senior competitions. The Club was formed by some of the founders of the Campbelltown Catholic Club (CCC) and we have continued to have a close relationship with the CCC and appreciate their ongoing support of our Club. We are hoping to nominate at least 5 Junior and 5 Senior teams in this years CDCA Competitions from Under 10s

for the juniors and 2nd grade for the seniors. We encourage any prospective player to register through our website www.colliescricket.nsw.cricket.au on the play cricket icon. The season commences on 28th September and goes through until March next year and we will be having a series of celebrations throughout the year to mark this auspicious occasion. You can keep abreast of what is happening at our Club through our Facebook Group – Campbelltown Collegians Cricket Club or on our website www.colliescricket.nsw. cricket.au. We encourage all past players, committee members and supporters to follow us this year and join with us at our end of season 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Campbelltown Golf Club on the 21st March 2020.

If you have any photos, articles or memorabilia from the history of Collies that you would like to share with our community then I encourage you to scan and send the photos and articles to collegians50celebration@gmail.com and any memorabilia that we can display for the night at the Golf Club we will make arrangements to collect, and return of cause. You can also ring Club Patron Alan Bell on 0402 329 113 if you wish to discuss any of the arrangements for the collation of Club history items. Collies start the season confident of another great year for the “Family Club” with our Under 10 Premiers returning to the field and our enthusiastic Committee and supporters ready to continue to support our fantastic Club. GO COLLIES

OVER 50’S SOCIAL CLUB With another year coming to an end the Over 50’s Social club have shown a great result with members joining in Monday Carpet bowls and monthly trivia.

Our coach driver makes each tour an extra bonus with plenty of sightseeing.

We welcomed 52 members in 2018, and another 26 members up to date in 2019. It is great to see how our club is growing.

If you are interested in joining our indoor carpet bowls, day trips and other planned events, become a member of our Over 50’s Social Club for as little as $5.00 per year to join in all the fun.

With many of our members joining in our day trips for this year to venues to:A fabulous ferry cruise to Ettalong Beach, a visit to Elizabeth House at Elizabeth Bay, Christmas in July was celebrated at Waterview Restaurant – Berowra, and our last trip for the year to A.B.C Broadcasting at Ultimo.

We have 40 members looking forward to our Annual holiday to South West Rocks in October, accommodation, all meals, venues and sightseeing of the surrounding areas all included.

Jess Newham retired from her position as our Welfare Officer in February to start a new life at beautiful Port Macquarie. We wish her well. We miss you Jess. Our trophy winners for 2018 carpet bowls were Eric Batty and Frank Pike. Congratulations. Well done to you both. Thank you to our committee for all their hard work and all our members for making our club such a great success.

Contact, Tom Allan or (myself) Val Earl, contact numbers are published in the Club Sub Directory in the back of the Star Magazine.

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MOUNT CARMEL NETBALL CLUB This season saw Mount Carmel Netball Club field 49 players across 5 teams in Division 6, Graduate C, Graduate D and 13C. All teams had a great season with our 2 Grad C, Grad D and 13Cs progressing to semi-finals. Sadly, our Division 6 team gracefully bowed out of the competition with a narrow loss in the last game of the season. Our grad C teams battled it out for third place in the semi-final with the game finishing in a draw and going into extra time. Team 3 progressed to the finals with a win of 3 points but unfortunately were outplayed the next week. Our Grad Ds and 13Cs were both successful in the semi-finals and progressed straight to the Grand Final with both coming away Premiers.

To the players we would like to say thank you for the comradery and commitment you have all shown this season. The photo below highlights this comradery as all finals teams got together to wish each other good luck on the day.

We would also like to congratulate 3 of our new umpires who officiated their first games this season: Shanaya Sarkari, Priscilla Mauga and Charlotte Carney. We also thank the committee, coaches and managers for all their hard work preparing teams throughout the season.

MACARTHUR SAINTS JRLFC Another fantastic season has just wrapped up for the Macarthur Saints Junior Rugby League Football Club. 2019 saw us field 14 teams overall, from Under 6’s to Under 15’s age groups, crossing a variety of divisions and skill levels. We welcomed quite a few new players eager to start their Rugby League journey and embraced many returning players who continue to foster a love for the game. It was a full season with the lack of rain meaning plenty of training and only 1 washout round. Players and officials put in a lot of hard work this year, the culmination being 4 teams making it through to the semi final’s in August. Our club was thrilled when 3 of our teams, the under 10’s, under 12’s and under 14’s, all progressed through to the grand finals held at Campbelltown Stadium. 46

The under 10’s team came into the semi’s in 4th position and made it the grand final on the back of a long winning streak. After a slow start they warmed to the occasion and shook off their nerves to hold their own against a strong side from East Campbelltown. With just 3 minutes to go in the game the Macarthur Saints team were 6 points behind, and it looked like Easts would take out the win, but a runaway try saw the score levelled at 12 all and the crowd started thinking that the game would go into extra time. In what was a nail-bitting final few minutes the Macarthur Saints team dug deep and scored a miraculous try with only 6 seconds remaining, taking out the premiership in an amazing win.

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The under 12s grand final saw the Macarthur Saints team come up against their season long rivals Ingleburn RSL, the 2 teams had been fighting it out for the top position on the ladder all year. The game was an exciting one with both teams trying to contain their nerves in the first half. The Ingleburn RSL team worked hard to protect their lead and came away with the win 204. The Macarthur Saints team were disappointed with the outcome but acknowledged the improvements in their skills throughout the season and showed great sportsmanship by posing for a group photo with their opposition following the game. The Macarthur Saints supporters who were present all agreed that the under 12’s had represented their club proudly.


SUB CLUB REPORTS Left and below: Macarthur Saints Junior Rugby League Football Club.

The under 14’s grand final kicked off at Campbelltown Stadium just before 6pm with most of the players taking the field under lights for the first time. The Macarthur Saints under 14’s team had a big task in front of them with only 14 players compared to the oppositions team of 21 and the game turned out to be an absolute thriller. It was a tough match and both teams gave it their all. The Macarthur Saints team showed a lot of heart to come away with an exciting 18-16 win. After struggling with injuries and little to no reserves for most of

the season the premiership win was a fantastic reward for a difficult season for the Macarthur Saints under 14’s team. The best part of witnessing the players complete another season is that all the club’s officials also share the highs and lows with them. At Macarthur Saints we were lucky enough to have more than 70 registered volunteers this season

fulfilling roles both on and off the field to help make 2019 a great year for our club. We look forward with anticipation to season 2020 when we will celebrate our clubs 40th anniversary and wish all our members and supporters an enjoyable and safe off-season.

CAMPBELLTOWN COLLEGIANS MASTERS SWIMMING CLUB Have you ever had that feeling that somebody is watching? Looking at everything you do? Its a weird feeling - but that’s happening to us at Campbelltown Masters Swimming this year. The whole country is watching us; watching our small masters swimming club is south-west Sydney. More on that later. It’s been a huge six months for our club. We’ve sent a delegation to the world masters swimming championships in South Korea, thoroughly enjoyed heaps of social activities, had fun (and won lots of medals) at various state championships, and had even more fun with our Sunday morning swims/ talkfests/competition - and we’re all fitter, healthier and happier because of it, so a real win-win situation. In August Annie Cooke, Suzie Haddad

and Lindsay Risk flew to South Korea for the World Championships. This is definitely not a lightweight competition, with strict (and fast) qualifying times. All three put in at least six months of intensive training, including weekly trips to Corrimal (in winter) to train in a 50m pool. Always the master of the understatement, Annie admitted that the three had put in “just a bit of effort” in preparation. “I was hoping for one or two medals from my five swims” said Annie. Well, she was right - she won two bronze medals (200m backstroke and 50m freestyle) - but wait, there’s more… plus three

silver medals! 50m + 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly, all in personal best times, and beaten only by the world record holder in each event. Now that is a masterful performance! “My times were all faster than two years ago at the world championships in Budapest. I was thrilled. And it was a wonderful medal celebration, just like the Olympics” added Annie. It seemed that flights to Seoul were half-filled with Campbelltown supporters, such was the travelling entourage of family members. It was wonderful to see - support at home and support overseas! This support pushed Suzie and Lindsay

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to new levels too, with outstanding swims, PB’s and top-20 finishes. Suzie was 15th in the 3km open water swim and followed it up placing 13th in her 800m freestyle. It’s not the same as the world championships but our Sunday morning swims are nonetheless competitive, in humorous, talkative, supportive way. Since the last edition of Superstar, our 2018 presentations were made (by no less than Australian Dolphins Swim Team member and world champion Kurt Herzog), with Jim Pelosa taking out the big one - Club Champion. Congratulations, Jim! Lindsay Risk finished second and there was a tie for third between Lesley Thompson and Russell McLeod. Jim Pelosa also won the club Improvement trophy (again! We don’t know how he does it. Actually, we do know, we just can’t match him), followed by Greg Jacques and Lesley Thompson. Hans Preiss was a popular winner of the Club Spirit Award. The Encouragement Award (or en-courage-ment as our President is keen to emphasise) went to Barbara Briggs and Mark Thompson. Masters Swimming NSW presented us with the NSW Endurance Swimming Trophy, for the (wait for it..) 19th consecutive year! 19 years, can you believe it?! Obviously, endurance swimming is a forte of our club. Five swimmers achieved maximum endurance points (and ‘National Endurance Swimming Champion’ status): Lesley Keogh, Heather Rouen, Russell McLeod, Jim Pelosa and Owen Sinden. Here’s an interesting statistic… NSW (and

Australia) Masters swimming publicise the top ten swim times for every stroke and every distance each year - in 2018 every Campbelltown member achieved a state or national top ten time; now that’s impressive. Competing at State Championships are always exciting times. At the olympic pool at Homebush, venue for the State Sprint Championships, it is extra special. 13 of us competed, with the final medal haul over the two days being 42: 13 gold, 18 silver and 11 bronze. Chief contributors to this feast were Paige Tomkins (3 gold, 3 silver), Heather Rouen (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) and Kyle O’Brien (1 gold, 4 silver). Kyle kept up his winning ways to take home 2 golds (from 2 swims) at the recent NSW Long Distance championships, with Owen Sinden collecting two golds for a team result of 4-from-4. The State Relay meet at Woy Woy: 22 of us on a bus, a huge day, huge fun, huge coffees, and huge results - mostly due to club Captain Jim Pelosa’s hours of detailed planning - and our great swimming. It was huge! Exhausted, most fell asleep on the way home, with the driver politely being kept awake via thoughtful, well-meaning jabs to the neck with a knitting needle; see how kind and caring we are to each other ;) Also on the bus on the way home was Suzie Haddad’s 1 Million Metre Award, presented to her by the state president. One million metres since joining Masters in November 2017, that’s huge! While we’re on the subject of Suzie Haddad, she was named Campbelltown Senior Sports-person of the Year for her swimming exploits during 2018, about

eight years after club stalwart Helga Duncan did likewise. Congratulations Suzie! So what do we do when we’re not swimming? Easy - we’re out partying somewhere. Our social gurus, Lesley and Mark Thompson (they’re not too bad in the pool either) organise a multitude of events. Anyone who turns a ‘Big 0’ has a breakfast/lunch in their honour, mostly at the Art Gallery Cafe in Campbelltown. This year Kay Hough, Kyle O’Brien, Brian Sutton, Victor Libdy, Laura Carpenter and Bev Conley all turned either 30 or 40 (no-one older than that…). Plus, there was Lesley and Mark’s Australia Day BBQ, the club’s presentation hosted by Heather and Terry Rouen, a ladies luncheon organised by Annie Cooke, two funny theatre visits (‘The Gospel According to Paul’ and ‘Senior Moments’), a mid-winter movie-soup-and-pizza evening watching Swimming With Men, plus a fund-raising BBQ at Bunnings Gregory Hills. The past six months have seen another two new members join our club, Lexie Rouen and Jim Willis. A warm welcome to our club - we hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us do! So why are we being watched so closely? Because we’re trailblazing a new Australia-first endurance swimming system, that’s why. Sometimes everyone watching everything you do isn’t a bad thing at all, it certainly keeps us on our toes. We just have to ask ourselves one question: do we feel lucky? Going by the results so far in 2019, and the extreme level of interest shown by Masters Swimming NSW and Australia, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

The Shining Our world championship swimmers (l to r) Suzie Haddad, Annie Cooke and Lindsay Risk.

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Gregory Jacques - President


SUB CLUB DIRECTORY Left: Hans Preiss - receives his Club Spirit Award from Kurt Herzog. Below: The Entourage Support crew for our world championship competitors.

ST JOHNS NETBALL CLUB St. John’s Netball Club is coming close to it’s 50th year in the Campbelltown District Netball Association competition and again registered 8 teams throughout the CDNA. The Club was represented from our youngest girls in the Under 9s, all the way to our ladies team in Division 3. From our teams, we managed to have five teams play semi-final netball! Our 12C, 13C, 14C, Grad B, and Grad D sides all played in the semi’s. Our 14C and Grad B sides represented us so valiantly in the finals but Grand Final Premierships were not to be for our club this year. All our sides contributed to a successful season and we are very proud that five of our teams played in the finals, what an achievement! A big thank you to those who scored during the finals. It is not an easy job sitting away from everyone and just watching the scoreboard. However, especially in the close games, your contribution cannot be understated! We had a wonderful group of umpires this season, led by our fantastic umpires convenor, Kathleen Spence. Congratulations to Grace Cossin who received her Association 2 badge this year and Tara Stephens who received her Association 1 badge during the season. We had the following umpires chosen throughout the finals: Grace Cossin, Damian McGovern, Olivia Sheppard,

Kathleen Spence and Tara Stephens, with Kathleen and Tara representing our club in the Grand Final games. Our coaches and managers did an outstanding job again this season. Thanks to all the parents who made the coaches jobs easier, ensuring your daughters were at training & at the games on time each week. We must thank our wonderful sponsors again this season, as well as the support of the Campbelltown Catholic Club. Without the many years of support from the CCC some of our families may never have had the opportunity to play netball. A huge thanks is extended to our hardworking committee, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our club remains in the competition. After many years of service, some of our committee members will be retiring from their positions at the end of this season, so we hope that these positions will be replaced and the club can continue into the future.

For the diary: • 20th October: Presentation Day at the Campbelltown Catholic Club. • 18th November: Annual General Meeting at the Campbelltown Catholic Club where committee positions need to be filled. • Late January 2020 Registrations commence (Please check the website and our Facebook page closer to the date). You can keep up to date with our upcoming events via our website: http://www.stjohnsnetballclub.com or our Facebook page: https://www. facebook.com/stjohnsnetballclub/ The Club is very proud of all of our players and the way they play the game. With the experiences gained this season, it should place our teams in a good position for the 2020 season. The Club is looking forward to another successful season next year. Danielle Dew - Secretary

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WHAT’S ON Campbelltown Catholic Club SUNDAY

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

SATURDAY

Meat Raffle On sale - 4.30pm Tickets 6 for $1

Free Power Prize Bingo 11am - 1pm | Free Supporting Learning Links

Free Power Prize Bingo 11am - 1pm | Free

Cash Housie 1pm - 3.30pm Proudly supporting Learning Links

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

Line Dancing 10.30am - 12.30pm M $6.60 | V $10

Free Power Prize Bingo 11am - 1pm | Free Supporting Learning Links

Bingo and Cash Housie Prize Bingo from 11am, Cash Games from 12.15pm Proudly supporting Learning Links

Cash Housie* 7.30pm - 10.30pm Proudly supporting Learning Links * Maxi Housie sessions held on the first Wednesday of each month in The Cube.

Line Dancing 7pm - 9pm M $6.60 | V $10 FRIDAY

Meat Raffle On sale from 3pm Tickets 6 for $1

Free Power Prize Bingo 11am - 1pm | Free

Live Band 9.15pm - 12.45am | Free

Live Band 9.15pm - 12.45am | Free Kids Eat Free** Kings Food Court

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THURSDAY

FRIDAY

CASH HOUSIE 11am - 1.30pm Proudly supporting Learning Links

Meat & Seafood Raffle & Putt For Club Cash On sale - 6pm Drawn - 7pm Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

Campbelltown Golf Club SUNDAY

MONDAY

Meat Raffle On sale - 4pm Drawn - 6.30pm Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

Kids Eat Free

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 1PM - 4PM | Free

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TUESDAY Kids Eat Free** WEDNESDAY

TRIVIA 7.30pm - 10pm | Free

Members Draw 7.30pm | Club Cash Jackpot starts at $100

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Now available 2019-2020 Federation non licensed units and Club licenses units are now available for Saturday to Saturday bookings through the Christmas School Holidays at all 3 of our Holiday Resorts

Urunga • Fingal Bay • Sussex Inlet 2019-2020 peak period runs from Saturday 21st December 2019 until Friday 24th January 2020. PLEASE ADVISE YOUR CLUB MEMBERS So they can take advantage of exceptional, affordable, family friendly accommodation this Christmas. Bookings can be made direct through your Club website accommodation page, through www.fcswc.org.au or by calling the Resorts directly.

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MEMBERS / MASS TIMES Executive Management Michael Lavorato Chief Executive Officer Roger Cubitt Chief Financial Officer Graeme Derrig Chief Marketing Officer Kristen Green Executive General Manager Aquafit Peter Sheppard Director of Culinary Development

Department Heads Brett Barlow Leigh Brassil Maryann Cook Megan Faint Tony Holmes Lance Howes David Turner

General Manager Rydges Hotel Operations Manager Gaming Manager Digital Manager Operations Manager - Facilities, Security and Compliance Information Technology Manager General Manager Golf Club

Duty Managers Lynne Blinman Adam Cooke Thomas McNee Alan Montgomery Erin Moore Dawn Shallcross

Life Members Peter Athanitis † Fred Bord † Noel Burton † Jack Crawford † Max Comerford † Jim Dengate Jack Ellich † Marjorie Ellich † Barry Eves Kevin Goonan † Noel Hill † Bill Meehan Ted McAnespie † Bruce McDonald † Ron McDonald † Bernie McGrath David Olsson Paul O’Loughlan John O’Reilly Alan Scott Brian Sharpe † Stan Simmons † Bernie Slattery †

Honorary Life Members Father T Grant † Father K O’Reilly

CATHOLIC PARISHES MASS TIMES APPIN ST BEDE’S APPIN ROAD (Fr Chris Sarkis) Ph: 4628 1385 5pm First Sunday of the month CAMDEN ST PAUL’S JOHN STREET (Fr Michael Williams & Fr Joe Nguyen) Ph: 4655 8797 Vigil 5pm Sunday 8am, 10am & 5pm CAMPBELLTOWN ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CORDEAUX STREET (Fr John Ho & Fr Feleki Tautunu) Ph: 4625 8044 Vigil 6pm Sunday 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am & 5pm DOUGLAS PARK ST MARY’S TOWERS DOUGLAS PARK DRIVE (Fr Doug Smith) Ph: 4630 0219 Sunday 9am EAGLE VALE MARY IMMACULATE EMERALD DRIVE (Fr Slawek Plonka) Ph: 4626 3055 Vigil 5:30pm Sunday 8.30am, 10am & 5.30pm INGLEBURN HOLY FAMILY OXFORD ROAD (Fr Peter Caruana) Ph: 9605 2785 Vigil 6pm Sunday 9am, 11am & 6pm LEPPINGTON ST MARY MOTHER OF GOD DICKSON ROAD (Fr David Catterall) Ph: 4648 2226 Sunday 8am MACQUARIE FIELDS MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH EDGAR STREET (Fr Linh Nguyen) Ph: 9605 6169 Vigil 6pm Sunday 8am & 10am MENANGLE ST PATRICK’S MENANGLE ROAD (Fr Peter Tien) Ph: 4683 2230 6pm First Sunday of the month

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