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50 Years

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6 PRESIDENTS, 3 CEOS “The building is only as tall as the foundation is strong enough to build on it” Despite its 50-year history, the honour board at Mounties holds only the names of three Chief Executives and half a dozen Presidents. Here, we pay tribute to those who have lead the vision of Mounties; the same vision that saw a renovated hospital army hut evolve into a state-of-the-art entertainment complex at the forefront of the club industry.

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ifty years ago, a group of young men rallied to meet the needs of the community. Now, half a century later, their vision to create a club where community could be at the forefront has stood the test of longevity and meaningfulness. Mt Pritchard & District Community Club – or Mounties as we all fondly know it – is celebrating its rich past and counting down to an even brighter future.

We have seen tremendous feats achieved throughout our history – on the sporting field, on the stage and in the boardroom. We are a tight-knit group, full of pride. Our sense of giving back has seen us contribute more than $50 million to community groups and charity in the last 10 years and it is our goal to surpass this figure in the next decade. I’d like to make special note of our staff, whom aim to provide our Members and guests with exceptional customer service and that feeling of being at ‘home’ that is not easily replicated. I hope you take a sense of ownership from this milestone. If you haven’t visited for a while, I urge you to come to Mounties in April. We’ve planned a month-long calendar of activities, giveaways and promotions so that our 50th birthday is as special to you as it is to us. Thank you for being a part of this milestone,

RAY PUGSLEY TED SAVAGE

President 1978-1981 & 1983-1998

TERRY WHITE

On a highly competitive landscape, I believe it’s been our Members who have distinguished us from our competitors. The Mounties club has been blessed with approximately 70,000 loyal members who hold similar values to our own and while the club offers each one of us something a little different, it’s our sense of community that ensures we are one and the same.

KEVIN INGRAM President

President 1970-1977

ROBERT ‘BERT’ RYAN

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KEVIN INGRAM

President 1964-1969

President 1976-1978

CLIVE EDWARDS

GREG PICKERING President 2003-Present

President 1981-1983 & 1988-2003

VIC SMITH MICK DUBOIS CEO 2000-Present

CEO 1987-2000

CEO 1968-1987

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his month marks the 50th anniversary of Mounties.

Crucial to Mounties’ success is that the Club has remains as relevant as ever. Competition for the entertainment and leisure dollar in our local area has never been greater. We can’t rest on our strong history and therefore, our Board of Directors and management have focused more recently on diversification. At Mounties, we are partway through a multi-year, multimillion-dollar masterplan which will see your facilities once again at the forefront of our industry.

History reveals sport as being at the core of Mounties’ DNA. Our sports stars continue to shine on the semiprofessional stage, while Mounties’ spirit is equally represented by 29 sub clubs which operate with the financial, administration and in-kind support of the Club.

But while we invest in the future, it’s the same principles that Mounties was founded on that guide our decisionmaking and fuel our vision of connection people with community.

The other key ingredient in our organisation is community. Mounties prides itself on a staunch commitment to the community it serves. We don’t aim to simply support the community, we see ourselves an important part of the community.

The Mounties story is one which continues to unfold, and I am delighted to have good cause to take stock of what Mounties has meant – and continues to mean – to our local community.

The 450-odd men and women who work at Mounties do so knowing they are employed by a unique business, able to offer generous community support. Each year, our staff give their own time and funds to add to the recognised charity events and community contribution program which the club supports under the guidance of the Board of Directors.

GREG PICKERING Chief Executive Officer

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Once upon a time…

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he concept to build a club that supported the social and sporting needs of the community was originally sparked by a group of friends enjoying a drink in a hotel in Cabramatta in 1968. Two humble government huts were hauled by road from Herne Bay (now known as Riverwood) and anchored on 1.2 hectares of land in Meadows Road, Mt Pritchard.

April 2, 1968 was the most momentous day in the history of Mount Pritchard and District Community Club. The birth of a club with a heart that beats community and is now the lifeblood of thousands of members across Sydney. As the population of Mt Pritchard grew, the necessity for more leisure and sporting activities increased. After multiple renovations from 1987 – 1990, and with an ambitious masterplan currently coming to fruition, Mounties has continued to naturally evolve. It now houses four restaurants including the 300-seat Cantonese Restaurant, Johnny Fong’s, two cafes, a dedicated sports bar, outdoor playground, Ignite Fitness Centre, and several specialized services including Minis childminding, iTravel and Flamez Hair Dezign.

momentous highlights, including the opening of the first two extensions by former Prime Ministers Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke and by Federal Member for Fowler at the time, Ted Grace. Mounties was also awarded the prestigious Club of the Year award in 1995, 2005, 2007 and 2009, confirming that the Club was moving in the right direction, supporting and listening to its community.

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There are few major licensed clubs in Australia that are as interconnected and committed to the community as Mounties. From offering a destination of choice for Members and their guests to nurturing local athletes to reach their aspirations and awarding millions of dollars each year to local charities, the Mounties ethos has always been based around giving back to the community. Looking at the Club today, the area that it commands and the millions of dollars of support it has provided to the community indirectly and directly through ventures such as its ClubGRANTS program and its 29 Sub Clubs, it is difficult to imagine its humble beginnings. The success of the Club has largely been due to the members, staff and community of Mounties, and the spark that turned a vision into reality, which will continue to burn brightly for many years to come.

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Sporting sub-clubs, one of the biggest parts of Mounties’ history and culture, form the heart and soul of Mounties. From cricket, darts, golf, lawn bowls to rugby league and soccer, Mounties has supported both social and sporting activities since the 1960’s. The first sporting clubs of the area were rugby league and cricket, both formed in 1927. Some of the most notable cricket players were the White brothers, Mortimer (Mitta) and Joe, who became the club’s first president and inaugural committee member respectively. Over the course of its impressive 50 years, there has only been three long-standing chief executives at the helm; Mick Dubois, Vic Smith and Greg Pickering and six presidents – Terry White, Ted Savage, Robert Ryan, Ray Pugsley, Clive Edwards and current president, Kevin Ingram. During this time, Mounties has achieved some

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Sporting Field Sporting Sub Clubs formed the heart and soul of Mounties when there was only a tin shed and a will to achieve the best possible outcome. A mandate was set to form a club as there were limited facilities for local community members to enjoy sport and social activities. As a result, Mounties Group today is home to 29 Sub Clubs providing a diverse range of activities for members to participate in. This year, several Sub Clubs including Junior Soccer, Rugby League, Table Tennis, Cricket, Social Golf, Euchre, Fishing and Netball celebrate 50 years on the sporting field. The race for excellence has no finish line. Mounties continues to provide pathways to the highest levels of elite competition. Sport continues to grow within our membership and so too does the Club’s commitment and involvement in the sporting arena, with millions of dollars of support it provides to the community and its Sub Clubs.

Cricket was one of the first sporting clubs of Mt Pritchard, established in 1927. Some of the most notable cricket players were the White brothers, Mortimer (Mitta) and Joe, who became the club’s first president and inaugural committee member respectively. The Cricket Club grew quickly responding to the growing number of boys in the district who wanted to play. From 1990-92, for the first time in Club history, Mounties Cricket won the A Grade premiership 3 years in a row.

RUGBY LEAGUE Mt Pritchard Rugby League Club played its first games at Cook Park in 1927. Disbanded in 1932, the club reformed in 1937, only to have to abandon the competition again during WWII. In 1946, the club started up again, playing at Eastes Estate - which was surrounded by the Mulga bushes which inspire the Mounties catch-cry, “Up the Mulga!”

Over the years, the Mounties cricket team has been home to several sporting legends including Michael Clarke, former captain of the Australian cricket team. Clarke, a batsman of great talent, played for the under 15 and under 16 teams in the late 90’s. Today, Mounties Cricket Club provides the most number of teams at both junior and senior level across the district.

The Mt Pritchard Community Girls Netball Club was founded in April 1968 by Norma Smith, Margaret Shannon and Joy Wilson who liaised with Mounties Director John Whiteley to establish what is now the Mounties Netball Club we know today.

Mounties Rugby League Club currently competes in the NSW Cup, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield. Mounties is the current feeder club for the Canberra Raiders.

On 1 March 1969, Mounties Junior Soccer held their first committee meeting. The boys’ teams played under Southern Districts Soccer Association and the girls under the Young Ladies Sporting Association. Mini Soccer was introduced in 1982 consisting of smaller goal posts and only 6 players. The club currently comprises of mini, junior and senior teams. In 2017, Mounties Junior Soccer had 50 teams in total with 27 competitive and 23 mini or small sided teams. There were 23 Semi Finalists, 15 Grand Finalists and 7 Minor Premiers. With over 650 registered players and 130 coaches and managers, Mounties Junior Soccer is now one of the biggest clubs in the association.

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TABLE TENNIS Foundation member Don Saunders recalled putting together the club’s first table – ‘a home-made table in an old shed’ - before Mounties had even received its liquor licence. In 1974, there was growing concern that the lack of members may force the extinction of the club. Luckily, numbers picked up towards the end of the 1980’s. In 1994, Mounties brought home the prestigious Quinlan Shield (a top-class competition consisting of indoor bowls, darts, snooker and table tennis) for the first time. Since the inauguration of the Shield, the Mounties Table Tennis Club has grown in numbers and has produced elite Table Tennis players including the likes of Kiet Tran and John Tawadrous who have competed at national and international levels.

Mounties Fishing Club enjoyed great success until about 1972, when membership started dropping until there were just 9 members left in 1974. Those members formed a committee and slowly re-built the club. Today, the Fishing Club is a championship winning club, being the current title holders of the Inter-Club Competition. A focus on juniors, with adults supervising and instructing young fishermen, continues to be of importance to the club.

NETBALL

As a breeding ground for several outstanding players of the modern game, many talented rugby league players have worn the black and gold colours including Arthur Summons, Bob O’Reilly, Geoff Gerard, Brad Fittler, Shane Shackleton and Tony Williams.

In its first season, the club had seven teams and played at Green Valley in the Southern Districts Young Ladies Sports Association. In 1969, the Club joined the Liverpool City Netball Association (LCNA) who were then playing at Woodward Park in Liverpool.

SOCIAL GOLF

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FISHING

Current Director Tom Murphy arranged Mounties’ very first Social Golf day and barbecue at the request of his father, ‘Spud’ (Arthur), in 1962. Golf became one of the most popular Sub Clubs during the 1970’s with 47 players attending the Dunheved outing in May 1970 to play for the Ernie Moore and Merv Pell trophies.

EUCHRE Euchre began soon after the establishment of Mounties in 1968. The competition was led by Fred Schirk every Wednesday night in the hut. As a result of constant club expansion, Euchre became known as the mobile game as it was forced to relocate numerous times.

The Netball Club formed its first Executive Committee in 1971 which ran the Netball branch of the Mt Pritchard Community Girls Sports Club. Netball fielded 17 teams that year and has at times had up to 35 teams. In 1981, the decision was eventually made to split the Mt Pritchard Community Girls Sports Club, with Netball forming as an individual Sub Club. Over the years there have been many achievements by the club. Mounties has produced great players including Julie McCartney, Donna Avery, Suzanne Brown and more recently Ashley Valeni. These players and more have represented Liverpool City Netball Association (LCNA) who compete at the State and State Age Championships against all associations in NSW.

In 1999, the Mounties Dolphins were formed to represent Mounties in the Western Districts InterClub Euchre Competition. The club finished runners up in 2010 and 2011 and went one step further with premierships in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

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Living happily after…

SHAPING THE FUTURE Like the saying goes, like a fine wine, Mounties just gets better with age and if you haven’t visited the club in a while, then you’re in for a big surprise on your next visit. 50 years have gone by, memories have been made, opportunities seized, sporting records broken and the club is still renowned for pouring cold beers, nevertheless in a revolutionised 21st century “hut”. Over the years, we have been working on accommodating the changing needs of our community. While at the same time keeping alive the heritage, value and memories that Mounties was founded on. As a result, we have formulised a Redevelopment Masterplan. The plan guides a multimillion dollar renovation strategy aiming to solidify Mounties’ position as a premier destination for dining and entertainment in Western Sydney. Mounties is now home to an impressive line-up of restaurants welcoming flavours from all around the world. The first dining hot spot to migrate to Mounties was Bau Truong. The Vietnamese restaurant opened its doors in 2014 offering authentic Vietnamese food, inspired by the old Saigon markets where head chef and owner, Bac Cang originated. On 8 December 2015, Mounties unveiled the new Humphries Road foyer and porte cochere; a spectacular state-of-the-art arrival zone, the scale and sophistication of which is appropriate for the largest club in South West Sydney. This zone, now also accommodates a new Member Services office and the Gift & Bottle Shop stocking a multitude of brands including Gucci and Guess, fine wines, toys, jewellery and much more.

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Monroe with its classic Hollywood setting and starstudded new menu. When you think fresh, you think green! With plenty of greenery amongst concrete, copper, and recycled timber, Fresh Café has been themed to encapsulate the fresh vibe both inside (within the menu) and out. Adjacent to Fresh Café lies a children’s playground comprising of an array of outdoor activities promoting learning and imagination. Outdoor Terrace In 2016, Mounties commenced the redevelopment of the Terrace Bar & Café making it a one-of-a-kind experience for those seeking a refreshing new social space. The space oozes a new American inspired cosmopolitan persona complete with an American inspired menu. The Terrace Bar & Café stretches out to an outdoor terrace making it the ideal location for the perfect chill-out experience.

One of the latest editions of the redevelopment plan, features the latest interactive technology, a giant 110-inch screen, along with over 40 LCD TVs airing 20 different channels. The new home of sports offers a spacious arena to watch all the action live, whilst enjoying a beer and a pizza.

It’s a glamorous trip down memory lane and a taste of the beloved classical pub food at Classics Bistro, previously known as Bistro East West. Classics pays homage to the days of Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Marilyn

A number of local dining favourites will see themselves landing a spot in what is yet anticipated to be Western Sydney’s finest dining hotspot. Over the next few years, Mounties will create an intergenerational community asset that combines living, dining, entertainment, fitness, wellbeing and childminding all in one place. The increasing population and infrastructure in Greater Western Sydney has presented Mounties with a spectacular opportunity to develop a landmark hotel. The anticipated five-star boutique hotel will feature luxury hotel rooms accompanying a restaurant and meeting spaces. Through the combination of simple, considered design and luxurious quality, the hotel will offer visitors a truly unique haven to call home.

In addition to the dining precinct, Cantonese restaurant Johnny Fong’s opened its doors in February 2017, offering customers an authentic yum cha dining experience. This 300-seat dining venue boasts majestic gold and orange lights, dark furnishings, striking red highlights and private dining rooms to create the authentic Chinese experience. 2017 also saw several minor refurbishments take place. Emperor’s Buffet is donning a new look after indulging in a slight upgrade, its contemporary outlook comprising of additional seating and new amenities.

The Future Gaming Floor

The Sports Bar More exciting times are still ahead, as further changes of the redevelopment will see the refurbishment of the gaming floor, a three-level underground carpark, and an exclusive food and beverage precinct.

The club has come a long way since its humble origins, and the road has been a continuous and rewarding journey. None of this would have been possible without the unwavering support of our loyal members, the local community, management and employees at Mounties. We appreciate your patience at this time, and hope that you all come in and enjoy the facilities that we are providing – they’re for you, after all! MOUNTIES GROUP | WHAT’S ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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GUEST BOOK…

A big congratulations to Mounties on your 50th Birthday this year. I started my journey at Mounties and it is a place where you can achieve absolutely everything”. Chloe Esposito - Gold Medalist Modern Pentathlon Rio Olympics 2016

The NSW club industry is testament to the old adage – from little things, big things grow. There is no better example of that than Mounties, a club which began life in two makeshift government huts and over half a century became a Sydney icon. Mounties now leads the way with its pioneering club developments and amazing support of worthy charities, as well as sporting and community groups. On behalf of everyone at ClubsNSW, I’d like to wish the board, staff and members of Mounties a very Happy 50th Birthday.

Congratulations to Mounties for reaching this significant milestone, making 50 years of support and contribution to our local community. I congratulate the many people who have come together to create, develop and maintain this vibrant community club that has made, and continues to make, a difference for the better in our area. I send my best wishes to President, Kevin Ingram, Group Chief Executive Officer, Greg Pickering, the Board of Directors and management team. We are indebted for their professionalism and commitment.

The Mt Pritchard & District Community Club holds a very special place in our local community. This year we celebrate that Mounties has provided a safe, social space for the community for 50 YEARS. Whether it be on the sporting field or in business, over the past 50 years, Mounties has continued to lead the way. These days, Mounties contributes millions of dollars of support to community organisations and its Sub Clubs, ensuring that the local community stays well serviced. Congratulations to current Chairman of the Board Kevin Ingram, CEO Greg Pickering, the Board of Directors and the staff of Mounties who have contributed to making Mounties the place it is today. Nick Lalich - State Member for Cabramatta Opposition Whip

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Casey Nguyen, Mekong Scholarship winner 2017

Kylie Pussell, CEO Miracle Babies Foundation

Chris Hayes – State Member for Fowler Chief Opposition Whip

Anthony Ball - CEO ClubsNSW

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THANK YOU, MOUNTIES! The Miracle Babies Foundation are so appreciative for the $20,000 donation provided by the club in 2017 to allow premature and sick newborns and their families access to resources, support and educational tools.

In the past few months I have had the opportunity to liaise with Mounties on a personal level through the Mekong Mounties University Scholarship Program.. I am very proud and fortunate to see the generous club and its members working humbly over the years with a genuine interest and passion for seeing their community and its youth strive. I will work hard and do my best to make my family, my community and Mounties proud.

On behalf of Liverpool City Council and the wider community, I extend my warmest wishes to Mounties in celebration of the club’s 50th Anniversary this year. Our city recognises that Mounties is not only a place of recreation but a crucial part of the foundations with which we build a safe and inclusive community. We are grateful for Mounties’ continued involvement in the ClubGRANTS program. Thank you for making Liverpool a better place to live in and may Mounties continue to thrive in its 50TH year! CLR Wendy Waller, Mayor Liverpool City Council

CareFlight is proud to have had the support of Mounties for more than 23 years and delighted the partnership will continue as Mounties celebrate their 50th anniversary. Mounties’ support means we can continue to care for more than 5,000 patients every year. On behalf of the CareFlight team and all the patients you’ve helped us care for, thank you.

“Congratulations on reaching 50. I al ways get a sense of pride when I get to tell people I played for the mighty Mount Pritchard.” Brad Fittler – Former Australian Rugby League Footballer & Coach

Derek Colenbrander, CareFlight Chief Executive.

On behalf of Fairfield City Council, I would like to congratulate Mounties on celebrating its 50th anniversary . Mounties has a rich and important past. The club continues to hold a central place in the community and many people will know it as a welcoming place to meet up with friends and family. Congratulations to Mounties on achieving this significant milestone of 50 years of operation in our community. Clr Frank Carbone, Mayor of Fairfield City Council

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$ Mounties Group is proud to announce Chloe Esposito, the first Australian to compete and win Olympic gold in the Modern Pentathlon, as the newest addition to the Mounties family. As an ambassador, Chloe captures the sportsmanship and communal values that are emblematic of the Mounties Group brand and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experiences to connect and inspire community members. We spent a few moments with Chloe recently while she was competing in the Pentathlon World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. What does the Modern Pentathlon entail? The Modern Pentathlon combines fencing, swimming, show jumping, shooting and running into one event where competitors accumulate points. You claimed Australia’s first medal in the Modern Pentathlon when you won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Describe the moment you looked up at the scoreboard and saw that you had won gold. The moment I won Gold was absolutely amazing. Such a special moment and one I had dreamt of my whole life. You were the youngest Australian female modern Pentathlete to compete at an Olympic selection event in 2007. Did missing out on Beijing as a 15-year-old motivate you in preparation for Rio? At 15 it was so exciting to be in Tokyo competing for a place in the Beijing Olympics. I felt so sure I would make it, but nothing goes to plan, and I had a terrible horse ride. I was so young I think that helped me not be too affected. And as the saying goes “get back on the horse” no pun intended! You were recently announced as a Young Change Maker for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by the International Olympic Committee. What does this role entail and how do you think you can inspire them on their sporting journey? I am so proud to be the Young Change Maker for Buenos Aires 2018. I will enjoy being a mentor for these young people, talking, providing advice, celebrating and even being a shoulder to cry on. Your primary association with Mounties was when you were involved in the swimming club. Describe your experience with the club as a junior. My experience with Mounties began with swimming when I was 5 until about 13 or 14. My favourite memories were of race nights in the club. I loved getting on my Mounties swimmers and racing against other kids in the club. Also, once a month after Saturday morning swimming all of us would go to the club for “A Big Breakfast”. I loved the buffet!

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At Mounties our values are community focused. Describe how you can contribute to this philosophy.

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I can help other athletes to know what an amazing club this is. And it is a way of bringing community closer through sport. *Conditions apply. Minimum food package and numbers required. Valid until 31.05.18. For event bookings at Mounties only.

What has been the greatest moment in your career? Oddly the World Cup in 2011 or 2012 was my greatest moment in my eyes. I came 5th against the very best athletes in the world. At that moment it hit me – I was going to win a Gold Medal one day! What does the future hold for Chloe Esposito? I am aiming for my third Olympics in Tokyo. The trials are on next year. I am living and training in Budapest but will be returning home once a year.

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Mother’s Day

Dining

High Tea A slice of sophistication...

Mother's Day @ Terrace Bar & Cafe

SUNDAY 13 MAY

SUNDAY 13 MAY 10.00am – 12.00pm & 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Emperors’ Buffet SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA Adult $42.90pp | Kids $2.90 per age under 12yrs. LUNCH:

1st seating 11.30am to 1.30pm

2nd seating 1.45pm to 3.45pm

DINNER:

5.30pm to 9.30pm

Bookings required 9822 3565

$33 PER ADULT

with glass of juice

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$15 CHILD

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Includes freshly baked scones, lamingtons, mini cupcakes, assorted cake slices and sandwiches.

Classics Bistro SEAFOOD $ for two TOWER

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Bookings required 9822 3594 Please book in advance as pre orders required for seafood platter.

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BOOK FOR 4 OR MORE PEOPLE AND MUM DINES FREE! PH: 9822 3528

WHAT MOUNTIES MOTHER’S REALLY WANT...

“I do not need any presents as I have

Jimmy Choo’s, a Range Rover or a trip to Paris in a private jet to visit the Chanel store, our mothers surely don’t ask for much. But let’s be realistic, what is it they really want?

and their families”.

It’s that time of year again when we all start pulling our hair trying to figure out what to buy mum this Mother’s Day. To find out what mothers really want, we questioned the Mothers of Mounties both staff and members - and the results weren’t too surprising. Time emerged as a high priority for most Mothers, quality time and time off!

no washing, no cooking just me and the family at

everything in life I need. All I would like is to spend a family day with my children

Another added “I’d like to be pampered for a day and spend it with my family not worrying about any additional motherly duties. So, no cleaning, the beach having lunch”. So, let’s face it there is no don’t need to break the bank this Mother’s Day, whatever you decide, it’s the thought that counts and surely mum will appreciate it! MOUNTIES GROUP | WHAT’S ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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APRIL 2018 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Celebrating

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Friday

50 Years

Saturday

Sunday EASTER SUNDAY 12.00pm Joshua vs. Parker 3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

EASTER MONDAY MOUNTIES BIRTHDAY 10.00am Cake Cutting 10.30am Member’s Birthday Party 7.30pm Bingo

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel

9.00am Commonwealth Games – Day 1 10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel 7.00pm Poker 7.30pm The Naked Magicians

Find a Fiddy Friday 8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

12.00pm UFC 223 3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

12.00pm WrestleMania 7.30pm Bingo 7.30pm Mad Monday Trivia

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel 7.00pm Poker

Find a Fiddy Friday 10.00am Morning Melodies 8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

7.30pm Face 2 Face, Elton & Billy Show 8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

10.00am Kids Movie - Cars 3 7.30pm Bingo 7.30pm Mad Monday Trivia

10.00am Kids Bingo 10.30am Bingo 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel

10.30am Bingo 2.00pm Kids Toys Raffle

10.30am Bingo 11.00am Sandemonium 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel 7.00pm Poker

Find a Fiddy Friday 8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

10.00am Kids Movie - Captain Underpants 7.30pm Bingo 7.30pm Mad Monday Trivia

10.00am Kids Bingo 10.30am Bingo 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel

ANZAC DAY 10.30am Bingo 12.00pm Anzac Day Service 1.00pm Liverpool Brass Band 4.00pm Anzac Day NRL Double Header

10.30am Bingo 11.00am Sandemonium 7.00pm $50,000 Spin the Wheel 7.00pm Poker

Find a Fiddy Friday 7.30pm Mirusia 8.00pm $20,000 Birthday Raffle 8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

Every

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CUSTOMER IN THE MONTH

OF APRIL WILL RECEIVE THEIR HAIR SERVICE FOR

Free!

*Excludes hair extensions and keratin treatments. Offer valid until 30.04.18.

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7.30pm Bingo 7.30pm Mad Monday Trivia

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Friday

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Sunday

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm Poker

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

10.00am High Tea 12.00pm Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 5.00pm A-League GF 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm Poker

10.00am Morning Melodies 8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

MOTHER’S DAY 3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

7.30pm Bingo 7.30pm Mad Monday Trivia

9.30am The Wiggles - Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour 10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm Poker

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

7.30pm Simon & Garfunkel, The Concert 8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

7.30pm Bingo 7.30pm Mad Monday Trivia

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo

10.30am Bingo 7.00pm Poker

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

8.30pm Terrace Bar Entertainment

9.15am Playschool Live in Concert 12.00pm UFC 224 3.30pm Meat & Seafood Raffle 6.00pm Terrace Bar Entertainment 7.00pm Poker

7.30pm Bingo 7.30pm Mad Monday Trivia

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WHAT’S ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION | MOUNTIES GROUP

Happy Mother’s Day

Mounties’ 50th Birthday Super Deal! Save up to

60% off*

your travel when you use your Club Rewards Points!

A cruise to Fiji or New Zealand, a guided tour of Europe or flights to the USA, whatever is on your mind, book and SAVE with itravel today! Visit itravel Mount Pritchard or call on 02 9823 0106 today! *Terms and conditions apply. You must be a Mounties member to be eligible for discounts at itravel Mount Pritchard. Travel must be booked by 31 July 2018. See your itravel agent for more information.

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HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

mounties@sussex resort

IT’S BIRTHDAY SEASON

GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVEL! PURCHASE YOUR VOUCHER NOW! Like us on Facebook | Mounties@Sussex

7STAY NIGHTS

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$370

*

*Purchase voucher from 01.04.18 – 30.04.18. Booking dates valid from 28.04.18 – 29.09.18. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Minimum of two guests per room. Must be a Mounties Group member.

SATURDAY 7 APRIL 9.00am – 5.00pm

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WHO DOESN‘T LOVE A LONG WEEKEND?

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FITNESS Challenges | FREE Master Classes with some of Sydney’s BEST Instructors GREAT Membership Offers

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COMPLIMENTARY PASS* We love improving people’s lives, so come experience a health centre that is passionate about your health. *Limit one voucher per person. Subject to pre-screening. Must be over 18 years. Offer ends 30.04.18.

*Offer to stay 3 nghts from Friday 15.06.18 – 05.07.18. Children ages 2 – 12 years. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Minimum of two guests per room. Must be a Mounties Group member.

CALL OUR HOLIDAY CONSULTANTS TODAY TO MAKE YOUR BOOKING (02) 9822 3519 OR VISIT MOUNTIES.COM.AU/RESORTS/

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WHAT’S ON AT TRIGLAV

SUNDAY 13 MAY FROM 12.00PM Trigs Lunch Special & Open Salad Bar Including COMPLIMENTARY starter & glass of sparkling wine Back by popular demand, the acoustic sounds of DUKE Family FUN with a jumping castle, face painting and more for the kids! WIN a hamper for Mum

MEMBERS $32 | GUESTS $35 Bookings Essential | 9426 1000 Conditions apply. Kids eat free promotion and regular menu items will not be available throughout the duration of the event. Member ’s only promotion & must be present to win. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM-17-01736.

WIN YOUR SHARE OF ENJOY A GAME OF BINGO AND RAISE YOUR CUP IN MEMORY OF ALICE TANT. SHARE A CUPPA & SOME DELICIOUS SWEETS, LET’S GET TOGETHER AND HELP BEAT CANCER!

EVERY THURSDAY IN APRIL & MAY

THURSDAY 24 MAY

DRAWS FROM 7.00PM

BINGO 10.30AM MORNING TEA 11.30AM

FIND THE GOLDEN TICKET TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS! SWIPE AT THE MEMBER’S KIOSK FROM 6.30PM TO EARN YOUR ENTRY TICKET

HELP US MAKE OUR MORNING TEA EVEN BIGGER THAN LAST YEAR, SEE ONE OF OUR BINGO HOSTS TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN DONATE TO THE CAUSE.

Conditions apply. See in Club at Reception for full terms & conditions. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM-17-01736.

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WHAT’S ON AT MEKONG

WHAT’S ON AT CLUB ITALIA

CELEBRATE ITALIAN NATIONAL DAY WITH US!

Saturday 26 May from 7.00PM Entertainment by Gino & Jeff Entry is FREE, members will receive a $5 complimentary drink voucher Bookings essential 9726 4511

MEKONG SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

WHAT’S ON AT MOUNTIES BOWLING CLUB

Spend &

EMBARK ON MEDICAL CAREERS Fairfield student Victor Ly will be following in the footsteps of his grandfather and pursuing a career in medicine, with a little help from Mekong. Victor and fellow applicant Casey Thuy Nguyen, from Canley Heights, each received $10,000 as the successful recipients of the Mekong Mounties University Scholarship. Now in its third year, the scholarship is awarded to two students from the local Vietnamese community who have overcome low socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve academic success by lessening their expenses as they continue to pursue their higher education. Applicants must have attained an ATAR of at least 90 in their HSC, and they must also achieve in areas outside of academia, such as community volunteering.

back to the Vietnamese community through my medical profession.” Casey will remain in the area to for her tertiary studies, pursuing a Bachelor of Paramedicine at Western Sydney University. She said she is honoured to receive an award that is dedicated to encouraging the success of the Asian community’s youth. “I encourage every aspiring student to apply, because this is a chance to make their voice heard, as well as having the backing of a great organisation for life,” Casey said. “I am incredibly proud and excited to be introduced to the growing Mekong Mounties family. They have offered me their support and trust, which makes me more determined to keep pushing and working hard so that I can make my dad, my family, and myself proud.”

Victor said that he and his parents were overjoyed and grateful when they heard he would receive the award.

Mounties Group President Kevin Ingram said it was an honour to support young community members.

“The grant will greatly assist with the cost for my university accommodation,” he said. “I can finally relieve the financial burden on my parents, who have already given so much to me.

“The Scholarship rewards the heart of our community, and we are pleased to contribute to their educational betterment,” he said.

“I am honoured to receive the award, and it will serve as a constant reminder for me to continue studying diligently in university, so that I can contribute

Bruce Ly, Chairman of the Mekong Advisory Committee, presented the scholarship awards on February 24 at the VCA TET Festival at Fairfield Showground.

WLING CLUB

S BO AT MOUNTIE

FRIDAY 5.30pm Rego I 6.30pm Start I $11 Buy-in

$800 GUARANTEED PLUS $5 CHEF’S SPECIAL POKER MEAL Voucher with each buy-in

Win

JOIN US ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN DRAWN AT 8.00PM EARN ONE ENTRY FOR EVERY $4 SPENT AT THE BAR AND FOR EVERY $10 SPENT AT THE BISTRO

STARTS AT

$500

AND JACKPOTS $500 EACH MONTH IF UNCLAIMED Conditions apply. See in Club at Bar for full terms & conditions. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM-17-01736

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FREE LEGAL ADVICE NO TIME TO SERVICE YOUR CAR? Get your free one on one consultation at the Bryden Lawyers Legal Centre. The Next free Legal Centries will be held on:

Thursday 26th April and Thursday 31st May 3pm - 7pm, Mounties

$

COMPLIMENTARY Car Pick-Up & Delivery Service

PLUS $10 1.

1 2 3

4 5

Park your car at the Sultans allocated drop off area at Mounties (located at the Humphries Rd entry near Mounties Courtesy buses)

2.

Visit member services, hand in your keys and claim your $10 dining voucher

3.

We take your car to the workshop for maintenance or repair

4.

We return your car to Mounties in top condition.

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3. Mounties’ first CEO (4,6) 5. Mounties first President (5,5) 8. First female board member (6-6) 9. The month that Mounties opened 10. Building Mounties started in

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Phone: 02 9602 7734 Email: info@sultansauto.com.au Address: 5D/4 Homepride Ave El Toro Estate, Warwick Farm, 2170

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Longest serving president (3,7) Prime Minister that officially opened Mounties (5,7) Mounties Group comprises of _____ registered clubs We are more than a club, we are a _________ One of the first Mounties Sub Clubs

*Conditions Apply. Must be a Mounties member. Offer valid only Mon to Fri. First service pick up 9.00am, return 1.00pm. Second service pick up 1.00pm, return 4.00pm. Credit Card payments only. Offer expires 31 May 2018. Advanced bookings required. This offer must be mentioned at time of booking.

• INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

MOUNTIES GROUP MEMBER OFFER Purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle from Peter Warren Automotive and receive a $100 GIFT VOUCHER Which can be redeemed at any Mounties Group dining establishment

Tuesday 24 April & Tuesday 29 May 9.30am – 5.00pm AB Conference Room at Mounties Positions limited. Make a booking now 02 8824 4000 or visit www.richmondresidential.com.au.

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ANSWERS:

• REFINANCING • FINANCIAL STRATEGY

1. Ray Pugsley 2. Gough Whitlam 3. Mick Dubois 4. Seven 5. Terry White

• HOME LOANS • DEBT CONSOLIDATION

6. Community 7. Cricket 8. Judith O’Brien 9. April 10. Hut

Mounties Group FIND YOUR LOCAL

FREE ONE ON ONE ADVICE

Offer valid until 31 May 2018. A valid Mounties Group membership card must be presented at time of finalising sale. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Voucher valid for 12 months and must be forfeited to redeem.

MOUNTIES 101 Meadows Road Mount Pritchard NSW 2170 p: (02) 9822 3555 w: www.mounties.com.au f: facebook.com/mountiesclub MOUNTIES BOWLING CLUB Cnr Ulverstone & Lawson Streets Fairfield NSW 2165 p: (02) 9726 9692 w: www.mountiesbowlingclub.com.au f: facebook.com/mountiesbowlingclub HARBORD DIGGERS Evans Street, Freshwater NSW 2096 p: (02) 9938 1444 e: harbordinfo@mountiesgroup.com.au w: www.harborddiggers.com.au f: facebook.com/harborddiggers @harborddiggers

MANLY BOWLING CLUB Raglan Street Manly NSW 2095 club: (02) 9938 7657 bowls: (02) 9977 3786 e: harbordinfo@mountiesgroup.com.au w: www.manlybowlingclub.com.au f: facebook.com/manlybowlingclub CLUB ITALIA Cnr of Hollywood Drive & Wharf Road Lansvale NSW 2166 p: (02) 9726 4511 w: www.clubitaliamounties.com.au f: facebook.com/clubitaliamounties

MEKONG 1st Floor, 117 John Street, Cabramatta NSW 2166 p: (02) 9725 8500 e: mekonginfo@mountiesgroup.com.au w: www.mekongmounties.com.au f: facebook.com/mekongclub TRIGLAV 80-84 Brisbane Road, St Johns Park NSW 2176 p: (02) 9426 1000 e: triglav@mountiesgroup.com.au w: www.triglav.com.au f: facebook.com/triglavclub

@mountiesgroup for the latest events and updates to all your favourite Mounties Group Clubs.

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CELEBRATING

50 YEARS

FOUNDATION MEMBERS GLADYS TURNER • KERRY WILLSMORE • SAMUEL MAMMOLITI • BRIAN BROWN KEITH DALEY • RHONDA THOMPSON • JOHN DICKINSON • VALERIE CATHER COLIN GABRIEL • JOHN WHITE • PETER RIGBY • NORMAN ROGERS BRIAN GRAHAM • JACK MEDWELL • ALAN BOGG • DAVID DUBOIS LEONARD KENNA • NANCY KENNA • JOHN MUIR • KEITH CLEWETT WALTER DUBOIS • JEAN MARGARET HASSALL • DOROTHY VOMIERO LEONARD MARLIN • MALCOLM MOSS • LORRAINE ANN GERARD

LIFE MEMBERS EDWIN SAVAGE • KATHLEEN WHITELEY • THOMAS MURPHY ROBERT PENNING • ALLAN ROBERT MCGLYNN • DONALD ANDREW WILSON RAYMOND PUGSLEY • JOHN DEAN • KEVIN INGRAM • ROBIN GOULD JOHN ARACO • STEPHEN FITZPATRICK • STEPHEN EDWARDS MARILYN PRICE • JOHN THOMAS BARON

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What's on - April May Special Edition 2018  
What's on - April May Special Edition 2018