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The Official Magazine of Tattersall’s Club Brisbane

Volume 33. Number 04. Summer 2017

TATTERSALL’S

MAKES HISTORY

WITH OUR FIRST-EVER RACING SYNDICATE

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+ W O M E N IN SPORT

Inspiring a new generation of female athletes

+ REGULARS

+ F O O D F O R THOUGHT

The battle to reduce food waste in Australia

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Guest Sports Interview.... 20 Events Calendar.............. 24 Melbourne Cup............... 38


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WELCOME TO THE TATTLER – SUMMER 2017

The Official Magazine of Tattersall’s Club Brisbane

FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Members I would like to thank all the Members and their families who have supported Tattersall’s Club this year. Thanks to the support for the “Member Get Member” program, the Club has more than 200 New Members. This means many new families will join our community and two Members will enjoy great holiday prizes as part of the prize draw associated with the program. The staff and the Committee have been planning initiatives to drive and support the strategic plan.

FAMILY As we lead into the festive season, the Club will provide many opportunities for Members to bring their family into the Club. During the school holidays, children under 12 will eat free in the Healy Room. The Club is a great vantage point to watch the nightly Christmas parade on the Queen Street Mall so avoid the crowds and watch from one of our balconies after having dinner. Tattersall’s will also host a visit from Santa on Sunday 10 December at the annual Kids Christmas Party. (Adults can enjoy the less hectic carvery lunch available in the Healy Room). Please see the Club’s website for more details.

HERITAGE AND HISTORY As part of celebrating Tattersall’s racing heritage, Members are being offered the opportunity to participate in the racing industry as an owner. Longstanding Committeeman, Ernie Ward, is driving the initiative to Syndicate horses exclusively for Tattersall’s Members. The first horse will be trained by renowned trainer and Club Member Tony Gollan and will be called ‘Amicitia’ linking back to our motto ‘Amicitia Vita Est’ or Friendship Is Life. The model is an inexpensive way to have an interest in a horse and experience the thrill of thoroughbred racing. Places in the first Syndicate attracted twice as many expressions of interest than the Club could accommodate. A second Syndicate is now on the way.

If you are interested, please register your interest with the Club by contacting Anthony McMahon on 07 3331 8888 or anthony.mcmahon@tattersallsclub.com

leave the jacket and tie at home when visiting the Club. Please see the website or page two of this issue for detailed information on the code.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

COMMUNITY

A key part of planning for the future is ensuring the Club maintains its physical assets and makes improvements. Our Club home is truly a majestic building, boasting more than 91 years of history. In order to preserve the heritage listed building, a comprehensive program of activities is undertaken each year. In January next year, the Club will replace and modernise the lift system. This project will greatly improve lift operations for Members, their families, corporate function clients, and accommodation guests. The staff have planned to keep one lift operational at all times. Significant demolition works will be carried out during the holiday period when the Club is closed. I thank you in advance for your patience and look forward to announcing other initiatives that will improve our Club’s services and facilities.

It is with pleasure that I announce that Tattersall’s Racing Club has signed a series sponsorship with UBET. Under the sponsorship agreement, part of the funds raised will be donated to charity groups and country racing. Like Tattersall’s, UBET is a great advocate for country racing and both organisations are looking for further opportunities where we can work together to support our rural racing groups. I would like to thank all our sponsors for their support this year and I look forward to working together in the new year. I hope everyone in the Tattersall’s family has a safe and enjoyable holiday season. While I am looking forward to spending the time with my family, I am very excited about what we have planned for next year. I look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

MEMBER SERVICES In order to provide Members with more opportunities to visit the Club, the annual Tattersall’s Casual dress code has been implemented through to 28 February 2018. Members and their guests are invited to

Amicitia vita est Stuart Fraser President

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+CLUB POLICIES

Editorial Managing Editor – Sonia Cahill editor@wahoopublishing.com.au Writers – Kate Cowley, Melinda Halloran, Angeline Lowther, Kelly Macleod, Phoebe Tully Design Design and Art Direction – Mike Wells Advertising Sales 07 3230 2800 sales@wahoopublishing.com.au Tattersall’s Club Brisbane Photography Alisha Musil alisha@alishamusil.com Jared Vethaak jared_vethaak@live.com.au Jason Starr jason@studio60.com.au Jordan Condon jord.cond@dualiti.net Tattersall’s Club Brisbane President Mr Stuart Fraser Vice President Mr Michael Paramor AM Treasurer Mr Stuart Waddington Committee Mr Barry Aaskov Mr Mark Greer Mr John Mullins Mr Edward Profke Mr Tony See Mr Ernie Ward Mr Paul Williams Contact Details Phone 07 3331 8888 Fax 07 3221 3913 admin@tattersallsclub.com www.tattersallsclub.com.au 215 Queen Street, Brisbane 4000 GPO Box 124, Brisbane 4001 Office Hours Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm Trading Hours Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 12.00am Views and opinions expressed in the Tattler are not necessarily those of Tattersall’s Club, agents or advertisers.

UPDATES TO HOUSE POLICY Your Committee has listened to recent Member feedback and updated the policy for Tattersall’s Usage of Electronic Devices to reflect these changes. Please find the updated document in the Member Portal online. DRESS CODE REMINDER Members are reminded that Tattersall’s Casual has been adopted in all areas of the Club, including the Members’ Dining Room, and will be in place until Wednesday 28 February 2018. Club events may stipulate an alternate dress code. Visit www.tattersallsclub.com.au/events for more information.

Members’ Dining Room 1 March until 31 October – jacket and tie, tailored slacks and enclosed shoes/leather dress boots. 1 November until 28/29 February – Tattersall’s Casual. Tattersall’s Club Events Jacket and tie unless otherwise stipulated.

CLUB DRESS CODE

Health and Wellness Centre Gym attire, runners/joggers.

Members’ Bar, Healy Room, O’Duffy Library, Wine Room, Business Centre, Needham Room Tattersall’s Casual – tailored long sleeve business shirt with collar, tailored slacks and enclosed shoes/leather dress boots.

For more information on Tattersall’s Club rules, policies and dress codes, please refer to the Member Portal on the Club’s website www.tattersallsclub.com.au

REMINDER FOR MEMBERS TO SWIPE THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARDS UPON ENTRY The Committee reminds Members of the requirement for each Member to swipe their Membership card at Concierge every time they enter the Club. Members are also required to sign in any guests at the registry available at Concierge.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

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Accommodation Reception 07 3331 8820 Administration/Reception 07 3331 8888 Barber 07 3331 8857 Cellar 07 3331 8859 Functions Office 07 3331 8846 Health and Wellness Centre 07 3331 8877 Healy Room 07 3331 8851 Membership 07 3331 8863 Members’ Bar 07 3331 8850 Members’ Dining Room 07 3331 8848 O’Duffy Library 07 3331 8847 Weddings 07 3331 8866

Mr Anders Anderssen Mr Ray Bagdonas Mr Ross Barber Mr John Bell Mr Ray Garske Mr John Jeffcoat Fr Michael McKeaten Mr George Mulherin Mr Donald Postle Mr John Potts Mr David Tanner Mr Peter Wadley Mr Sidney Williams

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CONTENTS

Cover Image: Tattersall’s Club’s first-ever racing Syndicate

From the President.................................. 1

The Arcade......................................... 29

Interest Groups

Club Policies......................................... 2

Wedding News................................... 30

Shooters and Snooker........................... 45

Membership Update............................... 4

Health and Wellness News................... 37

Colts................................................... 46

Member Milestones................................ 6

Function Centre News.......................... 33

Racqueteers and Bowls......................... 48

+ Feature: Food Security......................8

Food and Beverage News..................... 34

Walkers and Wine............................... 49

+ Racing Syndicate.........................12

+ Event Review: Art Tour.................. 36

Golf................................................... 50

+ Feature: Women in Sport................14

+ Event Review: Melbourne Cup....... 38

Rowing............................................... 51

+ Guest Sports Interview............. 20

Seen At Tattersall’s............................... 40

Motorcycle.......................................... 52

Events Calendar................................... 22

From The Archives................................ 42

Strategic Plan...................................... 25

+ Travel: Germany and Switzerland.... 44

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+MEMBERSHIP UPDATE 1

TATTERSALL’S MEMBER GET MEMBER PRIZE DRAW

Member Pack, and officially welcomed them to the Club as a Tattersall’s Club Member.

• Friday 26 January – Club services suspended for Australia Day Public Holiday.

Having a healthy and sustainable Membership register is the lifeblood of all good Membership organisations. From Thursday 1 December, a challenge was made to all Tattersall’s Club Members to advocate the benefits of Membership of our wonderful Club and introduce New Members. Since the inception of the Member Get Member Membership Drive, over 230 New Members have joined Tattersall’s Club.

For more information on Tattersall’s Club Membership visit www.tattersallsclub.com.au or contact membership@tattersallsclub.com.

STAY UP TO DATE

On Tuesday 14 November, the New Members, their partners and proposers were invited to attend the final New Members’ Evening for the year. Both Members and Proposers were eagerly awaiting the draw of the Member Get Member Membership Drive with travel vouchers worth $3,000 and $10,000 respectfully. Chairman of the Membership Sub Committee, Barry Aaskov, drew the New Member draw with Keith Blackadder being the lucky recipient of the $3,000 travel voucher. Chairman of the Racing Sub Committee, Ernie Ward, drew Shayne Batros as the winner of the $10,000 Member prize draw. Also during the evening, Tattersall’s Club Vice President Michael Paramor, alongside Committeemen Barry Aaskov and Ernie Ward, presented each New Member with their New

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SUSPENDED SERVICES DURING THE 2017/18 FESTIVE SEASON Tattersall’s Club services and facilities will be suspended from end of trade Friday 22 December until Thursday 11 January (Club is open for the Christmas Day Lunch function only). • Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre will be closed from 2.00pm Friday 22 December, with reduced hours from Wednesday 27 December to Friday 29 December from 6.00am until 2.00pm, reopening from Tuesday 2 January with regular hours of 5.30am until 8.00pm weekdays and 8.00am until 2.00pm weekends. • Tattersall’s Accommodation closes from Friday 22 December, reopening on Wednesday 10 January. • Thursday 11 January – Healy Room (breakfast and lunch), Members’ Bar, O’Duffy Library and Business Centre reopen. • Wednesday 24 January – Healy Room reopens for dinner service • Thursday 25 January – Members’ Dining Room reopens for Australia Day Lunch.

Tattersall’s Club communicates to its Members, their partners and families and the wider Club community through a number of channels including notifications throughout its building, via post, the quarterly Tattler magazine, its website and online Member Portal, various social media channels and through email. The Club’s email communication is fast becoming its primary means of contact, with monthly Tattersall’s Mail and frequent Tattersall’s Alerts communicating the latest news, events and Club notices. Members are encouraged to check the junk folders in their email inboxes to make sure Tattersall’s communication is not being redirected due to vigilant spam filters. Please ensure you have provided the Club with your latest email address so you do not miss the latest Club news. Members are also encouraged to provide the Club with an email address for their Partner so they can also receive information on Club news and the Partner events program. To check or update your email address, visit the online Member Portal, phone 07 3331 8888 or email membership@tattersallsclub.com


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+PARTNER UPDATE SAVE THE DATE 2018 Partners are invited to Save the Date for the 2018 Tattersall’s Partner Events Program and enjoy another year of exciting events alongside fellow Partners and their friends. • • • • • •

Ladies Lunch, Wednesday 28 March Mother’s Day Breakfast and Lunch, Sunday 13 May Ladies Lunch, Thursday 7 June Mother and Daughter Morning Tea, Wednesday 11 July Ladies Charity Lunch, Friday 7 September Ladies Morning Tea, Thursday 13 December

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ACCESSING THE MEMBER PORTAL The Member Portal can be accessed via the Tattersall’s Club website: • Click the little man to the top right of the website • Click the Member Portal to the bottom left of the website • Click on the Membership section of the website • Visit the website www.tattersallsclub.com.au/member-portal

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1. Tattersall’s Club Members celebrate Club life at the New Members’ Evening. 2. Members, their partners and guests enjoy networking at the recent New Members’ Evening. 3. Ladies Charity Lunch, Friday 8 September. 4. Ladies Morning Tea, Wednesday 8 March. 5. Ladies Morning Tea with Wintergarden, Wednesday 12 July. 6. Ladies Morning Tea December.

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MEMBERSHIP

+MEMBER MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES Tattersall’s Club has a rich and expansive Membership. In this issue, the Club acknowledges and celebrates Senior Members who have reached a milestone of at least 50 years of Membership between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018. FIFTY YEARS

FIFTY-THREE YEARS

FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS

Mr Richard Allom Mr Bruce Brown Mr James Crowley Mr Russell Fryer Mr Peter Heathwood Mr Robert Hill Mr Edward McCormack Mr John McDonald Mr Roy McGrath Hon John Moore Mr Bevan Morris Mr William Moulds

Mr John Frew Mr John Hiscocks Mr James Long Dr Francis McMahon

Mr Brian Cranstoun Mr Peter Ferris Mr Peter Gallagher Mr Thomas Halbert Mr Colless Lahz Mr John Leach Mr Darrell Palm Mr Gerald Palm

FIFTY-ONE YEARS Mr William Sexton Mr Kenneth Swan Mr William Tunny FIFTY-TWO YEARS Mr Eric Oxenford Mr Peter Chancellor Dr Sydney Roberts Mr Lewis Wyvill

FIFTY-FOUR YEARS Dr Mark Fogarty Mr Ronald Parkes Mr Maxwell Solomon Mr Robin Tritton FIFTY-FIVE YEARS Dr Roderick Grant Dr Rodney Morris FIFTY-SIX YEARS Mr Lewis Hoffman Mr John Loughnan Mr Fraser Power Mr Keith Wacker

FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS Mr Kenneth Archer Mr Walter Bright Mr Stanley Schluter FIFTY-NINE YEARS Dr Michael Geraghty Mr Ken Leitch SIXTY-ONE YEARS Dr Jack Hansen Mr David Magnus SIXTY-TWO YEARS Mr Graham Carter SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS Dr John Gallagher

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NEW MEMBERS SEPTEMBER 2017 Mr George Alpen Mr Phillip Andrews Mr Daryl Bowes Mr Cameron Bruhn Mr Giles Clayton Mr Michael Coward Mr Alexander Flynn Mr Phillip Foote Mr Prasad Kalla Mr Paul O’Leary Mr Mark Tonin Mr Craig Towner Mr Dangsheng Wang Mr Dean Yesberg OCTOBER 2017 Mr Ashkan Amirshahi Mr Andrew Baker Mr Ronald Baldwin Mr Mitchel Batty Mr Gregory Burke Mr Harold Burnett Mr William Campbell Mr Michael Coates Mr Joseph Dean

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Mr Roland Dean Mr Hiresh Devaser Mr Gary Gibson Mr Mitchell Goldburg Mr Mitchell Grimmond Mr Hamish Haddock Mr Christiaan Hattingh Mr Andrew Heath Mr Richard Ireland Mr Patrick Kelly Mr Sean Kelly Mr Peter Lawson* Mr Phillip Lynch Mr Christian McCaffrey Dr John McIntyre Mr Peter Norris Mr Martin Overman Mr Adam Perrier* Mr Daniel Petrie Mr Lucien Sandison Mr Hiroshi Shirai Mr Andrew Stinson* Mr James Sturgess Mr Ryan Webster Mr Stephen Welsh Mr Richard Wheeler

Mr Bruce Avenell Mr Lachlan Bishop-West Mr Keith Blackadder Mr John Campbell Mr Robert Chan Mr Adam Clough Mr Liam Dickens Mr Brett East Mr Ronald English Mr Joseph Fox Mr Matthew Gibson Mr Garry Jones* Mr Craig Jorgensen Mr Phillip Lawlor Dr Stephen Loo Mr Michael Mitchelll Cr Cameron O’Neil Mr Lindsay Orchard Mr Andrew Pollock Mr Charles Redmond Dr Benjamin Robertson Mr Kevin Francis See* Mr Timothy Sexton Mr Robert Shears Mr Tony Simmonds

Mr Jason Sizeland Mr Paul Spezza Mr Peter Stott Mr James Stott Mr Darren Swindells Mr Anderson Telford Mr John Wirth *Reinstated Member

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FEATURE: FOOD SECURITY

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Queensland has the highest rate of food wastage in the country. As a state so rich in farming and agriculture, why do we care so little about the food we produce? We spoke to OzHarvest about how they’re re-educating people on food waste, and what we can do to reduce our own footprints.

Despite producing enough to feed 60 million people, nearly one in 10 Australians experience ‘food insecurity’, meaning they don’t have reliable access to nutritious, affordable food. This suggests it’s our food distribution – not our food production – that’s in trouble. In 2013, the federal government released Australia’s first National Food Plan (NFP) and its central message was to produce more food to ensure Australia’s food security. Private control of agriculture, food processing and retailing means decisions about what food is produced, how it is processed and where it is sold are driven by profit motives. Unfortunately, food insecurity is in part the result of a corporate-controlled food system that distributes resources according to the ability to pay, rather than by need.

By Phoebe Tully

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This year, Tattersall’s Club fundraised for national food rescue charity OzHarvest during the annual Ladies Charity Lunch. Originally an initiative of John McCoy (President 2009 – 2011) and his wife Carmel to provide a way for Member’s Partners to support important community causes, the charity lunch is now in its ninth year and a favourite event on the annual calendar.

DISRUPTING FOOD WASTAGE Founded by Ronni Kahn in 2004, OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. The national team of 130 staff and more than 1,500 volunteers work to eliminate both hunger and food waste by redistributing quality surplus food from restaurants, airports, conference centres and supermarkets, delivering it directly to more than 1,000 charities. “We’ve delivered more than 74 million meals nationally, including more than eight million meals in Queensland alone!” said Amy Cobb, Queensland State Manager of OzHarvest. Genevieve Fraser, partner of Tatterall’s Club President Stuart Fraser, chose OzHarvest as this year’s beneficiary after a long involvement with the charity. “Stuart and I have been involved in volunteering and fundraising for OzHarvest for eight years,” she said.

SUPPORTING THE CAUSE While Tattersall’s Club has more than 5,000 Members, it also has about 2,500 Partner cards for Members who want their family to be able to use Club services and facilities, including the Health and Wellness Centre or dine in the Healy Room. “The Club donates close to $200,000 per


FEATURE: FOOD SECURITY

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2 1. Food insecurity is experienced by 1 in 10 Australians. 2. OzHarvest food collection.

Globally, one third of all food produced does not get eaten – that’s 1.3 billion tonnes of perfectly edible food wasted. Amy Cobb, OzHarvest Queensland State Manager

year to good causes,” says Genevieve. “The Ladies Charity Lunch is a way for partners to get involved in the giving effort and direct funds to causes that resonate with us.” The event this year featured three speakers, namely Cameron Matthews (Group Executive Chef of Spicers Retreats) who gave a chef ’s perspective, Annabelle Chapple (author of the new Three Wise Women cookbook) who provided a multi-generational perspective, and Amy Cobb of OzHarvest, who explained how the charity manages to rescue so much food on such a small budget. Off the back of a recent Churchill Fellowship, Cameron Matthews said, “It was incredible to see so much support for OzHarvest’s important work.” At both the event and in his Churchill report, Cameron spoke of the need to think differently about food wastage. “Traditionally within a kitchen,” he wrote in his report, “lemons are cut in half and placed on cooking stations ready to be squeezed by the chef to finish dishes as required. “At Amass in Copenhagen, they calculated that they use approximately 40 lemons per day for this purpose. In addition, there was a varying number of lemons used for zest and juice.

Injecting some creative thought towards the issue of wastage, an effective process was introduced. Now, after the 40 lemons are zested and juiced, they are distributed around the kitchen on a needs basis – or frozen. The spent husks are then steeped in water and thyme, which is then used to scent the restroom hand towels. Finally, the husks are roasted, dried and ground to a powder reminiscent of Moroccan spice.” Annabelle Chapple reinforced the need to think creatively – by looking to the past. “In our grandmothers’ day, food scraps and meat bones were never wasted,” she said. “The wonderfully imaginative female cooks of the household were creative, reusing every part of the vegetable or animal – sometimes for a week of meals. “Generationally, there seems to be a difference in the way they prepared and thought about meals,” Annabelle continued. “They were very conscious of waste and planned their meals around leftovers. If there was half an onion left, it would not have been neglected in the fridge for weeks only to be thrown away… I’m guilty of that.” In the modern era supermarkets with extended trading and food delivery services, who isn’t guilty of it?

“OzHarvest has a simple philosophy based on getting into good habits at home – just buy what you’ll eat and eat what you buy! Edible food should never be wasted,” says Amy. It’s estimated that 60 per cent of food waste at home is avoidable and the average Australian household wastes more than $3,800 each year on food that is never eaten. “Food is wasted for many reasons – often it’s passed the use by date, leftovers get thrown in the bin, we buy and serve too much, and more often than not, we simply forget about it,” explained Amy. Forgetting about an apple in the back of your crisper may not seem like a big problem, but globally, one third of all food produced does not get eaten – that’s 1.3 billion tonnes of perfectly edible food wasted – and we all contribute to that number. “If we could save a quarter of this food, it would be enough to feed all the hungry people in world,” says Amy.

REAL COST OF FOOD WASTE Earlier this year, ABC TV’s War on Waste explored Australia’s landfill costs, and how this contributes to our wastage. Host Craig Reucassel looked at how the Sydney Markets

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3. Ladies Charity Lunch with Mrs Fraser, Annabelle Chapple, Cameron Matthews and Amy Cobb. 4. Ladies Charity Lunch attendees. 5. OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn. 6. OzHarvest Market.

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have saved $20 million over the last 12 years by keeping food out of landfill (which carries a levy of $135 per tonne). The Queensland waste levy was abandoned five years ago. Now, one million tonnes of waste is being trucked or railed from Sydney and Melbourne to Ipswich each year to take advantage of our cheap landfill prices. Entire transport and logistics networks have emerged because of it, and other companies save millions of dollars a year by avoiding their state’s levy. A 2014 State Government report concluded that Queensland has the highest food waste rate in the country. And why not if it costs us nothing to throw it out? Genevieve talks of her early experience working with a large inner city hotel donating its excess functions food to OzHarvest Brisbane. “The staff were saying, ‘You have no idea how sick we feel tipping this much food into a skip at the end of every night!’ At 7.00pm it’s a meal worth $100, and by 11.00pm it’s rubbish.” Grocery stores often face the same problem, discarding imperfect or discoloured tomatoes simply because customers won’t buy them. At the same time, thousands of charities across Australia are taking what little money they have

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and spending it on food when there’s already so much to go around. “That’s why OzHarvest has always been a cause that has really resonated with me,” says Genevieve. “It’s a no-brainer.” As well as changing the conversation about what is inedible and what is entirely usable, the return on investment for OzHarvest is staggering – a donation of just $1 feeds two people. At the end of the day, wasting food is a waste of everything: money, water, electricity, fuel and time. We all do it, and it affects everyone. Yet, the food rescue system is straight-forward – take quality food that will otherwise be thrown out and give it to those who will otherwise not eat. Now that’s some food for thought. Thank you to Anthony’s Jewellers for their generosity in supporting the 2017 Ladies Charity Lunch.

STAY UP TO DATE Stay up to date with the latest Club news and information on the Partner events program by providing Tattersall’s with your email address. Contact 07 3331 8888 or membership@tattersallsclub.com to confirm your contact details.

TIPS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE AT HOME • Remember to love your leftovers. Think about clever ways to reuse them and create whole new meals. Do you have leftover sausages from a barbecue? Chop them up and serve them with scrambled eggs for breakfast the following morning. • Bread is the most wasted food in Australia. Buy only what you need, and put any extra slices or loaves in the freezer. Put slices in the toaster from frozen, or blitz stale bread into breadcrumbs and freeze. • Plan at least half your meals each week, leaving days for leftovers. • Store lettuce in an air-tight container, lying on a piece of kitchen towel to prevent it going limp. • Make a ‘fridge frittata’ at the end of each week, using up any leftover vegetables and meats. • Shopping at the farmer’s markets means your produce will be fresher and last longer.


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NEWS

TATTERSALL’S CLUB HORSE RACING SYNDICATE

With more than 150 years of racing history, Tattersall’s Racing Club has provided an opportunity for Members to participate in racehorse ownership – in an affordable and inexpensive way.

Racehorse ownership has brought together people from all walks of life as they share the thrill of seeing their horse develop and compete, and enjoy in the associated social activities that emanate from it. About three years ago, a few mates got together and joined a Syndicate to race a horse. They joined a Syndicate to race a relatively cheap horse, purchased for a little over $20,000. One year later, in 2016, she won the Golden Slipper in Sydney. While horse racing is regarded as the ‘sport of kings’, it is also accessible to those from all walks of life and is both an elitist and non-elitist sport. For the first time in its history, Tattersall’s recently invited Members interested in racing a horse, to register their interest with the Club. It planned to form a Syndicate of up to 40 interested Members, to race a horse on lease. The Syndicate will be called Friendship Is Life No.1 Syndicate and the horse will be trained in Brisbane by Queensland’s leading trainer and Tattersall’s Club Member, Tony Gollan.

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The Club managed to secure the lease of a filly from a well-known Hunter Valley breeder. She will be leased for a period of three years, however, the filly may be returned to her owner at any time if the Syndicate is not happy with her progress. By leasing a filly, the Syndicate avoids the cost of purchase, which reduces the cost of participation. The Club intends to apply for the name ‘Amicitia’ from our motto, Amicitia Vita Est or Friendship Is Life. The owner has agreed to this request. When the filly races, Syndicate Members will have all owners race day privileges and will be registered with Racing Queensland as owners. The management of the Syndicate will remain with the Club and in the first instance, Club Committeeman and current Chairman of the Tattersall’s Racing Sub Committee; Ernie Ward has volunteered to fill this role. All accounts will be handled by the Tattersall’s Accounts Department. Each


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Syndicate Member will be required to make one upfront payment of $500 into the racing account. This is estimated to cover the first six months of all costs associated with the training and racing of the horse, and is based on a 40 Member Syndicate. To find out if there was any interest from Members, the Club emailed an Expression of Interest on Tuesday 31 October asking them to register for the Syndicate. Within an hour, it had reached 40 and more kept calling! More than 70 quickly joined the register. Syndicate Manager, Ernie Ward, said, “We thought the response would be pretty good and the comments from interested members was very positive. When I contacted Jane Gollan she exclaimed ‘Wow that’s super, I knew this would be a success

for the Club’. The next step will be to decide the make-up of the Syndicate. If some miss out on this horse, then we will give them the first option to be part of a planned second Syndicated horse.”

At the time of going to press, the formation of the Syndicate was well underway and a meeting of all registered Members was being planned.

Tattersall’s Club President, Stuart Fraser, is very supportive of this initiative and said, “Tattersall’s Club has a long and distinguished history in horse racing. We have many Members who are successfully involved in this industry. Now is the time to take the initiative and establish a racing Syndicate that will allow all Members the chance to participate in the excitement of thoroughbred horse ownership. It really does re-ignite the focus of this important part of our Club’s heritage and offers a great opportunity for Members and partners to participate at the lowest possible cost. To see the level of interest is very positive.”

1.Queensland’s leading trainer and Tattersall’s Club Member Tony Gollan at his Eagle Farm stables. 2. Tattersall’s Syndicate trainer Tony Gollan with one of his current racehorses Notonyourlife, owned by Club Member and former Tattersall’s Racing Club President Scott McAlpine.

CONTACT To register your interest for future Tattersall’s Syndicates, please contact Anthony McMahon in the Accounts Department on 07 3331 8888 or Ernie Ward on 0417 479 280.

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FEATURE: WOMEN IN SPORT

WOMEN IN SPORT: INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALE ATHLETES

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Professional opportunities and elite competitions for women in sport are on the rise. Since Michelle Payne’s historic win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, women’s sport has grown in popularity, both with punters and investors, and Brisbane is now home to professional women’s teams in both AFL and cricket.

As both keen sports fans and fathers, sons, brothers and husbands of women, Tattersall’s Club has thrown its support behind the growing interest in professional women’s sport. Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire Cricketer Holly Ferling and Brisbane Lions Women’s fullback Leah Kaslar recently appeared as guest speakers at the Tattersall’s Club Father and Daughter Dinner on Tuesday 17 October. Boasting a playing record of three test matches, 22 one day internationals and nine International T20 matches, Holly Ferling only began playing cricket when she was asked to try out for a school representative team. Growing up in Kingaroy, she says although her brother played cricket when they were young, it wasn’t his influence that encouraged her to play. “My brother played club cricket when we were kids,” Holly said. “I used to go along but wouldn’t really watch what was going on. It wasn’t until I was invited to trial for a schoolgirls rep team that I even considered cricket a sport! I made the team, then the regional and state teams a couple of months later. To say I fell into it is a massive understatement.”

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After consistently competing in a number of cricket competitions, her team captain suggested Holly play in a more challenging cricket environment.

“My team captain kept hassling my mum and dad to let me play in a men’s competition and they eventually gave in,” Holly explained. “They didn’t watch the game. My dad went to work and my mum went shopping that day. She was pulled aside by someone at the shops and told I was on a hat-trick. Mum didn’t believe them, but then I got a hat-trick! “I think that moment really highlighted to me that I could do this, I could play against the men and show I was good at bowling and competitive against those who were at a higher standard than me.”

NARROWING THE PAY GAP One sticking point in any discussion about women in sport is the disparity in earnings between elite sportsmen and sportswomen. There has been significant progress in narrowing the gap over the past two years, and many sporting bodies are leading the way with new opportunities for women, including broadcasting rights for women’s matches and landmark pay deals for female sporting identities. Perhaps the biggest headline in women’s sport this year was a pay dispute involving Cricket Australia that included a pay rise for female cricketers. Female player payments increased from $7.5 million to $55.2 million, not including payments from a performance pool usually for male cricketers which was, however, extended to include the Australian


FEATURE: WOMEN IN SPORT

It’s those like Ferling and Kaslar who inspire others to change the way we think about elite sportswomen.

1. Holly Ferling – Brisbane Heat. 2. Leah Kaslar playing for the Brisbane Lions against the Western Bulldogs.

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women’s team. Ferling praises the pay rise but says cricket still has a long way to go. “My first contract in 2012 was $900 and that bought a bat!” said Holly. “While women’s sport is gaining momentum, there’s still a lot of work to be done to make sure the momentum continues.” Now juggling her cricket commitments with university studies in media and journalism, 21-year-old Ferling is yet to reap the many benefits of being a professional sportsperson. Likewise, Brisbane Lion Leah Kaslar is balancing a full-time career in environmental science with her footy commitments. At the age of 32 and on a year-to-year AFL contract, Kaslar’s career off the field is dedicated to environmental remediation, specifically water treatment. “At the moment I’m working on some large scale water treatment projects around airports,”

Leah said. “The company I work for specialises in cleaning up water contamination and my job is to oversee all the sampling and laboratory analysis data, and communicate results to the clients and the regulators.” Like Holly, Leah would not have considered playing the sport she now plays professionally if it weren’t for an invitation to a try-out session. Now, she’s known to her team as a onepercenter, even winning the ‘Most Competitive’ player award at the Brisbane Lions Best and Fairest awards this year. “I tried a lot of different sports growing up, including triathlons, tennis and tap dancing,” said Leah. “It wasn’t until I was playing basketball that the captain of the basketball team asked me to try Aussie Rules. I was 20 and had never watched a game of AFL in my life. I grew up in Cairns and my dad and I watched rugby and soccer. I went along to the

training and began playing AFL before I had watched a game. It was such a dynamic fastpaced, hard-hitting game. It’s a really exciting sport and I fell in love with it.”

ROLE MODELS Although these two women play different games, they both stand for the one thing: women in sport. It’s those like Ferling and Kaslar who inspire others to change the way we think about elite sportswomen, and viewer numbers indicate Australians are loving it. Last year’s national women’s Twenty20 cricket competition, the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), was a ratings success for Channel Ten, with the second session of the Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder clash drawing 432,000 viewers nationally and peaking at 637,000, up by 67 per cent on the previous WBBL season.

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The inaugural match of AFLW, the national Australian rules football league for female players, was played between long-term rivals Carlton and Collingwood on Friday 3 February, 2017. Originally scheduled to be played at Collingwood’s home ground, Olympic Park Oval, the game had to be moved to Ikon Park because of higher than expected interest. Capacity at Olympic Park was just 18,500, however, Ikon Park drew a capacity crowd of 22,000 for the first AFLW match. There’s no doubt women like Leah and Holly are paving the way for future generations of female athletes who aspire to make a mark in the world of sport. Leah says inspiring and motivating those girls is one of her favourite parts of the job. “When we played Carlton, a guy came up to us and told us his son had always played Auskick and he’d been encouraging his daughter to play too but she was scared and didn’t think it was something girls could do,” Leah said.

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“This father had brought her down to watch one of our games and she’d since been to Auskick and was running around with her brother playing footy. He was so happy to see his daughter so confident and thanked us for making that happen. “Those are the moments you realise you have a positive effect on the lives of others, and all while doing something you love to do.”

3. Holly Ferling and Leah Kaslar with Tattersall’s Club President Stuart Fraser, Robert and Laura White from event sponsor Robert White Jewellers and event emcee Michael Crutcher. 4. R acqueteers Interest Group at the Father and Daughter Dinner.

MEMBER’S THOUGHTS ON FATHER AND DAUGHTER DINNER EVENTS Peter Selwood has been attending Father and Daughter Dinners with his daughters Cait, 30, and Emma, 28, for the past four years. This year, they were joined by Peter’s brother-in-law Craig Hudnott and his daughters Bridget, 21, and Meg, 19. “Father and Daughter Dinners are a great opportunity for us to get together, and to hear the achievements of women and the vital role they play in business, community and sport,” he said. “Holly Ferling and Leah Kaslar were fantastic guest speakers this year – they are two very talented women who are now being acknowledged for their skill, commitment and hard work.” – Peter Selwood

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“I am so grateful that Tattersall’s Club gives me a special opportunity to make a great fuss of my very hard working pharmacist daughter, Bridget, for one incredible night a year at a place – my Club – where I feel very comfortable, thanks to the attentive staff, many of whom have become friends. “We dads want to give ‘our girls’ a special night of entertainment and inspiration by a well-selected and interesting guest speaker. And it’s fantastic to see our daughters, daughters-in-law, plus granddaughters, dressed up to the nines and looking absolutely wonderful. “The added bonus of the Father and Daughter Dinners is meeting other Members and their ‘girls’, hearing their interesting stories and following their life’s journey.” – James Delahunty


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RACING INDUSTRY REAPS REWARDS WITH UBET After 55 years in partnership with the Queensland racing industry as the state’s licensed betting operator, it has been a big year for UBET, with significant investments in the retail, digital and sponsorship arenas. Earlier this year, UBET entered an affiliate partnership with Tattersall’s Racing Club, which sees an incentive paid when the Club signs new customers, as well as race and event sponsorships. UBET Chief Operations Officer Brendan Parnell said the partnership provided incentives for both parties and further strengthened UBET’s ties with one of the state’s oldest racing clubs. “Partnerships with racing Clubs such as Tattersall’s and with the wider racing industry are an integral part of our business and provide opportunities to increase our returns to the industry,” he said. “Through its 30-year licensing agreement, UBET is the largest contributor to the industry in Queensland and we are committed to helping secure a sustainable future for more than 45,000 people who work in racing. “The more members of the racing fraternity and the public who bet with UBET, the more money we can to return to the industry, to participants and Clubs.”

More than 600 of UBET’s outlets have now been refurbished, providing punters with an improved retail experience, including more racing and sports vision, cash self-service terminals and an improved look and feel. “Our objective is to provide customers with a retail experience second only to being at the racetrack, and the layout and experience of the new stores are designed to achieve that,” Mr Parnell said. “The new cash self-service terminals, which were previously not permitted in Queensland, allow customers to bet in cash without visiting the counter. They are the most popular mode of retail betting in the southern states. “This year, we have also introduced UBEWDY Hour, which is a designated happy hour on Friday afternoons offering retail punters exclusive offers of inflated odds and ultra-bets.

and website, which allows punters to watch Queensland, Victorian, South Australian, Tasmanian and Northern Territory racing anywhere any time,” Mr Parnell said. “We have also improved the speed of our digital assets and introduced new quaddie and multi builders to drive customers into exotics, as well as BetShare which lets punters place a bet then share it with their mates or punters Club via social media or text message. “It is the easiest way to share a tip and has proven hugely popular with punters.” While retail and digital investment continues to deliver for customers, UBET is also lobbying the State Government to protect the racing industry by legislating against sign-up inducements.

“And in some venues, you would have seen our launch of Tappy, a new product that is the easiest way to bet in cash.

“Queensland’s legislation in relation to sign-up inducements is the weakest of any state, allowing corporate bookmakers to target Queensland customers with lucrative inducements,” he said.

“It removes the need to fill out a ticket in-store by generating a barcode on the customer’s phone which they can then scan at the counter terminal.”

“The corporate operators return significantly less to the Queensland racing industry yet they enjoy an unrivalled amount of freedom when it comes to advertising here.

The ever-growing digital market has also seen significant investment from UBET this year with a number of enhancements designed to make it easier for customers to place an informed bet.

“This change needs to be made at state level to ensure more funds are returned to the racing industry, thus improving returns to participants and racing Clubs.

“The most popular enhancement has been the return of SKY racing vision to the app

“When you’re having a bet, a bet with UBET is worth three times more to Queensland racing.”

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GUEST SPORTS INTERVIEW

GUEST SPORTS INTERVIEW: STEPHEN MOORE ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM RUGBY UNION With three Rugby World Cups and 129 tests to his name, former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has brought forward his retirement from rugby union, playing his final game against Scotland for the Wallabies on 24 November 2017. Originally announcing his intention to play one more season with the Queensland Reds, Moore brought forward his retirement to allow the Reds to move forward with their planning for 2018 and beyond. Moore finishes his Super Rugby career having played the second most games of any player, with 177 to his name for the Reds and the ACT Brumbies. YOU RECENTLY ANNOUNCED YOUR RETIREMENT FROM RUGBY. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO STEP AWAY FROM THE GAME?

IS THERE A SPECIFIC CAREER HIGHLIGHT THAT STANDS OUT?

It was a combination of things. I have been playing for a long time and felt it was the right time to step aside and give the next generation the chance to take the team forward. My family was another part – I have three young kids now and the time away and the commitment required to play rugby at an international level is massive these days. I am also keen to look for a career after rugby and get stuck into whatever that might be. I’m 34 now and want to get on with that.

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YOU ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST MODERN HOOKERS – WAS THAT ALWAYS A GOAL OF YOURS?

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Not early on, no way! I played for Australia when I was quite young, so when I first played for the Wallabies I was pretty awestruck by the opportunity. Once I had a few years in the team, I started to narrow my focus, to be the best I could be – and for me that was trying to be the best in the world.

I was lucky enough to meet Nelson Mandela in my second test. We played South Africa in before the game – it was only my second test match and I was pretty nervous to start with, let alone meeting Nelson Mandela as well in the warm up. Also being part of the World Cups, particularly the 2015 Rugby World Cup. While we lost the final to New Zealand, it was pretty special being part of that team.

YOU HAVE PLAYED IN THREE RUGBY WORLD CUPS – HOW WILL YOU FEEL WATCHING FROM THE SIDELINES IN 2019? I think it will be tough, but it’s also important to let go and allow the next generation come through and take the team forward. I haven’t been through the whole retirement thing yet, but when it happens I am really keen to remove myself from it emotionally and physically. I will be watching as a fan and a proud Australian, and hoping the Wallabies do us proud.


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I will be watching as a fan and a proud Australian. WHO ARE THE PLAYERS TO WATCH IN THE LEAD UP TO THE NEXT WORLD CUP? We are already seeing them playing. Guys like Adam Coleman, Allan Alaalatoa as a prop, Jack Dempsey, Reece Hodge, and Kurtley Beale. They have played a lot of rugby but they have plenty of footy in them and can still improve a lot. The team is in a good place at the moment and if they keep working hard and striving to be the best in the world, I think they can get there.

THIS YEAR YOU RETURNED TO THE QUEENSLAND REDS, THE CLUB YOU DEBUTED FOR IN 2003. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? It was great to come back to Brisbane. I really enjoy being here around family and friends.

From a rugby point of view, the season was hugely disappointing. We could have done a lot better and it was a missed opportunity, given the squad we had and the players in the team. The Reds have an opportunity to turn it around next year, and they need to because there are a lot of passionate people in Queensland who want the team to do well.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING THE QUEENSLAND REDS ACHIEVE IN 2018? My retirement allows Brad Thorn and the Reds coaches to move forward with their planning for 2018 and beyond. There are some good young players coming through in my position and it’s important they continue their development so the team can reach its potential.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HANGING UP YOUR BOOTS? I have some very good mentors like Damien Frawley, who has given me guidance on what life might look like after rugby. It’s something you can never put your finger on until you actually retire and finish playing, so all I can do is try to set it up as best I can in the meantime.

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then newly-formed Singapore Turf Club, who offered Michael an international position as their race caller and broadcaster in 2001. “It was a great thrill and honour to be offered a racing role by the Singapore Turf Club and to have the privilege of calling five Singapore Airlines International Cups, Singapore’s biggest race which is beamed live to millions of viewers around the world,” Michael said.

SKY RACING NEWS MICHAEL MAXWORTHY, RECLAIMED AS A QUEENSLANDER! After many years on the racing circuits of Sydney, Singapore and across Asia, Michael Maxworthy is back in Brisbane, much to the delight of the Queensland Racing Community. Surrounded by the best of the best in broadcasting and race calling, Michael Maxworthy was always set for success. Now a regular on our Sky Racing screen, Michael informs and interviews direct from mounting yards in Brisbane and across south-east Queensland. “My role is pretty much being the eyes and ears for those who can’t make it to the track,” Michael said. “The mounting yards tell so many stories.” With a passion for racing, Michael knew what he wanted to do from an early age. Growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney, he cut his teeth in the racing game while still at school, working as a groom for his stepfather Norm Shinn at his Warwick Farm stables. In those days, Ian Craig was his idol, tuning to 2KY racing radio to revel in his informative narrative on everything equine. “I remember my school lunch breaks, radio in hand. I would always listen to the midweek races at Canterbury and follow my favourite horses via Ian Craig’s call,” Michael recalls. It came as no surprise to Michael’s racingpedigreed family when he enrolled in the Max Rowley School of Radio and Television in Sydney in 1981 with an ambitious aim – to become a horseracing broadcaster.

In 1983, just two years later, he was awarded ‘Announcer of the Year’ at the school. He was quickly snapped up by radio station 2LT Lithgow, where he called Group 10 Rugby League finals on Sundays, allowing him freedom for Saturdays. “I used race day as an opportunity to gain valuable experience in broadcasting by working for Radio 2UE in Sydney alongside the doyen of race callers John Tapp, and highly regarded all-round radio and TV commentator Ray Hadley. How lucky was I.” This experience led him to Brisbane in 1986 and a 17-year career in racing broadcasting for Radio 4BC (now 4TAB). Under the guidance of Queensland’s top race caller, Wayne Wilson, Michael hosted his own daily all-racing show, believed to be the first of its kind in commercial radio in Australia. During this time he interviewed and met some of the most influential racing identities in the world. “Radio was great because no matter where you are in the world, you’re only a phone call away. We interviewed anyone and everyone.” As an avid racehorse owner, owners advocate and member of the Queensland Racehorse Owners Association board, Michael was wellknown and respected in the industry. His reputation captured the attention of the

“My nine years in Singapore really opened my eyes to Asian racing and all its glory,” he said. “I became an avid Hong Kong racing fan and made it my mission to learn all I could about one of the most competitive racing jurisdictions in the world.” He was even offered an opportunity to work as a commentator by the Hong Kong Jockey Club but politely declined. Career highlights for Michael include calling the 2006 Queen Elizabeth II Cup in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Ironically, a horse called King And King won the race. One of Michael’s most memorable moments was calling legendary sprinter Takeover Target’s win in the 2008 Krisflyer International Sprint. He also interviewed jockey Frankie Dettori on his extraordinary feat of winning all seven races on a feature race card in the UK in 1996. With a wealth of Asian racing knowledge to his name, and unprecedented expertise in that comprehensive scene, Michael returned to Sydney in 2010 as a presenter with Sky Racing. However, a recent opportunity in the Sunshine State saw Michael make the move north once again. “Since returning to Queensland permanently in July, I’ve really enjoyed getting out to the tracks,” he said. “It’s great working with Bernie Cooper, and together we do our best to promote Queensland racing on Sky and across social media.” As an Asian racing expert and an Australian racing professional, Michael’s childhood dream to one day be top of his game, has indeed been achieved, and luckily for us, Queensland has claimed him again. Sky Racing is a proud sponsor of Tattersall’s Racing Club. Visit www.skyracing.com.au for more information.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

+EVENTS CALENDAR Keep up-to-date online with the latest schedule of Tattersall’s events at www.tattersallsclub.com.au/events *Events are subject to change without notice

MARCH 2018 

DECEMBER 

25.12 06.12 Ladies Morning Tea

Christmas Day Lunch

03.03 Tattersall’s Race Day President’s Lunch

JANUARY 2018 

Tattersall’s Club delivers and provides its Members and Club community with: 03.03 Tattersall’s Race Day

1. Membership to a broad group of gentlemen of good standing.

01.12 - 08.12 - 15.12

Christmas Dinner Dances (Fridays)

25.01 A ustralia Day Lunch

Members’ Dining Room reopens

2. Access to high standard physical facilities and services. FEBRUARY 2018 

3. Access to diverse events, activities and social networks. 13.03

An Evening With

4. Being an active participant in the community and supporting deserving causes. 10.12

14.12

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Christmas President’s Shout

06.02

14.02

Sportsman’s Grill Night

Valentine’s Day Dinner

15.03

Rum and Brandy Masterclass

28.03

Ladies Morning Tea

BOOKINGS To book, go to www.tattersallsclub.com.au/events or call 07 3331 8888.

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TATTERSALL’S CLUB

strategic plan 2017-2022

+4PP PLAN FROM THE PRESIDENT It is with great pleasure that I present to you, your Club’s Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2022. The Strategic Plan represents the vision and direction of Tattersall’s Club for the next five years. The plan reflects the core values of Members. It focuses on the necessity for our Club to stay relevant in an ever-changing world, and is endorsed by the Committee. The strategic planning process reflects input from Members, Member’s partners and Tattersall’s Club staff. These audiences were engaged in a series of focus group sessions and online surveys. From the data gathered, your Committee identified five pillars: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Members Family Community Planning for the Future Heritage and History

This document provides you, our Members, with an insight into the strategies designed to strengthen and grow each of these areas.

Tattersall’s Club accompanies its members as they journey through life. The Club provides its Members, partners and guests with world class facilities and services, and the opportunity to participate in a range of Interest Groups and events. Our network of Reciprocal Clubs stretches across Australia and around the world. Your Committee is committed to implementing these strategies and ensuring the continual growth and success of Tattersall’s Club, whilst staying connected to its rich history and heritage. Amicitia vita est Stuart Fraser President


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Tattersall’s Club delivers and provides its Members and Club community with: 1. Membership to a broad group of gentlemen of good standing. 2. Access to high standard physical facilities and services. 3. Access to diverse events, activities and social networks. 4. Being an active participant in the community and supporting deserving causes.

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Tattersall’s Club accompanies its members as they journey It is with great pleasure that I present to you, your Club’s hosting ‘Italian Aperitivo’, which is the beloved Italian Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2022. through life. The Club provides its Members, partners Milanese tradition of light Italian cocktails like Aperol and guests with world class facilities and services, and the spritz, Campari and wines, always enjoyed with small The Strategic Plan represents the vision and direction of opportunity to participate in a range of Interest Groups and Italian bites such as crispy arancini balls and freshly Tattersall’s Club for the next five years. The plan reflects events. Our network of Reciprocal Clubs stretches across baked authentic pizza. the core values of Members. It focuses on the necessity for Australia and around the world. DISCOUNT our Club to stay relevant in an ever-changing10% world, and is to all Members on presentation of Tattersall’s Club Membership card. Your Committee is committed to implementing these endorsed by the Committee. strategies and ensuring the continual growth and success Marchetti The strategic planning process reflects input from Members, of Tattersall’s Club, whilst staying connected to its rich LANNAH DUNN is celebrating 07 3003 1344 or www.marchetticafe.com Member’s partners and Tattersall’s Club staff. These history and heritage. 10 years in Tattersall’s Arcade and audiences were engaged in a series of focus group sessions has launched their 10th Diamond and online surveys. From the data gathered, your Committee Amicitia vita est Anniversary CONTINUUM Collection. TATTERSALL’S ARCADE identified Tattersall’sfive Clubpillars: Members receive 10% Fraser oldest and most prestigious shopping precincts. OFF the Anniversary Collection to The Tattersall’s Arcade is Stuart one of Brisbane’s 1. mark Members President this milestone. We look forward to Opened in 1926, the Arcade features premier outlets for all of your shopping needs. 2. celebrating Family with you. Tattersall’s Arcade Tenants include: 3. Community Lannah Dunn • AG Designer • ESQ Male • Marchetti • Robert’s Menswear 4. 07 Planning for the Future 3221 1588 or www.lannahdunn.com Jeweller Grooming 5. Heritage and History • Optiko • St.George Bank

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WEDDING NEWS

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CARRIE AND PETER WEDDING DATE:

Saturday 20 May 2017

HOW MANY GUESTS: 142 ROOM: Members’ Dining Room for pre-dinner drinks and Members’ Bar for dinner

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GRACE AND MATHEW WEDDING DATE:

Saturday 8 April 2017

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Grace and I wanted to say a big thank you for all the great work you did in making our special day run so smoothly, we enjoyed our wedding day immensely and it was perfect, wish we could do it again! We couldn’t believe how well the day went and how relaxed it was for us, although I’m sure at times it wasn’t too relaxed for you lol. We really appreciate everything Tattersall’s and yourself did to make our day so perfect!


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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

20 YEARS OF TATTERSALL’S

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRE By Michael Durham In the Summer of 1994, plans for new extensions of Tattersall’s Club were released. These plans expanded the Club significantly and allowed Tattersall’s to provide facilities that would place the Club at the forefront of Clubs worldwide, including accommodation, bars, a restaurant, the Health and Wellness Centre and a 25-metre swimming pool. On Thursday 7 August 1997, the Club saw the official opening of stage two, and with that came 650 eager Members joining up that same day. Twenty years later and more than a dozen of these original Members are still active today. What a milestone! Congratulations to all of our Members. The first managers of the Health and Wellness Centre were Collette and Dean, and you may recall a bistro called Maggie Skoiens. This bistro is where the Queen Street Physio is located nowadays. It provided Members with a bite to eat, and allowed them to casually enjoy the food and company of other gym goers.

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Over the years, staff have come and gone, managers have moved on, but you, our Members, have been constant, and for that we thank you. Without your loyalty and support, Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre wouldn’t be where it is today. There have been many changes over the years and Tattersall’s has always strived to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the fitness industry. In July 2017, the Health and Wellness Centre had the biggest upgrade in its history with the new Matrix smart equipment. This equipment ensures Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre continues to be a state-of-theart facility and ensures Members have access to the best equipment. As a team, we continue to deliver optimal service and top quality facilities. On behalf of all of us, I thank you for your loyalty and continued enthusiasm; it makes it a pleasure to come to work everyday.

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20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY COCKTAIL PARTY On Thursday 21 September 2017, Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre held its Anniversary Cocktail Party with 80 of its Members in attendance.

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+FUNCTION CENTRE NEWS SHOWCASING THE DALLY POSE For more than half a century, one woman has been the undisputed queen of etiquette in Australia. June Dally-Watkins began her career as a model in the 1940s before she began teaching deportment and etiquette skills in 1950 to young women in Sydney eager to boost their confidence in polite society. After establishing the first personal development school in the southern hemisphere, she then started Australia’s first modelling agency and modelling school a year later, followed by a business finishing college. Some 67 years later, her courses continue to teach essential social skills, including etiquette, deportment, grooming, table manners, and the art of speech and conversation. She continues to inspire self-confidence in young men and women to dress with style, walk with a presence and entertain with elegance. One of our nation’s most successful entrepreneurs, June Dally-Watkins is a long-standing client of Tattersall’s Function Centre, with graduation ceremonies for more than 500 of her Brisbane students held at the Club since 2012. “Tattersall’s Club is our favourite destination to host our graduations,” Managing Director Jodie Bache-McLean said. “We believe it is the most elegant venue in Brisbane. The staff are exceptional and our students and their families are always made to feel so welcome. “Nothing is ever too difficult; they consistently deliver what they promise. It is a pleasure to deal with everyone at Tattersall’s. “There’s also great synergy between our brands, with both upholding the traditions and the values of the past with a modern mindset.

“Generations of Australian teens fondly remember learning the ‘Dally pose’ – one foot in front of the other, body at an angle and always with a smile,” Ms Bache-McLead said. “Most recently, we expanded our services to China, teaching good manners to a new generation from the country’s burgeoning middle class, including Western table manners. For some of these students, it’s the first time they’ve used a knife and fork.” Now owned by the Chic Group, JDW Education and Training continues to uphold

Ms Dally-Watkins’ values, continuing the success of one of Brisbane’s best-known and longest-standing businesses. “Miss Dally still attends our graduations,” Ms Bache-McLean said. “We wouldn’t host a graduation without her! “It is a very special moment to receive your graduation certificate from Miss Dally. “I still remember my graduation 30 years ago, and treasure my photo with her.”

TATTERSALL’S FUNCTION CENTRE Tattersall’s Function Centre offers Members exclusive discounts across its 14 venues, all conveniently located under the one roof.

“While we have held our graduations at various venues in Brisbane over the past 67 years, we plan to stay at Tattersall’s for the next 67 years!”

With flexible menu options, a Three Glass Rating wine list, accommodation and discounted parking, the Club offers a wide range of facilities and services all available in its heritage-listed, inner-city location.

At the age of 90, Miss Dally is still smiling and inspiring students of all ages with kindness and humility, with some 500,000 students across Australia and abroad now having passed through Miss Dally’s schools.

From small boardroom meetings and intimate lunches, to conferences and gala dinners, Tattersall’s Function Centre has options to suit everyone. Email functioncentre@tattersallsclub.com or call 07 3331 8846 today to talk to one of our professional events coordinators.


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+FOOD AND BEVERAGE NEWS By Michael Akhaven Brisbane City Christmas Parade Watch the start of the annual Brisbane City Christmas Parade from the Healy Room over dinner, or visit the Healy Room after the parade from Friday 15 December until Thursday 21 December. Take a look at the What’s On section of www.visitbrisbane.com.au for more information about the parade.

SAVE THE DATE – 2017 / 18 CLUB CALENDAR Friday 1, 8 and 15 December 2017

Christmas Dinner Dances

Sunday 10 December 2017

Kids Christmas Party and Family Carvery

Thursday 14 December 2017

Christmas President’s Shout in the Members’ Bar

Monday 25 December 2017

Christmas Day Lunch

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Sportsman’s Grill Night

Thursday 8 and 22 February 2018

‘Members’ Choice’ Wine Dinners

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Wednesday 28 February 2018*

Member Concert Package Disney’s Aladdin The Musical at QPAC

Tuesday 13 March 2018

An Evening With

Thursday 15 March 2018

Rum and Brandy Masterclass

Wednesday 4 April 2018*

Member Concert Package Disney’s Aladdin The Musical at QPAC

LET’S TALK 2018!

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* tickets are available for two alternative dates.

Visit the Wine Room next to the Members’ Bar at the Club next time you are in and enquire about joining ‘Club 200’. While you are there, meet our Cellarman, Dylan, who will assist you with choosing something special as a Christmas gift or to celebrate the festive season with friends and family.

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The Healy Room will close after lunch on Friday 22 December. It will reopen for breakfast and lunch on Thursday 10 January. The Healy Room reopens Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January for dinner before resuming standard open hours from Wednesday 24 January. The Members’ Dining Room will close after lunch on Friday 22 December and reopen on Thursday 25 January for the Club’s Australia Day Lunch.

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Remember to consider Tattersall’s for all your event and venue needs, with bookings now available for 2018. Talk to our friendly coordinators today to secure your preferred dates. Contact our events team on 07 3331 8846 or functioncentre@tattersallsclub.com to discuss the best option for you and your budget.


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KIDS DINE FREE THESE

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Make the most of the time with your children and grandchildren these school holidays and bring them to Tattersall’s Club for a complimentary lunch from the children’s menu in the Healy Room or Members’ Dining Room. Available for children aged 12 and under.

Cellar 07 3331 8857 cellar@tattersallsclub.com Events and Functions 07 3331 8881 functioncentre@tattersallsclub.com Healy Room 07 3331 8851 healyroom@tattersallsclub.com Members’ Dining Room 07 3331 8848 diningroom@tattersallsclub.com Weddings 07 3331 8866

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TATTERSALL’S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE

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The 28th Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, began with the official opening of the exhibition in the Members’ Bar on Monday 4 September. Many art enthusiasts and collectors from across Australia were in attendance to admire the paintings. Judging took place the following day by panellists Simon Elliott, Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitions at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art; Dr Deborah Hart, Head of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia; Emeritus Professor Patricia Hoffie; and Ernie Wood, Tattersall’s Club Committeeman, who together critiqued the works and selected the winning entries. The 2017 awards were announced on Wednesday 6 September at the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Cocktail and Awards Evening. More than 200 guests attended the event to celebrate the renowned artists and their artworks. The winner of the 28th Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize was Central Australian

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artist, Margaret Loy Pula, for her work Anatye (Bush Potato Dreaming), a glorious painting that expresses colours of warm pink with a fine detailed network of yellow, red and white dots. Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Simon Elliot said this painting caught the eye of every judge and was the unanimous winner. Margaret’s work speaks proudly of her traditional culture dating back millennia, and her artwork continues its legacy, both nationally and around the globe at exhibitions and art fairs in New York, Singapore and Mexico City. Other notable mentions included highly commended awards for Robyn Sweaney and Melissa Egan, and commended awards for Michael McWilliams and Guy Maestri.

REGIONAL ART TOUR A SUCCESS In March 2016, the Landscape Art Prize​​ completed its first tour​of Queensland, a 13-month travelling exhibition to six regional galleries. The idea of a regional art tour was conceived in 2014,​ with Tattersall’s Art Curator Bernie Hollett proposing it to increase awareness of the collection, broaden the profile of the prestigious national Lanscape Art Prize and enable those in regional areas to enjoy the artworks. Ms Hollett has managed the Club’s Landscape Art Prize for more than 28 years and is passionate about Australian artists and their works. “The 2016-2017 Landscape Art Prize tour was an excellent opportunity for art lovers in regional areas to view 15 winning entries from the Club’s collection,” Bernie said. The tour​visited six regional galleries​across Queensland, with a total of 12,049 art lovers


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enjoying the works, 4,500 more attendees than originally expected. While promoting the Art Tour, Tattersall’s Club was​warmly received by tour venues and locations around Queensland, with overwhelming appreciation from viewers and gallery directors. ​ “Tattersall’s Club provided​regional galleries the opportunity to see and learn about prominent artists and their work,” said Bernie. “With openings, curator talks, artist talks and education programs, the Art Tour was designed to promote deeper engagement with the exhibition and has been a valuable source of community development, networking, learning and joy.

“My personal experience was very rewarding as I listened to the wonderful comments from those who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to see works by the award-winning artists represented on the tour.”

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The Landscape Art Prize tour was realised thanks to the assistance of Museums and Galleries Queensland, namely Director Rebekah Butler and Exhibition Program Officer, Bonnie Melrose, and the support of art galleries in Childers, Gladstone, Gympie, the Redlands, Roma and Toowoomba. Discussions are underway about future tours of the Club’s Art Prize Collection.

1. Winner – Anatye (Bush Potato Dreaming), Margaret Loy Pula. 2. Highly Commended – Infinite Life, Melissa Egan. 3. Highly Commended – Pilgrimage, Robyn Sweaney. 4. Commended – The Dam, Guy Maestri. 5. Commended – A Dry Congregation, Michael McWilliams. 6. Members’ Choice Winner – Lake Burley Griffin, Ji Chen.

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On behalf of Tattersall’s Club, we would like to thank all the artists, Members and guests for supporting the Landscape Art Prize, attending this year’s cocktail evening, and the regional tour. We are proud of our collection of landscape artworks by leading Australian artists, and are delighted to share these creative works with a broader audience.

2018 TATTERSALL’S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE SPONSORED BY MERCEDES-BENZ TOOWONG Monday 3 September Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize opens at Tattersall’s Club

Friday 7 September Ladies Charity Lunch Jazz in the Art

Tuesday 4 September Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Curator’s Tour

Monday 10 until Friday 21 September (closed weekends) Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Public Exhibition.

Wednesday 5 September Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Appreciation Lunch, and Cocktail and Awards Evening

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EVENT

+TATTERSALL’S HOSTS LARGEST EVER CALCUTTA The first Monday and Tuesday of November have proven to be the largest in the Club’s calendar year, with more than 700 Members, partners and guests attending two sold out events in celebration of the race that stops the nation.

Tattersall’s has been hosting Calcuttas since the Club was first established in 1865. It is one of the many traditions that have continued through the generations of Members at the Club, and remains one of the most prominent and highly awaited events of the year. On Monday 6 November, the Club held its largest Melbourne Cup Calcutta in the history of the event. More than 212 guests attended the event in the heritage-listed Members’ Bar, all wanting a piece of the $123,897 prize pool. Syndicate H4H took home both the trophy and wooden spoon, with their horses Rekindling and Galante crossing the finish line first and last respectfully. The Fun Syndicate also claimed two positions, second with Thomas Vermeer and fourth with Big Duke, whilst the Think Bib Syndicate ran third with Max Dynamite. The Tattersall’s community continued its support of National Jockeys Trust (NJT),

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with more than $3,000 raised during the event. The charity supports jockeys and their families suffering financial hardship as a result of a racing-related injury or death. To date NJT has helped more than 300 jockeys and their families, and the funds raised on Monday night will help more to overcome their financial woes and cope during uncertain times, when recovery is not always certain. Members, their partners and guests returned to the Club on Tuesday 7 November to attend the sold out Melbourne Cup lunch, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong. More than 500 guests enjoyed the trackside ambience created within the Club, and many put their best foot forward for the return of the Wintergarden Fashions on the Field. The charity raffle raised more than $5,000 for Youngcare, with sponsor Robert White Jewellers and Mercedes-Benz Toowong contributing a $6,500 ring and MercedesBenz vehicle for a week.


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WHAT IS A CALCUTTA? Tattersall’s Melbourne Cup Calcutta is a combination of a raffle and an auction, as tickets are sold similarly to a raffle, with tickets giving the buyer an opportunity to ‘own’ a horse running in the Melbourne Cup that year. The more tickets purchased, the higher the chance of drawing a horse and becoming a ‘horse owner’. Horse names are drawn out of a barrel and following this, the auction ensues. Each horse then goes up for auction, with the highest bidder becoming the new owner of the horse. A total of 50 per cent of the auctioned value goes to the original owner, and the remaining 50 per cent goes into the winning pool. Once all of the horses are auctioned, the ‘winning pool’ is tallied and pre-set dividends are distributed to fourth place ($1,000), fifth place ($750) and last ($500). The remainder of the pool is allocated to first (70 per cent of the pool), second (20 per cent of the pool) and third prize (10 per cent of the pool).

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Father and Daughter Dinner: Andrew and Ava Deanen

Father and Daughter Dinner: Emma, Kristen, Richard and Tayla Powell

Ladies Charity Lunch: Leonie Wilson, Christina Ward, Jessie Martin, Jan Sanders

Ladies Charity Lunch: Helen Charlton, Sylvia Adcock, Judy Macaulay

Christmas in July: Charlie and Richard Swift

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Father and Daughter Dinner: Mariella, Michael, Sienna and Renata Leeman, Andrew and Ava Deane, David and Sarah Wrigley.

Melbourne Cup Calcutta: Ross Johnson, Brett Headrick and Des Whybird

Guests enjoy Melbourne Cup at Tattersall’s Club

Ladies Charity Lunch Chris Walker, Sue Nash, Jill Steele

Melbourne Cup Calcutta: Jack George, Ben George, Dave Hodson, Nick Cook, Mark Hodson, Roel McConwell, Warren Vause, Col Hodson, Greg Nicholson, Steve Mayne

Wintergarden Fashions on the Field: Winners and Runner’s Up at Melbourne Cup at Tattersall’s Club


FROM THE ARCHIVES

BILLIARDS OR SNOOKER When Tattersall’s Club’s first ‘permanent’ rooms were opened in Kent’s Building on the corner of Adelaide and Albert streets on Monday 12 March, 1888, Queensland Figaro described them as ‘the most spacious and best appointed in Brisbane.’ The Billiards Room measured 50 x 20 feet and featured a table Figaro further described as ‘one of Alcock’s best tables, with full appurtenances and appointments.’ Over the ensuing 50 years, and despite the economic ups and downs, the Club maintained a billiard table in each of the five locations leading up to the present site. Annual reports from the late 1880s list the Billiard Championship results among the lead items. Billiards was the more popular game up until World War II, however, it has since been well and truly superseded by the 22 ball game. The odd game of billiards is still played and popular Member Geoff Veal is a fine exponent.

Recreations Pty Ltd, which occupied the front shop of The Arcade situated literally beneath the Billiards Room. The tables were installed by one F.C. Scales, who cheekily replaced the small brass Heiron and Smith brand plaques at the ends of the tables with ones of his own! A stroll around the Billiards Room provides a glimpse into the past. On display are the billiards and snooker honour boards and the marvellous caricature montage drawn by cartoonist Donald M Ross in 1947. The drawing features inter alia top snooker players Dave Swann and Con Shannahan; chief billiard marker Jack Lynch, who was an expert coach and radio commentator; and raconteur Andy Stevens. The Club has hosted many international stars over the year, including world billiard champ Walter Lindrum and his brother Horace, and famous snooker cueist Eddie Charlton.

In 1926, the Architecture and Building Journal of Qld was effusive in its praise for Hall and Prentice’s design of the Billiards Room, citing the quality of the wall paneling and easy access to the playing and viewing areas as key features.

On the eastern wall, there is a small brass plaque dedicated to the late Bert (later Sir Albert) Saksewski, who won seven Queensland billiards and eight Queensland snooker titles. He was the Australian billiards championship in 1932 and won the Club snooker title in 1955. He was a Member from 1927 to 1991 and served as President from 1953 to 1956.

The three tables are original and are regarded as among the finest in the nation. They were supplied by the famous Sydney manufacturer Heiron and Smith from the firm of Home

Today, the Snooker Club is alive and active, with players meeting every Tuesday and Friday mornings. The Club conducts its annual championship competitions in A, B and C

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4. A Few of Tattersall’s Billiards Players (September 1947) by Don M Ross 5. Illustrated souvenir and retrospect (1926) 4

grades, as well as handicap events in the same divisions. The current Snooker Club president is Michael Needham, the Club champion is Jim Wicks, and the Marker is the popular Malcolm Bramley. Next time you visit the Club, do have a close look around the ‘billiard’ area and feel free to sign up with the Snooker Club. References Friendship is Life (1993) by Robert Longhurst. Tattersall’s Club Centenary 1883-1983 (1983) by Bill Boye. Illustrated Souvenir and Retrospect (1926)

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Museum Island on the Spree River – Berlin Germany

MEMBERSHIP TRAVEL

TRAVEL TO GERMANY & SWITZERLAND

Take a trip to Europe and discover the glamour and grit of Berlin and the natural beauty of Switzerland. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant culture, great food and modern history of Berlin, or enjoying the great outdoors and alpine tradition of Switzerland, it’s guaranteed to be a journey to remember. GERMANY Christmas markets Experience the charm of the Berliner Weihnachtszeit Christmas markets behind the Alexanderplatz. The centre of the market is a 600m2 ice-skating rink and a 50-metre high Ferris wheel, which boasts views of Brandenburg gate and Potsdamner Platz. Indulge in Berlin’s beer culture What is a trip to Berlin without embracing a little German culture? Beer drinkers in Germany tend to be quite specific about the type of beer they choose, instead of the brand or label. Erdinger Hafeweizen is a popular choice of weissbier (white beer). Pale and slightly golden, it has a balanced flavour and a distinct aroma. Take advantage of the local knowledge by booking a tour with Berlin Craft Beer Experience. www.berlincraftbeerexperience.com See the best of Berlin in a day Enjoy a guided electric bike tour around Berlin’s monumental attractions, including Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie. www.fattiretours.com Discover a different Berlin’s by bike As a creative hub, Berlin has adopted an exciting and alternative international art culture. This has extended to the urban environment, as artists from around the world continue to share their creative passion. Berlin on Bike will take you through the unique underground art scene. www.berlinonbike.de

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Museum Island Berlin’s Museum Island is features five UNESCO World Heritage-listed museums: • Designed by architect Alfred Messel, the Pergamon Museum is Berlin’s most popular museum and home to the Pergamon Altar, a monumental construction built during the reign of King Eumenes II in the ancient Greek city of Pergamon. • Located at the northern tip of the island, the Bode-Museum houses an extensive collection of sculptures, from the medieval period to the late 18th century. • The Neues Museum houses a selection of pieces from the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection. Originally constructed in 1841, the museum was built from prefabricated cast and wrought iron, and steam was the main source of energy on site before it was rebuilt after World War II. • Rising over Museum Island, and known as the ‘temple of the arts’, the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) is home to Johann Gottfried Schadow’s Princesses Luise and Friederike, regarded as the most beautiful sculpture by a Prussian artist. • The Altes Museum is home to a permanent exhibition showcasing the arts and sculpture of classical antiquity, as well as ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Visit www.visitberlin.de for more information about exhibitions and to book tickets.

SWITZERLAND Swiss Army Knife Visit the Victorinox museum and brand store, home of the world-famous Swiss Army Knife. Take a guided tour and assemble your very own original pocket knife. www.victorinox.com Explore the Alps Get back to nature and explore the scenic beauty of the Swiss Alps. Ski the Alps in winter or plan a hike during summer. With trails to suit all levels of hiking experience, there are a variety of guided and self-guided tours to choose from. Find a tour at www.alpinehikers.com or enjoy a cable car to the summit. Retreat to a quiet village Slow down and unwind in the Swiss villages of Wengen or Murren overlooking the Lauterbrunnen Valley and offering access to the quieter Bernese Oberland peaks. Gandria is also located along the shore of Lake Lugano and boasts scenic winding alleys and Italian flair. While visiting Germany, Members are invited to visit the International Club Berlin, a reciprocal metropolitan sports and country club in Berlin. The Club enjoys an unmistakeable English character and is surrounded by trees and park-like grounds. Thuringer Allee 5-11 14052 Berlin +49 30 30 67 22-0 info@ic-b.de www.ic-b.de


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+SHOOTERS CLUB By Rod Andersen On Saturday 19 August, Tattersall’s Club Shooters held their inaugural trip to Toowoomba, including social clay targets at the Toowoomba Clay Target Club (TCTC) and dinner at the Downs Club. TCTC is located on the Warrego Highway about nine kilometres west of Toowoomba. We had 20 Tattersall’s Club and 13 Downs Club shooters take part in the 25-target round. Teams of five shooters occupied two down-the-line trap layouts. Each layout had five stands (shooting lanes) with each shooter taking turns to shoot before rotating positions. The clay targets were released in an arc from the trap house on the shooter’s call. Each shooter had a personal coach under the control of the range officer. TCTC provided excellent coaches ensuring both shooter safety and expert instruction.

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While we had great winter weather, the gusty chill winds provided additional challenge. We had a range of shooters, from first timers to the more experienced with their own 12 gauge under/over shotguns. The top shots from each club were presented with Pertaringa ‘Rifle & Hunt’ cabernet sauvignon. Congratulations to Peter Clark Ryan and Patrina Bosso for their titles as the top Tattersall’s Club Shooters of the day. With the Tattersall’s Motorcycle Club (TMC) touring the Darling Downs that weekend, we joined them and the Downs Club shooters for dinner. The night started with a tour of the extensive basement wine cellar for the 44 diners. We were fortunate to be taken through wine choices by very knowledgeable Downs Club Members, and enjoyed the opportunity to select our own wine for dinner.

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Members enjoyed an expertly prepared main course of fish or steak, followed by a cheese course. We had large screen TVs for the Bledisloe Cup telecast from Sydney, with some Members revealing that they were born in New Zealand. The Downs Club Members and staff made us feel very welcome and we appreciated their hospitality and goodwill. Hopefully this will become an annual event on the Tattersall’s Club Shooters calendar of events. To join the Shooters Interest Group, please contact membership@tattersallsclub.com or 07 3331 8863.

+SNOOKER CLUB By Tim Woolley Snooker Pairs finalists 2017.

It is with much sadness I begin with news of the loss of one of our long-standing Snooker Members, Ray Garske. Ray was a hard working, loyal Member for many years and had served as Games Director, a role in which he excelled, as well as President and Handicapper, positions he filled with skill and good humour. A good friend and sporting snooker player, his contribution to the club was outstanding and there are few who could compare to it. He will be greatly missed. Our in-house competitions have continued slowly in recent months, with only the Snooker Pairs Handicap reaching a final, when the Oxenford team of Eric and Warwick came up against Greg Webb and Jim Wicks. In a tight match that went to three frames, Greg and Jim overcame the Oxenfords to claim the trophy.

In the Singles Handicap, Anthony Martin’s winning streak was brought to an end by Michael Needham in the semi-finals. The other semi-finalist, Shane Curran, waits for Jim Wicks and John McDonald to play their quarter final. The Billiards Handicap and the three grades of the Championship continue, with no great surprises to date. The Tri-Club series with the Brisbane Club and the Queensland Club produced another win for Tattersall’s in the second game against the Brisbane Club. Results of the last match of the series and our tour to Hong Kong will be reported in the next Tattler. We welcome new Members of any standard to join our regular social games and competitions. Contact Tim Woolley or the President, Michael Needham, to try out a game or two.

Billiard cues The Snooker area will undergo an extensive refurbishment in 2018, with billiard cue lockers to be added. An audit of cues has revealed many are unowned. If you (or a relative) may have a claim to a cue, please contact Malcolm (Snooker Area Marker) on 07 3331 8850, Michael Needham on 0413 620 228, or Tim Woolley on 0410 839 113. Any unclaimed cues will revert to ownership of the Snooker group after April 2018.

To join the Snooker Interest Group, please contact Tim Woolley tim@timwoolley.com or 0410 839 113

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Colts Breakfast with Mr Paul McLean MBE by Nick Dwyer On Thursday 29 June, the Colts hosted a breakfast with Mr Paul McLean MBE, former Committee Member of the Tattersall’s Club, Wallaby and businessman. Having recently retired as the Managing Director of Savills Queensland, Mr McLean reflected on a business career spanning for more than 40 years and the key learnings from that career, including forming strong professional relationships, especially during the early stages of your career. Mr McLean provided the Colts with insights into the history of the Club’s current premises, and it’s significance in ensuring the long-term viability and strength of the Club. Mr McLean answered questions from the floor and encouraged discussions around the table about the key challenges facing the younger generation of Club Members. Colts Breakfast with Senator David Leyonhjelm by Mike Zivcic On Monday 28 August, the Colts hosted Senator David Leyonhjelm for breakfast. Senator Leyonhjelm was first elected to the Australian Senate in 2013 on the NSW Liberal Democratic ticket. Senator Leyonhjelm was originally scheduled to speak to the Colts about Liberty, however, given the current national political climate, the Senator focussed on current issues, while also providing a run-down on the history of the Liberal Democrats and their policies. Following his remarks, Senator Leyonhjelm answered questions about a number of contemporary challenges faced by Australia and her citizens.

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Colts Breakfast with Mr Peter Varghese AO by Sam Denman On Thursday 12 October, the Colts were fortunate to host a breakfast with Mr Peter Varghese AO, former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr Varghese spoke about Australia’s position in the region and our political and economic relationships with China, US and ASEAN. He spoke to contemporary political issues, including Trump and North Korea, and also expressed how Australia needs to spread our dependency on key trade partners. as our future as a nation is dependent on our future economic competitiveness. 

4 1. Andrew Suffern, Sam Denman, Mr Paul McLean MBE, Nick Dwyer, Mike Zivcic, Jonathon Costello at July Colts Breakfast. 2. Colts August Breakfast with Senator David Leyonhjelm. 3. Peter Finch, Adam Atkins, Mark Heiser, Nick Dwyer, Mr Paul McLean MBE at July Colts Breakfast. 4. Colts August Breakfast with Senator David Leyonhjelm. 5–8. Attendees at the 2017 Colts Ball. 9. Colts President Mike Zivcic presents John Brady from Mates in Construction with a cheque for $10,000. 10–13. Attendees at the 2017 Colts Ball.


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Colts Black Tie Ball 2017 by Andrew Suffern On Saturday 14 October, the Colts hosted their annual Black Tie Charity Ball. Each year, the Colts nominate a different charity and given this year’s event coincided with Mental Health Week, the Colts nominated Mates in Construction as the chosen charity. Mates in Construction focuses on preventing suicide in the construction industry, and the donation will go towards providing further

training and assistance on construction sites around Queensland. A total of 211 guests attended the event and on the night, the Colts presented John Brady from Mates in Construction with a cheque for $10,000. The Colts would like to thank the Club Committee for their support of the event. The Ball provided the Colts with a rare opportunity to showcase the Club to their friends, family and colleagues, and we look forward to hosting the event again in June 2018.

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To join the Colts Interest Group, please contact the Membership department of Tattersall’s Club via membership@tattersallsclub.com or 07 3331 8863.

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+RACQUETEERS CLUB By Adrian Symons After relinquishing his decade-long secretaryship of the Racqueteers and undergoing knee surgery, which forestalled his on-court endeavours, Bob Gardner found himself in an unaccustomed malaise recently for which activity was the only cure. He rashly volunteered his services as the Racqueteers historian, to chronicle its beginnings in 1970 and all the vicissitudes that have marked its course ever since. An element of urgency accompanies the need to record these details, and plumb the recall of a swiftly declining group of participants, while these matters remain within living memory. We engaged again in the Inter-Club Tournament in July, but regrettably did not emerge clothed in glory. Our hopes of restoring some measure of self-esteem by playing the Queensland Club the following month were washed out when rain stopped play while our guests were ahead on points, allowing them to retain the trophy for yet another year. Happier times beckoned when we took to the russet clay courts at Tennyson for our annual Day on the Clay, which this year adopted the Fast Four format proposed by Secretary Alan Becconsall, who undertook the highly intricate

scoring process with disturbing gusto and ruthless efficiency. Rick Rylands managed to thread his way through the labyrinthine complexities to emerge the winner by the narrowest of margins from Kos Psaltis, who lost on a countback (or so Alan would have us believe). Rick and Kos managed to put their rivalries aside to combine in taking out the Peter Geraghty Memorial Doubles Championship from Eddie Burke and Warren Porter in a prolonged contest over three sets. The selection of Ron Hambleton in the national team to play in the Super-Seniors World Championships this year provoked such a rush of excitement in him that suddenly the airwaves were awash with ‘Ron from Toowong’ calling Australia All Over to share the news of his good fortune. The event will be held in Orlando in October with teams of over 80-year-olds from around the globe converging to attest to their longevity. It is hoped sufficient numbers of these octogenarians survive to trip to provide a modicum of competition for our Aussie troubadours. To join the Racqueteers Interest Group, please contact asymons@bgwgroup.com.au or 0400 210 077

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+BOWLS CLUB By Ern Wood On Thursday 7 September 2017, Tattersall’s Bowls Club held its Annual Charity Day at Manly Bowls Club, under the leadership of our new President Dean Merlo. This event is held each year to raise money for our two charities, St Vincent’s Hospital (formally Mt Olivet Hospital) and Montrose Therapy and Respite Services. The Club has been raising money for these two charities since 1964.

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This year’s event turned out to be the most beautiful day, with 14 teams playing. While this was a great turn out, it was a few down from previous years. Manly Bowls Club has covered their two greens so bowls can be played in all weather, and it was a pleasure to play under the canopy. We held four raffles and three auctions on the day and raised $4,700, with approximately $4,000 going towards our two charities. After

1. Vase Griffith, Craig Francis, Max Adams and Geoff Jensen. 2. Winners of the Gino Merlo Charity Day – Mark Randal, Kym Symanowski and Peter Ramsay and President Dean Merlo making the presentations.

the game everyone enjoyed some food, a cold drink and a lot of fellowship. Many thanks to Manly Bowls Club for making their facilities available for us to play one of the most important days on our annual bowling calendar. To join the Bowls Interest Group, please contact Ern Wood – 0418 767 161 or wood85@bigpond.net.au


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+WALKERS CLUB By Alan Ernst In August, 35 walkers spread their wings and enjoyed an extended weekend in Sydney.

On Thursday afternoon, the group walked from The Rocks over the Harbour Bridge (via the pylon lookout and museum) to Garfish restaurant at Kirribilli for a wonderful start to the weekend. Friday started with a private tour of the Archibald art collection and time to explore the Art Gallery of New South Wales before walking to Double Bay, with lunch at CYC on the way. The group dined at Hayes Street Bistro at Neutral Bay in the evening, which was another great night of food and service. On Saturday, it was a harder and longer walk of some 10km from the Spit Bridge to Manly and beyond – a very scenic route.

On Sunday, we walked from Dover Heights to Watsons Bay and an extended walk to South Head along the cliffs, past the infamous Gap. There was an opportunity for lunch by the beach, or for the more adventurous, lunch at Doyle’s. A great weekend was had by all and Sydney turned on great weather, clear blue skies, crisp winds and only one shower on the Thursday night. Our thanks to Col Colquhoun and Pauline Whitby for their expert organisation and to Frank Crimmins for arranging Saturday’s dinner. The question now is where to next and who or how can we top this event? Many thanks to both the prearranged venues; there is a high probability we consumed more calories than we burnt!

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To join the Walkers Interest Group, please contact ernsts@bigpond.net.au or 0408 769 576

+WINE CLUB By Chris Elliott

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A capacity crowd filled the venue for a dinner with Katnook Estate (Coonawarra) on Tuesday 15 August.

couple, also owners of Moss Wood, personally

Aside from the excellent wines personally presented by Chief Winemaker, Wayne Stehbens, the timing proved auspicious. The night before the Ekka public holiday will likely become a Wine Club tradition every year.

We hosted a very special event to round out

An emerging star of the Barossa, the awardwinning boutique winery, Yelland & Papps, joined us for dinner in September. Winemaker, Michael Papps, delighted Members with wines made by traditional and less conventional styles, including both mainstream and alternative varieties poured on the night.

Chablis, two Côtes du Rhône and a brace

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presented an array of their best wines to universal acclaim from appreciative wine lovers. an outstanding year for the Wine Club. On Saturday 11 November, a Black Tie French Degustation was held in the Member’s Dining Bar and featured three Champagnes, two of Bordeaux reds, with commentary from two expert presenters. The Wine Club’s gastronomical sub-committee developed a degustation menu designed to show off these delightful wines at their best. All Tattersall’s Club Members and their guests are welcome at Wine Club events. Contact Chris Elliott for enquiries or for event bookings.

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To join the Wine Interest Group, please Chris Elliott – 0419 679 197 or tattersallswineclub@gmail.com

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By Peter Skirving The formidable setup at Caloundra’s Pelican Waters Golf Club was the venue for Tattersall’s Golf Club (TGC) on Thursday 20 July. The winners of the 4BBB were Pat McMahon and John McGrath with 45 points. The Golf Gurus sponsored Single Stableford trophies in all three Grades. These were taken home by: A Grade – Patrick Dixon 33 points (adjusted), B Grade – Peter Harding 40 points, C Grade – Russell Walters 34 points. Peter Harding’s single score also gained him the July TGC Monthly Mug. From Sunday 23 until Saturday 29 July, 23 TGC Members returned to Far North Queensland for our annual Away Golf Trip. The group was joined by six visitors for the week’s activities. On Monday, they played Paradise Palms, with Paul (PJ) McLaughlin scoring 39 points to win the day. On Tuesday, one of the visitors and Member of The North Queensland Club, Geoff Sprott, carded 38 points to grab the money at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course. After a lay day, our intrepid band faced the challenge at Mirage Golf Club on the Thursday, with Jack Andersen narrowly getting the chocolates after scoring 40 points. There was a return to Sea Reef for the final game on Friday, where visitor Ian Woodyard brought in a card of 36 points to round off his week. The overall winner (the best three scores after one discard) was Geoff Sprott with a total of 137, while the top result from a TGC Member was Maurie Miller with a total of 127. On Thursday 3 August, TGC played at Gailes Golf Club, sponsored by Langold Realty (Warwick Oxenford). The much-travelled pair from Toowoomba, Tom Kennedy and Stephen Wright, returned to the Garden City with the 4BBB trophies after registering a score of 44.5 points (adjusted). The Single Stableford was

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contested in three Grades with results of: A Grade – Patrick Dixon (again!) 35 points, B Grade – Bob Lette (may have been some local knowledge involved there) 39 points, C Grade – Barry Warden 37 points. The ‘Master Builders Challenge’ was played in conjunction, with TGC (683) taking out the Master Builders (646). The outstanding course at Lakelands Golf Course was played on Thursday 17 August. Michael Taylor and his guest, Gary Collins, won the 4BBB with a solid score of 47 points. David White grabbed the Single Stableford trophy with 39 points (on a count back from Greg Sills). David’s score also won him the August TGC Monthly Mug. One semi-final of the Bob Templeton Memorial Shield was contested at Lakelands. The popular duo of Clive Schultz and Peter Skirving were ‘ambushed’ by Peter Bechtel and Andrew Slack, with the latter bringing along his ‘A Game’ for the first nine holes, then the former picking up a couple of wins on the back nine. Despite a valiant fight back by the underdogs (who were five down at the turn), the match was settled on the sixteenth hole with a win to the Bechtel/ Slack combination (4 and 2). The first round of the 2017 TGC Club Championships was conducted at Brisbane Golf Club on Thursday 31 August. The best Gross Single Stroke scores were recorded by: A Grade – Warwick Oxenford 76, B Grade – Anthony Martin 86, C Grade – Dennis Flanagan and Barry Warden (both BGC members) 95. Trophies for the best Nett Single Stroke scores were awarded to: A Grade – Ian Griffiths 71, B Grade – Peter Symons 70, C Grade – Barry Warden 69. On Friday 8 September, a TGC team including Barry Aaskov, Chris Cameron, Mike Cassidy, Peter Hyland, Jim Lally, Geoff Mallan, Dennis Roel and Peter Symons travelled to Townsville for the second round

of the annual North Queensland Challenge against the team from North Queensland Club. After the games played in Brisbane in June, the NQC Team was leading 7-5. On the first day of competition (using 4BBB Stableford format), TGC had won two games, NQC had won one, while the other was drawn – giving TGC 2.5 points and NQC 1.5 points. After a hard night of hospitality, thanks to the Host Club, the final day was played in pairs (Single Stableford format) with TGC needing to win five of the eight matches if the trophy was to return to Tattersall’s Club. The first two games were won by NQC but, to everybody’s amazement, TGC took out five of the last six matches to snatch victory (12.5/11.5). Blusterous gusts of up to 74 kilometres were endured for the second round of the Club Championships at Indooroopilly Golf Club on Thursday 14 September. Apart from the treacherous winds, competitors were also faced with that exacting ‘Red Nine’ offered by IGC. Many of the scores were 10 shots more than those registered at BGC while some were able to coped with the conditions. To be added to the first round results, the best Gross Single Stroke scores were: A Grade – Warwick Oxenford 84, B Grade – Ray Nalder and Bob Lette 90, C Grade – Tom Kennedy 102. The Nett Single Stroke trophies on the day were collected by: A Grade – Ray Nalder 76, B Grade – Bob Lette 74 and C Grade – Chris Cameron 74. Trophies and prizes from the two rounds of the TGC Club Championships will be presented at the 2017 AGM and Presentation & Awards Dinner on Wednesday 6 December. Congratulations to the 2017 Club Champion, Warwick Oxenford, with a Total Gross of 160. In B Grade, the winner is Ray Nalder – 179, while C Grade went to Dennis Flanagan 198. The overall Single Stroke Nett competition


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winners were: A Grade – Patrick Dixon 160, B Grade – Greg Young 154, C Grade – Tom Kennedy 154. The photos accompanying this article were taken at Toowoomba Golf Club (Middle Ridge) where TGC played on Thursday 28 September. It was another windy day and the course provided a solid test of golf. In the 4BBB event, the trophies were picked up by Derek Barlow and Lindsay

Durrington, with their card of 46 points. Stephen Wright (a Toowoomba local!) took out the Single Stableford with a score of 37 points – after a double count back from Grigor McPhie and Neil Owen. Stephen also secured the September TGC Monthly Mug. In the Country vs. City Challenge (where the top six Single Stableford scores of each team counted), Country defeated City (216/213).

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Tattersall’s Club Members with an AGU Handicap are welcome to join the TGC. New Member enquiries can be directed to Robert Gauld on 0405 322 167.

+ROWING CLUB By Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke and Michael Sparksman at the inaugral boat naming ceremony.

On Sunday 16 July, Tattersall’s Rowing Club (TRC) held its inaugural boat naming ceremony at our West End shed, under Rowing Queensland.

called The Wild Poppies and a quad called Nelly Kremko. The eight’s name reflects the character and personalities of the close group of women, who enjoy each other’s friendship and the challenge of competition.

In keeping tradition, and to appease the Gods of the Sea, Neptune and Poseidon, the boats were de-named, or purged to the rulers of the sea. Neptune and Poseidon are said to maintain a Ledger of the Deep that records every seagoing vessel by name. Changing the name of a boat is considered to be disrespectful to the sea gods.

The quad was named after a much-loved rower who passed away recently. It was a delight to have Nelly’s family at the ceremony to witness the honour.

Once the ingots bearing the old names had been cast in to the Brisbane River, the boat naming ceremony commenced. In all, five boats were named – or ­­ re-named –­ and added to the TRC fleet. Our women rowers now have two beautiful lightweight boats, an eight

TRC men rowers now have two excellent quad boats, one named after the group’s founder and inaugural President, Michael Sparksman (Sparkey), and the other after yours truly, current President and long-serving member (Clarkey). The final boat christened was the Commitment, a heavy weight pair/double named in recognition of every member’s contribution to the success of TRC in recent years. Commitment can be defined as ‘a willingness to give your time and energy

to something you believe in’ or ‘the attitude of someone (or a group) who work very hard to do or support something important to them.’ After the successful boat naming ceremony, we enjoyed a leisurely lunch with family and friends in the sun with good food, wine and much friendship and laughter. In the months since the ceremony, all crews (1 x women, 2 x men) have been training for this year’s Head of the Yarra, which will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 25 November. This is the 13th year they have competed in this historic race and results will be publlished in the next Tattler. To join the Rowing Interest Group, please contact gclarke@bne.mcgees.com.au or lrobertson@bne.mcgees.com.au or 3231 9777

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+MOTORCYCLE CLUB 1-2. TMC Member Grant Brownson and Paramjit Kaur at their Tattersall’s Club wedding. 3. TMC table at the Interest Group monthly lunch in the Members’ Dining Room. 4.TMC Member Todd Kerr with the two loves of his life – his Honda and partner, Kylie.

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Our warmest congratulations and best wishes go to TMC Member Grant Brownson who wed his beautiful partner Paramjit Kaur on Saturday 23 September. Grant and Paramjit celebrated in true Tattersall’s style with their traditional Indian wedding ceremony and reception held at the Club. The Indian theme set a stunning scene, from the Indian silks worn by the bride and groom, to the amazing Indian cuisine and traditional dance. The newlyweds are off on a three-week honeymoon to spend time in India with Paramjit’s family. TMC hosted a Spirited Fellowship Lunch for Grant in the Members’ Dining Room for our best wishes for his wedding. Grant’s lunch was further enriched as TMC Member Dominic Beirne joined us after an absence at TMC. It was heart warming to have Dom back as part of the team. During August, TMC headed to Leyburn, then in to Toowoomba for our annual weekend away, and dinner at the Downs Club. Our route for this trip took us out to Boonah, up over the Queen Mary Falls mountain range into Killarney, across the plainlands to Emu Vale, Allora, Leyburn, then Toowoomba. This year we were joined by the Shooters Interest Group and Tattersall’s staff member Jonathan Cauldwell

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for a wonderful night of dinner and drinks at the Downs Club. Once again our sincere thanks to Downs Club manager Paul Lochel and his team for hosting us. TMC enjoys a strong turn out for our Interest Group’s traditional monthly lunch organised by Jonathan Cauldwell and held in the Members’ Dining Room. The occasion is always a great opportunity to catch up with other Tattersall’s groups and plan upcoming events. Tattersall’s Club remains the pivotal venue for all our events off two wheels and our sincere thanks goes to all the team at the Club for their ongoing support and impeccable attention to detail. In late September, we headed to Cormorant Bay Café on Wivenhoe Dam for lunch. This route took us over Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious, out through the Brisbane Valley and Lowood, then a leg stretch at Glamorgan Vale before heading back through the picturesque Lockyer Valley, and on to the Wivenhoe region. Cormorant Bay Cottage Café is a great location – be it on two wheels or four – for a wonderful meal with sweeping views over the dam and surrounding countryside. In October, we headed off for a three-night escape to Northern NSW, departing on Thursday and returning on Sunday, with overnight stays at Glen Innes, Bellingen, and Alstonville. Last year’s road trip took us to Emerald in Central Queensland. A strong

line-up of 12 certainly made this trip another full spirited TMC escape away. We will finish another busy social year at TMC with rides to Bribie Island, Maleny and our traditional Christmas Breakfast Ride to Pit Stop Café on Mount Mee, along with our Christmas Dinner party held in the Healy Room. TMC wishes to thank Tattersall’s Club President, Stuart Fraser, and the Club Committee for their ongoing support of all Interest Groups. We wish everyone a merry, happy and safe Christmas with family and friends, and look forward to a wonderful New Year together in 2018. AMICITIA VITA EST Friendship is Life - is TMC We welcome all to join us at any TMC event or at Tattersall’s Club. Stay up-to-date on Tattersall’s website or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TattersallsMotorcycleClub President – Edward Profke 0418 155 873 edward@epgmanagement.com Events Manager – Michael O’Connell 0414 718 715 michael@sapphirerecruitment.com Treasurer – Mike Wilson 0419 670 537 mike@wilsonteis.com.au Secretary – Harald Goddertz 0403 605 451 harald.goddertz@aon.com


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