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LEGENDS Celebrating the legends of Rock with Sydney’s best tribute bands. 12 August • Get The Party Started – The Pink Show 19 August • The Green Day Show 26 August • Keep The Faith – Bon Jovi Show 2 September • Original Sin – The INXS Show 9 September • Mad Season - Matchbox 20 Show 16 September • Picture Book – The Simply Red Show 23 September • Dirty Deeds – AC/DC Show 30 September • Swing Shift – Cold Chisel Show

Saturday NIGHT


Party the night away with Sydney’s best cover bands. 13 August • Femme De Funk 20 August • Wildcatz 27 August • Femme De Funk 3 September • Panorama 10 September • Reasons 2B Cheerful 17 September • Party Vibe 24 September • Late Shift

FREE FROM 10PM ON THE LUCIDO STAGE Please note that Friday Night Legends and Saturday Night Live will be taking a break on 5 & 6 August

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7 Dining

3 Community 4 Development Update 7 Dining

10 Promotions

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6 Inner Sanctum 12 Super Cash Grab 13 Wenty Rewards 25 Cash Housie, Bingo, Hoi, Mahjong, Poker and Raffles 28 Member’s Badge Draw

16 August Entertainment 18 September Entertainment 20 October Entertainment 21 Kids’ Entertainment

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2 President’s and CEO’s Reports 14 August Calendar 15 September Calendar 22 Sub Clubs 26 General Information 27 Wenty Leagues By-Laws The JOURNAL WENTY LEAGUES AUG/SEP 2011 • 1


President’s and CEO’s Reports President’s Report

CEO’s Report

Dear Members,

Dear Members,

In August construction starts on the first of our internal development projects. The new children’s play area is destined to be a drawcard and is an important addition to the club, given the changing nature of our local area, particularly the increasing number of young families. Our existing play Ian McCann area has proven incapable of handling the volume of families now choosing to frequent the club and the new internal play area should provide a more comfortable experience for both families and those members without children. Construction will also start this month on a refurbishment of our existing main foyer. The newly refurbished foyer will not only improve the efficiency of the area through the provision of improved technology, but will give Wenty Leagues a more inviting entry befitting a club of our stature. Both projects are scheduled to be completed this year. Despite a couple of cold and rainy months, the carpark redevelopment continues to progress well. Under the construction schedule we anticipate the new carpark adjacent to the Club opening in the next couple of months, at which time construction of the entrance off The Great Western Highway will begin. At all times we will be working to maintain existing car parking numbers to ensure that there is no disruption to our members. Along with the entrance from The Great Western Highway, a new grand entrance sign is presently being designed. The construction of this new sign has presented us with an ideal opportunity to revisit the Club’s branding and in particular our Club logo. The brief was to design a logo which re-incorporated the Club’s iconic Magpie emblem and traditional colours in a bold, stylish and modern design. I look forward to sharing it with you shortly. I wish all of our dads a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday 4 September.

I am pleased to report to members that despite some inclement weather in recent months and the start of the car park construction, the Club has continued to trade well and we remain ahead of the same position last year. Dave Brace

In the coming months we will be launching a tiered loyalty system for members. The new program called Wenty Rewards has been designed to provide direct rewards back to you whenever you spend money in the Club. It is our way of rewarding you for choosing Wenty Leagues. To launch the program we will be having a special promotion throughout September for members to earn triple points on food and beverage purchases. For every dollar you spend, you will earn 6 points, which at 1c a point is the equivalent of an additional 6% discount for members. You can then use those points to redeem in the Club or to purchase other great rewards including gift and petrol cards. As a member you will be automatically eligible for Wenty Rewards and there is no additional cost to join. The club movement continues to fight hard against the Gillard/Wilkie proposed mandatory pre-commitment legislation. This legislation has the potential to wipe out the club industry. In recent months I have written to our local papers and petitions and coasters are around the Club for you to demonstrate your opposition to the proposal. On 1 August we will be joining with other local clubs, community groups and the local community at Parramatta Leagues where everyone will let Julie Owen, our Federal Member, know how this proposal will affect them. I look forward to seeing you around the club. Dave Brace Chief Executive Officer

Ian McCann President

Board of Directors

Ian McCann

Alan Fowler

Tony Branson

Laurie Capovilla

Adam Cromack


Justin Isaacs

George Mumford

Trevor Simpson OAM








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In the Community Pink Ribbon Breakfast On Thursday 26 May, more than 100 staff, members and guests attended a special fundraising breakfast in Lucido hosted by Wenty Leagues Employee Nadia Shlimon. The breakfast included a range of different activities and was supported by Wenty Leagues and a number of local businesses, raising $4,290 for breast cancer research.

Commodore SV6 Winner

Wenty treat Ronald McDonald House to dinner

Congratulations to Sunil Srivastava, winner of the $39,000 Commodore SV6 on 5 June.

The Ronald McDonald House is a ‘home away from home’ for families from country and regional areas whose children are being treated at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. To give the families some much needed respite, Wenty’s catering team volunteered their time, skills and ingredients to cook up a two course feast for the families staying at the House.

Winner Sunil Srivastava being congratulated by Club President Ian McCann

Congratulations Wenty Leagues Club’s Marketing Coordinator - Justin Coulton, won the Outstanding Youth Award in the Holroyd City Local Business Awards for 2011.

Event entertainer “Lady D” with host Nadia Shlimon

Wenty supports youngsters preparing for ‘Big School’ One of the most daunting aspects of adjusting to life in Australia for new migrants can be enrolling their young children into school. Often the children and their parents have limited English language skills and limited support networks. One local school, Parramatta West Public School, in a program funded by a $20,000 Wenty Leagues CDSE Grant has been addressing this issue with a special Playgroup. The Playgroup helps both children and parents learn English, adjust to Australian culture and build friendship groups.

Wenty’s catering team in the Ronald McDonald House kitchen

Business Awards winner Justin Coulton

New cubby house for the children of Hunter Baillie Ward Wenty Leagues recently purchased a new cubby house for the children of the Hunter Baillie Ward at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. Hunter Baillie Ward, affectionately known as ‘HB’ is a large medical ward catering for children 0-11 years. Attached to the HB ward are two outdoor areas, but sadly the areas were devoid of any meaningful play equipment for the children of HB. The cubby house for HB was modified to include a ramp and larger entry so that wheelchair bound children and their carers can also access it to play with other children on the ward.

Children enjoying activities with one of the playgroup teachers

Club President Ian McCann and Nurse Manaager Karin Ferguson test out the Cubby House



Development Update Foyer Refurbishment The existing main foyer will be getting a makeover commencing in August. To accommodate the increasing traffic through the main foyer once the new carpark opens, the area will be redesigned to provide increased space for patrons and greater efficiency. The existing air lock and the bottle shop, which has seen declining sales in recent years due to increased competition from liquor superstores such as Dan Murphy’s, will be removed to make way for a new membership reception area. Takeaway liquor sales will be transferred to the Wentworth Bar. The manual sign in registers will be replaced by new electronic sign in terminals capable of signing in visitors quickly and effectively. A new information desk will incorporate additional computers to process membership sales, ticket sales and membership rewards. The existing stairs leading up to the club will be widened and the lift will be refurbished in line with the new finish in the foyer. The fitout of the area will be brought up to a much higher standard with stone, timber, fabric, lighting and beautiful carpeting being used as finishes. There will be some disruption during construction, however all services and access through the main foyer area into the club will be maintained throughout the construction phase.

New stand for Ringrose Park The Board of Directors have committed to replace the dilapidated stand on the western side of Ringrose Park with a new stand. The new stand will contain a mix of covered and uncovered seating and its construction will be staged over a number of years as funding becomes available. Planning is underway with discussions being held with council to seek approval to construct the stand.

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New Kids Play Area Construction is scheduled to begin in August on a new kids play area. With the tremendous growth in the number of young families enjoying Wenty Leagues, this new area will provide an even better experience for them. Featuring a maze of crawl tubes, a massive double slide, a movie room, Playstation video games and a ‘little kiddies’ area, the new play area is sure to be a massive hit with both kids and parents.

Fun for everyone

The new play area is being constructed in the corner of the Lucido/Lawsons Lounge. To accommodate the play area the existing Lucido stage area will be closed on the weekend of 5/6 August whilst it is relocated to a new location adjacent to the play area.


For you and a mate to the NRL Round 25 clash between the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters, 26-29 August

11/8/11 @ 10am 24/8/11 @ 7pm

24/8/11 @ 4pm

Father’s Day Special

Beef & Beer Sunday 4 September Get Dad what he really wants this Father’s Day. Beef & Beer! Enjoy a succulent 300g Rump Steak accompanied by a bottle of premium James Squire Golden Ale.


Members Non Members $20.90

Imperial Dragon C hine se Restaur ant

Come and experience some of Sydney’s finest Cantonese cuisine at the Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant. For more information or to make a booking, call reception on 8868 9200. Open 7days from 6pm & Lunch on Sunday from Noon The JOURNAL WENTY LEAGUES AUG/SEP 2011 • 7

Vietnamese (Pho) beef noodle soup

August Special


Vietnamese (Pho) beef noodle soup A fragrant beef stock filled with rice noodles and thinly sliced beef accompanied by bean shoots, mint, coriander, lime and chilli.

September Special Thai chicken pot pie Chicken thighs cooked with green curry paste, vegetables and coconut milk and topped with golden flaky butter puff pastry.

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Members Non Members $12.50


Members Non Members $14.50

Feature Beer for August & September James Squire ‘The Chancer’ Golden Ale This fruit-driven beer is light in texture but full on flavour - a wonderfully well rounded style. A fresh and fruity brew with a dry finish that makes it the ideal thirst quencher. le Price per bott


Members Non Members $6.00

Thai chicken pot


Lawsons is open daily for lunch from noon to 2:30pm and for dinner from 5pm to 8:30pm Sunday to Thursday and 5pm to 9pm on Friday and Saturday.


Parmesan and herb crumbed lamb cutlets

Italian Restaurant Lucido Italian Restaurant is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday 5.30pm till late.

August Special Swordfish Tagine

Grilled pieces of fresh swordfish fillet rubbed with chermoula and cooked in the tagine with waxy potatoes, zucchinis and tomatoes.


Members Non Members $22.00

September Special Parmesan and herb crumbed lamb cutlets Swordfish Tagine

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served with creamy mash potato and a spring salad of watercress and garlic chives.


Members Non Members $24.50

Feature Wines available in August and September

Barossa Tower Semillon/ Sauvignon Blanc The grassy, zesty character of the Semillon blends harmoniously with the ripe tropical fruit notes of the Sauvignon Blanc making this the ideal aperitif wine or the perfect accompaniment to seafood, shellfish and salad dishes.


Barossa Tower Moscato


This light, fresh and deliciously sweet wine is the perfect aperitif. The nose is characterised by the lifted floral notes of musk and summer fruits with the palate having a great natural fruit sweetness. The slight natural effervescence is refreshing and cleansing, with fruit notes of lime and pineapple with a clean zesty finish.

Bar & Coffee Lounge

Explorers Bar and Coffee Lounge is a great place to enjoy a relaxing get together with friends.

Barossa Tower Cabernet/ Merlot Lifted aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and plum accompanied by chocolate and dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with finegrained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads.

August & September Special Available between 10am and 4pm Monday – Friday Devonshire tea


Price per glas


Warm scones served with double cream and strawberry jam and a pot of English breakfast tea for one.

Members Non Members $5.50 le

Price per bott


Members Non Members $22.50

Coming Soon Online Restaurant Bookings Commencing in August you will be able to check availability and make reservations for Lucido Italian Restaurant. Go to


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Grab as much cash as you can before the time is up Thousands of dollars to be won each week Win every night from Monday 15 August until Saturday 10 September. Draws between 6.30pm & 9.30pm. Swipe your card from 5.30pm. Up to 10 winners will be drawn or until $1,000 is won each night whichever comes first. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPM/11/00282 Terms and Conditions available from reception

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An exciting new loyalty program rewarding you for choosing Wenty Leagues. Earn points on your everyday spending in the Club including food and beverage. Spend your points within the club or redeem them for great rewards. As a pre-launch special September will be a TRIPLE points Food and Beverage bonanza. Earn triple points on all bar purchases and all food purchased from Lucido Italian Restaurant, Lawsons Bistro and Explorers.


August CALENDAR Your guide to what’s on at Wenty Leagues

MONDAY 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

1 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

8 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

15 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

22 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class


TUESDAY 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker

2 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker

9 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker

16 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Pokerr

23 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker


WEDNESDAY 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

3 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

10 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

17 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie


THURSDAY 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

4 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

11 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

18 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle


FRIDAY 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie


SATURDAY 2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Elvis Alive

SUNDAY 12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle



9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Get the Party Started The Pink Show

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight The Farnham & Jones Show 10pm Saturday Night Live Femme De Funk

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Green Day Show

2pm Cash Housie 9pm Live in Starlight Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks 10pm Saturday Night Live Wildcatz

12pm Sunday Funday 3pm Live in Starlight Menopause the Musical in Concert 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Forever Rod Starring Dave Battah 10pm Saturday Night Live Femme De Funk

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle


19 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Keep the Faith – The Bon Jovi Show







9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie


Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

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September CALENDAR Your guide to what’s on at Wenty Leagues




THURSDAY 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

5 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

12 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

19 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class


9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker

6 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker

13 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker

20 9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker


9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

7 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

8 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

14 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

15 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

21 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

22 9am & 10am Gentle Exercise 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle







2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Tamworth to Tennessee 10pm Saturday Night Live Panorama

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Mad Season – Matchbox 20 Show

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Tour De Force 10pm Saturday Night Live Reasons 2B Cheerful

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Picture Book – The Simply Red Show

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Buddy Holly and Friends 10pm Saturday Night Live Party Vibe

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Dirty Deeds – AC/DC Show

2pm Cash Housie 9pm Live in Starlight Mental as Anything 10pm Saturday Night Live Late Shift

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Original Sin – INXS Show

1 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class














11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Legends Swing Shift – Cold Chisel Show


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FREE from 10pm in Lucido

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A larger than life production, based on the phenomenon of Elvis Presley. This show focuses on the vivacity and genius that was Elvis, brought to life by the man voted Australia’s finest Elvis impersonator 3 years running, Paul Fenech. Whether it was the raw 50’s, the birth of rock n roll, the 1968 Comeback Special, or the sold out shows in Vegas, this show will take you back as if you were there. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE NOW



A double whammy of singing styles and world class impressions. Expect to hear John Farnham hits such as You’re the Voice, Age of Reason, Help and Sadie. Plus, the recreation of the sound of Tom Jones’ hits like Delilah, It’s Not Unusual and Green Grass of Home are simply mindblowing! This show treats patrons to a fast-paced, colourful and exciting Vegas style production. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE NOW



From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist to songwriter, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most respected and well-known artists. From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering hits such as Cool World, State of The Heart, Chemistry, No Time, and Come Said The Boy before Ross left to pursue a solo career, with the 1989 release of Dark Side of the Man spawning the hit Bed of Nails. Tickets $30 ON SALE NOW No Free Tickets

Tickets available from reception and online. Call 8868 9200 or visit VIDEO

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Visit for sample videos of shows All Saturday Starlight Shows are over 18 only



Special guest Ashleigh Toole presents the hits of Cher


Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause the Musical In Concert is a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived ‘The Change’. This smash hit musical has been seen by almost 1 million women in Australia and continues to attract sellout shows wherever it goes. Tickets $40 I ON SALE NOW


No Free Tickets


After spending thousands of hours studying and practising Rod’s voice and style, Dave Battah now perfectly duplicates all the music and moves of Rod Stewart. David will perform all the hits including Hot Legs and Do Ya’ Think I’m Sexy as well as the romantic ballads such as The First Cut is the Deepest, Have I Told You Lately and Broken Arrow. Australian Idol finalist Ashleigh Toole, will also ‘turn back time’ on the night with a tribute to her favourite artist, Cher. Tickets: Members $15 I Non Members $18 ON SALE NOW No Free Tickets

Free AUGUST Entertainment Sydney’s best tribute bands are live at Wenty every Friday Night.



FREE FROM 10.00pm

FREE FROM 10.00pm

12 Get The Party Started – The Pink Show


Femme De Funk




Femme De Funk


The Green Day Show

26 Keep The Faith – Bon Jovi Show

Get the party started - The pink show


The Green Day ShoW




A spectacular foot stompin’ production that pays tribute to some of the greatest country artists the world has known in the last 40 years. Both David Bond and Paula Watt capture the special essence of country pop through the ages, starting with country legends Hank Williams and Patsy Cline right through to the contemporary sounds of Lee Kernaghan and Shania Twain. With great vocals, breathtaking costumes, fabulous musicians and hit song after hit song this show is a great night’s worth of entertainment. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I Non Members $10 ON SALE: MONDAY AUGUST 1



Tour De Force is the pairing of two of Australia’s most talented musicians to replicate the phenomenon that is Elton John and Billy Joel together on the one stage. Elton Jack (Lance Strauss) and BigShot (Jimmy Mann) are undoubtedly Australia’s finest exponents of Elton John and Billy Joel. Musically the show has no peer as Lance and Jimmy are backed by an accomplished band dedicated to providing the Elton John and Billy Joel sound including a sax/flute player. Tickets: MEMBERS $10 I Non Members $12 ON SALE: MONDAY AUGUST 1



A fresh and welcome change from conventional tribute shows. There is not only Buddy Holly represented in this show but the ‘Friends’ are a host of Rock’n’Roll legends in their own right including, amongst others, Dion (remember ‘The Wanderer’?), Bill Haley with his ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and Eddie Cochran with the ‘Summertime Blues’!! Of course Buddy Holly’s great friends Ritchie Valens with La Bamba together with The Big Bopper and his trademark Heeeeello Baby make for a complete night of great musical memories. Tickets: MEMBERS $10 I Non Members $12 ON SALE: MONDAY AUGUST 1

Tickets available from reception and online. Call 8868 9200 or visit VIDEO

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Visit for sample videos of shows All Saturday Starlight Shows are over 18 only



One of Australia’s greatest ever bands, the ‘Mentals’ have had an amazing career and are still going strong. You’ll be singing and dancing to all your favourites including Live It Up, The Nips Are Getting Bigger, If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Too Many Times and many many more. Tickets: MEMBERS $10 I Non Members $12 ON SALE: MONDAY AUGUST 1

Free September Entertainment Sydney’s best tribute bands are live at Wenty every Friday Night.



FREE FROM 10.00pm

FREE FROM 10.00pm


Original Sin – The INXS Show




Mad Season - Matchbox 20 Show


Reasons 2B Cheerful


Party Vibe


Late Shift

16 Picture Book – The Simply Red Show 23

Dirty Deeds – AC/DC Show


Swing Shift – Cold Chisel Show DIRTY DEEDS AC/DC

Mad season -Matchbox 20 show

Party Vibe

October Entertainment THE GREAT PRETENDERS SATURDAY October 1





SATURDAY October 8


Direct from Las Vegas comes the ultimate Neil Diamond experience starring Bobby Bruce. Neil Diamond has established himself as a music legend with a career that has spanned over 40 years. Bobby Bruce concentrates his tribute on the young and exciting times of Neil Diamond’s early days. By focusing on Neil’s rise to fame from his arrival on the scene in the mid sixties up to his historic Jazz Singer album, Bobby Bruce is able to recreate the excitement of a living legend in his heyday. Tickets: MEMBERS $15 I NON MEMBERS $18 ON SALE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5

A perennial favourite, The Great Pretenders are back with their huge range of celebrity send ups, tributes and impersonations. Don’t miss your chance to catch one of their limited club appearances when they come to Wenty. Performances feature more than 30 celebrity send-ups, tributes and impersonations, as well as stand-up comedy – keeping the audience clapping for more. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5

No Free Tickets


New Show


This show presents music from all regions of Asia including The NAPUR Bollywood Dancers direct from India, OZ ORIENTAL from China, Tibet, Mongolia, Thailand & Xinjiang. Australian showgirls present authentic dances from Turkey, the Middle East & Australia. Exotic costumes, stunning showgirls & exciting routines make this show not to be missed. Tickets: MEMBERS $10 I NON MEMBERS $12 ON SALE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5


SATURDAY October 22


The “Rock Soul n Salsa” show presented by Stars Tribute Showband is a fabulous night of live entertainment. This amazing 10 piece showband pays tribute to some of music’s greatest performers, showcasing the hits of Simply Red, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross and Gloria Estefan. It is a show that guarantees quality entertainment and one that will appeal to all ages and musical tastes. The formula of exceptional musicians , “power house” vocals and brilliant dancers makes “Rock Soul n Salsa” a must see show. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5 VIDEO

Visit for sample videos of shows All Saturday Starlight Shows are over 18 only



After wowing our Wenty audience back in April, we have received a heap of demands to bring this show back. The popular songs of the talented Michael Bublé are presented in a night of sensational Swing music. Starring Nathan Dyer together with the Groovetime Big Band, they will perform many of the great swing songs that Bublé has made favourites including Sway, Moondance, Haven’t Met You Yet, Crazy Love, Save The Last Dance For Me, Home and many more. Nathan Dyer delivers this incredible show with such style and an awesome smooth voice making this show a must see. Tickets: Members $8 I Non Members $10 ON SALE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5

KIDS’ Entertainment TINY TOTS Tuesday 11am – 2pm every Tuesday

Entertain the kids while you catch up with other mums, dads and grandparents every Tuesday. AUGUST 2 Paint and decorate your own special plaster from the plaster fun house *One plaster per child. Additional plasters available at cost.

9 Bop till you drop at our Kid’s Disco and Karaoke Party 16 Clowning around including face painting and games 23 Dress up as your favourite Superhero and join Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the Cowgirl for some Superhero fun 30 Paint and decorate your own special Father’s Day plaster for Dad *One plaster per child. Additional plasters available at cost.

SEPTEMBER 6 Clowning around including face painting and games 13 Bop till you drop at our Kid’s Disco and Karaoke Party 20 Pat a Python, Touch a Turtle & Smile at a Crocodile with the Reptiles Rule Show 27 Magic Show Extravaganza (11.15am) followed by the Karate Panda Show (12.45pm)

Sunday Funday 12noon – 3pm every Sunday • Play area • Face painting and clowns • Kids’ show on the big screen • Kids’ meal deals in Lawsons Bistro • Toys and Games The JOURNAL WENTY LEAGUES AUG/SEP 2011 • 21

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Sub Clubs DISTRICT RUGBY LEAGUE NSW Cup At last report the NSW Cup competition had completed Round 7 with mixed results, winning 3, losing 3 and 1 bye. Since then, they have had a bye in week 8, a loss to the strong Central Coast Centurions, a win over North Sydney and another loss to Western suburbs which left Coach Brett Cook searching for answers. Things started to change with players in the Parramatta NRL squad gradually recovering from injuries, meaning Wenty started to get players back. With Manase Manuokafoa and Pele Peletelese playing well along with the inclusion of Anthony Mitchell, Daniel Mortimer, Reni Maitua, Carl Webb, Tom Humble, Chris Hicks, Chris Walker and Karl Filiga a different complexion and strength to the team has resulted. A big win over the then competition leaders Auckland Vulcans was followed by a narrow loss to Newtown. From that point on the team has not looked back and have strung together strong wins against Cronulla, Central Coast and Windsor and are now climbing up the ladder to be well entrenched in the top five. If Brett Cook can maintain the basis of the team a challenge for the Premiership is a real possibility. On the down side we have lost Anthony Mitchell to the Roosters but have gained Matt Ryan from Balmain and Joseph Paulo from Windsor. Both are top players who will only strengthen the side further. Congratulations to Tom Humble and Daniel Mortimer who were selected in the NSW Residents side to play the curtain raiser at Suncorp Stadium prior to the 3rd State of Origin and to Brett McKenna who was appointed Manager of the team for the second time. Bundy Cup Five wins and three losses after 8 Rounds had the team well in the finals race but were inconsistent to say the least. This can be put down to the ever changing personnel due to promotions to NSW Cup. Losses to St Johns, Cabramatta and a narrow loss to The Entrance had Coach Aaron McDonald’s hair changing colour. However, with the NSW Cup having more Parramatta players available, a flow on effect has occurred. With players coming back to Bundy, Aaron now has a talent pool available that is giving him problems of a different kind. From Round 12 onwards the side has only been defeated by Competitionfrontrunners Mounties in a close encounter. They have won four, including a big win over the strong The Entrance. With the increasing stability it is only a matter of time before this side gels and becomes a powerhouse with every chance of defending the Premiership won last season. For those people that enjoy watching good Rugby League I suggest you could do worse than follow your Wenty sides in the NSW and Bundy Cup competitions. Ron Bottle - Secretary

GOLF First quarter winners in each grade were Mark O’Brien (A Grade), Rei Reihana (B Grade) and Norm Hindy (C Grade). Second quarter winners were Charlie Bannerman (A Grade), Rob Trent (B Grade) and Troy Tyson (C Grade). Tosca Lipovic once again won the over 50’s. This is becoming a habit for Tosca who has now won this event 3 times. Rei Reihana is playing great golf over the past 2 months and is now in A Grade. Also playing well is Rob Trent, who is also in A Grade and Troy Tyson (no relation to Mike) is now in B Grade and is looking thinner these days. Our Stableford Championships have finished with the winners being Charlie Bannerman (A Grade), Marc Weyman (B Grade) and Arthur Stephens (C Grade). Our President, Alan Thompson has been absent for a number of weeks courtesy of a broken foot from an accident at home, not what is being said around the club. Upcoming games are as follows, 28 Aug Wallacia - 7am hit-off, Winter Ambrose 18 Sep Studley Park - 6am hit-off, Leagues Club Cup 25 Sep Gosford - 6am hit-off 09 Oct Penrith - 7am hit-off, Doug Hall Day Alan Thompson - President

INDOOR BOWLS At the moment we have a full complement of bowlers for Wednesdays, as our four mats are full. The Thursday evening bowls will begin again on August 4. Competition Results Our members who play in the Prospect team had a very successful outcome at the Sydney Metropolitan Indoor Bowls Competition which was held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. We scored the runner up prize in the Mixed Fours and the Ladies Fours. Well done to the two teams! Mixed fours team: Sheelah Poulton (Lead), John DeGeorge (Second), Vera Kildea (Third) and Eddie Wolfe (Skip). Ladies fours team: Jaquie Drummett (Lead), Fay Peter (Second), Yvonne Clarke (Third) and Joan Ryles (Skip) The Ladies singles, played on June 19 was won by Doreen Anderson, with Sheelah Poulton as the runner up. Upcoming competitions: - Men’s Singles: August 7 - Drawn Mixed Pairs: September 18 Results of these games will be in a later edition of The Journal. Our bus trip and paddle steamer cruise on the Nepean Belle, held at the end of June was a lovely day out for the 50 bowlers and friends that attended. Fay Peter – Publicity Officer

EUCHRE We play Euchre in the Magpie Meeting Room every Wednesday night at 7.45pm. New players are always welcome. For more details contact Marion Green on 9636 2502. Our recent Wednesday night winners were: May 4 Brian Hogan, Michael Smith & Judy Byrnes May 11 Joe Carlino, Michael Smith & Tony Zumbo May 18 Frank Flaviano, Michael Smith, Marion Green & Brian Hogan May 25 Judy Byrnes, Michael Smith, Frances Boxall, Joe Carlino & Janelle Kirkbride Jun 1 Frances Boxall, Frank Flaviano & Michael Smith Jun 8 Judy Byrnes, Colin Levingston & Allan Ruppell Jun 15 Brian Hogan, Marion Green & Barrie Hewitt Jun 22 Frances Boxall, Janelle Kirkbride, Judy Byrnes, Vera Critchley & Bill Seinor Jun 29 Frances Boxall, Frank Flaviano & Marion Green The next Euchre Doubles Tournament will be held at Cabramatta Bowling Club on Sunday 24 July 2011. Cabramatta Bowling Club is donating $350 towards the prize money. Entries close on Thursday 21 July. Anyone who can play Euchre may enter a team. There will be a Euchre Doubles Tournament at the Mounties Club at Mt Pritchard on Sunday 21 August 2011. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. Entries close on Wednesday 17 August. Contact Marion for more details and entry forms for these events. Marion Green – Secretary

SWIMMING I haven’t much to report as we are still in our off season. We return in October for our new season (date to be announced). On the long weekend in June we went down to Queenbeyan for a Legacy Carnival. It was its 25 Year Anniversary. On the Saturday afternoon there was a game of lawn bowls for swimmers to get to know each other. Then on Saturday night we had a Meet and Greet with finger food and a lovely sit down meal afterwards with a dance band to have a good night. On Sunday morning we had to be out at Duntroon by 8am for our swimming events. Then we returned to the Bowling Club for a sit down dinner where prizes were given out and there were also a heap of raffles to be won. Some of our members were lucky enough to win. We didn’t have much success in the swimming events, except Dennis Hill who came second in the 25 metre handicap with yet another race furthest away from

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his time. Wenty was unlucky in the Crocodile Cup. Winners were Corrimal (+93), Wenty 2nd (+96) 3rd Austinmer (+113). Attending this year also were the Paraplegic swimmers. We made approx $4,500 for Legacy. We have a couple of events coming up which will be in next issue of The Journal. Joyce Rochford - Publicity Officer

LINEDANCING Linedancing has been as popular as ever recently. Currently our dancers have made huge waves in the media with the filming of Ch 9 Today Show, discussion of our linedancers on ABC radio 702 with Deborah Cameron and our newspaper story in the Hills News. In coming months keep your eyes peeled as the Senior newspaper has also expressed interest in our linedancers for their August issue. Where do the dancers get all their energy? Considering most of the linedancers are mature to very mature and the sessions are anywhere from 1 to 4 hours in duration. The dancers find that life is sweeter when they are active. In the coming months there are plenty of classes especially for beginners and social activities galore. The fun to be had is there for everyone and anyone to enjoy. After just one 8 week beginners course, the linedancers never look back. For the next couple of months due to the resealing need of the complex floor surface, our regular sessions have been transferred to the Parramatta RSL until further notice. The 8 week absolute beginner’s course will start on August 29 at 7pm. Call Julie directly for any further information 02 9560 0584. Julie Talbot

CRICKET We recenty held our AGM and welcome a few new faces including Kathy Pettitt (Secretary), Andrew Louden (Junior Grades Secretary), Wayne Moyes and Juanita Di Angeo. Other significant changes include Murray Mackay (President) and John Stephenson (Vice President). We look forward to working together for the upcoming year. A special thank you to our outgoing members Aaron Martin and Steve Hopkins for their time and effort. At our AGM it was resolved for our fees to remain at 2010 levels, however it should be noted that these will need to be paid in full prior to being accepted as a member. Registrations days will be for 3 weeks commencing 31 July in the TAB overfow from 10am-12noon. Murray Mackay – President

WOMENS BOWLS Our congratulations go to the winner of the Major Singles Nancy Biddle (31) and to runner up Lee Benson (26); also to the winners of the Major/Minor Pairs Leonie Wilkinson and Betty Hammond (21) and to runners up Mary Cefai and Ann Stephens (15). Both games were great to watch! Bowling Calendar - We are now in the middle of the Minor Singles, Consistency Singles commence August 4, Wenty Open Mixed Pairs Tournament August 21, President Day August 25, Lois Beckley Shield Mixed Triples August 28, Wenty Open Triples September 5 and the Major Triples September 21. Social bowls continues each Thursday with all welcome and names in before 9am – Ring bowls office on 9896 3581. Friday night mixed bowls will restart October 7 - Names in before 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Come along and try lawn bowls. It is a great way to meet new friends. Bowls can be as social as you like or as competitive as you want, with competitions that run throughout the year. Lessons are free with certified coaches. To get started just ring the bowls office to make an appointment for your first lesson. Sonia Baitieri - Publicity Officer

DARTS The second competition season for the year has started again and we have two Men’s teams on Monday, two Ladies teams on Tuesday and four Mixed teams on Wednesday nights. We would like to congratulate all teams that performed very well last season, with the Division 1 mixed team No. 5 winning their Wednesday night competition. Also, congratulations to the Division 3 Men’s team who also won

their Grand Final. Unfortunately our Division 2 Men’s team were unsuccessful in their Grand Final going down 6-5. Our club events are going well with some events having good attendances. Results of recent events are: Ken Darke Nominated Handicapped Doubles Winners: Andy Ko & Cameron Williams Runners up: Diane Jackson & Stuart Jackson Dennis Cromack Men’s & Ladies Open Singles Men’s Winner: Jason Crofts, Runner up: John Rook Ladies Winner: Terrieanne Hughes, Runner up: Karen Jahn Upcoming events include: Singles: Saturday 6 August - Men’s & Ladies Singles. Doubles: Saturday 20 August – Men’s Doubles Ladies Doubles only Mixes Doubles: Saturday 3 September - Drawn Mixed Doubles only Presentation night is on 26 November at Wentworthville Leagues’ Lucido Italian Restaurant. Tickets go on sale from 1 July at $25 each. Limited numbers available so make sure you get in early to secure your tickets. Friday night social is going well with good numbers attending. So if you’re interested in having a game or learning to play come down to the Magpie sports area and try your luck. Ian Merry - Secretary

year and clubs donate to this worthy cause. This year the Charity is the Queensland Flood Appeal. Our club raised

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$1,000. President George presented the cheque which was gratefully accepted by State Councillor


Michael Schwarcz.

Table Tennis H’cap C’ships 7.30pm Table Tennis Area

Merv Wright - Publicity Officer



The final round was completed on May 18 with Wenty defeating Canterbury. Wenty Bowls won 8-4, Table Tennis lost 4-5 and Snooker won 8-1. Overall Wenty won 4-2. Wenty played Canterbury in the Final as Wenty finished in 3rd and Canterbury 2nd on a count back. The final was played at Mounties on June 1. Our Snooker team won 5-1, Bowls lost 7-3 with (four games lost on the last bowl) and Table Tennis lost 5-1. Overall Wenty lost 4-2 to Canterbury. In the Grand final Canterbury defeated Mounties 4-2 to be Premiers in 2011. The individual competition commenced on June 22 and our 3 teams qualified for the final: Snooker - After leading 4-2 in the singles, unfortunately Wenty lost the 3 doubles to lose 5-4 overall to Norths. Table Tennis - Canterbury proved too strong, defeating


Wenty 5-1.

The State Pennant Competition in Zone 10 has been completed, although our club were not successful in any grades we competed in, I must thank those members who made themselves available when required at short notice as emergencies. The club Singles and Pairs Championships have been completed; Minor Singles: N Ponton (31) def. A Fowler (16) Major Singles: T Stokes (31) def. G Reynolds (25). Minor Pairs: F Nagle / M Brown def. W Sills / G Lambert (17). Major Pairs: T Stokes / C Maythers def. G Stuart / C Couchman (12). Tony Stokes has won the coveted double and will represent Wenty Leagues in the Zone 10 Champion of Club Champion Singles and in the Pairs Tony will partner C Maythers. Both events will be played in the month of August. Craig Maythers reached the Final of the Zone 10 Singles but was defeated by Zelko Tebara (Merrylands). Two tournaments, Penguin Pairs and Wenty Leagues Magpie Triples were successfully held in June. The Penguin Pairs (In-House Tournament) results; 1st J Baker / A Ashton; 2nd D Judge / C Maythers; 3rd G Lambert / J Twigg. Charlie Dahar of BP Wentworthville as the sponsor presented the trophies. In the Magpie Triples (the second day was washed out by inclement weather), results went over 4 games played; 1st R Gordon’s Team (Northmead); 2nd W Walton’s Team (St Marys RSL); 3rd M Harry’s Team (Northmead); 4th L Such’s Team (St Johns Park). Zone 10 Selectors have named 14 players to represent Zone 10 at the 2011 Seniors Inter-Zone Sides Championships at Taren Point on 19-21 July. Wenty Leagues will be represented by D Harmer and G Reynolds who have been selected in the squad. Members Appreciation Day was held on Saturday 2 July. M Schwarcz (Zone 10 Councillor representing RNSWBA), G MacAndrew (Zone 10 President), Board of Directors, J Cunningham (Madam President / Women’s Club), Sponsors and 80 bowlers took to the greens to honour President George Mumford. Five members received awards from State Councillor Michael Schwarcz. Merit Badges (the highest honour in bowls) were presented to A Bramman and B Craig. A Tie Bar went to U Bendt while broaches were awarded to Lady members A Stephens and S Jamieson. The Royal NSW Bowling Association names a Charity each

Bowls - In a neck and neck battle with Norths, Wenty won the last two pairs to win 7-5. The Grand finals of the individuals were held at Wenty Leagues on June 29 and some very tough games ensued: Table Tennis – Canterbury overcame Mounties 5-1

Wenty only needed a draw in one of the four pairs matches. Wenty lost the first two pairs to make it 6-4. Wenty went on to win the third pairs match to emerge as the winners over Canterbury. Congratulations Wenty Leagues - Bowls Champions. Quinlan Shield will begin in February 2012. If any members wish to compete in this very competitive competition please contact Doreen Anderson on 9689 2179 for further information

DOMINOES On Sunday 24 July we travelled to Panania to play against Revesby Workers and Merrylands Bowling Club. A good day was had by all. Results of the weekly games follow: 5 May G Autrey

26 May

S Lowery & A Thorpe

2 June

P Jolly

9 June

C Chong & R Gorbatenko

16 June

R Edouard & J Potts

23 June

C Dredge & K Stagg

30 June

F Flaviano & G Hall

Lounge - Names in by 7.15pm and game starts at 7.30pm. Don’t forget, if you are running late just give Shirley a call Happy Dominoes Shirley Keniry – Secretary

WEDNESDAY Indoor Bowls Mixed Social 10.30am Magpie Sports Mens Social Bowls (Triples) 5pm Wenty Leagues Goshin Ju-Jitsu Training Wally Webster Hall


Euchre Tournament Meeting Room



Indoor Bowls Mixed Social 7.30pm Magpie Sports 7.15pm

Squash Club Pennant Comp Coolibah Squash & Fitness Centre 8pm

Mens Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Mixed Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Mixed Social Darts Magpie Sports


SATURDAY Junior Cricket (Summer) Various Venues

Dominoes are played every Thursday night in the Magpie

so you don’t miss out on a game (Ph 0405 414 944).

Squash Club Pennant Comp Coolibah Squash & Fitness Centre 8pm


Doreen Anderson - Secretary

A Thorpe & T Toomey


Dominoes Magpie Sports

This concludes the Quinlan Shield for 2011. The next

R Laurent & J Potts

Snooker & Billiards Magpie Sports

Ladies Social Bowls Wenty Leagues

Bowls – Leading 6-2 at the conclusion of the singles,

19 May



Snooker – Mounties defeated Norths 5-3

12 May

Men’s Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Junior Bowls Academy Wenty Leagues

10am - Noon

Mens Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Senior Cricket (Summer) Various Venues


SUNDAY Golf Club Weekly Fixture Various Venues

6am-7.30am Start


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Sub Clubs continued FISHING


Half Yearly Progress Report (January – June 2011) Top Ten Point Scorers: 1 A Debattista 358.81 points 2 R Harvey 353.16 points 3 D Prestipino 349.48 points 4 J Hee 314.20 points 5 A Zammit 306.90 points 6 J Romcek 281.80 points 7 C Watson 259.87 points 8 S Gabriel 228.03 points 9 O Spanring 224.73 points 10 A Harvey 216.59 points Notable Catches to date: Biggest Snapper 1.90 kgs caught by J. Borg Biggest Morwong 1.82 kgs caught by W. Mortel Alf Debattista – Publicity Officer

The Summer Competition of Table Tennis Western Sydney has been completed and unfortunately our only positive result was runners up in the C Grade competition. Well done to Andy, Joe, Jack, Austin and Eric and I hope you can reverse that result in the Winter Competition. We will be entering six teams in the Winter Competition with most teams using the table tennis area Tuesday through Thursday to participate in their inter club matches. The schedule will be posted on the notice board as a guideline and please direct any further inquiries to the secretary. The Quinlan Shield competition run on Wednesday nights has also been completed with Table Tennis finishing in third position on the ladder. As always all players, new or experienced, are most welcome on Monday evenings for our handicap competition. We have revamped the format to encourage players who have not only participated in the past but as always we are seeking to grow our sport within the club with new players particularly welcome. Registration from 7pm - Competition commences at 7.45 pm. For the more serious competitor why not join us on Friday evening for our training session to improve your skills against players of your own level and challenge yourself against all comers. The committee is looking to conduct inter district competition evenings with other Table Tennis Clubs so if you are aware of any interested clubs or associations please contact the President. Gavin Bland – President

SQUASH Wenty Leagues Squash Club continued their dominance of the Division 1 Squash Pennants with a very convincing win over Minor Premiers, Northmead. This is the team’s fourth win in the past five competitions. Once again players Anthony Trott, Ray Smith, John Laurie, Danny Hedges, Danny Thomas and John Wachowicz (c) get their names added to the very prestigious Vanderfield Perpetual Trophy which has been in play since the early 1960’s, symbolic of A Grade supremacy in the Western Districts. The night was further highlighted by the spirit in which all players participated - A tremendous display of good sportsmanship. Two of our other sides who made the Grand Final, Division 11 and Division 12, were both narrowly beaten. Div 11 by one game and Div 12 by one point. The 2011 Spring Pennant Competition commences on 16 August with the Grand Final being played during the week commencing 12 December 2011. WLSC has 18 teams represented in this competition Four of our members Cole Wells, Wendy Fox, Helen Atkiss and Sandra Gallagher won their respective Divisions in the recently completed NSW State Titles A number of our members will be travelling to Rockhampton Qld to play in the Australia Singles Championships during the week commencing 5 September. The following week they will be representing NSW in the Teams events. The Club’s AGM is to be held on 30 November 2011 at the Leagues Club The Squash Club would like to record its appreciation to our Patron and Life member Ken Darke who, after 29 years as Director of the Leagues Club including a record 15 years as Vice President, decided not to seek re-election at the last Leagues Club AGM. Ken, a foundation member of the Squash Club has been our Patron since 1987 prior to which he was President. Hopefully Ken will continue on as our Patron for many more years. Keep fit - play squash Rob Spooner – Secretary

GOSHIN JU JITSU It has been a busy three months in the Ju Jitsu Club. The following students were successful in their various gradings: 4 May Andrew Piper - Senior yellow belt part 1 Sara Wood - Senior yellow belt part 1 25 May Joshua Borg - Senior orange belt part 1 22 June Lola Driver - Junior green belt part 1 Dinda Decky - Junior green belt part 1 29 June Kalebh Pearson - Junior green belt part 1 Naomi Borg - Junior green belt part 1 Shivansh - Junior green belt part 1 Jen Pearson – Secretary

SNOOKER Our Winter competitions have now reached the semi-finals. Both of our grades just missed out on making the finals. This is a first for us as we have made the finals for the last 6 years. The Snooker Quinlan Shield side were unfortunately beaten in their semi-finals. Don’t forget, every Tuesday we hold a social snooker knockout competition starting from 7.30pm Keep Potting Grant Pulley – Publicity Officer


Netball is the most popular women’s sport in Australia with an estimated one million players nation-wide. Catering for all playing levels and age groups, the Wenty Leagues Netball Club has a team to suit everyone. Competition age groups range from 6yrs to 17yrs in the Junior grades and from C9 up to A1 in the Senior grades. For the tiny tots they even have a Nursery Level with the youngest being 4yrs old. The age of club members currently ranges from 4 to 40 however we encourage everyone of any age to give it a go if they are interested. Wenty Leagues Netball Club plays with the Blacktown City Netball Association. They moved into this competition at the beginning of the year after 46 years at Parramatta Auburn Netball Association. All competition games are played at International Peace Park at Blacktown (next to Blacktown Aquatic Centre). Training is held every week during the playing season on a designated week night - never Fridays. All training is at the Monty Bennett Oval netball courts, which are adjacent to Wenty Leagues. Besides playing netball, the club players also get together for a bit of fun with social nights and team dinners throughout the season. The Netball Club also hold trivia nights, market nights and have well attended presentations. Wenty Leagues Netball Club is a friendly club who are very family-orientated. Registration for the 2012 season takes place in early February. Please check the club’s website (www.wentyleagues.netball.asn. au) for more information or email if you have any further enquiries. With the 2011 season coming to an end, make sure you get to the finals and cheer on our Wenty Leagues Netball teams. Semi Finals begin on Saturday 27 August, with Finals and Grand Finals the following two weeks (weather permitting). For more information on Finals times, visit the Wenty Leagues netball website outlined above.

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Club Contacts Mens Bowls President: George Mumford Secretary: Paul Thompson Bowls Coordinator: Dennis Harmer 8868 9370 Womens Bowls President: Jan Cunningham Secretary: Joyce Rochford 9863 5420 Cricket Club President: Murray Mackay Secretary: Kathy Pettitt 0418 406 896 Darts Club President: Paul Trethewey Secretary: Ian Merry 0410 507 165 Domino Club President: Abrahim Kazangi Secretary: Shirley Keniry 0405 414 944 Euchre Club President: Frank Flaviano Secretary: Marion Green 9636 2502 Fishing Club President: Stamford Gabriel Secretary: Michael Nash 0409 030 460 Golf Club President: Alan Thompson Secretary: Leon Plotkans 0412 404 660 Indoor Bowls President: Barrie Craig Secretary: Patricia Gargan 9681 4242 Goshin Ju-Jitsu President: Ray Bligh Secretary: Jen Pearson 0414 712 520 Netball Club President: Judy Paton Secretary: Jody Manson 0414 320 525 Quinlan Shield President: Ken Darke Secretary: Doreen Anderson 9689 2179 Wenty Wheelkings Gerry Hewson 0448 726 365 WDRLFC (NSW & Bundy Red Cups) President: Jason Grant Secretary: Ron Bottle 0410 766 030 WUJRLFC (Junior Rugby League) President: Sam Gambin Secretary: Allan McGowan 0419 266 591 Snooker & Billiards Club President: Alan Holland Secretary: Grant Pulley 0421 955 107 Squash Club President: Elwyn Griffiths Secretary: Rob Spooner 0434 000 656 Swimming Club President: Tom Lamont Secretary: Robin Thomson 9636 8613 Table Tennis Club President: Gavin Bland Secretary: Peter Higgs 0418 472 508


Cash Housie


Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday

Monday 7:30pm Registration from 6:30pm New players welcome

Win huge cash prizes at cash housie. All proceeds from cash housie go to the Learning Links Charity. 11:00am 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:00pm

Monday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1436 Wednesday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1434 Friday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1435 Saturday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1431


Learn to play… Make new friends… Win Cash Prizes!

7:00pm 11:00am

Book of 2 $3, Book of 4 $4 & Book of 6 $5


Played similar to Bingo but with symbols instead of numbers, Hoi is a fun alternative to regular Bingo. Prizes include gift vouchers, meat trays and grocery packs. Wednesday $1 per card


Bring out your poker face Play Poker at Wenty Leagues on a Tuesday night

Win a great selection of prizes including gift vouchers, groceries and meat trays at Bingo. Tuesday Friday

Playing in Explorers every Monday night! Entry is free and there is $500 in cash up for grabs every week.


Tuesdays at 7.30pm Entry fee $11 Registration 1 hour before tournament


Thursday – Meat, Gift Cards and Hampers Tickets on sale: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Prize Draw: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Sunday – Gift Cards, Household Goods & More Tickets on sale: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Prize Draw: 6:00pm – 7:00pm


General Information

General Information Wenty Leagues contact info 50 Smith St. Wentworthville 2145 Main reception Phone: 8868 9200 Email: Website:

Operational hours Monday - Thursday 10am - 4am Friday

10am - 6am


9am - 6am


9am - 4am

Dress REQUIREMENTS To maintain the high standard you enjoy at our club, we require all guests and members to adhere to the following instructions. The following articles outline acceptable and unacceptable items of footwear and clothing. Unacceptable (some examples, not limited to): • Football shorts, stubbies, board shorts or brief shorts • Sleeveless shirts • Swim wear or undergarments as clothing • Torn clothing • Bike shorts • Rubber Thongs after 7pm • Bare feet • Sports caps / Bandanna headwear

SHUTTLE BUS TIMETABLE NEW TIMETABLE COMMENCES WED 8 JUNE For pick-ups or enquiries call 8868 9200 South Run North Run Wednesday 5:15 6:15 7:15 8:45 9:45 10:45 Thursday 5:15 6:15 7:15 8:45 9:45 10:45 Friday 5:15 6:15 7:15 8:45 9:45 10:45 11:45 12:45 Saturday - 10:45 12:00 1:00 2:00 2:45 4:00 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:45 10:45 11:45 12:45 Sunday - 3:45 4:45 5:30 6:15 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 -

Acceptable (some examples, not limited to): • Neat and tidy sports apparel • Camouflage clothing • Slides / sandals / scuffs / Ugg Boots

All information correct at time of printing. We apologise for any changes after this time.

The Wentworthville Leagues Club Group supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol and the Responsible Conduct of Gaming

Melbourne Cup Luncheon Tuesday 1 November Hosted by Chris Castle Tickets $35 • Includes a 2 course menu (main and dessert) Tickets available online at, in person at reception and by phone 8868 9200

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General Information

Wenty Leagues By-Laws In accordance with Rule 103. (b) of the Club’s Constitution, please find following a copy of the Club’s By-Laws: Ringrose Park 1. Board dispensation is required for any games to kick off after 6.00pm on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 2.  That the Facilities Manager in consultation with the Green Keeper (who has the final say) are to be contacted and in agreeance for the use of Ringrose Park. 3.  That the Wentworthville United Junior Rugby League Football Club have general control of the Ringrose Park canteen. Persons wishing to use the canteen would require permission from the Junior Football Club. 4.  That a standard size is required for signage in Ringrose Park. The Maintenance Manager would be requested to measure the advertising signs in Ringrose Park to ascertain the standard size for future reference. Membership 5.  That from 1 September 1989, members joining will no longer be eligible for mortality fund benefits. 6.  That $500 be donated towards the cost of wakes held at Wenty Leagues for Foundation Members retrospective from October 2008 and the Sponsorship Committee will table a recommendation for a tiered system of payments for other membership categories. Sub Clubs 7.  Any requests from the Sub Club only be accepted through the Secretary of the sporting club concerned and be approved by the Sub Club’s Committee. 8.  That the position of Director should be a standing membership position within all sporting associations and no further fees should be paid for this position and should be covered within the grants each year. 9. That where possible vouchers for donations are provided for use in the Lucido Restaurant for Wednesday and Thursday. 10.  Sub Clubs are to hold all functions being financed by Board allocations on Club premises, with the purchase of liquor and food from the Club only. 11. That all requests for payment from Grants must be in writing and contain an explanation for the reason for the request. 12. That Sub Committees be advised that they must advise Board of all sponsors. 13. The budgets for the sporting and recreation clubs have to be submitted by late November or early December each year. The Board would meet in late November to discuss and approve the budgets then the clubs would have money for the beginning of the year when they plan their competitions and functions. 14. That each sub club is to provide a current membership list with their budgets. For Junior Clubs, the list should reflect the number of members of the Junior Club.

NRL Grand Final Sunday 2 October Watch the Grand Final on Wenty’s big screens and enjoy the Club’s atmosphere on the NRL’s biggest day of the year. Note: The Sunday Raffle will run from 2-5pm on NRL Grand Final day


Wednesday Night Member Promotion

If your membership number is selected at random and you’re in the club then you could

win up to $10,000.

There will be 4 chances to win every Wednesday Night, with the jackpot starting at $1,000 and increasing by $500 each week that it is not won. Draws at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30pm Bonus Jackpot Draw

Swipe your membership card on the night for an entry in the Bonus Jackpot Barrel. If a Member’s Badge Draw winner is not found, a bonus draw ticket is drawn for $100. If the Bonus Jackpot is not won then it jackpots $100 for the next draw that night. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/10/11099 Terms and Conditions available from reception

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The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!

Sunday August 21 3pm Tickets: $40

Tickets available online at, in person at reception or by phone 8868 9200


ANYTHING Saturday September 24 9pm Tickets: Members $10 | Non Members $12 Tickets available online at, in person at reception or by phone 8868 9200

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