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THE

Oct/nov 2010

Journal WENTY LEAGUES

www.wentyleagues.com.au

Win a boat for summer

Leading Entertainment • Exceptional Hospitality • Enticing Promotions


NEW YEAR’S EVE

New Year’s Eve is going to be bigger than ever this year! NYE Starlight Dinner Function featuring the fabulous

Abbalanche

Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal before dancing in the New Year to one of the best shows around, the fabulous Abbalanche. The Starlight Room will be set up with a dancefloor for this event. Tickets: $70 Commences: 7pm

The Frocks Free from 10pm in Lucido End 2010 on a high note with Sydney’s best party band The Frocks live in Lucido from 10pm. Make it an extra special New Year’s Eve with a 5 star dinner in Lucido before the party begins and The Frocks hit the stage. Entrée Vietnamese pork and prawn salad, served with fragrant herbs, toasted peanuts and nam jim dressing Or Apple cider smoked chicken breast and leek tart served with wild rocket and white onion marmalade Mains Salt and pepper crusted dry aged beef porterhouse with homemade fries, French beans and café de paris butter Or Crispy leg of duck with egg noodles, spiced braised eggplant, steamed Asian greens and satay dressing Desserts Chocolate and raspberry soufflé served with cointreau orange crème Or Fresh mango trifle layered with poached peach, midori jelly, vanilla sponge and crème patisserie Alternate Serve

Cost: $58.40 for Members, $64.90 for Non Members Commences: 7pm Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!


contents Features

6 Dining

3 Community 6 Dining • Lawsons Exciting New Items and Specials • Lucido Italian Restaurant’s Feature Wine • Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant

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10 Promotions

Entertainment

4 Lucky Fish 5 Win a Boat for Summer 9 An evening with Lion Nathan 10 Christmas Raffles 11 Cash Housie, Bingo, Hoi, Mahjong, Poker and Raffles 24 Roll the Dice 25 Jim Beam Racing Simulator 26 Melbourne Cup

8 Friday Night Live & Saturday Night Live 14 October Entertainment 16 November Entertainment 18 December Entertainment 19 Kids’ Entertainment

Regulars 2 President’s and CEO’s Reports 12 October Calendar 13 November Calendar 20 Sub Clubs 23 General Information www.facebook.com/wentyleagues The JOURNAL WENTY LEAGUES OCT/NOV 2010 • 1


Reports

President’s and CEO’s Reports

Ian McCann

President’s Report

CEO’s Report

In my last column I advised that we were hopeful of receiving a positive outcome on our Development Application. I am pleased to advise that on 26 August the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) approved our Car Park and Hospitality Development Application. As this project is in excess of $10 million dollars, it was elevated to the JRPP from the regular council approval process. We were one of the first major developments to go through this new process so we really were breaking new ground in a number of ways.

There has been much media given recently to two minority politicians in Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenopohon in relation to the harm caused by Poker Machines. These are the facts: The rate of problem gambling in Australia is now calculated to be less than half of one percent of all adults and this has been decreasing in recent years.

The plan is a long term strategy including Car Parking, Function Facilities, Noodle Bar, Kids Play Area and a reconfiguration and refurbishment of the existing trading floor. We are particularly excited that the Club has finally received approval for a direct entry and exit off the Great Western Highway. I say finally because this is something that the Club had unsuccessfully applied for on a number of occasions over not just years but decades. Having access directly off the Great Western Highway will not only improve the ease with which people can access our Club, it will also significantly improve our street appeal on one of Sydney’s busiest roads. The chain mesh fence and dated signage will be replaced with elegant landscaping and modern signage more befitting a club of our stature. I’m sure that every day thousands of people drive right past us without realising what we have to offer and the prospect of enticing new customers through our front door by something as simple as a new driveway is truly exciting. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank all of those members that assisted us during this process by lobbying council in support of our plans, providing feedback on the design or attending the various information sessions that were held. On Friday 8 October we will be farewelling one of Wenty’s most familiar faces when Door Host John Thompson retires. John has provided the welcoming face of Wenty for more than 34 years and has set the benchmark for quality, friendly customer service. Always smiling and quick to greet customers with a joke (often poor), John will be sadly missed. We wish John well on his journey into a life of leisure. Ian McCann President

Wenty and the club movement have never not acknowledged the existence of problem gambling within a small percentage of the community and have invested millions of dollars in programs to address and combat problem gambling. We do not seek to profit from or encourage problem gambling and through our Betsafe program we actively seek to identify problem gamblers, provide them with the counseling they need and exclude them from gambling in our venue. Dave Brace

The fact is that the vast majority of Poker Machine players do not have a problem, yet Messrs Wilkie and Xenophon want to dictate to you and all of your fellow Australians how much of your money you can choose to spend gambling. The recent Productivity Commission into gambling found that the net social benefit to the Australian economy from gambling is between $4 and $11 billion annually. The club industry is supported by more than ten million Australians, and provides more than $3billion in sporting facilities and 80,000 direct jobs. Wenty will this year provide more than a million dollars to fund local charities, education, medical research and amateur sport. This amount greatly exceeds our required donation levels under the CDSE program and continues to demonstrate the significant contribution that Wenty makes to the community. All of this is at risk if rogue politicians such as Mr. Wilkie get their way. Mr. Wilkie has called for ATM withdrawal limits of $250, betting to drop from $10 to $1 and pre commitment gambling so you couldn’t even use your own money to play the Poker Machines without downloading it onto a card first. I invite you to call your federal member and voice your concern that Poker Machine reform did not form any part of their political platform and that you expect them to act responsibly and in consultation with the Club industry. The members are all Labor, Parramatta Julie Owens 6277 4134, Reid - John Murphy 9745 4433 and Prospect - Chris Bowen 6277 7200. I look forward to seeing you around the club. Dave Brace

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer

Ian McCann

Ken Darke

Tony Branson

Laurie Capovilla

Adam Cromack

Justin Isaacs

George Mumford

Trevor Simpson OAM

PRESIDENT

Vice PRESIDENT

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

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Community

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a GENERAL MEETING

Will be held at the premises of the Club 50

Smith St, Wentworthville on MONDAY 25 OCTOBER 2010 at 7PM In The Starlight Room The business of the Meeting is: 1. as per Constitution Rule 134 – “For the prima ry purpose to provide an opportunity for members to raise relevant issue s from the floor, without prior notice”. 2. for the Board of Directors to report on the For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

general performance of the Club.

Dave Brace Chief Executive Officer

unity Notice of Comm Consultation

Stand for Proposed New Ringrose Park ember 6:30pm Monday 15 Nov Bar in The Magpie vestigating s is presently in Wenty League a new construction of options for the ngrose estern side of Ri stand on the W pidated the existing dila Park to replace to e If you would lik wooden stand. d/or an al t the propos hear more abou ease pl en th ions heard have your opin n tio ta ul ns munity co attend the com day on M on r Ba Magpie session in The al e so 6:30pm.You ar 15 November at bmission ide a written su welcome to prov alters on W contact Anna and you should . further details 8868 9212 for

In the Community CDSE – Supporting our Community Since 1998 NSW Registered Clubs have been required to spend a percentage of their revenue in local communities under what is known as the CDSE scheme.

disability to use exercise equipment & practise a healthy lifestyle.

with disabilities from the Holroyd area.

Equatoria Community Welfare Association $ 5,435 towards the promotion of physical fitness & healthy living amongst young Africans, engaging them in their communities & building relationships.

Each year local welfare organisations apply for funding through the Clubs for Holroyd CDSE Committee. This Committee includes representatives from the four major Clubs in Holroyd, Holroyd City Council and Holroyd Interagency representing local charities.

Holroyd High School Parents’ and Citizens Association $8,670 towards a Learn to Swim program teaching basic water safety & swimming skills to students in years 7 & 8, many being new arrivals with little to no swimming skills.

On Thursday 12 August Wenty Leagues presented grants totaling $110,000 to 13 projects which will benefit our local community.

Parramatta West Public School P & C $10,090 towards the school pre-school, training social & community workers in age appropriate school preparation activities & providing parental & community support.

Boronia Multicultural Services $7,000 towards a Women’s Support Group for culturally diverse women, providing information and activities and assisting them to share individual skills.

Royal Rehabilitation Centre $2,400 to enable clients to re-apply for their driver licence following traumatic injury. Clients include those who have suffered stroke & spinal cord injury.

Centacare Catholic Social Services $8,460 for its “Not Enough Month at the End of the Money” program, developing a meaningful understanding for high school students of how best to manage their finances.

Sailability NSW Incorporated – Dobroyd Branch $4,000 for a pontoon & gangway replacement in Dobroyd where 30 children from Holroyd Special School attend a weekly service to learn sailing skills from October to April.

Dunrossil Challenge Foundation $12,000 to address the specialist teaching requirements of people with an intellectual

The Australian Genies $17,160 towards 3 customised strollers & disabled access upgrades for children living

The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre $15,000 to contribute to increased human rights awareness amongst refugee women and awareness of services available to provide them with support. Timehelp – Charities Aid Foundation $12,300 towards enhancing wellbeing & providing education & community outreach to young people & retirees across the Holroyd area. Westmead Medical Research Foundation $880 towards an Ovarian Cancer Support Group, providing an opportunity for women to share experiences, obtain information and provide mutual support $6,605 for the training of pre-school staff in stimulating speech & language in children & identifying & referring children with associated problems.

Jeans for Genes

On Friday 6 August We nty Leagues staff took part in Jeans for Genes Day, the major fundraiser of the Children’s Medical Research Ins titute. With most staff on the day taking part, $570 was raised for this very wo rthy cause.

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Lucky Fish

Catch the Lucky Fish and win up to

$1,000!

You have 10 chances to win every night from Monday 11 October until Saturday 20 November. Draws between 6:30pm & 9:30pm. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPM/10/00255 Terms and Conditions available at reception

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Win a boat for summer!

Picture for illustration purposes only

Swipe your card every day for your chance to win a 4.95m Allison Alloy 495 Bow Rider

valued at over $38,000 Commences: Monday 11 October Drawn on Sunday 21 November at 7pm and you must be in the club to claim the prize This fabulous prize is supplied by Blakes Marine and comes with everything you need to get on the water including: •

4.95m Allison Alloy ‘Australis’ Plate Aluminum Bow Rider Boat

70hp Yamaha 4 Stroke Motor

Dunbier Braked Trailer

One (1) years registration for the boat and trailer

Digital Speedo & Tacho

Garmin Sounder

Bimini Canopy

Safety equipment

On Water Tuition

Receive a bonus entry every hour between 9am and 7pm on the day of the draw. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/10/08551 Terms and Conditions available at reception

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NEW Tempura Barramundi Burger

with lettuce, red onion, cucumber and homemade tartare sauce served with fries. Available during October and November only

$10.40

Members Non Members $11.50

Member’s

$10

Tuesday

Crumbed Chicken Breast Schnitzel Served with lemon wedges, chips and your choice of garden salad or vegetables of the day That’s more than 20% OFF Available Tuesdays for lunch or dinner in October and November (Non Members price $11.10) Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Feature Beer

XXXX Summer Bright Lager

XXXX Summer Bright Lager is XXXX’s latest release. It has been brewed to refresh thirsty drinkers on a hot day and keep that summer feeling alive all year round. It’s a bright lager, so it’s been filtered to produce a clean and clear, low carb and full-strength beer. Its fruity aroma and smooth hop character balance the light malt flavour to create a seriously thirst-quenching beer.

$4

Members Non Members $4.40

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Junior WentyChef If you’re aged between 8 and 14 then you could be the first Junior WentyChef. To enter simply complete the entry form that can be found online at www.wentyleagues.com.au or can be collected from the main reception and return it to the club by 5pm 8 November 2010. Head Chef Colin Yabsley will select the 4 most inspiring entries to compete in the Junior WentyChef Final on Sunday 28 November. Each finalist will prepare a dish with assistance from Wenty’s trained Chefs in the Lucido kitchen before it is served to the waiting dining crowd including 6 of their own friends and family and a special VIP judging table. The winner of Junior WentyChef as decided by the 3 judges will win a $250 Toys R Us gift voucher and have their winning recipe and their name included in the Lucido menu for one month.

Wine

Italian Restaurant

Feature for October & November Rosemount Twilight Harvest Unoaked Chardonnay Crisp citrus & orchard fruit characters. Light and refreshing. Rosemount Twilight Harvest Shiraz The flavours of mulberries, blackberries and a hint of coffee. Per Bottle

Per Glass

$18

$4.90

.80

Members

0.90 Non Members $2

Members .40 Non Members $5

Imperial Dragon Chinese 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

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Fit some live music into your weekend, with some of Sydney’s best party bands performing every Friday and Saturday night.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE OCTOBER 1 8 15 22 29

SURPRISE PARTY JELLYBEAN JAM THE POD BROTHERS VIP REASONS 2B CHEERFUL

NOVEMBER 5 12 19 26

WILD CATZ ONE HIT WONDERS ALMOST FAMOUS SINGLED OUT

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 2 9 16 23 30

BLISS BOMB FEMME DE FUNK SINGLED OUT THE FROCKS FEMME DE FUNK

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NITESHIFT ROCK STAR THE FROCKS VIP

FREE FROM 10PM

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For the Love

of Beer

An evening with Lion Nathan Friday 19 November 7:30pm Do you know a lager from an ale or a pilsener? If you love a cold beer and would like to know more about how your favourite amber fluid finds its way to your Wenty Leagues schooner glass, then join us on Friday 19 November for an evening with Lion-Nathan the makers of Tooheys, Hahn, XXXX and more. You will learn about what goes into brewing some of the major products from the Lion-Nathan stable as well as having an opportunity to sample a number of different beers throughout the evening. Entry is free, but numbers are strictly limited. Tickets will be available from Reception on a first come first served basis from 6pm on the night.

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Christ mas Raffles Ham, Pork and Turkey Raffles 50 Prizes to be won each night WIN your choice of a leg of Ham, a leg of Pork or two Turkeys

Thursday, December 2, 9 & 16 Tickets on sale: 6-7.30pm Prize Draw: 7.30-8.30pm Either take your prize on the night or pick it up on Thursday 23 December from 12-6pm

Monster Seafood Raffle 60 seafood feasts valued at nearly $4,000 to be won for Christmas Day, including a $300 seafood pack Major Prize.

Sunday, December 12 Tickets on sale: 4-6pm Prize Draw: 6-7pm Either take a voucher for the award winning Penrith Seafood at Wetherill Park on the night or select from a range of packages which can be collected from the Club on Christmas Eve, Friday 24 December from 12-6pm.

Monster Toy Raffles 2 BIG NIGHTS 160 Prizes valued at over $13,000 including two $500 major prizes to be won over 2 big nights.

Sunday, November 28 Sunday, December 5 Tickets on sale: 4-6pm Prize Draw: 6-7pm

Christmas Hamper Raffle Sunday, December 19 Tickets on sale: 4-6pm

Prize Draw: 6-7pm

Thursday, December 23 Tickets on sale: 6-7.30pm

Prize Draw: 7.30-8.30pm

50 fantastic Christmas hampers to be won each night.

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Promotions

Cash Housie

Mahjong

Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday

Monday 7:30pm Registration from 6:30pm

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

Bingo

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

Tuesdays at 7.30pm

7:00pm 11:00am

2 books $3, 4 books $4 & 6 books $5.

Hoi

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.

Poker

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

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.

11:00am

Entry fee $11 Registration 1 hour before tournament For more details visit www.playAPL.com

Raffles

Thursday – Meat, Gift Cards and now HAMPERS Tickets on sale: 6.30pm - 7.30pm Prize Draw: 7.30pm - 8.30pm Sunday – Gift Cards, Household Goods & More Tickets on sale: 4pm - 6pm Prize Draw: 6pm - 7pm Note: The Sunday Raffle on NRL Grand Final Day, 3 October will run from 2-5pm. The JOURNAL WENTY LEAGUES OCT/NOV 2010 • 11


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

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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12pm Sunday Funday 2pm - 5pm Sunday Raffle 5pm NRL Grand Final

2pm Cash Housie 9pm Live in Starlight Mental as Anything 10pm Saturday Night Live Femme De Funk

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live The Pod Brothers

2pm Cash Housie 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Live in Starlight David Cazalet the King in Concert 10pm Saturday Night Live Singled Out

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live VIP

2pm Cash Housie 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Live in Starlight Vegas After Dark 10pm Saturday Night Live The Frocks

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live Reasons 2B Cheerful

2pm Cash Housie 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Live in Starlight Roy Orbison Reborn 10pm Saturday Night Live Femme De Funk

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

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9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm APL Poker

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9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Bingo 7.30pm APL Poker

8.30am Gentle Exercise 9am & 10am Tai Chi Class 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 6.45pm Line Dancing Class in Wally Webster Hall 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

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9am Gentle Exercise 10am Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Travelling Show 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

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SUNDAY

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Hotel California – A Tribute to the Eagles 10pm Saturday Night Live Bliss Bomb

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live Surprise Party

8.30am Gentle Exercise 9am & 10am Tai Chi Class 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 6.45pm Line Dancing Class in Wally Webster Hall 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

SATURDAY

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

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

8.30am Gentle Exercise 9am & 10am Tai Chi Class 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 6.45pm Line Dancing Class in Wally Webster Hall 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

9am Gentle Exercise 10am -12noon Tiny Tots 12pm Melbourne Cup Luncheon 1pm Live in Lucido Big Ben 3pm Melbourne Cup 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Bingo 7.30pm APL Poker

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

8.30am Gentle Exercise 9am & 10am Tai Chi Class 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 6.45pm Line Dancing Class in Wally Webster Hall 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Bingo 7.30pm APL Poker

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Roll the Dice 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Gentle Exercise Class 6.30pm - 8.30pm Spin & Win Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

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9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm APL Poker

8.30am Gentle Exercise 9am & 10am Tai Chi Class 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 6.45pm Line Dancing Class in Wally Webster Hall 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

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9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live Wild Catz

2pm Cash Housie 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Live in Starlight A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison 10pm Saturday Night Live Nite Shift

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live One Hit Wonders

2pm Cash Housie 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 8pm Live in Starlight Virtuosity 10pm Saturday Night Live Rock Star

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live Almost Famous

2pm Cash Housie 6.30pm - 9.30pm Lucky Fish 7pm Live in Starlight Love Generation – The Seventies Show 10pm Saturday Night Live The Frocks

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle 7pm Win a Boat for Summer Draw

9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Friday Night Live Singled Out

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Jade Herley 10pm Saturday Night Live VIP

12pm Sunday Funday 4pm - 7pm Monster Toy Raffle

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WIN A BOAT FOR SUMMER Valued at over $38,000 See page 5 for full details Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/10/08551 Terms and Conditions available at reception

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October Entertainment HOTEL CALIFORNIA A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES SATURDAY OCTOBER 2

New Show

MENTAL AS ANYTHING SATURDAY OCTOBER 9

7PM

This ‘Best of the Eagles’ show has been incredibly successful at venues including The Basement over the last few years. The brilliant song writing of Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey is brought to life by the Hotel California band. This is an amazing show featuring all the big hits by the Eagles, reproduced by some of Sydney’s best musicians.

9PM

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 NOW

Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE NOW

DAVID CAZALET THE KING IN CONCERT SATURDAY OCTOBER 16

7PM

“The King in Concert” showcases Elvis from his humble beginning as a shy country boy on the Memphis Sun Label to the “world wide” mega star of Hollywood and Vegas. It presents Elvis’ No 1 hits in the style of their origin capturing the Presley sound with that goose bump generating feeling that seems to come so naturally to the show’s star….David Cazalét. David, a New Yorker by birth and a lover of Elvis’ music since boyhood, moves effortlessly from era to era, costume to glorious costume, recre ating the music that is still loved by millions of people throughout the world. He does this by utilising one of the finest groups of musicians ever assembled for this style of show. Tickets: $25

ON SALE NOW No free tickets

Tickets available from reception and now also online. Call 8868 9200 or visit www.wentyleagues.com.au VIDEO

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Visit www.wentyleagues.com.au for sample videos of shows


VEGAS AFTER DARK SATURDAY October 23

New Show

7PM

Enjoy the music of The Rat Pack from the 50’s & 60’s right through to the modern music which is featured today along the Las Vegas strip. The High Rollers Big Band will croon & swoon their way through a repertoire of show stoppers from every era of Vegas with gorgeous showgirls performing in dazzling Vegas style. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE NOW

ROY ORBISON REBORN SATURDAY October 30

7PM

Back after a sellout show in February is the World’s No. 1 Tribute to Roy Orbison. Roy Orbison lives on in the persona of Dean Bourne. During his recent national tour Dean has been receiving standing ovations Australia wide as he continues to mesmerise audiences with his unique ability to recreate the magic and great hits of Roy Orbison. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE NOW

Free OCTOBER Entertainment FRIDAY Night Live

SATURDAY Night Live

FREE FROM 10.00pm

FREE FROM 10.00pm

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SURPRISE PARTY

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BLISS BOMB

8

JELLYBEAN JAM

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FEMME DE FUNK

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THE POD Brothers

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SINGLED OUT

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THE FROCKS

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REASONS 2B CHEERFUL

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REASONS 2B CHEERFUL

Jellybean Jam


NOVEMBER Entertainment A TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN & JIM MORRISON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6

7PM

Come and celebrate the music of the incredibly influential Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. They all died around the 1970 period which marked an end to the glorious creativity of the 60’s. This show is lovingly put together by Rock guru Damien Lovelock and musical MD Rex Goh. Not only have they assembled some top class musicians, they have brought a historical perspective to the show. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I Non Members $10 New ON SALE: MONDAY OCTOBER 4 Show

VIRTUOSITY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 13

7PM

New Show

This is sure to be a stunning night featuring excellence in music, melody and mirth. Violin virtuoso Ian Cooper is one of Australia’s finest Violinists and will be performing Jazz, Gypsy, Latin, Irish and Blues classics and even a touch of Cowboy music. The show also features comedy virtuoso Peter Kaye. Peter is sure to have you in stitches with his hilarious masked comedy impressionist act. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY OCTOBER 4

LOVE GENERATION – THE SEVENTIES SHOW SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 20

7PM

The Love Generation takes you back to a time when life was free and easy and live entertainment was hip. The show includes special tributes to artists such as Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, ABBA, Rod Stewart, The Partridge Family, John Denver and many more. So dust off those flares, pull on your platform shoes and get ready to relive the 70’s. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY OCTOBER 4

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JADE HURLEY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27

7PM

Labelled Australia’s King of Country Rock, Jade Hurley is ab out to show this Wenty Leagues audience how he got his name. His flamboyant costumes combined with his ability to mix classic rock’n’ roll with country music has meant his appeal with audiences has never died. If you’re a country rock fan, this show promises to deliver. Tickets: MEMBERS $10 I NON MEMBERS $12 ON SALE: Monday OCTOBER 4

Tickets available from reception and now also online. Call 8868 9200 or visit www.wentyleagues.com.au

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

ONE HIT WONDERS FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER FREE FROM 10PM

Free NOVEMBER Entertainment FRIDAY Night Live

SATURDAY Night Live

FREE FROM 10.00pm

FREE FROM 10.00pm

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WILDCATZ

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NITESHIFT

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ONE HIT WONDERS

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ROCK STAR

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ALMOST FAMOUS

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Almost Famous

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DECEMBER Entertainment THE AUSTRALIAN TOM JONES EXPERIENCE SATURDAY December 4

CREEDANCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE SHOW SATURDAY December 11

7PM

10PM

This will be a party night to remember with a cracking band and a great setlist. Discover some of the best roots music ever made including songs like Down on the Corner, Bad Moon Rising, Heard it Through the Grapevine and Proud Mary. This show will be on the Lucido Stage.

He was born and bred in Wales, he looks like Tom Jones, he sings like Tom Jones and when he’s on stage Jaques Renay IS Tom Jones. Featuring an 8 piece band and 3 fabulous ‘Pussycats’. Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY November 1

SPECIAL FREE SHOW

ADAM SCICLUNA – CHRISTMAS WITH THE CROONERS

NEW YEARS EVE – ABBALANCHE

SATURDAY December 18

DINNER & SHOW

7PM

SATURDAY DECEMBER 31

Re-live the yuletide magic with the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Bobby Darin and many other Legends of Swing.

New Show

9PM

Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal before grooving in the New Year to Abbalanche. Abbalanche are the ultimate 90’s creation – They look, sing and play exactly like their almost as famous counterparts of the 70’s, ABBA. The Starlight Room will be set up with a dance floor for this event.

Presented by the classy Adam Scicluna, this show will have you clicking your fingers and jingling all the way to Christmas Day.

Tickets: $70 ON SALE NOW No free tickets

Tickets: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY November 1

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KIDS’ Entertainment Wednesday 6 October 10:30am Dorothy the Dinosaur has a BRAND NEW SHOW for 2010. It’s called Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Travelling Show! You won’t believe your eyes! For the first time ever, Dorothy will have her own plane to travel around the world in search of the perfect rose! Dorothy wants to find the perfect rose to make the best ever rosy-posy cake. You’ll see the fairies castle live on stage and of course, you’ll sing and dance along with Fairy Clare, Fairy Larissa, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus with your favourite Wiggly songs and some brand new tunes as well.

Tickets: $18 (children under 12mths free) Tickets available from reception or online at www.wentyleagues.com.au

ABBALANCHE

Special Kid’s Christmas Show Tuesday 21 December 11am* *Additional shows may be scheduled if required ABBA’s classic pop melodies and catchy songs have stood the test of time and entertained literally billions of people all over the world. Treat your kids to this special Christmas performance with ABBALANCHE performing all your ABBA favourites in a special kids Christmas show

Tickets: $10 (children under 12mths Free) Tickets available from reception or online at www.wentyleagues.com.au

TINY TOTS Tuesday 11am – 2pm every Tuesday

Entertain the kids while you catch up with other mums, dads and grandparents every Tuesday. OCTOBER 5 Fun with Cheekie the clown & the gang including face painting and games 12 Bop till you drop at our Kid’s Disco and Karaoke Party 19 Paint and decorate your own plaster piece from the plaster fun house *One plaster per child. Additional plasters available at cost. 26 Pat a Python, Touch a Turtle & Smile at a Crocodile with the Reptiles Rule Show

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NOVEMBER 2* Get cuddly with the animals from Misty Ridge Animal Farm 9 Sydney’s favourite comedy magician performs in two live shows (11.30am and 1pm) 16 Cupcake decorating with Chef Adam plus fun and games with a clown 23 Bop till you drop at our Kid’s Disco and Karaoke Party 30 Fun with Cheekie the clown & the gang including face painting and games *Tiny Tots Tuesday will run from 10am - 12noon on 2 November to cater for Melbourne Cup.

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 OCT/NOV 2010 • 19


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Sub Clubs DISTRICT FOOTBALL NSW Cup At the time of my last report the NSW Cup had completed 16 Rounds and although in the top eight, they were struggling to put together any consistent form that would entitle a serious challenge for Premiership honours. After losing three of the next four games up to Round 21, a complete turn around occurred. The team started to show the obvious ability within and as a consequence they won their next four games in a row, all by big margins including a 72-12 demolition of the Melbourne Storm in Round 25. The final round of the regular season was a narrow 14-12 loss to the highly-regarded, second placed Balmain Tigers. Wenty finished the season in 6th position on the ladder. Congratulations to Anthony Mitchell who made his NRL first grade debut and Lee Te Maari who played his initial NRL game for Parramatta. Bundy Cup In my last report after round 12, our Bundy Cup side were playing inconsistent and uncontrolled Rugby League. They were sitting in second last on the table and in danger of not having the opportunity to defend their 2009 Premiership title. However, Coach Brett Cook and the players have turned themselves around and from Round 13 to the end of the regular season won 9 games in a row. The majority of these wins were by clear margins and subsequently the team clawed their way up the ladder to finish in second position. At the business end of the season, the first of the Semi Finals was played on September 5 against arch enemies, Mount Pritchard. Although under tremendous pressure and behind on the score board after the first 20 minutes, the team started to play some outstanding football and finished far too strong with a 52-12 win. The team would then take on the Minor Premiers (Bankstown Bulls) for a direct path to another Grand Final. Events The WDRLFC presentation night will be held in the near future, although the date had not been finalised at the time of writing. Details will be published on the Wenty Leagues website once finalised. The annual Family Fun Day was held on August 8 and was again a huge success with a large crowd in attendance. It was a beautiful winter’s day with the kids enjoying rides, jumping castles, slides, a petting zoo and great food from our canteen until well after the three games of football had concluded. We look forward to a bigger and better day next year! Ron Bottle - Secretary

FISHING CLUB 17 July 2010 With the weather on our side we headed out to the 50 fathom mark and to our surprise the leatherjackets had disappeared. We ended up catching 56 morwong, which beat Kiama Charters’ previous record of 54 morwong. We also caught 2 snapper, 2 pig fish, and 3 flatheads. Jason Hee landed the biggest bag of the day with 64.62 points. The biggest fish of the day was a 1.2kg sergeant baker caught by F. Deak. Once again, we thank Rodney from Kiama Charters for making our trips safe and rewarding. 15 August 2010 The day’s forecast said strong, Westerly winds up to 30km/h. Lucky for us, these winds would not hit until later in the day. The current was roaring through, making fishing impossible in anything deeper than 30 fathoms. With these adverse conditions we still managed 14 morwong, 6 pig fish, 2 flatheads, 8 sweep and 2 snapper. With 68.2 points, the biggest bag of the day was caught by Otto Sparing. Otto caught a 1.2kg sergeant baker as part of his bag, which meant he also got the biggest fish of the day award. D. Prestipino is leading Wenty Leagues’ fishing competition at this stage of the year with S. Gaberial coming second and J. Romcheck in third place. Wishing all fisho’s the best of luck in this year’s competition, especially our President S. Gabrerial who really tries! Till next tide Alf DeBattista – Publicity Officer

INDOOR BOWLS Our ladies singles competition was played on August 12. It was a great success with a good roll up of

players and spectators. Doreen Anderson was the winner with Carmen Jones coming in as the runner up. Congratulations to everyone on a fine day! The men’s singles will be played on September 19 with the results published in the next edition of The Journal Fay Peter – Publicity Officer

GOLF Our Match-play championship has now been played. The results are below: A Grade winner Gary Waghorne defeating Chip Chase B Grade winner Danny Chaiban defeating Mark Weyman C Grade winner Norm Hindy defeating Joe Cannon If you are interested in joining the golf club please contact Leon Plotkans (0412 404 660) or visit the Leagues Club’s website where you will find more information on the golf club. New members are most welcome. Charlie Bannerman has won our jackpot hole worth $400 with a shot that finished 90cms from the hole. If you are looking for a loan, get in early before he spends it. Our current jackpot is worth $300 (at the time of writing) and is rising every week. Upcoming games are as follows: 3/10 Liverpool 6.30am 10/10 Penrith 6.30am. Leagues Club Cup - All grades 17/10 Gosford Challenge 6am. Bus leaves club at 4am 24/10 Macarthur Grange 6.30am 31/10 Glenmore 7.25am 7/11 Liverpool 6.30am. 1st round of Club Championships - All grades. 5/12 Leonay 6.00am. Ham and Chook day. Alan Thompson - President

LINE DANCING Beginner classes have been well attended during our current 8 week term. ‘Absolute Beginners’ line dance classes will resume again on October 11. This will be the last opportunity to get started for 2010. We would like to congratulate all of our beginners who now feel confident and have graduated to the intermediate session. Our intermediate session follows immediately after the beginners session every Monday night (including public holidays). Our social nights, held on the second Friday of each month in the Wally Webster Sports Complex, are a fun affair. All levels and children are most welcome. October sees our instructor Julie Talbot celebrating 18 years in the line dance business and November will see us all busing off to Cowra, to dance with our country line dance cousins. Come and join the line dance classes at Wenty - Just for fun! Kids always dance for FREE. Julie Talbot

MEN’S BOWLS The last two months have been very active for the Men’s Bowls club. The No.1 Pennant Side journeyed to Uralla/ Armidale to participate in the State play-offs. The weather was not conducive to good bowls. In our first game against Halekulani, conditions were deplorable and we were beaten by 16 shots after an approximate 4 hour delay. In our game against Cabramatta (2009 winners), we really excelled to be beaten by only 1 shot. Our third game against Ballina was a “let down” game where neither side had a chance to progress. Shane Partridge, our junior, performed well in leading for Mick McDonald and the team of U. Bendt, S. Johns, G. Stuart and C. Couchman were undefeated over the weekend. In saying that, the team of L. Jenner, S. Nelson, D. Harmer and M.McDonald won their last nine games which contributed to this club making the Final play-offs. The bowlers really appreciated the support of the Board of Directors and supporters who travelled with the side. Chris Couchman and Greg Stuart have won the Zone 10 Club Champion of Champion Pairs and will later play in the State play-offs. Shane Partridge represented Zone 10 in the 7 a side junior State Championships held at Port Macquarie, winning a

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Bronze Medal. We have recently conducted three sponsored tournament: - The Open Mixed Pairs sponsored by Danny Mannix, Miles Mechanics. It was won by J. Lane and P. Webb (Merrylands) - The Penguin Pairs sponsored by Charlie Daher, BP Wentworthville. It was won by John Stephenson and Steve Attard (Wenty) - Open Men’s Pairs sponsored by Rod Smith, Terry Shields Toyota. It was won by J. Spurway and P. O’Connell (Northmead) Many of our bowlers have received recognition for their performances of late. Dennis Harmer and John O’Connell were selected in the NSW Legends side against the Turf Craftsmen. Dennis Harmer has also been selected in the NSW Senior State Side of the National State Senior Sides Championships to be held in Perth. Shaun Johns, Dennis Harmer, Chris Couchman, Greg Stuart and Craig Maythers will be representing Zone 10 at the State InterZone Championships to be played at Fairy Meadow. Other players who have represented from this Club at Zone level recently include Shaun Nelson, Tony Stokes and Steve Morris. Upcoming Events for Members: - Mixed Pairs/Mixed Fours Championships - Men’s Graded Triples - Men’s Graded Fours - Wednesday Men’s Twilight Social Bowls which have commenced. - Mixed Twilight Bowls Friday, commencing October 8. Merv Wright - Publicity Officer

WOMEN’S BOWLS News from Women’s Bowls: - Frances Muscat is the Minor Singles Champion for 2010. She defeated Norma Tanner in a final that provided a display of skilful bowling on a day of high winds. - The consistency Competition and the Major/Minor pairs have been conducted. - Many members contributed to the success of the Open Triples Carnival conducted on September. - Dot Davis represented our Club at the Vets Day. - The Memorial Day for Lois Beckley was held with a great gathering of bowlers from both the Men and Women’s Clubs. - Selectors are currently looking at the skills of members interested in Pennants in the 2011 season. It is always a difficult task to grade teams and to select teams who will proudly represent Wentworthville Leagues Club. Marcia Woods – Publicity Officer

TABLE TENNIS The Winter Competition of Table Tennis Western Sydney in now under way with Wentworthville again entering teams in all grades. It is great to see that all our players are keen to represent our club again. Our Monday evening handicap competition is open to all comers regardless of your level of experience. It is a great starting point for newcomers looking for a game of table tennis in the area. 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. So, why not join us? Registration from 7 pm - Competition commences at 7.45pm. For the more serious competitor, 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. If you are watching the upcoming Commonwealth games, keep an eye out for our own Vivian Tan, who will be representing Australia in Delhi. Table Tennis club contacts: Gavin Bland (President) – 0448 870 220, Peter Higgs (Secretary) – 0418 472 508 Gavin Bland - President

CRICKET As you read this, our competitions will be underway. We wish all teams the best of luck. This season we have


registered 9 senior and 9 junior teams. A Grade makes a welcome return to Monty Bennett Oval this year and are keen to make this ground a difficult place for opposition teams to play. On Friday, 15 October ‘in2cricket’ starts for our future generation (5-8 year olds). The younger ones enjoy games, learn new skills and make new friends. The program runs for 10 weeks. Anyone interested in joining should contact Chad Radford on 0434 269 794 for further details. Aaron Martin – Publicity Officer

SWIMMING Wenty Leagues’ Swimming Club swims at the heated pool in Dunmore St, Wentworthville (just off the Cumberland H’way) on Sunday mornings from October to March. Our 2010 - 2011 season starts on Sunday, 10 October at 7.45am. We cater for Wenty Leagues members of all swimming levels, standards, shapes and sizes for ages from 18 to 98. Children over 15 can become members if accompanied by their parents. Each Sunday we compete in various events from 25m to 200m and all form strokes. We invite members to swim in one or many events for the weekly point scores. Championships for age groups and levels are conducted at the end of our season. Our races are conducted on a nominated time basis. Swimmers nominate the time they will swim and the aim is to swim as close as possible to that nominated time. We swim in many carnivals throughout the whole year and these are also conducted on that basis. Every Sunday we finish the swim with a cuppa and a chat and also have a few BBQs throughout the season. Most of the carnivals we attend are followed by a social function where we get together with old and new friends. We also arrange mid season and off season trips around Sydney and the state. So for a bit of fun and fitness, come on down and have a splash with us. This is great for those of you who have finished your sporting competitions for the year or for those who want a bit of variation during their current season. For more details ,please contact any of our committee who will be happy to assist you. Club Captain – Tom Lamont (9631 7620) President – Peter Bain (0419 420 103) Secretary – Robin Thomson (9636 8613) Treasurer – Ted Jolly (9631 9093) Peter Bain - President

GOSHIN JU-JITSU Over the last couple of months, it has been very encouraging to see our student numbers increase to over 60 students. Both the junior mat and senior mat sessions continue to grow in numbers. We would like to congratulate Anthony and Joshua who were appointed as our new Junior Instructors last year. They have both been doing a fantastic job. Please note that our Annual Presentation Day has been booked for Sunday, 28 November in The Starlight Room. Well done to all involved in the Wenty Leagues Ju-Jitsu demonstration held at OLQP School. Thankyou to Rick Cefai and all our Ju-Jitsu students involved. We received excellent feedback on how well all students participated in the demonstration. During the school holidays, Rick Cefai has been providing additional training to students. The extra training will assist them in progressing higher up their belts. At our 2010 AGM held on August 10, the following officers were elected: Sensei - Rick Cefai President - Ray Bligh Secretary - Jen Pearson Treasurer - Margaret Borg General Committee - B  arry Elton, Ray Borg, Paul Gava, Danny Greenhagh, Brian Carter. Patrons - Marie and Trevor Simpson Congratulations to the following students who have been graded recently: Junior Yellow Belt Part 1- Joshua Oliver, Emily Carmichael,

Simon John, Logan Potts, Aakash Kumar, Ayusha Gupta, Ayushi Shetye, Isabella Dias, Francesca Dias, Leah D’Souza, Elaine Miranda, Settimia Luccitti, Jeida Hunuki, Caitlyn Borg, Raghav Goval, Krishna Dudam and Jade Donnelly. Junior Yellow Belt Part 2- Damon Hunt and Lola Driver. Ray Bligh – President Jen Pearson - Secretary

WHEELKINGS The Wenty Leagues WheelKings finished the 2010 National Wheelchair Basketball League’s regular season last month with two strong wins over Adelaide Thunder. However, Wenty’s improving form came too late to get them into the finals, which is just the third time the team has missed out since 1994. After a sensational 2009 season, where the WheelKings were runners-up to Perth, this year has been all about developing the younger players. Four of the 2009 starting five transferred interstate or retired. This left the team in full rebuilding mode led by veteran Craig Cannane and Australian Gliders star Kylie Gauci. Three 17 year olds in just their second season (CJ Grogan, Keegan Oh-Chee and Josh Meoli) joined the starting five and proved that they have what it takes to mix it with Australia’s world champion players. Promising rookie, 22 year old Brad Grove, also established himself as a future Australian prospect with his speed and court sense. Coach Gerry Hewson and Assistant Coach Alan Cox did a great job teaching their young charges the skills and strategies of wheelchair basketball. Equally as important, they kept the younger players motivated after some heavy losses and kept them humble and focused after several solid victories. The future is very promising and the team sees itself being able to legitimately compete for the NWBL title again in 2 to 3 years. The WheelKings players and staff again wish to thank the Wenty Leagues Club board, management and members for all their support throughout the 2010 season. The team has been incredibly proud to wear the club name and colours for the past 10 years and we look forward to representing Wenty in the upcoming Sydney Wheelchair Basketball League. Michael King - Secretary

NETBALL We have had a busy end to the season this year with the majority of our teams competing in the ‘Business’ end of the season. Team results were as follows: Semi Finalists - 10’s, 11’s, 12’s, Inter 3, Senior 1 (A Grade), 3 (A Grade), 4 (B2), 5(B2), 6 (C2), 7 (C2) & 8 (D Grade) Finalists - 12’s, Senior 3 (A Grade), Senior 5 (B2), Senior 6 & 7 (C2) and Senior 8 (D Grade) Grand Finalists - 10’s, 12’s, Inter 3, Senior team 4 (B2), Senior Team 6 (C2) and Senior 8 (D Grade) Premiers – at the time of writing this report our grand finals scheduled for Saturday, 4 September were rained out and will now take place on Saturday, 11 September. We will announce our results in the next Journal. Following the Grand Final this year, Wenty Leagues Netball Club’s playing days at Parramatta Auburn Netball Association (PANA) will come to an end. Wenty Leagues are the longest standing club left at PANA, therefore the decision to move associations was not made lightly. The decision was bought about due to a number of clubs leaving PANA over the last 3 to 4 years, which has left our teams playing against each other approximately every 3rd week. PANA have been trying to recruit new clubs to their Association, however to date this has not been successful. The committee had an extra ordinary meeting earlier this year and it was a unanimous vote that, for our club to progress further and to experience a wide range of competition, we needed to move Associations. We wanted to remain in a similar area and to do this we organised a meeting for all club players and parents of players under 18 to be presented with facts provided to us from both Fairfield Netball Association and Blacktown City Netball Association (BCNA). The decision was made via a club vote on August 16 to move to Blacktown City Netball Association (BCNA). The vote was 99% for Blacktown.

Sporting Clubs Weekly Schedule MONDAY Table Tennis H’cap C’ships 7.30pm Table Tennis Area TUESDAY Men’s Social Bowls Wenty Leagues

11am

Snooker & Billiards Magpie Sports

7.30pm

Squash Club Pennant Comp Coolibah Squash & Fitness Centre 8pm WEDNESDAY Indoor Bowls Mixed Social 10.30am Magpie Sports Mens Social Bowls (Triples) 5pm Wenty Leagues Goshin Ju-Jitsu Training Wally Webster Hall

7pm

Euchre Tournament Meeting Room

7.30pm

THURSDAY Ladies Social Bowls Wenty Leagues

9am

Indoor Bowls Mixed Social 7.30pm Magpie Sports Dominoes Magpie Sports

7.15pm

Squash Club Pennant Comp Coolibah Squash & Fitness Centre 8pm FRIDAY Mens Social Bowls Wenty Leagues

11am

Mixed Social Bowls Wenty Leagues

5pm

Mixed Social Darts Magpie Sports

8pm

SATURDAY Junior Cricket (Summer) Various Venues

8.30am

Junior Bowls Academy Wenty Leagues

10am - Noon

Mens Social Bowls Wenty Leagues

1pm

Senior Cricket (Summer) Various Venues

1.15pm

SUNDAY Golf Club Weekly Fixture Various Venues

6am-7.30am Start

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Sub Clubs continued BCNA have a very large competition of some 300 odd teams, as apposed to an 87 team competition we competed in at PANA. BCNA is well established and all of our players are also welcome to trial for BCNA representative teams for 2011. We are looking forward to a new, very exciting year in 2011. Congratulations to Taylor Byers, who has been selected for the Australian Indigenous Netball Team. Taylor currently plays in our junior Inter 1 team and represented PANA in Night Inter District Team. Taylor also helped out our B2 team towards the end of this year who suffered with injuries. Our club is very proud of Taylor and we look forward to following her successes. The Executive Committee and club members are extremely proud of all players for their efforts this season and for the way they have represented their netball club and Wenty Leagues Club. Kellie Denning – Publicity Officer

DOMINOES Dominoes are played every Thursday night in the Magpie Lounge. Names in by 7.15pm - Game starts at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome. Don’t forget, if you’re running late give Shirley a ring on 0405 414 944 to put your name down so you don’t miss out. Our Weekly Thursday night winners were as follows: July 1 A Kazangi July 8 A Kazangi, S Caine July 15 G Behan, C Malley July 22 F Flaviano, R Garden July 29 A Kazangi, G Smith Aug 5 M James, K McAnally Aug 12 A Kazangi, R Garden Aug 19 G Smith, R Smith Aug 26 G Walters, J Lowery Most important, don’t forget to get your Presentation Night tickets from Joan Lowery. Presentation night will be on Friday, 19 November at Garfield Street Bowling Club from 6.30pm. Dominoes will be played throughout the Christmas/ New Year period. We wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year Happy Dominoes Shirley Keniry - Secretary

SQUASH Squash Club News: - The Squash Club was successful in winning 3 Grand Finals in the 2010 Autumn Pennant Competition. - Both of the Mens Division 1 sides made the Grand Final. Team 1 (Anthony Trott, Mangesh Nadkarni, John Wachowicz, Yang Wang and Danny Hedges) won their Grand Final. - Two of our Mixed Division Teams won the other two Pennants. - The club has 14 teams participating in the 2010 Spring Pennant Competition which commenced on August 16 and concludes on December 8. - John Laurie defeated Anthony Trott in the Final of the Maurie Wheatley Handicap Event. - The club held its Annual Presentation Night at Wenty’s Lucido Italian Restaurant in August. Our sincere thanks goes to the staff of the Leagues Club, in particular the Lucido staff, for making our presentation night an enjoyable evening. - A number of our members travelled to Hobart, Tasmania in September to participate in the 2010 Australian Master’s Squash Championships. - Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Leagues Club on November 24. Keep fit, play squash Rob Spooner - Secretary

SNOOKER We have now finished our Western Districts competitions. Well done to both our B Grade and C Grade sides for making the grand finals. Unfortunately both teams were pipped in the grand final. We have now started the inter-club billiards summer competition. We have one team in A Grade and two

teams in B Grade. We won this competition last year so hopefully the boys can defend their title. Good luck to the teams involved! Just a reminder to anyone interested in playing in our social knockout competition – It is held every Tuesday night from 7.30pm in the Magpie Sports Bar. Keep Potting Grant Pulley – 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. Recent top scorers: Jul 14 Rob Fountain, Barrie Hewitt, Col Levingston Jul 21 Judy Byrnes, Joe Carlina, Col Levingston Jul 28 Brian Hogan, Col Levingston, Tony Zumbo Aug 4 Col Levingston, Bill Seinor, Mick Presterpino, Joe Carlino, Mick Smith Aug 11 Taniya McKay, Bill Seinor, Mick Smith Aug 18 Frank Flaviano, Barrie Hewitt, Col Levingston Aug 25 Bill Seinor, Frank Boxall, Rob Fountain, Judy Byrnes Sep 1 Caroline Arona, Col Levingston, Brian Hogan Vera Critchley – Publicity Officer

DARTS The NSW state team played at the Central Coast Leagues Club in the Australian championships back in July. We had 5 people from Wenty in the team, in which NSW came third overall. We have also been very busy with the club championships. Club championship results: July 31 - Men’s & Ladies singles Men’s winner: John Rook with runner up Terry Perkins. Ladies winner: Lisa Kay with runner up Ruth Gotts. A great day was had by all who attended. It was good to see two of our new members, Jen & Daniel, getting involved in the club’s event. August 21 - Drawn Men’s & Ladies doubles Men’s Winners: Jason Crofts & Dave Harrison with runner up Ian Merry & Grahame Russell. Ladies Winners: Ruth Gotts & Betty Kay with runner up Roxanne Russell & Josephine Nobbs. Special mention - On the day, Jason Crofts hit a 180. September 4 - Drawn mixed doubles Winners: Jason Crofts &Betty Atkin with runner up Stuart Jackson & Roslyn Atkin. Special mentions - Jason Crofts & David Harrison both hitting 180’s on the day. Social darts has been getting a lot more players attending on Friday nights, which is really good to see. Hopefully we will see more people as the weather improves. Well done to all teams playing in the comp nights. As the season draws to a close, hopefully we will have good representation in the finals. Josephine Nobbs - Publicity Officer

JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE The 2010 season was just about over at the time of writing and the club had at that stage won 9 premierships, with the Sydney Shield team still competing in semi finals. The teams that had won their 2010 premierships at the time of writing were: U/9-1s Coached by Peter Dalby U/9-4s Coached by Brendan Davisdon U/10-1s Coached by Ian Thompson U/11-1s Coached by Peter Cassar U/12-1s Coached by Geoff Camilleri U/13-2s Coached by Mark Bugeja U/14-1s Coached by Sam Gambin U/17-1s Coached by Pierre Tannous C Grade Coached by Jim Verlinden Allan McGowan - Secretary

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Club Contacts Men’s Bowls President: George Mumford Secretary: Robert Ashton 0413 318 320 Women’s Bowls President: Jan Cunningham Secretary: Joyce Rochford 9863 5420 Cricket Club President: Justin Isaacs Secretary: Aaron Martin 0414 322 547 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 Netball Club President: Judy Paton Secretary: Jody Manson 0414 320 525 Quinlan Shield President: Ken Darke Secretary: Doreen Anderson 9689 2179 Wenty Wheelkings Secretary: Michael King 0414 766 271 WDRLFC (NSW & Bundy Red Cups) President: Jason Grant Secretary: Ron Bottle 0438 445 329 WUJRLFC (Junior Rugby League) President: Sam Gambin Secretary: Allan McGowan 0419 266 591 Snooker & Billiards Club President: Ray Hanna Secretary: Grant Pulley 0421 955 107 Squash Club President: Elwyn Griffiths Secretary: Rob Spooner 0434 000 656 Swimming Club President: Peter Bain Secretary: Robin Thomson 9636 8613 Table Tennis Club President: Gavin Bland Secretary: Peter Higgs 0418 472 508


General Information

General Information Wenty Leagues contact info

SHUTTLE BUS TIMETABLE

50 Smith St. Wentworthville 2145

Main reception Phone: 8868 9200 Email: info@wentyleagues.com.au Website: www.wentyleagues.com.au

Operational hours Monday - Thursday 10am - 4am Friday

10am - 6am

Saturday

9am - 6am

Sunday

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 • UGH Boots of any description • Bare feet • Sports caps / Bandanna headwear Acceptable (some examples, not limited to): • Neat and tidy sports apparel • Camouflage clothing • Slides / sandals / scuffs

For pick ups or enquiries call 8868 9200 South Run 5.30pm 7.30pm 9.30pm Thursday 5.30pm 7.30pm 9.30pm Friday 5.30pm 7.30pm 9.30pm 11.30pm Saturday - 12.30pm 2.00pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 9.30pm 11.30pm Sunday 4.45pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 10.30pm Wednesday

North Run 6.30pm 8.30pm 10.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 10.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 10.30pm 12.30am 11.00am 1.15pm 2.45pm 4.00pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 10.30pm 12.30am 4.00pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 9.30pm -

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

NRL Grand Final Sunday 3 October 5pm 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: Super Sunday Raffle will run from 2-5pm on NRL Grand Final Day

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Wednesday Night Member Promotion

ROLL THE DICE Roll two dice and WIN 10x the amount you roll in CASH

Roll a double 1 and win the $500 JACKPOT For your chance to WIN simply swipe your member card between 5.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday night and place your ticket in the barrel. The earlier you’re here the more chances you have to win.

10 Draws every Wednesday night between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPM/10/00255 Terms and Conditions available from reception

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Melbourne Cup AT WENTY

Tuesday 2 November TAB open from 8am – Smith Street entry only will be open at this time. Coverage will be televised live around the club on numerous big screens including the Wentworth Bar’s 3 metre screen. Make an afternoon of it with Big Ben playing Live on the Lucido Stage from 1-5pm If you’re looking for something to do with your workplace, why not bring them to Wenty this Melbourne Cup Day. Contact our function team today on 8868 9200 to discuss options for your group. Sweeps on sale from 12.30pm (sweep winnings can be collected from 4pm)

Luncheon

Melbourne Cup

From 12 noon

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and frivo lity in The Starlight Room with award winning performer and MC Chris Castle.

2 Course Menu

MAIN (alternate serve) Chicken supreme wrapped in pros ciutto with béarnaise sauce served with potato mash and vegetable provencal Or Slow cooked grain fed beef oyst er blade with wild mushroom ragout, potato mash and vegetable provencal DESSERT Passionfruit crème brulée tart with vanilla marinated strawberries and double cream Tickets $30 Tickets available online at www.wen tyleagues.com.au, in person at reception or by phone 8868 9200 Hat Parade • Best Home Made Plus • Big Screen • Door Prize

• Best Store Bought • Sweeps

Journal - Oct/Nov 2010  

Journal - Oct/Nov 2010

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