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Friday and Sunday evenings we present local talent performing live in pekish restaurant Featured Local Artist

Dave Zerafa



Welcome to Lifestyle Magazine


As we continue to focus on celebrating and supporting members of our great community, we introduce our first ‘new format’ magazine, complete with Lifestyle content with a broad appeal to all ages.


Lifestyle Yarraville Autumn issue introduces some exciting Yarraville Club initiatives, allowing us to further engage with local businesses, and to work closely with those presented with the challenge of raising funds for groups and charity organisations. We look forward to working together with Business and Community partners, find out how our new programs could benefit you (page 7).


Learn why the Yarraville Club claimed the CCAV Award of ‘Entertainment Venue of the Year’ by reading Lifestyle Yarraville, with content dedicated to entertainment events and special occasions; entertaining children, families, singles and never forgetting those who paved our way, our beloved seniors.




Win a Trip to

Hamilton Island

If you are yet to attend a Yarraville Live or Yarraville Laughs event, you may reconsider after reading some of what you have missed (see page 8). Diverse entertainment; ranging from hilarious stand up comedians, international acts, and just around the corner a Tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach. We invite you to meet some of the talented local performers and Club employees in our Personal Profile sections, and find out how members of our flourishing artistic community can integrate and showcase their skills in our diverse venue. If you are considering Yarraville Club membership, now is the time to take the plunge and join, or renew. In May and June a Hamilton Island Holiday package is available to win (more info on page 2), or before July 1st an ipad is up for grabs to one lucky member. Anyone who makes transactions in the club from May21st can enter the draw for our amazing prize pool drawn at our Gala Night, Saturday June 21st. Add this date to your social calendar, and be part of the Club’s biggest Gala Night to date. The ‘pekish @ yarraville’ team celebrate their second birthday within our Club walls, and present their own Dining page dedicated to food news, constantly evolving menu changes, theme nights and daily specials. Find out how you can work with the pekish team to see more of your favourites on the menu. We invite you to embrace Lifestyle Magazine Yarraville, and ask that you get to know our dedicated team, allowing us to further embrace the needs of our community. Please feel free to submit your feedback, and future content suggestions to

Christopher Byrne

Chief Executive Officer

See page 2 for details

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP With the fantastic Hamilton Island and iPad giveaways, there has never been a better time to renew your Yarraville Club membership or join. To redeem the offers and discounts in the 2014 calendar, access the free courtesy bus, take advantage of Happy Hour Monday to Friday and more, you need to be a financial member. The introduction of the family membership last year for $30 gave couples and young families the opportunity to have a club to call their own. We also offer one year membership ($17) carrying you through until June 30, 2015 and 3 Year ($45) until June 30, 2017.




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Membership Renewal Promotions


Those who renew or join before July 1st will receive an entry into our annual win an iPad competition.


Gala Prize Winning Event Club transactions from May 21st – June 21st receive entry forms all drawn on the Gala Night. SATURDAY JUNE 21st, 7 – 9.30pm Major prizes include $1000 CASH COLES MYER & FUEL VOUCHERS VALUED FROM $75 - $400 Hamilton Island Prize Winners drawn on Gala Night (if the winning member drawn is in attendance on the Gala night we are offering an additional $500 travel voucher)

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS AND OFFERS All members receive a Yarraville Club 12 month calendar with over $400 value in vouchers to be redeemed in the club. APRIL VOUCHERS FOOTY FEVER $5 JUG $5 OFF YARRAVILLE LIVE TICKET 2 FOR 1 FISH AND CHIPS





LOCAL TALENT FOR OUR MEMBERS AND GUESTS In recent months we have focussed on increasing the number of local talented artists’ at our Club. On Friday and Sunday evenings Yarraville Club features live musicians in pekish restaurant.

PERSONAL ARTIST PROFILE Our newsletters will feature some of the talented performers, with the first featured artist being local resident Dave Zerafa. Dave and his wife Carma, have 2 children, Isabella and Ethan. Dave is a Sales Executive who has a background in the music industry, and is enjoying returning to the entertainment world with solo and duet acoustic, trio and full band available – aptly named ‘The Locals’. Enjoy rock and soul classics; with some funk, blues and reggae. Dave is on guitar and vocals, and as a three piece is joined by Mick Girasole on bass and vocals and Pete Truby on drums. Combined these musicians have played with some of Australia’s best known acts including The Black Sorrows, Kids in the Kitchen, Venettas Taxi, Bjorn Again, The Moptops, Taipan and White Men Can’t Reggae. Dave is currently playing at The Yarraville Club on the 2nd Sunday of every month in pekish from 5.30 – 8.30pm, and will be performing at our Mothers Day Buffet – for bookings call 9689 6033. If you are looking for a band, small or large for a private function or event, come and check Dave out, and contact him on 0425 733 904 for private band bookings.

UP AND COMING ARTISTS Locals who are interested in playing at the Club should contact Amie Reynolds – Functions and Events Manager via email Only those who provide a bio, will be considered. All applicants must have own PA and perform play lists that are suited as background music for dining.

LOCAL ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES In 2013, local artists photographer Jac Watson, and painter Zoe Elms held an exhibition and silent auction of their artwork. The girls raised funds to support an anti bullying campaign in schools. Due to the success of the event, we have been inspired to offer other local talented artists similar opportunities to Zoe Elms oil painting. showcase their artwork. Contact attention Amie Reynolds, if you are interested in learning more about our facilities and great exhibition spaces.


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GIRONOMOS PLAYROOM – UPDATE Our little mascot Gironomo who loves to play in the grass, has organised for our playroom floor to be upgraded to artificial grass, which is soft and fun for the kids to play on, without having to worry about allergies. Come in and check it out, kids menu (below), with fun colouring in and puzzles.

MICHAEL WINSLOW MATINEES We all look for something different to entertain the kids during holidays, and this has been an opportunity for them to experience something they are unlikely to have seen or heard live before. Yarraville Laughs Sunday Matinee Sessions opened to families. Exposing the kids to a performer with a unique talent! We all remember him from Police Academy, and his career has spanned decades using his gift to create voices and sounds – even on shows like the Simpsons! The buzz through the Yarraville Club was fabulous with nine shows held over April. We hope to host Michael again in the future and potentially other international guest. Members Savings - Yarraville Club Members Calendars offer discount vouchers for Yarraville Laughs and Michael Winslow shows.

Don’t forget KIDS EAT FREE at pekish Monday to Thursday 5.30 – 6.30pm. 1 free kids meal with every full priced adults meal ordered.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND OUR FAMILIES Our facebook page is the best way to stay in touch with everything on our social calendar. Having recently appointed Social Media Consultant, Ryan Ebert, we are excited about the immediate future of our social network activity. Simply scan the QR Code with your phone to find out more. Whilst we all recognise the importance Social Media plays with families in everyday life. We do not fail to identify the concerns that all parents face as their children are introduced to the web faster than generations before them. In future issues of Lifestyle Yarraville Magazine, we intend to promote a series of educational seminars on the importance of protecting our youth. Watch this space to find out more.

PEKISH EASTER TRADING pekish @ yarraville trades 7 days a week and is open for lunch and dinner through the Easter long weekend. YARRAVILLE CLUB EASTER TRADING HOURS GOOD FRIDAY 11AM – 11PM EASTER SATURDAY 9AM – 2AM EASTER SUNDAY 11AM – 11PM EASTER MONDAY 11AM – 11PM ANZAC TRADING HOURS THURSDAY 24TH APRIL 9AM – 12AM FRIDAY 25TH APRIL MIDDAY – 12 AM

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY pekish @ yarraville

Location: YARRAVILLE CLUB - 135 Stephen Street Yarraville Vic 3013

In March the pekish team celebrated our 2nd birthday at The Yarraville Club. “I would personally like to thank the Board Members, CEO, members and visitors to the Club for their valued patronage and support. I invite you all to continue to eat | drink | enjoy.” David Wertiechowski – Exec Chef, Owner and Operator pekish @ yarraville

W WHAT’S NE NEW MENU, launched in January, in a booklet format, allows for regular updates and changes, giving our chefs’ the opportunity to take advantage of fresh produce, and adapt to changes resulting from patrons’ feedback. Some favourites have already been slipped back on due to popular demand. Let us know if there is something you love and would want to come back for. For those who mentioned they missed it, the chicken scallopini is back! THE CROQ - Tired of the usual toasted sandwich? Our bar snack menu now includes a Croq Monsieur thick slices of high tin loaf, with dijon mustard butter, fresh leg ham and a creamy gruyere cheese. YUM! GLUTEN FREE - Coeliac and gluten free options are constantly expanding, Dave and his team are sourcing different suppliers’ bread products to provide the best for pekish patrons. NEW WINE LIST Launched in February, includes a range of specialist wines,

NEW MONDAY MADNESS since the March launch has been incredibly popular. Why cook? Great cheap Monday Night after a tired weekend. 9 pizza flavours to try or our 4 hour slow cooked American style pork ribs. For early families kids eat free before 6.30.

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TUESDAY PARMAS – NEW PARMA FLAVOURS have been introduced for our Tuesday parma night – if you have a parma you would like to come back or see introduced, speak to the pekish team, no matter how unusual the combination is, your ideas will be considered.

WEDNESDAY STEAKS - Continues to attract regulars and new customers. Our steaks are marinated and char grilled, with delicious sauce options. A la carte menu available as well as themed menus, bookings highly recommended for theme nights.

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We have also launched delicious flavoured SPIDERS, some children may not have tried them, but they are a fond childhood memory for the older generation. Treat yourself!

Daily specials allow our team to maximise the use of fresh seasonal produce. During Autumn, moving into winter you can look forward to some heartier dishes such as homemade style soups, slow cooked lamb shanks, and some great old fashioned pies like beef and burgundy, Guinness and chicken and mushroom. Our recent salmon special was so popular it will be introduced to the menu. If you love a special make sure you tell us.

NEW BAR MENU - Check it out for a snack in the TAB or members lounge, try the tandoori chicken pizza, a yummy roast roll, pekish calamari with paw paw salsa and our great new onion rings (indulge yourself - add melted bacon and cheese!). Or for a heartier meal our crumbed lamb cutlets with mash, peas and gravy are now available in the bar. DON’T FORGET OUR POT & PARMA IN THE BAR OR MEMBERS LOUNGE 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR ONLY $13 WATCH THIS SPACE… BREAKFAST COMING SOON !

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE – Do you love an authentic flavoured Indian dish? Paul, Head Chef has been capitalising on the strengths of the kitchen team, utilising the expertise of Imran Nazeer, (recently promoted to Sous Chef), and Chef Nick have produced some amazing curries recreating traditional authentic flavours. The recent chicken tikka received great feedback, so Paul has introduced it to the menu with either chicken or seafood.

PERSONAL STAFF PROFILE : PAUL HOWARD a snap shot of one of the pekish @ yarraville team After over 2 years with pekish Paul has recently been promoted to Head Chef. We congratulate Paul for the tremendous effort he has shown, personal growth and development in his time with pekish. We are excited with his plans and ideas for the future. Originally from Adelaide, Paul, his partner Asha and beagle Zander relocated to Victoria, settling in Altona in 2012. Paul has been a Chef for 11 years, and boasts experience in venues such as Appelations and Saltrams in the Barossa Valley. Paul has also travelled extensively and spent time broadening his culinary knowledge in Canada. Club




MORNING MELODIES Traditionally held on the third Monday of every month*, our Morning Melodies rivals those of our competitors, with a fabulous morning tea, great entertainers, and for those who elect to include a delicious pekish lunch to follow the show. Dates and acts to come are below, ensure to book because spaces can be limited. Phone Rita during office admin hours, 10 – 4pm Monday to Friday, or speak to one of the pekish Managers to make your booking. If you haven’t attended our Morning Melodies before, grab some friends and come along for a catch up and enjoy some classic tunes.

OUR SENIORS MEALS ARE AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR LUNCH OR DINNER On Monday to Friday Lunch or Dinner 5.30 – 6.30pm DON’T MISS OUR $1 SENIORS SOUP OR DESSERTS with purchase of a delicious seniors meal.

Saturday 26th April The Yarraville Club and Yarraville RSL hold an annual ceremony in our function room, all welcome to commemorate our ANZACS. Club SENIORS




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MOTHER’S DAY Where did the first 3 months of this year go? May is seriously only around the corner, so don’t let the mum you love be let down this Mothers Day.

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Sunday 11th May, 12.00 – 3pm Spoil mum and the whole family with our buffet lunch in the main function room, with family entertainment and little gifts for mum. Buffet lunch bookings online or see a pekish Manager or Supervisor to assist with your booking manually if you do not have internet access. A la carte menu available for dinner bookings on Mothers Day, normal booking process call 96896033 or online at

YARRAVILLE CLUB ANZAC DAY FREE GOURMET BBQ Friday 25th April – lunch time Our FREE BBQ’s are held 4 times a year, and the next is to celebrate our ANZACS. The BBQ is open to Members and guests. Financial club members will be first served, and guests or non-members will follow, for only a gold coin donation. The Club will donate the proceeds raised to the RSL in support of their ongoing efforts.

FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS @ THE YARRAVILLE CLUB Our Functions and Events team are working around the clock to assist with function enquiries, with October to December key dates filling rapidly. Our new function pack is available online and provides you with a simple 4 step process for booking a function at the Club. Pekish @ yarraville offer extensive catering options, and include set ups, equipment use to take the hard work out of holding any type of occasion at home. Whether it is a corporate event, live show, memorial service, birthday, anniversary, wedding, christening or any other occasion, our team can assist to make your event memorable, and an enjoyable occassion for both organisers and guests.

HEALTH & WEALTH EVENTS More than a venue for special occasions, live shows and parties, our Club regularly hosts Seminars and Forums on topics of importance about Health and Wealth. We have hosted Amaze Autism, Autism Spectrum Services and Alzheimer’s seminars and will continue to provide our facilities to assist these important organisations in providing information to our community. Recently the Club hosted their first cocktail event for Barefoot Investors, headed by Director Scott Pape – Herald Sun Business Columnist, bestselling author and radio host. The Barefoot Investor Community is made up of ‘an inspiring, intelligent group of professionals, who are heading for financial success. To find out more about this Community see or like Barefoot Investor on facebook. Future events are underway to be held at the Yarraville Club. Club




CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING COMMUNITY CLUB PARTNERS Are you frustrated with the headache involved with fundraising for not for profit organisations or clubs? We would like to help those in need and simply dedicate funds where possible to local causes. In addition to the existing sponsorships both the Yarraville Club and pekish @ Yarraville have in place, we are aiming to collect more Community Partners to support where funds are raised through the Yarraville Club. Please register your interest via email and you will receive further details on how to become part of our new Charity and Fundraising Community Club Partners programme. In March two Williamstown Football Clubs worked closely with pekish to run a successful fundraising event, generating a return of close to $4000 for their clubs. Ask us how we can help you in your fundraising efforts.

FESTIVE COMMUNITY Our inner Western suburbs continue to grow and attract young families, and first homeowners from all areas of Melbourne. The casual and friendly culture is appealing to a range of people, and our festivals are proof of the number of people who have long enjoyed the West or been recently attracted. Colleen Hartland Greens MP recognised our Community and the fabulous efforts of the Yarraville and Seddon Festival organisers, including our own Phil Keeghan. The Yarraville Club are proud to have supported our local festivals, celebrating lifestyle and the Community. Speech in Parliament - Festival Season in the West. "There have been many exciting festivals across the West, and I am pleased to have been able to make it to all of them, along with a team of volunteers joining me on my stalls. Festivals are a fun and enjoyable way for residents to celebrate and get to know their local communities, especially as they change and grow. The festivals were a showcase of community groups and the flourishing music and artistic scene in the Western Suburbs. I always love witnessing the closing of streets to traffic and them being filled with people celebrating, and I very much enjoyed chatting with locals. Community members are always happy to see genuine community engagement by their MP. On behalf of the Western Suburbs community, I say huge thank yous to ……the dedicated teams of volunteers for the Yarraville Festival and the Seddon Festival, headed up by Megan Darling and Phil Keeghan respectively..” - Colleen Hartland 12.03.2013

COMMUNITY BUS With a 7km radius for pick-ups and drop offs, don’t forget Members can book our Community bus through reception 9689 6033. Operating every Friday and Saturday night, and also available to book for group events outside these hours, we ask only for a Gold coin donation to support our drivers.

COMMUNITY CLUB BUSINESS PARTNERS – YOUR INVITATION Would you, or anyone you know benefit from promoting a business or service to Yarraville Club members? In May we will be launching our Club Business Partners scheme, where we invite any local business or service to submit their interest in becoming a Community Club Business Partner. Our data base of members is at its highest in the clubs’ history, and as a Club we would like to promote genuine offers and discounts to our members. Please contact to register your interest and you will be sent a form to submit with details of the offer you propose. Only those who provide an exclusive incentive to our members will be considered as Club Business Partners. The selected Business Partners and their offers will be featured at and promoted to members in our quarterly magazine, and via our Community Noticeboard in the members lounge area. A small fee will apply to participate, 50% of the funds will be collected and donated to local charities, (see CHARITY and FUNDRAISING PARTNERS), and the remainder utilised to fund and promote the program.

COMMUNITY CLUBS @ YARRAVILLE CLUB NEWS AND CONTACT DETAIL UPDATES FROM OUR RESIDENT CLUBS DARTS CLUB email Jason SNOOKER CLUB email Colin CHILDREN’S CHESS CLUB Contact Tony Davis or 0408 306 063 INDOOR BOWLERS CLUB Contact Margaret Thompson ph 03 9398 6275 GOLF CLUB – Social golf club playing Sundays monthly across Melbourne courses. Golfers of all ages and grades welcome to join our club, cost is $35 per game, and a small fee applies if joining as a permanent member. Gatherings are social, but competition is fierce including matchplay, club champions, putting champion and Stableford champion. A team event is held once a year. If interested email Russell Campbell on or call 96896033 and leave a message at reception for Russell. Club



Our Yarraville Live and Yarraville Laughs shows continue their success with sell out shows during 2013 and into 2014. We celebrated the lead up to Christmas with our Christmas Cracker Comedy show featuring Frank Woodley. Yarraville Live rocked into the New Year with a fabulous performance by The Chantoozies. 2014 has also started with a bang, Yarraville Laughs celebrated their first birthday in February with a huge show headlined by Glenn Robbins and featuring high profile comedians including Dave O’Neill, Tony Martin and a special appearance by Shaun Micaleff. March saw 3 sold out Effie shows, and continuing on with Michael Winslow of Police Academy Fame packing in 9 outstanding shows. The success of our VIP Packages, including a fantastic 3 course meal and front row seats to these shows are giving people the opportunity to see the artists up close and personal!! We will continue to bring you fantastic comedy and live music throughout 2014 with line-ups such as Rhys Darby – (Murray from Flight of the Conchords) coming up on May 16, and a night not to be missed Tex Perkins teaming up with Charlie Owens on Saturday May 17. Also in the month of May – Jack Howard will be performing Burt Bacharach – “The Look of Love” songs Friday 30th May. It’s been a massive year for Yarraville Club, who together with Cherry Rock have established an entertainment venue in the west attracting huge crowds enjoying a broad range of talented high profile performers. Keep up with what’s coming up via the following website – or and

Keep rocking and keep laughing in Yarraville.

Y A R R A V I LL E C L U B T EAM M E M B E R S Christopher Byrne CEO Kate Barron Manager Yarraville Club, TAB, Memberships, Gaming, Food & Beverage Operations Rita Looke PA to CEO , Administration Manager Live and Laughs Shows & Morning Melodies Amie Reynolds Functions & Events Manager or Micheal Richens Functions Supervisor David Wertiechowski Owner Operator & Executive Chef pekish @ yarraville



Ciaran Kelly Restaurant Manager pekish @ yarraville Ryan Ebert Social Media Consultant General Enquiries Website Main Reception 03 9689 6033 James Young Cherry Rock, Yarraville Live & Yarraville Laughs Promoter

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