June 2008 President's newsletter

The recent Golf and Bowls charity day held in aid of the local Ambulance and Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving club was a great success with over $2,000 being raised through golf, bowls and the enormous raffle. All the sponsors are thanked for the prizes they provided for the day. Both organisations will shortly be receiving cheques for more than $1,000 each. Further charity days will be held later in the year.

Our next big fun day will be the Mitre 10 day to be held on Sunday 8th June (Queens Birthday weekend) so bowlers and golfers make sure that you don’t miss this one. There will be plenty of prizes and food, drink and fun to keep you occupied for most of the day.

Trading. With the price of petrol skyrocketing, inflationary pressures increasing the cost of basic necessities and increases to interest rates, trade in all areas of the economy is slowing down. It is normal to have a slowdown at this time of year without the added pressures of the above but the club is still attracting a reasonable amount of trade. We are monitoring our performance against previous year’s figures as well as any data that is available to compare us against similar establishments.
Membership Fees.

All members should have received their membership renewal notices by now. If you haven’t received your renewal please contact reception. Just a reminder that this year’s membership card will cease operating on 30th June and you will need to renew your membership to receive all the benefits. Members who pay bulk green fees for golf or bowls will have to pay green fees to participate unless they have a current year’s membership card. Members whose membership fees are in arrears for a period of one month will have their membership terminated. Please make sure that your membership fees are paid in advance.

Sport. The first pennants match for the ladies bowls will be held on Tuesday 17th June and the men will start defending their championship commencing on Saturday 21st June. If you are interested in watching good bowls then these are the games to see. We wish the best of luck to all the Tin Can Bay teams.

The lady golfers have had some success recently. At the Country Women’s Championship Week held at Toowoomba Lyn and Barb won the foursomes and at the North Coast “C” grade championships held at Gympie. Bev Phillips took away the trophy (see golf report for more details).

Staffing. Congratulations are in order to one of our bar attendants Sharna who produced a bouncing baby girl Lily at the end of April (missed last month’s newsletter). The beaming mother has been sighted around the local area and we hope she will return to her position when she has stopped showing off her pride and joy.

You may have noticed a couple of new faces in the bar area recently. New starters are Mel Madden and Sue Neilson and we wish them well for their time with us. Bus driver Denise has moved on to greener pastures recently and the new smile you seen behind the wheel is “Nicho” – make him welcome if you catch the bus and don’t take him on a tour of the local sights.

Promotions. Sunday 11th May saw the drawing of $1000 in cash prizes at the completion of the raffle. It was well supported by the many mothers celebrating Mothers Day and a great time was had by all. Another $1000 in cash prizes will be dispersed near the end of the financial year (June or July) – keep your eyes open for the roadside signs.

The first of the State of Origin matches is over (winners and losers) and a good number of members were in attendance to witness the proceedings. There are two more matches to go and the club will be catering for those members interested so why not come and enjoy it at the club and get home safely on the courtesy bus.

See you at the T.C.B. Country Club.
Stephen Wallis.
President TCBCC