October 2007 President's newsletter

The voting is completed and the annual General Meeting has concluded for another year. Now bring on the Federal election.

The Lions Charity Golf and Bowls day was held on Sunday 23rd September with all proceeds of the day being utilized by the Lions Club of Tin Can Bay. October will see the start of the sporting clubs AGMs with the combined Golf AGM towards the end of the month (see golf notice board for details).

Elections. As a result of the recent club elections there are a number of changes to the Board. Congratulations to Mr Lynton Watson on being elected vice president of the club, to Don Annis-Brown and John Baker on being elected to the committee. Peter Murphy had previously stepped down to pursue other interests and unfortunately Joy Deane and Tom Swire were unsuccessful through the ballot. I would like to thank all three departing Board members for their contributions during the year and wish them well.

Finance. The clubs trading for the month of August was again on the up, similar to the trend being felt throughout most Queensland clubs, and it is hoped that we can continue with this upsurge and start loosening the purse strings for further improvements to the club.

Sport. Tin Can Bay men’s bowls No 1 pennant team are to be congratulated on winning the Gympie division. They then played Maryborough for the Wide Bay zone No 1 pennant flag. Unfortunately on the day the Maryborough team proved to be the better but the club is still proud of the achievements they have made. Credit must go to the players and selectors for their great combinations.

The Ladies Golf held the Tin Can Bay Ladies Open during the month with over 130 starters on the day. After all the rain the course had dried considerably and good scores were the order of the day. The following day was the start of the two day mixed foursome championships with a number of possible separations after the conclusion of the event. Winners were John and Helen Gordon, who are still smiling at one another. The Vets held their 4BBB championships with the winners still to be determined at the time of writing.

Developments. The golf course will have renovations carried out during the month including the “coring” of the greens.

“Smile for a Child”. The Clubs Queensland “Smile for a Child” golf fun day promotion will be held on Friday 19th October. A barbecue will be held on the day to feed all the competitors and the organizers are grateful to Rainbow Beach Meats for their generous donation to supply the meat. Prior to the day many activities are now in full swing.
The Tin Can Bay P-10 State School held a “free dress” day on Thursday 13th September and our local “Herbie” (straight from the movies) joined in the festivities. The proceeds of the day (almost $400) have been added to the coffers and the school is to be thanked for their generous participation. Buy a “wobbler” (an orange card showing a sad and a happy child), write your name on it and have it hung on top of the bar. Many patrons have already done this. See reception to purchase one. Tickets for the major raffle are currently being sold at reception at $2 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5. The prizes for the raffle have been donated by local businesses and grateful thanks to Scott Groombridge and his family for the one night fishing charter for two people on his charter boat “Moon Raker” (major prize) and to Clive and Thelma Mills at Snapper Creek Fuel and Mechanical for their donation of a $40 fuel voucher as second prize.

As you walk into the club you have probably noticed the glass racing car full of jelly beans. All you have to do is pay a gold coin donation and guess how many jellybeans there are in the jar. The jellybean competition and the raffle will be drawn after the golf fun day (Friday 19th October). All of these activities cannot function without the energy of the people who get involved. Many thanks to Leisa Eichmann and her family for the efforts they have put in to make it a huge success. Proceeds from these activities are channelled through Clubs Queensland to a variety of children’s charities.

Promotions. Just remember that as from 1st October the birthday vouchers will be issued to members via the “kiosk” near the entrance to the dining room. Members, who swipe their card into the kiosk within three days of their birthday, will receive a voucher for $5 worth of free raffle tickets (Thursday or Sunday raffle). Until the kiosk has been reprogrammed when you take that ticket to reception members will also receive a free drink voucher to the value of $3. Make sure you leave your card in the kiosk until all tickets have been printed or you may miss out on some of the benefits. Both vouchers will be issued from the kiosk when it has been fixed.

There are limited numbers still available for the Cooloola Fisherman’s Charity Golf Day will be held at the club on Friday 12th October. Contact Shane Pitcher to make sure you get a start.

October will see the start of the travelling bowlers arriving on our doorsteps with two busloads during the month and another in November.

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