September 2007 President's newsletter

Spring is upon us. The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up. The men’s golf championship is over and congratulations to the winners. The elections are upon us for both the club and shortly the Australian Parliament. The club had a number of interested candidates from its members and consequently there will be voting for the Vice Presidents position and for the six committee members on the board. The club also turned 41 during the month – quieter celebrations this year.

Elections. All members should have received their ballot papers for this year’s election. Ballot papers will be accepted in the ballot box, located at reception, or by post, until 8am on Monday 17th September, 2007. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 17th September, 2007 in the function room commencing at 7pm.

Finance. The last month of the previous financial year and the first month of this financial year have put smiles back onto the faces of all who are concerned about the clubs fortunes. Trade and gaming have been up both months and it is hoped the effects of the smoking laws have been neutralized. Membership of the club has increased as both our population increases and people realize that being a member can be a benefit.

Sport. At the time of writing the men’s No 1 pennant team were winning their division with two matches to play. Keep up the great work guys and bring home the flag. The No 2 pennant team, after a slow start, need to win their remaining games to stand a chance of also winning the flag.
The Ladies Golf Club held their foursomes championship during the month and one member of the net winning pair was extremely exuberant on the club bus and was prepared to tell all of her sweet victory. Congratulations.

Developments. Some of the mounds that have recently been created will shortly have trees or shrubs planted on them to catch the unwary. City Farm Tin Can Bay will be supplying and planting these trees and shrubs under the watchful eye of our head greenkeeper.
The new golf buggy shed should be completed by the time you are reading the newsletter and those who have paid up front will be utilizing the facility.
There are already four requests for another shed so if you have a golf cart and want to store it in a shed, speak to the golf club committee or the Secretary Manager Mark Whiting.

Promotions. As from 1st October this year the club will be issuing birthday vouchers to members via the “kiosk” near the entrance to the dining room. Members, who swipe their card into the kiosk on their birthday, will receive a ticket for a free drink to the value of $3 and a ticket for $5 worth of free raffle tickets (Thursday or Sunday raffle). 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.
The Sunday raffle spin and win has reached the dizzy heights of $850 during this month and if not won shortly will break through the $1000 barrier. Each Sunday, the last draw of the evening gives someone the chance to spin and win.
Clubs Queensland “Smile for a Child” promotion will now be held on Friday 19th October with many activities being held leading up to this day. Proceeds from these activities are channeled through Clubs Queensland to a variety of children’s charities.
A reminder that the Cooloola Fisherman’s Charity Golf Day will be held at the club on Friday 12th October and if you are thinking of getting a four together for the Ambrose event you had better contact Shane Pitcher to make sure you get a start.

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