FUN | FRIENDSHIP | FAMILY …. THE BEATING HEART OF MATAMATA
DIARY DATES – AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2020
14th August – Friday – 7.30pm – Trivia Night. $2pp, teams of up to six
15th August – Saturday – Country Hoe Down – run by the Country Music Club, but a portion of door sales goes to the RSA. Limited menu on offer, bar open. $10 per person. 6-10pm
16th August – Sunday – Country Music Club – 1pm
22nd August – Saturday – Dinner Dance – celebrate the Club’s 50th Anniversary at Ngaio St. Casual dress. Live Music. $25pp. Bookings essential. 7.30pm
28th August – Friday – Daffodil Day
29th August – Saturday – Curling Cup – another Anniversary celebration. Teams of 4 – $20pp. Support your club, do something different, have a load of fun! Bookings essential. 10am
30th August – Sunday Roast – Father’s Day theme. 6pm; $20pp. We can offer a vegetarian option for $15pp – bookings essential. 6pm
5th September – Saturday – Indoor Sports Day … pairs or singles. Play indoor bowls, 8-ball and darts. Prizes, raffles and more. $10pp includes a light lunch. Bookings essential. 2pm
- Rock ‘n Roll – Strut your stuff or learn a few new moves. All ages and levels welcome. Every MONDAY night. Be here by 6.30 for a 6.45pm start. $2 per person.
- Indoor Bowls – Social games for fun and companionship. All levels welcome. 1pm start every MONDAY. Tea, coffee, biscuits available for a gold coin donation.
- 500 Club – Card whiz? Beginner? All welcome. Every TUESDAY at 1pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits available for a gold coin donation.
- Housie – – Play starts a 6.30pm sharp every WEDNESDAY (except 1st Wed of the month!)
- Killer Pool – Every SUNDAY. Names in by 3:45pm. Play starts at 4:00pm. $5 per person. Winner takes all.
- Elusive Joker – Every FRIDAY. Sales from 5pm – drawn just after 7pm. $1 a ticket. You must be over 18 and present to win!
- Country Music Club – Every third SUNDAY.
RAFFLES – Raffle tickets on sale from 3pm daily at the bar. Draws take place from 6.30pm.
- Tuesday – hot roast chickens + vouchers; Lucky Number Draw
- Thursday – Meat packs; Club Membership Draw after raffles (you must be present to win!)
- Friday – Meat packs
TAP BEERS – If you’ve noticed the blank beer taps on the bar …. Keep watching them for an exciting range of additions to our pours!
POKER CLUB – A few members are keen to start up a Sunday afternoon poker club. If this is of interest, please let Gayle know.
BIRTHDAYS – We will no longer be posting vouchers out each month. Instead, a list of names will be published in the newsletter each month, and this list will be available at the bar. Simply mention to the bar staff that it’s your birthday and you’ll receive your free soft drink, handle of beer, or glass of wine. See next page for August birthdays.
CHEQUES – As you may know, all banks are slowly phasing out the use of cheques. By July 2021, cheques will be a thing of the past. For this reason, we are asking members to please start adopting alternate measures now, so that you have things in place and are well prepared for the transition! Visit your bank or give them a call to talk you through alternative means of payment that you may require.
Sponsor for the Thursday night Members’ Draw for AUGUST is:
WATERSONS FUNERAL SERVICES
Celebrating Your Life – Your Way
The funeral service in Matamata that cares about your wishes!
0800 000 114 / 6 Tamihana St, Matamata
A Massive thank you to Baigent Motors for the provision of our shuttle van! Not only has Justin Scelly provided us with this van free of charge, he’s also very kindly covered the insurance on it!
PLEASE ENSURE YOU SUPPORT BAIGENT MOTORS MATAMATA whenever you can!
To run this shuttle van successfully, we will need a roster of volunteers willing to drive the MANUAL van – please talk to Gayle. Keep an eye open for the schedule and area map in the Clubrooms shortly!
SUGGESTIONS – Remember that this is YOUR CLUB. If you have some suggestions on events to run, things to do etc, please talk to Gayle. It’s always easier if you pop your suggestions into the office in writing or send an email.
CLEANER: – We are on the lookout for a part-time cleaner for the Clubrooms. Please refer anyone who may be interested to Gayle in the office.
The Singles Champion is DENNIS GREAVES
Ladies Single Shamption is MEGAN TITSHALL
Drawn Pairs Champs are GAVIN MITCHELL and JAMIE INCH
The MIXED PAIRS championship starts 16th August. Please enter your teams on the form by the 8-ball tables.
We have two teams competing in the Interclub, which is half-way through at present. RSA A are sitting at third-equal, and RSA B are in 5th … but aren’t giving up!
As you all know, the Club celebrates 50 years at the Ngaio St premises during August this year. Your committee and management are planning events such as the Matamata Curling Cup and a Dinner Dance (casual dress!). Your support is required for these events so that they do NOT end up running at a loss! Registration forms for both events are on the bar.
We’d like to offer MASSIVE THANKS to our sponsors for the Spud in the Bucket competition this year! Without them, the competition would look a whole lot different.
- Daltons, who are known for “keeping New Zealand growing”, have kindly donated all the bags of potting mix.
- PGG Wrightson, who are “helping grow the country”, have kindly donated all our seed potatoes.
Please support these wonderful local businesses!
Thinning Hair- Feeling down about my thinning hair, I told a friend, “Soon I’ll never need to go back to the beauty salon. Whenever I vacuum, all I pick up is my hair.” Being a glass-half-full kind of gal, she responded, “Well, then you won’t need to vacuum either.”
See you at the Club!
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS ….
A Turner H Stewart C Cossill
BC Arndt MC Laing CK Stewart
BJ Tingle JR Baker W Guiness
D Aitken JL McKim V Quinn
J Wallace PW Eavestaff L Wallace
KJ Brannan DWA Muttushek W Parker
ET Saywell J Crawford DE Smith
S Tappin MT Telfar L Witika
LM Culhane L Lyndoe RM Fridd
BR Wilson JH Van Alphen C Jordan
DN Fort C Humphries RGP Larkin
M Tappin JE Pearce CLJ McKim
JA Holmes GA Dodd C London
ME Latham LM Howard T McVeigh
GK Smith H Doherty BN Green
DJ Bretherton W Conway T Leigh
M Kati KJ Swetman BJ Wiffin
JE Entwistle C Dunseath