As we approach the 25th Anniversary celebrations there are a couple of things to update you on.

The celebrations……

The time sheets for the weekend will open tonight for the weekend games, as per normal.  You will notice that there are a few more names than normal that have been pre-loaded into the system.  The number is 12 for the Saturday and around 18 or the Sunday Lakeball game.  These are people who have early book-in rights due to their close-out volunteering or are the one guest allowed for Committee or Life members, or they are the past members who have made a significant contribution to the club over many years and are who are travelling from interstate for the Anniversary weekend of golf.  Most of these folks are making the trip from afar and who we, the Committee, have agreed we will try to accommodate their golfing wishes for the weekend.  Please understand that this is a ‘one off’ for this celebratory weekend.  All of these folks will be joining the celebrations at the Anniversary dinner on the Saturday night.

On the dinner, we have a full house (120 attendees) which is great to see.  I am hoping that all who were keen to attend the event were able to get a seat.  For those who could not be accommodated, we are sorry you missed out, but we are very tightly restricted by the maximum number allowed which as noted above is 120.

Also at the dinner, our 25th Anniversary book will be formally launched with a formal presentation being made to Norm Loughton (on behalf of the writing team) and to the President of the Ainslie Group, Wayne Rogers.  We have already pre-sold a little over 100 copies of the book which will be available for general purchase following the dinner at the lunch for the Lakeball game and then at the Pro-shop and Reception Desk of the Club.  Don’t miss the opportunity to get your copy for the very reasonable sum of $15 and have personal copy of  the history of the club in its first 25 years.

 The Monthly Medal…

We have our next Monthly Medal also next weekend which will have the normal door prize ($100) and a badge which has accumulated to $300.  There is a limit of 80 for this room which we will need to enforce.  We cannot afford for Ainslie to be caught for having too many in the room.  If you are in attendance for the presentations it might be your lucky night and you may walk away with some cash.  If you are going to the dinner you will need to be heading up to the function room at around 6.30 pm for the start of the celebrations.  Remember, you have to be there to take home the cash but, we can only have 80 in the room and this number will be enforced.

Regards and good golfing ….

Richard Oliver/President