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St. Kilda - What does she mean to you?
Read what Sandra Brown writes . . .
Quite late one evening after dining at Ristorante Massoni, my husband and I arrived back to our car parked on the kerb in Fitzroy Street, and were unable to start our car’s engine. RACV summoned, only to find some scoundrel had lifted the bonnet and stolen vital parts of the engine while we dined.
Saturday Winners for 2016
Here are the players who received prizes for being excellent on a Saturday afternoon. Scroll for the past winners.
New - Members' Profile Series
We are introducing a new Feature to our Club’s Website, a Members’ Profile Series.
At intervals we plan to publish a fresh Profile, which brings to mind a saying of Oscar Wilde, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train”. We are confident you will find the Profiles of your fellow members an interesting read.
Baard Solnordal is the subject of our First
A great Guy puts respect back into
the word "PRESIDENT".
A great Guy puts respect back into the word PRESIDENT, a term which has been rather devalued of late owing to the utterings of Donald, the POTUS!
At a recent event held by Weird Entertainers Petanque Club, CPCI President Guy Mercier, “Pinked Up” to support Breast Cancer awareness.
On Sunday, 11th December, 2016, Weird Petanque Club hosted a Charity Petanque Day to support breast cancer patients and their families. Congratulations to the Weird Club for their initiative in supporting a wonderful cause, a commendable initiative raising awareness of Breast Cancer with all funds donated on the day being directed to the Think Pink Foundation. ⛔
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CPCI Committee Responds to Global Warming
Confirmation by the Bureau of Meteorology that 2016 was a record-breaking year of scorching heat and driving rain on Australia’s East Coast means that, climate-wise, many of us have “shifted a few hundred kilometres north,” a weather expert said.
“Australia’s climate in 2016 was certainly consistent with long term trends over the last century which have seen Australia warm to the same degree as the rest of the world and all the indications are that these warming trends will continue into the future.” The past four years have all been in the top six hottest years recorded in Australia.
In a timely response, your CPCI Committee has addressed the need for more shelter out on our pistes. After successfully securing a significant Federal Government grant through our local MP, Josh Frydenberg, all options for the structure were investigated.
The design is to be a timber structure featuring dramatic rows of rafters supporting Suntuf polycarbonate roof sheeting, which offers 80% protection from sun and ultra violet rays. To preserve the panorama across the pistes from the clubhouse and to reduce visual bulk, the shelter will be open sided, yet due to its size it will offer substantial protection from both sun and rain.
A known builder has been appointed and construction is expected to be completed by March. The Grant rules require the Club to contribute funds and/or practical assistance to the project so, to keep our costs as low as possible, we will be asking Club members to lend a hand in a few working bees during construction. However the heavy work will be done by the builder’s young lads!
A 1/10th scale model has been made to give members an early glimpse of what the final shelter will look like. This is now in the far back corner of the clubhouse and will remain on display until construction is completed. Treated pine is the most practical and cost effective timber to use which starts as a warm yellowish colour but eventually will fade to a grey as it weathers. This is virtually maintenance free and will avoid initial painting costs and the need for costly upkeep in the years ahead. The current timber seating will be re-used.
Your Committee is excited about this major project which will further add to, what we like to think is, Melbourne’s premier petanque