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Vale – Maureen Stewart 2021

1934 – 2021

Our esteemed Life Member Maureen Stewart passed away on 10th July 2021.

Maureen joined Nepean in 1998 and very quickly became an integral part of the Club. In 2004 she became Vice President and a delegate to the VGL in 2004-5 and again in 2008. She then took on the role of President from 2006-2007 and was at that time a Trustee of the Pavilion.

From 2010 – 2019 she was Club Almoner, taking responsibility for the welfare of our Club members. This was a role for which she was well suited. Her pleasant, caring manner was a great support to all. With a kind word she was able to put them at ease, supporting them through illness and loss.

She was made a Life Member in 2019, in recognition of the important role she played at Nepean but unfortunately became ill soon after and was unable to continue playing.

She will be sadly missed and always fondly remembered as one of our “ladies in the dam.”

Charity Guest Day 2021

A colourful day dawned as 86 members and their guests took to the field for our Annual Charity Guest Day. This year was particularly poignant as we honoured our dear friend Carmel who died last year during COVID from Ovarian cancer.

The setting was particularly festive as everyone made a supreme effort to wear the Ovarian “teal”.

Lunch was held at the Brighton Clubhouse. Judith welcomed Carmel’s daughter Shannon who kindly agreed to attend and she even baked her mother’s famous banana cake which was given as a raffle prize.

…. and the WINNERS were ….

Getaway 2021

After a 2 year hiatus due to CoviD, 27 members returned to Rosebud Country Club for the Annual Getaway, masterfully organised by Maryanne & Cathy.

Day 1 – Teams event.

The Winners!
Elaine, Barb, Penny & Marg

Day 2 – The Sandra Ritchie Plate.

This year’s winner was Dot Stannard with a great round of 38 pts, closely followed by Elaine Pausewang who took home the “crying prize”.

Anticipation and expectation rose to fever pitch as our glamourous and glitzy Rock Star celebrities gathered for this gala extravaganza!

The ‘who’s who of attendees ……..

John & Yoko aka Flo & Judy
Amy Winehouse aka Geni & Cindy Lauper aka Stella
Our Mistress of Ceremonies aka Maryanne
Sonny & Cher aka Cathy & Raylene
Tina Turner aka Yvonne
The Beatles aka Dot, Marg, Marian & Carol

Crowded House aka Rosie, Penny, other Penny & Judith
A Rock – Star aka Venora
The Singing Nun aka Anne
Alice Cooper aka Noeleen
Elton John aka Sue Mc
Rock star aka Gill
Rockette aka Terry

Pennant 2021

It’s been a long time between drinks but the drought has broken – here’s hoping for a flood!

Nepean brings home the Division 3 Pennant flag.

Great work to all involved … not only the players on the day but all the others in the squad that played to get us to the final – Elaine Witchell, Venora Smith, Brig Anderson and Judith Freidin.
To Captain Sue, PCE… it’s going to be really hard not to continue the brilliant captaincy !!!

The team, their caddies and supporters at Northern GC

CoviD restrictions eased….. 17th Feb 2021

Conditons of Play – These Guidelines must be adhered to for Nepean golf.

  • Play is permitted in groups of up to four
  • Payment transactions should be by credit card or PayWave
  • Contact tracing is compulsory – Pro Shop & The Pavilion
  • Shared golf carts are permitted
  • Competition golf is permitted
  • Face masks are NOT required on the course
  • Facemasks ARE required indoors – Pro Shop & the Pavilion
  • Social distancing is required throughout the venue
  • Practise putting greens are open
  • Food & beverage service is available at the Pro shop

On the course.

  • Bunker rakes must NOT be used – preferred lie applies
  • Drinking taps on course are NOT in use
  • Do NOT handle the flagstick
  • Retrieve the ball from the hole with your gloved hand

IF YOU FEEL UNWELL – STAY HOME

2021 Opening Day

A warm overcast day and 51 Nepean girls went out to play golf.

We overcame the new COVID restrictions put in place at midnight, unbeknown to some and the lack of working toilets after we came off the course but managed to christen the “Beer Garden” with a great lunch provided by Rosie and Gill.

A big welcome to the 3 new members who played today … Mandy, Arlene and Ha.

2021 … what will you bring?

QR Code now at the Pavilion.

Please scan the QR code when entering the Pavilion, if you are staying for longer than 15 minutes. They are situated on the outside windows and on tables, for your convenience.

If your phone does not facilitate the reading of the code, please sign in using the Covid tracing register. Ask for help if you encounter any difficulties.

The Trustees – keeping us safe.

COVID restrictions eased and a new directive from DHHS regarding the wearing of masks.

From 11.59pm, Sunday 17 January 2021, face masks will no longer be mandatory in public indoor settings.
Face masks continue to be mandatory in the following locations:

* public transport
* riding in taxis or ride shares
* inside shopping centres, including retail stores inside shopping centres
* inside indoor markets
* in large retail stores, such as department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets
* on domestic flights to and from Victoria
* at airports
* in hospitals

You should always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. 

It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others. 

COVID Testing Station – January 2021

A stark reminder of the gravity of the pandemic when our own carpark was taken over for COVID testing.

2020 Christmas Lunch

COVID restrictions were lifted just in time for the Brighton Savoy to welcome us for our Annual Christmas lunch. Less mingling, apart from with those on your table but a couple of breakouts were ok!

Beautiful table centres by Rosie & Gill
Door prizes

Cathy giving us Getaway details

Retiring Treasurer, Carole DeKievit
1st Door Prize winner – Yvonne Lord
2nd Door Prize winner – Jill Natoli
3rd Door Prize winner – Stella Torrance
and Judith telling us to sit down

New outdoor tables for the Pavilion

Before
After

The Pavilion Trustees have provided 3 new outdoor tables for use by all the Pavilion clubs. It is anticipated that Nick and Jarrod will further enhance this area over the coming weeks.

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