The last few months have been a challenging – but largely positive - period for the Club. We continued to stage our fantastic ‘tasting’ events, with Gin, Tequila and Sake tastings accompanied by some super food. All of these events have sold out and were a credit to our chef Sharon’s skills in the kitchen, Leanne’s bartending, and tireless help from new director Michelle Ramage.
We have definitely felt the love from our community through the entire period and your support has kept the Club afloat.
The September AGM saw our illustrious President Tom Garvey step down after many years of dedicated service over several stints on the board. Tom has been a fantastic board member and President; always good humoured, always there to help and just an all-round good sort – from all of us, thanks Tom!!!
It now falls to me to fill those large, unique shoes, so I’ve got my game face on.
We’ve cautiously started running music events outdoors again, with two of our most successful shows ever and a film screening in November. Both music events attracted in the region of 180 people and it’s a credit to all of our volunteers and friends of the club that these were run so smoothly – and completely Covid safe!
Sharon is about to introduce her Summer Menu, with some new dishes and the return of some favourites from last Summer. We’d love to thank DIG yet again for working so hard with Sharon to ensure that the Club is serving Dangar grown vegetables, salad and herbs on every plate that is served.
In January, we plan to bring back Open Mic. Capacity restrictions mean we’ll need to run this outdoors on the afternoon of Saturday 9th January from 2.30pm. It will be slightly different in that performers will need to book a spot in advance, but we hope that all of the talented groups and soloists on the island will perform.
Please contact me via our FB page @dangarislandbowlingclub to register.
We’ll be announcing our music program for the first half of 2021 very soon, so please keep an eye on your emails, letterbox and/or our FB.
Our opening hours through the holiday period are as follows:
Thurs 24 Dec: open for Pizza as usual Fri 25: Closed Sat 26: Closed Sun 27: Open for lunch and dinner
DIFS screening: Son of Rambow (PG) Mon28: DIFS screening: Okja (M)
Wed 30: Open for pizza Thurs 31: Bar Open only 6pm – 8pm for bottle shop sales Fri 1 Jan: Closed Sat 2: Open lunch & dinner Sun 3: Open for lunch
We look forward to seeing you all at the club very soon over the holiday season!
Steve Griffiths President
Dangar Island Bowling Club