Mr Bob Meyers
13 Hopetoun Close
VAUCLUSE NSW 2030
PH 0410 321 849
Ms Miriam Oszurko
c/ PO Box 487
MITTAGONG NSW 2575
PH 0418 428 347
Newsletter compiled by Belinda Tarlinton. If you would like to contribute any news, photos or ads, please contact Belinda on
(AH) 02 4849 4361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been nearly 3 months since those who were still playing, competed at the zone championships! It’s hard to believe how quickly that time has come and gone. Congratulations and a HUGE thank you to everyone for all of their hard-work in ensuring the zone championships ran smoothly. It would be too hard to thank everyone individually however those who helped should give themselves a massive pat on the back. The running of the event was threatened by rain a week out, however the sun shone brightly and warmly for the Saturday and Sunday, albeit with a little rain on the Saturday night which unfortunately did dampen our celebrations a little. Except for a few items which we will learn from for next time, the feedback was that the carnival was very well run and we should all be very proud of ourselves.
For those who are still polocrosse keen, the green horse practices have commenced on Sunday’s at Bong Bong at 10am. Don’t worry the 2012 season will be here before we know it! It is expected that the 2012 carnival dates will be listed on the NSW Polocrosse website (www.nswpolocrosse.com.au) soon so keep an eye out for them. It has been confirmed that Narrabri will be running the 2012 Club Championships after their wash-out this year. Also on the website is information regarding a large range of international tours running next year, so check them out!
Thank you to all the members who attended the AGM and took on positions for the 2012 season. Those are:
Patrons: Neville Parmenter and Neville Gilpin
President: Bob Meyers
Vice Presidents: Bill Heuston and Robert Kilby
Secretary: minute secretary- Ann Anderson, correspondence secretary- Miriam Oszurko
Treasurer: Belinda Tarlinton
Publicity officer: Fiona Nixon
Committee: Louise Campbell , Rod Edwards , Neville Gilpin, Bruce and Janis Greenslade, Simon Grimson, Nadine Jeffcoat, Claire Kilby and Taneale Murray.
Public officer: Bob Meyers
SHPSA delegates: Rod Edwards and Ann Anderson
SHPSA deputy delegates: Claire Kilby and Neville Gilpin
Bong Bong Affiliates delegates: Louise Campbell and Neville Gilpin
Bong Bong Affiliates deputy delegate: Alina Gilpin
Ladies Auxiliary president: Claire Kilby
Newsletter editor: Belinda Tarlinton
Website coordinator: Miriam Oszurko
Club Archivist: Annette O’Donnell
New Member officers: Bruce Greenslade, Damian Baxter and Bob Meyers
Horse Welfare: Rod Edwards, Neville Gilpin and Allan Gilpin
Coaching Director: Bruce Greenslade
Junior Development: Bruce Greenslade and Damian Baxter
Ground Management Committee: Gordon Cole, Bob Meyers, Paul Brackenreg, Neville Gilpin and Bruce Greenslade
Grading Officer: Janis Greenslade
For our end of year function we will be holding a 2 stage day on Saturday 26 November. Stage 1 will a swim and bbq lunch at Meryla, meeting at the second bridge on Meryla road at 10.30am. Gold coin donation lunch, BYO drinks. Please RSVP to Damian Baxter on 0416 108 914 or email@example.com.
Part 2: The presentation will be held the Saturday evening at the “Wyeera Pavillion” at Bong Bong starting at 6.30pm for 7.30pm dinner. Cost is $20/adult and $15/child (u/12) for a two-course catered meal. BYO drinks. Please RSVP by 23 November to Mim on 0418 428 347 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Belinda on 4849 4361 or email@example.com . Members are welcome to stay the night at Bong Bong.
Sunday there will be a coaching day at Bong Bong for those who are interested. If there is something in particular you would like to be coached about, for example specific positions, line-ups, horsemanship, etc, please let Bruce know so we can start working out a plan for the day. Bruce has been showing members horsemanship skills at some of the recent green horse practices which have been very beneficial. The practice will start at the usual time of 10am and breakfast and lunch will be provided (gold coin).
We have again been asked to assist the Bowral Show society in 2012 by running their canteen. The show will be on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January. Please start thinking about your availability and let Claire Kilby know if you can assist over one or both of the days. This is a very easy way for us to make money, so please be involved!
If anyone has any other good ideas for easy fundraising, please let Belinda know.
Congratulations to the Burradoo members on their elections for various positions at the recent Southern Highlands zone AGM. They are:
Robert Kilby- president
Annette O’Donnell- patron
Brian Luton- patron
Steve Stuart- patron
Ann Anderson- deputy NSW delegate
Rod Edwards- junior selector and horse welfare officer
Belinda Tarlinton- senior selector
Please check all of your gear to ensure it is yours. If not, please return it to the person you borrowed it from. It is recommended to write your name on all of your uniform so if lost, it can be returned.
If you require new rosettes, please see Taneale Murray who has a box of them which were kindly made by Em & Veronica Dickson.
Please also remember that you are required to have an Australian Standard helmet AS3838. This is important for our new members.
If you need to update your playing uniform, pieces are available at Bong Bong. Please let Ann know if you require anything. Cost of the uniform is:
Club Shirts $50.00 Saddlecloths $40.00
Set of Numbers $20.00 Water-proof warm up jackets: $85.00
Whilst the fees haven’t been sent out yet, it is expected that the playing fees will again increase for the 2012 season, so please be prepared for it.
Further there will be no electrical tape allowed to be used in tails so please remember this new ruling.
Don’t forget to send through any information for Mim to put on the site. If you have anything that she could use please send it through to her at firstname.lastname@example.org , 0418 428 347 or 02 48895 774. Our website is a very useful tool for people to find out all about us. Don’t forget to check it out- www.burradoopolocrosse.com
Horse for sale
“Johns Tawny Dee” registered ASH #130278 “Lynken Traveller” x “Johns Dolly”, 15 years old, 16hh gelding who has been used for droving, campdrafting and is a seasoned polocrosse horse. “Tawny” is a gentleman who is great to float, ride, shoe and rug. $5000.00 For more information or photos please contact Daniel Tarlinton on 02 4849 4361 or email@example.com
Claire Fitzgerald is looking for a horse for her husband and a horse for her children to play polocrosse on. If you have a suitable horse for sale, please contact Claire on 0400 310 202 .
Bits and Pieces
- Good luck and best wishes to Claire Kilby and Alan McCormack on their upcoming nuptials!
- Good luck to Ella Edwards and Maddy Cormie who are currently sitting for their HSC. Further, happy belated birthday to both girls as they turned 18 during the year.
- Speaking of Ella, belated congratulations for being named the Southern Highlands News June sportsperson of the month!
- Condolences to Barbara Leighton on the recent passing of her father.
- Our best wishes to Taneale Murray’s grandfather who was ill earlier in the year.
- Whilst unfortunately none of our members were lucky enough to be picked in a NSW team, the 2012 Nationals in Warwick will be a fantastic event, so don’t forget to get in early with booking your accommodation. See the website www.warwickpolox.com.au for more information. The Nationals will run from 23-29th April 2012.
- Anthony Willis took a lot of photos from the carnivals this year. Mim has copies of all of the Burradoo games, so please contact her if you would like to have a look or buy some.
- For sale- second-hand pair of good quality leather-soled ladies long boots in very good order. You will need to have very thin legs though. If you would like to try them, please see Ann Anderson.
- Botany Bay Imports offer a great clipper blade sharpening service, as well as other items to buy. Visit them online at www.botanybayimports.com.au or call on (02) 9700 0800 or just simply post your blades to: PO Box 260 BOTANY NSW 2019.
- Next Committee Meeting: Wednesday 26 January 2012 starting at 7.30pm at Moss Vale Services Club