May 2012 Newsletter
Did we rock around the Clock or What!
Whoa what a great night we had with the Roadhouse Rockers on the 20th April. Over 130 people enjoyed the night with great feedback received. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and don't forget our next dance function will be in the 28th July with a Christmas in July theme. Another great band is assured and we want to break the 150 mark for attendees. So mark your diary now. Rule out Saturday the 28th July; tell your family tell your friends. Check out a couple of photos in the 2012 gallery. If you to publish your photos from the night please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our third series of lessons get underway next week so if you know of anyone who was thinking of coming along it is time to get in touch with them and let them know lesson 1 will start on the 8th May. Since the beginning of the year we have had a number of people come along, some of these have not continued so again if you are aware of any of these people a gentle word in their ear to say that the course is starting again would be greatly appreciated. A slightly different format will occur from next week as well. Check out the regular event section in the newsletter for the details.
In this newleter you will find a list of exciting events coming about including our trip the Laurieton Markets followed by a BBQ and dance at Dunbogan. Check out the rest of this newsletter for all the details. Oh and don't forget it is Mothers Day on the 13th. Happy Mothers day to all the Mums reading this newsletter. Perhaps a club shirt or jacket would be the perfect gift!
Big news as well. We are running a competition in conjuction with Panthers. A new Rock and Roll festival is in the wind for later this year or early next year and it requires a new name. So put your thinking caps on and come up with an exciting name and you may win a dinner for two at Panthers.
For all those members who have volunteered for the Ironman this Sunday don't forget to check the roster to see what time you are on. If not sure please contact Jeff Prigg who will assist.
Wednesday night social dancing is rocketing along with 16 people there last week. It is fast becoming the midweek social dancing event! Don't forget if you are not sure of a move and want to practice it, we have some experienced dancers available on Wednesdays to help you.
We hope you enjoy our newsletters and if you have any great stories, photos or events that you want to share with all your RNR mates please email me at email@example.com and I will make sure they are included in the next issue.
Regular RnR Dance Club Activities
Tuesday night Rock'n'Roll and Swing Jive Lessons are always a popular way to spend a mid-week night. Socialise and learn some dance moves as well. Cost of the night is only $5 members $8 non-members.. The format for Tuesday night will be;
Beginner's Class 7.00pm
Rock and Roll Class 1 7.20pm
ROck and ROll Class 2 8.15pm (advancing class)
Wednesday Rockers is a social and dance evening at the Port Girl Guides Hall, Hollingworths Street PM every Wednesday from 7pm. Wednesday nights has a very strong social aspect, so get along to meet and dance with other club members. Don't be shy about asking more experienced dancers to show you a few moves or give you some tips. Getting along to Wednesday Rockers makes good sense and it's an inexpensive night out too. Cost is only $5. Dances are not progressive (in a circle) and if you want to play music of your choice we can also arrange. You can bring your own nibbles and drinks and coffee/ tea is available.
Sunday@Paws Our next Sunday at Paws will be this Sunday the 6th May.. This is a great social outing in the relaxed atmosphere of the Paws Lounge in the Panthers Complex. Dancing commences at 4.00pm and goes through to 6.00pm. Why not make an afternoon of it and have dinner in the bistro? We would like to see as many people there as possible so why not come along. For those of you not familiar with our Sunday afternoon format, it is a very informal social dance where you can pick the music you want to dance to.
McInherney Park Beach BBQ Sunday - Our next BBQ will be on the 27th May commencing at 12 noon. That's right we have changed the venue to McInherney Park. What a great way to spend a lazy Sunday Afternoon. Go for a paddle, have a swim enjoy great music and fantastic company. Don't forget the new venue.
Upcoming Social Events
May 6th - Sunday Afternoon at Paws
May 20th - Laurieton Markets, BBQ and Dance at Dunbogan
Never been to Laurieton markets? what a great opportunity to tick it off the bucket list and enjoy a social dance at the same time. Make you own way to Laurieton markets then join us for a BBQ at Dunbogan Jubilee Hall, The Boulevarde, Dunbogan then dance the afternoon away to 4pm. Wander down to markets at your lesiure and then join us for a BBQ from 1.00pm.
Cost $5.00 Members and $8.00 Non Members
June Long Weekend - Wintersun Coffs Harbour -Elvis "Jail House Rock" Theme. This is an event not to be missed. Preparations for our Parade entry have been finalised and you will be blown away with what we have arranged. If your thought Elvis was dead then you will need to think again. If you have made arrangements to stay in Coffs then come up for the day and enjoy all the festivities. Members are invited to walk, dance, run jump and hop behind our float.
Coming Events - Further information to follow
28th July - Christmas in July - The second of our live band series.
8th Sept. Ocka Rocka Bus Trip to Club Taree
7th Oct - Car Rally
24th Oct - AGM
1st December Christmas Party at Panthers.
Are you free on the 4th June? The club is providing demonstration dances at the Port Race course between 12 and 3 pm. You don't have to be a couple to volunteer as you are assured of a dance or two or three. If you are able to help out please see Alan T and give him your name.
Garden Village Demonstration. A quite successful demonstration was conducted at the St Agnes Hostel this afternoon. Jeff Prigg would like to pass on his appreciation on behalf of the committee to those members who took part in the Garden Village and St Agnes Demonstations. A big thank you to Alan Thompson, Rob Porter, Robyn Damm, Robyn Cosson, Marjorie Brown, George Polubinski, Annette Prigg and Jeff Prigg for the today's Demonstration at St Agnes.
Photos from Garden Village - Click the link Photos -Demonstration Days
A new Festive Competition
Following discussions with Panthers the possibility of holding a Rock n Roll festive in October of this year or early next year is starting to become a reality. The Festive needs a name so entries are invited from members to submit a suitable name. The winning entry will receive a dinner for two at Panthers. To give you some inspiration the editor throws the following (not so good choices) in the ring to get the ball rolling;
Monsters of Rock Festival; Rockstock Festival, Shout Festival
Happy Birthday to members;
Tamara Scott, John Carson, Maureen Cooke, John Rigg, Trevor Slade, John Dwyer, Sharon Armitage-Jones, Olivia de le Force, Carmel Senior and Rob Porter.
Move of the month
Click on the link to check out the move of the month. " The Merry go Round"
Offer from Mid-Coast Solar ( SolarHart Australia)
In need of a new hot water system? Before replacing your old electric system why not speak to Craig King at Midcoast Solar who has offered club members a new fully installed solar system at a reduced price. Just mention you are from Panther Rock n Roll Dance club to receive the discount. You will also be helping the club as Both SolarHart Aust and Midcoast Solar have offered to donate $100 each for each system sold to club members. To take advantage of this offer you contact Craig on 65836600 or 0427 836 601.
Do you know of any upcoming events that you think all club members would be interested in. If you do email the details to Allan Gordon at; firstname.lastname@example.org