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Presidents report April 2021

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Valued Members,
We hope that all enjoyed the festive season in company of their loved ones or traveling under COVID restrictions. Hope you are all doing your bit to assist the State’s severely affected tourist industry and local business economy. Especially on our Wednesdays and Fridays your dollars make the difference. The State government is about to implement $25 vouchers for food and entertainment for all, we will keep you informed on when and how you can use them at the Rembrandt Club on an evening like the booked out New Year’s dinner arranged by Alice. The food and entertainment assured that a good night was had by all. January saw the return of our regular E.D.A.H. shoppers catching up on their favourite treats after the Christmas break. Our events coordinator, directors and volunteers are working hard to ensure that we have a memorable club year. Covid restraints will continue to be a challenge for a bit longer but with a little assistance from volunteers and members we will persevere and keep the social events at the Rembrandt.
We starting off with Music and dinner on the 5th and our Valentines dinner on the 12th followed by book swap on 19th and game challenge on the 26th making February a packed 28 days not to be missed.
With Covid restrictions gradually easing it is pleasing to see members building confidence and return to our friendly Club. We have seen more new members and visitors join in our festivities and sample some of the great food from our kitchen. Friday’s Music & Dinner proved a successful concept, as well as our Valentines event. Many couples and friends shared a memorable evening. Our dedicated games players are at the tables Wednesdays and Fridays and always welcome a little extra competition so come join in. Want to try your hand at Triominos, Rummikub or Klaverjassen? Or something different put the challenge out. Grab your friends and pull up a chair at the games table. A good friend of mine has kindly offered to teach a little ballroom dancing. The board is looking at how to accommodate this, if you have a passion for this or just want to give it a whirl, let me know. Other interesting ideas have been put forward and we are working on bringing our members more entertainment.
Covid restriction changes are allowing us to add events to our schedule that where not possible a few weeks ago. It has been very pleasing to see a general increase in numbers attending. Even the recent rains has done little to dampen the spirit of our devoted regulars and ever expanding membership. With great music and games as well as St Patricks day celebrations. As a special treat we were entertained on stage by a delightful group of Irish dance performers who put on a professional display of Irish dance routines. We thank our volunteers and helpers that keep on raising the standards. Good food keeps on coming from our kitchen with some new and a few classic dishes. Please be advised that the Club will be closed on Good Friday 2nd April. Spare a thought for the flood affected people and lend a hand on the long weekend clean up around the western suburbs. Hope to see everyone Friday the 9th for our Music and Dinner Night.
Allan J. Potter


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