COOL COUNTRY NEWS....
HAPPY END of YEAR, 2015
Congratulations to all Cool Country members, old and new. We have enjoyed a great year of entertainment, getting together for regular practice/workshop nights and our monthly Open Days which have been very well attended. All things considered, a very successful year.
September Open Day guest artist, Vanessa Warra, 'snapped' by Kay Kelly just prior to her powerful performance. Vanessa was so popular with the audience, she agreed to an enchore performance later in the day.
Vanessa, also affectionately known as 'The Pocket Rocket', is presently touring the Queensland country music scene performing and promoting her CDs.
Final Open Day for 2015
We are looking forward to our final Open Day for 2015 - Sunday, 29 November 2015.
As usual; doors open at midday for a 1:00pm start. Refreshments available, tea and coffee included in your entrance donation of $5:00 p/p.... kids entry Free.
Sausage sizzle, sandwiches and soft drinks available for a small extra charge.
Tanya Marie Sims is our special Open Day guest artist this month. Tanya has a load of experience in the Australia country music scene and we are looking forward to her performance Sunday afternoon.
Below: Keep an eye out for these friendly faces...... Most important team in the house, The Kitchen Crew. They'll serve you sausages with sauce and mustard... Yum.
END OF YEAR PARTY & DINNER.... GATTAKERS BAY
Don't forget our Cool Country Xmas Bash to be held at Gattackers Bay restaurant, 03 December this year... arrival time 6:00pm. Members cost is $15.00 p/p, subsidised by the club and other guests will pay $25.00 p/p to attend the occasion. Dress is smart casual. See Christine or Jenny (promptly) for bookings and other information as we are running short on time. Enquiries on the club Hot Line: 0427 150015.
FUND RAISING IS WHAT WE DO TOO
The club is proud to advise they were able to donate more than $10,000 to local charities in 2014.
When Cool Country became an incorporated Body (Cool Country Incorporated), apart from being a country music club for the enjoyment of its members, we decided a main reason for Cool Country Inc's existence would be to act as a fund raiser for the local community and make donations to worthy charities whenever possible.
Funds are raised at club practice nights by charging a small attendance fee of $4.00 per person and a small charge for refreshments. Club nights are held most Thursdays of the year and guests are welcome to attend for a donation of $4.00 per person. Other funds are raised at Open Days held on the last Sunday each month. Revenue sources consist of: $5.00 entrance fees per person, raffles, refreshments donations etc.. Kids are always free.
An extract from our latest newsletter below:
Our Club's annual activities support local Businesses, Community Group donations, local charities and the clients of Retirement Villages and Aged Care facilities that look forward to regular free entertainment by our members. Through our members generous support Cool Country has been able to support the following local groups: HERVEY BAY STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE, MARYBOROUGH STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE, DUNDOWRAN RURAL FIRE BRIGADE, HERVEY BAY MEALS ON WHEELS, PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP, BAY CONNECT, THE HERVEY BAY SPECIAL SCHOOL and THE HERVEY BAY MATERNITY HOSPITAL.
The club has also donated a moveable stage that can be configured for most users of the Community Centre hall.
FEBRUARY OPEN DAY, 2015
After a slowish start to the new year everything is getting back to normal with a 'stuttery' February Open Day held as usual in the new Hervey Bay Community Centre in Charles Street.
As February is a short month, the last Sunday was the 22nd and caught a number of our regulars by surprise and they missed out.... notwithstanding the threat of Cyclone 'Marcia' (Marsha to the media) dumping Her category 4 to 5 winds and rain on Hervey Bay. Storm in a tea-cup as it turned out and open day was held in warm sunny weather. Still, the threat of stormy winds and rain kept our attendance down a bit and our line-up of guest performers from Bundaberg played it safe stayed home.
REMNANTS FROM 2014
A FEW WORDS FROM THE NEW PRESIDENT
Thank you to all the wonderful people who turned up on a cold Thursday night for this year’s Cool Country Music Club’s A.G.M. The meeting was very well attended. It is good to know that our members are concerned, appreciative and involved with their club.
Congratulations and thanks to all those people who have taken on roles of responsibility for the next twelve months. As the Elected Committee Members of Cool Country Inc., we are the face of the Club for this year 2014-2015. We have the responsibility to ensure that Cool Country continues to grow and prosper during our year of guardianship. We must try to positively promote Cool Country Music Club. We will attempt the keep the best interests of the entire Club in mind, while treating each other with respect. You may not always agree but first consider, is it for the good of all? Last year Cool Country donated funds to many Hervey Bay Charities, with the latest $1000 donated to The Hervey Bay Special School last month.
Cool Country Music Club is a not for profit club that will continue to contribute to local charitable groups. This function is a vital part of who we are, to give back to the local Community.
President, Cool Country Music Club Inc..
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Performance and Practice Info. for Cool Country Music Club
Practise for Cool Country Music Club is held every Thursday Evening at The Community Centre, Charles Street, Pialba, Hervey Bay, from 6.30 to 9.30 pm. Our performance Open Days are held on the last Sunday of each month at the same venue. See Map for details
There is plenty of parking and wheel chair access is available. All are welcome and admission is still only $3. Drinks and refreshments are available. On the Open Days there will also be a Sausage Sizzle available as well.
Cool Country venue, Charles Street, Pialba. 4655. Please enter by the rear door, across from Main Street.
(Above) Foyer and entrance to the new Community Centre has its own water featurebridge across the creek.
(Below) The band and committee setting up for a 'sound check' in the main auditorium where Sunday Open Days and Thursday night workshops are held.