Cool Country will be holding an extra concert on Sunday, 22 June at the Senior Citizens Club, Corner Denman Camp Rd. and Totness Street, Torquay. There will be a 1:00pm start, so please come along and support Cool Country and the Senior Citz since this will be a fund raiser for the seniors.
June Open Day for 2014 will be held at the usual venue, Community Centre, Charles Street, Sunday 29 of June. Entry fee of $3.00 covers the afternoon activities. Refreshments and sausage sizzle available for a small additional charge. Raffles and door prizes.
Cool Country's Latest Donation to Charity.... Cerebral Palsy.
In keeping with the Club's charter to aid deserving charities in the Wide Bay area, the March Open Day provided an appropriate venue for the presentation of $1,000 cheque to Mr John Hill who accepted it on behalf of the charity.
Below... The donation was received in the form of musical and percussion instruments seen here with Cool Country President (left) and club members and some of the recipients of the Hervey Bay Cerebral Palsy League.
Record Attendance for 2014.
Open Day popularity reached a high for 2014 with standing room only for guests who arrived later in the afternoon. Over 120 guests enjoyed the day's program of singers and other performers backed by the Cool Country band plus solo artists who accompanied themselves.
The Trophy King
Career Trophy Winner and President of Cool Country Music Club, Ron O'Keefe, proudly displays (below) his latest winning trove of spoils on April Open Day, from last month's Bundaberg music contest. When interviewed at the open day, Mr. O'keefe shouted, "This is just the beginning."
Congratulations Ron for cleaning up.
On A More Serious Note...
Parkinson's disease is a serious malade that silently touches thousands of families throughout Australia with a set of symptoms that range from mild to total debilitation. One of the tradgeties of Parkinsons in this country is the lack of Government funding for support and research.
In keeping with the Cool Country Charter of raising funds for local charities, the Club was able to make a modest contribution of $250.00 to Parkinsons on April Open Day. Ron O'Keefe is seen here making the presentation,
Open Day.... 30 March 2014.
Many thanks to our one hundred plus audience who helped make March 30 open day such a great success. It is because of your continued patronage of our monthly open days that we are able to make our contributions to local charities. So, when you pay $3.00 entry fee to our Open Day, you not only buy a great afternoon's entertainment, but you make a valuable contribution to your local community.
New Start Time for Thursday Night Practice
Club practice night has always been held each Thursday night, when possible, beginning at 7:00pm sharp. However, due to time constraints with a 9:30pm finish and the increased number of performers the committee has decided it would beneficial to bring forward the start time to 6:30pm thus extending practice time to a full three hours.
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.