Highlights of 2019

2 Jan 2020

Highlights of 2019

January saw the Council give permission for LMRC to open its doors to the Public for “Coffee by the Lake”. The Council assisted in funding signage and a new public footpath to the club from the lake.

Since then our coffee sales have gone from strength to strength and now, courtesy of more Council funding through small grants, we can provide fresh cakes from our new cold display cabinet.

February saw the Club go green with 48 Solar panels, fully funded by the club, in order to reduce substantial power overheads

The West Australia Deaf community (WADRA) has established a presence on a regular basis at the club, competing in pool and dart competitions held at LMRC. Monthly seniors groups, Arts & Crafts, Coffee club and Social Card nights are many of the activities they have established as our newest social member group. They have also joined in with members participating in pennant bowls under the LMRC flag.

Dancing has stilled proved to be a major attraction at our venue with JDK dancing 3 nights a week for singles and couples, for those who like to learn Jive. And other modern dance forms.

  • Saturday Soul nights and Disco’s, Friday night dances
  • And for those with time on their hands, every alternate Tuesday & Thursday morning we have “Social Solo Dancing” run by Pauline Shaw.

Petanque is still running on Friday afternoons and evenings producing some Australian champions from their group. The LMDF run 5 major competitions on Sundays throughout the year

News in late Dec was that the LMRC was successful in a small grant from the “Stronger Communities” funding program. This will enable the club to lay a small retaining wall along the edge of A Green. This will tidy up this area and provide a foundation for further transformation.

New to LMRC have been fitness programs on Saturday mornings with NIA starting the morning at 8am for 1 hour of a mix of dance, yoga, and martial arts. 10.15 sees another hour of activity with the very popular “Move Fit” led by the very charismatic Daniel leading the aerobic fun.  “Zumba” also returned on Monday nights from 5.45 to 6.45 led by Natalie.

On the Bowling front LMRC were successful in having the TOC approve full funding for the replacement of our D green.

An important aspect of LMRC is it’s very popular recreation green, 2019 saw three weddings and numerous family events and two significant corporate events held in December. There has been a lot of voluntary effort put into this green in an attempt to provide a lush green effect, from mowing, weeding, removing grass beetles and continual fertilizing. Greg, Max, Peter, Rob, Ian and Graeme keep up the voluntary work.

Lake Mongers “Area 5” five sided Soccer crowned their year off with the first ever West Australian held “world Cup” event which took place at Langley Park. Teams from around the world participated and was tremendous success for Brian & Miguel who run “Area 5” In May the club replaced the lounge carpet and bar floor vinyl with funding from the Council and a donation of carpet tiles to the poolroom area from Access plus. At the same time the club funded new bar benches and cupboards and an upgraded coffee machine Bar Manager extraordinaire Peter Hill was shortlisted in the WA Clubs Industry Awards for Employee of the Year! He is a winner who has consistently demonstrated an amazing contribution to the Club.