FINCH BECOMES OUR 4TH PRIMARY IN THE NEW YEAR!

July 11, 2019 by  

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Primary Club Members donate $10 to charity every time an Aussie cricketer suffers the indignity of scoring a first ball duck or ‘primary’ in an international fixture.

Since 1 June 2019, there have been FOUR (4) such events, compared to 14 in the previous full year.

  • Aaron Finch in the ODI WORLD CUP SEMI vs England at Birmingham on 11th July: LBW Archer
  • Jason Behrendorff in ODI World Cup vs New Zealand at Lord’s on 29th June: LBW Boult
  • Mitchell Starc in ODI World Cup vs New Zealand at Lord’s on 29th June: B Boult
  • Pat Cummins in ODI World Cup vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on 15th June: Run Out

WINNERS ANNOUNCED – THE MEMBERS’ RAFFLE 2019, drawn 4th July at 3pm

June 27, 2019 by  

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We are pleased to advise the winning ticket numbers in the Members’ Raffle drawn at The Lakes Golf Club.

  1. Allen & Unwin – 6 best-seller books – Ticket number 047339 – C.Gauld
  2. Kevin Pietersen Rhino Bat – Ticket number 117775 – T.Moody
  3. Sunday at the Stables with Gai Waterhouse – Ticket number 119129 – B.Doff
  4. Bonville Golf Resort Accomm and Golf for 2 – Ticket number 119736 – B.Dillon
  5. Grand Barossa Mixed Dozen Wines, Chateau Tanunda – Ticket number 068910 – N.Ford
  6. Cypress Lakes Round of Golf for 4 – Ticket number 004374 – R.Whittle
  7. Iona Estate Mixed Half-Doz Wines – Ticket number 119247 – J.Dunk
  8. Three PT “Better You” sessions – Ticket number 123343 – A.Varasdi

Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks to all the prize donors!

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRIMARY CLUB’S GOLF DAY AT THE LAKES GOLF CLUB ON THURSDAY 4TH JULY, WE INVITED ALL MEMBERS AND VISITORS TO ENTER OUR MONSTER CHARITY RAFFLE TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR PROJECTS WITH THE SYDNEY CHILDRENS’ HOSPITAL PHYSIO UNIT AND EMPOWER GOLF (GOLD COAST, QLD).

PAT CUMMINS – NEW PRIMARY CLUB AMBASSADOR

April 22, 2019 by  

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At the Golden Duck Donor Cocktail Reception at Tattersalls Club, Sydney, on Wednesday 17th April, Australian cricketer Pat Cummins was inducted into the role or Primary Club Ambassador.  Pat is almost 26 years old and has represented his country in 20 Test, 48 ODIs and 20 T20Is.  He has impressed as a genuine all-rounder with leadership potential.

Pat joins Lisa Sthalekar, Ed Cowan and Liesl Tesch OAM MP as Primary Club Ambassadors.

“I have always admired what the Primary Club stands for and the type of charities that we support”, explains Pat, as he was being interviewed by President Jim Maxwell.

Jim said, “As a current player with huge potential, we know the opportunities for Pat to attend our functions may be limited.  So, we wish him well in his career and look forward to future occasions when he can join us”.

Special guest, former Australian Women’s Cricket Captain Alex Blackwell, joined the event and is pictured above with Jim, Secretary Gavan Carroll, the much-travelled mascot Bernie the Golden Duck, Pat and Rick Glover.

“FIRST BALL” APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

April 22, 2019 by  

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The Primary Club of Australia’s April 2019 Newletter, called “First Ball” is out now.  You may view a low-res version via the link below.  Or call Anja on (02) 9980 2525 to request hard copies for your coffee table, office or waiting room.  Stories include various charity projects, the Sir Roden Cutler Awards night, a feature article about our “Insurance Ashes” cricket festival at North Sydney Oval and our first Moore Park Golf Day in Sydney.

Click on this link below:

First Ball April 2019

“THE LAKES PRIMARY CLUB CLASSIC 2019”

February 5, 2019 by  

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Bookings are now open for the golf event of the decade!  The Primary Club Classic to be held at the home of the 2018 Australian Open, The Lakes Golf Club, at Eastlakes (Sydney), on Thursday 4th July, with an 8:30am shotgun start followed by Luncheon with Jim Maxwell, Mark Waugh, Damien Thomlinson, Matt De Groot and other celebrity players.  Registrations open at 7:15am with light breakfast available.

We encourage players and sponsors to book early.

For information about sponsorship opportunities – go to THIS LINK.

For information about individual and group bookings – go to THIS LINK.

Otherwise, call Geoff on 0411 028 468.

CHRISTINE ERBY AWARDED OAM

January 26, 2019 by  

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President Jim Maxwell AM is excited to share the news that Mrs Christine Ann Erby has been awarded Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.  Chris is a founding member of the Primary Club of Australia (since 1974), served as Administration Officer for 10 years and Member of the Charities Committee for 15 years.  Chris, along with husband Jon Erby AO, still consults to that Committee and to the General Committee, and is a regular attendee at major Club events.  Her award also cites her service to Australian Angus Society since 1995.

“We are always excited when one of our members receives this sort of recognition for the long, hard work they do to support our charitable endeavours,” explains Jim.  “We wish Chris, Jon and all the Erby family a wonderful celebration.”

Picture shows Chris and Jon representing the Primary Club at the Aspect Hunter School in June 2017.

SIR RODEN CUTLER AWARD – DAMIEN THOMLINSON

November 15, 2018 by  

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In recognition of their determination and sheer inspiration, five of Australia’s most outstanding athletes with a disability, including Paralympic and Invictus Games medallists, have been named as finalists in The Primary Club of Australia’s 2018/19 Sir Roden Cutler Award.

Among the finalists are Madison de Rozario, three-time gold medallist in wheelchair track and field, and Joany Badenhorst, the first and only female Paralympian to represent Australia in Boardercross.

Also included as finalists are Cristine Suffolk, middle and long distance runner, Damien Thomlinson, Afghanistan war veteran and snowboard Paralympian, and Curtis McGrath, an eight-time World Championship gold medallist in para-canoeing.

The winner was announced at the Baggy Green Awards Dinner at NSW Parliament House on 15th November – Damien Thomlinson will receive a $20,000 grant for sporting and recreational equipment to be given to an organisation he chooses which reflects the Club’s charter. In addition, each finalist will receive a grant of $2,000 for a charity of his/her choice that supports people with disabilities.

2018/19 PRIMARIES FINISH AT 14!

October 10, 2018 by  

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Primary Club Members donate $10 to charity every time an Aussie cricketer suffers the indignity of scoring a first ball duck or ‘primary’ in an international fixture.  Members may choose to pay their YTD ‘fines’ (donations) NOW at this LINK.

Since 1 June 2018, there have been fourteen (14) such events, compared to 13 in the previous full year.

  • Aaron Finch in the T20 vs India at Visakhapatnan on 24th January: B Bumrah
  • Ashleigh Gardner in the Women’s ODI vs New Zealand at Adelaide on 24th January: B Kerr
  • Tim Paine in the Test vs Sri Lanka at Brisbane on 25th January: Ct Mendis, B Lakmal
  • Peter Siddle in the ODI vs India at Adelaide on 15th January: Ct Kohli, B Kumar
  • Josh Hazlewood in the Test vs India at Perth on 15th December: Ct Pant, B Sharma
  • Josh Hazlewood in the Test vs India at Adelaide on 8th December: Ct Pant, B Shami
  • Ben McDermott in the T20 vs India at Sydney on 25th November: LBW B Pandiya (Editor’s note: a disgraceful act, attempting to sweep on his first ball, when the previous wicket was out exactly the same way! Sorry!)
  • Aaron Finch in the T20 vs India at Melbourne on 23rd November: Ct Pant B Kumar
  • D’Arcy Short in the T20 vs South Africa at Gold Coast on 18th November: Ct Phehlukwayo B Morris
  • Chris Lynn in the ODI vs South Africa at Hobart on 11th November: Ct De Kock B Steyne
  • Mitchell Starc in the same innings: Ct & B Rabada
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile in the T20 vs Pakistan at Dubai on 29th October: Run out.
  • Nicole Bolton in the ODI vs Pakistan at Kuala Lumpur on 22nd October: LBW Sana Mir.
  • Kane Richardson in the T20 vs England at Birmingham on 27th June: Ct Hales B Jordon.

GRANTS MADE IN 2017/18

September 17, 2018 by  

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The Board of the Primary Club of Australia is pleased to advise $357k in grants were paid or committed to the following organisations, consistent with our charter to provide sporting and recreational facilities to people with a disability.  (All in NSW unless advised otherwise.)

  • Aspect School, Central Coast – playground
  • Balmain Para Rowers – double scull
  • Blind Cricket NSW – marquee
  • Civic Disability Services, Wattle Grove – wheelchairs
  • Disabled Surfers – surf wheelchairs, hypothermia rugs
  • Disabled Winter Sports – bluetooth guide
  • Coogee Minnows – surfboards
  • Riding for Disabled, Box Hill – ramp
  • Sargood on Collaroy – gym equipment
  • Sporting Wheelies QLD – rugby wheelchairs
  • St Andrews Public School, Southwestern Sydney – playground
  • Studio ARTES, Hornsby – touch screen, loom, music instruments
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick – supine bike
  • The Ponds School, Southwestern Sydney – climbing nets
  • Towradgi Public School, Illawarra – specialised play/therapy areas
  • Trytons Cricket, Randwick – cricket equipment
  • Wheelchair Sports – all sports wheelchairs

2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

September 17, 2018 by  

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Queen Street Lounge, Woollahra Hotel, 116 Queen Street, Woollahra, on Wednesday 24th October, commencing at 6pm.  Please advise Anja on (02) 9980-2525 if you can attend or are an apology.

Annual Report 2017-2018

The Primary Club of Australia Annual Report 2017/18 is now available to download.

Click here to download the Annual Report (mid res): Annual Report 2017-18

 

Note: the audited version of the financial results will be available at the AGM.

 

 

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