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• Richard Gilewitz the finger style guitar maestro performing one night only at the Macleay Progress Hall on Saturday, June 16. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $35 and you can book online at

, go to ‘Buy Tickets’ and type in MEGS under ‘search events’ you can also call 34094474 to make a booking.

• QUANDAMOOKA DANCERS, ORGANIC MARKETS Macleay Island, Saturday, June 23 from 10am. Community and visitors to the Island can expect a vibrant day out with special guest Delvene Cockatoo-Collins; Yuli Burri Ba Dancers with a smoking ceremony by leading Songman Joshua Walker. The Macleay Island Organic Farm festival presents a day of fun for the whole family

to learn traditional weaving, crafts, Island artisans, delicious food and cultural talks on Aboriginal history, bush tucker, medicinal plants, tools and weapons. Email or call 0476000996

• SATURDAY JUNE 23, BAY ISLANDERS SPECIAL BLUE LAKE TOUR (+$20pp) VIST Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout and Return for Quandamooka Dance event Organic Markets, Macleay Island. Info: 0400004373,

• Marion Hughes WORKSHOP, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 9.30 am - 3.00 pm both days- RICArts are excited to offer a two day workshop by this very creative and talented artist. The workshops will focus on the following: 1. Wildlife Realism in watercolour and gouache. 2. Releaved - semi abstract. Cost is only $50 for the two day workshop. Places are strictly limited and for this reason payment is requested upon booking.

or phone 07 3409 1783

• RICARTS markets at ‘The Farm, Art House and Gallery’ situated at the end of Robert St, Russell Island, every 3rd Sunday of the month from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.

• LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY MARKETS are held at the Macleay Island Community Centre on the first Saturday of each month.

• ORGANIC MARKETS Infinite Earth Fest, Every Saturday 8am to 2pm the Lemon Farm, Loniciera Street, Macleay Island.

• Macleay Island Arts Complex Events - Tuesday Art Group 10am till noon. Thursday Painting and Printing Group 10am till noon. Pottery Shed Group meets Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat 9am till noon. Life Drawing first Friday of the month 10am till noon Art Gallery open Friday to Sunday 10am till 3pm. Lots more always happening so see website

for updates.


• BAY ISLANDS GOLF CLUB Ladies Captain’s Report May Results for Monthly Medal – Winner Lyn Robertson 64 R/U Barbara Garvey 65 Tuesday 8th May was Happy Hooker Day kindly sponsored by Fay & Brian Hooker, although interrupted and eventually stopped by the weather conditions, everyone battled on and the winners were Jeff Arndt and Zan Howe with R/U Michael Treay and Mark Beer. Ladies Single Stroke Championships over 4 rounds on the 14th, 15th,21st & 22nd May 2019, generously sponsored by Macleay Island Pharmacy – George & Sophie. Gross Championship Winner – Patricia Rodgers 357 R/U Lyn Robertson 362 Nett Championship Winner Alison Cameron 271, R/U Sue Domrow 285 Thank You to the sponsors and their continued support. Sue Domrow Ladies Captain

• GOLF CLUB Captains report for May. Firstly I would like to thank Gail Spann for helping myself in taking over the position of Club Captain and wish her all the best in her new role as President of the Bay Islands Golf Club. I would also like to welcome Jake Leonard as my Vice Captain and know he is going to be a great asset not only to myself but to the club. I would also like to wish everyone that has been appointed to the committee all the best for the coming year and hope it will be a great year not only for the golfers but for everyone that comes to socialise as well. We started off the month with the ever popular stableford on the 2nd May and the winner was Larry Fabian with 41 points and the runner up was very popular Vice President Anthony Flanigan with 39 points. We then had the Mens Monthly Medal on the 5th May and the A grade winner was Terry Fry (and oldie but a goodie) with a nett 63 and the runner up was Jim Turner with a nett 66. The B grade winner was Bruce Kearney with the overall best score of a nett 62 and the runner up was Kev Rodgers (showing that a man in is 80’s still has it) with a nett 63. Another man in his 80’s is our C grade winner Ron Hodder with a nett 62 on a countback for the overall best score and the runner up was Mike Ford with a nett 65. The 9th May was a 2BBB Stroke event and the winners were David Cross and Michael Treay with a nett 58 and the runner ups were Jake Leonard and Ralph Robertson on a countback also with a nett 58. The 12th May was a Stableford event with the mens winner once again being Terry Fry with 42 points and the runner up on a countback being Mike Ford also with 42 points. The ladies winner was our newly appointed president Gail Spann with 33 points and also on a countback the runner up was Sue Powter with 33 points. 16th May was a stableford event and the winner was Laurie Fleming 41 points and and the runner up was Larry Fabian with 40 points. The 19th May was a stroke event and the Mens winner was Ray Noy who has just been made a well deserved life member for all the work he has done in the past and continues to do for the club and had a nett 57 and the runner up was Gregory Packer with a nett 59. The ladies winner was our newly appointed Ladies Captain Sue Domrow with a nett 61 and the runner up was our retiring treasurer who has worked tirelessly for the club for many years and has earned a well deserved rest Jessie Snooks with a nett 65. 23rd May was a Stableford event and the winner was Lee Petersen with 40 points and the runner up was Gail Spann with 39 points. Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th was the Mens Foursomes event and there were some great combinations in teams and a lot involved in organising an event such as this so firstly thank you to Gloria Hodder for organising the sponsor for the day Club Partners and a big thank you to Ron Hodder for writing up the board and organising the field. Of course the big thing is who were the Gross Winners and who get their names up on the honour board and after two days the Gross winners were Jake Leonard and Jim Morgan with a score of 151 and the runner ups were Russell Duggan and John Broughton with a score of 159. The Nett winners were Kane Leonard and Jack Burnitt with a score of 134 and the runner ups were Jack Huisman and Larry Fabian with a score of 139. This has been a great start to my term as Club Captain and I look forward to the rest of the year and in the immortal words of my dear friend Tony Dymock may your balls always be straight and stay behind David Hung, until next month. Laurie Fleming - Club Captain.

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