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					        August 2011 | Volume 4 | Issue 8




Planking hits Crystal Waters
                               From The Manager’s
                                      Desk

Hello All

We can never say enough about the efforts that your committees put in. Your Sporting
and Social clubs are doing an amazing job organising functions and events. It is great to
see so many residents attending these functions. It is well documented that this sort of
involvement is an important part of our physical and emotional well-being. The social
interaction that happens at Crystal Waters and the development of the informal care
networks is what makes living here so appealing.

We will be farewelling Jenny and welcoming Brian this month. We wish Jenny well for the
future and know that you will all make Brian feel at home.

The fence and landscaping on the eastern side of the driveway is now complete and
work is well underway for the landscaping around the new wash bay and car park area.
The viewing deck, by the pond, now has two bench seats for you to sit and enjoy the
view (and the ducks)

A big thanks to Peter and Glenn who have done a great job on these areas and who
have also been very busy seeding the new sites. The sites where the motel once stood
look amazing.

As mentioned later in this newsletter we will be holding an open day on Sunday 14th
August from 10.30 am. We are looking forward to showing people through the village, our
new display homes and through the homes of those residents who we have listed for
sale.

Please say Hi to our visitors as they wander around.


Darryl and Lynne




 The Crystal Chronicles is now viewable online at www.hampshirepropertygroup.com.au
   under the heading of “News”. You will be able to view past editions of the Crystal
             Chronicles and also the other Hampshire Villages newsletters.
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                    Dear Residents
 Residents Social




                    Last month I wrote about the rain, this month its cold with frosty mornings and now we are having some sunshine, hopefully it stays.
      Club




                    Our Christmas in July will be over by the time this issue reaches you: I’m hoping it was a success and that you enjoyed the food. It
                    was a new catering fellow so if it was good we will use him again. I don’t have to worry about the entertainment because Rod is
                    organising this, so big thanks to Rod for his efforts

                    Our bus trip to Bulahdelah Historical Society on the 21st of June was once again a success. On leaving the Village we drove to Seal
                    Rocks and looked around then had a lovely morning tea at Smiths Lake, after having a B.B.Q lunch at the Museum we then journeyed
                    onto Wootton Winery for a wine and cheese tasting. I had a really good day and I hope everyone else did.




                    Speaking of Bus Trips we will be having another on the 3rd of September for Fathers Day this will be a Mystery Tour with morning tea
                    and lunch, more info will be coming your way soon. As I said it is a Mystery Tour, so myself and the driver will only know where we
                    will be going but we are open to bribery and corruption (only joking)………




                    On Sunday the 14th of August we will be holding a Spin and Win (same as a chocolate wheel) plus a sausage sizzle. It will be held at
                    3pm in the Community Centre. There will be 25 prizes to be won, so you are welcome to bring your drinks and nibbles, Tea and
                    Coffee will be free..

                    Our name change is now official; we are now The Crystal Waters Estate Residents Association Inc. This brings together the Social
                    Club, Sports Club and Residents Association, so now we are all under the one umbrella.

                    That’s about if for this month, except to say thank you to all for attending Xmas in July and a really big thanks to all the Committee
                    Members for their hard work and other friends in making it a great evening.

                    Get well soon to all the residents on the sick list.

                    Yours in friendship

                    Lyn Sawdy
                    for the Social Club


                                              FREE WATER CONSERVATIVE SHOWER HEADS
The office has a supply of Water Saving Shower Heads.
If you would like a replacement shower head, you are welcome to bring your old style non conservative shower head to
the office and exchange it for a new one. These shower heads are free of charge.


                                                                    2011 PHONE BOOKS
We have taken delivery of 2011 phone books. There is also a supply of handy smaller phone books, which are great for
the glove box of your car. They are available to be picked up outside of reception area near the residents notice board.


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                                          Activities
                        CRYSTAL WATERS SOCIAL CLUB INC.

 Please see below a list of activities that the Social Club is offering to the residents to come
 and have some fun. If you are interested in any of the activities please come
              to the Community Centre on the nominated day.


INDOOR

CARPET BOWLS                              2.30PM           FRIDAY

POOL/SNOOKER/BILLIARDS                    3PM              MONDAY

DARTS                                     3PM              WEDNESDAY

CARDS/EUCHRE                              3PM              WEDNESDAY

TAI CHI        Postponed                  10AM             WEDNESDAY

BINGO                                     1PM              SATURDAY

OUTDOOR

CHESS/DRAUGHTS                            10AM            TUESDAY




Open Day…We are excited to announce that we will be holding another Open Day on Sunday 14th
August between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm.
Please feel free to wander down to the Community Centre and say hello to our visitors. Fingers
crossed for sunshine.
It is always exciting for us all to have the opportunity to showcase our beautiful village.
We are hoping for a positive day for our residents who have their homes listed with us to sell.
Lynne, Lorraine, Maree, Darryl and Peter.

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SPIN AND WIN…..
   SUNDAY 14TH AUGUST
FROM 3PM…..IMMEDIATLEY FOLLOW-
      ING OUR OPEN DAY.
       25 GREAT PRIZES
  BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND
       NIBBBLES
             FREE TEA
             AND COF-




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Myall Stages Rally
Venue: Bulahdelah Forests
Date: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August

                                                                           MARKETS

                                                       Bulahdelah              Saturday 6th August – Visitors
British 60’s Show (The Way it Was)                                             Centre
Venue Club Forster
Date: Sunday 14th August 7.30 pm                       Blackhead Bazaar        Sunday 7th August - Wylie
                                                                               Brenckenridge Park
Cost: $10 for members and $12 non members
                                                       Forster Town Park       Sunday 14th August – Head
                                                                               Street

                                                       Forster Farmers Market Saturday 20th – Visitors Centre
International Lighthouse Weekend
Venue: Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse in the Myall Lake Tea Gardens Village
National Park Seal Rocks                              Market                   Saturday 20th – Myall Quays
Date: Saturday 20  th and Sunday 21st August                                   Shopping Centre
10am – 3pm
                                                      Nabiac Farmers Market    Saturday 27th – Nabiac
Once a year experience of tours of the lighthouse and                          Showground
cottage.
                                                       Pacific Palms Market    Sunday 28th – Pacific Palms
                                                                               Community Centre

                                                       Tuncurry Markets        Saturday 27th – John Wright
‘Come to the Cabaret”                                                          Park
Venue: Club Forster Auditorium
                                                       Other Markets far and wide…….
Date: Saturday 20th August Time: 7.30pm
Cost: $38.00 with all proceeds raised going to Camp    Kempsey Mall Markets – every Thursday
Quality
                                                       Port Macquarie Art Society Markets – every Sunday

                                                       Wingham Showground Farmers Markets – Saturday 6th
                                                       August 8-12am
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                                    Janet Bromley              6th
                                    Carmel Latimore            8th
                                    Gweneth Whitty             8th
                                    Andrew Johnson             12th
                                    Chris Butler               19th
                                    Jackie Browne              22nd
                                    Mac Jones                  24th
                                    Gilbert Noble              26th
                                    Bob Sawdy                  26th
                                    Maureen Nash               29th
                                    Bryan Motbey               31st


Famous Birthdays in August                     If you were born in August:
Peter O’Toole                                  Birthstone is Peridot or Sardonyx
James Baldwin                                  Flowers are Poppies and Gladiolus
Martin sheen                                   Zodiac sign is Leo (Characteristics of Leo – Honest and
Barack Obama                                   Generous, Self Motivated, Warm Hearted and Enthusiastic……
Loni Anderson
Lucille Ball
Robert Mitchum
Charlize Theron
Connie Stevens
Alfred Hitchcock
Madonna


                                In the garden: August
                          Here's what to do in your edible garden in August.
                          Plant now
                            Potatoes, asparagus, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, peas
                            and radishes.
Harvest now: Salad greens, carrots, silver beet, spinach, rhubarb, broccoli and cau-
liflower.
Other jobs: Get the garden ready for spring planting by adding plenty of compost and lime to soil, if needed.
• Prune passion fruit vines.
• Now's the time to make plans for spring planting. Pore over seed guides and be inspired by what is
      available.
• Keep that herb garden going - grow your parsley and coriander near the kitchen so your herby taste
      sensations are at hand.
• Work manure or compost into any bare areas of the garden to give the soil a rest before spring planting.

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Social
Sports
 Day
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                 Crystal Waters Social Sports Day
On Sunday 26th June we had our Sports Day which included Bowls, Tennis and Mini Golf,
so with perfect weather and 29 keen players the day begun.

First of all I would like to thank Lindy Hall who donated the major prizes for the bowls and
tennis and also Yvonne and Richard Garton who donated prizes for the mini golf.

We had 6 people call in sick and hope they are feeling much better. The down side to that was we had to redraw
the teams before we started as the teams were selected before hand. The committee might have to rethink how
to overcome this problem next time.

I would like to thank all the players for the spirit in which they played and all the people who helped to make the
day such a great success, in particular Robyn and Norm Kirk for all there hard work.

                                                     RESULTS




TENNIS

1st Place  Lee Abra and Jackie Amour
Last Place Erica Herbert and Pat Lewis, Erica Herbert and Kath Wilson




BOWLS

 1st Place Coral Mills, Sheelagh Elder and Roger Black
Last Place Barbara, Betty McInnes, Jim Elder and Ken Brown,
           Sue Black, Annie Davidson and Frank Mills
           Leonie Tait and Francis Bedford (3 teams with the same score)




GOLF

HOLE IN ONE – Annie Davidson, Coral Mills, Jim Elder and June Pollentine
Ladies Winner - Pat Lewis                  Mens Winner - Frank Mills
Ladies last place - Jackie Amour           Mens last place - Tom
( Yvonne and Richard Garton Donated prizes for last place in the golf)
Ladies and Mens major prizes donated by Lindy Hall
Bowls - Francis Bedford          Tennis - Robyn Kirk        Golf - Betty Albert
Bowls - Ken Brown                Tennis - Roger Black       Golf Tom Farthing

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                                                                 Notice
                   The NSW Government provides FREE ENERGY ADVICE AND A
                  FREE POWER SAVING KIT FOR PENIONER CONCESSION CARD
                     HOLDERS THROUGH THE Home Power Saving Program.
                                                    To book your Energy Assessor Call 0402 757 890

Your free kit includes – A Standby Saving Power board, 2 door snakes, 4 energy saving light bulbs and a shower timer.

                                                       www.savepower.nsw.gov.au




                                                 SLOW COOKED LEG OF LAMB


1 MEDIUM SIZE LEG OF LAMB
1 CUP OF BEEF STOCK
1 CUP OF WHITE WINE
1 WHOLE GARLIC BULB (CUT IN HALF) not peeled
2 CARROTTS (CUT TO SIZE)
2 STICKS OF CELERY (CUT TO SIZE)
1 LARGE ONION (CUT IN HALF) not peeled


PLACE VEGES ON BOTTOM and then LEG OF LAMB on top of vegies IN AN OVEN PROOF DISH, POUR OVER
STOCK AND WINE, THEN SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER, COVER WITH A LID (OR COVER WITH FOIL). Place
in oven on 120 degrees for 3 hours. Take lid or foil off and let it brown for another hour.

Serve with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans………… or a MINT PESTO!
1.       3/4 cup packed mint leaves
2.       1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
3.       2 scallions, thickly sliced
4.       2 medium garlic cloves
5.       1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
6.       2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
7.       Salt
In a food processor, combine the mint leaves with the parsley, scallions, garlic and lemon zest and pulse until chopped. With the machine on,
add the olive oil in a thin stream and process until smooth. Season the pesto with salt.
Make Ahead The mint pesto can be refrigerated overnight. Notes Best Uses Toss the pesto with pasta or mix it with soft, fresh goat cheese
and spread it on crostini. Brush on lamb chops, chicken, fish, pork, seafood or vegetables after grilling, or serve alongside burgers, sausages or
grilled bread.

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            FATHERS DAY
      Magical Mystery Tour…
      Saturday 3rd September
 Only Lynn S and the bus driver will
    know where you are headed.
   Sure to be another great day..
More Info                    coming
 soon!




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                                                          Jokes
Four Catholic mothers were having coffee, discussing their wonderful sons. The first mother said, “My son is a priest.
When he walks into a room, everyone calls him Father.” The second woman chirped, “Well, my son is a bishop. When-
ever he walks into a room, people say, ‘Your Grace.’” The third woman said smugly, “My son is a cardinal. Whenever he
walks into a room, people say, ‘Your Eminence.’” The fourth Catholic woman sipped her coffee in silence. The other three
gave her a subtle, “Well?” so she said modestly, “My son is a handsome, 6-foot 2-inch, hard-bodied Chippendale stripper.
Whenever he walks into a room, all the girls say, ‘My God!’”


A white man, a black man, and a Mexican man broke out of a Florida prison. Running through the woods, with guard dogs
closing in on them, came to a swamp filled with alligators. The white man says, “I’ve got to go for it. If I don’t, the dogs’ll
get me.” He didn’t get more than twenty feet when the alligators got him. The black man said, “I’m bigger and stronger
than that white dude. I can outswim those gators.” He got about a hundred feet before the alligators got him. The Mexican
was afraid to try until the dogs came out of the woods right behind him. Then he jumped in and swam all the way across
and got away. A little alligator turned to a bigger alligator and said, “Daddy, why did we eat the first two men, but not the
Mexican?” The big alligator replied, “The last time we had Mexican, my a*s burned for days!”

The Lone Ranger and Tonto were drinking in a saloon when a cowboy entered and asked, “Who owns the big white stal-
lion outside?” The Lone Ranger stood up and said, “I do. Why?” The cowboy said, “He looks like he’s about dead!” The
Lone Ranger and Tonto rushed outside and, sure enough, Silver was near dead from heat exhaustion. The Lone Ranger
said, “Tonto, run around Silver and see if you can create enough breeze to cool him off while I get him some fresh water!”
Tonto said, “Okay, Kemosabe!” and started running circles around Silver. The Lone Ranger fetched Silver some water,
helped him drink, and the returned to the bar. A while later, another cowboy entered the bar and asked, “Who owns the
big white stallion outside?” The Lone Ranger stood up again and said, “I do. Now what’s wrong with him?” The cowboy
said, “Oh, he’s fine, but you left your Injun runnin’!”

Alice was to bake a cake for the church ladies’ group bake sale, but she forgot to do it until the last minute. She baked an
angel food cake and when she took it from the oven, the center had dropped flat. She said, “Oh dear, there’s no time to
bake another cake.” So, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake. Alice found it in
the bathroom … a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and covered it with icing. The finished product looked beautiful, so
she rushed it to the church. Before she left the house, Alice had given her daughter some money and specific instructions
to be at the bake sale the minute it opened, and to buy that cake and bring it home. When the daughter arrived at the
sale, the attractive cake had already been sold. Alice was beside herself. The next day, Alice was invited to a friend’s
home where two tables of bridge were to be played that afternoon. After the game, a fancy lunch was served, and to top it
off, the cake in question was presented for dessert. Alice saw the cake, she started to get out of her chair to rush into the
kitchen to tell her hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, one of the other ladies said, “What a beautiful
cake!” Alice sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, “Thank you, I
baked it myself.”

After a long, dry sermon, the minister announced that he wished to meet with the church board after the service. The first
man to arrive was a stranger. You misunderstood my announcement. This is a meeting of the board, said the minister. I
know, said the man. If there is anyone here more bored than I am, I’d like to meet him.

As the lawyer slowly came out of the anaesthesia after surgery, he said, Why are all the blinds drawn, doctor? “There’s a
big fire across the street,” the doctor replied. “We didn’t want you to think the operation was a failure.”


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                    F   U     N           C    O     R        N         E         R

                                                         Across
                                                         1. Too many cooks spoil the ___ (5)
                                                         3. The ___ of power (7)
                                                         7. The ___ to the rule (9)
                                                         9. Fruit & ___ (3)
                                                         10. Wheeling and ___ (7)
                                                         11. Don't look a gift ___ in the mouth (5)
                                                         13. Kinetic ___ (6)
                                                         15. Bogart movie, The Maltese ___ (6)
                                                         19. All ___ on deck (5)
                                                         22. ___ sports (7)
                                                         24. ___ guitar (3)
                                                         25. Roll out the ___ ___ (3,6)
                                                         26. Side - ___ the issue (7)
                                                         27. ___ firma (5)

                                                         Down
                                                         1. No man can live by ___ alone (5)
                                                         2. ___ mad (7)
                                                         3. Don't cross the ___ before you get to it (6)
                                                         4. There's no such thing as a free ___ (5)
                                                         5. It's now or ___ (5)
                                                         6. The ___ has landed (5)
                                                         8. A wild-goose ___ (5)
                                                         12. Burning the midnight ___ (3)
                                                         14. A ___ - letter day (3)
                                                         16. Opposites ___ (7)
                                                         17. ___ and nasty (5)
S       U       D       O         K   U                  18. ___ bliss (6)
                                                         19. ___ or tails (5)
                                                         20. Hold your ___ (5)
                                                         21. Comic ___ (5)
                July Result                              23. An added ___ (5)

9   5   8   7       3   4     2   6   1            4 8            2                     9
4   1   3   8       6   2     5   7   9            9                     6 1                   7 2
2   7   6   5       1   9     3   8   4                   7 9
6   2   9   1       4   5     7   3   8            3 6                          8              1 5
5   3   4   9       7   8     1   2   6                   2              5              6
1   8   7   6       2   3     9   4   5            5 4            7                            9 3
3   9   1   2       8   6     4   5   7                                         3 8
7   6   2   4       5   1     8   9   3            8 7            5 9                            6
8   4   5   3       9   7     6   1   2                   1                     4              3 7
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H e l p f u l C o n t a c t I n fo r m a t i o n

Office Hours:                                                                Sales Office Hours
Village administration hours are :                                           10am—2pm 7 Days
Monday – Friday            10.00-2.00                                    After Hours by appointment
Saturdays                  CLOSED
Sundays                     CLOSED
After Hours:
One of Crystal Waters management team is on duty 7 days a week. If assistance is needed after hours
please call 0433 226 922.
Resident Accounts:
If you have any queries concerning your account with regard to site fees, electricity and water payments or
any other questions about your statement, you should direct your queries to Lorraine during business hours
on (02) 6554 7447
Security Gate Access:
Any resident wishing to have the phone/gate facility activated please see Lynne during office hours.
Residents with this facility can then allow access to the village to any of their guests from their home or
mobile phones.Security Gate access must be managed between yourselves and your visitors at all
times.
Community Centre:
The community centre is open for the use and enjoyment by permanent residents and their guests in their
company from 9am—9pm daily. The centre may be left open later upon request and approval by
 management.


                              Thinking of Selling your Home?
Before you make the decision on who will handle the sale of your home, here’s some food for
thought........
        We have sold 60 new and pre-loved homes in our village. The combined efforts of various external
Real Estate Agents during the same time has resulted in 3 homes sold. So, who would you prefer to trust
this important role to?
Remember, we actively market our village in major newspapers and on the internet. We exhibit at numerous
trade shows and expos during the year. The inquiries that we generate are handled in our on- site sales
office and we get results! No one else specializes exclusively in selling homes in our village.
                          Selling your home at Crystal Waters
          If you wish us to act as your agent in selling your home, you will need to sign an agency agreement
  with us. You may sell your home yourself or through a real estate agent. However, under section 81 (1) of
 the Residential Parks Act 1998 ("the Act"), you are required to inform us of your intention to offer your home
                          for sale before displaying a "for sale" sign in or on the home.
         Before the purchaser of any home signs a site agreement, the Act requires us to make various
detailed written disclosures to them regarding the terms and nature of the site agreement and their
occupancy. If you are using the services of a real estate agent, we suggest that you ask them to call us to
discuss these matters since it may cause problems if the purchaser is not made aware of them until after an
agreement on the sale is reached.
         We can not unreasonably withhold consent for a purchaser of your home to take over the site.
However, the purchaser will need to apply to us before we will agree to enter into a site agreement with
them. We will generally need at least 3 working days after receipt of their application to check their character
and credit references.
         We will not consider allowing the .purchaser of your home to enter into a site agreement until all
amounts you owe have been paid. If it is proposed that we receive payment on settlement of the sale, then
the settlement should occur in our office so that we can receive any moneys owing at the time of settlement.

    For home sales contact Lynne at the Sales Office during office hours or call
                        (02) 6554 7447 (02) 6554 8522, or
                     Email info@crystalwatersestate.com.au


                   IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
                       Ring 000 For Fire, Police or Ambulance.
If after hours assistance is required by any of your management team please call :-
                                             0433 226 922
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