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Conservation Council Water Futures Forum
University Green Club
7 Art at The Club
8 What’s on in the Club Café and Bar in the club café and bar?
11 What’s on in the Club Restaurant
13 On the Grapevine
14 Calendar of Events
16 Events around the Club
19 Scene around the Club
20 Events around Campus – PIAF 2008
22 Events around Town
24 Member Profile – Lisa Scaffidi
25 Club News
26 Members Benefits
Board of Advisors Dear Members,
Tony Howarth AO (Chair)
Gaye McMath I would like to take this opportunity
to thank you all for your continued
Jock Clough support throughout the year.
2007 has been a tremendous year
June Jones AM
Karen Brown for the Club both in terms of
Membership, having welcomed
Margaret Seares AO
Mark Paganin almost 500 new Members, and
food and beverage that increased
Robert Farrelly some 14% on 2006. What is exciting
Shelda Debowski to note is the increase in Individual
Executive Team Member utilisation and the support
Gary Ellis – General Manager
Steve Floyd – Financial Controller of Club events that has prompted
Myles Harrison – Food and Beverage Manager Gary Ellis – General Manager
us to further increase our calendar
Julie Harrison – Conference and Events Manager
Tony Ouschan – Executive Chef
of activities in 2008.
Clare Talbot – Human Resources Manager
Celine Gaudin – Membership Services Manager On that note…the first event of Finally – please note that the
Nicole Burchett – Membership Sales Manager the year will be the Australia Day Club Café and Bar will re-open on
celebrations which like last year will Monday 7 January and the Club
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M800, The University of Western Australia On behalf of everybody here at
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the Club, I would like to wish all
Tel: +61 8 6488 8770
Fax: +61 8 6488 8771 In February, all Members will Members and their families, good
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Conservation Council of WA
The Conservation Council
of Western Australia
>> Speaking for the Environment
In 2008 environmental awareness will be a major
priority for The University Club and as a part of this,
The University Club and the Conservation Council of
Western Australia are going to work together on a
number of projects throughout the year.
For 40 years the Conservation Council of Western Today, in the midst of a resources boom and with
Australia has provided an outspoken voice for the unprecedented climate change just around the corner,
environment. With climate change a looming reality, our environment is again under increasing pressure.
The Council currently campaigns on a number of
Western Australia’s natural heritage is facing an
issues including biodiversity, sustainable agriculture,
uncertain future making the role of the Council more
mining, waste, climate change, water, land clearing
important than ever.
and promoting sustainability.
The Conservation Council is the State’s foremost
In March 2008 the Conservation Council will be
non-profit, non-government, conservation organisation hosting a number of events to raise awareness of key
and represents over 80 volunteer based community environmental issues facing the Western Australian
conservation groups who share a passion and vision for environment. One of the primary issues being the
protecting our unique Western Australian environment. future of water in WA.
Its role is to educate, campaign and lobby on Western Australia has many beautiful wetlands and
environmental issues and work on policy development wild rivers but we also have very limited fresh water.
and legislative change Unfortunately we are failing to manage water effectively
with many rivers turning saline, wetlands being drained
In 1967 The Council was formed in response to rapid
and groundwater polluted by development. If WA is to
development in mining, agricultural expansion and meet present and future water needs, both for human
the development of roads and power lines leading to use and to sustain the environment, we need to make
a noticeable losses of our natural heritage. water conservation and reuse a priority.
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in the club café and bar?
Water Futures forum
Date: Tuesday 18 March
Venue: The University Club
>> Exploring WA’s Water Future
of Western Australia
Information: www.conservationwa.asn.au From March 29 to April 6 2008 the Conservation Council
(08) 9420 7266 - Conservation will be hosting Conservation Week. Conservation Week is
Council of Western Australia
an annual event that aims to motivate local communities
all across Western Australia in becoming more aware of
environmental issues and active in conservation activities
WA stands at the crossroads of making important
in their local community.
changes in how we plan and make laws about water
for the environment and water for human use. In 2008 Conservation Week will have the theme
The Water Futures Forum will highlight the importance Exploring WA’s Water Future, examining what WA’s
of water conservation and the need to examine water water situation will be in 20 years time and the
reuse and recycling as a potential source of fresh water importance of water conservation today for the future.
for the future. Conservation Week encourages local community groups
Water legislation is currently being rewritten and or individuals to organise events in their local community
the Forum presents a unique and crucial opportunity that promote environmental awareness and positive
for the community of Western Australia to influence action. In 2007 over 60 events registered all across the
the direction of sustainable outcomes for water state from the East Kimberley to Esperance.
(ecosystems and for water users) for future decades. Events range from environmental seminars and
The forum will examine the potential impacts workshops, bush reserve clean up days, guided nature
of population growth, and urban, industrial and walks, competitions and much much more!
agricultural development with a significant focus on
the reuse and recycling of treated wastewater which
is increasingly being examined as a potential source of
drinking water, with positive environmental benefits
as a byproduct.
Speakers at Water Futures are still to be confirmed
>> More Information?
but will include, representatives from Government,
For more details on Conservation Week 2008
government agencies, scientists, representatives – Exploring WA’s Water Future
from the conservation community and other non visit www.conservationwa.asn.au
or call 9420 7266
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University Café Club
in the Club Greenand Bar
The Uniclub takes Action
>> on the horizon in 2008
In 2008, The University Club of Western Australia
will focus on two areas to reduce its footprints:
Wastage and Energy
Take up the challenge – five green actions to
do at home. Western Australia is the highest
In 2008 The University Club of Western Australia
greenhouse gas emitting region per person in
will focus on Recycling and Energy consumption.
the world! You have the power to tackle climate
The ultimate aim will be to raise awareness of the
change at home, reduce your carbon emissions
importance of environmental responsibility and to and save some dollars at the same time!
minimise The University Club’s footprints.
Less grass, more flowers
The Club hopes to lead the way by implementing If there are areas of your lawn that go unused,
sustainable practices into everyday activities. consider replacing the grass with less water-
The Club will first assess current streams and costs intensive plants such as trees, shrubs, flowers,
within the organisation in regards to wastage or low-growing ground covers. For the rest of
and energy. These will form the basis of our waste the lawn, spread drought-resistant varieties of
reduction, recycling and energy saving action plan. grass seed and allow the grass to grow higher
Progress will be monitored and adjustments will be in the summer (so the grass blades provide
made throughout the year if required. shade for the soil).
In your laundry room
Up to 90 per cent of the energy used for
>> Did you know? washing clothes goes to heating the water.
A warm wash and cold rinse will work just as
well as a hot water wash and a warm rinse on
Why use recycled content paper?
nearly all clothes.
Apart from supporting the recycled paper industry
(after all we do recycle our paper which is made
into more paper which needs to have a market
to continue), producing one tonne of recycled
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for information about how to recycle all types
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ER S I TY CL
In the kitchen
Your refrigerator uses more energy than any
� other appliance in your home, but you can
check and compare energy ratings before
buying a new one. These tell you how many
FOR kilowatt hours of energy it uses per month.
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café the bar?
in the clubArt at and Club
Laura Cole – “Nor th” >> Finishes January 25
Stephen Lobo – “INDIArt”
>> January 28 to February 29
Coming from India and arriving in Perth as a
wide eyed 6 year old, my eyes quickly became
Australian. Going back to India for the first time
in 32 years, I realise my heart is still Indian.
Images of traditional photography merge with the more
contemporary digital stylings of photographic art.
Having developed my photographic skills amidst the analogue
to digital revolution, I showcase a blend of media. This exhibition
represents all the flair and colour of the “Homecoming”
of a photographic artist.
Water Fut ures
>> March 3 to March 28
The Western Australian rivers and wetlands have a special place
in our lives. The University Club and the Conservation Council
of Western Australia are proud to present an exhibition in
The University Club’s Gallery throughout the month of March.
Water, and in some cases the lack of it, will feature prominently
in this wonderful exhibition of artworks and photographs
from around the state. All works will be available for sale and
part proceeds will support water related projects through
the Conservation Council.
* Tickets to the opening night on March 3 are
available from the Conservation Council of
Western Australia on +61 8 9420 7266.
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in the Club Café and Bar
on the foreshore
The Club Café and Bar helps you farewell the working week with our regular
Friday’s on the Foreshore. Come and enjoy live entertainment and HAPPY HOUR
beverage prices between 5 – 6pm in addition to a delicious snack menu with prices
starting from $5 per plate.
Entertainers on the horizon include:
Domenic Zurzolo – February 1 and March 7
Domenic began playing the acoustic guitar from a very early age taught by his father
and carrying on a long tradition of music in the Zurzolo family. Domenic works regularly
around Perth as a Soloist, Duo, Trio, and several bands playing covers and original music.
Tom Jennis – February 15 and March 14
The multi talents of Tom see him playing Guitar, Bass and several other instruments.
He always has a great rapport with his audiences with his music tastes revolving around
the 60s through to the 90s.
Fenton Wilde – February 22 and March 28
Fenton is an accomplished solo performer with an extensive repertoire ranging from
classics to the latest top 40.
Brett Hardwick – February 29
Brett Hardwick is one of Perth’s best known guitarists. Mixing blues with jazz, funk,
country and rock, he has forged his own style and is always inventive and original.
new year 2008 is the
year of the Rat
People born in rat years tend
to be leaders, pioneers and
Date: Friday 8 February conquerors. They are charming,
Time: 4.30pm passionate, charismatic,
(Lion Dancers perform from 5pm) practical and hardworking.
William Shakespeare and
Venue: Club Café and Bar
Mozart were both born in the
Price: Free entry year of the rat.
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar and
to mark the start of the Chinese year 4076, The Club Café and Bar is adopting an Oriental
Flavour for the afternoon with Chinese Lion Dancers and an Asian-inspired snack menu.
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club Café and Bar
in the Club café and bar?
Tastebud Thirsty Thursday!
Come in to The Club Café and Bar on the first Thursday
tempters! each month to celebrate Thirsty Thursday! We offer
half priced local tap beers between 5pm and 6pm and
representatives from the wine and beer of the month
will be on hand to let you sample their wares.
Beverages of the month
Bondi Blonde (Australia 4.1%)
Bondi Blonde is a pure, refreshing reduced carbohydrate
beer brewed using the finest natural ingredients.
The beer is all natural and preservative free.
Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc is a stunning example
of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with concentrated
Breakfast any time of the day varietal characters.
Not a morning person but love a big breakfast? The Club
Sanctuary Pinot Noir (New Zealand)
Ideal for immediate enjoyment, Sanctuary Pinot Noir is
Café and Bar has the perfect solution. Come in any time
made in a soft, fruit-led style and is designed for easy
of the day and enjoy a full breakfast and a coffee or tea drinking.
for only $12.95!
* Beer and wines will be available to taste
at Thirsty Thursday on February 7th
Summer is a great time to get healthy and The Club Café
and Bar’s salad bar has a wide selection of fresh salads
and antipasto dishes to choose from. Beer
*Small bowl $4.50 Taj Mahal (India 4.5%)
*Small plate $7.95 Taj Mahal is a beer for the serious connoisseur. It is
Large plate $12.95 (includes the Club’s soup of the day) brewed from the finest water, grain, hops and yeast.
*Available to take-away It is a refreshing beer suited to spicy foods.
ECOmug Ferngrove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Western Australia)
The wine has a bouquet of fresh and flavoursome
tropical fruits with hints of gooseberry and citrus,
If you are addicted to the
followed by a clean, textural finish. This style is all about
The Club Café and Bar’s
freshness and vitality-enjoy!
coffee, why not grab an
ECOmug on your next visit? Ferngrove Cabernet Merlot (Western Australia)
The engraved University This Cabernet Merlot has fruit characters of plum and
Club thermal mug is only dark berries which follow through to the palate with
$10.00 and you receive hints of oak balanced by long, fine tannins. A classic
your first coffee free! blend, with the structure and persistence of Cabernet
This is a great way to treat Sauvignon and the mouth-filling, fleshiness of Merlot.
yourself and do your bit
towards Greening the Future. * Beer and wines will be available to taste
at Thirsty Thursday on March 6th
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in the Club Café and Bar
The Club turns 3!
>> Happy Birthday!
Date: Friday 7 March
Time: 5pm – 8pm >> Entertainment by
Venue: Club Café and Bar and Riley Oval Los Chaquis
Price: Members/Guests $12
Maximum 4 guests per Member
Price includes canapés, BBQ snacks, all beverages
and entertainment by Los Chaquis
In March The Club throws the biggest party of the year
– the annual birthday bash in the Club Café and Bar and
on Riley Oval!
Previous years have seen hundreds of Members bring Los Chaquis will keep the club jumping with an eclectic
along their family, friends and colleagues to celebrate mix of Latin and South American music. The band
in style. This year promises to be no exception. specialises in interpreting traditional Cha Cha Cha, Salsa
and Mambo and features a selection of traditional Latin
>> Bookings are essential
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact club reception on 6488 8770 or visit
www.universityclub.uwa.edu.au. Please note that
the Club Café and Bar will close to Members at
3pm on this day to prepare for the party.
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the club café and bar?
in in the Club Restaurant
Date: Friday 25 January
Time: 7pm – late
Venue: Club Restaurant
Price: Members $79/Guests $89
Price includes four-course Scottish-inspired meal with beverages
to match and a wee dram for the toasts!
– Menu –
Appetizer Lovers of Scottish culture and literature will not want to miss the
Club Restaurant’s first dinner for 2008, a traditional Burns Supper with
Smoked haddock rillette
a modern twist.
lime crème fraiche
& black caviar chives Burns Suppers have been a part of Scottish culture for about 200 years
as a means of commemorating Scotland’s best loved bard, Robert Burns.
Entrée The Club will stick to the tradition of the Burns Supper with a Scottish
Slow cooked haggis Piper, the Blessing of the Haggis and Executive Chef, Tony Ouschan’s take
stovied tatties on traditional Scottish Burns Supper fare.
& veal shallot jelly
Robert Burns is the national poet of Scotland. The writings of Robert
Main Burns created an enduring Scottish identity at a time when the Scots might
Aberdeen Angus fillet have been entirely absorbed into a general British culture. In particular, Burns
preserved the Scots tongue in literary form. The most loved figure in Scottish
Root vegetable colcannon
history and literature, his birthday, January 25, is the annual occasion of
glazed baby carrots
“Burns Night” festivities.
& whiskey jus
“And there’s a hand my trusty fiere,
Dessert And gie’s a hand o thine,
And we’ll tak a right guid-willie waught,
Marmalade & almond treacle tart
For auld lang syne”
Coffee and Tea Auld Lang Syne – Robert Burns
Much Ado About Nothing
>> Dinner and Theatre Package
Lovers of Shakespearean comedy will not want to miss the Grads
Society production of Much Ado About Nothing. Written at the
Date: Friday 14 March
beginning of the period when Shakespeare left simple good humour
Time: Dinner at 6pm
behind him and went on to write Hamlet, King Lear and Macbeth,
Much Ado about Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies.
Venue: Club Restaurant/
The production will be set in the 1920’s, mirroring the post war scenario
of the play, and examining the idea of a women’s place in society,
Price: Members/Guests $59
where the “New Woman” of Beatrice challenges the Victorian values.
Price includes a two-course meal,
a glass of house wine and a ticket
to the performance. >> Bookings
Please contact Club Reception on 6488 8770 or visit
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in the Club Restaurant
Date: Thursday 14 February
Time: 7pm – late
Venue: Club Restaurant
Price: Members/Guests $90
Price includes pre-dinner drinks reception, three-course
meal, a complimentary bottle of Grandin Sparkling
Wine to complement your meal and entertainment by
What better way to spoil your Valentine this year than
bringing them to the Club Restaurant for a spectacular – The Legend of St Valentine –
meal complemented by beautiful music by our resident
St Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains
performer Michael Battersby? vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest
who served during the third century in Rome.
When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men
– Valentine’s Day Menu –
made better soldiers than those with wives and
Entrée families, he outlawed marriage for young men
Scallop Mousse with Marron tail,
– his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realising
tomato & Pernod foam
& peppered leaves the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and
continued to perform marriages for young lovers in
& secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered,
Trio of Oysters Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
red wine vinegar shallots According to another legend, Valentine actually sent
thai coconut cream
the first ‘valentine’ greeting himself. While in prison,
Mirin & lime
it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young
Main Course girl who visited him during his confinement. Before his
Fillet of Beef
death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he
with layered potato tian,
carrot and asparagus fricassee signed ‘From your Valentine’.
& a merlot reduction
Ocean Trout Saturday Serenades
with champagne & artichoke dressing, baby nicoise,
fennel chilli ragout & a macadamia crust with Michael Battersby
Or On the last Saturday of each
Chicken breast boudain
month the Club Restaurant
with sweet confit peppers, mango, tatsoi & grapes
invites you to enjoy a relaxed
Dessert evening of fine food and
Fresh summer fruits, shared strawberries & truffle plate
entertainment by our resident
with pistachio, toffee, coconut & molten liqueur ganache
performer Michael Battersby.
Served with tea or coffee Michael has performed with
jazz legends, Dizzy Gillespie,
Michael Bolton and Ricky May.
>> Bookings The Restaurant opens from 6pm
Please contact Club Reception on 6488 8770 or visit and Michel performs from 7pm.
Bookings are essential.
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in in the Club Restaurant
the club café and bar?
on the grapevine
Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc
and Sanctuary Pinot Noir
Formal Wine Tasting
Sanctuary and Grove Mill wineries are both owned by
Date: Wednesday 20 February The New Zealand Wine Company. The Company ethos
is to make great wine with minimal environmental
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
impact and plans to continue to develop and enhance
Venue: Formal Dining Room
their environmental programs, further increasing their
Price: Members/Guests $20 tasting only commitment to environmental sustainability practices.
Or $60 including a two-course meal in
the Club Restaurant. Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc is a stunning example of
Formal tasting price includes a glass of wine on arrival, gourmet Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with concentrated varietal
platters to share & canapés. Tasting & dinner price includes characters.
glass of wine on arrival, gourmet platters to share, canapés
& a two-course set meal in the Club Restaurant (food only). Sanctuary Pinot Noir is made in a soft, fruit-led style and
is designed for easy drinking.
Wine Tasting Ferngrove is a remarkable success story built on the vibrant
dream of a prominent Western Australian south coast
pioneering family. In 1996 Ferngrove founder Murray
Burton decided to move into premium grape growing.
Date: Wednesday 12 March He purchased land at Frankland River, where he knew
the productive soils, pristine environment and temperate
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Mediterranean climate were ideal for viticulture.
Venue: Formal Dining Room His commitment to quality paid off immediately.
Price: Members/Guests $20 tasting only The vines thrived and more land was acquired just a
Or $60 including a two-course meal few kilometres away, leading to the establishment of
in the Club Restaurant.
Ferngrove Vineyard in 1998.
Formal tasting price includes a glass of wine on arrival, gourmet
platters to share & canapés. Tasting & dinner price includes Ferngrove’s commitment to quality continues to pay
glass of wine on arrival, gourmet platters to share, canapés dividends and is fast becoming recognised for its
& a two-course set meal in the Club Restaurant (food only). production of outstanding, cool climate wines from
Wine Dinner Plantagenet Wines was the first winery in The Great
Southern wine growing region of Western Australia.
From small beginnings, Plantagenet Wines is now one
of the most well respected Western Australian wineries.
The winery has been consistently producing quality wines
Date: Thursday 27 March for nearly 30 years and fruit for many of the wines is
Time: 7pm – late sourced from the oldest Vineyards in the region.
Venue: Club Restaurant
Price: Members $79/Guests $89
Price includes canapés and a glass of wine on arrival followed by a
three-course meal complemented by matching premium wine. Please contact Club Reception on 6488 8770 or visit
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January February March Don’t Forget...
Monday 1 January Friday 1 February Monday 3 March
to Sunday 6 January Friday On the Foreshore Members’ Day Promotion In the Club
Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 8pm Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm
CLUB CLOSED See page 8 See Right
Café and Bar:
Monday 7 January Monday 4 February Thursday 6 March * Thirsty Thursday
CLUB RE-OPENS Members’ Day Promotion Thirsty Thursday
7.30am – 7.30pm Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 6pm On the first Thursday of each month
(excluding Club Restaurant) See Right See page 9 the Café now celebrates Thirsty
Thursday where Members can
Monday 14 January Thursday 7 February Friday 7 March
purchase house tap beers at half price
Restaurant re-opens The Club’s Third Birthday
Members’ Day Promotion Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 6pm Club Café, Bar & Riley Oval, 5pm – 8pm as well as sample the beers and wines
Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm See page 9 See page 10 of the coming month.
Friday 8 February Monday 10 March
Monday 21 January Chinese New Year Celebrations Members’ Day Promotion * Friday on the Foreshore
Members’ Day Promotion Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 8pm Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm
Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm See page 8 See Right Every Friday is Friday on the Foreshore
Monday 11 February Wednesday 12 March with Happy Hour 5pm-6pm.
Friday 25 January Members’ Day Promotion Ferngrove Wine Tasting
Burns Supper Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm Formal Dining Room, 5.30pm – 7pm
Club Restaurant, 7pm – late See Right See page 13
See page 11 In the Club
Thursday 14 February Thursday 13 March
Saturday 26 January Valentine’s Day Dinner Members’ Lunch with Estelle Blackburn
Australia Day Club Restaurant, 7pm – late Banquet Hall, 12 noon – 3pm
Club Café and Riley Oval, 4pm – 8pm See page 12 See page 18 * Members Day Mondays
See page 16
Friday 15 February Friday 14 March Book lunch for 4 or more in
Monday 28 January Friday On the Foreshore Friday On the Foreshore The Club Restaurant and receive
Australia Day public holiday Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 8pm Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 8pm
See page 8 See page 8 your meal for free!
Monday 18 February Friday 14 March (offer applies to food only on
Members’ Day Promotion Dinner and Theatre Package
Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm Much Ado About Nothing Monday lunchtime bookings)
See Right Club Restaurant 6pm – 8pm
See page 11
Wednesday 20 February * Business Lunch Menu
Grove Mill and Sanctuary Wine Tasting Monday 17 March
Formal Dining Room, 5.30pm – 7pm Members’ Day Promotion Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch in
See page 13 Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm
See Right the Club Restaurant for only $39.50.
Friday 22 February
Friday On the Foreshore Friday 21 March to Menu available lunch Monday to
Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 8pm Monday March 24 Fridays only.
See page 8
EASTER BREAK – CLUB CLOSED
Saturday 23 February Menus change on a fortnightly basis.
Saturday Serenades Thursday 27 March
Club Restaurant, 7pm – 10pm Plantagenet Wine Dinner
See page 12 Club Restaurant, 7pm – late
See page 13
Monday 25 February
Members’ Day Promotion Friday 28 March
Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm Friday On the Foreshore
See Right Club Café and Bar, 5pm – 8pm
See page 8
Monday 31 March
Members’ Day Promotion
Club Restaurant, 12 noon – 3pm
around the Club
Date: Saturday 26 January
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Venue: Club Café & Riley Oval
Price: Members/Guests $49
Children $19.50/Under 5 - Free
Price includes a drink on arrival, gourmet Australian BBQ
and pre-skyshow entertainment for adults and children.
Back by popular demand is The University Club’s Australia
First Australia Day
Day Barbecue. Bring along your family and friends and
enjoy a relaxing afternoon of food, entertainment
and family fun before strolling across to the banks of
Matilda Bay to watch the fireworks display. On January 26, 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip took formal
possession of the colony of New South Wales and became
The Southern Cross Bush Band will be on hand to keep
its first Governor.
the afternoon lively in true Australian style and there
will be face painters and a bouncy castle to keep the kids The fledgling colony soon began to celebrate the
entertained. anniversary of this date. Manning Clarke notes that in
1808 the “anniversary of the foundation of the colony”
The chefs will be cooking up a storm and will treat
was observed in the traditional manner with “drinking
Members to a truly Australian barbecue!
Tickets to this event will go quickly and so bookings
The first official celebrations were held in 1818 to mark
the 30th anniversary of white settlement. Governor
Macquarie officiated at a thirty-gun salute during the
>> Bookings day and a dinner ball at Government House that evening.
Please contact Club Reception on 6488 8770 or visit
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around the bar?
in the club café and Club
Breakfast by the Bay
>> with Chris Tallentire and Christian Marriott
Date: Wednesday 27 February
Time: 7.15am – 9am
Venue: Banquet Hall
Price: Members $39/Guests $49
(Or $390 for a table of 10)
Price includes a full sit down breakfast
Traditionally the conservation movement has resisted working with corporates at the risk of
compromising environmental beliefs and values. Likewise corporates would have second thoughts
before getting involved with a group of ‘greenies’ whose unpredictable actions may result in economic
uncertainty and negative publicity.
Today, in the midst of a resources boom the Conservation Council finds itself working closely with
many corporates across a number of sectors in order to achieve a positive relationship that is mutually
beneficial to both parties.
Opening up the Kimono - Building relationships between corporates
and the conservation community
Chris was appointed Director of the Conservation Council in March 2004
and has been with the Council since 2001. Chris will introduce you to the
Conservation Council and its role today, in a society where a boom time
Christian is presently the Director of Carbon Neutral, a not-for-profit
organisation which plants native trees in Western Australia to offset emissions.
Christian will discuss his own sustainable journey from being an exploration
geologist flying helicopters in the Venezuelan jungle and pushing 10 tonne
trucks through Lake Chad, to riding his bicycle along the Swan River into
Perth city every day. He will also discuss the evolution of ethical investments
from socially responsible to sustainable investments. Through his examples
it becomes very clear that one doesn’t have to sacrifice performance to
invest in sustainability in Australia today.
Please contact Club Reception on 6488 8770 or visit
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around the Club
with Estelle Blackburn
>> O.A.M., BA
Winning the Fight for Justice
Date: Thursday 13 March
Time: 12 noon – 3pm
Venue: Banquet Hall
Price: Members $55/Guests $65
Price includes a drink on arrival and a two-course meal
Estelle Blackburn is the award winning exonerate Beamish of the brutal slaying
investigative journalist and author of Melbourne socialite, Jillian Brewer in
whose unflinching determination Perth in 1959.
succeeded in breaching the seemingly
Estelle was awarded an Order of
impenetrable wall of the justice system.
Australia Medal in the 2002 Queen’s
Her six years of painstaking research for Birthday Honours List for community
her book ‘Broken Lives’ achieved what service through investigative journalism.
the best lawyers in Western Australia
She has also won journalism’s highest
could not achieve 40 years ago when a
honour, the Walkley Award for the
total of seven appeals failed to prove
Most Outstanding Contribution to
the innocence of two men wrongly
convicted of brutal killings.
In a landmark legal case in 2002, Often described as Australia’s
John Button was finally exonerated Erin Brokovich, she has an amazing
of the killing of his girlfriend in real life detective story encompassing
1963. Never before in Australia has murder, innocence, wrongful conviction
such a longstanding conviction been and finally justice in her enthralling
overturned. The second man’s (Darryl presentation ‘Winning the Fight
Beamish) appeal was heard by the courts for Justice’. Her presentation is
in October 2004, and in March 2005 motivational, inspiring, entertaining
the court handed down its decision to and spellbinding.
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around the Club
Jennifer Low and Santina Stransky
John Hales Chrissie Jordan
(Best Dressed Prize Winner)
MC Gary Carvolth
– Becky Steven
Norelle Rodrigues (Best Hat Prize Winner)
and Leonie Stratton Nyree MacKley, Nicole Marshall, Heidi Delaney
Tracey Greeve, Julie Taylor, Wendy Osborne
Samantha Coad-Ward and Ros Bowyer Ann Rimes and Krystina Brown
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Perth International Arts Festival
Connect with fellow readers, discover new authors and meander through a
programme that includes everything from political discussion and literary
readings to travellers’ tales and gourmet discoveries.
Main Programme Fri ��–Sun �� Feb
Family Day Sun �� Feb
Workshops Mon ��–Tue �� Feb
Hilarious and poignant, this critically acclaimed, smash-hit
production follows the relationship of Thomas, a ���-year-old
Irishman, and his father Da in a surreal comedy that looks at the
value of tradition.
It is impossible not to enjoy a play with such a sense of humour
★★★★ THE GUARDIAN Tue �� Feb–Sun � March
This enchanting magic carpet fascinates children of all ages by
combining multimedia art with theatre. The interactive carpet
responds to the pressure of feet and bodies, translating every
movement into fantastic images and sounds based on landscapes,
architecture and colour.
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN ����
Fri �–Sun �� Feb
In ���� a family of four checked into a hotel in the Belgian town of
Aalst. When the parents emerged some days later, their two small
children were dead.
A riveting work based on source material including statements and
interviews, TV footage and court case transcripts, Aalst has built a
reputation as a powerful piece of modern theatre.
Mon ��–Sat �� Feb
Savour the best of world cinema under the stars at the
magniﬁcent picture garden, the Somerville Auditorium.
Direct from international festivals, all the ﬁlms are ﬁrst release
and exclusive to the Perth Festival. What better way to spend an
evening than picnicking with friends before the sun sets and the
silver screen lights up? Mon � Dec ��–Sun �� April ��
���� ���� perthfestival.com.au ���� ����
1/11/07 3:08:56 PM
The Turning Black Swan
By Tim Winton
Re-imagined by Bill McCluskey Theatre Company presents
Directed by Steve Jodrell
By Steve Hawke
Directed by Tom Gutteridge Bunuba
Translations by June and Mona Oscar and Patsy Bedford
Date: February 9 to 23
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre,
A Kimberley Story
That Speaks to Everyone
Date: February 22 to March 8 This story belongs to the Bunuba people of the
Time: Varies Kimberley. But it speaks to everyone. Growing up just
Venue: Playhouse Theatre – 3 Pier Street, Perth as the first pastoralists were cutting a swathe through
his native lands, Jandamarra is one of Australia’s
The Turning marks the opening production for Perth great tragic heroes. Station child, angry young
Theatre Company’s 2008 Objects of Desire season and man, police tracker of his own people and finally
is the highlight production for the 2008 Perth inspirational leader of the most successful Indigenous
International Arts Festival. resistance against white settlement, his life was lived on
Taking us deep into the intense emotional lives of the jagged edge of change and uncertainty.
the Lang family with their demons, disappointments, Production in Bunuba, English and Kriol with English
rivalries and crippling obsessions, this powerful surtitles.
new drama explores a vision of life lived in the vast
Western Australian landscape. The Turning promises to
be an emotionally satisfying and intimate portrayal of
Western Australia and should not be missed.
BEFORE THE SHOW!
The Club Restaurant is the perfect place to start
your evening during PIAF 2008.
Dinner available Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm.
Bookings recommended. Contact Club Reception
on 6488 8770.
* A Perth International Arts Festival event.
>> Bookings >> Bookings
Bookings via BOCS Ticketing at Bookings via BOCS Ticketing at
www.bocsticketing.com.au or phone 9484 1133. www.bocsticketing.com.au or phone 9484 1133.
More info available at www.perththeatre.com.au More info available at www.bstc.com.au
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in the club café and bar?
Wesfarmers Arts Masters Series/Gala
The Madness and Death of King Ludwig WORLD PREMIERE Upcoming
Gotterdämmerung Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Funeral Music
Die Walküre Act III
Lisa Gasteen appears courtesy of Vasse Felix. James Ledger’s
work is commissioned by WASO with support from ALNG. Synergy Summer Series
WASO in the Park
Presented in partnership with West Australian Opera.
Friday 7 & Saturday 8 March
Jay Laga’aia, presenter • Brett Kelly, conductor
Venue: Perth Concert Hall
* Perth International Arts Festival.
Presented in partnership with the
Wagner’s great opera contains music of sublime intensity
and electrifying passion, reaching a climax in Act III. World Date: Sunday 2 March
Artist Lisa Gasteen, one of the great Brunnhildes of our Time: 6pm (gates open 4pm)
time, leads a stellar cast through corruption, power and Venue: Pioneer Women’s Memorial,
redemption in this Gala opening to the season. Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Price: All tickets $15.00
Synergy Symphony Under the Stars
Jay Laga’aia is one of Play School’s current and best-
WASO Plays Your loved presenters, as well as a successful musical theatre
Favourite Classics personality. Join members of the WASO for some fun in
the park as Jay sings his favourite nursery rhymes and
Brett Weymark, conductor
songs from his soon to-be-released album. Audience
participation for this concert is an absolute must!
Date: Sunday 24 February
Suitable 2 – 7 year olds.
Time: 8pm (gates open 5pm)
Venue: Pioneer Women’s Memorial,
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Price: Adult $48
Student/Under 30yrs $43
Groups 10+ $43
Brett Weymark leads the orchestra in a celebration of
classical favourites as voted by you! From Pachelbel’s
Canon and Dvorák’s New World Symphony to the TREAT YOURSELF
glorious melodies of Mozart, you’ll find this concert BEFORE THE SHOW!
irresistible from start to finish. Don’t forget to also tune The Club Restaurant is the perfect place to start
in to 720 ABC Perth in November to hear more about the your evening during PIAF 2008.
music you will be voting to be performed. Dinner available Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm.
Bookings recommended. Contact Club Reception
on 6488 8770.
>> WASO Bookings
Please contact WASO on +16 8 9326 0000
or visit www.waso.com.au
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In Conversation with
>> Perth’s first female Lord Mayor
Club Member Lisa Scaffidi was voted Perth’s first female Lord
Mayor in late October and is now preparing to launch headfirst
into her campaign commitment to get Perth moving and
implement a plan for action. Lisa has said that she feels proud
that the people of Perth have placed their trust in her to change
the face of the city.
“The Council must work collaboratively with the State
Government and other major stakeholders to ensure that
we turn the vision for a more vibrant city into a reality.”
Q: Why did you join The University Club? Q: What is your best memory of your time
A: I joined the University Club to have the spent at UWA?
opportunity to entertain clients and meet with
many business contacts in a refined stylish venue. A: One rather strong memory I have of earlier times
at UWA was when I got a rather unexpected
Q: Who has inspired you the most and why?
good result in an exam in a Philosophy Unit.
The lecturer enquired later if I had considered
A: No one person has inspired me “the most”. majoring in philosophy. The answer was ‘no’!
I am inspired by a variety of people for many
different reasons. Everyone has something Q: If you could invite three people to dinner at
different to offer and we should see the The Club, who would they be and why?
opportunity to inspire, or tell people more often
when they do inspire us. A: a. Condoleezza
on the world
Q: What do you love most about what you do?
21st Century world.
for our complicated
A: I love thinking about and focussing on our City
and talking to everyone to hear their views about
b. Oprah Winfrey – I find
caring, spiritual and so very intriguing.
how it can improve or simply to know what they
like or dislike about our City. My new role as c. George Clooney – do I have to really
Lord Mayor enables me a unique chance to focus explain why I would want to have dinner with
on the City I know we all love and care about him? (I don’t think so;-))
Q: What gets you out of bed in the morning?
A: The sheer excitement of loving what I do and
the challenges and happiness every day brings.
With the fortune of good health and my life I owe
it to everyone to get the most out of each day!
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Club News New Staff Member
UWA 9th Annual Safety Awards Kara McLean
The University held the 9th Annual Safety Awards on the 23rd October.
We are pleased to announce the Club won the Rehabilitation Award for
our efforts in supporting people injured at the Club and getting them
back to full duties as soon as possible.
Lunch For Leukaemia
On Thursday 27 September the University Club
in conjunction with the Leukaemia Foundation Kara joined the University Club in
of Western Australia hosted the inaugural early September and is one of our
Lunch for Leukaemia. busy and passionate Club Conference
Patti Chong who is a tireless campaigner and the Western Australian Co-ordinators. Before joining the
ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation was an amazing guest Conference and Event team, Kara
speaker and captivated the audience with her colourful personality. studied Event Management at the West
Coast College of TAFE and most recently
The University Club donated $10 from each ticket sold and had some
worked at the Rydges Hotel Perth as an
great raffle prizes on offer which encouraged everyone to dig deep and
support the Foundation. The event was a tremendous success as we were
able to raise $3,897.20 for the Leukaemia Foundation of WA. The money
raised will ensure that the Leukaemia Foundation can continue to make
Employee of the month
a difference to the 17 patients and families in Western Australia who
September: Adam Buchanan
are projected to be diagnosed with a form of leukaemia, lymphoma,
October: Shaan Griffen
myeloma or a related blood disorder every week!
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who was involved in Magic Moments
making the lunch a success. The Club has received a lot of positive
feedback and are now looking forward to planning a bigger and better October: Edwin Lu
lunch for next year. Special Mention: Jasmine Goodall
>> on the Members’ side
2008 Membership Subscription Charges
Membership of the University Club is ongoing and as a Member, you can elect to pay for your membership on
a fortnightly (UWA staff only), monthly or annual basis. Annual subscriptions will be billed in March 2008
and if you have set up automatic payment, please note that the draw down will take place around the
15th of March 2008. You are also welcome to pay over the phone or in person at Club Reception.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque via mail.
2008 Member Parking Permits
Unipark has kindly offered to extend the validity of the current 2007 blue parking sticker until the 31 March 2008.
Members who currently hold a 2007 sticker are welcome to park in the under croft parking bays until such time.
New parking permits (only one permit can be issued per Member) will be sent to your mailing address upon payment
of your membership subscriptions due in March 2008 and will be valid until the 31 March 2009.
For extra information regarding the payment of your membership or to change your car registration details,
please contact The Club Reception on +61 8 6488 8770.
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The Making of Me
The Making of Me is a series of Career Development and Leadership days for women
Hear inspiring presentations from some of WA’s leading businesswomen and participate in
a day with interactive and practical sessions to help you develop a personal action plan. There
are also plenty of opportunites to discuss key issues and make new business contacts.
Since launching in June 2005, women have joined from a range of organisations including
ANZ, City of Perth, Coca Cola Amatil, Ernst & Young, SKM, Hatch Associates, Wesfarmers
and many more. Join women from the professions, business and government, also women
in their own business and be inspired, uplifted and motivated
* Special Offer
In 2008 Club Members will receive a 10% discount off the single ticket
price of The Making of Me career and development days which will be held
at The University Club
>> Booking information
To find out more about the Lunch Box Lunch List events program visit:
www.lunchboxlunchlist.com.au and keep an eye out for University Club
e-newsletters for details of the 2008 program.
New Benefit Partner! Thrifty Car Rentall
Receive specially discounted rates with Thrifty. These exclusive rental rates are offered
to you at over 260 Thrifty locations nationwide and you can access these rates for
leisure rentals all year round.
>> Booking information
To make a booking call 1300 365 564 and quote CD Number 4908004061 or visit
Existing Benefit Partners
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Many Members of The University
Club of Western Australia have
enjoyed the personalised service,
attention to detail and magnificent
ambience of the Club for their
wedding day festivities.
With a range of special venues catering from
intimate dinners to sit down events for 250
people, as well as a dedicated wedding
coordinator, the Club is perfectly placed
to ensure an unforgettable experience for
all who attend.
Here are just some examples of the positive
feedback we have received from Members
in our first year:
“The quality of service provided by the staff
on the night was simply superb. The food
was outstanding - we have received so many
compliments from our guests since!”
“All our guests remarked on how impressed
they were with the standard, atmosphere and
setting of the pre-dinner drink and reception
areas plus the quality and presentation of
the food. The service and sense of occasion
delivered by the staff on the night was
“Many guests commented that it was one
To find out more about how The University Club
of the best weddings they had attended and a
can create a truly memorable experience, contact
great part of the success of the reception is due
our friendly Conferences and Events team on
to your organisation, the quality of the food
+61 8 6488 4820 or visit our new website at
presented and to the skill and courtesy of the
staff who served it. Thank you once again.” www.universityclubconferences.com.au
Let The University Club of Western Australia help you create a
Wedding to Remember
Idyllically positioned on Matilda Bay foreshore and nestled amidst the
lush, landscaped gardens of Perth’s most prestigious university, The
University Club of Western Australia offers the perfect venue for your
Spoil your guests with a mouth watering array of local cuisine, ﬁne
wines and impeccable service in an exclusive riverside location.
For more information on making your wedding the experience
of a lifetime, please visit our website:
Or contact the Conference and Events team
on +61 8 6488 4820
A Women’s Touch