March, April and May 2020
After the last seasons weather and natural disasters lets hope for a calmer Autumn. With daylight savings ending and the start of winter sports, Easter on its way and ANZAC day too, there is a lot to look forward to in these coming 3 months.
We are sad to see Cheyne leave us as he did a wonderful job maintaining our village with the help of our other staff members, we wish him all the best for the future.
I would like to welcome our new caretakers, Jason and Alanna, you will see them both around our village and in the office. They are both very experienced in our industry and I am sure they will do a fabulous job.
Garbage pick up will be on the Thursday prior to Good Friday.
Access to Electricity and Water Meters
Please ensure that you keep access to these meters as clear and clean as possible. If you have a gate into where the meters are, it must be kept unlocked. Household items, boxes, pot plants etc need to be placed away from access points.
Large Rubbish Items
If you need to get rid of large household items to the tip, you need to contact the office first for appraisal, and we will give you a price on the tipping fees.
Regional Seniors Travel Card
An annual pre-paid card, worth $250, is currently available to pensioners and Senior Health Card holders in our area, to help ease the cost of travel. Go to the Service NSW website for details or phone them on 13 77 88.
Assistance in an Emergency Evacuation
In the next couple of weeks we will be sending out a form for you to complete, if you need assistance in an emergency evacuation. We keep this list of people needing assistance, and their site numbers, readily available in our front office to hand to State Emergency Services, if ever needed. If you have previously filled out one of these forms please still fill in the new form so we can ensure that we keep an up-to-date list. Only fill the form in if you truly need someone else's assistance to leave the village.
Follow-up to our Fire Drill
An excellent reminder/suggestion from a resident - all residents should consider having both a fire blanket and fire extinguisher in their home.
Use of Fire Hoses
As our Fire Hoses (not Fire Hydrants) are metered, management are allowed to use these hoses. Residents are given permission, from time to time, to use these hoses to water common areas.
If you are concerned that rules may not being followed, please contact us and we will respond to your queries. If you do not sign your letter, we cannot, of course reply to you.
Central Coast Water Restrictions
As of last month, we are now on Level One Water Restrictions. For further information phone the Central Coast Council on: 1300 463 954.
What can you do? What can't you do?
Watering lawns and gardens
- water lawns and gardens with a hand-held Use sprinklers at any time.
hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or use drip Leave hoses or taps running
- any day of the week
- before 10am and after 4pm to
avoid the heat of the day
- watering cans may be used to water
at any time on any day.
- wash external building surfaces, including Use a hose for general cleaning
windows, retaining walls, structures of hard surfaces such as paths,
(eg. pergolas) and outdoor furniture, driveways and paved areas.
provided a trigger nozzle or pressure
cleaner is used.
- spot clean for safety, health or emergency Leaves hoses and taps running
reasons with a hose fitted with trigger unattended.
Washing vehicles, boats and buildings
- wash vehicles and boats with a bucket or Wash vehicles, boats and
hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or pressure buildings using a hose without a
cleaner. trigger nozzle.
- flush boat motors with a hose fitted with
a trigger nozzle.
We would like to welcome our new residents to the village:-
- Derek & Lynette Real
- Edith Maher
- Ann Maree Carr
With all that has been happening this summer it is not surprising that inspections have been down the last couple of months, although we have still had 4 home sales and 21 home inspections, most of them have been very interested in the homes we have for sale with a view to buying after they sell their own properties. We have had some great feedback regarding the homes we have listed and all have been impressed with our village, the atmosphere we have here and our facilities.
Our new staff member Alanna will be showing prospective purchaser's home inspections on weekends and weekdays, working closely with Ann who has been doing a wonderful job in sales, and client liaisons giving our home owners lots of feedback regarding the inspections and current manufactured home real estate market.
All of our houses are being advertised on domain.com.au and realestate.com.au and our website www.lakesideleisurevillage.com.au and are on our sales board located next to the reception door.
These ads remain on both of the internet sites until you sell your home as long as it is listed with us.
If you are thinking of listing your home for sale, come and see our friendly staff and get a free home appraisal. Our sales commission is 2.7%, incl GST, and we will endeavour to beat any commission rate offered by any real estate agent. You also get No Cost Advertising on the leading real estate web sites.
Just come in and talk with us before you sign anything.
CLOSED FOR ONE DAY FRIDAY THE 6TH OF MARCH
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday by appointment only
« Mens - $20 « Mens Seniors - $15
« Fades - $25 « Head Shaves - $25
« Beard Trim & Shaping - $10
« Cheek & Neck Shaping - $20
« Hot towel cut throat shaves from $25
« Kids Cuts - $10 Under 5 years
$15 Primary School & $17 High School
« Ladies Cuts - $20
« Shampoo, Cut & Dry Off - $30
« Shampoo & Blow Dry from - $30
« Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry from - $35
add $10 for Treatments with Shampoo
(appointments may be needed for long hair)
For any enquiries call Georgia on 0432665030
Library and Community Hall News
The Library Group is forever grateful to the residents who kindly
donate books when they are down-sizing, but at the moment we are being
overcome by the generosity and swamped with lovely donations.
Our major problems are:
1. An overwhelming deluge of materials, particularly very large
amounts at one time.
2. A very small and aging group of willing workers that are
desperately trying to process them for the shelves and falling badly
behind in the work.
3.A severe shortage of evenly spaced shelves on which to house the
books and a constant battle to keep the shelves in order so that books
can be found easily. The Library is becoming very cramped due to the
magnitude and variety of its materials.
4. The closure of many avenues to which we can re-cycle unwanted
books. Op Shops don't want many books any more and the high quality of
duplicated books that come to us make the Library Group hesitant to
throw them out in the yellow and green bin.
5. We are still receiving bags of dirty, smelly, stained books that
need to go out into the re-cycling rubbish.
6. Unknown persons persistently leaving rubbish for us to dispose of,
such as worn shoes, motel toiletries, knick-knacks and other items
that no-one wants, left on the Library tables.
So, please give some thought to the Library Group volunteers and the
work that they do to keep the Library looking so good and being so
useful. We are requesting that donations are held off for at least 3
months, so that we can clear the backlog, get rid of excess books that
we have no room for and process the backroom books ready for the
One way we address to pass on the books we cannot use is to advertise
them for free in Gumtree and the Lake Munmorah Community Facebook
page. This has been moderately successful. The Community Hall Group in
Collongra Bay Rd is taking some each Thursday and giving them away for
us, and another village library comes irregularly to take some for
What books are put aside for others to have?
1. Small print books, on buff paper with brown print. Why? Too hard
for our old eyes to read.
2. Duplicates are discarded as we do not have enough space to keep two
copies of any book. We keep the copy in best condition and give away
3. Most of the Non-fiction, coffee table books go out, as we have been
unable to establish any interested contacts to take these..It seems
there is little demand for this type of book amongst our users as they
seldom move off the shelves.
We would like to be able to offer them to any local schools that could
use them and we are trying to make contact with the schools.
4. Any publication prior to 2000, unless it is a classic that must be
kept, is put aside.
We hope you understand the enormous task we have, and that you
continue to use the Library and enjoy what we can offer to you.
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, in the Barn, will once again be
hosted by the Library Group, with the support and blessing of the
Social Club. We have a magician entertainer for a 45min - 1 hour
package. He provides a stage show and interacts with the residents
providing some magic gags and includes his white rabbit assistant to
be part of his show.
$5.00 entry will include the Show and Morning Tea, but there will be
ample opportunity to support the Cancer Council with raffles and
games, so bring along both your appetite your chequebook!!
Mark the date on your calendar: Thursday 28th May at 10.00am, in the Barn.
The DVDs are now all processed and you may notice two new categories:
"Golden Oldies" ( movies made before 1960) and TV Series. Some of the
TV series are really old favourites and some are the latest up-to-date
ones. Do check them out. We also have a selection of PC games that can
provide hours of fun that will test your computer skills much better
than :Hearts" or "Mah Jong".
We welcome a new member to our group, Kathleen McNeil, who has joined
us for our working bees and monthly meetings. If you feel that you
would like to join us at any time we will always make new members
welcome at our meetings, lunches and working bees. This is a
friendship group based upon a common love of books and reading.
Contact: Pam Lines: 4358 4811 - Natalie Carpenter: 4358 3901 - Jean James: 4358 3941
Tuesday Trivia News
TUESDAY JANUARY 28TH USHERED IN OUR FIRST TRIVIA AFTERNOON FOR 2020 PRESENTED BY BILL WITH OUR USUAL ENTHUSIASTIC TURNOUT.
OUR FIRST TWICE MONTHLY SESSION WAS HELD ON THURSDAY 6TH FEBRUARY AND WAS PRESENTED BY ONE OF OUR RESIDENT EGGHEADS WARREN WITH HIS USUAL ASSORTMENT OF TRICKY QUESTIONS MIXED WITH HISTORY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS, THE EX PAT BRITS IN ONE TEAM WERE LEFT FEELING SHEEPISH AFTER NOT KNOWING THAT THERE WERE FOUR CLOCK FACES ON BIG BEN IN LONDON, OUCH!
WE ARE TRIALLING TWO SESSIONS A MONTH FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS SO KEEP AN EYE ON THE NOTICE BOARDS AND YOUR IN BOXES FOR UPCOMING DAYS AND DATES.
TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY WILL BE OUR NEXT TRIVIA AFTERNOON AND IT WILL BE PRESENTED BY JENNY.
ONCE AGAIN, THESE AFTERNOONS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE IN THE VILLAGE AND REMEMBER IT IS NOT ONLY ABOUT ANSWERING QUESTIONS BUT ALSO ABOUT SOCIALISING WITH FRIENDS AND OTHERS AND ALL FOR THE GRAND SUM OF $2.00 WHICH INCLUDES AFTERNOON TEA.
HERE’S HOPING THAT YOU HAVE ALL SURVIVED THE BUSHFIRES, EXTREME HEAT AND TORRENTIAL RAINS THAT HAVE BEEN THROWN AT YOU RECENTLY.
Lakeside Leisure Village Social Bowls Club
The 2020 AGM of the LLV Social Bowls Club was held in the Barn on Tuesday 4 February at 11:30 am. The meeting was attended by 34 members with 12 apologies.
Roger Martin was elected President. Rob Gregory as Secretary and Mary Conway as Treasurer. The committee is Gary Conway, Rick Farr, Doug Munt and Bill Ralley.
The only position not filled is that of Coach.
Sunday 23 February was the first Scrounger's Day of 2020, commenced at 09:30 am. Tea, Coffee and Nibbles are provided. Sausage sizzle for $2.50 and refreshments are available or BYO.
On Monday 24 February at the Bowlo, was the first intervillage challenge for 2020. Lakeside Leisure was represented by 8 team of triples.
Rob Gregory (Secretary)
Social Club Happenings
It has been an extremely challenging time to bring Villagers to the Barn throughout the hot periods we have recently endured. However, we have managed to provide some great events that have had the Residents up dancing, laughing and having a great time together.
Events over the last Quarter:
During the last three months we have enjoyed our Christmas Ham Raffles, Christmas Party, New Years Eve Party and Australia Day BBQ; unfortunately, due to the weather we had to cancel our first Monthly BBQ but still managed to conduct the first Monthly Raffle which seen Madam Vice taking out first prize, well done to Kate.
Donations to RFS on Australia Day; $500 raised by The Bowling and Social Clubs as well as Management donating a further $100. Well done by all.
Ham Raffles – A series of Ham Raffles were conducted from November to December with the lucky winners presented with their prizes on the 17th
December to enjoy over Christmas. This was very successful and assisted in providing extra funding for our Christmas Party.
Christmas Party – This year’s Christmas Party was heavily subsidized due to fund
raising efforts and had a large attendance with all seats full and extra seating required.
A great banquet was served and the live entertainment provided by ‘Sisters From
Different Misters’, had all up dancing and singing along. We all had a great evening to
remember and we are looking forward to their next appearance. Judging by the input
on our Facebook Page it was a great night.
New Year’s Eve Party – A themed night for the Roaring 20’s, seen many turn up
appropriately dressed and battled on to be up and dancing at Midnight, music by
Spotify. Those that attended provided many laughs for all and an enjoyable evening
Australia Day – A good number of attendees enjoyed the live music provided by “Wired
for Sound Duo’ and the fun games and party atmosphere, as well as the wading pools
ensured all that attended enjoyed the day. We also had the attendance of the Lake
Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade so that we may donate funds raised during the Bowling
and Social Clubs Christmas Parties. Our resident Santa, Roger Martin, provided the
funding inspiration dressed as Santa and many keen Villagers took the opportunity to
sit on Santa’s lap and donated generously for the occasions. The Management also
generously donated monies on the day, which allowed for a total of $600.00 to be
handed over. Well done to all.
Monthly BBQ’s on the first Sunday of each month
Nostalgia Evening – Date to be decided
Easter Function – 5 th April BBQ, Chocolate Raffle (Easter is 12 th April)
Market Day – Date to be decided, expressions of interest welcome via email or
Federal Member, Mr Pat Conroy Visit – Date to be Confirmed
First Aid Courses – Expressions of interest to be sought via email or Letterbox 33 and
date to be confirmed
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail – Letterbox 33
Aqua Aerobics & Stretch and Balance Classes
COME AND JOIN US.... Laughter Guaranteed
We have a great roll up for low impact stretch classes on Mondays at 10.30am in the old squash courts. There is no charge and just 50c for tea/coffee & biscuits.
As the weather gets colder I would like to have our stretch classes twice a week, I will send a letter for you all to recommend a day.
While the weather is still warm keep moving with us at water aerobics in the pool Tuesdays at 10.30. There is also no charge.... just bring your cossies, towel and sunscreen.
Everyone is welcome
Yours in health
Rhondda 0407 414 617
- A Message From Our Village Angels -
Thank you to everyone who addended our Christmas Party, we all had a great time, big thanks to the team and helpers. We cooked for 3 days and loved it.
On our Ezy Eats monthly event we have had a great response, having 58 attended and 29 deliveries. Unfortunately we have had to put the price to $8.00 for a main dish and sweets to cover the cost of the food. We are hoping to introduce soups as the weather gets colder.
We have had excellent feed back on our meals and its been a pleasure to serve our fellow residents. Many thanks to Management for their contribution.
Third Friday of Every Month
20th March - 17th April - 15th May @ 12.30pm
in The Barn or Delivered.
You get two courses for $8.00
Booking is essential.... To Book
Robyn - 43581076, Site 119
Rhonda - 0407414617, Site 97
Well, Hoi is going really well, with new players turning up every week. They all have a great time, I tell them to behave but that does not always work. It is a lot of fun.
Again I would like to thank everyone involved, especially Maria who helps every week. The money from the office is excellent and enables us to have extra prizes, thank you Simone.
So come along and join in the fun, its not always about winning a prize, meeting new people and having a laugh is a bonus.
Sue MacPherson, Site 48
New to the village or would you like to take up a craft?
Then you are invited to join us each Thursday in the Hall on 7th Ave starting at 9.30am.
Share your hobbies, learn a new one, or just come have a chat and get to know some residents with the same interests over morning tea .
Some of the things that we have done are…
Contacts.. Jean James Mob 0439760088
Di Vincent Mob 0415995996
Edna Studdert Mob 0499055897
We look forward to meeting you.
Art group meets fridays 10am in squash court during school term. Group is making air dry clay objects and jewellery sculptures. Everyone welcome. All art styles welcome.
Our group is also looking for donations of old jewellery, odd earings, beads etc so if you have anything you would like to give away, drop in on a friday, you will be very welcomed. Alternatively you can put them in mail box 5 down the front or 181 up the top.
Courtesy Shopping Bus
Tuesdays - 8.30 - Woolworths, Lake Munmorah
Thursdays - 8.30 - Lakehaven Shopping Centre
Fridays - 9.00 - Local Shops
Resident's Bus Trips
Monday - 16th March 2020
Monday - 20th April 2020
Fighterworld Plus Lunch at Lemon Tree Passage
Monday - 18th May 2020
Maitland Goal at Morpeth