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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Santa Clause Visits Our Christmas Social

Today (Sunday, December 21) .. we celebrated our yearly Christmas Social at the clubhouse.

An excellent crowd attended, with some folk turning up in their best festive gear to set the tone of the day. The weather was only moderately warm, thanks to some cloud cover and a nice cooling breeze which was blowing most of the time.

As you can see in the pic above, Santa Clause wearing his best yee-haa cowboy boots .. was caught lurking around the outside of our building, by our roving camera just before his grand entrance to this wonderful event.

Around 135 photos were taken on the day, and these should all be posted to this website .. sometime in the latter part of the week hopefully (time permitting), for yooz all to view and enjoy!

to everyone from your friends here at Guanaba!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Guanaba Workers Christmas Get-Together

2008 DECEMBER 6 (Saturday) - A large group of us regular workers from Guanaba Country Music Club got together and celebrated another year well done and almost over, with a Christmas dinner at the English Fox And Hounds Pub, located at Elevation Drive, Coomera up in the mountains of the Gold Coast hinterland.

During the evening, a big electrical storm with severe lightning raged overhead (even the power went off at one stage), but that did not stop any of us from hoeing into our beaut meals.

After our meal, some of us ventured back to Chris and Doug Schultz's place in the nearby Guanaba Valley, for a cuppa and a chin wag to finish off a nice evening!

You may view the 40 odd photos from this event by CLICKING HERE .. or by clicking on either of the 2 photos above.

Also, a date to earmark in your diary for next year is 30 AUGUST 2009 for our ANNUAL CHARITY DAY. More details will be posted as they come to hand. All dates for all of our socials, meetings, special events etc. can be found 24/7 at our Guanaba Events Calendar.

NEXT GUANABA SOCIAL - DECEMBER 21 - Everyone is encouraged to wear their favourite Christmas attire for our 2008 CHRISTMAS SOCIAL!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Obligations As Performers

What Obligations Do We Have As Performers?

  1. Take advantage of rehearsals - Know your songs really well, then turn up for rehearsals as many times as possible prior to your performance. Then turn up some more.
  2. Be ready to perform - Be prepared by having your music ready, and your vocals warmed up.
  3. Exercise - You'll be a better singer if you exercise regularly. Exercise every day.
  4. The Band - Give the band every opportunity to learn your music, so that they can do their best on performance day. Have your music ready, in the right key and written out clearly with no errors.
  5. Our Audience - Entertain the audience. Introduce your song, say a few words, sing your tune, and perform with passion.
  6. The Songwriter - Think about the songwriter, the lyrics and their meaning and the meaning (story) of the song. You'll give a better performance for doing so.
  7. Ourselves - Enjoy your performance. Enjoy every minute of it!

source - Leonie Alaimo (Club Member)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

To Be Australian

You know you're Australian if ...

  1. You know the meaning of 'girt'
  2. You know that stubbies can either be worn or drunk
  3. You think that it is normal to have a Prime Minister called Kevin
  4. You waddle when you walk due to the 53 expired petrol discount vouchers stuffed in your wallet or purse
  5. You've made a bong out of your garden hose, rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden
  6. When you hear that an American 'roots for his team', you wonder how often and with whom
  7. You understand that the phrase 'a group of women wearing black thongs' refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds
  8. You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'
  9. You pronounce Penrith as 'Pen-riff'
  10. You believe that the 'L' in the word 'Australia' is optional
  11. You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas'
  12. You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep
  13. You call your best friend 'a total bastard', but someone you really, really despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'
  14. You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfect reasonable name for a place
  15. You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin
  16. You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga', but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'
  17. You believe that cooked-down axelgrease makes a good breakfast spread
  18. You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up .. at which point they again become Kiwis
  19. You know, whatever all the tourist books say, no one ever says 'cobber'
  20. You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of The Angels' song 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again'
  21. You believe, as an act of faith, that the confectionary known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year
  22. You still don't get why the 'Labor' in 'Australian Labor Party' is not spelt with a 'u'
  23. You wear ugg boots outside the house
  24. You believe that the more you shorten someone's name, the more you like them
  25. Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language
  26. You understand that 'excuse me' can sound rude, while 'scuse me' is always polite
  27. You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasion via your nose
  28. You understand that 'you' has a plural, and that it's 'youse'
  29. You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle
  30. Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules of beach cricket
  31. You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call 'Anzac cookies'
  32. You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'
  33. When returning home from overseas, you expect to be brutally strip-searched by Customs - just in case you're trying to sneak in fruit
  34. You believe the phrase 'smart casual' refers to a pair of black tracky-daks, suitably laundered
  35. You understand that all train and doctor timetables are works of fiction
  36. When working at a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer
  37. You get choked up with emotion by the first verse of the national anthem, and then have trouble remembering the second
  38. You find yourself ignorant of nearly all the facts deemed essential in the government's new test for migrants

Friday, November 21, 2008

All Photos Now Posted - 2008 NOVEMBER 16 SOCIAL

Hi, everyone!

Our latest monthly social was held last Sunday, NOVEMBER 16. A very hot day (35C temperature was recorded inside our clubhouse at 1:00pm), then a huge electrical storm to cool things off. Fortunately, we missed the damaging hail this time. Several power outages also during the storm caused us to delay performances on the stage for about an hour or so for safety reasons. A good sized crowd filled our club house yet again.

All the photos (59 posted) taken during the afternoon are now available for viewing 24/7 by clicking on the following link to go directly to the photo album http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/guanabacountrymusic/2008NOVEMBER16GuanabaMonthlySocial#

Also, a date to earmark in your diary for next year is 30 AUGUST 2009 for our ANNUAL CHARITY DAY. More details will be posted as they come to hand. All dates for all of our socials, meetings, special events etc. can be found 24/7 by clicking on the following link http://www.google.com/calendar/htmlembed?src=admin%40guanabacountrymusic.com&ctz=Australia/Brisbane&mode=AGENDA to our Guanaba Google Events Calendar.

NEXT GUANABA SOCIAL - DECEMBER 21 - Everyone is encouraged to wear their favourite Christmas attire for our 2008 CHRISTMAS SOCIAL!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tribute - Garry Bates

Garry Francis Bates was born at Royal Women’s Hospital in Paddington, Sydney in New South Wales, Australia on 18 November 1927.

He was a valued member of Guanaba Country Music Club. He was always eager to put his hand up to assist in whatever had to be done at our clubhouse.

He was part of the trio of a group that received the nickname of “Dad’s Army”. The group consisted of Garry (Happy), Leo (Grumpy, his brother) and Ian Haydon & provided an enormous amount of time & effort when we were converting our clubhouse into the place it is today.

Garry “Happy” Bates was a familiar face at our socials and he & Ian continued the team on by looking after our bar.

As a result of Garry’s hard work and dedication the club awarded Garry the prestigious honour of being made a life member, and was a very proud recipient of this award.

Garry passed away on 25 September 2008. A large crowd turned out for the service, conducted on Friday 3 October at Staplyton QLD.

RIP Garry Bates

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Neil Peterson - RIP

We would like to advise everyone about the passing on Thursday,25 September 2008 of one of our club members, Neil Peterson. Neil is survived by his wife, Jill.

Neil's funeral service will be held on Monday, 29 September 2008 at 1:00pm at Allambe Gardens Crematorium at Nerang, Gold Coast City.

God Bless, Neil! Rest In Peace.

Friday, September 26, 2008

2009 Guanaba Annual Charity Day

The date for our

2009 Guanaba Annual
Charity Day

has now been confirmed as

Sunday, 30 AUGUST 2009

So please make a note of this
important event
in your calendar now!

Further details to follow
in the future on this webpage ..

Garry Bates - RIP

Garry Bates - Pictured here at our social on 21 Sept 2008

We would like to advise everyone about the passing yesterday (25 Sept 2008) of one of our dedicated life members, Garry Bates (pictured above at last Sunday's monthly social on 21 September 2008). Garry is survived by his wife, Rose.

Garry was always to be found behind the bar at our socials, always working hard to serve us our drinks.

Garry was also the brother of one of our musical directors, Leo Bates.

God Bless, Garry! Rest In Peace.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

General Info - Club Newsletter

Just a reminder that our club newsletters are produced
every 2nd. month
after the monthly social.

Newsletters are available at the following social for you to collect. Members who are unable to attend the monthly social, will have their newsletter posted out (snail mail that is).

Visitors are invited to collect a copy of the newsletter from the front door at the monthly social.

Please make your newsletter more interesting.
Give us your input and ideas.
It is important, and makes for better reading.

Our Newsletter Editor is
Leonie Alaimo

E - newsletter at guanabacountrymusic dot com
(replace words with usual symbols)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Update - Charity Day 2008

What a day it was! Kicked off at 10:00am and finished at 6:00pm .. going non-stop throughout the day.

The day opened up with Guanaba Country Music Club, then Lance Coassin entertained us followed by Mullumbimby CMC, Brigalow CMC, the Dekades .. and then our special guest artist for the day, Glenn Brace .. who once again was fantastic and entertained those present with his singing, wit and guitar playing. We then followed up with Smokehouse CMC, Redcliffe CMC, Twin Rivers CMC and Gold Coast CMC. At the conclusion of this, we had some of the Guanaba members who hadn't sung all day perform .. and the day was capped off by Guanaba's ad-hoc vocal group the "Rottweilers" .. lead by Peter Lohs.

Attendance on the day was 252 and all enjoyed themselves. Special thanks to those who donated goods for the cake stall (lots of yummy cakes) and for the multiple raffle. We had 98 prizes on offer, and all were claimed.

Thanks to all who made the day the success it was, as there were many willing workers who worked in many different ways, and these people pften do this with little or no thanks. Also thanks to Ray Cooper who was very busy taking photos, and these can be found on our new webpage at www.guanabacountrymusic.com ..

At our July social, Glenise Peters presented a cheque to the value of AUD$5400.00 to Janet Davis from the Abused Childs Trust, now known as Act For Kids. Janet was very pleased with the amount raised on the day, and outlined where the money would be used.

So now we look forward to preparing for Charity Day 2009. Once again, many thanks to everyone!

[Taken from Guanaba CMC Gazette - August 2008 - Issue 31]

Sunday, September 14, 2008

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Guanaba Contact Info 2009-10

Website / Blog

Guanaba Country Website URL [Primary]


Guanaba Country Website URL [Backup]

Guanaba Country Facebook Social Network URL

Guanaba Country-TV YouTube Video Channel URL


Guanaba Spam Free Email Form

Guanaba Country Email [Primary]

Snail Mail

PO Box 221, Southport, QLD Australia 4215

Guanaba Country
Executive Committee 2008-9

+ President [David Mazzer]
E - president@guanabacountrymusic.com
H - 07 5597 5470
M - 0409 645 360

+ Vice-President [Karl Mokohar]
M - 0401 763 509

+ Secretary [Denise Mazzer]
E - secretary@guanabacountrymusic.com
H - 07 5597 5470

+ Treasurer [Eddie Beaman]
M - 0419 799 813

+ Liason Officer [Carol Beaman]
M - 0419 799 813

+ Musical Director 1 [Dave Davis]
H - 07 5563 9832
M - 0413 193 115

+ Musical Director 2 [Barry Croaker]
H - 07 5514 6529

+ Newsletter Editor [Leonie Alaimo]
E - editor@guanabacountrymusic.com
W - 07 5554 5515

M - 0407 146 680

+ Public Relations [Chris Schultz]
H - 07 5533 2768

+ Internet Media [Ray Cooper]
E - internet@guanabacountrymusic.com
M - 0422 362 495

+ Sound Engineer [Doug Schultz]
H - 07 5533 2768

+ Music Board Co-Ordinator [Jenny Foenander]
H - 07 3287 3613

+ Canteen Convenor [Chris Schultz]
H - 07 5533 2768

+ Prize Co-Ordinator [Chris Schultz]
H - 07 5533 2768

+ Grounds Person [POSITION VACANT]

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Guanaba Club Committee 2008-9

Following the successful annual general meeting (AGM) of the club, which was held at our club house last Wednesday evening, 20 August 2008 .. the following members have been elected to the new club committee for the period 2008-2009.

  • President – Dave Mazzer
  • Vice President – Karl Mokohar
  • Secretary – Peggy Anderson
  • Treasurer – Eddie Beaman

  • Liaison Officer – Carol Beaman
  • Musical Directors – Dave Davis, Leo Bates
  • Editor – Leonie Alaimo
  • Public Relations - Chris Schultz
  • Public Relations [Electronic Media] - Ray Cooper
  • Sound – Doug Schultz
  • Music Board Co-Ordinator - Jenny Foeander
  • Canteen Convenor – Chris Schultz
  • Grounds Person – Jack Rutherford
  • Prize Co-ordinator – Chris Schultz

Sunday, August 10, 2008

How To Find Our Club

Finding our club is fairly easy, if you just follow a few simple steps.

These images posted here, should make things a lot easier for you to find us.

If you are heading north from Gold Coast City, or south from the state capital of Brisbane on the M1 PACIFIC MOTORWAY .. TAKE EXIT 49 AT PIMPAMA.

This is a double round-a-bout. So just TAKE YOUR TIME to look for the following signs ..

The BLUE DISPLAY VILLAGE SIGN points to the direction of our clubhouse.

So head on down that road (Rifle Range Road South) for ABOUT ONE (1) KILOMETRE, and you will see the MAIN ENTRANCE TO HERITAGE PARK on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the road.

TURN INTO HERITAGE PARK and follow the road round to the right for ABOUT 1/2 KILOMETRE, and you will see our FIRE ENGINE RED COLOURED CLUBHOUSE.


You have found us.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Australian Country Great - Reg Lindsay Dies

AUSTRALIAN country music veteran Reg Lindsay has died, aged 79.

He passed away at a Newcastle hospital this afternoon after a battle with pneumonia, the Nine Network reported.

Lindsay won three Golden Guitars and wrote more than 500 songs during his long career that also included two long-running television shows - The Reg Lindsay Country Hour and Reg Lindsay Country Homestead.

He also experienced some success in the United States and was the first Australian to be officially recognised with a plaque on Nashville's Walkway of Stars.

Lindsay suffered a cerebral haemorrhage at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 1994.

After a long rehabilitation period, he then suffered a heart attack and underwent a triple bypass.

One of the songs he is best remembered for is Armstrong, which was his tribute to the American astronauts and their historic moon landing and was his first big hit on the pop charts in 1971.

Official Reg Lindsay Webpage

Monday, August 4, 2008

How To Enjoy A Guanaba Sunday Social

  1. Arrive early.
  2. If you would like to sing with the band, please register in the RED BOOK located at the front door upon your arrival.
  3. Visiting club shows take precedence, and are assigned 30-45 minutes of performance time.
  4. Guanaba Club reserves the right to have club members perform together as a club show. They may be asked to only sing one song, if the list of visiting singers is too long to get through by 6:00pm.
  5. All endeavours will be made to make sure that all visiting singers can perform on the day. In some circumstances, they may be asked to limit themselves to one song after 4:30pm.
  6. Please stay on to 6 o'clock and take part in our usual sing-a-long, if time permits.
  7. Be nice to the cooks and bar staff.

Enjoy your day with
Guanaba Country Music Club!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Tribute - Slim Dusty

Ode To Slim Dusty
(Longyard In The Sky)

2003 © Ray Cooper

Friday, 19 September 2003

It’s a lonesome away
From the campfire at night
The boy from the bush .. country icon .. a giant
From the lights on the hill
To the pub with no beer
Slim was our hero .. a legend
Our greatest balladeer

The boy from the bush
Is no longer here
Left us but never forgotten
His simple songs gave us much cheer
Like the dusty roads of the outback
The veins in his hands
He sang of his beloved Australia
Sang of his great love for this land

Wrote his first song at the age of ten
Travelled the roads all over
Again and again
For fifty odd years
He gave us everything he had
All that he was
From the longyard to the great ocean
This man from Oz

Sure gunna miss you Slim
But your passion will live on
In your songs
Reminding us of what we have
This great country .. so proud .. so strong
So farewell to you with a matey goodbye
And may peace be always with you
In that great longyard in the sky

Official Slim Dusty Webpage

Thursday, July 31, 2008

2008 July 20 - All Social Photos Now Posted

Hi, everyone!

Just a brief message to let you know that all the photos from the last social on 20 July 2008 have now been edited and uploaded to the album.

Just look for the link in the RH column.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

2008 Photo Album Archive

This post will be the home of our 2008 PHOTO ALBUM ARCHIVE list.

When ever a new photo album is created, the link to that album will be placed here on this list for easy access. This list will also be "searchable" thru our internal blog search system, by typing into the search box frame at the top of each page.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

NEW - Guanaba Events Calendar

Tonight we added a useful EVENTS CALENDAR (thanks to Google Calendar) to this webpage.

This calendar once updated, will list all of our club events including social dates, music practice dates, sundry events and so on ..

A permanent link to the Events Calendar has been added to the Quick Info Links Panel in the RH column of this page, for your convenience.

Guanaba Social Events CALENDAR

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Monthly Country Music Socials

Monthly socials are held on the 3RD. CALENDAR SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH (Excepting January), commencing at 12 noon and finishing at 6:00pm. People wishing to perform, are asked to write their name in the book upon arrival. This is located at the front door. Names will be taken from this book in the order they are listed.

We look forward to seeing

at one of our monthly socials real soon!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blog Addresses

This blog has 2 official internet addresses, these are :-

(1) http://www.guanabacountrymusic.com
(Main Primary Address)

This primary address will be published in our club newsletter, correspondence and so on ..

(2) http://guanabacountrymusic.blogspot.com
(Secondary Address)

This secondary address is the actual location of our blog
on the internet at the Blogspot "Blogger" domain ..

Either one of these will take you to our blog page ..

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A NEW Beginning

This domain is the internet home of

(Gold Coast QLD Australia)

A home webpage will be built here at this location soon ..

In the meantime, you can find us by going to
FACEBOOK.COM & searching for "GUANABA",
but you will need to be a registered Facebook user to be able to access this page.

This will also be a permanent webpage.

Any enquiries may be directed to :-
webmedia at guanabacountrymusic dot com

Please enjoy the rest of your day!


The Queensland Government's Gambling Community
Fund provided funding to Guanaba Country Music Club
in January 2010 for the purchase and upgrading of
musical equipment at this club.

Guanaba Country Music Club sincerely thanks
the Queensland Government Gambling Community Fund.