STRADBROKE LUNCHEON ANOTHER WINNER
What a great day! Comedian Peter Dee, leading owner, breeder and administrator John Messara and racing personalities Greg Radley and David Fowler entertained 350 members and guests on Stradbroke eve at Royal on the Park Hotel. This traditional social highlight of the Winter Carnival was voted the best for years. Check Ross Stanley's photos on left of the home page.
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THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB...RACING, SPORT AND THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1976.
With more than 325 members, the Bernborough Club is a group of men who share an interest in thoroughbred racing, sport, fellowship and the community.
Each year members and guests enjoy a variety of events and functions which feature outstanding guest speakers and raise funds for charity. Recent speakers have included Wayne Bennett (rugby league), Peter Moody (racing), Ewen McKenzie (rugby union), Lee Freedman (racing), Anthony Griffin (rugby league), Paul Messara (racing), Chris Anderson (rugby league),John Meagher (racing), Bob McCarthy (rugby league),Jeff Lloyd (racing), Darryl Brohman (rugby league), Alastair Lynch (AFL), Barry Muir (rugby league), Glyn Schofield (racing), Peter Snowden (racing).Peter McWhinney (golf), Trevor Gillmeister (rugby league),Greg Carpenter (racing), Bruno Cullen (rugby league), John Messara, Toby Edmonds and Bob Charley (racing), Steve Renouf (rugby league), Justin Leppitsch (AFL), Scott Seamer (racing) and John Grant (rugby league). Functions are held at quality venues such as Tattersall's Club, Queensland Cricketers' Club, Rydges Southbank and Royal on the Park.
A non-profit organisation, the Bernborough Club is proud of its annual contribution to charities which in recent years has averaged $50,000.The major event each year is the AAMI Stradbroke Luncheon, traditionally held on the eve of Queensland racing's premier sprint race. The luncheon is invariably a sellout with big-name guest speakers, entertainment and fine food and beverages. Other events include New Year's Luncheon (February), (March), BTC Cup Luncheon (May), Eagle Farm Race Day Marquee function (August), Spring Luncheon (October), Christmas Luncheon (late November-December).
Formed in 1976 when a group of 25 convened for a luncheon in the Member's Bar of the old Albion Park galloping venue, the Bernborough Club has prospered over the years. Numerous friendships have been formed with good fellowship a keynote of the club's social activities.
The founding president, the late Jim Anderson, named the club to perpetuate and recognise the deeds of the champion Queensland racehorse Bernborough. The club is committed to continuing that recognition.
A strength of the club is the diversity of membership...people from many different backgrounds domiciled in city and country. Members are entitled to invite guests to all events and functions. New members are always welcome and details are available on this website.
STRADBROKE LUNCHEON ... FRIDAY, 10 JUNE AT ROYAL ON THE PARK HOTEL.
CELEBRATE THE WINTER CARNIVAL AND 40 YEARS OF THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB!
SPECIAL GUESTS ... CHAMPION JOCKEY CRAIG WILLIAMS, COMEDIAN MARTY FIELDS, POET RUPERT McCALL AND SKY CHANNEL'S MR VERSATILE, GREG RADLEY.
PLUS DAVID FOWLER'S PHANTOM STRADBROKE CALL AND THE POPULAR CHARITY RAFFLE.
EVERYTHING YOU EXPECT FROM A BERNBOROUGH CLUB LUNCH ... TOP SERVICE, FOOD, DRINKS AND COMPANY .
ALL INCLUSIVE COST (FROM 12 NOON) IS $135. RSVP, 3 JUNE.
Dress: Jacket and tie. Guests most be accompanied by a member.
DON'T MISS THIS SPECIAL DAY. MARK YOUR DIARY NOW.
and remember to check your club website for regular updates
PAYMENT FOR FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS CAN BE MADE BY CHEQUE (TO BERNBOROUGH CLUB INC) OR ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFER (NAB VIRGINIA BSB 084-209; ACCT 50-848-3904 IN NAME OF THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB INC). BE CERTAIN TO ADVISE YOUR NAME WITH THE PAYMENT.
NB: FOR ALL ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW UP WITH AN EMAIL TO THE SECRETARY (firstname.lastname@example.org) ADVISING YOUR NAME, NAMES OF GUESTS, AMOUNT PAID AND THE PAYMENT DESCRIPTION YOU HAVE USED.
PAYMENTS BY MAIL SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY, BERNBOROUGH CLUB INC, PO BOX 177, WAVELL HEIGHTS NORTH, QLD 4012.
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB WAS ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE $50,000 TO SELECTED CHARITIES in 2015.
WE HAVE RECEIVED LETTERS/CARDS OF THANKS FROM THE RECIPIENTS AND WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU A MESSAGE FROM YOUNGCARE WHICH WAS SIGNED BY STAFF MEMBERS.
THE MESSAGE READS: "To our Friends at the Bernborough Club ... Our HUGE thanks for your incredible, ongoing support of Youngcare. We were delighted and humbled to receive your very generous donation as a result of your raffles and auctions in 2014-15; these funds will go a long way to ensure young Aussies with high care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity.
Thank You! ... The Youngcare Team
AND....A TERRIFIC MESSAGE FROM THE McINTYRE CENTRE-RIDING FOR THE DISABLED WHERE THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB SPONSOR OUR OWN HORSE ... THE HANDSOME GREY "PARKER".
"Thank you so much to everyone at the Bernborough Club for your wonderful sponsorship of our gorgeous PARKER. Your support of this beautiful boy helps us enormously to provide all the necessities for him throughout the year so that he can continue to enhance the lives of 200 children and young adults living with a disability who visit our Centre every week. We can't thank you enough for your unwavering commitment and support of PARKER and all that we do here at the McIntyre Centre. We are so grateful and humbled by the generosity that you extend to us time and time again. On behalf at everyone at the McIntyre Centre ... THANK YOU SO MUCH!
DIARY NOTES .... UPCOMING EVENTS:
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016, STRADBROKE LUNCHEON
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, MIDWEEK RACE DAY (EAGLE FARM)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, SPRING LUNCHEON
* The Bernborough Club thanks outstanding photographers Noel Pascoe and Peter Wallis for the use of graphic images on this homepage. Noel's shots were taken as the barriers opened at Doomben and with the whips cracking at the Gold Coast.
Peter's wide shot at Birdsville captures the essence of the iconic bush meeting.
The fourth image is a reproduction of renowned equine artist Brian Malt's painting "Going to the Start ... Texas".
Photos from functions (on left) by Ross Stanley