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Sunday Snippet 21 Jan 2024

Welcome to this weeks, news and views from around the resort.

Sit back, relax,

grab the chai latte, coffee, hot chocolate, vodka and tonic, and read on........................

Dux & Drakes News

An unexpected outcome from the change to card only, is an increase in the number of residents looking to volunteer to work behind the bar. It appears that the thought of handling cash was making some people a little hesitant to get involved.

If your coaster is damp, please don't throw it away, but rather than putting it in the basket, leave it on the bar to allow it to dry out.

New volunteers always welcome -

Bar Volunteering Application 15_10_2023 (1)
Download PDF • 284KB



The Ukulele group are performing - today

Head down to the jetty this afternoon and chill to the island tunes of our very own Ukulele group. Live from 3pm


Entertainment - this week

Movie Night 7pm Mondays - All welcome, no need to book


Friday 26th January - Australia Day

**Scheduled activities in the clubhouse are cancelled.

** Note bar hours changed to 11am - 5pm.

**There will be no month end raffles



Save the date

Tickets on sale 1st Feb 8am - online



Cinema lighting controls

On occasions the "Stairwell" lights in the clubhouse are being turned off, presumably by residents finishing with the cinema and possibly believing the control cinema lighting panels depicting the title "Stairwell" has something to do with lighting within the cinema - it doesn't, there is a separate control for the cinema step lighting.

The "Stairwell" control is solely for the lighting along the upper landing from the cinema to the top of the stairs and the stairwell itself and does not turn on or off any lighting within the cinema.  Aside from ensuring there is adequate lighting when using the stairs when the clubhouse is open, another purpose of this control is to provide lighting to safely exit the building when the rest of the clubhouse is in darkness (after late night movies).  Turning this control off can and does lead to having the upper landing and stairwell in darkness and therefore presenting a safety hazard. 

The light on the right "Stairwell" should remain illuminated at all times.


Want to change your Log in email or password for our website

If you wish to change your log in email, simply email and the web admin team will reset this for you. Please also confirm if you wish your new email address to be recorded for email correspondence from the Secretary, and if you would like us to inform the Park Manager on your behalf.

To change your password, simply select 'Forgot Password' from the Log in screen.


Did you see what I saw ?

There was quite a buzz on Diamond Avenue on Thursday, when the workshop group banded together to welcome their latest piece of equipment.

I have to hand it to them, it was quite a feat to get the 300kg machine into the workshop.

Weeks of preparation, planning where it would be situated. There's no hacks in this group and planning is the key.

Then clearing the loading dock, and clearing the benches

Before finally getting the machine in the door. The crane had to circular the resort before getting on track. There was a bit of moving, forward and back, before this giant got through the door, but not one of them fret-ted, it slid in like a key into a keyhole.

So what what was this new piece of machinery of which they were so proud ?

It was a giant lathe.

Not really it's a saw. Do you know there are over 30 types of saw, this one is a Bandsaw, used to cut thick pieces of timber, including hardwood.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the workshop team, come along and meet the crew on a Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

The workshop can also assist with a wide range of repairs, projects, and builds. Pop into the workshop Wednesdays or Thursday mornings for details.


The heart of the matter

A fellow resident has asked for this to be shared in the community.

The information comes from Dr. Patrick Teefy, Cardiology Head at the Nuclear Medicine Institute University Hospital, London Ont.

You are alone at home ………………


Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw.  


What should you do ? 

You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

What should you do ? 

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack and are without help, the person whose heart is beating  improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.


You should do this

You can help yourself by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.


A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and  coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood  circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.


In this way, a heart attack victim may get the time they need to get help.

Disclaimer - the writer of the Sunday snippet has provided this information in good faith and takes no responsibility for it's content.

There are a number of AED machines (defibrillators) situated throughout the resort. The attached map shows the locations

AED Locations
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AED management.docx
Download PDF • 13.50MB

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