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Santa Sleigh in Berowra 2017

Santa’s sleigh will be visiting Berowra again this year. You can see his route and track his movements live on the Apex Santa tracker.

Santa will make three runs through the streets, giving everyone a chance to see him.

  • Friday 8th December 6pm – Barnetts and other areas west of Berowra Waters Road finishing at Crossroads Reserve, with a special stop at Berowra Public School Christmas carols! Christmas trees will also be on sale at Crossroads Reserve.
  • Thursday 14th December 5pm – Turner, Woodcourt, Wideview, Lonsdale, Hillcrest and Alan Road. Join Santa at Warrina Oval from 6pm for photos, BBQ and jumping castle.
  • Thursday 21st December 5pm – Gully Rd and Berowra. Join Santa at Berowra Oval from 6pm for photos, BBQ and jumping castle.

Come and join in the fun!

 

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Apex Christmas Trees 2017

The Berowra Apex club will be selling Christmas trees again this year. Trees will be available at Crossroads Reserve (behind Bambino’s Too restaurant) on:

  • Friday 8th December from about 3pm onwards
  • Saturday 9th December from 7am until 2pm or sold out

There will be a variety of trees available ranging from 6-8 feet and starting from $60. Get in early for the best selection, especially if you want one of the larger trees.

All money raised is returned to the community trhough various Apex initiatives.

 

Christmas Trees poster - Berowra 2017

 

Social Golf 2017

The punters gathered bleary eyed but bushy tailed in the wee hours of the morning for what promised to be a top day of divot digging on the golf course. An uneventful trip to the course saw us in the pro shop soon after, only to be informed by the staff that our booking had been inexplicably cancelled. A few tense moments ensued as our stand-in social secretary skillfully negotiated the delicately poised situation, but eventually the situation was resolved in our favour and the team saddled up.

The championship was fiercely contested, with some absolute pearlers mixed in with plenty of ball-finding and divots. Shot of the day goes to Taxi, for skimming the ball across the lake to land it safely on the far shore.

Pretty soon the beer express piloted by Ru and Larry was liberally dispersing libations. By that stage everyone had generated quite a thirst and the standard of golf declined even further as the cans were consumed.

Much fun was had by all, until the day took a sombre turn when an attempt was made to stop a golf cart in full flight with Yoda’s 1 wood,  promptly snapping it in two. A memorial service was held later that day. Not all was bad news for our Jedi master birthday boy though, as he won the Berowra Apex Annual Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Golfing, which is no doubt sitting in his pool room as we speak.

After a delicious burger at the club house we piled into the bus, the return trip decidedly rowdier than the outbound one. All in all a most excellent day out.

Berowra Apex Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Past and present members of the Berowra Apex Club, including several of the original founding members, recently gathered to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary. Members and their partners enjoyed a party at Berowra RSL, with newer members learning a bit about the club’s traditions and history, while previous members caught up on recent activities. The club’s first president Graham Hulbert, and current president Matt Francis, were both present and spoke passionately about the club’s past, present and future.

The first Berowra Apex meeting was held in 1976, and in December 1977 it became a fully fledged club. Since then, Apex has had a proud history serving the Berowra community. In the early days service activities such as cleaning up the seven barbecue areas on Berowra Waters Road leading down to the ferry and doing repairs and mowing for elderly residents were common. Fund raising events such as Azalea plant sales and cash-a-can helped generate funds for various community initiatives. These days it’s the Woodchop, Movie Under the Stars, Santa Sleigh, Christmas tree sales, and much more.

Berowra Apex is proud of what has been accomplished in the last 40 years, and looks forward to continuing the legacy into the future. Anyone who is interested in giving something back to the community is encouraged to consider joining – visit berowraapex.org.au for more information.

 

St Bernards Bush Fair

Rain threatened to spoil the fun in the days before, but Saturday was as good a Spring day as you could ask for, and the St Bernards Bush Fair was a great success. Good fun was had by all, not least the Apex boys manning the BBQ.

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Teflon cooking up a storm

Berowra Apex Club 40th Anniversary Invitation

This year Berowra Apex Club celebrates its 40th birthday, and we’re throwing a party! We would love to see all past members and their partners there for some food, drinks and to reminisce about the good old days. The party will be held at Berowra RSL on Saturday 4th November at 7:30pm. See the flyer for more details.

Apex has a proud history serving the Berowra community. The first meeting to establish a Club in Berowra was held in 1976. In December 1977 we received our Charter and thus became a fully fledged Apex Club.

In the early days Service schemes took priority, such as cleaning up the seven barbecue areas that were on Berowra Waters Road leading down to the ferry. Doing repairs and mowing for elderly residents. Fund raising gradually took over and we sold numerous Azalea plants. Cash a can was also quite lucrative. Now it’s the Woodchop, Santa Sleigh and Christmas tree sales.

All in all the Berowra community is in good hands thanks to Apex and the other Service Clubs. We encourage anyone who is interested in giving something back to the community to consider joining Apex.

 

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Apex Donation to Scouts and RFS

Thanks to this year’s hugely successful Woodchop festival, Berowra Apex Club was able to make significant donations to Berowra Scouts and Berowra Rural Fire Service at last night’s meeting.

Berowra Scout Leader Lachlan Munro, RFS Brigade Captain Matt Esson and RFS Community Engagement Officer Brett Bromfield were in attendance to receive the cheques.

Thanks to the everyone in this wonderful Berowra community for supporting Woodchop and making this possible.

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Scout Leader Lachlan Munro and Apex President Matt Francis
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Brett Bromfield from Berowra RFS and Apex President Matt Francis