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WEEKEND VLIM ROSTER
POSTERS AND PROMOS
CAMP OVEN NIGHT
BIG AUSSIE BARBIE
HERMAN’S HALCYON HISTORY P9
BITS FROM U
Telephone: +61 (0) 8 9295 4346
Postal address: PO Box 220, Midland WA 6936 Australia
Accommodation Bookings: [email protected]
General Information: [email protected]
President: [email protected]
Secretary: [email protected]
COMMITTEE AND VOLUNTEERS:
President & Photographer
9593 5331 0402 241 981
Vice Pres.& Rules/Bylaws
Secretary & Fundraising
Christine (Peter) 9453 1480 0402 308 044
Assets and Welfare
Entertainment, Works & Webmaster Jim (Denise)
Fire & Safety
0413 459 889
0477 032 747
Ian & Pam
Dan & Helen
Reporter & Assistant Photographer Michelle
OR OUR FRIENDS
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Phone 0403 975 466 or Email: mailto:[email protected]
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Phone 0409 740 964, Email [email protected],
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Phone 0402 593 145, Web Page http://www.apollonudistclub.org.au/, E-mail [email protected]
Clothing Optional WA
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This is a website for young adult nudists in Australia to promote our lifestyle.
WEEKEND VLIM ROSTER
*Gordon & Margaret
17-19 *Evan & Rose
Ian & Pam
Ian & Pam
Oct 1-Nov 2
*George & Heather
Ian & Pam
Ian & Pam
10 & 769
Welcome to your October-November Newsletter. Don’t
hesitate to contribute anything which you believe will interest
the rest of us, and don’t hesitate to let us know what you want
to see. If any photos are a little ‘jagged’, this is dependent
on original size and transmission constraints. We’ll always
make them as good as we can. The next edition will include a
Trading Post, so if you have any items to flog or swap,
please get your notice in before the next deadline. Bill (Jayne)
GATES - If you encounter a problem with
the Main Gate, please try the other one
Ian & Pam
further along the road.
December 12-14 *Neil & Gill 1091
CHALETS - Remember, a $50 refundable
bond applies to chalet hire.
December 19-21 *Heather
VISITORS - Please ensure the cooperation
December 22-26 *Gordon & Margaret
of your visitors with any relevant Club
December 26-28 Ashley & Esther
Rules or Bylaws.
ADDRESSES - Please keep us up to date
Dec 29-Jan 2
*Evan & Rose
with your changes.
2-4 *Pat & Ruth
RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD - from
5-9 Help needed Mon-Fri
the 1st of October until the 30th of
November. A Permit is required.
9-11 *Glenn & Jean
PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD - from
* Indicates that the member volunteered to fill the gap
For variations refer to Christine (Peter): 0402 308 044 the 1st of December to the 31st of March.
Noel & Kim
FOR YOUR DIARY
7:00 Inter Club Darts Tournament at Sunseekers
2:00 for 5:00 Barbeque/Cookout at Sunseekers
9:00 Committee meeting
12:00 Chrissy’s Craft (Stitch’n’Bitch) at Sunseekers
Melbourne Cup (watch this space)
7:30 Annual Ball at Sunseekers
9:00 Committee Meeting
1:00 General Meeting
12:00 Chrissy’s Craft (Stitch’n’Bitch) at Sunseekers
Deadline for Copy for the December-January Newsletter
"Why do we need a President?"
I once heard a member say these words at a Club event. As it was the wrong time to voice my views, I bit my
The Constitution requires that our Committee has a Chair or President. An onerous, thankless but rewarding
position, the President attends twelve Committee meetings, two General meetings and one AGM each year. It
falls on the President to deal with complaints, negotiate with errant members and shoulder the responsibility for
the occasional unpopular Committee decision.
Personally, I have only ever missed two meetings, which is a commendable record for someone with an often
hospitalised elderly Mum who doesn't know I belong to a nudist club!
As President I shop for the Club, do stints in the kitchen and help keep the grounds tidy. Often working behind
the scenes, your President does much for our Club.
All of the Committee members work very hard to keep our Club a flourishing, great place to be; and spend a
great deal of time working to achieve our common goals.
We thank you, one and all, for your support.
GOOD BYE, GOOD LUCK, AUF
WIEDERSEHEN, AU REVOIR
Recently the committee
members attended a Dinner
that was organised to say
goodbye to its members that
will be leaving the committee,
this year we went to the Rose
and Crown in Guildford. It is
a lovely old hotel and the
service and food was
excellent, the desert yummy
and the company
entertaining. Goodbye Kath,
Sandra, Dan and in
November Christine, who will
be secretary for the last time
at our General Meeting.
What a wonderful night it was, so lovely to see so many members attending Tracy's
birthday and helping to celebrate the day. Wayne and Don did a marvellous job in
cooking all the food with roasted pork, beef and lamb all done on a spit, roast potatoes,
potato gratin, peas and corn, pumpkin, sweet potato, gravy and salad. So much food!
Music was handled by Neil from Gill. Ian and Pam were the lucky members who won
the door price. The night was topped off by a very very large birthday cake, very colourful
and very tasty.
(See Michelle’s report next page)
I would like to remind members that if you use the BBQ's could you please clean them afterwards and
also remember to donate a $1.00 coin for use of the gas.
On the issue of cleaning, just a reminder that when using the facilities, ie the lower club house or the
BBQ area, when you are finished, make sure you clean up after yourselves and take your rubbish with
Yours in nudism and friendship
And, you WILL believe it's a NEW LOO.
You will see some new names on the Club Directory on page 1.
Please welcome the new workers and make the task of
adjusting to 'civilian life' easier for those retiring.
Thanks guys. We couldn't, and can't do it, without you!
Don and Ted (alphabetic order) continue to get "oohs" and
"ahs" for their impeccably planned and lovingly executed
project at the lower toilet block. They are ON TIME and ON
By next edition our plumbing will be the envy of the
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRACY (WAYNE)
Thank you, Wayne, for inviting 'everyone' to join in celebrating Tracy's special day on Saturday, 20 September.
We were delighted to be there to be part of Tracy's day.
The hall and tables were beautifully decorated, and every seat was full of happy revellers, drawn down to the
Clubhouse by the wonderful aroma of a Pig on the Spit, and other meats being cooked. Such an assortment,
also, of vegetables, very tasty gravy and bread rolls. We formed a long line, as we waited to get a plateful to
Some of us were very remiss, and did not RSVP, but he cheerfully included everyone in, and there was food for
all of us – and more!
The biggest cake - just the biggest cake ever - was then carried into the hall. A colourfully decorated giant of a
cake, with one big lit candle on top. Wayne had a few complimentary words to say about Tracy, and then Tracy
thanked us all for sharing her birthday. Wayne did the honours of slicing up the birthday cake and handing a piece
to all of us. It was a delightful cake. Slices were very generous.
Neil did the music, and many couples waltzed elegantly around the floor.
Thank you. Wayne, for inviting us to share this special evening, and for the great meal you put so much effort
into. Wayne had many helpers, and we thank all of you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRACY!
On the Saturday of Tracy's birthday, we had a really sunny day. In fact, the weather bureau said it was the hottest
on record for September. Well, would you believe it!!! On Sunday morning, ominous dark clouds swirled around in
the sky. Barry said a huge storm was heading our way. He was right! The wind built up and the rain tumbled down
out of the dark sky. Then the Weather Bureau said Sunday was the wettest day for September. Another record!
At twelve o'clock on Sunday, Chrissie's Craft Group gathered in the hall, with lots of interesting art taking place,
lots of happy conversations. Do come along to the next one!
In spite of the unseasonal weather, we all gathered for our Sunday Afternoon Tea, which was very cosy, as we
had it in the hall, with the heaters on. Two slices of cake – one being another generous slice of Tracy's birthday
cake. Thanks again, Wayne.
HOT SUMMER, DRY BUSH - GET BUSHFIRE READY FOR THE SUMMER
It may be raining right now, but it is time to check around our sites and eliminate any fire hazards. Long grass and
dry leaves need to be got rid of. Check out your site, or any areas around the grounds which could be a hazard.
Read the Fire Instructions on our Notice Boards.
FUTURE GRIM FOR CARNABY'S COCKATOOS
Many will remember the huge Carnaby's Cockatoos which used to
visit our club. They were encouraged here because we left food for
them. They became so tame, that they would swoop down on our
afternoon tea tables, causing a few heart palpitations because of
their size and large wing span. They were gentle and didn't mean
any harm. Just big!
The population of this black cockatoo species, native to WA's
South West is now in freefall, according to a stock-take that found
it could be all but extinct within twenty years.
Birdlife Australia suggested the population could half again in five
years. Prospects are grim as encroaching urban development and
a drying climate pushed the species out of its habitat. “Unless
there are major changes to protect and increase the habitat of
Carnaby's cockatoos, these iconic birds of Perth will be extinct
within our lifetime”, spokeswoman Margaret Owen said. Very sad!
Well, what a fantastic night. Thank you Ian (Pam).
The day could not have been more perfect. Ian had been hard at work building the fire through the
week. On the day, he made sure we could see by erecting a light in the tree. Members started to
reserve their seats by placing their chairs around; and this was at 2pm. Everyone was very eager not to
The fire was lit at 2.30 pm, members started to put the camp ovens around the fire and then settled
down with an early sundowners drink. The circle was getting bigger and bigger and the camp ovens
started to cook, giving off the most mouth watering smells of curries, damper, stews, and much more. At
one count there were over 50 members, with others still arriving. A table was set up with butter and
vegemite for those that wanted it, then the dampers were brought from the fire. Beer, soda, and herb what wonderful aromas every one shared.
Then it was time for the main meal which every one tucked into, and washed down with a well deserved
drink. When everyone had their fill, Ian had organized our very own Banjo (Gwen) to play his ukelele.
Lots of singing and jokes, with members toasting marsh mallows in the fire.
Thanks go to Ian (Pam) for coming up with the idea and putting all the hard work into making it a
If you missed this one, make sure you make the next one.
For the connoisseur....the technicalities
Photo by Banjo (Gwen)
"More and more frequently I am learning of work colleagues and friends who have endured or are going through the trials and
tribulations of Prostate cancer. I recently learnt that Prostate cancer is the most common cancer Australia. On average one diagnosed
every 30 minutes. That is some 20,000 each year. I previously thought Melanoma and Breast cancer were more prevalent but that is not
the case. These statistics are worse when you adjust for the fact only half the population can be affected." Kelvin
Despite the serious motivations for both events, the weekend was an opportunity to enjoy good
food and good company at Rosie’s Big Aussie Barbie, and the ernest competition of Kelvin’s
Photo Quiz - both events held at our beautiful Club, and aimed at fundraising to help combat
The 'Rain Dancers" were enjoying a bonanza when
Saturday found Kelvin and Carol splicing in the
finishing touches to their Power Point presentation
and mastering the overhead projector in preparation
for the evening's Quiz. Staunch and generous as
usual, Sunnie's membership trooped in to the hall and
put their money up for an absorbing (and at times,
challenging) evening's entertainment.
“The recent Photo Quiz Night at Sunseekers was to support
Kelvin's fundraising for the Prostate Cancer Association, as part of
his 310km cycle ride from Perth to Margaret River two weekends
Seven rounds were hotly contested by six tables over two hours,
testing their powers of visual observation (and retentive memory).
Each round opened with a door and closed with a door – all on
Club property. Thankfully all six tables could identify the wood
shed and cleaning supplies room doors, while the office and
garden tools shed stumped one table each. More tables identified
Banjo and Gwen's door than Dan and Helen's door. Kelvin learned
that the Blue Chalet had another two answers – Chalet 16 and
Roy's Roost and a number of tables did not know blue from green.
But when you come to pubs – our bar crawlers were highlighted
with RSEALS and Smart Buggers able to name 6 of 7, with one
naming the Mundaring Weir Hotel and other the Settlers/Narrogin
Inn in Armadale. The Sail and Anchor in Fremantle challenged
many, even with the purple median strip as a give away.
Stairs performed well with the Round House, Jacob's Ladder,
Forrest Chase and the DNA Tower in Kings Park being identified by
almost all tables. Some clocks performed well with Midland
Railway Station and Fremantle Town Hall getting top marks but
not Midland Town Hall.
Think nude and all 6 tables placed the statue to Yagan on
Heirisson Island, although the Causeway Bridge to get there (from
Burswood/Vic Park) didn't rate as well in the bridge category.
Canning Bridge was named by five tables and local bridges in John
Forrest National Park and at Falls Road rated well too. Windan
Bridge stumped most tables.
Local area walkers also gained points identifying local waterfalls in
John Forrest National Park and at other popular picnic spots
around the metropolitan area. And to the table that answered
"Noble Falls" to the waterfall question in almost every round –
someone should photograph it before the end of winter so that
you can identify it in future.
War memorials in Fremantle, Claremont and Subiaco rated ahead of
statues, with only two tables placing "The Tourists" at Mundaring
Sculpture Park. Message to our civic leaders – we walk past lots of
statuary, then forget where we saw it!! Even statues on the Club
grounds are not immune.
Where is this statue?
Answer in next Sunny Times.
Thanks to Sunseekers for the wonderful projection facilities as this
'relatively' quiet quiz night of 80 projected images suited the
acoustics of the hall … and possibly aided those with sharp hearing
to eavesdrop on adjacent teams.
Thanks to the six tables of members and friends participating in
the quiz and games of heads and tails, plus some winners donating
their prize to the cause - a total of $170 was raised. Many thanks
to all!!” Carol
And the winner is.......
In a departure from tradition, Madeleine’s table did not win!
Congratulations to the Durty Nelly's who were first, and to the RSEALS who were second.
Tie Breakers were not needed.
The pictures were taken by Kelvin (Carol) on
some of his travels around Perth on his bike,
added to with pictures of strange doors around
the club grounds.
Who do they belong to? Amazing time pieces; and I never
knew there were so many waterfalls and statues around
the metropolitan area.
We drew a crowd of 34 by rough count. The challenge was
out. Which table will win?
During a break, we played a form of heads and tails. By the
toss of two coins, members had to guess how they would
fall. We were asked to select heads or tails, by placing a
hand on either our bottom or head.
Kelvin explained to the crowd how his interest in helping
the Prostate Cancer Foundation had started, how he and
his compatriots cycled for the cause raising $220,000.
What a great effort.
BIG AUSSIE BARBIE
This was followed on Sunday, by a BBQ for the
I was sure that with all the rain about I wouldn't have many
members show, but we went ahead anyway, putting out
the salads and the buns. Our Master Chef Lionel (Linley)
slaved away over a hot BBQ cooking the sausages and
hamburger patties. When all was ready, I took a deep
breath and rung the bell. As first there were only a few,
and I couldn't believe my eyes when members came "out
of the woodwork" and joined our lunch.
To all the beautiful people who helped out on the day, a
great big thank you, and to all our members who came
along, thanks to all of you, after expenses (Food) we raised
$166.50, which was a great effort considering the weather
was not in our favour. With the money raised by Kelvin
(Carol) $173.00, what a fantastic effort.
A heartfelt thank-you to Rosie (Adrian) and Kelvin
(Carol) for caring, and for giving the rest of us the
opportunity to have a good time while also showing
that we care as well.
Scanned from his library
SO THAT’S HOW IT GOT PAINTED?
Most of our generation was HOME
SCHOOLED in many ways.
My mother taught me about OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate chiidren in this
world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.“
My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM
"Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?”
In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room
with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded
down from the wall, and was used for dining. The "head of
the household" always sat in the chair while everyone else
ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually
a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To
sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge.
They called the one sitting in the chair the "chair man." Today
in business, we use the expression or title "Chairman" or
"Chairman of the Board."
Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no
telephones, TV's or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to "go sip some
ale" and listen to people's conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. "You go sip
here" and "You go sip there." The two words "go sip" were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we
have the term “gossip."
An attractive young woman on a flight from Ireland asks the priest beside her, 'Father, may I ask a favour?'
'Of course, child. What may I do for you?'
'Well, I bought my mother an expensive hair dryer for her birthday. It is unopened, but well over the Custom's limits, and I'm
afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?'
'I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you that I will not lie.'
'With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.'
When they got to Customs she let the priest go first. The offficial asked, 'Father do you have anything to declare?'
'From the top of my head down to my waist I have nothing to declare.'
The official thought this answer strange so asked, 'And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?'
'I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused.'
Roaring with laughter, the official said, 'Go ahead, Father. Next please!’
Ever notice how people who tell you to calm down....
are the ones who got you mad in the first place...
LAST ONE IN ’S A ROTTEN EGG
It was lamented:
Swimming in the Swan River was always popular.
that their appearance, ungarmented, is objected
In 1884 some of our ancestors attempted to curtail the nude bathing which was "Aware
to by persons whose reasons for doing so they are unable
the norm off the town jetties, Mill Point and the beaches at the foot of Mount
to appreciate, they take particular delight in issuing from
Eliza, by constructing a change shed between the town jetties. This was not
the screening walls of the bathing house to cut capers on
the bridge and pay uncostumed visits to the mainland, for
a welcome addition to the foreshore, and the bathers rebelled.
which they sometimes exhibit a preference as a dressing
place to the shed so kindly provided for them."
PERTH CITY BATHS
BACKDROP TO THE ESPLANADE
Nude bathing continued to take place around
the spits in Melville and Perth Waters:
"Anyone now taking a boating party containing ladies
down the river in the afternoon has to carefully watch not
only the winds or the tide, but also the banks whereupon
unclothed men congregate. And the unblushing effrontery
of some of the bathers makes the nuisance doubly
Section 104 of the 1892 WA Police Act
rendering 'proper costume' mandatory in
public places, between the hours of 6:00am
to 8:00pm, was in keeping with changing
attitudes in the Motherland, despite the
previously universal belief that clothing was a
dangerous hindrance to swimming and that
segregated bathing was sufficient to satisfy
Presumably, the 'problem' dimiished when in
1898 the Perth City Baths were opened: a
four towered, cupola topped Moorish
extravaganza which lured the errant into the
respectable, regimented fold.
Sherry & Les