August || CHAMPION CHATTER EDITION – 2021
Hello & welcome to the August newsletter!
Funnies of the Month
Birthday well wishes for the month of August are extended to:-
Ben @ Lot 5
Les @ Lot 8
Linda @ Lot 36
Rhonda @ Lot 53
To all our village August birthday residents we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and we hope you have something nice planned to enjoy your special day!!
Welcome to the Champion Community
The Village is happy to welcome Kaye & Richard into Lot 55 who joined us in July. Kaye has been living on 16 acres in rural Mardella and Richard moved here from Weymouth, Dorset England late in 2020. A romantic ocean cruise was the setting for their first meeting in 2017. They maintain a residence on the Mardella property and love the flexibility it gives them to spend time between Village and Rural life.
When asked if they had any pets they said they had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 8 horses, 10 alpacas 8 sheep and a dozen chickens. Thankfully for our other residents, they decided to leave them all in Mardella where they are looked after by Kaye’s family.
Kaye has previously lived in another nationally operated lifestyle village and it wasn’t a great experience. She had a good look at this village before deciding to move in, a decision that she and Richard agree has worked out very well.
Their reason for selecting our village was that it was family-owned, had a rural aspect to it and they liked the choice associated with the buyback schemes on offer.
Kaye loves to arrange social functions and has already joined the Resident’s Committee where she will concentrate on social activities. Richard likes to dabble in the garden and while they don’t have a big garden in the village, he has lots to keep him occupied on his visits to the property in Mardella. I hope you will all make Kaye and Richard feel very welcome in our community.
The picture shows off the incredible addition that has been installed to enhance the warm cosy winter atmosphere in their new home.
Additionally, new residents David & Elaine at Lot 49 who only moved in last month haven’t let the wintery weather hold them back either. They have really made their new abode their own tranquil space – picture to the right. Well done on the courtyard additions just in time for the warmer months to be enjoyed!
Display Home – Come Visit Us
In addition to the selection of floor plans and inclusions on offer, “Right Sizing” – looks and feels very different at Champion Lifestyle.
Come and see for yourself what is available and how we can individualise your requirements effectively and easily as has been achieved with recent new residents that have created a fabulous tranquil courtyard space and a homely, warm and cosy lounge room fireplace for their own enjoyment.
Strict hygiene standards & social distancing precautions are always on our minds so don’t be shy – and come & say Hi 9am – 2pm Monday – Friday!!
Band Jam – EVERY TUESDAY
When the band plays the crowds follow or so it seems. Tuesday’s in the clubhouse is the place to be and all residents and prospective residents are welcome to join in the weekly sessions enjoying favourite hits of great tunes. Each and every Tuesday in the clubhouse lodge for a coffee and natter with neighbours. 9.30am – 11.30am we look forward to seeing you there.
Village Management Update
With the relentless rain, our internal road construction for stage two has been slower than envisaged unfortunately, however fingers crossed the worst of the weather is behind us and our new road will be completed next month which means the opening up of many new lots ready for reservations just in time for Spring.
On Thursday 22nd July, 2021 a very successful seminar was held at the Village through Stable Wealth, the learnings and outcomes of that session were highly regarded by those in attendance and it is therefore intended that another session is held around November, 2021. We will keep you posted as exact dates come to hand.
Leah had an enjoyable week in sunny Exmouth with her family during the recent school holidays and reports that she didn’t miss the weather that she got to escape from even if it was just a week!! Snorkelling and swimming with the turtles – now that’s relaxation!!! It also seems residents John & Eve had the same ideas of enjoying the warmer weather and it was great to hear they all caught up with each other 1 night for a few beverages at the local whilst being 1,250km’s from the place they call home.
It was also great to witness the large turnout in numbers to the recent Annual Budget meeting and also the Resident’s Annual General Meeting both held in July. With such enthusiasm and willingness demonstrated by residents it provides confidence to all that Champion Lifestyle is a thriving community for all.
Congratulations to past and new resident committee members for all that you have achieved and will achieve into the future.
Village Management has also been privy to a resident-initiated cat enclosure that is just fabulous providing space and room for the resident’s feline to play and roam whilst at the same time respecting their neighbours adjoining private areas. If any residents would like further information on this dedicated area, please do not hesitate to approach the office for further information.
Our village recycling project is generating substantial funds for the resident’s bank account. It has raised $550 for the 1st half of 2021 and it is anticipated to raise about $1500 over the next 12 months. These funds are for the exclusive benefit of village residents.
There are 3 recycling bins in front of the Community lodge for glass, plastic and cans. There are another 2 smaller blue bins with one located opposite Lot 1 and the other at Kev’s Corner (see picture). These smaller blue bins are for a combination of glass, plastic and cans and will be emptied and sorted regularly.
To avoid any uncertainty all recyclable items will have the value of ‘10c’ printed on them somewhere.
We can all help the environment and the residents bank account by recycling wherever possible. Many thanks for all your support for this ongoing project.
Spinach/silver beet is ripe for the picking and it is encouraged to do so by residents for their own consumption and enjoyment.
Seedlings of broccoli, brussels, cauliflowers have recently been planted but the caterpillars are giving the seedlings a bit of grief at the moment so Sheila and Chris are keen to have any assistance offered in nurturing the new additions to our community garden to help them thrive over coming months.
Sheila and Chris welcome any residents with or without a green thumb to join them each Tuesday to enjoy some down and dirty general garden tasks along with the simple pleasure of toiling in the soil and catching some Vitamin D from the sunshine.
Please note residents are welcome anytime to spend some time in the garden although gardening is very much a weather permitting activity. Small donations for veggies that are picked are also encouraged to support the ongoing purchase of seedlings, tools, fertilisers, pest control etc.
Interesting fact –- Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Rosemary is considered a cognitive stimulant and can help improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus.
Recently a pet register was created by the office to assist management in the overall co-ordination of our beloved friends across the site in the event of needing to locate an owner for any reason. A form was passed around to all residents and we ask that you please return these at your earliest conveience to support us in updating the village records appropriately. If you have any concerns or queries with regard to the form you are encouraged to speak to us on site or by phone.
Social Scoop – Xmas in July
Xmas in July was held on Saturday 24th July with most of the village residents in attendance. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the other residents in a very convivial atmosphere. The night was topped off with a great meal and dessert which, from all accounts, was universally enjoyed. The organisation of the event was second to none so full marks to Chris and her helpers for arranging such a good night.
Save the Date
Sunday 5th September Father’s Day Sundowner from 5.00pm
Workshop/ Hobby shed workings
The bi-annual meeting of the Workshop was very well attended and following that meeting, works have commenced to remove clutter and personal belongings from the space so that additional work stations can be created.
Additionally the new committee was voted in and general discussions to increase user access were considered a high priority.
A busy bee has been organised for Wednesday 4th of August 2021 from 9am and all willing and able are encouraged to attend for some community spirit as we spruce up the current Workshop internals.
Fred, Marty and the committee remain encouraging of any residents to join them any week day morning but particularly every Wednesday between 10.30 – 11.30am should you be interested in partaking in any type of workshop activities.
“Where the smiles are genuine and the coffee’s always on”
Best Wishes for the spring months ahead, from Keith, Jane, Leah, Fiona & Families.