CHAMPION CHATTER – August 2022 edition
Birthday well wishes for this month are extended to:
Jim @ Lot 1
Ben @ Lot 5
Les @ Lot 8
Linda @ Lot 36
Rhonda @ Lot 53
Sue @ Lot 71
To our residents celebrating an August birthday, we celebrate with you and say best wishes for a lovely day enjoyed with loved friends or family members!!
FUNNY OF THE MONTH
Chickens and Eggs
The elderly grandma always talked to the hens whenever she fed them.
One day, her grandson asked, “Grandma, why do you talk to the chickens?”
“I’m just trying to egg them on.” – Sally Painter
Save the Date
**Postponed** Village Mid year function – 60’s Flower Power Evening- New Date TBA
Sat 17th December Village Christmas Dinner – Full details TBA. Clubhouse
WELCOME TO THE CHAMPION COMMUNITY
Lot 68 – Jill Gordon
A recent resident to join us is Jill in Lot 24 temporarily awaiting her new home to be ready in Calm Drive at Lot 68. Her little King Charles spaniel, Phoebe who accompanies her is six and half years old and getting used to meeting lots of new four-legged friends.
Jill grew up in Bassendean with 2 brothers. She moved to Duncraig after she was married where she had one son who is now 39 years old. Jill’s husband worked as a truck salesman for many years with Isuzu trucks. Jill worked for the City of Joondalup for over 18 years at the Leisure Centre doing the reception, memberships etc. This fitted in well when her son was growing up as she was able to pick him up from school and he was able to take part in many of the activities at the centre and so made many friends
After the passing of her husband, she moved to Ellenbrook about 12 years ago where her son lived. Her son subsequently moved to Seville Grove so eventually she sold her house in Ellenbrook to move into the Village and be closer to him and his family. She has a 7-year granddaughter who is involved in swimming, dancing and cheerleading and Jill enjoys going along and watching and supporting her. Jill also enjoys doing Prime Movers and will perhaps pursue this in the local area once she is more settled and maybe join our line dancing group too. She was an avid member of a book club in Ellenbrook and perhaps it is an interest that we could include in our activities here…..
She has travelled extensively in recent years with family and friends travelling to Europe including a River Cruise as well as tours to Canada which she loved. Visiting her brothers in Denmark and Australind and travelling within these areas in WA when time permits are high on her agenda.
Jill loves walking around the village and goes to the village dog park with Phoebe who is very friendly and enjoys meeting so many new friends. Phoebe has never had so many doggy friends!! We hope Jill will be able to settle into her new home soon and she is looking forward to setting up her garden and home!! Welcome to the Village and we look forward to seeing you at some of our activities when you can do so.
Lot 68 – Liam and Val
We welcome Liam and Val to the Village. They have moved into Lot 30 or 13 Delight Way. They both came from Dublin, Ireland over 50 years ago.
They are cousins of Les in Unit 8, but we won’t hold that against them!! They came to Perth in 1966 and thought they would never get here as they had about 7 stops on the way over!! They finally arrived and stayed with Les’ parents until they got settled. The families have always grown up together and they have had lots of interactions and laughs. I am sure that interaction will continue and we may be hearing plenty of Irish jokes!!
They lived in several areas South of the River including Gosnells, Thornlie and others, lastly coming here from Baldivis.
They have 3 children, their oldest son teaches at the University in Canberra, a daughter in business and sales and the youngest son teaches at Koby College in Rockingham. They now have 6 grandchildren who are spread around from Canberra, Melbourne, England and WA. They have very good interaction with them all whenever possible with a granddaughter even coming over from Sydney to help them move into the Village.
Liam used to work as a painting contractor and was never out of work. Val worked in a retirement village in Booragoon as a career. Val has also had an interest in interior decoration and has been able to do that in several homes and is enjoying choosing and organising herself here.
Liam has loved singing and amateur dramatics for many years though he says his voice is not as good now but maybe we’ll get to hear him at our karaoke nights?? He is also interested in gardening and we hope he will join us in the community garden in the very future.
Liam and Val have travelled to many countries including USA , England, Europe and of course Ireland many times but are now more hesitant in travelling with concerns for safety and the world issues impinging on these activities.
VILLAGE MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Thank you to Fiona, Ben, Les & Hector for holding the fort while we enjoyed the sunshine in Exmouth with Chris and Ray (Lot 48) and John and Yvonne (Lot 15). With a lovely sun set sail complements of Ningaloo discoveries owner Mathew (John and Yvonne’s son), our holiday was one to remember.
Mathew (John and Yvonne’s son), our holiday was one to remember.
Our gym reno is now complete and back open for those keen to work up a sweat!
The final house in Stage 1 is now complete which means residents will no longer have trades and building materials to contend with, yippee! Thank you, Stage 2 residents, for your patience and understanding with multiple new builds still underway.
Our final road in Stage 2 is now complete with 8 out of the 14 new lots starting construction in September and October as the finer weather arrives!
With our Library continuing to expand the Resident Committee and Management would like to seek any expressions of interest from residents to take on the role of administering and keeping the library area in a user-friendly manner. If there are any budding Librarian’s keen to put their hand up to assist in this regard, please speak to Les your RC President or let Village Management know of your interest. Thank you Dawn for donating a new book case to the Library.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
Overheard during carpet bowls in the Clubhouse “She prefers the old bowls. She just does. They better than these new unaged ones”.
THE “SCENE” AROUND CHAMPION LAKES
Sunday breakfasts in Champion Style
The residents are thoroughly enjoying their Sunday breakfast catch up’s being held regularly at the Village – rain, hail or shine. What a wonderful way to start the day with likeminded neighbours.
RESIDENT BUY, SWAP OR SELL
$200 Office Desk – Please contact Dawn at Lot 33 Ph: 0418914059.
FATHERS DAY GIFT IDEA – Our very talented Ann has created these wonderful wrist warmers. Should you be interested in her creations for purchase please contact her directly on 0412 711 624.
“Where the smiles are genuine and the coffee’s always on”
Best Wishes from Keith, Jane, Leah, Fiona & Families.