Champion Chatter – October 2023

Resident Birthdays

To our residents celebrating an October birthday we celebrate with you and say  best wishes for a lovely day enjoyed with loved ones and family members!!

Marty @ Lot 5, Denise @ Lot 9, Laurie @ Lot 11, Dave @ Lot 12, Paul @ Lot 21, Kay @ Lot 45, Dawn @ Lot 47, Eve @ Lot 52, Peter @ Lot 64, Jill @ Lot 68, Carol @ Lot 73, Diane @ Lot 74, Kathy @ Lot 81, Helen @ Lot 84 and Graeme @ Lot 89.

Funnies of the Month

We had to have the garage door repaired. 
The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a ‘large’ enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a half a horsepower. He shook his head and said,  ‘You need a 1/4 horsepower.’ 
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, ‘Nooo, it’s not.  Four is larger than two.’
We never used that repairman again. Story from Ipswich, QLD

I live in a semi rural area. 
We recently had a new neighbour call the local council office to request the removal of the WOMBAT CROSSING sign on our road. 
The reason:  ‘Too many wombats are being hit by cars out here!

I don’t think this is a good place for them to be  crossing anymore.’ 
Story from Collingwood, VIC

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,  ‘Has  anyone put anything in your luggage without your knowledge?’ To  which I replied, ‘If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?’ He smiled knowingly and nodded, ‘That’s why we ask.’ 
Story from Elizabeth SA

Quote of the Month

Interesting Wordly Facts

1. If you have ever received a speeding ticket, it was likely a bit higher than 8 mph (12.87kph), which was the first recorded speeding ticket in 1896.

2. “E” is the most common letter in the English language, appearing in 11% of all words. “A” is next and appears in 8.5% of words, while “Q” is the rarest letter, only appearing in .2% of words.

3. Hail storms are common. But, some planets have diamond storms. On Saturn and Jupiter, lightning strikes carbon soot and hardens into graphite. Then, the material becomes pressurized during the storm and becomes a diamond. The result is diamond hail.

4. Humans are not the only species that can dance. Sea lions have the ability to move their bodies to the rhythm of an external beat. If you see a sea lion, then consider challenging it to a dance-off.

5. The small dot over a lowercase i or j has a name, the tittle. In fact, the phrase “To a T” derives from this dot and was originally, “To a Tittle.”

Welcome to our Champion Community

Helen & Les

Helen and Les have been married for 58 years. They have 2 sons, 6 grandchildren (4 girls & 2 boys) along with 10 great grandchildren whose ages range from 11 years to a few weeks old (6 girls & 4 boys ).

Helen was born in North Hampton where she lived with her parents and 2 brothers on a farm. Helen went to BINNA school until the age of 9.

Her family moved to Perth and she went to Maylands Primary for 2 years then moved to Bayswater. She finished her school years at Perth Girls High School then worked in aged care until she met and married Les. During her career she raised her children and worked various jobs in the hospitality field.

Les way born in Perth in 1944. He is from a family of 9 children and went to school in Augusta and later at Margaret River High School.

He had a variety of jobs until 1962 when he started a job in land and surveys which he kept for decades. The job entailed him being away for long periods. He was a councillor for Gosnells from 1984-88 and they travelled around Australia for 4 months in 1991.

Helen loved to do crafts but she now finds it hard to do due to arthritis pains. She keeps herself entertained with games now on her iPad and Les likes to do word games.

Gopher for Sale

6 month old bright red go fast Gopher with Ferrari wheels is available for sale $2,500 only.

65 km’s on the clock. Please contact Dawn on 0487 419 413.

Book Library

The Book Library has had a bit of a spring clean of late.

Our stock of paperbacks has been expanded.  Some additional and expanded authors include:

Sue Grafton – mystery/crime/thriller;

Andy McNabb – military action;

Lee Child – action/thriller.

Come and browse the fiction collection – both paperbacks and hardbacks.

There is also a variety of non-fiction books from history, Australiana, Cooking, Gardening, Children’s books and a host of others that may interest you.

School Holidays – Pool Open

As school holidays have just commenced all residents are reminded that child friendly hours of pool usage has also increased and the hours to bring your grandchildren for a dip are:

10.45am—11.45am and also 3.45pm—4.45pm EVERYDAY between Saturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October.

Tell the grandkids to come on over and enjoy a dip!!!

Village Gym

Use of the Village Gym is increasing and we are aiming to revitalise the area through updates, information and minor repairs to some of the equipment.

Induction/familiarisation sessions are provided. We are also running a buddy program so if you are looking for someone to partner up with for your gym session, you can put your name forward.

The gym is open from 6.30am to 10pm.

Please reach out to Management who can put you in touch with a resident that conducts the induction/familiarisation.

Save the Date – October is a big one of activity…..

Sat 14th—6pm          Hamburger Dinner and Quiz Night

Tues 17th—2pm        Ladies Afternoon Tea

Thur 19th— 7pm       Bingo

Sun 22nd—11.30am  Village 5th Anniversary Celebrations

Wed 25th—4pm    Book Club

Sun 29th—9.30am  BBQ Breakfast

Re-sale Opportunity Available Now

Lot 40 — Which is a Gardenia Design is now on market and available immediately—$389,000 only. Fabulous central location within the village grounds with easy access to clubhouse and all facilities on it’s doorstep. Enquire Today by phoning Leah on 0417 783 147!!!

Spring is a wonderful time of year

Village Community Jigsaw

Next project is underway. The tactics that have come to light are a wonderful initiative…..Don’t be a stranger and come and join the puzzle putting together project in the Clubhouse at your convenience.

“Where the Smiles are genuine and the coffee is always on”