Life Membership Awarded

Cheryl Thompson – Life Member   Toronto Golf Club 8 June 2016

Congratulations to Cheryl Thompson on recognition of your long history of achievements in the Toronto Golf Club and its predecessor Kilaben Bay Golf Club.

Cheryl’s Parents Cec & June Halloran introduced her to our founding club at Kilaben Bay, where Cec signed her up and paid her membership dues of 10/- when she was 12 years old.  It was a golfing family with Helen her Sister and her Brother Max all making their mark as Junior Champions.  Since then she has achieved many golfing records:

  • Cheryl participated in Junior Schoolgirls competition and was selected in the State Junior Coaching Squad during her teens. She qualified 7th in the State Junior Championships.
  • She was a Foursomes Championships co-winner over 10 times between 1966 and most recently in 2015, and a co-winner of the Mixed Foursomes Championships many times from 1973 to 2009.
  • An Annual Medal winner in 1979 and 2000
  • Club Champion in 1979-1980, 1983 and 2005.
  • Winner of Captains Trophy, Presidents Trophy (3 times), Consistency Trophy, Mary Woodward Trophy (twice), Melva Henry Trophy (1979); Prosper Ellis Trophy; co-winner of the 4-Ball Match Play KO (twice as recently as 2015) and Singles K.O. Match Play winner (3 times).
  • An integral member of the Toronto Ladies Pennant Teams over the years.
Cheryl Thompson with Melva Henry on the occasion of Melva’s 103rd Birthday and the bestowing of Life Membership of Toronto Golf Club

However this award is not based on longevity in the club, nor on golfing achievements; there is a set criteria that needs to be met and Cheryl has well and truly achieved those over the years.  Her commitment to Toronto Golf Club, has seen her persist in taking the culture of our club forward from those early days.  In addition to her golfing achievements, Cheryl has volunteered her energies and time to serving the golfing community.

  • She acted as handicapper for 2 years (1999 – 2000),
  • Captain for 9 years (2001 – 2009),
  • District Representative for Toronto.
  • She has devoted innumerable voluntary hours in the promotion of golf, sacrificing her own leisure time,  and continues to support new Committees by sharing her knowledge of golf and procedural matters.
  • Volunteered many hours and donated trees and plants for the garden working bees, organised by the ladies in earlier years.
  • Holds Rules Accreditation and continues to advise on rulings and assist others with her professional and technical knowledge.
  • Maintained our Honour Boards, recording both Men and Women winners. (These records would have been lost except for her diligent record-keeping and commitment to Toronto Country Club’s history.)
  • Cheryl also ensures that our patron Melva Henry is kept involved in the club, and is integral in keeping the history of our Toronto Country Club alive.
Cheryl Thompson with Captain Val Smith and the plaque that will grace our Club wall

Working life, family, commitments to the local community and life’s unexpected highs and lows, reduced her frequency of play from time to time, but not her unwavering commitment to Toronto Country Club or service to the District Committee, but most importantly to the lady membership – an invaluable dedicated contribution for the betterment of the Golf Club and golfing community.

Cheryl is held in the highest esteem by all Toronto and Hunter District Golf club members, and is considered to be a person of admirable integrity and loyalty.

Her professional technical skills and administrative knowledge she shares with a generosity of spirit, encouraging and guiding new and older members.  Last but certainly not least, her positive attitude under life’s adversities is an inspiration to all who know her!

An initiative commenced by our past President Faye Butler, and Captain Sue Puddey in May 2015, has been carried on by the present committee to ensure that these wonderful achievements are recognised. Today this has been realised.

Congratulations Cheryl, we laud you and are proud to have you numbered in our midst and are truly excited to see you recognised today for your inspirational involvement in our great club and for the part you have played in making it a great club.

It is with great pleasure that Toronto Country Club awards Life Membership to Cheryl Thompson.

Sue Puddy & Val Smith
Ladies Golf
Toronto Country Club


Sunday Sesh Starting

Sunday Sesh_InstaWith the start of winter, we welcome our brand new entertainment addition, “Sunday Sesh in the Amethyst Lounge”.

You can enjoy live music by some of Newcastle’s premier artists and musicians every Sunday in the Amethyst Lounge commencing this Sunday, 5 June 2016 from 12pm.

With amazing talent heating the room, we’re also continuing our $9.90 lunch menu for the benefit of every member who attends! (Non-members prices do apply).

Sunday Sesh will run from 12pm until 3pm which will lead into our Sunday Raffle which now incorporates small cash prizes. Tickets to our Sunday raffle go on sale from 2pm, with prizes being drawn at 3pm. Plus…to keep you going and keep your fingers warm, fresh coffee and cake will be available from our Indulge Cafe.

This is new and exciting for all of us here at Toronto Workers Club, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed planning it for you.

The full June and July gig guide is available here. Keep up to date with who is playing this weekend and next on Facebook or Instagram.

Want to hear someone specific? Shoot us a quick message or comment below and we’ll see what we can work out. We love hearing who your favourite artists and musicians are.


Christine Wenta
Entertainment Manager

Anytime Seniors HEART Bingo

Anytime Fitness Toronto has teamed up with us and our “We HEART Bingo” Sessions. This time to present information to our members about their “Anytime Seniors”.

With $ZERO joining fee seniors can participate in flexible and fun classes for all fitness levels. Our friends at Anytime Fitness have now opened this offer up for all Members and Guests of Toronto Workers Club attending the Anytime Seniors HEART Bingo session on Wednesday 29 June 2016.

Books for the bingo session go on sale from 11am with eyes down at 11.30am. Representatives from Anytime Fitness Toronto will be present to meet, greet and discuss any fitness questions or enquiries you may have with bettering your life.

Want to share the good news around? Check out the Facebook invitation.

We look forward to seeing you here.

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Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager