December Newsletter

CPC News


December has already been a busy month at the club, with the Christmas party continuing to be a popular event in the CPC year. A highlight of the party was the presentation of the Club Awards. Congratulations to winners and all nominees.

The Ladder Competition has already commenced for 2024, so get challenging. On the social side, We have already started planning for next year… read on to see what’s in store.

Merry Christmas from the CPC Committee


We all hope your festive season is filled with fun, friends and family

(and good food and wine of course!)

May 2024 be a wonderful year for you and your loved ones.

See you on the pistes!

The Christmas Party was the perfect setting to recognise members who contribute so much to our club. Congratulations to our award winners.

Club Athlete of the Year: High-achieving individuals who compete regularly and achieve a high PFA ranking for the year. Awarded to Guy Mercier (not pictured) and Myriam Parsons

Top of Ladder award: The person most often on top of the club ladder at the beginning of each month for the calendar year. Awarded to Bob Hutchinson

Club Person of the Year: A member who adds remarkable value to the club. Awarded to Robert Pozzebon

Petanque Person of the Year: A member who adds remarkable value to the sport of pétanque generally. Awarded to Vinz Mueller

Club Recruiter of the Year: The person who goes out of their way to welcome and support guests and new members. Awarded to Leigh Grummisch

Also congrats to award nominees and all CPC members who do so much for the club.

Thanks also to members who put the time and thought into providing nominations.


Christmas doesn’t stop our card games

Come and play on the last Friday of every month from 3pm - even the Friday after Christmas.  Have fun, learn how to play, our games masters Leigh, Pam or Deidre are happy to show you how.  As usual, petanque play begins at 5.30  or you can play cards throughout the evening as you wish. The next games session is Friday 29 December…a lovely way to recover from the Christmas madness


The Tudor Choristers elevated our Christmas partying with a fine performance of everybody's favourite carols. Many party goers got into the spirit and sang along (probably not so in tune as the choir tho!). Thanks to David, chorister and CPC Member.

The Ladder for 2024 starts… now


Stay safe in the heat

2023 Competitions round up

Congratulations to the 48 CPC members (25 women and 23 men) who played in competitions this year. That’s almost 40% of our members!

The team highlight was the CPC team who came first in the Southern and Metropolitan Region Challenge Cup thanks to Vinz, Robert, Aileen, Guy and Myriam, pictured above.

Club members achieved excellent results in the 2023 National and Victorian Championships, including Kate Mangan, Aileen Hebblethwaite, Guy Mercier, Vinz Mueller, Myriam Parsons, Billie Wright, Robert Pozzobon and Bob Hutchinson, associate members Lynn Dufresne and Patrick Dufresne and friend of the club, Bastien Edouard. A special mention for Gordana, the highest-ranking CPC player under 60.  

Festive cheer at the Christmas party

Our Christmas parties just keep getting better and better! Ably eemceed my our Prez, Rex, what a night we had, with nearly 80 guests feasting  on a sumptuous spread of Christmas delights.

Big thanks to all the  wonderful helpers who made the night such a success. Barbie for decorations, Trish and Mick for baking the delicious ham, Paul and Elaine setting up tables.

In the kitchen and during the night: Mary & John Muscat, Elaine & Paul Williams, Jude, Leigh, Kay & John Richardson, Ghillie & Keith, Pam & Richard Vautier, Carol & Ron Dunstan, Mark Rafferty. For beautiful deserts:  Vicki Martin, Helen Macnamara, Gordana,&  Elaine.

And a big thank you to members for helping to clean and pack up at the end of the night.


Summer social events

Our social events just keep on coming. Look out for dates in the coming months

Jazz and Shiraz will be held on a Friday night in February

Family and Friends Day - we are opening up the club so you can invite friends and family to a day of petanque

The Winery Tour was so popular we will be visiting the Yarra Valley again in Autumn.

Coaching will be back next year

There will be a refreshed format to keep everyone interested and challenged, look out for dates in the CPC Newsletters next year  and invitations emails in your inbox.

Tournaments in 2024

We are hosting several VPCI competitions during the year

Victorian Championship Doubles 4 February

Victorian Shooting Competition (Finals) 23 March

Victorian Championship Singles 24 March

60+ Mixed Triples 8 September

Triples 10 November

Southern Metro Regional Challenge 21 April

Short cuts

The Event Calendar includes dates for play, club opening roster, coaching, competitions and social events- it's always available on our website.

What has our committee been up to? The minutes of our meetings are published on the website you can check them out here. Please note the committee are having a break, and the next meeting will be in February.

Sports Grant available for pensioners

If you are a pensioner and live in Boroondara you may be eligible for an Individual Participation  Grant. You can apply for up to 75% of annual sports club fees (capped at $200), subject to availability. For more details go to the Boroondara website.

Let’s try for a public toilet near the Club

Council is currently preparing a Public Toilet Strategy to set out how to provide a network of public toilets that are conveniently located, accessible, and cleaned and maintained to a high standard. This could be a good way to eventually get a toilet nearby (it would be great for those playing on non game days).
Council is conducting a survey through the Engage Boroondara site to inform this strategy. The survey is open through to 9am on Monday 5 February 2024. Give it a go. It will only take a few minutes, here is the link.

Welcome to our new members

.Please say hi to Terry Dunn, welcome to our club!

Club Update is a newsletter we receive fortnightly from City of Boroondara. It provides up-to-date information on a wide range of topics relevant to sports clubs and their members. Here are links to the most recent editions.