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Saturday, September 15




Well, if you are a financial member in good standing of the Russell Island RSL Club, you had better be at the club on Saturday, September 15, when $10,000 will be ‘up for grabs’ for 1 lucky member.

To herald the introduction of the club’s new membership card/swipe system several months ago, the club made $10,000 cash available to be won.

It was designed to encourage full and social members to visit the club more often.

The more their membership card is swiped, the more chances members have of winning the $10,000.

“The new membership system has been a huge success,” says sub branch president Anthony Gleeson.

“It was a big exercise establishing the new computerised membership program and equipment, but it has been brilliant.”

“Just swiping the card on entry, saved all the previous membership sign-ins of previous generations,” he said.

The $10,000 prize was made available to help promote the new system and to give island members the opportunity of receiving a huge cash bonus.

“We are the first of any club on the islands to do anything like this, starting out with our car giveaway promotions a few years ago,”Anthony Gleeson said.

Saturday, September 15 will certainly be a day to be enjoyed at the Russell Island RSL Club.

“The day’s activities are to start at 11am and will continue throughout the day till late.

“We are not saying what time the big draw will take place.

“However, if you want to win, then you have to be there when the draw takes place,” the president added.

You won’t be bored during the day.

It will be just like a big party with competitions, fun, entertainment, prizes and, of course, the big $10,000 draw!

It is still not too late to be in with a chance to win.

If you are not a club member, you can still join up as a social member for just $10

And until the big draw on Saturday, September 15, get into the club as many times as you can and swipe away!

Sunday, September  9.


ISLAND TREASURE HUNT - Meet new people and have a great weekend of fun bringing all islands together for the chance to win one of 3 great prizes valued at $3,800. Sunday 9th September. Finish off with a sausage sizzle and some games at Karragarra at lunchtime. Phone Robyn a call on 0421763826 to pre register.

Saturday, September  15.


COMEDY SHOW featuring Rob Brown and Kat Davidson will be held at the Russell Island Bowls Club on Saturday, 15th September. Limited numbers. Purchase tickets at the club phone 34091330.


Sunday, September  30


Extra Ferries Running!


The Karragarra Island Community Garden is busy preparing for the annual Karragarra Island Sea Market Festival on Sunday, September 30, from 8:30am to 3:00pm. 

This year promises to be bigger than ever with some well-known speakers and demonstrations.

They will be letting us know how we can recycle, reduce and reuse items in our homes, how we can “Be Plastic Free”, keep backyard chooks organically, make and use a solar oven or dehydrator, grow sub-tropical fruits on the Bay Islands and learn what’s new on the food growing scene. 

Come and enjoy the great live entertainment with Ma Ma Ju Ju & The Jam Tarts as well as Tyne, our children’s entertainment includes Granny Gumnut & Eccen-trish, Chloe’s Circus workshop and much more. 

The Classic Car display will be on again with even more cars and bikes this year. 

If the day is too hectic for you, you can sit in on the Mindfulness session to prepare yourself for the rest of the day! 

The Happiness Fairy will also be wandering around the site, performing random acts of kindness!

This year we have two raffles: our famous patchwork quilt, handmade by Liz Lanning, and a beautiful knitted blanket made by Morgan King, as well as other great prizes. 

We expect over 90 stalls on the day, and they are selling out quickly so don’t delay in booking if you would like a stall, go to our website,

email or contact Shirley Lindsay on 0411 447 732. 

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