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APYAC News


 Due to Covid restrictions, you must book ahead for dining.

Ring 9690 5530 and press #1, or:

DINING BOOKINGS CLICK HERE


NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!  LAUNCHING IN EARLY APRIL


 

THE CLUB IS CLOSED FOR EASTER

THURSDAY 1ST APRIL UNTIL THE CLUB MEETING 

ON WEDNESDAY 7TH APRIL AT 6 PM

 


 

April General Meeting

Wednesday, 7th April

 

John Cali and Eddie Bernobich

will talk about this year's trip to 

Lake Purrumbete.

 

On arrival you will need to scan in with your phone for COVID compliances. The bar will be open and normal refreshments provided.

All members, including Provisional Members, are welcome to attend.

A copy of the Minutes from March 2021 will be available on the Club notice board.

Peter Nevile
Secretary

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Footy Tipping

 

FOOTY TIPPING UPDATE

 

TIPPING BUDDY

If you will be away, and unable to get your tips in, get yourself a Tipping Buddy who can put your tips in for you, and vice-versa. (They can take a photo of the completed tips with their phone and sms it to you.) 

 

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS

Although we are trying to get members to visit the club to submit their tips, we have set up an email address that members can use if all the other options are exhausted. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(Full details of the competition ... just scroll down)

 


 

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AUSTRALIA DAY BOAT RACE
SATURDAY 17th APRIL

(Sunday 18th if weather postponed)

 

The Australia Day Boat Race was postponed due to unfavourable
weather conditions. The new date will be the 17th April, with
the next day, the 18th April, reserved in case of another
weather postponement.

 

Should you wish to discuss the race with the Angling
Committee, please call:

 

Anthony 0400 052 078  or  Alex 0418 527 182

 

 

 

BOathouseParty

Boathouse Cocktail Party

Last Saturday 27th March

This event was a massive success.
Here's hoping for a repeat soon.

Thank you to all the Volunteers, without whom the event would not have been possible.

 


 

Angler's Menu

Specials at the Club from April 8th
 

          The Return of Bun Cha

Pork meatballs and prawns spring rolls on a Vietnamese salad of rice noodles, Asian herbs and pickled carrots and chips $22.50

 

Spinach Tortellini in a garlic creamy sauce

Tortellini, cream, garlic, white wine, zested lemon, with fresh basil and parmesan cheese $21.00

 

 DINING BOOKINGS CLICK HERE

scroll down for the full menu

 

 


Footy Tipping

 

FOOTY TIPPING 2021

 

Footy tipping is on again. The season has already started.  Prizes will be $2000 for first, then $500 and $250.

Entry is $50, which includes a free, pies beer and wine night when the winner is announced.  (Members who entered the cancelled event last year have a $50 credit, which can carry over to this year’s entry if desired.)

If you wish to enter, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Snell volunteered to run the competition. He prepared your cards for payment, and pick-up, at the club prior to the start of the season. 

The office is open Thur, Fri, Sat and Sunday, but due to reduced staff levels, cards cannot be collected during busy meal times.

You needed to nominate your winners for the last five home and away games, and these tips will be locked away until the night of the announcement.

Cards are left on the table each Thursday, after the previous week’s results have been recorded. 

The next week’s tips can then be entered, and the card placed in the tipping box by the start of the weekend’s games. 

If you are unable to do it yourself, please arrange for a friend to submit your tips for you, as, unless there is an emergency, staff will not have time to attend to this.

 


 

 

Saturday Sportsday

From Midday Saturdays

The New Billard table is in! 

Come and check out our new 

‘Sportsdays’ menu specials!

No need to book, just rock up.

Footy season is upon us – don’t miss

out on the ‘Footy Tipping Comp’.

Matches will be playing on the

screens for all to watch.

 


 

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Stephanie Kaparos, CEO of Clamms Seafood, captivated 87 members at the March General Meeting.
She explained the 30 year history of this innovative business which has embraced sustainability ... and provided real support to the Melbournians who found themselves instantly unemployed in the restaurant industry during the Covid crisis.

 

Need seafood? Get yours home-delivered: https://clamms.com.au/

 

 


 

APYAC 12Feb21 min

THE CLUB IS OPEN

We are back to Covid Normal.

HOURS OF OPERATION HERE

  


 

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Angler's Menu 

Main Course 

 (As from 8th April)

Fish and Chips
Beer battered flake fillets, chips, tartare sauce and choice of garden salad or Asian salad 25.00

Atlantic Salmon (GF on request)
Crispy skinned fillet, roasted chats, seasonal greens, with olive tapenade 28.00

Seafood Platter (GF on request)
King prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, calamari, garden salad and chips 35.00

Chicken Parmigiana  
Chicken schnitzel topped with house-made Napoli, ham and cheese, served with chips and choice of garden salad or Asian slaw 25.00

Salt & Pepper Calamari
Served with aioli, lemon, choice of garden salad or Asian slaw, and chips 25.00

Porter House  300g (GF on request)
Grilled to your liking, served with chips and either garden salad or Asian slaw.
Choose from either a mushroom, peppercorn or red wine sauce 32.00

Prawn Linguini (vegetarian or vegan on request)
Basil, garlic, chilli and rich tomato sugo, topped with rocket and parmesan 27.00
Vegetarian or Vegan 21.50

Chicken Caesar Salad (GF on request)
Marinated chicken tenderloins, cos, crispy bacon, parmesan, egg, anchovies, croutons and house-made dressing 22.50

Bowl of Chips
6.00

 

Dessert 

 

Sticky Date Pudding
With fresh strawberries and vanilla ice-cream 9.70

Cheese Platter
Camembert, blue vein and cheddar with dried fruit, mixed nuts and crackers 12.50

 

[GF= Gluten Free   DF= Dairy Free]

 

Thursdays & Fridays: Lunch & Dinner

Saturdays & Sundays: Lunch only

 

For ALL restaurant bookings:

DINING BOOKINGS CLICK HERE

 

The system is set up to allow 110 seats inside, and 44 seats outside. If the inside fills first, it will only allow people to book outside tables.

A reminder is sent at 9 a.m. the day before your booking and asks you to click the confirm button. It also has a cancellation button.

For high-speed access, you can add the Obee website as an icon to your phone screen:

Add iPhone icon HERE  or 

Add Android icon HERE

Cancellations.

As you may appreciate, Members are inconvenienced if someone books a table then fails to turn-up. Cancellations and amendments are inevitable, but it doesn’t take much to make the change. Just hit the link within your Obee confirmation, and follow the steps.

If you fail to cancel in advance and do NOT show up for your booking, then you will be unable to book online in future and will be required to phone and provide your credit card details in order to book a table.

  


 

 

Obee

New Dining Booking System

 

We have streamed-lined all bookings for dining at the Club.

From now on, bookings will be made handled online by Obee

If you cannot do this, just dial the Club on 9690 5530, and select #1 to book. 

Please note:

(1) No deposits required for normal meals. 

(2) Bookings have priority. 

(3) Walk-ins are unavailable, due to COVID restrictions.

(4) Cancellations MUST be advised in advance, to allow other members to use the club.

The new Obee online booking form is now up and running, all links on this website will get you there.

As this is now live, it will act as the master list of all restaurant bookings, except for upcoming the Thai Sunday lunch event (see below) on the 7th of February. (To book for that event click: https://tinyurl.com/APYACSundayThai)

 

For ALL restaurant bookings:

DINING BOOKINGS CLICK HERE

 

The system is set up to allow 110 seats inside, and 44 seats outside. If the inside fills first, it will only allow people to book outside tables.

A reminder is sent at 9 a.m. the day before your booking and asks you to click the confirm button. It also has a cancellation button.

For high-speed access, you can add the Obee website as an icon to your phone screen:

Add iPhone icon HERE  or 

Add Android icon HERE

Cancellations.

As you may appreciate, Members are inconvenienced if someone books a table then fails to turn-up. Cancellations and amendments are inevitable, but it doesn’t take much to make the change. Just hit the link within your Obee confirmation, and follow the steps.

If you fail to cancel in advance and do NOT show up for your booking, then you will be unable to book online in future, and will be required to phone and provide your credit card details in order to book a table.

 

Kind regards,

Michael Blanche

Committee Member, Food & Beverage

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19th December 2020

SS DEC2020 Page One

Snapper Snippets OUT NOW!

Snapper Snippets is now available for download here:

 

Or you can view it on the club Facebook page:

23rd December 2020

 

President's Christmas Message

 

It has been a challenging year for almost all of us, and I think most of us are happy to see it behind us. We have had quite significant changes at the Club as you are aware, and like all change, it is not without its difficulties. However, we are beginning to see the light, and a number of significant positives have come out of the change as anticipated. I would like specifically to thank all those people who have volunteered and ask them to please be patient. We will be in contact with all of you in the New Year, and we do want to put the offer of your skills and experience to the best use for the benefit of the members.

We have had some issues with the food & beverage side, however, that is now settling down, and we are receiving some excellent comments from our members. We welcome any comments or suggestions in that area but again, please be patient, as we put new systems in place. Presently, bookings can be made by simply ringing the Club, and selecting option 1, which will transfer you straight through to a manned booking line, where you can make reservations. Alternatively, you can go straight to our website and make bookings on our website. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, we need to know numbers, and we cannot afford with restricted numbers, late no-shows. So, it is a requirement that you provide your credit card. In the event of a late no-show, there is a minimum charge of $25 per head as you will find is the case with almost all restaurants in the current climate.

In the New Year, we will be looking to use some suitably qualified and experienced volunteers in the bar, and particularly, in non-peak times. Not only to reduce our expenses, but also to provide a sense of belonging to the Club.

We are also keen to ensure that as many members as possible have the opportunity to go fishing, whether it’s in the Club boats, whether it’s with some of the existing members who have the privilege of a boat space with a boat downstairs. We are setting up a system to allow that to function much more simply.

The accounts are gradually being completely reconciled, and the $50 bar tab will be placed on your accounts, early in the New Year. Again, please be patient, there is much we have done, and still, much to be done, but we will get there.

Remember, this is a Club, it is a Fishing Club, and it has the culture of a Club. We do not aspire to be a restaurant, a bar, or simply a social venue. We need to combine both activities. Having said that, it is an excellent location for functions of a whole range of variety. So please, contact the Club to discuss your next function for yourself, your family, and colleagues.

It is a privilege to belong to a Club that has million-dollar views for a cost of almost a cup of coffee per week, is an even greater privilege to be able to store a boat with the facilities to launch it, with a minimum of fuss and effort. Sometimes we overlook just how lucky we are.

The Committee has further plans for new initiatives next years, which we will let you know about early in the New Year. They include various measures to make members who come alone to the Club, feel much more welcome with the ability to sit at a table, specifically for that purpose. We also have subject to COVID-19 restrictions, a number of exciting functions planned.

I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and trust that we will have a safe, healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Remy.

 

Remy Van de Wiel,

President.

  


02nd December 2020

Ron Amy 26Jan20

  

 

Vale: Ron Amy

  

We are saddened to hear of the passing of
one of our club’s stalwarts, Ron Amy.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to
Ron’s family and friends.

 

 

Obituary & Tributes CLICK HERE

 

Tribute Video CLICK HERE 

 

 


  

Philip Langdon On Ron Amy

 

When I joined APY&AC, Ron Amy was our president. I was made to feel welcome by Ron Amy, Ray O’Keefe, and many other members of our club. This had a huge influence on me to want to be involved with our club.

Ron was a real character who loved having a beer and talking to all his friends. When Ron stepped down as President, he took on the Boat House Captain’s position working on our club boats with Mal Manders. Also taking bookings for boat hire.

Ron’s commitment with Eddie to APY&AC was outstanding and he will be sadly missed by all our members.

Tight lines

Philip Langdon

 


 

Vale: Ron Amy

 

To all APYAC Members,

It is with a heavy heart that I advise of the passing of one of our most loved members, Ron Amy. Ron was probably one of our longest-term members and one of the club’s greatest contributors. One of the main things that makes a good club into a great club is the commitment of its members to contribute their time and efforts to their club and Ron was one of our club’s greatest contributors of all time. He loved the club with an absolute passion and worked tirelessly in a range of ways to help make the club so great. We owe him a great debt of gratitude and must ensure that his efforts over many years are never forgotten. He was made a life member of the club many years ago.

Ron controlled the Hire of Club boats from his house for many years, which in itself, involved a great deal of work. He also spent many hours of his time looking after the maintenance of our club boats and was a past Club President and Boathouse Captain. He was also an organiser of fishing trips away to such places as Lake Purrumbete where he would arrange accommodation, set up the barbeque, and do most of the cooking.

It is probably not well known that Ron was one of the pioneers of the Club serving lunches and it could be claimed that he was our first chef.

On a personal level, you never had to wonder what Ron was thinking at any time as he wasn’t shy about letting you know, having a strong personality that could appear fearsome at times but his bark was much worse than his bite. He was fearlessly loyal to his mates, of which he had many. Always he could be relied upon as a totally honest, generous, and helpful person.

Within our club, Ron was loved by most and ignored by few. We must make sure that Ron’s great efforts as a fellow club member and a great friend are never forgotten, nor that of Ron’s wife Edie who loyally supported him and contributed much to the club herself.

We offer our sincere condolences to Edie and family.

 

Remy van de Wiel

APYAC President


 

Farewell Ron

We will all miss you.

 

When I first joined the Club you and Edie cooked a mean fish and chips as volunteers. You were larger than life, and the backbone of the Club.

I enjoyed your company and assistance over the years with a number of boats. We shared more than one trait but the most glaring, or obvious, was your directness.  No one was ever in doubt about your views!

You, and many others of your generation, set an example by your selfless volunteering for the benefit of the members of the Club.  I am doing my best to continue that spirit with a whole new generation of volunteers.  I am happy to say how proud you would be of the number of members who have put up their hands.

 

Tight Lines old man and thank you!

Peter Nevile

 


 

Ron Amy - A Personal Reflection

 

It is with deep regret that I announce the death of one of the life members and pillars of our Club, Ron Amy, a man who gave generously of his time and much of his life to this, our Club.  He welcomed me and probably most of you into his warm heart.

He was for years the keeper of the keys to the club boats and worked with others in the boatshed.

A warm-hearted and sensible man, gone to the boat shed in the sky.  He will be greatly missed.

I would, on your behalf, extend sympathy and affection to Edie Amy.  She, like Ron, gave unstintingly of herself and her time and efforts to support our Club. She is currently in hospital.  We send her our love in this time of sadness. 

 

Remy van de Weil

 


 

NEW COVID INFORMATION

 

The Victorian Government has put in place regulations so that we may resume operations.

We now have restricted numbers, both indoors and outdoors, and are required to take the contact details of every customer to assist in rapid contact tracing.

All members and guests are required to wear a mask when moving around the club,

A number of other safety precautions are also be required, including extra cleaning, staff health screening, and temperature checks.

Diners must book ahead.

Thanks for bearing with us during this time.

 


 



 

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