The Drum and the Rhythm
The Weird Entertainers & Pétanque Club is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Sydney Pargeter Reserve in the City of Casey. Home consists of a small Club House that can accommodate about 40 people and two large Pétanque grounds with a total of 20 pistes (pitches).
On important occasions, when a big turn up is expected, because of the limited capacity of the Club House, the Pétanque grounds are dressed up for social activities in fairground style with tents and marquees. This provides a great carnival atmosphere on days of good and sunny weather with little wind about. However, it can also be pretty disappointing if it rains or if the weather becomes windy or blustery, when events have to cancelled or abandoned.
The club is accessible to members everyday and members can practice and play Pétanque at all times. The club provides members with the opportunity to develop their Pétanque skills and encourages all members to take part in Club, State and International tournaments both on club grounds and elsewhere at other official venues.
Even though the focus is on Pétanque, the club also maintains an active social environment for members to socialise and take part in a wide variety of activities. Members can play dominoes, scrabble, triminoes, rummy and other table games of their choice at the club, or they can just sit around the tables and chat. Fridays at the club have become very popular, with members getting together and enjoying the evening together after playing Pétanque. The Club House is always full on Friday nights with, on the average, a quarter of the membership in attendance.
The club also organises a number of activities of interest in order to provide members with a wide choice to fit in with their preferences. There have been cinema screenings from time to time, trivia nights, club house concerts, zumba classes, trips to different destinations Australia wide, Ocean Boat Cruises, full and short stage theatre productions with casts made up of club members, dances and balls, Melbourne Cup lunches, theme Dinners and more.
Once every year the Club organises a Sports Day where members are divided into teams with each team required to stage a morning parade and an evening stage show, and to also compete in various fun games during the day – This is very popular with members who always look forward to sports day. Visitors often come to the club to watch the proceedings of Sports Day.