Member's News

Members Annual Christmas Party

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club held its Annual  Member’s Christmas Party on Wednesday, 1 December, 2021.  Feedback from our party goers  indicated that a good time was had, with the music, dancing and general entertainment going down well. 

Big ‘Thank Yous’ to:

  • George Ferguson and the wonderful music he provided for our members and their guests to dance and sing along to;
  • HOTA management and staff who configured our venue perfectly, and kept us nourished with food & drinks throughout the evening;
  • The club’s management committee who worked tirelessly over many weeks planning and effecting all of the behind the scenes arrangements to ensure that our party was a success; and finally
  • To our retiring President, John Purnell (JP) who has led the club since being elected as President in July, 2016.  Over this period, JP successfully navigated our club through some turbulent times with the morphing of HOTA out of what was originally ‘The Arts Centre’.  In more recent times, JP guided our club through the challenges of COVID 19 and its associated constraints, in a manner that kept our club solvent whilst seeking to minimise the detrimental impacts of cancelled shows to our members.  In acknowledgment of the tremendous efforts of JP over his term as Club President, a motion will be put at the Club’s next Annual General Meeting to elect JP as a Life Member of our Club. 

Our Christmas Party Prize Winners

Sherien Foly - Christmas Hamper
Sherien Foley - Christmas Hamper - Raffle Prize
Laura Cole - Christmas Hamper
Laura Cole - Christmas Hamper Donated By Committee Member - Sue Rolls - Raffle Prize
Pauline Howard - Christmas Hamper
Pauline Howard - Christmas Hamper - Raffle Prize
Rosslyn Sainsbury - Christmas Hamper
Rosslyn Sainsbury - Christmas Picnic Basket - Raffle Prize
Kay Dorrell - Raffle - Seafood Voucher
Kay Dorrell - Mudgeeraba Seafoods $35 Voucher - Raffle Prize
William James - Members - High Tea
William James - Sunday High Tea For 2 $150 Voucher - Raffle Prize
Llyn Curtin
Llyn Curtin - Pepperjack Cab Sav Package - Member's Draw Prize
Jennie Fairlie - Dec Birthday - High Tea
Jennie Fairlie - Sunday High Tea For 2 $150 Voucher - December Birthday Draw
Lisa Grant - Jan Birthday - High Tea
Lisa Grant - Sunday High Tea For 2 $150 Voucher - January Birthday Draw with Will Wells
Canny & Wigram - Portia & Ellen
Kevin Canny (Ellen DeGeneres) & Glenda Wigram (Portia de Rossi) Alter Ego Partners Prize Draw - Chocolates
Butturini & Brooks - Bonnie & Clyde
Amato Butturini (Clyde) & Alison Brooks (Bonnie) Alter Ego Partners Prize Draw - Chocolates
Howard & Dorrell - JFK & Jacquie
Roy Howard (JFK) & Kay Dorrell (Jacquie Kennedy) Alter Ego Partners Prize Draw - Mudgeeraba Seafoods $35 Voucher

Video of our party captured by our Artist Bookings Manager (Nikki Murphy) – Turn on volume and click the arrow to watch.

Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club 2021 Annual General Meeting