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Newsletter No.2 for 2018


Lots happening at the club here is more information on what has been going on.



It was a very welcome visit by two State Labor Government Members of Parliament, the Member for Carrum, Sonya Kilkenny and the Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson to Round 2 of the VDBC National High Points Championship event on the 25th of February 2018.


Pictured left to right at the February Event are: Allan Day, Sonya Kilkenny (Labor Member for Carrum), Shannon Crundwell, Scott Faggotter (VDBC Secretary), Alan Joy, Rowan Crundwell (VDBC President), Steve Baird (VDBC Vice President), Graeme Watson (Electrical Trades Union Sponsor), Tim Richardson (Labor Member for Mordialloc), Hamish Berryman, Wendy Howie (former VDBC President)


MP Visit


For some time the VDBC have been seeking support from both Sonya and Tim for public funding for the much needed upgrade of the public and Club facilities at the National Water Sports Centre (NWSC).


The VDBC welcome the ongoing support from the Daniel Andrews Victorian Labor Government with regard to the clubs attempts at achieving funding for upgrades to the NWSC. The club has aspirations to achieve new user group and VDBC Club Rooms and facilities, new site toilets, renovations on the Race Control Tower, public address system, access roads, car parking, etc. etc.


These upgrades and renovations are necessary for the VDBC and other users of the NWSC to both increase the participation at the NWSC but also in particular for the VDBC includes invitations for Drag Boat Teams from the USA to attend future events at the NWSC with a possible target date being the 2018⁄19 season.


The VDBC Executive have also been successful in achieving funding from the Federal Stronger Communities Programme to have public seating installed along the foreshore area in front of the current rooms. Thanks must go to the Federal Labor Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus in supporting the VDBC in achieving that funding.

The seats are expected to be installed in the near future.


Allan Broomhall (Allan Broomhall Photography) provided the photograph above and the VDBC appreciate his ongoing role and shots at Events.


Stay tuned for hopefully more good news in the coming weeks and months.


VDBC 2018 Trivia Night


Trivia Night


Our first ever trivia night was a complete success with everyone participating having a great time. The Victorian Drag Boat Club would like to gratefully thank the many sponsors below who supported our first ever 2018 Trivia Night with generous donations on our fundraiser, we are all looking forward to the next one in 2019.


  1. AMF Bowling Australian & NZ
  2. Dandenong Club
  3. Hallam Hotel
  4. Wetlands Mini Golf & Games
  5. AOS Outdoor Living
  6. Crayola
  7. Garfield Golf Club
  8. Hoselink
  9. Just Wines
  10. Melbourne Museum
  11. National Sports Museum MCG
  12. Pakenham Racing Club Inc
  13. Prince Mark Hotel
  14. Puffing Billy
  15. The Comics Lounge
  16. O'Brien Group Arena
  17. The Pancake Parlour
  18. Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
  19. Yeti
  20. Global Ballooning Australia
  21. Kmart Australia
  22. Victorian Goldfields Railway
  23. Airstream Cafe
  24. Phillip Island Nature Parks
  25. Endeavour Hills Car Wash
  26. Cosco Wholesale
  27. Terry White Chemmart
  28. Boneo Maze & Mini Golf
  29. Pet Circle .Com .AU
  30. ETU - Electrical Trades Union
  31. Bright Design
  32. Bunnings Warehouse
  33. Woolworths The Fresh Food People
  34. Hawthorn Football Club
  35. Free Choice Tobacconist Stores

AMF Bowling Australian & NZ Dandenong Club Hallam Hotel Wetlands Mini Golf

AOS-outdoor-living crayola garfield-golf-club hoselink

just-wines melbourne-museum national-sports-museum-MCG pakeham-racing-club

prince-mark-hotel Puffing Billy the-comics-lounge the-obrien-group

the-pancake-palour yarra-valley-chocolaterie Yeti global-ballooning-australia

Kmart Australia Kmart Australia Airstream Cafe Phillip Island Nature Parks

Cosco Wholesale Terry White Chemmart Boneo Maze & Mini Golf Pet Circle .com .au

Electrical Trades Union Bright Design .Com .Au Bunnings Warehouse Woolworths The Fresh Food People

Hawthorn Football Club Free Choice Tobacconist Stores


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Victorian Drag Boat Club Inc. P.O. Box 3238, Mornington, Vic, 3931.


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