In Loving Memory of Albert (Eddy) Lee

The Club is saddened to announce the passing of Club Member and former Chairman Mr Albert (Eddy) Lee on Friday 23rd April, 2021.

Mr Lee, aged 76, was a popular member and regular at Worrigee Sports enjoying the traditional thirsty Thursday and dedicating his time to Bowls especially barefoot bowls functions where he proved to be a popular host.

Eddy was elected to the Club board as a Director in 2017 and later as Chairman in 2018 and served his term before retiring late last year due to deteriorating health. As Chair, Eddy was a firm supporter of each director and was well respected amongst his peers within the industry. Eddy was a strong advocate for the Club’s continuing growth strategies as well as support of the many sub sporting clubs within the group. Eddy was proud of the establishment of The Growers and continued renovations at Worrigee and brought a measured and conciliative approach to the group strategic planning and direction.

Eddy is survived by his wife Mary and children Darren and Suzanne plus many loving grandchildren. The family will be conducting a private ceremony which was his wish.

The Members, Management, Staff and Board send our warmest sympathies to Eddy’s family.

Eddy will be missed and remembered around our venues.

Bernie Brown

Respect the Day

This year, ANZAC Day will be different, it will be the first year that many of us will miss a Dawn Service, watch the march or pay honour to traditions with a drink and a game of two-up.

As a community we should still take the time to pause on ANZAC Day and remember those men and women who made sacrifices for others during conflict and crisis.

This ANZAC Day is an opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are, the sacrifices that have been made for us to live in a free and fair nation. It is a time to reflect on the importance of peace but also how lucky we are to be Australian.

This ANZAC Day, celebrate our freedoms, honour our traditions, look after your mates and remember their sacrifice.

How you can Respect the Day

The RSL sub branch will have bunches of rosemary and Aussie flags to wear and display from the door-step of their club house (please only take what you need)

You can make a donation and buy a pin from Blooms Nowra, Decadence cakes, Merro Road Medical practice and Akwell Auto wreckers.

Place a poppy in your window or on your letterbox (see some stencils below)

Watch the ABC’s broadcast of the Australian War Memorial Ceremony from 5am

Light up the dawn with a candle or torch in your driveway from 6am

Stream the ode and last post via You Tube followed by 1 minute silence

Watch “Kokoda The Spirit Lives” on channel 9 from 1pm

Catch the “Music From The Home Front” virtual gig on Channel 9 from 7.30pm with acts like Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, The Rubens and The Wiggles.

Make ANZAC cookies

Check in on friends and family and share a beer via facetime or Zoom apps

Links Lingo

Zoom into Worrigee Links

If you know about zoom, then you’ll know that it’s being used by millions of people to work and study from home or even better, create isolation house parties with friends and family.

If you’re missing your golf while we are closed, we’ve made you a neat screen to use on Zoom.

How to use me

First things first. Download the picture below, clicking right and saving.

Change your Zoom background on the desktop app 

1. In the Zoom app, click your profile in the top right corner, and click Settings

2. On the menu to the left, click Virtual Background

3. You’ll see a few default background options provided by Zoom, including an outer space scene or blades of grass. You can choose one of those by clicking on it, and it will automatically change your screen as well. There’s also an option for if you have a green screen and want to use that. 

4. If you want to upload a photo to use as your background, on the same Virtual Background Page, click the + icon next to where it says Choose Virtual Background. A box will pop up allowing you to upload a photo from your computer. Click on the one you want, and it will appear alongside the other pictures as an option for you to choose from.

5. To get rid of any photos you upload, tap the X in their top left corner. 

Change your Zoom background on the mobile app 

(Please note that this is for iPhone 8, 8+, or X and iPad Pro and the 5th and 6th generation iPad 9.7)

1. When you log into your account and join a meeting, tap the three dots at the bottom right of the screen to open the More menu. 

2. Tap Virtual Background

3. Select a background from the default options, or upload your own. 

Bear Essentials

People around the country are taking part in some beary fun with teddies popping up in windows for kids to look out for when out on a walk or drive in the community. Pop a fluffy bear (or unicorn, koala, whatever it might be) in your window or on top of your letterbox and let us know what street you are on so we can create a list!  

The Bear Hunt

Spies Ave, Greenwell Point
157 Junction Street, Nowra

131 Greenwell Point Rd, Worrigee
Rendal Ave North Nowra
Arthur Street Worrigee
Elvin Drive Bomaderry


Rayleigh Drive

Coral Gum Court

Illawarra Circuit

Lilac Close

Flanagan Court

131 Greenwell Point Rd

Almondbark Road

Arthur Street

Elderberry Ave


Elvin Drive

Magnolia Grove

Princeton Place

Greenwell Point

Comerong Street

West Nowra

Glenair Ave


Burradoo Crescent

157 Junction Street

Cnr Wallace & Jervis Street

Kinghorne St (near police station)

Wondalga Crescent

Bainbrigge Crescent

North Nowra

220 Illaroo Road

Rendal Ave

South Nowra

Brassia Rise

Corona Diaries

Send us your stories about how you are self isolating, tips for keeping the kids occupied, recipes you’ve now had the time to cook, whatever it may be and we’ll share some chosen ones with the Club community. We’re all in this together!

Dolly Parton take over bedtime

Our favourite self-iso dance thus far

A good friend of mine challenged me to recreate famous dance scenes from movies while at home alone in quarantine. I was hesitant at first but thought I would give it a try. Here is the iconic finale scene from Dirty Dancing with me playing every character and doing every piece of camera work. If you enjoy it think about sharing it with a friend! 🙂

Posted by Quinn B Wharton on Friday, May 15, 2020


Bin chicken isolation

Happy birthday to these very good dogs

Dogs in the aquarium? Are you barking?

Sydney Aquarium let in some special four-legged visitors while it's closed to humans, including chihuahua Gekko, who celebrated his birthday among the fish and animals. More pictures here:

Posted by Time Out Sydney on Saturday, May 2, 2020


Oh, it really does feel like that…

The Cook

By now, some of you would be over cooking, but, National Treasure Maggie Beer is hosting online cooking classes on Instagram and Facebook from her Barossa Kitchen and we’re in love with how simple they are and how adorable she is.

Sharon and the ISO backup dancers

Sharon Strzelecki dons her best netball uniform and busts out some moves with friends from the frontline. Noice.

Living on the coast

If you’re missing what our greater backyard has to offer, “Living on the Coast” has been digging into the archives. Here’s a taster

Living on the Coast Episode 28

Out of the archives!!We're dusting off Living on the Coast – Season 3 Watch Now.The program is about "people, places and their passions". And that is exactly what you get.The highlight of this edition is an interview with motocross bike rider Robbie Maddison, we tour the Berry Garden Festival and check out Dragon Boat racing on the Shoalhaven River plus more.Please note – the program was produced in 2010 by Essential Films.

Posted by Living on the Coast on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Here’s a few laughs from one of our Members

They said masks and gloves were enough to go to the supermarket. They lied, everyone else had their clothes on.

Back in the old days, the only time we panic bought was when the bartender called last drinks

Since everyone has started to wash their hands, the peanuts have lost their taste

Judy Robson

Gardening with Wombat and Shoalhaven Council

Taronga Tv

If you’re already missing the current King of Tv, you can stream Taronga’s tiger enclosure straight into your lounge room (minus Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin). Plus more animals of the furry, and not so ferocious here

From the Sydney Opera House to yours

The Sydney Opera House have launched a digital series sharing some of their greatest acts from their archives including Missy Higgins live on the forecourt

Take a virtual museum tour

Explore some of the world’s greatest galleries and museums from the safety of your couch.

Cuteness overload!

Australian Tourism in not dead


Let’s start a Booksolution!
Yes that’s books, revolution and solution all in one. Get involved in our unique Facebook group. Swap books with a neighbour or 3 (in safe distance of course – leave on doorsteps or in letterboxes) and then compare your thoughts after. 

Find out more and ask to join up here and stay tuned for more news on the Booksolution club!

A million free books you say?

Check this out, you can now access more than a million books for free as part of a ‘National Emergency Library’ launched this week.
It should help you get started on our Booksolution!

Stay connected

Sure, you can text message, Whatsapp, Facebook, email or call, but, what about a lovely handwritten letter or postcard? Here’s some postcards you can download and print or collect from outside the Clubs and send to your friends and family.

Want to be a penpal?

Home Instead Senior Care are looking for penpals to send messages to our senior community in isolation. 

Use ours below or click through to find out more.

Good News

There’s no doubt about it, self-isolation is rough for our nation’s older gen. But, here’s a way to show you’re thinking of them. And it's adorable.

Posted by The Project on Tuesday, April 7, 2020