Beaumaris Father's Activity Club
The Club, founded in 2003 is about No hard sell, No hard work. It is designed to provide fathers with the oppportunity to gather together in a social atmosphere (male only) for a laugh and to join in social events for fun.
Social Events may include G-Karting, Bowling & Pool night, as well as organizing and enjoying signature events like Movie Drive In Night at the school.
The "BFAC" aims to:
provide members with a means of social contact with other members of the school community
help provide entertainment for the school
most of all ..... "HAVE FUN"
Remember all Dads or Guardian of children attending BPS are very welcome at all of our acitivites. BFAC events are a great opportunity to meet other Dads and enjoy a relaxed and fun environment.
BFAC ACTIVITIES: 2015
AMP Bowling: March
The first social event of the year took place at AMP bowling - a great turnout with many new faces to get 2015 off to a great start.
BFAC ACTIVITIES: 2014
10 Pin Bowls Night: 8th May
The BFAC Annual 10 Pin Bowling Night was held on the 8th May at the Moorabbin Bowl with a good turn up of 16 dads to show off their bowling skills. The first game results were a mixed bag with 6 dads scoring below the magic 100 but after blowing off the cobwebs, a few beers and a burger the second game showed a lot of improvement. There were some great bowling skills on display but one standout was Dale Lawrence with the best score of the night of 175 which included 4 strikes & 4 spares, David Laws also had a great second game with a total of 161 which included 7 spares and a strike, Daniel Schuetz had a standout second game in his group and came home with 3 strikes, spare, 9 off his last 5 bowls. Well done to all for attending a another great night was had by all.
BFAC 'New and Current' Meet & Greet Evening: Tuesday 18th Feb
It was a warm evening for the BFAC first get together of the year. Twenty-five dads and guardians enjoyed a bbq and chat over a "refreshing beverage or two" throughout the evening. A schedule of events was discussed for activities to take place across the year. The photo is dark - but still marks the occasion.
BFAC ACTIVITIES: 2013
Drive in movie night: Friday 20th September. The rain poured as everyone was in the final stages of setting up, but just before the movie started the weather gods were with us and the rain stopped. Despicable Me 2 was a crowd pleaser - old and young alike. A great figure of $570.20 was raised by this event.
Darts & Pool Night: Tuesday 30th August saw a large group of dads competing at Mentone RSL in the traditional darts and pool night.
BFAC 10 Pin Bowls Night: Tuesday 16th April: There was a great turn out on Tuesday night for the BFAC 10 Pin Bowls Night at Moorabbin Bowl, we had 15 dads attend which included eight new 2013 members. It was a very competitive group with scores ranging from a low of 48 (no names mentioned), to the highest score of the night 170 by new dad Russell Throup which included 3 strikes and 4 spares—very impressive. Everyone enjoyed a burger and few beers during the night.
Dads and Lads cricket game: Sunday 3rd March: As you all may remember each year the BFAC dads would normally play the Beaumaris North Primary School dads at cricket. However unfortunately this year this wasn’t possible, but not not to be outdone, a couple of Sundays ago a group of BFAC dads and some of their sons got together for a ‘friendly’ cricket match, amongst ourselves.
The idea was that we would bat in pairs and everyone would bowl 2 overs, and the pair with most runs would win. Bearing in mind that when anyone is out you lose 5 runs. Lets just say that there was some interesting sledging going on between some of the sons and their dads, with a special mention to Lochie Rundmann who was giving his dad Mark some interesting ‘tips’, until he was bowled out by Mark!
With regards to who won I think Jared Baker and Andrew Read scored the most runs. Although with regards to this I have still not forgiven Jared for hitting me for a 6 over the trees! Special mention to Warren as well for taking a fantastic one handed catch. Thanks to all for taking part and special thanks to Jason for getting the BBQ going and here’s to next years game!
BFAC ACTIVITIES: 2012
Bowls Night: On Wednesday 14th November, sixteen of our guardians and Dads all joined together at the Beaumaris Lawn Bowls Club for an evening of bowls, pizza and an occasional refreshment. The resident professionals were on hand to coach and shepherd the group around the rules and skills of the game.
Four groups were formed and a friendly albeit at times competitive environment, created some great shots,,,,and many not so great.
At the end of the evening there were several stories of near misses and potential greatness and an agreement that this event is very relaxing and should be maintained on the event calendar next year. Thanks to everyone who came along; it was very pleasing to see lot of new Dad's too.
Drive in Movie Night: Friday 21st September saw our families gathered on the school oval to watch Ice Age 4. We were lucky that the forecast rain showers did not appear and everyone enjoyed the on screen entertainment - there was a lot of laughing going on (both children and adults). Thanks to all the dads who helped direct the cars to their parking spots and set up the evening.
Darts Night: Tuesday 21st August saw a large group of dads competing at Mentone RSL in the traditional darts and pool night.
Pub Trivia Quiz night Tuesday 5th June. Thanks to all who attended the pub quiz at the Mentone Hotel. A great turn out with around 20 BFAC Dad’s competing with Bay-side’s finest intellects. With 8 teams entered, 3 of which were from BFAC our odds were strong. Competition was intense with murmurs of confidence each time an 80s pop music or TV question was given!!?? At the close of proceedings one of the BFAC teams reigned glorious and took the coveted prize. The winners led by Mark Western were triumphant and to the winners the glory of a $100 bar voucher which they generously shared with the group. An enjoyable evening was had by all and great to see more new faces at each of these events.
Go-kart evening:The date for the BFAC Grand Prix was the 8th of May at GO Kartsport Racing, 244-248 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin.
Competitors were split into two groups defined by qualifying times. There was a race for the Mark Webbers (slightly quicker) and one for the Nigel Mansells (slightly slower).
Good fun was had by the 15 Dads who came to the bowling last night, good to see a little competitive spirit coming in late in the night. Kelvin highscored in the first round, Scott was looking good for round 2 and overall honours, until Alan came in with a strong finish for a 164 (I think), nice work. Never mind Tigers fans, 2013 isn’t far away.
On Sunday 26th February the BFAC dads played the BNFAC dads in their traditional cricket match. As always the game was played in great spirit, and with BFAC batting first, we managed to reach a total of 109, which was pretty good considering that every time someone is out 5 runs are deducted! Lets just say that BNFAC managed to get more than 109! In fact it was nearly 100 more, however at the end of the day everyone enjoyed the game, snags and refreshments. Special highlights were some magnificant catches by Shane Wallis, and an amazing dive by Jason Woodhouse to stop a four and very nearly take an outstanding catch! Special thanks to Mark Western for organising the BBQ, and here's to next years game!
BFAC ACTIVITIES: 2011
Finally on Thursday 27th October 2011 a dozen BFAC Dads met up at the Beaumaris Bowls Club on Bodley Street on for a social evening of lawn bowls, pizza and refreshments. Competition was tight between the 4 three man teams, as we were ably assisted and guided by members of the club. As with any competitive sport unfortunately there always needs to be a winner but as expected with mature adults and members of the community the champions were gracious in victory….not! In fact we were flattered to be told that guys of our “young age” were very welcome to join the club. In fact they are actively recruiting new members with a special offer of $30 membership from now to the end of March (full access to the facilities and bar). We recommend you go down and have a look and talk to Malcolm and Terry.
The Drive in Movie Night is a signature event for BFAC. On Friday 9th Sept 2011 the oval was full of cars (tickets sold out very quickly) as well as 'walk-in' families with their picnic rugs and blankets (a few organised families even brought bean bags!). The feature movie was Mr Popper's Penguins - great fun for the whole family. Thank you to all BFAC members who helped make this event another smashing success. A big thank you to everyone who came along, and based on the feedback we received, it was a very enjoyable evening which the kids (and parents) always look forward to. We hope to repeat this again next year.
Can we also say a big thank you to all of those BFAC members who rallied to the call for support and helped throughout the day on the sausage sizzle stand at the 2011 School Fete.
On Tuesday 2nd August 2011, BFAC members enjoyed an evening of pool and general socialising. The evening entailed free pool for members and pizza and refreshments were also provided for $10 a head at the Playhouse Bar in Mordialloc. The evening went well with various standards of pool playing being displayed with no clear winners! During the evening the members adjourned for an official BFAC meeting where the main topic of discussion was the organisation for the forthcoming Drive In event on September 9th.
BFAC PUB QUIZ EVENING
On Monday 27th June 2011, BFAC sallied forth across several suburban border lines to take on the might of the Elsternwick Hotel locals at their quiz night. Up against a field of over 10 teams, the brave BFACers made a good start, correctly identifying movies , celebrities and a bunch of Aussie general knowledge questions. At the end of the first round, the BFAC team were remarkably in fourth place only 3 points off the pace. The half-time beers may have contributed to a shaky start to the second round – the team let down by their knowledge of TV ads and post-1989 pop music. But after a strong finish to the round, the team ended up tying on points for overall first place. Sadly the tie-break question didn’t go our way, but the runner-up prize money was a welcome supplement towards the bar tab. Special mentions for Jason and Cam’s encyclopaedic knowledge of trivia and pop culture.
Tuesday 5th April 2011was the BFAC Ten Pin Bowling Night held at Morrabbin. There was a good turnout of Dads for the event which included two games, a healthy burger and light refreshment. Great fun and a mixed bag of performances with Mark Western taking out the highest score of the night with 155…not a bad effort for a man with a dodgy hip.
Tuesday 10th May 2011 saw what is now becoming a very popular event with BPS Dads, the annual Go Karting evening. The event was held indoors in Moorabbin and included qualifying laps followed by the final positions race off.
Everybody enjoyed the racing with the competitive spirit in full flow. However no one could touch Kurt "Vettel". Kurt had kart No.1, and from the offset was untouchable. Clearly the fastest so it was the "best of the rest" for the field. During the race, after the traditional first corner melee, strong contenders then battled for positions behind the clear leader. The gap opened up and closed as we encountered traffic. After being held up by a troublesome backmarker, Kurt was shocked to be given a "love tap" into the hairpin coming on to the main straight. This woke him up a little and he quickly pushed the backmarker out of the way to continue on to win the race.
Final Results: Kurt, Nick, Andrea, Alan, Cameron, Stephen, Paul, David O, Jason, David C, Anthony, Ian, Kris. Great fun for all and certain to be repeated next year.
The next event was a little more sedate, but still lots of fun.
On Tuesday 7th June 2011 the BFAC descended upon the Mentone RSL for the annual Darts (and Pool) night. A dozen Dads were able to make the event which was pretty relaxed, of course only until the competition commenced.
Representation from all corners of the globe created an atmosphere similar the World Championships! Three groups of athletes broke into separate competitions and the quality (average) was soon obvious to all. Many games finished with both pairs looking for a double one out, which is a testimony to our lack of pub practice, something we have all committed to focus on over the next few winter months.