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Vale Patrick McMahon


(Pat picture second from the right in the back row with close friends and tennis companions at the Club)



It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Life Member, Patrick McMahon on Friday evening 3rd November.  Patrick and his wife Marie were both very active and passionate members of the Club.  Pat was a keen tennis player and continued to play social tennis well into his 90's. 


Marie compiled information on the history of the Club from minute books and documents of the Club, and from interviews with many members and workers on the Estate.  The Story of the Ranelagh Estate and of the Ranelagh Club was published in October 1996.


Pat loved to chat to members and he shared many life stories that kept members engaged for hours.  Pat will be sadly missed.


Our condolences and thoughts are with Pat's family at this time.


A memorial service will be held at The Ranelagh Club on Monday 13th October 2017 at 11am.   Members are welcome to attend.







What's on this week at Ranelagh...


Monday11th December

- Social Tennis 9am

- Cardio Tennis 10am

- Bistro Closed

- Committee Meeting


Tuesday12th December

- Mixed Doubles Social Tennis Competition


Wednesday13th December

- Bistro open for Dinner from 5pm +

  $8 Pizza Night Special

- Book Club @ 6pm

- Scuba Diving Information Evening


Thursday14th December

- Social Tennis 9am

- Bistro open for Dinner from 5pm

  including $20 Pot & Parma Night

- Member's Sunset Christmas Cocktail Evening &

  Live Music with Cam Tapp


Friday15th December

- Bistro open for Lunch from 12pm

  and Dinner from 5pm

+ Happy Hour (5pm - 6.30pm) & Spin It To Win It

- Cardio Tennis 7pm


Saturday16th December

-  Ranelagh Open Water Swimming Group 6.30am

-  Junior Tennis Competition 8am - 12.30pm

Ladies Social Tennis @ 2pm

-  Bistro open for Lunch from 12pm

-  Bistro open for Dinner from 5pm


Sunday17th December

- Lunch from 12pm and Dinner from 5pm

- Discover Sailing Course (Week 4) 9am - 2pm

- Club Sailing 1pm



December 2017 Calendar


Download a copy of our December HERE



Member Weekly E-news


Members receive a weekly update on what's happening at the Club covering everything from Dining, Grounds Works, Sailing, Tennis, just about anything that is happening.


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Saturday Social Women's Tennis


We are starting regular Women's Saturday Social Tennis at the Club.  We have had quite a few ladies express interest in playing on a Saturday, so we are making it happen!  The plan is to start with a regular social hit, and if we have enough interest we will look at starting an additional competition team down the track.


Our first hit will be at 2pm on Saturday 14th October.  As with Monday and Thursday social tennis days, it's very casual.  No need to commit, just turn up to the courts if you want a friendly couple of sets.  Everyone is welcome and you will be matched with a similar standard to your own.


For more information please contact either Stella McGahey our Tennis Director on 0417 001 868 or Club Member Joanne Donelly on 0403 030 506.






Ranelagh Club appoints new Club General Manager


Rod Austin

Commencing 9th October

The board has decided to step up the scope and responsibility of the current Operations Manager role, to ensure that we are positioned to achieve sustainable growth and success of the Ranelagh Club.
With this objective in mind we have created a new General Manager position and we are delighted to welcome Mr Rod Austin (Former Mornington Yacht Club, CEO) into the role. Rod will be joining us on Monday 9th October.
Rod has a plethora of experience in expanding and running sporting and social Clubs. His expertise in working and dealing with the complex challenges facing member clubs, will ensure that we are well placed to take our club to the next level of service and professionalism. 
We are looking forward to working with Rod and our members. Together we will ensure that the Ranelagh Club not only becomes better in every way, but, that it exceeds all member expectations and becomes the jewel in the Peninsula.
Let's go forward together...
Ranelagh Board


Ranelagh Club appoints their first Sailing Co-ordinator


Meaghan Densley

Commencing October 2017


Sailing has been a key part of the club for many years, being one of the original 11 sports and activities at the club and the board is committed to ensure that sailing remains a sustainable activity at Ranelagh.  For the first time, Ranelagh is appointing a dedicated sailing coordinator to promote, manage and enhance our sailing activities and events.


We are very excited to announce that Meaghan Densley is joining the Ranelagh Team. Those of you who mix in local sailing circles will already know Meaghan.  She is currently the Commodore of Frankston Yacht Club and has also been on the club's Executive team.  Meaghan is a Senior Instructor for Australian Sailing as well as a qualified race instructor.


In Meaghan's professional life she is a Sports Community Consultant helping clubs become "sustainably successful".  She has worked as a General Manager for a Melbourne Golf Club and the Sailing Manager at Blairgowrie Yacht Club.


Meaghan will be working part time at the Ranelagh club and will commence her role in early October.  However, we will be running a sailing information evening in September when you will have an opportunity to meet Meaghan and hear more about the sailing events we plan to run next season.  You will also be able to register your interest to become involved in sailing @ Ranelagh.  More information about the Sailing Information evening will follow soon.



Mornington Peninsula Magazine

September 2017


Our Head Chef, Nicole was recently interviewed by the Mornington Peninsula Magazine.  Have a look below to see what they talked about!


Nicole Hawley, Head Chef

The Ranelagh Club

What’s the best thing about being Head Chef at The Ranelagh Club?


The view! The Ranelagh Club is position-perfect. Every day I get to look out over the sea and on to the horizon. The next best thing about working here is that I can be very creative. It’s exciting to constantly develop new dishes and to explore different flavours. Getting to know the local produce is a great bonus too – there is so much to choose from!


Tell us a bit about your training.

I’ve been lucky in that I was brought up in a family who loved to cook, eat and get together with friends, so there was a lot of time spent in the kitchen. I have both German and English heritage so I was exposed to very different flavours. I did my apprenticeship in the Navy and did a three-year post on the HMAS Arunta, which was fantastic. There were up to 150 crew members at a time and we made everything from scratch. It was a great training ground. No time for mucking about - it was a crash course!


Do you have a favourite style of cooking and why?

My dishes are influenced by my travels and the people I have met along the way. I’ve always gravitated towards the home-style hearty dishes because that’s how I was brought up, and I love Italian and German flavours. I like to fill people up with tasty dishes that leave them warm and satisfied. I want them to feel like they are being looked after nutritionally and flavour-wise.


Tell us what we can expect to see on The Ranelagh Club spring/summer menu.

It’s going to be exciting because I get to change it whenever I want, which means our clients can enjoy a diverse and broad tasting. We’ve already had a Mexican night, which was very successful. The kids just love tacos and Dorito chicken. The Greek night was a hit too. I’m looking forward to broadening our dessert range by using local produce. I can’t wait to use the local berries! Then there’s banana spring rolls and chai latte crème brûlée. There will be more grazing dishes that can be enjoyed outside and lots of family friendly pizza and pasta. I’m looking forward to having an Asian flavour-inspired night soon.


How do you keep reinventing the menu and how long have you been in the industry?

I’ve been doing this for over 15 years and you learn a lot on the job by experimenting. It’s important to keep things new and fresh. There are so many different ingredients – why not explore and create? I’ll always keep the dishes that clients love on the menu. For example, the duck liver pate always goes down a treat. But we offer lunch, dinner, speciality nights and events plus we cater. With all these options, the dishes you can create are endless.


Sounds like a big job – what do you like to eat at the end of the day?

We do up to 100 meals a day. It is a big job but I thrive on it. Most chefs have that drive. My assistant chef Con is a great help. I usually stick with something simple at the end of the day, like scrambled eggs. I love eggs. But you see I’ve been tasting and testing throughout the day.


And in down time?

I enjoy the beach and catch up with friends. And of course, cook! There’s never no cooking!






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