Time to Play Santa and See the Kids Smile

Time To Play Santa And See The Kids Smile

Time To Play Santa And See The Kids Smile

Without a doubt, Christmas can be an exciting time of year! It’s the season where families come together to share gifts and enjoy invaluable time with loved ones. Weeks leading up to December 25th are tinged with anticipation and bubbling excitement as well as plans for festive get togethers, social engagements and shopping excursions to find the perfect present for those dear to your hearts.

This year, as you sit and ponder, ready to pen your family’s wish list, why not spare a thought for those youngsters who can’t be with their loved ones due to unfortunate circumstances beyond their control; those whose health, happiness and wellbeing depend largely on the generosity of others and whose current family consist of volunteer carers, visitors and roommates. This year, add an extra present or two to the shopping list and grant a wish for one of the children at Jodie O’shea Orphanage.

Every year from December 1st, a traditional Christmas Tree takes pride of place in the foyer of Finns Recreation Club, but instead of shimmering with the usual tinsel and baubles, this tree boasts decorations of a different kind. More than just an ornament, it is a symbol of hope and generosity. Attached to the branches are tags bearing the names and details of each child from the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Denpasar, along with one item they would wish to receive on Christmas Day. You won’t find any requests for iPhones, laptops or big name brands here. Preferences are simple, day to day items, the likes that most of us (and our children) might take for granted such as T shirts, sports shoes, clothing, art materials and back packs.

Before you don your santa hat and head out on your trek to track down 2017’s presents and stocking fillers, simply grab a tag from the Jodie O’Shea Wishing Tree and register the name and details you find on the tag with the reception team at Finns Rec Club. Once you have purchased and wrapped your gift, drop it back to reception. The aim is to get the presents to Finns by December 20th at the latest so that staff have enough time to organise any extra gifts that may be required. Feel free to select as many tags from the tree as you like!

On Christmas Day, December 25th, Finns Recreation Club will host its annual Xmas Lunch and, as is the case every year, they will once again extend an invitation for the Jodie O’shea Orphanage family to join the fun. All of the children are treated to lunch with the Finns family and guests, games and fun on the slides at Splash as well as a visit from ‘Santa’ when these generously donated gifts will be distributed to each and every child.

Most of us who celebrate the spirit of the season understand that the gift of giving can often be the most rewarding, but little more can more can put warmth in your heart and a tear in your eye than witnessing the smiles on the faces of these kids as they unwrap a gift that has been chosen just for them. Put a little extra for others in the stocking this Christmas…. Take a tag from the tree and some time to choose for someone who has less, ‘for it is in giving, that we receive’ (Francis of Assisi).

The Jodie O’shea Wishing Tree will be in Finns Recreation Club foyer from December 1st, from which date you are welcome to drop by and select a tag from the tree.

Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu

Bring Your Santa Sack & Bag a Bargain

Bring Your Santa Sack Bag A Bargain

Bring Your Santa Sack Bag A Bargain

Well roundup the reindeer and call me Rudolph if Finns Food & Wine Festival isn’t going to be the best opportunity in Bali to get ahead of the game and make a dent in your Christmas shopping list!

That’s right socialites and shoppers, it’s on again, but while Friday December 8th at Finns Recreation Club may be the final Food & Wine Festival for 2017, it’s sure to see out the end of the year with some extra sparkle!

Perfectly timed to get a handle on your Christmas shopping, December’s event has even more in store for members and guests with over 60 market stalls bursting with festive season goodies. We all love a Christmas market as they’re the best time to buy with vendors usually adding some extra bling and tinsel to their handcrafted wares, so bring your santa sack and bag a bargain.

Finns Food & Wine Festival always presents a scrumptious array of fresh, locally produced foods to tempt your palate and Gold and Platinum members can whet their whistle with the usual 3 free drink vouchers to start the highballs rolling. No shortage of fun for the whole family either as Splash Water Park is open and free for everyone to enjoy from 3pm. Artists throughout the evening should keep the beat rolling as well as plenty of family friendly activities to keep your little elves out of your hair while you browse the market!

To mark the end of another school term and calendar year, December’s Food & Wine Festival goers are guaranteed a special treat as Miss Claire’s JSA Love to Dance troupe will perform their end of year dance recital on centre stage! From tots to teens, the concert is a chance to witness how far the students have progressed throughout the year. Performing a mixture of modern, classical, jazz and more, these talented dancers are sure to impress with many destined for success on the stage in the future.

Food & Wine Festival evenings commence from 3pm until 10pm on the lawn at Finns Recreation Club and everyone, (member or otherwise) is welcome to attend. Take time to wind down at the week’s end and chill out with friends while the younger members of the family are safe and secure to run, play and splash the evening away. With great drink specials available and a huge variety of irresistible gourmet offerings at very reasonable price tags, you can feed and entertain the family with ease.

Come along and join in some pre Christmas fun because the end of the year is fast approaching and….well….’tis the season so who needs an excuse! Mark December 8th on your social calendar and gather your friends together for a laid back evening of music, dance, liquid refreshment and some much needed retail therapy! Be sure to bring your shopping bag as you’re bound to find more than a few items you can cross off the Christmas list and maybe a bauble or two for you! On second thought….saddle up the ‘Bali sleigh’ (cue the Scoopy…) ‘cos your’e going to need something to carry home your Christmas stash!

Prepare for Party Season!

Prepare For Party Season

Prepare For Party Season

So November has already knocked on the door and that only means one thing! The festive season is fast approaching and with it a social events calendar that’s bound to be bursting at the seams! Soon the invitations to pre Christmas parties, Thanksgiving mixers, end of term tipples and more will start to appear in your in-box so it’s time to get ahead of the game and look party perfect for the social season ahead.
Body Temple Spa offers every beauty service you’ll ever need to get primped, primed and prepared for party season and this month’s specials are set to sweeten the deal, leaving you a little more cash to splash out on the fun stuff like French bubbles and shiny baubles……….Yes! You should have!

Let’s start with tips and toes shall we? Strappy summer sandals are stylish accessories to those little party dresses and fancy feet with polished nails are a necessity to complete that classy look. With Body Temple’s Mani Pedi Super Special from 5pm every afternoon in November, you can bring a friend for some spa time company and get two for the price of one on Body Temple’s Sports or Classic Mani/Pedi packages.

Moving on up…..Ladies, I think we can safely say that a leg wax is essential for making the most of long tanned limbs and the Body Temple Spa team has all of your waxing needs covered. Book any two waxing services this month and you can choose from a free eyebrow or upper lip wax too! Let’s face it, ‘waxing is a wonderful experience’, said NOBODY….EVER….! So take the opportunity to get it over and done and with and tidy it all up in one visit.

Balmy island evenings bring visions of cocktails and coconuts….. With Body Temple’s signature Coconut Frangipani Treatment you can immerse yourself in the essence of the island while indulging in 90 minutes of foot spas, Balinese body massage, rejuvenating body scrubs then, post shower, a body lotion to give you that holiday glow. This treatment uses Body Temple’s exclusive new signature Coconut Frangipani range of products and is the perfect precursor to any evening out.

Located on the lower level of Finns Recreation Club, Body Temple Spa is open 7 days from 10am until 8pm. Bookings are advisable and appointments can be made via phone, email or What’s App:
ph: +62 3614741019 / +623618483939
What’s App: +62 81547626946
Email: reservations.frc@bodytemplebali.com
Remember, Finns Bali members are eligible for up to 30% discount off advertised prices.
Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu

November Means Bonuses for Members

Blog November Member

November Means Bonuses for Members

You’d be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive and better equipped members club in Bali than Finns Recreation Club. With an unparalleled variety of first class facilities, focus on member security and a selection of venues including one of the island’s most popular beach clubs, Finns is first choice for entertainment from every demographic.

Recent restructuring has resulted in more alternatives for membership options offering flexibility for new and existing members and an opportunity for even more people to take advantage of Bali’s premier entertainment and sporting venue. Whether you are an expat, long term Bali resident, holiday maker or here for work, Finns Recreation Club can offer membership options to suit you!

Gold and Platinum members reap the rewards of access to every club facility including a state of the art gym, lap pool, small group training classes and Splash Water park as well as discounts of up to 30% and even 50% on designated members’ nights!

Members are definitely on their minds as Finns offer numerous events each week focusing on discounts and freebies for Gold, Platinum, Social and Social Plus members. Tuesdays mean free bowling and bouncing for Finns members at Strike and Bounce and Bistro C offers a pasta and pizza night from 5pm with huge discounts on food and beverages. Thursdays and Sundays are also food focused for members with a BBQ night and Sunday roast. In addition to discounts from 10% to 30% at Body Temple Spa, the tennis centre, Splash shop and the Junior Sports Academy, members are also entitled to cheap coffee hours at Bistro C and speedy members’ wifi as well as guest passes to bring friends along with you to enjoy the fun!

To sweeten the deal even further, a membership at Finns Recreation Club means you can also enjoy the facilities at Finns Beach Club without having to open your wallet before you walk through the door. More money left to spend on cocktails I say! This means you can take the time to recline poolside on your complimentary day bed and not even have to pack a towel! Easy!

Not a Finns member yet? Now is the time to make it happen as November means awesome benefits for new members. Even if you might not be in Bali long term and feel you can’t commit to a yearly membership or longer, Social and Social Plus memberships give you the option of joining for anything from a week or up to a year! Buy a Social Plus monthly membership in November and they’ll also throw in a month’s free fitness classes as an added bonus.
Looking for a 3 year membership or longer? Buy a Gold or Platinum membership this month and they will include a free double day bed at Finns Beach Club as well as a bottle of Moet! What a way to celebrate with some new found fellow Finns friends that you just met at the pool or the gym!

Joining a social and sporting club such as Finns is a fantastic way for newcomers to the island to connect with like minded people and have some fun. Members of Finns Bali comprise of the resident community as well as frequent visitors to Bali. At Finns, the whole family can enjoy the
best sporting and entertainment facilities on the island, with endless opportunities for socialising, networking and making new friends in an environment which embraces a secure, relaxed and informal setting where members can connect and interact with family, friends and colleagues.

For further information about membership pricing and benefits, go to the website: finnsrecclub.com and click on the membership tab. If you’d like to speak with someone on the membership team, simply email them on: membership@finnsbali.com