Changes at the top

Chrissie Clark and husband, Peter
Chrissie Clark and husband, Peter

(No it’s not Santa! He’ll definitely be here again)

Our headline story is about the founder members of the 3C’s Children’s charity, Peter and Chrissie Clark. The hard working couple recently retired from their positions on the 3C’s committee after eight years in office.

Peter has been chairman of the local charity from its inception when, under the name of the Çalış Carnival Committee, they helped organize the original Çalış Carnivals. His right hand woman and wife, Chrissie, has been secretary of the committee since the beginning. Recently, she has being sharing the working with Jan Freeman, who is also standing down from some of her secretarial duties.

Quite a surprise

These announcements, a surprise for many, were made at last week’s Annual General Meeting of the charity when the treasurer Liz Burton announced that the charity had made a record breaking 110, 769TL in 2015 – that’s an impressive 8,000TL more than last year.

Thanking everyone for their hard work and support over the years Peter Clark said,

Chrissie and I have really enjoyed our time with the Carnival and the 3Cs committee, but things move on. We have met some wonderful, inspirational people and we won’t forget our years with the 3C’s. But, we came out here to retire and have so many more things to do and places to see before we’re past it! I hope that our legacy continues and wish those who take over the reins all success.

Mark Pietsch, and long-standing committee member Mick McCauley will jointly share the position of Chairman for 2016. Mark is also no newcomer to the work as he was vice-chairman of the original Çalış Carnival Committee for a number of years. The secretarial tasks will be devolved amongst various members of the committee with Jan Freeman continuing to take on some of the major tasks. Liz Burton was re-elected as Treasurer, Cathy Harrower as shop manager and Julia Bailey as shop secretary. The position of Schools and Organizations’ Liaison Officer will be shared between Mark Pietsch, Mick Mc Cauley and Ulla Kleinhaus-Koch.

The 3c's Team
The 3Cs Car Boot Team

A full financial report together with details of all projects and activities undertaken in 2015 will be contained in the charity’s Annual Report, which will be issued next month.

Changes for time of Çalış Car Boot Sales

3Cs car boot sale

The start time of the Çalış Car Boot Sales has changed. Sellers will now be asked not to set up their stalls in the car park until 8.00 am and the sale will be open to buyers as from 9.00 am. These new times will come into effect as from the next sale on Sunday 25 October.

After meeting with Fethiye Zabita, members of the 3C’s children’s charity who organize the popular sales agreed to change the times as stallholders were arriving earlier and earlier. The change has the full support of the Zabita who will be attending the sale. All the stallholders who attended the first sale of the season in September were advised of the change.

If you know anyone who attends the sales, either as a buyer or as a seller, please could you pass on this information?

The sales are held in the car park next to the Bahar Hotel on Çalış seafront and a pitch, which includes two tables, remains at 20TL the same as last season. Please note that the tables will not be delivered until 08.00 (8am)

Sale dates for the winter season are:

  • 25 October
  • 22 November
  • No December sale
  • 24 January
  • 21 February
  • 20 March
  • 24 April

3Cs Car boot sale

Cup cakes and catwalks at 3C’s autumn coffee morning


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If you are looking for something to do this week then make your way down to Çalış as the 3C’s are holding their very popular Autumn Coffee Morning and Fashion Show on Thursday, 15 October.

The seasonal signature event of the Çalış based children’s charity is being held at Akkent Gardens Hotel and Mandalin Bistro Restaurant next to the Çalış Law Courts, opposite the Çalış branch of Kipa. The event starts at 11.00 (11am) and runs until 15:00 (3pm) and best of all, entrance is free!

As well as a lovely relaxing day and a great place to meet friends, there will be lots of lovely gift items to buy. There will be the ever popular and delicious cake stall with lots of home-made cakes, biscuits sausage rolls, preserves and other edible goodies, either to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee or to take away There will also be a tombola stall, a great raffle and the 3C’s 2016 calendars will also be on sale. The charity welcomes donations of cakes and unwanted gifts to swell the items for sale – and all the money raised is for local children.

Then at 12.30 pm the charity will be staging their popular Fashion Show featuring their new Autumn/Winter season collection of quality clothes and accessories from their charity shop. Kismet Bar’s Ian has kindly offered to compere the show where Committee members, volunteers and friends will be “strutting their stuff” on the catwalk in some great outfits, many of which are designer and High Street names – something not to be missed! As well as casual wear and smart day wear there will be lots of evening wear for the coming Christmas and New Year party season and all at bargain prices. Spectators will then be able to try on and purchase the garments modeled at the end of the show.

It is a superb event, not to be missed, so please make a note of the date in your diary.


Record crowds and record rewards at ‘Rod’ night

Record crowds, and a record amount was raised for charity, at the ‘Rod Stewart’ tribute evening in Çalış last month.

Superstar ‘Rod Stewart’, aka holidaymaker Stuart MacDonald, was back in Çalış for the second time this year and was performing at Lees Bar to raise money for the 3C’s children’s charity.

The 3Cs Rod lookalike
The 3Cs Rod lookalike

Over 500 people packed into Lees Bar, the two adjoining restaurants and thronged the promenade to listen to the gravelly voiced Scottish crooner’s lookalike and soundalike tribute act.

Stuart performed his socks off, offering almost three hours of top notch entertainment as he performed Rod’s well known hit singles from the early 60’s to the Great American Songbook, and his authentic and energetic tribute to Rod not only had people rocking in the aisles but dancing on the promenade.

Although the evening’s entertainment was free, the children’s charity held a raffle and passed around their collecting bucket and raised a magnificent 2,881TL for the children – a record amount for a “Rod” evening.

And for those that missed him, there was a second chance to see him, as he was due to give a final performance at Lees last Friday evening.

The 3C’s would like to thank both Stuart and Lee for helping to raise lots of money for their charity.

3C’s Charity Shop to Relocate

3cs charity shop Calis, Fethiye
Sale ends soon

The 3C’s charity shop is relocating from the Eyna Restaurant on promenade to new premises in Koca Çalış village as from the beginning of November.

The new shop, which forms part of the new Tom London’s Restaurant (formerly the Kara-At/Black Horse restaurant), is located in the village centre opposite the turning to Guven’s Bar. It is easily accessible as it is on the main dolmuş route from Fethiye to Çalış (the Çalış dolmuş station is just around the corner) and the municipality buses stop two minutes walk away.

The charity have had to temporarily relocate to the new premises, as the Eyna Restaurant is closing from 1 November to undergo major building work over the winter months. It will reopen as a boutique hotel and restaurant next season.

The new shop premises is Koca Çalış is light and airy and customers will still be able to enjoy a coffee and a chat with friends as the restaurant next door will be opening shortly. The charity shop opening hours will remain the same, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, from 11:00 (11am) to 14:00 (2pm).

The charity welcomes all customers, old and new, and there will be a grand opening of the new shop, so please watch this space for full details.

Super Quiz planned to find 3C’s 2015 Quiz Champions!

The Super Quiz to find the 3C’s Quiz Champions of 2015 is being held on Friday 6 November.

Local quiz teams in the area are invited to take part in the annual 3C’s Quiz, The teams can represent a local bar or restaurant, or they may be a group of friends, but they are limited to a maximum of six people per team. The winning team not only wins a round of drinks but will also be presented with the 3C’s magnificent Challenge Cup on the night, theirs to keep for one year, and which gives them the kudos of being the Quiz Champions of the local area. Last year’s super team was the Scrambled Eggheads – can they be beaten?

The quiz will start at 19:30 (7.30pm) prompt and will consist of eight subject rounds, including a joker and discard round. There will also be an ongoing table top round in each half.   The entry fee to the quiz is 10TL per team and this money will go towards the 3C’s children’s charity, helping to fund projects for youngsters in the Çalış/Fethiye educational area.

Although the venue has still to be confirmed, quiz teams are asked to register in advance to assist with numbers. Please ring the 3C’s charity phone: 0536 373 9520 or 0539 860 7761

Dates for your diaries:

3Cs forthcoming events…

CHARITY SHOP, BELOW EYNA RESTAURANT, ÇALIŞ PROMENADE – OPENING TIMES- MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: 11:00 (11am) to 14:00 (2pm) (Also Car Boot Sundays 10:00 to 14:00 (10-2pm).


AUTUMN COFFEE MORNING AND FASHION SHOW – THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER – Akkent Gardens Hotel and Mandalin Bistro Restaurant (next to the Çalış Law Courts opposite the Çalış branch of Kipa). 11:00 (11am) until 15:00 (3pm). The fashion show starts at 12:30 and entrance is free!


09:00 (9am) – 14:00 (2pm) (no set up for sellers before 08:00 (8am) please), car park next to Bahar Hotel, Çalış promenade.

ÇALIŞ WINTER DARTS AND POOL LEAGUE – Restarts soon – watch this space – every Monday evening, various bars and restaurants in Çaliş.

3C's darts

SUPER QUIZ FOR 3C’s CHALLENGE CUP – FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER – venue to be announced. Please ring 0536 373 9520 or 0539 860 7761 to register your team (maximum six in a team)

Advance notice – Çalış Christmas Fair – Sunday 6 December – Please ring 0536 373 9520 for further details.


Santa's friends
Santa’s friends at a previous 3Cs Christmas fair.