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Bowls In Focus : August September 2009
Horizons Ballarat Congratulations Smeaton Bowls Club Ladies celebrating their 50th anniversary on 30 September this year, and invitations are extended to all former members to join in the celebrations. Please phone (03) 5345 2320. Congratulations to Lena and Barry Macklin (Victoria) for their recent golden wedding celebrations. Bellarine Alice Betts has been at Portarlington Bowls Club all of her bowling life and has just completed 50 consecutive years of pennant and the club is wondering if any other VLBA affiliate has achieved this feat. She was recently honoured with Life Membership from Horizons s Ballarat Congratulations Smeaton Bowls Club Ladies celebrating their 50th anniver- sary on 30 September this year, izons Ballarat Congratulations Smeaton Bowls Club Ladies celebrating their 50th anniver- sary on 30 September this year, and invitations are extended to all former members to join in the celebrations. Please phone (03) 5345 2320. Congratulations to Lena and Barry Macklin (Victoria) for their recent golden wedding celebrations. Bellarine Alice Betts has been at Portarlington Bowls Club all of her bowling life and has just completed 50 consecu- tive years of pennant and the club is wondering if any other VLBA affiliate has achieved this feat. She was recently honoured with Life Membership from ery ery office at her club including president and secretary, as well as seven years as treasurer. Perhaps the highlight of Alice’s bowling administrative efforts was the six years service she gave on the executive of the Bellarine DLBA in the early part of its inauguration, where she was chairperson of the competitions committee undertake. Alice was one of the first ladies in the Geelong District to gain her Level 1 National Accreditation Coaching Scheme Certificate. In season 1974-75 she saw the need and introduced a club event for novice bowlers being coached at the club to play for the Alice Betts Novice Singles Award. This event has been keenly contested every year for the past 35 years and enjoyed by the new bowlers. Alice’s achievements include five club championships, three president’s trophies, two ladies club pairs, two mixed pairs, two century handicaps, two state fours zone titles, state pairs zone title, country state fours, state fours runners-up 1997-98 and association ‘A’ grade pairs winners. The year 2010 will mark the 90th birthday of the Portarlington club, and no doubt Alice will be right in the thick of it. Bendigo • Portarlington’s Alice Betts celebrating 50 consecutive years of bowls. Our executive for this season is as follows; president, Kath Thorson; senior vice president, Pauline Brooks; junior vice president Judy Bickley; secretary, Lois Hocking; treasurer, Kath Armstrong; and past president, Bev Mill. Everyone Are you looking for a friendly, active and progressive bowls club located in Melbourne’s northeastern suburbs? Then consider Diamond Creek Bowling Club With: 2 brand new synthetic greens Four RVBA pennant teams Three VLBA pennant teams An active social bowls calendar Night Bowls Barefoot bowls Modern amenities Check out our website at dcbc.org.au or contact the club on 0394381717 52 Bowls In Focus VLBA District Association News From Around The State is looking forward to the new season, as this is an historic year for the Bendigo DLBA celebrating 60 years of ladies bowls. We wish everyone an enjoyable and successful season. Campaspe Valley The ladies from Lockington Bowling Club celebrate the careers of two of its oldest members, Alice McMinn and Aly Humbert; have been members of the club for over 50 years. Alice was recently recognised by the club for her 50 years as a member, during which she has held the positions of president, vice president and was a member of the match committee for some 27 years. On the green Alice was a force to be reckoned with; she has been the club singles champion on 21 occasions, the first in 1969 and more recently in 2003. She is also a five-time winner of the champion of champions. Over the years Alice has won many zone state singles, pairs, triples and fours, along with many association events as well as numerous club events. Alice was always a formidable opponent in pennant and tournaments; one knew they were in for a hard day; and that much concentration was needed if you were to hope to defeat her and her team. Aly Humbert joined the Lockington Bowling club in 1958, aged 33, and after two years she was elected treasurer, entrusted to take care of the bank account for a total of 20 years during her • A Super Veteran and proud of it, state vice president Bernice Helle presents Hampton Park’s Shirley Zosky with her special badge. half-century of service to the club. Over the years Aly has also held the positions of secretary and president, as well as being elected to the tournament and selection committees. Apart from this, she has been a whiz at sponges, cleaning the clubhouse, trips to meetings, etc; not to mention the waxing of the clubhouse floor, ably assisted by husband Arthur; a total of 36 years service in all. She has played pennant in all divi- sions, and was one of few qualified umpires in the CVDLBA until recent years. Not content with the hours spent at her club, Aly served the Campaspe Valley DLBA for eight years. She was treasurer in 1962-64, president 1985-87 and chair of the match committee 1967 and 1997-98. In 1999 Aly was presented with life Do YOU have Coeliac Disease? le to participate in a clinical trial investigating the safety of a new vaccine treatment for Coeliac Disease. 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