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Bowls In Focus : August September 2009
membership to the CVDLBA. She again took on the role of president in 200001. During her time on the CVDLBA committee she was one of five ladies to draft the current constitution. Ill health prevents Aly from bowling at present, but we all enjoy seeing her at the club on play days and selling the raffle tickets on tournament days. Congratulations to Alice and Aly, two wonderful contributors to their club, association and bowls in general. Casey Congratulations to Shirley Zosky (Hampton Park), who was recently presented with a Super Veteran badge at our annual general meeting held at Narre Warren Bowls Club, then celebrated by enjoying lunch with her bowling friends afterwards. Central You may remember last year, Seymour Bowls Club was awarded a grant of $1000 from the ‘Women in Sport’ program. Following this they ran nights of introductory bowls and a bite to eat over five weeks. Following on, these new bowlers enjoyed themselves so much that they joined in with the club’s Corporate Bowls competition nights. Seymour has amazingly picked up 18 new women members from this initiative. Six are still full-time workers, one has been elected to the club committee of management, and another is attend- • Coughlin Park ladies are looking forward to the start of the season in their ‘flash new’ uniforms. Photo courtesy Wimmera Mail Times. ing committee meetings as a potential secretary. The club started a special competition for VLBA affiliates every Tuesday and six or more of them are playing during the winter. This initiative has just rolled on and the benefits to the club have been enormous. Central Murray Central Murray DLBA welcomes everyone back for the new season. Our best wishes to incoming CMDLBA office bearers; president Elaine Blizzard; vice presidents Marlene Bartley and Therese Thomas; secretary Caroline Reilly; assistant secretary and publicity Annette Hazell; and treasurer Aileen Williams. Central Wimmera Coughlin Park ladies are all dressed up and rarin’ to go. They have new and very flash uniforms sponsored by the local ‘Wastebusters’ organisation. The ladies section is a relatively young bunch and have been playing pennant for just six ears. They are a very keen group and eel they will be nudging success this ear. • Enjoying Seymour’s Corporate Barefoot Bowling nights are the girls from Seymour Printers. The association sends congratulations to Group 4 councillor Edith Kuchel and husband Eric on their recent golden edding anniversary celebrations. Sunnyside Horsham ladies express their sympathies to the family of life member Betty Morrison who recently passed away. Gippsland Drouin couple Maureen and John Leighton’s 2008-09 season was one that wler’s dreams are made of. They have written the history books at their club with Margaret winning every club championship she entered for the year. She became club singles champion for the th occasion and was the first female from Drouin to win the Gippsland DLBA champion of champions. Further glory came with the club pairs, triples, ‘100-up’, and mixed pairs with husband John. John’s prowess saw him capture the club singles (for the sixth time), triples, fours, mixed pairs and was runner-up in the club pairs. John went on to claim another scalp winning the Group 8 state fours. Their talented sons Mark and Brett are previous winners of the club singles, while Brett, who plays with Melbourne in premier division, has also won the Melbourne club title, and has his name on the club singles champion board at Waverley BC (NSW). Brett was stationed there during a stint in the RAN. One can only guess the conversation when the Leighton’s gather around the dinner table. Sincere condolences are extended to Cath Brown (Yinnar) on the passing of her husband Bob, and to the family and friends of Elsie Timmins (Traralgon) who recently passed away. Hobson’s Bay Northern Sincere condolences to the family and friends of May Mitchell (Mt Cottrell) who recently passed away. Congratulations to Barbara and Bill Hancock (Cohuna), also Gwen and Vern Peace (Leitchville), for their recent diamond wedding celebrations coincidently on the same day in April! Bouquets to Grace Boyd (Kerang) and Edie Pounder (Cohuna) who have both celebrated their 90th birthdays recently. Happy Birthdays girls! Bowls In Focus 53 • Drouin’s winning super couple Margaret and John Leighton. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ethel Morris (Cohuna) and family on the recent passing of her husband Lindsay. North Gippsland Heyfield Bowling Club was very pleased with their 2008-09 season and thanks their greenkeeper for the excellent greens prepared for them. The ladies entered all state events and had some success in some of these. Two ladies received their super veteran badges at Maffra recently. Well done to Ina Rowley and Beryl Howe. Congratulations to Warena Leemon, who has been awarded life membership of the club. Warena is a very willing worker and has achieved excellent results in her bowling over the years. Peninsula Yarra A glitch in the recording system had the incorrect information in the June-July magazine, so it is belated congratulations to Mt Eliza’s Joyce Parkin for winning her club’s 2008-2009 club championship. Darebin City Bowls Club, after a long wait, has at last opened its four greens. Members have overcome the challenges over the past year, when other venues had to be arranged for them to play and can now look forward to an enjoyable new season. The greens were officially re-opened in May on a perfect bowling day and the greens were filled with happy players. Congratulations to Joyce and Ron Stott (City of Heidelberg) for their recent diamond wedding celebrations.