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Bowls In Focus : January 2010
Bowls In Focus 37 North Central Two clubs in the district, St Arnaud and Korong Vale, have recently cel- ebrated their 60th Anniversary. St Arnaud celebrated with more than 80 bowlers gathering at the club to mark the occasion. A special guest was the state president Maureen Connolly, who presented Joan Pole, a long-time member of the club, with her super veteran badge. With over 60mm of rain during the weekend, the enthusiasm of the guests was not dampened and there was much laughter during the games played inside the clubhouse. After lunch the green proved fit for play and the bowl- ers were able to have a game before having afternoon tea. Korong Vale celebrated with an Invitation Day where president Joan Murnane presented a history of the club and invited past member Linda Proctor to cut the birthday cake. Those present enjoyed a happy day of celebrations and bowls. Donald Bowling Club recently hon- oured three long serving members Joan Wood, Beth Hollis and Russ Hose with life membership. Congratulations to Babs and George Browse from Donald who recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Phyl Broughton (Don- ald) who passed away recently. Ovens & Murray Group 7 state singles was played at Numurkah Golf and resulted in a win for Claire Sanders from Yarrawonga and Border Club. The state triples played at Kiewa Valley resulted in a win for Joy Johnson, Kim Lefevre and Dulcie Robinson from Yarrawonga and Border Golf, by one shot on the last end from the team of Caroline Reilly, Kerry Baldacchino and Glenys Walker from Central Murray. Our condolences to the family of Iris Whitechurch, life member of Corowa Services who passed away recently South Gippsland The start of the SGDLBA season has been very busy with some clubs having played their Invitation and Tournament days. It is hard to believe that we are almost into the second round of pennant. Our state events are well under- way with the triples being completed. Congratulations to Wonthaggi being the winners over Port Welshpool by two shots. The state singles between Lucy Vignocchi (Foster) and Robyn Dennis (Inverloch) was played with spectators enjoying some excellent draw shots from both players. Lucy emerged the winner 25-23. Congratu- lations to both ladies. We were sorry to have to say farewell to Maureen Atwell, who has served on the association match committee for many years and was also president of Tarwin Lower Bowls Club. She takes with her a wealth of experience and we all will miss her. Maureen has moved back to Dande- nong to be closer to her family. Sincere condolences to the fam- ily and friends of Loch & District foundation member Susie Stewart, who was an active member until last September when she was taken ill. Susie was in her 89th year. Family and friends were saddened by the recent loss of the husband of Norma Payne (Fish Creek) our thoughts are with Norma. Condolences also to the family and friends of Jean Lewry (Korum- burra) who had been a member since the 1960s. Whitehorse Doncaster Bowling Club's 60th an- niversary celebrations culminated last month after a variety of events. Mem- bers joined in a celebratory game of selected mixed fours, after which they were joined by other guests and life members in a special afternoon tea. Life member and past VLBA section president, Vivien Andrews, gave a 'ladies view' of the club's early development and, particularly, the role of lady members in the club's growth. As Vivien recalled, although the ladies were only associates, they played a major role in the club's early years, and still do. Formality was strong; ladies attended club dances in formal ball gowns and then donned aprons to prepare elaborate suppers and undertake the cleanup duties afterwards. Ladies were eventually granted full membership and continue to play a major role in the ongoing history of their great club. Yarra This year at City of Heidelberg the format for President and Guest Day was a little different with all ladies bringing a plate and enjoying a buffet luncheon - the selection was excellent. Everyone worked very hard to make the day a very relaxed and enjoyable one. President Pat Gall welcomed all visitors, lady members, members of the board of manage- ment, men's committee and our popular Group councillor Pat Hyde, who later presented Super Veteran badges to Bev Grant, Alice Hyland, Betty Jurgens, Monica Mallard, Pat Townsend and Brenda Whyte. GLEN EIRA-McKINNON BOWLS CLUB INC. MOURNS THE PASSING OF Life Member Lesley Toomey A great Lady a Great team player and a ray of sunsine in the lives of all that she met. Sincere condolences to the family from the Board of Management and all of the members of her "Club" BAYSIDE JACK HIGH BOWLS 739 Centre Road Bentleigh East, 3165 PH / FAX 9579 4440 www.baysidejackhighbowls.com.au For all Your Bowling requirements • Club Clothing • Accessories • Lawn bowls • Good ser vice and Advice • Group 7 triples winners Dulcie Robinson, Joy Johnson and Kim Lefevre from Yarrawonga & Border Golf at the picturesque Kiewa Valley club. • Doncaster Bowling Club Life Members and Super Veterans enjoying the club’s 60th Anniversary celebrations Calling all former Guides and Brownies! Come and join in a moment of history. Bowling ex-Guides and ex- Brownies are invited to take part in this year's Guides Victoria Centenary Bowls Tournament, sponsored by our good friends at Grand Pacific Tours. The tournament will be held on 26 March 2010 at Glen Waverley Bowls Club from 10am. Format will be single entries, teams of four playing two 11-end games. Morning and afternoon tea, along with a scrumptious lunch will be provided. Spread the word and enjoy the celebration. Contact tournament secretary, Barbara Doggett on 9801 1944 to register for this historic day.