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Bowls In Focus : August September 2010
40 Bowls In Focus Bellarine Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Althea McLeod (Ocean Grove) who recently passed away. Bendigo We are looking forward to the new season and welcome the office bearers for 2010-2011; president Kath Thorsen, senior vice president Pauline Brooks, junior vice president Judy Bickley, secretary Lois Hocking, treasurer Kath Armstrong and imme- diate past president Bev Mill. Match committee is Jacqui Davis, Pat An- drews, Jean Belt, Dawn Jennings and Dot Saville. We farewelled from match committee Mollie Daniel, who served BDLBA for many years. Many thanks Mollie for your service and dedication to ladies bowls during that time. Campaspe Valley We welcome the new CVDLBA ex- ecutive, president Margaret Stewar t (Rochester), vice president Lorraine Ogden (Moama), secretary Joy McAr- thur (Deniliquin) and our treasurer, Joy Palmer (Elmore). Match commit- tee is Fay Munnerley (Deniliquin), Bev Brereton (Lockington) chairper- son, Betty Carling (Kyabram Valley View), Norma Rober tson (Rich River) and Phyllis Thompson (Rochester). Preparations are in full swing for the 50th Anniversary of the Cam- paspe Valley District Ladies Bowling Association. This will be held at the Rich River Golf Resort on Friday 10 September, commencing at 9:30am. All past and present members are invited. If you have not received invitations contact Joy McArthur on 0415671283. We congratulate Sandra Connolly and Veronica Kelly on their recent selection to the State Squad. Casey There was a huge surprise on the day for members at Burden Park after the match recently - a wedding cer- emony was held and everyone was invited! Members Tony Armstrong and his fiancée Tanya Preston had decided to have an informal wedding, until the ladies of the club heard about it and decided to help out. A cake was organised, a few flowers and an archway on the stage, then a guard of honour all in club uniform and hey presto! Celebrant Peter Cur- rie conducted the ceremony and after signing the register the happy couple, with matron of honour Lovey Ramsay, Tanya’s son Michael Hutchinson, best man Mick Dinsdale and members joined the family for a reception in the clubrooms to celebrate their union. It was a very happy and informal evening to remember. Central Seymour Bowls Club ladies held an in-house tournament in honour of long-serving Dot Carroll, a member of the club for over 50 years. Dot’s introduction to bowls all those years ago came in 1957 when she went with her late husband Percy, a mem- ber of the club. Her first bowl rolled within a foot of the jack and her bowls career began. Over her 50 years of membership Dot features prominently on the club’s honour board with many club and district championships to her name. She has played in five national carnivals and the Kerang carnival for 30 years, and has served the club on match committee over many years. Dot’s memory of players, games, winning shots and opponents is still vivid today as in the years these milestones were achieved. A life member of the club, Dot’s encourage- ment to new bowlers and her advice to seasoned bowlers is both valued and dreaded (she is very forthright). Orchids to you Dot and we salute 50 wonderful years of bowling. Last season ended on a sad note with the members of Seymour VRI making the decision to disband. Members of the district met over a luncheon at Yea Bowls Club to host members of VRI and acknowledge the past work and achievements of the club over the years. VRI was an inaugural member club of the CDLBA, which they strongly supported over our fifty years of exis- tence. Several members are retiring from bowling and they have our best wishes for their retirement. Others are transferring to district clubs or to another district. We wish them all well and happy bowling for future seasons. Central Highlands We have a couple of notable congratulations from the end of last season. Firstly, Helen Mills (Melton) played in the Over-60 state singles finals at Burden Park and was equal third, a fantastic achievement. The State fours were won by Josie Turner, Desma Budd, Denise Knight and Chris Plowman (Kyneton), while our state pairs winners were Lyn Thomp- son and Jenny Cockerill (Wallan). Well done. The Annual Group Challenge match saw CHDLBA defeat Marib- yrnong Valley DLBA. Group 8 have won this event for the last three years running, which is a great effort. A special mention for two ladies who were recently presented with their CHDLBA life membership badges; Ethel Patton from Trentham has 22 years of service and Ceta Beattie from Whittlesea has twelve. We congratulate Ethel and Ceta who are both very deserving recipients and we wish them many more happy years on the bowling green. The district is saddened by the passing of Joan Eichstadt (Whittle- sea) and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Central Murray Bowls Victoria representative Alice Singe recently presented Super Veteran badges to Marj Murdoch, Margaret Edis (Numurkah Golf), Elaine Knight, Mavis Davis (Tocum- wal), Hazel Boase, Jean Wilson (Nu- murkah) and Viv Parkin (Barooga). Congratulations ladies. Horizons Women’s District Association News From Around The State • Happy Burden Park couple Tony Armstrong and Tanya Preston follow- ing their wedding held at the club. • Seymour’s Dot Carroll at a special club function to celebrate her 50 years of bowls. • Central Highlands president Dorothy Evans flanked by new life members Whittlesea’s Ceta Beattie and Ethel Patton from Trentham.
June July 2010