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Bowls In Focus : August September 2010
Bowls In Focus 41 Central Wimmera Following the great success this year, Horsham Sunnyside hopes to continue staging a bowls clinic for Horsham Special School again next year. Club president Barry Gross said ‘the children got a real kick out of it and we did too, especially when you see the excited looks on their faces, we have a loyal group of volunteers who gives the children one-on-one coaching’. Horsham Sunnyside coach Trish Wilde co-ordinated the clinic assisted by band of volunteers help- ing the students. The students played varied games such as ‘Noughts and Crosses’ and ‘Hit the Target’ which brought lots of laughter to the greens. It also stages an after-school program for students from Horsham Primary School, which had proved very suc- cessful. East Gippsland Finishing off last season’s news, Or- bost Bowls Club congratulates Grace Paterson who had an outstanding year. Grace won the club champion- ship, the association and zone level singles, pairs and triples. Joining Grace in the pairs event was Robyn Kellow and this duo took all before them, Maureen Cooney then joined Grace and Robyn for the triples and had a taste of success which led them to Bendigo to compete for the State titles. Congratulations girls, we are very proud of your achievements. Geelong Geelong West held a special morning tea recently to celebrate the 90th birthdays of two of their very popular and still sprightly members Margaret ‘Peg’ Lyons and Kath Kindred. Both are still playing pennant in Division 3 and intend playing again this season. It was a lovely morning to celebrate with family and friends and members. Gippsland Congratulations to Doreen and Len Morris (Moe) for their recent diamond wedding celebrations Sincere condolences to GDLBA’s treasurer Barbara McLean and her family on the passing of husband Doug. Hill Views Heatherdale Bowls Club finished the season with a fanfare. One hundred members, including every past presi- dent of the VLBA section of the club celebrated their Silver Jubilee. Bowls Victoria director Maureen Connolly presented a commemorative plaque commending the club on their 25 years of commitment and contribution to the VLBA bowls community. Many members took to their wheels and headed north for the sunshine and warmer bowls but as many stayed home to enjoy the change of season. Most of our clubs ran winter programs involving soup and sandwiches, craft mornings and special excursions to places of inter- est - either historical or gastronomi- cal! Likewise, there were indoor and outdoor bowls plus some excellent coaching workshops for bowlers look- ing to improve their skills. Now we are all ready to approach the new season with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joan Carroll (Ring- wood) and Georgina Cullimore (Lily- dale) who recently passed away. Hume Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ursula Carland (Moonee Ponds) who recently passed away. Maryborough Congratulations to Barbara and Phillip Betts (Maryborough Highland) for their recent golden wedding celebra- tions. North Gippsland Twenty four years of combined service by two ladies has drawn to a close at Sale Golf Bowls Club. At the club’s recent AGM, president Heather Trembath presented a Cer tificate of Appreciation to Lois Wilkinson for 10 years of outstanding service as secretary/tournament secretary and NGDLBA representative. A Certificate of Appreciation was also awarded to retiring treasurer Heather Duggan for her 14 years of dedicated service. Congratulations to both ladies on their exceptional service, which has been greatly appreciated by all members. Northern Wimmera Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lois Rober ts (Hopetoun) and Flo Verey (Warracknabeal) who recently passed away. Ovens & Murray A special afternoon tea was held at Wareena Park Bowls Club (Wanga- ratta) recently to celebrate Margaret King’s 90th birthday. It was a joyous occasion with many members past and present in attendance. Marga- ret remains an active member of Wareena Park, playing pennant and par ticipating in club events. Florence Egan, affectionately know as ‘Flo’ passed away recently at the age of 106 years. She was born in Benalla on 15 September 1903. Flo was a life member of Milawa Bowls Club, playing bowls and living independently until the age of 99. She was dearly loved and respected by all who knew her. Congratulations to Una and Jim Campbell (Yarrawonga) for their immi- nent diamond wedding celebrations. Yarra City of Heidelberg members would like to congratulate Mary and Alf James, two highly esteemed life members who recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Both are past presidents, and were previ- ous club champions – on one occa- sion winning in the same year. Mary and Alf have been great workers for the club, Mary as a coach for many years and Alf as treasurer. Sincere condolences to the fam- ily and friends of Marj Ives (City of Heidelberg) and Joyce Matthews (Diamond Creek) who recently passed away. • Horsham Special School student Robert Summerhayes is thrilled with his star presented by coach Trish Wilde during a recent bowls clinic. (pic courtesy Wimmera Mail-Times) • Orbost stars Maureen Cooney, Robyn Kellow and Grace Paterson with Group 10 Bowls Victoria official representative Barbara White. • Geelong West’s 90 years young Kath Kindred and Margaret ‘Peg’ Lyons with Group 2 Bowls Victoria official representative Jacqueline McLaren. • Heatherdale women’s president Margaret Sawyer accepts the club’s VLBA 25-Year Award from Bowls Victoria director Maureen Connolly.
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