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Bowls In Focus : January 2011
24 Bowls In Focus Bayside Beaches Parkdale Bowling Club recently celebrated its 50th birthday with 90 members and guests enjoying a most interesting and social day together. Guests were firstly entertained by the choral group ‘Rubies in the Kitchen’ while enjoying pre-dinner drinks; then, after introducing official guests, club president Bruce Gilbert began proceedings by quizzing the audience about events occurring in 1960. It was interesting to note that John F Ken- nedy was elected US President, Sir Robert Menzies was our prime min- ister, the first kidney transplant took place, and the population of Australia was just a smidgen over 10 million. Ann Rawlinson read an account of the history of Parkdale Bowling Club since its inauguration, which caused many of the older members to reflect nostalgically, but also proved of inter- est to the newer members. Toasts were proposed by Thelma Wood and Neile Langley from Bowls Victoria, local MP Janice Munt and club ladies president Evelyn Greig. Then it was onto the greens for a short game in typical sunny Parkdale weather. The cutting of the cake by the two presidents, followed by afternoon tea concluded proceedings. Central Highlands It was a nostalgic occasion on our last Group 8 Day held at Kyneton. Teams from Goulburn Valley, Central Highlands and Central competed for the Group Shield for the last time with Central Highlands pipped by one shot by Goulburn Valley. Standings were Goulburn Valley 202, Central High- lands 201 and Central 193. We were very pleased to have Bowls Victoria director Maureen Connolly and BVOR Fay Ruthven as our official guests. Congratulations to Goulburn Valley for winning the shield and we thank you and Central for your friendship over the years. Thank you to Kyneton for hosting a great day. Congratulations to Sandra Can- ning from Whittlesea, who won the novice singles and now goes on to represent Group 8 in the state finals next month. We also congratulate the State triples winners, Josie Turner, Chris Ploughman and Desma Budd from Kyneton. Our Veteran’s Day was held at Kilmore, where a game of 8-ends was played followed by a lovely afternoon tea. Life members Nan Smith and Irene Owens were unable to attend but sent their best wishes for the day. Our special lady for the day was Nancy Morgan from Macedon Bowling Club, who received her Super Veteran badge from BVOR Fay Ruthven. Nancy has won many events and is still playing good bowls; Horizons Women’s District Association News From Around The State • Official guests at Group 8’s final Shield Day held at Kyneton Bowls Club: Lois Tomkins, Margaret Adcock, Shirley Sinclair, Margaret Giovannini, John McDonald, Dorothy Evans, Maureen Connolly, Fay Ruthven and Bunny Johansen. • Bowls Victoria president Graeme Hosken presents Chirnside Park immediate past president Margaret McKay and current president Shirley Tilbury with a certificate commemorating the club’s 25th year.