The Pak’nSave Gala on Sunday, 15 July was once again a success. Once again many thanks to Sandy Booth and helpers for a much enjoyed afternoon tea. The next Gala is on 5 August.
Our next season’s programme and is almost ready for typing up – makes you realise how close we are getting to the 2018-2019 playing season. Opening day is scheduled for 1st September.
If you have changed your telephone number recently please let Glenda or Yvonne know so that the membership list details can be amended for our next season’s handbook.
Subscriptions can now be paid; a list of the subscriptions for this season are on the Board. If there is no-one to accept your subscription please put it in a sealed envelope with your name on the envelope and the club membership category you wish to be a member of and ‘post’ it in the Treasurer’s box through the grille on the Bar. Receipts and membership cards will be issued when John returns from holiday in September.
Playing members – Green 1 is open daily unless the weather intervenes and most days there are members down having a roll up from 1.00 pm.
The mixed 242 pairs event was held on 22 July – Winners were: Paddy and Kaye by one end with 4 wins and 24 ends; second were Chris and Robyn with 4 wins and 23 ends; third were Ringo & Sandy with 4 wins and 22 ends – it could not have been closer!
Check noticeboard for entries into upcoming bowling Centre events – Interclub, Pennants, Gee Shield (women), Gough Shield & Hutt Valley Banner (men), Hutt Valley Cup & Bowl (women)
The Ladder Play Off’s are re-scheduled for this 4th August commencing at 10.00 am. Val Fitzmaurice & Chris Carter are playing for winners; Bev Smith & Kevin Gutschlag for runner up.
The Brian Irwin Memorial Mixed Pairs has been scheduled for 11th and 12th August. This is limited to the 1st 16 teams to enter plus 2 reserves. See notice on board and put your entry in.
Sadly we learnt of the death of a former Central and Petone Central member, Patrick (Smokey) Austin. His funeral was held on Wednesday at Wainuiomata.
Our Life Member, Joan Porter, turned 100 on 29 July and on 28 July she had an ‘at home’ at the Club for her family, friends and bowling friends to come and have a cup of tea etc. It was a wonderful occasion and at one stage there were 140 people present. Whilst it was an informal event there were several short speeches – her daughter (Marilyn), her son (John), Paddy, Ginny Anderson (Labour MP), and Brett O’Riley – who has known Joan since he was 4 years old! and coincidentally he is also on the Board of Bowls New Zealand. Chris Carter presented Joan with a Petone Central Life Members badge (the Club recently had some made). Also on display were a lot of old photographs plus the many cards she received from friends, the Queen, the Governor General etc. cards she received from friends, the Queen, the Governor General etc. Many thanks to our club members – Sandy, Robyn, Debbie & Lynda for the catering on the day which was enjoyed by all. Also to Chris and others who assisted on the Bar.
Liquor Licence – as you will have seen in the newspapers some Bowling Clubs have been hit hard with their proposed licensing hours. We are still waiting to hear whether ours will be granted. We should take this as a warning from Police that they will be vigilant where club licences are concerned and members must make sure they stick to the terms and conditions of our licence. You must have your membership card on you when you come to the Club. If you don’t please sign in. The Police representative(s) attended a meeting at Bowls Wellington on Monday evening and representatives from Bowling Clubs were present to learn what the Police reasoning etc. is and hopefully get this problem sorted out. The problem area for licences seemed to be the hours some Clubs wanted to have their bar licence cover. It appeared to our representatives that if you are squeaky clean you have nothing to worry about. We consider we come into this category. [Just a timely reminder – the outside area that our licence covers is from the Clubrooms to the ‘smoke shed’ and across to the flagpole.]
Trivia: TRYING – If at first you don’t succeed, Try one of the following:-.
(1) Blame your Bowls; 2) Blame someone else; (3) Seek coaching.
What are you waiting for?
Petone Central Bowling Club came into being in June 2008 as a result of the merger between two former Clubs — the Petone Bowling Club and the Central Bowling Club. Both Clubs were well established in the Petone area with the Petone Bowling Club being inaugurated in 1897 and the Central Bowling Club in 1917.