Petone Central Bowling Club

June 2017 Newsletter

Our AGM was held on 25th June.  38 Full Playing & Life Members; 2 Midweek & 5 Social members attended the meeting.

The following appointment to the Executive Committee were confirmed:

President -C Carter – elected unopposed; Vice President – S Booth – elected unopposed; Secretary – G Grant – elected unopposed; Treasurer – J O’Brien – elected unopposed; Executive Committee: B Hollow, K Kylie, C Robson were elected. Nominations from the floor were called for 1 further member and C Bartlett (nominated S Booth, seconded J O’Brien), was duly appointed.

Other appointments were:

Green Superintendent – C Carter; Match Committee (Men & Women) – R Carter, D Goodey, B Nye, L Stevens (*2 more required); Interclub/Weekend Selector (Men) – P Burns/M Stevens; Interclub/Weekend Selector (Women) – P Wishnowsky; Pennants Selector (Men) – G Murphy; Pennants Selector (Women) – G Wakefield/ V Fitzmaurice; Delegate to the Centre – Executive to make appointment; Reviewer – TACs Business Centre.

*Executive will seek further appointments.

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 season will remain the same as per previous year.

It has been several years since we had a coach at our Club.  Jean & Dave Goodey are both qualified coaches and have agreed to undertake coaching sessions this season.  Watch the noticeboards and the Newsletters for details of these.  It is a very positive move for our Club.

Our Executive Committee will hold their first meeting on 18 July where other matters discussed at the AGM (state of our greens and action/options to be taken, and Sportsville.)  Club members will be kept informed of what decisions on these matters are proposed to be taken.  It is recommended that those members with computers or access to computers look at the Hutt City Council website.

Unfortunately there was an error in our Annual Report in that some names were omitted from the list of members who were welcomed to the Club during the season: the omissions were Jim O’Brien (Full Playing – First year); Lorraine & Bruce Hollow and Glenda Grant changed their membership status from social to Full Playing – First Year; Dave Grant – Social.  We very much regret these omissions and apologise to those affected by it.  A notation has been added to the Annual Report.

It may be off-season where our greens are concerned but our other activities continue.  Thursday Club Nights – although most nights we have a good number of attendees it would be good to see more attend.

Indoor Bowls is going strong with 3 mats needed to accommodate all who turn up and a great time seems to be being had by all.

Cards are still all go on Monday afternoons – more players would be very welcome.

Also our Lotto Bonus Number draw continues – just put your $2 in the slot and write your name on the appropriate number on the sheet on the wall.  Someone has to win every week – it could be you!

Bowls Wellington On-line entries for Centre events for the coming 2017-2018 Season are now open – just log onto the Bowls Wellington Website.  This also includes the Prestige Pairs, and Veterans tournaments.


Recently I (Yvonne) came across an article on the history of Women’s Bowls in a Scottish magazine.  Women were very largely excluded from the sport until the mid-20th century with most clubs being restricted to men only.  Things began changing after World War 1, partly because women formed their own dedicated clubs.  (A copy of the article will be put on the noticeboard if anyone is interested in reading it).

Some historic facts about Bowls dates back to at least the 13th Century; Anne Boleyn was a bowler, as was Queen Victoria; today the sport is played in over 40 countries.  The most famous game of bowls was played in 1588 at Plymouth Hoe, when Sir Francis Drake insisted on finishing his game before dealing with the Spanish Armada.

Some other facts on other matters:

  • The coldest winters on Earth are at the Polar Plateau in Antarctica where the average temperature is -72.9 degrees Fahrenheit!
  • More than 3 million emails are sent every second;
  • Cod have regional accents, with the sounds made by American cod being different to their British cousins;
  • A moonbow is a rainbow caused by moonlight rather than sunlight.

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About Us

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.

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Petone Central Bowling Club
Roxburgh Grove, Petone
Wellington 5046
Phone 04-568-6344

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