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2021 

LUNCHEON @ CITY BOWLS CLUB 27/1/21

 

The first event for 2021  , a 2 course Luncheon at the City Bowls Club was attended by 40 members/guests on the 27th January 21.

President Jim Lang welcomed everyone and reminded them of the COVID rules that they should observe. The Club held meetings of Secretary, Treasurer and himself  over phone link during the year to attend to business matters of the Club.. He thanked the Welfare Officer George Roberts for his good work during the difficult time, Newsletter Editors Jim O’Brien and Greg Brauer for keeping members up to date each month and also the members who delivered the newsletters, Arthur Hollis, John Malone Bill Bartlett, Graeme Robb and  Don Whitehead.  President also thanked the members who contributed to the newsletter per medium of the articles they provided for the newsletter.

Pat Roache said Grace and invited members to enjoy their meal and each others company during the luncheon.

Members then enjoyed a variety of meals served by the City Bowls Club Chef Lisa and her helpers. The members ate Steak, Fish, Chicken, Lamb Cutlets  and Roast Beef for the main course and the sweets   of Fruit Salad and Cream or Berry Cheese cake with tea or coffee to wash the meals down

After two and a half hours of chatting and eating , the luncheon came to a close at approx. 3.15 pm   with the attendees well satisfied with their meals and loved the fact they were together again after the a long and difficult separation during COVID restrictions.

Apologies for the Luncheon came from Brian Fielder, Max Marriner, George Roberts, Frank Lawrence and Mick McGuane

PHOTOS


(L - R ) Len Porter, Ruth Crabbe , Aileen & Don Larson,Ken Riches, Mick McCarthy, Kevin Weir, Arthur Hollis Kelvin Cass and Tom Evans

(L - R ) John Roache, Barry & Margaret Cameron, Helen & Pat Roache, Tricia Roache, Dyson & Jennie Scott,  Moira & Lance Ryan

(L-R) Alan Wilson, John & Robyn Malone, June & Jim Lang, Stewart & Vonda Carson, Arthur Grant, Maurice Middleton 

 

(L-R) Mick Holland, Ken & Dorothy Riches, Brian & Pat Gleeson, Judy and Mick Melville, Graeme & Lorraine Robb, Felicity Holland

ANNUAL MEETING @ CITY BOWLS CLUB 1/3/2021

A smaller than usual attendance at the Annual meeting. Attendees numbered 36 with 4 apologies. President Jim welcomed the members present.

After the President declared all positions vacant, he called Lance Ryan to the chair to officiate the election of office bearers for the following year as follows:

President Stewart Carson Secretary Jim O'Brien, Treasurer John Malone, Vice President to come, Assistant Secretary Greg Brauer,  Welfare George Roberts OAM, Guest Speaker Co -ordinator Graeme Robb , Sgt At Arms Alan Wilson, Bowls Co-ordinator Maurice Middleton, Trips Committee Jim O"Brien Des Ladhams Bryan Martin, Newsletter Editor Jim O'Brien, OH&S Officer Stewart Carson, Morning Tea Team Dyson Scott, Ken Davis, Lindsay Matthews, Don Whitehead.

The outgoing President Jim then handed the Chain Of Office to President Elect Stewart ( see photo below) who spoke to members hoping  for a better year in 2021.

Meeting closed at 11.45

 

President Elect Stewart Carson is receives the Chain Of Office from outgoing President Jim Lang

 

BALLARAT TROTS NIGHT MARCH 25TH 2021

The night at Bray Raceway Ballarat got off to  a flying start at 3pm when 47 people aboard the Christians coach ,  left the City Bowls Club carpark for Bray raceway.

We travelled via Winchelsea, Shelford, Mt Mercer and Buninyong and took in the cropping farms and the Wind Farm Turbines at Mt Mercer along the way. Our driver provided information about various places en route which made the trip more interesting.

Five raffles were conducted during the trip which provided the winners with $20 cash prize.

The people on board were kept very busy as they filled in info for an Insurance register and a Covid information form for the Ballarat District Trotting Association .

Tickets for the night were given to each participant @ 5pm   at Bray raceway. Everyone had to hand in their ticket as well as their Covid information form to the officials before going up to the Terrace Restaurant in readiness for the nights action.

There were 9 events on the card for us to make a profit on the night.

Entrée was served at 6.45 followed by alternate servings of lamb and chicken. Then sweets and a cup of tea or coffee.

There were a few winning punters over the evening however I would estimate more losers.

We had the restaurant pretty much to ourselves and the crowd was not big enough for the trotting club to conduct a punters club which disappointed some of our people. There was much studying of the form and socializing during the evening with everyone seemingly enjoying the night.

At around 10.30pm , we  boarded our coach and we headed for home. It was a pretty quiet trip to Colac and just before the Colac Ballarat Road roundabout ,President Stewart thanked  our driver Peter for getting us there and back safely and everyone for making the night enjoyable.

The coach arrived home @ 11.40 pm.

 

 

PHOTOS AT TROTS NIGHT

 

(L to R) JOHN MALONE,STEWART & VONDA CARSON,JUDY & MICK MELVILLE,JOHN & CHERYL BARROW, KATH DRUMMOND

 

(L to R) JOHN MALONE, STEWART CARSON, VONDA CARSON, BOB ISAACS

(L to R) JOHN MALONE, RON MCCANN, LINDSAY MATTHEWS, JAN MATTHEWS, CLAUDIA MCCANN, ROBIN MALONE

(L to R) BRIAN GLEESON, JIM LANG, JUNE LANG, KATH DRUMMOND, PAT GLEESON


(L to R) REG CRAIG, DAVID FLEMING, KEN ELLIS, ARTHUR GRANT

 


(L to R) DAN  MCKAY, JENNY WLLACE,  TREVOR FARNSWORTH ,MARK JACOB, LEAH JACOB

(L to R) ADRIENNE RUSSELL, JOHN RUSSELL


(L to R) BARBARA HALLYBURTON, TRACY RUSSELL, GRAHAM SPIERS, STACIA RUSSELL, MARIE BORKENS

(L to R) JULIE BOWLEY, ROSEMARY SKINNER, JOHN BARROW, CHERYL BARROW, STEWART CARSON, VONDA CARSON 


 (L to R) MAURICE MIDDLETON, JOY MIDDLETON, LURLENE WEIR, KEVIN WEIR, LEN PORTER, RUTH CRABBE

LIST OF ATTENDEES

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210325_ATTENDEES_BRAY_RACEWAY.xlsx

CIJ LUNCHEON @ CITY BOWLS CLUB 5TH JULY 2021 

42 members and partners gathered at the City Bowls Club after our general meeting. President Stewart welcomed everybody and Mick McGuane said grace and prayed that we would be served a nice meal. Main meals of roast lamb, fish, chicken and sweets of sticky date pudding and fruit salad and ice cream were  provided by Chef Lisa ,

After our meal, member Rod Hanson , who was our guest speaker, told us the story of the preparation for  and installation of the windfarm infrastructure on his farm at Irrewarra. Photos of all the stages of installation were shown on the television screen for members to view and Rod detailed each of the photos. A very interesting talk and members showed their appreciation by a round of applause . Graeme Robb thanked Rod and on behalf of the clubs members, presented him with a small gift .

LIST OF ATTENDEES

Click on link below to see the list

210705_CHRISTMASIN_JULY_LUNCH_.xlsx

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