Volunteer of the Year Award

We are very proud to be able to announce that our Vice President, Dorothy Schroeder, who was nominated by the Club for the East Gippsland Bowls Division “Volunteer of the Year”, not only won for our Division but has also been selected as Volunteer of the Year for the Gippsland Region.

EGBD Pres - John Lewis presents Dorothy Schroeder with EGBD & Gipps Region Volunteer of the Year award #2
EGBD President John Lewis presenting Dorothy with her awards.

Dorothy Schroeder - EGBD & Gippsland Region volunteer of the year 2018

Dorothy was unaware of her nomination and was surprised and thrilled to receive her well deserved award, having worked tirelessly for the members of our club for a number of years.  Dorothy will be a guest of Bowls Vic at a function in Melbourne later in the year where Bowls Vic will announce the Volunteer of the Year for the State of Victoria.

Congratulations, Dorothy, from all of us at the Metung Bowls Club.

Season Opening for 2018 – 2019

Metung held its Season Opening day on Sunday 9th September.  We were very pleased to have members of the EGBD (East Gippsland Bowls Division) executive, John & Fay Lewis with John Kool and Don Cameron, join us for the event.


Proceedings were opened by our club president, Peter Attard before teams and rules of play were announced by selectors Chris Wain, Richard Dooley & Bernie Fitzgerald.


Life Member – June Beale rolled the kitty and Life Member Rae Whelan delivered the first bowl.


The weather was kind and two enjoyable games were played.

Presentations followed with the winning team being Peter & Bernie Attard and Ian Twyerould.

Winners Bernie & Peter Attard & Ian Twyerould with Dorothy Schroeder & Bernie Fitzgerald
Bernie & Peter Attard and Ian Twyerould with Vice President Dorothy Schroeder and Selector Bernie Fitzgerald.

Runners-Up were Richard & Barb Dooley and Ernie Banks.

Runners-up Richard & Barb Dooley & Ernie Banks with Dorothy Schroeder & Bernie Fitzgerald
Richard Dooley, Ernie Banks & Barb Dooley with Dorothy Schroeder & Bernie Fitzgerald.

Presentations were also made to Dorothy Schroeder and June Beale who have recently moved to new homes outside of Metung, but who will continue to be membes of the club.

President - Peter Attard, Vice President - Dorothy Schroeder & Life Member - June Beale
Dorothy Schroeder & June Beale

EGBD President, John Lewis, also took the opportunity to announce that Dorothy Schroeder has been awarded the Volunteer Of The Year Award for both the East Gippsland Bowls Division and the Gippsland Region.

EGBD Pres - John Lewis presents Dorothy Schroeder with EGBD & Gipps Region Volunteer of the Year award #2

A group photo was taken of all the members who attended.


Afterwards the members and guests enjoyed a relaxed evening and an enjoyable meal together.

Investiture of a new Life Member

Metung Bowls Club was proud to invest a new Life Member on the 31st May 2018.

John Roelofs has been passionate about the Club since he joined 14 years ago, contributing significantly in the roles of Secretary and President, as well as in time, manpower and materials for the betterment of the Club and its facilities, so it was with great pleasure that Club Members voted to thank him for his contribution by awarding him Life Membership at their recent Annual General Meeting.

Presentation Day for Season 2017 – 2018

The club held its Presentation Day on the afternoon of 29th April.  The afternoon began with an enjoyable & relaxed game of social bowls before members gathered in the club house for afternoon tea and the presentations.Club members - Presentation Day 2018 (2)

The winner of the club Mens’ Singles championship for this was none other than our club President John Roelofs.John Roelofs (Pres) - Mens Singles champ 2018 (3)

The Ladies Singles championship was won by Vice President Dorothy Shroeder.Dorothy Shroeder (V Pres) - Ladies Singles champ 2018 (2)

The Mens’ Doubles championship was won by Rob Garbutt (right) & Ian Williams (absent).Rob Garbutt (minus Ian Williams) - Mens Doubles champs 2018

The Mixed Doubles championship was won by John Roelofs & Dorothy Shroeder.Dorothy Shroeder (V Pres) & John Roelofs (Pres) - Mixed Doubles champs 2018

The Ladies 100 up victor was Heather Twyerould.Heather Twyerould - Ladies 100 up champ 2018 (2)

And the Mens 100 up victor was club Secretary Peter Attard.Peter Attard (secretary) - Mens 100 up champ 2018

Members of our Division 4 Penant team in attendance who were runners-up this season received awards.  EGBA Div 4 runners up 2017-18 (3)

Left to right: Rae Whelan, Chris Wain, (president John Roelofs), Bernie Fitzgerald, Judy Banks, Janette Fraser & Barb Dooley.

Janette Fraser also received her EGBA (East Gippsland Bowls Association) Veteran’s membership badge.Jeanette Fraser - EGBA veteran

Also receiving awards were Barb Dooley who won the Ladies Novice Singles Championship this year for both the EGBA as well as becoming the Victorian State Champion.Barbara Dooley - EGBA & RVBA ladies novice champ 2017 (2)

As well as Bernadette Attard who was runner-up to Barb in the EGBA Ladies Novice Singles Championship.Bernie Attard - EGBA Ladies Novice runner-up 2017 (2)

Congratulations to all on your achievements this year.

Metung – Tambo Valley Shield match – March 2018

The challenge was on, on Sunday 4th March, for Metung to wrest back the Metung – Tambo Valley Shield from the Tambo Valley Bowls Club.

The day is one of fun and camaraderie between the participants with some serious bowling tempered by the sharing of the odd joke and a few laughs.

A yummy BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all in between rounds.

Then the contest was on again.

After the match came the raffle draw

Before the presentation of the shield to the winners.

Well done Metung on the win.

Past Presidents’ Day – 2nd March 2018

Past presidents from the East Gippsland region gathered at Metung Bowls Club for a Past Presidents’ Day on the 2nd March.  With the emphasis on having fun, and a sunny, mild and calm day, participants couldn’t help but to enjoy themselves.

Rae Whelan, the newly elected president of the Past Presidents’ Association, is also a long time member of the Metung Bowls Club.

In the spirit of the day the score cards were fanned to select “winning” and “runners-up” skips, thirds, seconds and leads.