Barefoot Bowls – Jan 2018

Barefoot Bowls was held again this year, enabling people of all ages to experience and enjoy a fun game of bowls.

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As per usual the younger participants took to the challenge with relish. dscn2513dscn2537dscn2539Whilst some played others preferred the role of onlookers.  dscn2529The fun was followed by a sausage sizzle & salad dscn2531and, later, a raffle with the tickets being drawn, in turn, by an eager group of kids.

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Christmas Party 2018

As Christmas 2018 approaches the members of Metung Bowls Club came together to celebrate on 5th December.

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With a number of new members it was a great way to get to know each other.

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We had a lovely meal, catered for by Maffra Spit Roasts.

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The meal was followed by some presentations.  Ken Warner was presented with his Veteran’s Badge.

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Nan Kelsey, Judi Banks, Bernie Attard & Ken Warner were presented with 8 shot badges, earned during a tournament earlier this year.

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Entertainment was provided by our president Peter Attard, who conducted a session of very tricky trivia questions.

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Everyone who got an answer correct was awarded a chocolate and the person with the most chocolates at the end won a bottle of very nice bubbly.

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Mixed Fours Invitational – 29th November 2018

Mild temperatures, a gentle breeze and a sunny day.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our Mixed Fours Invitational on the 29th November.  The day was sponsored by Gippsland Grain Store, with a smaller contribution from local State Member Tim Bull, and the major raffle prize donated by Fermio Garden Supplies.

With 12 teams playing the green was fully occupied and the challenge was on.  The atmosphere was cheerful with all players enjoying their day and, with two games to be played, there were two opportunities to achieve a win.  (Unfortunately the photographer – who was also playing – completely forgot to take her camera so there are no photos of the play to post.)

Between the games an enjoyable lunch of chicken & mango salad was served with a special dressing known only to our wonderful catering manager, Pauline Clearson.  This was followed by a delicious dessert of either individual lemon meringue pies or vanilla & chocolate layered mousse topped with cream & strawberries.

After the games the players relaxed with an afternoon tea of slices and other treats whilst the presentations were made and the raffle was drawn.

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Then came the presentations for the winning teams.

The First game winners, from Bruthen Bowls Club, were Steve Colbeck, Greg Blair, Greg ? & Mal McPherson.DSCN2492

The second game winners were the team from Orbost Bowls Club.DSCN2494

The overall Runners-Up were were Hugh Mack who was visiting from Glasgow, Scotland, Ernie Banks, Janette Fraser & Judi Banks, all from Metung Bowls Club.DSCN2496

Our overall Winners on the day were also from Metung.  They were Alex Dunbar, Peter Attard, Ken & Cheryl Warner.20181129_153105

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated to make this the great day it was.

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.

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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.

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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.

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The weather was kind and two enjoyable games were played.

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

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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
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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.

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

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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.

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