End of Season 2018 – 2019

It’s the end of the Pennant Season for 2018 – 2019 and, although none of our teams made the finals, two of them just missed out. Considering that we’re a small club all our teams did well to finish where they did.
To celebrate our achievements together Metung Bowls Club had its end of season celebration last night. It was a chance to relax, let our hair down and have some fun. A game of trivia resulted in a lot of laughs when the ruling was made that anyone who got a wrong answer or called out before being selected had to give John Roelofs a big kiss, (no matter whether you were male or female). It turned out that this wasn’t a big enough deterrent and John paid the price.

Bancroft Mixed Fours Tournament – 31st January 2019

It certainly wasn’t Summer weather for our Bancroft Mixed Fours tournament on the last day of January, with a cloudy day and strong, chilly wind, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.IMG_3480IMG_3483IMG_3486IMG_3492IMG_3496IMG_3499IMG_3506IMG_3511IMG_3512IMG_3514IMG_3515

We had a good turnout on the day and everyone enjoyed some good play.IMG_3517IMG_3530IMG_3528IMG_3521IMG_3535IMG_3522IMG_3526IMG_3529IMG_3534

A delicious light lunch and yummy, home made sponges to accompany their afternoon tea.


The winning team in the first round of games were from Orbost Bowls Club.  They were:

Skip: Karen Chenney   3rd: Chris Frew   2nd:  Colleen Parker  Lead: Sue Robinson.20190131_161222

The winning team in the second round were from Lakes Entrance Bowls Club.  They were:   

Skip: Dennis Oliva    3rd: Lorna Tiziana    2nd: J. Oliva    Lead: Margaret Simpson.20190131_161309

The winners of the third round were from Metung Bowls Club.  They were: 

Skip: Cheryl Warner    3rd: Ken Warner    2nd: Peter McNair    Lead: Alex Dunbar.20190131_161426

The overall runners-up on the day were from Bairnsdale Golf & Bairnsdale Bowls Clubs.  They were: 

Skip: Ian Hamilton    3rd: Mick Hogan    2nd: Judi Hogan    Lead: Nanette Hamilton.20190131_161523

The overall winners on the day were from Metung Bowls Club.  They were: 

Skip: Jim Beale    3rd: Rob Garbutt    2nd: Mandy Beale    Lead: Chris Wain.20190131_161642

Those who didn’t have a win on the green still had plenty of options of taking something home with a number of raffle prizes available.IMG_3546IMG_3551IMG_355320190131_161046IMG_3548IMG_3554

As well as congratulating all our winners, we would like to thank the Club members whose efforts made this a great day, as well as the members from the other clubs in the East Gippsland Region who joined us on the day to make it such a success.

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.


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.


Christmas Party 2018

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




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



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.


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


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


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.


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.


With four raffle prizes there was a good chance that players would get a prize.20181129_15321120181129_15323520181129_15330820181129_15340020181129_153405

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.

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.