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History of the Tawa Bowling Club, Wellington, New Zealand produced in 1985
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  • AMessageFromthePresident

    Thispublicationisanappreciationofthefactthatjustovertwenty-five

    yearsagoagroupofdedicatedpeopleofTawahadthecourageand

    foresighttoformabowlingclubandwewhoarenowprivilegedtobe

    membersofitcanenjoythefineamenitiesandgoodfellowshipthat

    makesuptheTawaBowlingClub.

    AsyoureadthroughthisbookletyouwillgainaknowledgeoftheClubas

    ithasbeenoverthepasttwenty-fiveyearsandofthemanychangesthat

    havetakenplaceinthattime.Itispleasingtoseeseveralofthoseearly

    membersstillverymuchapartoftheClubanditsactivitiesandnodoubt

    othernameswillrefreshmemoriesofpastfriendshipsandmemorable

    associationsbothonandoffthegreen.

    Inlookingbackoverthosecrowdedyearsbetween1960and1985one

    cannothelpbutfeelhowfortunatetheClubhasbeentohavehadsomany

    willingworkersasmemberstodoalltheprojectsthathavebeencarried

    outinthatperiodoftime.Todaywecanfeelproudoftheireffortsin

    providinguswithatrulygreatClub.

    Mythanksgotofoundationmemberandpastpresident,ChookFowler,

    forthemanyhoursofpainstakingresearchwhichwentintogathering

    mostofthematerialforthebookletandtothesubcommitteemembers,

    BrianCourt,WarrenShawandBarryHorsnell,whohaveputitall

    togethertomakethisinterestingpublication.

    G.N.GREEN

    President1986-87

  • THEFIRSTTWENTYFIVEYEARS

    EarlyHistory

    TheformationoftheTawaBowlingClubevolvedfromadesirebylocal

    bowlerstoformaclubwithintheTawaBoroughratherthantravelto

    otherlocationstoplaybowlswhich,insomeinstances,werequite

    distant.

    Priorto1960severalgroupswereworkingtowardsthisgoal.Onewasto

    formtheTawaServicesBowlingClubbasedontheTawaR.S.A.

    organisationsituatedinOxfordStreet,whiletheremaindercametogether

    toformtheTawaBowlingClub.

    Apublicmeetingheldearlyin1959attheLindenCommunityCentre

    attractedsufficientinteresttowarrantafurthermeetingbeingcalledon

    7thApril1959atthesamevenue.

    Presentwere:Messrs.G.Anderson,E.F.Armstrong,P.Broad,A.G.Blight,J.

    Caradus,W.Cross,E.F.Dawson,A.Duff,F.J.Fowler,R.Gardner,C.M.Hogan,

    D.Leuchars,A.C.McCarter,C.Metcalf,F.LePetuland,G.Pocock,R.H.B.

    Scott,B.Webb,H.WottenandMesdamesC.Elliott,W.McCarterandL.

    Wotten.

    EldonArmstrongactedasChairman.

    Itwasagreedtoformabowlingclubtobeopentobothmenandwomen.

    AsteeringcommitteewasappointedcomprisingE.F.Armstrong

    (Chairman),C.M.Hogan(Secretary/Treasurer),A.G.Blight,G.L.Anderson.

    E.F.Dawson,A.Duff,F.J.Fowler,J.Hurcomb,A.C.McCarterandT.

    Newland.TheymetwithothersatDr.Webb'sroomsinEssexStreeton

    8thSeptember1959andappointedMessrs.Armstrong,FowlerandHogan

    asasubcommitteetoinvestigatecostsandmethodoffinancingthe

    projectandtodraftRules.

  • AdeputationhadwaitedontheTawaBoroughCounciltoinvestigatethe

    availabilityoflandandlaterreportedthattheCouncilwaspreparedto

    offeranareaintheGrassleesReserveandthatthematterofaleasewas

    beingconsideredbyCouncilsolicitors.

    Thiswasprogressindeed!Thoughnumbersattendingthoseearly

    meetingsweresmalltheirenthusiasmwasconsiderable.

    EldonArmstrongandCedricHoganhadbeenworkingondrawingup

    someRulesforthenewclubwhichwerereportedatameetingon27th

    January1960attheTawaScoutHallandwhich,induecourse,were

    approvedbytheNewZealandBowlingAssociation.Theuniquefeature

    aboutthoseRuleswasthattheyweredesignedtoprovideforacomposite

    ormixed(maleandfemale)club,withfullplayingrightsbeingmade

    availabletobothmenandwomenmembers,whichwasinaccordance

    withthewishesoftheTawaBoroughCouncilinitsmakingavailableland

    inGrassleesReserve.

    On11thFebruary1960theRuleswereadoptedatageneralmeetingof

    members,againheldintheTawaScoutHall,anditwasfromthismeeting

    thattheClubofficiallybegan.Alsoatthismeetingitwasresolvedto

    proceedwiththeestablishmentofamenitiestothemaximumlimitthat

    financeswouldallowanditwasherethatthefirstExecutiveCommittee

    waselectedwhichcomprisedthefollowing:-

    PresidentE.F.Armstrong

    VicePresidentF.J.Fowler

    SecretaryA.W.Turner

    TreasurerG.L.Anderson

    Assist.Sec.Treas.W.Cross

    ExecutiveA.G.Blight,C.M.Hogan,E.V.Mexted,A.C.McCarter,G.Tayler.

    InordertobringtheClub'sadministrativefunctionsontotheusually

    acceptedtimecycleforbowlingclubsintheWellingtonCentreafurther

    generalmeetingofmemberswasheld.thistimeintheTawaGirlGuides

    Hallon26thJuly1960.

  • AtthismeetingallmembersoftheExecutiveCommitteewerere-elected

    exceptthatA.AitchisonreplacedG.Taylerandthefollowingfeeswere

    established:-

    EntranceFee

    (FullPlayingMembersonly)......................3

    AnnualSubscriptions

    FullPlayingMembers......................................7

    (laterreducedto1becauseofthe

    shortenedplayingseason)

    AssociateMember...............................................2/2/0

    SocialMember.......................................................1/1/0

    TheonlyfinancialmembersrecordedatthisstagewereEldonArmstrong

    andChookFowler.

    ThelandmadeavailableintheGrassleesReservewasthatareawhichis

    stilloccupiedbytheClub.Previously,however,whenabowlingclubin

    TawahadfirstbeenmootedKowhaiParkatLindenwasmentionedasa

    likelysitewhileanotherstrongpossibilityreferredtowasatTakapu.

    BecausetheClub'sfinanceswereseverelylimitedworkingbeessoon

    becametheacceptedmeansofgettingthingsdoneandthiswasvery

    evidentintheformationofthefirstgreen.

    Ithadbeenestimatedthatasumof1,800wouldberequiredtolaya

    greenandformsurrounds.Whenpledgesfordebentureswerecalledthey

    totalledonly800butitwasdecidedtoproceedanywaytothelimitof

    moneyinhand.hopefullyatleasttothestageoflayingandsowinga

    green.Thisoptimismwasfoundedonthepremisethat70peoplewould

    eachcontributeanaverage20bywayofdebentureloansandthese

    fundswouldbeaugmentedbytwopaidcontributinglifemembershipsof

    100each,EldonArmstrongandChookFowlerhavingdecidedtotakeup

    thisformofmembership.

  • Aquotationfor1,140tolayagreensuitableforplaywasacceptedfrom

    alandscapingcontractor,OwenH.Rees.Membersweretoprovidethe

    levels,dotheconcretefoundationsandconstructsurroundsunder

    supervisionofErnieMexted.TheClubwasshortofcapitalandlacked

    greenlayingexperience,butnotenthusiasmandenergy.The

    establishmentofthefirstgreenhaditshiccoughsbut,byarrangement

    withthecontractor,somecostswereoffsetthroughallowancebeing

    madeforlaboursuppliedbymembers(atarateof10/-perhour)andthe

    jobwaseventuallycompleted.

    Thestandardoftheditcheswasnothighwhichcausedsomeconcernand

    endeavoursweremadetoraisetheheightandimprovethequalityofthe

    walls.Withdeeperditchesthanarerequiredtodayaconsiderableareaof

    turfhadtoresisttheonslaughtofdrivenbowls.Allclubshadthis

    problemasgrasssurfacedditchestendedtobreakupandcrumbleand

    werenoteasytorepair.Itwasnotuntil1964infactthatwecameto

    gripswiththesituation.AsmallgangheadedbyBarryHorsnell,a

    memberwhojoinedtheClubin1962andwhoseenergyandorganising

    abilitywasaninspiration,decidedonacompletereconstructionofall

    ditches.

    Withtheaidofamould,healthyturfswereremovedfromgrassedareas

    aroundthebanksandgraftedontore-shapedditchesatediousand

    back-breakingtask.

    Plansforaclubhousewereapprovedanditwasdecidedtoengagea

    builder,W.Quirk,toerecttheframework,rooftrusses,foundations,

    roofingandtocloseinthemainwallsona"labouronly"basis.The

    remainderoftheworkwascompletedbyafewclubmembersunderthe

    directionofPeterBroadandmuchofthisworkwasdoneatnight.

    Materialsintheformofallwindows,framesandsashesaswellastheroof

    andmuchofthetimberforthisprojectweredonatedbyEldon

    Armstrong.Thisfinegesture,togetherwiththeconsiderableworkcarried

    outbyvoluntarylabour,enabledthecompletionoftheclubhouse,an

    accomplishmentwhichthemembersatthetimefeltjustifiablyproud

  • eventhoughtheareasofthemen'slockerroom,hallwayandkitchen

    wereleftopentoprovideonelargecommonarea.

    1961-62

    AnAnnualGeneralMeetingwascalledfor26thJuly1961andwasheldin

    theuncompletedclubhouse.

    OFFICERSELECTED

    PresidentE.F.Armstrong

    VicePresidentF.J.Fowler

    SecretaryA.W.Turner

    TreasurerA.W.Turner

    Assist.Sec.Treas.F.D.Kilby

    GreenSuperintendentF.J.Fowler

    ExecutiveL.F.Bearsley,W.Cross,W.J.Greenhalgh,C.M.Hogan,A.C.

    McCarter

    AuditorR.Cross

    Nomentionhassofarbeenmadeofwomenmemberswhohadbeenin

    attendanceatgeneralmeetings,spokenfreelyandexercisedvotingrights,

    buthadnorepresentationanddidnotholdanyofficeintheClub.Itwas

    thereforeresolvedthattheladiesformtheirowncommitteeandthat

    theyapplyforaffiliationtotheWellingtonWomen'sBowlingCentreif

    theysowished.AnhistoricmotionmovedbyHec.Wottenwasseconded

    byMrs.W.McCarter"thatthemayorbeinvitedtoopentheClub".This

    motionwaspassedandMr.E.Kemp,theMayorofTawa,wasinvited

    whichsetaprecedentthathasbeenmaintained,withfewexceptions,ever

    since.

    Atacommitteemeetingheldon29thAugust1961whichwasattendedby

    womenmembersMesdamesElliottandHogan,itwasdecidedthat

    women'ssubscriptionsbesetatEntranceFee3,FirstYearsubscription

    1/-andAnnualSubscription2/10/-thereafter.

  • AgeneralmeetingoftheWomen'sSectionwasheldonthe20th

    September1961attheGirlGuidesHallwiththeClub'sPresidentand

    Secretaryinattendancebyinvitation.Mrs.HoganwaselectedPresident

    oftheWomen'sSectionwithexecutivemembersbeingMesdames

    Armstrong,McCarter,ScottandSinclair.Itwasformallydecidedto

    affiliatewiththeWellingtonWomen'sBowlingCentre.

    Messrs.AlanTurnerandCedricHoganattendedthefirstcommittee

    meetingoftheWomen'sSectionheldon16thNovember1961atthe

    homeofMrs.HoganwhereMr.Turnerinformedtheladiesoftheentrance

    feeandsubscriptionasmentionedaboveandsuggestedthattheyappoint

    theirownSecretarybutnotTreasurerasfunds,meantime,wouldbe

    handledbytheClub'sTreasurer.

    ThosepresentwereMrs.Hogan(Chairperson),MesdamesJ.Armstrong,

    W.McCarter(electedSecretary),D.ScottandM.Sinclair.

    TheClub'sofficialopening,whichwastohavebeenheldon9thDecember

    1961,wasdelayedtoenablememberstocompletetheclubhousetoa

    stagewhereitwashabitable,agooddecisionforitrainedheavilyonthe

    day.

    TheopeningwasattendedbytheMemberofParliamentforthearea,Mr.

    H.May.OtherspeakersweretheMayorofTawa,Mr.E.Kemp,President

    oftheWellingtonBowlingCentre,Mr.P.Bray,andrepresentativesofthe

    TawaServices,Johnsonville,PoriruaandTitahiBaybowlingclubsand

    twofurtherclubswhodonatedfurnitureandequipmentandprovided

    supportMiramarandSeatoun.

    AtthisfunctionahighstandardofcateringwassetwhichhasbeenaClub

    featureeversince.Originalmembershaddefiniteideasonthematterof

    catering.Theywereoldfashionedandtable-proudandeventhoughthe

    buildingwasonlypartlylinedandconditionswerecrampedand

    congestedontheday,thehospitalitywonthroughandthefriendly

    goodwillthatpervadedthefunctionwassomethingtoremember.

  • GoodrelationswiththerecentlyformedneighbouringTawaServices

    BowlingClubweremaintained.Topromotefurthergoodwillbetweenthe

    twoclubsJimGraham,amemberofTawaServicesclub,donatedatrophy

    in1962forinterclubcompetitiononatwiceannualhome-and-awaybasis

    whichovertheyearshasprovedpopular.KnownastheJimGraham

    trophyitisnowplayedforannuallyandisregardedasakeyeventonthe

    Club'sprogramme.

    1962-63

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentE.F.Armstrong

    VicePresidentF.J.Fowler

    SecretaryA.W.Turner

    TreasurerD.W.Parker

    CentreDelegateC.M.Hogan

    Assist.Sec.Treas.F.D.Kilby

    ExecutiveP.W.Barrett,W.J.Greenhalgh,C.M.Hogan,A.C.McCarter,N.B.

    Swinburn

    GreenSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    AuditorR.Cross

    WOMEN

    PresidentM.Hogan

    SecretaryW.McCarter

    ExecutiveJ.Armstrong,J.Greenhalgh,A.Hurcomb,D.Scott

    ThisseasonsawtheClubbeginningtodevelop.Thesurfaceofthegreen

    wassteadilyimprovingandcompetitionshadbynowbeenestablished.

    PeterBroad'sgangofwillingworkershadalmostcompletedthe

    clubhouse,withworkingbeesafeatureofClublifewithoutwhich

  • progresswouldhavebeenslow.Theybecameawayoflifeatweekends,a

    fulfillmentinthemselves,forcharactersinplentywereamongour

    members,providingentertainmentandmakingworkinghoursfullof

    enjoyment.O.T.WilsonandHec.Wottenresignedasmembersbutthey

    werereplacedbyJimBrassandPaulCouchmanwhoensuredthattedium

    neverspoilttheClub'sactivities.

    Moneyraisingwasalsoaneverpresentpreoccupation.Theoriginalsub

    committeeofMessrs.Anderson,CrossandFowlerraisedfundsbysmall

    rafflesandgamblingactivitiescombinedwithsocialeveningswhich

    involvedhilariousgamesandutilisedsuchunlikelycreaturesaslive

    slaters.Thissubcommitteeeventuallygavewaytoacommitteeheaded

    byPatBarrett.Patintroducedamoredirectandbusinesslikeapproachto

    fundraisingwith200Clubsandlargerrafflesbeingtheorderoftheday.

    Manymembersfoundthatsellingraffleticketsmeantalsobuyingtickets

    fromotherorganisationssimilarlyplacedtous.Somemembers,suchas

    NoelEvans,soldanamazingnumberoftickets.ItwasahappyCluband

    developingasbestitcouldwithalimitedamountoffinance.

    ThisyearsawtheacquisitionofthefirstClubflag.WallyGreenhalgh

    reportedthatasuitableonecouldbepurchasedfor5,whichmetwith

    theExecutiveCommittees'approvalandhesubsequentlyobtainedand

    donatedthistotheClub.Aflagwasnotmuchusewithoutaflagpoleso

    EldonArmstrongquicklyorganisedthemanufactureanderectionofthe

    presentfinemastwhichhealsodonatedtotheClub.

    AnotherachievementwasthedevelopmentofadistinctiveClubbadge.

    ClubmemberRoyScott,acommercialartistofsomerenown,was

    requestedtodevelopseveraldesignsfortheCommittee'sconsideration

    andasuitablechoicewasmadeattheOctobermeeting.Costofthe

    originaldieforthebadgewas10andcostofthebadgeswas5/-but

    theseweresoldfor7/6inordertorecoverthecostofthedie.Aninitial

    orderwasplacedfor80badges.

    ThusthecurrentandratheruniqueClubbadgewasevolvedandforhis

    effortsRoywasimmediatelyrequestedtodesignaClubsign.Thishedid

  • byadoptingthepatternofthenewlycreatedbadgeandbeforethe

    openingofthenextseasonthiswasproudlydisplayedoverwhatwasthen

    afrontgatewaywherethepresentpathtoDaviesStreetmeetsthepaving

    stones.Thesignremainedinthispositionuntillate1983whenitwas

    removedtomakewayforanupgradingofthefrontagetotheclubhouse.

    Competitionwaskeenandourfirstchampionshipresultswere:-

    MEN

    FoursA.C.McCarter(Skip),P.T.Barrett,E.Smaellie,T.H.Blake

    PairsL.F.Bearsley(Skip),G.T.Reynolds

    SinglesC.Metcalf

    JuniorSinglesG.J.Weatherall

    WOMEN

    SinglesJ.Armstrong

    1963-64

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentE.F.Armstrong

    VicePresidentF.J.Fowler

    SecretaryC.B.Horsnell

    TreasurerD.W.Parker

    CentreDelegateC.M.Hogan

    Assist.Sec.Treas.N.B.Swinburn

    ExecutiveP.T.Barrett,W.J.Greenhalgh,C.M.Hogan,A.C.McCarter,C.

    Metcalf

    GreenSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    AuditorA.W.Turner

    WOMEN

    PresidentW.McCarter

  • SecretaryJ.Armstrong

    ExecutiveJ.Greenhalgh,M.Hogan,M.Sinclair,M.Taylor

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    Thegreenwasstillnotplayingparticularlywellbutmemberswere

    learningingreenmaintenanceandtheplayingsurfacewasimproving.

    Grassgreensneedanoversowingofseedeachseasonwhichissownonto

    asurfaceloosenedbygroovingandcoveredbyathinlayeroffinelysifted

    soil.Eventhoughtorrentialrainwasexperiencedatsowingtimethat

    yearandmostoftheseedlost,membersmoralewashigh.

    TherewasagrowingconfidencewithintheClubandthiswasreflectedby

    theincreasingnumberofmembersenteringinoutsidecompetitions.It

    wasthefirstyearoftheClub'sparticipationintheTaranakiOpenFours

    TournamentandteamsskippedbyJockDavidsonandLionelBearsley

    bothqualified.

    Planningfortheestablishmentofasecondgreenhadbeengoingonfor

    sometimeandthiswastakenonestepfurtherwhen,ataSpecialGeneral

    Meetingheldonthe25thNovember1963,itwasdecidedtoproceed.

    Estimatedcostwas1,100andtheExecutiveCommitteewasgiven

    approvaltocalltendersandletacontractprovidedtheestimatedcost

    wasnotexceeded.W.WattLtd.wastheonlycontractortosubmita

    tenderandasitmettheconditionsofapprovalacontractwasentered

    into.FinanceforthiswasprovidedbytheBankofNewZealandbywayof

    anoverdraft.

    Withaviewofagainachievingsavingsmembersundertookthe

    excavationoftheditchesandconstructingthesurroundandwooden

    cappingtodefinethegreen.AnonmemberandemployeeofDowner&

    CompanyLtd.Mr.TomHindley,providedallthelevelsanddidnotcharge

    forhisservices.Allthisworkwascarriedoutovertwodaysontwo

    successiveweekendswhenonthefirstday31membersturnedoutand

    20fronteduponthesecondday.

  • Withincreasingsocialactivitiesconsistingofdrawingmajorraffles,fund

    raisingeveningsandothergeneralentertainment,asystemfordispensing

    refreshmentshadbecomeanecessitysoacanteenwassetup.

    Thefirstmodestarrangementconsistedofimprovisedshelvingbythe

    walldividingthemen'stoiletfromthethenmainhallareawithanold

    counterservingasabar.ThiswaspresidedoverbyTrevorNewlandwho

    waslaterassistedbyGordonWetherall.Itwasanelementarysetupan

    openbarwithnolockupstorage,nowashingfacilities,infactnofacilities

    fullstop!WhenthosetwomemberslefttheClubtherewassome

    difficultyinfindingsomeonetotakeoverfromthem.Itwastheever

    helpfulCedricHoganwhosteppedintothebreach,amanwhohardly

    "indulged"atall,andindoingsoconductedthecanteeninamostefficient

    manner.Openingtimewasconfinedtolunchandafternoonteabreakson

    galadaysandattheconclusionofeachday'splay.

    Aninnovationtriedbythefund-raisingcommitteeduringtheyearwas

    Housie,anactivitythathadprovedfinanciallysuccessfulforseveral

    bowlingclubsintheWellingtonarea.Unfortunatelythiswasnotsoinour

    case.

    WorkingBeesNovember1961

  • WorkingBeesNovember1961

    OpeningDayOctober1964

  • OpeningDayOctober1964

    Duringtheyearplantandequipmentwasgreatlybolsteredbythe

    purchaseofanewmowerforthegreen,aportablerotarymowerfor

    cuttingthegrassonthebanksandanorderwasplacedforafertiliser

    spreader.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursL.F.Bearsley(Skip),R.W.Platt,C.B.Horsnell,K.R.Fisher

    PairsN.B.Swinburn(Skip),C.B.Horsnell

    SinglesR.W.Platt

    JuniorSinglesR.H.Scott

    WOMEN

    SinglesW.McCarter

    JuniorSinglesM.Hogan

    1964-65

  • OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentE.F.Armstrong

    VicePresidentF.J.Fowler

    SecretaryC.B.Horsnell

    TreasurerD.W.Parker

    CentreDelegateC.M.Hogan

    Assist.Sec.Treas.R.W.Platt

    ExecutiveL.F.Bearsley,P.Couchman,W.J.Greenhalgh,A.C.McCarter,C.

    Metcalf

    GreensSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    AuditorA.W.Turner

    WOMEN

    PresidentW.McCarter

    SecretaryJ.Armstrong

    ExecutiveJ.Greenhalgh,M.Hogan,M.Sinclair,M.Taylor

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    Thisseasonsawtheintroductionofthesecondgreen.Unfortunatelyit

    hadawaterloggedbaptismwhenimmediatelyaftersowing,soilandseed

    werewashedawayandthiswasfollowedbyaninvasionofseagulls.A

    freshsowingofseedwasmoresuccessfulbutasthiswasdonealittlelate

    intheyeargrowthwasnotgoodenoughtoproduceaplayingsurfacefor

    thatseason.Sightswerethensetonimprovingitforthefollowingyear.

    Theopendrainalongthenorthernboundarywaspipedandcovereda

    sufficientdistancetoallowaccessbyheavytruckstothesoilshed.This

    wasmadepossiblebytheClubbuyingtwolargeeightfootconcretepipes

    whichwereaugmentedbythedonationoftwopipeseachbyEldon

    ArmstrongandChookFowlerandlaidbyasmallbandofwillingworkers.

    Anotherimprovementwasthecompletionoftheboardfenceonthe

    easternboundarybesidetherailwayline.Thisprojecthadmadegood

    progressduringthepreviousseasonandwasmadepossiblebyNew

  • ZealandRailwaysprovidingtheposts,whichwereoldrailway"sleepers",

    andbyEldonArmstrongdonatingthehearttimberpalings.

    ThereweresomefirstsfortheClub.One,whichunfortunatelywasasad

    one,wasthepassingawayoftwoofourmembers,JackHurcomband

    WallyMacklin.

    ForthefirsttimetheClubenteredtheCentrePennantscompetitionsand

    successatCentrelevelcamewhenBobPlattandKenFisherwonthe

    ChampionofChampionsPairsevent.Jubilationranhighandalarge

    numberofClubmemberswereonhandtowitnessthefinalwhichwas

    playedattheWoburnclub.

    Withasecondgreentocarefor,theSaturdayrostersystemwasinneed

    ofoverhaul.Previouslyrosterdutiesconsistedofcuttingandrollingthe

    green,mowingthesurrounds,cleaningtheinterioroftheclubhouseand

    settingoutscoreboards,matsandjacksetc.Aseverymemberwasnot

    capableofmowingabowlinggreen,thetimehadcometodivorcegreen

    cuttingandmowingsurroundsfromtheweekenddetail.Therewasvery

    littledemandforSundayplaybuttherosterwasmaderesponsiblefor

    rollingandpreparingbothgreensforthetwodaysofeachweekend.

    Mowingthenowextensivesurroundsandfrontlawnswaspartlydone

    midweekundercontractandkeymemberswhowerealreadyheavily

    involvedoncommitteeswereexemptfromrosterduties.

    Anareatowardsthesouth-eastcornerofNo.1greendespiterepeated

    topdressingwithsievedsoil,formanyyearscontinuedtosubsideand

    leaveaslightdepression.

    FromthetimeitfirstappeareditwasreferredtoasFowler'sGully,

    namedafterfoundationmemberChookFowlerwhowasoneofthefew

    bowlersintheearlydaysoftheClubwhocouldmasterthegreeninthis

    particulararea.Atthetimethegreenwasformedthecontractorhad

    identifiedwhatusedtobeanoldwatercoursewhichhadanextensivesoft

  • area.Althoughthe"Gully"hasnowdisappearedthereisasuspicionthat

    itsshadowstillhauntsthegreen.

    TheMatchCommitteeinstigatedasystemofmatchplayforsinglesand

    pairswherebygameswereplayedinthemembersowntimeasandwhen

    possible,subjecttosetfinishingdates.Thissystemwastobepersevered

    withforseveralyearsbutbecauseofthemanyhasslesinvolvedingetting

    gamesplayed,especiallywhenwetweatherhadinterferedwiththe

    programme,itwaseventuallyabandoned.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursL.F.Bearsley(Skip),C.B.Horsnell,C.J.Barr,K.R.Fisher

    TriplesM.M.Davidson(Skip),R.H.Scott,N.Evans

    PairsR.W.Platt(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesN.B.Swinburn

    JuniorSinglesN.O.Jones

    WOMEN

    TriplesA.Hurcomb(Skip),J.Greenhalgh,P.Beilby

    PairsW.McCarter(Skip),D.Scott

    SinglesA.Fitzpatrick

    JuniorSinglesM.Taylor

    1965-66

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentE.F.Armstrong

    VicePresidentF.J.Fowler

    SecretaryC.B.Horsnell

    TreasurerD.W.Parker

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

  • Assist.Sec.Treas.R.W.Platt

    AuditorA.W.Turner

    GreensSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    ExecutiveC.J.Barr,L.F.Bearsley,P.Couchman,C.M.Hogan,A.C.McCarter

    WOMEN

    PresidentA.Fitzpatrick

    SecretaryJ.Greenhalgh

    ExecutiveJ.Armstrong,R.Gwynn,A.Hurcomb,M.Sinclair,M.Taylor

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    Anewinter-clubcompetitionwasthehighlightofthe1965/66season.A

    foundationmember,CurlyBlight,whohadretainedmembershipofthe

    PoriruaBowlingClubdonatedatrophytobecompetedforannuallyby

    TawaServices,Porirua,TitahiBayandourClub.Thebasisofthe

    competitionconsistedoffourfoursteamsperclub(oneofwhichwasto

    comprisethreejuniorswithaseniorskip)eachplayingthreegames

    againstteamsfromeachoftheopposingclubs.

    Fittinglytheinauguralcompetitionwasanexcitingeventwithsuccess

    goingtotheTawaServicesclubwhichnarrowlyheadedoffourClub.

    AnexperimentconductedbyBarryHorsnellandLionelBearsleyinthe

    off-seasonpaidoff.Byusingatechniqueadoptedduring1964in

    improvingtheditches,barepatchesofNo.1greenweresuccessfully

    returfedandlargeexpansesofdustdisappeared.Thenewgreen,

    designatedNo.2,wasstillnotuptoexpectationsbutanearlygrooving

    andseedinggavehopeforanimprovedsurfacelaterintheseason.No.1

    greenwascalleduponbytheCentreduringthewomen'sNational

    Championshipswhenitperformedwellandattractedpraise.

    BynowtheClubhaddevelopedahappysocialtogethernesswiththree

    functionshighlightingeachyear.Theopening,Christmasandclosing

    functionswerehilariousget-togethersinterspersedwiththeoccasional

    fundraisingevening.Avividvisioncomesreadilytomindofgroupsof

    memberssingingto"piano"musicproducedbyJimBrassfromanold

  • wornteachest,soconvincedweretheythathewasintunethattheodd

    off-keynotecouldbeclearlydetected!

    RecommendationsmadeattheAnnualGeneralMeetingledtosome

    minorchangestotheClub'sconstitution,mostofamachinerynature,and

    indicativeofayoungclubgrowingup.Twoalterationswereofnote,one

    theadditionofJuniorVicePresidenttotheExecutiveCommitteeandthe

    other,alimitationtothetermofpresidentialofficetooneyear.

    InrecognitionofseveralannualsocialvisitsmadetotheClubbyits

    members,theBankofNewSouthWalesSports&SocialClubthisseason

    presentedtwohonoursboardswhichhadbeenmadeinthedistrict.These

    boardsarestillbeingusedtorecordtheofficebearersandmain

    championshipwinnersinboththeMen'sSectionandWomen'sSection.

    DifficultyinmanningthecanteenpersistedandCedricHoganwas

    prevailedupononcemoretoaccepttheappointmentofsteward.Opening

    timeswerestillconfinedtolunchtime,afternoonteatimeandafter

    completionofplay.

    CedricHogan,withthesupportofsomeotherclubs'delegates,was

    anxioustoseethelawrelatingtothesupplyofliquorinclubschangedto

    meetthesocialneedsofthattime.Theireffortswerenotinvainasthe

    NewZealandBowlingAssociationeventuallymetwiththeMinisterof

    Justicetopressforlicensedbowlingclubs.

    Systemstokeepourcanteenoperationswithinthelawhadbeena

    headachesincetheClubopened.Privatelockersystemswereunworkable

    ongaladaysandpre-orderedflagonsofbeerwithnamelabelsattached

    wereexperimentedwithaswereothersystems,noneofwhichproved

    entirelysatisfactory.

    ThePresidentandSecretarywereauthorisedtonegotiatewiththeTawa

    BoroughCouncilonthematterofrentalforthefollowingtermoffive

    years,thefirstsuchtermbeingabouttoexpire.LaterintheseasonEldon

  • ArmstrongreportedthattheClubwouldshortlybeinformedbyletter

    thattheleasewouldberenewedfora"peppercorn"rentalof1/-.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursR.W.Platt(Skip),C.J.Barr,J.D.Last,M.A.Aitken

    TriplesNB.Swinburn(Skip),G.T.Reynolds,P.Couchman

    PairsM.M.Davidson(Skip),N.O.Jones

    SinglesA.Hodges

    JuniorSinglesK.R.Fisher

    WOMEN

    TriplesR.Gwynn(Skip),P.Beilby,W.Blake

    PairsAHurcomb(Skip),P.Beilby

    SinglesP.Beilby

    JuniorSinglesP.Beilby

    1966-67

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentF.J.Fowler

    VicePresidentA.C.McCarter

    JuniorVicePres.W.J.Greenhalgh

    SecretaryC.B.Horsnell

    TreasurerD.W.Parker

    Assist.Sec.Treas.K.R.Fisher

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    ExecutiveC.J.Barr,A.Hodges,F.McKeown,R.W.Platt

    AuditorN.O.Jones

    WOMEN

  • PresidentW.McCarter

    SecretaryE.Garratt

    ExecutiveP.Beilby,W.Blake,M.Hogan,A.Hurcomb

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    The1966-67seasonusheredinmorethanjustafewchanges.Entrance

    Feeswereabolishedandsubscriptionswerelittlechanged.

    AftersixyearsinofficetheoutgoingPresident,EldonArmstrongwas

    honouredwithlifemembershipforcountlesshoursofdedicatedservice

    toandleadershipoftheClubthefirsttoreceivethisraredistinction.

    BarryHorsnell,whowastransferredawayfromthedistrictattheendof

    theseason,waspresentedwithaspecialHonourBadge,thefirstofits

    kind.Itwasresolvedthatthebadgebestruckwiththewords"For

    OutstandingService"inrecognitionofhiseffortsoverthetermofhis

    membershipofmorethanfouryears.

    Itwasabusyyear.AtlasttheClubhadapermanentsoilshedforwhich

    muchcreditmustgotoJ.Whooleywholaidtheconcreteblocksforthe

    walls.TheMen'sNationalTournamentwasheldinWellingtonthisseason

    andforthefirsttimeourgreenswereusedforsinglesplay.Barry

    Horsnellwastheumpire,havingqualifiedforhisbadgesomethree

    monthspreviouslywithBobPlattandNevilleSwinburntobecomeour

    firstumpires.

    ThisyeartheClubjoinedwiththeTawaServicesBowlingClubto

    conductathreedaytournamentoverLabourWeekendutilisingthe

    greensandfacilitiesofbothclubs.Thistournamentwaslatertobecome

    knownastheTawavillaOpenFoursTournamentandsponsoredbythe

    CommercialBankofAustraliaLtd.whichisnowapartofWestpac

    BankingCorporation.Itwasaresoundingsuccesswitheachclubnetting

    100profit,quiteasuminthosedays.

    Aproposaltoextendtheclubhousewasinvestigatedandtwospecial

    generalmeetingswerecalledtodiscussthematter.Thegreenlightwas

    finallygiventotheprojectandfinancewasarrangedwiththeWellington

  • SavingsBank(nowknownasTrusteebankWellington).Tohelpmeet

    repaymentsoftheloanitwasproposedtoraiseadditionalrevenueby

    hiringthehall,andalreadythreeindoorbowlingclubsandtheNorthern

    IndoorBowlingSubCentrehadmadeoverturesforitsfutureuse.

    TheMen'sSectionmembershiphadpassedthefiftymarkwhilethe

    Women'sSectioncouldonlymuster15mainlybecausethemajorityof

    womenmembersatthattimewereworkingduringtheweek.Many

    prospectivewomenmembersseemedtogravitatetotheTawaServices

    clubwhichhadaflourishingwomen'ssectionwithastrongmidweek

    competition.Itwasaperplexingsituationasfrominceptionourintention

    wastohaveacompositeClub.WhentheConstitutionwasfirstdrawnup

    thewomen'smembershipwaslimitedtoonethirdoftheClub'stotal

    membershipbutitwasfarbelowthislevelatthetime.

    Toattractnewladymemberstheirsubscriptionwassetatlessthanhalf

    thatoftheTawaServicesClub.andaboutathirdoftheMen's

    subscription.Itwasapparentthatuntilmidweekplaywasintroducedthe

    women'smembershipwouldnotgreatlyincrease.

    Ataspecialmeetingwiththewomen'ssectiontheladieswereassuredby

    theExecutiveCommitteethattheirinterestswouldnotbeoverlooked

    andthatexceptinspecialcircumstances,acertainnumberofrinkswould

    alwaysbeavailabletothem.

    Aproposaltoseeklandforathirdgreenwithapossibleviewtohaving

    onegreenentirelyforladiesdidnotreceivemuchsupport.However,asit

    wasbelievedtheTawaBoroughCouncilmightuselandimmediately

    southofoursecondgreenforpurposeswhichcoulddetractfromthe

    Club,anapproachtotheCouncilwasmade.Therequestwasdeclinedas

    theCouncilhadsetasidethislandforafutureswimmingpool.

    DuringtheyearitwasdecidedtoplantaPhebaliumhedgedownthe

    centrestripbetweenthetwogreens.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

  • MEN

    FoursE.F.Armstrong(Skip),P.W.Barrett,G.T.Reynolds,N.Evans

    TriplesE.F.Armstrong(Skip),G.T.Reynolds,R.Taylor

    PairsR.W.Platt(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesW.J.Greenhalgh

    JuniorSinglesJ.D.Last

    WOMEN

    TriplesA.Hurcomb(Skip),P.Beilby,J.Greenhalgh

    PairsW.McCarter(Skip),M.Taylor

    SinglesP.Beilby

    JuniorSinglesNotplayed.

    196768

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentA.C.McCarter

    VicePresidentW.J.Greenhalgh

    JuniorVicePres.C.M.Hogan

    SecretaryR.L.Beilby

    TreasurerG.A.R.McEwen

    Assist.Sec.Treas.K.R.Fisher

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    ExecutiveE.F.Armstrong,C.J.Barr,A.Hodges,W.J.Sisam

    AuditorN.O.Jones

    WOMEN

    PresidentW.McCarter

    SecretaryE.Garratt

    ExecutiveP.Beilby,W.Blake,M.Hogan,A.Hurcomb

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

  • Thenewseasonbroughtwithitafeelingofcautioninsomemembers'

    mindsandanairofanxietyconcerningtheproposedbuildingextension.

    Achangeoffeelingwasevidentamongsomeoftheclubmembers

    concerningthemeritsoftheproposaltoextendtheclubroomsandata

    specialexecutivecommitteemeetingamotiontorecommendtoaspecial

    generalmeetingofmembersthattheprojectbedeferredforatleasttwo

    yearswascarriedbyonevote.Subsequentdiscussionbecamealittle

    heatedandtwomembersleftthemeeting,oneintendingtoresignfrom

    theexecutivecommittee.Aspecialgeneralmeetingwascalledandthe

    matterwasthoroughlydiscussed.Themeetingendorsedtheoriginal

    decisiontoproceedwiththeextensionforthwith.Thecostofthebuilding

    wastobefinancedbyaloanof$18,000fromtheWellingtonSavingsBank

    securedbyamortgageoverthespecialleaseofthelandwhichtheClub

    occupied.TocompletelegalitiesEldonArmstrong,ChookFowlerand

    AlanHodgeswereappointedTrusteesoftheClub.

    AnagreementwiththeRailwayswasenteredintowherebythenarrow

    stripoflandbetweenthegreensandrailwaylinewasleasedtotheClub

    ata"peppercorn"rental.

    Thereasonforenteringintosuchanarrangementwastoavoiddamage

    beingdonetothegreensatthetimetheRailwayssprayedthesidesofthe

    lineasvapourfromthespraywasinclinedtodriftontotheplaying

    surfaces.Intermsofthelease,whichisstillcurrent,theClubis

    responsibleforkeepingthatpartoftheRailwayembankmentwhich

    bordersontheeasternboundaryofourpropertyclearofnoxiousplants.

    Inviewoftheproposedsitingofapublicswimmingpoolsouthofthe

    secondgreenitwasdecidedtoerectafenceonthesouthernboundary.

    Thetreesalreadyplantedtherewereoutsidethis.

    ThisyearsawtheClub'sfirstsuccessintheCentreinter-clubcompetition

    whenitwontheInterClubPennant.

  • ClubhouseinteriorNovember1961

    FirstTawaClubentryTaranakiOpenFours1964

  • SocialFunction1964

    SocialFunction1964

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursM.M.Davidson(Skip),J.A.Lambert,T.A.Ward,N.O.Jones

    TriplesC.J.Barr(Skip),A.V.Mattar,A.G.Webley

  • PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),E.G.Mills

    SinglesK.R.Fisher

    JuniorSinglesJ.VandenHeuvel

    ClubFoursN.B.Swinburn(Skip),A.V.Mattar,P.J.Ailes,J.VandenHeuvel

    WOMEN

    FoursM.Hogan(Skip),P.Beilby,C.Walker,R.Miles

    TriplesM.Hogan(Skip),E.Garratt,J.Cook

    PairsM.Hogan(Skip),R.Miles

    SinglesM.Hogan

    JuniorSinglesNotplayed.

    1968-69

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentW.J.Greenhalgh

    VicePresidentC.J.Barr

    JuniorVicePres.A.Hodges

    SecretaryF.Rayneau

    TreasurerG.A.R.McEwen

    Assist.Sec.Treas.E.G.Mills

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    ExecutiveE.F.Armstrong,R.L.Beilby,E.G.Mills,W.J.Sisam

    AuditorD.W.Parker

    WOMEN

    PresidentW.McCarter

    SecretaryE.Garratt

    ExecutiveP.Beilby,R.Miles,R.Whitcombe,M.Hogan,A.Hurcomb

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

  • TheAnnualGeneralMeetingforthe1968-69seasonwasheldon23rdJuly

    1968andthiswastobethelastAGMtobeheldinJuly.Henceforthit

    wouldbecalledinthemonthofJune.Atthismeetingitwasalsodecided

    thatourfinancialyearwouldconcludeattheendofAprilinsteadofthe

    endofMay.

    ThiswasalsotheyearinwhichtheJohnsonvilleBowlingClubmovedtoa

    newsiteatFrankmoreAvenue,Johnsonville,andbecausethegreenswere

    notreadyforplayweextendedaninvitationtoitsmembersofferinguse

    ofourgreensinthemeantime.Thisofferwasgratefullyaccepted.

    Withthenewadditionstoourclubhouseunderconstructiontherewasa

    feelingofexcitementandexpectancywithintheClubplansforre-siting

    ofdoorsandpartitionsweretopicsofearnestconversation.

    ItwasinthisyearthatitwasdecidedtodisplaythephotographyofPast

    PresidentsaswellasthatofthecurrentPresidentintheclubhouse.

    Thenewhallwasalmostcompletebutitwasdecidedtodeferaformal

    openinguntilthenextseason.Theopenformatoftheoldclubhousewas

    changedwiththeerectionofpassagewallsthusforminganenclosed

    kitchenwithaserveryintothenewhall.Anextendedmenslockerroom

    wasenclosedanddividedfromthehallbyapassagewayleadingtoa

    smallentrancefoyeronthesouthsideofthebuilding.

    Inanticipationoflettingthehalltoindoorbowlers,stocksofcrockery

    andkitchenutensilswereincreasedandlargefloorashtraysdesigned.

    Rowsofelevatedbarheatersweretobeinstalledasitwasenvisagedthat

    themainlettingwouldtakeplaceinwinter.

    PlansweremadeforanAnniversaryweekendtournamenttobe

    conductedasthreeseparatecompetitionswithFoursonSaturday,Triples

    onSundayandPairsonMonday.WellingtonBowlingCentreapprovalwas

    forthcomingbutentrieswereinsufficienttosupporttheFoursandPairs

    competitions.TheTriplesdaywassuccessfulandplanswereagainmade

  • tohavethreedaysoftriplesforthefollowingyearbutnosubsequent

    actionwastaken.

    Withthenewextensionswelladvancedandbothgreensfullyestablished,

    PresidentWallyGreenhalghurgedhisExecutiveCommitteetohavea

    driveonincreasingthemembershipasheconsideredthiswasessentialto

    helpmeetrisingcosts.Withaviewtoencouragingpotentialfullplaying

    memberstotheClubanewclassofmembershipwascreatedintheform

    ofHonoraryMembers.Suchmembershipappliedforonlyoneyearand

    carriedthesameprivilegesasSocialMembers.AnExecutiveCommittee

    minuteof3rdSeptember1968reads,"...itbeingclearlyunderstoodthat

    theirvisitsbestrictlylimitedandtheybeaccompaniedbytheirsponsors

    andthatthesuitabilityofpersonsforthisclassofmembershipbeleftto

    thegoodsenseofmembers".

    DuringtheseasonninemenandfourwomenjoinedtheClubasfull

    playingmembers.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursJ.A.Lambert(Skip),H.D.Marshall,G.T.Reynolds,K.D.Olney

    TriplesL.P.Burgess,N.Evans,J.VandenHeuvel

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.D.Olney

    SinglesJ.A.Lambert

    JuniorSinglesJ.VandenHeuvel

    ClubFoursA.C.McCarter(Skip),C.Metcalf,D.K.Garnett,G.A.R.McEwen

    WOMEN

    FoursA.Hurcomb(Skip),E.Ingram,W.McCarter,I.Ailes

    TriplesP.Beilby(Skip),R.Whitcombe,M.Thompson

    PairsA.Hurcomb(Skip),R.Whitcombe

    SinglesA.Hurcomb

    JuniorSinglesR.Whitcombe

  • AgnesHurcombandherFoursteamperformedwelltoberunnersupin

    theWellingtonWomen'sChampionofChampionsFoursevent.

    1969-70

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentC.J.Barr

    VicePresidentA.Hodges

    JuniorVicePres.E.G.Mills

    SecretaryF.Rayneau

    TreasurerG.A.R.McEwen

    Assist.Sec.Treas.W.J.Sisam

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentL.F.Bearsley

    ExecutiveE.F.Armstrong,D.L.Bade,T.Blake,N.Taylor

    AuditorD.W.Parker

    WOMEN

    PresidentC.Walker,M.Hogan

    SecretaryR.Whitcombe

    ExecutiveI.Ailes,M.Hogan,R.Miles,E.Taylor

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    Thisseasonprovedtobefullofinterestwithextensionstothenew

    clubhousebeingofficiallyopenedbytheMayor.Onthisoccasionandasa

    breakfromtradition,theseasonwasofficiallydeclaredopenbythe

    PresidentoftheWellingtonBowlingCentre.

    Onedepartmentthatbenefitedgreatlyfromthenewextensionswasthe

    canteenwhichnowhadbeenmademorefunctionalandhadbecomequite

    afocalpoint.ThecanteenstewardwaselevatedtotheofficeofProvidor

    andthefirstpersontooccupythispositionwasFrankKilby.

  • AnewcompetitionbetweenthefourclubsinthePoriruaBasinwas

    namedafterthedonorofthetrophy,PoriruaMayorMr.WhitfordBrown.

    TheBrownTrophywasintendedtobecompetedforbythechampion

    fours,pairs,singlesandjuniorsingleswinnersofeachclubtobepitted

    againsteachotherandheldatPorirua,TitahiBay,TawaandTawa

    Servicesclubsbyrotation.

    Theannualsubscriptionforthisseasonwasincreasedto$20formenand

    $8forwomenaconsiderableriseatthetimebutapparentlyquite

    justified.

    Forsometimemembershadexpresseddissatisfactionwiththechoreof

    mowingthesurroundsaspartofSaturdayrosterdutiesandtheladies

    foundthatproducingmorningandafternoonteasinterferedwiththeir

    bowlingactivities.Consequentlyapersonwasengagedtomowthe

    surroundsandatealadywasemployedtolookafterteamakingand

    washingup.Employmentofthesepeoplewasreflectedintherisein

    subscriptionrates.

    TheClubgaineditsthirdCentrehonourwhenEldonArmstrong(Skip),N.

    Taylor,LaurieBadeandFrankRayneauwontheExecutiveFoursevent.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursA.Hodges(Skip),N.Taylor,P.W.Barrett,W.J.Sisam

    TriplesE.F.Armstrong(Skip),G.A.R.McEwen,R.J.Phillips

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesN.Taylor

    JuniorSinglesR.Harris

    ClubFoursF.D.Kilby(Skip),KR.Fisher,K.Stephens,R.J.Phillips

    WOMEN

    FoursA.Hurcomb(Skip),M.Hogan,E.Taylor,I.Ailes

    TriplesA.Hurcomb(Skip),R.Whitcombe,J.Mortimer

    PairsR.Whitcombe(Skip),I.Ailes

  • SinglesA.Hurcomb

    JuniorSinglesR.Whitcombe

    1970-71

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentC.M.Hogan

    VicePresidentE.G.Mills

    JuniorVicePres.W.J.Sisam

    SecretaryR.Mortimer

    TreasurerR.J.Phillips

    Assist.Sec.Treas.N.Whitcombe

    AuditorD.W.Parker

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveE.F.Armstrong,J.A.Lambert,N.Taylor,J.VandenHeuvel

    WOMEN

    PresidentM.Hogan

    SecretaryR.Whitcombe

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveI.Ailes,R.Miles,J.Mortimer,E.Taylor,M.Thompson

    AttheapproachoftheseasonthePresident-elect,AlanHodges,

    announcedthatforpersonalreasonshewasunabletotakeupthe

    positionandtenderedhisresignationfromtheexecutive.TheJuniorVice

    President,PaddyMills,wasunabletorearrangehiscommitmentsto

    assumetheofficesoCedricHogan,aformerJuniorVicePresidentwho

    hadnottakenhigheroffice,wasnominatedanddulyelectedasPresident.

    ThiswasaNationalTournamentyearwiththeWellingtonBowling

    Centrecallingforgreenusageoverfourplayingdays.AGalaDaywasheld

    duringthistournamentandteamsfromvisitingclubswereinvitedin

  • advancetoenter.Thisprovedtobeamostsuccessfuldayandwasthe

    forerunnerofwhathasbecomeaveryprestigiousonedaytournament

    whichtheClubhasrunoneachoccasiontheNationalTournamenthas

    beenheldinWellington.

    TheClubgainedsuccessonceagainatCentrelevelwhenJohnLambert

    andKenFisherwontheChampionofChampionsPairseventbeinga

    secondwininthisparticulareventforKen,hisprevioussuccesswasin

    the1964-65season.

    Clubprogrammeswerebecomingincreasinglyheavyandbyagreement

    withtheTawaServicesClubitwasdecidedthisyeartoreducethe

    competitionfortheJimGrahamTrophyfroma"homeandaway"basisto

    anannualonedaytournament.

    Compactionofthegreenswascausingsomedeteriorationintheplaying

    surfacessoacoringmachinecompletewithoperatorwashiredfromthe

    WellingtonCityCounciltocorethegreensandthecoreholeswerefilled

    withcoarsesand.

    AdecisionbytheNewZealandBowlingAssociationtoreducethedepth

    ofditchestoauniformtwoinchesnecessitatedfillingandraisingthem

    aroundbothgreens.

    Theladieswerealsointroducingchangesanditwasin1971thattheNew

    ZealandWomen'sBowlingAssociationdecidedifthejackwasincorrectly

    delivereditwouldnotbere-deliveredbutplacedwhereverdesiredby

    theopposingskip.Italsodecidedthatthelengthofawoman'sbowling

    frockwastobeofadistanceof14inchesfromthegroundandblousesor

    jumperscouldbeworn.

  • DitchbuildingMay1964,E.F.Armstrong

    DitchBuildingMay1964.Shapingthebanks

  • FormingNo.2Green1964

    No.2Greenwellunderway.Telephoneexchangeonright.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

  • MEN

    FoursJ.ALambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher,G.Barron,J.VandenHeuvel

    TriplesL.F.Bearsley(Skip),N.Whitcombe,F.Falvey

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesK.R.Fisher

    JuniorSinglesR.Mortimer

    ClubFoursN.B.Swinburn(Skip),F.McKeown,K.Patching,A.M.Gibbons

    WOMEN

    FoursR.Whitcombe(Skip),W.McCarter,J.Mortimer,S.Clifford

    TriplesA.Hurcomb(Skip),E.Taylor,M.Thompson

    PairsR.Miles(Skip),R.Whitcombe

    SinglesM.Hogan

    JuniorSinglesS.Clifford

    1971-72

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentE.G.Mills

    VicePresidentW.J.Sisam

    JuniorVicePres.K.R.Fisher

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    SecretaryR.Mortimer

    TreasurerR.J.Phillips

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    Assist.Sec.Treas.N.G.Whitcombe

    ExecutiveC.J.Barr,F.J.Fowler,A.M.Gibbons,J.VandenHeuvel

    AuditorD.W.Parker

    WOMEN

    PresidentR.Whitcombe

    VicePresidentM.Thompson

  • SecretaryJ.Mortimer

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveJ.Callander,M.Elgar,A.Hurcomb,W.McCarter

    Thisprovedtobeanextremelybusyseasonwhichcommencedwitha

    revisionoftheconstitution.ThemoreimportantChangeeffectedwasthat

    theProvidor'stitlewasalteredtoChairmanoftheHouseCommitteeand

    appointedtotheexecutivecommittee.TheConvenoroftheMatch

    CommitteebecameChairmanofthatcommitteeandwasalsoappointed

    totheexecutive.Threemembersforeachofthosesub-committeeswere

    tobeelected.TheWomen'sSectioncouldnowelectaVicePresident.

    TheoutgoingmatchcommitteeoftheMen'sSectionhadbroughtforward

    variousrecommendationswhichproposedthatseveralSaturdaysbeset

    asideentirelyforsinglesplayandthat,ifnecessary,Sundaysbealso

    consideredforplayingcompetitionmatches.TheAnnualGeneralMeeting

    supportedtheserecommendationsandalsovotedinfavourofSunday

    playforChampionofChampionsevents.

    OtherrecommendationsapprovedweretheintroductionofaJuniorPairs

    championship,andtheautomatictwolifesystemwaspreferredforall

    championshipeventsexceptthefourswhereitwasfeltthatsectionplay

    allowedformoregamesandgreaterinterestinthecompetition.

    Adecisionofsomemomentwasmadeforthecanteentochargeforsplits.

    Whereaspreviously,cordialsandsoftdrinkshadbeensuppliedfree,they

    wouldinfuturebechargedatarateoffivecents.

    ThegreenshadbeencauseforconcernandconsultationswithMr.R.

    ShortoftheHuttClubandMr.C.WalkeroftheInstituteofTurfCulture

    wereheld.Theexecutivecommitteedecidedonafeasibilitystudyfor

    completerenovationandlayingofaweedgreen.Furtheradvicewas

    obtainedfromMr.F.SmithofBlenheim,anexpertinthelayingofcotula

    greensandtheirmaintenance.Afteraspecialgeneralmeetingwasheldat

    whichtheprojectwasdiscussedthoroughlyitwasdecidedtoproceed

    andhewasengagedtosupervisethelayingofcotulaonNo.2green.The

  • choiceofthisgreentobeconvertedtocotulawasappropriateforithad

    notdevelopedagoodsoleofgrassandifmembersweretobewithoutthe

    useofagreenforpartofaseasonthenthiswasthemostlogicalone.

    Inpreparationforanautumnsowinganadequatewatersupplywas

    installed.KobeVandenHeuvelwasappointedassistantgreen

    superintendentandhewasgivensoleresponsibilityforthedevelopment

    ofthecotulagreenwithsowingarrangementstobesupervisedbyMr.F.

    Smith.

    TheClubagainfiguredprominentlyinCentreeventswithJohnLambert

    andKenFisherinthefinaloftheChampionofChampionsPairs,Ken

    FisherinthefinaloftheChampionofChampionsSinglesandPatBeilby's

    teaminthefinaloftheWomen'sChampionofChampionsFours.

    TheJuniorPennantcompetitionwaswonfortheClubbyBasilHooker,

    AlfGibbons,WarrenShawandDonRoberts.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursE.F.Armstrong(Skip),T.A.Ward,G.T.Reynolds,E.J.Harvey

    TriplesW.F.Boag(Skip),E.Smaellie,A.M.Gibbons

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesK.R.Fisher

    JuniorSinglesA.M.Gibbons

    JuniorPairsV.Girardin(Skip),K.Bowman

    ClubFoursA.G.Blight(Skip),A.C.McCarter,K.Stephens,A.B.Callander

    WOMEN

    FoursP.Beilby(Skip),R.Miles,I.Ailes,K.Stevenson

    TriplesR.Miles(Skip),W.McCarter,H.Stevenson

    PairsR.Miles(Skip),R.Whitcombe

    SinglesR.Whitcombe

    JuniorSinglesS.Clifford

  • 1972-73

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentE.G.Mills

    VicePresidentK.R.Fisher

    JuniorVicePres.J.A.Lambert

    SecretaryR.Mortimer

    TreasurerR.J.Phillips

    Assist.Sec.Treas.N.Whitcombe

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentJ.VandenHeuvel,E.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveE.F.Armstrong,R.L.Beilby,A.M.Gibbons,A.C.McCarter

    AuditorD.W.Parker

    WOMEN

    PresidentM.Thompson

    VicePresidentI.Ailes

    SecretaryP.Beilby

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveJ.Callander,M.Elgar,W.McCarter,E.Taylor

    ConversionofNo.2greentocotulaproceededsatisfactorilyandalready

    therewastalkofdoingthesamewithourNo.1green.Somemembers

    consideredthatifitwasdecidedtodothisitwouldbedesirableto

    maintaincontinuityofleadership.ConsequentlyPaddyMillswaselected

    toasecondtermofofficeasPresidentwiththeconcurrenceofWally

    Sisam,lastyear'sVicePresident,whoagreedtostanddown.

    ThiswastheyearwhenJohnsonvilleClubwasinvitedtojointheLabour

    Weekendtournamentwhichwasre-namedtheTawavillaOpenFours

    Tournament.

  • ThecotulacoveringontheNo.2greenwasthinbutadequateandto

    protectitfromundueweartheClubpurchasedasupplyofscrims.The

    subjectofgreencareandmaintenancewasstilladifficultone.

    ForyearstheClubhadbecomeaccustomedtothedependableservice

    providedbyLionelBearsleyasgreenkeeper.Onhisretirementin1968

    fromapositionwiththePostOffice,Lionelassumedfull-time

    greenkeepingdutiesandassistedwiththeextensionstotheclubhouse,all

    atanhourlyrateof10/-.In1971,whenheundertookotheremployment,

    LionelresignedfromthepositionofgreenkeeperandattheAnnual

    GeneralMeetingin1972hewasawardedaspecialHonourBadgefor

    manyyearsofdedicatedservicetotheClub.Hewasthesecondmember

    toreceivethisrareaward.

    Areplacementgreenkeeperwasnotfoundforquitesometimeanditwas

    notuntilafterthechangeovertocotulawhenKobeVandenHeuvel

    undertookthesedutiesthatthingsonthegreenkeepingfrontbeganto

    looksettled.Hisresignationtowardstheendofthe1972-73season

    promptedanofferfromEldonArmstrongtoresumethepositionof

    greenssuperintendentanditwasnotuntilthebeginningofthenext

    seasonthatanarrangementwasmadewithDougWhiting,thenamember

    ofTawaServicesClub,toundertakethecareandmaintenanceofthe

    greens.Itwasadifficulttime,particularlyasataspecialgeneralmeeting

    on17thMarch1972thedecisionwastakentoproceedwithconversion

    ofNo.1greentocotulausingstolonsfromNo.2green.

    Thefirstofwhatwastobecomeamostenjoyablefunction,the"Fishand

    ChipsNight",wasatwilightmatchwithTawaServicesClubmembersand

    thiswasheldinthesummerof1973onthatclub'sgreen.Teamsfrom

    eachclubweredrawn"outofthehat"andmembersplayedintheorder

    theyweredrawn.Theloserspaidforfishandchipsandtheinitialround

    ofrefreshmentsandthereafterthestoriesflowed.Thispopulareventhas

    sincebecomeanannualcontestwiththehostclubrotatingeachyear.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

  • MEN

    FoursH.F.Lissette(Skip),C.Metcalf,W.G.Broad,A.M.Gibbons

    TriplesG.A.R.McEwen(Skip),C.Metcalf,W.G.Broad

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesB.A.Beedell

    JuniorSinglesB.A.Martin

    JuniorPairsD.L.Roberts(Skip),F.R.Dean

    ClubFoursR.McDowall(Skip),A.G.Webley,O.D.Good,E.G.Scott

    BrianBeedellperformedmostcreditablytoreachthefinaloftheCentre

    ChampionofChampionsSinglesevent.

    WOMEN

    FoursP.Beilby(Skip),H.Stevenson,J.Callander,M.Jury

    TriplesA.Hurcomb(Skip),H.Stevenson,N.Saunders

    PairsA.Hurcomb(Skip),S.Clifford

    SinglesA.Hurcomb

    JuniorSinglesS.Clifford

    197374

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentK.R.Fisher

    VicePresidentJ.A.Lambert

    JuniorVicePres.A.M.Gibbons

    SecretaryR.Mortimer

    TreasurerP.N.Scully

    Assist.Sec.Treas.W.N.A.McKay

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveR.L.Beilby,T.H.Blake,S.M.Thompson,J.Williams

    AuditorD.W.Parker

  • WOMEN

    PresidentI.Ailes

    VicePresidentR.Miles

    SecretaryP.Beilby

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveJ.Callander,S.Clifford,M.Elgar,P.Phythian

    Withtheapproachofthe1973-74seasonitbecameapparentthatanew

    implementandsoilshedwasrequiredandevenwiththeincomefrom

    hiringthehalltherewasinsufficientfinancetodothis.Anoticeofmotion

    thatalevyof$10amemberbemadetowardsextraordinaryexpenditure

    forprovisionofimprovementsandextensionstothebuildingwaspassed

    attheAnnualGeneralMeeting.Subscriptionsremainingunchanged.

    Themeetingwasnotifiedthatthewearingofwhiteorcreamtailored

    shortswithwalksockswasnowpermissibleatonedaytournaments,

    pennantsandinterclubeventsifaclubsodecided.Amotiontothiseffect

    wasdulycarried.

    TheNo.1greenwithitsnewcotulasurfacewaswithheldfromplayuntil

    lateOctobertoencouragefurthergrowth.Memberswereinvitedtostate

    theirpreferencefordiscdrawplayeitherSaturdayorSundayastheClub

    hadmoreplayersthanonegreencouldaccommodate.

    WithplaytemporarilylimitedtoNo.2greenwheretherewasalsoa

    drainageproblem,somediscontentarosewithintheClub.However,as

    thegreenssteadilyimprovedandbothbecameavailableforplay,normal

    clubspiritwassoonrestored.

    Apolicywasadoptedwherebyanydirectionstobeconveyedtothe

    greenkeepercouldonlybedonebyeithertheGreensSuperintendentor

    thePresident.Anymemberwishingtomakesuggestionsorcomments

    concerningthegreensmustdosothroughtheexecutivecommittee.This

    commonsenseapproachstillapplies.

  • Mostoftheolderfurnitureintheclubhousewasreplaced.Tablesmade

    fromrejectdoorsthathadservedussowellmadewayforcafeteria

    tablesfromtheNgaurangafreezingworksandchairswerepurchasedto

    replacewoodenformsthatourmembershadmade.Allthereplacements

    hadbeenchosenfortheirsuitabilityforstackingduringtheoffseason

    whenroominthehallwasrequiredforindoorbowls.

    Theseandotheracquisitionsovertheyearsaddedtothemembers

    personalcomfortwhich,inadditiontothequitegoodprofitsgenerated

    byawellorganisedcanteen,madethemfeelthatperhapstheClubhad

    passedthe"pioneering"stage.Infactithadcomealongwaysince1960.

    ThisyeartheClubearneditsfourthCentretitlewhenthefoursteam

    skippedbyJohnLambertwastriumphantattheCentreChampionof

    Championsevent.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher,R.McDowall,B.A.Beedell

    TriplesG.A.R.McEwen(Skip),C.Metcalf,W.G.Broad

    PairsH.F.Lissette(Skip),E.G.Mills

    SinglesG.A.R.McEwen

    JuniorSinglesD.L.Roberts

    JuniorPairsW.E.Shaw(Skip),E.Shanahan

    ClubFoursN.B.Swinburn(Skip),N.Whitcombe,E.Smaellie,J.D.Poole

    WOMEN

    FoursA.Hurcomb(Skip),W.McCarter,N.Saunders,M.Gibbons

    TriplesR.Whitcombe(Skip),B.Wright,J.Green

    PairsA.Hurcomb(Skip),J.Callander

    SinglesA.Hurcomb

    JuniorSinglesM.Gibbons

    1974-75

  • OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentJ.A.Lambert

    VicePresidentA.M.Gibbons

    JuniorVicePres.R.L.Beilby

    SecretaryR.Mortimer

    TreasurerP.N.Scully

    Assist.Sec.Treas.E.G.Mills

    CentreDelegateW.J.Greenhalgh

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveT.H.Blake,B.A.Martin,C.Miles,N.Whitcombe

    AuditorG.T.Reynolds

    WOMEN

    PresidentR.Miles

    VicePresidentJ.Callander

    SecretaryP.Beilby

    TreasurerS.Fowler

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveE.Garnett,J.George,P.Phythian,R.Whitcombe

    Thisseasonwastoseetheextendedsoilshedcompletedandaproposal

    toincludePlimmertonBowlingClubintheBrownTrophycompetition.

    However,asthiswouldinvolvetheomissionofoneofthefiveclubseach

    yearinordertomaintainaquadrangulartournament,theproposaldid

    notproceed.

    TheWomen'sSectionwasgivenapprovaltoelectitsownTreasurerand

    operateabankingaccountprovidedthatitwasusedfordaytoday

    transactionssuchascateringandraffles,anditwasnottoprovidefor

    itemsofcapitalexpenditure.Anysurplusexceeding$100wastobe

    handedovertotheMen'sSectionattheendofeachseason.

  • Thewomen'smembershiphadreachedatotalof25fortheseasonand

    midweekplaywasdevelopinglargelyduetotheeffortsofJanMortimer.

    Therewasarelationshipbetweenmembershipnumbersandamountof

    playandpastexperiencehadshownthatpotentialmembershipwaslost

    throughlackofmidweekcompetition.

    TheincreasingdevelopmentoftheClubwasreflectedinbetteramenities,

    acoolingsystemforcanteenrefreshmentsandaprintedhandbookwhich

    wastheresultofeffortsbyBrianBeedell.Inanefforttobrightenthe

    expanseofconcreteblockwallsattheendofthehallanothermember,

    FrankDean,wascommissionedtoproduceamuralontheeastwall.The

    modestlittlecornerpainting,"TheWailingWall",hadtobesacrificedfor

    thismoreambitiousproject.Otheritemsthatreflectedprogresswerea

    wastedisposalunitforthekitchen,hiretowelserviceforthewashrooms

    andafloorpolisher.

    ThiswasagainaNationalChampionshipsyearwithourgreensbeing

    requiredonfouroccasions.

    CentrehonoursweregainedfortheClubbyJohnPoole,BertBevege,Bob

    WaltonandBillGreenwhentheywontheJuniorPennantcompetition.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher,R.McDowell,B.A.Beedell

    TriplesJ.D.Last(Skip),F.Falvey,O.D.Good

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesJ.A.Lambert

    JuniorSinglesB.B.Bevege

    JuniorPairsG.N.Green(Skip),B.R.Beswick

    ClubFoursR.L.Beilby(Skip),W.J.Sisam,W.E.Shaw,J.D.Poole

    InwinningtheChampionofChampionsFoursthisyearJohnLambertand

    histeamjoinedaselectgroupofWellingtonbowlersforinthehistoryof

  • theWellingtonCentreitwasonlythesecondtimethatthesameteamhad

    wonthiseventinsuccessiveyears.

    WOMEN

    FoursA.Hurcomb(Skip),M.Thompson,M.Elgar,J.Graham

    TriplesA.Hurcomb(Skip),J.Graham,J.Burston

    PairsA.Hurcomb(Skip),J.Callander

    SinglesS.Fowler

    JuniorSinglesJ.Graham

    FormingNo.2Green1964,BobPlatt,GordonWetherall,Wally

    Greenhalgh,BarryHorsnell

  • FormingNo.2Green1964,CedricHoganandPaddyMills.Notesizeof

    toolshedsonright.

    Clubhouseextensions1968

  • Clubhouseextensions1968

    1975-76

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentW.J.Sisam

    VicePresidentR.L.Beilby

    JuniorVicePres.D.L.Bade

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerP.N.Scully

    Assist.Sec.Treas.R.Mortimer

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveM.M.Clark,D.Gamett,B.A.Martin,A.Taggart

    AuditorG.T.Reynolds

    WOMEN

    PresidentJ.Callander

    VicePresidentE.Garnett

  • SecretaryP.Beilby

    TreasurerS.Fowler

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveI.Ailes,J.Mortimer,M.Thompson,M.Walton

    ThedeathofAlfGibbons,ourVicePresident,createdavacancywhich

    wasfilledbyWallySisamwhohadstooddownfromtheexecutive

    committeein1972-73season.RonBeilbysteppeduptothepositionof

    VicePresidentinnormalrotation.

    Increasedcompetitionswerepartlyresponsibleformembershipofthe

    Women'sSectiontonowexceedthemandatorylimitof40.Anattemptto

    overcomethisbycreatinganewclassificationof"limitedmembership"

    withrestrictedplayingrightswasunsuccessfulalthoughitwastobe

    passedthefollowingseasonwhenthisclassificationforboththeMen's

    andWomen'sSectionswasintroduced.

    Twonewacquisitionswereinstalledduringtheyearduemainlytoefforts

    ofBrianMartin.Theywereapooltableandapublicaddresssystem.A

    new"Glassmaster"washingmachinewasalsopurchasedforthecanteen.

    ItwasthisyearthatacoachingschemewasorganisedbytheNew

    ZealandBowlingAssociationwithnationalcoach,JohnFlett,holding

    coachingschools.YoungbowlersoftheClubcomprisingBillGreen,Brian

    MartinandJohnPooleattendedandlaterbecameverymuchinvolvedin

    coachingourplayers.

    Boxingwasacquiredforthepermanentupgradingofthebankswhichsaw

    thereplacementofgrasssurfaceswithconcretewallscoveredwitha

    bitumousandgratedrubbermixture.

    ForsometimeaphotographicrecordoftheClub'spastPresidentshad

    beenmootedandthiswasfinallyproceededwith.Framedgroupsof

    photographswereplacedonthewesternwallofthemainhall.

  • ThisseasonsawtheClub'sfirstwinintheCentreMidWeekPennant

    competitionandfurtherCentrehonourswereearnedbyBrianBeedell

    andBillSemmenswhentheywontheAnniversaryWeekendPairs

    tournament.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher,R.McDowell,G.T.Reynolds

    TriplesJ.A.Lambert(Skip),KR.Fisher,W.E.Shaw

    PairsB.A.Beedell(Skip),W.Semmens

    SinglesJ.A.Lambert

    JuniorSinglesW.C.Russell

    JuniorPairsG.N.Green(Skip),K.Turkington

    ClubFoursA.Taggart(Skip),R.Mortimer,C.S.Ferguson,B.A.Martin

    WOMEN

    FoursP.Beilby(Skip),M.Cox,E.Webley,D.Cathro

    TriplesP.Phythian(Skip),W.McCarter,P.Barr

    PairsP.Beilby(Skip),S.Fowler

    SinglesS.Fowler

    JuniorSinglesK.Russell(whowontheJuniorChampionofChampions

    Singles)

    ClubFoursS.Fowler(Skip),J.Graham,J.Green,P.Barr

    1976-77

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentR.L.Beilby

    VicePresidentD.L.Bade

    JuniorVicePres.W.F.Boag

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerG.T.Reynolds

  • Assist.Sec.Treas.G.N.Green

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveB.A.Beedell,M.M.Clark,B.A.Martin,R.McDowell

    AuditorP.N.Scully

    WOMEN

    PresidentE.Garnett

    VicePresidentM.Walton

    SecretaryP.Beilby

    TreasurerS.Fowler

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveD.Cathro,M.Gibbons,J.Graham,J.Green,M.Malcolm

    The1976-77seasonsawfurtherinnovation.ForthefirsttimeaClub

    Captainwasappointedbytheexecutivecommitteewithmainduties

    beingthewelfareofnewmembers.MarshallClarkwasthefirstmember

    tooccupythisposition.

    Interestinhiringthehallforindoorbowlsduringthewintermonthshad

    beenfallingoff.InparticulartheNorthernIndoorBowlingCentrehad

    beenrequiringitlessandless.TheClubnowhadalargermembership

    whichincreasedthecanteenactivitysotheneedforsupplementary

    incomewasless.Itwasdecidedtorestricttheindoorbowlingspaceand

    plansweremadetocarpetanareafromtheeastwalltoinfrontofthe

    canteen.

    Licensingofsportingbodieswasabouttobecomeobligatoryandasthe

    legalitieswerecomplexitwasdecidedtoengageasolicitortoactonthe

    Club'sbehalf.Thelicence,theobligationsincurredandthespeculationit

    attractedweretoinvolvetheClubinagreatdealofexpenseandtrouble

    butithadtheeffectofraisingthestandardsofhygiene,safetyand

    furnishingsconsiderably.

  • AHospitalnoticeboardappearedinthelobbyforthefirsttimeanditwas

    decidedtodisplayaphotographofthecurrentPresidentinaconspicuous

    placeintheClubhouse.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursB.A.Beedell(Skip),W.Semmens,J.Gatland,G.N.Green

    TriplesV.Girardin(Skip),W.Churchill,B.A.Martin

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),K.R.Fisher

    SinglesC.Miles

    JuniorSinglesW.C.Russell

    IntermediatePairsD.L.Roberts(Skip),F.Dean

    JuniorPairsW.C.Russell(Skip),K.Turkington

    ClubFoursC.Metcalf(Skip),G.T.Reynolds,W.Barker,A.Callander

    JohnLambertandKenFisherwonboththeChampionofChampionsPairs

    andtheCentreNewYearPairsthisseasonthuseachgainingtheirfifth

    WellingtonBowlingCentretitleandtheCentreGoldStaraward.These

    weresoundperformancesfromtwoverygoodbowlersbothofwhom

    alsooncemoregainedrepresentativehonours.

    WOMEN

    FoursJ.Mortimer(Skip),M.Gibbons,K.Russell,M.Connolly

    TriplesM.Cox(Skip),M.Gibbons,M.Malcolm

    PairsP.Beilby(Skip),S.Fowler

    SinglesJ.Green

    JuniorSinglesK.Russell

    ClubFoursA.Hurcomb(Skip),M.Thompson,M.Elgar,K.Russell

    1977-78

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

  • PresidentD.L.Bade

    VicePresidentW.F.Boag

    JuniorVicePres.W.N.A.McKay

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerG.T.Reynolds

    Assist.Sec.Treas.G.N.Green

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveR.M.Jarrett,B.A.Martin,D.L.Roberts,D.S.Saunders

    AuditorR.O'Leary

    WOMEN

    PresidentM.Walton

    VicePresidentM.Malcolm

    SecretaryM.Barr

    TreasurerS.Fowler

    CentreDelegateW.McCarter

    ExecutiveI.Ailes,M.Elgar,J.Evans,M.Gibbons

    TheresultoftheapplicationtotheLicensingCommissionforaliquor

    licencewasstillawaited.

    DuringtheyeartheactivitiesofanenergeticSocialSubCommittee

    resultedintheacquisitionofatabletennistableandtheformationofan

    indoorBowlssectionwithitsownindoorbowlsandmats.

    WallyGreenhalghwasawardedanHonourBadgeforoutstandingservice

    totheCluboverthepastsixteenyears.Mrs.WynneMcCarter,a

    foundationmember,wasbestowedwiththefirstlifemembershipofthe

    Women'sSection.

    ThepassingofKenFisherwasaverysadoccasionwhichpromptedthe

    ExecutiveCommitteeforthefirsttimetomaketheclubhouseavailable

    forafunctionfollowingKen'sfuneral.

  • Asketchplanandanoutlineofcosts,possiblyupto$45,000,was

    preparedforacompleteupdatingofclubroomswhichincludedsome

    additionsandalterations.Aspecialgeneralmeetingwastobecalledfor

    memberstostudyvariousproposals.Theleastexpensiveoptionwas

    adoptedwhichwasexpectedtocostatleast$20,000andcoveredsuch

    mattersasemergencyexits,alarms,gasheatingtoreplacetheexisting

    electricbarheaters,andafaceliftandtanksystemforthebarwhich

    exaltedshrinehadnowlostitsidentityasacanteen.Drapesforthe

    windowswereconsideredanecessitymainlytopreventheatloss,andthe

    Women'sSectionvolunteeredtodonateandinstallthem.

    Thiswasa"redletter"yearforinterclubcompetition.Forthefirsttime

    ever,theClubmadea"cleansweep"oftheJimGraham,CurlyBlightand

    Browntrophiesinadditiontobeingacloserunner-upfortheCentreOpen

    Pennantcompetition.

    AnhonoursboardtorecordCentreandhigherhonoursgainedby

    memberswasobtainedandpositionedonthenorthwallofthehallinthe

    clubhouse.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursJ.A.Lambert(Skip),D.L.Roberts,J.D.Poole,C.Metcalf

    TriplesB.A.Beedell(Skip),W.Semmens,J.Gatland

    PairsJ.A.Lambert(Skip),C.Miles

    SinglesD.L.Bade

    JuniorSinglesA.L.Daly

    IntermediatePairsA.G.Webley(Skip),A.B.L.Hooker

    JuniorPairsG.Nicholson(Skip),D.I.Binnie

    ClubFoursD.L.Bade(Skip),J.Joyce,B.A.Martin,T.F.Gore

    ClubTriplesA.V.Mattar(Skip),W.Barker,J.L.Fenwick

    ThelossofKenFisherwhoseuntimelydeathbrokeuptheverysuccessful

    partnershipwithJohnLambertdidnotpreventJohnfromasserting

    himselfoncemorebywinningtheCentreChristmasFourswithDon

  • Roberts,ColinDennisandCyrilMetcalfandtheCentreNewYearPairs

    withChasMiles.

    WOMEN

    FoursJ.Mortimer(Skip),D.Ferguson,K.Russell,N.Saunders

    TriplesM.McHugh(Skip),J.Green,N.Metcalf

    PairsS.Fowler(Skip),J.George

    SinglesK.Russell

    JuniorSinglesM.Taggart

    ClubFoursA.Hurcomb(Skip),M.Thompson,M.Elgar,K.Russell

    197879

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentW.F.Boag

    VicePresidentW.N.A.McKay

    JuniorVicePres.R.M.Jarrett

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerG.T.Reynolds

    Assist.Sec.Treas.G.N.Green

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveM.M.Clark,T.F.Gore,B.A.Martin,A.Taggart

    AuditorR.W.O'Leary

    WOMEN

    PresidentM.Walton

    VicePresidentJ.Graham

    SecretaryM.Roberts

    TreasurerS.Fowler

    CentreDelegateS.Fowler

    ExecutiveM.Barr,M.Elgar,J.George,N.Jarrett,N.Metcalf

  • Thisyearitwasrealisedthatoperatingexpensesandinterestpayments

    weregoingtobehighandasnowinterhourshadbeengrantedforbar

    tradingsomeuncertaintyastoincometomeettheseincreasesraisedthe

    suggestionofariseinsubscriptionsforFullPlayingMembersto$60for

    menand$49forwomen.AmotiontothiseffectwaslostattheAnnual

    GeneralMeetingandsubscriptionsweresetat$40and$29formenand

    womenrespectively.Asmatterscametopassabudgeteddeficitwasnot

    realisedandinfactaprofitwasrecorded.

    FormingNo.2Green

  • UninvitedGuestsonNo.2Green

    ViewofbothGreensbeforeSwimmingPoolbuilt

  • Problems1979

    WiththeformationofanIndoorBowlingSectionwithintheClub,which

    participatedwithsomesuccessintheindoorbowlsinterclub

    competition,theproblemofbartradinginwintermonthsreceded.

    Thebowlingskillsofourmemberswereagaindemonstrated,fortheClub

    emulatedthesuccessoftheprecedingseasonbyretainingtheJim

    Graham,CurlyBlightandBrowntrophies.

    ItwasanotherNationalTournamentyearandwiththegreensplaying

    exceedinglywelltheywereagainrequiredforthiscompetition.An

    invitationgaladayheldonNewYearsEvefollowedbyanevening

    barbequewaswarmlyappreciatedbyvisitingbowlersandclubmembers

    alike.

    VisitorstotheClubduringtheNationalChampionshipswerenowso

    numerousandthefinancialobligationsonthePresidentmoreonerous

    anotherprecedentwascreatedbythatpositionbeinggrantedan

    honorarium.Suchapaymenthasbeenmadeannuallyeversince.

  • Ourgaladayswerenotalwayswellpatronisedandthisnecessitatedthe

    oddcancellationbecauseofinsufficiententries.However,therewere

    signsofincreasinginterestencouragedbythehighstandardofgreensand

    hospitality,theprovisionoflunchesandincreasedsponsorships.Thiswas

    veryevidentwithourannualcharitygaladaywhichwasfilledmonthsin

    advance.Thedaywasanoutstandingsuccessrealising$1,500forthe

    SalvationArmyEmergencyLodge.

    Moreimprovementswereeffectedduringtheyear,themostnotable

    beingtheupgradingofthenorthernboundaryareacompletewithfence

    andbitumensealonthedriveway.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursW.J.Greenhalgh(Skip),R.Mortimer,W.E.Shaw,L.J.Downey

    TriplesJ.A.Lambert(Skip),J.D.Poole,W.E.Shaw

    PairsD.L.Roberts(Skip),J.Williams

    SinglesJ.A.Lambert

    ColtSinglesG.Nicholson

    IntermediatePairsA.L.Daly(Skip),L.J.Downey

    ColtPairsG.Nicholson(Skip),D.I.Binnie

    ClubFoursG.A.R.McEwen(Skip),G.N.Green,D.Garnett,M.Comber

    ThisseasonsawthereplacementbytheWellingtonBowlingCentreofa

    JuniorbowlerwiththenewclassificationofColt.ThedefinitionofaColt

    wasanymemberwhoseclubmembershipdidnotexceedatotalofthree

    years.

    WOMEN

    FoursS.Fowler(Skip),J.Mortimer,J.Green,K.Russell

    TriplesS.Fowler(Skip),J.Graham,J.Green

    PairsA.Hurcomb(Skip),K.Russell

    SinglesJ.Graham

    JuniorSinglesE.Phillips

  • ClubFoursJ.Mortimer(Skip),E.Webley,D.Ferguson,N.Metcalf

    1979-80

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentW.N.A.McKay

    VicePresidentR.M.Jarrett

    JuniorVicePres.A.Taggart

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerG.T.Reynolds

    Assist.Sec.Treas.G.N.Green

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveT.F.Gore,B.A.Martin,P.Quested,S.M.Thompson

    AuditorR.W.O'Leary

    WOMEN

    PresidentJ.Graham

    VicePresidentP.Phythian

    SecretaryM.Roberts

    TreasurerS.Fowler

    CentreDelegateS.Fowler

    ExecutiveP.Bundle,J.Evans,J.George,J.Hyde,N.Jarrett

    Thisyearsawsomeconsolidationwithprojectsbeingfinalisedas

    instancedbyhavingcarpet,whichwasmootedsomeyearspreviously,

    finallylaidintheeasternendofthehall.

    Coachingsessionshadbeenmuchinvogueoverrecentseasonswith

    outsidebowlersprovidingassistance.Apanelofcoacheswasalso

    appointed.Severalofourmembersweretoreceivetrainingincoaching

    withconsequentbenefittoourmembersasawholeandnewand

    emergingplayersinparticular.

  • AninterclubmidweekcompetitionwasmootedandBrianMartinwas

    appointedaschieforganiserwithaviewtohavingsuchacompetition

    underway,ifnotnextseasonthencertainlyinthenearfuture.

    Guidelinesforadmissionofnewmemberswereestablishedbythe

    ExecutiveCommitteeattheendofthebowlingseasonandbasicallythese

    statedthat

    applicationsofwives/husbandsofexistingmembersresidentinor

    ratepayersoftheTawaBoroughtobegivenpriority.

    applicationsTawaresidentsorratepayersaretobegivenpriority

    overotherapplicationsiftherearefiveorlessvacanciesinthe

    individualsections'membershiplists.

    exceptinveryspecialcircumstancesnonewmembersaretobe

    acceptedduringthemonthsofApril,May,JuneandJuly.

    Dissatisfactionwiththehedgebetweenthetwogreenshadbeen

    expressedfromtimetotimeandaproposaltoremovethisandreplaceit

    withawoodenfencewasapproved.Thesubjectwasairedatthenext

    AnnualGeneralMeetingandalthoughopinionswereevenlydividedan

    appealforayear'strialwithoutafencewasdisregardedand

    arrangementstoerectonewereproceededwith.

    Thegreensplayedparticularlywellthisseasonthankstotheeffortsof

    theEldonArmstrong,SydThompsonandLionelBearsleyteam.

    Twonewtrolleysforthetransportationofmats,scoreboardsandjacks

    werepurchasedduringtheseason.

    TheClubwaswelltotheforeinCentreeventsthisyearwhenJohn

    Lambert(Skip),EldonArmstrong,NeilMcKayandGeorgeReynoldswon

    theExecutiveFoursandourteamstookouttheChampionPennant

    competition.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

  • MEN

    FoursJ.A.Lambert(Skip),C.J.Barr,C.Dennis,W.C.Russell

    TriplesB.A.Beedell(Skip),G.N.Green,G.Nicholson

    PairsB.A.Beedell(Skip),G.Nicholson

    SinglesC.J.Barr

    ColtSinglesJ.L.Fenwick

    IntermediatePairsA.L.Daly(Skip),L.J.Downey

    ColtPairsD.S.Grant(Skip),R.Thornton

    ClubFoursG.A.R.McEwen(Skip),W.N.A.McKay,P.L.Burston,P.Boag

    ClubTriplesM.M.Clark(Skip),A.L.Daly,R.J.Phillips

    WOMEN

    FoursA.Hurcomb(Skip),P.Bundle,M.Connelly,D.Stephens

    TriplesS.Robertson(Skip),K.Russell,E.Beedell

    PairsP.Bundle(Skip),J.Green

    SinglesS.Fowler

    JuniorSinglesJ.Robertson

    ClubFoursJ.Mortimer(Skip),E.Webley,J.Beard,C.Robb

    198081

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentR.M.Jarrett

    VicePresidentA.Taggart

    JuniorVicePres.B.A.Martin

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerG.T.Reynolds

    Assist.Sec.Treas.I.W.Jones

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveB.A.Beedell,G.N.Green,J.D.Poole,S.M.Thompson

  • AuditorR.W.O'Leary

    WOMEN

    PresidentP.Phythian

    VicePresidentJ.George

    SecretaryC.Robb

    TreasurerS.Fowler

    CentreDelegateS.Fowler

    ExecutiveJ.Beard,J.Evans,N.Jarrett,J.Robertson

    Interestincoachingmatterswastakenastepfurtherthisseasonwhen

    theAnnualGeneralMeetingagreedtotheestablishmentofapanelof

    coachesandtheconvenorwasappointedamemberoftheexecutive

    committee.

    SubscriptionsfortheseasonforFullPlayingMemberswereincreasedto

    $50formenand$38forwomen.Theincreasesweretocoverpricerises

    andoutgoingsgenerally.

    ThemembershipofboththeMen'sandWomen'sSectionsreachedtheir

    capacityduringtheyearforthefirsttimeandwaitinglistswere

    establishedforboth.Ittook21yearstoreachthissituation.

    Tocommemoratethemilestoneofbeingestablishedtwenty-oneyearsan

    AnniversaryDinnerwasheldatToddParkinPorirua.Thefunctionwas

    organisedbyBrianBeedellandJohnPooleandaspartofthecelebrations

    anexhibitionbowlingmatchonourgreenswasarrangedbetweenBarry

    SalterofNewSouthWalesandNewZealandrepresentativePhil

    Skoglund.Barrywasalsoguestspeakeratthedinner.

    OurCharityGalaDay,principallyinaidoftheWhitfordBrownCentrefor

    thehandicapped,almostreachedtheimpressivefigureof$2,000.Thiswas

    aconsiderablesumofmoneyrequiringagreatdealofworkand

    organisationbyateamheadedbyMarshallClarkandBrianBeedellwho

    bothhavehadconsiderableexperiencerunningthesefunctions.The

  • greenswereinexcellentconditionandweregivenacarnivalatmosphere

    bythegailycolouredsunumbrellaspurchasedbytheWomen'sSection.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursJ.A.Lambert(Skip),C.J.Barr,C.Dennis,W.C.Russell

    TriplesG.A.R.McEwen(Skip),M.M.Clark,W.H.Cuttance

    PairsB.A.Beedell(Skip),C.B.Horsnell

    SinglesG.N.Green

    ColtSinglesR.Clarke

    IntermediatePairsK.Turkington(Skip),D.Rippon

    ColtPairsI.W.Jones(Skip),J.O'Driscoll

    ClubFoursD.L.Bade(Skip),N.Whitcombe,P.Quested,A.E.Billing

    FurtherhonourswerebroughttotheClubbyacompositeteamskipped

    byJohnLambertwithAlexDalyasleadwhenitwonthe1981Taranaki

    OpenFoursTournament.ThiswasthesecondsuccessiveyearthatJohn

    hadbeenintheteamthattookoutthisprestigiousevent.

    WOMEN

    FoursP.Phythian(Skip),W.McCarter,M.Malcolm,S.Duffy

    TriplesS.Fowler(Skip),J.Green,D.Stevens

    PairsM.Thompson(Skip),K.Russell

    SinglesA.Hurcomb

    JuniorSinglesD.Stevens

    ClubFoursH.Stephenson(Skip),W.McCarter,I.Weeks,J.Evans

    ClubTriplesS.Robertson(Skip),J.Hyde,D.Ferguson

    1981-82

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentB.A.Martin

  • VicePresidentJ.D.Poole

    JuniorVicePres.C.B.Horsnell

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerI.W.Jones

    Assist.Sec.Treas.G.N.Green

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveS.B.Court,J.F.Nicol,W.E.Shaw,R.J.Walton

    AuditorR.W.O'Leary

    WOMEN

    PresidentJ.George

    VicePresidentS.Fowler

    SecretaryC.Robb

    TreasurerJ.Robertson

    CentreDelegateS.Fowler

    ExecutiveJ.Beard,J.Hyde,N.Jarrett,N.Saunders,D.Stevens

    Somedissatisfactionwiththepressureplaceduponclubcompetitionby

    theobligationtoproducewinnersintimeforCentreChampionof

    ChampionseventsledtoasuggestionattheAnnualGeneralMeetingthat

    theClubmighthavetoforegoenteringtheCentrefixturesratherthan

    playourowncompetitionundertootightatimeconstraint.Fromthe

    ensuingdiscussionamotionwaspassedbythemeetingwhichresolved

    nottoenterateamintheCentreChampionofChampionsFours.

    WhenthesubjectofChampionofChampionscompetitionwasbeingaired

    attheAnnualGeneralMeetingagooddealofdissatisfactionwiththe

    CentrePennantstournamentwasalsoexpressed.Themeetingresolved

    thattwodaysplayforthiscompetitionwasinsufficientanda

    sub-committeewasformedanddirectedtoprepareproposalsforamore

    meaningfulandextendedcompetitiontoplacebeforetheWellington

    BowlingCentre.

    Thissub-committeeinitiallycomprisedJackBarr,WallyGreenhalgh,Roy

    JarrettandJohnLambertbutbeforeithadmademuchheadwayand

  • followingamoveawayfromthedistrictbythefirstthreemembersit

    wasreconstitutedundertheleadershipofBrianMartin.Overaperiodof

    twelvemonthsthecommitteemadedirectcontactwithall45bowling

    clubsthenintheWellingtonCentre.

    ForthefirsttimetheNewZealandPoliceweregivenuseofbothgreens

    andfacilitiesandon22ndand23rdFebruary1982theyconductedtheir

    NationalTournamentwhichannualeventhasremainedwiththeClub

    eversince.

    ThepurchaseofamotorisedForrestroller,oneofthefirstinthisarea,

    wasinkeepingwithourreputationasaprogressiveclub.Thegreenshad

    neverhadsomuchrollingwithLionelBearsleyourgreenkeeper,proudly

    pilotingthenewmachinetobecomeknownasthe"MoonBuggy"

    gracefullyoverthegreens.AnewScottBonnermowerwasalso

    purchasedlaterintheyear.

    Otherprogresswastheimprovementofourpublicaddresssystemand

    thesettingupofamplifyingequipmentbySydThompson.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursB.A.Beedell(Skip),C.B.Horsnell,R.J.Walton,G.N.Green

    TriplesB.A.Beedell(Skip),R.J.Walton,G.N.Green

    PairsA.L.Daly(Skip),L.J.Downey

    SinglesJ.A.Lambert

    ColtSinglesM.Kitney

    IntermediatePairsI.W.Jones(Skip),A.E.Billing

    ColtPairsG.O'Neill(Skip),D.S.Grant

    ClubFoursL.F.Bearsley(Skip),F.Falvey,A.O'Hara,J.Cherrie

    ClubTriplesD.L.Bade(Skip),G.N.Green,J.O'Driscoll

    WellingtonCentrehonoursweregainedwhenChookFowler(Skip),Arch

    Taggart,GinoGirardinandBrianCourtwontheCentreChristmasFours

    event.

  • DonAlexander,BillGreenandJohnLambertwereselectedasWellington

    Centrerepresentativesthisseason.

    WOMEN

    FoursS.Fowler(Skip),J.Mortimer,J.Green,K.Russell

    TriplesA.Hurcomb(Skip),K.Russell,M.Connelly

    PairsS.Fowler(Skip),J.Green

    SinglesS.Fowler

    JuniorSinglesB.lePetit

    ClubFoursS.Robertson(Skip),M.Thompson,C.Cathro,S.Duffy

    ClubTriplesM.Gibbons(Skip),K.Russell,J.Evans

    JuneGreenbroughthonourtotheClubbywinningtheGoldCoast

    Women'sMastersSingles.

    Aremarkablefeatureofthewomen'sClubchampionshipeventsthis

    seasonwasthatboththewomen'sJuniorSinglesandChampionshipPairs

    hadtobeplayedthreetimestofindthewinners.

    1982-83

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentC.B.Horsnell

    VicePresidentJ.D.Poole

    JuniorVicePres.S.B.Court

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerA.A.lePetit

    Assist.Sec.Treas.G.N.Green

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveR.Butler,G.B.Champion,L.D.Lewis,A.Taggart

    AuditorR.W.O'Leary

  • WOMEN

    PresidentS.Fowler

    VicePresidentN.Saunders

    SecretaryC.Robb

    TreasurerJ.Robertson

    CentreDelegateS.Fowler

    ExecutiveS.Billing,S.Duffy,D.Franks,E.Garnett,C.Upton

    Whatabusyyearthisprovedtobe.Inadditiontoourownconsiderable

    internalcommitmentstheClubhostedapartyofvisitingNorth

    Queenslandbowlers.theWomen'sChampionofChampionsFours,the

    NewZealandPoliceNationalTournament,actedasheadquartersforthe

    WellingtonCentreChristmasFoursandfortwoweeksassistedinhosting

    theNationalChampionshipswithitsattendantGalaDayaneventwhich

    hadbecomeaspecialfeaturewhentheNationalsareheldinWellington.

    OnagloriouslyfineSunday,2ndJanuary,theClubhostedagalaxyofNew

    Zealand'sleadingbowlersattheGalaDayandthegreenswereagaina

    credittotheLionelBearsley,EldonArmstrongandSydThompson

    combination,providinggrandplayingconditionsforourvisitors.Morning

    andafternoonteasaswellaslunchesweresuppliedfor150playersand

    officialsandthiswastoppedoffbythealmosttraditionalbarbequetea

    whichcateredfor200people.

    FollowinghisappointmentatthepreviousAnnualGeneralMeetingDoug

    WhitingassumedtheroleofthenewpositionofWelfareOfficerand

    carriedoutthesedutiesmostconscientiouslyandsincerely.

  • CompletedNewHallDecember1968

    CompletedNewHallDecember1968

  • ClubhouseandNo.1Green1972

    WailingWall.BillGreeninresidence

    Thenewconceptforinter-clubcompetitioncontinuedtobepursued.

    Twoformalmeetingswithrepresentativesofmanyoftheclubsinthe

  • Centrewereheldinourclubhouseduring1982.BarryHorsnellcompiled

    fourdifferentdraftsofConditionsofPlaybeforeonewaseventually

    consideredsatisfactoryforourCentreDelegate,JohnLambert,andBrian

    MartintoformallypresenttotheWellingtonBowlingCentre.

    LaterintheseasontheWellingtonBowlingCentreacceptedour

    proposalsbyafairlynarrowmarginandthefollowingyearsawthe

    introductionofanewformatfortheCentreInterClubcompetition.

    StrongsupportforourconceptwasforthcomingfromboththeTitahiBay

    andJohnsonvilleclubs.

    AdevelopmentplanandprogrammefortheClubwasdrawnupbyasub

    committeecomprisingBarryHorsnellChairman,JohnPoole,BrianCourt

    andLaurieLewis.Thisdocumentstatedthatitwasnotintendedtobe

    comprehensivebutinfactitwas.KeyareasoftheClubhadbeen

    identifiedandrecommendationsweresubmittedtotheExecutive

    Committeeinanattempttoplanandformulatethedevelopmentofthe

    Clubinanorderlymanneroverthemediumterm.Itwastobe

    commended.Itistherightandperhapstheobligationofeverymemberto

    studythedocument.Oneitemofvitalinterestwhichisworthquotingis

    "ThelandonwhichtheClubissituatedisheldintrustforrecreation

    purposesbytheTawaBoroughCouncilandisleasedtotheClubfora

    termof33yearscommencinglstNovember1968.Apeppercornrentalof

    $5.00isleviedforthewholetermofthelease...theabsenceofany

    conditiontoorrightofrenewalofthelease...theexpirydate,3lst

    October2001."

    AClubnewsletter,"WrongBias"wasproducedbyDickButler.Thiswasa

    wellreceivedandinformativepublication.

    Someminoralterationsweremadetothekitchenbeforethe

    commencementoftheseason.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

  • FoursG.A.R.McEwen(Skip),W.F.Boag,P.Boag,R.Taylor

    TriplesJ.A.Lambert(Skip),D.Alexander,W.Shaw

    PairsA.Taggart(Skip),R.Taylor

    SinglesD.Alexander

    ColtSinglesM.Kitney

    IntermediatePairsS.B.Court(Skip),R.Butler

    ColtPairsM.Kitney(Skip),A.A.lePetit

    ClubFoursV.Girardin(Skip),W.H.Cuttance,A.C.McCarter,W.C.Russell

    ClubTriplesabandoned

    JohnLambertscoredyetanothertitleatCentrelevelwhenhisteamof

    DonAlexanderandWarrenShawwontheChampionofChampions

    Triples.

    DonAlexander,BrianBeedell,AlexDaly,BillGreenandJohnLambertgave

    theClubastrongcontingentintheWellingtonCentrerepresentative

    squadthisseason.

    WOMEN

    FoursS.Fowler(Skip),J.Mortimer,J.Green,K.Russell

    TriplesE.Garnett(Skip),D.Bowden,N.Metcalf

    PairsM.Woodman(Skip),B.Taylor

    SinglesS.Robertson

    JuniorSinglesD.Franks

    ClubFoursM.Gibbons(Skip),E.Phillips,J.Beard,J.Hayward

    ClubTriplesS.Robertson(Skip),J.Robertson,J.Hayward

    ClubPairsA.Hurcomb(Skip),H.Stevenson

    JuniorPairsB.lePetit(Skip),S.Tomlinson

    CentrehonourswereearnedbyShirleyFowlerwhenshewonthe

    women'sOpenSinglesevent.ShirleyFowler'steamofJanMortimer.June

    GreenandKathRussellwerenarrowlybeateninthefinalofthe

    WellingtonCentreWomen'sChampionofChampionsFours.

    198384

  • OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentJ.D.Poole

    VicePresidentS.B.Court

    JuniorVicePres.M.M.Clark

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerA.Taggart

    Assist.Sec.Treas.J.L.Fenwick

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert

    GreensSuperintendentE.F.Armstrong

    ExecutiveA.E.Billing,G.N.Green,L.D.Lewis,P.Ryan

    AuditorR.W.O'Leary

    WOMEN

    PresidentN.Saunders

    VicePresidentD.Ferguson

    SecretaryC.Robb

    TreasurerJ.Robertson

    CentreDelegateS.Fowler

    ExecutiveJ.Beard,S.Billing,M.Gibbons,M.Malcolm,S.McKenna

    TheClubgainedconsiderablepublicitythisyearfromtheCountrywide

    InternationalClassic,aprofessionaltournamentwhichhadextensiveTV

    coverage,beingplayedonourgreens.Twelvebowlers,eightfromNew

    Zealand,twoAustraliansRobParellaandPeterLawson,andEnglishman

    JohnBell,andaScot,DavidGourley.TheTVcommentatorwasthatwell

    knownbowlsidentity,IanBirch.Playextendedoverthreedaysfrom9th

    to11thFebruaryanditprovedtobeamagnificentspectacle.Thewinner

    wasPhilSkoglundwhodefeatedWayneWrackinagrippingfinal.

    Associatedwiththiseventwasthefirstmayoralreceptiontobeheldin

    TawawhentheMayorentertainedtheparticipants,NewZealandBowling

    AssociationcouncillorsandrepresentativesoftheCentreandofthisClub.

  • Twomembers,LionelBearsleywhojoinedtheClubshortlyafterits

    inceptionandPaddyMillswhojoinedin1962,weregrantedlife

    membershipforoutstandingserviceandattheAnnualGeneralMeeting

    outgoingPresident,BarryHorsnell,hadpleasureinpresentingthesetwo

    dedicatedmemberswiththeirlifemembershipbadges.

    Asurveyconductedamongmembersshowedthat80wereinterestedin

    playinginthenewinter-clubcompetition,consequentlyteamswere

    enteredinfourgrades,involving64playerseachSaturdaymorning

    playinghomeandawayalternatively.Theexperienceofplayingagainst

    membersofotherclubsandongreensotherthanourownwasas

    rewardingasitwasenjoyableandwasvotedpopularandsuccessful.

    TawawerethewinnersinDivision1Section2andDivision2Section1.

    Anewcompetition,whichwasinitiatedbyourClubandnamedtheCable

    PriceToyotaKapiManaOpenFours,wasconductedinassociationwith

    theTawaServicesandTitahiBayclubs.Theinauguraltournament

    utilisedthegreensofthethreeclubsandwasheldon7thto9thJanuary.

    Therewere56teamsenteredandtheeventwaswonbyacompositeteam

    ofJohnLambert(Skip),MaxBurgess,DonAlexanderandAlexDaly.This

    wastobecomeanannualeventexceptwhentheNationalChampionships

    areheldinWellington,whenitwillnotbeheld.

    Thisseason'sCharityGalaDayyielded$2,700,mostofwhichwasdonated

    totheKenepuruHospitaltohelppurchaseanewpiano.

    Newacquisitionsduringtheyearwereasoilshredderandanautomatic

    timerandsiren.

    COMPETITIONWINNERS

    MEN

    FoursB.A.Beedell(Skip),C.B.Horsnell,R.J.Walton,G.N.Green

    TriplesE.F.Armstrong(Skip),G.T.Reynolds,W.C.Russell

    PairsA.Taggart(Skip),R.Taylor

    SinglesJ.A.Lambert

  • ColtSinglesL.R.Franks

    IntermediatePairsD.S.Grant(Skip),A.O'Hara

    ColtPairsT.R.Fox(Skip),M.R.Jensen

    ClubFoursD.L.Bade(Skip),A.B.L.Hooker,R.C.Thornton,R.L.Kitto

    ClubTriplesJ.D.Poole(Skip),E.J.Harvey,R.Edmundson

    JohnLambertandDonAlexanderwereagainselectedtorepresentthe

    WellingtonCentre.

    WOMEN

    FoursS.Fowler(Skip),J.Mortimer,J.Green,K.Russell

    TriplesS.Robertson(Skip),J.Hyde,S.Tomlinson

    PairsS.Fowler(Skip),J.Green

    SinglesA.Hurcomb

    JuniorSinglesD.Franks

    JuniorPairsB.Taylor(Skip),J.Jones

    ClubFoursP.Phythian(Skip),M.Woodman,N.Saunders,S.Tomlinson

    ClubTriplesM.Woodman(Skip),K.Russell,S.Cherrie

    ShirleyFowler(Skip),JanMortimerandJuneGreenwontheGoldCoast

    Women'sTriplesthisseason.

    ShirleywasselectedtorepresenttheWellingtonWomen'sCentreand

    wasamemberoftheteamthatwontheZoneTournament.

    198485

    OFFICERSELECTED

    MEN

    PresidentS.B.Court

    VicePresidentM.M.Clark

    JuniorVicePres.G.N.Green

    SecretaryE.G.Mills

    TreasurerA.Taggart

  • Assist.Sec.Treas.B.E.Lerwill

    CentreDelegateJ.A.Lambert,C.B.Horsnell

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