BAY VIEW BOWLING CLUB Inc – President’s Report  2011

Presenting the 2010-11 Annual Report gives me a great deal of pleasure as it has been an excellent year for the club both on the green and socially.

I must thank
-The executive and all the sub-committee volunteers for all the work they have done during the year to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.
-I am sorry to see Jo stepping down as she has put many hours of work into her position as Treasurer.
-Beryl is a tireless worker not only as secretary but coach, selector and supporter attending many games.
-Charlie, Tony, Bob, Allan, Terry C, John Rud, Peter G, Brian and Hamish mow lawns, trim hedges, vacuum the green and keep our grounds looking so pristine. Steph does a great job keeping our clubhouse clean & tidy.
-The match committee Bev, Judy, Colleen, Jim, Pauline have organized all matches/tournaments and competitions this is a huge job and very time consuming, Ray F and his helpers organize the winter Monday triples and Gardiner Shield. Our umpires have been Bev, Barbara K and Ray. Barbara K controlled the Saturday interclub fixtures.
- Our kitchen women & men spearheaded by Joc, Jude B, Barbara C, Pauline, Anne with Louise, Stathea and Beryl keeping the pantry and freezer stocked have done a great job. Raffles have been very successful with a good selection of prizes thanks to Stathea & Rusty whilst Glen has kept ‘Spin the Wheel’ rolling.
-Sponsorship has been very well organized by Garry who is constantly on the search for new sponsors.
-Bill has done a great job of organizing the bar along with Wayne who does all the buying. Marie the monthly roster and the willing band of helpers who have ensured another successful year for the bar.
-Barry as Club Captain works tirelessly making sure everyone knows what is happening and has the chance to be involved, as well as coaching and selecting along with Peter B to whom we extend our best wishes for his stint in Australia.
-Our works committee Joe J, Rusty, Ron, John Snad, Garry for getting the car park marked. Craig, Chas, John Snad, Don for all  those repair jobs they have done.The men,s toilet revamp is to go ahead thanks to a grant from the Eastern & Central Community Trust.
-Friday nights have been most successful and with the advent of winter indoor Bowls, darts & carpet bowls along with a meal have turned into a fun night not to be missed with all those coming doing their bit to make it a success!
Congratulations to all those who have won Club Championships and outside events (not just in H.B but in other centres)  and particularly to all those who have won centre events and titles ,there is a fair amount of silver in our cabinet-Men’s jnr singles, open triples, open fours ,ch of ch jnr singles,interclub-7’s, 2nd Div Sat triples, div 1 & Mon triples. Great to see Womens 7’s, Men’s open triples & fours representing the Centre at the Regional play offs.
Our sympathies go to all those who have lost loved ones during the seasonand we think of Arnold Bircham (Life Member) Keith Allington, Maurie Smith, Jim O’Grady and past members Phil Sutton & Andy Finlayson.
Finally I hope all members had an enjoyable year and are looking forward to the new season and thank you for your support, tolerance and humour over the year – it is only by everybody pulling together and communicating that we are going to keep our club the successful happy place it is.

Gerard Caccioppoli

Bay View Bowling Club Inc - President's Report 2012

It is my pleasure to present the 2012 annual report. 

We have had a good year both bowling and socially.  The club finances are looking sound going forward to next year and I must thank Graeme for the many hours of work he has put in to looking after our finances.

I must thank the execuitve and all sub-committees for their efforts over the year - to those who are standing down thank you for your efforts and I look forward to working with the new members of the executive.Beryl, a tireless worker is stepping down from secretary, but taking up the women's vice presidency and I welcome Graeme Cross to the secretary's position and wish him well.Our thanks go to all those who look after the grounds and buildings - mowing, spraying, trimming hedges, vacumming the green, cleaning windows, repairs and maintenance, painting etc and to Steph who keeps our clubrooms so clean.Bev and Judy our match committee convenors for organising all competitions and tournaments and running them so well and Jim for his efforts with the club champs.  Ray and his team for running the winter bowls and the Gardiner Shield and to our umpires Barbara, Bev & Ray (measurer) who made themselves available when required.Thanks to all the women and men who help in the kitchen and with raffles - Louise and Ken for their purchasing skills re the kitchen and raffles.Sponsorship has been well organised by Garry - please remember we are always looking for sponsors.Wayne and Bill who look after the bar so well plus all those on the bar roster do a great job.John and his team of helpers did a great job with the men's toilet revamp made possible by a grant from the Eastern & Central Community Trust. John  has also organised our new honours board and the shield on the clubhouse.Barry puts a huge effort into his role as club captain and with Joe runs the successful Friday nights.

Congratulations to everyong who won club champs outside events both locally and in other centres, interclub and centre titles.  Special mention must be made of the women's 7's who won the regional title and went on to the national playoffs.  Barry and Beryl put a lot of time into coaching and selecting,

We had Tiger Turf look at the base of the green and some work was done but they advised us that in the future it will have to be reformed.

The sad loss of Gary Taurimu was felt by us all and our sympathies go out to his family and friends to the families of Ron Bowles and Olive Fraser (both in their 90's) and great supporters of the club and what was happening, and also to the families of all those who have lost loved ones.

Finally, I hope all members had an enjoyable year and are looking forward to the new season  Thank you for your support, tolerance and humour over the year.  Communicating and working together is going to keep our club as the place to be to spend our valuable leisure time.

Gerard Caccioppoli