It is my pleasure to present my 2014 Annual Report.  It has been a quieter year of trading but better than expected.  Sponsorship has been very good, well done Gary.
Many thanks to Barry, Joe and all the helpers for keeping Friday nights ticking over, a good social evening.
I must thank Graeme Cross for all the time and effort he has put in as Secretary to keep the Club running smoothly.
Terry Cairns not only as Treasurer but for all the many hours he has put in around the Club with different projects.
We went into the year looking at ways of repairing our green and we decided it would have been irresponsible to commit all the Club’s funds to the green.  We got remedial work done by Tiger Turf which has got the green level and will give us full use out of the carpet.  We must keep up the banking each year for the future repairs.
We got a grant from Wairere Bowl when they closed and you would have noticed where some of this money has gone.  We have given some land back to the Council, most of it was the petanque area and now less lawn to maintain.
I would like to thank Beryl and her team for the good job she has done as Match Convenor, Selector and Coach.  Beryl is stepping down from the Executive and I wish her well in her move to Hastings.
Many thanks to Ray who has done a number of years running tournaments and been on the Executive – he has decided to call it a day.
Thanks to Stathea, BJ, Louise and all the men and women who help in the kitchen and with raffles.
Thanks to everyone who look after the green, mowing, trimming hedges.
Thanks to Rusty for all the painting of fences and carparks.  Wayne and Bill and all their helpers for looking after the bar.
Barry for all the work he has put in over the years as Club Captain, Coach and Selector.
Thanks to everyone who ran tournaments.  Thanks to umpires Bev and Barbara.
To all the new members I hope you all have an enjoyable time with our Club.
Congratulations to all members who won Club Champs, Champion of Champions, outside events locally and other Centres.
Congratulations to Bev Withers who got her 5 Events Badge, I think Bev is our Club’s first recipient.
We record the sad loss of Jack Seven and Joan Bishop
and our sympathies go out to their families and friends.
Firstly I would like to thank everyone for all the support over the year and I wish the Club all the best for the future.  I have had a great time and met many lovely people. I thank you for giving me the privilege of being your President.

Gerard Caccioppoli


It is my pleasure to present the 2013 Annual Report.  It has been a good year financially and for bowling with all the fine weather

I must thank Graeme Cross for the many hours of work he has put in as Secretary.I was sorry to lose Graeme Walker as Treasurer through family illness and thank him for all the work he put in and thank Jo Hayes for taking over and keeping our financial position solid.  We will have Terry Cairns as our Treasurer next year.  I welcome him to the Executive.Thanks to everyone who look after greens, grounds, buildings, mowing, trimming hedges, cleaning windows, repairs and maintenance and Steph for keeping the Club House clean.Thanks to Mere and her team for a good job done as Match Convenor.  Bev and Judy for running summer Triples. Ray and his team for Winter Triples and Gardiner Shield.   Thanks to Bev and Barbara our Umpires and Ray our Measurer.   Thanks to all men and women who help in the kitchen with raffles, Louise for purchasing for same with Stathea and Ken.

Sponsorship has been well organized by Gary.  Pak n Save is our major sponsor please support all our sponsors the more we support the more comes our way.

Barry, Joe and helpers for running Friday nights.Wayne and Bill who look after the bar plus all the rostered on people  .Barry and Beryl for their coaching and selecting.

Congratulations to members who won Club Champs, outside events locally and other Centres interclub and Centre titles. Congratulations to Natarsha who will be competing for a New Zealand title in June.Di and Mere for their effort in getting caps and alternative shirts organised. I hope all new members have had an enjoyable year.

During the year we had Turf Culture do a survey of the green, it was found it was in need of remedial work once we get a Geotech Report.  We will be able to get a quote from Tiger Turf to get the green up to World Bowls Standard.

We record the sad loss of our Patron Jock Morris.  Tony Pittar has agreed to stand for this position Our sympathies go out to family and friends of John Skidmore, Dawn Edger, Syd Ashton, Jock Morris, Phil Freeman and Don Schofield and also the families who have lost loved ones.

Finally I would like to thank you for your support over the year.  Playing, working together and socialising is going to keep our Club the place to be.

Gerard Caccioppoli