Once again the year has been very good for the Club, financially and membership wise.  All seems positive for the coming year.

I would once again like to thank my Committee for their tireless work over the year.  Also thanks to those members who gave their time freely to the Club activities.

With the Womens Gala and some very good Tournaments, we can keep our finances secure.  Along with Friday nights that remain very popular, 20 to 35 people most nights.  Thanks to Judy, Beryl, Trish, Sue and Dale.

Sadly, we have lost two valuable members during the year, Margie Grant and BJ Stevenson.  Both will be greatly missed.

Judy Richards is standing down as Vice President, thanks very much for your support Judy.

Thanks to all members for their continued support throughout the year.

I would like to wish everyone all the best for the 2016/17 season.

Joe Johanson


Thanks to all Club members for making this, my first year as President very positive.  The financial position of the Club still looks healthy going into the season.  Club membership is on the rise again, thanks to the work of Gary and Lyn Ravenwood.  Also the work Gary puts into finding and maintaining our sponsors, thanks very much.As a President who still works during the week, and bowls competitively in the weekends, I don’t get to meet our new members as much as I would like.  Please accept my apologies and welcome to our Club.

Like all Clubs we have members of the club and club members.  To those Club members who support and work around the Club, I thank you.Special thanks must be made to my Committee for covering all tasks throughout the year

Graeme Cross, Secretary for our Club and his work on the Hawkes Bay Executive. Terry Cairns For work as Treasurer and odd job man. Judy Richards/Maurice Moss    Vice Presidents who both covered for me during my absences.Gary Ravenwood          Already mentioned.Bev Withers - Who works so hard on any task taken on, be it Match Committee or as ourHawkes Bay Club Delegate. Beryl Skidmore-  For tireless work whether coaching, selecting or managing our Club Champs.I van Black - For the trimming of the shelters and now also tendering to the bar. Stan Estcourt                For keeping the green looking and playing great. Stathea Caccioppoli - For her work in our kitchen and running our 2x4x2 competitionsBill Dimmock/Wayne Parker -m For keeping the bar going.   I am sure there are many more I have missed, please consider this as my thanks.

Our Friday night meal is still being well patronised and I would like to acknowledge the work done by Judy Bernstone, Beryl Skidmore and Trish Coker for their time and cooking services. To those regular people who come along thank you.  Also thanks to the people that help out afterwards with the dishes. This has become a great earner for the Club.SPECIAL THANKS

Due to sickness we are losing the expertise of BJ Stevenson in our kitchen. BJ has spoiled us over the last year with his great morning teas and Friday night entrees.  We wish you all the best BJ and hope to see you at the Club throughout the next year.We are also losing the services of Bill as Bar Manager, thanks for your time Bill.To all the other workers, umpires, bar staff, and people who stand in for running tournaments etc, many thanks.

Our results in Centre events were not quite as good as previous years, but we had several runners up.  Congratulations to Cherry for taking out the 1st Year Ladies Singles title.  All our new bowlers played very well. 

Looks good for the future years.

It is also with regret we must acknowledge the passing of Clarrie Brooks.

In closing I would like to wish each and every Club member all the best for the 2016 season.Joe Johanson  President