Mens bowls club appears shady
THE FUTURE appears to be shaded for the Alumina Mens Bowls Club.
Mind you that is not a bad thing since the club recently installed new shaded areas for members and visitors.
In preparation for what the club expects to be a big year, a band of workers led by president Don Stitt and games director Dick Kay installed the innovative shadecloth to give their bowlers maximum sun protection.
The development could not have happened without the financial assistance of the Yaralla Sports club and the Alumina Ladies club.
Dick, who played a major role in designing the shadecloths, was pleased with how they turned out.
"They look pretty good and will help all the members get some shade from the sun which is important,'' he said.
President Don could not have been happier with the new shadecloth.
He said it was another feather in the club's cap. "The shadecloths are simply magnificent,'' he said.
"It took a great team effort and I would like to thank everyone who helped.''
The club kicks off its 2005 campaign on Wednesday January 5 and is very confident of defending its first division pennant crown, according to Dick.
"We were very pleased to win the first division pennant last year and are very keen to win it again in 2005,'' he said.
Alumina also invited any in- terested bowlers to compete in the popular poultry pairs event which starts again on January 8.
Dick mentioned the stakes could get higher than just the golden chicken on offer.
"The competition gets pretty fierce,'' he said.
"The bowlers really have a fair crack at the end. "You would think it is more than a chook on the line.'' Any new bowlers are welcome at the club.