Patriarch honour for two bowlers

THE Port Curtis Branch of the Queensland Past Presidents Association recently presented two members with the accolade of Patriach during Immediate President Bill Cavanagh's day held at Gladstone Bowls Club.

The special Patriarch Badge is awarded to bowlers who have reached their 90th Birthday. They were Ed Sam who is several years over 90 and Vern Lyons who will soon be 90.

Queensland Association President, Kev Burns, who was present decided to honour the two recipients by personally presenting them with their special awards. Both Ed and Vern have long and distinguished careers with Branch Clubs.

Ed Sam began his Gladstone Bowls Club membership prior to 1950 and is its longest serving member and is still seen on the green at his present club, Boyne Tannum.

He was a member of Central Queensland Past Presidents and an inaugural member of Port Curtis Branch when it was formed in 1991.

He is a lifemember at both clubs and was a well respected champion bowler and served terms as president and patron for many years.

Vern Lyons recalls beginning his bowls career in 1951 and served as president of Gladstone Bowls Club in 1960, 14 years as treasurer and a further seven years as patron. He was made a lifemember in the early 1990s.

He was an inaugural member of the branch, became its first treasurer and served in that position for four years. He still enjoys an afternoon on the greens. The Branch visited Alumina Bowls Club on Tuesday and will visit Boyne Tannum in November. On December 13 the Branch will visit 1770 Bowls Club. This visit will be by coach. It is scheduled to leave Gladstone Bowls club at 9.30am and Boyne Tannum at 10am. Coach fare is $12 per head plus green fees etc at 1770 Bowls Club.

Book with Bill Cavanagh. The Branch Christmas breakup is scheduled for December 1 at Gladstone Bowls Club

Calliope Central CALLIOPE Central Ladies Bowls Club will be the place to be on the first Tuesday in November.

Their always popular Melbourne Cup Fashion Parade and luncheon has been organised There will be lots of entertainment and fun guaranteed with a phantom race call, sweeps, goose

clubs, parade of hats both fashionable chic and humorous, a special prize for the lady wearing colours close to those of the winning horse and there will be a prize of a bottle of wine to a lucky table. Watch the race on the big screen Fashions will be by Rockmans Doors will open at 10.30am.

The cost will be only $12 per person which will include lunch,and a complimentary glass of wine or non alcoholic punch.

Phone secretary Shirley Paul at 4978 1392 or the club by October 25 for catering purposes.

Reserved table bookings are available. Congratulations Shirley on becoming grandmother to a newly born set of twins.

We all hope you are quickly well enough to be back on the greens again.

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