January Happy New Year to all bowlers and good bowling throughout 2018. The Club’s Annual Lawn Bowls Day for registered bowlers shall be held at Engadine Bowling and Recreation Club on Monday 26th March. Registration: Noon, Cards called at 12:30pm Cost: $14 per player (includes game, morning tea and afternoon snack) Dress: Creams or Club Uniform Games: Mens or Mixed Triples Mens or Mixed Fours The Nomination Sheet shall be available at the February & March meetings. Invitations will be extended to fellow Probus Clubs which view the Day a must on the Lawn Bowls calendar. So all you registered bowling members, come along to have a great social day on the Green 
February  We had 13 golfers tee off on a lovely day and the course in good condition. David Arnel came first with a score of 39 Stableford points, with Gordon Scott 2nd on 36 points on a count-back from Nev Hill. Nearest the Pins were won by Kevin Price, Harry Membrey, Gordon Scott and Steve Membrey (2) NEXT GAME: Friday 9th March at Boomerang Golf Course - tee off at 8:00am.
Anyone interested in a day out on the golf course with a good bunch of friends is very welcome so come along on the first Friday of each month. 
March

 The Club’s Annual Lawn Bowls Day for registered bowlers shall be held at Engadine Bowling and Recreation Club on Monday 26th March.

            Registration:  Noon, Cards called at 12:30pm

            Cost:               $14 per player (includes morning tea, Green Fees and a mid-game snack)

            Dress:              Creams or Club Uniform

            Games:            Mens or Mixed Triples

                                    Mens or Mixed Fours

The names of those members who have already nominated shall be cross checked at the March meeting.

Likewise, those members who have not nominated to date, and intend to play, could you please advise at the March meeting.

April  An invitation has been received from the Probus Club of Kurranulla for their Annual Bowls Day to be held at Caringbah Bowling Club on Monday 21st May

            Registration:    Noon, Cards called at 12:30pm

            Cost:               $12 per player

            Dress:              Creams or Club colours  

A Nomination Sheet will be available at the April meeting and it will be essential for those registered bowlers who are intending to play to nominate at the meeting as nominations close prior to the May meeting.

Those bowlers who are unable to attend the April meeting and wish to nominate, please phone Grahame  9520 5681  OR  Ron  9548 1720 prior to the 8th May. So bowlers come along and have a very social day at Caringbah.

May  A reminder that the next bowls day is on Monday 21st May at Caringbah Bowling Club hosted by The Probus Club of Kurranulla.

Could those members who have registered their intention to play please check with Ron or Grahame at the May meeting as the Day is fully booked and nominations have closed.

            Registration:    Noon, Cards called at 12:30pm            Cost:               $12 per player includes game and afternoon snack.            Dress:              Creams or Club colours                      

June  We had 10 players tee off, on grey, windy and drizzly day, but most really enjoyed it.

Winner on the day was Philip Batten with 34 Stableford points and Nev Hill came in second with 32 points on a countback from Max Bogenhuber. Barry Brown won a nearest the Pin.

NEXT GAME:  Friday 6th July at Boomerang Golf Course – tee off at 8:00am.

Anyone interested in a day out on the golf course with a good bunch of friends is very welcome so come along on the first Friday of each month. 

July  An invitation has been received from the Probus Club of Miranda for a bowls afternoon, for registered bowlers, at Gymea Bowling Club.

Date:               Monday 27th August

            Registration:    Noon - Cards called at 12:30pm               Cost:               $15 per player               Dress:              Creams or Club uniform

Games:            Men’s and mixed triples         

A Nomination Form will be available at the July meeting.

This event shall conclude the Probus Lawn Bowls Calendar for 2018

August  No report submitted.
September

 The final bowls event for 2018 was held at Gymea Bowling Club on Monday 27th August hosted by the Probus Club of Miranda. A pleasant day on the Green was had by all and in particular the 12 members from our Club.
2018 was another successful year primarily due to the participatory support of our bowling members to whom we express our gratitude and look forward to another enjoyable year on the Green in

2019 with fellow members of the Probus family.
A special thank-you to all our valued helpers for their efforts throughout the year, and also to the Club and green staff at Engadine.
The initial event for 2019 is scheduled for April to be hosted by our Club at Engadine Bowling and Recreational Club.
Details shall be given early in 2019.
This Report concludes our formal reporting for 2018.
 

October  No report submitted
November  No Report Submitted
December  

The first bowls event for 2019 will be held on Monday 8th April at the Engadine Bowling and Recreation Club. The day shall be hosted by our Club.

A Registration List and details will be available at the January meeting

In response to a number of enquiries from members regarding “barefoot bowls”, at the December meeting we intend to call for” expression of interests” for an afternoon of fun in mid to late February on a Thursday, say, starting at 3.30pm and finishing around 5.30pm.

The day and times have a degree of flexibility but will ultimately be controlled by the availability of Green space.

Further, you do not have to be a registered bowler to participate.

Ron and I express our thanks to all our bowling members for their support throughout 2018 and wish them, and indeed all members, a prosperous and joyous festive season.

See you all in the New Year.