Bowls Australia

Ladies subcommittee reports for 2021

Joan Shelton/Joan Wilson

December 2021

Hello Members of RBC,

 

We have had a very good year, a few new members, some for the ladies and few for the men, let us make them welcome. All the games have been finished and trophies are about to be given out to them, something new to talk about at Christmas with friends. We have lost a few members and our thoughts are with their families. Up stairs is near finished and hopefully we can get it into order for the new year. Our card days are going very well and it looks like we are getting more people on Fridays, so keep up the good work ladies. The afternoon teas are yummy, something we miss out on .

Having two jobs in the Ladies section had been busy, but, enjoyable and sometimes very interesting. we are a little smaller than last year, as we have lost a few ladies. 

We had a great luncheon at Frenchville with the Ladies Committee, plenty of laughter and fun, and the meals ,well, everybody had what they wanted and enjoyed them. June did the table and it looked great, and Eileen did the games, I think we found the right place. A private room and sound proof, also at no cost because we are a sports club, plus I am a member, also we have lots of members there. Thank you to Debbie for are the work that she does for us, plus my important helpers, who I can’t do without. Sorry,  I might not be able to attend the AGM, as I have personal issues, which i hope are not as bad as what I think, but I will see. Hope you have a Happy Christmas and New Year ,let us enjoy 2022. Take care of each other and be kind in what we say about our friends and how we treat them.

Rely on the teacher’s message,–not the personally.–Rely on the meaning, not just words.–Rely on the real meaning, not the provisional one,– Rely on your wisdom mind, not your ordinary, judgemental mind.

See you in 2022. President /Secretary RLBC Joan Wilson 2021

November 2021

On Wednesday 29 th of September President Joan Wilson presented Pam Hedges with a
lovely bunch of flowers and her Matriarch badge to celebrate her 90th Birthday. Lady’s
Treasurer, Pat Wiemers, Pam Hedges, President Joan in the above photo
Pam joined the club in activities of the club over all those years and a great volunteer for
the club. Pam was also recognised as one of the best bowlers for the club and featured in
many winning teams.

October 2021.

Hello again members, we are flying through this year, and some of the competitions are finished and we have a few more coming up. We are looking forward to the Capricornian Invitation 4’s on Monday 27th September. It is nice to be able to have other clubs at Rockhampton Bowls Club. The upstairs is coming on well, hopefully it will be finished by Christmas. Having been sick for the last seven weeks, I would like to say thank you to all the ladies who have helped, My utmost thanks to you. Hopefully we can get our grant for the paint for the roof, to help with the heat next year. Just a thought for the day. ” He who receives kindness should never forget it: but he who performs it should never remember it”. Drive carefully and remember being kind to other people. Pres./Sec. Joan Wilson

September 2021

Hello fellow bowlers, the year is getting away from us, or maybe we are getting older, with
a few to many nanny naps. Anyway, we are all up and about, watching our diets and doing
plenty of exercise. Ha, Ha, who am I kidding. The men’s pennants are well under way, and
they have had some good games, from what I hear. So, keep up the good bowling fellers.
The ladies are about to start before the end of the month, so I wish our team all the best
bowls on the green. CQ ladies had a friendship day at Diggers Memorial, with Port Curtis it
sounded like maybe we should do it again. The ladies are looking forward to the Invitation
4’s with The Capricornian Credit Union as our sponsors. We are working hard to see that we
do, and for the club. The ladies have had the school children with Bill and Monya on
Wednesday’s, we didn’t even know that they were even on the green. I hope the school
children enjoyed their time with us. Not sure if we are having them further on in the year.
All the best to everybody, just a small saying, “If a man’s mind becomes pure, his
surrounding will also become pure” Take care of each other. Pres./Sec. Joan Wilson RBC
Results Comp.

August 2021

Well ladies and gentlemen we are over halfway through the year. So let us see what we can do for the next half. We have The Capricornian Invitation 4’s coming up and Hill Crest. The ladies will make sure that these are two good days, and that everybody has a great day on both accounts. We have had A Patroness Day, which went well, I would like to thank everybody who helped and for all the multi gifts, they were particularly good. We could not run these events without everybody doing their bit, towards, making sure that all runs well. Also, we are not having our morning tea this year, but we will see what we can do for next year. Upstairs is going along nicely, hopefully it will be finished soon. I took a team to Victoria Park on the 15th of July, we all had a good day, Bev, and Sharon both won a prize in the multi draw, but we also won a team prize, thank you ladies for an enjoyable day. We are starting early 12 noon during Winter for our Wednesday games; it means that we can get home before it gets cool. Not a lot of news, our games are doing well we have a great Games Director, who is doing an incredibly good job. With Thanks to you all. PRESIDENT Joan, RLBC

July 2021

Hello everybody, well we have reached the half mark of the year, where has the first half gone? At least we are keeping the Co-vid out now. Fingers crossed that it continues, and people are doing the right thing. Now that we are having more clubs doing things together, we need to be aware of each other. We have good news from the ladies Jean Graff/Miriam Black came runners up in the District Pairs, only just got beat, well done ladies. We have finished the Championship Games in the club. Now we are on too house games, our greens are not as full as they were, I suppose that is the colder weather keeping our ladies inside. Our Patroness had a genuinely nice day at Diggers Memorial with her ladies, now we are looking forward to 7th July which is our Patroness Day here at the club. If you have a gift that we can put on the multi draw table, we will say a big thank you. The upstairs is still being renovated and painted, hopefully the whole job will be finished soon. The ladies are looking forward to the pennants, which starts soon. Maybe this year could be our year?

June 2021

Thank you, Ladies, for a good start to 2021. All Championship Games have been played. A new lady member won the Champion Singles, well done. It was nice to see fresh people receiving their dreams.
We have survived the heat of summer, now we need to rug up for the cooler days and nights, Winter starts on the 1 St of June.
The greens are having quite a few ladies on them each Wednesday. Hope to see a few more turning up now the weather is cooling down. Hopefully, we can have the heat situation seen to by next Summer as we need to enjoy our games and the friendship.
We are looking forward to settling into the new renovations that has occurred upstairs. Hopefully, they can improve the Club`s financial position and comfort for the members and visitors.
I would like to thank the ladies who went to Gracemere`s afternoon. I was there but had to leave because of personal reasons. I hope they enjoyed their day.
The House Games have started, so let us go full steam ahead and enjoy.
God Bless you all and look after each other.
With Thanks, Joan Wilson. President/Secretary.

May 2021

No Report

April 2021

The ladies are doing quite well at the moment. Our games are being looked.
after by our Games Director. Please do not forget to use the absentee book, as
this is what it is there for, so that players can help the Games Director schedule the
competition.
The weather is not kind to us, some days we feel like we a cooking. we should all make sure
that we have plenty to drink during our games, and if you need a spell, ladies please speak
up, we don’t need people feeling ill, because they don’t let us know’ Hopefully we might
have the problem solved by next Summer, at least with a bit of comfort.
It is so nice to see so many ladies coming on Wednesday, and very enjoyable to see.
their smiling faces and the chatter are good, please keep it up. I am looking.
forward to my President’s Day with the ladies, plus also those from other clubs.
I will be able to report on my Presidents Day, as well as
the men’s’ Day too, in the next newsletter.
Keep safe and take care in this hot weather.
President-Secretary, Joan
Smile at this one.
ATHEIST lN THE WOODS. -An atheist was walking in the woods, “What
majestic trees” What beautiful animals” He said looking about. Suddenly he
heard a rust in the bush near him, he turned and saw a large grizzly bear.
charging towards him. He ran and ran and kept looking over his shoulder but,
the bear was still behind him. The Atheist tripped over and fell to the ground,
as he rolled over the bear was over the top of him, with his paws and claws out.
ready to strike. The atheist said “Oh, my God” The bear stopped and looked at.
him, the woods went silent for a moment. Suddenly a bright light shone on the
man, and a voice said “You deny my existence for all those years, you teach.
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others that I don’t exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident” Now you.
expect me to help you out of this predicament” ‘Am I to count you as a
believer” “The atheist looked up and said “it would be hypocritical of me to
suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian. Perhaps you make the BEAR a
Christian” “Very well “said the voice. The light went out the woods went back.
to its noises, and the bear dropped to one knee raised his paws and put them.
together bowed his head and said ‘LORD, BLESS THIS FOOD, WHICH I AM
ABOUT TO RECEIVE’*

March 2021

START THE YEAR BEING ENTHUSIASTIC.
The year has begun, so let us embrace and enjoy it. Just a little saying to help start your day—BE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT TOMORROW—THERE IS NO MORE EFFECTIVE OR CONTAGIOUS FORCE THAN ETHUSIASM. IT ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO SHARE YOUR OPTIMISM AND GUARANTEES THAT THE FUTURE HOLDS PROMISE. BE ENTHUSIASTIC. The RBC Ladies are all enthusiastic.
LIFE MEMBERS PUT ON A SHOW.
We had a very good afternoon put on by our LIFE MEMBERS, all players had a free day plus we had lots of laughter, we had yellow and pink watermelon with our afternoon tea, “yellow you say” well don`t knock it, till you try it, was it gooood, yesss.
Life Member Eileen had a very good fun game, if you got the answer right you received a chocolate and five dollars as well. It was called know your nursery rhythms. The social games went well.
CARD GAMES A HIT.
On Friday February 5th The card games were held and we had a very good turn up and everybody enjoyed their afternoon, which included a nice afternoon tea. We can`t have the card game in March because of the building changes of upstairs.
BACK ON THE GREEN
WE are all back on February 17th.
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TIME FOR A SMILE.
Enjoy this small joke and put a smile on your face as we like to see everybody happy—An old drover walks into the barber shop in Black Stump Crossing. He asks for a shave and haircut. He tells the barber he can`t get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled. The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup and tells the drover to put it inside his cheek to spread the skin. When he`s finished, the old drover tells the barber this was the cleanest shave he`d had in years. He added “Isn`t it a bit dangerous? What would happen if I swallowed it?” The barber looks and said “no sweet mate, just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does”—-Smile—-
Enjoy bowls and have lots of ENTHUSIASM. Joan Wilson, President/ Secretary.
Bowling Days and Other Activities.
The bowling week starts off with Roll-ups on a Monday morning. Tuesday afternoon is a mixed game of bowls, two games of 10 ends playing a different team each time on a different rink. This day is very popular with dedicated teams playing, however most times you will get a game because of absentees.
Wednesday is Ladies Day, put your name down or ring 0749221685, press 3 and leave your name and contact number. The Selectors will put you in a team.
Thursday afternoon is Men`s Day, put your name down or ring 0749221685, press 2 and leave your name and contact number. There are some dedicated teams but you will get a game.
The bowling week starts off with Roll-ups on a Monday morning. Tuesday afternoon is a mixed game of bowls, two games of 10 ends playing a different team each time on a different rink. This day is very popular with dedicated teams playing, however most times you will get a game because of absentees.
Wednesday is Ladies Day, put your name down or ring 0749221685, press 3 and leave your name and contact number. The Selectors will put you in a team.
Thursday afternoon is Men`s Day, put your name down or ring 0749221685, press 2 and leave your name and contact number. There are some dedicated teams but you will get a game.
Friday afternoon is roll-ups. If you are a member, you can ask for a key and roll-up most mornings. Roll-ups are free to all members of RBC. Members 90 & over, Membership is free. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are mixed bowls and great social afternoons.

February 2021

The year has begun, so let us embrace and enjoy it. Just a little saying to help start your day – Be enthusiastic about tomorrow. There is no more effective or contagious force than enthusiasm. It encourages others to share your optimism and guarantees that the future holds promise. Be enthusiastic.

The RBC ladies are all enthusiastic.

We had a very good afternoon put on by our life members. All players had a free day plus we had lots of laughter. We had yellow and pink watermelon with our afternoon tea. Yellow, you say? Well, don’t knock it till you try it. Was it gooood? Yesss!

Life member Eileen had a very good fun game. If you got the answer right you received a chocolate and five dollars as well. It was called ‘Know Your Nursery Rhymes’.

The social games went well.

On Friday, 5 February the card games were held and we had a very good turn-up. Everybody enjoyed their afternoon which included a nice afternoon tea. We can’t have the card game in March because of the building changes upstairs.

Enjoy this small joke and put a smile on your face as we like to see everybody happy.

An old drover walks into the barber shop in Black Stump Crossing. He asks for a shave and haircut. He tells the barber he can’t get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled.

The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup and tells the drover to put it inside his cheek to spread the skin. When he’s finished, the old drover tells the barber it was the cleanest shave he’d had in years. He added: “Isn’t it a bit dangerous? What would happen if I swallowed it?”

The barber looks and said: “No sweat mate, just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does.”

Smile, enjoy bowls and have lots of enthusiasm.

January 2021

Welcome back to all our members. I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to seeing friendly faces and hearing what tales there are being told about things they did over the holiday break.

We are starting our first day back on the first Wednesday in February which is life members special day. They have trophies and lots of fun so i will tell you next time how good the day went.

We are doing our grading and games the last Wednesday in January. We lost a few members but we also gained a couple too and one old member returned (not age wise).

CQDLBA has changed its meeting days to every second month now. Also BQ has moved some of its dates up their calendar so please look and check.

We are hoping that the weather will be kind to us and we can enjoy our Wednesdays.

Not much news so here is a joke to put a smile on our faces to start the year.

Can my dog stay?

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a town he planned to visit on his holiday. He wrote: “I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?”

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner who wrote: “Sir, I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bed clothes, silverware or pictures off the walls.

I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill.

Yes, your dog is welcome. And if your dog will vouch for you, you are welcome to stay here too.”

Smile … welcome back.