Bowls Australia

Ladies subcommittee report

Joan Shelton

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 encorages 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.

December 2020

Hello members. I hope you all had a great Christmas and welcomed in the new year with lots of smiles and are looking forward to plenty of games in the coming year.

This is what I hope to see as your president/secretary for 2021.

All our ladies on the greens each and every Wednesday with lots of friendship and fun. Even if you can’t play, come and support the ladies. We will enjoy a cuppa with you and of course to catch up on all the latest news.

We are all getting a little older and need a helping hand from our friends. Please, if you feel faint during a game because of the heat speak up. We can have a break in the games and a drink.

We need to represent the Rockhampton Ladies as a friendly and competitive group doing our bit towards the club’s reputation as a club people would like to join.

Our games director will have lots of work to do so please be kind to her.

As far as the three committees are concerned it would be nice if we all ended up working together and got jobs done and finished. Maybe we could end up on a win win decision.

I would like to thank Pat Wiemers and Val King for their help in 2020. It is surprising what a little help will do.

Looking forward to getting back with all our ladies and enjoying a cuppa.

November 2020

Another busy month has gone by which brings us closer to the end of the year.

We had a successful Invitation Fours with CQ taking out first prize. Yeppoon came second with Kay Borg’s team third and Leonie Tomkins’ team fourth. Kay McCrohon’s team won the Sportsman’s prize.

As usual, Zelma Mace hosted a lovely afternoon in memory of her parents, Merv and Pauline Martin. Thank you Zelma. It was appreciated by everyone.

Thanks also must go to everyone who donated gifts for the multi-draw raffle.

Wednesday, 18 November will be our last playing day this year with prize money donated by The Capricornian.

Our Christmas break-up is different this year. We are having ham and salad with sweets to follow.

Dress is casual. A gift to the value of $10 is optional.

September 2020

Once again there is not much to report.

Pennants was played last week with Yeppoon winning the purple badge with our ladies coming in second.
Well done!June is doing well with the competitions although not all games will be played.
The Invitation Fours will be held on Monday, 12 October. There will be three games of 15 ends.
Belated recognition to our ladies who won the inaugural CQDLBA District Shield (formerly the Molly Bradford Shield) at Gracemere Bowls Club in March. We are a bit tardy in getting their picture into the newsletter but better late than never!
I trust everyone is in good health … stay safe and well.