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ABOVE: Winning team No 3 – C. Morrison, D. Newton, S. Pye and N. Mawhirt presented by Grafton District Services President Dawn Lawson. Image: Contributed.

Clarence River District annual ‘Veterans’ awards

ABOVE: Winning team No 3 - C. Morrison, D. Newton, S. Pye and N. Mawhirt presented by Grafton District Services President Dawn Lawson. Image: Contributed.
ABOVE: Winning team No 3 – C. Morrison, D. Newton, S. Pye and N. Mawhirt presented by Grafton District Services President Dawn Lawson. Image: Contributed.

 

Red Rock Corindi Bowling Club saw a large contingent of CRDWBA Veteran bowlers together with the District Committee and other members of their clubs arrive for the District’s Annual Veterans Day on Thursday 28th July, with an unusual number of Veterans being nominated by their clubs to receive badges.
This year the New South Wales Women’s Bowling Association saw fit to lower the age for Super Veterans to 75 years and over and Star Veterans to 85 years and over, which meant a considerable increase in those eligible to receive badges.
Red Rock Corindi President Patricia Donaldson welcomed the visitors and handed the club and its facilities to District President Judy Abbott who also welcomed everyone and invited all to morning tea, after which District Match Chairperson Helen Scott read the cards and the ladies were soon out on the greens enjoying the sunshine and friendly rivalry, whilst renewing old friendships.
The ringing of the bell signalled the end of play and it was back to the club for an excellent lunch. Competitions and raffles were drawn together with the winning team and lucky teams.
President Judy began the formal part of the proceedings, presenting 60 Super Veterans badges and 34 Star Veterans badges to members of the District’s seven clubs.
Special guests were Patron Shirley Drum from Yamba WBC receiving a Star Veterans badge. Shirley continually supports the District with many donations and special treats. Life Member Esma MacLennan who also received a Star Veterans badge. She affiliated with NSW Women’s Bowling Association in 1965 and was made a Life Member many years ago and continued to take an active part in the Wooli WBC until several years ago, she still attends most District functions, always donating one of her lovely crocheted rugs on these occasions
Congratulations to all those Veterans especially the Star Veterans who are still playing bowls.
Shirley Woodward

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