Bay View Havelock North Heretaunga Omarunui Kia Toa Bluff Hill Bowls HB Bowls NZ

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Newsletter No 29 - April 18th 2011

Colleen and I have been away for the past fortnight so bowling matters have been put on the back burner. I have a brother who owns a place at Red Beach (near Orewa) so we stayed there a week. I also have a sister-in-law whose friend owns a place in Oneroa, Waiheke Island - so you can guess where we spent the second week. For two weeks I did not even think about you - sorry!!! (you'll get over it)

This is Oneroa. You might be able to see our car on the front lawn and Colleen standing at the fence of the 4th house.
You can see why I forgot you!!!

We called in to the bowling club at Orewa and were made to feel so welcome. Their members have roll-ups in whites and all we had was mufti. "We would rather have you in mufti," they told us, "than not at all - so come and join us." We played for just over an hour then retired for a cuppa. After that we continued for another hour.

At Waiheke the roll-ups were in mufti and started at 2.00 pm. Again we were welcomed like long lost friends and enjoyed their company for the next two hours and later on over "drinkies".

If ever you are in another town or city for a period of time take your bowls with you and enjoy the local hospitality.

Our Closing day is this coming Sunday April 24th (Easter Sunday).
Whites are to be worn and the format is the same as in past years - bowls, social time, prizegiving
Those wanting to play in the afternoon are asked to have their names in by 12.30 pm
For catering purposes you are asked to put you names on a sheet in the Administration Building by Thursday. Cost is $5.50 pp
The winter programme has been drafted and is as shown in the Clubroom.
There have been some murmurings about the" conditions of entry" for the upcoming Friday Triples winter season i.e. only complete teams will be accepted and difficulty in getting a team together. There is a sheet in the clubroom for those members who are not already in a team and would like to play, so maybe those players can arrange teams amongst themselves to help overcome that dilemma. The reasoning behind this arrangement is that our entry controllers do a fabulous job with accepting and running our Friday tournaments and all too often get "hung out to dry" when a player or team fail to "front". This is a courtesy to them and was trialled very successfully last year. Remember Entries are now being taken and the winter season starts on the 13th May. The first 32 teams will be accepted with priority given to Taradale members until the 19th April. Remember play is in mufti and starts at 12 noon (not 12:30 as per the summer). Entries to Julie Haslett.

Also a reminder that Closing Day is this coming Sunday and yes we are aware it is Easter Sunday and apologise for those that cannot be there. It is in Whites and will be held wet or fine. If wet we will start in the "Function Room" at about 3:30. If fine names will need to be in the draw box by 12:30 with your $5:50 entry fee, which is to cover catering. Just a reminder that if you have put your name on the list in the clubroom already that covers for catering only, not for the afternoon's play. If you have not put your name in please do so A.S.A.P.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.


If you are able to make a donation of a small grocery item for the "Closing day" raffle your generosity would be greatly appreciated. There is a box in the club room where items can be left. Thank you.
Adam blamed Eve

Eve blamed the snake

and the snake didn't have a leg to stand on

(I am grateful to Colleen Ferrick for the following item)
With the final round still to be played, Napier led the competition by four points. However, Bay View came from behind to win three from four games to win (with 14 points) the District Shield for the second successive year . Bowls Napier & Heretaunga both scored 12 points, but (I think) that Napier had a better differential to attain second place. Bowls Taradale finished with 10 points.

AGM will be Sunday June 19th at 1.30pm.
Any Notices of Motion 30 days prior.
To save postage Annual report will be made available from Mother Club or our rooms when ready.
To avoid postage receipts for subscriptions will be held in Club Rooms and available if requested.

A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to become accustomed to the first grade.
The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher, Rick, insisted on NO baby talk!
You need to use 'Big People' words,' he was always reminding them.

He asked John what he had done over the weekend?
'I went to visit my Nana'.
No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use 'Big People' words!'

He then asked Mitchell what he had done.
'I took a ride on a choo-choo', he said.
'No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use 'Big People' words'.

He then asked little Alex what he had done?
'I read a book' he replied.
That's WONDERFUL!' the teacher said. 'What book did you read?'
Alex thought real hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said,
'Winnie the SHIT'

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