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The day was sponsored in memory of Patsy Blair by her husband Daryl Blair and her family. The Blair family provided the BBQ lunch and drinks for everyone in attendance. Patsy Blair had been a member of the Deloraine Bowls Club for twenty-five years and during that time had held the positions of President and Treasurer of the ladies when they were still called associate members.
A long-time committee member and catering manager, Patsy was also an A Grade Pennant player and a Level 2 Umpire, officiating at both club level and Tasmanian Bowls North competitions. President, Keith Davis thanked both the Blair family for their sponsorship and the bowls club members for attending the opening day.
Special guest, Mr Mark Shelton MP, wished the club success in the coming season and acknowledged that Patsy Blair had in the past given her time as a volunteer for many events in Deloraine as well as being a dedicated member of the Deloraine Bowls Club. The first jack and bowl for season —20 were delivered by the patronesses, Win Gleeson and Berri Carter, followed by lunch and a few games of social bowls. For anyone thinking of becoming a member or social member of the Deloraine Bowls Club, more information is available from Anybody in need of Deloraine Secretary, John Samphier, on AH or by at Secretary.
New bowlers are most welcome, and coaching is also available. Six hundred and thirty-five registered square dancers, ranging in age from 12 years to over 80 years, came from all over Australia for the event, which was held across two venues, the Community Complex and the Bowls Club, from 24—28th April. Square dancing clubs began in Tasmania in and then went on to the National body 60 years ago.
Usually conducted in capital Anybody in need of Deloraine, this was the first time a National Convention had been held in a regional town anywhere in Australia. Not only were the established square dancers having a wonderful time, but on the Sunday afternoon a public session was held, and anybody interested in learning how to square dance was invited to come along and in. During the Convention, the Australian National Association also held well-attended workshops on all aspects of square dancing. Consistency is the keyword and once learned, you can dance anywhere in the world. Weekly classes in modern square dancing have begun in Deloraine and are held on Friday nights from 7.
Couples, singles and families are welcome to come along and enjoy a fun night of dancing and friendship. For further details contact Gary Petersen on or tassquare bigpond. Square Dancing is a great way to exercise both mind and body to music and make new friends all while having a barrel load of fun. It will be a modern take on square dancing says experienced caller Gary Peterson.
To find out more about the Square Dancing classes, please call for more information. Not only did two Thursday Pennant teams reach the northern finals but, of five divisions playing pennant, three teams made the top four. The Saturday division four team finished on top of the ladder and will be promoted to division three next season; unfortunately, they were eliminated in the semi-finals. Mrs Eastley said her team was elated by its State win and celebrated with a few drinks at the club.
An organiser of an event held at the Deloraine Bowls Club last month, Rita Eastley, said people came from all over the state for the event where 10 experts exhibited their own special collections of old succulents and exotics.
Deloraine people willingly lent a hand for the succulents event and the Bowls Club donated the venue. There will be stalls, a raffle and a cracking afternoon tea available. On Sunday, head along to the cacti and succulent show being held at the Deloraine Bowls Club on 11th Feb from Entry by gold coin donation.
All proceeds to Lyme disease research. Light refreshments available. Well, some of our menfolk have taken note and they now reckon that catching up over a cuppa is not a bad idea. After all, it gives them a great excuse to sit down for a nice, long chat.
And no one would be rude enough to count the hours! The idea was inspired by long-term Deloraine lad Kevin Luke Bowles who missed the mateship of his early years and decided to do something about it.
The idea took hold and already Golden Oldies day is marked as a date to remember in calendars around the community and beyond. Waltzes, foxtrots and folk dances brought dancers together in mutual respect, allowed young folk to get to know each other, kept older folk active, and forged a strong sense of community in regional towns. The new millennium brings a blending of old and new.
You can also learn a traditional Maypole dance, win a raffle or perhaps be chosen as Belle or Beau of the Ball. Young people will get to build on lessons they have learnt from participating in the experiential relationship education program Drumbeat, as they have fun working together, playing drums, participating in positive team building activities with students from schools throughout the North, who have learnt similar values of Listening, Respecting, Tolerating and Cooperating.
Twelve to twenty-five-year-olds and community members are invited to watch, participate in, make suggestions or ask questions about the activities and Youth Health Service from to pm. There may even be pizza! The Group is mainly comprised of new residents who have used the group as a means of settling Anybody in need of Deloraine the Meander Valley Community.
Mr Davis then gave a talk about the club beginnings and changes that had occurred over the years. The President thanked the organising committee, Sylvia Bartlett, Maureen Buckingham and Rita Eastley for the time and work they had done to make the 70 birthday celebrations a success.
At the end of the evening, the President thanked everyone for attending and invited the guests to view the past and present uniforms and memorabilia displayed throughout the clubrooms. In its 40th year since construction a reunion has been organised. Anyone interested is invited to the celebration on 10th April at pm. There will be free entertainment and afternoon tea.
Club Membership provides entry into each Anybody in need of Deloraine Draw held at the conclusion of home games. This year, the Committee have decided to reward one lucky member who s up before or at the first home game on 9th April. With the pennant season coming to an end, both the Thursday Division two and Division three teams will be playing in the finals. There are three generations of the family playing bowls at Deloraine.
With two more games to play, the Thursday Division Three pennant team has a chance to make it into the top four and play in the finals this year. Deloraine Bowls Club. Photo by Mike Moores. The club has had a successful few months on the green this year. Organisers plan to hold another event in Feb There will be stalls, a raffle and a cracking afternoon tea available On Sunday, head along to the cacti and succulent show being held at the Deloraine Bowls Club on 11th Feb from He spread the word and soon found others who felt the same.
Three old mates even rolled up from Devonport to in the chatter. Contact Nate onnathan. The Happy Hookers welcome visitors any Monday morning from The Committee have been really excited about the standard of competition. The cash prize jackpots each week if the member drawn is not in attendance.
Members also receive special prices at the Club Bar.Anybody in need of Deloraine
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