Shoalhaven Exservicemen's & Sports Club

Mens Lawn Bowls

What's on in December 2014

Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm Social Jackpot Bowls

Each Thursday at 5:30 pm Twilight/Barefoot Social

Each Saturday at 1:00 pm Club Championship &/or Social Bowls

Club Fours Championship - Rd 1 Scheduled - Sat 13th December

Special Events

Current Club Committee

President...Eddy Lee
Vice Presidents...Tim McCormack & Peter Smith
Secretary...Ian Abberley
Treasurer...Dave Solomon
Bowls Secretary...Garnet Eastment
Assistant Bowls Secretary...Steve Hollington

Committee...Gary Trautsch, Steve Hollington, John Newbold

The Selection Committee...Garnet Eastment, Gary Trautsch, Graham Hulbert & John Black

Below:- Eddy Lee - President (2014)

Reigning Champion Bowlers

Major Singles (2014)

Champion: Tomas Giddings
Runner-up: Tim McCormack

Major Pairs (2014)

Champions: Harry Griffiths - Gary Thurston
Runners-up: John O'Dell - Peter Smith

Club Triples (2014)

Champions: Matthew Rosina - Harry Griffiths & Peter Smith
Runners-up: Alan Rose - Alessandro Lattanzio & John Black

Club Fours (2014)

Champions: John Newbold - Tim McCormack - Kel Turner & Eddy Lee
Runners-up: Pat Ward - Niel Miller - Jim Green & Bruce "Dooley" Gould

Major/Minor Pairs (2014)

Champions: Ian Abberley - Eddy Lee
Runners-up: Steve Hollington - John Edwards

Minor Singles (2014)

Champion: Gary Thurston
Runner-up: John Black

Minor Pairs (2014)

Champions: Harry Griffiths - Peter Smith
Runners-up: Ian Abberley - Steve Hollington

Bowler or the Year(2014)

Harry Griffiths (presented by Eddy Lee)

Life Members

The Committee acknowledges and thanks all life members for their highly valued and respected contributions to our proud club.

George MacMillan
John Rodgers (deceased)
Wally Ludlow (deceased)
Kevin Duffey
Gordon King
Jim Baker (deceased)
John Braiden (deceased)
Cec Laurie (deceased)

Week ending Sunday 30th November 2014

Saturday saw the gathering of members for the annual club presentations. In ideal conditions bowlers enjoyed a friendly roll on the greens followed by a light lunch. Following lunch President
Eddy Lee provided a very good summary of what was a very successful year of bowls for the club, before announcing this year’s trophy winners.

Following the bowling awards, President Eddy called members to attention, as he paid tribute to the special contributions made to the club throughout the year by individual members. First was the presentation of the President’s Appreciation Award, which was jointly awarded to Tim McCormack for service as Publicity Officer and Ian Abberley for outstanding performance of his duties as Club Secretary. Eddy then called Steve Hollington forward for recognition of his
efforts throughout the year. As the Assistant Bowls Organiser, Catering Officer and a prominent member of the Committee, Steve has worked tirelessly to ensure the club continues to prosper. Amongst other countless contributions, Steve was the driving force behind our successful Grade 6 Pennant side and has done a remarkable job raising the Club’s profile with developing affiliations with many local businesses. It was with great pleasure and accompanied by a large round of applause Steve Hollington was announced as Clubman of the Year.

2014 Trophies were awarded as follow:
Club Fours: J Newbold, T McCormack, K Turner & E Lee
Club Triples: M Rosina, H Griffiths & P Smith
Major Pairs: H Griffiths & G Thurston
Major Singles: T Giddings
Major/Minor Pairs: I Abberley & E Lee
Minor Pairs: H Griffiths & P Smith
Minor Singles: G Thurston
Bowler of the Year: H Griffiths
Clubman of the Year: S Hollington
President’s Appreciation Award: T McCormack & I Abberley

Congratulations to trophy winners and all club bowlers on what has been an enormously successful bowling year for our club. Special thanks must go to the committee, especially our Bowls Organiser Garnet Eastment and his assistant Steve Hollington, for their efforts
throughout the year. Many thanks also to all who assisted in making the presentation day a smooth success, particularly our superb caterers Steve Hollington and assistants Sue Rose and Pat Leach.

Wednesday had a healthy turnout of 28 competitors, who enjoyed a friendly round of social bowls in the afternoon sun. On completion, prize winners were announced as:
1st D Goodger & J Edwards
2nd J Newbold & G Hulbert
3rd R Baker, N Shulz & T Wright
Rink 1 through John Edwards was fortunate enough to have a crack at the $490 Jackpot on offer. With a spin matched only by his big smile, John had the crowd vocalising encouragement but alas missed out on snaring the prize. Maybe next time John.

On the Notice Boards
2015 Club Fours – Entries close 3rd December, Team selection and draw (on completion)
Nominations to participate for Ex-Servos in the 2015 district pennant season
Scheduled Bowls this coming week

Wednesday 3rd December, Jackpot Social at 1:00pm
Thursday 4th December, Twilight Barefoot Social at 5:30pm
Saturday 6th December, Social at 1:00pm


—Clubman of the Year—

Steve Hollington (Presented by Eddy Lee)

Ex-Servo's Win Grade 4 Pennant

Congratulation to our Grade 4 Pennant Side on a successful season, winning the South Coast District Grade 4 Pennant.

Ex-Servo's Win Grade 6 Pennant

Congratulation to our Grade 6 Pennant Side after a remarkable season finishing on top of the Grade 6A division.

The side continued their good form to claim the South Coast District Grade 6 Pennant by defeating St Georges Basin (6B) in the play-off held at Huskisson.


Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens Ladies Grade 4 Pennant Side, take the title

A hearty congratulation to our Ladies Grade 4 Pennant Teams on their decisive victory over local rivals Nowra. It was a great achievement by the ladies in reaching the final and to be crowned District Champions is feat to be very proud of. Details of the final held Tuesday 15th April at Bomaderry Bowling Club are;

Sylvia Burke, Thelma MacDougal, Norma Yee & Isabel McLeod – Won 28-13
Aurelia Lattanzio, Sue Rose, Pat Leach & Elva Dinnie –Won 26-14

By taking out the District title the ladies have secured themselves a place in the NSW Pennants to be held at Raymond Terrace later this year (August).

Well done ladies a fantastic effort and another great achievement for the Shoalhaven ExServicemens Club.

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