When the Dural Country Club bowling clubs, men and women, turned fifty, they went IN to play, into the club‘s Celebrity Room, suitably decorated for a Party. On Saturday, after the carnival on the Friday, over 100 past and present bowlers gathered for lunch to hear about the growth of the club over those fifty years. From nothing but enthusiasm in 1966 to the comfortable facilities and greens in 2016 the growth has been hard won so a party was very popular!

Ray Williams MP and Hills Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne were there along with representatives from the men’s and women’s state and district bodies and the DCC. All were very pleased to attend and enjoyed the lovely food served by Chef Andrew and the staff at the club. The state representatives presented the clubs with an inscribed silver tray and a wall plaque to commemorate the fifty years.

Men’s President Gordon Scoble briefly highlighted some points from the history book printed for the occasion including early travel to Glenorie and other places to play as there was no green on which to play, the advent of coloured bowls and coloured uniforms and some of the successes had on the green by both clubs.

A cake decorated with flowers and ribbons in the combined colours of the clubs was cut by a former president of the ladies’ club, Later State President and now on the Board of Bowls Australia, Jewel Buchanan, assisted by the two presidents, Judith Harris and Gordon Scoble. Drawing the raffle concluded the day with locals winning some of the lovely prizes and others from afar taking some.

A good day was had by all. Why not join the clubs and be a part of the next fifty years!

Terri Hezlett and Beryl Glover distribute the cake.
Let’s sing Happy Birthday.
Younger people with colourful clothes and bowls in 2016

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